Monday, June 3, 2013

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The genius of Thomas Sowell:
Too much of our current immigration controversy is conducted in terms of abstract ideals, such as "We are a nation of immigrants." Of course we are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of people who wear shoes. Does it follow that we should admit anybody who wears shoes?

8 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

“Immigrant ancestry is to immigration policy AS shoe-wearing is to … immigration policy.”
Analogy test FAIL, Dr Sowell.

J— said...

Bwa ha ha. My ancestors entered the country wearing these. Or did they?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What about pants?
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mikey said...

That's where the analogy breaks down, Thunder.

We don't ALL wear pants...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Damn, I saw the post title and expected cute planarian photos.

I guess Sowell is a flatworm of sorts.

Substance McGravitas said...

A nation of air-breathers does not need to concentrate solely on aerobes.

fish said...

Does it follow that we should admit anybody who wears shoes?

Yes. Is that the answer he expected?

Another Kiwi said...

Well we all know what happened when Shoeless Joe Jackson got in. "Say it isn't so, Joe"