By Gary P Jackson
In the wake of the treasonous Senate amnesty vote, Governor Sarah Palin has been on the warpath. Like Governor Palin, I support LEGAL immigration fully.
I’m a Texan, man we have people here from everywhere. It’s a great tapestry of life. I doubt you’ll find a more diverse society as you will in Texas. These people not only make Texas great, they make America great. But they came her legally.
A lot has been written about Governor Palin in the past week, including some who are freaking out about Governor Palin’s answer to a question about the possibility of starting a third party. As you can imagine, most Conservatives are open to the idea, but the “good old boys” in the GOP are less than enthused!
Those of us who have followed Governor Palin’s career for many years know, that while she’s always run as a Republican, and supported Republican candidates, she has never had a problem going after corrupt Republicans, nor has she EVER put party over principle. That is the reason why Governor Palin has such a strong and loyal following of supporters. She says what she means, and means what she says. Refreshing, to say the least!
Governor Palin has always been for “border security FIRST, then we’ll talk about what to do with all the illegals.” A reasonable stance.
Remember, while many so-called “name brand” politicians were either hiding, or denouncing Arizona’s law to curb illegals, basically doing the job the Obama regime is refusing to do, Governor Palin flew to Arizona and stood by Governor Jan Brewer’s side as she signed the legislation into law. She also cut a few commercials in support of Arizona’s law.
The treasonous Senate vote was a given, but that didn’t stop Governor Palin from weighing in, starting June 23rd, when she called out Marco Rubio, who ran as an anti-amnesty, rock-ribbed Conservative. Of course, Rubio lied.
Politicians wonder why we can’t trust them? Campaign flip-flops like this and carve-out bribes in the Amnesty Bill for politicians like Begich & Murkowski to exempt AK seafood workers.
Sarah also included a link to Townhall that reminds America what CANDIDATE Marco Rubio said. [in order to get elected]
If we are to believe candidate Marco Rubio’s comments during an Oct. 24, 2010 debate, it seems the Florida senator’s views on immigration reform have ‘evolved’ quite a bit since taking office.
During a debate with opponents Rep. Kendrick Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, candidate Rubio argued that giving illegal immigrants an “earned path to citizenship,” which Crist, Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush had advocated, is basically amnesty.
“First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It’s what they call it,” Rubio said. “And the reality of it is this: This has to do with the bottom line that America cannot be the only country in the world that does not enforce its immigration laws. It is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative pathway for individuals who entered illegally and knowingly did so.”
“If you do that, you will never have a legal immigration system that works,” he continued. “No one is going to follow the law if there is an easier way to do it.“
Let’s go to the video:
On the 24th Governor Palin wrote:
Holes in the Border As Big As the Holes in Their Amnesty Bill
Just like they did with Obamacare, some in Congress intend to “Pelosi” the amnesty bill. They’ll pass it in order to find out what’s in it. And just like the unpopular, unaffordable Obamacare disaster, this pandering, rewarding-the-rule-breakers, still-no-border-security, special-interests-ridden, 24-lb disaster of a bill is not supported by informed Americans.
I am an ardent supporter of legal immigration. I’m proud that our country is so desirable that it has been a melting pot making a diverse people united as the most exceptional nation on earth for over two centuries. But I join every American with an ounce of common sense insisting that any discussion about immigration must center on a secure border. The amnesty bill before the Senate is completely toothless on border security.
It’s beyond disingenuous for anyone to claim that a vote for this bill is a vote for security. Look no further than the fact that Senator Rubio and amnesty supporters nixed Senator Thune’s amendment that required the feds to finally build part of a needed security fence before moving forward on the status of illegal immigrants who’ve already broken the law to be here. And if shooting down the border fence wasn’t proof enough, they blew another chance by killing Senator Paul’s “Trust But Verify” amendment which required the completion of a fence in five years and required Congress to vote on whether the border is actually secure before furthering any immigration measures. And then they blew it yet again, nixing Senator Cornyn’s “Results” amendment, which also required border enforcement standards. Now the Senate’s pro-amnesty crowd is offering a fig leaf to security via the Corker-Hoeven Amendment, but this is really nothing more than empty promises. It’s amnesty right now and border security… eh, well, someday.
If this bill was genuinely concerned with border security, it might include practical solutions for those states that live with the problem every single day. Pass-through grants could be given to border states to actually build a fence. The most responsive and responsible level of government is the most local, and since governors accept pass-throughs all the time, this is a workable solution. We could also free up more federal lands along the border to be privatized. The farmers and ranchers would have a clear incentive to keep their private property secure from the flow of illegal immigrants and/or other illegal activities trafficked across the border onto land they’d cultivate. There are plenty of other commonsense solutions, but this bill isn’t about fixing problems; it’s about amnesty at all costs.
When every commonsense, concrete, and verifiable measure to secure the border is stripped away, despite politicians’ promises, what are we supposed to rely on to ensure that our currently unsecured border will be fixed in the future? If D.C. expects us to just sit back and “trust” them despite our permanent political class and Washington bureaucrats proving themselves so very untrustworthy, then I have a bridge to somewhere in Alaska to sell them. Our government is awash in one scandal after another involving blatant lies and violations of our basic liberties, and the leader of the pack ventures out on one road trip after another to avoid accountability.
Just like they did for Obamacare, the permanent political class is sugaring this bill with one goody after another to entice certain senators to vote for it. Look no further than page 983 of the bill, which contains a special visa exemption for foreign seafood workers in the 49th state despite huge unemployment numbers in the American workforce. This is obviously a hidden favor designed to buy the votes of Alaska Senators Murkowski and Begich.
