Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The American Flag Comes Second (and upside down)

I really respect and admire this President. I really do. BUT (and you knew that was coming) this immigration issue rests squarely on his shoulders. The American people have been clamoring about this for a long time. Something MUST be done (and not by Ted Kennedy and John McCain).

It is insulting to hear the President say "jobs Americans won't do". That is just wrong. To ignore this problem until it reaches this level is inexcusable. This situation could have been defused, had the Administration taken action on what we have been saying for a long time.

The House finally did, and then the Senate emasculated the House's bill.

Article IV, Section 4 of the US Constitution says : “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union, a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion”
Section Four also requires the United States to protect each state from invasion, and, upon the application of the state legislature (or executive, if the legislature cannot be convened), from domestic violence. Pursuant to the clause, Congress has authorized the President to call up the state militia to suppress insurrections and repel invasions. [emphasis mine]
Take a read on the vile imagery at Welcome to the Reconquista at Michelle Malkin. Sorry, folks. This is NOT your land!
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the peace treaty that ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). The treaty provided for the Mexican Cession, in which Mexico ceded 1.36 million km² (525,000 square miles) to the United StatesUSD$15 million. The United States also agreed to take over $3.25 million in debts Mexico owed to American citizens. in exchange for

The cession included parts of the modern-day U.S. states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming, as well as the whole of California, Nevada, and Utah. The remaining parts of what are today the states of Arizona and New Mexico were later ceded under the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The treaty was signed by Nicholas P. Trist on behalf of the United States and three plenipotentiary representatives of Mexico on February 2, 1848, at the Villa of Guadalupe (today Gustavo A. Madero, D.F.), slightly north of Mexico City. It was subsequently ratified by the United States Senate on March 10 and by the Mexican government on May 19; the countries' ratifications were duly exchanged on May 30, 1848, at the city of Santiago de Querétaro.

From Newsday
President George W. Bush, who attended a naturalization ceremony in Washington, didn't comment on the Senate bill, but said, "America is stronger and more dynamic when we welcome new citizens."
I hate to break the news to you Mr President, the mess we have now is with illegals! THEY are not citizens and do not intend to assimilate.

Tom Tancredo is pulling the immigration debate to the right—and away from Bush.
Tom Tancredo for President.
As the House and Senate debate the nation's immigration and border-security laws, the four-term Coloradan has positioned himself as the loudest, angriest voice against the estimated 11 million illegal aliens now living in the United States. They are "a scourge that threatens the very future of our nation," he says. He laments "the cult of multiculturalism," and worries about America's becoming a "Tower of Babel." If Republican presidential candidates don't put the problem atop the agenda in 2008, he says he'll run himself, just to force the front runners to talk about it.


Mary Flanagan said...

I am a naturalized American citizen. The only things that I love more than this country are God and my family. My parents & I came to this country in the early 1950s. We were WWII refugees. Yet it took us more than 2 years to get a sponsor, complete all paperwork and work through all the red tape. Once were arrived, we were provided with limited support -- an apartment was paid for by our sponsor for 6 months adn we shared it with another family. My parents were assisted in finding work. We were also told that we were expected to learn the language and culture, and be self-supporting within 6 months. Additionally, we were told that there would be no public support if we were not! This was not unusual. All the immigrants that I knew growing up had this same experience.

Fast forward 50+ years and we have this mess! People pouring across our borders helter skelter. Most of them not giving a hoot about our laws, language and culture. They seem to want to replicate their country of origin. They get upset when they are referred to as "illegal" or that they are criminals. Well, the fact of the matter is, they are both! If you DO NOT enter this country with a passport and visa, you've entered it ILLEGALLY, broken our immigration laws, and are a CRIMINAL.

I find it a grave insult to all the citizens of this country -- native born or naturalized -- and the permanent residents to have President Bush state that the illegals only work jobs that Ameicans refuse to do. That is the MOST IGNORANT statement I've heard in a long time! We are not only willing to perform those jobs, but have been for many years BEFORE the illegals were hired at much lower wages. Maybe President Bush has never srubbed toilets or spread pinestraw in gardens, or watched others children, but I have and so have many, many Americans and legal immigrants.

We don't really need more miimgration laws, what we need is the ENFORCEMENT of the laws already on the books. Only by controlling who enters our country and from where, will we be able to better prevent undesirables -- criminals and terrorists -- from putting us all at risk. We MUST return to a melting pot culture, secure borders, and one official language -- English!

Anonymous said...

This has been a problem for quite a long time. Politians preferred to ignore the problem & of course,some people have made profits off of it.Now it is totally out of hand with so many illegals in the country. Let me stess "illegals", that about says it all. Time to put a stop to it! My parents came from Mexico but legally. It is time to do something about the out of control situation. It can get worse!