Amnesty: A Disaster for the American Worker

open-bordersNinety two million Americans have left the workforce. Another 50 million live below the poverty line. One-in-five American households are on food stamps. Household income is down 4.4 percent since the so-called recovery began in 2009. Only 74,000 jobs were created last month, and America remains mired in the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression. The bipartisan “solution” for these problems steadily gaining steam in Washington? Comprehensive immigration reform that will heighten the competition for jobs between newly legalized immigrants and Americans workers struggling to find employment.

Make no mistake: Americans are struggling to find employment. Even Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, admitted as much, conceding that there are “three people looking for every job.” Despite that reality, one of the proposals contained in the Senate immigration bill passed last June would double the number of guest workers admitted to the United States on an annual basis. That increase is four times larger than the one contained in the 2007 Bush-Kennedy proposal.

America currently admits one million legal immigrants per year, far more than any other nation in the world. Yet when one combines the aforementioned guest workers with illegal aliens who would be granted work permits and permanent residency, the bill supported by the Senate Democrats and Obama would triple that number to 3 million immigrants per year, and 30 million mostly lower-skill immigrants coming to America over the next decade. 

Sixteen conservative House members sent a letter to the president illuminating the consequences. “The White House has entertained a parade of high-powered business executives to discuss immigration policy, all while shutting out the concerns of everyday wage-earners who overwhelmingly oppose these measures,” it states. “So-called comprehensive immigration reform may be a good deal for big businesses who want to reduce labor costs, and it may be a good deal for progressive labor unions seeking new workers from abroad, but it’s an awful deal for U.S. workers – including African-American and Hispanic communities enduring chronically high unemployment.” 

The letter is spot on. The current official unemployment rate for Hispanics is 8.3 percent, well above the national average of 6.7 percent. And just like the average unemployment rate is completely misleading because it doesn’t include the millions who have left the labor force, so it goes for Hispanics whose workforce participation rate shrank by 261,000 in December. For black Americans, the stats are even worse. Their official unemployment rate is 11.9 percent, and their labor force participation rate of 65.6 percent is the lowest ever recorded.

Unemployment is only half the equation. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), wages would also be negatively affected — for an entire decade. “Average wages would be slightly lower than under current law through 2024, primarily because the amount of capital available to workers would not increase as rapidly as the number of workers and because the new workers would be less skilled and have lower wages, on average, than the labor force under current law,” the CBO writes. The CBO further notes the Senate proposal would “slightly raise the unemployment rate through 2020.”

Yet it is the other part of the letter that is likely to resonate with ordinary Americans. Average Americans were shut out of the process of immigration reform while organizations like Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, United Technologies, American Express, Procter & Gamble, T-Mobile, Archer-Daniels-Midland, Cigna and Texas Instruments all petitioned Congress to increase the number of immigrant workers. Mirian Graddick-Weir, Merck Executive Vice President for Human Resources, sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), insisting more foreign workers were necessary to “address the reality that there is a global war for talent” and to “align our nation’s immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness.”

In 2013, Merck laid off 16,000 workers. The other companies mentioned above have also laid off thousands of workers over the last few years. 

The Chamber or Commerce (COC) is an equally hypocritical organization. Despite their purported alliance with Republicans, they also support comprehensive immigration reform. “We’re determined to make 2014 the year that immigration reform is finally enacted,” said COC president Tom Donohue. Toward that end, the COC has targeted the one stumbling block to that reform, namely conservative House members. As conservative columnist Michelle Malkin reveals, the COC will spend “$50 million subsidizing the Republican incumbency protection racket and attacking anti-establishment conservatives.” 

Donahue laid out the COC’s agenda for the 2014 election campaign. “In 2014, the chamber will work to protect and expand a pro-business majority in the House and advance our position and our influence in the Senate,” he said in his annual State of American Business speech in Washington. “The business community understands what’s at stake.” 

So does Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who is leading the charge against comprehensive immigration reform. “Senate Democrats, the Gang of Eight and the White House have all apparently decided that large corporations should be able to tailor the nation’s immigration policy to suit their own financial interests,” he said in a statement released last October. “Now it falls on the shoulders of House Republicans to do the right thing and to defend the legitimate interests of American workers.”

