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Thread: Representative Chris Cannon (R-UT) on Anti-Immigration Groups Fathered by John Tanton

  1. #1
    From the webpage of Congressional Representative, Chris Cannon

    INFORMATION ABOUT ANTI-IMMIGRATION GROUPS

    The connection between some anti-immigration groups and anti-life beliefs has been well documented in recent articles and debates. Many immigration reform experts have received funds or have other connections to people and organizations that advocate anti-life measures such as euthanasia, sterilization, population control and abortion. Below are excerpts from various news articles, studies and other sources demonstrating the links between some anti-immigration groups and the anti-life agenda.

    April 26, 2006: Father of Anti-Immigration Group
    Awaits History's Judgement
    this article appeared on NewsHouse News Service

    Anti-Immigration Groups Fathered by John Tanton

    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which was founded by John Tanton, is the parent group of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) headed by Mark Kirkorian. Tanton wrote a memo on July 11, 1986 stating, To expand our fund-raising machine, we created the Center for Immigration Studies last year. We need to get CIS fully funded and entrenched as a major Washington think-tank, one that can venture into issues which FAIR is not yet ready to raise. Tanton is the infamous anti-population activist who said in a memo written in 1988 that continued immigration from Latin America would lead to the peaceful takeover of the nation by a group that is simply more fertile.

    Tanton, on his own Web site, says that he helped to start other anti-immigration organizations in addition to CIS, such as Roy Becks NumbersUSA. Other organizations, such as the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and NumbersUSA, both of which he helped to start, but on whose boards he does not serve, have also made stellar contributions to the immigration reform debate. http://www.thesocialcontract.com/puppeteer.html Tanton, again on his own Web site, lists the various groups he funds under U.S., Inc., which includes Becks NumbersUSA. http://www.thesocialcontract.com/usdesc.html.

    Tanton has founded and financed other anti-immigration groups as well. In addition to the above-mentioned groups, Tanton sits on the advisory board of American Patrol, now also American Border Patrol. (New Times Los Angeles, BeelzeBubba, May 7, 1998; The Tallahassee Democrat, Anti-immigrant groups: simple answers for simple minds, July 13, 2003)

    CIS is part of an anti-immigration syndicate founded by John Tanton, a retired ophthalmologist from Michigan who also founded NumbersUSA and the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and also funds American Patrol - the group that sends vigilantes to the southern border to capture illegal immigrants.

    FAIR and Negative Population Growth

    Negative Population Growth, an organization once headquartered in the anti-immigration group FAIR's Washington, DC office, was founded by Donald Mann who stated:

    "We should give incentives to low-income people who agree to sterilization. We should make available free abortion to low-income people on demand. And companies should cut back or deny maternity leave to women who have more than two children." (The Record, Teaneck Group Would Limit Babies, Immigrants, August 15, 1996, pg A01)

    Executive director of FAIR, Dan Stein, said of Mann's group, "NPG is one of a few serious, courageous, meaningful population-control groups that's seriously dealt with immigration." (The Record, Teaneck Group Would Limit Babies, Immigrants, August 15, 1996, pg A01)

    Political Campaigning

    During the current 2004 election cycle, an organization called the Coalition for the Future American Worker has run anti-immigration ads in various districts across the country. This includes thousands of dollars spent on radio ads in Utah's Third Congressional District attacking Congressman Chris Cannon.

    NumbersUSA's Roy Beck is a spokesperson for the Coalition. Beck said of ads being run in South Dakota, "We don't run these ads to influence elections, but to influence votes in Congress." (AP, Daschle campaign ad decries negative third-party commercials, April 23, 2004)

    Dan Stein, executive director of FAIR, is also a Coalition board member and spokesperson. According to an article in the Dallas Morning News about Coalition ads being run in a Dallas area congressional race, "Federal records show that the Coalition for the Future American Worker's member organizations receive financing from other organizations, such as the Pioneer Fund, which studies racial differences and counts Nazi sympathizers among its founders." (Dallas Morning News, Frost says Sessions should denounce immigration ads, April 7, 2004)

    Pioneer Fund gives over $1 million to FAIR

    Pioneer Fund has given, through 1996, $1.2 million to FAIR. (Center for New Community Special Report, Divide and Conquer: A Profile of the Federation for American Immigration Reform)

    On March 30, 1994, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote:

    A confidential memo written by FAIR founder John Tanton, published in 1988, argued that continued immigration from Latin America would lead to the peaceful takeover of the nation by "a group that is simply more fertile."

