(If you don't want to read my whining about political things, just scroll to the bottom of the post for the pictures.)
I have really been holding back on political things lately. It’s as if, a while back, something snapped in me and I haven’t had the compulsion that I once used to get to write about political things.
One of the main reasons for this, the Republican party, which for the past x number of years has been the only reasonably conservative party in the country with any hope of winning and holding offices in national elections, has been behaving and voting much as the Democrats do, who are typically liberal.
Despite some of what passes for vehemence out of my mouth, or fingers as it were, I don’t hate Democrats or liberals. I disagree with many of their political positions, but who cares besides me? I’m one of 300 million citizens in America, I read, watch, and learn, and when the time comes I vote.
I agree with conservatives much of the time, so I tend to come down on the side of Republicans.
But the recent issues with the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” has taught many Americans, including me, that our Congress and Senate and current President don’t have a clue where the majority of Americans stand on what this bill meant.
I heard, time and again, Washington big-wigs shouting into microphones how this bill wasn’t amnesty. That just proved to those of us with half a brain that they have some sort of disease that happens inside the Washington, D.C. beltway, where the people there begin to truly believe what the lobbyists tell them.
It was really simple to about 250 million or so of the 300 million Americans that opening a path for illegal aliens to be granted full rights of citizenship which didn’t entail them getting out of here and getting to the back of the line behind those honest souls who are trying to be here and become citizens legally is nothing other than amnesty.
There’s simply no other way to view it with any credible reasoning.
But that’s the problem. That’s just the way I feel. That’s my reasoning. I do feel gratified that so many millions of other Americans felt this way and made so many phone calls and emails to their Congressmen and Senators that the phone system was overloaded, and enough people took notice of this to vote correctly on this immigration bill, but enough voted for it and castigated the people of America for being against it that I’m appalled and afraid something similar might be resurrected and slipped through the process without our awareness.
My $0.02 is simply that if we did two things, we could empty this country of illegal aliens and halt future flows of them:
1. Take away the business licenses of companies the KNOWINGLY hire illegal aliens. Shut ‘em down.
2. Turn the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or whatever it’s called these days, loose to enforce current laws, and do the same with the U.S. Border Patrol, quit chopping them off at the knees and let them protect our borders.
Would there still be millions of problem situations? Sure, but it’s a start.
All I know is, if we keep on like we are, we’re eventually going to let in a suitcase atomic bomb that will be detonated and kill millions. Heck, it might already be here.
But we have to stop the unguarded flow of people into America across all of our borders, and we need to elect officials who agree that this needs to be done and that are willing to take this hard road to protect America’s future.
Just let the people who are theoretically hired to stop the influx of illegal aliens across our borders, all of the borders, and that will go a long way to making America safer.
America is built on the shoulders of people who were LEGAL immigrants, or descendants thereof. No one wants to stop immigration. No one hate immigrants.
We just want illegal immigration stopped before it causes the collapse of our government due to the weight they put onto government handout programs and medical programs for poor CITIZENS.
We want our borders sealed and protected to let in and out only legal immigrants and travelers, and to protect this country from the next 9/11 type attack.
Is this too tough a stance. Am I being too cruel here?
If so, lets first close the borders. Shut all of them down to just the legal commerce and immigration and travel that should be happening. Totally clamp down, absolutely as hard as possible on all illegal alien entry into the U.S.
Then once that is done, we can debate on what to do about the illegal aliens that are here now.
But the first priority HAS TO BE to stop the arterial hemorraging that are our borders.
And another thing...
Why are the liberals in America getting their panties in such a wad over President Bush commuting Scooter Libby's sentence. Actually, I'm not a fan of his, but like it or not, it's within the Presiden't power to do so. And I mean within powers that the original framers of our country like John Adams thought important enough to make sure the President had them at his disposal. President Clinton used his powers to pardon and conservatives cried like crack babies, now President Bush commutes a sentence and Bush Derangement Syndrome has the left leaners doing the same.
Come on. Really. Scooter Libby is nobody.
We all know that Richard Armitage was the person who told reporters that the non-covert Valerie Plame worked for the CIA.
By the most basic logic, if she was really a covert agent, and Richard Armitage admitted to telling reporters that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA, then why didn't the special prosecutor go after Armitage?
I'll tell you why. Valerie Plame wasn't covert, at the VERY LEAST, not in a way that makes Armitage's exposure of her a crime. If she was legally considered covert, we know who outed her, and it wasn't Scooter Libby. It was Richard Armitage.
If laws were broken regarding Valerie Plame, then why hasn't Richard Armitage even been indicted and brought before a grand jury?
Again, because no crime was committed, because if there was, we know who did it. If there was a crime committed in this, then Richard Armitage, the admitted "leaker" would be under arrest and either in a trial or waiting on his trial to start.
And again, Scooter Libby is a nobody as far as the whole Valerie Plame brouhaha is concerned. Plus he's still facing a quarter of a million dollar fine. That would scare me personally just as bad as the thought of prison. Plus, as of now, the perjury conviction is still a felony on his record. That's heavy stuff folks.
Was I repetitious enough there to get my point across?
OK, OK, I’ll shut up now.
How about a couple of purdy pictures after all of that nastiness?
Both of these were taken at Sebastian Inlet State Park, about 25 miles south of where we live, and out on the barrier island we call beachside.