Seems Human Events Magazine doesn’t appreciate Senator Sam Brownback’s position on immigration:
The immigration debate within the Senate has severely damaged the presidential chances among conservatives of two key Republican senators: Sam Brownback (R.-Kan.) and John McCain (R.-Ariz.).
Over the past few years, Brownback had won considerable favor among conservatives for his support of religious freedom worldwide and his strong position on moral issues, including his opposition to abortion. Brownback has also been an important voice fighting for human rights and religious freedom in Iran. Clearly, Brownback’s sympathy for illegal aliens stemmed from his concern about their human rights. The problem is that while most conservatives are willing to acknowledge the human rights of illegal aliens, there is widespread conviction that those “human rights” do not include a right to U.S. citizenship, especially as a reward for having immigrated here illegally in the first place.
From what I have recently heard, Brownback didn’t expect this much vitriol over his position on immigration reform. Obviously it is too late to change, and he will have to rely on his extreme conservative voting record in almost all other areas to woo primary voters. The best thing for Brownback at this juncture would be for this entire debate to blow over without significant reform and not see the light of day until 2009.
On a personal note, my absence was the result of finishing class and searching for a job. Blogging is entertaining, but doesn’t pay the bills. I’ll be posting more regularly from now on.