Saturday, May 19, 2007

A week to save our country

A Week to Save Our Country
Neal Ross
May 19, 2007

Last week, members of the U.S. Senate held a news conference and announced that they had worked towards a compromise and finally had made a deal concerning immigration reform. The usual members of pro immigration lobby were in presence, Senators Kennedy, McCain, Feinstein, and of course their mouthpiece Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.

Although the proposed legislation has the backing of the President, it still has a long uphill battle before it becomes law. It must make it through the House, which is highly unlikely. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has already stated that without 70 Republican votes there will be no immigration reform legislation passed by the House. So this law has a tough road ahead, irregardless, the point is that these Senators, who have ignored illegal immigration for so long, and who have now been pushed into a corner by the publics outrage about the growing numbers and affects of illegal aliens in this country, would make this deal and call it progress. This bill, if it ever becomes law would mean the death of the United States as we know it.

The Senate Majority Leader has already said he hopes for a vote by Memorial Day. The legislation is not even finalized and promises to be at least as long as S. 2611, last years failed attempt at immigration reform. That bill was 700 plus pages. This bill may end up being one thousand pages. How are our Senators to be expected to read a monstrosity that big in under a week?

I am reminded of something James Madison once said, "It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood."

For months now there has been an almost subliminal attempt to prime the American people so that they might accept this bill when it finally came out. Various groups, chief among them the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony, have been trying to play up to our sympathies by stating that this is a matter of compassion. We are being told we should open our arms to the poor of the world and embrace them into our country and communities.
At the same time that Cardinal Mahony has been making these aliens out to be innocent victims, the 2008 Presidential race has been running full swing. Two GOP debates have taken place, and they have been formatted so as not to allow candidates sufficient time to address any issue in depth. This hurts candidates, like Tom Tancredo, who understand the devastating effects of illegal immigration upon our country.

So on the one hand we are being fed feel good gobbly-gook by the Cardinal from Los Angeles, and on the other we are being denied an opposing point of view from people who would rebuke the Cardinal.

As Cardinal Mahony said, we should feel compassion for these illegal aliens. Compassion and charity are commendable features, however they are personal features that each individual should demonstrate due to their beliefs and moral character. To mandate it of the people takes away the blessings and rewards of doing so of your own free will. The same goes for this immigration reform.

This compromise that was reached by our Senators has yet to even be written, and they are expecting a vote on it by next week. That is hardly sufficient time to examine it closely for flaws, and more importantly for its fiscal impact. This amnesty, and make no mistake about it, that is exactly what it is, has been estimated to cost the U.S. taxpayers trillions of dollars to implement.

Although the American people are divided on what exactly to do about illegal aliens, an overwhelming number, almost 80%, are against amnesty. That means we would be forced, not only to accept something we are against, but to pay for it as well with our tax dollars. Thomas Jefferson said, “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” Yet that is exactly what is happening.

In 1970 there were 203 million people in this country and we had reached what is called below replacement fertility. That means that American women were having less than 2.3 children per family. To sustain population growth, for each family there must be enough children born to replace both parents as they die off and add at least one more child as well. Without that fertility rate, the population either stabilizes or decreases.

By the year 2000 the population of Americans had reached about 220 million, but due to immigration the actual number of people in this country was 240 million. By the year 2050, as the baby boomers and some of their children begin to pass away, the population of Americans will begin to decrease from a high of around 250 million in the year 2020, to around 236 million in the year 2050. However the total U.S. population, if we continue with our current path of legal and illegal immigration will be around 420 million. These numbers are directly taken from the U.S. Census Bureau’s mid range projections which were calculated in 2002.

Those statistics show that we are committing cultural suicide in our efforts to show compassion upon the poor of the world. We are slowly but surely giving our country away to foreign born immigrants.

The focus of illegal immigration and the reform of our immigration system has been mostly upon Mexico. That is not to say that there are not illegal immigrants in our country from all over the world, there are. However the focus has been on Mexico. Why else would President Bush speak to the people of Mexico on a recent trip and promise to pass immigration reform legislation? That is where our focus lies, whether it is justified or not. Face it, according to statistics recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population in America grew by 3.6 percent, three times higher than the total population.

What about the rest of the world? Are there not other countries that have poor people needing our compassion as well? There are 4.6 billion people in the world who are even more impoverished than the people of Mexico. At our current rate of taking in about one million immigrants from poor impoverished countries we will have little effect on easing the poverty of the world. Immigration cannot solve the worlds problems with poverty because each year as we take in one million of the poor, these countries add another 80 million to their population by new births. It is exponentially impossible to ease the burden upon these countries by immigration. Therefore compassion is a futile excuse for our immigration policy and any talk of reforming it.

The fact of the matter is this, our elected officials have been negligent, almost criminally so, in their refusal to enforce the immigration laws and policies we already have in place. The American people have been paying the price for their failure and have finally held them to task for their failures. Now in an effort to make it look like they are doing something, they offer us this ‘Grand Compromise’ and expect us to buy it hook, line and sinker.

We were told something very similar in 1986, when President Reagan passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, IRCA. One of the authors of this current legislation, Senator Edward Kennedy, made the following comment about IRCA, "Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on...what the bill will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same..” He is hoping that we will not remember. He is hoping that we will accept the proposal for the death of our country that he and his comrades have come up with.

It is up to each and every one of us to make sure that this compromise does not become law. We need to call our elected officials, day in and day out, for the next week, until their phone lines melt from the volume of calls. We need to make our voices heard with a resounding NO in regards to this compromise which is a slap in the face to every American in this country. If we don’t succeed in stopping this, our country is doomed. It’s your choice. I have called twice this morning and am going to call again and again until they hear me loud and clear. How about you?
1-866-340-9281 Toll Free Number to contact your Representatives.


The Zombieslayer said...

Thanks for publishing the phone number. I've written literally hundreds of letters and/or post cards to Congress and Senators, but never called. I'll do that this week.

The Zombieslayer said...

This is the bulk of the email I sent to Ellen Tauscher:

Please do not give in to this illegal alien amnesty. Illegal immigration is a serious problem in this country. It leads to urban sprawl, horrible schools, and overpopulation. Also, the rich use illegals to undercut the working classes and the middle class. Those are good jobs the illegals took from Americans, jobs I have done in the past. Saying that they are jobs Americans won't do is simply a lie.

Unfortunately, she seems like she's pro-illegal immigration. Man, I wish I was in a position to run against her next election.

The Zombieslayer said...

Oh, forgot to add I'll call her too, as well as our Senators. I'll bug my friends too to get them to do the same.

John said...

Here are a couple of the most outrageous aspects of the new amnesty bill.
Automatic amnesty for the 15-20 million illegal aliens living here today! All they have to do is fill out the paperwork and 24 hours later they are legal.

Cost: $2.5 trillion to the taxpayer—the bill bankrupts the nation.

Thirty to forty million new immigrants in about 8 years.

Four hundred thousand guest workers every year to enter our country, take our jobs, suppress our wages, and burden our communities (and when their visas expire do you think they might join the next wave of illegal aliens).

NO back taxes for amnestied illegals.

NO English requirement for amnestied illegals.

NO medical exams for amnestied illegals.

Absolutely ZERO serious provisions to upgrade border security—our elite do not intend to secure the nation. In fact, buried in the bill is language that expresses the “sense of Congress” that believes the dangerous Security and Prosperity Partnership for North America should “accelerate”! They are trading our sovereignty for the North America Union without the consent of the people.

this last, is no page 210-211 of the draft I downloaded.
I wanted to put these in mainly to point out that the Bush gang wants open borders so they can push through their SPP country giveaway