Sunday, May 21, 2006

Question Of The Week, 5/21/06

Good morning. I'd decided what this weeks question would be on the 15th or 16th. Since that time I've read what Charley Reese, Allan Ashinoff, Tony Blankley and a lot of others have had to say about illegal aliens and our wide open borders. Now it's your turn. This weeks Question Of The Week is. What did you think of President Bush's speech on immigration reform, do you support or oppose his plan? I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic

6 Comments:

Blogger Stephanie said...

Since I don't expect Bush to be honest on this issue, since he's already sided with his corporate buddies, I really didn't listen to, read or care about his speech. That being said...

I think it is absolutely shameful that any President would use our soldiers as a token political gesture!!!

If he'd actually give our soldiers the power to be useful on our borders, I'd certainly applaud the move even if it was too little too late, but to put them down there and tie their hands!?!

How dare him!?!

...okay, and now I'm going to stop to avoid a very lengthy, very angry rant.

2:11 AM  
Blogger Praguetwin said...

Hubris.

He tried to reach out to the right with soldiers and a partial fence, then he reaches out to the left with a path to citizenship while still giving the corportates their "guest worker program." Most shameful of all is this "virtual border" which amount to another high price-tag entitlement program for defense contractors which is doomed to failure.

So now we are going to throw a bunch of money at a problem without actually solving it.

No provision for going after employers. But we get ReadID and the military gets greater freedom to conduct operations in the border areas.

So basically, loss of civil liberty for Americans, a huge entitlement program for the weapons industry, no real action on the supply-side of the problem (employers) and little connection with any of the major forces on this issue.

Man, just when you think Bush couldn't alienate anyone else....

3:07 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

Mixed.

If he's serious about making sure employers hire only US citizens, that would pretty much solve the problem in the long run.

But the guest worker part chills my blood. It's a morally repugnant idea. Institutionalizing an underclass of low-paid workers is not what America is supposed to be about.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

I totally OPPOSE the President's illegal aliens "plan" for amnesty. He ought to be ashamed of himself for this. If he isn't, I'm ashamed enough of him for ALL of us.

11:04 PM  
Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

Bush is very weak on this issue. I was so angry with him over this in his first term that I wasn't going to vote for him again... then 9/11 happened and he stopped pushing the Mexican agenda.

I don't believe that he has really changed, although it is significant that he actually spoke words to the effect that English should be our official language and that immigrants should learn English. The trouble is, though, that they are simply words. I'll believe that Bush means it when he revokes Executive Order 13166 (issued to ensure that We the People pay to accomodate people who come here to live (and use government services) in their native language). But the point is that until recently, it has been considered to be politically incorrect to demand that newcomers learn our language.

The National Guard's presence on the border is just an attempt by the President to look like he's doing something. They aren't empowered to do anything but observe. They are the Minutemen with air support. Not that the effect of border observers should be underestimated, but they should at least be empowered to engage any armed border-crossers.

1:12 AM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

I got to admit I thought George was starting to do something about the wide opened border. That was before I found out his plan was to have 6,000 National Guard members sit on their thumbs at the border while the illegals continue to sneak in. If they are going to be on the border they should be patrolling it (armed) and have the power to arrest or turn back anyone that tries sneaking in. His guest (temporary) worker program is meant to help American employers get something for nothing. The temporary workers wages will be low enough to make them and their families eligible for food stamps, free meals at school for the kids and free health care. Well it's not really free, you and I (the tax payer) will be paying for it."And temporary workers must return to their home country at the conclusion of their stay." You bet, and we've got how many illegal aliens in this country that we can't find right now? Have you guessed yet? I'm opposed to the Bush plan. I worked on carnivals for several years in the 70's. One of the biggest draws on the midway was any show that involved an illusion. Thats what this is. George hopes you see him solving the wide open border/illegal alien problem, while he picks your pocket.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

12:55 AM  

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