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Immigration

With the Immigration Bill looming in the Senate we are on the path to a one-party system. What would be the ramifications, if true? With the election of Thomas Jefferson, America became a two-party system with a smooth transition from one political partys leadership to the other. Through wise compromise, our U.S. Senate has managed to keep the two-party system.
Alaska and Hawaii came into the union about the same time. Politically, one new state leans to the left, one to the right. In the middle 1800s, one state came into the union a slave state and one came in a free state. The balance was maintained, as well as could be, until the civil war.
With the immigration bill looming in the United States Senate, a possibility of 12 to 40 million immigrants in the next 10 years could be voters. My fear is that these new voters will dilute the status quo to a one-party system. What kind of government would that lead to? With their past protests in the streets of the United States, with those carrying the flag of Mexico instead of the Stars and Strips, the hopes of one country, one constitution, one destiny, are fleeting.
The situation reminds me of the words of Will Rogers, we voted these people in office and they did not do a damn thing and that is exactly why we voted for them. I sure hope our elected officials remember the words of Mr. Rogers and vote No on this immigration bill. If the senate does want to do something, then enforce the laws we have.
Hugh Fleet
Marysville

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