Since immigration has once again become a prominent issue in the GOP race, candidates should be carefully questioned in the next debate. The anti-immigration crowd is generally unprepared to accept ownership for the drastic steps that would be necessitated by their policies. It is easy to see why: Anti-immigration extremism is in conflict with the Constitution (as currently drafted), “family values,” fiscal prudence and common sense. In other words, it is not conservative at all. As Nick Gillespie reminded us, support for a Trump-like approach requires leaps of logic and a dearth of humanity.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.