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SCR 113 Illegal Immigration Boycott Resolution(Tom McClintock, true blue conservative in CA)
Tom McClintock.com ^ | April 26, 2006 | Tom McClintock

Posted on 05/01/2006 7:21:51 AM PDT by kellynla

Senator Alarcon’s talk about the views of the Founding Fathers on immigration caught my attention and interest. I am quite familiar with the writings of Benjamin Franklin on the subject and Senator Alarcon may be very surprised to learn that there was no more ardent or vigorous critic of illegal immigration than Benjamin Franklin. He wrote about it extensively during the mass immigration of Germans into Pennsylvania, in the 1750s. His solution however was not to ban immigration, but rather to insist upon legal immigration.

And that is the problem I have with this resolution: it blurs that vital distinction between legal and illegal immigration. The proponents are absolutely right and absolutely solid in saying that ours is a nation of immigrants. Virtually every one of us is either an immigrant ourselves or the son or daughter of immigrants.

That is what makes this country so great. That is the foundation of a nation, built on that uniquely American motto, E Pluribus Unum: from many, one.

From many people, one people. The American people.

From many races, one race. The American race.

Our immigration laws are not written to keep people out. Our immigration laws are written to ensure that as people come to America, they come to become Americans and to assimilate to American society: they acquire a common language, a common culture and a common appreciation of American constitutional principles and American legal traditions.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; callegislation; callegislature; illegals; immigrantlist; mcclintock; richardalarcon; scr113
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"Illegal immigration undermines the process of legal immigration that makes our country possible in the first place. Blurring the distinction between legal and illegal immigration is an insult to the millions of legal immigrants who right now are obeying our laws; who are doing everything our country asks of them; who are waiting in line to become Americans and who are helplessly watching as millions and millions of people cut in line in front of them."
1 posted on 05/01/2006 7:21:55 AM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla
Virtually every one of us is either an immigrant ourselves or the son or daughter of immigrants.

No. My ancestor was here to welcome John Smith.

2 posted on 05/01/2006 7:25:04 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: kellynla
Virtually every one of us is either an immigrant ourselves or the son or daughter of immigrants.

This really bugs me. Most of us (at this point) are not immigrants. Our ancestors may well have been (and probably were) but that does not make us a nation of immigrants. Most Americans ancestors were probably also European. Does that make us a nation of Europeans? Besides, virtually everyone on the planet has immigrant ancestors (except whoever is where the first humans were). So, we are really a world of immigrants! Sorry for the rant, but that phrase just bugs the heck out of me. Wouldn't it be more on target to call us an immigrant friendly nation? susie

3 posted on 05/01/2006 7:27:25 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: kellynla

It really doesn't help when Fox News titles the article, "A Day Without Immigrants" when, in reality, it's "A Day Without Illegal Immigrants''.


4 posted on 05/01/2006 7:27:44 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: starsandstrips; Rabid Dog; calcowgirl; Jim Robinson; Salvation; jam137; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

ping


5 posted on 05/01/2006 7:28:14 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi!)
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To: mtbopfuyn

So your ancestors were immigrants from east Asia?


6 posted on 05/01/2006 7:47:19 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: kellynla

Why oh why can't Tom McClintock be my governor instead of the Terminator?

/bangs head on wall


7 posted on 05/01/2006 7:53:50 AM PDT by bordergal
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To: bordergal

"Why oh why can't Tom McClintock be my governor instead of the Terminator?"

McClintock could have been...if everyone who said they were going to vote for him had actually done so...


8 posted on 05/01/2006 8:00:21 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi!)
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To: robertpaulsen
It really doesn't help when Fox News titles the article, "A Day Without Immigrants" when, in reality, it's "A Day Without Illegal Immigrants''.

Actually, "illegal immigrants" is self-contradictory, like "gay marriage". It should be "illegal aliens".
And I agree - - that's pretty pathetic from Fox News. I have come to expect better from that outfit.

9 posted on 05/01/2006 8:06:59 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kellynla

Proud McClintock BTTT.


10 posted on 05/01/2006 8:08:21 AM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: kellynla

I tried, but they wouldn't let me vote more then once....:)


11 posted on 05/01/2006 8:11:03 AM PDT by bordergal
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To: kellynla

Bump


12 posted on 05/01/2006 8:11:51 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer ("I'm a millionaire thanks to the WTO and "free trade" system--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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To: kellynla

As a 2nd generation American (no hyphen) you are 100% right. On May 5th, the US government needs to close the southern border. Happy cinco de mayo to el presidente Fox!


