Skip to comments.Bush Gives Country Away
Posted on 01/15/2004 9:49:14 AM PST by Theodore R.
Bush gives country away
Posted: January 15, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
President Bush's plan to legalize 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens maybe considerably more is one of the most irresponsible, dangerous, reckless proposals to come out of Washington in my lifetime.
And that's saying a lot.
In my lifetime, I have witnessed:
wage-and-price controls imposed by Richard Nixon;
the greatest expansion of unconstitutional, immoral wealth-transfer programs in the history of our country;
the use of the Internal Revenue Service by President Clinton to harass and intimidate political adversaries;
the sacrifice of more than 50,000 U.S. servicemen in a war they would not be allowed to win;
the shredding of the Constitution in a thousand ways to bring us to the point at which politicians no longer even question the limits of the federal government;
the transfer by President Clinton of sensitive technology with military applications to a budding superpower for campaign cash;
the demoralization and emasculation of the country under President Carter;
I watched all this and more in nearly a half-century of life. But, honestly, President Bush's proposal to legalize untold millions of illegal aliens is potentially worse than any of these blunders, any of these mistakes, any of these abuses.
First, because it is immoral. Bush claims this is the "compassionate" thing to do. But he is misusing the term "compassion" the same way do those who would most like to unseat him from power. There is nothing compassionate about inflicting pain on others, in hurting the country, while accepting none of the responsibility, nor pain, nor sacrifice yourself. This move will not materially affect George W. Bush's life. But it will impact those competing for jobs at the lower end of the economic ladder. It will impact those who live in crime-plagued areas of the country and who don't have Secret Service protection. It will impact those who chose to obey the laws rather than flout them as their first act in America.
Second, it is unconstitutional. The federal government has few and limited areas of responsibility in our republican system of government. Among those clearly defined areas are the defense of the nation and the defense of our borders. This act is a reprehensible betrayal of the president's oath of office to uphold the law and execute it.
Third, it is bad policy. Even the simple act of proposing this notion encourages more illegal immigration into our country. More foreigners will want to get in on the action. It sends a horrible signal that America doesn't really believe in enforcing its laws. It promotes chaos at our borders and crime in our streets.
Fourth, it risks national security. Presumably, there was a reason this president placed the Immigration and Naturalization Service under the Department of Homeland Defense. The American people assume it was because he finally recognized that out-of-control immigration is a real threat especially at a time when terrorists are trying desperately to kill and maim as many of us as possible.
It's not strong enough to call Bush's proposal "irresponsible." It is borderline seditious. And there is a widespread perception he is making this move because he believes there is personal political gain in it.
That is hardly "compassion," Mr. President. That is the worst kind of cynicism. That is the worst kind of selfishness. That is the worst kind of example a leader could set for the nation.
Shame on Bush. Shame on his party for standing by quietly as he sets out to destroy the fabric of our nation. Shame on the opposition for suggesting his move doesn't go far enough. Shame on all Americans who lie down and accept this outrage from Washington.
Not more dangerous than.... the transfer by President Clinton of sensitive technology with military applications to a budding superpower for campaign cash;
But mostly I agree with you.
Oh... wait a second... are they the ones that have that little 13-year-old kid that lectures everyone about adult issues?
Farah is also on target about the other outrage: the willingness of some so-called conservatives to find excuses for what Bush has done.
When has Bush ever said he would do this?
Just for starters, how about a systematic deportation of ALL said illegal invaders, a systemic registry, seriously enforcing the borders, and heavily penalizing employers who hire illegal invaders?
Or is this too complicated and scary a proposition for you?
The good news is, a majority of Americans adamantly oppose giving legal status to illegal aliens and want the borders sealed shut. In addition, American's are opposed to increasing legal immigration too. These are the key elements in PresBush's immigration proposal he outlined last week and these proposals are not in the mainstream.
In this age of terrorism and in this time of war, supporting amnesty and open borders only damages our national security interests. These efforts are counterproductive to the integrity of our society and to the well being of all American's. It's crystal clear, the pro-amnesty/open borders contingent have no respect for existing US law and no respect for US sovereignty.
Clinton let them in. Now Bush has to fix the problem. I think he's making the best of a bad situation.
Tell me how you are going to deport 8 million people? JMO, but it seems you have been looking through some old gestapo manuals as your alternative.
You can count me out.
I guess you could put Ronald Reagan in that contingent when he signed full amnesty.
Bush isn't proposing amnesty.
And selling his books and hanging up on callers.
Any politician who even suggested that would never be elected dogcatcher again.
Please think about what it would take to round up and deport 8 to 12 million people - men, women and children. Then think about how that would look on every TV set in the world (with appropriate "compassionate" liberal commentary).
Not exactly a formula for future electoral success.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.