McCain and Obama for amnesty, warns Barr

The following is a campaign letter from Bob Barr:

John McCain and Barack Obama Plan To Bring Back “COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

From The Desk of Rep. Bob Barr

Dear Friend and Fellow American,

We’re facing a “new” crisis: BORDER SECURITY.

But really, this is the same crisis we faced last year at this time, when Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy tried to push their “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” bill on us—supported by Senator Barack Obama!

The American people were able to STOP the McCain-Kennedy bill—but will we be able to stop PRESIDENT McCain (or PRESIDENT Obama) from pushing it through again?

We need to send a strong message to both the Republicans AND the Democrats, to let them know that WE MEAN BUSINESS when it comes to securing the border!

A lack of border security allows foreign criminals, carriers of communicable diseases, terrorists and other potential threats to enter the country unchecked. We must be aggressive in securing our borders while also fighting the big-government “nanny state” that seeks to coddle even those capable of providing for their own personal prosperity.

That’s one of the reasons I’m running for President of the United States—and I need YOUR help to make sure every voter in America will have a chance to send that strong message to both parties! CLICK HERE to donate now.

Last week, there was a closed-door meeting between Republican presidential candidate John McCain and a group of Hispanics. There was NO media allowed—but it DID get reported. And what did the Associated Press report? That “John McCain assured Hispanic leaders he would push through Congress legislation to overhaul federal immigration laws if elected.”

It’s McCain-Kennedy all over again - and now that McCain has the GOP nomination “sewn up,” he’s ready to start pushing it again!

A conservative Hispanic lady named Rosanna Pulido, an original “Minuteman” who has worked hard for years to fight the “pro-illegal immigration” crowd, got into that closed-door meeting, and in her report quoted John McCain as saying, “I was proud to work for Comprehensive Immigration Reform… and if I am elected President I assure you that in 2009 I will ask Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

Pulido went on to report, “John McCain talked about a debate he was in about enforcing the law, and he says that the ‘other side had a lot of rhetoric… you know what I am talking about!’”

The AP story says, “After the event, McCain met privately with Martin Sandoval, an Illinois state senator and Democratic convention delegate for former candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sandoval said he left open the possibility of backing McCain, citing his immigration stance and pledge to keep business taxes low.” Pulido calls him “the Godfather of the massive illegal alien movement in Illinois”—in fact, Sandoval serves on a MEXICAN government advisory council called the “Institute for Mexicans Abroad”!

This isn’t really NEW news—last month, McCain proclaimed in a speech in California, “Sen. [Edward] Kennedy and I tried very hard to get immigration reform, a comprehensive plan, through the Congress of the United States. We must make it a top agenda item.”

Do YOU want to see McCain-Kennedy brought back to life—by either McCain OR Obama? We ALL need to stand up and say NO! Please, help me to make sure every voter in America will have a chance to send that strong message to both parties! CLICK HERE to donate now.

We don’t need McCain’s OR Obama’s “comprehensive immigration reform” bills. What we DO need is to secure our borders NOW. The fact is, our government doesn’t HAVE an immigration policy right now—one day they want to build a fence, the next day they want to build a “virtual” fence. It changes daily, and it’s ineffective. What we need is simple: Let’s go back to how we USED to do it, when we had a REAL border. If people want to enter America, we require them to come through a checkpoint, check that their health is not dangerous to our citizens, and that they have a legitimate ID.

No lack of border security. No “smoke and mirrors” immigration policies. No promises to supporters of illegal immigration that you’ll re-introduce “comprehensive immigration reform.”

It sounds pretty simple. But if we don’t ACT QUICKLY, the only choice Americans will have in the voting booth this November will be between the co-author of the McCain-Kennedy bill, and his fellow Senator that voted “YES” on that bill!

WE MUST NOT LET THAT HAPPEN. I need YOUR help to make sure every voter in America will have a REAL choice for this election, and NOT just “McCain/Obama” or “Obama/McCain” and their “comprehensive immigration reform” tricks! CLICK HERE to donate now.

During my time in Congress, I was a strong advocate of border security. For four years in a row, I voted to authorize the use of the military to assist in border control efforts. Our overworked, understaffed Border Patrol Agents need all the help they can get, and I voted to send them that help in preventing the entry of terrorists and criminals into the United States.

Don’t the voters in America deserve the chance to vote for a candidate that will secure our border?

And what about all of the other issues where McCain and Obama agree—like in-state tuition for illegal aliens, and giving social security benefits to illegal aliens? Since when did the U.S. Constitution authorize a “nanny state” to dole out taxpayer money to lawbreakers?

It is the duty of the federal government to secure our borders from criminals, terrorists and those seeking to take advantage of the American taxpayer.

