A note on the Amazon ads: I've chosen to display current events titles in the Amazon box. Unfortunately, Amazon appears to promote a disproportionate number of angry-left books. I have no power over it at this time. Rest assured, I'm still a conservative.
Friday, July 26, 2002 Visas revisited: I neglected to address the issue of refugees when I talked about my inclination to bar people from Arab nations from coming to the United States on student or tourist visas. I think that we should be increasing the number of people we allow into the United States as refugees from those countries.
People genuinely seeking freedom (refugees go through a more rigorous screening process than those seeking tourist or student visas) should be able to find it in the United States. I also think that refugees can become some of our best citizens -- they know better the worth of the freedom that too many native-born Americans take for granted.