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Radley Balko writes about the coming Hudson v. Michigan Supreme Court ruling in Slate.

Arnold Kling: "My idea of an assimilated immigrant is someone with a strong commitment to the Bill of Rights, separation of powers, and federalism."

Laoyao, a commenter, responding to a post on China-Taiwan relations:

I would very much like to see Jen's rebuttal on the first Anonymous comment. That's what I believe too. Thank Godness that Taiwan remained seperated from the Mainland so that we can see what a modern civillized Chinese (all right, culturally speaking) society could be. I mean, hey, my Taiwan friends, we understand that you don't want to be part of that Chinese state. Who the fxxx wants? You think Chinese people like and support that government? Please differentiate the Chinese Government and the China as a combination of Culture, land, and people.

I don't have too much to say as the others have spoken for me, except that I am not very confident about the Chinese dominance even in ecnomics only. China could well be another Argentina. But, wait, hold your smiles if you had, my Taiwan friends, that's definitely not a good news for Taiwan. Don't be fooled by Nationalism. It's the Globalism era now. The best option is to thrive together. Politicians suck and let's all be very wary of any kind of Fundamentalism.

I do hope that Taiwan people understand the situation of the Chinese people, and do more to push the democratization process of the Mainland, instead of portraiting all Chinese people as communists or brainwashed by the government propaganda. The best way to gain indenpence is not by a war, or a gambling of no war, but convincing the other side that it's your right to be independent. That can only be done by helping China to become more civilized and democratic.

Clara summarizes a speech by the gesturing Justice.

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"My idea of an assimilated

"My idea of an assimilated immigrant is someone with a strong commitment to the Bill of Rights, separation of powers, and federalism."

How many citizens are there that fit this bill?

Thinkin the same thing Matt.

Thinkin the same thing Matt. But, I suppose we should ask more of the folk that choose to be americans vs. the ones that are simply by default...

I've had the same thoughts.

I've had the same thoughts.

I guess I'm unassimilated.

I guess I'm unassimilated.

Does even his co-blogger

Does even his co-blogger Bryan Caplan qualify?

My idea of an assimilated

My idea of an assimilated immigrant is Arnold Kling, as entitlement seems to be the status quo for a significant majority of Americans. I say, better immigrants don't assimilate if assimilation means laziness and entitlement.

The risk-taking, entrepreneurial spirit of immigrants is something that has constantly rejuvenated this country from it's spiral into complacency.