Skip to comments.An Open Letter to Mr. Jim Robinson
Posted on 04/25/2005 6:13:10 AM PDT by jveritas
What is happening to Free Republic Mr. Robinson? The Bush Haters and Republican Haters are getting louder and more daring by the hour. These phony conservatives who claim the Conservatism purity are savagely attacking President Bush and the GOP as bad as the worst liberals.
The Bash Bush feast is becoming a part of every thread. Everywhere you see Bush is a traitor, Bush wants to sell our sovereignty to Mexico, Bush is a liberal, Bush has no spine, Bush is destroying our economy, Bush is puppet in Vincent Fox hand, Bush is this Bush is that, everything wrong in this world is Bush fault.
Nothing but doom and gloom is coming from these phony conservatives. For them our economy is destroyed, liberals are controlling the government, the GOP will be finished by 2006, Mexico has invaded the US and changed its identity, China is superior to us, we are no more a superpower, and on and on and on. Every minor bump in the road is turned into a Mount Everest of catastrophe and disaster
Either Free Republic will remain the Premier political forum on the internet, a site to advance the real conservative cause and provide great and continuous support to our President Bush and the Republican Party, or it will be forum controlled by bitter and delusional phony conservatives who can never win on the ballot box, and come to FR to poison the atmosphere through their extreme kooky rhetoric and turn it into another Dummyland.
Enough is Enough.
Bush is just plan weird.
Him and his bake beans.
Is this an opus? Are you leaving?
Seems to me that no President should be immune from being criticized if his policies go against conservative values, eh?
Blindly following any man is a mistake.
But, if this is your opus...seeya!
The Bushies maybe have gone silent. I already love President Bush and just don't care to get into a shouting match with other freepers.
This should be... interesting.
Ban all libertarians!
1) Secure Boarders
2) Appoint Judges
and a bonus 3rd reason.......Marriage Amendment
Is anyone sitting here?
But...if you ban all libertarians, what will happen to the fascinating Linux threads they post? What about Windows-bashing threads?
They're sometimes the only humor on the site.
"1) Secure Boarders
I always secure boarders. If they come on my boat, I throw 'em in the brig.
No I am staying here until Jim decide otherwise.
Pot calling the kettle black, seems to me.
Bush has presided over a 28% increase in non-defense discretionary spending, and a multi-billion dollar government giveaway in prescription drugs. Does that sound "conservative to you?" Does that sound like "rolling back government largesse?"
Simple, factual critiques of Bush's record doesn't amount to "Mount Everest" as you put it, it's merely a defense of the principles of conservatism.
I'll raise you 1 pop-corn eater! ;-)
Bush is not a conservative. The GOP has shifted to the left too far in order to appease everyone. Give us back our old party and then you will seee more support from the real conservatives. The border issue has cost the GOP/Bush big time.
Linux is for commies. Didn't you get the memo?
Hey! That was my seat!
I voted for Bush twice and will criticize him when I think he is failing us on certain issues. The border is definately one of them. I am sick and tired of the border being wide open for anyone to come as they choose. I gave him 4 years to do something and he hasn't. He now has another 4 and better get it done or I, as well as other conservatives, will sit out the next election.
Bush is a man. He is not conservatism. He ain't perfect. I voted for the guy but his immigration policy should raise anyone's eyebrows.
I remember one of our best Republican activists in Bowling Green, Kentucky was a steady defender of Richard Nixon from most of the media attacks. But finally this fellow said, "I was there in '68 when the slogan was NIXON'S THE ONE and I was there in '72 when the slogan was NIXON NOW MORE THAN EVER but I'll be damned if I'll stick around for MY NIXON RIGHT OR WRONG.
"No I am staying here until Jim decide otherwise."
OK, then. This is now in Chat, so I doubt that many will post to this thread. Too bad.
Pump your brakes. I'm a Linux enthusiast and I am no Libertarian, small or capital 'L'.
We should not ban anyone but we should not let them control the site either.
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...and they all lead into a diatribe referencing Schiavo?
"Pump your brakes. I'm a Linux enthusiast and I am no Libertarian, small or capital 'L'. "
No need. I have ABS.
The sit out and have it hundred time worse for you.
You took the time to write this?
Define "Republican" before calling people Republican Haters. Big tents and Compassionate Conservatism have multitudes of factions within, if you don't understand how one issue online "pundits" react to adverse decisions to their particular issue, then you really have no need to listen to them.
Shouldn't the question be, why aren't the multitude of online pundits concerns being taken seriously by those on the top of the Republican pyramid?
So basically you would like Mr. Robinson to silence those who disagree wth you on certain issues, like the leftists do? Thought so.
That's good, but maybe you need to check your pads and shoes. That's a very loud squeal your vehicle is making.
