“The Great Slap Down of the Senate”
To say I am proud of Conservatives, all over America, who, yesterday sent a message to the US Senate, and to the US Congress as a whole, would be an understatement!
The phone calls, the emails, the faxes, the letters, from all the angry conservatives to the senators, was so great the Senate telephone system actually crashed! But… they got the message!
Actually, they got several messages from the American people. One, we are watching and listening, two, we have had it with their self-imposed “disconnect” with us, and three, we will not allow them to get away with unresponsive government any longer!
Gone are the days when the legislative branches of the US government could do, pretty much, what they pleased with very little worry, if any, about their constituents back home being aware of what they were doing. Now we have the Internet. We have information at our fingertips… and we have the means to communicate our feelings, our likes and dislikes, and our concern, instantly, with those who govern us.
That is what happened, this week, with The Amnesty Bill. The electorate flexed its muscles and won!
We demanded the government secure the border with Mexico FIRST… before ANYTHING else is done… and then, and only then, will we allow any kind of legislation to overhaul the immigration laws in this country.
Seal the border. Secure it. Stop the hordes slipping across for only God, Himself, knows what, and then we’ll talk about what to do with those already here.
We need the border fenced off… not 300 miles… but all the way from California to the Gulf of Mexico. It CAN be done. So far we have not had the willingness, by our legislators to do it. They STILL don’t want to do it, even after the fiasco and embarrassment of the “Great Slap Down of the Senate” by the American electorate this week! But rest assured, it WILL be done before the American people allow the Congress to squander more of OUR money on patchwork plans and feel-good legislation to grant citizenship, in any way, to those who have broken the law by illegally entering the United States.
We will not stand for Amnesty in any form.
But, we have work to do, still. The Senate is royally PO’ed at Conservative Talk Radio blaming the Conservative talkers for the defeat of that abomination of a bill.
So what will they do? They will do what we have been warning they will do for the past few weeks and months. They are going to try to shut down Conservative Talk Radio with the revival of the so-called Fairness Doctrine and a new Equal Time ruling. It’s coming as surely as night follows day. They are angry with conservatives now as they haven’t been in a very long time… and we can expect a counter attack. In all likelihood it will come by way of a bill to re-instate the Fairness Doctrine.
So, get the e-mails, and the faxes, and the phone calls, and the letters ready. Keep your keyboards hot and your dialing finger ready. We have more work to do.
May I suggest that if you have friends, or acquaintances, who still believe that the voters of the US have no power to influence what goes on in the US government, recount for them what just happened this week with the defeat of the Amnesty Bill by the voters. I can think of no better example of the power we wield when aroused to anger. What we saw this week was a manifestation of the righteous anger of the American citizens. Had the Senators not been so out of touch with their constituents, they would have seen this coming. It simply points up just how out of touch they really are.
With the entire US House of Representatives up for re-election in 2008, we have a lot of clout when they bring up the Fairness Doctrine in the House. Conservatives should gather our strength for that battle which is just peeking over the political horizon.
What kind of… maybe I’m asking the wrong question here… maybe I should have asked… how large an EGO must it take for a person to decide to run for President of the United States? I mean, it’s quite something to think you have all the answers and you are the salvation of a nation.
Now, consider that whilst you remember that a current candidate for President of the US has already been turned down by the American electorate for Vice President … and add to that… his failed term as a Senator from the state in which he currently resides, then add to that the state he claims as his home state, and the state in which he currently resides, BOTH voted for his opponent last time around… and you begin to detect the awesome regard in which John Edwards holds himself.
I happen to have been born, and raised, in the same state, as Mr. Edwards, and I happen to reside, currently, in the same state as Mr. Edwards. I have a little insight into what the people of those two states feel toward Mr. Edwards as a candidate. It ain’t good!
When one looks objectively at John Edwards one cannot help but see another version of Bill Clinton. He strikes one, as being a man who must be the center of attention at all times.
