June 13, 2005

Open Borders, Open Graves

Now if only Bush will follow suit...

I've always been a conservative first and a Republican second, and I am increasingly becoming disgusted at the Bush Administration's unwillingess to confront immigration issues, especially our all-too-porous borders.

I'm pro-immigration, and I favor allowing more legal immigration with certain constraints (work visas, not permanent citizenship, and that includes the children of work visa immigrants born here) for guest workers from Central and South American countries.

But by refusing to address border control issues, President Bush has severely compromised Homeland Security efforts. If we have another catestrophic terrorist attack on United States soil because the federal government refuses to do their jobs, the blood of the men, women, and children who die and are maimed will be the responsibility of the White House.

Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate are pandering to the growing Hispanic lobbies as well, but the ultimate responsibility stops at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President Bush, your primary duty is to the safety of this country's citizens.

It's time to step up to the plate.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 13, 2005 07:36 PM