Skip to comments."Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP
Posted on 05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT by Founding Father
"Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP
by William Norman Grigg
May 7, 2005
According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans.
During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administrations illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News.
While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to answer for such as his support for the Iranian Mujahiddin al-Kalq, a Marxist terrorist group his stance on immigration reform and border control has been sound and commendable. He has clashed repeatedly with the Bush administration over its proposed amnesty for illegal immigrants, and been pointedly rebuked by the White House on more than a few occasions.
By way of contrast, Rep. Cannons attitude toward the Bush administration is one of utter servility. His relationship with the "Reconquista Lobby" foundation-funded open borders groups like the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and La Raza is close kindred to treason.
In March 2003, Cannon helped create the U.S.-Mexico Political Caucus. In a June 6, 2002 speech to a gathering of MALDEF, where he was presented with the groups "Excellence in Leadership Award," Cannon declared: "We love immigrants in Utah And we dont oftentimes make the distinction between legal and illegal. In fact I think Utah was the first state in the country to legislate the ability to get a drivers license based on the matricula consular [card] and of that I am proud." The "matricula" card referred to by Cannon is an insecure ID card issued by Mexican consulate to Mexican nationals in this country, whether here legally or illegally.
During the 2004 campaign, Cannon faced an unexpected primary challenge by immigration reform candidate Matt Throckmorton, who offered a strong showing despite being outspent by several orders of magnitude. On several occasions Cannon accused his immigration-reform critics of being in league with eugenicists, neo-Nazis, and other despicable folks. Cannon plumbed similar depths of dishonesty during the May 4 discussion.
"I dont think theres a place in the Republican Party for racism, for xenophobia, for ideas that are fundamentally un-American," groused the Reconquista Lobbys favorite Republican congressman. Referring to Rep. Tancredo, Cannon declared: "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether theyre consistent with the Republican Party."
It apparently hasnt occurred to Cannon that all congressmen (himself included) swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, not the platform of the GOP, the policies of the president, or the whims of foreign lobbies like MALDEF. Agitating on behalf of the abolition of our national borders may be "consistent with the Republican Party" as led by George W. Bush, but its hardly consistent with that solemn oath of office and fellow traveler with the likes of MALDEF are in no position to cast aspersions on the patriotic standing of those who believe in enforcing our immigration laws.
Like so many other illegal immigration hacks, they'll just have to get over it. Just think ... all that bad money gone bad. So sad.
The Republican party is the exact and rightful place for immigration reform.
The last time I got a request for a contribution, I sent it back with just a note telling them to get back to me when they get serious on illegal immigration!!
Pandering lout. I might move to Utah just to vote against the bastrid in the next GOP primary.
I have. I'm out.
Tom Tancredo sould bust this turd Cannon over the head w/ a Baseball Bat!
Hey Chris, you can go urinate on yourself for all I care. Every time the Rep's send me a "Please send more money" I send back an empty envelope saying,"Not till you end illegal immigration." Not one cent until they do so.
Ya know, fruit loose, just as long as we get all ya's slave owners out of anything resembling authority, we'll be doing quite nice.
Considering how much I spent in 2003/4 getting bush and Martinex elected, that's not an idle threat.
those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans.
"We love immigrants in Utah
And we don't oftentimes make the distinction between legal and illegal."
Of course, I would be opposed to that action, but it would still be funny.
testicles! He has NONE!
Cannon is very touchy on this subject. does he or his family have any businesses that use illegals?
You'll find that the ruling classes would hire Satan himself to mow their lawn for $5.00 an hour.
Sadly, some Freepers have no problem cashing in their thirty Pesos as well.
Thirty pesos, I like that one!
I think Congressman Cannon needs to get Freeped. Perhaps he isn't familiar with the power of Freepers.
I'm still registered Rep. but I've decided that they lost my vote. Both parties are selling this country out so I think I'll just sit out election day from now on and join the ranks of those that just don't give a damn anymore.
I used to mock single issue voters.
Until I joined them.
Our rulers, Republican and Democrat alike, have firmly sided with legalized brown slavery.
A pox on both their houses.
I have a lot of respect for Mr. DeLay, but he better take heed. If he thinks Guns, Abortion and Anti-Liberalizem were a wave to ride into power, this:
will be a tsunami. Wake up Republican Party!
I had a phone solicitation from them last week and said the same thing. Close the borders and I'll resume donating.
This just reflects the power of this illegal immigration issue. If there were some worthwhile arguments to be made for the government's current policy or current proposal, this guy would be making them. Instead, he apparently feels that his best strategy is to denigrate those who are recognizing the problem.
This is a simple, but very powerful, issue and any good politician will wind up on the right side of it. How long can fellas like this get away with calling the taxpayers and workers in this country racist for asserting their interests and for asking only that their laws be enforced. The longer it goes on, the worse it's gonna get. ;-)
It appears that the GOP is leaving us much as the Democrat Party left Reagan.
I challenge anyone on this board to name three conservative positions the Republican Party or the Bush administration are advancing.
GWB inherited this mess, and if he had really dealt with it during his first four years, we would have sKerry as POTUS now.
I think the solution is to recruit the Hispanics into the fold of family values vs murder of unborn, personal responsibility vs sitting on the porch, and so on.
Do not see any other solution to this problem besides really stepping up border enforcement.
The cat is out of the bag.
Which slave owners are in authority?
Note to Rep. Cannon
The answer is simple. Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others. As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor;--let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children's liberty. Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap--let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs;--let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.
While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.
When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made.--I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say, that, although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still while they continue in force, for the sake of example, they should be religiously observed. So also in unprovided cases. If such arise, let proper legal provisions be made for them with the least possible delay; but, till then, let them, if not too intolerable, be borne with.
Abraham Lincoln R - IL
Someone needs to run against this guy. If I lived there I'd vote for an alternative in a heartbeat.
The face is made by those that insist that we need ILLEGAL immigration to perform jobs that AMERICANS DO. Your interest in this regard is spotty at best. Not to worry ... there is an entire country on call.
You have NO idea.
I'm staying in the Republican Party and going to a a thorn in the side of my elected officials.
They have to pay attention to me if they want my vote in the primary elections. They call me up wanting my vote because I am a caucus chairman. Then I lay into them.
If you all want the Party to represent conseervative values, you have to get in there and do it. Go ahead, get involved and let the RINO's know you won't tolerate their INaction any more.
Honestly I can't name three conservative issues the Republicans are advancing. (scratching head).
Meanwhile, the worker to retiree ratio has fallen to 3 to 1. Spin that fact.
The Minutemen's actions cause the issue to be brought forward, in spite of the MSM's efforts to play it down. They are growing fast.
California has a proposal on the table to create a new state agency to protect it's border, and the Governor is testing the waters on a strong stand to close the borders.
Nothing to see here... Move along now, just move along.