American Patriots… We Have Held the Line

8 06 2007

Cross Posted from    The Peoples Patriot

This is a great day for America. For the time being and perhaps much longer, Americans have defeated the illegal alien amnesty legislation known as S.1348. For those of us who truly comprehended what was at stake with this legislation, there were many dark hours of doubt as it seemed that our country was slipping away by the minute.We were pitted against political Goliaths like the United States Chamber of Commerce, La Raza and Maldef. All special interest groups that put their agenda over the best interests of the American people.

All of these groups that supported the bill have tremendous financial and political resources. The odds, my friends, were clearly against us and yet we prevailed. This is a turning point in American politics and the direction of the country in general.

The graphic found in the “About” section of my sidebar is a still from Mel Gibson’s movie the Patriot. I use it on this blog as well as an avatar for the various forums that I post on.

The particular snapshot of the movie, takes place at a battle that clearly turned the tide in the American Revolution. With their backs to wall, and facing tremendous British opposition, the American Patriot’s line was faltering and many decided to retreat. At this point, while many soldiers started running for the rear, Mel Gibson’s character grabs the American Flag and runs to the front of the line yelling “Don’t retreat, hold the line”.

Inspired by his bravado, the American soldiers stop retreating, hold their positions and turn the tide to win the battle and eventually the Revolutionary War. In the movie, British General Cornwallis is forced to surrender at the battle of Yorktown. He says to his aide…

“How could it come to this? An army of rabble, peasants! Everything will change. Everything has changed.”

Like the Continental Army and the Militiamen, we too had our backs against the wall. Defeating amnesty now was a must win situation. Like the brave patriots who fought the Revolutionary War, we too were out manned, out spent and for awhile, out maneuvered.

And like the patriots of yesteryear, when it was most important, we didn’t retreat and we held the line. We won the battle. Now it’s on to win the war.

We must continue to fight to have our borders and laws enforced. We must protect our sovereignty, uphold the Constitution and rule of law. We must vote out those who don’t have the genuine interests of the American people foremost on their minds and in their hearts. We must plug the holes in our immigration laws so that we as a country, are never compromised again.

Let’s enjoy and savor the victory of this one battle in a war that is ongoing. Let us use our momentum to win the war.

I can visualize Bush and “The Masters of the Universe” uttering the same words as Cornwallis did in the movie.

“How could it come to this? An army of rabble, peasants! Everything will change. Everything has changed.”

If you haven’t watched the movie The Patriot, you don’t know what you are missing. It’s a great flick that shines the light on the enormous sacrifices made by our forefathers. It will remind you why we fight for our country here and abroad. To me it’s an inspirational movie. I cannot recommend it enough.

I’ll close this post with a snippet from an email I received from Roy Beck of NumbersUSA this morning.

“While I was writing this tonight, I got a phone call from Ron Maxwell, the Hollywood director/writer/producer of such Civil War movies as “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals.” He had some questions before he sent out an email to his many friends and associates.

He was ecstatic about the results today and wrote about them to his many friends. I thought I would share a few of his thoughts which carry so well the excitement that I’m sure most of us feel.”

“This has been a historic day for America. My faith in our great country has been somewhat restored. It seems that more than a few US Senators from both parties still respect their fellow citizens and have their interest at heart. But most of all, we have seen that the country is not yet a nation of sheep – that citizens who love their country can still rise to the occasion and make their voices heard.”


Thanks to all of you for your hard work and dedication to the worthiest of causes, saving our nation.



Other Illegal Immigration Posts from Patriots Who Helped “Hold the Line”.

StikNstein…has no mercy: TEDDY AT THE BAT The Outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Cloture nine that day…….

Bear Creek Ledger: Recap of cloture vote for S.1348 last night

My Country – My View: New immigration reform group forms… A bunch more of do gooders


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




One response

8 06 2007
Owen Davis

Friday, June 8, 2007
Farmers Branch: 1, Judge Lindsay: 0 – my opinion
Writing yesterday for the Christian Science Monitor, Becky Akers and Donald J. Boudreaux reported that, after carefully surveying the Constitution of the United States, they could find no authority for the Federal government to control immigration. Nothing about illegal aliens or restricting immigration can be found in our Constitution. Hmmm, isn’t that interesting? Consider the implications of what Akers and Boudreaux have reported:

First, U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay has so far blocked the City of Farmers Branch, Texas, from enforcing an ordinance, overwhelmingly approved by voters, to prohibit apartment owners from renting to illegal aliens. His temporary restraining order is based on an appeal by advocates for illegal immigrants who contend, among other things, that immigration matters are solely under the jurisdiction of the Federal government. The illegal alien advocates contend that local or state governments are not allowed to pass laws that interfere with Federal jurisdiction over immigration matters. But if the Federal government has no constitutional authority to regulate immigration, then it must be among the powers reserved to the states. (The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people.”) So if the State of Texas doesn’t prohibit municipalities from regulating immigration, Farmers Branch is entirely within its rights. Hooray for the Christian Science Monitor!!! So, butt-out, Judge Lindsay – you are the one with no jurisdiction in this matter.

Second, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have no business stopping anyone from entering the United States. Open-wide the gates, and let them come – from Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and from the Middle East, and from jihad supporting countries all around the world – we welcome everyone.

No more need for the giant global corporations to export American jobs to India, the Philippines, Pakistan, or China – we’ll just let all of the workers from those countries come here and take away jobs from American citizens. They might as well earn substandard wages and live in substandard housing right here, where it will be more convenient for U.S. corporations to hire them in place of Americans. Oops – they will be Americans, as soon as they land on our shores. Sorry, my mistake. So no American jobs will be lost after all.

For the entire CSM article, follow this link:;_ylt=AhwW_5KTQ870LhajCl2RGo66e8UF

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