Rewards for Breaking the Law

This past Tuesday (June 26th) Senator Gregg has proven himself to be a trader to the very oath of office he took when elected.  Senator Gregg voted yea to a bill that would reward those who have come into this country illegally.  Senator Gregg was one of 64 Senators across the country who supported bill S. 1639, the "corrected" version of the amnesty bill S. 1348.

Does he have no respect for our law?  Our country?  Our Constitution?

And worst of all, this is a direct slap in the face of those who did follow the rules and came to this country legally and those currently trying to follow the rules and are waiting.

Rather then going on and on about illegal immigration I am simply going to leave you with a series of quotes from our founding fathers and past leaders who do understand immigration issues.  I hope Senator Gregg reads this and takes their words to heart because they are as true today as they were back when they were first said.

Every species of government has its specific principles. a composition of the freest principles of the English constitution, with others derived from natural rights and natural reason. To these nothing can be more opposed than the maxims of absolute monarchies. Yet, from such, we are to expect the greatest number of emigrants. They will bring with them the principles of government they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children. In proportion to their numbers, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its direction, and tender it a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass. - Thomas Jefferson

To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens, the moment they foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty. - Alexander Hamilton

The simple truth is that we've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive. We ignore America's lost sovereignty at our peril. - Ronald Reagan

In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith, becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming, in every facet, an American and nothing but an American... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people. - Theodore Roosevelt

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities... each preserving its separate nationality... -  Theodore Roosevelt

There is, of course, a legitimate argument for some limitation upon immigration. We no longer need settlers for virgin lands, and our economy is expanding more slowly than in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. - John F Kennedy

American institutions rest solely on good citizenship.... New arrivals should be limited to our capacity to absorb them into the ranks of good citizenship. America must be kept American. For this purpose, it is necessary to continue a policy of restricted immigration.... Those who do not want to be partakers of the American spirit ought not to settle in America. - Calvin Coolidge

I think it's important for every country to enforce its immigration laws and try to protect its borders. - Bill Clinton