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April 14, 2014

Column: Immigration prejudices and the spirit of 'St. Louis'

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Still, it does put things into a better perspective than any of the talking heads on television, the ones who might never in their lives have met a refugee or who think that turnstiles at the border are feasible.

When Bush started talking about the “loving” father, I knew he was firing the opening salvo for 2016. He might be sincere, but his timing leads me to believe that there’s a lot more politics in his comments than principle. And that’s OK, since even the most revered among us, the ones with our names engraved in marble and on coinage, are capable of selling our souls for a few votes.

But it would still be good for conservatives to soften the sharp edges of their tongues. And it would be good for liberals to remember that it was one of their own who padlocked the Golden Door.

Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. Readers may send her email at cflowers1961@gmail.com.

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