Apparently, not all of our politicians believe that. But I do.

This issue is one of the most important national security issues facing America today. An insecure border allows foreign criminals, carriers of communicable diseases, terrorists and other potential threats to enter the country unchecked. We must be aggressive in securing our borders while also fighting the big-government “nanny state” that seeks to coddle even those capable of providing for their own personal prosperity. We must recognize the fundamental problem—a complete breakdown of respect for immigration laws in this country prompted by an utter failure to enforce those laws.

Don’t the voters in America deserve the chance to vote for the rule of law in our country—and send a strong message to ALL of those politicians in Washington, D.C.?

I believe they DO —but I need YOUR help to make sure every voter in America will have a chance to send that strong message to Washington! CLICK HERE to donate now.

John McCain and Barack Obama don’t want you to have that choice. So right now, this month, one important thing MUST be done to give American voters a chance—and a choice. And that is making sure I get on all 50 state ballots.

Most Americans are not even aware that ballot access laws exist in our country, or how difficult it can be for third party or independent candidates just to get their name on the ballot.

Right now, I have ballot access in only 30 states. The rest of the states must be fought for by a combination of gathering signatures, paying fees and filing paperwork—AND a few legal battles.

For example, Oklahoma is the hardest state for me right now. In the 2004 election, Oklahoma voters weren’t offered any choice at all. No third party or independent candidate was on the ballot—in fact, they’ve rigged the election rules in Oklahoma so you can’t even write in a candidate’s name!

To get my name on the ballot in Oklahoma, we’re now going to need to go to court to FIGHT for it!

We’re already facing an expensive legal battle in Oklahoma—and there’s more coming. To get access in the remaining 20 states, and to pay the costs for the states we’ve gained ballot access in, we’re going to need to raise $310,000.

That’s a lot of money—but that’s what it will take for us to be able to offer a strong choice to American voters this fall.

I believe that you share my concern about our dangerous lack of border security. I believe that you agree that this is a national security crisis. And I believe that, like me, you want to send a strong message to the politicians who have been pandering to the supporters of compromised security for too long now. The best way to do that today is by helping to get me on every state ballot, so that I can challenge the Washington “status quo” on illegal immigration and border security. CLICK HERE to donate now.

I’m not asking you to vote for me right now. I’m just asking you to help me send a strong message to BOTH the Republicans and Democrats, that the American people are sick and tired of politicians playing games with the national security of the United States.

Help me to turn things around in this presidential campaign, and put the focus back where it should be—on America.

Sincerely,

Bob Barr
Presidential Nominee
United States Libertarian Party

P.S. John McCain is scheduled to address the annual “La Raza” convention in July, making him the first Republican to do so. La Raza (Spanish for “The Race”) is a controversial “Hispanic rights” group that has been roundly criticized for its pro-illegal immigration advocacy.

Is that the message we need to be sending? Of course not! I need to get on all fifty state ballots to make sure that we ALL have the opportunity to express our opposition to the out of control, power seeking, power hungry, big government Republican AND Democratic politicians who are trying to throw border security out the window—and drive our great country into the ground. Thank you for YOUR help in giving us all that opportunity.

15 Responses to “McCain and Obama for amnesty, warns Barr”

  1. FormerLPMember Says:

    Is this really the LP’s standard bearer’s message on immigration? Just more of the same old immigration scam.

    Freedom is the issue

    “Political promises to keep America free of the great unwashed masses are just one more political scam - a subterfuge by which to steal more of your freedom.

    And trying to limit immigration is an admission that the welfare state is a failure.

    It is a confession that America is no longer the most prosperous country in the world - no longer a country so big, so free, and so open-handed that it can accommodate anyone in the world who wants to come here and work to improve his life.

    A free and prosperous society has no fear of anyone entering it. But a welfare state is scared to death of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out.” Harry Browne http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=24349

  2. Catholic Trotskyist Says:

    Exactly. Obama and McCain have this great pro-immigration stance in common with the radical libertarians and the socialists. McCain needs to lose this election, but under the Christian socialist revolution he will be Obama’s advisor on immigration.

  3. Stefan Says:

    Catholic Trostskyist: Is pro-legal immigration the same as pro-illegal immigration? Illegal is illegal in any dictionary, I have yet to see in which dictionary it mean legal. Is it justified that it is easier for an illegal immigrant from say Mexico gaining access to the US than for a legal person or a tourist from say Russia or from the Middle East?

