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Immigration Gambles: Part II

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 8:03 PM
On further reflection, I think I just MAY be on to something! The older, more senior politicians in Government have found that if they only put up a feeble, Token opposition to the Democrats agenda, the Democrats will allow them to get some PORK to take home that will get them reelected! After that, they recognize there is a level of opposition that will be tolerated and above which Democrat Anger will go to your district and spend enough money and tell enough lies that you will be replaced, if not by a Democrat, at least a Compliant Republican! THERE HAS TO BE A REASON ALL OF US ARE ASKING "WHY REPUBLICANS WON'T FIGHT; DO ANY OF YOU HAVE A BETTER THEORY AS WHY MCCAIN AND THE NEW ENGLAND RINO LADIES ALWAYS HELP DEMOCRATS?
RRef Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 8:41 PM
You assume that there is a difference between the D's and R's. Think only money and power. That is what politics is all about. D's and R's are just part of the game to confuse the voting public. Then add crony capitalism to bring in big business to muddy the waters even further.
d'Brit Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 8:31 PM
The RINO's to whom you refer are the tip of the iceberg. The Republican party is beholden to its largest donors. Consider that 60% of the 2012 contributions to Romney's Presidential campaign came from big donors. That is NOT an implicit criticism of Romney, such would have been the case no matter whom had been the nominee. Those big donors; corporate titans and rich conservative donors are NOT primarily interested in small government values or in maintaining the judeo/christian values and greco/roman roman cultural values that formed the basis for our Constitution and the culture that our founding fathers bequeathed to us. They are interested in short-term profits and the economic status quo.

As ever, money talks and the rest walk...

Whose interests are immigration laws supposed to serve -- and whose interests do current immigration reform proposals actually serve?

In order to have any immigration policy serve any purpose, the border must first be secured. Otherwise American immigration policy exists only on paper, and is mocked by what happens on the ground, as masses of people cross the border illegally, in disregard of whatever policies are embodied in our laws.

Moreover, all the people who cross the border from Mexico are not Mexican. They can easily include Middle East terrorists. The fact that this obvious threat has been blithely ignored for years, in...