13 posted on 05/01/2006 8:12:11 AM PDT by jonathan-swift2000 (The Good news from Iraq the MSM won't publish.)
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To: brytlea
but that phrase [we're a nation of immigrants] just bugs the heck out of me.

Same here.

Wouldn't it be more on target to call us an immigrant friendly nation?

Yes, it would.

14 posted on 05/01/2006 8:23:18 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: mtbopfuyn
Good morning.
"No. My ancestor was here to welcome John Smith."

I wonder if Kennewick Man's relatives were there to meet your ancestors.

Michael Frazier
15 posted on 05/01/2006 8:36:05 AM PDT by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: kellynla
Does anyone else find it ironic these are being held on “May Day”? Big day for communists.

May Day a.k.a. International Workers' Day

International Workers' Day (a name used interchangeably with May Day) is the commemoration of the Haymarket Riot of 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, and a celebration of the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement. The 1 May date is used because in 1884 the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions, inspired by labor's 1872 success in Canada, demanded an eight-hour workday in the United States to come in effect as of May 1, 1886. This resulted in a general strike and the riot in Chicago of 1886, but eventually also in the official sanction of the eight-hour workday. The May Day Riots of 1894 and May Day Riots of 1919 occurred subsequently.

Due to these left-wing overtones, May Day has long been a focal point for demonstrations by various socialist, communist, and anarchist groups. In some circles, bonfires are lit in commemoration of the Haymarket Riot usually right as the first day of May begins. [1] In the 20th century, May Day received the official endorsement of the Soviet Union; celebrations in communist countries during the Cold War era often consisted of large military parades and shows of common people in support of the government.

The Red Scare periods ended May Day as a mass holiday in the United States, a phenomenon which can be seen as somewhat ironic given that May Day originated in Chicago. Meanwhile, in countries other than the United States and United Kingdom, resident working classes fought hard to make May Day an official governmentally-sanctioned holiday, efforts which eventually largely succeeded. For this reason, May Day in most of the world today is marked by huge street rallies of workers led by their trade unions and various large socialist and communist parties — a phenomenon not generally seen in the U.S. (which has a history of strong anti-communism) or the UK.

In most countries other than the U.S. and UK, May Day is often referred to simply as "Labor Day".
16 posted on 05/01/2006 8:36:37 AM PDT by schaketo (Not all who wander are lost)
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To: mtbopfuyn
No. My ancestor was here to welcome John Smith.

And even YOUR ancestor came here from somewhere else. The "native Americans" also came here from the old world - across the land bridge on the Bering straits. Granted it was maybe 30,000 years ago, but they still came from somewhere else.

Everyone on this continent traces their ancestry to somewhere else. Originally there were NO humans on this continent.

Literally everyone in the Western hemisphere descended from immigrants. Everyone.

17 posted on 05/01/2006 8:42:13 AM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: bordergal

Don't bang your head on wall, contribute to his campaign for Lt. Governor


18 posted on 05/01/2006 8:48:46 AM PDT by Burlem
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


19 posted on 05/01/2006 9:11:30 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Lancey Howard
"It should be "illegal aliens"."

Although it's redundant, I prefer it also because it drives home the point.

Hey, they're just taking the days off that Americans refuse to.

20 posted on 05/01/2006 9:26:47 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: mtbopfuyn
I was here first. America is where I stood when I watched Chuck Norris round-house kick God, spark the big bang and create the universe.

(America was placed on Earth by Chuck Norris so I would have someplace to live while I told everyone this story)
21 posted on 05/01/2006 9:34:34 AM PDT by Anvilhead
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To: robertpaulsen
they're just taking the days off that Americans refuse to.

LOL

22 posted on 05/01/2006 10:05:55 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kellynla

There was a flag burning, Mexican flags this time.

http://www.staggeron.org/homeland.html#Mexican_flags_burning


23 posted on 05/01/2006 10:52:47 AM PDT by rockbobster
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To: rockbobster

These protesters need to protest in Mexico or wherever they're from since that is where their problems originate.


