Thursday, June 7, 2007

Reform retreat

It appears that the immigration reform in the Senate has self-destructed. There are too many voices clamoring for a piece of the action.

Alan Simpson, former Senator from Wyoming has some choice quotes on the subject.

He said that passing immigration reform is like "giving dry birth to a porcupine." And, "There can be no perfect immigration bill." He also pointed out that strange alliances form around the immigration debate. He called them "the goofiest ideological bedfellow activity I've ever seen."

So, unless a miracle happens in the next day or two, they'll move on to something else and the subject will be off limits until after November of 2008.

The only thing that has passed in the last two years has been House Bill 4437 which was strong on enforcement. I hope our leaders can see the importance of that. Whenever you try to justify breaking the law, you will run into trouble.

Here's a nice quote from Samuel Adams-
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds"

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