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An Illegal 'Act of Love'

Jeb Bush on illegal immigration.

Apr. 7, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender. Surely, in a nation of 300 million people, we don’t need a second Bush vs. Clinton election. But a Bush win isn’t a foregone conclusion by any means. For example, when asked about immigration, Bush made sure to burn another bridge with conservatives: “The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally … and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work, to be able to provide for their family, yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love, it’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime. There should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families.” We’re sure someone has robbed a bank because they wanted to provide for their family, too. Should we excuse it? No, because we believe in Rule of Law. And so should anyone who has their eyes on the White House.

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