Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Immigration reform, Oklahoma Style

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

Because the U.S. Senate has once again decided to consider this year’s egregious immigration bill, I am going to switch from my Planned Murderhood series to immigration for the next couple of days. I received the following by e-mail yesterday. I can’t verify the accuracy of the information and no source was given for the information. However, the person who e-mailed it to me is reliable.

True or not, I think this is the direction States may have to take. As I’ve repeatedly said, I am opposed to giving citizenship to individuals who have violated our laws no matter if it is a free gift or if they have to purchase that citizenship. (When did we start selling citizenship as if it was any other commodity?) People who are here illegally should not be allowed to become citizens. They have chosen to violate our laws. They should not be reward for it!!! The information e-mailed to me:

“Oklahoma's Governor Brad Henry has signed a sweeping immigration reform bill, House Bill 1804, that its sponsor believes will go a long way in dealing with the illegal alien problem in the state.

House Bill 1804 was passed by overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate of the Oklahoma Legislature. The measure's sponsor, State Representative Randy Terrill, says the bill has four main topical areas: it deals with identity theft; it terminates public assistance benefits to illegals; it empowers state and local police to enforce federal immigration laws; and it punishes employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens.

Oklahoma is no longer ‘O.K.’ for illegal aliens, Terrill observes. ‘When you put everything together in context,’ he contends, ‘the bottom line is illegal aliens will not come here if there are no jobs waiting for them, they will not stay here if there is no government subsidy, and they certainly won't stay here if they know that if they ever encounter our state and local law enforcement officers, they will be physically detained until they're deported. And that's exactly what House Bill 1804 does.’

The Oklahoma legislator is pleased the bill he sponsored into law was signed by Governor Henry and believes it will go a long way to curb the illegal immigration problem in the state. ‘I would remind people that states are separate sovereigns in our federal system,’ Terrill points out. ‘Anyone who doesn't understand that needs to go back and take an American federal government class in college,’ he says. As a result of that sovereignty, the Oklahoma lawmaker insists, ‘we have as much right—in fact, I would argue, a responsibility—to protect our taxpayers against that sort of egregious waste, fraud and abuse as the federal government should have a responsibility to protect that international border, but doesn't do that.’

Terrill says as long as the federal government refuses to do its job of protecting the international borders of the United States, states like Oklahoma must take action to deal with the problem that is costing taxpayers in the state $200 million a year in public benefits, law enforcement costs, and other resources.”