This Speaker Should be Muzzled

To audience of illegals, Pelosi laments workplace immigration raids as ‘un-American’

Un-American, to me, is someone who brushes aside the rule of law for their own good. Un-American, to me, is someone who sneaks into this—or any—nation under the cover of darkness. Un-American, to me, is someone whose unlawful presence in my country forces me to “press one” for English.

Nancy Pelosi, however, believes that the enforcement of American law is “un-American.” She said so herself, speaking last weekend to a group of legal and illegal immigrants she deemed “very, very patriotic.” Lamenting the idea that we should uphold the laws that she and her colleagues are elected to write, Pelosi condemned the practice of workplace immigration raids in front of a crowd chanting “si, se puede” . . . or “yes, we can.”

“Who in this country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families?” Pelosi said. “It must be stopped . . . what value system is that? I think it’s un-American. I think it’s un-American.”

“We have to have a change in policy and practice,” she said, “and again … I can’t say enough, the raids must end. The raids must end.”

Here’s my question: Why is embracing immigration-related criminals any different than, say, embracing sex offenders or purveyors of child pornography? Instead of the Hispanic group United Families, let’s replace that with a group of NAMBLA members concerned with the direction in which this country is headed. Instead of immigrants breaking the law by merely being on American soil, let’s replace that with child rapists worried that their disgusting existence may be placed under more scrutiny.

In front of the illegal immigrants, Pelosi was advocating turning a blind eye to the law, decrying as unfair and un-American the raids on employers who unlawfully employ undocumented—illegal—workers. In front of NAMBLA, she could similarly advocate turning a blind eye to child endangerment, child pornography, sexual assault and other laws, decrying as unfair and un-American the persecution of those who just want to go about their lives, work hard for their families, and enjoy sex with minors on the side and in the privacy of their own homes.

“You are special people,” Pelosi could say, much like she said last Saturday to the Hispanic group. “You’re here on a Saturday night to take responsibility for our country’s future. That makes you very, very patriotic.”

“Who in this country would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in the middle of the night and sending a parent away from their families for just having a little child porn on their Hewlett-Packard?” Pelosi could say, condemning the practice of upholding laws which protect children. “It must be stopped . . . what value system is that? I think it’s un-American. I think it’s un-American.”

The law is the law. Illegal is illegal. I know, for example, that the law forbids be from drinking a gallon of vodka and subsequently going about my day as a school driver, much in the same way that the average Jose and Juanita Q. Publico know that crossing into America under cover of darkness is similarly forbidden – if it were not forbidden, and they did not know it to be such, then why not travel during the day?

Pelosi laments the idea of taking a parent away from a child. As a parent, the very idea strikes an emotional chord — but I don’t get it as a rationale to abandon enforcement of immigration law. If a parent here illegally does not want to risk being separated from their child or family, bring them with you back to the country from which you came, and go through the proper channels to return to America legally. Plain and simple.

There must be consequences to breaking the law. For me, I know that I would never want to be away from my family, that I would never want to miss the opportunity to watch my little girl grow up. That alone, above and beyond my own value system, is enough to keep me on the straight and narrow. Why should we expect any less personal responsibility from anyone else.

See, personal responsibility is inherently American. It underscored everything done and set forth by our nation’s founders. Abiding by and respecting the rule of law is inherently American. What Pelosi is doing, encouraging not only the abandonment of personal responsibility but also the willful disregard of our laws, is un-American. This Speaker should be muzzled.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Jeff, my sentiments exactly!!! Why aren’t people outraged that she supports breaking the law with her comments on the issue of illegal aliens? You hit the nail on the head. Any Mother or Father that loved their children would not put themselves in a position like this. They are the ones responsible for “exposing” their children to the act of breaking down doors. With two sons in law enforcement I hear all the stories of people breaking the law and crying “profiling”. We need to get these irrational thinking people out of office!

    Sally

  2. Bodenzee says:

    It seems to me that Nancy Pelosi is advocating anarchy. This is hardly the behavior that is appropriate for a “leader” within the government. My fear is that she may get her wish.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Most of these so called children they fear being separated from are the ones they were pregnant with when they crossed the border under the cover of darkness to have them in our country in order for them to be citizens. We not only paid for the hospitalizations for the births but continued paying for their medical care through the Medicaid program that is now in such dire need.

    One question I have is why nutcase Pelosi wants all these millions of illegals to stay. I know the argument that they will vote for the dems, but who are they really kidding? If they legalize these people and let them vote they will not vote for Pelosi, they will run one of their own. We have just seen this in the election of BO. Bill Clinton did a lot for blacks, but look how they were paid back, the blacks didn’t vote for Hillary and even called Willie a racsist. The Mexicans will vote their color just like the blacks did. So would someone give me an explanation as to why Pelosi wants to legalize all these people and open the borders up all the way? Surely she can see they are a big reason California is bankrupt.

    As always, great article.

  4. Gail B says:

    Un-American?! Un-American indeed! That’s like the pot calling the kettle black!