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) illuminates the immigration trends, both legal and illegal, that have already adversely affected those interests. Their analysis of government data shows that over the last 13 years, all of the net gain in employment has gone to legal and illegal immigrants. During that timeframe, which was also a period of record immigration, the net number of jobs held by U.S.-born Americans declined by 1.3 million, while the number of jobs held by both legal and illegal immigrants increased by 5.3 million. 

The report undermines several other shibboleths promoted by the pro-reform advocates, especially the notion that immigration reform is necessary to fill the jobs “Americans refuse to do.” CIS reveals that out of the 472 civilian occupations defined by the Department of Commerce, only six occupations are majority immigrant, both legal and illegal. Those six occupations account for only one percent of the total American workforce. “Given the employment situation in the country, the dramatic increases in legal immigration contemplated by the Gang of Eight immigration bill seem out of touch with the realities of the U.S. labor market,” the report concludes.

Unfortunately those with vested interests, including Democrats, who envision a plethora of new voters giving them a permanent majority, labor unions who envision millions of new dues-paying members, and establishment Republicans, more than willing to kowtow to their big business campaign donors eager for cheap labor, couldn’t care less. 

Of the three entities, the GOP establishment truly stands out. It is not often that a political party mired in minority status since 2006 is given a gift as large as ObamaCare to run against in 2014. It is truly remarkable that they would even consider alienating their core constituency in return for….what? 

Certainly not the allegiance of Hispanics. In every presidential election since 1980, Hispanics have favored Democrats over Republicans by an average margin of 64-31 percent. That included the 1988 election, which followed the granting of unambiguous amnesty to 2.7 million illegals, courtesy of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. Despite a blowout win for George G.W. Bush, he received only 30 percent of the Hispanic vote, even as loser Michael Dukakis garnered 69 percent. 

Thus one is left to conclude the establishment wing of the GOP is doing nothing more than serving interests of their big business campaign donors. Townhall’s John Hawkins explains the dynamic:

“There are a lot of businesses out there that want an endless supply of cheap labor, which would be fine, except that they want everyone else to pay for it. An illegal alien with no car insurance, no health insurance, who claims he has 14 kids so he can get an earned income tax credit can work cheaper than a law abiding American. So, when the illegal crashes his car, you pay for it. When he gets sick, you pay for it. Your taxes put his kids through school. Your taxes pay the bills if he goes to jail. Your tax dollars go into his pocket when he cheats on his taxes — meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce crowd makes so much money off of these illegals that they can afford to donate some of it to politicians like John Boehner, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham and John McCain in order to get them to keep the gravy train going.”

That gravy train is utterly antithetical to the interests of the average American worker, and the conservative members of the GOP know it. “Job number one for Congress should be to reduce the unemployment rolls, get families and communities out of poverty and government dependency, rebuild our deteriorating communities and collapsing middle class, and increase wages for American citizens,” the above letter concludes.

Unfortunately, the signs remain ominous. GOP leaders will soon release their so-called “statement of principals” regarding comprehensive immigration reform. As Sen. Sessions explains, they mirror many of the central elements of President Obama’s plan, allowing millions of illegals to gain work permits and permanently increasing the flow of foreign workers into America. And while pro-immigration advocates ramble on about the supposed economic benefits that will accrue as a result, a fundamental economic law is being calculatingly ignored in the process: more of anything, including millions of additional workers, makes the individual value of that thing (worker) worth less. Combine that economic fundamental with the current, largely jobless, recovery that already has three people competing for every one job, and it’s a formula for disaster for the American worker.

“The choice is clear,” writes Sessions. “Either the GOP can help the White House deliver a crushing hammer blow to the middle class–or it can stand alone as the one party defending the legitimate interests of American workers.” 

It could be clearer than that. A day after the president has made populist rhetoric the central part of his agenda, the GOP has an opportunity to seize the high ground on populist reality. It may be the last chance they get for a long time.

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  • WarriorClass III

    it’s not just amnesty, the most direct attack on America is the expansion of legal immigration to this country. Almost half the people currently living in the US are here as a result of the Immigration Reform Act of 1965. The work and student visa program, green cards and refugee programs make illegal immigration look puny.
    Contrary to the current meme, our country was not founded by immigrants – it was founded by colonists that forged a new country out of the wilderness for themselves and their posterity. It is our inheritance and it is being sacrificed at the table of political correctness, just as surely as Esau gave up his inheritance for a pot of stew, Americans are giving up their inheritance for the porridge of a false self-righteousness of “multiculturalism” that is nothing but the death of the American way of life and freedom.

