June 1, 2007
Why The Senate Amnesty Bill Would Be An Unmitigated Disaster For AmericaTopics: Immigration and Border Issues
John Hawkins of Right Wing News has a piece at Townhall today in which he says the amnesty bill in the Senate is undoubtedly one of the worst, most destructive pieces of legislation to come down the pike in the last half century and not only could it do cataclysmic damage to the Republican Party, it has the potential to send our country into a downward spiral from which it would never truly recover. No surprise so far, you say, after all, it's "Right Wing News." However, what he says makes a lot of sense, and coincides with what we hear from most critics of what is being called, fairly or unfairly, "The Amnesty Bill":
Not only would this bill fail to secure the border, it would encourage millions of new illegals to pour into the country, demographically flood the conservative movement out of existence, add more than two trillion to the national debt, and it would set up a never ending cascade of amnesties that would permanently change our country for the worse.Continue reading John's diatribe - here ...
First of all, let's start with the border. The problem with securing our border has always been that our politicians haven't wanted it to be secured. That's because the Democrats see every illegal alien who waltzes over the border as a potential voter and the Republicans in Washington don't want to cut off the supply of cheap labor to their allies in the business community.
Once you understand that, you know why George Bush has been dragging his feet on building the wall and why extremely effective programs, like Operation Vanguard in Nebraska, have been killed by the politicians: it's because they desperately want the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States to continue unabated. It's also why the "one time only" amnesty for roughly 2.7 million illegal aliens in 1986 has failed and why its much bigger, uglier stepsister in the Senate will fail again if this bill is passed -- because the politicians in D.C. only care about the amnesty and once they get it, they will methodically work to kill the enforcement and border security measures. So, if you don't get the security first, you won't ever get it.
It may be a rant, but I believe what he says is right on target. Heck, as I posted a few minutes ago, even the bill's requirements to learn English are absolutely toothless because they don't kick in for at least eight years. The test is "a very meaningless hurdle" that requires immigrants to write and read two sentences each in English. If that isn't a perfect example of a sham, I don't know what one is.
Posted by Richard at June 1, 2007 6:46 AM
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