    FAIR also has been attacked for accepting $ 600,000 in donations since 1988 from the Pioneer Fund, a wealthy New York organization that finances research seeking proof of the genetic superiority of the white race.

    If that seems to conflict with its middle-of-the-road image, FAIR has been unbowed. Tanton remains on the board of directors, and Stein defends Pioneer Fund donations.

    "I think they support our work because the (Pioneer) trustees agree with what we''re doing," he said. "But we pitched the funding proposal to them. They give us money because we asked for it.

    The Pioneer Fund and Other Investments

    ProjectUSA, an anti-immigration group run by Craig Nelson from New York that has placed billboards in various political races including Utah's Third Congressional District, has also received money from the Pioneer Fund.

    As Cannon has correctly noted, Nelsen also gets sizable donations from the Pioneer Fund, a white supremacist organization that for decades has promoted racial purity through eugenics, a theory of selective human breeding espoused by the Nazis.

    IRS 990 forms show the fund awarded $25,000 in grants to ProjectUSA between the years 2000 and 2002. (Salt Lake Tribune, Immigration reform drives sharp wedge in Cannon race, March 29, 2004)

    Projects' express purpose, according to IRS forms, is to educate the public on population control.

    The spat between Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, and ProjectUSA, the Washington-based group pushing for strict curbs on immigration, is getting nastier. ProjectUSA started the round by erecting five billboards in Cannon's district saying that Cannon "Wants Amnesty for Illegal Aliens." Cannon offered the next punch, charging ProjectUSA and other anti-immigration groups with ties to an "anti-life" agenda that promotes "sterilization, abortion, eugenics, and euthanasia." Project USA's stated mission, Cannon said, is to "educate the public on population control." ProjectUSA quickly denied the charge, saying that never has ProjectUSA ... said that our mission is "to educate the public on population control." Except maybe on Part III of the project's 2002 tax return, where it told the IRS that such population-control education was its primary mission. "It appears an inattentive accountant did indeed insert that phrase on some tax forms," Project USA acknowledged. "So, we were wrong on that account. But then again, so what?" (National Journal, Inside Washington-Gosh Durn Those Precise Accountants, April 4, 2004)

    The Pioneer Fund's Anti-Life Agenda

    Besides anti-immigration projects, the Pioneer Fund has also used its money for eugenic research. Eugenics is defined as "the study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding." New York millionaires created the Pioneer Fund "and charged it with backing research in heredity, eugenics and ''race betterment.'' (Phoenix New Times, Jingo All the Way, December 25, 1997)

    When questioned about Pioneer Fund contributions, Tanton "claimed ignorant about the Pioneer Fund's connection to numerous researchers seemingly intent on proving the inferiority of blacks, as well as its unsavory ties to Nazism. Among materials published by Tanton's Social Contract Press include the video Immigration by the Numbers, by Roy Beck, the executive director of NumbersUSA. (Phoenix New Times, Jingo All the Way, December 25, 1997)

    Richard Lamm's Anti-Life Agenda

    Chairman of the Board of Advisors for FAIR and Former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm, stated in 1984 that terminally ill people have a "duty to die and get out of the way" (UPI March 29, 1984) and has also been associated with euthanasia for the elderly as a means to population control.

    Governor Lamm is quoted in a May 1985 article as saying, "The best thing that could happen to this country is for a whole bunch of hospitals to go broke." This comment is attributed to a belief that medicine is prolonging the life spans of individuals thus causing population problems.

    Lamm, while Governor of Colorado, was quoted during a speech to seniors that everyone had a "duty to die" so that the next generation wouldn't be burdened with their care. After a trip to India in 1967, Lamm returned to say that he "came back vowing to work on the problem of human population." He sponsored the country's first liberalized abortion bill in the state legislature. (Denver Westword, It''s Not Easy Being Green; Look Who's Mad at **** Lamm Now!, March 18, 2004)

    The Wall Street Journal Makes the Connection

    Below is an excerpt from a March 15, 2004 editorial by Jason Riley, a senior editorial page writer at the Journal.