24 posted on 05/01/2006 10:59:59 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi!)
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To: jokar; vets son; FairOpinion; doodlelady; antceecee; atomic_dog; AVNevis; backtothestreets; ...
PING!


McClintock Ping List.
Please freepmail me if you want on or off this list

Text of SCR113 - from prior thread.

25 posted on 05/01/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: kellynla

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1624535/posts

And where does Senator Alarcon fit on the ideological spectrum? His sister Evelina has been Vice Chair of the Communist Party USA and chair of the Southern California District of the Communist Party USA as well as a “state coordinator” for the United Farm Worker union. Senator Alarcon has been featured speaker at a banquet for the People’s Weekly World, the newspaper of the Communist Party USA.


26 posted on 05/01/2006 1:20:30 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

You should start your own CA blog!
you've got the goods on all these clowns! LOL


27 posted on 05/01/2006 1:24:36 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi!)
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To: calcowgirl

http://www.tommcclintock.net/oneadmin/newspublish/home.print.php?news_id=74

Illegal immigration undermines the process of legal immigration that makes our country possible in the first place. Blurring the distinction between legal and illegal immigration is an insult to the millions of legal immigrants who right now are obeying our laws; who are doing everything our country asks of them; who are waiting in line to become Americans and who are helplessly watching as millions and millions of people cut in line in front of them.


28 posted on 05/01/2006 1:25:11 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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.

Tom McClintock for Lieutenant Governor of California

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29 posted on 05/01/2006 1:28:38 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: kellynla

That one was just published this morning. It's worth a read.
It outs many of our "esteemed" legislators for their other-than-American loyalties.


30 posted on 05/01/2006 1:30:14 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

BTTT


31 posted on 05/01/2006 1:34:21 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: calcowgirl; ElkGroveDan
Atta Boy, Girl!!! Giddy up an RIDE'em!!! You be doin the Lord's work!!!

ElkGroveDan keeps reporting the "turnout" down around the crapitol on the CA board and KFBK keeps reporting approximately 10K. I like the way Dan keeps comparing it to the Recall Rallies and how today's doesn't measure up at all!!!

32 posted on 05/01/2006 2:16:06 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Without consistent core conservatives in charge, the GOP is fast becoming the Gelded Old Party!!!)
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To: kellynla; calcowgirl

You should start your own CA blog!
you've got the goods on all these clowns! LOL


--

I agree!!!

psssst,, ccg,, sell ya a blog, cheap! only posted to it once and ain't been back to uopdate it since. ;-)


33 posted on 05/01/2006 2:26:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Lancey Howard
It should be "illegal aliens"

Illegal aliens = invaders - millions of them. We're being forced to pay the bills for invaders! A first in U.S. history! A first for an American president to allow an invasion of America by a third world dump and force his citizens to pay for it.

34 posted on 05/01/2006 2:32:46 PM PDT by janetgreen (THE WHITE HOUSE FIDDLES WHILE AMERICA IS INVADED!)
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To: NormsRevenge
psssst,, ccg,, sell ya a blog, cheap!

I'm not sure I could afford the ongoing legal fees. ;-)

...only posted to it once and ain't been back to uopdate it since. ;-)

Well get to work there, pardner! I'd read it!

35 posted on 05/01/2006 2:35:26 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: truthkeeper

I wish he had decided to run against DiFi.


36 posted on 05/01/2006 2:38:30 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: SierraWasp

Been here yet?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1624842/posts


37 posted on 05/01/2006 2:44:56 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: SierraWasp; ElkGroveDan

Well, I hope today goes down as the Great Anti-American Flameout!

There was some idiot on Fox News talking about today being Labor Day. Even when Gibson pointed out his error, that it was a SOCIALIST holiday, the guy went on saying "yes my friend, there is a labor day in the United States, too." Gibson let it go muttering something about "the end of summer." These people aren't American!


38 posted on 05/01/2006 2:51:28 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: gubamyster

Sounds like a repeat of what Bush said


39 posted on 05/01/2006 3:22:18 PM PDT by JustPiper (So say your fond farewells! Mecha means fuse, and it is lit !)
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To: kellynla
I just finished running 6 miles with a big ole AMERICAN FLAG. As I crossed back and forth across Grand Rapids, dozens of cars honked and people cheered, raised their fists, thumbs up, "Hell Yeah", basket ball games stopped and "All right Bro", people on buses going home waved, some old veteran even started running beside me and I handed him the flag for a few blocks...... even a few "OORRAAAHs".

