Friday, October 27, 2006

Now build the damn thing

From The Washington Post:

WARREN, Mich., Oct. 26 -- President Bush signed a measure Thursday authorizing the construction of a fence along 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, an action that conflicts with his own stated vision of immigration reform but one championed by many Republicans facing reelection in November.

Speaking at a White House ceremony before a day of campaigning for GOP candidates in Iowa and Michigan, Bush said the barrier will help the United States plug the porous Southwest border.

"Unfortunately, the United States has not been in complete control of its borders for decades and, therefore, illegal immigration has been on the rise," Bush said. "We have a responsibility to address these challenges. We have a responsibility to enforce our laws. We have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take this
responsibility seriously."

Ok, the legislation has been signed. This is a good first step and everyone should keep in mind that we wouldn't have gotten even this far without Republican control of the House of Representatives.

If it wasn't for the Republicans in the House we would now have amnesty for all the illegals now in the US and we would be seeing the first waves pouring in as part of the "guest worker" program. A program which would allow as many as 60 million ignorant, unskilled peasants to enter the nation as "temporary" workers. However if the "guest worker" program works in the United States like it has worked in every other nation on the surface of the earth who has ever tried it in the entire history of the world the guests will never leave once here.

If you give a damn about the future of this country vote Republican. It's just that simple.