Thursday, November 29, 2007
Cafferty: Immigration straight talk?
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When it comes to immigration, are any of the presidential candidates saying what you want to hear?
Jack, Ron Paul's position on immigration is head-and-shoulders above the rest. We have to take away the incentive for people to enter the country illegally, period. It's about time somebody started talking sense on the issue. -Charles, Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Jack, I'm a Democrat who likes what the Republicans are saying about illegal immigration. Unless the Democrats change their attitude on illegal immigration, I'll vote Republican.
-Steve, O'Fallon, Missouri

No, none of the candidates seems interested in representing the wishes of most Americans regarding illegal immigration. -Dottie, The Villages, Florida

The only two candidates who are saying what I want to hear about immigration are Tancredo and Hunter. Illegal immigration is bankrupting us. -Eileen, Upland, California

Should people have to give the government more personal information, like birthdates and gender, when buying airplane tickets?
I wouldn't mind giving more detailed information if we know if can be kept safe and not fall into the hands of the wrong people. Way too much identity theft already. -Harold, Rochelle, Illinois

While there is always the fear of more monitoring of our activities and private lives by government (as in Orwell's "1984"), we are already under constant monitoring via video and the internet anyway. Anyone willing to spend a little bit of money can find out anything they want to about you. Anyone who doesn't want to give their full name and date of birth must be hiding something anyway. -Kelvin, Houston, Texas

Ironically, the only way you could get me on an airplane these days would be at gunpoint.
-Wish, Eerie, Pennsylvania

Why hasn't military progress in Iraq made the war more popular?
Iraq has become a grotesque joke. No matter how "successful" the war in Iraq becomes, it has dragged on too long and has become such a sore point for many Americans to accept. Anything short of people laying down their weapons, holding hands and singing “Give Peace a Chance” in perfect harmony will just make the American public more and more tired of this disastrous conflict. -Tim, Hermosa Beach, California

It's simple. Our invasion of Iraq was illegal and immoral. We have been lied to for the past five years. Of course, we want our troops home so we can begin to put this shameful piece of our history behind us. We owe the world an apology. -Mark, Cascade, Montana

We see that this war cannot be won. We are not going to stand for our government keeping our soldiers in combat for the next twenty years, or longer. That area of the world has been in conflict for hundreds of years, and it will continue to be in conflict long after American troops are all home. -Judith
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 11/29/2007 06:41:00 PM ET | Permalink
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