Well, conservatives are for smaller government and less government spending. Perhaps you know what President Bush has done on these two subjects that I don't?
Mmmmm hmmmmm... no jujubees for you, then.
It is not critic anymore, it is savage attack, period.
President Bush is a GREAT President, proudly voted for him twice, and I agree with him 110% on every issue except our borders and immigration, where I disagree with him 110%.
It's all Bush's fault.
Not at all, but they should be disciplined and tamed down.
The Brigadeers are like the Black Plague. Every once in a while they crawl from under their rocks and rant and gesticulate.
The institution is strong and can withstand the pressure.
If you think a no-criticism policy is a healthy approach to political discussion, personally I would want out.
There are many things happening simultaneously and the first thing I will admit is that I have insufficient information to determine which is most critical.
I voted for Bush twice, would vote for him again, and I will continue to criticize when appropriate on secondary peripheral issues (immigration, "religion-of-peace" issues).
Good one Jim :)
he Bush Haters and Republican Haters are getting louder and more daring by the hour.
George Bush isn't a conservative in my opinion.
Yes he is selling this country down the river to mexico, and until he changes direction and starts acting like the president of the United States and not the lap dog of the Mexican government, I will continue to bash him.
If you don't like that, too bad.
Being Conservative doesn't mean that I have to like Bush.
and right now on the Security issue, I don't.
Here is what many conservatives are complaing about
Illegal Border Crossings Stir Citizen Anger
By Thomas D. Segel
April 25, 2005
What can we expect from an Executive Branch and Congress that have failed to defend this country? Everyone knows it isn't the safety of our citizens. The Washington politicos voted into existence an airport security system that isn't any better than it was before 9/11. The administration and lawmakers have failed to provide us with adequate port inspections. If it were not our most serious issue, even their attempts at border security would be a joke.
The convoluted logic of those in Washington D.C. boggles the minds of most Americans. Though actions or non-actions set into motion by power brokers grow out of partisan positions, their inability to develop a strong immigration and border protection plan can only be rationalized if we universally hold the belief everyone inside the Capitol beltway is brain-dead.
People across the United States really do understand what is going on in Washington. Stacy Roberts, writing from California expresses some of his family's views saying "The guys in power -- both parties- are not interested in prosecuting the people who hire illegal aliens. If they would crack down on that front we should see a lot fewer illegal immigrants. Look at what happens when the police crack down on Johns as well as hookers. The problems shrink tremendously."
Jewel Sheldon of Washington wants something done about the millions already in our country. "I would like to see every illegal in this country deported. Forget the vegetables. I can do without them. We were able to feed our citizens and most of the world before illegals and we can do it again."
From Texas comes this message from June Venable, "Until our President decides he's on our side, I'm afraid the problems will increase. Thank heaven for the brave souls in the Minuteman Project."
Depending upon what inaccurate figures you accept, there are 7 million or 8 million or 10 million... or this week 11 million illegal aliens inside the United States. Texas claims to know there are more than 1 million illegals in the Lone Star State. California claims it has 2, 210,000 such residents. Illinois says it has about 500,000 undocumented people in the state. Florida thinks its number is some place between 700,000 and 800,000. Arizona lists figures in the 300,000 range. Even North Dakota, where the entire population can be added up on a hand calculator, says that 4,000 illegal aliens are inside its borders.
There is a big problem when one views such numbers. If we can quote the numbers of illegal aliens inside our country in the millions and hundreds of thousands, does it seem logical to believe there are no dangerous people in the mix? We already know that in states such as California and Texas more than 25% of the prison population is made up of illegal aliens who have committed everything from drug running to murder. Other states also report large numbers of incarcerated aliens. We know these criminals abound within the hoards that race across our undefended boundaries. That being the case, why should we also take the national lawmaker position and assume there are no terrorists within the mix?
Our Border Patrol claims it has apprehended or turned back at least 25% of those who try to illegally enter this country. If that were our track record we surely wouldn't want it in print. Twenty five percent effectiveness on any other job in this country would earn everyone involved a pink slip. So, the Border Patrol either needs a mass firing, or it needs four times today's manpower.
Emails from every region of the country confirm to this writer that just about everyone has solid answers to our security problems. Everyone has answers except Washington.
Guy Gabaldon is a Marine hero who was nominated for the Medal of Honor and received the Navy Cross after single handedly capturing more than 1,500 Japanese soldiers on Saipan. He later ran for public office. "When I ran for Congress in California part of my platform was to shut down the Tijuana crossing until they got their act together. We are going down fast and are doing nothing to stop the invasion."
