Immigration cookie crumbles

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So a kid knows that he isn’t supposed to get a cookie without asking, but he does it anyway. How should the parent or grandparent respond? Most of us are wise enough to know that to allow the child to keep the cookie would reinforce the wrong behavior.

In 1986, Ronald Reagan signed legislation that let illegal aliens “keep the cookie.” It was well-meaning, but it did not solve the problem. Instead, it just encouraged more illegal behavior.

Now our representatives in Washington, D.C., think it is a good idea to do the same thing again. They are still wrong. Stop reinforcing bad behavior. Swat them on the rumps and send them out of the kitchen.

And by the way, put the cookies on a higher shelf.

Paul G. Perry

Appling

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karradur
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karradur 05/04/13 - 01:44 am
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Wait, I thought we worshipped Saint Reagan.

Hallowed be Thy trickle-down economics.

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carcraft 05/04/13 - 04:35 am
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Reagan tried to fix the boarder

Well better than Obama going down to Mexico and telling the folks crossing the boarder into the US how to get on the dole! The Democrats basically lied to Reagan and said they would gladly fix the boarder tomarrow for amnesty today and guess what? The Democrats never fixed the boarder!

chascushman
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chascushman 05/04/13 - 08:18 am
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“The Democrats basically lied

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“The Democrats basically lied to Reagan and said they would gladly fix the boarder tomarrow for amnesty today and guess what?”
carcraft, the democrats and liberals lied, hard to believe isn’t it?

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Humble Angela 05/04/13 - 09:46 am
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Fences work. If Obama says

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Fences work. If Obama says they don't, then ask him why there is one around the White House.

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deestafford 05/04/13 - 10:27 am
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One of the things I never hear discussed by the people

in DC is what is good for America. They all talk about what is good for the illegal immigrants but not what are the advantages to America.

Eighty percent of the immigrants we admit are from third world countries and 75% of those go on welfare. Seventy-nine percent favor a big government and high taxes versus 21% who favor small government and low taxes. Sort of the same situation that existed in their homeland. Of course, all of these would vote democrat.

The Attorney General says it is a civil right for those illegals here to become citizens. I say, "What gives any of the 6,000,000,000 people in the world a 'right' to immigrant here at all?" We are a country of legal immigrants---not ILLEGAL immigrants as touted by the liberals.

No one should come to this country without a sponsor who will vouch that they will support the immigrant and the immigrant will never be a moocher. If the immigrant ever takes any government assistance he is deported.

Once again, thank Ted Kennedy for his 1965 immigration reform. Look it up and see what this stalwart of the "great" Kennedy clan has wrought.

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t3bledsoe 05/04/13 - 12:25 pm
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HA's 9:46 comment

I believe there must be a fence arround the White House. As for the boarder fence, perhaps we should start being as fair to Mexicans as we are to Canadians ! There can be no arguement that legal; and illegal; Mexicans do most; again; most of the jobs that Americans don't want to do !! The question is, "Do we step up the process of making the illegals legal, are do we continue to reap the good benifits of illegals staying off our citizen rolls !!

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dwb619 05/04/13 - 01:46 pm
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illegals

I know a lot of AMERICANS that have done roofing,dry wall, framing,painting, masonry, concrete,etc. Even remember when a teenager could make good pocket money mowing yards.
Seems like all that fell by the wayside when the illegals,along with their employer accomplices, began to undercut everyone.
Why not enforce existing federal law and imprison the EMPLOYERS.
Lou Dobbs once said if you cut of the jobs,, the illegals would "self deport".

chascushman
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chascushman 05/04/13 - 02:49 pm
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I know a lot of AMERICANS

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I know a lot of AMERICANS that have done roofing,dry wall, framing,painting, masonry, concrete,etc.”
dwb619, That was the days before the handouts by the liberal/democrats. Now the folks that were doing those jobs are living off the taxpayers thanks to democrats/liberals.

chascushman
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chascushman 05/04/13 - 02:55 pm
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“As for the border fence,

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“As for the border fence, perhaps we should start being as fair to Mexicans as we are to Canadians !”
Mr. Bledsoe, the Canadians are not illegally coming across the border by the thousands. WHAT IS IT ABOUT ILLEGAL THAT YOU CAN NOT UNDERSTAND!!!

chascushman
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chascushman 05/04/13 - 03:02 pm
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“They all talk about what is

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“They all talk about what is good for the illegal immigrants but not what are the advantages to America.”
deestafford, The moochers won the last election and will continue to win elections until the stuff hits the fan. It will hit the fan because sooner or later the Marxists/socialists/moochers will run out of others peoples money.

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gargoyle 05/04/13 - 04:50 pm
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info for t3bledsoe

Nope legal Canadians recive no special treatment.What industries cater to ILLEAGAL Canadians like other ILLEAGALS from south of the border leading to special treatment.Infact a Canadian caught ILLEAGALY in another country or breaking a law out of Canada will be punished by the Canadian Government.

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Gage Creed 05/04/13 - 05:18 pm
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FLASHBACK...Bob and Doug

FLASHBACK...Bob and Doug Mackenzie!

Take OFF! EH!

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rmwhitley 05/04/13 - 05:25 pm
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democrats

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are adamant about allowing the gay lovers of people residing in other countries to be admitted to America under a new "immigration" bill before the house. First, who vets these so-called lovers and secondly, where do we stop coddling someone because of their sexual preferences. I personally care for women (with their faults ) and have recieved no invitation to discuss with Sports Illustrated that I'm white, heterosexual and a non-athlete.

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CobaltGeorge 05/04/13 - 05:51 pm
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t3bledsoe

you continue interjecting Canadians into this illegal immigration problem. I can say that I'm almost 100% French, lived within 42 miles of Canada for 17 years and I have yet seen or heard of any Canadian coming to this country using any other way except going through a Border check. I would like to see you come up with a percentage of Canadians that are here living off the Hammer & Sickle man's stolen money from the American Citizens and while at it, a percentage of Canadians children receiving free schooling and housing too!

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marandan 05/04/13 - 07:05 pm
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Ok If all these well meaning

Ok If all these well meaning hard working illegal borders crossers(INtruders) want to come here for a better way of life and opportunity, let them work here everyday, and go home everynight. Leave all the money you make here stay here. If someone tries to send money via western union or moneygram should pay a 100% tax of whatever they send, in order to pay for education and medical treatment of all undocument Democrats, to pay for services rendered. When the money runs out , so do the services. Should we allow our countries perks and spoils to be given to NON AMERICANS at the expense of our own people?

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marandan 05/04/13 - 07:14 pm
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Instead of giving Americans a

Instead of giving Americans a unemployment check, give them a job. Border Guards. I am sure we could have at least 100 guards per every mile of border that needs guarded. We could even pay a bonus for illegals captured at the border. I do NOT believe We as TRUE AMERICAN LOVING PATRIOTS cannot STOP ALL BORDER CROSSING FROM ILLEGALS. IT can be done IF WE THE PEOPLE really want to stop it.

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Darby 05/05/13 - 12:36 pm
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"Hallowed be Thy trickle-down economics."

Cute little cherry-picked one liner. What is it supposed to mean?

A substitute for a reasoned position perhaps?

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