"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Immigration Bill

How can there be so many opinions about this bill, when it hasn't even been released... nay written yet?! I have heard every talk show host with half a brain provide an opinion either good or bad about this bill, but nobody has read it! When it is released, Read it. Then talk about it.

I am in agreement with
FredThompson who wrote: "... I’d tell you what was in the legislation, but 24 hours after the politicians agreed the bill looked good, the Senate lawyers were still writing what may turn out to be a one thousand page document. In fact, a final version of the bill most likely will not be made available to the public until after the legislation is passed..." My friend from England would say "that's a load of codswallup". "...Is it any wonder that a lot of folks today feel like they’re being sold a phony bill of goods on border security? A “comprehensive” plan doesn’t mean much if the government can’t accomplish one of its most basic responsibilities for its citizens -- securing its borders. A nation without secure borders will not long be a sovereign nation..."

Here is one example of what open borders can lead to:

May 26th of last year I POSTED about a fellow employee who lost his mom because someone who had snuck across our southern border illegally and had decided he was a proficient driver lost control of his car and crossed 3 lanes of directional traffic, a 75 yard dirt median and 3 lanes of oncoming traffic to collide with Nancy's vehicle, killing her instantly. He was driving an unregistered vehicle without a license or insurance.

Word has it this is going to be expensive:

April 27th of last year I POSTED an article that measured the results of the failed amnesty of 1986 and the costs incurred. After just 10 years, we had reached over 78 Billion dollars. Yesterday on several radio shows, I heard the figure will now be over 3 trillion dollars for this effort, and we STILL don't have a fence!

It has been said over and over again that a fence would make us just like Berlin Germany... WRONG! The Berlin wall was an attempt to keep people in, ours will be to keep people specifically BAD GUYS that seek to do us harm OUT!

I have become weary of people like John McCain who waffle on issues like this. He is a war Hero with out a doubt, but clearly being a war hero does not make him sanctified.

Look, if a boat has a hole in the hull, you can bail all you want but your still gonna sink. You first must find the hole and close it. Then remove the unwanted ballast. So staying true to that analogy, Can we just build the damn fence and screen those who come? Then we can work on clearing out the refuse already here. And clarify once and for all the anchor baby rule. It does not apply to those who are here illegally!