Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jeb Bush For President?

At a recent event honoring the 25th anniversary of his father's Presidency, Jeb Bush spoke about illegal immigration and how the laws broken by people who enter this country illegally are different from other laws.

“A great country ought to know where those folks are and politely ask them to leave,” Bush said, adding later that properly targeting people who overstay visas “would restore people’s confidence” in the nation’s immigration system.

“There are means by which we can control our border better than we have. And there should be penalties for breaking the law,” he added. “But the way I look at this — and I’m going to say this, and it’ll be on tape and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their families — the dad who loved their children — was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table. And they wanted to make sure their family was intact, and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family."

"Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime that there should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families.”

Jeb conveniently overlooked one inconvenient truth. First time illegal entry is treated as a misdemeanor and the person is (or used to be) deported. If they again enter the country illegally it is, in fact, a felony. And it absolutely should rile people up that so many people are entering the country illegally and the Obama administration is doing nothing about it.

I have said this before in other posts but using the "it's for my family" logic, if a man robs a bank because he doesn't have enough money to feed his family and he wants to make a better life for them, he should be excused of his crime. After all - he'd be committing the crime out of love for his family so the law preventing it should be "different." Is that right, Jeb?

Jeb Bush is the most progressive member of the Bush family. His stance on immigration alone should keep conservatives from voting for him. The fact that Karl Rove is pushing him is another good reason not to do it. Rove is a progressive, Republican establishment, good-ol'-boy. Frankly I'm getting tired of seeing him on Fox News denouncing true conservatives.

If Jeb Bush was to be elected President the borders would remain open for another 4 years, at least. Neither his father nor his brother did anything to stop illegal immigration and it's clear that he wouldn't. If progressives remain in leadership positions in this country it won't be long before we no longer have a country. Obama said he was going to "fundamentally change America" and he's working hard to do just that. Jeb Bush would continue the work of the Obama administration in many ways. We don't need another Bush in the White House - just as we don't need another Clinton. Only a true conservative can turn this country around. Need proof? Check out the number of Republican governed states, such as Ohio, Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Louisiana and Wisconsin, who have improved and in many cases recovered economically after electing conservative governors. The facts don't lie.

Jeb Bush for President in 2016? No, thank you.

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