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Thursday, October 26, 2006

The American People Spoke

From Christi at CommonSenseAmerica:

And, get this: the politicians listened.

President Bush signed the Border Fence Bill this morning and although it seems like chump change to a lot of angry Americans after the drunken-free-for-all-amnesty-bill that came out of the Senate this past summer, it is a good start.

Not only is it a good start, it is proof that the politicians are listening. Make no mistake, this crisis did not happen overnight and it will not be solved overnight but the American people need to continue to fight.

If you don’t think this is a battle between the elites and the American people, read this fantastic article by John Fonte this morning in which he outlines just what we are up against and how much we have already achieved.

He states:
Immigration Is No Joke
Don’t let the elites have the last laugh on November 7.

In 2006 something extraordinary happened in immigration politics. As Al Gore might put it, the people defeated the powerful. The much-maligned Republican 109th Congress passed immigration-enforcement legislation to build a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border, without including an amnesty for illegal immigrants. President Bush has declared he will sign the bill today. How did this happen?

It appeared to be a very uneven contest. On the “comprehensive” reform (i.e., amnesty) side were the mainstays of power, money, and polite society: Big Media (the major TV networks, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal), Big Business (Chamber of Commerce, leading corporations), Big Labor (AFL-CIO), Big Religion (the mainstream Protestant and Catholic hierarchies), and Big Politics (Bush administration, Senator McCain, the Senate leadership, Senator Kennedy, and the Democratic leaders in both houses).

On the other side of this strange, but real and inverted, class war were. . .
Don’t miss the rest of this uplifting article to understand just how much we have accomplished.

But the battle isn’t over and your civic duty does not end in the voting booth. Our politicians will not vote in your interest if they do not know what your interests are. Call them, write them, e-mail them, fax them, but let them know how you feel.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.**

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