...I renew the recommendation contained in my communication to Congress dated the 18th July last--a copy of which accompanies this message--that the judgment of the people should be taken on the propriety of so amending the federal Constitution that it shall provide--
1st. For an election of President and Vice-President by a direct vote of the people, instead of through the agency of electors, and making them ineligible for re-election to a second term.
2d. For a distinct designation of the person who shall discharge the duties of President, in the event of a vacancy in that office by the death, resignation, or removal of both the President and Vice-President.
3d. For the election of senators of the United States directly by the people of the several States, instead of by the legislatures; and
4th. For the limitation to a period of years of the terms of federal judges.
Profoundly impressed with the propriety of making these important modifications in the Constitution, I respectfully submit them for the early and mature consideration of Congress. We should, as far as possible, remove all pretext for violations of the organic law, by remedying such imperfections as time and experience may develop, ever remembering that "the Constitution which at any time exists, until changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all." ...
Washington, December 9, 1868.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
We have been for some days past in the most impatient expectation of hearing that the Virtue and ardor of our Countrymen had put a stop to the Progress of Cornwallis, and a period to his handfull of men with which that adventurous Knight Errand had dared to traverse the Southern States, and (as if bidding defiance to our Patriotism and Courage) has with three thousand troops thrown down the Gauntlet to forty thousand at least, who are nearer to him than he is to any support. Good God! Shall it be said that this man has dared to Venture near three Hundred miles from the Sea Coast and above two Hundred from any of his Posts and shall be permitted again to return! I cannot believe it. It is said we want Arms-Has not every Peasant in Virginia & North Carolina a Gun? with what weapons were the Battles of Bunkers Hill, Bennington and Kings mountain fought. But I will not dwell on a Subject which affords so much Chagrin. I will suppose that the Spirit of America has again roused and that Saratoga is revived at the Saura Town.(1) I have been unwearied in my applications for a Maritime force from Rhode Island and should in my last have informed you that I had at last obtained it through the French Ministery-but was afraid to trust it to paper as it was so profound a secret that no one in Philadelphia except him & myself knew it was saild untill we had reason to expect it had arrived....
- Theodorick Bland to Richard Henry Lee, March 5th 1781. [Letters of Delegates to Congress: Volume 17.]
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
“Treason doth never prosper: What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”
“Hello, 911 Operator, what is your emergency?”
“I am at King’s Harbor Hospital and my girlfriend, Edith Rodriguez, is lying on the floor vomiting blood,” said her boyfriend, Jose Prado, as the security videos showed hospital personnel standing around while the hospital janitor mopped around Edith Rodriguez’s near lifeless body as she lie on the floor.
Edith Rodriguez, the 43-year-old mother of three children had collapsed in the emergency room of Los Angeles ' Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital . The 911 dispatch operators received two calls asking for an ambulance to be sent to the ER because the hospital personnel were not treating Ms. Rodriguez. In both cases, the dispatcher refused to comply with the request citing that treatment was available where Ms. Rodriguez was located.
Within 45 minutes, Edith Rodriguez was dead.
Of course, there will be an investigation. The 911 operators will likely be fired. The 911 service will, no doubt, settle out of court with the grief stricken Rodriguez family. The hospital will issue a statement stating that the death was regrettable and that ER procedures are under review. But no amount of concilliation will bring Edith back to life.
According to the coroner , Ms. Rodriguez’s condition was not terminal if only it had been treated in a timely fashion. Now three children will have to learn how to live without their mother because of this terrible, terrible neglect and breakdown of human decency.
Although the actions of the 911 operators and the hospital are reprehensible, the Rodriguez family’s grief is not entirely the fault of the dispatchers or the hospital ER personnel. Some common sense and a sense of compassion would have certainly been in order. If someone, anyone, would have followed the Golden Rule, Edith would now be home with her family. However, one of the unmentioned culprits, in this tragedy, lies with our broken health care system, particularly in the Southwest.
Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985, hospitals are obligated to treat the uninsured without reimbursement. This court mandate would include illegal alien immigrants. This one court ruling has set the stage for the demise of 100 hospitals nationwide.
The fact remains that ER’s in the American Southwest cannot afford to subsidize the health care of illegal aliens. In 2005, it cost $200 million to provide for emergency health care for illegal aliens in the Border States annually. California with over three million illegals paid $79 million. Unable to budget enough to support the influx of patients to ER’s, ER waits are long and the triage process of prioritizing patients is often an exercise in coin flipping.
If the aforementioned tragic facts do not speak for themselves, let me relate a personal story related to my own family’s experience with emergency room care right here in Phoenix .
