Posted by: Scott | Sunday, May 20, 2007

700 Page Amnesty Bill?

If we don’t learn from history, we’re bound to repeat it’s mistakes (or something like that). So, here’s the Senate all ready to take on immigration reform. They got the President to agree with them (though he still remains solid on the no timeline rule for war funding).

We’ve got to enforce our boarder (I believe that was said by then-Gov. Bush). Rush Limbaugh in a special Open Boarder Friday read some quotes from a prominent politician. In case you don’t like the show, you happened to miss it, or you’re from Massachusetts, here they are:

The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society, it will not relax the standards of admission, it will not cause American workers to lose their jobs. (Ted Kennedy, 1965)

This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens, will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this. (Ted Kennedy, 1986)

Now is the time for action: 2007 is the year we must fix our broken system. (Ted Kennedy, 2007)

Wow. Not quite the same view that Teddy Roosevelt had. In fact, I’m not at all thrilled to say that one of the names that appears on the 1986 legislation is from right here in Cody. “Sen. Al” has done some great things, but that bill was not one of them. In a welcome change, Sen’s Enzi and Thomas have yet to be sold on the idea of voting in favor of this.

Out of the ’08 candidates (and potentials) Spkr. Gingrich has come out in opposition, as has Fred Thompson. I think I even saw Romney on the opposing list. Of course Tancredo is against the bill. Not sure about Brownback other than he was in line with Kennedy the last time comprehensive reform was proposed.

Some real irony in this current “fix” in that Sen’s McCain and Kyl, both Republicans of AZ are supporting this. I would think their constituents would be a bit upset about this. Their from Arizona and should know better than to say that it’s all about the guest workers and working with “the other side” to accomplish stuff.

While we’re on “the other side,” where is the Democrats’ concern of undermining years of Senate tradition? For a bill to get to the Senate floor, it goes through committee meetings and such, not a closed-door session in the White House.

Anyway, this bill needs to be opposed. If not for the legal issues, so that America can keep what’s left of her dignity.

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