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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

“The book was written last year in a certain environment. The goal was to persuade people against immigration reform to be for it. Since that time, eight of 100 senators have moved, and not much in the House...When we were working on this, Marco Rubio wasn't for a path to citizenship.”
— Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush explaining to Michael Gerson his position on immigration and why it seems at odds with his new book with Clint Bolick, 'Immigration Wars.'
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DaveFrancis
DaveFrancis

BEHIND OUR BACKS?

Doesn't it seem strange to the reader that little is known about the border innovation, called IDENTISEIS (AKA the Sonic Barrier) shown at El Paso meeting? The new technology, called IDENTISEIS, was displayed by its creator, Border Technology, Inc. of Hereford, Arizona. "This system provides a seamless method of detecting and identifying anyone or anything that tries to cross the border," said Mike King of Border Technology. This was the largest growing event for discussions on effective practices and technologies needed to ensure our borders are safe from recent security threats." King says those expressing an interest in the system included persons concerned with international border security, such as a representative of the United Nations, who said he saw real value in IDENTISEIS as a means of protecting emerging nations. "The response to IDENTISIES was overwhelmingly positive," King said. The U.S. Border Patrol uses ground sensors, but they are used as individual unconnected units with a range of about 30 feet and need batteries to operate. According to King, the Sonic Barrier is powered by solar panels and needs no outside source of power. With a detection range of more than 300 feet, and with continuous coverage, on the ground and in the air, the Sonic Barrier is much superior to conventional sensors used by the Border Patrol.

Home land Security is deceiving the public, and intentionally never shows the fence outside of heavily populated areas.This is generally what the U.S. Border Patrol agents are ordered to show, which is the great ranging 15 to 20 footimpressive wall rising up ofsteel and concrete; not the “Nothingness” just outside the big communities. Were any of us aware that only around 5% of former President Bush 2006 Secure Fence Act was actually constructed? We spend hundreds of billions of dollars on illegal alien children's welfare, once they are smuggled into America and the Mother keeps conceiving multiple births, so regardless of her immigration status, she is unlikely to be deported. Then the rest of the family stealthily moves in to the house, approved by our government because her children have become instant citizens. This is a mockery of the 14th amendment, as it only meant for the descendants of slaves after the 19th century emancipation declaration. Even so those we elect are selling us down the road, when they could amend the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT.

Is anybody willing to guess who pays for the millions of instant citizenship babies here; the hospital delivery, the education, the medical care and all the extra benefits, including the average cash payment of $600.00 for each child? Do the simple arithmetic for an average of 3 children? $1800.00 is not a bad amount of money, when you have never paid into citizen entitlements. When many nations of determined to change their Birthright Citizenship law, Americans political corruption has remained dormant instead of also rescinding this law. One other direction to stop the illegal immigration invasion is THE SAVE ACT, (H.R.830) So far it’s not getting much publicity, as the Liberal press insures it stays in the dark and doesn't get to seen on any scale by the American Public. The Save Act law has a provision of the E-Verify program amongst other strong enforcement, which identifies illegal alien workers through such new tools as the state Department of Motor vehicles.

Los Angeles Times -- March 10

Is the border secure?

Homeland Security officials express frustration at what they consider unrealistic expectations. Because accurate measurement of migrant traffic has always been elusive (how can migrants be counted if they're not caught?), security levels will always be open to interpretation.The standards demanded by some lawmakers are unattainable, no matter the investment. "Even the heaviest concentration of fencing, all-weather roads, 24-hour lighting, surveillance systems and Border Patrol agents cannot seal the border completely," U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher recently told Congress.

The Times says migrants can't be counted unless they're caught. What nonsense! American Border Patrol has demonstrated a simple way to do just that using proven oil exploration technology (THE SONIC BARRIER).Heaven forbid that someone might come down to our ranch and see if this really works! (Heaven hasn't forbidden it --- but media moguls have.) And good 'ole Chief Michael Fisher makes perfect enemy of the good. How about cutting the flow down to 20,000 illegals per year?

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol, says, “America is in trouble because our media practice thought control --- not journalism. (There is a surprise brewing for them, however.) We have a serious problem on our border with Mexico. There is explosive evidence reported by American Border Patrol that Barack Obama's new amnesty program exacerbated the problem. The border was being overrun.It should have been a major campaign issue, but it wasn't because the mainstream media ignored it, including --- and especially --- Fox News.Does American Border Patrol have credibility?

American Border Patrol has been working the border problem for ten years. Of all the non-profits dealing with the immigration issue, ABP receives more donations from individuals than any other. We are the people's choice.News Organizations Worldwide Look to ABP!

