On the matter of illegal immigration, Republicans have been taking a lot of flak for the RINOs in the Senate who seem willing to give away the store. Because of this, the Republican Party is split. Meanwhile, the Democrats have been doing the "dog in the manger" thing, sitting back and letting the Republicans fight it out. Democrats are content to see the dissension in the enemy ranks and figure they can just wait around and see them self-destruct.
However, 82% of Democrats voted against the 2006 House bill, which was long on border protection, (building a wall), and punishing those who aid and abet illegals. The Republicans in the House, on the other hand, voted 92% in favor of the tough 2006 House bill. In effect, what the Democrats were saying was that they would not restrain illegal immigration in any meaningful way. They take the attitude of “come one, come all, and we will provide all the benefits the American citizens now enjoy”.
Their traditional giveaway policies seem not to be doing them much good right now. Their approval rating is down to as low as 14%. When they took over the Congress from the Republicans they were jubilant, thinking they had a mandate to push through all their pet projects. They did not “get it”. Voters did not so much like Democrats than they disliked the policies of the Republicans. Figuring prominently is illegal immigration.
The Democrats’ record on illegal immigration and the giving of amnesty to millions of illegals is dismal. The latest Senate bill was amnesty and 46 senators voted for it. Only 12 of those voting for it were Republicans. The remaining 34 voting for amnesty were Democrats.
This overwhelming support by Democrats goes against their long avowed concern for the most vulnerable among us. It also ignores the damage it is doing to at least two of its most loyal constituencies: labor unions and African-Americans.
Some labor unions have supported illegal immigration in the hope that the illegals would end up in their unions. More dues...more power. However, in doing so they allow illegal labor to compete with existing union members and bring down the wages of all. They have chosen sides against their loyal, dues paying members in favor of those who have broken into the country and will work for a lot less than union wages.
One of those unions is the powerful AFL-CIO, which states that it makes no difference between illegal aliens and American citizens. Along with the Democrat Party, the AFL-CIO’s slogan seems to be “no illegal alien left behind”.
Another issue the unions must address is the push for a North American Union (NAU). Either most are unaware of this attempt, which is being made out of the sight of citizens, and even the Congress, or they are complicit. Mexican trucks will soon be coming deep into the heartland of the U.S., whereas before they were only allowed into limited areas. The truckers being affected are trying to stem this invasion of truckers, who mostly don’t speak English and whose trucks will not be subject to the inspections and rules our government lays down for our own truckers.
We can expect more highway deaths and a lot more pollution, due to trucks that are not held to the same emission standards as are domestic trucks. Our highways and roads will become more crowded. This move to allow Mexican trucks free reign over our highways prepares the way for more traffic and the implementation of several “super” highways envisioned by those who gave us NAFTA. Maps of the proposed highways show routes going from inside Mexico to the interior of Canada, through our heartland.
While some of the truckers’ unions and independent truckers are fighting these developments, other unions seem not to have taken notice. The maps show the proposed routes going through the interior of the U.S. and bypassing the Western ports. This means that the on-and-off loading of freight will not be done in those ports by longshoremen. Several thousand well-paid longshoremen will see their jobs go out of existence. It will be cheaper to pay non-union workers to usher all freight through the middle of the U.S.
To see the proposed routes, consult maps found here: StoptheNorthAmericanUnion. com
Where are the Democrats?
There are persistent reports of gang fights among blacks and Hispanics, especially in the inner cities. One voice speaking out is the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson.
As reported in WorldNetDaily.com, dated August 21, 2007, Reverend Peterson issued the following statement outlining this troubling trend:
“Have you heard that black Americans are under attack by Hispanic gangs from coast to coast? If you did hear it you didn’t hear it from a black leader.
....The ethnic cleansing of blacks from lower-income neighborhoods by Hispanic gangs and illegal aliens is a growing phenomenon. Here are some recent cases from California:
Since July 2006, there have been 12 shootings targeting blacks in Canoga Park, prompting local police to issue warnings this week for black residents to be wary:
The latest victim was Nickson Gilles, a college football star who had his dreams shattered after being shot in the neck and eye by members of the Canoga Park Alabama gang - one of L.A.‘s most dangerous gangs.
In December, a Hispanic gang killed 14-year-old Cheryl Green as she stood outside a friend’s house in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles.
In November, three Hispanic gang members received life in prison for crimes that included the murder of two black men and conspiracy to intimidate black residents in Los Angeles.
And last August, four Hispanic gang members were convicted of engaging in a six-year conspiracy to assault and murder blacks in Highland Park.
Hispanic gangs are also assaulting blacks in the schools and prisons.
…… Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP, Newark Mayor Booker, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa work to promote the false illusion that blacks and Hispanics are united, while they continue to ignore the cold reality that blacks are being targeted daily..
If blacks were under this kind of attack from whites, these same hypocrites would be marching in the streets”.
Reverend Peterson is right to ask where the self-proclaimed leaders of blacks are as this population is under attack from some Hispanics, undoubtedly some illegal aliens among them.
But what about the party that professes to always protect blacks? Will they continue to take these loyal voters for granted as they court a new ethnic group of voters?
Barbara regularly writes for CapitolHillCoffeeHouse. She also appears in California Chronicle, Border Patrol, and Citizens Caucus. Her primary interest is illegal immigration, but she writes about other subjects as well.
Barbara lives in a large city on the West Coast. Her loyalties are with God, family, country, heritage and borders.
She enjoys music, painting, poetry and song writing.