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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Don't Mess with the US

Victory! We did it!

Thankfully, the Amnesty bill has been voted down:

WASHINGTON - The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush's plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.
"Unlawful immigrants"??? That's sort of like saying "unlawful life-removers" (aka murderers). Call a spade a spade: these people are, legally, illegal aliens, not immigrants, not "undocumented workers," not "unlawful immigrants."

And, actually, the Senate didn't drive a stake through the Amnesty. We the People did that.

It was a victory for Republican conservatives who strongly criticized the bill's provisions that would have established pathways to lawful status for many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. They were aided by talk radio and TV hosts who repeatedly attacked the bill and urged listeners to flood Congress with calls, faxes and e-mails.
Excellent work, Americans!

After the stinging political setback, Bush sounded resigned to defeat.

"Legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the American people, and Congress' failure to act on it is a disappointment," he said after an appearance in Newport, R.I. "A lot of us worked hard to see if we couldn't find common ground. It didn't work."
Yes, We the People are concerned about legal immigration, but this Amnesty had nothing to do with that, and our top concern (in the realm of immigration) is illegal immigration, illegal aliens, and the amnesty that the President and our other elected "representatives" were shoving down our throats.

And, to the contrary, we are in no way disappointed that Congress failed to pass this travesty of an amnesty, but rather euphoric that we have been victorious.

The bill's Senate supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate and clear the way for final passage of the legislation, which critics assailed as offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. The vote was 46 to 53 in favor of limiting the debate.
And how did our "representatives" vote?

From the beginning, the bill's most forceful opponents were southern Republicans. GOP Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana, Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Jeff Sessions of Alabama led the charge, often backed by Texan John Cornyn.

Two southern Republicans — Lindsey Graham, S.C., and Mel Martinez, Fla., who was born in Cuba — supported it.

Also crucial to the bill's demise was opposition from three Democrats recently elected from GOP-leaning states: Jon Tester of Montana, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Jim Webb of Virginia.

All the Democratic presidential candidates in the Senate voted to end debate and advance the bill. Among the Republican candidates, only Sen. John McCain of Arizona voted to keep the measure alive. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., at first voted with McCain, but switched his vote when it was clear the bid to end debate would fail.
Wow, Senator Brownback, way to go with the flow. Nothing wishy-washy or indecisive about him. His new nickname is Senator Switch-back. Fits, doesn't it?

UPDATE: The people at Hot Air created this great ad:

Here is the cloture vote roll.

We should take time to celebrate, but then we need to make sure that this Amnesty stays dead and that our laws and borders are enforced.

This just goes to show that We the People are invested in our government, that we care what happens in our country, and that we have the power to make changes. The lesson to all in Washington, D.C. ought to be: DON'T MESS WITH THE US. WE are the United States. WE are the ones in charge. WE are the ones who will decide what happens here. And no one better try to force such a travesty on us against our will. We won! Thank God!

On a humorous note: I love this e-mail sent to NR editor Rich Lowry. Hilarious!

More from:
Michelle Malkin
Hot Air
Amanda Carpenter at Townhall.com
Today in History by Mark Krikorian (at The Corner)
Cop The Truth: Immigration Bill Bleeds Out on Senate Floor

From Bear Creek Ledger: A Little Music to encourage our Senators to vote no on cloture today

Here's a couple songs to get y'all in the mood for today:
Illegals…..the song by Dan Demay
Press 1 for English

The CAII members have been a very prolific bunch in the last day:
CAII Alert for June 26, 2007
Gwinnett County Georgia Fights Back

How the Presidency and America Will Be Changed by Immigration Fraud
President Eisenhower Put Americans First and Closed the Borders
Showdown In San Antonio-Hey Johnny We Are Coming
`Amnesty' fake papers pledged in wiretap
The Sellout Of America
George Voinovich on Sean Hannity: Arrogant, Imperious, and Ignorant
As True Today As In 1907
Amnesty Fence-Sitter Blackberry Addresses (Staff Included)
Senate Will Attempt to Invoke Cloture Again Today

**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, stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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