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.
Pandering lout. I might move to Utah just to vote against the bastrid in the next GOP primary.
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.
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."
Cannon is very touchy on this subject. does he or his family have any businesses that use illegals?
I think Congressman Cannon needs to get Freeped. Perhaps he isn't familiar with the power of Freepers.
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.
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.
We have got to stop letting Rinos like Cannon take precsious seats from real Republicans.
Aaaaaah but, this Stupid Party is shrinking. I was a life long republican but no more. I am now completely Independent and look for a GOOD THIRD or FOURTH party.
Whenever I receive a request for donation and/or a questioning to fill out, I return with a little note telling them nicely that they are no longer my party and most of all no more money. I send the note in their prepaid envelope.
They keep coming every single day!
I think we can do something about that in the next election.
The long term solutions to the illegal immigration problem is really indirect.
If America stops paying people in food stamps, medical care, housing, money etc., not to work these people will FINALLY be forced to take the "jobs Americans will not do."
Also, if these handouts were not available, many illegal immigrants would not come here.