Skip to comments.Border Security: Accept No Substitutes
Posted on 06/01/2007 7:52:35 AM PDT by GFritsch
Heartland America breathed a premature sigh of relief when the Senates ill conceived "immigration reform" (read: amnesty for illegals) bill was not ramrodded through the legislative process as quickly as its proponents originally intended. Yet the most dangerous time for America is still ahead.
Various amendments are being considered in an effort to make it sufficiently palatable to one opposing group or another, the long-term goal being that they might ultimately give it their support, or at least mute their opposition to it. But beneath any veneer, the bills actual objective of amnesty remains intact.
Sadly, a requisite level of cynicism is necessary in order to make any sense out of the seemingly insane direction in which the Bush Administration and the Congress are attempting to take the country, since neither is dealing honestly and revealing their true intentions. To properly grasp the political gymnastics currently taking place inside the Beltway, the end goal must be identified.
Regardless of any flowery rhetoric, the ugly reality is that Democrats desire a massive influx of new voters, while Republicans seek to please their big business supporters with a cheap and pliable labor force. All other reasons and excuses offered for the bill are either ancillary or completely fraudulent.
The last thing that anyone among the Washington elite has any intention of allowing is some action that might infringe, even to the tiniest degree, on the continual inflow of cheap labor that enriches the corporate donors of one party or the dependency class that empowers the other. And despite Washingtons initial retreat from this position during the past week, an unabated stream of illegals remains their ultimate objective.
The only thing that may have changed in the minds of those pushing this devastating agenda is that they now recognize a need to more cleverly camouflage their intentions. But in the end, both parties are every bit as convinced that they can better their political fortunes as they were prior to the massive public outcry against them.
Senate Republicans are currently attempting to properly position themselves in such a manner as to allow the bill to pass, while diverting any backlash towards the Democrats. Not surprisingly, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a virtually identical tactic is insisting that she will not work for House passage unless at least seventy Republicans sign on.
The only manner in which Pelosi believes she can reap the benefits of passage without paying a political price is to cast the bill as a "bipartisan effort." And as is always the case, "bipartisanship" inside D.C.
means the rest of America loses.
Worst of all is that neither party has any intention of dealing with border security, the real issue needing to be addressed, and the only avenue of actually confronting the illegal invasion. Regardless of forthright sounding platitudes of securing the border, the dirty little secret is that both sides benefit not from just the immediate amnesty of twenty million illegals already here, but from a continued and unabated influx of new arrivals.
Nor should anyone accept the straw dog of a "guest worker program." In case anybody has not been in the vicinity of a construction site lately, our nation already has a "guest worker program" that is working as well as it ever will. The only result of an officially sanctioned guest worker program is that its participants would be even more emboldened in their demands for social services, and the ethically bankrupt political class would be more inclined to accommodate them.
What the open borders advocates well know, but are not saying, is that although the twelve to twenty million illegals already in this country are more than sufficient to do any job Americans ostensibly will not do, those individuals have no intention of doing so interminably at their current meager pay. So in order for businesses to maintain the downward pressure on wages, new arrivals must continually be brought in.
Thus, any bill labeled "comprehensive" will amount to a multitude of impressive sounding measures seemingly aimed at stopping the influx of illegals, with some version of amnesty lurking in the fine print. But this merely is an old trick that the Congress often uses in order to implement otherwise unacceptable legislation. When the time comes to fund the border enforcement provisions, no monies will be provided.
Our nation is on the verge of "Balkanizing," and does not need a massive new constituency to assert "rights" and stress a racial/ethnic identity that bears no commonality with the principles on which our nation was founded.
Far from fixing anything, this measure would accelerate every adverse effect of the illegal invasion. And among those who knowingly support it, that is precisely the intention.
Former President Bill Clinton, who clearly had no interest in, or concept of national security, never considered that the "politically correct" games he played, both here and abroad, would ultimately lead to 9-11. Nevertheless, that horrible and inevitable day of reckoning arrived.
Similarly, the political elites who now promote amnesty under the phony banner of "Comprehensive Immigration Reform," show their total lack of understanding of, or respect for Americas sovereignty and heritage, by their willingness to so thoroughly decimate such things as they pursue this course.
They remain intentionally oblivious to the far-reaching harm that most certainly will descend upon America if this legislation passes. But as surely as the Twin Towers fell, this nation will pay an awful price for the betrayal and abandonment of every ethic and principle of national survival that it represents.
Two of the best known "prophesies" of doom for America are those of Alexander Tyler, who warned of the symbiotic malignancies of an expanding government and the dependent class it generates, and Nikita Khrushchev, who asserted that amoral businesses would sell out Americas future for their own financial gain. The stark and alarming truth is that the amnesty bill encapsulates the direst aspects of both.
Americas very future hangs in the balance. Though a seemingly Herculean task, the only remaining option for Americans who want to have a nation to pass on to their posterity is to make whatever noise is necessary to stop the amnesty bill, and then systematically replace every politician who betrayed the country by supporting it in the first place.
Great time to start a legitimate Third Party and clean house!