When I read about the death of Edith Rodriguez, I experienced flashbacks and all the accompanying anger and anxiety. Both during and after the pregnancy of our son, my wife had developed some very serious health maladies. The most serious health condition was a very serious case of preeclampsia. The condition is a threat to both the unborn child and the mother. When preeclampsia is severe, it can affect many organs and cause serious or even life-threatening problems. Premature delivery is common if the woman’s condition is severe enough. As a result, my son, weighing in at 2 pounds-7 ounces, was delivered at the beginning of the 7th month of pregnancy. Fortunately, my son received expert care at St. Joseph ’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In the two months I visited my son in the hospital, I watched in horror as I witnessed that many premature babies never left the hospital. My son was lucky, luckier than many. Today, my son is a happy, intelligent and very loving six year old. His mother and I owe his survival to the grace of God and the expert care that he received in NICU.
My wife, however, was not so lucky. My wife almost became a victim of some of the same unwarranted pressures that I believe led to the death Ms. Rodriguez. My wife spent a total of two months in the hospital in order to control the debilitating effects of preeclampsia. At first, my wife received excellent care in the intensive care unit at St. Josephs Hospital . Shortly after the birth of my son, my wife was discharged. However, within a few days, my wife’s condition worsened and we experienced a nightmare series of events at the hands of St. Josephs ER and their “general admission” hospital room staff.
When we arrived at the hospital, my wife was doubled over in pain. After filling out the obligatory paperwork, my wife was banished to a corner of the ER to suffer in silence. It took two hours for the nurse to take her vitals. It took another 7 hours to see the doctor. In between, I had 3 conversations with ER personnel about the seriousness of the condition only to receive a variety of cereal box answers designed to gain my silence. Finally, when the infection spread to the point where my wife’s caesarian section (from delivery) eventually burst, I was finally able to get the attention of medical personnel in order that my wife would receive, by this time, lifesaving treatment. And this treatment was only obtained only after I engaged in a series of histrionic rants.
My wife’s situation was potentially life threatening and was treated with all the seriousness that a physician’s assistant would treat the cold and flu. And the cold and the flu was precisely what were mostly individuals were being treated for at the ER, while my wife suffered in abject agony. I cannot tell you what country most of the cold and flu sufferers hailed from. However, I do know that it was not the United States . And I could also tell you that most did not speak English and required interpreters in order to receive treatment ahead.
During her second stay in the hospital, my wife was continually packed with gauze. On the final day to remove the gauze, the nurse inadvertently left one of the gauze pads in my wife’s closing wound. When I chased the nurse down, insisting that she needed to recheck my wife for a gauze pad that I believed was left in her abdomen, she was indignant and rude. Only after I relentlessly insisted, did the nurse check and subsequently find and remove one more gauze pad. So, if you think that the Edith Rodriguez’s tragedy is just an aberration in our health care system, think again. The same almost happened to the Hodges’ family and it could most certainly happen to your family. Our health care system is broken and is financially choking on the wave of illegal immigrants which receive free health care on our nickel. And many times, this “free” medical care is delivered at the expense of our loved ones health and safety. Most nurses, today, are overworked and exhausted by this broken system. Why do you think there is such a nursing shortage?
In the United Nations sponsored annual health care report, the U.S. is credited with having the most expensive health care in the world. However, in terms of overall health care effectiveness, the U.S. ranks 30th in the world http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/27/53/35779248.pdf; www.irdes.fr/ecosante/OCDE/500.html; ). Why? Perhaps it is because we are paying for the health care of several nations at once. Unable to budget for this travesty, ER’s are under-funded, understaffed, the care is often substandard and in the case of people like Ms. Rodriguez, our health care system can prove deadly!
As of 2005, 84 California hospitals closed their doors as a direct result of the rising number of illegal aliens and the subsequent non-reimbursed burden on the health care system. “One year of illegal alien health care costs would pay for border fences along our Southern border,” according to Congressman Gary Miller from California (http://www.house.gov/garymiller/IllegalsCost2005.html).
The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons report on this subject included the following recommendations in the protection of Americans and their health:
Closing America 's borders with fences, high-tech security devices and troops.
Rescinding the U.S. citizenship of "anchor babies."
Punishing the aiding and abetting of illegal aliens as a crime.
An end to amnesty programs (http://www.jpands.org/vol10no1/cosman.pdf).
At first glance, Senator Jon Kyl would seem to agree with the abovementioned recommendations when on May 23rd he stated, “Since entering the Senate in 1995, I have worked to inform people in Washington about the problems we face in Arizona because of porous borders and the importance of controlling our borders to protect our national security. I have sponsored and co-sponsored a number of bills to strengthen the resources of our border law enforcement, including recent legislation to dramatically increase the number of Border Patrol agents, along with funding for technology and other resources. Washington is finally beginning to recognize the dire need for America to enforce its immigration laws and secure our borders (http://www.phxnews.com/fullstory.php?article=21492).” Please tell us, what happened Jon?
Of course we all realize that Senators Kyl and McCain are in favor of the passage of SB 1348 which will bring millions of more illegal immigrants to our country, over 100 million more people to be exact. Further, most informed Americans know that this influx of illegal aliens is in service to the corporate need for cheap labor. Public safety and health care be damned.
Profits over people, right Senators?
Senators Kyl and McCain, how many more people have to suffer and potentially die because of your servitude to the greed and lust of the global corporations and their insatiable thirst for illegal immigrant labor?
