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Representative needed; solutions are offered
The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | February 9, 2004 | Walter R. Kolbe

Posted on 02/09/2004 4:53:25 PM PST by HiJinx

To the editor:

A couple of weeks ago our representative came to town. The sad thing was, he was not our congressman. Tom Tancredo, from Colorado and not from Arizona, said the things the large majority of Arizonans, and quite possibly the whole country, had been hoping to hear from their congressman. Regrettably, Jim Kolbe is a congressman and not a representative. The difference being a representative represents the wishes of a majority of his constituents, while a congressman represents himself.

We have the specter of the president of Mexico to tell us we need to accept the citizens of his country and give them jobs, medical care, schools, Social Security and services and legality, even though these people have broken our laws in getting into our country. I respectfully suggest to the president of Mexico that he go home and attack the corruption, graft, and greed that permeate the bureaucracy of Mexico and have made it virtually a two-class country. It is a sick government and a sick nation that has its second largest source of income as the earnings of labor from outside its boundaries.

And then we are treated to our own president, apparently called in by Kolbe, (U.S. Rep. Jeff) Flake and (U.S. Sen. John) McCain to bolster their flawed immigration policy and tell the citizens of Arizona that they know what is best for them. It is a disgraceful policy that would honor lawbreakers with amnesty and social services paid for on the backs of honest wage earners and those immigrants who struggled so hard to get here legally.

I have heard Kolbe say repeatedly that something has to be done, and you naysayers have not come up with a solution. Mr. Kolbe’s subcommittee, which he chairs, disburses billions upon billions of our tax dollars to virtually every corner of the globe. We can land a mechanical toy on Mars and spend untold billions to put a human up there. But no one in this administration can develop a strategy for stopping illegal immigrants from pouring filth on our land, destroying our property, threatening our security and putting a monstrous financial burden on our citizenry for social services, health care and law enforcement. Methinks something stinks in Washington.

But, since they can’t, I will give them a solution:

In the meantime, perhaps some of our congressmen, senators, and administration officials should retire, or be retired and allow a representative to replace them.

Walter R. Kolbe
Hereford


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Colorado; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; congressmen; gop; immigrantlist; immigration
Walter is Congressman Jim Kolbe's brother. Walter is the one who found the Arabic Diary on an a smuggler's trail here in Cochise County.

The link goes to the newspaper's home page. This editorial was not posted on-line today, although it leads the "Our Readers' Views" section.

1 posted on 02/09/2004 4:53:26 PM PST by HiJinx
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2 posted on 02/09/2004 4:56:29 PM PST by HiJinx (If we had known how much fun grandkids are, we would have had them first!!!)
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To: Spiff; idratherbepainting; JackelopeBreeder; AZHSer; Sabertooth; Marine Inspector; ...
Please take note that the author of the letter to the editor is the brother of the Congressman Jim Kolbe that is being blasted.

All Arizona residents of Cochise County and the state as a whole need to be aware of this.

To put it other terms former Lieutenant Junior Grade, USN, J. Kolbe, is willfully derelict in the performance of his sworn duties.
3 posted on 02/09/2004 4:58:32 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: HiJinx
Control our borders first Bump
4 posted on 02/09/2004 5:03:06 PM PST by SAMWolf (I am reading a very interesting book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down)
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To: JustPiper; Gallegos; HiJinx; janetgreen; FITZ; gubamyster; SandRat; WRhine; joesnuffy; B4Ranch; ...
Ping.
5 posted on 02/09/2004 5:04:20 PM PST by Missouri
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To: HiJinx
Jim Kolbe's brother...wow..no wonder that we underlings have no influence over our "representatives" if Kolbe's own brother can't get through to him. I bet they have some unpleasant family get togethers.
6 posted on 02/09/2004 5:09:43 PM PST by AuntB (Do away with all entitlements (except the military!))
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To: Gallegos
politician - poli is Greek for many and any good ol' country boy knows what ticks is.
8 posted on 02/09/2004 5:15:00 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: HiJinx
With Wally that close to the cesspool, you'd think he could smell something...

Surely Wally knows that the gov't isn't ignorant about the issue...The gov't sends most of our industry to any 3rd World Country that has some vacant property and then opens the borders for people that will take any job that's left...At 3rd World Wages of course...

