Jonathan: “I will admit that my position may not be politically popular…”
I am sorry, Jonathan, but as an old Monty Python fan from way back, I see
the figure of John Cleese in that sketch where he lays out his proposal to
bomb the houses of the working class so that they can be driven out into the
streets to be machine-gunned. He concludes: “I realise that this is not a
popular position, but I have never courted popularity.”
I no longer have any sympathy with your befuddlement, though, as our
difference of opinion now seems perfectly clear to me. You are an
open-borders guy, and I’m not. You favor free trade in labor, and I don’t.
I fear this is one of those matters of personal conviction — to be a bit
more precise, a matter of one’s ideas & emotions about the content of the
word “nation” — not much susceptible to argument.