Sunday, 9 April 2006
The Curious Case of Congressional Apportionment
There is a word, synchronicty
, which means,
"Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related, conceived in Jungian theory as an explanatory principle on the same order as causality."
I think of it as seemingly random bits that collapse into meaning. First comes something that prompts the reaction, "That's strange." then the Universe starts dropping in the remaining pieces of the puzzle.
Recently in Big Lizard's The Continental Divide
This caught my eye,
"The Continental Divide
Immigration , Kulturkampf
Hatched by Dafydd
There are two basic camps on immigration; the camp you choose typically determines your positions and priorities.
Illegal immigrants are essentially criminals.
Illegal immigrants are essentially thwarted freedom-seekers.
There is an interesting geographic dispersal about these camps: the first is primarily found in states that have very few illegal immigrants, the second primarily in states that have a very large illegal population -- though of course there are campsites of each in each type of state."
If true, it is strange that portions of the country not effected by the illegal alien invasion would be more emphatic on reversing this trend than those areas where the influx was much greater.
What might prompt this phenomena? Is it that the Blue States are more compassionate, more sensitive, more altruistic, while the Red States are more selfish hard hearted and mean spirited? Or could there be some other causative factor in play?
Could there be a reason other than compassion for some Political Leader to WELCOME
the present massive influx of illegal aliens?
Then a small still voice whispered to me, "Congressional Apportionment", and the pieces to the puzzle started dropping into place.
Question: What is apportionment?
"Question: What is apportionment?
Answer: Apportionment is the process of dividing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states.
Question: Who is included in the apportionment population counts?
Answer: The apportionment calculation is based upon the total resident population (citizens and non-citizens) of the 50 states. In Census 2000, the apportionment population also includes U.S. Armed Forces personnel and federal civilian employees stationed outside the United States (and their dependents living with them) that can be allocated, based on administrative records, back to a home state. This is the same procedure used in 1990"
Q: Do aliens count as "persons" under the 14th amendment's apportionment of representatives?
"This is an interesting recurring question I get every once in a while and, unfortunately, been too occupied to answer. There has been talk to change "persons" under section 2 of the 14th amendment to read "citizens." Michigan Republican Rep. Candice Miller introduced a constitutional amendment last year that would change the 14th amendment to allow only "citizens" to be counted instead of "persons." The section in question reads as follows:
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a state, or the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such state, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such state.
Strictly speaking, there is nothing terribly wrong with this section of the fourteenth amendment as it stands because the States lost nothing outright due to its adoption. Also, a State cannot be held liable for disenfranchising anyone who is not a citizen of the United States under this section. The insertion of the word "persons" obviously confuses the entire section; even more confusing is the fact "persons" replaced the word "citizens" because that word was found even more confusing in the year 1866."
"It indeed defies logic why millions of non-citizens who violated federal laws to reside in the country illegally could be counted for purposes of State "
Count on it: non-citizens?even illegal aliens?are included in the Census. Think this affects the political system?
"NOBODY in the House of Representatives has more constituents than Denny Rehberg. With some 900,000 people in his district--which encompasses the whole state of Montana--his population base is almost 50 percent larger than that of the typical House member. To complicate matters further, only Don Young of Alaska represents a larger geographical area. "It's a real balancing act," says Rehberg, a Republican. "I find that there're three sides to every two-sided issue."
It would be a lot easier representing all of these citizens if congressmen actually represented citizens. But they don't, or at least not exclusively. Under the current rules of apportionment, the 435 House seats are divvied up on the basis of the total number of people living in each state--not just citizens, but also noncitizens and even illegal aliens. It's hard to believe: People whose very presence in the United States is against the law are granted formal representation in Washington.
This is the root cause of Rehberg's predicament. Montana doesn't have a second congressional seat because so many illegal aliens live in places like California, which receives three extra representatives for the 2 million illegal aliens who call it home. And Montana isn't the only loser in the zero-sum game of congressional apportionment. Indiana, Michigan, and Mississippi are also shy a seat in the House because of illegal aliens residing elsewhere, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies.
