Colorado’s Rep. Tom Tancredo will use Iowa talk radio on Monday to announce his plans for the 2008 presidential race, and all indications are that he’s moving full-steam ahead on what many see as a longshot White House bid.
Colorado’s Rep. Tom Tancredo will use Iowa talk radio on Monday to announce his plans for the 2008 presidential race, and all indications are that he’s moving full-steam ahead on what many see as a longshot White House bid.
The Center for Immigration Studies recently released their findings on the Latino voters and the 2006 election. While the results of their study may be surprising to some, they seem entirely consistent with my expectations.
82% of the voters in the 2006 election were non-Hispanic whites without strong fixations for either political party. About 30% of the Latino voters in the 2006 election voted Republican. Generally speaking, Latino’s tend to vote along party lines more consistently than non-Hispanic whites, however, there was an 8 point drop in 2006 from the 38% of Latino voters who voted Republican in 2002. The 2006 Latino vote in the southern states remained steady despite the favor those states have toward immigration restrictions.
The Republican Party’s identification with continued economic prosperity and upward economic mobility is particularly attractive to the better educated segment of the Latino population who are more inclined to own businesses or work in higher paying fields while the Democratic Party attracts the majority of the unskilled and less educated Latino voters.
The one discovery that may come as a surprise to many is the revelation that Latino voters ranked health care, education and economic concerns well above immigration policies as being the most important political issues. In fact, there is every indication that Latino voters favor less open immigration because they have a good comprehension of the economic adversity created by an over supply of unskilled immigrants driving wages down by competing in a crowded labor market.
The primary reason that I do not find these results that surprising is fairly simple. I live in a predominantly Hispanic area of Los Angeles. The majority of families living around me are well-acclimated, legal residents and citizens who are gainfully employed and obey the laws; they have the same concerns that non-Hispanic families have. I would venture to say that these families are not the target of the Democratic Party’s reverse racist pandering strategies that essentially aim to stereotype all Latinos as being the unskilled and uneducated victims of a white society’s racist oppression. As more and more members of the Hispanic community climb the economic ladder to success in this country, I am certain that the hang-wringing Democrats will find less of them voting in favor of liberal causes that clearly create additional tax burdens for all legal residents, including Hispanics.
The Associated Press announced tonight that Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Thursday he’s backing Democrat Barack Obama in his presidential bid. Is Jesse trying to scuttle Obama’s chances? The Presidential candidate couldn’t possibly get anyone worse to endorse him unless maybe he dug up George Lincoln Rockwell. An endorsement from Jesse is like the decayed finger of death.
Way back on October 19 of last year I predicted that the immigration reform everybody was screaming about then wasn’t going to happen and it didn’t. Admittedly, after the takeover of Congress by the liberal Democrat hordes I thought for awhile that it was going to be a done deal but, here we are closing in on April and there is still no reform bill even close. I am beginning to think that, once again, it isn’t going to happen.
When the Bush Administration realized how absolutely pissed off most American citizens in this country were becoming over the immigration problem created by the this and the last U.S. President’s desire to cuddle up with Mexico, they began to allow a small measure of enforcement activity along with a major public relations campaign to give their public listeners endless coverage of every raid, arrest and deportation made. The Republicans went along with it because it tied into their verbiage about the need for enforcement. The Democrats went along with it because they hoped that throwing a small bone to the irate citizens might shut them up and, besides, they weren’t doing it, the Republicans were so it had the potential for bringing benefit while also supplying a built in scapegoat. The entire charade lasted maybe a month before the oppressed criminal aliens, their advocates and even the President of Mexico began to protest and the “enhanced” enforcement quietly came to a halt leaving the majority of America’s clueless majority confused and bewildered.
Both parties know that immigration is a hot bed issue in this country. A growing number of Americans would like to see the U.S. Army stationed along the border with loaded weapons and orders to shoot anything that tries to sneak across. State, county and city officials are pushing through laws to deal with the criminal aliens the federal government has long ignored and there is a ground swell of growing support across the nation. The Washington crowd knows that if they don’t close the damper of American opinion on this issue it will get so hot that it will melt the bricks on their fireplace and then burn down their playhouse.
