Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Daily Rant

We as Americans are politically lazy; we don’t vote in primaries, we don’t vote in elections, we don’t go out on the campaign trail, and we don’t contribute money to candidates. But, not all political activities are difficult or time consuming. In fact, emailing your Senator or Congressman could not be easier, and that’s why I want everyone who reads this to email their Senator or Congressman today and tell them to support H.R. 4437.
In December, the House passed H.R. 4437 which would impose sanctions on those who assist illegal immigrants and calls for the construction of 700 miles of fencing along the Mexican border. The bill was sponsored by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) and Peter T. King (R-NY) but may still be defeated or watered down unless people contact their representatives and let them know they want it to be passed in both the House and Senate.
On Tuesday, thousands of people protested against H.R. 4437 outside the U.S. Capitol which was organized by the National Capital Immigration Coalition. Already prominent politicians and officials have spoken out against the bill including James P. Moran (D-Va.) Kweise Mfume, the former head of the NAACP who is running for Senate in Maryland, and Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington. Right now the Senate is trying to water down H.R. 4437 and on Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee was considering a bill sponsored by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) which would create a “visa program enabling employers to hire foreign workers when no willing U.S. workers are available” (Washington Post, March, 8, 2006).
I know that people won’t go out and rally for H.R. 4437, even though they want it passed to protect our borders, but you can do something as simple as email your Congressman and Senator and tell them that American needs H.R. 4437. So, go to http://www.house.gov/ and http://www.senate.gov/ and find your Congressman and Senator and email them to support this bill. Any compromise bill only protects big business at our nation’s expense. But, big business can not vote, only you can, and by telling your Congressmen that you want this bill passed your voice can be heard and you can take a small step towards protecting American.
-Publius

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