Let’s End Conservatism In America

I am strongly against amnesty. The most important thing we need to do is enforce our existing laws. We have existing immigration laws that are not being adequately enforced. Nothing will make it harder to enforce the existing laws, if you reward people who broke them. It demoralizes people who are going through the legal process, it’s a very clear signal of why go through the legal process, if you can accomplish the same thing if you go through the illegal process. And number two, it demoralizes the people enforcing the laws. I am not, and I will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization/amnesty to folks who have entered, stayed in this country illegally. — Marco Rubio, 2010

Question: At this point, if your original (comprehensive immigration bill) came to a vote on the Senate floor, would you vote for it? […] John McCain: No, I would not, because we know what the situation is today. The people want the borders secured first. — John McCain, 2008

Do you think the Tasmanian tiger would have voted to end the existence of its species on earth? How about the Dodo? What about the Tyrannosaurus Rex?

It’s tempting to say that none of them would have voted to destroy themselves, but since John McCain and Marco Rubio are engineering nothing less than the end of conservatism as a political force in America with the immigration bill they’re working on right now, it’s hard to say.

For all practical purposes, what the Gang of 8 amnesty bill does is permanently ensconce 11 million plus illegal immigrants in our country in return for mostly waivable promises of border security that will never be fulfilled and a permanent liberal majority. This is a phenomenal deal for Democrats and people who came to this country illegally; so it’s easy to understand why they’d back the deal.

Why there are so many conservatives in Congress who are willing to put conservatism’s neck in a noose and jump off a stool is harder to say.

As always, money is helping to grease the wheels. There are corrupt businessmen who have made such a killing by hiring illegals to do jobs that should have gone to American workers that they have plenty of cash to spread around. Combine them with the greedy tech companies that are willing to saddle the public with 11 million illegal aliens if they can get some new high skill immigrant workers in the bargain and you have the primary reason this bill is getting Republican support. If you took that cash flow out of the equation, a bill this suicidal would have been a non-starter.

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Illegal Immigration Triples!

Arrests of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States have nearly tripled in recent months — in anticipation of Congressional efforts to enact comprehensive immigration legislation, border patrol agents told CBS News Wednesday.

“Once the first group gets across, they call their family, they call their friends and let them know, ‘Hey the time is right, come on over,’” Border Patrol agent and union representative Chris Cabrera told CBS News.

In March, 7,500 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas — which includes McAllen — Cabrera told CBS News. That’s up from 2,800 in January.

In February, nearly 4,800 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande, the local news website The Monitor.com reports.

In fact, agents in McAllen used their station’s carport to process nearly 900 illegals caught over three days in March, according to the Monitor.com.

And border patrol agents have become so concerned about overcrowding and unsanitary conditions that they’ve complained to local and federal officials, the Monitor.com reports.

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The Naïveté of Conservative Politicians (part two)

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Yesterday, I released part one: If you missed it, you may read it here.

 Continuing with Senator Marco Rubio’s attempt to convince us to follow him to the immigration promised land.

Rubio says we must first modernize our legal immigration system. I frankly don’t know what that even means, because no one, including Rubio, ever explains whsorry-its-the-lawat is so wrong with our current immigration laws. I do know one thing. We have thousands of immigration laws and most, if not all, are not enforced.

Is it just me, or does anyone else recall these politicians taking an oath to uphold the laws on the books? What a naïve notion, I know.

Rubio says he supports family-based migration. Family migration sounds to me, a bit like chain migration, where one family member is admitted and drags the entire family along with him. Not good.

He says, “We need a functional guest worker program so that, in times of low unemployment and rapid economic growth, our industries have the labor they need to continue growing.”

Times of low unemployment? Rapid economic growth? What, is he joking? As more and more progressives on both sides of the aisle gain a death grip on our government, low unemployment and private sector growth won’t be a concern.

Rubio adds, “Over 40% of our illegal immigrants entered legally and overstayed their visas. That’s why we need to have a complete system of tracking the entry and exit of visitors.”

I suppose the 40% just go underground after their visas expire? Not hardly. I’m sure we already have methods of finding them, our government just chooses not to. If one were to look hard enough I’m sure they would find a law pertaining to this that simply isn’t being followed. Also, anytime you hear a phrase like “complete system” oLatinos for Obamar “comprehensive system”, think “purposely-complicated” system with a ton of loopholes hidden in it.

