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AMNESTY: HATING THE SIN; LOVING THE SINNER
The Right Report ^ | 2/3/4 | Patrick Rooney

Posted on 02/03/2004 6:50:12 PM PST by abigail2

Amnesty: Hating the Sin; Loving the Sinner

I have written about “The Party of Death (Democrats) vs. The Party of Slow Suicide (Republicans)”. But the GOP seems hell bent on speeding up the process via President Bush’s de facto Amnesty for illegals proposal. The question is, What to do about it?

Let’s face it: the President essentially inherited a security, cultural, and economic mess -- millions of illegal aliens floating around in America. His predecessors essentially looked the other way while illegals ran roughshod over our nation.

But George W. Bush’s biggest political problem in this election season is not illegal immigration itself, but rather the question mark being placed after his name by many potential voters. For the inescapable fact, is that the chief law enforcement officer in the land has insulted the lawful, and flattered the lawbreaker. And that goes to the question of character, the president’s assumed ace in the hole.

The American public has always been against legalizing illegals. When polled they’ve also shown solid support for militarizing the borders. The president knows this, and yet is determined to go against the law and the people anyway. Why?

I’m sorry to say our political parties too often do not represent the interests of the average American. The Democrats do the bidding of ethnic/interest groups, the unions and the fringe anti-values groups. But it is becoming increasingly clear that Republicans too often are also doing the bidding of ethnic groups and big business interests.

So what to do about the sellout?

Last week a group of Republican lawmakers signed a letter to the president warning him that he risks an election-year backlash if he continues to push his misguided illegal immigration proposal.

Many Americans are saying they won’t vote for the man if he continues in this direction. No, the vast majority won’t vote for Senator Kerry or some other liberal Democrat, but there’s a real possibility they may sit the election out.

The problem I have with all of this is that I have a lot of respect for President Bush. More importantly, I care about this nation’s future. So we’ve got to look reasonably at the options in front of us, with a clear head and heart.

Do decent Americans really want to stay away from the polls, and on election night watch the triumph of a liberal pro-tax, pro-abortion, soft-on-terrorism extremist? America cannot afford another liberal in office; it could be fatal. Just think what would happen if we had Al Gore leading us against the world’s terrorists after 9-11. No, I still thank God for President Bush.

Yet, I cannot be comfortable either in rubber-stamping the president’s behavior. We must oppose this illegal alien scam with everything we have.

I do not believe that those who would vote third party at this time are thinking clearly. If the president continues to push outrageous proposals like this one, and the Republican Party keeps being “the party of slow (or not-so-slow) suicide,” then one day in the near future a viable third party will come together. But that day does not yet exist.

The real reason we’ve gotten ourselves into this mess is that we’ve given up our rightful dominion over the political system, the same way we’ve given it up in our families and in our communities. I particularly urge men to come back -- now -- and tend to their obligations.

It takes a little patience, and a little work. But remember, before we fought our war with King George, we spent a great deal of time and energy attempting to get him to redress our grievances. We need to do our due diligence here too with President George.

Let’s not look for shortcuts. Let us take our country -- and political system -- back the right way! To act out of our resentments instead of our reason would be disastrous.

Patrick Rooney is the Director of Special Projects at BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family By Rebuilding the Man.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; election; electionpresident; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; permissionslip; presidentbushlist
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To: Mudboy Slim
~~ Bush/Cheney ~~

51 posted on 02/04/2004 10:01:47 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie
Good fer you...both are fine men who deserve another four years at the helm, imho. My efforts are only intended to make these next four years a bit more conservative regarding fiscal issues (including a better thought out immigration policy).

FReegards...MUD

52 posted on 02/04/2004 10:10:07 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
What is your proposal for securing our 18,000 miles of border?
53 posted on 02/04/2004 10:16:24 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
"The real reason we’ve gotten ourselves into this mess is that we’ve given up our rightful dominion over the political system, the same way we’ve given it up in our families and in our communities. I particularly urge men to come back -- now -- and tend to their obligations. "

There you have it!

