It seems House conservatives have finally grown a spine, blasting the President for his illegal alien backdoor amnesty program, and the Senate for their lax stance on immigration legislation.
All I can say is, Tancredo for President!
"I say let the prisoners pick the fruits," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, one of more than a dozen Republicans who took turns condemning a Senate bill that offers an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants an opportunity for citizenship.
"Anybody that votes for an amnesty bill deserves to be branded with a scarlet letter 'A,'" said Rep. Steve King of Iowa, referring to a guest worker provision in the Senate measure.
My personal favorite for the Republican '08 nomination, Tom Tancredo, broke ranks and criticized Pres. Bush.
"I don't think he's concerned about alienating voters, he's not running for re-election," said Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado. He said Republicans could lose the House and Senate over the immigration issue, and he said of the president: "I wish he'd think about the party and of course I also wish he'd think about the country."
He's right. And Hayworth put it succinctly:"Many of those who have stood for the Republican Party for the last decade are not only angry. They will be absent in November," he said.
Rohrabacher said Americans should be able to "smell the foul odor that's coming out of the U.S. Senate."
Asked a few moments later whether the same odor was emanating from the president, he said, "I have no comment."
Can anyone really blame the American people for their anger? The illegal immigrants who break the law to get here do not assimilate; they refuse to speak English, they don't pay taxes, and they cost an estimated $65 billion dollars to the US each year in social programs, medical care and warehousing them in prisons. I say that for the cost of illegal aliens to this country for just one year, we could afford to protect our boarders, both north and south!
Illegals are crossing our southern boarder at an unprecedented rate. Each minute, four people hop the boarder. That's 225 every hour, 2,700 every day and 1.3 million a year.
Adding insult to injury are the recent comments by Mexican President Vicente Fox, who threatens us every time we so much as think about boarder security.
"I dare say that in 10 years, the U.S. will be begging, will be pleading with Mexico to send it workers," said Fox, who meets with President Bush in Cancun today to discuss what he calls the "migration" problem.
In his March 3 remarks to the BBC, Fox warned that the United States had better take advantage of the Mexican labor pool while it has the chance, because when America starts begging for Mexican workers, "Mexico won't do it because it will have its people employed [here at home]."
"Mexico will level off it's population by year 2030," he explained. "Mexico will never pass 130 - 135 million people and then it will level-off so we won't have that kind of energy that youth, but more so, we will need them here in Mexico to sustain our retirement, pension families which will be many."
Fox opposes any kind of American wishes to protect the boarder militarily, or even the proposed fence building project: "I don't think building a wall or try to take that kind of measure will help the issue. I think we both have the capacity ... give migration a legal form, an ordered flow and a full respect to human rights of everybody."
Really? Then why do Mexican soldiers prevent Central Americans from crossing up into Mexico? Surely you could just give them a form to fill out and send them on their way...
Would you like some more outrage? Then how about the principle of Regan High School, Robert Pambello, who was ordered to remove a Mexican flag on Wednesday. He had hoisted it below the US and Texas State flag to support his predominately Hispanic student body, he says.
He has allowed students to carry about Mexican flags and leave class in protests.
Protests of what? Do they even know what they are protesting, or is this just a convenient excuse to cut class?
Some students want to try to raise the Mexican flag again, but this time, they want it over the Texan flag.
"Just because you're in the country doesn't mean you can't show your culture," said Lewis Ramirez, 16, a sophomore at Reagan High.
A text message sent by an HISD student Wednesday encouraged more walkouts.
Part of it read: "Do ANY of you know how much money our schools make for each student that attends everyday ... Imagine how much money they would lose if we didn't go."
HISD Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra has vowed harsher punishments for students who continue to miss classes to protest.
The 50 Marshall Middle School students who made their way to City Hall on Wednesday, for example, could be suspended for up to three days, officials said.
The district had to spend $5,500 Tuesday to transport 30 busloads of students from City Hall back to Austin, Davis and Sam Houston high schools.
"Any student who engages in this kind of activity today can be suspended for up to three days, and may be removed from school outright," Abbott said. "There also are severe academic consequences."
I wonder if any of them know how much more money the school district will get when they miss class, are denied the opportunity to make up tests and homework (They weren't sick, they skipped!) , fail and are forced to repeat the grade? Seems to me like they get another year's worth of pay...
Just in case there is any doubt as to what is going on in California, I would invite everyone to follow this link...
The Mexica Movement doesn't want to assimilate, to live a peaceful life; they want "occupied Anahuac" back! Sound like anyone else we know...