Republican U.S. Senators, lead by John McCain, are making a fatal mistake & guaranteeing Republican voters will deny them amnesty in November, 2006!
You will not be surprised to know that I stand with Don Feder's position 100% and will continue to write in support of it.
You might also avail yourselves of PelicanPost's right side-bar links under "Government Sources" to express your disdain for the illegal-alien lawbreakers' amnesty bill that Democrat U.S. Senators have been, up to last Friday, steamrolling through the U.S. Senate, aided and abetted by Republican Senators such as John McCain, Chuck Hagel, Arlen Specter, Sam Brownback, Mel Martinez.... and turncoat-come-lately Bill Frist.
Let them and the rest of the Republican Senators---and also President GWBush---know that ethnic pandering and prostituting our sovereignty and the rule of law is totally unacceptable. As are their miss-placed ideas of political correctness, miss-interpretation of what is "humanitarian," cowering before their political Gods, and prostrating themselves before the big-business lobby.
Those off-the-reservation renegade Republicans need to remember that we conservatives out here are elephants, too---and elephants never forget.
I voted for Mel Martinez here in Florida in 2004, but it is a great disappointment to me that he has turned out to be a John McCain Republicrat and will vote his ethnicity before upholding the rule of law. Now, I've come to the conclusion that a vote by Republicans for this amnesty bill---masquerading as a "path to citizenship for undocumented workers"---will bring a vote for no amnesty for those liberal Republican Senators up for re-election in November, 2006 and November, 2008.
Now, why don't we stand together---for the sake of all Americans---and drop kick those Republicans-in-Democrat-clothing back where they can do no further harm to our country. That would be out of public office.
More below, the rest at FrontPageMag's link above.
"The Senate has reached a “compromise” on illegal immigration. ....a moral collapse would be more like it. Did anyone ask the American people – who have time and again expressed their anger, frustration and outrage over our porous borders – whether they want a compromise on illegal immigration, on an amnesty for an estimated 12 million criminal aliens?
....In fact, the deal that Ted Kennedy and Harry Reid worked out with Republicans like Arlen Specter, Mel Martinez, Chuck Hagel and John McCain (the quintessential un-Republican) is no compromise at all – but a blanket amnesty for border-jumpers, whether they came seven years ago or 7 minutes ago. To claim otherwise is an insult to our intelligence.
At their press conference announcing this rape of our national identity, McCain, Specter, Reid et al. couldn’t even refer to the objects of their beneficence as illegal aliens. They were undocumented workers – the weaseliest of weasel words. Sure, and the man who breaks into my house is an uninvited guest....
Reid sang a different tune.... in 1993, when he observed: “Our borders have overflowed with illegal immigrants placing tremendous burdens on our criminal justice system, schools and social programs. …Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits often without paying any taxes. … These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world. Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by individuals who are here illegally.”
What changed for Reid in the interim isn’t the reality of illegal immigration, but the rise of the lawbreakers’ lobby in his home state, combined with his becoming the Senate leader of the party of plunder and shameless pandering.
That master of politico-babble, Ted Kennedy, called the compromise “tough and fair,” which is like saying Chappaquiddick was a shinning example of responsible drinking and safe driving.
That the bill Kennedy helped to craft is an amnesty is indisputable.
By definition, coming to America illegally is “an offense.” Calling it a “guest-worker program” (another sniveling euphemism) doesn’t alter the fact that the compromise legislation will allow the criminals to remain here indefinitely, while escaping punishment – hence “an act of forgiveness for past offenses.” Enter national politics, and words suddenly lose any semblance of meaning.... The Great Compromise (is) a blanket amnesty for all 12 million-plus illegals in the United States....
The Senate compromise is touted as a problem-solving measure. (“Oh dear us,” its proponents wail, “We must do something to regularize all of the undocumented workers.”) If it becomes law, it will be a major step toward solving the vexing problem of America’s national identity. Soon, we won’t have one any more.
Like the amnesties of the 1980s and the 1990s, it will result in another surge of illegal immigration. Build it, and they will come. And those who come will have no interest in learning our language and customs, or identifying with our history and heritage....
Consider the words of Ronald F. Maxwell (writer/director of “Gettysburg” and “Gods And Generals”) commenting in The Washington Times:
“What is happening on the southern border is unprecedented. Not only in our own history, but in the history of the world. No country at any time, anywhere, has sustained the influx of tens of millions of foreigners across its borders … This is invasion masquerading as immigration. It may already be too late to avoid a future annexation of the Southwest by Mexico or the evolution of a Mexican-dominated satellite state.” If not, the Senate compromise will seal our fate.
That congressional Democrats favor lawbreaking and national suicide is unsurprising. They are, after all, the party of the alien and the alienated – the marginal, the misfit and the criminal.
But Republicans? Some are groveling before the illegal-immigrant lobby, whilst pursuing the mirage of an Hispanic Republican vote. Others pray in the direction of Wall Street. (Corporate America wants cheap immigrant labor, and damn the social costs---crime, welfare and national disintegration.)
In the above-quoted commentary, Maxwell addresses these words to George W. Bush: “Mr. President, this is a time for candor. Your immigration policy is viewed as captive to the cheap labor – big business lobby and inimical to the survival of our country.” And so it is.
If Republicans lose either or both Houses of Congress this year, blame on the immigration-sellout of the McCains, Specters and Hegels. GOP strategists think Middle Americans have no place else to go in November. We don’t have to go anywhere – just stay comfortably at home.
But that will be only the beginning. The Whig Party committed suicide by refusing to take a stand on slavery. Instead, it sought accommodations with evil, like the Compromise of 1850.
Republicans are emulating their pusillanimous predecessors. The party’s conservative base – its very essence – is furious with this unpardonable betrayal.
If this gift to illegal aliens becomes law, there will be no amnesty for the Republican Party..."