How's my little Opie?:<)

54 posted on 02/04/2004 10:17:10 AM PST by AuntB (Do away with all entitlements (except the military!))
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To: snopercod
Our government is intentionally keeping wages down through immigration and prices down through trade policies in order to conceal the debasement of our currency.

Man, I thought I was the ultimate cynic! (Cynicism is one of the most valuable tools we have in facing a dishonest world). I am fascinated (capital F) by this theory of yours, and never put two and two together in this way!

I intend to look into this theory more. You really may be onto something here, John. Thank you for planting an intriguing seed here (you have found fertile ground!)

I’ll get back to you ….

~ joanie

55 posted on 02/04/2004 10:29:06 AM PST by joanie-f (All that we know and love depends on three simple things: sunlight, soil, and the fact that it rains)
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To: onyx; autoresponder; Happy2BMe; yall
Yeah !

I'm heading out for the day. Be back here manana ! Ya'll hold the fort down !

Have a great rest of the day ! ...


56 posted on 02/04/2004 11:24:36 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out this HILARIOUS story !! haha!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1060580/posts)
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To: abigail2
Do decent Americans really want to stay away from the polls, and on election night watch the triumph of a liberal pro-tax, pro-abortion, soft-on-terrorism extremist?

A lot of conservatives propose this exact course of action, right here on Free Republic.

58 posted on 02/04/2004 11:32:40 AM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: MeekOneGOP
You're already MISSED.
59 posted on 02/04/2004 11:32:41 AM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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To: Gallegos
Bravo!
61 posted on 02/04/2004 11:35:20 AM PST by Nea Wood (I want my country back.)
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To: Gallegos
The fact you say "I am an American" is what makes you one of us, we are Americans also.
This new wave of illegals, have an attitude, like we are better than you. They are HIspantic first, last and always.
They are arrogant, demanding, and have not an ounce of manners.

It makes me wonder why, once they are here, they demand services they do not have the guts to demand of their own government.

Thanks for being a proud American, and proud to say it.
63 posted on 02/04/2004 12:06:51 PM PST by calawah98
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To: abigail2
A well-written article. BOND seems to be a source for laudable, well-reasoned opinions.
65 posted on 02/04/2004 12:37:36 PM PST by jimt
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To: Consort; MeekOneGOP; onyx



Hear!

Hear!







66 posted on 02/04/2004 12:44:00 PM PST by autoresponder (DEAN GOES NUTS: http://00access.tripod.com/Dean.html http://00access.tripod.com/SlickWillie.html)
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To: autoresponder
Ditto, ditto. :)
67 posted on 02/04/2004 12:46:33 PM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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To: Gallegos
After sitting 2 hours in the Drivers Licensing Agency yesterday, I seen more of it.

The state of Wash "quietly passed a bill to allow illegals to have drivers license" I have been trying to find it all morning to see who drew the bill up and who signed it. I cannot find it. This was about 5-6 weeks ago.

Two thirds there were Hispantics. NO English spoken only Spanish. I asked this guy sitting by me, "How can they get drivers license if they cannot speak English?"

He said " very loudly, If they cannot speak English, they should not be able to get a drivers license"
There was a gal sitting in the row ahead of us, on the end seat, that turned and said something that we could not understand.
When her number was called, she got up, came around her row to where we were and looked at us and said "SHUT UP'

He looked her in the eye and said "You shut up and Sit down"
Lord I thought I was in the middle of a war. lol

There was one examiner that only called the numbers in Spanish, and talked to every one that went up for license in Spanish. She took care of all the Hispantics that were in there, the other two took care of the English Speaking Americans.
68 posted on 02/04/2004 12:57:49 PM PST by calawah98
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To: Gallegos
Hopefully, this is shot down by Tancredo and his friends

I expect I will all shake out more like Tancredo's thinking

69 posted on 02/04/2004 1:00:27 PM PST by paul51
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To: abigail2
btt
70 posted on 02/04/2004 2:20:32 PM PST by Cacique
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To: blackie
Molon Labe...blackie!
71 posted on 02/04/2004 2:56:24 PM PST by abigail2 (My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it...C. B. Kelland)
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To: AuntB
"The real reason we’ve gotten ourselves into this mess is that we’ve given up our rightful dominion over the political system, the same way we’ve given it up in our families and in our communities. I particularly urge men to come back -- now -- and tend to their obligations. "

Hi AuntB, couldn't say it better myself.

