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It’s going to be very interesting to me to see just how “Quixotic” Rep. Tancredo’s campaign will be. Mr. Antle sees it as a foregone conclusion that anyone running on immigration enforcement will lose in a landslide. Given some anecdotal evidence from the last election, he may be exactly right.
In my view, the illegal alien invasion of our country is a “trump” issue. If we don’t get control of our borders, our entire culture is in peril. (If you think that statement is overly hyperbolic, I invite you to take a look at the current demographic makeup of Great Britain, France, Norway, etc., etc.) No candidate on the wrong side of this one will get my vote for any office, and any candidate (Democrat, Communist, Green Party) on the right side will.p>I’m curious to see how many voters will agree. br> — Keith Kunzler br> Arnold, Missouri /p>
Describing anti-illegal alien activists as yahoos and Christian fundamentalist crazies shows the utter desperation of the Republican party, which wants to grant amnesty and unbridled financial benefits at taxpayer expense to the millions of illegal aliens that flout U.S. laws and then demand their rights (“Tancredo Time,” Jan. 19). Hysterical assaults on Tancredo by out-of- touch Republican elites only serve to alienate the Republican base. Tancredo is a hero to the average American, but Republican elites and their defenders — marginalized by their political attacks which, by extension, attack the American people — are so wrapped up in their political cocoons that they don’t see the loss of their nation. Instead, they engage in the kind of political attacks that may play well in Washington but disgust the average American.
The effort to stop Sen. Mel Martinez’s bid for RNC chairman is a heroic attempt to restore sanity in the party, based on Martinez’s advocacy of exemption from federal laws based on race and demanding taxpayer subsidization of illegal behavior by noncitizen lawbreakers. Not only should Martinez’s advocacy disqualify him as chairman, but it should result in charges against him for failing to enforce U.S. laws. The millions of illegal aliens and their families helping themselves to free schooling, health care, welfare, housing subsidies, and other government largesse conveniently provided in a bilingual setting, and at no cost to the illegals since they are outside the taxpayer system, means nothing to these elites, since they earn their livings by taking from unwilling taxpayers whatever they decide to take. I don’t recall any of these Republicans asking the taxpayers’ permission for these activities, nor do I recall any hearings or investigations into why the immigration laws are not enforced, why the government fails to sanction employers of illegal labor, or why the government will not confront the endemic identity and social security fraud that have destroyed the lives of real Americans.p>Schools and the education system, activists and Catholic Church elites teach that illegals swarming over the southern borders are the true landowners and America is the oppressor who took their land, and the teaching must have an effect, because polls reveal illegals have a strong loyalty to their country of origin over their country of residence. They must be howling in laughter over the irony that even though they are the new servant class in America, it actually is the Republican leaders playing the servant role. As for 2006 election losses, the few anti-illegal alien elected officials who lost their seats were defeated by candidates who emphasized their own tough anti-illegal alien stand. If Republican elites are so worried about Tancredo’s quixotic presidential bid having a devastating effect on the party, the answer is simple: Republican elites, themselves, can take a hard stand against the illegal alien invasion. But then, that would require integrity, concern for U.S. Security and respect of taxpayers, something these Republicans long ago sacrificed at the altar of the almighty business dollar. br> — Caroline Miranda
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
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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?
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