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October 2007

ASAP! Coalition E-Alert:
Brought to you Courtesy of Population-Environment BALANCE

The ONLY Way to Win the Immigration Battle


The ASAP! Coalition and BALANCE are pleased to send you an article by Selwyn Duke describing why it is essential to push for a Moratorium in order to get any reductions in legal or Illegal immigration.

Only BALANCE and its ASAP Coalition allies push for a 5-year zero immigration Moratorium. This is the most effective way to not only stop all Amnesty proposals, but also to gain leverage to get real reductions in legal and illegal immigration..

Majority Leader Reid and other Open Borders Members of Congress are still determined to pass a Mass Illegal Alien Amnesty.

This Mass Alien Amnesty is masquerading as the DREAM Act, supposedly designed to Amnesty Illegal Alien Children! In reality it would serve as a Mass Illegal Alien Amnesty of nearly all the Illegals in the United States, and also would allow them to bring their families.

Pushing for a MORATORIUM calls the whole enterprise of mass immigration into question and counters the Open Borders Lobby's Argument that the "Solution" to the Illegal Alien problem is to legalize them all.

Pushing a MORATORIUM is the single most effective way to help stop Illegal Alien Amnesties and to help preserve our fragile environment.

Ask organizations you may support if they push a MORATORIUM as their first priority.
Ask them if they are Members of the ASAP coalition of over 60 genuine Reduction organizations.

If they answer "no" to either question, you can legitimately question whether they are sincerely interested in immigation Reduction. Indeed, they may even be a NeoCon Mass Immigration Management Group masquerading as a reduction group.



http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/duke092807.htm


DREAM Act -- the latest Scamnesty scheme

The Only Way to Win the Immigration Battle
By Selwyn Duke

Friday, September 28, 2007

It's hard to think of a battle that has been won by being defensive. You may be most skilled at blocking and slipping punches, but if that is all you do, sooner or later your opponent will land a few and enjoy victory. This occurs to me as I watch the latest amnesty battle.

As you may know, the DREAM Act -- the latest Scamnesty scheme -- is being debated in Congress at this moment. And it may be the Mexican dream, but it's our nightmare. But that isn't what I want to address today.

We may defeat this proposal as we did the last, but so what?

Are you surprised? Do I sound overly cavalier or a tad defeatist? Here is my point: Until we transform this debate and talk about the true remedy for our problem -- namely, halting legal immigration -- we will labor in vain.

As I have said before, illegal immigration isn't the problem, but merely an exacerbation of the problem. As long as we perpetuate our current immigration scheme -- a formula dictating that 85 percent of immigrants will hail from the Third World and Asia -- the demographic revolution we have witnessed will continue, attended by descent into Third World status.

This is the third rail of the American immigration debate, the emperor-has-no-clothes-issue, the untouchable element. It gets at a truth that no one even dares contemplate because, by golly, we're a nation of immigrants. That is what we're told and it's not to be questioned; it is dogma. Why, I can almost hear Zero Mostel bellowing "Tradition!"

Then again, I can also hear that apocryphal saying: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."

Advocating a moratorium on legal immigration would be a return to sanity that could turn the tide. We would finally be taking the offense and proposing a change in the traditionalist direction, as opposed to making proactivity the province of the left. We would finally be pushing back, demanding some of the adversary's territory instead of just defending ours. Of course, we do have one other choice.

Certain defeat.

We may end this bad DREAM, but the left will be back, maybe in a few months, maybe in a year. And then they will return again and again and again and again; they will continue to make their proposals and propagandize, cajole and coerce, until one of their nail-in-the-coffin laws passes. It's not a matter of if, only when; one of those big punches will eventually land. This is the consequence of being defensive.

Thus, proposing the elimination of immigration is not only the right thing, it's the only thing. The present course of action guarantees eventual defeat, as the traditionalist side gets worn down through constant attack and people become acclimated to the idea of scamnesty-by-another-name. But if we finally start making the proposals -- if we finally say to the left, "No! You no longer drive the agenda, we have a say now" -- we'll be pushing back. Then, at worst, maybe we will, to use apropos terminology, be in a Mexican stand-off. And then perhaps, just possibly, we will have the time to alter the American consciousness and muster up the popular will to save our republic.

It's push back or be pushed around.

End immigration now, before it ends us.


Selwyn Duke is a columnist, public speaker, and Internet entrepreneur whose work has been published widely online and in print. His articles appear at RenewAmerica, American Thinker, The Conservative Voice, and Blogcritics, as well as many other sites. He has been featured in The American Conservative (Pat Buchanan's magazine), on the Rush Limbaugh Show, and has a regular column in Christian Music Perspective. Selwyn can be reached at: letters@canadafreepress.com