Ladies and gentlemen, our elected officials have sold us out (as predicted by myself and many others). Welcome to Los Estados Unitos de Mexico, formerly the United States of America:
A bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers and the White House struck an immigration reform deal Thursday that would grant legal status to the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already in the United States and increase border and interior enforcement initiatives.
12 million my ass. If it's less than 3 times that, I'll learn to speak Spanish. The number of illegals has been continuously quoted as 12 million since 2002. Do you seriously expect me to believe that not one more illegal alien has came to this country in 5 years?
Let's have a few quotes from some of the treasonous bastards who concocted this little sell-out of our country, shall we?
"All of you know that in the legislative process, no one gets 100 percent of what they want, if you're going to get something done."--Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz
"I believe we owe it to the American people to stop talking about immigration and start acting."--Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass
"...gives a path out of the shadows and toward legal status for those who are currently here" illegally."--Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
"I congratulate members of the Senate, both political parties, who decided it was time to work together to come up with a comprehensive immigration bill that addresses a major problem facing our country."-- President George Bush
There are a few folks, however, who remember their oath of office and their duty to the country:
"This plan rewards the lawbreakers and punishes those who have patiently waited their turn to become an American citizen. I will work tirelessly to make sure that this proposal does not pass the House of Representatives."-- Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas
Time to write the Congresscritters in both houses, although I suspect stiffening their spines this time will prove impossible. I'm afraid this one is a done deal, and America as we know it may be done for. As Jerry Pournelle has so often said, "Mourn the Republic".