Monday, November 07, 2005

60% of Americans want a barrier

I spend so much time reading the newswires and listening to NPR that the new Rasmussen poll nearly knocked me out of my socks. Of course, it shouldn't have. Most Americans are pragmatic people who want a better life for their friends and family. They don't waste time morally posturing themselves to appear as the enlightened by way of wishing for the country to be devastated by 'multiculturalism'. And they understand that cheap labor is subsidized labor, picked up by the net taxpayer. They are sick of open borders and derelict calls for amnesty. A full 60% of them support the construction of a barrier along the southern border to keep illegals out. Only 26% oppose such fortification.

Also encouraging is the revelation that more Americans oppose granting automatic citizenship (49%) to those born in the US than favor it (41%) (so-called anchor babies). The US is one of the few countries in the world with such an insane benefit granted to the children of criminals who are here illegally.

Duncan Hunter's stock just rose. The California Congressman is set to introduce a bill that captures the sentiment of most of America:
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) on Thursday called for constructing a high-tech fence along the nation's border from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico as part of a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration.

The proposal would also increase penalties on employers who hire undocumented workers, step up deportation of illegal immigrants already living in the U.S. and deny citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal entrants, among a host of enforcement measures.

The bill, to be introduced soon, is a wish list for immigration control advocates in the pending congressional debate over President Bush's plan to create a guest worker program.

Unfortunately, Bush cares more about propping up uber-corrupt Mexico than protecting US citizens and increasing America's standard of living:
The Bush administration already has taken a stand against building a fence along the 2,000-mile-long border with Mexico. "Let me be clear: We will not build a giant wall across our border," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said this week in a speech in Houston.

No wonder he's a lame duck. Thankfully he only has three more years of paralysis before we get a shot at some new blood. My early support is with Tom Tancredo--if he coupled with the more voluble and intellectually alacritous Newt Gingrich, America's will might actually become a reality.

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