I went to West Chester for the first hour or so of a Saturday afternoon anti-illegal immigration amnesty rally:
2:03 p.m.: West Chester Trustee introduces himself —
West Chester has kinder, friendlier tax department and gov.
Pledge, then prayer.
2:08 p.m.: Doc Thompson takes stage. Crowd is about 150 at min, 225 max. (Ultimately got up to 250-300 easily.)
Midwest values are getting lost. Up is down, up is down, etc.
Waste and hypocrisy are everywhere, including Syria, including John Boehner on Syria.
Where are John Boehner’s values? Prove that you have the values now.
What has he done? We have 40 repeal votes and only need 2, but at crunch time he won’t defund Obamacare.
Boehner needs to be kicked out of office.
Speakers will be going for 2-3 hours.
2:15 p.m.: Star-Spangled Banner by Madison Rising. Outstanding rendition. Followed by another patriotic song.
2:25 p.m.: State Rep from NE part of state is here with Wes Rutherford.
Bills: no drivers’ licenses, no discount tuition.
Not going to be persuaded by people who say it’s a federal issue.
Businesses want cheap, exploited labor.
Lawlessness is not compassion.
We have a lawless President, a lawless Congress which won’t stand up to him, and a lawless Supreme Court which won’t follow the Constitution.
2:30 p.m.: Now State Rep from 51st District Wes Rutherford is on.
We have individuals in politics who are no longer there for the right reasons.
We have to be a country with the rule of law which applies equally to everybody. Lawmakers are too interested in making exceptions for themselves (and others).
Immigration is a homeland security and national security issue. How do we know terrorists are being stopped?
We want people to come here and do it the right way, but it’s not good politics to make people live by the rules.
We are trying to push back at the state level. Last time I checked 10th Amendment hasn’t been repealed.
2:40 p.m.: Charles Butler from the “Black America Leadership Alliance.” Former naval officer and aviator. Big on Midwest values.
I can tell you first-hand that we have problems.
The immigration issue isn’t about race. It’s about sovereignty.
“Conservative” to the media means “racist.”
Barbara Jordan was an advocate of deportation. In the Eisenhower and Truman days, “Operation Wetback” deported a total of 5 million illegals — and they did it with 1/10 of the INS we have today.
No taxpayer-funded jobs on any level for illegals. We need to take back this country.
“Cast Down Your Bucket” by Booker T. Washington (1895). It’s called the compromise speech, but it doesn’t compromise anything.
Jackson and Sharpton have done more damage to this country than just about anyone.
Obama takes vacations while Chicago schools haven’t upgraded computers since 1999. (it all goes to $75K per year teachers — Ed.)
Black community of Chicago is with you (the tea party) organizing.
2:50 p.m.: Doc Thompson is back saying that immigration amnesty is as dangerous as Obamacare. Boehner and Cantor are working on how to sell it to us so they can keep their jobs. Paul Ryan is working on amnesty. Republicans are starting to fall in line.
There is a pathway to citizenship, and it’s the current legal way.
What they want is still amnesty no matter what they call it.
“The back of the line” is in other countries. They won’t pay back taxes on anything.
Businesses are going to get tax amnesty too. Can’t prosecute them for hiding or harboring illegals.
Democrats get 12 million undocumented Democrats as voters.
We could fix border security with a law and willpower right now in a separate bill.
They’re going to claim to have three bills but really take the Senate bill and make a few tweaks and do it comprehensively.
The GOP in Washington is not working on our behalf.
This is all about values, i.e., people who believe in what America means, like immigrants who have done it the right way understand.
People who come here illegally are just trying to take.
3:00 p.m. Madison Rising returns. (Observation: Pretty hot, with no refreshments.)
3:10 p.m.: Left because of a previous commitment and not realizing the rally would last a lot longer.