    "So determined is conservatism's nativist wing that it's even made common cause with radical environmentalists and zero-population-growth fanatics on the leftist fringe. The Federation for American Immigration Reform and the Center for Immigration Studies may strike right-wing poses in the press, but both groups support big government, mock federalism, deride free markets and push a cultural agenda abhorrent to any self-respecting social conservative.

    FAIR's founder and former president is John Tanton, an eye doctor who opened the first Planned Parenthood chapter in northern Michigan. By Dr. Tanton's own reckoning, FAIR has received more than $1.5 million from the Pioneer Fund, a white-supremacist outfit devoted to racial purity through eugenics.

    Board members of FAIR actively promote the sterilization of Third World women for the purposes of reducing U.S. immigration prospects. And if anything disturbs the good doctor more than those Latin American hordes crossing the Rio Grande, it's the likelihood that most of them are Catholic, or so he once told a Reuters reporter.

    CIS, an equally repugnant FAIR offshoot, is a big fan of China's one-child policy and publishes books advocating looser limits on abortion and wider use of RU-486. CIS considers the Sierra Club, which cites "stabilizing world population" fourth on its 21st century to-do list, as too moderate. And like FAIR, CIS has called for a target U.S. population of 150 million, about half of what it is today.

    Unlike their counterparts on the restrictionist right, these organizations don't distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. They want the border sealed as a means to a fanciful, neo-Malthusian end. Both sides, however, do share the same intellectual framework -- an overriding pessimism and lack of understanding about markets, which is why both also tend to oppose free trade."
    ___________________________________

    [COLOR:BLUE][B]When the creations of a genius collide with the mind of a layman, and produce an empty sound, there is little doubt as to which is at fault.

    One day it will have to be officially admitted that

  2. #2
    From the webpage of Congressional Representative, Chris Cannon

    INFORMATION ABOUT ANTI-IMMIGRATION GROUPS

    The connection between some anti-immigration groups and anti-life beliefs has been well documented in recent articles and debates. Many immigration reform experts have received funds or have other connections to people and organizations that advocate anti-life measures such as euthanasia, sterilization, population control and abortion. Below are excerpts from various news articles, studies and other sources demonstrating the links between some anti-immigration groups and the anti-life agenda.

    April 26, 2006: Father of Anti-Immigration Group
    Awaits History's Judgement
    this article appeared on NewsHouse News Service

    Anti-Immigration Groups Fathered by John Tanton

    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which was founded by John Tanton, is the parent group of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) headed by Mark Kirkorian. Tanton wrote a memo on July 11, 1986 stating, To expand our fund-raising machine, we created the Center for Immigration Studies last year. We need to get CIS fully funded and entrenched as a major Washington think-tank, one that can venture into issues which FAIR is not yet ready to raise. Tanton is the infamous anti-population activist who said in a memo written in 1988 that continued immigration from Latin America would lead to the peaceful takeover of the nation by a group that is simply more fertile.

    Tanton, on his own Web site, says that he helped to start other anti-immigration organizations in addition to CIS, such as Roy Becks NumbersUSA. Other organizations, such as the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and NumbersUSA, both of which he helped to start, but on whose boards he does not serve, have also made stellar contributions to the immigration reform debate. http://www.thesocialcontract.com/puppeteer.html Tanton, again on his own Web site, lists the various groups he funds under U.S., Inc., which includes Becks NumbersUSA. http://www.thesocialcontract.com/usdesc.html.

    Tanton has founded and financed other anti-immigration groups as well. In addition to the above-mentioned groups, Tanton sits on the advisory board of American Patrol, now also American Border Patrol. (New Times Los Angeles, BeelzeBubba, May 7, 1998; The Tallahassee Democrat, Anti-immigrant groups: simple answers for simple minds, July 13, 2003)

    CIS is part of an anti-immigration syndicate founded by John Tanton, a retired ophthalmologist from Michigan who also founded NumbersUSA and the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and also funds American Patrol - the group that sends vigilantes to the southern border to capture illegal immigrants.

