Jim Gilchrist asked, “Do we really need a House Speaker whose every action is calculated to enhance her own financial interests, instead of focusing on how porous borders will affect the security of everyday American citizens?” and demanded 'an investigation into Pelosi’s “economic stake in just the kind of illegal alien exploitation that we deplore in Minutemen.”' (source)
Gilchrist was reacting to my report several weeks ago in FrontPage Magazine that Pelosi – who owns non-union vineyards in Napa Valley where grape-picking depends chiefly on the availability of cheap foreign labor – is doing everything she can to help open the floodgates to more illegal immigration. And she wants the American taxpayers to pay their way. As even more proof of this than I previously reported, Pelosi does not want employers like her to be required to pay the cost of illegal aliens’ hospital care. She voted against a bill that would make employers liable for the reimbursements if an undocumented employee seeks medical attention. And she voted in favor of rewarding illegal aliens from Mexico with Social Security benefits. source
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps President Chris Simcox calls what Congress is planning for the border "‘Virtual’ Smoke and Mirrors on the Border".
The fact remains that the United States borders are anything but secure. We will remain at our posts until American national security is as much in deed the priority for our federal government as it has finally become in speech—and that will be when our borders are actually, not “virtually,” secured.
People are frustrated with Congress, with politics; with the criminal invaders in this contry; with terrorists; with crazy leaders of countries like North Korea, Iran; frustrated with lots of things. I'm frustrated. I'm tired of beating a dead horse day after day, pounding the computer keyboard and not seeing progress. I know I'm not alone. I know other bloggers must feel the same way. We all get weary and feel like 'what's the use'?
My advice for all of us is take a step back. Take a day or at least a few hours off. Do something fun, spend time with family, watch a good movie, read a good book, take a bubble bath, eat some chocolate, but do something other than dwelling in the muck and mire of the evil in the world. Read the good news out of Iraq; read Central Command's daily updates on the progress they are making; look forward to the elections because I'm hoping for good results when the votes are counted.
I'm taking the evening off and spending time with hubby. I'm praying the people of the United States of America will have the good sense to make sure people like Nancye Peolsi never have a chance to lead this country.