Blogs 4 Brownback

May 23, 2007

Compassionate Conservatism in Action: Immigration

Filed under: Defending America,Immigration,Sam Brownback — Sisyphus @ 5:15 am

One issue for which Brownback takes a lot of flak from his fellow Republicans is the issue of immigration.  One really has to wonder why, though. Brownback understands as well as any of us do that immigration is the lifeblood of our economy and our heritage. He also understands the need to keep this country safe:

Border security is Senator Brownback’s top priority and has consistently voted to immediately secure the border. “One of the primary jobs of the United States government is to ensure the safety of the American people. In order to do so, we must secure our borders.” – U.S. Senator Sam Brownback

Keeping America safe doesn’t only happen at home, though. Those immigrants we let come in and work here under the new guest immigrant program will have only positive memories of this country to share with their family and friends back home. Those people, in turn, will love America, and will work for its benefit abroad. None of the terrorists plaguing our nation come from Latin America, and this is probably a key reason.

Not that I think we should start letting Saudis and Iraqis in, mind you. The insurgents could easily sneak terrorists in that way. We need to flatten the insurgency and its enablers first, before we can seriously consider letting the decent people come over. But for now, why are so many Republicans so upset about letting guest workers come in, perform a decent job for American businessmen at low cost rates, and then leaving? Those businessmen are only doing what’s right for their businesses. What’s good for American business is good for America.

Ilegal immigration is another matter. But Brownback is committed to stopping that. Here’s what he’s done about it so far:

Senator Brownback has voted to:
Double the number of border patrol agents over the next five years;
Increase detention space in order to end “catch-and-release”;
Build 700 miles of border fencing and 350 miles of vehicle barriers along the Southern border;
Fund 370 miles of triple-layered fencing and 461 miles of vehicle barriers along the nation’s southwest border;
Deploy cutting-edge technology including cameras, sensors, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to patrol the border for illegal border crossers ; and
Implement a tough, smart border security strategy in order to gain operational control of the border.[…]
Double the number of interior enforcement investigators over the next five years;
Increase cooperation with state and local authorities to enforce our immigration laws;
Implement an Electronic Employment Verification System that holds employers accountable for knowingly hiring unauthorized workers;
Prohibit employers convicted of knowingly hiring illegal immigrants from being eligible to receive government contracts; and
Allow the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to share information helpful to law enforcement investigations against illegal immigrants.

Who can argue with any of that? It’s a plan that’s good for American business, which means it’s good for American workers. It’s going to keep us secure, letting in our friends legally while keeping the illegals and the terrorists out. When we give Brownback a chance to lead this country, I think we’ll all see the wisdom of that decision, particularly in the immigration arena. So come on out, and support Brownback!

37 Comments »

  1. why are so many Republicans so upset about letting guest workers come in, perform a decent job for American businessmen at low cost rates, and then leaving? Those businessmen are only doing what’s right for their businesses. What’s good for American business is good for America.

    So true. So true.

    The simple fact of the matter is that there aren’t enough workers to do the very important work that America depends upon. Bringing in immigrants to do it is the only logical choice atthis juncture. Of course, the real reason why we’re in this mess is the millions of aborted children who’s lives were cruelly snuffed out before they could grow up to contribute to the wonderful expirement that is the American economy.

    So next time you’re in the grocery store waiting in a long checkout line, cast a glance over at the unstaffed lane that would be staffed today if only someone hadn’t made a selfish choice a couple decades ago.

    Comment by Carey Meiers — May 23, 2007 @ 7:13 am | Reply

  2. Very true, Carey. Once we repeal Roe v. Wade, we’ll probably have enough Americans that we can afford to scale back immigration a little. But for those who oppose immigration now, a stark question must be asked: why weren’t you picketing the baby murderers in 1973, if you don’t like America getting new citizens by other means in 2007?

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 23, 2007 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  3. Try running a spell-check before posting. Or…maybe open a book or attend school or read a newspaper…

    Comment by Educated man — May 23, 2007 @ 10:48 am | Reply

  4. Compassionate conservatives are just another word for Blue Dog Democrats. Big government, entitlement increasing, amnesty granting politicians. Brownback is one of them.

    Brownback will never be president. People realize compassionate conservatism is total joke!

    Comment by Brownback is GW Bush II — May 23, 2007 @ 11:10 am | Reply

  5. But. But, Sisyphus, I support getting new American citizens by immigration precisely because in their numbers are potentially that many more babies to abort.

