Line of the Day (Farm Labor Edition)

“Turns out American who have chosen a life of crime don’t have quite the same work ethic as Guatemalans who walked through 500 miles of desert to feed their children”-Stephen Colbert on the failure of programs to use convicts to pick produce in Georgia and Alabama in the wake of harsh immigration laws.

Who knew?

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Tsar Nicholas says:

    Indeed, the law of unintended consequences can be a real bitch.

    Probably the greatest irony here is that the John Birch Society rejects who’ve hijacked a material segment of the Republican Party won’t be able even to grasp the irony.

  2. Ron Beasley says:

    As I said several years ago – if we deport all the illegals we will starve to death under leaky roofs.