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Immigration Bill Subverts Americanization, English Language
Human Events ^ | May 30, 2007 | Deroy Murdock

Posted on 05/31/2007 9:58:50 AM PDT by processing please hold

To judge how important assimilation is to senators John McCain (R.- Ariz.) and Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass.), peruse their immigration bill, now before the Senate. “Assimilation” appears only once in this legislation, and not until the 343rd of 347 pages. “Americanization” never emerges.

Too bad the most sweeping immigration measure since 1986 shortchanges assimilation. Whether America ultimately absorbs 12,000 or all 12 million illegal aliens estimated to live here, it will be better for them and this nation if they speak, study, and vote in English, understand America’s Constitution and political culture, respect our history and civic traditions, and honor our flag and national heroes. Otherwise, bedlam awaits.

McCain-Kennedy does little to forestall such cultural disarray, and it probably exacerbates it.

Unfortunately, as Hudson Institute senior fellow John Fonte told the House Immigration subcommittee May 16, “there are no serious assimilation components to the legislation.” Dual citizenship, naturalized Americans voting here and overseas, non-English classrooms, and multilingual ballots all thrive, despite McCain-Kennedy’s “comprehensive” scope. “Under this bill, every immigrant and every American citizen is his own little bubble of linguistic entitlement,” says Jim Boulet, Jr., Executive Director of English First. This is so, thanks to President Clinton’s Executive Order 13166. As James Inhofe (R.-Okla.) told the Senate Tuesday, this is “an entitlement for a translator in any language you want other than English…if you are a recipient of federal funds.”

Under E.O. 13166, for instance, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development on January 22 mandated language outreach by subsidized-housing providers. HUD, for instance, recognized one housing sponsor for hiring “translators fluent in Hindi, Urdu, Dari, Vietnamese, and Chinese to translate written materials and advertising for the local press in those languages.”

HUD’s regulations state: “No matter how few LEP [limited-English-proficient] persons the recipient is serving, oral interpretation services should be made available in some form.” McCain-Kennedy would codify E.O. 13166, so only Congress could repeal it. Until then, President Bush unilaterally could cancel Clinton’s executive order. This, too, he has failed to do.

Illegals also could gain amnesty without English proficiency. Up to four years after receiving brand-new, permanently renewable Z (amnesty) Visas, they merely must “demonstrate an attempt to gain an understanding of the English language.” This is like saying that thinking about maybe asking someone out means you are dating. Z-Visa holders can “demonstrate an attempt” through “placement on a waiting list for English classes.” For McCain-Kennedy, waiting equals speaking.

Also under this legislation, the Homeland Security secretary would disseminate amnesty information to illegals “in no fewer than the top five principal languages…spoken by aliens who would qualify for classification under this section, including to television, radio, and print media…”

McCain-Kennedy's English and assimilation shortcomings should aggravate cultural conservatives, and plenty will annoy most everyone else.

Fiscal conservatives should faint at Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector’s estimate that this bill creates “a net cost to taxpayers of $2.3 trillion in retirement-related benefits” for amnestied illegal aliens. One fresh entitlement: Free immigration attorneys for illegal-alien farm workers.

Cops and counterterrorists should worry that McCain-Kennedy requires that eligible illegal aliens receive probationary Z Visas by the “end of the next business day.” Within that deadline, law-enforcement and national-security officials simply cannot isolate innocent aliens from those who aspire to rob, rape, or plant bombs. Alas, there is no single, searchable, international-scoundrels database.

“A one-business-day time limit is madness, particularly if 48,000 aliens applied in a single day,” warns Kris Kobach, counsel under former Attorney General John Ashcroft. “Would 48,000 daily applications be unusual? Try dividing 12 million illegal aliens by 250 business days, if they all applied the first year.”

Americans who want secure borders wonder why the 700-mile southern-frontier-fence Congress authorized last year stretches only 370 miles under McCain-Kennedy. And liberals fret that this bill’s guest-worker program would depress the wages of low-skilled American citizens. This is a serious, albeit debatable, accusation.

By pushing this bill, John McCain is alienating GOP primary voters. Come 2008, he may become one lonely maverick. Meanwhile, by embracing this legislation, President Bush is smashing his loyal Republican base to smithereens.

McCain-Kennedy is as wildly popular as algebra homework on prom night. Congress should drop kick it into the Rio Grande.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; americanization; amnesty; assimilation; balkanization; deconstruction; immigrantlist
I love the last two paragraphs.
1 posted on 05/31/2007 9:58:52 AM PDT by processing please hold
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To: processing please hold
By pushing this bill, John McCain is alienating GOP primary voters.

