June 26, 2007

Urgent! Urgent! Urgent! Urgent! Urgent!

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Please take the time and redouble your efforts to stop the Bush/Kennedy/Kyl/Reid Shamnesty Bill. President Bush has had all weekend to twist arms and make secret backroom deals. In fact, that’s been the Modus Operandi of choice as the White House and Senate have worked to first draft, then severely restrict discussion and try to ram an Amnesty Bill down the throats of the American people. Another vote for cloture is expected Tuesday, and we’re still 7-10 votes short of the 41 Senators needed (according to Roy Beck at NumbersUSA) to keep this treasonous bill in its grave.

This Amnesty Bill, if enacted, will be the largest amnesty granted for illegal aliens in our nation’s history. It will be the largest increase in foreign labor in our nation’s history. And it will be the largest expansion of social welfare programs in our nation’s history. America simply cannot afford it!

I know this is tiresome. It’s also unprecedented. Congressional staffers cannot remember a time when they were flooded with more emails, faxes and telephone calls on any issue. Phyllis Schlafly, founder of Eagle Forum, reports she’s not aware of one Senator who has received more calls of support for the Amnesty Bill than calls against it. A recent Rasmussen poll ( showed 72% of American voters want the government to enforce border security laws and reduce illegal immigrations; 89% stated they were Republicans, 65% Democrat, and 62% unaffiliated. This underscores the reality that Americans’ outrage does not follow party lines. Yet the White House and the U.S. Senate have not yet heard you. You must continue to voice your outrage until all efforts to sell out America’s sovereignty cease!
Eagle Forum reports the Amnesty Bill will diminish the use of English in America. “Section 702(b) would have forbidden the government to ‘diminish’ any existing rights under U.S. ‘laws’ that concern services or materials provided by the government ‘in any language other than English.’ This section was given extraordinary scope by Section 702(c), which defined the word ‘laws’ to include ‘Presidential Executive Orders.’ These deviously written sections would thus have exalted Clinton’s Executive Order (EO) 13166 to the status of U.S. law. Clinton’s EO requires all recipients of federal funds to provide all information and services in any language requested by any recipient of federal funds (such as a private-practice physician who accepts a Medicare or Medicaid patient). Clinton’s EO 13166 should be repealed and English should be legislated as our official U.S. language (emphasis mine).” Are you angry yet? You’re not alone. A new Zogby survey reports that 84 percent of Americans support designation of English as the official language of the United States. That’s one of the highest percentages of Yes votes ever recorded in public opinion polls.
As we reported earlier, the Amnesty Bill also supports implementation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership. If there was nothing else wrong with this legislation, this one point should be reason enough to kill it. The SPP, through this Amnesty Bill, would create a “region” through which people and trade goods could flow freely, with no messy real border security impediments.

This Amnesty Bill, whether the original S. 1348, or the new S. 1639, has been a shady, sneaky, cowardly effort from the onset. Every effort has been made to circumvent the American legislative process – negotiation behind closed doors, stifled debate, and a rigged amendment process – all designed to achieve a predetermined outcome. But these Pro-Amnesty Masters of Disaster didn’t account for the will and voice of the American people. You’ve stunned them by your outrage. But they’re still counting on you getting tired or changing your focus from what they’re attempting to do – which is sell out the nation and its people. You dare not let your attention waiver, or we could literally lose the America of the last 200+ years.

Eagle Forum reports “The grass roots showed their power over the White House, Big Democratic Establishment, Big Republican Establishment, Big Business, Big Unions, Big Media, and Big Church combined.” You should be very proud. But we have to maintain our vigilance, and determine to keep in the fight as long as it takes.

Roy Beck at Numbers USA reports the following 32 Senators will vote “NO” on a cloture vote. Please find a way to thank these Senators and solidify their vote against this Amnesty Bill, so they don’t turn at the last moment:

Alexander (R-Tenn.), Allard (R-Colo.), Baucus (D-Mont.), Byrd (D- W.Va.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Chambliss (R-Ga.), Coburn (R-Okla.), Corker (R-Tenn.), Cornyn (R-Texas), Crapo (R-Idaho), DeMint (R-S.C.), Dole (R-N.C.), Dorgan (D-N.D.), Enzi (R-Wyo.), Grassley (R-Iowa), Hutchison (R-Texas), Inhofe (R-Okla.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Landrieu (D-La.), McCaskill (D-Mo.), Pryor (D-Ark.), Roberts (R-Kan.), Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Sanders (I-Vt.), Sessions (R-Ala.), Shelby (R-Ala.), Smith (R-Ore.), Stabenow (D-Mich.), Sununu (R-N.H.), Tester (D-Mont.), Thune (R-S.D.), and Vitter (R-La.)

Numbers USA reports these 12 Senators as likely to vote NO on final passage of an Amnesty Bill, but likely to vote YES on cloture. These are the Senators to pound so they vote NO on cloture:

Bond (R-Mo.), Bingama n (D-N.M.), Burr (R-N.C.), Boxer (D-Calif.), Cochran (R-Miss.), Conrad (D-N.D.), Ensign (R-Nev.), Levin (D-Mich.), Gregg (R-N.H.), Nelson (D-Neb.), Hatch (R-Utah) and Webb (D-Va.).

Remember – no matter which Senators you contact – tell them a vote for cloture will be considered a vote for the Amnesty Bill. Tell them we will remember, and reward them at their next re-election bid.
Phone calls and letters are the most effective way to contact Congress.
E-mails and faxes are many times ignored. Members of Congress have been changing their e-mail addresses and fax numbers when we send out alerts. If you prefer, though, you can send an e-mail by going to each member’s website at
Alternatively, you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate or House office you request.

If you choose to write, and do not know your Congressman’s and Senators’ mailing addresses, you may simply address your letters as follows:
Office of Senator (Name)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

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Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is President of the American Policy Center and National Grassroots Coordinator for CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow) working to help local activists organize into Freedom Pods ( He is also the author of three books, including Now Tell Me I Was Wrong, ERASE, and Sustainable: the WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property, and Individuals.