Continued from page 1

Mr. Fortuna concludes that moving these new Americans to the political right will not be difficult: They are already Republican. “We don’t need to change our policies,” the governor observes. “We need to underscore our policies.” Pro-life, limited government, low-tax, pro-family, pro-work immigrants will never last long in the party of dependency and victimization. They are too independent and proud for that. Their legacy is that of Lincoln, not of Jefferson. All that is needed is a gentle and inclusive nudge. Hispanics will cross the river and never cross back.

Frank Keating is a former Oklahoma governor.