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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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To: SierraWasp
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!!!

Sorry. You are right. When you use a long lens it tends to make the crowds look denser. I was shooting from the third floor windows of the old section of the Capitol.

51 posted on 05/01/2006 4:28:19 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: kellynla

BUMP


52 posted on 05/01/2006 4:31:13 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (.....once there was a way to get back homeward.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Don't git me rong, now Dan... I'm grateful for whatever pictures you took from whatever vantage point you have as that's 10,000 times better and more accurate than the crappola the four broadcast TV channels and a couple of offbeat channels give me on my Winegard "Fringe Area" TV Antenna!!!

Thank you Sir! Thank you!! THANK YOU!!!

53 posted on 05/01/2006 4:38:36 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Without consistent core conservatives in charge, the GOP is fast becoming the Gelded Old Party!!!)
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To: ElkGroveDan

And your more accurate estimates have been appreciated up here in the far reaches of the Stupid-Sierra-Nevada-CONservancy, too!!! Thanks again!!!


54 posted on 05/01/2006 4:40:44 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

Oh, I bet you were. BTW LOVE your tagline!
susie


55 posted on 05/01/2006 5:58:17 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: bordergal
The reason that ARNULD is GOVERNATOR...

he brought more $$$ to the gun fight than Senator TOM

...I agree about who should be governor, but the Big Tenters wanted the ARNULD...

56 posted on 05/01/2006 6:58:20 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: calcowgirl

Thank you!


57 posted on 05/02/2006 11:13:39 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: kellynla
The proponents are absolutely right and absolutely solid in saying that ours is a nation of immigrants.

Argggggh! I absolutely HATE this assertion people on all sides of the issue insist on making. It is false, both as a literal and figurative assertion.

ALL nations are "a nation of immigrants." Human beings have been a migratory species ever since our arrival on the planet, however long ago that may have been. Whether or not one believes the "out of Africa" theory, or an alternative theory, the fact is that, during our hunter-gatherer phase, human beings migrated around the globe.

With the advent of agriculture and domestication of animals, people began staying in one place and defending their territory from others. Hence the rise of settlements, villages, towns, cities, city-states, empires and, eventually, nations.

A person living in the nation of his/her birth is NOT AN IMMIGRANT, even if his/her people came from elsewhere. To assert otherwise is nonsense. More to the point, to assert otherwise is to overtly or covertly reinforce the false notion that there is really no such thing as a native-born citizen. Therefore, none of us have a really strong moral and ethical right to keep others from immigrating here, or to control the numbers and flow of immigration to our country.

The overwhelming majority of citizens of the United States (and of most countries) are native born. That is, they were born in the United States. A great many, probably a large majority, have never spent any appreciable time in any other country (vacations aside) except while serving the military.

I am not an immigrant. I was born in New Jersey and have lived my whole life in the U.S. My mother was not an immigrant. She was born in Oklahoma and lived her whole life in the U.S. My father was an immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen. He was born in Italy, but lived nearly 60 years in the U.S. I love my father, but simply because he was born in Italy does not make me an immigrant, nither literally nor metaphorically.

I implore all FReepers to reject this false claim that we are a "nation of immigrants."

58 posted on 05/02/2006 11:38:00 AM PDT by Wolfstar (So tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn, There's vultures and thieves at your back...)
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To: Tokra
Literally everyone in the Western hemisphere descended from immigrants.

That literally is true of everyone on every continent if you go back far enough. The real point that gets obscured -- no, denied -- by the "we're a nation of immigrants" assertion is this:

Ever since the advent of city-states (precursors to nations) birth within the borders of a state was the very definition of being a Sumerian, Egyptian, Judean, Babylonian, Athenian, Roman, later French, English, Chinese, American, etc.

59 posted on 05/02/2006 11:58:09 AM PDT by Wolfstar (So tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn, There's vultures and thieves at your back...)
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