    These brainwashed Eurotrash socialists and third world bottom-feeders have no history or tradition of natural rights, and in fact have never heard of the concept, or understand that the Constitution was an attempt to codify those natural God-given rights. They do not understand what our Founders understood – that men who are drawn to centers of power are by nature the worst among us, and that laws are needed to keep them in check. They do not understand or respect that the Constitution was written as a witness against the fallen nature of man, and that it is as timeless man’s nature, which has not changed, and will not be out-dated until that nature has become angelic.

    The descendants of America’s founders are being replaced with a foreign people, and this was by design. The American gun-owning, freedom-loving middle-class was the biggest obstacle to One-World-Government-equally-distributed-misery plans of the international bankster cartel. It was no accident that American wages started stagnating in 1970 and have decreased ever since. Simple supply and demand. Since that wasn’t enough, more jobs were moved overseas and more foreigners were moved in to take the jobs still here.

    Ben Johnson said this about the The 1965 Immigration Act in an article for FrontPageMagazine in 2002:

    The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster By: Ben Johnson | Tuesday, December 10, 2002

    “Despite the overwhelming assurances of the bill’s supporters, the 1965 Immigration Reform Act has remade society into the image its critics most feared. Immigration levels topping a million a year will increase U.S. population to 400 million within 50 years. Meanwhile, exponents of multiculturalism insist new arrivals make no effort to assimilate; to do so would be “genocidal,” a notion that makes a mockery of real genocides. Instead, long-forgotten grudges are nursed against the white populace. Native citizens take to flight as the neighborhoods around them, the norms in their hometowns, are debased for the convenience of low-paid immigrants and well-heeled businessmen. All the while, indigenous paychecks drop through lower wages and higher taxes collected to provide social services for immigrants. And this only takes into account legal immigration.

    “Americans must realize demographic trends are not inevitable, the product of mysterious forces beyond their control. Today’s population is the result of yesterday’s immigration policy, and that policy is as clearly broken as its backers’ assurances were facetious. A rational policy will only come about when native Americans place the national interest above liberal howls of ‘prejudice’ and ‘tribalism.'”

    Its only gotten worse since Ben penned this article.

    At a time when unemployment is at an all time high, “Conservative” Senator Ted Cruz wants to expand legal immigration, most of who will vote Democrat or Big Government Republican once they get here and take your job.

    This is a war against the American People and Culture, and the Americans are losing badly and don’t even understand why. Most Americans blame only illegal immigration which is a fraction of the problem, and miss the bigger picture of legal immigrants.

    I often hear people ask the question of how America became such a divided Nation. Now you know. Americans have purchased so many firearms that many manufacturers of military pattern semi-automatic rifles are back ordered for a year or more, and ammunition has doubled in price, when you can find it, and there are now at least 100 million gun owners in the US. DHS has purchased over 2 billion rounds of ammunition and “assault rifles” for personal protection. America is preparing for a civil war, and to deny it is whistling past the graveyard of history.

    • Drakken

      The Balkanization is almost complete, it will touch everyone in the US, nobody is going to get by unscathed, even those with means to escape the carnage.

      • WarriorClass III

        Also, the fact that the supply and demand for labor affects wages seems to escape most people. Forced government schooling has done it’s job; even as the country is flooded with immigrants, legal or not, people don’t seem to understand why their jobs are going away or why wages are dropping.

        This is for them:

      • Groucho Not Marx

        Always with carnage and “open season” and many, many other violent posts. You’re a sick, sick puppy.

        • Drakken

          I do enjoy you kumbaya singers and your wishing upon those rainbows and unicorns, life and history never give you those things now do they? If you paid attention in history class, you know somewhere in the deep recesses of that liberal brain dead mind of yours, there is trouble on the horizon and that it is too terrible for you to think about. So you avoid thinking about those things that go bump in the night and give you nightmares and give in to the wishfull thinking that utopia is but another election of democratic liberals, that are going to give you every goody that you could possibly imagine.

    • bluffcreek1967

      Excellent points! The founding stock of this nation – namely, whites – are being racially and culturally displaced in our land. WE are now becoming the aliens!

  • Tabitha Bliss

    Sessions is awesome. He should run for POTUS. That’s one guy who’s really standing up against the establishment for the American people & he has nothing to gain for it other than a clear conscience. God bless Mr. Sessions!

