Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." --Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776.
In 1986 when Amnesty was passed they promised to "tighten" the border, and enforce laws, same hollow sentiments by the same hollow shills. This bill is backed by corporate interests, and is being forced upon us because of money. This is a nation destroying bill, it is that simple. America is in no position to spend over 2 trillion dollars on making illegal immigrants legal. The loopholes have been identified, these illegal immigrants can prepare a list of family members to bring into America upon their legalization, while American citizens who were merely doing their job, patrolling our border agents Ramos and Compean are sitting behind bars locked away from their families. This Immigration bill is nothing more than a sham, they want to give illegal immigrants privileges that American citizens would not share, like the affordability of a college education, and tax amnesty. Ed and Elaine Brown, (the New Hampshire couple refusing to pay their income tax until they see the law), can't even get the IRS to show them the law, but these illegal immigrants don't even need to ask, they just get a free pass.
Luckily we have Ron Paul making an attempt to salvage whats left of this country, speaking up in support of people like Ed and Elaine Brown. During an interview with Lee Rogers, Dr. Paul said it would be easier for people to just "go along with the system", and act like "zombies". Saying those who fight against the tax code, and the monetary system could be compared to Gandhi, or Martin Luther King, willing to stand up for the law of the land, while being threatened with "consequences". He made it clear what the American people are up against, when we stand up for The Constitution "... you fight at your own risk because its civil disobedience according to their system, its weird that your breaking the law when your obeying the constitution, but that's the point." Later on FOX News he clarified his position, which is one of peace, saying that he would not advocate any type of violence.
There is a definite movement to restore The Constitution. Seventeen states have stopped the Real ID Act, but the Main Stream Media failed to mention it. South Carolina is the most recent to reject the Real ID Act, the legislation that would give the government an all access pass into our private lives. Yesterday the Tennessee Governor signed the Ban On Real ID into law, after passing unanimously in the earlier in the month(88-0).
The two states reached the same goal of banning the Real ID Act but like many other states, Tennessee seems to be fishing for federal funds, and once they are received that could lift the ban. If we know one thing, there is never a time to rest when fighting the lawmakers. Still progress is being made, South Carolina's bill could be a perfect model for the other states to follow, protecting our freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures and our freedom of privacy, as stated in The Constitution. Look on the map to see the staus of your state, and if its not at all active, make a move, because an implementation plan MUST BE ready by October 2007!
In a time when our government is acting outside of the law of the land, we must stay informed, and hold them accountable for their actions.
"Our fellow citizens have been led hoodwinked from their principles by a most extraordinary combination of circumstances. But the band is removed, and they now see for themselves."