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Saturday`s Letters: A
Florida Reader Doubts if Senator Mel Martinez`s Mother,
A U.S. Resident For Forty Years, Speaks English; etc.
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column:
With Senators Like Melquiades Martinez—The Cuban Half
Of Hagel-Martinez—Who Needs Traitors?
Based on a recent personal experience, I am quite sure
that his mother, who has lived in the U.S. since the
late 1960s, does not have even basic English
Here`s how I found out.
Florida activists planned to hold a demonstration
S.2611 outside of Martinez`s exclusive Baldwin Park
residence. (By the way, Florida`s other Senator, Bill
Nelson, also lives in pricey Baldwin Park.)
are very angry at Martinez about S.2611. Martinez
promised to hold Town Hall meetings so that constituents
would have a chance to express themselves but he never
Nor did Martinez make appearances on local talk radio
where listeners could call in. In fact, he appeared only
one show for a brief puffball-interview.
However, an aide in his Washington, D.C. office that
Martinez did met with Chief Executive Officers and 7th
find Martinez`s exact address, I went to the Orange
County Florida property appraiser`s
site. I discovered that Martinez owns two homes. One
he purchased for his mother.
Wanting to make sure that we scheduled our event at the
right place, I called and asked the woman who answered,
in English, if she spoke English.
She replied “un poco.” Then, realizing
that English was a struggle for her, I switched to
Spanish to inquire “Es este la residencia del
Senator Mel Martinez?”
After she replied, “No” we continued our brief
conversation in Spanish.
later learned from a well-placed source that the woman
is Martinez`s mother.
Mrs. Martinez is an elderly woman, so it is possible
that under difference circumstances she may be more
willing to engage people in English. But I got the
distinct impression that she was uncomfortable with our
When you add in El Sentinel, El Nuevo Dia,
Univision, it`s no longer necessary to speak English
to get by.
Americans, thanks to the likes of Senator Martinez, have
second-class citizens in Florida.
Listen, how many of
us do you figure there are out there?
By “us” I mean, how many
Americans are out there that want enforcement of borders
and our interior as well as sanctions on employers who
hire illegal aliens?
Compare that number to the number
of Americans who
want all those things for illegal aliens.
What`s the ratio…about 10-1?
to Jenny, she knew America was in trouble when she heard
President Clinton announce at a Super Bowl that all
people who come to the United States from day one are as
American as the Americans who have lived here all their
Wayne Goodfellow [e-mail
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column:
Joe Feels Even Better About Immigration Bill
I agree with Guzzardi that the Bush-Kennedy-McCain
amnesty bill S.2611 is dead.
The open border lobby is a powerful force but the one
thing it does not have on its side is
truth and that ultimately will lead to its demise.
The first battle may be won but the longer war that will
Western Civilization to its foundations has just
started and is therefore far from over.
In this regard, the quote below from a speech by
Sir Winston Churchill given at the Lord Mayor`s
Luncheon, Mansion House, London, November 10, 1942,
during the height of World War II, seems appropriate:
"This is not the
end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is,
perhaps, the end of the beginning."
Goodfellow is an Adjunct Professor at the University of
Ottawa and a senior research scientist at Natural
Resources Canada, a department of the federal
his previous letter
Saturday`s Letters: A
Connecticut Reader Disagrees—Thinks That Rumors Of S.
2611`s Death Are Premature
nightmare scenario about
After the congressional elections are over, President
Bush will use his constitutional authority (Article II
Section 3 says in part that the President "may, on
extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either
of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with
Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them
to such Time as he shall think proper") to hold a
special session of Congress for the specific purpose of
passing his "Comprehensive Immigration Reform".
President Clinton convened a similar Congressional
session after the 1994 mid-term elections to pass the
World Trade Organization legislation.
There will be much arm-twisting,
patronage payoffs, and all the rest
what goes on in the cloakrooms. After the late night
vote, there will be a press conference declaring this a
"victory for the American people."