Most Americans don't realize that their democracy redistributes political power based on the settlement patterns of illegal aliens and other non-citizens. But these changes are significant enough to shuffle around a bunch of seats in the House of Representatives and perhaps even alter the outcome of a presidential election. If the next race for the White House is as close as the last one, it's possible that the federal government's practice of treating illegal aliens the same as citizens for purposes of apportionment will wind up costing George W. Bush the presidency.
The 2000 Census counted 18.5 million non-citizens, including an estimated 7 million illegal aliens. If these people were evenly distributed around the country, they would have no impact on how House seats are assigned. But immigrants tend to cluster in ethnic communities. Nearly 30 percent of America's non-citizens live in California, for example, compared with 12 percent of the total U.S. population. These non-citizens--most of them legal immigrants--are enough to boost the Golden State's congressional delegation by six whole members. Florida, New York, and Texas also gain one extra seat apiece because of their large non-citizen populations. Nine states lose out: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wisconsin.
Aside from the compelling matter of principle involved, these apportionment schemes distort our politics in other ways: Democrats benefit. That's because noncitizen apportionment allows the creation of congressional districts full of people who don't have the right to vote--and Democrats almost always win in these places. Consider California's 31st congressional district, where 41 percent of the inhabitants are non-citizens. Last year, Xavier Becerra--one of the most leftwing members of Congress--carried it by attracting fewer than 55,000 votes, despite its population of 639,000. In many congressional districts, the winner needs two times this level of support. Steve Sailer of UPI crunched the numbers for California's whole delegation: In the eight districts won by Hispanics (all Democrats), an average of 80,000 voters went to the polls. In the other 45 districts, an average of 143,000 turned out--that's 79 percent more."
There you have it folks for a generation now the balance of power in our government has been artificially skewed to the benefit of one particular Political Party.
Any attempt to correct the massive influx of illegal aliens would by the Nature of the present rules of Apportionment cost the Democratic Party up to 20 seats in the House of Representatives.
No wonder we keep hearing over and over again,
It is impossible to deport 12 million illegal aliens.
As a matter of fact it is not. All that needs to be done is shut down the draw of illegal employment, do a better job of border controll and initiate planned deportation that EXCEEDS the number entering.
It took 20 years for this mess to reach the point it is now, it might take 20 years to completely correct it.
But it is NOT in the best interest of the Democratic Party to correct anything, It is in their best interest for the matter to stay as it is or get worse.
Their Political Power in Congress DEPENDS upon Illegal Aliens.
They will not let go of this advantage quietly, they will instead defame anyone who opposes them as Racists and Bigots.
**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.
OTA Weekend at The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns
Tuesday, 4 April 2006
Carnival Of Liberty XXXIX is Up
Head over to the 39th edition of the Carnival of Liberty,
hosted this week at the new home of Below The Beltway
Next week's Carnival of Liberty will be hosted at Homeland Security or Homeland Stupidity
, so get those submissions in soon.
Once again, we've had a great group of contributors this week, so without further delay, let's get to the carnival.
Monday, 3 April 2006
We Can IF We Choose To
The Illegal Immigration Debate has created a host of sound bites, designed as appeals to emotion.
The most incredulous one I have found was in a clip of an article in the DesMoines Register
in a post by Buster Blocker of InMuscatine entitled Illegal isn’t Illegal
parents would be ripped away from young children
Oh PLEASE! What is this? The Rugrat Defense? If having parents ripped away from young children were a valid Defense against being convicted of a crime and/or, having to endure the consequences, wouldn't Lawyers have the little darlings lined up in court in every
This polemic has as much validity as the "Twinkie Defense"?\
Both are bogus but this last has much more pathos.
Oh PLEASE don't rip me away from my Parents!
Now don't you feel, hardhearted, mean spirited and guilty?
Give me a break! No one wants to rip the children of Illegal Aliens away from them. They can go back with the Parents. Yes I know that some have been born here and are US Citizens by the back door.
It is too bad that is not one of the things that can be stripped from them as being the result of an Illegal Act, but in any case MANY aliens enter this country with their children and return to their Country of Origin with them, they are called tourists.
