What is it going to take to Wake Up America..!

rotunda-capitol-7-1-11What is it going to take to Wake Up America..!

As the country continues to reel over the attacks in Boston last week, some in Washington quickly looked for ways to use the attacks to justify their political goals on border security and immigration reform. So what’s new, eh?

On both sides of the aisle, politicians and commentators were quick to assert that the fact that the two suspected bombers were immigrants was reason enough to call for changes to everything, from border security and stricter background checks to amnesty.

Republican and Democratic members of the Senate group that constructed the immigration proposal said the Boston bombings don’t provide a reason to delay action on the bill. Who are they trying to kid? It is getting far more obvious that both members of the Senate and of the House are clearly not in touch with real world activities.

What is it going to take to wake these older-farts up and see reality? Given their dispositions in life (age, wealth, greed) this entire issue of “a bill” is just plain nonsensical.

Border security will again be a central theme today when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Although in several articles we have espoused that there should not be any dissention whatsoever. We were promised a completed fence with all accoutrements (bells and whistles) during the 110th Congress to be done before reform measures were even considered.

At a seven-hour hearing Monday, several Republican senators and immigration experts said the April 15 bombings, which killed three people, injured and maimed hundreds more showed a need for stronger borderimmigration control and stricter background checks for illegal immigrants who could seek citizenship under the plan.

As always, the best way to prevent attacks is to make sure our intelligence and law enforcement have the tools they need to stop terrorists long before the public is in danger. Tragically, this was not the case in Boston—an unfortunate reminder of the fact that no matter how good our counterterrorism efforts are, we will never be able to stop every threat. However, it does not have to be this way.

The following are a few quotes from those involved…but you wouldn’t know it.

“This legislation tightens our borders, increases security,” McCain said. “We track people who leave this country as well as those who come in. Do we want 11 million people forever out there somewhere in America, where we don’t have any idea of what they are doing, and who they are? I don’t think so.”

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York, who is in the bipartisan group that proposed the plan, said the attacks should not be used “as an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it.”

“If there are flaws in our immigration system that were exposed by the attack in Boston, any immigration reform passed by Congress this year should address those flaws,” Rubio, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said in a statement. “Congress needs time to conduct more hearings and investigate how our immigration and national security systems could be improved going forward.”

Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said, “we should not proceed” on immigration legislation until lawmakers understand how the U.S. allowed the bombing suspects to immigrate from “an area known as a hotbed of Islamic extremism.”

Senator Grassley (R-IA) is among a number of Republican lawmakers demanding changes to the immigration proposal after authorities identified two ethnic Chechens who legally immigrated to the U.S. as suspects in the Boston bombings.

The criminal background checks that would be required before undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. could become citizens are “insufficient to prevent a terrorist from getting amnesty,” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said at yesterday’s hearing. About 11 million undocumented immigrants are in the U.S.

The immigration measure would increase the “mathematical likelihood” that an attack similar to the one in Boston would occur “on a greater scale,” said Kobach, a Republican.

Why is the Gang of Eight rushing to get more laws on the books? Either simple, most of them want some kind of legacy or more to the point – their clocks are up both as elected officials as well as life itself. That is one such issue. Furthermore, it is more than obvious that these folks want nothing to do with security, an efficient immigration system, checks, and balances, real reform, and the matter of amnesty is simply ludicrous as it now stands.  More specific and detailed information coming tomorrow…

 

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