i cant remember a president actually "inviting" them to come though....can you?
i agree neither side has done much in the last 50 years regarding border security
but can you agree, that it has gotten worse?
and that in part, it is because of what the president has said and done
and can we also agree that it is high time someone got off their ass and actually did something to solve the problem
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The immigration bill not being brought up in the senate has nothing to do with the use of the whip, threats and bribes. If the American people are totally against, let the senate vote without the use of the whip, threats and bribes. Let each senator vote the wishes of their state and the people they represent in their state and not of their political party. If as you say, the majority of the people are against it, the majority of the people in a senators state, then if they have a Republican Senator, they should kick him out in the next election by not listening to the peoples wishes.
This my party right or wrong has to go. We are in the quandary we are in today because our elected leaders, almost all of them put their political party way above the people they are suppose to represent. A house member should be representing his district and the people in it first, not his political party. A senator should be representing his state first, not his political party.
I will never understand why this is so hard for people to understand. Well, the die hards of each party anyway. This is why I am a Reform Party member and do not belong to either of the major political parties. Never have and never will. I have no problem with the kids staying, but I would like the border to be secured. That is my view on this subject. But what I think has little to do with the legislative process.
The house passes a bill. The senate takes it up and makes the changes the senate wants, adds, deletes, amends. Then the senate sends the bill back to the house where they can either pass it or make their changes, additions, deletions and amendments and so on. How can one who believes in our legislative process think tabling is right? Tabling is one person deciding the fate of legislation. That one person should not be Reid. It should be the president. If the president vetos the legislation, let congress over ride it if they can. But no senator or representative should have the power all by his lonesome to decide the fate of bills that should be debated or voted on.
I would rather Pelosi and Reid use their whip, bribe fellow members of their party and threaten them to death than just to table and put a screeching halt to legislation and the proper legislative process by tabling.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.