From Colorado, Cindy Knox writes "We have a mechanism in place that allows people to immigrate legally. In my opinion, that is the only way people should come into this country, except for students and tourists. Students and tourists should be allowed a specific time to be here. Immigration officials should have a tracking method for them and when their time is up, they should be returned to their country. If they do not go willingly, they should not be granted reentry into the United States."
None of the ideas are unique. What people want are common sense solutions to national problems. Bill Frances writing from California says..."If we know there are millions of illegal aliens living in the United States, why are we not arresting and deporting thousands upon thousands of them every month."
John Boring, who lives in Arizona, writes, "I support an open border policy. A side effect to a program of open border crossings would be that Mexico, with incentives, would become involved and would do their part in catching the bad guys before they got to our gates. If they didn't the incentives would dry up. Sounds to me like a better plan than patrolling endless miles of fences, washes and rivers to catch 25 percent of those risking their lives in such a hostile environment."
Beau Garcia, who identifies himself as a Chicano-Filipino suggests, "Of course, I am for increased Homeland Security...but legality above all, simple as that. And one thing that might help is to come down hard on every apartment manager, business owner, employer who provides for these illegals by giving them a safe harbor."
Take for example the state of New Mexico. From what is heard, there seem to be many "safe harbors" there. The state reports there are 1, 903, 289 illegal aliens in New Mexico. If it can provide such expect numbers right down to the individual, they must have all been counted. If they can be counted....they can be apprehended.
We must also remember that the figures being quoted by everyone reflect relatively new statistics. You will recall in 1986, the United States granted amnesty to those illegal or undocumented immigrants residing in the country. So, this influx of people, who we know absolutely nothing about, has taken place during the past 19 years.
Those who understand border issues are not anti immigration. Rational people realize it is the immigrant population that has fueled the engine of this nation for more than 200 years. However, they demand we have an immigration policy that conforms to the reality of the times. We are in a war which could last for decades and we must know who is in our country at all times.
Frank and Christina Aebi have Hispanic relatives in Houston. They report that during a recent visit family members were complaining about people crossing into Texas and getting entitlements that even they did not receive. "They say that they worked here all their lives and now the money and Medicare and Medicaid are going to illegals. They even spoke in favor of the Minutemen. They told us about one of the TV channels in Houston that tells illegals to come to meetings where they will learn about all the rights they have. They also said on television that lawyers would be provided if illegals were arrested for anything." Frank concluded his remarks saying "There seems to be growing resentment in the legal Hispanic community."
Many people residing in the Border States feel a temporary guest worker program is realistic. It would supply those needed hands to harvest crops or fill other unmet labor needs. They also believe it should not give resident status. At the same time detention facilities should be constructed, capable of housing the huge number of people who elect to ignore our laws. Legislation needs to be passed that would provide for speedy deportation. Also, an honest effort should be made to deport the millions of illegals now residing in the country...and they should not qualify for guest worker status. Most important of all, our government should demand that both Mexico and Canada make serious efforts in a partnership to control the borders.
Will any of this wish list become law? Never, if we depend upon the weak willed politicians who place party politics in front of national security. The only way it will happen is for outraged citizens to express their anger to Congress and the Administration. Only then will our political wimps grow backbones.
"Either Free Republic will remain the Premier political forum on the internet, a site to advance the real conservative cause and provide great and continuous support to our President Bush and the Republican Party..."
These two are mutually exclusive.
In an open forum it's important (especially within the GOP) to be able to voice dissenting viewpoints. While I wholeheartedly agree with those who are upset with the president for his stance regarding the borders, I disagree with them on the solution to that problem. However, I welcome the discourse and would not agrew with a moderator squelching legitimate discourse on this subject. I can certainly understand how someone would become upset with our porous southern border.
With many dissenting minds comes the best answers where the imagination is left to be fertile. But nothing good ever comes from censorship of any point of view.
With that all said... Do I detect a ZOT here?
Had jveritas been Since 2005-04-25 instead of Since 2001-10-02 he probably wouldn't be in Chat.
He cut your taxes and gave you more money in your pockets.
I like the idea of individual thought, myself, and being able to call 'em like I see 'em,
You know, I even like the idea of making sure ALL our politicians know when we're not happy with something--somebody needs to try to keep these fellers in line. It has something to do with something I read somewhere--"of the people, by the people, for the people"--something like that.And then, there's that ole 1st amendment thingy, too.
First, you must realize that the GOP is NOT a conservative party. It is just the best we have right now. A conservative party would NOT be looking for ways to spend ever larger amounts on social programs which are nothing more than vote buying schemes.
Second, all three branches of the government are determined to play the "three monkeys" with regards to illegal aliens freely crossing our border.
So, the GOP, and Bush in particular, is highly deserving of criticism there.
Third, we are not 'Rats who will support even the most corrupt member of the party just to stay in power. It makes us no better than the 'Rats.
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