    Any new people we can assimilate into the Liberal Culture of Death (praise Ba’al who worketh behind the clinics’ doors) is a net plus.

    Besides, we liberals prefer variety in many things, and so the opportunity to inhale the fumes of burning, multiethnic fetal tissue in our communal abortio-bongs is something we welcome.

    Comment by HTML Mencken — May 23, 2007 @ 11:37 am | Reply

  6. FROM our communal abortio-bongs, I mean to say. I’m sorry, Sisyphus, but I do get so excited sometimes.

    And high. Mmmm I think that last one we smoked was a Christian fetus.

    WOW. keep your focus keep your focus. OKAY. I’m good. Man, I could go for some Doritos. Time to cash that welfare check.

    I’ll be back later, Sisyphus.

    Comment by HTML Mencken — May 23, 2007 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  7. Sisyphus, you’re my hero. Do you ever comment on the TeachTheFacts.org blog? Please do. We need your help in spreading the word of the Lord.

    Comment by Prometheus — May 23, 2007 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  8. Sisyphus, I would suggest moderating your comments more heavily. I really don’t need to read the filth spewed by hate-mongers like Mr. Mencken above.

    Comment by Donatello — May 23, 2007 @ 12:31 pm | Reply

  9. “But. But, Sisyphus, I support getting new American citizens by immigration precisely because in their numbers are potentially that many more babies to abort.”

    Then you and I don’t see eye to eye.

    “And high. Mmmm I think that last one we smoked was a Christian fetus.”

    I think you need spiritual help, Mr. Mencken.

    “Sisyphus, you’re my hero. Do you ever comment on the TeachTheFacts.org blog? Please do. We need your help in spreading the word of the Lord.”

    I’ll go take a look at it.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 23, 2007 @ 1:15 pm | Reply

  10. We don’t need compassionate “Big Government” conseravtives. We need true conservatives.

    Comment by Brownback is GW Bush II — May 23, 2007 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  11. “Sisyphus, I would suggest moderating your comments more heavily. I really don’t need to read the filth spewed by hate-mongers like Mr. Mencken above.”

    I apologize about that. Psyche Out used to handle that sort of thing for me.

    Mencken, please tone it down. Or I’ll tone it down for you. This is still a G-rated blog, and that’s how I intend to keep it.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 23, 2007 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

  12. “We don’t need compassionate “Big Government” conseravtives. We need true conservatives.”

    Once we get a handle on this immigration crisis, we can shrink the government again. Until then, we have to take it one step at a time.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 23, 2007 @ 1:42 pm | Reply

  13. That’s what compassionate conseratives always say. “We’re just expanding government now, but we’ll shrink it down.” They never do. You’re just as bad as the Democrats. So is Brownback.

    Comment by Brownback is GW Bush II — May 23, 2007 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

  14. Another Colorado blog is beating on your buddy Brownback. You’ve seriously pissed off his neighboring state all by yourself. How does that make you feel?

    Comment by Another CO blog joins the festivites — May 23, 2007 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

  15. That’s what compassionate conseratives always say. “We’re just expanding government now, but we’ll shrink it down.” They never do. You’re just as bad as the Democrats. So is Brownback.”

    Well, how else are we supposed to deal with illegal immigration? Vigilante mobs rounding up everyone suspected of non-citizenship in their area? Immigration is one issue where I trust government more than I trust backwoodsmen like these stalkers from Colorado who keep pestering me:

    “Another Colorado blog is beating on your buddy Brownback. You’ve seriously pissed off his neighboring state all by yourself. How does that make you feel?”

    Wonderful. Go vote Democrat, where you belong, you simpletons. Brownback doesn’t need the state of Colorado to win this election, or this primary. He can, and will, win them both without you and in spite of you. So sit back, and enjoy the irrelevance.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 23, 2007 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

  16. I support Brownback because he wants to grant amnesty. We should have open borders with Mexico and Sam Brownback understands that.

    These psycho Colorado people need to shut up and support their racist Tancredo who wants to seal the border.

    I’m telling all of my friends to support Brownback now.

    US and Mexico unite!

