"When democracy becomes tyranny, I STILL get to vote."
A new addition to the Three Percent Creed: No free stolen elections.
"Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool." -- Clinton advisor Paul Begala.
A cautionary tale from a place that used to be called Hagood's Crossroads.
Back in the middle of the 19th century, before the War Between the States, there was a little village down near where Alabama Routes 75 and 79 now intersect called Hagood's Crossroads. It had grown up around Mr. Hagood's store, just down the road from David Hanby's iron forge and mill. Folks had been born, lived a long life and died at Hagood's Crossroads and they thought it was a pretty good name for their home town.
Then a bunch of horse traders from Mount Pinson, Tennessee, moved into the area and after they'd been here a while, decided that Hagood's Crossroads wasn't spit for a name. They wanted to call it, yeah, you guessed it, "Mount Pinson." Now the locals didn't much care for that at all, as you might imagine, but the Tennesseans persisted in their campaign and finally persuaded the townsfolk to have an election to choose the rightful name to the place. "What could be fairer," the Tennesseans asked, "than an election?" Well, the locals looked around, counted heads, and concluded that they outnumbered the horse traders about three to one, so they (no doubt with a smug smile) agreed. "Sure, let's vote on it."
Now the Tennesseans, being Tennesseans AND horse traders, were less than scrupulously honest folks. They just sent word up to Mount Pinson, Tennessee, that all the cousins and brothers and uncles twice removed needed to get their butts down to Alabama so's they could all vote in this "fair election."
And that is exactly and precisely what happened.
The name changed to "Mount Pinson," was recognized by the U.S. Post Office, and although sometime in the early 20th Century they dropped the "Mount" (which made sense because the place is actually in a valley) the town has been known as Pinson ever since.
The locals of course refused to recognize the new name, continuing to refer to it as Hagood's Crossroads. But eventually those who did so died out while the name didn't, and their grandsons and granddaughters eventually grew up with no memory of what the name of the place had been.
Flip forward a century and a half or two, to a larger stage and an issue of much greater importance than the name of a town.
"Comprehensive immigration reform" has always been about naturalizing illegals for the purpose of political power. But getting amnesty through Congress has been problematic for the Dems and their GOP "useful idiot" allies.
Now, it seems, we may have an end run in progress around that troublesome barrier.
According to NumbersUSA, here is the text of the letter signed by Sens. Grassley, Hatch (R-Utah), Vitter (R-La.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Chambliss (R-Ga.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Cochran (R-Miss.).
Dear President Obama:
We understand that there’s a push for your Administration to develop a plan to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. We understand that the Administration may include aliens who have willfully overstayed their visas or filed for benefits knowing that they will not be eligible for a status for years to come. We understand that deferred action and parole are discretionary actions reserved for individual cases that present unusual, emergent or humanitarian circumstances. Deferred action and parole were not intended to be used to confer a status or offer protection to large groups of illegal aliens, even if the agency claims that they look at each case on a “case-by-case” basis.
While we agree our immigration laws need to be fixed, we are deeply concerned about the potential expansion of deferred action or parole for a large illegal alien population. While deferred action and parole are Executive Branch authorities, they should not be used to circumvent Congress’ constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States.
The Administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books.
We would appreciate receiving a commitment that the Administration has no plans to use either authority to change the current position of a large group of illegal aliens already in the United States, and ask that you respond to us about this matter as soon as possible.
Now, if the Obamanoids do try to steal future federal elections by importing voters by presidential diktat (and remember this is not merely one election, but for as far out as the eye can see) it will inflame passions in this country as nothing ever has in modern memory.
Election fraud on a grand scale is not only a felony, it is treason.
Traitors who fail in their treason, in case anyone has been paying attention to history, get shot.
Traitors who succeed in their treason become tyrants of the people they betrayed. Ergo, they can also be shot.
We must add one more dictum to the Three Percenters creed:
"No more free Wacos," yes.
"No more free Katrinas," certainly.
But also, "No free stolen elections."