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.

All I want for Christmas is a border fence--act now

Illegal immigration

(This is just a quick post--I am in the midst of cookie baking.)

Remember when our legislators passed the Border Fence bill and we were all so relieved the US was finally going to do something about the open border?

Well, now they are gutting $3 billion from funding the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill to build the fence.

I have also heard that the appropriations bill for misc. spending now before our congress has language in it to build not a real fence, but a virtual fence. (That way, we can watch the illegals crossing the border on closed circuit TV--that is if it is working.)

That Omnibus Bill also includes Million$ for legal representation for the illegals and removes the suggestion that English be our official language in the workplace.

NumbersUSA has an online petition to sign by Dec. 21 to urge our Congress to put the $3 billion back.

Contact our Senators Kohl and Feingold and Congressman Sensenbrenner 262-784-1111 or 800-242-1119 too. 

It is so disheartening to call our legislators time after time on these issues, seemingly prevail, and then find out that they are either gutting the funding or introducing yet another measure to carry out their agenda. But call and contact we must; it is our only weapon. As much as we do not like to do it, calling and contacting does seem to get results. (True on the local level too.)

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