Rudy's butt boy Deroy Murdock is using this to bash McCain while ignoring the fact that Rudy has supported shamnesty for years.

2 posted on 05/31/2007 9:59:47 AM PDT by dirtboy (A store clerk has done more to fight the WOT than Rudy.)
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To: dirtboy
I don’t see how anyone in their right mind could deny that rudy isn’t all for this shamnesty. He approves of sanctuary cities. That says it all.
3 posted on 05/31/2007 10:01:39 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

By pushing this bill, John McCain is alienating GOP primary voters. Come 2008, he may become one lonely maverick. Meanwhile, by embracing this legislation, President Bush is smashing his loyal Republican base to smithereens.

McCain-Kennedy is as wildly popular as algebra homework on prom night. Congress should drop kick it into the Rio Grande.
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These people and political perverts. This thing is TOTAL INSANITY. Totally UN-AMERICAN. Bush does not care — he is looking for ANYTHING to put in his legacy — even if it means the ruination of America. McCain is just plain crazy and he has no allegance to anyting other than his face in the mirror.

God help us kill this monster before Washington destroys America.


4 posted on 05/31/2007 10:02:40 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: processing please hold

“few LEP [limited-English-proficient] persons”
Does this mean they are LEPers?


5 posted on 05/31/2007 10:06:43 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: EagleUSA
This thing is TOTAL INSANITY. Totally UN-AMERICAN.

No truer words were spoken.

We are living in a time where we are possible witness' to the downfall of this country. Our children and grandchildren will never forgive us.

6 posted on 05/31/2007 10:06:49 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: dynachrome
Does this mean they are LEPers?

Thanks for the chuckle to break my somber mood.

7 posted on 05/31/2007 10:07:54 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold
CALL! CALL! CALL! CALL! AND KEEP CALLING TILL THE LINES FRY!

WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! TILL YOU RUN OUT OF INK IN YOUR PEN!

Bombard the Democrats as well, especially the ones that ran on an anti illegal immigration plank and the ones in marginal districts who could be vulnerable. keep pounding on them. This is a bipartisan issue not a Conservative or Liberal issue BUT AN AMERICAN issue.

STOP AMNESTY NOW!! WE CAN DO IT!!

The best way to stop Shamnesty

8 posted on 05/31/2007 10:12:13 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: processing please hold
This bill if it becomes law will do EXACTLY what it is meant to do. Balkanize America and label all those who oppose it as racists, xenophobes or whatever else you want to insert.
9 posted on 05/31/2007 10:12:54 AM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: processing please hold

Round up all the illegals, issue them all, M16s and greens and send them to Iraw and Afghanistan to fight against terrorism. Those that return at the end of their enlistments will be eligible for citizenship.


10 posted on 05/31/2007 10:13:18 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: Cacique
I have called them and will keep doing so. Everyone needs to do it. Let those out of touch politicans hear from real Americans not illegal alien representatives.
11 posted on 05/31/2007 10:16:26 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

12 posted on 05/31/2007 10:17:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: holdonnow

~ snip~

Illegals also could gain amnesty without English proficiency. Up to four years after receiving brand-new, permanently renewable Z (amnesty) Visas, they merely must “demonstrate an attempt to gain an understanding of the English language.” This is like saying that thinking about maybe asking someone out means you are dating. Z-Visa holders can “demonstrate an attempt” through “placement on a waiting list for English classes.” For McCain-Kennedy, waiting equals speaking.

~snip~


13 posted on 05/31/2007 10:18:29 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: hophead
Balkanize America and label all those who oppose it as racists, xenophobes or whatever else you want to insert.

There you have it. God help us. Are we going to be required to learn french(french speaking canada) and spanish now?

14 posted on 05/31/2007 10:18:38 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: BuffaloJack
I like that idea. At least they would have earned citizenship and not been given it for breaking our laws.
15 posted on 05/31/2007 10:21:00 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Diogenesis
I love it.

I can't recall the last time I picked up a phone and wasn't asked to press #1 or #2, or read a label that wasn't in spanish right along with English.

16 posted on 05/31/2007 10:23:42 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

Here’s my amnesty program for illegal aliens: “If you go home, we won’t prosecute!”


17 posted on 05/31/2007 10:23:56 AM PDT by Rytwyng (open borders = open treason)
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To: All

Just wonder how all these illegals will learn English...many of them are uneducated in their native tongues (like Mexicans w Spanish).


18 posted on 05/31/2007 10:25:41 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Illegal Alien Amnesty Is Anti-American)
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To: processing please hold; dirtboy; firehat; All

“McCain-Kennedy would codify E.O. 13166, so only Congress could repeal it. Until then, President Bush unilaterally could cancel Clinton’s executive order. This, too, he has failed to do.”

