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Monday, April 03, 2006

Sen Graham Almost Right on Immigration


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C is basking in the glory of singing in the chorus while John McCain and Ted Kennedy lead the delegation to surrender to the Mexican invasion. Any tie a Senator who normally skulks in the shadows gets to be on all the TV News programs it has to be exciting. When a Weenie Republican gets to lecture his party on how to win the next election to a national audience, why that's just the best.

"It would be political suicide for our party to filibuster a comprehensive solution to a real problem facing America," Graham said on "Fox News Sunday." "It would be political suicide to ignore there's 11 million people, illegally undocumented, who are trying to work and add value to our country."


"This is the defining moment for the Republican Party," Graham, of South Carolina, said on the Fox News Sunday program. With Hispanics the fastest-growing group in the U.S., Republicans "will lose our majority" if Congress passes harsh penalties for illegal immigrants and fails to create a way of addressing the estimated 11 million undocumented workers already in the U.S., he said.


The funny thing about these quote is that he is right, if you don't know what bill he is referring to. The Republican party in the Senate is committing political suicide. By giving amnesty and in state tuition to illegal immigrants they risk a sever backlash from the citizens of this country. Yet Sen. Graham just can't get past the siren call of buying votes with handouts.

It is a defining moment not just for the Republican Party, but the nation at large. By Failing to address the "11 million undocumented workers already in the U.S" our nation will cease to be able to gain respect for any law. Once citizens realize the government is only interested in pandering to the latest voting block for sale they will begin disregard the law and start looking out for themselves.

Sen. Graham impresses himself by telling his critics that illegal immigrants are vital to our economy. He believes that because he has no understanding of what he's talking about. Sure, illegal immigrants make money and pay taxes (sales tax), but they send a portion of their wages back to Mexico, and require a disproportionate amount of public services that far out weigh any tax they may contribute, even if they paid income and property tax. If they were such a boon to a local economy then the cities that had large numbers of them would find their budgets busting with revenue.

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Sen. Graham is right, for all the wrong reasons.

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