Thank you Hank Johnson
July 21, 2006, 08:57 PM
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Hank Johnson recently force Cynthia McKinney into a runoff election for her congressional seat. Now the thing is Johnson has already done VDARE.COM readers a huge favor. He's helped cause Ms. McKinney to miss congressional votes. The one redeeming feature of Ms Mckinney's immigration policy is her moderation on the issue of H-1b/L-1 compared to ultra-radicals like McCain and Kennedy. So just by keeping Ms. McKinney occupied elsewhere Mr. Johnson has done a substantial service to VDARE.COM readers position.

It isn't obvious to me from reading his web site what Johnson's position might be on immigration(I've written him and pointed to some of my own articles). Johnson is making increasing jobs for his constituents a centerpiece of his campaign. The simple fact is that US immigration policy is making things harder for African American workers-who often compete in labor markets against recent immigrants. It is unlikely that Mr. Johnson can deliver on his promises unless immigration policy is seriously reformed.

I sincerely hope that Hank Johnson adopts at least a more moderate immigration stand that Ms. Kinney-perhaps one more inspired by that of Barbara Jordon or A Phillip Randolph-and proceeds to win a seat in congress.

It remains to be seen if that will happen-in the meantime, thank you Hank Johnson for what you have done so far.