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Why the IRS? Well by making it a tax matter, the guilty party has to prove their innocence. (Ethics aside, that’s the facts.) Business is also scared to death to have a visit from the tax man. Not so with ICE, they are merely an inconvenience. By placing businesses at an effective disadvantage in the marketplace vis-a-vis their competitors will generate compliance.p>It sounds too simple I know. But let’s give it a shot and see how fast business complies. I would even be generous and make 2007 a phase-in year at a 50 percent additional rate so business can get their act together. br> — John McGinnis br> Arlington, Texas /p>
There is a line in my favorite play, Tuna Christmas, where an actor proclaims, “Don’t get me started…” and proceeds to rant and rave. I won’t rant and rave, though it is a Monday morning and after seeing the news about the hundreds of thousands ILLEGALS that protested over the weekend, I probably could vent a little, as my coffee was hot and strong this morning, just like I like it and it really woke me up!
Where do we begin? Maybe, the government should have had buses at the rally’s end in each city, and using the laws already on the books, shown how serious we are about illegal immigration and its impact American security. But that didn’t happen. Between fear over cartoons and fear that we will offend those here illegally we have already lost our battle…. No one from the government showed up to do anything against a clearly illegal protest by folks who are clearly illegal!p>The idea we need more laws is Congress’s only answer for everything. Truth is, it is all talk. We have the laws already. Since the 1970s my father has had to stop using any help on his ranch. He did the work all himself. He couldn’t be certain the papers he was shown were accurate. He talked then about the laws that could SEIZE his ranch, if he failed to follow them. But then, we know laws are scoffed at, by those who would overtake our land. And scoffed at by Congress, whose only answer is to blow harder and do nothing! Just like the mother who vented her rage at the mainstream media, and much of America stood up behind her last week, echoing similar sentiments, we need to rise up about this issue as well, if we want to really win the war on Terror and it is time to take back America!! br> — Beverly Gunn br> East Texas Rancher, Military Mom /p>
Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. knew immigration reform would never get off the ground let alone become law. But politicians being politicians kings and queens of the double speak told their constituents, “We hear you America, that 86 percent of you want our borders more secure and we are going to do something about it.” As usual America took these bloviators at their word because we have nothing else to grab a hold of, because after all, isn’t Congress supposed to be in charge of keeping our country safe?
So what if immigration reform bill was passed? Who is going to obey it once it is signed into law? Churches have already declared that they will harbor and protect illegal aliens from being arrested and deported, Mayors of large metropolitan cities have decried that their cities are sanctuary cities and have directed their law enforcement not to ask or make an arrest solely on the persons residency status. Five hundred thousand-plus plus in Los Angeles basically told the U.S. government where it could put its immigration reform bill and students in Los Angeles stormed out of their classrooms with out permission.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?