As for Mr. Edwards’ “Two Americas” just remember this is coming from a man who is a millionaire several times over, who lives in a multi-million dollar mansion. … and, you know, far removed from the “common man”.
So, let’s see now… the dems will be running Edwards, Obama, Biden and Clinton. Not a single one holds a promise of anything good for America.
Looking at the Republican slate, it appears it will be McCain, Romney, and Giuliani, All of whom are liberals. (McCain can claim the cloak of conservatism all he wants but those of us who are, and have been, conservatives since the stone age know him for what he is… liberal.) I must tell you the coming presidential contest for 2008 is beginning to resemble a consolation game between the losers of a High School Basketball tournament! I see not a single candidate the conservative voter can get behind and support. From the Republican standpoint it looks like the “Bob Dole fiasco” again. Pitiful. Except… that the Democrat standpoint is even worse!
One more note on the Democrat field. I’m looking for Al Gore to toss his hat into the ring once more.
AND we Conservatives are STILL waiting of Fred Thompson to announce so we can saddle-up and get into the fight !
Out of Many… Two???
Every so often I come across a blog site(s) that really grabs my attention. Such sites are “Civilized Revolt” and “Reparations for the Whole South”.
The piece I am about to recommend to you spells out so clearly all the things we members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans have been trying to explain and defend since the 1890’s.
Our written history, the written history of the United States is corrupt. It is filed with lies, omissions and re-writes of reality into some sort of pro-Union propaganda… then fed to our young. This has been going on since the late 1860’s. As a result we have a populace of American citizens who have no clue as to how this nation was forged. They have no clue as to why there is a certain tension between the northern region and the southern region of this country. Those of us who know the truth, and try to present it, are muzzled by the soft gauntlet of name-calling. We’re called Racists, Bigots, White Supremacist, etc,. etc.
So, it is refreshing to come across a couple of sites, which are extremely well written and on which the truth is presented in a scholarly and respectful way.
A note, please, before I refer you… I never intended this site to be a soapbox for my personal views of my beloved South. I am, after all, a southern gentleman, and southern gentlemen don’t force their views on others. With that said, if you would like to “surf” on and not read these two pieces of extremely important scholarship… then please do so with my blessings. But, if you really want to KNOW about your country, the USA, then I urge you to read the two pieces I am about to recommend to you.
We here at Hurricane Alley are pleased to recommend the following sites for your consideration:
I hope you have enjoyed the material presented in the two sites above. If you have we urge you to direct others to those sites for their enlightenment as well.
Meanwhile, if you have a longing to know who you are, where you come from, whom and what made you the way you are, and how America came to be as she is today, there is one organization I can heartily recommend to you:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans.
To qualify, you must be a descendent of a Confederate Soldier and able to prove it. If you are interested, we invite you to phone: 1-800 MY-SOUTH today.
The SCV is an International organization, so the fact that you happen to be in, say… Europe, is no reason to drop your interest in the SCV.
On final thing: When next you hear an awful thing said about the Confederate Soldier, don’t take it at face value. Do a little research. It’s not difficult… and you will surely find the truth. Buried no doubt, but it IS there.
From my family to yours… have a terrific weekend!
Why is no one correcting the lies that the US stole all that land in the Southwest from Mexico??? Could it be they want you to remain dumb on the subject? Do you suppose?
OK, let’s set the record straight and look at some facts.
First, The Mexican War:
The Mexican War between the United States and Mexico began with a Mexican attack on American troops along the southern border of Texas on Apr. 25, 1846. Fighting ended when U.S. Gen. Winfield Scott occupied Mexico City on Sept. 14, 1847; a few months later a peace treaty was signed (Feb. 2, 1848) at Guadalupe Hidalgo.
In addition to recognizing the U.S. annexation of Texas defeated Mexico ceded California and, New Mexico (including all the present-day states of the Southwest) to the United States.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War, was signed on February 2, 1848, by Nicholas P. Trist, for the United States, and by a special commission representing the collapsed government of Mexico. Under the treaty, Mexico ceded to the United States Upper California and New Mexico (including Arizona) and recognized U.S. claims over Texas, with the Rio Grande as its southern boundary.