Neither party wants to face uncontrollable public opinions running rampant over immigration and illegal aliens during the 2008 election. They also know that if they can’t get an amnesty bill passed soon, they will have to quit playing with it until after the election. I am guessing that they won’t want this thing going past the end of April 2007. That will give them a few months before the heavy campaign season starts to distract us common folk with a new array of interesting scandals designed to get our minds off of immigration and the presence of 28 million illegal aliens. This is the strategy that worked so well for them in 2006 and there is little reason to believe it won’t work just as well for 2008. In the meantime, record numbers of criminal invaders are crossing America’s southern border in the hope that they will be able to score some of that American amnesty when it eventually comes in for a landing.
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The following is my response to the posting entitled “Xenophobia is not cool” by James Eaves-Johnson that appeared on his blog site at From Right 2 Left. To put it very simply, I feel no compelling urge to sacrifice myself, my country or my children’s future for the sake of some phony sense of politically correct guilt that I may or may not feel as a result of anything done by my long dead ancestors. You can call it xenophobia or racism or whatever you like. I consider it a common sense matter of survival.
You call these facts? Our nation was founded on the extermination of the native people. What sort of politically correct western guilt mongering garbage is that? The government of this nation was founded on the principles stated in the Preamble to the Constitution, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty.” In the course of events wars were fought and people died as the growing population of this country spread across the land. The times were entirely different and the attitudes of the people on all sides were much less forgiving than those embraced by “modern” Americans. Regardless of who was the abuser and who was abused, the historic events that you claim that we must now consider happened so many years ago that all of the participants are now dead, buried and long turned to dust and the entire world has moved well into the future. We are not the people that founded this country nor are we the people that fought with the Indians and kicked the Mexican Army to pieces. In the same vein, the illegal aliens flooding into this country today did not live here back then and they are as far removed from those who did live here as we are from those who conquered the territory.
The Texas Revolution took place in 1836. That war was started and fought by Mexican citizens living in what is now the state of Texas against the government of Mexico. The Texas Revolution ended almost ten years before the Mexican American war began on April 24, 1846 when 2,000 Mexican cavalry crossed the Rio Grande, and attacked an American troop of 63 dragoons. On February 2, 1848 the Mexican government signed the agreement to sell 525,000 square miles of their country to the United States for a total of $18.25 million dollars in cash and assumed debt. At the time, the Mexican government’s only claim to this territory was founded on the ancient Spanish land grants which they assumed after winning their independence from Spain in 1821. The Mexican government had little control over their sparsely populated western territory that was mostly inhospitable desert, sage and rattlesnakes and the sale was viewed as being particularly advantageous for Mexico. This purchase gave the United States all of California, Nevada, and Utah and those parts of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming that were formerly considered Mexican territory. The American states of Arizona and New Mexico were later expanded when the Mexican government ceded to the U.S. additional territories under their control with the 1853 Gadsden Purchase. The Mexican government as the representative of all Mexican citizens sold this property to the United States and forever gave up any claim they might have had to use it for their own purposes. Those are the facts. Whether or not the Mexican – American War was “immoral” or not is entirely dependent on one’s point of view in historic retrospect; however, I should point out that the actions of the United States during that war were no more or less moral in nature than the actions of Mexico in 1821 when they took the same land from it’s legal Spanish owners.
The common law of adverse possession requires that those attempting to claim the disputed property occupy it exclusively and openly as though it were their own. Generally, the openly hostile possession must be continuous and without challenge or permission from the lawful owner over a fixed statutory period. The closest equivalent to adverse possession that I can find in American law is termed “acquisitive prescription” and it is contained in the Louisiana Civil Code article 794. This provision requires that the disputed property’s “boundary shall be fixed according to limits established by prescription rather than titles. If a party and his ancestors in title possessed for thirty years without interruption, within visible bounds, more land than their title called for, the boundary shall be fixed along these bounds.” Furthermore, the Louisiana Civil Code requires that the individual claiming title to a disputed piece of property through acquisitive prescription must satisfactorily demonstrate his intent to possess that property as owner throughout the entire thirty year period of time required. How, exactly, does this apply to the millions of illegal aliens that have entered this country without legal authorization and, in violation of U.S. immigration law? The obvious answer is that it does not apply in any way.
