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Protesters Swarm Beacon Hill, ‘Livid’ Over Illegal Immigration (Boston, I was there!)
Boston.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Justine Hofherr

Posted on 07/26/2014 3:31:10 PM PDT by cotton1706

An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters.

While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people.

People carrying signs that said “Deport illegals,” and “Americans before illegals” stood just outside the State House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Kuhner told Boston.com that he himself is a legal immigrant.

Kuhner came to the United States in the 1990s on a work visa as he worked towards a Ph. D. Still a Canadian citizen, he was issued a green card in 2006. Kuhner said he is currently in the process of becoming a naturalized citizen.

“I’ve never seen any kind of a backlash like this before on any issue ever. People in this state are livid. They feel betrayed by the political elite,” Kuhner said of Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision for Massachusetts to offer shelter to unaccompanied minors.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; boston; immigration; jeffkuhner; massachusetts
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1 posted on 07/26/2014 3:31:10 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Then why do the vote liberal?


2 posted on 07/26/2014 3:32:55 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: garjog

Not all of us vote liberal!


3 posted on 07/26/2014 3:33:49 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Pictures? Report? Give, Cotton.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 3:35:21 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706

Is the GOP Gov or Senate candidate running on the issue against whoever; and Markey?

Gabriel Gomez lost white and Hispanic voters in the 2013 special MA Senate race as the pro-amnesty candidate.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 3:36:45 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: cotton1706
Woohoooo! Good work!!!!


6 posted on 07/26/2014 3:37:50 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: garjog

There are about 7 million people in Mass....a few million of them are conservatives. Not enough to carry most of the vote. Simple as that.


7 posted on 07/26/2014 3:38:18 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Paine in the Neck
This is the view of the crowd from the state house. But it's misleading because on either side of that monument across the street are stairs that go down to the Boston Common, which was also packed. The estimate is 10,000.
8 posted on 07/26/2014 3:38:55 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Pics and video here. Definitely more than a few hundred.

http://www.thebostonindependent.com/#!Thousands-Rally-At-The-Massachusetts-State-House-Against-Illegal-Immigration/cjds/23632905-98C7-4049-9C53-C424DA136E9E


9 posted on 07/26/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

Meanwhile, we are being called “scaremongers” in the press because we are concerned about our schoolchildren come September, and still being blamed because of our “insatiable appetite for drugs.”

They grab one another’s arguments and print them all over the place.

I am so sick of the anti-American bias of the press, I am thinking of walking around with an American flag.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 3:39:26 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: garjog

This is the same state that went ballistic when school busing came to their towns.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 3:40:23 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: cotton1706

Do you really think its safe to gather every conservative in Boston in one small area?


12 posted on 07/26/2014 3:40:58 PM PDT by Nachoman (libertyarmstx.com is now open!)
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To: 4Liberty

I think we should put up posters like that everywhere.


13 posted on 07/26/2014 3:41:05 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The Establishment candidate for governor, Charlie Baker, loser from 2010, refused to show up. His opponent in the primary, Mark Fisher, was there and spoke (I met him and gave him a copy of my book).

The primary’s in September. As usual, the Establishment misses an opportunity and doesn’t like associating with us Tea Partiers, even though there’s thousands of votes there.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 3:41:44 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: garjog

But thank God for those who were out there today!


15 posted on 07/26/2014 3:41:44 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: cotton1706

Cool.


16 posted on 07/26/2014 3:41:55 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: cotton1706

Awesome!


17 posted on 07/26/2014 3:45:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: cotton1706

Thank you for what you and everyone there did. Sometimes as a conservative it feels very lonely here in Massachusetts, and that photo gives hope. I was working but was with you in spirit!


18 posted on 07/26/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: cripplecreek

“Definitely more than a few hundred.”

Oh, there were at least 10,000.

This is a better picture (I’m over on the far right by those two signs on the fence). And across the street, the stairs go down into the Boston Common, where there were more people.


