No More Bidenvilles

By | March 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

During the Great Depression, homeless encampments were called Hoovervilles, but this was unfair. The stock market crashed 7 months after President Hoover took office, ushering in a worldwide depression. There was nothing Hoover did to initiate the crash, and there was little he could do to stop it.

On the other hand, it is fair to call the crowds of illegal immigrants Bidenvilles. His policy of open borders and hamstringing the Border Patrol directly caused the flood of immigrants, and only Biden could stop it – if he wanted to. When we see the painful images of unaccompanied minors laid out on the floor in aluminum-foil blankets, we are reminded of baked potatoes in the oven or sardines in a can. But what we should be reminded of is the undeniable fact that good intentions are just that – intentions.

Only wise policies produce good results. Good intentions produce self-satisfaction and self-righteousness, with emphasis on self. If we ever come to doubt this uncomfortable truth, just remember Bidenvilles. Those who cause crowds of unaccompanied minors to lie next to each other on the floor, like so many baked potatoes or sardines, deserve our contempt, not our votes.

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