The inverse relationship

It still astounds me how many people have such a difficult time understanding the inverse relationship between fear and liberty:

Boston police are launching a program that will call upon parents in high-crime neighborhoods to allow detectives into their homes, without a warrant, to search for guns in their children’s bedrooms.

The program, which is already raising questions about civil liberties, is based on the premise that parents are so fearful of gun violence and the possibility that their own teenagers will be caught up in it that they will turn to police for help, even in their own households.

Of course, this is a very dangerous way to think, because then you just might start to think about what sort of voter tends to be more particularly fearful and susceptible to this sort of deal….

“I understand people’s concerns about this, but the mothers of the young men who have been arrested with firearms that I’ve talked to are in a quandary,” he said. “They don’t know what to do when faced with the problem of dealing with a teenage boy in possession of a firearm. We’re giving them an option in that case.”

It never ends.

The glories of the Garcias

And the repercussions of the Rodriguezes:

The number of Hispanics living in the United States grew by 58 percent in the 1990s to nearly 13 percent of the total population, and cracking the list of top 10 names suggests just how pervasively the Latino migration has permeated everyday American culture.

Garcia moved to No. 8 in 2000, up from No. 18, and Rodriguez jumped to No. 9 from 22nd place. The number of Hispanic surnames among the top 25 doubled, to 6.

Compiling the rankings is a cumbersome task, in part because of confidentiality and accuracy issues, according to the Census Bureau, and it is only the second time it has prepared such a list. While the historical record is sketchy, several demographers said it was probably the first time that any non-Anglo name was among the 10 most common in the nation. “It’s difficult to say, but it’s probably likely,” said Robert A. Kominski, assistant chief of social characteristics for the census.

Luis Padilla, 48, a banker who has lived in Miami since he arrived from Colombia 14 years ago, greeted the ascendance of Hispanic surnames enthusiastically.

“It shows we’re getting stronger,” Mr. Padilla said. “If there’s that many of us to outnumber the Anglo names, it’s a great thing.”

Lovely. And when their wonderfully corrupt Colombian culture replaces Anglo civilization, I wonder if Senor Padilla, who presumably wanted to escape the barbarity of Colombia 14 years ago, will consider that to be an equally great thing too.

There’s no two ways about it. If you continue to support immigration at this point in American history, you’re stupid,, short-sighted and historically ignorant. Assuming you can cram the concept into what is obviously your tiny little mind, try to think through the implications of the fact that the conservative party in Mexico is a revolutionary socialist one.

Then think about what sort of society those immigrants are going to enthusiastically vote into existence.

NARN appearance

If you happen to harbor any desire to listen to last weekend’s interview with the Northern Alliance guys, you can now do so here.