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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Anything BUT Compassionate Conservatism

Written by Christi at CommonSenseAmerica:

The Washington Times reports:

President Bush yesterday said he will team up with Democrats to pass an immigration bill with a guest-worker program that his own party blocked this year, and his Republican opponents predicted a bloody intraparty fight but said they cannot stop such a bill from passing.
Chuck Colson wrote in Why Conservatives Lost:

According to that great conservative thinker Russell Kirk, the first tenet of conservatism is the preservation of the moral order. True conservatives don’t look at government as a plaything by which they can impose their latest ideas on the country; they look at political power as a guardianship, what Chesterton called the democracy of the dead. In other words, we have a debt to those who have gone before us, and the primary debt is to preserve the moral and constitutional order that our forebears fought to defend.
To add to what Chuck Colson wrote, true conservatives also think of themselves as stewards of what God has given us. Not only are they bound to honor and preserve the fruits of our fathers labor, they are duty bound to preserve this nation for our children and grandchildren. They are the stewards of this nation and of the people of America, first and foremost.

Preserving this nation is not accomplished by allowing millions of foreigners to illegally enter our border to satisfy the lust of huge business for cheap labor or as some bizarre experiment of globalization.

It was bad enough that we had to watch as our jobs were outsourced to cheap labor overseas but now we have to watch cheap labor being insourced illegally into our own nation to take even more of our jobs.

What we are witnessing is the great American giveaway. We are watching as our elected officials encourage, and are complicit in, the largest crime wave in the history of humanity as millions and millions of foreigners enter our borders illegally and use fraudulent paperwork to obtain employment and housing. No other period in history has seen a nation so completely and utterly allow rampant lawlessness to continue at such a massive rate at the expense of its own citizens.

This President is anything but a compassionate conservative. A compassionate conservative would know that for every illegal alien they allow across their border, there is an American citizen paying the price.

Whether the price is the loss of employment because of depressed wages, higher insurance costs to compensate hospitals for the care of illegal aliens, the lost education time of our children who have to wait while each lesson is repeated in another language for non-English speaking children in over-crowded classrooms, the border agents murdered by drug runners and human smugglers, the gang members taking over our cities neighborhoods, murders, rapes, or identity theft, the American citizen is indeed paying the price.

But pay the price we do, while being referred to as ‘racists’, ‘extremists’, or ‘hard-liners’, if we dare to complain.

Where is the ‘compassion’ for the American citizen, the American family, the American child?

This is not compassionate conservatism. This is not good stewardship. This is not fighting for America. This is not looking out for the American people.

The Republican Party needs to return to their roots - and their base. They need to remember what it means to be a true conservative, and it begins with taking a stand for America and the American people. They need to remember that they are stewards of this great nation. They need to look out for this nation as they would their own family. And they need to care for our finances as they would their own checkbook.

Call me old-fashioned but it is a scary thought to think, that in America, standing for God, the rule of law, and the truth, are so reviled that even the Republicans are afraid.

**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 me know at what level you would like to participate.**

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