Skip to comments.Impeach Bush! (Joseph Farah On Upholding American Sovereignty Alert)
Posted on 08/30/2005 10:34:44 PM PDT by goldstategop
Pat Buchanan, former communications director to President Ronald Reagan, former presidential candidate and WND commentator, has come to the conclusion that a courageous Republican legislator should move a bill for impeachment of President Bush.
I reluctantly agree and for the same reasons.
President Bush has had nearly six years in office to honor his oath of office and enforce immigration laws in this country.
He has not only failed, he has intentionally neglected this sworn duty, instead claiming he prefers to promote a vague immigration "reform" plan that involved a "guest worker" program that has served as an encouragement to the most massive influx of illegal immigration this country has ever seen.
Some will tell me this can't be done and that it is irresponsible to propose it because Bush is a wartime president.
My response? It is precisely because this nation finds itself in a desperate war declared by a formidable foe determined to use our open borders to destroy this country that we must act now.
Some will remind me I endorsed Bush just two years ago for re-election.
My response? I made it very clear at the time that I was not really endorsing Bush, per se, but seeking the only practical way to defeat his reckless and irresponsible and treasonous opponent. There is no contradiction here. Kerry had to be defeated. Now Bush must go. America can do better.
I don't agree with many of Pat Buchanan's foreign policy ideas. But on the border, he is 100 percent right. Bush has been a disaster. No matter how successful we might be in our campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, we can lose this war against jihadist Islam right here at home.
Our enemies have already used the open border to penetrate this country and they will do so again.
When Bush placed the old Immigration and Naturalization Service under the new Department of Homeland Security, I actually believed he recognized how critical border security was to the defense of our homeland. I was fooled.
In the current issue of my premium, online, intelligence newsletter, G2 Bulletin, author Paul Williams recounts in extravagant detail how al-Qaida operatives have already used the open Mexican border not only to sneak operatives into the country but to smuggle in nuclear weapons with the help of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) street gang.
The fuse has been lit.
The war in Iraq, which I have supported, will mean little when, not if, a nuclear weapon is detonated inside our own country.
When that happens, we will no longer be having debates about who has more culpability for Sept. 11 Bush or his predecessor. Bush has had ample opportunity to address the mistakes of the past. Instead, he has repeated them. They say hindsight is 20-20. Not for Bush.
Even if the border issue and the tsunami of illegal immigration was not strictly speaking the No. 1 national security issue we face, enforcing the laws of the land would be the right thing to do the only moral and right thing to do.
Americans are dealing with more joblessness, higher crime, skyrocketing taxes, a crippled medical system, overcrowded jails, an overburdened judicial and law enforcement system, costly and divisive language barriers and changing demographics that are permanently transforming the U.S. culture.
Bush claims it is because America needs cheap labor. That's what the law of supply and demand is all about. It's not his duty or responsibility to acquire workers for big corporations and other fat cats below what the market will support.
I don't even believe Bush is being honest when he makes this argument. I am convinced there are international agreements behind this. I am persuaded the systematic destruction of the American way of life through uncontrolled and illegal immigration is part of a master plan for merger and global consolidation first with our neighbors in this hemisphere and later worldwide.
This secretive plot must end here and now.
America was founded on the principle of independence and sovereignty. The president is betraying our most sacred national heritage.
Bush is ignoring the will of the people and he is violating the law of the land.
It's time to turn up the heat.
As Buchanan suggested: Will even one courageous Republican member of Congress have the guts to sponsor a bill of impeachment?
Calling for the impeachment of a wartime president. How is that not giving aid and comfort to our enemies? Imagine Al Jazeera talking this up. You mean to tell me that that would not strengthen the Islamofasicists' resolve?
As a vet, I find it indescribably disgusting to suggest anything like this right now. Not one here who calls for this gives a flying flip about this war effort or our troops.
You on the other hand are a fool, and no friend of America. People like you are going to have to decide whether they owe their allegiance to a man and his career, or to a nation and its laws. Looks like you have already made that choice.