 

DaveFrancis
DaveFrancis

ABP has hosted journalists from Japan - see this and this. Germany, and see this. Switzerland and see this..Investigative Reporters have arrived from France, England, and the Times of London and many others.An Italian crew visited us on Oct. 30 and a Swiss crew will be here on Dec. 6 (not their first visit).In the past six years we have been visited by only one major TV U.S. news outlet --- CNN. Its 5900 Miles vs. 1900 Miles.Japan and Europe are both about 6,000 miles from ABP; Fox is only 2,000 miles away – yet we have had at least ten visits from the former and none from the later.

Fox News knows that American Border Patrol can shed light on the border issue as no other organization can - but it refuses to even mention us. The only conclusion I can draw is that Fox News doesn't want its viewers to know the truth about the border and how serious the problem truly is.Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"? No it isn't. Contact Fox News and give 'em hell for letting Obama win the election. Is it a possibility that Fox News has annulled this matter because they have just started a new TV cable broadcast aimed at the huge minority population, in their own language”?

Anybody who was around in 1986 saw the approval of the late President Reagan’s, who signed this immigration amnesty law (IRCA). It was for all intents and purposes one big rip off. It was never meant to succeed, as the shadow government, so to speak was rejected by the business community and they are the ones who pay big dollars in campaign contributions and other entities that use cheap labor. Whether it’s Fox News or any other media, unions, faith and religion, radical ethnic groups as at the bottom of the corruption barrel it all about money and corruption. It starts at the very top of the political ladder in Washington and eventually infests every Legislative commission down to the underlings. It’s shameless that very upright, honest lawmakers fall to the favors to the “K Street” lobbyists and we the “Stupid and educated about government and policy” fall foul to the wealthy jerks in Washington.

Attrition through Enforcement requires not only implementing policies to force illegal’s to self-deport themselves, but also avoiding policies that would trigger more illegal immigration as is being drafted now by the GANG OF EIGHT.

The viewpoint of continuing mass immigration and speeding toward a population of 445 to 462 million in 2050 that is accelerating at a rate amplified by an amnesty/guest worker plan and adding a further 38 to 55 million residents; is one that should be at the top of the agenda of every group, every man/women in the country that is disturbed about the impact of population on the environment, economy and our society.

The average American has so many monetary and other physical problems within his home environment that politics is the last thing he needs to worry about? But then the politicians know this and engineer many laws, without us even knowing; all the time counting their special privileges, their huge retirement pensions and first class health care. Unless Americans take a few essential minutes to contact Washington, we will be weighed down with another couple of trillion dollars in taxes, to support a new comprehensive immigration reform policy.AND THAT”S NOT COUNTING THE NEXT GENERATION WAVE OF ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO ARE SURE TO TURN UP, LOOKING FOR THE NEXT WELFARE HANDOUTS AND A THIRD GIANT AMNESTY REWARD. Why we are sitting back relying on Congress to do the right thing for all of us, all the open border entities are not sitting on their hands. They are out there now backed by the Liberal Progressives and pro illegal immigrant groups raging around the country, demanding their civil rights.GET IT!

Call Washington, Call Phoenix, call every federal and State Senator, call every local representative and fight back. Perhaps you are going to have a nasty taste in your mouth, because time is of the essence as President Obama is determined to pass some kind of Comprehensive Reform package this APRIL, which the taxpayer will be forced to pay for. Fight for America now, fight against overpopulation, fight to reduce taxes that are used to supplement foreign nationals, fight to make English the only language, fight to stop the travesty of illegal alien children crowding our schools, specifically in the border states, fight for the U.S. constitution that is being bypassed by the President Obama Liberal progressives and socialist agendas,Call your politicians in Washington and at state level and demand they listen to its citizens and legal residents. That number is (202) 224-3121, for the Central Washington switchboard.When there are 23 million American jobless, while millions of illegal aliens are hired then we must speak up. You can also petition your local, state and federal Representative at the NumbersUSA website.

JohnClemensMcculloughIII
JohnClemensMcculloughIII

Focus of President or any government office of The United States should have a passion of heart for the Sovereignty of the United States.

• Should not be a political passion to engage in political civil war.

• Must be a Passion for the United States to be a standalone country and any international trade interest with allies or others would be a bonus and not a dependency.

The Sovereignty of the Unite States is not an option; it is a must. All the states and the jurisdictions of the United States must pull together. Just cannot rely on the title "The United States", because the title needs relevant content, and that relevant content is sovereignty!

The Preamble Has Steps for Order

The first step and the most important step is “We the People of the United States”, this step is required before continuing. If anything is placed before “We the People of the United States”, it will not be a proper order or work smoothly. Remember if you are divided you are not united!