And just like Obamacare, this amnesty bill fails on every level of economic sanity and sane reform. It offers no solutions. It will barely slow the flow of illegal immigration, which means we can expect millions and millions of new illegal aliens in coming years. Sort of what happened when we passed amnesty in 1986 without securing our borders first.
According to the CBO, the bill won’t stop illegal immigration, but it will drive down wages for average hardworking Americans. These would be the same blue-collar working class voters of every ethnicity who chose to sit home in 2012 instead of turning out to vote in the swing states we needed to carry in order to stop Barack Obama’s promised “fundamental transformation” of America. I note this just as a helpful reminder to those who believe the hyperventilated new hype claiming that conservatives need to support this bill in order to win future elections. That’s 100% wrong. The crony capitalists in D.C. and their corporatist friends on Wall Street might think this amnesty boondoggle is a great idea, but the average American worker in our middle class who’ll soon see lower wages is the one left out in the cold, along with those hard working immigrants who followed the rules and are working here legally.
Passing this bill with an unsecured border and within a growing welfare state under Barack Obama is economic insanity. Have people already forgotten that our bankrupt government is running up massive unsustainable deficits every year? We can’t afford to pay the piper now, much less the trillions of dollars more in welfare and entitlements for the millions who are here illegally today that will be granted this bill’s benefits. According to the Heritage Foundation, the bill provides only a temporary delay in granting illegal immigrants eligibility for all U.S. welfare and entitlement programs. We’re looking at an explosion of costs in the very near future. There is no way to pay for the added untold millions of new enrollees in these growing government programs. Pass this, Congress, and Obama will have succeeded in fundamentally transforming America.
Again, I am supportive of legal immigration and am as sympathetic as the next person to the aspirations of people who come here to work hard and live a better life than the poverty and unfree environments they left behind. So many are drawn here because we are an exceptional nation where freedom provides an equal opportunity for everyone to work hard and make something of themselves. But a key part of American exceptionalism is the rule of law. Border security is fundamental to the rule of law, as is incentivizing those who follow the legal path to citizenship instead of punishing them by promoting lawbreakers. This is non-negotiable.
It’s time our lawmakers remember that we are a sovereign nation of laws. This bill ignores that, and ignores the will of the people. The continued porous border goes against what politicians assured us was in this mountain-high bill, and in typical D.C. style it flies in the face of what many politicians campaigned on. I heard their campaign promises. You heard them, too.
It’s time for concerned Americans to flood our legislators’ phone lines with the input they need to hear from We the People. Join the mama grizzlies who are rearing up tirelessly to swat away false claims that amnesty is a good thing. Michelle Malkin rightly said the issue is not secure the border first, it’s “secure the border. Period.” Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter have also offered superb warnings on amnesty’s economic impacts to the middle class.
As the Senate moves to pass amnesty, the only bright spot in this travesty is the rallying revolution we can look forward to. For just as opposition to Obamacare became a rallying cry for the 2010 midterm elections, opposition to this fundamentally transforming amnesty bill will galvanize the grassroots in next year’s elections. And 2014 is just around the corner.
~ Sarah Palin
As always, Governor Palin reminds corrupt politicians that there isn’t anything a good old fashioned election can’t fix!
She also offers up some common sense solutions to the problem at hand.
In that vein, on June 25th, Governor Palin appeared on the John Gibson radio show. Though it’s a wide ranging interview, Sarah makes no bones about the fact that both Marco Rubio and Kelly Ayotte betrayed the American people, and need to face a strong primary challenge when they are next up for election. Video courtesy SarahNET:
Some have asked why Governor Palin called out Rubio and Ayotte specifically, and not others, by name. It’s obvious that both Rubio and Ayotte absolutely lied to their constituents in order to get elected.
Of course, as she points out, every politician should have a contested primary, every election, if for no other reason, than to keep them honest. I wholeheartedly agree.
The Governor again offers some common sense solutions to the illegal immigration problem.
On June 28th, after the treasonous vote, Governor Palin simply said:
Great job, GOP establishment…
and posted this: [click on photo to enlarge]
Governor Palin followed this up the same day with a scathing piece in which she threatens the GOP, by reminding them that many of us are barely holding on to our Republican “papers“. Of course, the Governor also notes many are ready to abandon the democrat party as well, for the exact same reasons.
Full disclosure, though I vote GOP [what else is there, really] I threw my “papers” away years ago and refuse to send the party a dime!
Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. This Senate-approved amnesty bill rewards lawbreakers and won’t solve any problems – as the CBO report notes that millions of more illegal immigrants will continue to flood the U.S. in coming years.
Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. It’s depressing to consider that the House of Representatives is threatening to pass some version of this nonsensical bill in the coming weeks.
Once again, I’ll point out the obvious to you: it was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politician must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks, and crony capitalists’ pork, and call it good. You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law.
Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.
~ Sarah Palin
Here is the article referenced above: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/25/Palin-Defend-American-Workers” target=”_blank”>http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/25/Palin-Defend-American-Workers
Then came Governor Palin’s appearance with Uma Pemmaraju. At the end, Uma asked Sarah a question from fellow Texan Josh Painter, about starting the “Freedom Party.” That has been driving the left wing Republicans insane, and making Conservatives smile:
Stacy has more on the hate filled Republicans at RedState who attacked Governor Palin in the nastiest of ways, here.
There are many who think the GOP needs to go the way of the Whigs, yours truly included, but most also know that is kind of the last option, if we can’t get the corrupt Republicans to shape up.
One thing about it, if the House passes an amnesty bill, the Republican Party will be as dead as dead can be.
When Ronald Reagan became a Republican, he famously said he didn’t leave the democrat party, the democrat party left him. There may come a day we all say something similar regarding the Republican Party. Sarah Palin’s many conversations in the past week is a warning, and she speaks for millions.