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- 03-23-2006, 02:40 PM #1
Hillary Clinton cites Bible on illegal immigration
Updated: 11:15 AM EST
Clinton Cites Bible in Attack of Immigration Bill
Vows to Block Bill Criminalizing Undocumented Immigrants
By BETH FOUHY, AP
NEW YORK (March 23) - Invoking Biblical themes, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton joined immigration advocates Wednesday to vow and block legislation seeking to criminalize undocumented immigrants.
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said the proposed immigration bill would "criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself."
Clinton, a potential 2008 presidential candidate and relative latecomer to the immigration debate, made her remarks as the Senate prepares to take up the matter next week.
Clinton renewed her pledge to oppose a bill passed in December by the House that would make unlawful presence in the United States - currently a civil offense - a felony. The Senate is set to consider a version of that legislation, as well as several other bills seeking to address the seemingly intractable issue of immigration reform.
Surrounded by a multicultural coalition of New York immigration advocates, Clinton blasted the House bill as "mean-spirited" and said it flew in the face of Republicans' stated support for faith and values.
"It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures," Clinton said, "because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself."
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Clinton did not specifically endorse any competing legislation, including a bill co-authored by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and another by Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), saying she hoped the Senate Judiciary Committee would produce a compromise incorporating the best elements of all the bills and would remove the harsh penalties contained in the House measure.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) has said the Senate will take up his proposal to tighten borders and punish employers who hire illegal immigrants if the Judiciary Committee doesn't complete a broader bill by next week.
Among other things, Clinton said she would support legislation that would strengthen U.S. borders, boost technology to secure the borders, and seek greater cross-border cooperation with Mexico and other neighboring countries.
She also called for new enforcement laws, including penalties for employers who exploit illegal immigrants, as well as a system to allow the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States to earn their citizenship.
Clinton expressed sympathy to representatives of communities along the U.S.-Mexico border that are frustrated by the stress of providing social services to large numbers of undocumented immigrants. But she also said she hoped to send a message that supporters of punitive immigration policy faced significant political risk for doing so.
"We want the outcome to be that they're on the wrong side of the politics as well as the wrong side of history and American values," she said.
President Bush has argued for a guest worker program that would allow undocumented immigrants already in the United States to keep their jobs for up to six years. The effort hasn't gained much momentum, partly due to fierce resistance from others within the GOP."In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated, and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however,the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a Patriot."
- 03-23-2006, 03:16 PM #2But she also said she hoped to send a message that supporters of punitive immigration policy faced significant political risk for doing so.
Political risk? From who, illegal aliens that can't vote? Go ahead and run on amnesty Hillary, see where it gets you.
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- 03-23-2006, 04:05 PM #3
There is a blog on Frist blog site about this and Harry the Traiter Reid.
Oh I don't think Mrs Clinton would know what a Bible is if it came up kicked her in the tail.http://www.alipac.us/
You can not be loyal to two nations, without being unfaithful to one. Scubayons 02/07/06
- 03-23-2006, 04:42 PM #4
Abiding by our laws is a political risk?
Oooh, since the BushClintonBush dynasty from hell took control of the Untied States?
Oooh yeah, since then.
Mispelling you say, "Untied States"
No. We are untied, coming apart at the seams. Now lets unite together; re-tie our laces and run these traitors for the only spots they deserve..Cell Block 920 in the worst ugliest prison we've got or out on the curb sittin' on their suitcases askin' "well, damn, who's goin' to support my Fat Cat Lifestyle now"?
Well, it shall no longer be the American People.
Maybe Hillary can cash Bill in for a Fat Cat Prince or hey, she could always flirt with Vincente and become his mistress being they see so "eye to eye" on immigration in the United States?
"A Nation Without Borders Is Not A Nation." Ronald Reagan "SAVE AMERICA, DEPORT CONGRESS." Judy
- 03-24-2006, 06:41 AM #5
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Dick Morris: Hillary's Immigration Calculation
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006 ... 5404.shtml
Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:52 p.m. EST
Dick Morris: Hillary's Immigration Calculation
Former Clinton White House political advisor Dick Morris says there was more to Hillary Clinton's bible-themed immigration critique on Wednesday than meets the eye.
Blasting a GOP bill that would make illegal immigration a felony, Mrs. Clinton complained:
"It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures. This bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself."
Morris tells NewsMax: "The woman who said that she was 'adamantly against' illegal aliens now compares them to Jesus.
"Before she said that she felt we needed to police our border but now she opposes making legitimate efforts to protect our borders."
But as is usually the case with the Clintons, there a political calculation to Hillary's hypocrisy.
"Her statement," says Morris, "reflects the fact that she has to run in Hispanic-heavy New York before she seeks the presidency."
The top strategist says Hillary is like a boat tacking back and forth depending upon which way the political wind is blowing.
"One admires the admiral, but the course is hardly consistent," he observed.
- 03-24-2006, 09:45 AM #6Originally Posted by Scubayons
What part of "We don't owe our jobs to India" are you unable to understand, Senator?
- 03-24-2006, 02:27 PM #7
This whole thing with her really grates me the wrong way, but then again anything she does grates me even the right way.
I think her husband is a putz and she is just a political ladder climber.
Using the Bible to justify her latest political choice to climb that ladder was low down and dirty.
I cannot find any reason why she would think it ok to bring the Bible into this, other than to attempt to appeal to those who are of a religious mind, to sway them towards a potential vote for her in the future."In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated, and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however,the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a Patriot."