Rubio says, “And we need to achieve control of our borders. This is not just an immigration issue; this is a national security and sovereignty issue. The southern border is actually divided into nine separate sectors. There has been progress made some sectors and not enough on others. We need to establish the high probability of intercepting illegals crossing in each of these sectors in a timely and effective manner.” Hooray! I finally, completely agree. I don’t agree that it needs to be part of a “Comprehensive Immigration Policy”. It should be a standalone initiative and nothing should be done before this is achieved. When a boat springs a leak you don’t start to bail first, you plug the leak first and then bail the water out. We need to plug the leak first.

Rubio goes on to explain, “We have to deal with those who are here without documents. I am not happy about the fact that we face this problem. But we do. Most of these are people who will be here for the rest of their lives with or without documents, so it is in our best interest to deal with them and to make sure this never happens again.”

And… He’s completely lost me. The entire statement is a crock and that “can not do” attitude is quite attractive also. So the right hand of the Republican Party concedes that 11 million criminal aliens will spend the rest of their lives in America. At the same time, the left hand claims to be able to prevent it from ever happening again. Do I have that correct?

Frankly, I don’t need to hear anymore from Sen. Rubio or any other politician that tells me, with a straight face, that we can allow these illegals to stay and somehow prevent others from coming in. It didn’t work in ‘86 when the lefties lied to Reagan about securing the border and it’s not going to work now.deport

I also just laugh at the want to enact new legislation. What good will new laws do if we already have laws up the wazzoo our ruling class chooses not to follow? More worthless laws won’t help.

I don’t wish to sound defeatist but until we rid ourselves of progressive representatives and an administration that fancies itself a monarchy, we have zero chance of accomplishing what needs to be done. That being, the sealing of our borders and the expulsion of all whom illegally entered our country and any offspring born here after the fact.

But, you may say; I’ve heard it would be impossible to find them all and extremely expensive to even try. Well, you’d be wrong on both counts. Last year Homeland Security admitted that it would be possible to find and deport all illegals but would cost over $135 billion. We couldn’t afford that, until you find out that it costs around $115 billion per year (and climbing) to keep them here. So, suck it up, spend the money and deport them. Then spend several more billion to really secure the border and in two years the entire endeavor has paid for itself. Problem solved. Then, and only then can we begin to work on a legal immigration system that will actually benefit us.

The Naïveté of Conservative Politicians (part one)

Or maybe the dishonesty.

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Lately I’ve been quite critical of the Republican Party and supposed conservatives therein. I’ve had friends recently asked why I’m being so hard on the Republicans; why am I not going after the Democrats?

Ted_CruzThere is no saving the Democrat party. They are all too far-gone. In fact I have virtually given up on the Republicans also. There are but a handful able to stand up for true conservative values such as Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert, but there are damn few and not enough to make a difference in the Republican Party.

As most of you know, I’m a big fan of conservative talk radio. The three opinions I trust most are Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck.Louie Gohmert

Just as Democrats will take to the cable networks such as CNN and MSNBC to get their message out, so will conservatives. The conservatives will however, take their message to a different venue; conservative talk radio. How I judge the conservative bona fides of a politician who has been thrust front and center into an issue is by with whom they speak to explain their issue.

When I hear a supposed conservative on a program such as Sean Hannity or some other Fox News airing but don’t hear them on Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck’s shows, my warning bells sound. I know that a fake conservative will have no problem with a Sean Hannity interview, whereas he would be wary to speak to Rush and never darken Glenn Beck’s door. This I believe to be the one true measure of one’s, shall we say, conservative honesty.

This is why I was encouraged when I heard Marco Rubio was to be on the Rush Limbaugh program to explain his plan on immigration. Rush gave him a fair shake but unfortunately, in my opinion, he was a disappointment. He did say some good things, but overall, a lot of it sounded like political nonsense.

He (Rubio) has been pushing hard, getting his word out on radio, television and in print. Recently he tried to make his case on Erik Erickson’s site, RedState.

