George Bush, claiming the high profile arrests of a minute fraction of illegal aliens and their criminal employers prove his unwavering commitment to the enforcement of our laws, now feels it’s time for his comprehensive amnesty legislation to move towards enactment.
”Over the past year, I believe we have shown the American people that there is a strong commitment to the rule of law, and I think members of Congress are now feeling more comfortable that the country is committed to rule of law.” says the President.
True enough, the country is committed to the rule of law. But if the last seven years are any indication, and they are, it is uncertain if either the Congress or this President is comfortable with that commitment.
Nonetheless, this president is convinced his commitment to our laws and our security is beyond doubt.
For George Bush, it’s Mission Accomplished. Time to put on a uniform and look tough for the cameras again.
Apparently this president thinks the American people will buy into his latest PR campaign.
Except no one really believes that Bush and his Fedralis are interested in enforcing our immigration laws.
Not the chamber of Commerce, not Ramos and Compean, not Ray Barletta, not LULAC, not the never-going-to-be-president Bill Richardson who insists the Congress “get rid” of a US-Mexico border fence that will never be built, not the tens of thousands of Americans who have lost loved ones or been victims of illegal alien murderers, pedophiles and drunk drivers, not the nanny or the gangbanger or the gardener.
And especially not Elvira Arellano, hiding behind her kid while hosting Mexican dignitaries in a ghetto storefront in Chicago. In fact, the Chicago City Council recently presented Arellano with a copy of a resolution sent to the president calling for him to “ issue and executive order to cease and desist in the execution of all raids and deportations that do not relate to our national security or to criminal activity until comprehensive immigration reform is completed and to suspend immediately all deportations of parents with U.S. citizen children and to specifically release those now held in custody in the Chicago Metropolitan area on their own recognizance”
This is an interesting development in light of Judicial Watch’s “open records lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department related to the department’s (sanctuary) policies concerning illegal immigration” (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Chicago Police Department, #06CH28084) Parenthesis mine.
And whom is the president counting on to do the heavy lifting in the passage of this comprehensive immigration reform? “…Senator Kennedy is one of the best legislative senators there is,” Mr. Bush said. “He can get the job done…”
Well, Mr. Kennedy certainly did a job on the NSEERS program didn’t he?
Initiated in 2002, the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) required foreign visitors from 25 countries to register, in person, with the USCIS after 30 days in country, notify that agency of any changes of address, jobs or schooling within 10 days and be present for an interview upon leaving the country. Failure to comply with any or all of these requirements could result in deportation or imprisonment. The NSEERS program was responsible for stopping over 300 known foreign criminals and three al qaeda terrorists from entering our country.
Clearly the injustice of depriving foreign criminals and terrorists the right to enter the United States was too much for Kennedy and so, he did what he had to do. He slipped a provision de-funding the program into a McCain-Kyl amendment that was part of a Senate omnibus appropriations bill in 2003.
That particular effort proved unsuccessful however.
One would think the fact that Kennedy and Bush have joined in an unholy alliance might prove the old adage, “Politics makes strange bedfellows”, but these two are not so dissimilar. In fact these two men are drawn together by their individual acts of cowardice, their privileged circumstances that deemed those acts insignificant, and the consequential desire to destroy a culture and a people they cannot understand and have no regard for.
Black’s Law Dictionary defines a Republic as “a commonwealth: the form of government in which the administration of affairs is open to all the citizens…”
The framers of the Constitution guaranteed us a Republic. If the above definition is accurate, and I believe it to be so, then we have strayed from that path. The administration of our affairs is most emphatically not open to all citizens.
How can it be when cowards do their work in the shadows and our elected representatives look the other way?
This talk of comprehensive amnesty and sham enforcement can conceivably go on till the ’08 election and beyond.
But the fact is that more and more illegals enter the country all day and all night, every day and every night. As a result of that never ending flood, the devastation and violence, the destruction of those things we hold dear accelerates while our representatives do nothing or actively prevent American citizens from defending themselves.
Bush and Kennedy both know they don’t need an amnesty program to achieve their aims. All our elected officials need do is convince the rising tide of illegals that our political class, unlike the racist American citizens, welcomes the illegals with open arms and generous benefits.
But why would illegal aliens need the promises of pandering white politicians when they (the illegals) are taking exactly what they want with little or no resistance?
Offering a thing that belongs to you to someone who is actively taking that thing from you isn’t an offer; it’s surrender.
And isn’t that, in the end, what cowards do best?
David Tatosian is a Capitol Hill Coffee House staff writer.
Kennedy and NSEERS