If you choose to grovel in guilt for the real or imagined misdeeds of your ancestors, by all means, have at it but, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for others to be convinced that your so-called facts have substance or your rhetoric is over laden with logic. In the meantime, while you practice your groveling techniques here are a few substantiated facts that you can consider.
According to Forbes Magazine, Mexico has the 4th largest supply of billionaires in the world while more than half of Mexico’s population lives below their own poverty level. However, according to official Mexican statistics, the country has an unemployment rate of only 2% to 3%. 98% of the people have access to electricity, 90% have running water, and 80% have access to sanitation services. While almost 70 percent of the moderate poor have their own house, only 5 percent of that number is paying for their house while the other 65% own their homes outright. Would you care to compare those same statistics to America? The United States is currently home to approximately 301,486,236 people. There are nearly 1.5 million new legal immigrants coming into the U.S. every year. On top of the number of legal immigrants we also have an estimated 7 to 8 thousand illegal aliens per day entering the U.S. across our porous southern border. How long can this country sustain this type of unchecked growth? We are already facing serious shortages of drinking water in the American Southwest. The only way to realistically address the shortage of water in that region is to divert the water now going to farmers for irrigation. The consequences of that should be obvious. There are also nation wide power shortages, gas and oil shortages, healthcare shortages, overcrowding in American prisons and jails, the steadily declining quality of America’s overcrowded educational system, ever worsening traffic congestion caused by overburdened roads and highways and insufficient housing for American citizens and legal residents that should be considered.
Those who stand in opposition to the unchecked influx of humanity express their views in many different ways but, the essence of the multiple concerns they voice can be summed up in one word – survival. Adding additional weight to the oppressive burden that already threatens to crush so many systems that we as Americans are entirely dependant upon is a matter of survival and nothing less. Calling people xenophobes for expressing concerns about their continued ability to survive is a dishonest but expeditious way to dismiss those who oppose the current and unsustainable rate of growth without actually having to address the concerns they raise. The employment of illogical trickery may silence the opposition, it adds no real weight to the words of the person using it. The path to resolving the issues is through honest and open debate, not through name calling and verbal trickery designed to silence the expression of opinion. When those who support an increase in immigration and those who would justify amnesty for the millions that are here illegally become sufficiently rational and quit flinging about the unwarranted guilt and condemnation then, maybe this country can honestly face the problem without the present state of hysteria and work out a solution that actually benefits the nation and the people that live here legally. However, before that can happen they will have to wade through a few very hard questions. How many of this country’s overburdened systems are going to be alleviated by increasing the present rate of immigration? What beneficial affect will the American people realize by allowing the population of this country to swell by another billion people in the next ten to fifteen years? Will it reduce our thirst, our longing for food, our need for electricity, the desire to see our children educated? Will it reduce crime, unemployment or add to the economic security of our people? What effect will such an increase in population have on the environment of this country? Will the air be cleaner, the water more pure, and the highways less crowded?
This country may be a nation of immigrants but, the majority of them came here legally with the intention of making this country their home. Most of them learn to speak English and they strive to become acclimated to our culture. They show their respect for our laws and, they contribute to the betterment of the nation through the taxes they pay as well as by their labor. On the other hand, the illegal aliens that are in this country are criminals. They either entered the country in violation of our immigration laws or they over stayed their visa without reporting to immigration authorities as they are required by law. Driving an automobile without a license or automobile insurance is a violation of our laws. Using another person’s identity to secure employment is a violation of our laws. Failure to pay the proper state and federal income taxes under your real identity is a violation of our laws. If you or I violate any of these laws and we are caught doing it we are forced to face the consequences of our actions. The illegal aliens that have violated our laws are criminals and they should be treated as such. The United States may need a steady supply of prospective new citizens but it certainly doesn’t need millions of criminally inclined individuals that hold our laws in contempt.
