Sunday, May 20, 2007

Question Of The Week, 5/20/07

Good morning. If you didn't hear President Bush's weekly radio address on comprehensive immigration reform you can read it here. This weeks Question Of The Week is. What is your opinion of the Senates immigration reform bill? I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

Thanks go to:
The White House

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

4 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

President Bush makes the bill sound good; then again, even in his days as governor of Texas, he was soft on immigration. That was the one issue which almost kept me from voting for him in 2000.

I thought that, after 9/11, he'd "get it" as to how immigration poses a threat to our national security. Apparently not.

HERE is a brief summary of the salient points of the bill. Again, some of the points sound excellent. But consider this: already we're not enforcing the present immigration laws. Just how is this new law going to be any more enforceable?

The oft-cited figure of $5000 doesn't begin to address the costs which illegals have inflicted on American citizens, particularly with regard to education and health care. Furthermore, in Farmers Branch, Texas, right now, a law prohibiting renting residences to illegals--a sane law, IMO--is being challenged as violating the civil rights of illegal immigrants. Excuse me, but I thought that civil rights were for citizens.

I see this present bill which has emerged from the Senate with GWB's blessing as dressed-up amnesty, replete with pie-in-the-sky wording. And from what I've been reading on the web, a lot of other people feel the same way. The Dems love the bill because, looking down the road, they see naturalized citizens voting the Democratic Party line. I think that's exactly what's going to happen; typically, unskilled-labor immigrants vote for the party which gives them entitlements. Skilled-labor immigrants are a different matter and tend to vote more conservatively.

To put my opinion another way, I see this bill as the equivalent of Rome's giving all the benefits of citizenship to the Visigoths, who didn't give a hoot about Rome's legal system.

I highly recommend reading Victor Davis Hansen's Mexifornia. That book provides a look into the future for all of America--not just for the valley about which Hansen was writing at the time. He fully explains the traps we've fallen into, in the name of human rights. We are, in effect, creating a slave class, a slave class of immigrants and their descendants.

2:42 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

I'am late again. When I got home from work Monday night I was having back problems again (I still hurt) and I was tired so I went to bed. When I got up this morning I had to get the lawn mowed before it rained or the code enforcement officers ticketed me. Saint Joseph, Missouri's code enforcement officers take their work very serious. We should put them to work on our immigration problem.

"What is your opinion of the Senates immigration reform bill?" Part of it doesn't sound to bad but chances are most of our Senators won't take the time to read it. I'am not so sure they plan on ever enforcing it if it is passed anyway. I found several places in the bill that read, "subject to the availability of appropriations". I have a feeling that when the time comes to enforce anything in this bill our Senators will vote no to appropriating the necessary funds. It does to much to grant rights to illegal aliens and to little to get them out of the country.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

David,
Much of the bill is indeed underfunded or not funded at all. What kind of law is that?

Officers really enforce mowing the lawn? Sheesh! It's the lawn police! Northern Virginia is bad about lawn maintenance, but not THAT bad.

Back trouble is the pits! Anyone who's never had the problem doesn't have a clue as to how miserable an aching back is. I overdid my back today when I bought a new color printer--there was nobody at the store to help me get it into the car. I'm hoping that a whirlpool bath tonight will reduce the back pain and restore some feeling in my left foot.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

I love President Obama than President Trump

2:43 AM  

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