    Comment by Brownback supporter — May 23, 2007 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

  17. Actually, that’s a good point. If Mexico became the 51st state, would anyone really object? I think it would be great, personally. The natural resources and the population would swell enormously. I’m sure there are drawbacks, but I’m not seeing any.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 23, 2007 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  18. As the official blogger of the Brownback campaign you should lobby the Senator to make this a campaign policy.

    US and Mexico unite!

    Comment by Brownback supporter — May 23, 2007 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

  19. “As the official blogger of the Brownback campaign you should lobby the Senator to make this a campaign policy.”

    Unfortunately, I’m not his official blogger. I will suggest it, though. It would benefit America, and it would benefit Mexico, too. If they would join us, we’d be unstoppable!

    I should note that Mexico is staunchly Catholic. Millions of new Catholic voters couldn’t hurt the Republican Party at all.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 23, 2007 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

  20. Will you urge the campaign to push the unification between Mexico and the US? I think that kind of policy would be a landslide victory for Sen. Brownback.

    US and Mexico unite!

    Comment by Brownback supporter — May 23, 2007 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

  21. “Mencken, please tone it down. Or I’ll tone it down for you. This is still a G-rated blog, and that’s how I intend to keep it.”

    Thanks. It’s bad enough that liberals feel the need to post here at all, let alone pollute the place with “jokes” about murdering babies. There are plenty of Leftist sewers on the Internet where that sort of thing is encouraged, why do they have to do it on conservative sites?

    Re:Mexico, they are already trying to reclaim their territory “under the radar,” I don’t think we should be encouraging that with official policy.

    Comment by Donatello — May 23, 2007 @ 7:42 pm | Reply

  22. It’s not a joke!!

    I’m trying to be as candid as possible about how we liberals live, what we do, our culture and so on. Aren’t you the least bit interested in learning such things?
    😦

    Comment by HTML Mencken — May 23, 2007 @ 8:21 pm | Reply

  23. No. I know everything I need to about you whackos.

    Comment by Donatello — May 23, 2007 @ 8:38 pm | Reply

  24. “Re:Mexico, they are already trying to reclaim their territory “under the radar,” I don’t think we should be encouraging that with official policy.”

    Brownback understands that our two countries should be united together. Are you so racist that you don’t want to unite our two countries? Even Brownbacks blogger believes we should.

    Comment by Brownback supporter — May 23, 2007 @ 9:21 pm | Reply

  25. I think it’s important that we all ignore HTML Mencken. It turns out he’s a regular poster on something called sadlyno.com. It’s full of atheist pinko liberals and hippies, and it’s supposed to be a ‘humor’ blog (so I’m also confused about why Mencken gets to post there, but that’s another matter). So he doesn’t come here to participate in serious intellectual discourse, but just to throw around provocative and inflammatory remarks about smoking fetuses and soy-based lubricants in hopes of distracting us. I can guarantee you there’s no hope of making him a Brownback supporter. I did however manage to find out that he is openly infatuated with famous golfer, salsa pitchman, and (as it turns out) blogger Lee Trevino, which I find troubling. Obviously, I want to take back what I said in another thread about him not being a sodomite, in light of this new information.

    Comment by DPS — May 23, 2007 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

  26. “Brownback understands that our two countries should be united together. Are you so racist that you don’t want to unite our two countries? Even Brownbacks blogger believes we should.”

    If Mexico becomes the 51st state, it’s not a uniting. WE control THEM. Big, big difference.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 24, 2007 @ 5:40 am | Reply

  27. Why make them a state at all? Why not treat them like Guam and Puerto Rico? Now there’s a win-win scenario!

    We made a serious mistake letting the heathens in Hawaii become a state. Let’s not make the same mistake again when we take Mexico.

    Comment by Carey Meiers — May 24, 2007 @ 7:39 am | Reply

  28. I wish people cared this much about immigration laws back when the Europeans first landed here. If that were the case maybe my people wouldn’t be on the brink of extinction through exposure to foreign disease, genocide, and forced assimilation.

    Comment by Beth — May 24, 2007 @ 6:34 pm | Reply

  29. I HATE LIBERALS AND IMMIGRANT S BUT BROWNABCK IS MY MAN!!!!

    Comment by Jack Fremont — May 25, 2007 @ 12:14 pm | Reply

  30. Jack, sodomy is immoral. you can still vote for Brownback but he shouldn’t BE your MAN. You should only BE with women but only after marriage and only one at a time.

    Embrace Jesus but only in a purely heterosexual sense.

