Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Reconquista of Mexifornia

The San Francisco Chronicle notices a trend: Americans are leaving California. (Hat tip: California Conservative) Of course, the Chronicle's ideological blinders prevent them from understanding why this is.

In 2003, I had the opportunity to interview Victor Davis Hanson, author of Mexifornia, who pointed out the basic problem:
"You just can't pay any longer for people to just come across the border to use health care facilities, education facilities, law enforcement, social services. People understand it's just an outlay that's no longer sustainable." ...
"I'm not bashing immigrants, but the taxpayers of California cannot continue to fund entitlements at the present level, because the state's broke," he says, likening the issue to "the 800-pound gorilla in the living room that no one wants to talk about."

Saying stuff like that can get you smeared as a "racist".

Since Lynn lives in San Diego, I'll ask her to add her own two cents. Lynn's helping me learn Spanish. So far, I've got this much: Uno mas cerveza, por favor.