RubioIllegal ImmigrationHe wrote, “We have a legal immigration system that doesn’t work, we don’t have an effective system to enforce our immigration laws, and we have, by some estimates, as many as 11 million human beings living in the United States without the proper immigration documents in a state of de facto amnesty.”

While I agree with Mr. Rubio that our immigration system is broken, I believe he is wrong in his assessment of the 11 million human beings. If we wish to have an honest discussion, we must be honest about who we are dealing with. These “human beings” are not just those without proper documents. They are criminals that knowingly, illegally breached our sovereign border. With their first act, they willingly broke American law. Don’t get me wrong. If I were in a similar situation as most of these people, I would be trying to do the same thing, sneak across the border to get some work or free stuff, but our laws can’t take into account the sufferings of individual noncitizens. I’m sorry that these folks were not born in America and aren’t citizens, but that’s just the way it is.

Rubio continues, “On the political front, a growing number of voters of Asian and Hispanic descent have been convinced by the left that conservative opposition to immigration reform equates to being anti-immigrant.”

Hyphenated AmericansI agree that the left has indeed convinced many that conservatives are anti-immigrant. This however, is not due to the ability of the left but the ineptness of the right. The right has allowed the lefties to frame illegal immigration as all immigration. I conclude that those on the right either don’t really care about the distinction or are not courageous enough to speak out against the lies. And another thing; can we stop with the incessant “voting block” nonsense. We have to appeal to the Hispanic community, the Black community, the Asian community. This is all such utter nonsense. Either these people are Americans or they’re not. Go out there and speak to them as individuals, not some monolithic voting bloc. It’s all such crap. This is what I mean when I say, those who control the language control the debate.

Stay Tuned, as it were, for Part Two




An Irishman’s American Dream

from: Young Patriots

Written by a legal immigrant:

I’m a citizen of Ireland and have been attempting to get a green card for over 9 years.

Once again, America faces the popular discussion of immigration – trying to find the best way forward for America and its 11 million illegals.

One of the greatest conservatives of modern time, Mark Levin, had two great guests on tonight’s show – Jeff Sessions arguing against the current ideas, and Marco Rubio, who is part of the group of eight who are trying to come up with legislation to deal with this problem.

Because this is an issue that affects me greatly, I had to call in and I was very lucky to be able to discuss a few points with the Great One – Mr. Levin, himself. I personally have a massive problem with granting an illegal worker a permanent visa because America has laws and those laws need to be respected. The biggest issue, to me, is the fact that 11 million people will skip the line in front of people like me who have waited 9 years to get a visa… and still waiting. To put that number in perspective, the American government awards 50,000 DV visas every year. I could wait a lifetime and still never get to achieve my dream, but someone who has broken the law gets to live the dream every day.

While Rubio insists that we will all be on the same level, the law of possession will come into play. Does anyone really believe that the US government is going to deport someone illegal just so I can come into the country? That will never work.

The other issue I addressed on Levin’s show was the message conservatives need to communicate going forward. Republicans like John McCain keep saying Republicans need this reform to win another election. THEY ARE WRONG. Three little words will lead to a win: THE AMERICAN DREAM!

When was the last time you heard this mentioned? The country where if you worked hard, you could become anything you wanted and could achieve anything. No one could stop you or get in the way.

The answer to tyranny is not less tyranny – its Liberty and Freedom.

Reagan summed up my feelings about America perfectly in his “Time for Choosing” speech in 1964, where he told the story of a Cuban talking to two Americans, telling them everything he ran away from. The two Americans looked at each other and realized how lucky they were. But the Cuban insisted he was the lucky one because he had somewhere to run to…..

For me, while I don’t face the same oppression or anything like it, I still long for the American Dream and I hope and pray every day that I will get the chance to achieve it.

ICE vs. Big Sis

Federal Judge Rules that ICE Agents have Standing in Lawsuit Against Federal Government

By Anne Manetas from: NumbersUSA

Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Conner has ruled that 10 ICE agents and officers have standing to challenge in Federal court the so-called Morton Memo on prosecutorial discretion and the DREAM directive on deferred action. The agents filed their complaint in October, charging that unconstitutional and illegal directives from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton order the agents to violate federal laws or face adverse employment actions. This is a major first step for the ICE agents in their case against the administration.In his 35-page decision, Judge O’Conner found that the ICE agents and officers have standing, but that the State of Mississippi does not. He has not yet ruled, however, on the agents’ motion for a preliminary injunction to halt implementation of the DHS directives.

