Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Someone out there besides me...

...must have been emailing, mailing, and telephoning complaints into their senators and congressmen. I say so because I just read this at FoxNews.com:

"WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to require Americans to show proof of citizenship in order to vote, and the Senate moved to build a 700-mile fence along the Mexican border as Republicans sharpened attacks on illegal immigration before the midterm elections.
The 228-196 House vote on a new photo ID plan and the Senate's consideration of the fence were both part of a get-tough policy on illegal immigrants that Republicans have embraced after Congress' failure to agree on broader legislation that would set a path for undocumented workers to attain citizenship." (found at http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,214757,00.html)

Yes folks, it appears as the time get closer and closer to that magic day called election day, those in the Senate who seek our votes have decided to change their tune somewhat, and apparently are moving closer toward voting for the 700 mile border fence that the House of representatives has been seeking all along. Hopefully this will not compromise other get tough on illegal alien legislation that was sought in the house bill. We not only need the fence, we need tougher immigration laws targeted at preventing illegal aliens from overrunning out borders, we need tougher laws and tough enforcement of laws to get the illegals out of the country, and we need more sensible laws about legal immigration, laws that are fair and equitable to those of all friendly nations, and not just laws that allow millions of illegal alien Mexicans to somehow get preferential treatment mainly because they came here in violation of our laws in greater number than others due to the ease for them to enter along our southern border.

Don't stop hammering your elected officials in Congress with those emails, letters, and phone calls though, because you surely don't want them to grant any sort of amnesty to those whose first act on our soul may well have been a crime in that it was their illegal entry into our. We need to get rid of the illegal aliens, not keep them here and reward them with citizenship. Then we need to reward those immigrants who came here legally with citizenship, and we need to reward those still waiting to come with legal entry into our great land. Folks we should want those who wait to come here legally to come here, and we should want to get rid of those who are way to willing to commit a crime to do so. It just makes darned good sense.

Hugo Chavez may have been right...

...about one thing he mentioned in his speech at the United Nations as reported by FoxNews.com @
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,214709,00.html

Now before you get your panties all twisted into a wedgie, and start to think that I am agreeing with his ultra leftist/communistic anti-American rhetoric, that is not it at all. The thing I agree with on, whole heartedly by the way, is that he reportedly said 'the UN is deceased'. Beyond that I sure don't agree with him on all that much. If it is deceased then it must be not more than a useless carcass, and I say let's get rid of it. There is, in that light, one other thing on which I agree with him. I agree with him that the UN was formed to put the post WWII world into a check and balance sort of system, to reign in the USSR (for those of you who failed history lessons that would be the Soviet Union, the country now replacing that one on the security council is Russia) and China in our view, and to do likewise with us in their views. That is not necessary in the same way it was back then. So I think we ought to give him what he wants. We should let all the little countries, all the medium countries , and all the big countries in the UN have equal votes. Then we should pull out and evict there butts from the USA. Along with that of course would be our ceasing to fund anything to do with the UN. It would be fun to watch them squabble in squalor in a country like Haiti as opposed to squabbling in the posh luxuries of which they are afforded in New York City. Really now, it is time for us to get out of it, and to get it out of the USA. We need to tell the UN to take a hike.