Tell me (with a straight face) they don't have a plan and an agenda...
9 posted on 02/09/2004 7:03:23 PM PST by Iscool
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To: HiJinx
bttt
11 posted on 02/09/2004 8:28:00 PM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: HiJinx
I wouldn't want to be at their family Thanksgiving dinner after this blast. Obviously he knows his brother to be a scoundrel. The citizens of Arizona need to look very deeply into voter fraud. I am convinced half of these socialist under whatever guise, Republican or Demonrat, are in office because of funny goings on at the voters booth.
12 posted on 02/09/2004 8:54:24 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: HiJinx
I'm so thrilled that Walter called his RINO brother out. Walter echos precisely what I was quoted in the local paper as saying at the Kolbe protest and at the Tancredo dinner. I had the pleasure to meet Walter at the dinner and was struck by the difference between he and his corrupt brother.
13 posted on 02/09/2004 9:16:53 PM PST by Spiff (Have you committed a random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: HiJinx
By the way, this isn't the first time Walter Kolbe has expressed disagreement with his brother on the border issue. In September there was an entire article wherein Walter stated his opposition to his brother's amnesty proposal and his support for the PAN initiative. See this.
14 posted on 02/09/2004 10:02:54 PM PST by Spiff (Have you committed a random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: HiJinx
Walter is the one who found the Arabic Diary...

What did it say?

15 posted on 02/09/2004 10:24:14 PM PST by PRND21
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To: PRND21
It chronicled the travails of a young man far from home who was missing his girlfriend.

At least, that's as much as the FBI released. It neither confirms nor denies the intentions of the young man once he arrived in country. I believe they said he was Iranian, but won't swear to it right now. He had phone numbers in his diary from Canada and Afghanistan.
16 posted on 02/10/2004 6:06:19 AM PST by HiJinx (If we had known how much fun grandkids are, we would have had them first!!!)
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To: MissAmericanPie
Arizona is funny...

I don't know the actual numbers, but the registered voters in our two most populous counties (Pima w/Tuscon and Maricopa w/Phoenix) far outnumber the rest of us in the twelve rural counties.

Urban voters rule in this state, and both urban areas have very large liberal/Democrat voting blocks. Of course, a little fraud every now and again doesn't hurt...I'm just not sure it's necessary.
17 posted on 02/10/2004 6:09:05 AM PST by HiJinx (If we had known how much fun grandkids are, we would have had them first!!!)
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To: PRND21
What did it say?

It said that PRND21 misunderstands and misstates the point of what is going on here and insists upon interjecting himself into immigration and border threads to make false insinuations of racism and xenophobia to intentionally disrupt those threads.

It went on to say that participants in immigration and border threads should not let PRND21 goad them into a flamewar and should instead ignore PRND21.

Despite the source of the advice, I felt it was a wise suggestion and recommended it to all my evil racist vigilante friends. However, the Arabic writing omitted instructions on where to find the "Ignore" button on FR so we'll just have to rely upon self restraint to ignore PRND21 and similar disruptors and trolls who add nothing but turmoil to immigration and border threads.

18 posted on 02/10/2004 6:15:17 AM PST by Spiff (Have you committed a random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: HiJinx
Maybe states should adopt the electoral college example of voting to keep urban areas from exerting tyranny on the rual areas.
19 posted on 02/10/2004 6:19:04 AM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: MissAmericanPie
Maybe states should adopt the electoral college example of voting to keep urban areas from exerting tyranny on the rual areas.

I have stated this many times. But I don't see how to do it as the urbanites will not willingly give up that much power.

20 posted on 02/10/2004 6:21:59 AM PST by Spiff (Have you committed a random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: HiJinx
bttt
21 posted on 02/10/2004 7:19:58 AM PST by junta
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To: MissAmericanPie
Everytime I read one of your posts, my conclusion is always the same. . .

I like the way you think.
22 posted on 02/10/2004 10:32:24 AM PST by Badray (Make sure that the socialist in the White House has to fight a conservative Congress.)
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To: Spiff
My question was simple and valid and Hi Jinx answered it, nicely. What are you blabbering about?
23 posted on 02/10/2004 1:41:54 PM PST by PRND21
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To: Badray
Thank you, I really appreciate that.
24 posted on 02/10/2004 2:21:37 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: HiJinx
BTTT
25 posted on 02/10/2004 3:14:19 PM PST by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Base to President Bush. Hello?)
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To: MissAmericanPie
You're welcome.

You don't know how much I appreciate knowing that there are people who think as you do all over this great land. It gives me a glimmer of hope for the future.
26 posted on 02/10/2004 5:40:12 PM PST by Badray (Make sure that the socialist in the White House has to fight a conservative Congress.)
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I'm not sure but did Walter Kolbe just call his brother a "PAH-tahK!" in Klingon? Or am I reading this too kindly?
27 posted on 02/11/2004 5:54:09 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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Coincidence?

Walter R. Kolbe - Hereford the author


28 posted on 02/11/2004 11:27:42 PM PST by JustPiper (When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred)
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To: SandRat
Thank you for the answer to the question I just posed? Kinda sounds like the Zogby and Bennet brother's
29 posted on 02/11/2004 11:28:55 PM PST by JustPiper (When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred)
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To: JustPiper
More solutions that will probably be ignored.



30 posted on 02/12/2004 7:34:22 AM PST by texastoo (a "has-been" Republican)
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To: JustPiper
Bump.
31 posted on 02/12/2004 3:04:34 PM PST by Missouri
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