45 minutes of reading the email mess that resulted from Senator Jason Atkinson saying that he supports President Bush's "guest worker" program today on the Lars Larson show.
If you want to see a justification for this crap then go see NW Republican or Gullyborg.
If you want to hear me say that I won't tolerate this from any candidate then keep reading.
Giving criminal aliens any type of legitimate status or legal benefits (jobs) is amnesty. Bottom line: Now is NOT the time to even mention a program like this. It will only encourage a rush of new criminal aliens hoping to take advantage of this "program."
What is very frustrating for me is that the ag business won't stop fighting for this idea. Economic freedom is a republican principle but instead of fighting for economic freedom in terms of reduced regulation, relaxed child-labor laws, and a reduced minimum wage the farmer (and many Republicans) would prefer to fight for access to foreign citizens.
They would rather that money earned in this country be sent to Mexico. They would rather that our culture be diluted. They would rather that we continue to put more and more Spanish translations on everything.
And I am not going to listen to "illegal is illegal" because illegal turns to legal as soon as they get their temporary worker card.
"I won't give drivers licenses or social services to illegal aliens" (Jose, an illegal alien, just signed up for a "guest worker" program) Now Jose gets a drivers license and social services.
We can choose to hold our politicians accountable for what their positions or we can try to justify their bad ones. This issue is important to me and I would be betraying my principles if I ignored it.
We don't need long explanations, it's very simple: Do you support any program by any name that would allow criminal aliens who are here to have any sort of legitimate status or be able to work legally? Yes or no.