Letter to my Senators

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June 29, 2007

Senator Elizabeth Dole
310 New Bern Ave., Ste. 122
Raleigh, NC 27601


Senator Richard Burr

2000 W. First St., Ste. 508
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Dear Senators Dole and Burr:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for your part in defeating the recent Immigration Legislation that was before the Senate. The United States has failed to enforce the immigration laws already on the books; passage of new, difficult-to-enforce laws would have accomplished nothing toward alleviating our current problems.

Clearly, our immigration problems are not going to go away without some action by Congress. I’m thankful that both of you realized that the recently defeated Bill was not the answer, and I now encourage you to step up and get started on the following items:

  • build a wall across the southern border;
  • step up border patrols and give border agents the authority to arrest and detain those who are attempting to cross the border illegally;
  • deny government benefits to illegal immigrants;
  • disallow “anchor babies” from preventing deportation – babies born to those here illegally should be ineligible for automatic citizenship;
  • enforce workplace background checks on new employees;
  • fine employers who employ illegal aliens, and
  • begin the process of deporting the illegal immigrants we catch inside our borders.

This is not the time to relax: our work is just beginning. Enforcement of existing immigration laws is a solid first step.

Sincerely,

MorningGlory

Say what, Barack?

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By Paul R. Hollrah

Tuning in to C-Span recently, I found myself listening to a speech by Senator Barrack Hussein Obama, Jr. He was standing in the pulpit of a black church in Selma, Alabama, and as I studied the body language of the dozen or so black ministers standing behind the senator, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the little head-bobbing dolls that people used to place in the rear windows of their 1957 Chevrolets. If their reactions are any indication, the new Schlickmeister of the Democrat Party is actually a pretty accomplished public speaker. However, as he spoke, I found my BS alarm going off repeatedly, but I couldn’t quite figure out why until I actually read excerpts of his speech several days later. Here’s part of what he said:

“..something happened back here in Selma, Alabama. Something happened in Birmingham that sent out what Bobby Kennedy called, “ripples of hope all around the world.” Something happened when a bunch of women decided they were going to walk instead of ride the bus after a long day of doing somebody else’s laundry, looking after somebody else’s children.
“When (black) men who had PhD’s decided ‘that’s enough’ and ‘we’re going to stand up for our dignity,’ that sent a shout across oceans so that my grand father began to imagine something different for his son. His son, who grew up herding goats in a small village in Africa could suddenly set his sights a little higher and believe that maybe a black man in this world had a chance.
“… So the Kennedy’s decided we’re going to do an air lift. We’re going to go to Africa and start bringing young Africans over to this country and give them scholarships to study so they can learn what a wonderful country America is.
“This young man named Barack Obama got one of those tickets and came over to this country. He met this woman whose great great-great-great-grandfather had owned slaves; but she had a good idea there was some craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided that we know that, (in) the world as it has been, it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child. There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. Was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home to Selma, Alabama.”

Okay, so what’s wrong with that? It all sounds good… but is it?
Obama told his audience that, because some folks had the courage to “march across a bridge” in Selma, Alabama, his mother, a white woman from Kansas, and his father, a black Muslim from Africa, took heart. It gave them the courage to get married and have a child. The problem with that characterization is that Barrack Obama, Jr. Was born on August 4, 1961, while the first of three marches across that bridge in Selma didn’t occur until March 7, 1965, at least five years after Obama’s parents met.
Obama went on to tell his audience that the Kennedys, Jack and Bobby, decided to do an airlift. They would bring some young Africans over so that they could be educated and learn all about America . His grandfather heard that call and sent his son, Barrack Obama, Sr., to America.

The problem with that scenario is that, having been born in August 1961, the future senator was not conceived until sometime in November 1960. So, if his African grandfather heard words that “sent a shout across oceans,” inspiring him to send his goat-herder son to America, it was not Democrat Jack Kennedy he heard, or his brother Bobby, it was Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Obama’s speech is reminiscent of Al Gore’s claim of having invented the Internet, Hillary Clinton’s claim of having been named after the first man to climb Mt. Everest… even though she was born five years and seven months before Sir Edmund climbed the mountain, and John Kerry’s imaginary trip to Cambodia.

