ASAP! Coalition E-Alert:
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org