In the great push of "other stuff" that typically crowds my days, I have often placed Codrea's concerns in this area at a lower priority. But he is exactly correct about demographics being destiny. Our system of government evolved out of the Anglo-Saxon tradition. To those born to it, it seems as if it is coded in our DNA. Latin Americans come from a different tradition, a tradition of Roman law, that is utterly foreign to the Anglo-Saxon tradition.
To David Codrea, let me just say that I am sorry I have not made immigration a priority. But let me remedy that by featuring, today, at Townhall.com Scott Morefield's piece entitled The Most Important Issues For Conservatives, And Why None Of Them May Matter In The End. After Morefield goes through naming and analyzing the issues most conservatives care about, including abortion, taxes and regulations, judicial activism, and gun rights, he presents immigration as what should top the list for us. Why? Again, because demographics is destiny.
Finally, there’s immigration, and I’m going to go ahead and brush aside all the arguments above - at least insofar as they serve to place those issues at the number one slot - and slide this issue right up there at the top, heads and shoulders above the rest. Abortion, tax policy, deregulation, gun rights, judicial activism … all are critical to maintaining the United States as the type of place where the most people can have the highest quality of life. But if we allow Democrats to succeed in filling our country with people predisposed to vote for big government, over time and election cycles it simply won’t be possible to win on any other issue. In other words - if we lose the immigration battle, we lose the war, for good.Please go read Morefield's article, and check out the internal links as well. Clearly, Morefield has been on this issue a long time as well.