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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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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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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: 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

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: 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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19 posted on 05/01/2006 9:11:30 AM PDT by gubamyster
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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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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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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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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
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: 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: 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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