Toward a Conservative Immigration Policy

Toward a Conservative Immigration Policy

Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger Thinking seriously about immigration has become much harder than it needs to be for both conservatives and liberals in America. Our political debates about the subject since this century began have been...
Free Minds, Free Markets, and Free People

Free Minds, Free Markets, and Free People

Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger I’m not sure when it became a “conservative” thing to oppose relatively open borders and the free migrations of peoples, especially those seeking freedom from totalitarian and fundamentalist regimes. From my...
We Want Workers, But We Must Form American Citizens

We Want Workers, But We Must Form American Citizens

Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger America’s more open approach to widespread immigration is faltering, the support for it eroded by our low-growth economy. For too many, the pie seems to be shrinking, with those at the Little Debbie level much...
Universal and Territorial: The American Republic

Universal and Territorial: The American Republic

Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger From my view, the two classic sources are G. K. Chesterton and Orestes Brownson. What Chesterton, our friendly and endlessly ironic English critic, saw in America was “the romance of the citizen.” For...
Of Human Nature and the Obligations of the State

Of Human Nature and the Obligations of the State

Symposium: Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger We all share the same God-given nature. Along with that nature comes the right to be treated accordingly—that is, in accordance with our being, and our inherent, God-given dignity. Among the fundamental aspects...

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