First, somebody on Perry’s team needs to understand that illegals who go to college aren’t “children” – they’re 18 years old or older (that’s why they’re going into college instead of pre-K).
Secondly, even if they were children, on a matter of principle the whole idea is wrong (and it’s definitely not indicative of conservatism).
Think about it this way: What if someone breaks into my house and their kid tags along because it’s too hot for the kid to wait in the car. The argument could then be made that the kid ended up in my house “through no fault of [his] own.” Now, does the fact that the kid had no choice obligate me to provide him with a cool drink and a snack while my house is pillaged by his father?
No, no, no.
And this is why Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was right on the money when she said the program needs to stop because it is a “magnet” for illegals.
Perhaps Perry will correct himself here and we’ll get to watch his inauguration in 2013 with smiles on our faces and pride in our hearts. But until he does, the door is wide open for someone else to step in and ride a conservative wave all the way to the White House.