Why you don’t need a death-wish to destroy America—you just need liberalism

Concerning the news this afternoon that the Senate Republicans are close to an amnesty deal (I have no link or details yet), Paul Nachman writes:

These folks seem to have a death wish for our country. But I think they’re really not even smart enough to grasp such a big subject. When you think about it, it’s absurd that they would need massive phone calls from the grassroots to do the right thing. The Senate is supposed to be the “world’s greatest deliberative body.” Where’s their deliberation on this?

LA replies:

Excellent point. It’s not that the senators seek the destruction of America as a concrete historical entity. It’s that, as liberals, they have no concept of America as a concrete historical entity. And that is why there is no real deliberation. There can only be real deliberation and debate if there is something substantive to talk about. But for our leaders, there is no substantive thing called America that is at stake in this immigration bill. There is just a varied collection of special interests, human needs, and economic issues, all filtered through constituent pressures, and all overlaid by the Prime Directive to be tolerant and non-discriminatory.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 17, 2007 04:10 PM | Send

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