Please pray for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm’s way around the world, and for their families, especially those of our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, who have died in defense of American liberty while prosecuting the war with Jihadistan. Senator Richard Durbin(Dem.Ill.),already notorious for his calling the treatment by U.S. troops at the prison in Guantanamo Bay,Cuba of treating terrorist prisoners similar to the Nazi death camps, and his infamous calling of general Petraeus a man who would lie for the President. Now has lost another battle. Only this one is a victory for those of us who believe in the rule of law, and specifically the laws of the United States. The Senate effectively defeated his bill called "The Dream Act",when the vote to cloture fell eight votes short. This bill would have given fast track approval for citizenship to all children of illegals who qualified by meeting requirements specified in the bill. Opponents of this bill, the Republicans who "held the line, believe that our borders should be secured before the "amnesty" concept is enacted. Senator Durbin pulled out his crying towel and had this to say: "I don't know when the next chance will be," he said. "But this is an idea whose time will come because it is an idea based on justice and fairness. To think that these young people would see their lives ruined because their parents were undocumented, because their parents brought them to this country." I guess he doesn't believe the rule of law applies to justice. Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell had this to say. "Though I recognize and appreciate the tremendous contributions to our country made by generations of legal immigrants, I do not believe we should reward illegal behavior," he said. "It is our duty to promote respect for America's immigration laws and fairness for US citizens and lawful immigrants." Republican candidate for President, Fred Thompson, said enacting the Dream Act would put children of illegals in a more favorable position than those of legal immigrants. This act was nothing more than a continued attempt by Liberal Democrats to broaden their electoral base, and this blogger is pleased it was stopped.
Posted by BILL at Thursday