Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Rep. Davis Rallies GOP With Old Time Revival

"The crowd responded very enthusiastically when Davis quoted Psalm 33:12, which says: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." He noted that the verse does not say "whose God was the Lord," and pointed out the difference.

"We should protect 'Under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance: return prayer to our schools; maintain 'In God We Trust' on our money; and allow the Ten Commandments to remain on courthouse lawns and walls," Davis said, to considerable applause.

"And finally, we must protect the rule of law," he said. "During the 45 years leading up to the Immigration Act of 1965, 10 million immigrants came to the U.S. and were successfully integrated into American culture." But the onset that began then and accelerated has "overwhelmed our ability to assimilate."

This year, Davis noted, 1.3 million immigrants will enter this country, 400,000 of them illegal.

"If America is to survive as a safe and sovereign country," he said, "We must protect our borders. I call on the president and the Democrat leaderhip in Congress to build the fence now, not later." Davis said extending citizenship to children born in this country should be limited to those having at least one parent who is an Ameican citizen.

All comments from your local Congressman, David davis, as reported in the Greeneville Sun.

Davis was certain to invoke his unending support for war in Iraq, was certain to mention 9-11, and other concerns of the fearful and he did not disappoint. No mention of enforcing the laws on business which relies on illegal immigrants, just distaste for immigrants.

I hope voters take note of all the current office-holders and candidates who share these views. Are they representing you? Or do they represent a view more 19th Century that 21st Century?


  1. Have you noticed, Joe, the difference in rhetoric between the two parties?

    Senators Clinton and Obama talk, much of the time, anyway, about what steps we need to take in order to move the country forward, and which direction we need to travel. In other words, it is a progressive, optimistic campaign for the Democratic nomination.

    McCain and Romney, on the other hand, each merely hope to win their party's nomination by claiming, repeatedly and in various ways, that their opponent is not really all that conservative. There is no talk of what the country needs or how we can do better. Just constant claims that they are each more conservative than the other.

    God, I'm glad to be a liberal!

  2. Anonymous2:21 AM

    "U.S. Rep. Davis reflects on first year in office, discusses immigration, war on terror"
    The Mountain Press

    By: DEREK HODGES November 27, 2007
    Like many lawmakers in Washington, [U.S. Rep. David] Davis has made comprehensive immigration reform a cornerstone of his first year in office. The issue has become a hot-button nationwide and will likely play a major role in the 2008 elections.

    Davis said he favors providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country rather than deporting them.

    "Most people in East Tennessee will welcome people with open arms if they come here legally," Davis said. "Illegal is illegal, though. I don't think the answer is deporting 12 million people, though."