  • A Z

    A large bank failed in Russian and a large one also failed in China. They stopped all withdrawals. Maybe they staunched the panic … This time.

    The Germans asked for their Gold reserved stored in the U.S. The U.S. responded with a Let’s go slow approach. China has a real estate bubble. China catches a cold every time U.S. imports fall. Quantitative Easing (QE) helps Wall street and maybe 401Ks. All QE does is prop up stock prices so the moron president can say look the economy is doing well. We know the truth. The government unemployment and inflation indicators are lies. use several sources to measure it yourself.

    Much of the Inflation was export to countries like Vietnam. you can do it with globalization. Besides only Mexicans vote in U.S. election in great number and the Vietnamese does not.

    So these venal and timorous men in Congress (for the most part) fritter around the edges of the problem.

    The problem is that without border control including VISA enforcement we allow other countries to export their unemployment to the U.S. So if we grant amnesty will other countries miraculously stop exporting their unemployed to the U.S.?

    Well it is only fair that they do. We export our inflation to them.

  • BagLady

    I don’t know how it is in the US but, supposing I was a budding entrepreneur, how much red tape would get in the way of my success, given that big businesses have rigged the market in their favour?

    • A Z

      Where has big business not rigged the market in their favor?

      It is a constant battle everywhere in that regard. It is human nature at is worst or most mundane.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “Where has big business not rigged the market in their favor?”

        Competing legally is not “rigging” anything. Business acquire liabilities and limitations with scale. This creates opportunities for small businesses.

        It’s like saying that dinosaurs rigged nature in their favor against squirrels.

        • A Z

          “It’s like saying that dinosaurs rigged nature in their favor against squirrels”

          Nice analogy.

          Maybe I should have rephrased it. Many times big business tries to rig the game.

          That it is a constant battle when it comes to asserting one’s rights I believe.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You’re right. It’s also common for smaller businesses to get away with lawbreaking more easily. They’re far less exposed.

            What tilts markets in favor of big businesses other than their own competence is lobbying governments and winning concessions in the name of some social justice principal.

      • BagLady

        Perhaps I should have said “rigged the law”. I’m thinking of the edicts constantly being churned out by Brussels that often seem designed to kill off small businesses while favouring corporations.

    • Habbgun

      So what if you were a budding human in a communist state? What chance would you have for food, shelter, transportation and money considering an impersonal state is your excuse for a parent. Your 1% crap is crap because you give anyone excessive power you get ruthless results. What everyone here wants is a capable, informed citizenry that can handle a real democracy. It is not wrong to not want to be overwhelmed by an influx of humanity for the privileges of the few. The slobs infesting the political machines and calling for more government are the 1% as well. Why don’t socialists ever want to get rid of them?

      By the way… big business have customers and suppliers that are small businesses. It is only when they have crony government subsidies that they can stop worrying about the market and just pad their bottom line. It’s socialist policies that allow them to do it. Maybe you’ve noticed a lot of your 1% actually like socialism.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “…given that big businesses have rigged the market in their favour?”

      Um, why is that a “given?”

      Leftists are always asking for Mulligans.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “…given that big businesses have rigged the market in their favour?”

      Socialist policies tilt the laws and regulations towards the favor of big businesses. You can thank your comrades.

  • Chiron_Venizelos

    What it’s ALL about is destruction of the Middle Class.
    Without the Middle Class, we would return to feudalism and, being ruled by a thin layer of elitists, to the squalor of the Dark Ages.
    The influx of low-skilled immigrants would further strain the resources to support them but it would also drive down wages, widening the divide between the rich and the “not so rich.”
    Yes, eventually, the society of the Lords and Ladies of the ruling class would crumble, just as it inevitably has in all such feudal societies, but those in power today only care about their power today. They care nothing of what might happen after they’re gone.

    • NJK

      And they seem to think their own children won’t be affected. How stupid they are.

      • Chiron_Venizelos

        They intend to have their children inheirit their throne by placing a few technocratic “tools” in their service – toady nerds who will do their bidding for the few extra crumbs that might fall their way.
        Ultimately, though, you are correct, they are stupid. They are stupid because they don’t believe the serfs will eventually rise to defeat them.
        It is as Darius Bancroft said: “The most formidable enemy is he who has no hope to survive, other than by engaging in a fight to the death. This man typically rises to throw off the yoke of the tyrant, and in his desperation he finds the strongest form of courage.”