19 posted on 07/26/2014 3:46:48 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Excellent! Speaking as an old Yankee with roots going back near 400 years, y’all done good! Wish I could have been there.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 3:47:28 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cripplecreek

21 posted on 07/26/2014 3:47:51 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706; flaglady47
I hope the rally organizers have designated pressure-cooker lookouts at these events.

Leni

22 posted on 07/26/2014 3:49:43 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: cotton1706

Great report, Cotton!


23 posted on 07/26/2014 3:50:54 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

They have been betrayed by the political elite.

And the political elite could care less how they feel about it or what they think.


24 posted on 07/26/2014 3:50:55 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: cotton1706

Boston reclaiming its Tea Party roots — Awesome and good job!


25 posted on 07/26/2014 3:51:13 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: cotton1706

Thanks Cotton!


26 posted on 07/26/2014 3:51:36 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: cotton1706; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ...

anti-illegal immigration rally
_______________________________________

such a lying term...

American citizens are not anti-immigration...

they are anti illegal aliens...

it is the illegal aliens and their enablers like Obama who are anti-immigration...


27 posted on 07/26/2014 3:52:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: LongWayHome

Even if you had enough to carry a vote, what makes you think the elections are fairly run?


28 posted on 07/26/2014 3:52:56 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: cotton1706

Well done. What a crowd!


29 posted on 07/26/2014 3:53:32 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: cotton1706

Check out the sign on the left, “Impeach the Islamist in the WH”, telling it like it is!


30 posted on 07/26/2014 3:55:09 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: cotton1706

A picture of people disenfranchised by the Immigration Reform Act of 1965.


31 posted on 07/26/2014 3:55:26 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: BeadCounter

“Check out the sign on the left, “Impeach the Islamist in the WH”, telling it like it is!”

Haha. I met the woman that made and was holding that sign.


32 posted on 07/26/2014 3:56:12 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: BeadCounter

I personally liked the one on the right: “Read This, Deval”. It is rude, but no ruder than what he is doing to his constituents by bussing in hundreds of contagious freeloaders.


33 posted on 07/26/2014 3:56:36 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

“I personally liked the one on the right: “Read This, Deval”. It is rude, but no ruder than what he is doing to his constituents by bussing in hundreds of contagious freeloaders.”

Haha. That was great. Jeff Kuhner held that one up for all to see!


34 posted on 07/26/2014 3:58:41 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Bttt


35 posted on 07/26/2014 3:59:01 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: cotton1706

That’s great! I love it.


36 posted on 07/26/2014 4:00:55 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cotton1706

That’s great! I love it.


37 posted on 07/26/2014 4:00:55 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: MinuteGal

What are.....pressure cooker lookouts?


38 posted on 07/26/2014 4:01:15 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

What we need to do is put a million people in DC..shaking the fence around the WH...a roaring crowd with no permit. Make it impossible to get in and out for days on end.


39 posted on 07/26/2014 4:03:12 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: cotton1706

What happened? Did a handsome prince kiss the people of Massachusetts? They seem to have been asleep for the past 100 years.


40 posted on 07/26/2014 4:05:04 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Guenevere

“What are.....pressure cooker lookouts?”

That refers to the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon last April, when two “peaceful” Muslims put nails and ball bearings in pressure cookers and set them off.


41 posted on 07/26/2014 4:05:36 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
The Race to the Bottom.

Well, well, well, folks from arguably the farthest left state in the union have taken to the streets to protest illegal immigration but do they know the full extent of what they are protesting?

If you are a small business operating in Massachusetts which requires a workforce with a large unskilled component you have a choice, hire illegal aliens and pay them less than the going wage for Americans or lose out to your competitors who are hiring illegal aliens and shrinking their payroll. Seen in this light, the businessman who breaks the law to stay in business is less unsympathetic than the unpatriotic profiteer he has been depicted to be.

Who then must we look to to stop this vicious cycle, this race to the bottom in which every businessman is driven to hire illegal aliens if he is to survive? Obviously, this calls for the intervention of government because capitalism really only works under the rule of law, it cannot compete successfully against the Mafia. That is why we have government to guarantee a civil society under the rule of law.