The United States in turn paid Mexico $15,000,000, assumed the claims of American citizens against Mexico, ($3.25 Million) recognized prior land grants in the Southwest, and offered citizenship to any Mexicans residing in the area. Then a few years later, the US bought land that is now Arizona and New Mexico from Mexico for another 6 million dollars.
Why did we need that additional land?
After the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, border disputes between the United States and Mexico remained unsettled. Land that now comprises lower Arizona and New Mexico was part of a proposed southern route for a transcontenental railroad. US President Franklin Pierce was convinced by Jefferson Davis, (Later the First President of the Confederate States of America) then the country’s Secretary of War, to send James Gadsden (who had personal interests in the rail route) to negotiate the Gadsden Purchase with Mexico.
Under the resulting agreement, the U.S. paid Mexico $10 million. There was a problem with the money, however: Even though the agreement specified $10 million, the US Congress only agreed to pay $7 million. When the money finally arrived, in Mexico City, $1 million was found to be lost, thus making $6 million the amount Mexico actually got for the sale of that land. Hey, they set the price… we paid it!
Run the numbers and you will find that the US paid Mexico $24, 250,000.00 (24 million, two-hundred-and-fifty-thousand) US dollars for the land in the Southwest US which many claim, today, we (The US) stole!
You know I get a bit tired, and even short-tempered, with folks who attempt to perpetuate an untruth by the act of sheer ommission. As a Southerner, I know how that can hurt. To say the US stole all that land in the Southwest is a flat-out lie.
So, 24 and-a-quarter-million isn’t much money? Not by today’s standards perhaps, but back in the mid 1800’s we’re talking about somewhere in the area of $600,000,000.00! Now that IS big bucks!
So, next time you hear someone prattling on about how the US stole all the Southwestern United States from Mexico, set them straight. Tell them we bought it and paid for it! If they refuse to believe you refer them to the Guadalure Hidalgo treaty and the Gadsden’s Purchase a few years later. It’s all there. It’s a part of history. A part of history students in the American government schools apparently never hear about.
Of course the claims that we stole the land form Mexico is all a part of the propaganda being employed to saddle Americans with more underserved guilt. People who feel guilty will ofttimes respond in the way those proding them wish them to respond. That is what is hoped for with all the unmitigated garbage heaped on America today.
Actually, as I view the relationship between the US and Mexico today, I tend to agree with those who feel we ought to annex the entire country of Mexico and run it as an American territory. I mean, it’s not like we are not supporting the country of Mexico these days. The billions of US dollars a year pouring into Mexico, from their citizens who have burglerized the US, is staggering.
So, as the propaganda mills crank up, this week, and begin inundateing Americans with all the lies and distortions about how badly Americans treat Mexicans, illegal and otherwise, just keep in mind that all they are attempting to do is prod Americans into supporting the “Amnesty Bill” due to come up this week for the second time in the US Senate.
The Immigration Bill, the Amnesty Bill, is an abomination and should never see the light of day. I’ll be leaning on my Senators from North Carolina this week to vote against that bill at evey opportunity. May I suggest you do the same?
Do We Have a Rogue Government in Washington?
Now, I’m not going to sit here and say to the President, my US Senators, and My Congressmen that if they want me to support the Immigration Bill, first build a fence along the border. No, I’m not going to say that.
What I AM going to say is… We don’t NEED the new Immigration Bill! Not at all! We don’t NEED a “guest worker program”! Americans will gladly pay more for their produce if it means that can continue to maintain America as an independent, English-speaking, nation. Heck, the money we save on the welfare services we now give, free, to the illegal immigrants would off-set the higher prices for produce at the market! No, we don’t need either of those things.
What we DO NEED is enforcement of the immigration laws we have on the books today!