Arizonans should hold these reasons to recall Senators McCain and Kyl for their treasonous betrayal of the public trust in attempting to pass SB 1348, to be self evident (email@example.com).
Treason prospers every single day that we let these senators, and those of similar character, stay in office.
I was lucky enough to get my wife back. Edith Rodriguez should have gone home to her children.
© 2007 All Rights Reserved
Dave Hodges is a former Republican who left the party in 2003. Dave has appeared on several radio shows and has written for several web sites across the country. Dave Hodges is not aligned with the political right or the political left. He is a constitutionalist and believes that the answer to our country’s problems lies in following the wisdom of the Founding Fathers and following the United States Constitution. Dave Hodges is currently the spokesperson for the Arizona Coalition to Protect Personal Property Rights which is a grass roots organization which is tasked with the responsibility in assisting Arizonans in the defense of their personal property rights. Dave Hodges is also the Chairperson of the Constitution Party of Arizona. Nationally, the Constitution Party is the fastest growing party in the country and the party now stands as the third largest party. Presently in Arizona , a ballot eligibility drive is underway and will be completed by the fall of 2007. To find out more about the Constitution Party, please visit the web site at www.constitutionparty.org. If you would like Dave Hodges to speak to your group, or organization, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 11, 2007
“Treason doth never prosper: What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”
For once, Senator McCain may have actually been telling the truth when he told Lou Dobbs “But it (SB 1348) will also enhance interior enforcement and put employers on notice that the practice of hiring illegal workers will no longer be tolerated” (CNN Lou Dobbs, 5/19/2007). The Senator is correct. After all, if millions of illegal aliens would have been granted amnesty, and the guest worker visa programs were greatly expanded, employers would be hard pressed to find an illegal alien to hire. This would be like grounding your child after they have moved out of your house. Fortunately, SB 1348 stalled in the Senate on Thursday.
Hip-hip hurray! The good guys have won……., at least for now!
Under pressure from the American people, the Senate has tucked its tail and is scurrying for cover after refusing to act on SB 1348. The vote against cloture on SB 1348 failed by a vote of 45 to 50. For the first time, in a long time, mainstream America stood up to their elected officials, and with a unified voice, gave a resounding NO to amnesty. Even some of the most steadfast political, corporate servants who support total amnesty, such as Jon Kyl, have slithered into hiding in order to escape the tidal wave of political pressure which was generated by grassroots America.
With the corporate power brokers and the leadership from both parties supporting amnesty, most political pundits thought it was unavoidable that SB 1348 would eventually pass and become law. The corporate-controlled establishment totally underestimated the nation’s collective anger. This is, indeed, a time to celebrate! But please keep in mind that this is only one battle in a long campaign for control over the sovereignty of America and the collective resources of the American middle class.
All patriotic Americans need to be mindful that there is nothing to prevent the same treasonous senators (e.g., John McCain) from attempting to impose the will of their corporate benefactor’s amnesty plan on the American people at a later date. In fact, Senator, Harry Reid said we are finished with amnesty for the time being, but that he wants to revisit the issue at a “later time”. And despite being at the G8 Summit in Europe, President Bush has begun the process of reviving SB 1348 with a few well-placed phone calls to top GOP leaders on Friday. Subsequently, our victory could be very short-lived if we are not as Thomas Jefferson stated, “eternally vigilant”.
No doubt the corporate propagandists are already at work crafting the next phase of rhetoric designed to lessen the frenetic opposition that SB 1348 endured. What form will the new version of amnesty take? Nobody can be certain. However, Section 413 of SB 1348 may provide a clue as it was obvious that important provisions connected with the implementation of the North American Union were concealed within this latest amnesty bill (see Section 413 of SB 1348). Along the same lines, I would suspect that major provisions of the amnesty bill may make their way into law through the amendment process as riders on proposed bills which have nothing to do with amnesty or immigration. Again, eternal vigilance needs to be the order of the day for every loyal American.
Before we become privy to the corporate strategy which will underlie the new set of justifications used to grant amnesty, we should consider some very important data related to the issue of illegal immigration. The Washington Post reported (12/1/02) that over half of the new workers added to the American work force were largely illegal aliens. The article stopped short of explaining the impact that each and every illegal alien has on middle class economic interests. As Paul Harvey would say, please let me tell "the rest of the story."
Some who support immigration of any sort, including the illegal kind, say that it is not true that immigrants take jobs away from working Americans. Amnesty proponents maintain that immigrants work at back breaking jobs which are both dangerous and unpleasant which no self-respecting American would perform. According to the propaganda spewed by the apologists for amnesty, the laundry list of jobs that Americans will not engage in consists of agricultural labor, ditch digging and washing dishes. However, the true data tells a far different story.