    Comment by ec1009 — May 26, 2007 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  31. “I wish people cared this much about immigration laws back when the Europeans first landed here. If that were the case maybe my people wouldn’t be on the brink of extinction through exposure to foreign disease, genocide, and forced assimilation.”

    Listen, as a self-appointed representative of people who descended from English settlers, we’re all REALLY SORRY our forefathers pulled that on you guys.

    As a self-appointed representative of American Democracy, we’re really sorry Andrew Jackson decided to try to make the Supreme Court enforce their own laws instead of doing his job.

    Comment by Colin C. — May 28, 2007 @ 5:49 am | Reply

  32. Sisyphus: But for now, why are so many Republicans so upset about letting guest workers come in, perform a decent job for American businessmen at low cost rates, and then leaving?

    Really quite simple actually. Originally they were referred to as “migrant farm workers” but employers in other industries discovered they could replace citizens with these “migrants”. Now farmers are crying that they need the migrant workers that are no longer interested in staying on the farm. Just as they are no longer interested in leaving and returning home. That is what comprises the estimated 12-20 million illegals now. S.1348 will open the flood gates. Within 20 more years we will have 100 million illegals here after the provisions in S.1348 are ignored just as they were back in 1984. All the things in the original 1984 amnesty that were supposed to end illegal immigration failed because of the lack of will by lawmakers (some of whom are still present in the Senate) to see it enforced. The same will happen again. That is what has hardened citizens against these “poor hard working folks who just came here illegally to make a buck.” They did it ILLEGALLY!

    Sisyphus: Those businessmen are only doing what’s right for their businesses.

    They are breaking laws in the process, whether the laws are enforced or not. That makes them criminally liable. The laws about employing illegals ARE on the books.

    Should we eliminate these laws? How about laws about murder and rape. Maybe we should just toss out all laws and let people decide by what feels good today. Maybe we need sharia law, then Sisyphus would have to wear a bourka to go out in public. After all some of these immigrants are muslims and they are actively trying to take over the world. One way is to flood a country with migrants. Look at most of Europe. England is one country on the verge of becoming a muslim nation. France has its large migrant non-assimilated muslim enclaves that the politicians are afraid to challenge.

    We are on this road here.

    Comment by jrfoleyjr — June 4, 2007 @ 12:29 am | Reply

  33. “Deploy cutting-edge technology including cameras, sensors, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to patrol the border for illegal border crossers ; and
    Implement a tough, smart border security strategy in order to gain operational control of the border.[…]”

    Are you absolutely sure you want to include moonbat science here?
    What if the godless scientists turn on you?

    Comment by Skeptic — June 4, 2007 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  34. Oh, by the way, does anyone here realize that the vast majority of immigrants are conservatives?

    Most Mexicans are strict Catholics, and most Muslims will support you in banning gay-marriage and such.

    Comment by Skeptic — June 4, 2007 @ 11:21 am | Reply

  35. Skeptic said: Oh, by the way, does anyone here realize that the vast majority of immigrants are conservatives?

    Most LEGAL immigrants…certainly. They feel proud that they did it the legal correct way, but then look at the illegals and their supporters in the border states. No conservatives there.

    Skeptic said: Most Mexicans are strict Catholics, and most Muslims will support you in banning gay-marriage and such.

    Ahhh just what we need, a theocracy. We do have a serious moral problem in the USA though. If we all become muslims we can all use our prayer rugs and listen for the call from the muezin to prayer. Sharia law… and punish law breakers with death. Yup, sure, just what we need. NOT!

    Sisyphus said: If Mexico becomes the 51st state, it’s not a uniting. WE control THEM. Big, big difference.

    No more than we control Vermont, Georgia, or Calimexico. We would inherit many thousands of their corrupt politicians. We are already homegrowing a bumper crop in Calimexico and border states.

    Sisyphus said: Very true, Carey. Once we repeal Roe v. Wade, we’ll probably have enough Americans that we can afford to scale back immigration a little. But for those who oppose immigration now, a stark question must be asked: why weren’t you picketing the baby murderers in 1973, if you don’t like America getting new citizens by other means in 2007?

    Probably because many of them were not around in 1973. Or they were part of the Peace-Love-Dope crowd at the time. Members of that group that never reformed are found in the Democrat Party (Slick Willy Clinton and his enabler, Hillary as examples). Some of us that grew up in that era were in the military at the time. We were supposed to be non-partisan while serving, but then there are examples like John Kerry, a good little pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, anti-USA Catholic boy.

