McClintock on Top in California Illegals Debate

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, September 29, 2003

McClintock on Top in California Illegals Debate

Watching the debate among candidates for California governor -- should the recall be approved October 7 -- was an exercise in political correctness run amok. Only state Senator Tom McClintock had the guts to say what needed to be said.

While others mostly pandered to the Latino crowd by falling all over themselves, saying illegal immigrants should be welcomed and given driver's licenses and services, McClintock said they should receive no benefits at all.

He is right, but being right in politics no longer matters. Getting elected matters. Our politics are so miserable.

If Lt. Governor Bustamante and the rest of the pack won't uphold our laws, what is their purpose for holding office? Don't they take an oath to uphold the law?

This is an open invitation for more illegals to come here, including terrorists. It is more than an outrage. It is criminal that we allow so many people to break our laws and then reward them for doing so.

Good for Tom McClintock for saying the right thing and not pandering.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

McClintock on Top in California Illegals Debate