To secure the border we need a fence… a physical fence. Not some piss-ant virtual fence with sensors and cameras and fly-overs by unarmed drone aircraft. All that does is complicate the process. When the illegals cross over they still have to be hunted down and sent back. So, stop them from ever crossing that border with an honest to goodness double fence with a patrol road between the fences. If I had my preference, I’d sew the area in front of the fence with anti-personnel mines. If a coyote walks into that zone he is instantly blown to bits. That will get someone’s attention.
Harsh? You bet it is! When national security is at stake, harshness is the way to go!
Again, the bill before the US Senate is an Amnesty Bill. No matter how you slice it, no matter how much perfume they sprinkle over it, it still stinks to high heavens. And you know what??? They’re going to pass that abomination of a bill over our protests if we don’t rattle the cages of the Senators in Washington, but good! Actually, I am satisfied that if there is any way, by hook or by crook, the two parties, in cahoots with each other, will see that this bill is passed.
We have the closest thing to a rogue government in Washington today as this nation has ever had. They are totally unresponsive to the citizens of the nation. I don’t believe they cannot hear us, or that they have misinterpreted what we are telling them about this immigration bill. I believe they hear us, loud and clear, and simply don’t give a damn what you and I want. They intend to do what they want instead. That behavior, dear reader, is the definition of a rogue government.
As an American citizen I am frustrated beyond all measure at what passes for a government in Washington, DC today! It is a pathetic bunch of political hacks unfit to run for dogcatcher, let alone an office representing my interests in the nation’s seat of government.
Alas, this is the kind of government we get when that form of Marxism we call “Political Correctness” takes over a country! The truth is shown the door for fear of offending someone… anyone! So, our Congresspersons, our Senators and even our President, will lie to us… and tell themselves they are “protecting” us. They’ll convince themselves that they know best what is good for us and they will simply tune us out! That is what this government has done. Tuned us out!
Now you know what Southerners from1828 up to April of 1861 felt like! Their government (the US government) had tuned them out, too. We all know how that ended. We Southerners LOST OUR COUNTRY! And, guess what??? If this continues we are going to lose our country AGAIN, this time along with the rest of our fellow Americans! That’s how serious this is.
Not content to lie down and rollover, I intend to rattle cages in DC this week. At least, if we lose and the Amnesty Bill passes, I will have the knowledge that I DID make an effort to contribute to the forces trying to stop it. That’s not much consolation, I know, but it is all we have these days.
INVASION!!! Ever hear of a place called “Aztlan”? How about “Republica del Norte”. Well, if you’re American and you live in the US you had better bone up on these two locations. And quick!
What are Aztlan and Republica del Norte? Well as of today, we call it: California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas.
Still not making sense to you?
Ok. Lets dig a little and see if we can uncover what this is all about.
A breakaway of US states is becoming ever more possible as the months and years go by. Now, I’m not talking about a North and South split, nor a red state, blue state, split. I AM talking about the lost of our Southwestern States!
Our lax immigration laws and the terrible enforcement of the laws we have on the books today have resulted in an influx of Mexicans into the Southwest that is overtaking the North American population. Those people have loyalties to Mexico first, over the US. They want the US dollars but their heart remains with Mexico. Experts tell us we have less than two years to stop this and turn it around or we will certainly have a breakup of the United States.
All this has been brought to us courtesy of Mexico and the US Government’s failure to secure our borders.
How, you ask, can this breakup happen?
It’s quite simple, really. Studies tell us that within 30 years Latinos will make up more than 50% of the population of California. Once that happens a secessionist movement is almost certain. The Latinos will be looking for “Self Determination”. It could even result in that mythical land of “Aztlan”. Aztlan is thought to be the place the ancient Aztecs originated. Latino experts tell us Aztlan is an area that includes California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas.
The aim is to eventually create a state called the “Republica del Norte”… the Republic of the North. It would be a sovereign state and would be comprised of the American Southwest and the northern Mexican states and it is thought that plans are to eventually merge with Mexico.