The Pew Hispanic Center released a report in March, 2006, which estimated that illegal alien workers perform:
25% of all agricultural jobs17% of all office and house cleaning positions 14% all construction jobs12% of all food preparation jobs
However, the claim that illegals only take jobs that Americans will not perform is a myth when one considers the following:
75% of agriculture jobs are filled by Americans
83% of house cleaning jobs are filled by Americans
86% of construction jobs are filled by Americans
88% of food preparation jobs are filled by Americans
So much for the corporate-media created myth that illegal aliens are performing work that we won’t perform. Slavery will never be legally reinstituted, but for the global corporations, these millions of illegal aliens are the next best thing to involuntary servitude: People on both sides of the border are victims to the greed of the global corporations. Illegal foreigners accept sweat shop, corporate-sponsored exploitation. Illegals don't complain about hazardous working conditions, will work for sub-living wages and they do not demand expensive medical coverage or life insurance benefits.
John Snipes is a union carpenter in the Atlanta area and posted his views and experience on job displacement on an Atlanta Journal-Constitution forum. Despite being a highly skilled laborer, he has lost work to illegals willing to work for less. The loss of jobs, such as John Snipes’, exacerbates the loss in tax revenue from aliens who claim enough deductions to have no withholding. And we already know who is making up the unfunded tax bill.
Many Americans believe that because they have a college degree, or even an advanced degree, and a white collar job, that they are safe from employment competition from foreign laborers. On the contrary, job losses to illegal immigration only constitutes a portion of the threat to American workers.
Consider the case of Larry Schenone, who was unemployed for more than a year even though he is a mechanical engineer and possesses a master's degree in business. When unemployment came for Larry, at age 47, he was not exactly past his working prime. Prior to his unemployment, Larry was making an annual salary of $100,000 working for a St. Louis defense contractor. But Scherone and thousands like him have been hit by the double whammy of massive outsourcing of American engineering jobs to cheap-wage refuges, like India, and the continued influx of foreign technical workers working legally in the United States on guest worker visas.
Consider the case of Gene Nelson who is a biophysicist, possesses a PhD and became unemployed because his corporation hired a cheaper, younger foreign worker who displaced this American through the use of the H-1B visa program. Do you really think it cannot happen to you or will happen to your children in the near future? If not, please think again!
Harvard professor and Cuban immigrant, Jorge Borjas, as cited in his May 2007 study, Increasing the Supply of Labor Through Immigation, which was featured in The Center for Immigration Studies, found that by increasing the supply of labor through immigration, from the period 1960-2000, significantly lowered the earnings of native born workers. The Borjas study clearly indicates that immigration has indeed harmed the economic opportunities of American citizens. The effect of immigration on wages differs across education groups and racial groups. For example, the immigrant influx that entered the country between 1980 and 2000 lowered the wage by 7.4% for high school dropouts, by 3.6% for college graduates, and by 2% for both high school graduates and workers possessing some college. Of course, the impact is much larger for some specific experience groups within each educational category. Similarly, although this immigrant influx lowered the wages of Caucasian workers by 3.5%; it significantly lowered the wages of African Americans by 4.5%. Disturbingly, American born Hispanics wages saw a decrease in their wages by 5%. Dr. Borjas found the rate of decrease was the same whether the immigration was legal or illegal. Using a statistical technique referred to as multiple regression analysis, Borjas determined that a 10% increase in the number of workers in a particular skill group reduces the wage of the workers in that skill group by 3.5%.
Let’s do a quick mathematical analysis on SB 1348 and the general effect that its passage would have had on the average income of Americans by using the ratios derived from the Borjas formulas for calculating the economic impact of immigration. Assuming a linear relationship, an increase of 20 million illegal laborers would have the impact of lowering American wages by an average of 2%. However, one would assume that the 20 million has already had their impact on American wages since, according to the Borjas theorem, it does not matter if the immigration is legal or not. So, we will not count the first 20 million illegal aliens who would have received amnesty under SB 1348. But if we consider SB 1348’s “Friends and Family Plan” in which family members would be eligible to join illegals receiving amnesty, the impact would conservatively be placed at adding 80 million new people over the next twenty years. Using the Borjas formula, the passage of SB 1348 would result in the decline of American wages decline by a staggering 9.45%. And when considers that this group will largely be working at subsistence wages, the rest of the America, will also be paying a disproportionate share of the tax burden. This is an economic weight that the American middle class cannot bear.
Any elected official who supports this insanity, needs to removed from office. If a senator supported SB 1348 without realizing the full impact of the bill, they need to be recalled from office for incompetence. If a senator knowingly supported SB 1348 and was aware of the economic consequences, they need to be recalled for treasonous behavior against the people of the United States. It is time to place the blame where it belongs, namely, on the global corporations and their political servants (e.g., John McCain and Jon Kyl).
Fellow Constitution Party member, Michelle Dallacroce, founder of Mothers Against Illegal Aliens, has initiated a recall effort against Jon Kyl and John McCain for their role in perpetrating the attempted giveaway of American sovereignty under SB1348. In my position as Arizona State Party Chairman of the Constitution Party, I am urging every American who is desirous of preserving the future of our great country to support the Ms. Dallacroce’s sponsored recall of John McCain and Jon Kyl for their treasonous support of amnesty and SB 1348.
