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"The Mount Vernon Statement": conservative principles on immigration

According to this, on February 17, 2010 (the eve of CPAC), a group of conservative leaders will unveil "The Mount Vernon Statement", a statement of conservative principles. This post will be updated when it's released with a discussion of its immigration provisions (if any). Those involved include:

Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, David Keene of the American Conservative Union, former Reagan policy adviser Kenneth T. Cribb, Kenneth Blackwell of Coalition for a Conservative Majority, and Federalist Society co-founder David McIntosh.

UPDATE: The statement is at themountvernonstatement.com and it doesn't mention immigration or (for the most part) any specific issues. Reading between the lines is left as an exercise, such as in: "A Constitutional conservatism based on first principles provides the framework for a consistent and meaningful policy agenda... It supports America’s national interest in advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world and prudently considers what we can and should do to that end." Interpretation of that depends on your definition of "prudent", with those in the George W Bush/"NeoCon" sphere having a broad definition.

Thu, 02/11/2010 - 17:03 · Importance: 4

Fri, 02/12/2010 - 05:29
eh

Can't wait.

Fri, 02/12/2010 - 15:46
Corey Schmitz

Oh interesting. In other news: paranoia[par-uh-noi-uh] Show IPA –noun 1. Psychiatry. a mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions and the projection of personal conflicts, which are ascribed to the supposed hostility of others, sometimes progressing to disturbances of consciousness and aggressive acts believed to be performed in self-defense or as a mission. 2. baseless or excessive suspicion of the motives of others.

Sat, 02/13/2010 - 05:54
Steve

Norquist is a big amnesty guy. If this statement contains any type of pro-amnesty talking points such as "path to citizenship" "learn English" etc., we'll know it's bogus.

Sat, 02/13/2010 - 15:43
Fred Dawes
www.myspace.com/freddawes1776/

if this government of evil little pigs gets its way we may as well be called Mexico north.

Sat, 02/13/2010 - 22:47
Brittanicus

E-Verify will not expedite the removal of illegal foreign labor across America? Nor will the local police 287 (G) federal training program to capture illegal immigrants around the country. Even the--TRUE--international fence that waits to be built correctly? Or any of the series of immigration enforcement laws designed for the SAVE ACT. But together, including the rescinding instant birthright laws to an illegal alien parent, can and will make a difference to our financial economy, that has been wrecked by unwelcome illegal labor and family members. Our government tells us their is a reduction in the unauthorized population that has settled here. But if the Tucson US Border Patrol agents express that for every--10--people who slip into America, only--ONE--gets apprehended. Or that there is no figure for illegal immigrants who have crept into our nation from Canada. Or having no true accounting of knowing who is departing by plane, ship, how many have ignored the expiration date on their entry visa? Its all guesswork of how many of the population are here without "THE PEOPLE'S" permission. The government and open border cronies say numbers have dwindled to 10.5 million? But how can they agree on this exact number, when 1200 were detained from a clothing factory in California? Then we have 300 at a meat packing plant in Iowa? Now we have Koch food knowing hiring 161 foreign laborers and have been fined. Bear Stearns the now extinct financial house, estimated a number between 20 and 30 million. But whatever the number they still need to be removed? They broke our laws and therefore deserve not to be rewarded, Those politicians on either side who have pandered or taken money from open border lobbyists, should starting at mid-term election be ejected from office. We need to find fair lawmakers who believe in the working man and women first, not attributing to the businesses who buy their loyalty? Years have passed since true immigration enforcement and that was President Eisenhower in 1954, empowered the Immigration And Naturalization (INS) now remade as ICE to remove about one million illegal immigrants from the southwestern states. Thousands left by their own accord, so as not to take the risk of being arrested and buses, trains and vehicles, hassled thousands back across the border. This proves it can be done? Then with a permanent, super-refined operation of E-VERIFY mandated throughout America--BY ATTRITION--can influence businesses to use it, or face serious consequences. Don't let open border pundits influence you that its full of errors. Visit the local Social Security office for work clearance. Opponents never explain in their diatribe, that this is a very easy solution. WE CAN WITH THE WILL OF THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, OPEN UP JOBS FOR AMERICANS TAKEN BY ILLEGAL LABOR. WE CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER AMNESTY OR THE CONSEQUENCES OF MILLIONS OF MORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ACCESSING GOVERNMENT ENTITLEMENTS. Learn what you can do