Open Letter to President Bush (May 2006)

Dear Mr. President:

You’ve finally done it. You have finally succeeded in driving away one of your
staunchest supporters (and defenders) after six plus years of loyalty. I supported you, Mr.
President, in spite of repeated betrayals of what I thought were our shared values because
I felt you were the best man to secure and defend our homeland; but I am afraid that has
now changed. In fact, just this morning, after reading the transcript of your speech on
immigration, I went out to my driveway and removed the Bush-Cheney 2004 bumper
stickers from my car. They are now an embarrassment to my wife and me.

Your refusal to defend and protect our borders from invasion is a direct violation of your
oath of office and is, in my opinion, tantamount to treason. Your betrayal of your
countrymen in favor of foreign nationals and their corrupt and hostile government is not
an act which I, as an American citizen and loyal Republican, am prepared to overlook.
Your collusion with the corrupt Mexican government against your fellow citizens in the
Minutemen Project; your refusal to acknowledge or address the armed attacks on law
enforcement officers by Mexican troops and drug gangs; and your apparent lack of
concern for our border communities that are being over-run are a disgrace and a
dereliction. Your woefully inadequate plan to stop a few lawbreakers at the border, while
rewarding those who elude interdiction with a path to citizenship is as ludicrous and
incoherent an immigration policy as it is insulting to my intelligence; so much for the
straight-talking Texan.

Your patronizing declaration that illegal immigrants fill jobs here that Americans will not
is quite simply wrong: they only depress wages and take jobs from the most vulnerable
American workers. Not only does this condescending attitude force countless Americans
into unemployment, it also condemns the illegal workers you apparently prefer to a de-
facto second-class citizen status similar to that which they suffered in Mexico. These
illegal aliens put a drain on our social safety-net (which you saw fit to expand), and on
our schools and hospitals which are overwhelmed and in some cases closing their doors.
And to add insult to injury, the simple middle-class, taxpaying working stiffs who play by
the rules are forced to foot the bill even while we struggle to support our own families.

Mr. President, in a previous and less cynical age, one of your predecessors, Woodrow
Wilson, in response to similar provocations from Mexico, sent the United States’ Army
under General Pershing to secure our border and protect our citizens; your response,
nothing short of surrender, is a betrayal to his legacy of patriotism; and to your own.
If, Mr. President, the plan you and the elitists of both parties in the U.S. Senate support
becomes law, I will do something I have not done since becoming eligible to vote: I will
stay home on Election Day and watch the G.O.P. lose control of Congress. This, I hope
will encourage my Party to re-evaluate its priorities and find a new standard-bearer who
will put his country before his friends in Corporate America: A man like Ronald Reagan.

About michaelstjoseph

Michael St. Joseph is the pen-name of a Catholic conservative citizen of the greatest country in the history of civilization. He has a law enforcement background and lives with his family in the New York area. He can be reached at
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