Skip to comments.Rights for Illegals, Laws for Rest
Posted on 01/15/2013 8:07:38 PM PST by Red Nation Rising
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Have you heard of Rep. Edward Acevedo? I hadnt either until last week. Hes an Illinois House Member. A Chicago Democrat. Chicago politics are bad on their own. Illinois democrat policies have the potential to be bad. Combining the two is recipe for disaster. Rep. Acevedo was one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 957, which allows illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. It has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his signature (Quinn reportedly will sign it into law). Something so absurd surely had to be an issue only endorsed by the most left-leaning of liberals, correct? Unfortunately, some of our fellow GOP members tagged along for the ride. Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar supported the idea. I have had great respect for Gov. Edgar, but I cannot and will not defend him on this issue.
In an article by the Chicago Tribune, Acevedo was quoted as saying "We have failed because some of these individuals cannot be trained to drive the roads of Illinois."
We have failed? No, Ed. YOU have failed. Stop blaming the law-abiding citizens for the unlawful actions of others. I am confused by the lefts reasoning: Illegals cant drive? Thats your fault. Politicians have spent us into the cellar? Thats your fault for not paying enough in taxes. A crazed individual shoots and kills somebody? Thats your fault for being pro second amendment. We are apparently beyond taking accountability for our own actions. Everything is someone elses fault and someone elses problem to solve.
A couple of years ago, Illinois passed a 67% increase in the state income tax (a jump from three percent to five percent). The majority of our politicians seem to have little problem passing laws and tax increases on legal, hard-working citizens of this state, yet they scramble to pass more rights for illegals. I thought we had a pension crisis in Illinois. I remember hearing on the the news how we are billions of dollars in the hole. No worries. Save those issues for another day while the politicians work tirelessly to make sure that there is an illegal immigrant driving on every roadway in the state.
Nationally, the immigration narrative is disturbing as well. It seems practical that legal immigration should be supported and illegal immigration should not be supported. I suppose that is just a fringe, extremist stance to take that Colin Powell would most certainly give me a good lecture about.
Senator Marco Rubio, who is being discussed by numerous sources as a potential 2016 Presidential candidate, is beginning to push the idea of allowing the estimated eight to twelve million illegal immigrants in the U.S. to earn a work permit and eventual citizenship according to The Wall Street Journal. The White House is predictably letting the champagne flow over that news. Obamas Press Secretary, Jay Carney, said that the reports about Sen. Rubios ideas bode well for a productive bipartisan debate. Notice how the left uses the word bipartisan to reference any event in which Republicans and conservatives cave to the liberals demands.
Rubio has concerned me on immigration for quite some time thanks to his supportive words of Obamas executive order to not deport illegal immigrants 30 years of age and younger who have been in the country since age 16 and meet other requirements. Rubio called the Presidents action welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer." Well, Senator Rubio, the Presidents executive action was not welcome news for us and I, for one, am desperate for an answer to why many in Washington fail to understand this issue.
The piggies on the left haven’t seen anything yet. Wait until the gunowners “come out of the shadows” the way the illegal aliens did and say, “We don’t like your laws. Change them or else!”
The Republicans, like the Democrats, are supporting this legislation because they want to get the votes of illegals when amnesty goes through.
For some strange reason, none of them seem able to see where these actions will lead. Real stupid.
The Polish people have an expression for this: it’s called “pissing in the soup”. (Bigger volume of soup but now inedible.)
give them all a license....when it’s time for voter I.D. no problemo!!!thousands of new voters for you!!!
!@#& I heard them on the radio last week state that they are going to let the illegals get licenses and get this, not only to make the roads safer, but also as a sign we are “welcoming” to them. HUH? Okay idiots lets be fair now. Broadcast to the banks that they should keep their safes unlocked so as to be welcoming to the thieves. Put out a memo to the teachers that they should be more accomodating to the cheaters in class by just giving them the answer key instead. Hey I know, since the graffiti artists just want to express themselves let’s get the stores to sponsor “Free can of paint Tuesdays for all the gang bangers. I mean seriously people....we are the last bastion of common sense. God help us.