Thursday, June 28, 2007

FROM TIME TO TIME, REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY WORKS!


Today is a good day for Americans. It is the day when we are reminded that we still can have a say in what happens in our country. The immigration (amnesty) bill is dead! It did not garner the votes necessary to move on, thus killing a bill that would have paved the way for over 12 million illegal aliens to become citizens of our country. This was a bill that, in my opinion, would have been the downfall of America as we know it. The weight and pressure on our society would have been too much to bare. It was a bad bill from the beginning that was supported by the President and Ted Kennedy, as well as John McCain, who will look back and see this as the moment his candidacy was failed.

The good news is not just that the bill failed, but some of the comments as to why, from the wires;

"In debate prior to the vote, Republican opponents of the bill noted the widespread opposition expressed by citizens, including Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina who said "our phones have been ringing off the hook."

"What part of 'no' don't we understand?" he asked. "We need to stop this process that is alienating the American people and enforce the laws on the books."

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said the Senate is "out of touch" with the rest of the country, asserting "this is a vote about whether this body ... will respect the true wisdom and common sense of the American people."

"After the vote, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., issued a statement saying the "demise of the Bush/Kennedy pro-immigration bill affirms that democracy does work when the American people get involved."

"The public should take note of all of those who dismissed their opposition as uninformed skepticism and remind their elected leaders not to underestimate the powerful voice of the American people," the congressman said."

It does pay to make your voice known, well done America, well done! Now we can go back to the common sense approach of enforcing the laws that are on the books, target those businesses that hire illegals, and begin the process of natural attrition that will lead illegals back home!

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pastor tom
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