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Brownback chats in Leavenworth

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., discusses issues Friday with local residents at the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth.

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., discusses issues Friday with local residents at the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth.

April 30, 2008

Leavenworth Republicans were given a special treat as Sen. Sam Brownback continued his 105-county tour Friday in Leavenworth.

The Kansas senator came to the Riverfront Community Center to talk about the issues he felt were really important.

"The biggest concern currently is the economy," Brownback said. "We are trying to balance the economy, the ecology and energy.

"You can do all of these three things, but you got to balance it. It's going to take some time and effort to get this done."

He said he was looking at overturning a $40 billion contract given to the European Aeronautic Defense Company for new refueling tankers.

"There are two things you shouldn't be dependent on other countries for, your food and defense," Brownback said.

A majority of the half-hour speech was devoted to the topic of immigration. Many of the more than 20 community members in the audience had concerns about unprotected borders and immigrants coming to this country to have children they referred to as "anchor babies."

Brownback said he supported building a wall, but he knew that wouldn't solve the problem. The real solution would be in reforming the immigration system to possibly include a worker program for immigrants to come to the United States and work during the season.

The senator also touched on a recent editorial he wrote about John McCain's plan to move Guantanamo prisoners to the disciplinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth.

"We are going to fight the use of the prisoners coming here," he said. "I don't think you should say we are going to close Guantanamo down until you have a rational answer with what you are going to do after you close Guantanamo down.

"The right answer isn't to bring them to Leavenworth where it's not set up; it's not ready for it."

He also questions its legality with the Geneva Convention.

As for the senator's future, Brownback said he may be looking toward running for Kansas governor in 2010 after his senate term expires this year.

I'm working to get John McCain elected to president," Brownback said. "After the fall I will see whether or not to get involved in the governor's race."

Brownback pledged to limit his stay in the senate to two terms.

Late last year, Brownback dropped out of the presidential elections.


Brittanicus 10 years, 1 month ago

It's becoming a way of life everyday to hear, read that some illegal national has committed a crime. Always telling us illegal aliens are doing jobs that Americans won't do, is a downright lie. A case in point is this foreign national, working as a correction officer in Nevada. Then 12 illegal workers earning $28.00 an hour in the shipyard, in Newport news Virginia.

This just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. How many more are working in jobs designated for citizens. Only now in (ICE) sweeps and scrutiny of documents in every workplace, is the truth coming out.

When America has become bloated with illegal aliens, with thousands of violent gang members terrorizing our streets. California is occupied by an abomination of street gangs without, any conscious of destroying human life. Immigrants are the epitome of what America great! Not illegal aliens who ignored the law of our sovereignty. Strong minded spirits that will fight for what they believe is right. The law is all the separates innocent citizens from the imported criminal element from other countries. Only enforcement of our immigration laws will rid us of the child violators, women rapists, gang bangers, robbers and murderers.

People who think their votes doesn't count, when it comes to the illegal immigration politics is wrong! When timid Governors, Mayors or boards of city supervisors should be carefully watched for how they vote. Then do not sit on your hands, explode in their mousy faces. You as a legal voter can bombard these cringing worms with your wrath and frustration. You have the most powerful tool available; access to the Internet. Most Departments of local government, even up to the federal level is available to you. Corner their secretaries, aides or any person who represents these morons and give them your heated opinion.

Illegal immigration all encompassing your Jobs and economic growth, energy independence, health care access, education and an overcrowded prison system. All these issues are impacted by the 12 to 30 million illegal immigration invasion. Predator employers would rather hire an illegal worker, than YOU? No workers compensation to pay, no health care and a miserable low wage. Without any compunction, pariah employers will dump their hired charges on hospital steps; then you the taxpayer covers th cost.


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