Forget about it. No one is seriously going to stop this. It might get delayed. It might get altered at first and then the alterations removed later.
We have to learn to live with this invasion. It might mean forming secret societies to enforce our collective ability to survive. I’m sure that sounds paranoid, but really, folks, no one is going to stop the invasion and life will not go on with business as usual. There will be major changes. We should be thinking about a proactive role for us in this new and highly anti-American country that we are going to find ourselves living in.
But to have this and the 'North American Union' shoved down our throats is tantamount not only to treason but to inciting insurrection. Not on the part of the illiterate illegals, or on the part of the terrorists who slithered in with them, but on the part of the majority of Americans who are sick and tired of this complicit two party system.
I'm afraid that this treachery on the part of our elite political class will lead to us looking off in the distance for a benevolent dictator like Franco!
I agree wholeheartedly with this and your other comments.
This treachery by our elected elites will not stand.
Or, we can stand and fight. By its treasonous actions this government has rendered itself utterly dispensable.
I'm afraid that this treachery on the part of our elite political class will lead to us looking off in the distance for a benevolent dictator like Franco!Well, I'd be leery of anyone with that kind of name (only because of the particular issue we're talking about), but yeah, in principle --- if the circumstances deteriorate past a certain point --- just such a thing might actually become the lesser-of-all-evil-possibilities.
So they want illegal aliens to pay fines that could total as much as $5000, for them to be insulated from justice demanded by the laws they’ve violated, and for them to be put on a path to citizenship and Legislators say this isn’t amnesty.
The penalty for just crossing the border at any place but a designated entry point is fines up to $5000 PLUS deportation, so illegal aliens are being told by this legislation they will only have to pay no more than the original penalty due PLUS they’ll be insulated from deportation proceedings AND be placed on a path to citizenship.
Legislators of all stripes are nothing but liars to even suggest this bill isn’t about amnesty.
Gubamyster, I wish you’d link to or post the pic of the border sign.
Do they get away with it again?
I just called both of my (TN) senators (using the hotline set up by the Zamnesty supporters at 1-800-417-7666) and got right through to a real person in both cases. In addition, I called the President Comment line at 1-202-456-1111 and to my surprise, waited less than 2 minutes to talk to someone about the bill.
In each case, I mentioned five points. First, that the President is dead wrong on this subject, and that clinging to it in the face of near universal opposition from the base of his own party is tearing the Republican party apart.
Second, contrary to the language games that the President and other Zamnesty supporters are peddling, EVERY ONE of these invaders will automatically and immediately receive provisional Z visa status - permission to remain here indefinitely, without sanction or penalty. They can remain outside the system as long as they please.
Third, according to Gun Owners Of America, the bill contains restrictive, punitive gun control provisions that have NOTHING to do with illegal immigration or border control. How many more of these Senatorial “tricks of the legislative trade” does this “comprehensive” conglomeration of pet projects and provisions contain? The Senate - specifically, the Republican Zamnesty supporters - has proved itself unworthy of our trust.
Four, BY LAW, we are supposed to have 700 miles of fence on the border. In a full year, we have just 2 of those miles actually built. Legislative promises bearing the full imprimatur of the US Congress and President, have been ignored, so please do not demean my intelligence by offering NEW promises without real performance. Until I see documentation of 700 miles of high security border fence, DO NOT ask me to believe you.
Finally, number five. The Washington Times reported on May 31 that the RNC has experienced a 40 percent decline in small donor contributions, along with 99 percent opposition to the immigration bill before Congress. The RNC response? THEY FIRED ALL 65 PHONE SOLICITORS, and shut down the phone bank! Well, killing the messenger that way does nothing more - or less - than killing off the base of the party. They will stay home or vote third party on election day, and the RINOs will go extinct, just as they deserve.
Good for you! Thanks for your robust political activity. Did you get any response from the various people you spoke with?
Hello? Reality check time for you. What a defeatist attitude. With people like you there is no hope, but fortunately we have people who will fight. Let me remind you that the people who led the fight for the revolution were the "rich, fat" people, they were the upper class and they were the ones leading the fighting.
You claim you see "reality", I see reality also and I see a different "reality" than yours. I see people fighting and slaming their legislators and Bush daily over this insanity and I talk to plenty of people who will fight physically if they have to.
Our politicians no we will fight that is why they are trying to disarm us and if they ever do then the sh** will hit the fan heavily.
Again, you are a defeatists, with a piss poor attitude. Try not to infect anyone else with your give up stance, it is very shameful to know we have Americans like you willing to throw in the towel without a fight!
Militarize the borders. We need no border wall.
Bigtime, thanks to the OBL traitors.
On the I-5 freeway underpass down by Caesar Chavez street in San Diego is a big mural depicting Atzland.
I wonder why the city of San Diego puts up with this kind of crap.
This is like two guys going to Las Vegas, the Democrat is going to Vegas to own the casino, and the mathematical certainty of winning, while the Republican is excited because he was given $1000 to spend in the casino and thinks he's going to get rich betting against that same mathematical certainty.
Insanity for any Republican to vote for this illegal alien amnesty!
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