On the surface a recall of both Arizona senators may seem radical. However, when one considers the breakneck speed in which the global takeover of America is taking place, we cannot afford to wait for the next general election. All of the following are parts of the same plan; CAFTA, NAFTA, the NAU and amnesty for illegal aliens. These sovereignty snatching programs are at, or near, completion. We must act NOW if we are to preserve the country.
I would like to invite everyone who wants to take this country back to a part of the solution. Therefore, if you would like to help with the recall of Kyl and McCain please send an email message to Michelle Dallacroce, with your contact information, to email@example.com
The future of our children rises and falls on what we do today. Doing nothing is tantamount to letting this treason continue to prosper.
© 2007 All Rights Reserved (Reprinted with permission from the author).
“Treason doth never prosper: What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”
The economic costs associated with SB 1348 are staggering. At least two-thirds of all illegal immigrants lack a high school diploma. This translates into millions of new immigrants which will work low-wage jobs and this will significantly undermine the American wage structure from the bottom up. As a result of their low wages and/or welfare status, illegal aliens will pay little or no income tax; thus, leaving almost the entire tax burden to the already beleaguered American middle class.Due to just the sheer numbers of what will soon become newly legalized immigrants, these trespassers will continue to be significant users of our schools and other public institutions. In twenty to thirty years, the majority of these millions of immigrants will be means-tested and qualify for subsidized American benefits such as Medicaid. Most illegal aliens already qualify for federal free lunch programs, free neonatal and publicly funded child care and most will qualify for subsidized federal and state housing (e.g., Section 8). Further, this group will qualify for “Earned Income Tax Credit” and, of course most of this group will be eligible to receive free legal representation. Who pays for these benefits which will be conveyed to tens of million of illegal aliens? Well, you already know the answer to that question, the legal residents of this country. The very people who are desperately trying to preserve what is left of our country.According to the Heritage Foundation, each illegal alien, low-skilled worker costs American taxpayers about $17,000 per year. Can’t McCain and Kyl do the math in order to calculate the cost of their support for SB 1348 on the American people? Perhaps Kyl and McCain’s calculators do not have that many zeros to calculate the sum total that you and I are going to have to bear to support the insatiable thirst that the global corporations have toward obtaining an infinite supply of cheap labor.
Let’s give John and Jon some help with the accounting.As a starting point, if we fail to include in our accounting SB 1348’s “Friends and Family Plan” which allows an illegal, who is granted amnesty, to bring everyone that they know with them including the family dog, we could simply multiply 20 million illegal aliens times the $17,000 per year which we annually spend to support each trespasser. The cost of SB 1348, in 2007 dollars (or should I say Ameros?) is a hefty $340,000,000,000. Just in case all the zeros make you dizzy, the total is three hundred and forty billion dollars per year. In the illegal alien debate, have you wondered why McCain and Kyl do not discuss the financial cost associated with this bill? Why isn’t the corporate controlled media discussing the costs associated with SB 1348? The simple answer is that the costs are so staggering, that if the American public had any idea what it would cost the taxpayers of this country to pass and support this legislation; we would likely see widespread civil disobedience in the streets of America.The financial cost of SB 1348 grows far worse if we realistically calculate the anticipated, middle-of-the-road estimates from SB 1348’s ”Friends and Family Plan”, which could conservatively bring 100 million new “Americans” north of the border. Therefore, when we conservatively count the number of illegal aliens which will be allowed to stay in United States over the next 30 years, using the same Heritage Foundation estimate of $17,000 needed to support each illegal, we can place the annual cost of giving amnesty to the United States middle class taxpayer at a staggering $1,700,000,000,000 (1 trillion, 700 billion dollars per year, every year).We are presently spending a billion dollars per week to fund our foreign wars of occupation. To put these staggering costs of SB 1348 into perspective, please consider that we can safely state that the war on terror is 35.4 million times less expensive than giving amnesty to illegal aliens. And you thought the Iraq war was bankrupting the American economy?
These figures almost become incalculable when we consider that in two decades many of these new residents will be eligible to receive Social Security and Medicare at the very time Social Security is expected to go into crisis. The $17,000, needed to support each illegal alien, will quickly become a gross underestimate. I am not sure that my calculator has enough zeros to estimate the costs of these tens of millions of illegals who will be deeply immersed in the American welfare state.I have often wondered how the American public would ever accept the implementation of the North American Union and the currency consolidation which will take place as the Amero replaces the dollar. It is clear that the American economy, which is already teetering on collapse according to a United Nations Report released on Monday, will be obliterated. As a case in point, this morning’s sell off of treasury bills is unprecedented. The whole world is running from the dollar. When the American economy collapses under the weight of SB 1348, broke, desperate and jobless Americans will willingly accept any solution that might possibly lead them out of the abyss of economic disaster. Just as a conservative America accepted Franklin Roosevelt’s brand of socialism to “save” America from the devastation of the Depression, Americans will be begging for a new currency to replace the collapsed dollar. Voila, you have currency devaluation. The peso will be equal to the dollar and this is a prerequisite event in the implementation phase for the finalization of the North American Union. If you think this reasoning is a stretch, then ask yourself why SB 1348, an amnesty bill, contains an order to speed up the implementation of the North American Union in Section 413 of the bill.