Jim Inhofe was on radio last night talking about this. His English first amendment passed in the last senate bill, but they’ve taken it out now. He said that all the foreign language requirements were an EO by clinton, but with this legislation it will become law. Bush could have done away with it if he’d been inclined. When it’s “law’ it’s going to be much more difficult.


19 posted on 05/31/2007 10:27:18 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Rytwyng
“If you go home, we won’t prosecute!”

I wish. They'll never go home on their own, why should they, they're picking our bones clean without any interference from our leaders. Leaders, what a joke they are.

20 posted on 05/31/2007 10:34:31 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold
It’s a little late to accuse Bush of "smashing his loyal base to smithereens." He has been doing that ever since he was reelected and didn’t need us any more.

It’s interesting to note that both Bush and Linda Chavez are using the “race card,” something liberals always use when they don’t have a credible argument.

I got a call last night from a GOP telemarketer. That has to be one of the worst jobs in the world at this time.

21 posted on 05/31/2007 10:36:41 AM PDT by Capsfan9
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
They won’t be forced to learn English that would be discrimination, however, we’ll be required to learn spanish. Afterall, we’re only Americans and our culture doesn’t mean anything anymore, our politician's have said so with this treasonous bill.
22 posted on 05/31/2007 10:37:15 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: AuntB
Jim Inhofe was on radio last night talking about this. His English first amendment passed in the last senate bill, but they’ve taken it out now. He said that all the foreign language requirements were an EO by clinton, but with this legislation it will become law. Bush could have done away with it if he’d been inclined. When it’s “law’ it’s going to be much more difficult.

What's an American to do. It looks as though the cards are stacked against us.

23 posted on 05/31/2007 10:40:01 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

Yes, the cards are stacked against us. Just remember there are more of us than there are of ‘them’.


24 posted on 05/31/2007 10:41:57 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Capsfan9
He has been doing that ever since he was reelected and didn’t need us any more.

Since 2004, I don't recognize him. We can no longer trust how we vote for now. They may ride into office on a conservative ticket, and once elected, their true beliefs emerge.

It’s interesting to note that both Bush and Linda Chavez are using the “race card,” something liberals always use when they don’t have a credible argument.

I expect the race card being played by creeps like jackson and sharpton, but not from our president. He can't go much lower without scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

25 posted on 05/31/2007 10:44:25 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: EagleUSA

Bush is a globalist. You should of known he is for money by any means.....


26 posted on 05/31/2007 10:44:48 AM PDT by X-Ecutioner (A Ron Paul supporter and a Alex Jones fan)
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To: AuntB
Just remember there are more of us than there are of ‘them’.

That's the only ray of light in this whole debacle. If I might add a couple of words to your post...and armed.

27 posted on 05/31/2007 10:46:27 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: EagleUSA
This is why Bush is pushing the immigration bill so hard.
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55830
28 posted on 05/31/2007 10:47:37 AM PDT by YellowRoseofTx
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To: X-Ecutioner

Bush is a globalist. You should of known he is for money by any means.....
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Oh, I am tragically aware of that, since the 2004 election where his agenda became abundantly clear. Looking back on his election platform, his campaign promises, he is a real failure. He ran on a platform FOR AMERICA, and he got elected on that platform -— for example, such hypocrisy and deceit we find in his “tax reductions” and now he has no reservations about dumping TRILLIONS more in tax burden on the REAL AMERICAN CITIZENS. To say nothing of his Democrat-like spending...Such total hypocrisy.


29 posted on 05/31/2007 10:49:50 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: processing please hold

I don’t think you have to worry about Jackson and Al this time around...


30 posted on 05/31/2007 10:56:12 AM PDT by X-Ecutioner (A Ron Paul supporter and a Alex Jones fan)
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To: YellowRoseofTx
I posted that article yesterday. Here it is.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1842244/posts?q=1&;page=1

It's been moved to chat, it's not that important I guess.

31 posted on 05/31/2007 10:58:33 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: X-Ecutioner

No, but everytime I hear the words ‘race card’ those two immediately come to mind. :-)


32 posted on 05/31/2007 11:00:18 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold
>>> ...it will be better for them and this nation if they speak, study, and vote in English, understand America’s Constitution and political culture, respect our history and civic traditions, and honor our flag and national heroes.<<<

Fat chance. Our schools can't seem to instill these values in the native born population....what chance does a government program have making Americans out of Mexicans?