    She’s just another rotten segment of the D.C. Mafia. Wonder if she’s addicted to something and HAS to say those things to get her fix? Maybe the illegal aliens provide for her.

    Nancy Pelosi is the sorriest example of a role model, woman, politician, or American citizen that I have ever seen in my whole life, and I am almost old! She’s ugly inside and out to me. I am so disappointed in the 111th Congress that I could sit down and CRY!

    No wonder the Pope did not want his picture taken with her!

    I keep thinking and praying, however, that God will have a hand in all this. Got an email today reminding us that “In God We Trust” is on every penny, and pennies are plentiful. When you see one on the ground, think about how that is God’s way of reminding us that He is here for us. We should pick it up and say a prayer to thank Him.

    I have a whole new respect for our coins now, especially pennies, because they are so plentiful.

    Right on target, Jeff. Thank you.

  5. Andrea says:

    Pelosi has proven over and over she is not competent to hold her office. Her utter disregard for our legal system is just the latest affront. I would like to see her replaced. SHE is un-American.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Jeff (and also the other contributors) for not only your well-written defense of conservative values, but also for giving a lot of frightened and frustrated folks a place, and the opportunity, to vent their feelings.

    So the good Madame Speaker thinks that enforcing the law is un-American when it comes to crimes against our sovereignty (I think that what borders are all about, isn’t it?). Well, I think that it is un-American to force any of us to pay taxes to finance crimes against the sovereignty of God – such as abortion – so I hope that she doesn’t mind if we follow her clearly spoken example and just don’t pay our taxes. A few million folks doing that will certainly get someone’s attention – even the “tone deaf” in Washington, I expect.

    But as we rail against those in power we need to keep in mind that they did not just walk in and take over. They were elected by our friends and neighbors. Many of them, such as Pelosi, Dodd, Frank, and Reid, have been returned to Washington numerous times with their constituents knowing full well where their political ideology leads; Godless socialism. The same goes for Obama. He has yet to do one thing that he didn’t clearly indicate he would do during the campaign, so loathing him is beside the point. He is exactly what the majority of the public wanted, so therein lies the problem.

    As Roosevelt quickly learned, the power of the IRS, the control of the Fed, and the support of the unions, are invaluable tools when it comes to making things turn out the way that you want them to. Obama would like us to identify him with Lincoln, but it is the dirty politics of Roosevelt that he is patterning his administration after. Obama has shown that, in addition to the above, he will use the census-taking in 2010 to further his control of the next presidential election.

    As for me, and I would urge all serious conservatives to do likewise, I intend to use every extra dollar to free myself from debt and spend only what is necessary to sustain a modest living standard. Debt, whether it be individual or national – means bondage.

    And one other thing – I am determined not to buy the products or use the services of any corporation that has been bailed out by the taxpayers. They were business failures and should have been allowed to go under. It was up to their shareholders to correct their performance problems (or suffer the loss of their equity) – not the public.

    Old Bob

  7. tm says:

    She is the Speaker of the house third in line. I really think they should have a formal hearing on her competency. From what I hear down here in dc her crazy rants behind closed doors are the talk of the town. I personally have always thought the woman was batpoop crazy. She should be impeached.

  8. Sharon says:

    When is her term up??
    I hope those Californians wake up and get her the heck out of office.
    I am so sick of this woman. Every time she opens her mouth, it is not good for America.
    Just vote to get her A$$ out of there. Her time is up.
    She is another disgrace to this country.
    When she goes, maybe she could take a bunch of those other do-nothings with her.
    Thanks for the great article as usual Jeff.

  9. Linda says:

    Andrea: A friend of mine at work and I have discussed and wondered how Pelosi got her job in public service (I use the term “service” loosely regarding her actions) in the first place. The only way that we can figure it out is that her husband was/is very wealthy and was looking for some way to get her out of the house . . . so he called some cronies of his and got her elected to some small job to keep her busy and out of his hair, and they bought her way up the ladder from there just so she would stay away and wouldn’t consistently nag him. That’s all we canfigure out, as we all know that daily she not only shows her incompetence, ignorance and stupidity, but also her arrogant anti-American agenda. Public servant my backside – oh yeah, serving the public . . . guess that’s why American Samoa was given millions of dollars for fishing nets or something like that from the porkulus bill so they could continue to fish for Star Kist, a company in which the Pelosis hold millions of dollars of stock. But wait – looks like American Samoa has its own problems with corruption and how the money they receive will be squandered: http://www.samoanewsonline.com/viewstory.php?storyid=4443 (could it be??!!!) Oh, good grief . . . now see, you’ve got me started on this witch. And we all know about her airplane escapades and her blocking votes and discussions . . . . and on and on and on. I have to go take another aspirin now.

  10. toto says:

    Has it ever occurred to anyone that this is exactly what was meant in the constitution by the wording, “enemies from within”. I can’t remember exactly where in the constitution it is said, but one of the things the governement is suppossed to do is protect us for enemies both within, and without the United States. If this isn’t a clear defination of this, I don’t know what is.

