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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A blogger nail it on immigration

Called as Seen blog has nailed what has made many of us Conservatives as well as others so uneasy as to this immigration debate. His post is another great read and is called Why conservatives are wrong on immigration. I perhap s would have named it why "some" conservatives are wrong on immigration because as I have pointed out a good many conservative are not drinking the Congressman Tom Tancredo koolaid.

Called as Seen hits on some of the policy reasons of why this Tancredo/Buchanan approach is so hard headed. But what I love about his post is it shows why so many Republicans and Conservatives are so upset at how this debate has been handled. Many of us are getting pretty damn tired of being called either in a veiled way or straight out called traitors or sell outsor spineless.

One question he touches on and one that I would like to get some feedback on. I keep hearing American Culture is under attack. Like Called As Seen I find it amazing that this is never really defined. Now I share concerns of assimilation and want a immigration program that does that. However can anyone tell me how this hispanic immigration is any more a danger than the Italian or Irish, or Eastern European migration tha occured last century. In fact the over top rethoric I am hearing at times seems just to be a repeat of what was said last century.

Finally, I am praying and working for Republican victory in 08. However if the Democrats take control of the House, I have to admit it will be hard not to yell "I told you so" at my Republican and conservative comrades. Michael Medved points out what should be obvious to everyone as the poilitics of this immigration debate. He says :"new Democratic Congrss would be far more accomodating to the open-borders extremists than even earned-legalization Republicans like Bush and McCain. A new Congress could pass immigration reform that's far more generous to illegals (who the Dems view as their future supporters) than anything in the reviled current Senate bill. And once Democrats authorize automatic (or very easy) legal status for twelve million illegals, its virtually impossible to undo the damage".

So yeah there are a lot of high fives going on over the defeat of comprehensive reform among the Tancredo bunch. However, may I suggest some people will wish they would have compromised with those of us that agreeded with the Hardliners on 70 to 80 percent of what they said and wanted(See Cannon and Mike Pence) . It would have been better for the country and better for the party if a compromise could have been had. I fear that this supposed victory of derailing Comprehensive reform is in fact in the long run a grand disaster.


3 Comments:

Blogger SJ Reidhead said...

Yep.

The Pink Flamingo

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few of the many, many reasons why today's immigration is different from (and more dangerous than) the Irish, Italian, or E. European waves of the 1800s-1900s: First, much of todays is ILLEGAL. The fact that the very first act of these people is breaking our laws is not a good sign. Secondly, the sheer numbers are beyond what previous waves were; look at the Census projections. We English-speaking Americans will be a minority or our kids and grandkids will. Will America be as prosperous and successful and livable when that happens? Or will it be more like Mexico, given that Hispanics will be the dominant group?
Third, the previous generations never wanted to make America a bilingual nation. Fourth, no other group of immigrants thought that they were the rightful owners of this country, as the Mexicans do. Fifth, the earlier immigrants wanted to be Americans; they did not have a grudge and an attitude. Sixth, the earlier immigrants had to be self-supporting: there was no welfare state to make them dependent. And despite all the 'hard-working immigrant' stories, a lot of them are receiving aid.
I could go on, but that's a start. All it takes is a look at numbers, statistics, facts, and news stories. I'd rather not roll the dice with the future of my country, like the 'amnesty' crowd wants to.

2:47 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

”Liberals and respectable conservatives say there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.”

“The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.”

“Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.”

“What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?”

“How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?”

“And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?”

“But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.”

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white racists.

http://the-turning.blogspot.com/

9:56 AM  

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