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Illegal representation in Congress

(Re: “Crackdown: ‘Dragnet’ may fend off Arizona-style immigration law,” cover story, Jan. 27.) There is a paradox to illegal immigration that is not discussed.

States may gain additional congressional representation because of their population of illegal immigrants. How many congressional representatives was Colorado awarded (in the 2010 reapportionment) because of the state’s population of illegal immigrants? Is it in the best interest of illegal residents to be counted in redistricting/apportionment and not allowed to vote? These additional House seats can now be used against the undocumented. This harkens back to slavery and the 3/5 clause that gave Southern states additional representation in Congress.

In a radio interview (WNPR, Dec.15) recently retired U.S. Sen. [Christopher] Dodd, D-Conn., said he would change congressional apportionment/redistricting if given the opportunity, but did not specify how.

My upcoming book Vote Thieves:

Illegal Immigration, Redistricting, and Presidential Elections argues for changing our basis of apportionment from total population to voters. Might this provide an impetus for true immigration reform if states such as Colorado, Texas and California were to lose congressional representation because illegal immigrants are excluded?

A similar proposal was made in January 1941, but was then forgotten after the country entered World War II.

Our current method of apportionment creates an incentive for illegal immigration and polarizes our political system. Historically, it caused the end of the Federalist Party, bolstered slavery, disenfranchised African Americans after Reconstruction, fostered segregation in the South, denied voting rights to women, and disenfranchised voters in the presidential election of 2000.

See www.votethieves.com. Orlando Rodriguez/via Internet

Alternative to solar farms

There is understandable local opposition to the construction of large solar “farms” in rural Colorado. The greatest demand for electricity is, after all, in urban areas, and the resulting miles of transmission lines, while once seen as a sign of progress, are now regarded as unwelcome intrusions upon a growing environmental aesthetic of open, untrammeled land in the West.

Rural communities over and over see their valuable resources, be it water, oil and gas, their children, and now treasured vistas, being drained into the seemingly insatiable metropolitan lifestyles they eschew. Apparently overlooked by the power brokers is that there are thousands of acres of roofs, already connected to the grid, in the very areas in need of additional electricity. A combination of private and governmental incentives and directives could create a modern, state-of-the-art, decentralized power-generating network that would both serve our needs and preserve our Colorado landscapes.

Germany, a country with far less sunshine than here, has done exactly this with remarkable success.

Robert Porath/Boulder

Pennies for Penney

J.C. Penney announced last week it is closing six stores, its catalog business, and its call center, plus consolidating its outlet stores and custom-decorating business. Hundreds more jobs will disappear. Is it a coincidence that two heavy-hitting investors just joined the Penney board? They did the math. This will boost company earnings by seven cents a share and cost eight.

The corner office is having so much fun it’s no wonder many college grads are choosing “management” positions instead of, say, petroleum engineering (when a real job is offered at all). At the Colorado School of Mines, arguably the best university in the state academically speaking, except perhaps the Air Force Academy, 18 percent of 2009 and 2010 graduates had found full-time work in their field by last Thanksgiving. Here’s the rub: The ranks of petro-engineers are thinning — many are approaching retirement. And the low-hanging fruit in the oil forest is all gone.

Sadly, it seems many are attracted by prospects such as J.P. Morgan, which provides food-stamp debit cards for 26 states and Washington, D.C. J.P. Morgan is paid by the case. But the new grads need to watch out: J.P. Morgan’s customer service center is in India!

Gregory Iwan/Longmont

Do something about Iran

Although Iran continues to claim its nuclear development program is designed for peaceful purposes, U.S. intelligence services believe Iran is developing nuclear weapons.

Iran poses a significant risk to use nuclear weapons because of its unstable leadership. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has proclaimed that Israel, the U.S. and other Western countries are Iran’s enemies and could come under attack by Iran depending on conditions in the region and the world. The Iranian Defense Ministry recently published information on a nuclear attack strategy to be used against the U.S. and Israel and possibly other countries.

