President Bush’s Legacy or America’s?

28 12 2006

Cross Posted From Liberally Conservative

With two years left in the Presidency of George W. Bush a term frequently floated in the media is “legacy.” It’s my opinion a President shouldn’t look at polls to make decisions and shouldn’t worry about “legacy” either. Similarly to wealth, a positive outcome arrives from sweat equity, sticking to your principles and working your plan.

Politics is different, so-called “compromise” is used to “get things done.” However, what if the “things” are not accomplishments but sweeping problems under the rug for future generations.

Two major domestic issues stand out, immigration and social security. Congress, with Liberals taking the helm, is looking to 2008 by claiming accomplishments and feel they have a mandate, which is not true. The President wants accomplishment, wishes to work with Congress but at what cost?

What price is Mr. Bush willing to pay and how much political capital is he willing to lose for conservatives? Does compromise open the door for Liberals to gain more seats in Congress and possibly the Presidency? Compromise with Liberals at a high political cost is unacceptable.

Taxes and Social Security 

Democrats want to raise payroll taxes by raising the cap on social security tax. This is a nice way of going after higher income individuals the Liberals like to call “rich.” Social Security is intended to be a “pension plan” but in reality is no more than a federal redistribution program of taxing the “wealthy” and paying the poor. It’s time the President sticks to his convictions and discuss private accounts as a necessary part of “fixing” social security.

Immigration

Because of poor law enforcement and government “looking the other way”, we now have a major illegal immigration problem in this country without a real resolution in sight. There are so many illegal immigrants in the United States removing them would be more difficult than herding cats.

As reported in the New York Times, lawmakers are considering abandoning a requirement in the Senate bill that would compel several million illegal immigrants to leave the United States before becoming eligible to apply for citizenship.

How nice, the election is over and Senators of all stripes are now demonstrating they are “the emperor’s without clothes.” What lawmakers are suggesting is we provide blanket amnesty since the law enforcement folly of decades, gone unchecked, has led to a disaster of open borders, open immigration abuse, and an open checkbook gratis of the American taxpayer to subsidize illegal immigrants.

The K Street excuse is “Jobs Americans Won’t Do.” What about medical and education benefits to illegal aliens which American citizens don’t have and can’t afford? What about accommodating non-English speaking people with special menus on ATM’s, phone services, and every direction pamphlet inserted in merchandise.

There is complete lack of leadership and we’re now engaged in further “liars poker” and the politicians continue to be the slick card dealers duping the public at every turn. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) is leading a new bill, which dissolves the earlier version and turns a socialist view to the term “worker.” Karl Marx would be proud. Unfortunately, John McCain (R-AZ) has teamed up with Kennedy in a move that will not endear him to Conservatives.

In a country based on the “rule of law”, legislatures are suggesting we provide a free pass to lawbreakers. Without consequences laws mean nothing. Passing laws are meaningless if enforcement isn’t the tool to keep our borders safe and prevent more of the same.

In a time when voters sent a message about corruption in government leadership is lacking and Hispanic votes are the driving force for immigration law. The tax and spend Liberals feel an obligation to raise taxes, redistribute wealth and disenfranchise honest, law abiding citizens and future citizens while increasing the size of government and the entitlements Liberals cherish.

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

The inscription on the Statue of Liberty is not a free pass; it indicates there is a “door” not an open path to break laws to enter the United States.

Politicians are discussing the selling out of American principles to provide rights to people who wish to avoid a legal path to citizenship. I repeat, there are no free passes to citizenship; our feckless “leaders” need to understand that for every vote they earn with amnesty is a vote they lose from Conservatives.

In addition, sending more hard earned money chasing a bankrupt system is not a solution built of solid economic fundamentals. Liberals claim a wish to compromise, but its only if they can invoke socialist systems to tax, regulate, redistribute wealth, and spend. Proclaimed “Conservatives” hiding under the banner of Republicans need to understand the dire political consequences they face.

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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