Originally created 04/28/00

Backs asylum for Elian Gonzalez

Since conservatives oppose illegal immigration, liberals accuse conservatives of hypocrisy because of their support for 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez in this immigration case.

Cubans can legally seek political asylum if they make it to America. There is no inconsistency in the conservative stand. Cuba is a Communist country, less than 100 miles from American soil, which has threatened the United States with nuclear weapons in the past.

Conservatives oppose socialism wherever it rears its evil head in the world, including the U.S. The lesson Americans should learn from the Clinton Administration's handling of this case is this: Elect a socialist and you'll get Socialism, including the knock-at-the-door in the darkness.

It is no surprise that Clinton ... has resorted to the usual tactics of socialism to solve his problems: He is consistent in his violation of American values and laws.

Choose wisely in November, America. And pray for Elian.

Ralph Buchanan Jr., North Augusta


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