Monday, June 18, 2007

We all agree - secure the border

Charles Krauthammer spells it out in plain English.

A border fence is effective, relatively cheap, and immediate. What are we waiting on? Congress should be ashamed of itself.

##That's my opinion##

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Four Point Immigration Plan

Absolutely! Copied from

The Senate completely blew this. They're at fault. The American people don't want an 800 page immigration bill loaded with a bunch of bullfeathers. The folks want clarity and a fair deal.
So it's no surprise the Senate's deal collapsed into chaos. And that is a bad thing for America, because now we'll have more of the same. Millions of people trying to sneak into the country and the feds having no idea who is here and what they're doing.
So right now, I'm going to give you the No Spin immigration solution. It is simple because, as you know, I am a simple man. There are just four components:
1) secure the southern border with 700, not 300 miles of barrier, double the border patrol and back them up with 10,000 National Guards people. That would effectively shut down human and drug smuggling from Mexico.
2) require all illegal aliens in the country right now to register at the post office with Homeland Security. After registering, they would be given a tamper proof ID card, designating their status and their right to work temporarily in the USA. If the illegal aliens do not register, it's a criminal felony. Right now sneaking across the border is a civil action. Remember that. Subjecting the person to immediate deportation or jail time. The criminal penalty goes way up.
3) Any business that hires an illegal worker who doesn't have a tamper proof ID card faces draconian fines and possible prison time for the executives.
4) Each illegal alien would have his case reviewed by federal authorities. And they would decide who would receive a Z-visa to stay and who would not. That takes the blanket amnesty, something many American hate, off the table. It also allows the feds to make rational decisions about who's helping America and who isn't.
Under that banner, no illegal alien who commits a crime while here would be allowed to stay. Also under that program, no welfare of any kind would be paid to folks here illegally. They'd have to work for their living.
Now that is a fair immigration plan that I believe would be acceptable to most Americans. It would also allow the feds to quickly build a database, so
Homeland Security would know the extent of the alien intrusion, which we don't know now.
Again, any illegal alien who didn't cooperate with the new law would immediately become an outlaw. And immediate action could be taken against that non-citizen who doesn't comply. That would end the
sanctuary city madness and give the federal government more tools to regain control over this out of control situation.
So there you have it — a fair plan to give good people a chance to stay here and earn citizenship down the road -- but a plan that also protects Americans. The No Spin immigration plan is, again, one page and not 800 pages. And it would work.

Build the wall already! If your house is flooding with water, you don't start to fix the dry wall until you get the water turned off. Build the wall, secure the border, then talk till you're blue in the face about what to do with the illegal immigrants already here.

##That's my opinion##

Monday, June 11, 2007

Solution for Iraq Military problem

I'm not a military man by training, but this seem so obvious I wonder why no one has thought of it to date. Given that we would like to maintain a military presence in the region and that we desire to get our military out of the day to day security operations in Iraq why don't we sign a deal for an unlimited lease of some land for a military base (Think Guantanamo Bay in Cuba) in Iraq and then instead of a pull out of Iraq we are pulling into our base... one where we can protect our people. We will still be close enough to help out if necessary and then have a military presence in the area from which we can be a stabilizing force. This will force the Iraqi's to step up for security, will provide a time table for from which we can move towards, and save face for everyone involved.

Why hasn't this been though of by anyone other than a rambling ordinary guy?

How do we push it forward?

-End of Ramble -- Maybe....