The primary impetus for the lawsuit came last June, when Secretary Napolitano issued a memo offering deferred action and employment authorization to illegal aliens under age 31 who meet certain criteria similar to those outlined in the DREAM Act, which has failed to pass Congress on three occasions.

Even before that, though, ICE Director Morton essentially gutted immigration enforcement by issuing a memo on prosecutorial discretion that, in effect, prohibits ICE agents and officers from arresting or removing any but the most violent criminal aliens. Under Morton’s stated policy, most of the 12 million or so illegal aliens that the administration wants to legalize are currently safe from deportation.

This is just one of the reasons that the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council voted unanimously that they have no confidence in Morton’s ability to lead the agency. Aside from ordering ICE agents to not enforce federal immigration laws, Morton has also gutted worksite enforcement and the 287(g) program, which is a cooperative effort between local law enforcement and federal immigration agents.

Montana Cracks Down on Illegals

Northern State Cracking Down on Illegal Aliens

Separated by 1200 miles and bordering Canada, one would not think that the  state of Montana would have a problem with illegal aliens. However according to  the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform, illegal aliens cost the  state of Montana about $32 million a year, which is the lowest of any state in  the nation. In today’s struggling economy $32 million is a big chunk of  change.

Since the federal government refuses to enforce all the immigration laws and  take action to protect the United States from the invasion of millions of  illegals, a number of states including Montana have found it necessary to take  action themselves.

A year ago LR  121, a measure to deny all state services to illegal aliens, was passed by a  79.5% approval of the voters. This would include all those covered under Pres.  Barack Obama’s illegal dream act which allowed 800,000 illegal aliens to remain  in the US illegally and obtain work permits, drivers’ licenses, and other state  benefits. Under LR 121 none of those illegals would be able to receive such  benefits from the state of Montana.

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Friend of the Immigrant

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is in the spotlight. He’s daring to touch one of, what are becoming many third rails in American politics.

It’s not welfare reform or Social Security privatization; both are rails, which will eventually have to be touched. No, the third rail I speak of, is immigration. This is the hot issue Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles, has chosen to tackle.marcorubio

For quite some time the Democrats have owned the issue of immigration. Actually, that’s not quite accurate. The issue they do own is not immigration, but illegal immigration. And they don’t just own it, they embrace it.

The Dems, with the aid of the media, pundits and spineless Republicans have successfully blurred the line between legal and illegal immigration until there is no discernible line left.

The old saying is no truer than in this case: “those who control the language, control the debate”. Such as Global Warming morphing into Climate Change or more recently; gun control, which, right under our noses,  has just been renamed. It is now gun violence, because who could possibly be opposed to ending gun violence. When illegal immigrants are magically reclassified as just immigrants or effectively citizens that are merely undocumented, those of us that insist on the distinction have lost or at least Illegal signbeen relegated to the back of the bus.

Enter the so-called conservative rising star – Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio, the young, photogenic Republican is a rising star in the party. As Joe Biden might say, he’s clean and articulate. Best of all, he’s Hispanic. Hooray, a Republican that is not a white guy! Why that makes any difference is beyond me, but apparently it does.

I don’t know whether he’s trying to “get out front” on this issue because he is of Cuban heritage or he, like many Republicans, simply feels he must.

I do know the Republicans will lose on the issue of illegal immigration. They will lose because the GOP is becoming the Democrat-lite party. The Republicans don’t seem to grasp that they cannot win a giveaway contest vs. a party full of socialists, the Democrats.

Now Rubio has said some good things, such as “Legal immigration has been, for ourmarco-rubio1 country, one of the things that makes us vibrant and exceptional”. I agree with that statement. Any reasonable person would. Another strong statement: “Every country in the world has immigration laws and expects to enforce them and we should be no different”. Who wouldn’t agree with that? Evidently most people, or at least most politicians, for we don’t, in fact, enforce the thousands of immigration laws we have now.

