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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Hillary Backs Illegal Immigration

Clinton, D-N.Y., spoke out on the U.S. immigration policy after largely staying away from an issue that has roiled Congress in recent months and spurred a number of conflicting proposals.
Speaking at a rally of Irish immigrants, Clinton criticized a bill the House passed in December that would impose harsher penalties for undocumented workers.
"Don't turn your backs on what made this country great," she said, calling the measure "a rebuke to what America stands for."
The House measure would make unlawful presence in the United States, which is currently a civil offense, a felony.
Clinton said it would be "an unworkable scheme to try to deport 11 million people, which you have to have a police state to try to do." She called instead for immigration changes "based on strengthening our borders in order to make us safer from the threat of terrorism."
In essence, Ms. Clinton is supporting amnesty ala Jimmy Carter for draft dodgers. It's ok to break the law then get a free pass. Clinton is correct that immigration is part of what has made America great. However, it was legal immigration.
We wonder if "carpet bagging" might fall under the felonious presumption of illegal immigration? Clinton fails when it comes to understanding we are a nation of laws and enforcement is a necessary part of upholding them.
Of course as history would explain, laws don't count for much if you're a Clinton!

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