By Mark Weyermuller -
I don't think I'm a liberal, Democrat, or even a RINO. That must mean I'm either a conservative, Libertarian or Republican. Where do those people called the "Tea Party" fall, you know, those folks that are "taxed enough already?" That's why I went to the debate Wednesday night to find out.
The America's Future Foundation sponsored this immigration debate at The Museum of Broadcast Communications on State Street in Chicago. The structured debate was fairly subdued with Henrik Rasmussen who is the Founder and President of Rasmussen Public Affairs arguing the libertarian view. David Inserra from the Heritage Foundation argued the conservative side.
The debate got much more interesting during the Q&A, when discussion turned to the topics of amnesty, open borders, guest worker programs, welfare implications, securing the border, deportations, labor cost implications, drivers licenses for illegals and the rule of law. I would call the debate a draw but concerns were raised that politicians both Democrats and Republicans are looking at "votes" rather than solutions that will be good for America.
Eric Kohn did an excellent job as moderator keeping people in line during the one hour program. AFF is planning monthly events in the Chicago area geared towards younger voters, which they call "the next generation of conservative leaders."
Only selfie I took was me with a camera used to film Bozo and Garfield Goose, two shows I grew up with, at the museum