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SAVE us from the Legislative Process, Act Like Reading the Bills Matters!

by patriotwatchdog 7/24/2009 12:27:00 PM

The legislative process is all messed up. Some of the same people who criticize Members of Congress for voting for the Stimulus Bill without reading it first are promoting the latest verstion of the SAVE Act by encouraging citizens to call, fax, write, and sign petititons to their Representatives and Senators in Congress to support the SAVE Act before the text of the bill is even available to be read.

Regretabbly, over 100,000 koolaid drinkers have already fallen for this "Greatest Show on Earth" and signed petitions delivered to Members of Congress before the bill is even available to be read.

How can we expect Congress to behave better when we ourselves promote legislation we haven't read?

The 2007 version of the SAVE Act contained changes to Title 8 that not only gave religious organizations immunity from prosecution for commiting the felony act of aiding and abetting illegal aliens, but that was fundamentally un-Constititutional. 

Many Members of Congress and the public who take the word of others about legislation, oftentimes "sight unseen" jumped on the bandwagon of support for the SAVE Act without ever having read it.

The FIRE Coalition tried diligently to get the sponsors of the bill to remove the un-Constitutional parts of the SAVE Act, and to get pundits inside and outside the Beltway to give due diligence to vetting this bill thoroughly before promoting it. 

FIRE Coalition researchers spent over 300 hours digging through the 109th Congress version of the SAVE Act, H.R. 4088, and the existing statutes it would modify before reaching the conclusion that it was very flawed, and worst of all un-Constitutional. Many of those who had jumped on the bandwagon of support for this bill refused to even consider they had been duped yet again by the legislative process and Washington insiders.

I was personally patronized, ostricized, and threatened if I did not "get with the program" and support the SAVE Act. I was told I didn't understand "the legislative process." What I understood then, and now, is that we shouldn't be supporting or endorsing un-Constitutional legislation no matter what justification is given, or what promises are made to correct it later, which by the way, never materialized.

I don't have an opinion yet on this year's version of the SAVE Act, but I am deeply concerned that the same dog-and-pony show is afoot. I would encourage everyone to withold their support for the SAVE Act and ANY legislation until they have the opportunity to read it themselves.

Former 1st Lady Nancy Reagan had some great advice for us all: "READING IS FUNDAMENTAL."

When the actual text of the SAVE Act is available, the FIRE Coalition will analyze it and formulate an INFORMED opinion, koolaid-free. We suggest you do the same.

If Shuler's H.R. 3308 and Pryor's S. 1505 versions of the SAVE Act mirror the 2007 version, then you can find the bulk of our concerns in the FIRE Coalition analysis of the 2007 SAVE Act at http://operationbodycount.com/SAVEACT2.pdf.

Don't be one of the suckers born every minute slurping the koolaid at the "greatest show on Earth." Call, fax, write, and visit your Congressman and Senator, and tell them to start reading the bills before they vote on them, and tell the pundits promoting legislation to have open, honest dialogs with the American people about what is in legislation, and to stop promoting bills we can't even read ourselves.

In 1986, the SAVE Program was passed to remove incentives that draw illegals, to crack down on employers who hire them, and prevent tax-payer funded programs from benefiting illegal aliens. This compromise was used by illegal alien sympathizers to get bipartisan support for amnesty.

The SAVE Program was never funded, promoted, or enforced, and the flood of illegal aliens increased.

In 1996, 287(g), the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Delegation of Immigration Authority Program was created as part of a bipartisan effort to crack down on illegal aliens to garner bipartisan support for another amnesty.

287(g) was not funded adequately, nor promoted nor enforced at all for ten years until the illegal alien sympathizer groups started gearing up for another amnesty. Even then, at the current rate, it would take 600 years for all 3085 sheriff offices in the country to participate. The flood of illegal aliens increases each time there is an amnesty in the hopes of getting in the country before the next amnesty.

In 2006, the Secure Fence Act was passed, under the guise of securing our southern border, and getting tough on illegal alien invaders to garner support for yet another amnesty. The American people saw through that ruse and successfully killed the two amnesty bills put forth in 2007.

In 2007, a bi-partisan bill was put forth, the SAVE Act, in the opinion of many to remove the illegal alien invasion from the 3rd rail of politics leading into the 2008 elections. Despite the fact that this bill contained un-Constitutional changes to existing statutes, Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle supported it, some without every realizing what was in it. The people behind the scenes writing legislation intentionally craft convoluted bills thick as phone books so that even a conscientious Member of Congress doesn't have time to find the devil in the details, and has to rely on overworked staffers and special interest-funded think tanks to advise them on the merits of legislation.

Even Secure Fence Act author, NY Congressman Peter King voted for the 2007 Omnibus Appropriations bill that stripped funding from the Fence Act.

