Democrats, consider yourselves warned
It seems that a general rule can be deduced about opinions on immigration reform.
Notice how the biggest sob stories and hand-wringing about the plight of "poor illegal aliens" seems to come from those who are personally the least affected by this invasion.
Don't think Washington Post Publisher Donald Graham, whose paper editorially backed passage of Senate Bill 1639 (and whose news pages flogged sad immigrant stories before and after last month's cloture vote), will ever miss a meal or be unserved by whomever he wants to hire because of this illegals invasion.
And while the next immigration reform measure may not surface until after the presidential elections, it is important that the massive outcry from Americans citizens be understood by our elected officials:
No longer will they tolerate attempts to steal our heritage, our tax-supported services, our sovereignty and our culture.
The danger posed by the threat of more terrorism here is marginal compared to the illegals invasion. An open-borders policy has been allowed to operate unabated because it is politically and financially lucrative for the corporate elites and the ethno- and ideo-centric lobbies.
So, what do we need to do now that SB 1639 is history?
Moderates of all political parties and religious and ethnic persuasions need to unite against these alien forces which can destroy forever the heritage established by our Founding Fathers. They saw the evils of the secularization of religions and the effects of power vested without balances in the European governments they observed at close range.
The illegal alien invasion must be stopped, those illegally here identified and given the door. But even the level of legal immigration is far too high.
Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, has it right when he states, "The American people have raised their voices collectively in outrage over this blatant assault on core values and rule of law -- the values that tie this diverse society together as a nation."
So, Hillary & Co., Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein and all Democrats now in control of our Congress and likely the White House after 2008 -- beware.
Americans now are awake and angry. Yes, we are "mad as hell and not going to take" your dangerous nostrums anymore.
Donald A. Collins, a freelance writer living in Washington, D.C. , is a board member of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).