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The backlash is growing. Thousands of illegals marching and making demands is not the way to endear yourselves with folks who spent their day at work.
Yesterday, our Barrister said his heart was hardening (scroll down). Today, our Chairman was moved to write about what citizenship entails. Today, I see the gentle Sensible Mom reach the boiling point.Pardon my English puts the lie to the old "jobs Americans won't do", noting how American workers were sent home from New Orleans because "the Mexicans have arrived." And everyone knows my opinion - Give California to Mexico and call it a day.
Hawkins has a powerful piece which I hope, but doubt, is being read in DC. It's not only good politics, but it's right. Quote:
Just imagine if the Republicans in the Senate took the same line as the Republicans in the House and pushed a bill that does nothing but secure the border and strengthen our immigration laws. Not only would it be wildly popular, but think of what a fantastic issue it would be for the elections in 2006. It would literally put the Democrats in a position where they would feel compelled to vote against securing the border.
Plus, think about the other issues that this would put in play:
-- The GOP would be the party that believes in respecting the law and the Democrats would be the party that believes in rewarding people for breaking the law.
-- The GOP would be the party sticking up for the jobs of poor Americans while the Democrats would be the party that wants to bring in foreigners to take jobs from Americans.
-- The GOP would be the party looking out for the American taxpayers, while the Democrats would be the party that wants to make illegals citizens so they can give them welfare and food stamps.
-- The GOP would be the party that puts Americans first, while Democrats would be the party for people who believe that foreigners should be given a leg up over Americans in America.
Nice posting. Oh if the Republican leadership would only follow the recommendations above (see Right Wing News) then it would pull America out of the very, very bad position it is now in.
For the horror story of possible consequences if the republican leadership goes ahead with Kennedy and supports the "open borders-blanket amnesty-citizenship for all" policy in the Senate please see http://linknzona.blogspot.com