Immigration worries Republicans
Republican congressional members' constituents care more about immigration and border security than any other issue, according to a new congressional insiders poll.
You're damn straight we do, unfortunately our elected "leaders" are dumber than rocks, rocks that are high on crack, and will continue to ignore us or insist on "dialogue" rather than fix the problem.
Seventeen of the 37 Republican House and Senate members who responded to the National Journal's survey identified immigration as the issue "most on the minds of your constituents these days." That easily topped the next closest issue, the economy, which gained 10 votes, followed by gasoline prices with four votes and terrorism with three votes.
Come time for the primaries, for any office, I intend to vote for whichever candidate takes the strongest stance against illegal immigration. Of course, knowing our politicians the "strongest" stance will probably be ecouraging "dialogue" on the issue.
Read this whole article. Then take a look at some other blogs. A few good local bloggers Gullyborg, Robin, Coyote, Sailor, and Don Diesel all do regular posts on this problem. And you certainly won't have a First Amendment Friday on Lars Larson's show without a good portion of the callers talking about this issue.
Ordinary citizens at town hall meetings talk about their outrage at illegal aliens being able to access social services, drivers licenses, and get registered to vote.
I write my elected officials all the time on this issue and generally get back the form letter about how "immigrants have a rich history of contributing to our society" which has nothing to do with people breaking our laws.
And Bush, the big cheese himself, doesn't just abdicate his responsibility to protect our country from these people, he wants to reward them for breaking the law. Unbelievable.