The public of the United States must see that they themselves are the people. To perceive that anyone is different than themselves as citizens is making diversity, and diversity is divisive. There is no diversity in “We the People of the United States”. “We the People of the United States” is the coming together of all people in the United States being one public, and that is not divided that is united! The people must come first in one united agreement. No special interest groups or any other versions of “we the people” should come before or be referenced before “We the People of the United States’.

Who are the people who make “We the People of the United States”,

Natural born citizens. Those who’ve gotten a citizenship, and those who have it in their heart the intent to support the United States but are not of legal citizenship status yet.

After “We the People of the United States”, then comes “in Order to form a more perfect Union”. See and evaluate that first is “We the People of the United States”, then “in Order to form a more perfect Union”. Now we have a more perfect Union! With the more perfect Union we can “establish Justice”.

Now the completion of the Preamble; insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

(Preamble)

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

retiredvet
retiredvet

Maybe Jeb could get the real Darth Vader as running mate.

sacredh
sacredh

Jeb on George: He was adopted.

mjshep
mjshep

Hey, Jeb,  Mitt has a slightly used etch-a-sketch for sale, if you need one.  It's never too early to practice.

MrObvious
MrObvious

Oops

The fungibility of a mind that realizes that before 2012 kicking on 'dah brown' was good and a sure win. After 2012 and the stinging loss it's like 'Ola Compadre - friends?'

gysgt213
gysgt213

Bull Hockey Jeb.  But good luck dealing with the extreme voices you are going to have to suck up to.

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

"You need to understand, I'll say whatever is convenient at the time. You really can't hold me to a position that is unpopular now"

grape_crush
grape_crush

> "The book was written last year in a certain environment."

Translated:

"Last year, I didn't need to lay the groundwork for getting through the 2016 GOP primaries. We thought we would have a Republican in the White House for the next 4-8 years after the 2012 election."

outsider
outsider

Things like this quote, combined with his last name mean Jeb is going to have a harder time than Romney did, i suspect. 

APatriot1
APatriot1

@JohnClemensMcculloughIII  

This is a much needed Social Contract Theory debate that's been ignored for two long in national politics. US politicians have a Social Contract with the electorate which must be greater than personal or party loyalties. Politicians have pandered to special interests, often foreign interests in ways that would be considered treasonous a generation ago. The embrace of globalization beginning with Visa worker programs, then NAFTA were the beginning of the sell-out of American workers to whom all those politicians should have been beholden. Now, the idea of citizenship through birthright is a bad joke (in the Pacific Rim states, it's actually a liabiliy),

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

@mjshep Righto! Jeb flipped when he should have flopped. Now he's going to have to "shake that thang" and start over...

PerryWhite1
PerryWhite1

@Paul,nnto This will probably be just a blip to Republicans in his inevitable 2016 primary campaign. But it should be a cold shower for those who think of Jeb as some kind of sainted savior, so much different than W or Romney. He's just another lying opportunist, and I hope independents will continue to see him that way.

bobcn
bobcn

@grape_crush 

Another republican candidate who will stand by his word -- until it becomes inconvenient.

Is Jeb trying to make Romney look good?

TyPollard
TyPollard

@outsider2011 

I'm not sure. Mitt was severely unlikable and a walking stereotype of an out of touch plutocrat.

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

@kbanginmotown @mjshep Jeb has plenty of time to get to the right and then the left and then back to the right of every issue.

He's a pro, you know. 

OT- Dinner tonight on this dreary Minneapolis day. Tuna au poivre with a dark chicken stock reduction sauce, riced potatoes, chard braised in some of that stock, and pop overs. 

Wine chosen by the cuter P but I assume something French. 

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

@PerryWhite1 @Paul,nntoDiscussing 2016 is silly at this point.

Having said that...Jeb v. Marco v. Rand v. Ryan v. ...etc really does make me laugh




outsider
outsider

@TyPollard @outsider2011 


You're right that Mitt was unlikable. But i think Jeb is flip flopping on major policy that is associated with him. 


And after Dubya, i think he'll have a much harder time getting anyone to believe him when he changes position. His brother isn't viewed as the most honest guy (WMD anyone? Mission Accomplished, etc). 

cent-fan
cent-fan

Mitt had blue state cred as a former Govenor of MA and in a twisted Trojan Horse wolf in sheep's clothing way that might be the only reason he was the last Republican candidate standing.  If Mitt's anti-last-four-years gambit didn't work then I don't know why Jeb's anti-last-8-years pitch will work any better in 2016... especially with the name "Bush".

bobcn
bobcn

@outsider2011 @TyPollard 

Also, Jeb has been avoiding discussing his brother's disastrous foreign policy incompetence.  However, once he begins running to become commander-in-chief it will be impossible for him to continue to dodge the questions about it.  He will be forced to answer questions of the form: 'Dubya did [...].  Would your administration do the same? If not, why not?'