Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Better to SAVE than to be LOST

Illegal immigration, U.S. Sovereignty

The SAVE Act and LOST Treaty are perfect examples of how it does not matter which party affiliation promotes the policy, what matters is the policy!

The SAVE Act,  Secure America with Verification and Enforcement, "Requires every employer to use electronic verification system on every employee", says NumbersUSA. That sounds good to me. The irony of this bill is that it is being introduced by a Democrat, Heath Shuler.

I am not sure if the Democrats finally got the message that Americans do not support amnesty for illegals when their DREAM Act failed to pass the Senate last week, but this bill is a step in the right direction.

Some Republican Congressmen are supporting it too; Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado is a co-sponsor. Maybe they sense this is an important issue to most Americans and we are 1 year away from election time! (I just heard Friday that Congressman Sensenbrenner introduced another bill on illegal immigration. I don't know at this time how that one compares.)

The NumbersUSA email alert I received made an excellent point that I had not thought of. When companies use illegals, they are forcing other companies who hire legal workers out of business. This is because the illegal hire company can pay their workers less. It is rather like outsourcing jobs without leaving the country! Would Democrats approve of companies forming strategies to allow employers to circumvent their newly pushed for and passed minimum wage laws? No, but the majority of the party see nothing wrong with helping illegals stay here and work.

Contact Congressman Sensenbrenner and urge him to support SAVE 

F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-5th District)
2449 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4905
District office: (262) 784-1111
Toll-free: (800) 242-1119



Now about the LOST Treaty , short for the Law Of the Sea Treaty. It should stand for Loss of Our Sovereignty Treaty!

This is the most serious sovereignty issue since THE UN RIGHTS OF THE CHILD Treaty back in President Clinton's day. But this LOST Treaty is being promoted by Republican President Bush. Words cannot express my disgust.

Our Fonding Fathers will roll over in their graves with this one. Why we would be willingly giving up our rights to National sovereignty is beyond me. It is truly Taxation Without Representation, plus a whole lot more!

LOST deals with under sea mining and exploration, a World Court power to settle disputes, pollutants and more.

Glen Beck states, "This is really about socialism; the systematic redistribution of wealth; and usurping of your rights as a citizen of this country. One of the original creators of this treaty was a public supporter of one-world government; a woman who saw LOST as a trial balloon for developing a, quote 'common global constitution.' "

The LOST Treaty made it out of committee in the Senate, the first step to passage.

If you wish to keep Americas sovereignty, I urge you to contact our two senators about LOST.

U.S. Senate

Herb Kohl (D)
330 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-4903
Milwaukee office: (414) 297-4451
Toll-free: (800) 247-5645  (This is the senator's contact page, not an email address)

Russ Feingold (D)
506 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-4904
Milwaukee office: (414) 276-7282


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