Go get em Cruz!
I’m disappointed. It doesn’t object to the legalization and path to citizenship (that is, amnesty) in Rubio’s bill, but only to current shortcomings in border security.
Also, it’s pretty clearly political campaign-linked (e.g., using his campaign logo and slogan), so in effect a vehicle for collecting contact info for potential supporters.
Good for Cruz, but not a chance, IMO. And whether or not with its passage there actually is greatly enhanced border enforcement (promised), the damage will still come from the 11 (to 20) million illegals put on the path to citizenship, creating a de facto dictatorship for the Demonrats.
I couldn’t find the petition.
If Cruz wanted to fund raise then why not go along with theevil Amnesty bill as then he would get all the funding from liberal billionaires like Zuckerberg ( the fake conservative radio ads) , Soros ,Lewis and the hundreds of liberal organizations they fund , the government grants etc.
Cruz is doing the right thing by opposing this Amnesty bill and many democrat/liberal trolls on here go against him for that
I like Cruz. Every time I’ve listened to him speak or read what he’s said, I find it sincere, uplifting and inspiring.
I like being uplifted and inspired. It’s a lot more fun than being pissed off — which is the sentiment the RINOcracy typically evokes.
Does singing it pit me on some NSA watch list?
I’d sign it but I’m too scared I’ll be added to the Fedral Governement’s list of “Know Xenophobes and Racists”, if I’m not on it already.
Yeah that'll work.
I tried to sign the petition, but it required a donation... wtf?
Fundraising spam. Why? NumbersUSA already has a petition that 600,000+ have signed. Why re-invent the wheel with smaller numbers just to raise money?
Here are the details, for those who tweet....
At 2 p.m. eastern time, NumbersUSA will join other organizations in a Stop Amnesty "Tweet Up." The goal of the Tweet Up is to get the hashtag #StopAmnesty trending and to overwhelm Senators' twitter accounts with tweets detailing the flaws of the amnesty bill.
We ask that at 2 p.m. Eastern time/ 1 p.m. Central time/ noon Mountain time/ 11 a.m. Pacific time, you use the hashtag #StopAmnesty and tweet messages to your Senator. We also ask that you stay engaged on Twitter and promote the message as much as you can.
Tweet yourself, retweet others, reply to naysayers, etc. - just make sure you are using #StopAmnesty
Please keep an eye on these twitter pages belonging to other groups who will be participating. Experts from Center for Immigration Studies, Eagle Forum, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Heritage Action, Heritage Foundation, ProEnglish, and Americans4Work will be tweeting about the bill.
The main points we hope you push in your tweets are these:
The CBO report finds that S 744 will decline wages of legal workers for 12 years and will increase unemployment for 6 years while only stopping 25% of illegal immigration.
The bill will bring millions of new workers, with every skill level, at a time when 20 million Americans cannot find a full time job. There is no labor shortage.
This bill was written by special interests who want cheap labor and do not care about the welfare of immigrants.
The bill will weaken current law. It fails to build a border fence and implement an entry/exit system - both of which have already been mandated by Congress.
Law enforcement is overwhelmingly against the bill including the President of the ICE workers union.
No matter what amendments may be agreed to today, the bill is still amnesty first and enforcement later, maybe. Members of the Gang of 8 have admitted this and refuse to tie border security to amnesty.
The American people disagree with that sequence. They want enforcement FIRST.
What does the petition say? I found it!!!
>>> Help us reach our goal of $200,000! <<<
There’s no petition to sign.
On a similar post last night, when this inconvenient fact was brought out into the light, some freepers found it necessary to accuse the poster(s) of being trolls. I’ve been here going on 15 years and assure you I’m no troll... your enthusiasm is appreciated but the truth is this is a fundraising effort.
I entered the thread in the spirit of signing a legitimate petition. Most freepers have signed onto a petition and know what they look like. I signed onto something but haven’t a clue what it was... it will not surprise me one bit if I am contacted in the future for additional campaign funds.
I appreciate it when Free Republic projects and maintains high standards, otherwise not so much.
Ted Cruz is one of the very few pols left with credibility.
Marco Rubio demonstrates why he is an extreme disappointment. He starts with a false premise and expands upon it with a pack of lies.
This government is BROKEN.