- In a down to earth, logical and rational discussion,
Don Collins brings deep perspective to the forthcoming vote on the Scam
Act, opps, I mean Dream Act now before Congress: "Am I DREAM-ing?-Is
Real Immigration Reform On The Horizon?"
- The Dream Act would allow illegal alien children to step
to the front of the line with instate tuition after having ridden the taxpayers'
wallets from K-12 education along with 'free' breakfasts and lunches. It
would displace American college students and unfairly charge out of state
students with added financial burdens. It would not stop the flow of illegal
aliens across America's borders. It would accelerate it!
- In this continuing series of interviews with my friend
Don Collins, you may enjoy a Washington DC insider's understanding about
the Dream Act.
- Why all the hoopla over this Scam Act Mr. Collins?
- "It's all too easy to get discouraged as well as
disgusted, watch guys like Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) grandstanding to "pay
back" his Hispanic supporters for his squeaker election
win in Nevada by trying to ram through the DREAM Act in the lame
duck session now sitting," said Collins. "Since new Open Border
laws were passed in 1965, they have been central in bringing our present
population from 194 million to its present level of 310 million-on
the way, as a Roy Beck video recently projected, to a population
of 400 million by 2050 and 625 million by 2100. There has been no effort
since to slow unneeded numbers, to even measure need, or even to calculate
the impact on our environment, our culture or our general well-being."
- In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video,
"Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls", Roy Beck, director of
www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation.
Take five minutes to see for yourself:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE&feature=player_embedded
- "In short, no effort by Congress to have a really
reasoned debate," said Collins. "These elitist worthies simply
sold out, lock, stock and barrel, to the Cheap Labor crowd, the big
bucks manipulators on Wall Street, and the religious and ethnic lobbies.
- "But, the above notwithstanding, I am now more than
ever optimistic that we can shortly win real patriotic reform.
- "Why? Because our present economic situation bids
fair to stay lousy for years and years.
- "The American people are going to find out that "more
and better" is not their future-as it has been since WWII. The
competition from Asia, which I just visited again a couple of weeks ago,
has gotten extremely keen. Cheap labor, growing use of better technology,
much of it simply off-shored from the USA, and the intensely hard-working
folks out there bent on catching up, will have a pressure on living standards
far into the future.
- "Maybe Reid will ram this DREAM Act through.
But if he does, Americans will soon realize that every DREAM Act kid they
pay for from their diminishing tax stream means one American citizen's
kid will not have a place. This DREAM Act giveaway could be the trigger
poster child that sets anger at a new level, perhaps with a combo of bad
news, building into a tsunami. How dandy can things be with nearly 10%
unemployed and likely to be so for a long time?
- "The Tea Party has many members who see
the connection between immigration and their best interests. While its
objectives are far from focused, the visceral reaction to the prospect
of less for all (except perhaps those on the Federal payroll) has gotten
completely through to even some of the thickest skulls.
- "Nobody is so dumb that they don't see that the
Federal Government employees at every level have been cut a fat hog-good
salaries, no layoffs, and assured pensions, the later perk having long
nearly vanished in the private sector.
- "So when Obama says no Federal employee raises in
2011, so what? My Social Security payments aren't going up either. But
the greedy Republicans in Congress are still balking at taxing the rich
and the extension of the Bush tax cut bill will likely be extended with
that little absurdity intact.
- "Controlling expenses of government? The Republicans
have no plan either. Neither the newly-anointed Republican House nor the
already unpopular Obama Administration are going to be looking
great in 2012. While a Third Party is not likely, the independents will
again be the swingers in the equation. Betcha new faces will emerge.
- "And how about those scintillating deficits in states,
cities, towns and hamlets? The so-called riskless municipal bonds are no
longer riskless. Should substantial defaults keep coming, turning some
major mini issues into Greek tragedies or Irish wakes, the squeeze on citizens
at the local level will make bringing in those work visa employees even
more unpalatable than the million-plus numbers of the alien workers
now allowed every year by Congress.
- "Bottom line: Immigration must be reduced. Politicians
in both parties will do everything they can to avoid it, but they will
be forced to cut because of the sheer inability of our system to absorb
- "When will this reduction begin? Probably soon,
although of course counting on the American legislative system to act promptly
on anything is uncertain. However, the forces at work to thrust this real
reform reality in the faces of everyone on Capitol Hill and in the White
House are powerful indeed.
- "After 45 years of excess immigration, the opportunity
for real reform is on the horizon. Immigration patriots-our time is at
hand! Illegitimi non carborundum!"
- Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents
- from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA,
coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic
Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population
Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church
groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world
population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author
of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies
available: 1 888 280 7715