He belittles remarks made by GOP candidates, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain and eventual party nominee, Mitt Romney, calling them “rhetoric. The remarks he quoted were nothing more than insistence on enforcement of the laws already on the books. Note that he quotes Bachmann as saying, “I believe we should uphold the laws of the land, which does include deportation.” While she might be graded off for grammar, there is certainly nothing in that statement that qualifies as “rhetoric.” Only a “spin doctor” would try to turn it into such.
It is a sad day indeed when insistence upon upholding the law is termed as “inflammatory.” Instead of looking to the people who made the statements, we should be looking al the people who are offended by them. Only people who are intent upon breaking the law are afraid of, or get incensed, by talk of enforcement.
Certain liberal politicians are insisting that the American people want the illegal immigrants to be granted amnesty, yet they produce little or no proof of their words, other than questionable polls. Without information as to the validity of the polls, the people polled and their location, poll results mean little. If you polled people in Los Angeles County about illegal immigrants you would find a resounding majority in favor of them. Wow! Big surprise? Hardly, since you are, in many cases, asking them if they approve of themselves or their family or friends. Conversely, if the same poll were conducted among the working class in the Atlanta area, where jobs are lost daily to illegal immigrants, the results would be much different. So, please take your poll results with a shaker of salt, not just a grain.
In 1986, President Reagan granted amnesty to about three million illegal immigrants in this country. Along with that, we were assured of a closed border. Only lip service was ever paid to that provision. Now we have, depending upon whose estimate you use, between 11 and 15 million illegal aliens. Assuming that the 3 million constituted all the illegal aliens here at the time, the illegal alien population has continued to grow at the rate of over 407,000 per year.
No administration, since Reagan, has taken a pro-active stand against this illegal activity. Bush, Sr. ignored it, Clinton ignored it, Bush, Jr. encouraged it and welcomed it, and Obama’s idea of getting rid of illegals is to make them legal. That’s a brilliant plan! We can cut down our murder rate. All we have to do is legalize killing. Our armed robbery rate would disappear, if we made robbery legal. Heck, we could even unionize the robbers.
The current plan, as defined by the “Gang of Eight” (four liberal “weenies” and four RINOs) would secure the border, streamline the current immigration system and create a tough but fair legalization process. It would require personal action by those wishing to become legal, including registration, paying fines, demonstrating a productive work record, paying back taxes and learning English, in order to be granted a “green card” and amnesty. They would also go to the back of the line for citizenship.
However, President Obama only heard the part where they would be granted amnesty. He did not hear, nor does he care about the rest. He is insisting on amnesty first, then all the other things, including closing the border.
Does anyone really think that, once they get amnesty, they are going to comply with the rest of the provisions? They pay no attention to the law, or they would not be here. Their “desire” for citizenship is, in most cases, a myth. There may be a percentage which really wants to be citizens. The rest want all the benefits without the responsibilities.
The borders will not be secured and the illegals will continue to flock across it, to the land of “leche y miel.” And the liberals will have increased their voter base by eleven million, effectively ending the two-party system in the U. S. and creating a dictatorship for Obama.
Sorry, Kevin, but “party” is hardly the word for the nightmare of amnesty.