An entrepreneur is defined as “a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, usually with considerable initiative and risk.” These qualities have always been valued and cherished in America. Entrepreneurship has improved our quality of life in immeasurable ways and it always will. An immigrant in our country takes as much risk and shows as much initiative as any entrepreneur. We should be spending our treasury to keep them here, not keep them out. The anti-immigration fervor represented by many on the right and some on the left is shameful, bigoted, mean-spirited and contrary to our national ethos. As Bob so often says, “let them all in.” To discuss the economic, social and security aspects of this most emotional issue and more importantly, to replace rhetoric with objectivity, Bob welcomed Cato’s Alex Nowrasteh back to his show. Alex brings his passionate devotion to truth to an issue which is usually discussed only with emotion.
What was the secret of America’s emergence from a collection of very different British colonies with nothing in common except a love of freedom? Its secret was open borders. “Let them all in,” was our immigration policy . . . and it worked! It brought to America the world’s “tired, . . . poor, . . . huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” And breathe free they did. Yes, they remained tired and perhaps somewhat poor, but their fatigue resulted from the work they did for themselves and their families. Their efforts made America a powerful economic engine. Today, America seems willing to turn its back on the secret sauce of its political and economic success – the conditional welcoming of all who cherish economic and political freedom. Who could be better to discuss immigration with Bob than Alex Nowrasteh, the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity? Bob and Alex discuss the political, economic and social issues surrounding this most controversial topic. With so much bigotry, misinformation, hyperbole and pandering out there, you need to get the real story.
Our Founders’ worse fears have materialized, compliments of Janet Napolitano. For the first time in 233 years, our country has a national police force! The Department of Homeland Security has deputized the entire nation’s police departments to enforce our racist, arbitrary and un-American immigration laws. It’s called the Secure Communities Initiative and it makes Commissar Napolitano the Police Chief in Chief. Is that merely a very bad idea or the beginning of the end of locally controlled police departments? Join Bob and Huffington Post reporter Elise Foley this Sunday at noon to discuss the federal takeover of our cops. What’s next? Can it be stopped?
In this episode, Bob supports major legislation pushed by his political nemesis Harry Reid. Is the DREAM Act a dream or a nightmare for America? If passed, it will provide amnesty to many young college students or those on active military duty. For once, Harry and Bob agree - let them all in. Bob’s guest will be a student directly affected by the legislation. Learn why Bob is a Libertarian - not a conservative.
This Sunday, Fox News Radio 910 will air Bob’s interview with Gary Johnson, the admirable two-term Governor of New Mexico. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson, Governor Gary Johnson has successfully brought his Libertarian views to this high office. Governor Johnson discusses issues ranging from the Gulf Wars to the Gulf oil spill and from bailouts to free market banking. Hear his views on hate free immigration from a state that shares the borders, the issues and the problems of Arizona. Shouldn’t you get to know our next President? Unless I am mistaken, he will be the man leading the charge against big tax and spend government in 2012. Check out http://ouramericainitiative.com/ to learn more about Governor Johnson.
Bob speaks to Nick Coons, Arizona‘s Libertarian Candidate for Congress. Together they examine the unconstitutionality of immigration law that puts people behind bars for failing to carry documentation that proves their citizenship. Bob remembers Emma Lazarus’ immortal lines – “”Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Immigrants are America. Some Libertarians don’t agree. Does Nick Coons? Do you?Don’t miss this important discussion.