President has too much at stake in his immigration
legislation. From the
early days of his administration, he talked about a
"temporary guest worker program". The events
of 9/11 put his plan on the back burner. A lame-duck
session of a Republican-controlled Congress will be his
final chance to pass it.
This will also be a face-saving device for Mr. Bush,
too. Just think:a President proposes a major policy
initiative in a national televised address, campaigns
around the country for it, and couldn`t get it passed by
his own party`s leadership?
parliamentary system, there would be a vote of no
confidence and calls for a new election.
hope I`m completely wrong about this, but we have the
1994 Clinton/World Trade Organization precedent to
Danelli is a computer
consultant who was a delegate for Pat Buchanan at the
2000 Reform Party convention.
Saturday`s Letters: A California
Reader Says, Regardless Of S.2611, He`ll Go To “The End
Of The Earth” To Fight Illegal Immigration
Herbert Gamble Davila [e-mail
"How far would you
drive this summer to participate in an immigration
reform forum chaired by a Congressman you knew would not
only give you his ear but might actually
do something about your grievances once he returned
We will go to the end of the earth if we have to. You
can count on that. Here in
California, we are not going to rest until every
illegal alien in our country is removed and deported.
We won`t stop until every Senator, every House
Representative, every state governor and every city
mayor who is amnesty happy, North American Union loving,
open borders intoxicated and illegal alien crazy is
removed from office.
We are not going to rest and we are not going to ignore
illegal immigration. We will not allow the illegal
aliens to come here, spit in our faces, take advantage
of our good will and demand to be citizens while at the
same time invading our country for the purposes of
retaking the southwest.
We have had enough. Since the illegal aliens marched on
our streets waving
Mexican and Communist flags while calling us
“RACIST”, my friends, my family and I have vowed to
fight this to the end.
We will spread the word to each American citizen until
they open their eyes and wake up. We will not relent. We
never give up.
Davila, a software engineer who earned his degree at
California State University at Northridge, is a native
Californian. His mother is from Puerto Rico.
John Ellis [e-mail
First of all, support an immigration control
candidate that has some chance of winning and who
ideally has won political office in the past.
You are unlikely to get the voting public to elect a
single issue immigration control activist for an
important office like the US Congress especially if he
is running on an obscure 3rd party ticket
Brian Bilbray was a very successful mayor of Chula
Vista, CA. which is near the U.S./Mexico border. Bilbray
had also been a Congressman.
Bilbray is a smart, efficient
fund-raiser and was surrounded by a loyal staff of
supporters. Stopping illegal immigration was Bilbray`s
number one issue but not his only one.
Second, be a loyal, hard-working volunteer. Understand
that you are a foot solider, not a general calling the
honest with the candidate and the campaign managers –
you are volunteering because of his strong position
against illegal immigration.
But don`t be a single-issue fanatic. Follow
instructions, follow the campaign manager`s script and
try to resist your urges to take over and educate
everyone about the immigration crisis. This topic is
overwhelming for most people. You`re a volunteer, so do
good door-to- door work.
immigration control as part of a broad, positive
found ending illegal immigration an easy sell in
And it is going to be a good sell in all parts of
America—who likes Al Qaeda terrorists or Central
American drug gangs? But, the best way to reach the
hearts and minds of voters is to present your candidate
– i.e. your Brian Bilbray—as a good, common sense
American who is on their side.
elected, your immigration control candidate will “be
on their side” on all issues, including immigration
Fourth, manage and contain the conservative primary
the “Bilbray for Congress” campaign, we faced
many well- financed (mostly using their own money)
Conservative/Religious Right challengers in the
These types of candidates are a major hassle for an
immigration control activist.
They are not focused on immigration and can easily
destroy your choice by painting him as radical.
Treat religious challengers and those in their camp with
fairness and respect.
Then after you win the primary meet with the responsible
leaders from their church and convince them that they
need to support you just as you would have supported
Please volunteer. November is right around the corner
and the time for winning is now.
wish you all as much
success as we in the Bilbray campaign had.