Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tidings of Great Joy from U.S. Senate: DREAM Act Defeated!

By John W. Lillpop

Merry Christmas to American citizens from the United States Senate!

By defeating the DREAM Act, the Senate has delivered a clear, powerful message to illegal aliens here and, more importantly, to tens of millions contemplating unlawful migration north.

The message:

The most deliberative body in the world, i.e., the United States Senate, has affirmed that America remains committed to the rule of law and equal justice for all.

That means that our borders and immigration laws must be honored by those wishing to come here.

In simple English, illegal is illegal.

Regrettably, some special interest groups use influential, moneyed lobbyists to seek special benefits (DREAM Act) for those who do not belong here.

These interest groups are often driven solely by the desire to increase the numbers of a specific race, rather than in advancing the overall American economy, homeland security, and our unique cultural heritage.

Doling out special benefits to illegals while millions of equally bright, talented people are forced to wait in line is NOT the American way.

That tenet of American fairness was affirmed on the floor of the Senate today.

In addition, tens of millions of Americans are in economic and employment crisis.

Basic fairness demands that taxpayer monies NOT be spent on illegal aliens when there is so much unaddressed need among our citizens!

To illegal aliens disappointed by this vote, a word of admonition:

Resist the urge to blame the failure of DREAM on racism, bigotry, or America jingoism.

The fact of the matter is that America is the most welcoming and generous nation ever. Those who come here legally are greeted with open arms and warm hearts, regardless of race, religion, or nationality.

Moreover, remember that America has been inundated by tens of millions of illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico, who cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

Many invading illegals refuse to assimilate into American culture and have little or no desire to learn English. Others remain politically and culturally loyal to their nation of origin.

That is also NOT the American way!

Standing up for the rule of law IS the American way and we thank the Senate for defeating the anti-American DREAM Act!