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House passes Dream Act, BUT!

Last night, the House of Representatives voted to legalize illegality by passing the Scam Act, er, Dream Act.  This poorly written, fraudulently driven and utterly in favor of encouraging relentless illegal immigration—passed by a squeaker. 
Roy Beck of www.NumbersUSA.org summed it up.  Give us an idea of what we face Mr. Beck:
“For two years, we have heard that if House Speaker Pelosi allowed a vote on the DREAM Act amnesty that it would sail through her 60% majority chamber,” said Roy.  “But tonight while pulling out all the emotional stops, the House Democratic leadership lost 38 of its Members (who voted NO) and managed to narrowly pass the DREAM Act amnesty with only 52% of the vote.
“Of course, that was enough.  The House only needs 50% plus one vote to pass anything. But the Senate Thursday will have to have 60% of its members approve the amnesty for the President to sign it into law. We don't believe there are 60 Senators willing to do this during this time of sustained high unemployment.
“Thus, the House vote tonight represented the high-water mark -- and ultimately the failed end -- of a 10-year campaign to pass this loophole-filled, fraud-prone, overly-broad amnesty that lacks any enforcement against future illegal immigration. 
“The reason Pelosi wouldn't allow a vote on the DREAM amnesty earlier was the fear that it would take care of the most attractive and heart-tugging examples of illegal aliens and make it impossible to pass a blanket amnesty for all illegal aliens later.  It was always assumed that with the Democrats controlling 60% of the Senate and 60% of the House at the beginning of this Congress that the DREAM amnesty would have little trouble passing both chambers.
“Yet tonight, the bill really just scraped through, and we hopefully will see it buried for many years to come Thursday in the Senate. Tonight marks the first time in 10 years that the DREAM amnesty has actually passed a chamber of Congress. That makes this a high-water mark.
“But if DREAM can't get through all of Congress with the bill's most passionate backers leading a Party that has one of the largest majorities in history -- while virtually every national elite has been supporting it and while foundations have poured tens of millions of dollars into passing it -- what kind of chance does it have for passage in the future?
“And if the easiest most attractive amnesty that the open-borders forces could devise can't get through THIS Congress, when can any amnesty get through any Congress in the future?
“Maybe several amazing deals will be struck before tomorrow morning and the Senate will shock me and disappoint the nation by passing the DREAM amnesty.  But my guess is that the victorious smile Speaker Pelosi wore as she grabbed the gavel and declared an amnesty victory “tonight amid great applause was the bittersweet smile of a victory that will mean nothing.  At least, I hope so.” 
20 House Members Failed To Vote
“The usual 218 vote majority was not needed tonight because 20 Representatives failed to show up to vote: DEMOCRATS: Berry (Ark.), Cohen (Tenn.), Delahunt (Mass.), Kilpatrick (Mich.), Marshall (Ga.), Mollohan (W.Va.), Schiff (Calif.) and Wu (Oregon)
REPUBLICANS: Bilbray (Calif.), Blunt (Mo.) Buyer (Ind.), Fallin (Okla.), Gingrey (Ga.), Granger (Texas), Griffith (Ala.), Marchant (Texas), McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Radanovich (Calif.) and Stutzman (Ind.)
“It is doubtful that these absences affected the final outcome.”
8 REPUBLICANS Broke With Their Party Leadership And
Voted FOR The Amnesty
“Our chances to defeat the amnesty were sunk with the defection of these 8 Republicans in favor of amnesty:
FLORIDA - L. Diaz-Balart
FLORIDA - M. Diaz-Balart
FLORIDA - Ros-Lehtinen
38 DEMOCRATS Broke With Their Party Leadership And Voted AGAINST Amnesty
“We almost did as well with Democrats as I had hoped. I had always said we needed at least 42 Democrats to vote for unemployed Americans and against the amnesty, although I felt 45 probably was needed. Because of so many Republican defections, we actually needed more.
“These were both re-elected Democrats and Democrats who were defeated, all of whom went against incredibly emotional appeals from their Party's top leaders in floor speeches tonight.
“It is quite rare for a Speaker of the House to go to the floor and make a speech. But Speaker Pelosi made it clear that passing this amnesty is one of the dearest things to her heart in an impassioned speech that seemed to laud as a hero every citizen of another country who is courageous enough to break our immigration laws.
“No matter what you may think about the rest of the politics of these Members, I hope those of you in their states will give them major pats on the back for taking this stand.  Congressional Switchboard:  202-224-3121
“Notice how they are from all over the country. Special thanks to all of you Pennsylvanians who outdid yourself with 7 Democrats voting NO.
“And how often do you New Yorkers have something to be proud about when it comes to immigration voting? But you did well tonight. So did those of you from Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina.
“I'm especially proud of all the Democrats who lost their seats in the November elections and still voted against their Party leaders and against the amnesty tonight.
“Most Senate voicemail boxes are full. So, you won't be able to leave messages. You need to start calling after 7 a.m. EST Thursday for a last chance to affect the outcome.
“SEE YOU ON THE LIVE WEBCAST THURSDAY MORNING as we watch and comment on the Senate amnesty vote." Watch at: www.NumbersUSA.tv
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In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation.  Take five minutes to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a word “Mind boggling!”  www.NumbersUSA.org
If any of us, no matter what our race, creed or color might be, refuse to engage our U.S. Congress as we have not for 30 years as to the population/immigration equation-our children will find themselves living in a terribly degraded America where the American Dream will be described by the history books as a 'fleeting fantasy' from the era of 1950 to 2010.
These are several of the top organizations where you can take collective action to change the course of American history as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Take collective action at:
This is the best website to start:  www.numbersusa.org ; watch Roy Beck’s “Immigration by the Numbers” at 14 minutes. Bi-partisan and very effective. Become a faxer of pre-written letters to your reps to make positive  change.
Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" www.snagfilms.com/films/title/blind_spot/ , This movie illustrates America's future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning. It's a brilliant educational movie! www.blindspotdoc.com
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by Dr. Jack Alpert-
Must see and funny: www.growthbusters.org ; www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXSTrW_dARc
Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom:
growthbusters.org/2010/03/save-the-polar-bear-in-your-bedroom ; Dave Gardner, President, Citizen-Powered Media ; Producing the Documentary, GROWTH BUSTERS; presents Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity, Join the cause at www.growthbusters.org ;760 Wycliffe Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA; +1 719-576-5565
Check out this link with Wooldridge on bicycle and Lester Brown and panel discussion:
Tomorrow's Americaproject on www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.
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DC: 202-258-4887
Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America's predicament.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715