Friday, May 12, 2006

Today I mailed a letter to Senators Tweedledum and Tweedledee (I’m sorry, to Senator Durbin and Senator Obama) and to Senate Majority Leader William Frisk.  The letter stated the following:

According to the Peoria Journal Star, my local newspaper, the Senate will once again consider “Immigration Legislation” next week.  I hope that you and the other Senators will not be coerced into allowing a path to citizenship to individuals who have illegally entered our country.

Enclosed is a letter to the editor as published which I wrote.  Also enclosed is the original as posted on my blog site:

I have no doubt that a majority of United States citizens does not want Congress to rewrite our immigration laws to allow illegal immigrants to become United States citizens.  Please vote accordingly!  Thank you.

My original column entitled “Immigration, Immigration, Immigration” was posted on May 2, 2006.  The edited letter to the editor (May 11, 2006, page A4) as printed (about one half of the material was edited out) reads as follows:

Under normal circumstances, I support free trade.  Under normal circumstances, I support open immigration.  However, these are not normal times.  We are at war with terrorists and they want to destroy us.

I also support the laws of the United States when they do not violate God’s commands and will.  An illegal immigrant is any immigrant who came into this country in violation of our laws.  Immigrants do not have the right to rewrite our laws by illegally entering and staying in the United States.

On the May 2 front page of the Journal Star is a picture of a sign declaring “We are workers not criminals!”  Wrong.  By definition, if they crossed into this country illegally, they may be workers but they are also criminals.    

One proposal being discussed is to establish a method to allow illegal immigrants to obtain citizenship.  What utter drivel.  The proposal would reward people who deliberately and knowingly violated our laws.  In some other countries, such violations would more likely get the people shot rather than reward them with citizenship.

If this proposal becomes law, one situation is almost certain to occur.  More illegal immigrants will come to the U.S. hoping to achieve the same results.  Government should not reward illegal acts.

PS.  Although I am posting this tonight, I wrote the above this morning.  It’s seems that the Senate has already struck a deal.  From the reports given, one of the elements of that deal may be some method of providing citizenship to those illegally in this country.  If that happens, it will be the continuation of taking the road of convenience and capitulation instead of actually giving credence to our laws.  Break the law; be rewarded by receiving what you demand.

However, it is not yet over even if the Senate has capitulated.  A conference committee with the House of Representatives must reach a final determination on this issue.  The supporters of illegal immigrants applied pressure on the Senate.  What is your response to their demands to be given citizenship for violating our laws?

If you live in Illinois, this is the mailing address for the two Senators that are supposed to represent the State of Illinois and its citizens.

Senator Dick Durbin
332 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Senator Barack Obama
713 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Also, the majority leader of the Senator is:

Senator William Frisk
713 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

The choice is yours.  Sit out the process and let illegal immigrants dictate the laws for our country or take action now and by voting accordingly later.


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