Friday, May 18, 2007

Amnesty 2007
Damn the Law, Full Speed Ahead

America is a nation of laws no more. The transition to this sad state began in earnest when the Warren Court usurped legislative power from Federal and state lawmakers, effectively shredding the Constitution, relegating it to historical obscurity, limiting its influence to those times when it is fortuitously synchronized to the personal preferences of the current residents of the Supreme Court. It's been all downhill since then.

"I hope we don't take a thousand page bill written in secret and try to ram it through the Senate in a few days. This is a very important issue for America and we need time to debate it."

"But the little we do know about the bill is troubling. According to reports, the bill contains a new 'Z Visa' that allows those who entered our country illegally to stay here permanently without ever returning home. This rewards people who broke the law with permanent legal status, and puts them ahead of millions of law-abiding immigrants waiting to come to America. I don't care how you try to spin it, this is amnesty."
...U.S. Senator DeMint

"Law abiding immigrants" is of course a euphemism for the "suckers" who were stupid enough to come here legally.

Rush Limbaugh suggested yesterday that this law will sink the Republicans. Why give money to a political party whose candidates "cave" the instant they enter the Belt-Way?

But illegal immigration will stop... When the first nuke takes out a few hundred thousand Americans... Or when this country is as poor as the rest of the world. It will stop then.

But not until then.

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower,
We come on the ship that sailed the moon.
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune.
But it's all right, it's all right...
You can't be forever blessed.
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day,
And I'm trying to get some rest.
That's all I'm trying to get some rest.

Paul Simon


SkyePuppy said...

Why give money to a political party whose candidates "cave" the instant they enter the Belt-Way?

I got my tenth-ish "Last Notice!" in the mail from the Republican National Committee (I gave them money for the 2004 elections). I almost threw it away, but instead, I'm sending it back with a big fat zero where it says how much I'm giving. And I wrote a note in the blank space:

"You will not get a penny from me if Republicans vote to pass the latest 'bipartisan, compromise' piece of crap legislation on immigration. Build the Fence! Secure the Borders! If the GOP can't even TRY to do that, they don't deserve to be in office."

PS. My word verification letters are "skrue", close enough to what this immigration bill will do to us.

Mojo_Risin said...

Before I comment, let me say that I am for securing our borders. It's every country's right and duty to protect its citizens from non-citizens. (I also believe the problem is being overblown, but that's another story.)

But about the fence idea, there was an episode of Penn and Teller's show that discussed the idea. They brought some illegals over and had them build a fence identical to the one being partially built right now along the border. After it was finished, they had the same illegals try to get past the wall over, under, and through it however they could. It took them only a few minutes to do it -- cutting through, climbing over, or digging under.

So the fence is not a very effective idea. We need to come up with a better way to deal with the illegal immigration problem.

Mojo_Risin said...

The quote about the 1000-page bill reminds me of the passage of the Patriot Act, which was rammed through in the same way.

And don't be afraid of an illegal immigrant from Mexico bringing in a nuclear device. We've had plenty of either home-grown (McVeigh) or legally present terrorists (the 9/11 group) that we know by now that terrorism needs to be considered as a separate issue from illegal immigration.

Anonymous said...

The plight of an immigrant father.