Many feel the Mexican government is encouraging this movement. Think all this is just smoke and mirrors? Well consider this: As a result of terrible U.S. immigration policies and truly awful enforcement of the Immigration laws, the US government has allowed a steady stream of 1 million illegal immigrants a year to enter the US.
We here in North Carolina know, first hand, they are not becoming a part of our society; they are building a separate, active Hispanic community within ours. Therein lies the clear and present danger.
Even though the budget of the US Border Patrol has nearly tripled in 5 years it has made no impact on the numbers of illegal Mexicans crossing our southern border into the US. And even worse… the Mexican government is helping those illegal immigrants get into our country! Did you know that Mexico has an “Office for Mexicans Abroad” that provides survival kits for Mexicans who seek to enter the U.S. illegally? Well, they do!
The United States of America is being invaded. In broad daylight we are being overrun… and our government refuses to do anything about it.Those of us paying attention to this invasion and crying out in alarm are called racists, and bigots, anti-immigrant, and even worse. It is a most effective weapon and the Hispanics use it well.
I want to see policies to quell illegal immigration a part of the Republican Platform in the next Presidential campaign. The current administration will do nothing to bring this invasion to a halt. Nothing. In fact, by their sins of omission they have worsened the problem.
One thing… the Federal Government would do well to heed the calls of the Southwestern states for assistance in defending the border. If help is not forthcoming, from Washington, soon… those states, and the people who live along our southern border, are going to take matters into their own hands.
It will not be pretty.
It will however, be self-defense!
Alert! Immigration Bill Back on Senate Floor Next Week!
Another attempt to “snooker” the American public is scheduled for mid week, next week and the Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid, is said to be preparing to bring the “Immigration Bill” back to the Senate floor for debate.
The latest ruse… $4.4 billion in added border security spending to be added to the bill, supposedly to make it more palatable to those of us who see it for what it is… an Amnesty Bill. Read the article at Fox News for the details. Go Here:
Time to get the e-mail humming to your Senators again. Phone calls work well, too. Faxes are also important.
We were fairly sure it was premature to declare the death of the Immigration Bill, last week. And sure enough, here it comes again. We have no choice but to man the barricades once again.
Isn’t there something very sad and very telling when the people of a country have to “force” their own government to respond to the wishes of their people? Isn’t it telling as to how far we have traveled down the road toward “totalitarian government”? Have we learned anything??? I doubt it!
“Once more, into the breach”, Conservatives !!!
Note to my Senators on the Amnesty Bill
Not satisfied to sit back and wait and see whether the Amnesty Bill is revived in the next few days, I fired off a letter to both U S Senators of the North Carolina delegation. At least they will know how I feel on the issue! Below is the text of the e-mail is sent to my Senators:
I cannot express my anger at the efforts of the US Senate, and our current President, to pass the “Amnesty Bill” into law… against the wishes of the American People. Our country is being invaded by the largest land invasion in the history of mankind and my government is doing nothing to stop it.
Senator, I must tell you now… I have been a life long registered Republican, since my 21st birthday in South Carolina. I am now 66 years old and I WILL NOT continue as a Republican if the Republicans in the Senate don’t turn this bill back and get serious about sealing our southern border before ANYTHING else is considered. I have already contacted the NC State Board of Elections concerning changing my registration to Independent. I cannot stay in a political party, which so ignores the pleas of its constituents the way the Republican Party is doing.
The word out this weekend is that the President, and the other senators, who support the Amnesty Bill, will meet, early next week, to attempt to revive that abomination of a bill. Senator, I am asking you, as your constituent, a Republican constituent, not to join in with those attempts to revive the bill and further, do everything in your power to see that it is stopped for good.
And, Senator … please pass along the following to the other Senators: if this amnesty bill, and that is exactly what it is, is passed, the Senators (and Congressmen) voting FOR the Bill will be vigorously campaigned AGAINST their next election.
