The Senate is introducing an Amnesty bill (our local newspaper headlined it today with a photo of waving American flags, extolling 'the American dream'). This from Tea Party C.C.: 'Senate Bill S-1: Immigration Reform Bill' posted by Nat'l Director Dee on Jan. 29.
I am glad to know, from the Comments threads to the story, that I am not the only one in the country disgusted with this move. Further comment at the bottom. But first:
Reply by Stan Stanfield 2 seconds ago
Nonsense, nonsense, nonsense. You do not solve a problem by giving in to it. That just encourages more of the same.
NO AMNESTY. Our sympathy should be with those erstwhile immigrants who have dutifully waited their turn to come to our country and become part of our culture, sharing our values. One of those values unfortunately - a willingness to lend a hand in need - has been abused and made a mockery of. So: (1) NO MORE FREEBIES FOR ILLEGALS. Nothing to encourage them to sneak into the country. No medical support, no education for their children, no welfare of any kind. (It's primarily up to the States to implement this; let your state representatives know your feelings on the subject: that you're mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.) (2) A harsher crackdown on employers who employ illegals. Meaningful fines, and including possible imprisonment. (3) Anybody who is on welfare needs to become available for agricultural work, or off the dole.
The word will get out that Uncle Sugar is no longer waiting for illegals with a handout; that they can wait their turn, like all potential good citizens have, and had, to. America should no longer be a soft touch. Period.
And let's get the RINOs out of Congress to prove it. And out of our state legislatures. Grrrrr............
Reply by Dennis J Berg 7 hours ago
Why not take the future voter factor out of this Amnesty bill and all others ? As Rush limbaugh suggested, if they made it so no illegal could vote for 25 years after being be granted permission to be here, all support by these "caring" politicians and "humanitarians" would disappear instantly.
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Nonsense. The libs would just sneak them onto the voter rolls like they already do.
The answer is to be harder-nosed than this. It needs to be immigration 'reform' across the board. As I have addressed just below [here, posted above].
Either we're serious about this matter. Or we're not, and it just slips through the cracks again. It's time to take the bull by the horns and wrestle it to the ground. Instead of just waving it on through, again and again and again. NO COMPROMISE WITH WHAT IS WRONG. IT'S TIME TO STAND STRONG WITH WHAT IS RIGHT.
Reply by Grace Polaris 10 hours ago
Summation of the new bill : Screw the American people, we are going to give millions of illegals Amnesty and YOU are going to pay for them.
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I'm afraid that that indeed seems to be the attitude of Obama & his wrecking crew (including RINOs). The attitude of 'entitlement'. Arrogance to an extreme. So the battle is being joined in a big way now. And therefore it needs to be dealt with in a big way, now.
By such measures as opting out. Research how to keep your employer from taking out the federal income tax part of your paycheck. There is a form involved. It's perfectly legal; you just let your employer know by it that you will take care of your tax matters/responsibilities as a good citizen yourself. And then stamp your paycheck with a formal notice that you have not been paid in real dollars (which has a legal definition involving gold or silver), so you have not been provided with a real income. Ergo: no income for the federal govt. to tax. (The 16th Amendment is illegal anyway; it was never properly ratified. but that's a whole 'nother story.)
Whatever form your tax resistance takes: It's time to Starve the Beast. And let your Congresscritters know that you damn well won't take it anymore. How dare they allow your money to be taken from you and given to people who won't look after themselves, take responsibility for themselves, learn to take responsibility for their own actions. There is some legitimate 'welfare' need out there. But not to the extent that it has grown to. It's time for one clear message to the federal behemoth: You've gone too far.
I do lose it sometimes, slip back into the illusion; take sides. But I get so angry when people are made (and in their minds) wards of the state - and especially when it's on purpose. Not just to corral votes, from a permanent voter bloc. But in order to collapse the system. And thus destroy the true American dream - of a free people, living a virtuous life, in harmony with their highest aspirations. Yes yes; the dream has been perverted. But it could have been rectified.
How satisfying it would have been, to have the experiment in self-governance end on a high, positive note. Instead it seems to be ending on a terribly dark and muddled note.
I am not a happy camper, just now.