It is arguable at best that major resources should be suddenly diverted by executive order to the borders. Congress should act with proper deliberation.
No, the Reagan who gave amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Please don't misunderstand me: I'm not a pro-illegal immigrant/open borders person. But there are just some completely stupid ideas floating around among the secure borders people. This column perfectly illustrates that.
Do you care about the defense of the homeland? If you do, why would you support the borders and immigration policy of this Administration? What is the remedy for a President who refuses to defend America's borders? Sorry, but the subject has been raised, because it NEEDED to be raised.
That proves beyond a doubt what you think about our military and what we are accomplishing, which like illegal immigration, is long overdue.
Go ahead, be the sock puppet of Al Qaeda. Be my guest.
Sorry, can't let this one go by. THIS IS NOT UP TO CONGRESS. This is entirely GWB's responsibility to EXECUTE these laws. That is why they call it the "Executive Office". The Congress is assigned the job of making the laws. They have. They are on the books. The President's SWORN responsibility is to ENFORCE these laws. One other thing: Congress voted to FUND 1000 more BP officers, and GWB hired 200, as I understand. Is any of this hard to understand?
He did that on his own? Seems like he had some help from Congress. Oh yeah, and there was that thing about it being a one time thing, and the quid pro quo of the employer sanctions and all that. And the fact that the 1986 amnesty didn't even come close to what Bush is proposing. Besides, I remember the INS enforcing the immigration law under Reagan here in Southern California---Reagan didn't simply allow illegals to pour over the border unchallenged as happens now. Sorry, but wrong as the 1986 amnesty was, it was not a dereliction of duty.
I've been harping on this issue for about fifteen years. I'll bet that I have made just that comment about Clinton.
As for the numbers being greater under Clinton, that's simply untrue.
The numbers pretty well stayed around 1 million during the Clinton years. During that time I tried to get anyone who would listen, to speak out about this issue.
Since Bush's first intimation that a legal guest worker program would be instituted for those already here, the numbers have gone through the roof. It is estimated that around 3 million per year enter our nation illegaly now.
As for expenditures, that's a rather hollow comment. The numbers have tripled, yet you tout an increase in expenditures. What you've signed on to, is the fact that Bush has thrown a bunch of money at this, and has failed miserably to get it under control.
And who said that his actions were poorly designed?
To start with, double the size of the Border Patrol. Provide them with resources to physically secure the borders.
Do you believe the Border Patrol has the manning and resources to do the job now?
Who's a sock puppet, Junior? And of whom, Vicente Fox or Osama bin Laden, or both? When al-Qa'eda inserts operatives over our wide open border thanks to a certain someone's dereliction of duty (as it probably already has) and commits another atrocity against the homeland, I want you to take your sock and put it over your head, so you won't have to watch while your guy gets impeached.
Of course not. But I got news for you: Bush hasn't used the money Congress appropriated for the Border Patrol! Anything else you want them to do?
It doesn't change the fact that he signed the amnesty, period, regardless of where such an idea and document originated. The president has the power of veto: Reagan did not exercise it.
Sorry, but Bush shouldn't be impeached over this. I wonder if Farah's been reading too much DU lately.
You are a two year old. It's past your bedtime and Mummy wants her computer back.
Why should they? They (Congress) FUNDED 1000 more BP, and GWB hired 200. Who is the FAILURE here?
It was wrong, particularly in hindsight. But it was not a dereliction of duty, or impeachable offense.
Sorry, but Bush shouldn't be impeached over this.
If he straightens up and flies right quickly, he won't be. Yesterday in Arizona and here in SoCal he started making noises finally about "defending the borders." Late conversion if true but welcome just the same.
I wonder if Farah's been reading too much DU lately.
Please. DUmmies LIKE illegal immigrants. Know why? They vote Democrat! Patriotic Americans don't need to read DU to see the hell uncontrolled immigration is turning their neighborhoods and country into, or to realize the security threat it poses.