Nancy Pelosi`s Emergence into Sanity
October 28, 2008, 07:19 PM
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I thought Quentin Simpson`s recent letter [A New York Reader Notes That Nancy Pelosi Agrees With Joe—No Amnesty! ] was rather interesting.

I think it is good Pelosi is starting to appropriately value US citizenship. The next step for her is to consider exactly when a grant of US citizenship may be appropriate and beneficial to existing Americans. I disagree strongly with her on the notion that existing illegal aliens cannot be sent home. I would suggest that if the US actually returned to its roots as a vibrant, technological economy, it would be fairly straightforward to use financial incentives to induce almost all illegal aliens to return home gradually—as Steve Sailer and I have both previously suggested here on

The economy based on real estate Ponzi schemes and illegal immigration simply hasn`t worked. It is time to try something else. A technological economy doesn`t necessarily need a huge pool of low-skilled workers—even if those people are hard working and have high moral character.

I fully expect the next games that will be tried will include expansion of skilled immigration. I fully expect that to have unexpected problems too. Very bright and skilled citizens aren`t necessarily an asset if they don`t identify with their fellow citizens.

The big thing for Pelosi to get: if we are to have a major repatriation, people should be dealt with compassionately. That doesn`t necessarily mean expanding the US prison system or a forced march home. It may mean holding those that have profited from illegal immigration accountable for the mess they have created. I think that will be very hard for a wealthy liberal like Pelosi to come to grips with. I personally think it is highly likely that much of her family`s wealth has been based on mining the value of US citizenship via illegal immigration. A truly just solution would expropriate much of that wealth to undo the mess that those like her have created.