  • EagleJim

    This article shows, once again, that the parties’ rhetoric about caring so much for the middle class is just that–meaningless rhetoric designed to manipulate the thinking of voters, to gain the voters’ support while the political class goes ahead with their predetermined agenda of screwing over the middle class for their own self-serving needs.

  • William Fisher

    Ok, so this is just my little neck of the woods. Does anyone disagree that the majority are from elsewhere? Now this is just one area here in the USA and does not list every other section of the country nor every nationality of the people who are coming in droves. These are just people wanted for drug related crimes. So imagine the big picture.

    The fools in DC want to grant blanket amnesty to hundreds of thousands more of this? I firmly believe this isn’t the work of incompetents. This is a concentrated effort on the part of our so-called leaders to destroy this country.

    • A Z

      All 10 fugitives are Hispanic.

  • veeper

    america…home of the wussies and land of the plantation slaves…..

    communist have infiltrated government and education…..

    mexico has invaded america…..

    the leadership of the country has co-operated in both takeovers…..

    the United States government has failed in it’s most basic and primary function…

    to protect americans and the country from foreign invaders and attacks……

    america has lost the cold war and the mexican-american war……

    all that’s left is for america to give up it’s Sovereignty to the one world government…..

    americans have become the biggest group of FOOLS and willfully ignorant COWARDS on the planet….

  • Bob Schmidt

    Repeal the law of Supply and Demand. Enthrone Malthusian-Guttmacher policies. Repeal Natural Law. We are smarter than nature. Big Government can solve immigration the same way it has solved all our other problems. Big Government can protect us from reality.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      All your dreams can come true as you slip in to a coma.

  • Erudite Mavin

    On of the enablers of illegals over the years he was in congress was Ron Paul.
    Paul voted against every bill that would fence the Border.
    His son rand is against e verify, which means Rand does not want employers to check on the people, if they are illegals.
    Now Obama last year through Executive Order created the Dream Act for many of the Illegals.
    As Obama is pushing, he will create more executive Orders to by pass congress,
    which means, More executive Orders for Amnesty

  • GSR

    This is what the left wingers want……as expressed in the sign in the image on this web page. They want a world without nations, without borders. Left wing utopian socialism. And its happening…….

    • NJK

      Paul Ryan and John Boehner have sold America to the illegal aliens with the Chamber of Crony Capitalism paying for it. I heard Ryan actually cheered when the Muslim/Marxist talked about it last night. He’s sunk deep into the cult.

      It’s not Washington, D.C. anymore, it’s Obamatown.

  • LightningJack

    Shall we also mention the wholesale importation of Third World poverty, illiteracy, infectious diseases, entitlement dependency, gang affiliates, transnational terrorist, including the abuse and devastation of our medical, educational, social service and criminal justice systems?

    Exactly why should Third World countries improve the humanitarian and socioeconomic conditions of their people when they can clear out all the dead wood and troublemakers thereby exporting them to the gullible saps in the US?

  • Still Lookin’ but ??

    Got to wonder about the job creation circumstances. I was laid off two and half years ago and recently finished up a three month seasonal job as a CSR for a well known national brand for less money than my unemployment. There were about 100 seasonal workers to supplement the 50 or so permanent employees. I wonder if the “job creation” figures are inflated at this time because of this type of employment?

  • DinaRehn

    Please Copy and Re-post:

    An open letter to the GOP on third parties and Lost causes.By way of introduction – let’s just say I’m one of Millions of formally loyal supporters of the GOP. We are the people who donate small amounts and volunteer to make phone calls and knock on doors and do a myriad of others things we don’t like to do just to support the Republican party. We are the ordinary folks you ignore or openly insult – the people you are taking for granted.
    We’re also the folks who are standing by dumbfounded as you’re doing the Democratic socialist’s bidding of creating a whole new underclass of Dem voters granting amnesty to the illegal invaders.

    Do you really think there is any point in sticking with you people since you seem to be obsessed with defeat? Do you actually think that we’ll stick by you no matter what? Did people stick with the Titanic as it was sinking below the waves?

    You say we will lose if we don’t support the party – well, we’re going to be losing anyway so ‘what difference does it make?’ [To coin a phrase]

    I intensely dislike traipsing around strange neighbourhoods and knocking on doors for hours on end – but I did that for the good of the party.
    I cannot stand calling people on the phone to go through inane call scripts – but I did that because I thought it was important for the future of the country.
    I helped prepare mailers and did other grunt work because I knew the country is on the edge of a precipice.