The other sound bite heard most is
We can't deport 12 Million People
Why can't we? I will stipulate rounding up 12 million people and deporting them is a daunting task, but who says it all has to be done at once?
They did not enter the country all at once did they?
We can deport them as they entered in small manageable lots. It is going to take time but we can go about the task in a planned manner with incentives to obey our Laws.
I will accept a Quest Worker Program with some of the Amnesty provisions removed.
Registration of an Illegal Alien for the Guest Worker Program should NOT have a track to Citizenship, a track to Citizenship should require application from another Country. OK you are here, you can work, we require registration, but
if you want to start the process for Citizenship? You follow all the rules that all the LEGAL
Resident Aliens had to follow.
For this process to work it must include something that has been avoided before, real teeth in the Laws governing hiring and aiding Illegal Aliens.
Actually despite a lot of misleading by the media and the Pro=Illegal Alien lobby, we have
All the needs doing is enforcing them and telling Congress HANDS OFF
No more forcing Immigration Officers to retire early for doing their job!!
So where do we start? Well we have to start somewhere so how about Maine and then start sweeping across the map in a structured manner.
If an Alien registers? They can get a Guest Workers Permit, If a Business Registers and has a list of employees that need registered? They do not go to Prison, their business does not get confiscated and auctioned off to support the Immigration Expenses.
Businesses who need to register, and Aliens who need to register are to report to the Local Law Authority. Sheriffs Depts Police Dept etc, BEFORE
Immigration Enforcement arrives on the scene. After is too late.
Any Municipality that decides it wants to be a Sanctuary City
etc forfeits ALL Federal Financial Aid to start
When the North East Section has been processed up to the headwaters of the Ohio, we accelerate the Process.
There is a section of the Country now bounded by the Ohio and the Mississippi that can only be exited via a bridge. We interdict the bridges, checking for IDs and Driver Licenses.
When the Northern Eastern Section has been swept in it's entirety we do the same for the South East placing document checkpoints on the Bridges of the Mississippi, after which we sweep the Western States starting with the Northern ones.
At any time in this process Illegal Aliens can turn themselves in for Registration and be returned to thei Countries of Origin and begin the process for legal entry including being on the track to Citizenship, or they can sign up for a Guest Workers Program which does not include a track to Citizenship, though they can return to their Native Land at any time to start being processed as a Resident Alien in the track to Citizenship.
Business have until Immigration Enforcement arrives on the scene to report for Registration, Cities and Counties that choose to be Sanctuaries lose ALL Federal Aid and the Officials responsible for those decisions can be prosecuted for aiding and abetting.
Private Citizens who aid and abet Illegal Aliens to evade the Law can also be prosecuted.
None of the above will be of any lasting effect without vast improvement of Border Enforcement.
All these things can be done if the Citizens of America choose
third world county a valued member of my blogroll has much more at Invasion! ? Guard the Borders Blogburst
and Monday Open Post/Roundup
Earlier posts by me on this subject are!Este no es su Bario Vato!
This is not
your Neighborhood Homeboy. andBoycott the Boycotts
The Open Trackback Alliance XXI
For your listening pleasure while you browse
"Der er et yndigt land" (There Is A Lovely Land)
Words by: Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlager
Music by: Hans Ernst Kr?yer
"Derer et yndigt land" was first performed for a large gathering of Danes in 1844, and became popular quickly with the Danish people. It was adopted later that year by the Danish government as a national anthem, but not the sole national anthem. This anthem is on equal status with "Kong Christian",which is both the national and royal anthem.
When the Danish anthem is usually performed or sung, the first verse is played in its entirety, then it is followed by the last four lines of the last verse. (This is true whether the lyrics are sung or not
Recentlty I have been posting music to Illustrate the Diversity of America, this week I have a different motive to express Solidarity with DENMARK
I maintain my Support of Denmark, and will later today, post links to and my thoughts about a Danish Editorial "We are being pissed upon by Per Nyholm "
I think I shall title my Post, "There is no "But" in "Freedom of Speech".
