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.
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.
They're welcome to get an "undocumented" voter to do the voting that this American doesn't want to do anymore.
The solution is at hand. In a few short months, Congress will be enacting immigration reform.
We would be so much smarter to encourage Americans to have more children than to try to assimilate the poorest Mexicans. Our society would be more cohesive. We were all propagandized into limiting our families to two children, and that could certainly change. I am 62 now, but I would rather have had three or four children than have to put up with all these foreigners everywhere I turn. (And, no, I don't mean more welfare).
1. Lower Taxes 2. Privatization of Social Security 3.National sovereignity in mattters of defense
BEN, Ben, the short and the long of "it" is "we" don't "need" you. Don't make it something it ain't. Mexico is emptying entire towns and still whore house Vicente prances around making those ... uh ... statements. He's a public nuiscance ...both sides.
Entire Mexican towns are void due to the venture north.
Do states along the southern border (AZ, NM, TX) support inititiaves? (I already know CA does) What are the chances of something in, say, TX authorizing a state-based border patrol a'la Arnold's suggestion? Maybe his idea deserves to grow :)
I'm sure you have seen the demographic projections. In 15 years there will be no more mexicans available to come to the US. If you think having too many mexicans is a problem, wait until there are not enough.
Well, brother, sounds like YOU even support border enforcement!!! BTW I didn't need one dick dog ILLEGAL to "grow up." I suggest you do the same,
Meanwhile, the worker to retiree ratio has fallen to 3 to 1. Spin that fact.
So, we kick out the illegal aliens and let in more legal immigrants. That'll resolve the problem.