Suspect in fatal crash had 3 DWI convictions
By Cindy Horswell
The Houston Chronicle, March 28, 2007
Before being charged with killing a Porter woman and her pregnant daughter in a crash Sunday, Ignacio Gomez-Gutierrez had been convicted three times for drunken driving in Harris County, court records show.
His third DWI arrest, which would normally become a felony, was reduced to a misdemeanor, a move the mayor’s crime victims advocate calls a ‘pivotal moment’ that ultimately led to the deaths of Maria Ortiz, 49, and her 18-year-old daughter, Vanessa, who was five months pregnant.
Records also show Gomez-Gutierrez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, was never deported after serving his time in jail in 2002, 2004 and 2005.
The victims’ family members and others say Gomez-Gutierrez should never have been back on the road in the first place.
‘We are so angry,’ said Sylvia Flores, 28, whose mother and younger sister died in the accident. ‘If everyone had done what they were supposed to do, they would still be alive. I don’t want (Gomez-Gutierrez) to slip through the cracks again. He’s just been given a slap on the wrist. No wonder he did it again.’
Records show Gomez-Gutierrez spent 26 days in the county jail for the first drunken driving conviction, three days for the second incident and six months for the third.
While the first two convictions were for misdemeanor drunk driving charges, by law, the third was elevated to a third-degree felony.
Clearwater, Florida – Lawrence Roach divorced his wife Julia in 2004 after 18 years of marriage. At the time, the 48 year old utility worker agreed to pay his 55 year old ex-wife a monthly alimony of $1,250 until she either got married again or kicked the bucket. Shortly after that agreement was made and the divorce was final, the ex-Julia Roach checked into a hospital and came out as Julio Roberto Silverwolf after undergoing sex change surgery. Lawrence, who is obviously a deep thinker, determined that since, “It’s illegal for a man to marry a man; it should likewise be illegal for a man to pay alimony to a man.”
To make this whole matter even more interesting, Julio’s disgruntled ex-husband, Lawrence found a lawyer willing to convert his remaining cash into a variety of useless legal arguments that neither state and federal lawmakers are willing to entertain. Regardless of the court’s rejection, Lawrence has vowed to continue his battle.
This sounds like something Jerry Springer would be interested in. Who knows? Maybe Lawrence and his ex-wife and, former female compatriot could work the rejected case into a syndicated reality show with a hotel backdrop. They could call it . . . The Roach Hotel.
John McCain’s staffer’s ripped a template designed by Mike Davidson of NewsVine and offered free to anyone who would give credit to it’s creators. McCain’s staff didn’t feel the overwhelming need to give Davidson any credit for his creation and to make matters worse; they linked to the images on his server and forced him to absorb the cost of the extra bandwidth used every time McCain’s MySpace web site received another hit. Feeling somewhat irked by the rude behavior, Davidson decided to change one of the images being pilfered. He replaced the template image that would normally show contact information with one that gave the following message:
Today I announce that I have reversed my position and come out in full support of gay marriage…particularly marriage between two passionate females.
Apparently, McCain’s staffers didn’t share Mike Davidson’s great sense of humor because they quickly removed the pilfered images from the presidential candidate’s MySpace web site but, they weren’t fast enough to avoid other people seeing it and, worse yet, making copies.
March 28, 2007
CHANDLER, Ariz. — A possible serial predator who stakes out children’s homes, waits for their parents to leave, then sexually assaults his young victims, is being hunted by police in Arizona. He has raped three teenage girls since January, according to local police. The most recent attack occurred around 7 a.m. Friday morning March 23, 2007, when a 13-year-old girl was raped in her bedroom after her parents left for work, police said. The other attacks occurred Jan. 16 on a 13-year-old girl and Jan. 31 on a 14-year-old girl.
The suspect in these rapes drives a white, newer model, Ford F-150 four door pick up truck with tinted windows and an unknown Arizona plate. The victims have described him as a Hispanic male who speaks English with a Spanish accent.
Now what do you think the odds are that when they finally catch this freak he will turn out being another illegal alien that has previously been deported a half dozen times or more and a rap sheet of previous crimes as long as the list of lies pouring off of Ted Kennedy’s tongue. If he gets deported soon enough, he might even make back in time to get in the amnesty line when the new bill gets signed into law.