The Washington Times reports that “The sole Senate Republican working with Democrats on a bipartisan immigration bill said Tuesday that the issue will have to wait until 2012, undercutting the drive to pass a law this year and setting up a partisan floor showdown that all sides acknowledge won’t produce a bill that can reach the president’s desk.”
There’s a REASON that Graham is the “Lone Republican” on this issue. With his former “Immigration Reform” (aka Amnesty) butt-buddy John McCain sweating blood over re-election in November and defending the passage of Arizona’s new illegal immigration statute, Graham has wisely decided to get past November before resurrecting his plan for the murder of the Republican Party and the abortion of the Conservative revival movement in America. Which is what granting amnesty for 12 to 20 million alien invaders is all about. Having reached a tipping point in America’s history where 47% of taxpayers contribute no income tax, many of whom in fact receive annual “refunds” for money never paid, we are a hair’s width away from the enshrinement of a permanent Progressive/Socialist/Democrat ruling class. Millions of newly “reformed” citizen Democrat voters will see to it that America goes out with a whimper, not a bang.
This following quotation is one we’ve all seen and heard many times, and has been attributed to Scottish philosopher Alexander Fraser Tytler, supposedly ruminating circa 1770 about the fall of the Athenian Republic. There is some argument that the quotation is paraphrased, and some that it is an agglomeration of several more verifiable quotations. No matter; it can’t be argued that (paraphrased or not) the originator was prescient regarding our own unique American experiment and an astute observer of the decline and fall of previous great civilizations.
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. Nations have progressed in this sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again into bondage.”
Add 12 to 20 million new citizens immediately at the lower end of the economic strata in America and try to even DREAM that we have a free future. Albert J. Nock, the original Philosophical Anarchist, quipped in his 1935 book Our Enemy, The State
“Americans have been too thoroughly conditioned to serf-mindedness to care two straws about freedom, whereas economic security exactly suits them, and they will cheerfully sacrifice all their prospects in this world and all their hopes for the next in their determination to get it.”
Nock also described the state as that which “claims and exercises the monopoly of crime”, consistently criticizing FDR’s New Deal as merely a pretext for the consolidation of power and control over society in the hands of the Federal government. Just imagine what he would have to say about modern American government, and most especially about the ObaMao regime.
This same genius also observed that “the practical reason for freedom is that freedom seems to be the only condition under which any kind of substantial moral fiber can be developed – we have tried law, compulsion and authoritarianism of various kinds, and the result is nothing to be proud of.”
As we lose our freedom, so do we lose our moral fiber. So do we part with American Exceptionalism. So do we embrace our new level of serfdom and obedience to our elite ruling class.
But I digress…the point here is that Lindsey Graham is not on our side, never has been. He bears watching. He can’t be trusted to do the right thing.