Why do liberal want so many immigrants, even illegals, to become citizens?
That's why the left opposes a wall at America's southern border. The wall signifies the affirmation of America as a distinct nation.
The third reason is the power of feeling good about oneself. It would be difficult to overstate the significance of feeling good about oneself as a primary factor in why people adopt left-wing policies.
Those who support bestowing American citizenship on the children of illegal immigrants -- the so-called "Dreamers," based on never-passed proposals in Congress called the DREAM Act -- feel very good about themselves. They are the compassionate, the progressive, the enlightened.
This is why German Chancellor Angela Merkel brought a million refugees into Germany, a majority of them Middle East Muslims: She wanted to feel good about herself and Germany -- especially in light of Germany's evil history -- "Look, world. We Germans really are good people."
Why do Democrats support sanctuary cities, and even sanctuary states? Because, in addition to first two reasons, it enables them to feel good about themselves. In their eyes, they are moral heroes protecting the stranger, the oppressed, the marginalized, the destitute.
If any one of these reasons accurately describes the left's attitude toward America and immigration, America is headed for trouble. If all three are accurate, America is headed for an existential crisis.
Dennis Prager's latest book, "The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code," was published by Regnery. He is a nationally syndicated radio show host and creator of PragerUniversity.com.Copyright 2018 Creators Syndicate Inc.