Re: Paul Gottfried’s article Leo Strauss, Immigration, And Israel
From: Ken Masugi [Email him]
Regarding Paul Gottfried`s claim that neither Leo Strauss nor "his better known disciples" have written on immigration, he might have noted that the Claremont Institute and Rowman & Littlefield published (2007) a "Straussian" set of essays on immigration by Thomas G. West, John Marini, and Edward J. Erler. [The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in America ]
In arguing for the Declaration of Independence`s standards of citizenship,
All three students of Harry Jaffa and Leo Strauss apply their teachers` study of natural right to this uniquely American political challenge.
I would also note attorney-scholar John Eastman`s legal arguments against birthright citizenship. Contrary to Professor Gottfried, the Declaration of Independence makes us tougher Americans, not propositional pansies.