Friday, May 26, 2006

Senate vote: "Let's get Mexico's approval to build a fence or wall!"

I'm wondering if there's been an al Qaeda attack on the DC water supply, because our elected officials have seemingly lost their damned minds these days. Chris "Waitress Sandwich" Dodd (D-CT) added an amendment to the Senate immigration bill:
(b) CONSULTATION REQUIREMENT.--Consultations between United States and Mexican authorities at the federal, state, and local levels concerning the construction of additional fencing and related border security structures along the United States-Mexico border shall be undertaken prior to commencing any new construction, in order to solicit the views of affected communities, lessen tensions and foster greater understanding and stronger cooperation on this and other important issues of mutual concern.
The amendment passed, 56-41. The treasonous Republicans who voted for this crap are as follows:

Bennett, Bond, Brownback, Chafee, Coleman, Collins, Craig, Graham, Hagel, Lugar, Collins, McCain, Specter, Stevens, Warner, Martinez, Murkowski, Snowe and Voinovich.

I'm calling my two senators (Martinez and Nelson) who both voted FOR this travesty and ask them why they think it's a good idea that we get the approval of another country to defend our borders and sovereignty. If your Senators voted with the aforementioned #ssholes, I implore you to call them, too. Also, contact your House members and ask them to stop the Senate bill dead in its tracks. The House is our last hope for common sense.

We acquiesce to Mexico today, and tomorrow we'll do the same with the United Nations!