Friday, July 07, 2006

Meager little Daniel feels the same way

43 leaders oppose 'amnesty' candidates
A group of 43 influential opinion leaders – including Alan Keyes, Phyllis Schlafly, David Horowitz and Swiftboat activist John O'Neill – have signed a declaration pledging to withhold support for any candidate, Democrat or Republican, who votes for legislation providing "amnesty" or a guest-worker program for illegal aliens.

Yet Bush keeps saying the same stupid things...


MAX Redline said...

I Like Ike!
And some claim that it can't be done. Obviously, it can. We just need politicians with the kind of backbone exhibited by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bush doesn't have it, nor Senor Gordon Smith. It seems clear that we need to clean house if we are to secure the borders.
And here's a play-by-play handbook that describes how it's done:

Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.

President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.

n 1954, Ike appointed retired Gen. Joseph "Jumpin' Joe" Swing, a former West Point classmate and veteran of the 101st Airborne, as the new INS commissioner.

Influential politicians, including Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D) of Texas and Sen. Pat McCarran (D) of Nevada, favored open borders, and were dead set against strong border enforcement, Brownell said. But General Swing's close connections to the president shielded him – and the Border Patrol – from meddling by powerful political and corporate interests.

One of Swing's first decisive acts was to transfer certain entrenched immigration officials out of the border area to other regions of the country where their political connections with people such as Senator Johnson would have no effect.

Then on June 17, 1954, what was called "Operation Wetback" began. Because political resistance was lower in California and Arizona, the roundup of aliens began there. Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. Another 488,000, fearing arrest, had fled the country.

Bobkatt said...

Max, things were different then. Those were the days when Americans were proud to be a citizen of the greatest country on Earth. That was when we didn't have half the country and most of the media telling us that we were evil and incapable of doing anything. We were nieve enough to think we could send a man to the moon. That was before schools brought up a whole generation of self doubting, self loathing wimps that are unable to live without the help of the government.
Personally I reject the notion that we can't control our borders, can't run our own ports, can't deal with an unarmed invasion, can't have the standard of living we want and can't demand the government we deserve. No "can't" candidates need apply. I will only vote for a candidate that will show me that Eisenhower spirit of can-do.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we'll have a Eisenhower type of canidate in 2008? Wishfull think I know...

MAX Redline said...

Personally I reject the notion that we can't control our borders, can't run our own ports, can't deal with an unarmed invasion, can't have the standard of living we want and can't demand the government we deserve.

Well put, Mr. Katt.

Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.

Bruce said...

ONE NAME & ONE NAME ONLY.........TANCREDO....TANCREDO....TANCREDO. The only way to with anti-illegal TANCREDO!!!!

Bobkatt said...

Bruce, I actually got a letter from Congressman Tancredo yesterday thanking me for my suggestions and promising to keep steadfast in his fight against illegal immigration. If possible please email him to let him know you support what he is doing. I'm sure he gets a lot of heat from the "open border" goons in the House. Also his letter was refreshing in that he didn't ask for any money.

Anonymous said...

Tanked-credo's Racist Platform has about as much a chance to gain support as George Wallace's Segregationist one.