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

Monday, May 15, 2006


I know I have not been active on here the past few days but I have been quite busy. As you might know the Senate is going to be proposing more immigration reform this week and their plan includes amnesty for those who are here illegally. In fact, Senators Frist and Reid have proposed sending a gang of Senatorial goons over to the House to get them to drop HR 4437, to drop the proposed idea of building the rest of the security fence between the U.S. and Mexico even though much of it is already in place, and to propose a bill in the House to grant Amnesty to those who have illegally crossed our southern border. I have spent the weekend emailing the Senate to inform them that what they are doing is wrong and bad for America.
Two funny things for that though. The first is that all 100 Senators accept emails from non-constituents except two, the two Senators from North Carolina; it seems they only want to hear from people in North Carolina. And second, oddly enough many of the Senators who claim their plan is not really “amnesty” because those who are here illegally now will have to learn English, well they are the ones who have the option to click on the “En Espanol” link on their Senate websites for constituents who don’t speak English. Is this because he Senate knows that literacy tests are illegal when it comes to voting and therefore their “English plan” is pretty mush illegal too? Or is it because the “English Plan” is really a ruse to sell to the American people?


Blogger Truth-Pain said...

There is certainly plenty of duality in the politicians these days. The sad thing is that they assume most of the polulace does not dig into a topic as much as say you and I do,.. therefore they just do the 15 second sound bite for the everning news and go on with the normalcy of their status quo. I have a few postings on my own blog that mirror your thoughts in many ways, and are buttressed by other data you may not be aware of. Take a peek sometime.

Mon May 15, 01:59:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Dardin, will do. I want to make sure that there is not any information out there that I am not aware of and at the same time take the simplest and most important points to explain and articulate my views so that those who are apathetic to the problem see the challenge and problem that we are faced with on illegal immigration.

Mon May 15, 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Publius, I know you are hot on having a wall and armed guards at the southern border to make sure no Mexicans get into the country illegally.
You don't seem to realize that a majority of illegal aliens enter the country legally and overstay their visas. The majority also fly into the country on airplanes. Not wade across the Rio Grande or hide in the backs of trucks. Do you understand that?
So how will a wall or armed guards stop the flow of people entering the country legally and staying illegally?

Mon May 15, 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what about the Canadian border?

Mon May 15, 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

Canadian border? Are you kidding? why would Canadians want to "break in" to America?.... they would actually have to work for a living instead of living in the entitlement capital of the world,... ok so im being a tad sarcarstic.
The enforcement of the immigration problem has to start at Foggy Bottom (the state dept), the giving away of entry visas is just dump. Border is as much virtual as physical. I agree with anonymous there somewhat (jeez, doesnt anyone use a name anymore?). Unless we make it a felony to overstay your visit all this dog and pony by the administration will just be a joke.

Mon May 15, 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Anon, 3 million people illegally cross the southern border each year and the Border Patrol catches one in three. On the northern border, 40,000 attempt to illegally cross that border each year although I am not sure how many are caught. You don’t fix a leaky faucet when the house is on fire. In addition, the Border Patrol catches 1 in 3 people coming across the border, so using the same statistics of 1 out of 3, in 2004 the Border Patrol seized 2 million pounds of narcotics coming across the border which means 4 million pounds would have gotten in over the southern border. I don’t have statistics for the Northern Border but I am willing to bet it is not nearly the same. The U.S. does not grow marijuana, cocoa leaves, or opium, how do you think these drugs get into the country?

Tue May 16, 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Oh, and believe me I understand the problem with over staying the welcome on a visa too. In Mexico, Mexican citizens request a travel visa to go visit Disney World for say three weeks or more, and most get denied, unless of course the person asking greases the palm of the Mexican government worker to grant the visa. I know this is true because I saw a report on CNN where a family in Georgia recanted how this was how they came to the U.S. in the first place over 10 years ago.
Yes, Washington needs to fix this, but this is also a two-way street and it seems no one is minding the traffic on the other side.

Tue May 16, 12:41:00 AM  

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