As one of my black friends, Eddie Huff, has said, “We need to ask some very serious questions of the senator from Illinois. It’s not enough to be black, it’s not enough to be articulate, and it’s not enough to be eloquent and a media darling… The only question will be how deaf an ear, or how blind an eye, will people turn in order to turn a frog into a prince.”

It appears that Senator Barrack Hussein Obama, Jr. Is not a “fresh face,” as media sycophants like to describe him, he’s just another in a long line of snake oil salesmen.

Are you a “Rabid Republican”?

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Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democrat Presidential-hopeful John Edwards, says she is “scared of the “rabid, rabid Republican” who owns property across the street from her Orange County home – and she doesn’t want her kids going near the gun-toting neighbor.

“I wouldn’t be nice to him anyway,” Edwards said in an interview.

Edwards views Johnson as a “rabid, rabid Republican” who refuses to clean up his “slummy” property just to spite her family, whose lavish 28,000-square-foot estate is nearby on 102 wooded acres.”   (Source)

This is the same woman who told Katie Couric in an exclusive interview on March 24th, “I’ve often said that the most important thing you can give your children (is) wings. Because, you’re not gonna always be able to bring food to the nest. You’re… sometimes… they’re gonna have to be able to fly by themselves. ” ( Source)

These children are ages 6 and 8.  They don’t need Mom home if she’s busy campaigning for Dad to become president, but she’s afraid of the neighbor because he has a Rudy Giuliani sign in the yard?  Does she really think that this man has allowed his family home to run to disrepair just to “spite” her?  I think she’s giving herself a little too much importance in this man’s life.

Go read these two stories for yourself, and see what you think.

“NO” is a two-letter word

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From The Other Side of Kim comes some good news out of the U.N. Yes, you read that right. It seems that the U.S. is finally taking a stand.

A remarkable thing happened at the United Nations yesterday. We, the United States, told the world “no”. The messenger was Robert Joseph, the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Speaking before the dozens of nations that have gathered for the review conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Joseph told the world in no uncertain terms where the United States stood.
“The U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of our citizens to keep and bear arms, and there will be no infringement of those rights,” he proclaimed to the dignitaries and functionaries. “The United States will not agree to any provisions restricting civilian possession, use or legal trade of firearms inconsistent with our laws and practices.”

So there.

Read Kim’s full post here.

I Wanna Be a “Guest Worker”, too!

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immigrant.jpgSues has put up a great new post regarding the Administration's "guest worker" program. Seems that under the program that is being shoved through Congress, illegals will get two years of tax-free income, and no charges will be filed for identity theft in order to obtain a fake Social Security Number.

Read it and weep. I'm with Sues – how can I forfeit my citizenship and become an illegal immigrant a guest worker?

Why Bush Supporters are NOT Supporting Bush …

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Well-thought out, beautifully written prose on the topic of the year – illegal immigration. Jack H. explains why Bush has failed in his duty. An excerpt:

The president’s job is to aggressively advance the general welfare of this nation and its citizens. The United States isn’t a non-profit organization. It is a corporation, the prime responsibility of which is to its stockholders – us. A CEO who fails to aggressively seek every such benefit is guilty of malfeasance. Period.

Linky to article.

H/T to GuyK for this excellent link!

Point/Counterpoint

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In case anyone missed the speech Monday night, or if you want to get a different perspective on what was said, below are links to some analyses and backlash that have come about in the past 36 hours. Good reading.

Over at The Other Side, Kim du Toit discusses the President's immigration speech in the post titled What It Really Meant. Interesting perspective of a legal immigrant on what GWB said and what will probably actually get done.

Gunny John over at Jarhead's Firing Range has something to say about Mexico's response to the speech. Seems El Presidente Fox is not happy with us.

Over at Sanitiy's Bluff, Web_Loafer discusses his perception of Amnesty for the Invading Hoardes.

Cap'n Jim at Smoke on the Water tells what he liked and what he didn't like about the Seventeen Minutes speech.   It sure is good to have Jim back in the blog world.

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