    Sisyphus said: Once we repeal Roe v. Wade, we’ll probably have enough Americans that we can afford to scale back immigration a little.

    I suggest that you go watch this video:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4094926727128068265&q=number&pr=goog-sl“>

    Comment by James — June 7, 2007 @ 10:52 am | Reply

  36. Sisyphus said: Once we get a handle on this immigration crisis, we can shrink the government again. Until then, we have to take it one step at a time.

    James: Spoken like a true LARGE government type. Yup, someday we will reduce government but not now, it is too necessary. How is expanding government going to force pro-amnesty officials like Bush, McCain, Brownback, etc. to enforce any immigration laws, existing or proposed?

    Go view the video at:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4094926727128068265&q=number&pr=goog-sl

    This will answer why we must get a handle on immigration.

    Sisyphus said: Ilegal immigration is… But Brownback is committed to stopping that…Build 700 miles of border fencing and…Fund 370 miles of triple-layered fencing…

    James: That was one of our original complaints. We want a full length fence. The senate voted for 700 miles of it and funded only half of that, but that will never be built just as current immigration laws are not enforced. So where will the allocated funding be squandered?

    Sisyphus said: Deploy cutting-edge technology including cameras, sensors, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)…

    James: This is great support for when the fence/wall is built. The triple layer fence is supposed to slow them down or stop them. The technology is supposed to allow for fewer guards to cover larger amounts of territory, and to be able to respond before all that is left of the illegals is tracks going north. If this cutting edge technology is so great, then we do not need to build prisons anymore. We could build a Motel Six, put electronic monitors on it, staff it with one or two guards, and then populate it with all the hard core criminals. How much do you want to bet that the motel/prison would be vacant except for the guards. You can examine the security tapes to see which way the criminals went as they exited. That is how much your high tech border security is worth all by itself, without the fence or wall.

    Sisyphus said: Increase cooperation with state and local authorities to enforce our immigration laws

    James: Ahhh here is the real rub. Cooperation has to start somewhere. Currently we have a federal government uninterested in enforcing immigration law. We have states with elected officials uninterested in enforcing immigration law. Seems like they are already cooperating to the fullest extent. Just in the wrong direction. Seems like the criminals are running the government.

    We already have laws prohibiting employers from hiring those who are not authorized to work in the USA. They are not enforced…any more than any of the new tough sounding versions contained in S.1348 would be. Go to Chicago, New York, LA, Phoenix, Detroit, and you can find a thriving market selling false documents to illegals. That itself is illegal. So pile on more unenforced useless, toothless laws.

    Solution: Start enforcing current immigration law. Simple. No new laws needed. The part of the system that is broken is the enforcement side starting at the upper management level (the president and his attorney general, radiating down through the inJustice Department). The immigration bill proposed by Bush-Kennedy does not address that.

    President Eisenhower did it in the 1950s and no president since then has had a pair of juevos to follow suit.

    Comment by James — June 14, 2007 @ 7:27 am | Reply

  37. Quote: from comment (33) “Deploy cutting-edge technology including cameras, sensors, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to patrol the border for illegal border crossers ; and
    Implement a tough, smart border security strategy in order to gain operational control of the border.[…]”

    Are you absolutely sure you want to include moonbat science here?
    What if the godless scientists turn on you?

    Actually, it has now been proven that the moonbat science virtual fence has failed. A virtual fence is as worthless on the border as it would be on a maximum security prison. In this 2008 election year, even McCain has stopped talking this sort of nonsense, however he did have an interview with UniVision (Spanish language TV channel) where he promised to start to implement amnesty starting on day one of his administration.

    The Obamessiah would be no better since Obama and McCain were on the same side of the S.2611 (2006), and the attempted amnesty bills of 2007. Half the Republicans and virtually ALL the Democrats in the senate (plus lame-duck George Bush) supported amnesty. Fortunately the head panderer of the senate, Frist (R-Tn) the ex-majority leader, is out of office along with DeWine (R-Oh) and a couple others.

    People wised up about Brownback and he never had a chance to foist his brand of amnesty on the country. He seemed like the poster boy for conservatism otherwise. He just could not stay off his belly when it came to pandering to illegals.

    Comment by James — September 28, 2008 @ 6:52 pm | Reply


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