“Take drug prohibition. Alcohol ruins far more lives, destroys more families, and kills more bystanders than all illegal drugs put together. Conservatives barely think about this problem, but they’re confident that we should keep fighting the Drug War for the foreseeable future.”
“Conservative opposition to immigration is even more disturbing. Immigration promotes almost every value my opponent mentions – especially for the low-skilled workers he wants to exclude. Life in the Third World ranges from hard to hellish. Just letting an immigrant move here to work at Walmart spreads happiness, prosperity, equality, common decency, and yes, survival. The economically illiterate assume, of course, that immigrants’ gains come at the expense of the native population. But conservatives know better: International trade enriches the people of both countries, even if they’re trading labor.