Saturday, September 30, 2006

Fence Reid Out

Once again, Democrats on the Hill have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!

"With Senate Vote, Congress Passes Border Fence Bill."

"The Senate gave final approval last night to legislation authorizing the construction of 700 miles of double-layered fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border, shelving President Bush's vision of a comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigration laws in favor of a vast barrier." (WaPo)

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) said, "Fortifying our borders is an integral component of national security, we can't wait."

True. They can't wait because the Senate is about to adjourn and won't meet again until after the November elections... but, they did respond to the U.S. electorate demanding action. Election-driven action aside, the GOP recognized the will of the VOTERS, not of the illegal aliens.

On the other hand, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) "taunted Bush for laying out an expansive vision of immigration reform, only to cave 'to the radical anti-immigration right wing of his party.' "

Really. "Tin Ear" Reid is once again leading the Democratic party into the desert of arid liberalism. I can hear his cymbals and drums clacking in the far distance while the symphony of victory is reaching a crescendo in the GOP camp.

According to poll after poll, the vast majority of U.S. voting citizens are angry about the invasion of our country by millions of illegal aliens, and they want the borders secured, NOW!

Meddling Mexico, the Catholic Church and other detractors say the fence isn't feasible. Maybe. But the actions of the GOP-led Congress to DO something about the border and thus stem the flow of illegal aliens is a sure-fire winner with the electorate.

And, while 26 Democrats did join the Republican chorus approving the bill, the loud off-key dissing by Reid is what many voters hear and will remember.


Anonymous said...

Right! Now we've got to:

Now we’ve got to:

**expand the number of cities and towns across the country that are passing Hazleton-like laws making life very tough for illegals to live in their towns (already happening)

**push for more of the border to be walled (likely to happen when certain non-walled-off areas become hotspots)

**change the perverse interpretation of the 14th amendment that gives anyone born here, even illegally, U.S. citizenship

**deport criminal illegal aliens

**crack down on employers who hire illegals

**train local law enforcement in deportation proceedings (already happening, e.g. Herndon and Manassas, Va.)

Once we do these six things — none of which are very expensive or difficult to so — I predict we’d cut our illegal population down from about 18 million (don’t believe that 11.5 million # they’re always throwing out!) to about 4 or 5 million. Then we’ll be a country again. Si se puede!

Anonymous said...

"Doing something" is not what the nation needs right now. I would not be so quick to "ring a cymbal of victory," especially for an obvious political stunt.

Our immigration problems today date back to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the work of Republican Senator Alan Simpson. Those measures, which included beefing up border security, have made the undocumented problem worse, not better.

A border fence is likely to do what past border enforcement policies have already done: increase the number of undocumented people in the U.S. by encouraging the ones that are here to stay put. When the border is easier to cross, many undocumented workers do what they prefer: work in the U.S. for a while, then go back home. When they are less likely to go home, they're more likely to set down roots, and settle permanently.

Congratulations. Inane legislation like this is what happened to your country, and with your support, no less.