When I first started upon my journey through the blogverse I created a Statement of Purpose
Now upon reading it, one can realize that I did not hold to every detail of that original statement, but from it's basic premise, I have never swayed, in my belief that the Blogs are in fact the Committees of Correspondence of the Second American Revolution.
And that it is a Revolution of Information, no longer can we afford and allow elite gateways to control what we can see, hear and discuss.
For I believe that those bloggers who find their way, here and in particular from the Blogs associated with Sam.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY.
Some of us are more Serious, some of us are more lighthearted and some post the common ordinary things that make one smile and recall that Life without the simple things to treasure is meaningless.
And it is important that all have a platform from which to speak.
As I understand this process you can link to this post and trackback to this post on ANY subject or post you think important. It is open. I will repeat this every Monday.
The Committees of Correspondence welcomes your intelligent comments. And also welcomes you to join the
OPEN TRACKBACK ALLIANCE
This week I also have shortened my usual introduction for a more inportant message.
In it's struggle for Freedom of Speech.
Sign the Petition NOW!
JEG opstille hos Danmark!
42351 Total Signatures 3:56 AM CST 27 March, 2006 We can do better pass the word~!
From Agora a call to Support the Manifesto online
by signing another Petition, why not sign both?MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism
Created by Mark Jefferson on March 1st, 2006 at 5:42 pm AST
After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.
We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all. "
Blogs that Trackback to this Post:
Jill Carroll forced ? from InMuscatine
Headlines For Monday 4/03/2006 from Dane Bramage
Y'al come back now, Y'heah? ;-)
Sunday, 2 April 2006
Eastern Iowa Blog Con
Saturday April Fool's day 2006 I had the distant pleasure of meeting Buster Blocker of InMuscatine
Which was a real treat for me because Buster happens to be the FIRST blogger who ever linked to yours truly.
Those who have their own blogs will remember that feeling, when one day you realize WOW somebody is actually READING this stuff.
I informed Buster that he is responsible for helping create a monster, for I have far passed those days of one single link.
My Technorati Rating has me today at #6,941 out of the 33.2 millions blogs on the Internet with 816 links from 202 sites and according to eXTReMe Tracking I have had visitors from almost 100 different countries.
create your own visited countries map
or vertaling Duits Nederlands
In memory of those early days my blogroll has quite a few links to websites that are in the Multicellular Microorganisms level.
Because I like what they have to say and who knows that blog that I am the only link to today may well far surpass me in the future.
Look at the title of my own blog Committees of Correspondence, I firmly believe that the Blogs ARE the 21st Century Committees of Correspondence and I do not intend to post in isolation, but as part of a Community of like interests and philosophy.
So as I said it was a real pleasure to meet another of the online community and swap, experience, strength and hope.
As a matter of fact Buster and I discussed making an official Eastern Iowa Blog Con as an annual event.
But we don't plan on waiting a whole more year and we discussed using some bait to entice other bloggers.
Premise, those that write blogs, read. Those that write blogs, have an interest in technology. Those that read and have an interest in technology read Science Fiction.
It happens that for the last 30 years or so there has been a Sci Fi Con in the Cedar Rapids, Coralville area called ICON.
This year will be ICON 31 October 13-15, 2006, at the Clarion Hotel
So come join us in the Fun this Fall. Good Company, trading blogging tales and GOOD Sci Fi the Author this year will be C.S. Friedman
It appears that the paypal pre=registration link is not working tonight I will post an update when it gets fixed,
So join the two April Fools this Fall for Fun and Frolic. Looks like Buster takes a better photo, I will try to at least look more allert this October!
Saturday, 1 April 2006
!Este no es su Bario Vato!
This is not
your Neighborhood Homeboy.
Lately since all the fuss about illegal
aliens and such I have seen a few signs and read a few statements, that I object to.
I am part Cherokee, I AM Indigenous.
As for Aztlan? Here is your Aztlan Vato
Don't get in any big rush to go back there now.
As a matter of fact I don't hear about anyone
risking Death in the Desert to cross over INTO
Mexico do you?
Millions have come to the United States of America to escape oppression and enjoy the opportunity we have here, that does not exist in the United States of Mexico.