I’m on the Internet everyday speaking with other Conservatives, all over this country, and we are fed up with the way the Bush Administration and the current crop of GOP Senators, and Congresspersons, have totally ignored us, especially on the Amnesty Bill.
Senator, it has been a very long time since something has touched me, and angered me, as much as the Amnesty Bill. I see my country being taken over, and it’s greatness being tarnished, and I HAVE to speak up.
I assure you, Senator that I, and those of the same mind as I, will not give up the fight. Plus, we will remember “who” voted “how” come next election. If the GOP thinks the 2006 election was bad, wait ‘til 2008. Conservatives will stay home in droves.
Please DO NOT SUPPORT the Immigration Amnesty Bill!
This what we have to do, folks! We have to let them know, in numbers to huge to ignore, that what they are doing is absolutely against the wishes of their constituents! We must be careful not to allow ourselves to be lulled into a false sense that the Amnesty Bill is dead. It is NOT! We must be wary… and stay one step ahead of our own representatives to the nation’s legislature. Who would have ever thought that here, in America, the citizens would have to teach the government what it means to be a Representative Republic. But, that is where we are with the unresponsive government we have in power now.
So, come on, folks! Let’s hold their feet to the fire! Let them know exactly how you feel. Don’t give them an easy way out. This used to be your country and my country. Upon close inspection, one will find that it still is. But not for long… if we don’t stop the Amnesty Bill!
I have been sickened by the lack of action by the so-called conservatives we elected to the House, the Senate, and the… well, I almost said… the White House. But George Bush is not a conservative. At best, he is a moderate, as is his father.
I must tell you I am seriously concerned over the prospects of remaining in a political party, which does not represent my core beliefs. The GOP has backhanded its conservative base and no longer deserves our support. Instead, I feel it is time, actually past time, for Conservatives to have their own Conservative Party!
I am sick at the prospect of our Military Forces being, once again, shamed by their civilian leaders and forced to withdraw in the face of an inferior enemy. A withdrawal from Iraq will do nothing to ease the Islamofacist’s attacks against the US. In fact, it will only embolden them to strike at our heartland.
As of this writing, the prospective slate of candidates for President, the GOP is offering, is no better for America than that of the Democrats. There is none among them I, as a conservative, can support. There is no way, I will even consider voting for John McCain… or Giuliani, or Romney.
Finally, I am tired of “big tent political parties”. I’m tired of being told I must share that tent with liberal Republicans, and moderate Republicans, and the hosts of special interest groups who feel it is in their best interests to be under that tent. I want a party I can point to with pride and say, I belong to THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY!
We can have such a party. It will take work, determination, and the ability to ignore the naysayers who insist that a third party will not work. I am having a great deal of difficulty supporting a Republican Party, which does not represent me. I will leave the Republican Party, which has been my home since I registered to vote the first time, on my 21st birthday, in South Carolina… as soon as I have a political party, which actually represents me, as an alternative.
It seems to me, Conservatives owe it to the American people to give them a clear-cut choice between the Democrats and a Conservative Party. As it stands today, the Republican Party is not providing that choice. If they are anything, the current Republican Party is Democrat-lite!
As the GOP spirals downward, even farther that it has already, this is something we conservatives must consider… if we want to survive as a political force in America. To do nothing is unthinkable.
What say you?
Fred Thompson on the Issues
Conservarives have been looking for a candidate to support in the 2008 Election. Fred Thompson MAY be that candidate!
Some have asked his position on “The Issues”.
The Folks at Red State have an excellent piece based on the Fox News Interview with Mr. Thompson on Sunday March 11th. We highly recommend it:
For an even more up-to-date look at Thompson we suggest this piece by Rick Moran at Right Wing Nuthouse:
Conservatives are crying out for Conservative leadership in Washington… and nationally. Currently, we have no Conservative Leader!
So forgive us if we latch onto Fred Thompson. It has been a long, dark, night of being sold out by those we supported. Thompson has shown us a ray of sunshine and we are grasping for it!
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