Monday, June 11, 2007

Bush's Self-Destruction

George W. Bush has always been a leader who sticks to his principles and what he believes in. That is one of the reasons I have admired him so much. While the polls say the majority of Americans want us to pull out of Iraq, he sees the long-term consequences of doing so and is staying the course.

This character trait is also going to be his downfall. The American people have made it clear that they do not want the so called "immigration reform bill" foisted up them. It is bad for America. It does not address a growing problem in the right way.

In Iraq, we fight regardless of the continued attacks against us. In America, we are waiving the white flag by giving "amnesty" to 12 million illegal immigrants.

Look, I have no problem with people coming here to make a better life, but there must be a system in place that monitors and manages who gets in and when. As it stands, we don't know who or what is coming into this country. We have an open border that has increased our crime rate, gang activity, hit-and-run automobile accidents, welfare roles, and more.

Many people come here to work and make a good life. That is how this country was founded and how it grew. But there are too many who are coming here to make a life of crime or live off of our government's generosity. That is why we need a system. Weed out the bad, allow in the good.

So what do we do with the 12 million illegal immigrants who are here? Apply the same system to them. If they've held a steady job for at least a year, the give them a work visa and let them stay for another couple of years. If they don't have a steady job or have been convicted of ANY crime, it's hasta la vista, baby to the point of no return. Oh, and their family goes with them, too. Back in Biblical times if a person broke a law that was punishable by death, the whole family got the axe just to get rid of the bad DNA.

I just read today that Bush is going to push for passage of this immigration reform bill in spite of what the American people want. With this he will create a legacy that no American president would want.