Does it make sense to recreate what they are fleeing from, where they have fled to?
Yes the Europeans came and took this land.
Both the Anglos and the Hispanics came and took.
The Aztecs? Raided surrounding Tribes for their massive sacrificial rites to their Gods.
No one's hands were clean.
They say Chutzpah is like a man who murders his parents and asks clemency of the Court because he is an orphan.
Here we have those those who murdered and stole the Land and now whine because someone took what they had taken from them in turn.
I grieve for their plight. NOT
Our land is bounded by two nations both rich in natural resources.
One Canada, is Prosperous, with Opportunity and Justice. The other, abounds with Poverty, Misery, and Oppression.
One wonders why this is so. Both have as I stated a bounty of natural resources and the Mexicans I have met in this country are for the most part hard working industrious people. They prosper when they come to the States.
Do they really wish to duplicate the failed society of the South here in the North?
So anyone who is stupid enough to make the statement that only Hispanics deserve to stay on this continent?
Since the Time of Genocide a New Nation has been born in this region, Many of the First Nations consider themselves part of it and have prospered.
Esto es MI Bario Vato.
Mine and the rest of the First Nations, NOT yours!
If you come to be a part of what we have now built welcome.
If you plan to steal across our borders in the Night and take what is ours and build some pipe dream of a Nation that you call Aztlan?
Bring some help Vato, my ancestors where here before YOU or the Anglos came and none of my ancestors cut out captives hearts with stone knives.
We have NOTHING in common with you.
Go back to your Aztlan and if you want to come after me and mine?
Is your hair clean I hate taking dirty scalps.
!Este no es su Bario Vato
!Esto es NUESTRO Bario!
This is not your Neighborhood Homeboy.
This is OUR Neighborhood!
Thursday, 30 March 2006
Lest We Forget:
I heard on the TV the other night Jill Carroll insisting that her captors treated her well, really
Why in So, Anti-American Jill Carroll was Freed . . Debbie Schlussel infoms us
"she says her Islamic terrorist captors treated her "very well," and she talked about the nice shower and bathroom they gave her."
Let us not forget that others who were with her that day she was captured
were not treated so well.
FATHER AND SON: Allan shows off his toddler, Martin. He also had a daughter, Mary Ann, who is 5 years old.
WASHINGTON – He had kept a famous music store open in Baghdad until last summer, when conditions made purveying Western CDs too dangerous.
Still needing to support his young and growing family, Allan Enwiya turned full time to interpreting for American reporters, a job that he had dabbled in since 2004. And it was while doing that job with journalist Jill Carroll on a Saturday morning in January that Allan became a victim of an abduction on a Baghdad street, where he was shot and killed.
As Michelle Malikin states
JILL CARROLL was FREED
but Allan Enwiya wasn't, was he?
Read the rest, don't wait for the Movie!Remembering Allan: a tribute to Jill Carroll's interpreter
Boycott the Boycotts
I was reading through some of the links in Michelle Malkin's DOCUMENTS OF THE "UNDOCUMENTED"
post. This one caught my eye.Nervously, Latinos Protest in the South"Friday's protest in Atlanta was an improvised affair. An anonymous flier had been circulating in the city's Latino communities calling for a protest march, said Teodoro Maus, a former Mexican consul general in Atlanta who resides in the area. But Maus and others were worried that it might be a trap set by immigration officials.
So instead, Maus and other leaders hastily planned the boycott, asking immigrants to stay home from work and refrain from buying anything to demonstrate their economic impact.
Maus called the protest a success, but acknowledged it was difficult to gauge. A few restaurants closed down, but other businesses remained open along Buford Highway — the main drag of one of the city's largest Latino neighborhoods.
To a paraphrase some words out of our history.
I know not what course others may take; but as for me
If I hear about an Illegal Alien Boycott?I am going shopping
And any business I find closed? Gets no trade from me henceforth.
Remember Montebello High
Linked toStandalone FIRST OTA Trackback Fest! at Freedom Watch
What Freedom of Speech?
