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Robert Ariail

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    It is not that far in the future when there will not be enough food even if all is shared.

  2. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, over 2 years ago

    The US is the third most populous country in the world. Most of the social issues in this country are that there are just too many people! Rising energy costs, rising food prices, no industrial base to speak of … we simply cannot sustain the population as it is now, let alone opening the borders. Not only do we need to enforce current immigration laws, we should consider limiting ‘legal’ immigration.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    Except that farms across the nation are seeing crops rot in the fields because- surprise, surprise!- they can’t find people to pick them. Seems Americans aren’t jumping at these back-breaking, poorly-paid jobs.
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    But hey, all the farmers have to do is offer fair wages that Americans will accept, and I’m all for that. My question to you, Harley: Are you ready for the heavy price increases that the “invisible hand of the market” will dictate when those farmers shift the cost of doing business to the customers?

  4. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, over 2 years ago

    where is jonathan swift when you need him?

  5. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    yes wolf great idea send the 5 year old kids into the field to harvest [ egads I sound like neoconman] predicts in 2015 the parents will be invited in and given piles of free goodies

  6. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago

    Strangely, I find it difficult to find fresh fruit grown in America at the grocery store. Except for Rocky Ford cantalope in season, it is all from Mexico and south

  7. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You ever stop to think that each one of these children is a treasure? All we need to do is feed, educate and house them for a few years and we could have powerful American citizens, dedicated to the US and our way of life. Yeah, I know, we don’t even do that for our own children. What was I thinking.
    Listen folks, if a country sends you it’s best, smartest, strongest, most willing to work people, you accept them! This is a good thing for us. But we’ll screw it up, because we are closed minded, arrogant, ignorant and just plain too stupid to see a good thing.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    “Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" -

    On second thought, don’t.

  9. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    The legislation that made the Children’s March North possible was signed in 2002. ‘Twas another of Obama’s Jedi mind-tricks no doubt.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    So it was never a matter of principle, just expedience?

  11. artyd2

    artyd2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @louieglutz

    Some fava beans and a nice chianti

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Now that’s a fascinating article. Thanks.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Further on this topic, I think I was trying to say that sometimes we state a position as based on moral principles when it’s really based on advantage. Then when the situation changes and the advantage is no longer there, we abandon the principle. Then we look like hypocrites.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve read a little about situation ethics, but I’m not so philosophically inclined — I don’t usually need to have things worked out to the bedrock (maybe because I’ve never found any bedrock). I try to have moral principles, and I also try to keep track of the fit between my principles and what I really do or think should be done. But I worry that moralistic talk can be a cover for self interest. And I think that’s happened a lot in US policy.

  15. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 2 years ago

    Why isn’t Mexico stopping these kids?
    We can’t even save the cats & dogs being eaten in countries that do that-China, Korea, Vietnam, etc), and probably kids, too.
    What kind of jobs do you want these kids to grow up to do, pick lettuce? Or, be a surgeon? How will they do that?
    Where are their parents? We have thousands of kids here, that need homes, & parents right now.
    Many countries killed children, so they wouldn’t grow up to fight them.
    As many US systems are overloaded already, this will add to that. Isn’t that what Hillary’ s thesis was about? Overloading our systems?
    If it hasn’t already, this will doom our country.
    That guy who buys fruits from southern countries, doesn’t know what he’s talking about. They are cheaper, to make you buy them, but have worse, unrestricted, pesticides in them. He must be from Boston, which is on the end of every food chain, except fish!!
    This sounds like an invasion.

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