What will this mean to fund our national defense and the funding of our social institutions such as our schools? To illustrate how quickly these changes are coming to America , my word processor flags the word “Amero” as a misspelled word. I could of course select the option “add to the dictionary.” But I think I will pass on executing this option because I am still hopeful that you and I can still turn this around before it is too late.
I ask you, the reader, once again, if supporting and voting for SB 1348 does not constitute treason against the American people, then please tell me what does? McCain and Kyl may have taken an oath defend the Constitution and the American people from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. However, it is clear that their true loyalties lie in providing their corporate benefactors with an endless supply of cheap labor from South of our soon-to-be extinct border at our expense.
Why should the country bemoan the early release from jail of Paris Hilton, when our media is turning a blind eye to the crime(s) being committed by 20 million law breakers?
Part four of this series will examine the enforcement, or lack thereof, provisions of SB 1348. Additionally, we will examine what brave people like Michelle Dallacroce, are doing to stem the tide of this most insidious invasion.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
“Treason doth never prosper: What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”
How many illegals aliens are actually in the United States? The simple answer is that nobody really knows. In the 2000 Presidential campaign, when this was a minor campaign issue, government officials were stating that the number was somewhere between 12-15 million people. Yesterday, in a CNN Republican, presidential debate, John McCain is still stating that the number of law-breaking border crossers is 12 million. Do Arizona Senators, Kyl and McCain really believe that the American people are so gullible that we will believe their corporate-created propaganda which strongly implies that our beleaguered border patrol is actually sending back one law breaking trespasser for every law breaking trespasser that gets into our country? Perhaps, PT Barnum was correct when he proclaimed “There is a sucker born every minute.”
Part one of this series detailed how SB 1348 will give immediate amnesty to the 20-30 million trespassers who represent America’s largest group of welfare recipients (free medical, free public education, free use of all and any public services). When critical thinking Americans contemplate the Kyl and McCain version of the “Friends and Family Plan” provision of SB 1348, the number of new “citizens” (Grandma, Mom, Dad, etc.), which can legally accompany the people granted amnesty; this group will number between and estimated 100 million and 150 million new residents. With these staggering numbers, we are looking at the obliteration of the American culture, traditions and language. Soon, we will be pressing two, to conduct a business phone call in English.
In part one of this series; I unashamedly referred to Jon Kyl and John McCain as traitors to the United States of America and her citizens. Additionally, I strongly proclaimed that both men are traitors to their oath of office, their fiduciary duty to the American people and they are both traitors to the national security of the United States of America as they failing to protect Americans from enemies both foreign and domestic. The charge of treason is not offered in light-heated manner. After reading part two, there will be little doubt that both of Arizona’s senators should be removed from office and formally charged with treason.
SB 1348 is filled with little known details which should cause any sane American citizen to lose sleep. For example, the security of the American people doesn’t come first in this bill. In fact, the security of the American people does not matter at all! For example, the 20-30 million Mexicans that have illegally come to America have not been screened for AIDS and other STD’s. Nor are they checked for being a possible carrier of the new and highly contagious form of Tuberculosis. SB 1348 turns a blind eye to any possible cases of Hepatitis B or any other dangerous disease which may be accompanying any illegal immigrant trespasser which could potentially pose a catastrophic health threat to unsuspecting Americans. This is an especially frightening prospect when one considers that some of these possibly infected illegal aliens are sitting in classrooms and interacting with our children in our schools, as well coming into contact with Americans in our shopping malls, restaurants, sporting events and playgrounds! In short, wherever people congregate, they are more at risk in contracting a debilitating threat to their health, than they were 20 years ago. Thank you Jon Kyl and John McCain.
Incredibly, illegal aliens who are granted amnesty, or a Z-Visa, do not have to submit to a health examination. Although armed with crude medical technology, at least the immigration officials of 19th century Ellis Island, screened potential immigrants for health concerns. Nineteenth century health immigrant health screenings resulted in a 2% rejection rate; this will be 2% more than the rejection rate the nation will experience under SB 1348 because no health screening will take place! The unscreened health threats to the American people, posed by illegal aliens, is as threatening as a member of any terrorist group releasing anthrax in a crowded shopping mall.
Where is the government’s concern for the health and welfare of its people? Senators McCain and Kyl’s support of the notion of importing cheap illegal alien labor at any cost, should be labeled for what it is, TREASON. In addition to the loss of American jobs, culture, tradition and language, McCain and Kyl’s support for this corporate sponsored and unconstitutional amnesty is also being carried out at the cost of Americans health and safety. If knowingly supporting legislation which endangers the health of our county’s citizens is not treason, then please tell us John and Jon, then what is?
