Friday, June 08, 2007

Crucial test vote on immigration bill fails in Senate

Good job folks. This is the second time that "We the People" stopped legislation that would provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. It should be noted that we shut down legislation that was desired by both a Democrat majority in the Senate and by the Administration. This goes to show that when enough voices are raised in unison, the folks on the hill take notice.

From the Star Telegram:

By Dave Montgomery:

WASHINGTON -- Warnings surfaced throughout the day Thursday that a far-reaching immigration bill was in trouble in the Senate. By late night, prospects for passage collapsed...

...The 627-page bill was taken off the Senate floor at the end of a bitterly contentious day that saw the bill's sponsors desperately trying to resolve differences between Democrats and Republicans over GOP demands to offer additional amendments.

Senators voted overwhelmingly Thursday night against a motion to end debate, prompting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to pull the bill.
The bill has been removed from the Senate floor. This is great news. It is somewhat amazing to me that these Senators (Dem and GOP alike), thought they could get this garbage past us with just a wink and a smile. These long term politicians have absolutely no idea about life in America outside the Beltway. They have no idea about how having 12,000,000+ uneducated invaders who have little or no grasp of the English language and a total disregard for our laws is affecting Middle America. Somehow they believe that with the stroke of a pen they can create a serf class in America, a class of people who will be appreciative of their status in society, and maybe vote for them in the future.

Our representatives on the hill need to be reminded that this is America. America is the land of the free, and the home of the brave. America is not populated by serfs and subject, but by free citizens. Attempting to create a secondary class of citizen, will only cause extreme civil unrest and breakouts of violence of a magnitude potentially greater than the recent riots in France. A restrained and regulated immigration policy was a key factor in building this country during the industrial revolution, and remains an important (if ignored) policy today.

Have the open borders, amnesty granting Senators given up?

...leaders refused to proclaim the bill dead.

...But Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., both expressed hope of resuming work on the bill if they find a way out of the deadlock.

The prospects for reviving and ultimately passing the bill appeared uncertain, but supporters insisted it could be done.

"We're still open for business on this bill," said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., a leading Republican supporter of the measure.

...Supporters on both sides of the aisle insisted that the bill could be resurrected.

"Oh, no, it's not dead," said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican member of the bipartisan coalition.
Our work is not yet done. Until this bill is truly dead, we need to keep pressure on our respective senators.

OBTW: You folks who are represented by the likes of Graham, Specter and McConnell; the rest of us are counting on you to do something about these guys. The next time they are up for re-election, you need to use the primaries to get them the heck out of office.

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