Let's look at this on a broader perspective. This businessman is much larger, he owns or manages a large manufacturing company with many thousands of employees but finds that his competitors are beating his prices because they have outsourced. This is not the dry-cleaning operation who hires illegal Hispanic women to move the clothes through the shop, this is a multinational operation in which American workers are competing with Mexican or Asian workers. The foreign workers are willing to work for a fifth or a 10th of the wage necessary to support an American worker.

The race to the bottom goes on, either this American businessman moves his plant offshore where he is not plagued by a host of often unfathomable and conflicting and certainly expensive regulations, one of the highest corporate taxes in the world, union problems, Obamacare, environmental regulations, or he continues to suffer competitive disadvantage which might even force him under. Under these circumstances a CEO who respects his shareholders and regards himself to be their fiduciary, must take his company offshore. If he does so, we call him greedy and unpatriotic.

The real villain in this piece is the liberal politician and those who support him for their own short-term advantage creating an environment in the United States which is so rigged against the businessman, large or small, that he has to either break the law or go offshore.

Nathan Bedford's second Maxim: failed socialism invariably begets more socialism rather than true reform.

These same politicians who create the environment driving business offshore or to illegal practices which inevitably drive down wages and even eliminate jobs now seek to compensate for these consequences with more social engineering. So we have inflated minimum-wage laws popping up. We have Obamacare or its equivalent in many states. We have proliferation of food stamps and many other nostrums which inevitably add more regulation and more tax and exacerbate the plight of our businessman.

By definition, a race to the bottom means there is a bottom and we will crash against it.


42 posted on 07/26/2014 4:05:59 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: cotton1706

We need as many people to protest this governments attempt to promote this type of immigration. If enough people in every state rise up and protested against this government’s criminal attempt to shove all of these illegal immigrants down our throats, it will stop them in their tracks.I tell every able American citizen to rise up and fight these criminals in our government with “CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE”


43 posted on 07/26/2014 4:08:01 PM PDT by gingerbread
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To: Savage Beast

“What happened? Did a handsome prince kiss the people of Massachusetts? They seem to have been asleep for the past 100 years.”

We haven’t had a leader to rouse us. We’ve had worthless moderates. But Jeff Kuhner, who took over the morning radio show last year has gotten us all together as one. We had a rally two months ago that forced the government to release Justina Pelletier from their clutches.


44 posted on 07/26/2014 4:08:59 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Hundreds rally to protest hosting illegal immigrant children
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXptImDlZbk
Wow! HUGE protest against illegal immigration in Massachusetts!

http://therightscoop.com/wow-huge-protest-against-illegal-immigration-in-massachusetts/

JEFF KUHNER RALLY, SAT. JULY 26, 2014 64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbYR9OgcFFo


45 posted on 07/26/2014 4:09:54 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: 4Liberty
Tongue-in-cheek the poster exhorts us to help Obama "Fundamentally Transform" America.

Obama really meant that he wanted not to transform America but to "deconstruct" America according to the Alinsky/Cloward-Piven/Frankfurt School formula.

Destroy everything that holds us together so that he can impose his utopia, or as the poster says, "socialism".


46 posted on 07/26/2014 4:11:28 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: cotton1706

“The Establishment candidate for governor, Charlie Baker, loser from 2010, refused to show up.”

Charlie Baker.. The choice of the MA GOPe AKA the “republican wing” of the MA Demonrats.

GO MARK FISHER!!!


47 posted on 07/26/2014 4:13:42 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: garjog
Then why do the vote liberal?

There's serious talk that Republicans can take two of our nine seats this November.The last time a Republican filled one of our House seats was about 20 years ago.

48 posted on 07/26/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: cotton1706

Thanks.............of course!


49 posted on 07/26/2014 4:26:00 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: cripplecreek

I’m in MA and didn’t even know about this.

Where did these people get the info re: the protest?

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50 posted on 07/26/2014 4:26:32 PM PDT by Mears
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