Considering that we are indeed in the worst economy since the Great Depression, with millions of American businesses suffering, we really need to rethink how legislation is authored, promoted, and passed.

Say no to yet another amnesty! We do not need the flood of illegals to increase yet again if sterile-enforcement legislation is passed but never enforced.

We need a President and Members of Congress with backbones, not forked tongues. We need to secure the borders, enforce our immigration laws, and to uphold the Constitutionally-guaranteed protection against invasion that Article IV, Section 4 provides.

Tell your elected officials to start honoring their "employee handbook," the Constitution, or start looking for another job. Ask individuals and organizations promoting bills you can't read yet why you should sign a petition, fax, or call.

Think people. Stop drinking the koolaid when you don't know what's in it. Would you sign a contract to buy a house or car without reading it? Use some common sense please. Your children and grandchildren deserve better than this. Don't be the "sucker born every minute."

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287(g) will take up to 600 years to fully implement! Turn the Scoundrels OUT!!

by patriotwatchdog 7/11/2009 9:38:00 AM

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants us to think they are getting serious about interior enforcement, and protection from criminal illegal alien foreign nationals with the announcement of 11 new agencies participating in the ICE 287(g) Delegation of Immigration Authority Program.

  • DHS needs to do better than average FIVE new 287(g) participating law enforcement agencies per year!

In the 13 years since 287(g) became law, the federal government has trained an average of 5 agencies per year. If you disregard the first 10 years, (1997-2005), and only look at the past 3 years, then the average goes up to about 22 per year. Even by that generous accounting, it will still take 136 YEARS to reach all 3,085 sheriffs offices.

Is the federal government serious about protecting Americans from criminal aliens? Of course not.

Is the federal government even doing a good job pretending to "protect us against invasion" as Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution guarantees? Of course not.

Even today, there is no tracking of illegal alien crime by the Justice Department. Why is that? Do they only care about the crimes citizens commit? Or... do they simply not want you to know how bad the problem is? According to a GAO study commissioned by Congressman Steve King, we are losing 25 Americans each day at the hands of illegal aliens. 25 per day, and yet the President, Congress, and DHS wants us to believe that they are "serious" about enforcing our immigration laws... so serious in fact, that they WILL fully-implement 287(g) sometime in the next 136-600 YEARS!

Prior to 1965, the United States had manageable immigration policies, and reasonable levels of legal immigration. The number of foreign citizens allowed to immigrate to the United States was around 250,000 per year. This was a manageable number that allowed assimilation.

"First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same.... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset.... Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia.... In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.... The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs."  - Senator Ted Kennedy, Feb. 10, 1965

 Ted Kennedy evidently knew about as much about immigration as he knew about driving drunk on narrow bridges. He's been in denial of accepting any responsibility for either decision that costs at least one American her life, and millions more their jobs and/or lives since then. Teddy couldn't have been more wrong.

  • In 1986 we gave amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, and pretended to crack down on enforcement. The SAVE Program was passed, but never funded or enforced.
  • In 1996, we gave amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, and pretended to crack down with enforcement. The 287(g) Program was passed, but not funded or even emplemented until 2006 when Democrats came to the American people yet again asking for us to be kind-hearted and grant amnesty to still more millions of illegal alien foreign nationals, but first they had to pretend to get tough on enforcement in order to curry support and votes for another amnesty.
  • They pretended to get tough on border security by passing H.R. 6061, the Secure Fence Act of 2006, but never really funded it.

They played the same shell game, or dog-and-pony show, pretending to crack down with enforcement of our immigration laws in an effort to get Members of Congress and the American people to buy into yet ANOTHER amnesty in the form of S. 1348 and then two months later S. 1639. The FIRE Coalition was in D.C. fighting both of these betrayals, and witnessed over 90% of the calls coming in to Congress saying NO! Who exactly does your Senator or Congressman represent? You, or some special interest group?

When both amnesty bills were defeated in 2007, Democrats and some Republicans betrayed the trust of the American people, and allowed Senator Kay Bailey-Hutchinson to attach an amendment to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill that stripped funding from the Secure Fence Act. Even New York Congressman Peter King, the author of the Secure Fence Act voted "for" pulling the funding from his own bill when he voted for the Omnibus Appropriations Bill in December, 2007.

138 Congressmen and 19 Senators voted AGAINST the Secure Fence Act. Many of these same scoundrels and scalawags are still in office; they are the same crooks that voted for a TRILLION dollar stimulus bill without reading it; they are the same crooks who just voted for the largest tax increase in world history, the Cap-N-Steal bill that passed the House, and awaits the Senate to finish kicking you while you are down.They are the same scoundrels who to put radio-frecuency-I.D. tags in your driver's license and license plate. Give up a little liberty for a little security? I think NOT. The Founding Fathers warned us against that ruse as well.

