September 21, 2008
Senator John McCain
United States Senate
Dear Senator McCain:
America is in the throes of an economic crisis of such grave consequence that former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has described it as a "once in a hundred years" occurrence, which would make it potentially more devastating than the Great Depression.
In reacting to this once in a century crisis, President Bush and Congressional leaders have reportedly reached an agreement to take yet another $700 billion dollars of taxpayer money to purchase bad debt from failing U.S. banks and other financial institutions.
When implemented, the so-called rescue fund will increase America's public debt to $11.3 trillion dollars.
In addition to the latest trillion-dollar crisis, we Americans face other overwhelming economic challenges: Social Security and Medicare are reportedly headed toward insolvency. Democrats would like to implement universal health care (socialized medicine). Most of the nation's infrastructure is old and in need of repair or replacement, and our nation absolutely must achieve energy independence for both national security and economic security reasons.
Given the precarious state of the nation's economy, it should be clear that America can no longer afford to feed, house, educate, and provide medical care to tens of millions of foreign, non-English speaking peasants who have violated U.S. borders and laws and who have no legal basis for being here.
With all due respect, Senator, your advocacy on behalf of illegal aliens ignores the economic, social, educational, and cultural burdens that would be unfairly dumped on the backs of American citizens, most of whom are also taxpayers.
Illegal aliens currently here already cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Amnesty would dump additional billions onto the backs of overtaxed citizens.
Furthermore, "comprehensive reform" anything like the McCain-Kennedy proposals from the summer of 2007 would encourage tens of millions now living in Mexico and other points south of our borders to come here illegally, thereby further jeopardizing homeland security and adding more distress to American citizens.
Senator McCain, in light of the severe economic meltdown facing we the people, why not embrace a plan that immediately secures the borders, deports those here illegally, and requires an orderly and lawful process for all people wishing to migrate to America?
Why not a plan that respects American citizens and honors immigrants who stand in line, wait their turn, and follow the rules?
Why not a plan that is America First, even blatantly jingoistic?
Why not abandon that commitment to amnesty and replace it with a vow to restore the rule of law to our suffering nation?
Why not a plan to bail out American citizens from the devastation that illegal aliens bring to our homeland?
Thank you for your consideration, Senator.
John W. Lillpop
San Jose, California