    I tried to support you people whenever I can and what did it get my brethren and me?
    [Aside from the derision from fellow Conservatives that think we’re fools for continuing to support you losers]

    Let me fill you in on a couple totally freaking obvious facts that have escaped your well healed notice:

    A). The Leftist-Socialist National Media is NEVER GOING TO BE YOUR FRIEND – learn this really obvious fact and put it in big block letters over your desks so you can remember it.

    Say it yourselves 100 times until you learn it – they are the propaganda arm of the Socialist Democratic national party and they cannot be appeased, and they certainly won’t be your friends. They must be defeated along with the main body of the socialist national left in this country.

    Those people need to be defeated, not befriended. They are playing for keeps – we need to do the same. In Alinsky’s rules for tools, he refers to us as the ‘enemy’ – well it’s time we did the same.

    B). The Media and the DNC are going to label you Racists, terrorists or whatever unless you cease to be Conservatives and become a variation of their Socialist selves.

    Stop trying to answer their mendacity and label it for what is and move on – for once you end up on the defensive, they will keep you there. Take a page from the leftists and push a Conservative agenda instead.

    The Socialist National left is like a baseball batting machine that incessantly hurls fast balls at your head. Its an unceasing process that will never stop

    The minute you shoot down one their outright Lies, two more will be on your way.

    C). Never do what the enemy wants you to do – this is so blindingly so obvious the great strategist Sun Tzu didn’t bother saying this self-evident truth.

    Now why would the Socialist Democratic national party want to create 30 Million Dem. voters out of the illegal invader population? Why would you want to help them destroy our representative republic this way?
    So, what do you need to do to get us to stick with you and get us back into your good graces?
    Good question [{I’m glad I asked it}[

    [Can I be any more emphatic on that point?]
    Mark my words, you can either drop the insane idea of amnesty for the illegal invaders or you can destroy the party – It’s your choice.
    Pushing amnesty will either create 30 Million new voters for Democratic largess or it will fractionalize the party so badly that it will no longer be the ‘Loyal opposition’ to the Socialist National left.
    The GOP will be deader than a Bull Moose as a result – does that sound like a winning strategy?

    Either way will mean one party Socialist Democratic national party rule for now until Armageddon.

    2). Stop insanely nominating Rinocrats in the futile hope that the media will be ‘nice’ to you and not put the full weight of their propaganda machine to work shredding said candidate.

    How many times do you need to repeat that insanity before you learn the lesson?

    3). Stop trying to outbid the socialist with government largess – you cannot win the game, because they don’t care if they bankrupt the country in 5 years instead of 20.

    You can’t outbid people willing to destroy the nation just attain some temporary power.

    It should be plain that you need to stand up for Conservative values – that is the only thing that will save the country from it’s inevitable demise at the hands of the socialists.

    IF you do not do those simple things to save the party and save the nation, I will bid you a quick goodbye and be on my way – along with millions of others.

    You can stuff your endless appeals for my donations, and your admonitions to volunteer will fall on deaf ears.

    We may be on our way to defeat with a third party – but we will do it with our head held high and our Conservative principles intact.

    There is no earthly reason to stay with a sinking ship – and you people are heading straight on for an iceberg – and sadly, you don’t seem to know it.

    We can and we will leave – many already have and the exits are getting pretty jammed up.

    I can envision many of my Conservative colleagues yelling back at the paper – Hey, where have you been sister? We abandoned the stupid party years ago – well, let me just say in my defense that in most abusive relationships, each has their persona breaking point – many have already reached and are beyond that point. I dare say that if the current events hold to the trends as they are now, many more will join them – as will I. – Anonymous

    • Drakken

      BRAVO! Well said and expressed!

      • DinaRehn

        Saw that on another site an wanted to pass it along – please do the same, I think the author is expressing the frustrations of many – hopefully the Republican party will listen.

        • JoJoJams

          It’s going on my Facebook wall as soon as I get off work.

          • DinaRehn

            Pass the word along!

  • Russ

    When America needs help, that is when we invite the illegals to come and help. But we have so many Americans with out work, we don’t need the illegals at this time. Making illegals citizens now will only drain our wealth down the tubes.