Armand C. Hale
A legislative nightmare
By Armand C. Hale
December 7, 2010

The DREAM Act is nothing more than a legislative nightmare for the American Taxpayer. Students who are protesting in favor of passage don't grasp the full concept of what it means and fail to ensure all relevant information is conveyed. It seems the less known of the bill's particulars, the better it looks. But here's the rub: In the state of Texas, the San Antonio Express News reported "most" of the student protestors are U.S. Citizens. What do you mean most? It means the others are undocumented, illegal aliens attending school at U.S. taxpayer expense.

How many U.S. citizens in the state of Texas could not attend classes because of overcrowding? Where is the overcrowding coming from? It furthers the thought this DREAM Act is being pushed by illegal alien students. If they have been here since they were children, why did you wait until now to try and get U.S. citizenship? You had plenty of time to work through the system. There is really no excuse. Or could it be you just want citizenship handed to you like other venues have been handed to you and other Americans in the past with the entitlement mentality; health care, housing, food stamps, etc. with no accountability. That is called Socialism. It didn't work in the past and it won't work now. You eventually run out of other peoples moneys. Take the tarnished state of California on the fast track to bankruptcy as the prime example.

Or is it something deeper than that. Is it your real allegiance not to the U.S. but to your mother country?

Those politicians in favor of this (including San Antonio Mayor Castro) fail to provide all the facts of the bill. Have any of them truly read thru it or are they just as ignorant now than when they were with the Obama-care travesty? Mr. Mayor, what are you getting out of this? More votes to stay in power? Who are you really beholding to?

To briefly recap the dirty details of the bill: The DREAM Act is supposed to grant amnesty to illegal alien children who were brought here before age 16 and who agree to join the military or go to college.

As with all amnesties, it is much more expansive than its proponents purport. It is estimated to cost the U.S. taxpayer over $44 billion plus. Next, rather than applying merely to children, illegals up to age 35 can apply. Rather than giving amnesty to future rocket scientists, the only educational requirement is a high school diploma or a GED combined with a pledge that you intend to apply to college later. Last but not least, drum roll please, criminals with multiple convictions can apply.

Even its advocates admit that two million illegals will be eligible, but the number will inevitably be much higher. This DREAM Act is an abomination the U.S. taxpayer can ill afford. Kay Bailey Hutchinson is on the money by not supporting this bill and watching out for the average U.S. citizen.

What does it truly stand for: "Democratic Reinforcements Entering America from Mexico." But to be fair, an illegal alien regardless of race would be eligible to include all the ermines of the United States, foreign or domestic already here. It gives them the perfect cover. Thanks Harry, Nancy and Barack!

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Armand C. Hale

MSgt Armand C. Hale retired from the U.S. Air Force serving his country for over 23 years. His many tours of duty included the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the State of Qatar. He has a Bachelors degree in business & management and has written a book on his experiences in the country of Qatar. You can purchase his book at and Lulu Books.


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