PRESIDENT BUSH ON IMMIGRATION:
REPACKAGING THE TROJAN HORSE
By Christopher G. Adamo
Referring to the invaders as “decent people who work hard,” the President sought to dilute the fact that their presence here represents a blatant violation and contempt for the laws of this country. Furthermore, by virtually asserting that the real travesty is that the illegals are not sufficiently “protected,” he slapped the face of every law-abiding American.
Perhaps, Mr. Bush needs to be reminded that it was the safety and security of decent and hard working Americans which he once swore a solemn oath to protect and preserve, that it was the interests and well-being of loyal, law-abiding Americans which he was elected to uphold and promote.
Clearly, President Bush’s goal, as well as that of the consummate political pragmatists who hold sway within the GOP, is to offer yet another “fig leaf” of a guest worker program. Thus they seek to camouflage their ominous underlying intent, which is, as it has always been, amnesty for those who violated the law to enter this country.
That is the reality of the plan that was presented in his May 15 speech. It is the plan that has been in the works among the “ruling class” from the beginning, and it is the plan they intend to foist upon the American people, regardless of any opposition to the plan.
But the President faces a dilemma. With his approval ratings at an all-time low (and, despite any attempts by Karl Rove to claim otherwise, this is a direct result of the President's stance on immigration), Mr. Bush must take definitive action if he is to avert an electoral disaster this Fall. Such a congressional shakeup could conceivably sweep Democrats into dominance in both houses of Congress.
He knows that the likely result would be the pursuit of impeachment proceedings by a vindictive Democrat-controlled legislative branch. So, he is compelled to address the immigration issue. His response must appear to be decisive and effective. But, ultimately, it must not truly change the immigration landscape to any significant degree.
Presuming that the American people might fall for a public relations ploy reminiscent of his laudable response to 9-11, the President has offered a last-minute caricature of what should have been done years ago to correct the situation. He now proposes sending military troops to the border.
Unfortunately, several aspects of this move telegraph a message to people both north and south of the border, the message that he is still not serious about fixing the problem. Any military personnel sent to the region are to be utilized for logistical and supportive roles, and will have nothing to do with direct enforcement of the border.
Worse yet, before the first troop has even been deployed, the President has presented a timetable that calls for the deployment to end by next Summer. It should be clear that, even if the presence of troops were to have any tangible effect on the northward migration of illegals, such effects would only be temporary.
Furthermore, by the same logic that prohibits the announcement of any timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq, the “one year” limit on troop placement at the border effectively neutralizes such action from the start . The invading multitudes would only need to bide their time for a few months (in truth, only until election day), after which any impediment from the military would disappear.
It is not hard to look past all of the posturing and see that nothing has changed. The plan being pursued by the pro-illegal crowd is as dastardly as it is simple. Immigrants who actually assimilate into American society will also move up the economic ladder, so a “fresh supply” of easily exploitable newcomers will perpetually be necessary.
Thus, the Pandora’s box of a “guest worker program” is the best means by which the floodgates will be propped open in perpetuity. And it is just too bad for future generations of Americans, whose country will thus be overrun.
Those at the upper echelons of the U.S. national government would have liked for the invasion to remain relatively unnoticed, so that the President could have evaded this issue until after the November congressional elections. Unfortunately for him, uncooperative hordes of these “decent people” decided to flex their political muscle, and began marching through the streets, demanding American capitulation.
In so doing, they brought the festering situation to the forefront, and now it is on the minds of the American people as never before. Still, the primary concern among high-ranking politicians is how to tap-dance away from it.
Anti-American Liberal Leftist Democrats stand to be the ultimate winners in this debacle, since the illegals will, in the long run, join the ranks of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, grassroots anger with the Republican Party leaders will boost Democratic Party electoral fortunes. The public will not be fooled once again.
Thus, the Democrats are willing accomplices, though understandably they have remained relatively quiet as they watch the GOP teetering on the verge of self-destruction.
Senate and House Republicans must immediately distance themselves from President Bush’s speech, and specifically his entire “amnesty/guest worker” agenda, and should, instead, push hard for a real solution to the problem of illegal immigration. Otherwise, Bush may have just sealed the Republicans' doom.
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Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer who lives in southeastern Wyoming and works in the field of industrial instrumentation.
He is actively involved in Wyoming's political process, serving as a delegate to successive Wyoming State Republican Conventions
and as a member of the Wyoming State Republican Central Committee. He has assisted Republican candidates for local and state
legislatures and for the United States Congress. His articles, which appear regularly in The Progressive Conservative, U.S.A.,
and on a number of other websites, reflect a major concern with the damage being done to Conservatism and Conservative causes by
the Liberal Leftist faction in the Republican Party as well as by the much larger and more powerful Liberal Leftist faction in the
Democratic Party. During the early and middle 1990s, Adamo was Editor of the Wyoming Christian Coalition's official news organ,
The Wyoming Christian.
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