Amazingly, there are absolutely no national security provisions in SB 1348. In an era when the leaders of our government are forcing the American people to make unconstitutional sacrifices (e.g., The Military Commissions Act of 2006, Patriot Acts 1 and 2, REAL ID Card) in their civil liberties for the hope of securing some measure of safety against potential terrorists, we would expect that the most significant piece of border control legislation, in American History, would at least contain some anti-terrorism provisions. There are no such provisions which would protect the American people from another 911 terror attack. Anyone, pretending to be an illegal border crosser, can come into this country with a cache of anthrax, a suitcase case nuclear weapon or any other weapon of mass destruction and SB 1348 has no plans to attempt to protect the American people. As a contrite concession, SB 1348 does provide for the hiring of 4,000 border agents. However, nowhere in the legislation are the funds allocated to train and deploy the new border agents. Not to do so, constitutes treason against the sovereignty of the United States and the safety and welfare of the American people for supporting SB 1348.
If Americans believe that the only threat to their safety lies in the area of foreign terrorism, one should consider that SB 1348, Section 601(g 2), referencing illegal-alien gangsters, would allow this group to be eligible for amnesty merely by signing a "renunciation of gang affiliation”. Illegal alien gangsters, who have received an order of deportation by a United States immigration judge, but who subsequently defy the ruling, are referred to as “absconders”. However, Section 601(d) permits U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to grant an absconder a Z visa if the gangster can demonstrate that by being forced to leave the United States "would result in extreme hardship" to the alien, his spouse, parent or child”. Can American born gangsters receive a free pass as well? The insanity and treasonous betrayal of the American people, related to this provision, needs no further explanation.
On September 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were killed in the terrorist attacks. Since September 11, 2001, illegal aliens have been responsible for the deaths of nearly 48,000 American citizens. And now we have two Arizona senators supporting legislation which will open the floodgates for terrorists and highly dangerous illegal alien gangsters to more easily carry out their evil intentions upon innocent American victims. If this, alone, does not constitute treason against the American people, then please tell me, what does?
“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” POGO
Later parts of this series will examine the additional and hidden economic cost of this legislation. Further, the work of some very courageous Americans (e.g., Michelle Dallacroce and her organization Mothers Against Illegal Aliens) will be offered to exemplify what common, everyday Americans are doing to stem the tide of this most insidious invasion being carried out against the American people through the treasonous acts of politicians such as Jon Kyl and John McCain.
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Dave Hodges is a former Republican who left the party in 2003. Dave has appeared on several radio shows and has written for several web sites across the country. Dave Hodges is not aligned with the political right or the political left. He is a constitutionalist and believes that the answer to our country’s problems lies in following the wisdom of the Founding Fathers and following the United States Constitution. Dave Hodges is currently the spokesperson for the Arizona Coalition to Protect Personal Property Rights which is a grass roots organization which is tasked with the responsibility in assisting Arizonans in the defense of their personal property rights. Dave Hodges is also the Chairperson of the Constitution Party of Arizona. Nationally, the Constitution Party is the fastest growing party in the country and the party now stands as the third largest party. Presently in Arizona, a ballot eligibility drive is underway and will be completed by the fall of 2007. To find out more about the Constitution Party, please visit the web site at www.constitutionparty.org. If you would like Dave Hodges to speak to your group, or organization, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 04, 2007
“Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”
Upon taking office, elected representatives in the United States raise their collective right hands and are sworn to uphold the United States Constitution and to defend the nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Jon Kyl and John McCain have both willingly taken the abovementioned oath to defend this nation. Yet, both of Arizona’s Senators are actively engaged in the demise of the American culture, the abrogation of American border security in the name of increasing corporate profits through unrestricted illegal immigration and the subsequent demise of the existing wage structure of the American middle class through their unyielding support of SB 1348.
The Amnesty Bill (SB 1348), upon passage, will immediately convey 20 million new “citizens” to the United States. The amount of newly created “Americans” is a staggering number when one considers that the massive immigration efforts of Ellis Island only processed 13 million immigrants during its entire history! However, America is not receiving just 20 million new citizens; entire families will be allowed to join family members who are separated from one another. When one considers that these people have the highest birth rate in the country (5.6 per family), America could literally find itself inundated with well over 100 million new “citizens”. Ask yourself, where will get the funds to pay for the massive infrastructure additions (e.g., water, sewer, highways, schools, hospitals, roads, etc) which will be needed to support this massive number of people? In short, the American people will be asked to fund the greatest expansion of population growth in our history in order that the global corporations will have an endless supply of cheap labor applicants.
Ask yourself who the legislation benefits through the addition of at least 100 million new “residents” to our country? Is it the schools which do not have the money in their meager budgets to educate LEGAL American children, much less illegal immigrant children? Has American health care benefited when we consider that nearly 100 hospitals have gone bankrupt due to the court-ordered free emergency room health care that is offered to illegals? Meanwhile, 40 million Americans cannot afford health care. Has the American taxpayer who is being asked to fund illegal alien social security (i.e., Totalization) somehow benefited as our tax dollars are spent to arrest, educate, feed and sometimes house these law breakers? Of course not, and if you are an American, and you work for a living, you will not derive any benefit from the hordes of newly created American citizens which will have unfettered access to what is becoming known as the American Golden Goose.