    FAIR and Negative Population Growth

    Negative Population Growth, an organization once headquartered in the anti-immigration group FAIR's Washington, DC office, was founded by Donald Mann who stated:

    "We should give incentives to low-income people who agree to sterilization. We should make available free abortion to low-income people on demand. And companies should cut back or deny maternity leave to women who have more than two children." (The Record, Teaneck Group Would Limit Babies, Immigrants, August 15, 1996, pg A01)

    Executive director of FAIR, Dan Stein, said of Mann's group, "NPG is one of a few serious, courageous, meaningful population-control groups that's seriously dealt with immigration." (The Record, Teaneck Group Would Limit Babies, Immigrants, August 15, 1996, pg A01)

    Political Campaigning

    During the current 2004 election cycle, an organization called the Coalition for the Future American Worker has run anti-immigration ads in various districts across the country. This includes thousands of dollars spent on radio ads in Utah's Third Congressional District attacking Congressman Chris Cannon.

    NumbersUSA's Roy Beck is a spokesperson for the Coalition. Beck said of ads being run in South Dakota, "We don't run these ads to influence elections, but to influence votes in Congress." (AP, Daschle campaign ad decries negative third-party commercials, April 23, 2004)

    Dan Stein, executive director of FAIR, is also a Coalition board member and spokesperson. According to an article in the Dallas Morning News about Coalition ads being run in a Dallas area congressional race, "Federal records show that the Coalition for the Future American Worker's member organizations receive financing from other organizations, such as the Pioneer Fund, which studies racial differences and counts Nazi sympathizers among its founders." (Dallas Morning News, Frost says Sessions should denounce immigration ads, April 7, 2004)

    Pioneer Fund gives over $1 million to FAIR

    Pioneer Fund has given, through 1996, $1.2 million to FAIR. (Center for New Community Special Report, Divide and Conquer: A Profile of the Federation for American Immigration Reform)

    On March 30, 1994, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote:

    A confidential memo written by FAIR founder John Tanton, published in 1988, argued that continued immigration from Latin America would lead to the peaceful takeover of the nation by "a group that is simply more fertile."

    FAIR also has been attacked for accepting $ 600,000 in donations since 1988 from the Pioneer Fund, a wealthy New York organization that finances research seeking proof of the genetic superiority of the white race.

    If that seems to conflict with its middle-of-the-road image, FAIR has been unbowed. Tanton remains on the board of directors, and Stein defends Pioneer Fund donations.

    "I think they support our work because the (Pioneer) trustees agree with what we''re doing," he said. "But we pitched the funding proposal to them. They give us money because we asked for it.

    The Pioneer Fund and Other Investments

    ProjectUSA, an anti-immigration group run by Craig Nelson from New York that has placed billboards in various political races including Utah's Third Congressional District, has also received money from the Pioneer Fund.

    As Cannon has correctly noted, Nelsen also gets sizable donations from the Pioneer Fund, a white supremacist organization that for decades has promoted racial purity through eugenics, a theory of selective human breeding espoused by the Nazis.

    IRS 990 forms show the fund awarded $25,000 in grants to ProjectUSA between the years 2000 and 2002. (Salt Lake Tribune, Immigration reform drives sharp wedge in Cannon race, March 29, 2004)

    Projects' express purpose, according to IRS forms, is to educate the public on population control.

    The spat between Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, and ProjectUSA, the Washington-based group pushing for strict curbs on immigration, is getting nastier. ProjectUSA started the round by erecting five billboards in Cannon's district saying that Cannon "Wants Amnesty for Illegal Aliens." Cannon offered the next punch, charging ProjectUSA and other anti-immigration groups with ties to an "anti-life" agenda that promotes "sterilization, abortion, eugenics, and euthanasia." Project USA's stated mission, Cannon said, is to "educate the public on population control." ProjectUSA quickly denied the charge, saying that never has ProjectUSA ... said that our mission is "to educate the public on population control." Except maybe on Part III of the project's 2002 tax return, where it told the IRS that such population-control education was its primary mission. "It appears an inattentive accountant did indeed insert that phrase on some tax forms," Project USA acknowledged. "So, we were wrong on that account. But then again, so what?" (National Journal, Inside Washington-Gosh Durn Those Precise Accountants, April 4, 2004)

    The Pioneer Fund's Anti-Life Agenda

    Besides anti-immigration projects, the Pioneer Fund has also used its money for eugenic research. Eugenics is defined as "the study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding." New York millionaires created the Pioneer Fund "and charged it with backing research in heredity, eugenics and ''race betterment.'' (Phoenix New Times, Jingo All the Way, December 25, 1997)

