In this continuing series,
Washington DC writer Don Collins calls out the facts on the Dream Act now being
scammed through Congress by the ever surreptitious Senator Harry Reid.
“High Tide Of Amnesty?
Democrat Says DREAM Not Quite Dead—But Moratorium Next!” by Don Collins.
What are the prospects for
the Dream Act Mr. Collins?
“House Speaker Pelosi had expected a breeze
vote, but it squeaked with 52% vs. the 60% she predicted. Many members
from both parties simply didn't show—eight Democrats and 11 Republicans.
“Still, DREAM simply did
not have the 60 votes it needed in the Senate. The switchboards
. I tried repeatedly—even going through the home office
numbers of my Democratic Senators. But I was told even there the voice mail boxes
were too full to take calls.
“Hey, with so many Americans out of
the citizenry had the time to voice their anger at the chutzpah
of trying to give our country away to aliens.
“OK, there is a case to be
made for helping young aliens brought here by their illegal alien parents. But
the DREAM Act is neither the forum nor the vehicle for making a real, lasting
“In fact, at this time of
extended depression, why aren't we having a MORATORIUM
on all immigration, until the level of unemployment goes to half or less of its
present almost 10%??
“As columnist Alan Abelson
of Barron's recently noted
, the true rate of unemployment is 17% when the
exiting college students and those out of work for a long time are counted.
“I took a couple of my
young grandchildren to the famous Civil War
at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania last weekend. To me, the
Democrats’ immigration drive seem a wild charge like the one General Pickett
made that fateful third day of that historic battle
. If the South had won there, the USA might now
be two countries, one without the progress in civil rights initiated then with
a Northern victory—but still far from fully achieved even today in either the
North or South.
“So what should really happen now when the
smoke of the current wild charge abates? A real debate should start with an
immigration moratorium. No-one seems to be talking about a moratorium
these days. But, hey, Mr. Obama, you accepted a two-year layoff on the tax
increases in your present deal, so why not a two-year (or whatever)
moratorium—followed by a bi-partisan Commission for Defining Immigration Needs
and Legislation to report to Congress before that immigration moratorium ends?
“We could then decide, just
to list a few obvious items, on:
Enforcement of present
laws—which the present Administration has largely eschewed
permanent and mandatory
, which would permit heavy penalties for employing illegal aliens
Decide the basis for dealing
with those here illegally, including DREAM Act candidates—not the type of
unenforceable hodgepodge like the three-times-voted-down-Comprehensive
“Unfortunately, so far the
voices of the majority, the constant 65% of all Americans who say we have too
much immigration, have not been listened to by either major party.
“As the late California
demographer Meredith Burke
once opined, "If we are going to allow
present policy to double America's population in this century, shouldn't we at
least have a national debate about it?"
Indeed we should!
“Like those charging Rebs at Cemetery Ridge
at Gettysburg, the House vote on December 8th may yet be seen as the “High
Tide”—and ultimately the failed end—of the lengthy campaign to pass yet
“But for now, today's
deferral of the DREAM Act may not be permanent. Senator Reid will try again.
And this time, he will flash the
House-passed bill in front of his battered
“Could it finally be that
the Congress knows in its heart of hearts that its precious priority of electability
may be on the line? Another
big amnesty is simply not palatable. If this Congress should pass it and
President signs it, they may well be provoking their own further dismissal in
“If the tax proposal gets passed shortly, the
amnesty advocates have more time to work on those Senators now saying “No!”
Patriots were not able to kill the DREAM amnesty once and for all today.
“They must keep faxing and phoning and
My friend Don Collins writes for www.Vdare.com
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
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