Over the past 25-30 years, the corporations have done their very best to export every possible American manufacturing job, in the name of securing cheap labor. Unfortunately for the corporations, not every American job can be exported. Therefore, the global corporate business plan consists of bringing the cheap labor to America whenever and however possible. Illegal immigration is the easiest available method to achieve this end. With campaign donations along with the promise of the opportunity to compete for higher office, politicians like Kyl and McCain, have all the needed enticements to get both senators to willingly do the bidding of the corporations. Voila, we have SB 1348.
Legalized political bribery has become a necessary business expense for the global corporations. As a case in point, consider the most recent Arizona Senate race, the most expensive senatorial race, in Arizona history, which pitted Jim Pedersen against Jon Kyl. The 2006 election cost nearly 30 million dollars. The result of this bidding war was that the incumbent, Jon Kyl, was reelected in a landslide. During the campaign, Kyl promised to crack down on illegal immigration. Kyl said he opposed amnesty. Kyl not only proved himself to be a liar, but a traitor for his support of SB 1348.
It is estimated that it will cost a successful candidate nearly a billion dollars to capture the White House in 2008. Do you think that this kind of money is coming from common folk such as you and me? Hence, you have the fundamental reason that America now has a system of legalized bribery in which the corporations help politicians climb the self-aggrandizing ladder of power of power in halls of Congress and the White House. In return, self-promoting politicians, such as Jon Kyl and John McCain, do the corporate bidding, which is often obtained at the expense of the American wage earner.
This country has historically imposed the death penalty or life imprisonment on those that would dare to commit treason against the American people. Benedict Arnold is the poster child of treason against the American people as he tried to compromise the defense of West Point during the American Revolution by selling the American plans to the British for the promise of a promotion to the rank of General within the British Army. Can what Kyl and McCain are doing to the American people be considered any less treason when one examines the sum total of the impact upon our country from which we will never likely recover? It is clear that McCain has sold his American soul in exchange for the opportunity to preside over a nation in mortal decline. And Kyl is marching in lockstep with the corporately controlled John McCain.
Treason is a word reserved to describe the most heinous of actions by an individual who would do great harm to their own country. It is a strong term and the use of the term should never be lightly offered. However, I am hard pressed to find a more accurate term in describing the behaviors of Kyl and McCain when we consider the actions of these two politicians who would sacrifice the sovereignty and economic welfare of the American middle class for the opportunity to climb the political ladder.
McCain and Kyl’s sedition only worsens when one considers that in section 413, of SB 1348, calls on Congress to speed up the process for the implementation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (i.e., the North American Union). Just in case you have been sleeping in a cave for the past year, the SPP, or the North American Union as it more commonly called, will permanently remove the sovereignty of the United States by sinking the country into a trilateral confederation with Canada and Mexico (see www.spp.gov). Before you profess this to be a good idea and don your French Canadian beret or your Central American sombrero, you may wish to consider that currency consolidation is a necessary component of the SPP agreement. As in Europe, when the currencies of the European Union were merged, to the detriment of the wealthier nations, into the Euro Dollar, the American people should be mindful that the exact same “compromises” will take place right here in North America. Yes, the American dollar will soon be merged with the Mexican Peso and the Canadian Dollar into a new currency called the Amero. This means that our American dollar will have to soon be equal to the Peso. Do you think it is likely that the Peso will some day rise to the level of the dollar? Or, is it more likely that the dollar will be manipulated to fall to the level of the Peso in order to achieve this new and threatening unholy alliance with Mexico and Canada? Regardless of anyone’s opinion, the equalization process involving the three currencies is well underway.
After reading the previous paragraph, if you have not found yourself grasping the magnitude of this economic threat to all middle class Americans, I would suggest that you “google” foreign exchange rates and calculate how many Pesos it takes to equal one American dollar. After arriving at the proportional differences between the two currencies, lessen your monthly income by the same ratio. How will you pay your mortgage, make your car payment or send your children to college? The short answer is that you will not.
The main goal of SB 1348, section 413, is to ensure that the United States will improve the standard of living in Mexico. Why? Because the wealth redistribution that will follow a currency realignment will create a new breed of non-English speaking consumers, armed with former American middle class money, who will now be able to afford corporately manufactured radios, MP3 players HD televisions, Wal Mart knick knacks and cheap automobiles. With the explicit support of McCain and Kyl, SB 1348 will soon become law. Please tell me, if this is not treason against the American people, then what it is? But nobody will ever label it as such because this type of treason is prospering beyond the wildest dreams of the global corporations and the upwardly mobile politicians who are climbing the ladder of political success.
Part Two of this series will provide an in-depth examination of the “fine print” of SB 1348 and what it will mean to the American people along the recall effort, against Kyl and McCain, which has been launched by Mothers Against Illegal Aliens founder, Michelle Dellacroce.
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