I just got this in an email. It warrants the attention of all who value Freedom of Speech, Thought, and Belief.Dear Western Standard reader,
Our magazine has been sued for publishing the Danish cartoons, and I need
your help to fight back!
As you know, the Western Standard was the only mainstream media organ in
Canada to publish the Danish cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed.
We did so for a simple reason: the cartoons were the central fact in one of
the largest news stories of the year, and we're a news magazine. We publish the
facts and we let our readers make up their minds.
Advertisers stood with us. Readers loved the fact that we treated them like
grown-ups. And we earned the respect of many other journalists in Canada who
envied our independence. In fact, according to a COMPAS poll last month, fully
70% of Canada's working journalists supported our decision to publish the
But not Syed Soharwardy, a radical Calgary Muslim imam.
He asked the police to arrest me for publishing the cartoons. They calmly
explained to him that's not what police in Canada do.
So then he went to a far less liberal institution than the police: the
Alberta Human Rights Commission. Unlike the Calgary Police Service, they didn't
have the common sense to show him the door.
Earlier this month, I received a copy of Soharwardy's rambling, hand-scrawled
complaint. It is truly an embarrassing document. He briefly complains that we
published the Danish cartoons. But the bulk of his complaint is that we dared to
try to justify it - that we dared to disagree with him.
Think about that: In Soharwardy's view, not only should the Canadian media be
banned from publishing the cartoons, but we should be banned from defending our
right to publish them. Perhaps the Charter of Rights that guarantees our freedom
of the press should be banned, too.
Soharwardy's complaint goes further than just the cartoons. It refers to news
articles we published about Hamas, a group labelled a terrorist organization by
the Canadian government. By including those other articles, he shows his real agenda: censoring any criticism of Muslim extremists.
Perhaps the most embarrassing thing about Soharwardy's complaint is that he
claims our cartoons caused him to receive hate mail. Indeed, his complaint
includes copies of a few e-mails from strangers to him. Some of those e-mails
even go so far as to call him "humourless" and tell him to "lighten up". Perhaps
that's hateful. But all of those e-mails were sent to him before our magazine
even published the cartoons. Soharwardy isn't even pretending that this is a
legitimate complaint. He's not even trying to hide that this is a nuisance suit.
Soharwardy's complaint should have been thrown out immediately by the Alberta
Human Rights Commission, just like the police did. But it wasn't. Which is why
I'm writing to you today.
According to our lawyers, we will win this case. It's an infantile complaint,
without basis in facts or law. Frankly, it's an embarrassment to the government
of Alberta that their tribunal is open to abuse like this.
Our lawyers tell us we're going to win. But not before we have to spend hundreds
of hours and up to $75,000 fighting this thing, at our own expense. Soharwardy
doesn't have to spend a dime - now that his complaint has been filed, Alberta
tax dollars will pay for the prosecution of his complaint. We have to pay for
this on our own.
Look, $75,000 isn't going to bankrupt us. But it will sting. We're a small,
independent magazine, not a huge company with deep pockets. All of our money is
needed to produce the best possible editorial product, not to fight legal
battles. This is clearly an abuse of process designed to punish us and deter
other media from daring to cross that angry imam in the future.
One of the leaders in Canadian human rights law, Alan Borovoy, was so
disturbed by Soharwardy's abuse of the human rights commission that he wrote a
public letter about it in the Calgary Herald on March 16th. "During the years
when my colleagues and I were labouring to create such commissions, we never
imagined that they might ultimately be used against freedom of speech," wrote Borovoy,
who is general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Censorship
was "hardly the role we had envisioned for human rights commissions. There
should be no question of the right to publish the impugned cartoons," he wrote.
Borovoy went even further - he said that the human rights laws should be
changed to avoid this sort of abuse in the future. "It would be best, therefore,
to change the provisions of the Human Rights Act to remove any such ambiguities
of interpretation," he wrote. That's an amazing statement, coming from one of
the fathers of the Canadian human rights movement.
I agree with Borovoy: the law should be changed to stop future abuses. But
those changes will come too late for us - we're already under attack. The human
rights laws, designed as a shield, are being used against us as a sword.
