by Big Dog on Sep 16, 2010 at 04:50 Political
The Democrats keep touting immigration reform as if we need to reform our system. The only reform we need is to enforce the laws. If we did that there would be fewer problems but the Democrats do not want this because it would strip them of voters. Immigration reform is Democrat speak for voter registration drive.
The problem is that they have been running into a lot of resistance because a huge majority of Americans do not want any kind of reform that includes amnesty and that is all the Democrats push. No matter how they veil it, no matter what they call it, it is amnesty. The Democrats and Republicans found out that Americans do not want this mess when they tried to get an amnesty bill passed a few years ago.
So it is a tough issue and they do not have the votes. What does Harry Reid do? He adds an immigration reform measure to the Defense Bill. That Bill is already a contentious issue because it contains language repealing don’t ask, don’t tell which would allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military.
Reid called the DREAM Act “really important” and said it should be passed because it provides a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who go to college or serve in the military. DREAM is an acronym for Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act. CNN
If this legislation is so important then it needs to be introduced, debated and voted upon. If they pass it then so be it but if they do not then so be it as well. The important part of the issue is that it should not be part of the Defense Bill. This legislation has nothing to do with Defense and Reid adding it is nothing more than an attempt to slip it in and get it passed without the struggle it would certainly be.
This is Harry Reid telling you that he knows better than you and that your wishes and the wishes of a majority of this nation mean nothing because he knows better than they.
I also do not think the don’t ask, don’t tell issue should be attached to the Defense Bill. It should be debated separately so that it does not tie up the Bill. This is another contentious issue and the Democrats have added it so they can get it slipped in and then pander to homosexuals prior to the election. But maybe it is in there because Harry Reid takes his marching orders from Lady Gaga because she speaks and he jumps:
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday a vote to repeal the military’s ban of openly gay and lesbian soldiers had been planned for next week before the singer made waves with a plea during a daytime talk show.
The pop star known for flashy performances and eccentric style called on Reid to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that aired Monday. WBAL
It is an important issue and needs to be debated but it should be debated as a separate issue.
The Defense Bill is usually passed with bipartisan support. Adding these items will delay the bill unnecessarily. It is wrong and should not be tolerated.
Harry Reid is playing politics with the men and women who defend this country. The people of Nevada need to support the troops by throwing Harry Reid to the curb in November.
Never surrender, never submit.
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