I have been a supporter of President Bush since he was nominated by the party over seven years ago. He was certainly a better choice than either of the Democrats running, and I have generally agreed with his policies.
I support the war on terror and the war in Iraq, and I believe that we need to wipe out what people call Islamic extremism but what is really mainstream Islam. I have, however, disagreed with him on several issues, and the most important one is illegal immigration.
The President of the United States does not have a clue when it comes to immigration and securing our borders against an invasion from the south. President Bush, along with several Republicans, has sided with Ted Kennedy in supporting an amnesty bill that will ruin this country. I would have thought that these people in DC would have learned from the last two Kennedy-sponsored amnesty bills that were touted as the end to illegal immigration but ended up giving us more illegals than before. They can deny that it is amnesty and point to sanctions, but those sanctions will soon disappear, and we will be left with millions of freeloaders who suck up resources and bring us down. One only needs to look at what they did to Mexico and what they have done to the towns they have taken over in the US to know that things will get worse, not better.
President Bush is out on the trail trumping up this bill and trying to tell people why they should support it. I believe that President Bush has always wanted a way to grant millions of illegals amnesty and to allow them to live here and sponge off the taxpayers in this country, and now that the Democrats are the majority he has the forum in which to do it. He has been beaten up so badly over the past six years that I believe he is willing to do anything to pass this so that he will have some sort of legacy. Believe me when I tell you that the legacy will be of a failed presidency and the ruination of America if he has his way. The problem with those in DC is that they do not listen to the majority of people in this country who do not support this bill. They just feel that we do not understand. Here is what the President had to say: "Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don't like," the president said. "If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it.
"You can use it to frighten people," Bush said. "Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all." Breitbart
Mr. President, I have the utmost respect for you and the office you hold, but you are dead wrong on this. What is right for America is to close our borders and not reward those who came here illegally. I don't care how many fines you levy, I don't care what you call it, and I don't care how much so-called bipartisan support you claim to have, this is wrong and it rewards illegal behavior. It also cheapens the efforts and sacrifices of those who did all the right things and came here legally and who we welcome with open arms. It tells the world that America has laws that it does not enforce, and that it is OK to do what you want here and you will be rewarded.
I am willing to bet that any people, citizens or not, who showed up at the White House uninvited and acted like they were entitled to live there would be arrested. They would be perceived as a threat and they would be prosecuted accordingly. Well, Mr. President, America is our White House and people are coming into it all the time and they are uninvited. Instead of doing the same thing to them that you would do to a trespasser at the White House, you are telling them that it is OK and they will be rewarded.
American citizenship is one of the most cherished things a person can achieve. Many of us were blessed by the grace of God to be born in the United States but many people risk their lives and spend their life's savings to come here legally and do things the right way. When the first act a person does in this country is to break the law, that person is not worthy of citizenship.
Mr. President, the majority of Americans who oppose this amnesty know what is right for America and want to do the right thing. That right thing is to toughen our immigration laws so that merely being here illegally is a felony and we want law enforcement to work together to capture and deport or jail (depending on other potential crimes) those who are here illegally. The horror of 9/11 happened in part because law enforcement agencies were not allowed to work together.
The way immigration is set up, sir, law enforcement is not allowed to work together to get illegals out and keep them out. Instead of deporting or locking up illegals, you are locking up border patrol agents who are doing their jobs. To add insult to injury, you are giving the real criminals amnesty. We Americans also know that closing our borders is the right thing to do and that no solution to this problem will ever work until we accomplish this. We also know that Ted Kennedy does not have the best interests of America at heart and he has taken us down this road before, only to put us on a path to slow death by infiltration. Death is what you get when you let Ted Kennedy drive.
Today is Memorial Day, a day when we honor those who gave their lives in defense of this country. Those brave men and women are spinning in their graves at the thought that they gave their lives to defend this nation only to have politicians in DC give it away. They must be heartbroken that this country is being overrun and will be taken over without a shot ever being fired.
If you listen carefully on a quiet night, Mr. President, you can hear the tears of those interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Our war dead weep for this once great nation and the inability of its leaders to protect what they willingly died to preserve. Considering their fate, who can blame them for expecting more from our leaders?
As an American citizen I am entitled to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Consider this petition an exercise of my First Amendment rights. I encourage others to exercise this right as well.Powered by Sidelines