    When questioned about Pioneer Fund contributions, Tanton "claimed ignorant about the Pioneer Fund's connection to numerous researchers seemingly intent on proving the inferiority of blacks, as well as its unsavory ties to Nazism. Among materials published by Tanton's Social Contract Press include the video Immigration by the Numbers, by Roy Beck, the executive director of NumbersUSA. (Phoenix New Times, Jingo All the Way, December 25, 1997)

    Richard Lamm's Anti-Life Agenda

    Chairman of the Board of Advisors for FAIR and Former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm, stated in 1984 that terminally ill people have a "duty to die and get out of the way" (UPI March 29, 1984) and has also been associated with euthanasia for the elderly as a means to population control.

    Governor Lamm is quoted in a May 1985 article as saying, "The best thing that could happen to this country is for a whole bunch of hospitals to go broke." This comment is attributed to a belief that medicine is prolonging the life spans of individuals thus causing population problems.

    Lamm, while Governor of Colorado, was quoted during a speech to seniors that everyone had a "duty to die" so that the next generation wouldn't be burdened with their care. After a trip to India in 1967, Lamm returned to say that he "came back vowing to work on the problem of human population." He sponsored the country's first liberalized abortion bill in the state legislature. (Denver Westword, It''s Not Easy Being Green; Look Who's Mad at **** Lamm Now!, March 18, 2004)

    The Wall Street Journal Makes the Connection

    Below is an excerpt from a March 15, 2004 editorial by Jason Riley, a senior editorial page writer at the Journal.

    "So determined is conservatism's nativist wing that it's even made common cause with radical environmentalists and zero-population-growth fanatics on the leftist fringe. The Federation for American Immigration Reform and the Center for Immigration Studies may strike right-wing poses in the press, but both groups support big government, mock federalism, deride free markets and push a cultural agenda abhorrent to any self-respecting social conservative.

    FAIR's founder and former president is John Tanton, an eye doctor who opened the first Planned Parenthood chapter in northern Michigan. By Dr. Tanton's own reckoning, FAIR has received more than $1.5 million from the Pioneer Fund, a white-supremacist outfit devoted to racial purity through eugenics.

    Board members of FAIR actively promote the sterilization of Third World women for the purposes of reducing U.S. immigration prospects. And if anything disturbs the good doctor more than those Latin American hordes crossing the Rio Grande, it's the likelihood that most of them are Catholic, or so he once told a Reuters reporter.

    CIS, an equally repugnant FAIR offshoot, is a big fan of China's one-child policy and publishes books advocating looser limits on abortion and wider use of RU-486. CIS considers the Sierra Club, which cites "stabilizing world population" fourth on its 21st century to-do list, as too moderate. And like FAIR, CIS has called for a target U.S. population of 150 million, about half of what it is today.

    Unlike their counterparts on the restrictionist right, these organizations don't distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. They want the border sealed as a means to a fanciful, neo-Malthusian end. Both sides, however, do share the same intellectual framework -- an overriding pessimism and lack of understanding about markets, which is why both also tend to oppose free trade."
    ___________________________________

    [COLOR:BLUE][B]When the creations of a genius collide with the mind of a layman, and produce an empty sound, there is little doubt as to which is at fault.

    One day it will have to be officially admitted that

  3. #3
    Someone12
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    obviously impenetrable hasn't had an original thought in his/her peabrain for ages....we keep seeing tiresome quotes from people that are (a) dead and (b) have nothing to do with illegal immigration

  4. #4
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  5. #5
    Chris Cannon, the immigration debate, and Les Miserables

    Mary Mostert
    June 23, 2004


    Well, in spite of a massive misinformation campaign, supported and fueled by much of the press, including Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, numerous supposedly anti-immigration groups such as Project USA, American Patrol and Numbers USA, my own congressman, Rep. Chris Cannon of Utah's 3rd Congressional District won yesterday's Republican Primary by 58.45% of the vote. This was exactly the same percentage in the Republican Convention that was held May 8, 2004.

    Before the election, outside observers such as Michelle Makin, were telling us "the race to watch is the battle for the Republican nomination in the 3rd Congressional District. It's an important grass roots versus elite battle between conservative challenger Matt Throckmorton and four-term incumbent Chris Cannon. Cannon is full of himself. He's a lying open-borders zealot. And he's a chauvinist pig."