    Well, it seems like your straight talk socialist revolution express is derailing, it is that loosing its bearings…? cf.
    www.alternet.org/election08/88093/ses=faf1ef9011bdf5ea8ec30f938221791d

    I suggest you seek refuge with Mr. Moore from the Socialist Party or Nader, who is “not “too white”...(although you looks more white than Obama… hmm
    must be my glasses that reflect the wrong color..:-)

  4. Stefan Says:

    CT: Our friend Robert Milnes is proceeding with his nomination for the Green Party to realise his winning progressive alliance strategy (after he did not make it with the LP and the BTP). So when he is president, or if Obama becomes president, he can be the immigration minister and negotiate amnesty with Kenya, and then Milnes can send Obama to his new home in Kenya. Obama can then also unite the two rival ethnic groups in Kenya as new president and make history as the first African-AMerican president of an African state, after he was the first African-American president of the US for a few months. Yes, it can! (BTW: He can also use his new presidential seal for Kenya).

  5. steven Says:

    Actually Stephan, I think Liberia has had several African-American Presidents. Don’t tell Milnes though, it could knock the legs out form under that elborate plan and facilitate (yet another) psychotic break on his part.

  6. Kenny Says:

    I am stunned that a Libertarian Party candidate should issue such a statist and bigoted statement. Barr should be attacking the welfare state and public education rather than workers who only a better a life for their families.

  7. Timothy West Says:

    there are some states like OK and WV that just need to be bypassed. They just are not worth the money spent to get them on the ballot. the reward is not worth the work and money.

    That money would be better spent in GA for example.

  8. Justin Grover Says:

    I’m not sure how I feel about what was said, vs. the aspects of immigration that were left out of this relatively short e-mail appeal.

    That being said, many of the libertarians and libertarian-leaners I have talked to want to close the border for now - to straighten out the problems we have in our system currently, to give us a chance to deal with the people we have here “illegally”, and to allow us to time to comprehensively reform the immigration system so it is no longer racist, and it no longer bars people from coming here to work, who want to work, and providing path to citizenship for those that want to stay.

    We need to be a peaceful sovereign nation, which does not unduly hamper trade, composed of citizens who understand and freely accept the rights and responsibilities of their own citizenship. The path to citizenship needs to be clear, concise and free of racial/geographic quotas, while stressing a knowledge in American history and values (freedom, responsibility, liberty and integrity, not the crazy-right-wing “Values”).

    All that being said, La Raza ( in my experience growing up in a farm-support town on the I-5 corridor) is one step up from being a bunch of anti-freedom thugs- especially if you compare them to other legitimate organizations like LULAC.

    If McCain is buddying up to La Raza, shame on him.

  9. disinter Says:

    Bob Barr’s extremely un-libertarian views on immigration

    http://lastfreevoice.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/bob-barr-immigration/

  10. End the Empire Says:

    Timothy West Says:

    June 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    “there are some states like OK and WV that just need to be bypassed. They just are not worth the money spent to get them on the ballot. the reward is not worth the work and money.

    That money would be better spent in GA for example.”

    You Sir are showing sound judgement. It would be far better to have the media to ask which two states he didn’t make then he could BLAST the fascist ballot access laws that need to change! The vast majority of Americans don’t know and understand how the game is RIGGED against us! Us equals THIRD Party of course…The one thing everyone of us can agree upon.

  11. Stefan Says:

    disinter is becoming one track-minded. Are we going to see each day for all the months ahead till November the very same repetitive lines? Would that not be a bit boring?

  12. Steven R Linnabary Says:

    Justin Grover Says:

    We need to be a peaceful sovereign nation, which does not unduly hamper trade, composed of citizens who understand and freely accept the rights and responsibilities of their own citizenship.

    And just how likely is this going to be when it seems to be getting harder to even get a Libertarian Party presidential candidate that understands libertarianism?

    PEACE
    Steve

  13. disinter Says:

    disinter is becoming one track-minded.

    Becoming? No, I have always been pro-liberty. Unlike Barf, who flip-flops on a dime to pander to brain-dead, gullible barfers.

  14. Brett @ ReclaimYourRepublic Says:

    Perhaps you should check the official position on the website in regard to this issue. I recall similar statements being linked to Ron Paul’s campaign as well. This seems to be a common tactic for those who oppose the message that the pro-liberty candidates are conveying. If you make things look official enough, people who do no research will just run with the story.

  15. Labrenda Says:

    So Lets let them take jobs away from our teens! lets hand feed our children so they know no respect! Lets make it to where we have to follow the rules and go to jail if we mess up and thay get an pat on the back!
    Lets go ahead and say that we are just scared and don’t wan’t our country!
    In A public restroom it says ” We will out breed you and take over your country democratically” Now come to Garland Texas and tell me that it is not happening. People open your eyes! My first grader is being forced to take spanish. Not that I do not wan’t here to speak anouther language but it is her right as a American to decide that as it was all of yours.

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