I think that'd be pretty dang dangerous. You say we'd come out stronger but I don't think so. Complete reliance on in house resources would really drive prices up, even if just on a short term cycle. The wealth divide is already starting to become a spotlight issue, and now you want to effectively raise the true production costs of a countless number of goods which serve in appeasing the masses. Yeah, we'd come out of it alright, maybe just not the way I think you envision. I'm just speculating, I'm sure your have your reasons for championing that particular legislation. As much as I disagree with Ron Paul though, he said something about walls keeping people out but also us in. That's something that many don't really consider, both the practical and metaphorical aspects of that idea are something to think about. I agree with that other guy, we fucked up. Would you be ok with legal immigration if there was no AA or federal incentives to hire minorities, a truly equal playing field if you will? I would, but there's always the opposition who is in it for short term reward. Liberals coat almost every issue they raise in humanitarian and apologetic goop. Any attempt to "disenfranchise" blacks or what have you is immediately painted as being insensitive to their struggle. Fuck that, immigration is a problem today because our country allows anyone with any kind of work ethic to persevere. From watching old movies and generally just reading up on history, it is clear that the self reliant pride which used to be the norm is now generally on the decline. America is just one huge collective action problem.