He continues: “I’m a big believer in family-based immigration. But I don’t think that in the 21st century we can continue to have an immigration system were only 6.5% of people who come here, come here based on labor and skill. We have to move toward marriage and skill-based immigration.” I agree with the merit and skill-based immigration statement. The family based nonsense sounds like liberal claptrap.

He then exclaims, “I don’t think there’s a lot of concern in this country that we’ll somehow get overrun by PhD’s and entrepreneurs.” Too bad, but he’s right.

Rubio then takes the inevitable turn toward the squishy left of the Republican Party, as he weighs in on agriculture. “The goal is to give American agriculture a reliable workforce and to give protection to those workers. When someone is undocumented they’re vulnerable to being exploited.”

illegalThis is exactly what I meant by the language. Illegal aliens are now simply undocumented. I also disagree with the statement. These people came to our country illegally. They have no right to ask nor do we have any obligation to protect them.

And what does Rubio propose to do about the 12 to 20 million illegals currently residing in our country? He says, “Here’s how I envision it. They would have to come forward. They would have to undergo a background check. Anyone who committed a serious crime would be deported. They would be fingerprinted. They would have to pay a fine, pay back taxes, maybe even do community service. They would have to prove that they’ve been here for an extended period of time. They understand some English and are assimilated. Then most of them would get legal status and be allowed to stay in this country.”

And predictably, Republican lawmakers say that Rubio’s plan could pass muster, even with immigration hard-liners, if the plan included a significant restitution for illegals to pay and began taxing them for their work here.

And… Rubio and the Republicans lost me. Whatever conservative statements he uttered prior, was all just washed away.

This softened, kinder gentler stance will be just another nail in the coffin of theGOP-and-Dem-Lite1 Republican Party. They will not win a single coveted Hispanic vote and in turn will lose more of the conservative base that already believes the Republicans untrustworthy. This is a political stunt. It will never work – the Democrats will never allow the GOP to achieve even the impression of success. Republican lawmakers have shown once again they are sellouts.

In fact, what will more likely happen, is something akin to compromising on the budget where taxes are increased and more money borrowed now, with the promise of tax cuts later that never materialize. Republicans are chumps and so is Rubio for proposing this.

Rubio has lost me. I may be alone on this, but I’ve stated I will never support anyone who is willing to, in any way, legalize or reward criminal aliens.

Dream Act Lite

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So the other day, while I was a work, a young man broke into my house.

He was still there, eating a sandwich and watching MSNBC when I got home.

Needless to say, I was rather surprised to find this interloper sprawled out on my couch.

Since he looked as if he belonged, I made him a deal. He could stay in my home if he either went to college or joined the military. Stunning I know, but I am nothing if not generous.

Well, that didn’t really happen, but that is exactly what a couple of moderate Republican senators are proposing with the introduction of their own version of the “Dream Act”, granting young illegals, legal status.

Senators Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas claim they “have to get the ball rolling”.

Really. Why is that? Why again do we have to curry favor with those who broke into our country?

The two also claimed, “We have to have a discussion that is sensible, that is calm”.

Again, really? With whom will we have this calm and sensible discussion; the Democrats, La Raza?

The proposal is said not to be as far reaching as the democrat bill.  Well that’s fabulous. Once again, democrat-lite is supposed to be palatable.

They would reward those earning a college degree or completing military service, a fast track to a permanent visa, but claim that wouldn’t put them on the citizenship fast track. I believe them, don’t you? After all, they are politicians.

As an aside, how does one get into college without a social security number? I recall having to have one. Certainly one may not enter the military without one. That I also know. If that is the case, where do they obtain them and who’s not checking to see they are either bogus or stolen? Just asking.

However, with this administration running things, I doubt either of those cases would be a problem.

And what of the thousand upon thousands of immigrants who decide to do the right thing and come through the front door? These are the real victims. Naturally they will be swept aside in order for the politicians to pander to the law-breakers. Sounds fair.

Why not fast track the legal immigrants and deport the criminals? Somehow, and I’m not sure how, that would be seen as heartless.

Both senators went on to claim their intention is not to have the illegals access welfare or other government handouts. May I see a show of hands for those who buy that statement? None? I thought not.

I’m sure that is not their intention, but when it happens, and you know it will…oh well.

