Taking On a John McCain Supporter
By: John Lillpop
A John McCain supporter recently challenged my criticism of the candidate’s position on amnesty and posed the following question, in part:
” Are we going to insist on a strict application of the law? Are we going to increase government spending and expand police powers to root out people who have done what immigrants have done for generations? Wouldn’t we be better to set a timeline and give permanent resident status to those who have become Americans while focusing on those who come here for less admirable reasons?”
My response was as follows:
This time, we damn well better insist on strict application of the law or we can kiss America good bye!
I am sure you are familiar with the Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 which granted amnesty to about three million illegal aliens, and which set forth law for punishing employers who hire illegal aliens and for deportation of the illegals themselves.
Although amnesty was granted to millions of illegals pursuant to IRCA, the enforcement pieces were never implemented. Therefore, 12-38 million additional illegals have invaded America since 1986.
The lesson from 1986 is brutally simple: Amnesty only encourages more illegal border crossings. Period.
Unfortunately, no administration, neither Democrat nor Republican, has even attempted to enforce IRCA. Even after the terrorist attack of 9/11, our borders remain unsecured.
Surely, that must be the most outrageous scandal of our times.
Your proposal, and that of John McCain, would attract another 40 million illegal aliens, or more, to our wonderful nation.
Another point: If John McCain’s amnesty were implemented, the message to the criminals-made- citizens would be: America talks tough about law and order, but they do not mean it!
Is that the sort of message that “new citizens” should be bringing to the nation?
What other laws can be ignored with impunity? Laws regarding payment of income taxes? Obeying speed limits? Drink and driving?
The mind boggles!
Some Republicans have expressed concern about alienating the Hispanic vote and rendering the Republican Party a minority for decades to come.
That argument really frightens me because it says, in essence, the following: The rule of law should be ignored if lawlessness is needed to secure votes and power.
That prospect is very frightening. If the Hispanic voting bloc can only be counted on by ignoring the rule of law, then I say ignore Hispanics and push for the rule of law!
Giving in to those who have no regard for American sovereignty or rule of law would eventually doom our nation to a third-world existence.
I also know of no quicker or more certain way to consign the Republican Party to a permanent minority status than by abandoning conservative values.
Then you have the allegiance issue.
Perhaps you remember two summers ago when millions of illegal aliens took over the streets of Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas to DEMAND rights that they were simply not entitled to. And they did so while hoisting Mexican flags and Spanish banners.
To put that into perspective, in a recent interview with the New York Times, John McCain was asked to name the individual he would cite as a “model” conservative.
That would be Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, or perhaps even George W. Bush, right?
The answer: None of the above.
In fact, McCain said the following about his own political leanings: “I count myself as a conservative Republican, yet I view it to a large degree in the Theodore Roosevelt mold,” McCain said.
McCain’s “model” conservative was, of course, a great American, much admired for his intelligence, energy, and determination. Roosevelt was also very hawkish on America.
So much so, in fact, that one must wonder if John McCain is even aware of Roosevelt’s thoughts with respect to immigration?
For example, Roosevelt said the following about immigrants and being American:
“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
It is a wretched shame that Teddy Roosevelt is not around in 2008 to set John McCain straight on American sovereignty, language, and culture.
Think about it:
How would Teddy react to the fact that 12-38 million uneducated, illiterate peasants from Mexico have illegally crossed US borders and have taken up unlawful residence in America in violation of our immigration laws?
How would he take it upon being learning that the overwhelming majority of illegal aliens in the US do not speak or understand English, and actually refuse to learn America’s language?
How would Teddy react upon learning that millions of illegal aliens marched through the streets of America with Mexican flags and Spanish banners in tow as they demanded the same rights and benefits as American citizens?
What would Teddy Roosevelt say to a “conservative” presidential candidate who favored scuttling the rule of law in order to grant amnesty to the invaders?
The really big question: How would Teddy Roosevelt react if ordered to “Press 1 for English”?
Clearly, John McCain is no Teddy Roosevelt!
In sum, I believe that America must prevent future invasions by illegal aliens AND reverse the invasions that have already taken place through a non-compromising program of deportations.
Once the United States government shows that it is serious, millions of illegal aliens will self-deport and those waiting to invade will change their plans.
The future of America is at stake and conservative values are needed to represent American interests in this vital battlefield.
In my view, John McCain does not embrace the conservative values needed in these turbulent times.
Unless Senator McCain changes his position on amnesty, I will have no choice but to vote for a conservative third-party candidate, or alternatively, not vote at all!
Final point on deportations: George W Bush, John McCain and other appeasers insist that we cannot break up families by deporting millions of illegal aliens.
With all due respect, the illegal aliens separated themselves from family when they invaded America. And, after all, we would be sending them home.
Is it impossible to deport that many people?
Pretend for a moment that instead of being illiterate peasants, the illegal alien population was made up mostly of young, middle-aged, Arabic speaking Muslim males with Jihad potential.
Would it be impossible to deport the Islamofascists? Of course not!
Deporting illegal aliens can, and must, be done for the preservation of America!
Thanks for writing and Good day!