Only tyrants and dictators need to know where you are at all times in your own country. They are using their intentional refusal to enforce the laws and uphold the Constitution as an excuse to further control "We the People." Read Senate Bill 1261, the PASS Act, and ask yourself why you should give up your privacy because the feds refuse to secure our borders and ports of entry?

"Attrition through enforcement" needs a chance to work before we even begin to consider opening our hearts and wallets to more illegal alien foreign nationals.
 
Hide and watch. Pro-illegal pundits will point at the 11 new 287(g) agencies as proof that the federal government is giving due diligence to enforcement. They will try to use that as a carrot to entice kind-hearted Americans to give another amnesty because "we are cracking down on criminal illegal aliens, and those that employ them."
 
Come talk to me about amnesty in 600 years... AFTER we have full enforcement of our immigration laws.
 
Perhaps what we need is COMPREHENSIVE CONGRESSIONAL REPLACEMENT. No Amnesty! No pathway to citizenship for illegal alien foreign nationals! Don't wait till 2010 to start finding replacements for the traitors you have in Congress that keep betraying their oath of office. Vote out ALL TRAITORS!
 
 
 

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FIRE Coalition National Director Jeff Lewis joins The Captain's America Show on WSRQ 1220 AM, with Matt Bruce

by patriotwatchdog 7/10/2009 1:17:00 PM
The items below are some of things the FIRE Coalition is involved in to educate the public, influence and support federal legislation where needed that enhances "attrition through enforcement," and supports state legislatures exercising their state's rights to compensate where the federal government is remiss in its' duties. In general, we don't need comprehensive immigration reform; we need comprehensive immigration enforcement.
1) H.R. 150, The Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act
Federal legislation: According to an FBI spokesperson, the reason they are not tracking illegal alien crime is because 'Congress hasn't told them to.' We refer to H.R. 150 as the VOIAC bill, sponsored by my Congressman, Walter Jones, N.C., at our request to require law enforcement agencies to add nationality and legal status to crime reporting statistics they already provide the FBI.
 
2) H.B. 184, The Ohio Job Preservation Act
State legislation:
 
3) Treason in America: Puttin' on the Writs
Problem: Misprision of Treason
Solution: Writs of Mandate
 
 
4) The VISA Waiver Program
One If By Land: The flood of illegal aliens across our southern border constitutes the largest invasion in world history.

Two If By Sea: Our port security is a joke even by 3rd World standards. Bio-hazards, human-trafficing, and dirty-bombs aside, Congress mandated our ports be secured years ago. No more excuses. DHS sent more apologists and attorneys to this hearing to justify why they haven't been doing what the law mandated than they brought officials to honestly answer questions.

Three If By Air: The VISA Waiver Program makes our southern border look like a honey pot. Even Senator Diane Feinstein called it "the soft underbelly" of our national security. In 2006-2007, 31 million people came to the U.S. under the VISA Waiver Program. Homeland Security cannot tell you how many of them have left.

The first two are examples of pieces of active legislation that every day American patriots are engaged on with their elected officials to address the largest invasion in world history.

With 31 million foreign nationals coming here in 2006-2007 alone via the VISA Waiver program with no serious effort to secure our ports of entry, the focus on our southern border in some ways is a honey pot in comparison.

All citizens need to do is get resolved, get informed, and get involved. The FIRE Coalition is also engaged with the American Legion. In July 2007 I met with Legion leadership in Indianapolis to discuss ways we could work together to address common interests. In 2008-2009, the FIRE Coalition held four national security conferences across the country, hosted by American Legion State Headquarters and Posts, including a two-day convention in Colorado last August, and one day events in North Carolina, South  Carolina, and California.

There is much information about those events, photos, and video available at Operation Body Count (OBC), a FIRE Coalition project, specifically on the National Security Conference page. You should also check out the OBC Victims' Posters, and view the press conferences of various federal, state, and local officials, and law enforcement working with the FIRE Coalition at http://youtube.com/firecoalition, and http://youtube.com/patriotwatchdog.
 
  Podcast of FIRE Coalition co-founder and Executive Director Jason Mrochek interview on WSRQ 1220 AM in Sarasota, Florida on Thursday, July 09, 2009
Matt Bruce interviews Jason at the beginning of Thursday's Captain's America Radio Show
http://thecaptainsamerica.podomatic.com/entry/2009-07-09T13_48_49-07_00

Podcast of FIRE Coalition National Director Jeff Lewis interview on WSRQ 1220 AM in Sarasota, Florida on Friday, July 10, 2009
Matt Bruce interviews Jeff at the beginning of the second half hour Thursday's Captain's America Radio Show
http://thecaptainsamerica.podomatic.com/entry/2009-07-10T13_42_05-07_00

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