The two moderates say they have been working on the bill with everyone’s favorite conservative and maverick, John McCain, as well as the new poster boy of Hispanic bridge building, Marco Rubio.

Although Rubio is working on his own illegal give away bill, he is supportive of the Kyl/Hutchison legislation.

So what is the point of this republican bill? What are they trying to prove by trotting out this farce?

Do they really believe the increasingly monolithic voting block of Latinos will jump off the democrat gravy train and board the GOP express? Could they really be that naïve?

The polls from the last election told them, clearly no. Latinos didn’t vote democrat for anything but the giveaways. It’s not the republican family or religious values, nor is it the supposed Hispanic work ethic.

Hispanics, like most other minority groups in this country are becoming victims; victims of an ever-increasing entitlement society.

Back before LBJ’s failed experiment, his “Great Society”, minorities, particularly blacks had a great work ethic, but thanks to generations of liberal democrat and progressive republican policy, that pride has been bled out of them, and it’s a damn shame.  They now no nothing but entitlement.

Sadly this country’s Hispanic population is fast traveling down the same road and now the Republicans are helping push the cart.

Attribution:  Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

The Growth Triangle

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This past election has taught me a couple important lessons. One is that evidently, cheaters do prosper, at least temporarily. That, however, is a discussion for another time. The second is, what is really important to concentrate on going forward.

What I’ve discovered is that relatively minor issues are constantly sidetracking us.

It isn’t that they are not important, they are, but we need a grander vision.

Issues like pro-life versus pro-abortion, homosexual marriage, funding PBS and such. They are all important, but without a viable and vibrant free Republic to decide them, they are all meaningless.

Thus is my grand vision.

Going forward, I have decided to concentrate on three major issues. If I am unable to find candidates that concur on these positions, I cannot and will not vote for them. No more exceptions!

The three issues are the economy, national defense and illegal immigration.

I chose these because I believe them to be the fire triangle of America, as it were.

If you recall, the fire triangle is named for its three essential components; fuel, heat and oxygen (air). A fire must have these three components in order to be maintained.

If you take one of these components away, the fire cannot sustain itself and will extinguish. Likewise, if you are lacking just one of these the fire will not ignite.

Let’s examine the three components of my newly adopted “Growth Triangle”.

The fuel of the “fire triangle” would equate to the American economy. Mitt Romney touched on this during the campaign. Without it, obviously we would cease to exist as a nation.

But there are many types of fuel for fire. If one were to make a fire using only sticks and twigs, it would still be considered a fire, albeit a small one and not much good for warmth, cooking and fending off predators. The small fire could be sustained, however would service but a very few.

If however, you added large logs, thus greatly enhancing the fuel source, quite soon the fire would grow, providing ample warmth, a reliable cooking source and a formidable barrier for predators or enemies.

Merely maintaining a small economy is not good enough either. A weak economy is the twig and stick fire. Yes, it’s a fire, but a pretty sorry one.

The twigs, sticks and logs equate to jobs that fuel economy. Adding little twigs and sticks to your fire will never do. Large logs must be added to keep it stoked properly.

Without these logs, the fire cannot grow and without jobs, lots of jobs, nor can the economy.

The heat of the fire triangle, I liken to our national defense. Without heat the fire cannot be sustained, regardless of the fuel source. You may add all the sticks, twigs, logs or even gasoline you like and without heat they will never ignite.

Thus is the dependency of the economy and a strong national defense. No economy can thrive and grow without protection.

When the heat is drastically reduced, the fire will not extinguish, but will become much more vulnerable to attack by the slightest rain or wind.

Thus it is regarding national defense. By drastically reducing our military, we become more vulnerable to attack and not just by a large force.

Immigration has always been the oxygen of the “Growth Triangle”.

Without a constant stream of fresh air, no amount of fuel and heat will sustain a fire. On the other hand, too much wind and the fire will be blown out. The fires fresh air supply must be controlled. Two little and the fire will choke; too much and it will also succumb.

Such is it with immigration. Too few legal immigrants and our country becomes lazy and stagnant. Too many and the fuel and heat cannot maintain the imbalance.

No fire or economy can sustain the hurricane force winds of illegal immigration.

Looking ahead, I pray I can find at least a few viable candidates that fit into my “Growth Triangle”.

It is sad they all don’t.