72 posted on 02/04/2004 2:58:33 PM PST by abigail2 (My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it...C. B. Kelland)
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To: Gallegos
My community, does not want this. They do not want amnesty granted to wetbacks. My community is made of 'hipanics' or whatever they are calling us these days. Hopefully, this is shot down by Tancredo and his friends.

Well, let's hear from your community! Let's hear from all those who don't want amnesty.

73 posted on 02/04/2004 2:59:58 PM PST by abigail2 (My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it...C. B. Kelland)
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To: Petronski
I know...scary!
74 posted on 02/04/2004 3:00:33 PM PST by abigail2 (My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it...C. B. Kelland)
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To: Gallegos
Let the President know now!
75 posted on 02/04/2004 3:01:42 PM PST by abigail2 (My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it...C. B. Kelland)
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To: jimt
Yeah, BOND is the bomb! They took care of JJ, now let's all get together to give BUSH THE MESSAGE!
76 posted on 02/04/2004 3:03:15 PM PST by abigail2 (My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it...C. B. Kelland)
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To: Cacique
Thank you!
77 posted on 02/04/2004 3:04:00 PM PST by abigail2 (My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it...C. B. Kelland)
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To: abigail2
The title is a little misleading, but a nice piece anyway.
78 posted on 02/04/2004 3:06:08 PM PST by k2blader (Folks who deny the President's proposal is an amnesty are being intellectually dishonest.)
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To: abigail2
Molon Labe ~ abigail!
79 posted on 02/04/2004 3:09:26 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: joanie-f
The fed is printing money like never before (The supply of dollars has increased 35% just since Bush took office - look at a chart of M3), but consumer prices and wages are not going up, they're going down. How is that possible unless cheap imports (of goods and labor) are holding the lid on inflation (for a while)?

Following this line of thinking one step further, the trade imbalance is subtractive to GDP, but government spending is additive. Is it just a coincidence that the $450 billion in deficit spending in 2003 almost exactly balances out the U.S. trade deficit for the year?

Maybe the government had to spend that much money to just to keep the GDP numbers in positive territory and conceal the devastating effects of all those cheap imports.

80 posted on 02/04/2004 4:07:29 PM PST by snopercod (When the people are ready, a master will appear.)
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To: abigail2
Bump.
84 posted on 02/04/2004 4:51:14 PM PST by Missouri
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To: Gallegos
Have you passed on the numbers fax letter, if you got it. I just got mine, and I am writing a short note on top, to make sure they understand, and to please go and send the free faxes.
It is really strange that an email, that means little to nothing that needs to be forwarded does, but something of this magnitude will probably just sit in a lot of inboxes or deleted. Lets hope not, just going to have to wait an see.
I had to come and get the figures for the increase in over border crossers since Bush mentioned amnesty, so am off to find it.
85 posted on 02/04/2004 7:52:53 PM PST by calawah98
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To: Gallegos
Well, were intelligent here, we should come up with more ideas.
87 posted on 02/04/2004 10:20:41 PM PST by abigail2 (My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it...C. B. Kelland)
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To: onyx
:O)

88 posted on 02/05/2004 2:47:37 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out this HILARIOUS story !! haha!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1060580/posts)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Ah, Meek. You're back safely. GOOD. I've got a sick 4-year-old that I'm just fixin to carry back to bed. I am exhausted. See you later this morning.
89 posted on 02/05/2004 2:51:26 AM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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To: abigail2
thanks for the ping abigail2...good article. I need to remember to login so I get my pings.
91 posted on 02/08/2004 5:18:08 PM PST by fabian
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