May 22, 2006 9:19AM

The Minutemen: Modern‐​Day Abolitionists?

Astonishing quote from Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner on Face the Nation yesterday:

…we shouldn’t be very sympathetic to employers who are hiring large numbers of illegal immigrants and paying them very low wages and exploiting them. Those folks are the 21st‐​century slave masters, and what they’re doing is just as immoral as what the 19th‐​century slave masters did that we had to fight a civil war to get rid of.

Words fail.