We will file our legal response to Soharwardy's shakedown this week. And we
will fight this battle to the end - not just for our own sake, but to defend freedom of the press for
Do you believe that's important? If so, I'd ask you to help us defray our
costs. We're accepting donations through our website. It's fast, easy and
secure. Just click on http://www.westernstandard.ca/freedom
You can donate any amount from $10 to $10,000. Please help the Western
Standard today - and protect freedom for all Canadians for years to come.
P.S. Remember, Soharwardy's complaint will be prosecuted using tax dollars and
government lawyers. We have to rely on our own funds - and the generous support
of readers like you.
P.P.S. Please help us now, at
This is not an isolated case, consider it part of the Litigable Jihad Cox & Forkum have a lot more on this subject
I think I will chip in about what I spend on soda pop at work in one week after all as Michelle Malkin says in
THE HECKLER'S VETO"Free Speech isn't free."
Wednesday, 29 March 2006
First They Spit On Our Laws
They Spit On Our Flag
There Is Going To Be
A Reckoning For This
More Than 500,000 Rally in L.A. for Immigrants' Rights
"Joining what some are calling the nation's largest mobilization of immigrants ever, hundreds of thousands of people boisterously marched in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to protest federal legislation that would crack down on undocumented immigrants,( illegal aliens)penalize those who help them and build a security wall on the U.S. southern border. Spirited crowds representing labor, religious groups, civil-rights advocates and ordinary immigrants stretched over 26 blocks of downtown Los Angeles from Adams Blvd. along Spring Street and Broadway to City Hall, tooting kazoos, waving American flags and chanting "Si se puede!" (Yes we can!). The crowd, estimated by police at more than 500.000, represented one of the largest protest marches in Los Angeles history,"
Point of information: There is NO
right for anyone to immigrate to the United States.
There is NO
right for anyone to even ENTER
this country except for US Citizens and Citizens of other Nations who have been INVITED
to enter. PERIOD
Illegal entry into this country is no different than someone breaking into a home without the permission of the owners.
Such actions are illegal those who perform it are criminals.
Those who aid and abet them are criminals
This has to stop.
We read there are some 12 Million Illegal Aliens inside our boarders. Not undocumented workers
In Border Control, Immigration Law Reform, Assimilation
at Big Lizards, Dafydd ab Hugh , makes some valid points.
Despite the wishes of some, we are not
going to be able to round up 12 million or more aliens and deport them, that is wishful thinking, it is not going to happen.
I have some other bad news for those who wish it, we can do a better job of controlling our boarders, but we cannot seal them,
Not unless we are willing to go on a War footing, put real numbers of troops on our boarders, with real ammo and use
it. That is not going to happen. We cannot even dismantle the water stations in the desert. The first photos of dead families laying on the South Western sands would bring that to a screeching halt.
Do I maintain there is nothing we can do? No.
We must not try to correct the systems but attack the cause.
Why do so many wish to enter this country?
Opportunity they cannot find in their own countries.
Not much we can do about that but we can
STOP Illegal Labor.
We can dry that well up.
I know it is a red flag for some, but I have to admit to some extent Daffyd's logic has corrupted me.
So go ahead and institute a Quest Worker Program for aliens who have jobs AND for the businesses that employ them,BUT
make the time period for registration for both groups a definite period of time.
After that you are not registered and, you are an alien you get deported
with a permanent bar to re-entry. You knowingly employ aliens who are not registered? You go to PRISON
. You aid and abet an illegal alien and you have legal status?
that and you also
get deported. You do the same and you are a Citizen you join the businessmen who employed them in the next cell.
If we create a situation were jobs for illegal aliens have serious consequences that would do more to stem the flow.
One final thing that needs to be corrected is the ability of pregnant women to skip across the boarder just before they deliver so they can be the mother of a US Citizen.
Maybe a Constitutional Amendment. Or a declaration by Congress that if neither parent is a US Citizen, for the time of the delivery the location of the delivery inside our boarders shall be the Consulate Territory of the Nation of Origin of the Mother and not
the Sovereign Territory of this Country.
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