Asleep at the Wheel
This is from Tom Kubiak:
This is from a young man from Fort Worth, TX. He has an important message. But he does omit one salient fact— The Constitution of the United States specifically empowers Congress—not Republicans or Democrats to fix illegal Immigration “Section 8 – Powers of Congress”
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;…”
Since I have attained voting age, our elected members of Congress have failed in their duties. It is time to hold them accountable, don’t you think? If you don’t know the address of your senators or Representatives check here. http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html. Let the folks “we” elected to represent “us” know your feelings on the subject. Don’t let Congress mess up this subject as they have with the Free Market vis-à-vis Oil Prices.
Tom Kubiak, Colonel, USAF (Retired)
The following article is from a Hispanic who lives in Texas. He’s had a column in the Fort Worth StarTelegram and as you can see, expresses himself very well.
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
I can almost assure you that everyone who is a true American was sickened when you saw multitudes of protesters carrying Mexican flags protesting the new Immigration Reform Bill in the Senate. This display of Mexican flags should give you a heads up on where these protesters allegiance lies. Their hearts are in Mexico and their bellies are in the United States.
As an American of Mexican Heritage I want to set the record straight. American Hispanics are not all thrilled with illegal immigration. I, for more than 20 years, tried desperately to bring this national debacle to the attention of the American people. I had the privilege of writing for several newspapers, appeared on national and local TV and radio programs, and was asked by many political groups to address this serious problem affecting my former community (north Fort Worth), city, state, and our country. Many will question how I can speak on this subject with some authority. My simple answer is: I lived with the problem! Trust me, it was no picnic. Never in my life (I’m 68) had I witnessed the lawlessness, the deterioration of my community, and the black market criminal underground activities attributed to the influx of illegal immigrants.
To add injury to insult, politicians soon caved in to the many demands of illegal immigrants. Notably: bilingual education, bilingual ballots, welfare aid, free medical care, etc. Through all this national disgrace allowed by our politicians, have you all noticed that no one ever blames the useless, corrupt, and disgraceful government of Mexico? In contrast, they lambaste and criticize our country. How does that grab you?
When I addressed the dangers of our porous border between Mexico and the United States, and the lax security of our nation, no one paid attention. As I observed the situation, the problem was perceived to be between American Hispanic communities and illegal immigrants. White Americans, it seemed, assumed that the problem was not theirs to deal with. In other words they were asleep at the wheel. However, 9-11 soon woke them up. Lets be honest with each other here, white Americans vote in far larger numbers than Hispanics do. And most politicians (Democrats and Republicans) in our city, state, and federal governments are white. Thus, who is more suited to fix this national disaster? I’m sure most of you know what the answer is.
In summation, I’m pleading with American voters to join me in sending our politicians (Democrats and Republicans) a strong message that we will not tolerate illegal immigrants telling us how to make government policy that will make it easier for them to break our laws. Hope you will join me in this endeavor in our upcoming elections.
James H. Reza
Fort Worth, Texas 76135
Tom Kubiak adds- Please pass this on…it just might get to the other Veterans and VFW, American Legions and to those that truly believe that we will not give our country away!