  11. La Muse Poetique says:

    As a LEGAL IMMIGRANT to this country, her statements are very insulting to me.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Everytime I see her face and hear her voice, I wonder if there isn’t some way that the United States of America can secede from Southern California.

    JV

  13. Celia in TX says:

    La Muse,
    yeah, I can definitely see how it would be! You have a lot of hoops to jump through in order to legally be here, and I would think you and others who have done it legally would be outraged…perhaps even more outraged than we are!!

  14. goddessdivine says:

    This Speaker should be muzzled.

    Better yet, she should be fired.

  15. suek says:

    I wonder if they’ll find out that the guy who shot the 4 Oakland police officers was an illegal…

    If they did, I wonder if that would affect her re-election.

    Maybe wishful thinking…

  16. Anonymous says:

    No, Suek. What they’ll use this horrific incident for is to further their attempt to ban certain (and, eventually, all) types of guns. I guarantee you, within days, if not hours, there will be demonstrations in the streets to proclaim that the weapon was the problem, not the racist (and felon on parole) nutcake that pulled the trigger.

    I’m sure that you read that there were about 20 on-lookers at the crime scene (I believe it was the first one, where there was a shootout after the traffic stop), heckling, mocking, and taunting the police officers.

    These are the folks that the Great One has in mind when he talks about the “oppressed”, and these are the ones, via the conduit of Acorn, who will benefit most by large portions of the “stimulus” package.

    Of course, no one mentions that, if you read the literature (James Cone’s “A Black Theology of Liberation” for one example) that serves as the basis for the “preaching” at the Great One’s former church in Chicago, this is simply what “whitey” has brought on himself.

    And please, don’t call me a racist until you have read this (and many others like it), book. Obama’s background is populated by Black Power racists and Marxist anti-Americans. Can anyone name a mentor or prominent associate that he himself acknowledges or refers to ,either in his “autobiographies” or interviews, who doesn’t fall within these categories?

    Oh nuts, I forgot the crooks like Rezko. Sorry.

    Old Bob

  17. ANOTHER MUSSOLINI says:

    What is it with this woman? Good God almighty she is ignorant. Why do worthless incumbents keep getting re-elected? It’s going to be the death of this country.

  18. I MISS HASTERT says:

    Nancy Pelosi:

    A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER

  19. Anonymous says:

    Instead of a muzzle, does anyone think a veterinarian could be found to clip Piglosi’s vocal cords? Then we wouldn’t even have to listen to her whimpering.

  20. SNIP + TUCK says:

    Anonymous at 2:24 said

    “think a veterinarian could be found to clip Piglosi’s vocal cords?”

    Vocal cords?? someone should have clipped her mommas tubes.

  21. Mike says:

    Yes, yes, you’re absolutely right in comparing a child sex offender with someone who merely crossed the border for their lives.

    /sarcasm.

    -retard.

  22. A PATRIOT FORWARDED says:

    From: ‘David LaBonte’

    My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to ‘print’ it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

    Dear Editor:

    So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

    Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States , people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

    They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

    Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan .. None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people.

    When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

    And here we are in 2008 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules;one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to theirmother country. I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900′s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

    And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

    (signed) Rosemary LaBonte

    KEEP THIS LETTER MOVING. FOR THE WRONG THINGS TO PREVAIL THE RIGHTFUL MAJORITY NEEDS TO REMAIN COMPLACENT AND QUIET!!

    LET THIS NEVER HAPPEN!!

    I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!!

  23. THE SKIPPER says:

    MIKE,

    go to hell with your bleeding heart. You can only put so many in the lifeboat before you lose it and EVERYBODY in it.

  24. Mike says:

    You and your lifeboat analogy is as good as Jeff’s analogy of a sex offender.

    Laughable indeed.

    I’m not saying we should let everyone in, but immigration raids are unethical. Secure the borders and take off employee incentives, but don’t touch families, it’s not what America is built on.

  25. THOMAS JEFFERSON says:

    America was built on CITIZENSHIP.

  26. Dora says:

    The illegals can load up their kids and go to the other border country, Guatemala. And don’t let the screen door hit ya in the ass on the way out.

  27. AMIGO says:

    What is so laughable about an overloaded healthcare and welfare state? Press ’2′ to reply in Spanish.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Good Ole Stretch! That’s Nancy Baby! The spoiled brat from California that thinks her S___ doesn’t stink, but most of us all know better. The woman probably needs a great deal of mental health care and with the health plan she has as a Congressional Representative, we ought to get started on that right now. Once determined to be sane, bring her up on charges of treason. We all know what we do with traitors, don’t we? They get the firing squad!

  29. READY ON THE LEFT READY ON THE RIGHT says:

    Anonymous,

    I volunteer for that ‘squad’ and you sure as hell better make sure I don’t get the rifle with a dummy round in it.

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