AMEN.

Lets all get out and run with OLD GLORY held high in our fists. We the People ......
40 posted on 05/01/2006 3:34:37 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ((FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.))
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To: calcowgirl; ElkGroveDan
"These people aren't American!"

Yes! I know!! But if you were to write them a note and challenge them about it, they would get just as insensed as some FReepers do when you challenge their conservatism when they swoon over some idiotic celebrity trying to "act" like a danged (R)Governor of the nation's most populous state!!! Same difference!!!

41 posted on 05/01/2006 3:47:22 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Without consistent core conservatives in charge, the GOP is fast becoming the Gelded Old Party!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

I read a LA Weekly interview in which Alarcon states he isn't a communist but a "progressive."
That sounds like just a little slower path to the same place!

As to our own progressive trolls at FR? pfffft!

I wonder if Arnold is out in a sign of solidarity like he was for the Cesar Chavez rally.


42 posted on 05/01/2006 3:57:42 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink)
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To: TomasUSMC

God bless you, Marine


A former fellow 1st Mar. Div. Marine,
Semper Fi, Kelly


43 posted on 05/01/2006 4:01:33 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi!)
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To: calcowgirl

What? And chance him gittin photographed next to that "Buzzard Flag" of Ceasar Chavez' that looks like something from the third reich???(grin)(grimace)(wretch)(barf)


44 posted on 05/01/2006 4:02:36 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Without consistent core conservatives in charge, the GOP is fast becoming the Gelded Old Party!!!)
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To: calcowgirl
"Our immigration laws are not written to keep people out. Our immigration laws are written to ensure that as people come to America, they come to become Americans and to assimilate to American society: they acquire a common language, a common culture and a common appreciation of American constitutional principles and American legal traditions."

Perfect.

45 posted on 05/01/2006 4:10:05 PM PDT by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: brytlea; calcowgirl; ElkGroveDan
I REALLY AGREE!!! Whole heartedly!!!

"Our ancestors may well have been (and probably were) but that does not make us a nation of immigrants."

So many times throughout recent history we just absorb, then repeat these trite little molecules of sophistry thrown at us night and day, year in and year out by the MSM!!!

Thank you for thoughtfully analyzing what that presumptive phrase really said incorrectly in the majority of current American situations!!!

46 posted on 05/01/2006 4:10:11 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Without consistent core conservatives in charge, the GOP is fast becoming the Gelded Old Party!!!)
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To: TomasUSMC
What you did was WONDERFUL!!! God bless you Marine!!! My sister lives up in Big Rapids. I wish she coulda gotten a picture of you doin that so's I could didgetize it and post it here!!!

You are a great American!!!

47 posted on 05/01/2006 4:15:13 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Without consistent core conservatives in charge, the GOP is fast becoming the Gelded Old Party!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

Thank you. I wonder how many people get it, instead of just nodding their heads without even thinking.
susie


48 posted on 05/01/2006 4:15:35 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea
That's why I patted you on the back so heartily... You THOUGHT!!! (instead of just feeling)

I'm glad you finally got pist off enough to say something and at least helped me to realize how many time I've heard some idiot in public life say that same inane tripe and everybody just swallows it whole.

Of course, during the short time I was in public life, I challenged so many of these mindless sayings I was constantly in trouble. Ha Ha Ha!!!

49 posted on 05/01/2006 4:19:52 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Without consistent core conservatives in charge, the GOP is fast becoming the Gelded Old Party!!!)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Yeah! I just went over there and commented on the sign in the first picture that said "The Pilgrims Were Illegal Immagrunts."

What that idiot doesn't want anyone to remember is... That was a bunch of Right Wing Christian Fundamentalist Religionists WITH GUNS!!!

Oh! Could you not zoom in so tight on the next series so's we could see some "open space" and maybe even some "urban sprawl" to give us a better perspective on the actual size of the crowd??? Those photos are great, but entirely too generous in the perception that they might have been packed that tightly for blocks and blocks, or something erroneous like that!!!

50 posted on 05/01/2006 4:25:34 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Without consistent core conservatives in charge, the GOP is fast becoming the Gelded Old Party!!!)
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