Economic sanctions imposed on Iran have not deterred it from developing nuclear weapons. Time is running out and the options to neutralize the Iranian nuclear weapons program are becoming more limited.

Donald A. Moskowitz/Londonderry, N.H.

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Our government lies to us incessantly, as you only have to read the Wikileaks website secret documents. So stating that there are only 11 million illegally persons settled here is a blatant rhetoric. An interesting statistic is "How many illegal immigrants have settled in the US, " is an article located in the Christian Science Monitor: http://tinyurl.com/6etlnm  Giving low population figures smells of the Liberal progressives in the Obama administration, who have a major problem with speaking the truth. Any newspaper of media source that uses such words as unauthorized immigrant or undocumented worker can be considered a front with a Liberal editorial. Another point of view is that your blog, if it tells the truth about the illegal immigration invasion will never see the light of day. Liberal editors have been programmed to use utter propaganda, which for the life of me affects their intelligence and the fact they think the majority of Americans believe it?

 Even the children of today are being indoctrinated with their philosophies,  as they try to forward their ideological ideas in the classroom. I keep reading that illegal immigration is good the the economy. So you might ask honest contractors and sub contractors of the building trade, who have lost their businesses because others have used cheap labor and been easily to outbid their jobs that use American workers. This is why a mandatory E-Verify needs to be operated nationwide, to expose illegal workers who are taking US workforce jobs. After the national fence barrier is built securely, as planned in the 2006 Secure Fence Act, we can have honest talks on guest worker requirements for the agricultural industry, plus special immigration visa's for the most highly skilled immigrants, who want to start a new life here.

Of course that might be the case with commerce and all entities that profit from them. Businesses don't see it that way, because illegal labor can be preyed upon, paid minimum wages without any health care? Then guess who pays for that multi-billion dollar venture. The US taxpayers of course! Same with the school for every illegal alien child brought illegally to the US by a parent. It’s the same with every baby who collects an American birth certificate, under the ominous, misinterpreted 14th amendment. Remember that's the first child and unlikely to be the last, collecting nice packages of welfare, cash payments and finally section 8 housing. Then over a period of time, more family escapes their country and cram into the home. If you have a few minutes click on these links, that if the Liberal media allows this commentary to be published The way to stop illegal aliens entering America, is to make it a class one felony with mandatory prison sentences in tent cities as with Arizona's. Sheriff Joe Arpaio. After his bologna sandwiches--few would return across the border, except for the hardened criminals, who are flooding this nation.


These reports compiles some unfortunate statistics about the birthright law, that outlines the incentives for people stealing into America, that a prudent person should investigate.. http://tinyurl.com/48gpodm This become unfair game to the despondent US Taxpayer as the 14th Amendment is costing taxpayers billions of dollars annually, that should be going to our poor, our senior citizens, our homeless veterans, our single Mothers with children, our mentally handicapped, the old, blind and sick. http://tinyurl.com/46ffz6g and http://tinyurl.com/48bkx23 and http://tinyurl.com/45kopdl Until the Liberal extremists cut off our right to "Free Speech" or introduce the "Fairness Doctrine" I will bring to America's attention to the dangers of illegal immigration, chain migration and amnesty and its rapidly spiraling entitlement costs.     Here are the projections of  instant baby citizenship costs of the huge inflow of women 9 month pregnant females and ready to conceive, arriving from every country from one hemisphere to the other, getting free prenatal care, welfare. http://tinyurl.com/2upevd  And http://tinyurl.com/4pl97mo

Another rip off of America's tax base is the massive fraud of the child tax credit, that the Fed's have done absolutely nothing about? http://tinyurl.com/mhh22q. This is mostly attributed to illegal immigrants who are largely responsible for this silent fraud that our taxes pay for.   I have added these new links because there are so many negative points that must be passed on to the Public
  Join a local TEA Party http://tinyurl.com/1pzd for less government intrusion, fair taxation and to erase the illegal alien invasion that will escalate your tax burden. Learn more about this simmering financial problem and its consequences at http://tinyurl.com/c8y7re and   http://tinyurl.com/zjsgl

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