Thursday, December 20, 2007

Say it Ain't So Ron Paul!

Ronpaul Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul, a libertarian of sorts who has championed immigration enforcement measures, complained of "excessive" immigrant benefit consumption (what are they eligible for?), and has suggested the elimination (somehow) of birthright citizenship (see here and here), has an immigrant grandparent.  Yes, it is true.  Paul was born in Green Tree, Pennsylvania (once home to many German immigrants, which irritated the the heck out of the irascible Ben Franklin who claimed that they were of a different "race" than the Brits and effectively unassimiliable), to Margaret "Peggy" and Howard Caspar Paul, the son of a German immigrant.

For a spoof -- yes, it is a joke folks -- of what could happen to Paul if it was determined that his immigrant relatives were undocumented and his proposal to eliminate birtthright citizenship became law, click here.  Here is the punchline:

"Former President Ron Paul would traditionally have been succeeded by the Vice President, former actor Fred Thompson, had not the latter already been deported to his great-grandparents' native Finland. The presidency of the United States will thus, under the rules of succession, be taken up by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, whose documents, according to a spokesman, are impeccable. The official swearing-in will take place in the White House rose garden later today."

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2007/12/say-it-aint-so.html

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Professor, The Onion, you're not..

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/rove_resigns_to_spend_more_time_in

Keep your day job. Oops, I forgot, this is your day job.

Posted by: Horace | Dec 20, 2007 3:58:24 PM

What a great "news" article! I enjoy anything that highlights the hypocrisy of unfair stances on immigration. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Natalie | Dec 20, 2007 4:14:44 PM

Great comment on Ron Paul's Immigration positions. I have a bit of an interest in those positions. http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2007/12/20/paul_draws_libertarian_challen.html

Posted by: Eugene Flynn | Dec 21, 2007 12:09:36 PM

? what in the world? I am now actually dumber for having read this. I should print out a copy to line the bottom of my birdcage.

Horace could not be more right and Natalie could not be more oblivious.

Merry Xmas

Posted by: swizlstx | Dec 21, 2007 9:37:39 PM

That was stupid. Paul's grandfather was here legally.

Posted by: Alexia | Dec 26, 2007 10:33:54 PM

There is a huge difference between legal and illegal immigrant. Why can't some people understand that?

Posted by: Amy | Dec 31, 2007 11:26:19 AM

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