Fred takes another step…a step that NO ONE ELSE running for Prez has taken successfully. We’ll see how this goes.
Archive for June, 2007
This is just wonderful. According to this I am a racist, a nativist, and a brutal child abuser.
Somehow they always seem to wrap up some racism charge into the illegal immigration discussion. I don’t care what race you are, if your first act in my country is to break the law by sneaking into the country, I want you dealt with. If someone robs my home I don’t start an investigation to see if they needed the money before I call the cops and ambulance. Criminals MUST be dealt with according to the law whether they are illegally entering my country or jaywalking and I don’t care if you are hispanic, canadian, haitian, or whatever.
Nativist eh? I guess it’s a terrible horrible thing to take pride in the fact that my family help build this nation starting back in 1690 or so. My family helped form the laws that we live by and we have tried to abide by those laws and expect others to do the same. We have served in almost every major war this country has ever fought. If being proud of all that is a being a “Nativist” then I’m guilty as charged and damned proud of it.
The Crimes says:
The country is changing, but the way it always has, absorbing newcomers, shaping and being shaped by them, inexorably turning them, their children and grandchildren into Americans.
And it’s a true statement. The one thing they leave out is all those good folks from Ireland, Italy, Germany, and all the other nationalities, races, and cultures that make up our melting pot, came in to Ellis Island and other LEGAL ENTRY POINTS to my country. They landed at New York City…not some bayou in Louisiana or swamp in South Carolina. They did it right. More power to them.
I have been harsh with my Senior Senator and the Minority Leader and for good reason I think. He should not have allowed this amnesty bill to see the light of day. When it did and the phones started ringing off the hook in his office with myself and other constituents angry about this madness, he listened and began working to support the rule of law. I’ll still support my Senator…but even if I were still on the fence this statement would sway me:
Republicans who should have been holding their party and the deal together — President Bush, minority leader Mitch McConnell, Senator John Kyl — failed utterly.
If the NY Crimes is against him then he must be doing something right. Give’m Hell Mitch!
Glad to see Senator McConnell now voting on the right side of this issue. After several emails and several more phone calls to his office threatening my support for him if he doesn’t come around…I guess I wasn’t alone.
Senator…I’m still with ya but…as Minority Leader I fully expect you to get your cats well herded up such that they all stand for Sovereignty over Amnesty. We MUST uphold the rule of law and this bill simply doesn’t do that. Bring your cats together or at least make it very public that you are holding folks accountable for their votes…otherwise you go on the bubble for your next Senate run. Ann Northrup will probably run against you in the primary if you do not stand up for the rule of law on this bill. If she does, and you do not, I will support her.
I’m not sure who will run against you on the Democrat side but I suspect Ben Chandler will give it a go. Ben served Kentucky well as Attorney General but I fear that he has drank the Kool Aide of the DNC crowd.
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.–Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.