33 posted on 05/31/2007 11:11:06 AM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out of Qurans)
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To: processing please hold
>>>He approves of sanctuary cities.<<<

Someone made the comment this morning on Seattle talk radio that, if the Immigration Bill bcomes law, every city and town in America will become a sanctuary city!

34 posted on 05/31/2007 11:14:54 AM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out of Qurans)
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To: HardStarboard
Fat chance. Our schools can't seem to instill these values in the native born population....what chance does a government program have making Americans out of Mexicans?

It feels like we're swimming against the tide and headed for the waterfall.

35 posted on 05/31/2007 11:16:19 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: HardStarboard
Dear Lord.

*hangs head in disgust*

36 posted on 05/31/2007 11:17:31 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: EagleUSA; All

“God help us kill this monster before Washington destroys America.”

And it will do just that!!


37 posted on 05/31/2007 11:23:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
“God help us kill this monster before Washington destroys America.”

And it will do just that!!

That it will FRiend, that it will.

38 posted on 05/31/2007 11:33:19 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold
McCain-Kennedy's English and assimilation shortcomings should aggravate cultural conservatives, and plenty will annoy most everyone else.

Annoy? Aggravate? That's putting it mildly. How about outraged? Are you annoyed, aggravated or outraged with this shamnesty? Those traitors underestimate the anger of American citizens. They need to be tried for treason and punished accordingly. I'll furnish the rope. ;o)

39 posted on 05/31/2007 12:06:27 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: NRA2BFree
Those traitors underestimate the anger of American citizens

They do underestimate us...at their peril. As someone once said, Reagan maybe, 'We Americans are slow to anger. We always seek peaceful avenues before resorting to the use of force.'

Well, imho, our peaceful means are on their last leg.

40 posted on 05/31/2007 12:17:44 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold
They do underestimate us...at their peril. As someone once said, Reagan maybe, 'We Americans are slow to anger. We always seek peaceful avenues before resorting to the use of force.'

Well, imho, our peaceful means are on their last leg.

I agree. Most of us are reasonable people, but there are a few nut cases running around 'out there' who are not playing with a full deck who might take one of these traitors 'out.' I saw a video on YouTube the other day, (before they took it down) and a Viet Nam Vet was talking to Lindsey Graham and telling him he was going to kick his butt, which wasn't that bad, IMO, but then he said that he was "going to meet with an unpleasant end." LOL I 'think' that was what got the video pulled and no doubt sent the secret service or the FBI to his door. ;o) I shudder to think how many loose cannons are running around out there who might try to do some of these traitors in. I sure wouldn't want to be in any of their shoes if they pass this shamnesty because I think someone might hurt one of them.

Americans have always been a kind and generous people who would go that extra mile to help anyone, but like you, I think it's a horrible mistake for them to back us into a corner, because we will come out fighting. IF we are to save our kids and our grandkids we're going to have to stop them, or they will never get to know what it's like to grow up really knowing freedom. They will hate us for generations to come because we let them destroy the Republic without doing something to stop them.

41 posted on 05/31/2007 12:33:39 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: NRA2BFree
Americans are about to get angrier.

I've been reading an Independent Task Force pdf report and I'm fixing to start a thread on it. I'm hoping someone will tell me that I didn't read where we will be issued Biometric Identifiers, called, North American Border Pass.

42 posted on 05/31/2007 1:00:27 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold
Americans are about to get angrier.

I've been reading an Independent Task Force pdf report and I'm fixing to start a thread on it. I'm hoping someone will tell me that I didn't read where we will be issued Biometric Identifiers, called, North American Border Pass.

Biometric Identifiers are the implanted chips aren't they? I know you don't want to hear that. LOL I keep hoping I'm wrong, but I'll tell you something that you will find very interesting.

Tommy Thompson, the one who's running for Prez; the same guy who was Bush's Health Secretary resigned and went to work for a biometric company that makes the implant chips. He and his family ALL had them implanted in them when he resigned, and I understand that he's a big share holder in that company. He's had them in long enough to convince Americans/Mexicans that they are perfectly harmless and will keep them from having to go through the normal customs routine when crossing back and forth. IMHO, this is just a prelude to trying to make us take the chip.

43 posted on 05/31/2007 2:14:24 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: NRA2BFree
He's had them in long enough to convince Americans/Mexicans that they are perfectly harmless and will keep them from having to go through the normal customs routine when crossing back and forth. IMHO, this is just a prelude to trying to make us take the chip.

I'm not getting all Biblical on you but, that's a path I won't go down. I will not have that done to me.

I believe you are right about it being a prelude to having it mandatory down the line.

44 posted on 05/31/2007 2:45:33 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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