Monday, June 16, 2008

The Great American Think-Off

Sponsored by the New York Mills Regional Culture Center and held in Minneapolis, The Great American Think-Off gives regular Americans the chance to weigh-in on tough, philosophical questions of the day. This year's topic was "Does immigration strengthen or threaten America?"

Craig Allen of West Lynne, OR, won the gold medal this year, by convincingly arguing that the current immigration system is "broken," leading to an influx of illegal immigrants which poses a threat to America.

Of the runners-up, one agreed with the winner's position while the others argued the fallacious old saw that illegal immigrants bring cultural diversity, which strengthens our country. Ironically, one of the latter was from Nashville, TN.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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