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May 01, 2006

McCain-Kennedy ~ American 'coyotes'

Author ~ Craig R. Smith

Living in Phoenix, Ariz., makes me acutely aware of the ongoing impact illegal immigration has on our state and country. On a daily basis the evening news is packed with drug busts, car chases or Border Patrol dealing with lawbreakers.

We have the underworld of the "coyotes" (pronounced kai-o-tay) to thank for this problem. And now two new coyotes have entered the business.

If Congress goes along with the "amnesty" bill currently masquerading as the McCain-Kennedy bill, the biggest coyotes will be McCain and Kennedy.

They propose to have all illegal immigrants currently living in the United States pay a fine. What's the difference between this and illegals paying the coyotes?

Illegals save up thousands of dollars and pay a coyote to pack them like sardines into pickup trucks (which have been stolen in the United States) to make the voyage across the desert. With talk of the amnesty soon to be offered in America, illegals are saving their money, walking across the desert on their own with every intention to pay the coyotes who can give them a "pathway" to citizenship – the new coyotes that is.

I can only gather that McCain and Kennedy are spitting mad over the money going to the coyotes instead of going into government coffers to be wasted by fellow Washington bureaucrats. So they are going to offer illegals the option of paying them instead. This is not only insane, but should show the true intentions of the McKennedys in D.C.

Local news has been reporting an increase of border jumpers as the promise of "legal" citizenship is awaiting them in the form of the McKennedy bill. The predictions that anything short of sealing the border, rounding up the criminals and sending them home would cause a rise in crime are starting to come to pass.

We can fight all we want over this issue, but last week's ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids on the IFCO companies yielded very productive results. Dozens of illegals were sent home, and American businessmen were arrested and soon will be punished for breaking the law. That is what should happen. I salute Michael Chertoff at Homeland Security as well as ICE and Border Patrol for enforcing the law. It will hinder and hopefully stop the lawbreaking that is having a powerful effect on Arizona and America.

Last weekend in Arizona, we had the largest meth bust in the history of the country. Some 70 pounds of pure meth were seized along with tons of cash. When the smoke settled, who were the criminals? You guessed it: illegal aliens. Yet the local news referred to them as "undocumented migrants." WHAT? That is right. The news wouldn't even refer to them as illegal immigrants. Of course, the undocumented migrants were just here trying to make a better life for their families. They are hard-working people willing to do the jobs Americans refuse to do.

What is more frightening about my sarcasm is the fact some bleeding hearts in D.C. really want to convince themselves that most of the illegals are hardworking, law-abiding folks. They are not. If they broke the law to get here, they will cut corners if given the chance in the future. Show me a crook who got away with a crime and then just turned himself in. They normally continue in their illegal activity until they are caught and then they change. Not because they were wrong, but because they were caught.

I suspect if the meth dealers were skinheads out of Montana, you would have seen the liberal press go on a feeding frenzy. Yet here in Arizona, this whole story received little more than a patronizing yawn. How many young American lives would that meth have destroyed? How many inner-city youth would have been shot over dealing it? How many millions of taxpayer dollars would have been spent mopping up the mess that 70 pounds of pure meth would have created? Where is the outrage from Pelosi, Kennedy, Schumer, Kerry, McCain, Reid and Specter – or are they all too busy grandstanding about $3-per-gallon gasoline to deal with an issue that is slowly bleeding us to death and now, apparently, killing our kids?

I think this issue is so simple to fix. Seal the border, arrest and fine businesses that hire illegals, slowly round up the criminals and send them home. After that basic enforcement of the law, we can discuss the best way to provide the low-cost labor Mexico offers. Until then, we can still allow honest and more than likely hardworking Mexicans looking for a better life here in America to come through the current "Green Card" program.

Do it legally, and 99 percent of America's citizens will welcome you. Until then, stay out of our stinking country, Ese. That is unless you want to pay the new coyotes. Do it by the book and you will never have to look over your shoulder or be in debt to anyone. Do it with the McCain-Kennedy coyote company and, believe me, they will never let you forget how much you truly owe them


Wild Thing's comment.........
It has been getting worse and worse and worse. And it was like the elephant in the living room that was never talked about. But now it is not only being talked about, but discussed every day! And all the talk radio hosts I hear - who have some pull in the GOP I would think - are with us!

As are the Minutemen and countless other grassroots groups that have had enough. And we do have some brave politicians on our side - Tancredo, Sensenbrenner, Sessions. I pray that more and more will join them as time goes on. We are the ones who are coming out of the shadows, whether the other side calls us racists or not!

Posted by Wild Thing at May 1, 2006 12:27 AM


I hate to bring this up but the first amnesty was under Ronald Reagan in 1986 with a Democrat controlled Congress, then again under Clinton in 1994 and again in 1997 with a Republican controlled Congress up through today under George W. Bush starting in 2000, who has never been known to veto, and who is pretty cozy with Vincente Fox. I posted a bit about it but it's like being in the back of the cave complaining about the dark while waiting for a RINO to show the way out.

Posted by: Jack at May 1, 2006 01:32 AM

Jack thank you, I remember that, wow yesssss that was in 1986. I couldn't remember what year it was. I was furious then too and the other years as well.

"it's like being in the back of the cave complaining about the dark while waiting for a RINO to show the way out." are so right Jack!!!!

Thank you so much for your link. I am going there right now.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 1, 2006 02:09 AM

McCain is totally loony. He has to go. Get him out of the Senate asylum and into a mental institution. Then give him a rubber stamp with his name on it and he can stamp all the walls, doors, mop buckets, paper plates, etc. with his wonderful name. "There ya go little guy, here, stamp your name on this tissue paper."

Posted by: TomR at May 1, 2006 02:11 AM


OMG I am laughing soooo hard here.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 1, 2006 02:21 AM

If it wasn't so serious, the "McKennedy" bill sounds like something from a famous fastfood chain.

"What do you want, Ese?"
"Jorge and me, we wants a McKennedy, wis some citizenChips. Can we gets it wis a coke, and supersize it."

Posted by: raz0r at May 1, 2006 08:49 AM

razOr hahahahaha

Your right it does razOr. I love being an an American and we can be furious and still see humor in things too. Nothing better then a sniper with a sense of humor. heh heh love it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 1, 2006 10:06 AM

When I was able to hold down a job we had several Mc's in the chain of command. They were all referred to collectively as the McIdiots, this term applies to the firm of McCain, Feingold and Kennedy.

Posted by: Jack at May 1, 2006 12:25 PM


Posted by: Wild Thing at May 1, 2006 03:05 PM