    Cannon a "Chauvinist pig?" That's a new one. Much of Cannon's campaign this year of necessity had to be run without him since he spent most of his time in Washington. Cannon, the father of 8 children, gave his wife and his daughters the job of speaking for him often. Since when do male chauvinists allow women to take their place in important tasks?

    As for only the "elite" voting for Cannon, yesterday's vote appears to put 58.45% of Utah's voting population in the "elite" category. Before the State Republican Convention, Matt Throckmorton said polls showed that he had 60% of the delegate votes. When he received 42%, we were then told that the convention only reflected the "elite" vote and the primary election would show that most voters were opposed to Chris Cannon. It would appear that 58.45% of all Utah voters are among the "elite."

    It's always interesting to me to read a journalist's description of what happened when it is something I happen to have direct, personal knowledge concerning. This happens to be the case where Chris Cannon is concerned. I got involved in the discussion before the Utah GOP State Convention when I began getting information that claimed to be discussing Chris Cannon's bill pertaining to immigration reform, HR 3142. What Cannon's opponents, all of whom were claiming to be "Reagan Republicans," were saying about the bill and Chris' position on immigration was simply inaccurate. Like, the opposite of what the bill was written to do.

    Now, I have no problem with people who oppose Chris Cannon and his position on immigration. That's normal. I do have a problem with people who claim that Cannon, who has a 93% "conservative" voting record, is a liberal who supports open borders. That is simply not true. Politicians and journalist who make that claim either cannot, or will not, read Cannon's bill. It doesn't offer amnesty. It would prevent any alien entering the country illegally from becoming a citizen "” unless they were a refugee or a woman fleeing provable abuse.

    Malkin wrote, "When I matter-of-factly noted that he had lied to the audience and confronted him about his support for the DREAM Act, which provides in-state tuition discounts for illegal aliens, he sputtered. Then he tried to convince the audience that the bill wouldn't encourage law breaking. Then, with voice rising, he insisted that it wasn't fair to punish illegal alien students. (The audience responded with boos and hisses). Then, with his chins quivering, he accused me of being 'emotional.'"

    Malkin's view of "lawbreaking" reminds me a lot of Les Miserables. I spent election evening watching two of my grandchildren in their final performance of Les Mis. After the performance I commented to my grandson Joshua, who plays Inspector Javert, who is a defender, of the "law," that it was ironic that the show ends with Javert's friend and informer, the tavern keeper Thenardier and his wife stealing the silver at Cosette's wedding and getting away with it, while the only father she knew, Jean Valjean, was still suffering and still in hiding after his 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to save the life of his sister's starving child.

    There are thousands of children of illegal aliens "” possibly millions of them "” in our schools. They are there because the 1982 ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States in Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982) (USSC+). That decision ruled that a Texas statute which withheld from local school districts "any state funds for the education of children who were not 'legally admitted' into the United States, and which authorizes local school districts to deny enrollment to such children, violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment."

    Contrary to Malkin's apparent view of the situation, it is not the children, brought into this country by their parents, who have broken the law. It is the parents. It is the American employers of the parents who have broken laws forbidding employment of illegal aliens. It is the U.S. Supreme Court who has blocked any effort to halt the flow of illegal aliens.

    So, once these children grow up, graduate from high school and want to attend college "” all the sudden all the punishment of American law and culture is to be placed on them? Why not the parents? Why not the Americans who employ the parents? Why not the U.S. Senators who approved liberal judges that block efforts to enforce immigration law? Why do we only want to punish the children who had nothing to do with being brought into this country and usually by high school graduation are as American as their classmates? Generally they have no one to return to in their native land and cannot continue their education to become more productive citizens.

    Is depriving them of higher education beneficial to the United States? I don't think so.

    I am proud of the voters of Utah for rejecting the blame-the-children approach to immigration problems and for seeing through the hate campaign against Chris Cannon. Chris Cannon may not be perfect, but at least he has the courage to stand up and fight for the children while so-called "conservatives" and admitted liberals spread incredible lies about what the Bush-Cannon immigration reform program is all about.



    © Copyright 2004 by Mary Mostert
    ___________________________________

    [COLOR:BLUE][B]When the creations of a genius collide with the mind of a layman, and produce an empty sound, there is little doubt as to which is at fault.

    One day it will have to be officially admitted that

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