US Double Standard and Hypocrisy

I couldn’t agree more with this take on US involvement in foreign countries and how THEY see us.

IMO—Our foreign policy is a nightmare that is a threat to the whole world!

USA and NATO Forces use DU on Foreign Soil

Hear what a former US Marine has to say!!!!!

Judge Napolitano on Government Crimes

Eggdom Control in the Works?

While the FDA approved GMO’s, which has been shown in many cases worldwide,  to cause deformities, abortion, sterility,  brain damage, cancers, so many health issues I can’t name them all, they instead go after private industry to REGULATE them on safety issues. Let’s not forget Floride in our drinking water and oral hygiene products!  Yet another case, our government allows,  is the import of fruit and vegetables not even grown in America and who knows what the laws or code enforcement is in foreign countries?  I’ve heard some nasty stuff about the veggies coming from Mexico, how some use human feces as fertilizer….just plain gross, but that’s our insane government at work folks.

I feel bad for those who have become ill from this latest EGG ‘outbreak’, whether it was from their own lack of safety or from neglect at the hands of others. Growing up on a farm where we raised our own chickens and collected eggs fresh from the hen’s nests, I do not recall EVER getting sick from an egg. Now for those that may not know, if you get a carton of eggs and find one cracked, do you use it anyways,  or do you throw it out?

My personal safety tips are: To be on the safe side, First, if possible, open the carton and check for damaged eggs prior to purchase.  Should you get home with and later discover a damaged egg, I would  never use it, but would throw it out. If others have been contaminated inside the carton, remove them and wash them with warm soapy water, along with the container or place clean dried eggs in a clean bowl and refrigerate.

As to Salmonella getting ‘inside’ an eggwhich I’ve never heard of til now— if the shell is compromised, then I could see how a bacteria could get inside the egg, otherwise the contaminate would be on the outside of the egg, such as one covered from an egg that was broken inside the carton. As I understand it, most egg suppliers run the eggs thru a bleaching/decontamination process to kill such bacteria before being packaged for resale.  Go to this link for info http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1548/smallscale-egg-handling-1

IF this bacteria is found to come from inside the egg,  it is my opinion, that there is something seriously wrong either with the feed given to the egg laying hens which passed through them into the egg or the feed caused the shell to be malformed in some way, perhaps a soft shell and then this contaminate was able to get inside.
GMO–genetic modified organisms have been PROVEN to cause deformities in people and animals and YES, they were approved by the very same FDA that are now after the private industry.

Latest FDA Findings: 8-28-10

“The FDA said this week that investigators had confirmed the presence of salmonella at Wright County Egg and in feed used by both farms. FDA officials have said they are still investigating how the contamination happened but so far do not expect the recall to expand beyond the two farms.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100828/ap_on_bi_ge/us_tainted_eggs

Personally, after reading the story from the AP, IMO—it looks more like the FDA taking over another PRIVATE industry using FEAR and recalls as the weapon of choice.

Maybe now eggs will DOUBLE in price because of the loss in business? Or Maybe the companies should put a disclaimer on the packages stating instructions on how to maintain egg safety for those who may not have  been taught the importance of handling food safely?

At this point in life, it really makes me glad to have been raised a country girl—common sense is something that is taught by our elders, something that is gravely missing in today’s self absorbed culture of corruption, control, greed and total lack of common sense living.

Of course a thought on the dark side, what IF, someone purposely contaminated the eggs AFTER they shipped from the plant? Someone that wanted to bring in the FDA to control the industry? Nah…..that would just be a plain ole’  conspiracy theory right? lol

GMO Effects on Livestock and People

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Illnesses linked to eggs will likely grow

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press Writer Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer 1 min ago

WASHINGTON – A salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs from one Iowa firm will likely grow, federal health officials said Thursday.

That’s because illnesses occurring after mid-July may not be reported yet, said Dr. Christopher Braden, an epidemiologist with the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Almost 2,000 illnesses from the strain of salmonella linked to the eggs were reported between May and July, about 1,300 more than usual, he said. No deaths have been reported. The CDC is continuing to receive information from state health departments as people report their illnesses.

“I would anticipate that we will be seeing more illnesses reported likely as a result of this outbreak,” said Braden. The recall of 380 million eggs from Iowa’s Wright County Egg is one of the largest shell egg recalls in recent history.

The outbreak could have been prevented if new rules to ensure egg safety had been in place a few months earlier, an FDA spokeswoman said.

The rules, which require producers to do more testing for salmonella and take other precautions, went into effect in July. They had languished for more than a decade after President Bill Clinton first proposed that egg standards be toughened. The FDA said in July that the new safeguards could reduce the number of salmonella cases by nearly 60 percent.

“There are preventive measures that would have been in place that could have prevented this,” said Sherri McGarry of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

She and other officials declined to say what specific measures would have prevented this particular outbreak, citing an ongoing FDA investigation.

Hinda Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the company, said it abided by guidance issued by the United Egg Producers, an industry group. Those procedures mirror several aspects of the federal egg safety rule.

FDA’s McGarry said illnesses were traced back to eggs produced on three of five farms the Iowa company owns. The investigation, which includes sampling, records review and sanitation assessments, is focusing on those three farms.

Salmonella is the most common form of food poisoning from bacteria, and the strain involved in the outbreak is the most common kind of salmonella — accounting for roughly 20 percent of all such food poisonings.

Minnesota, a state with some of the best food-borne illness investigators in the country, has tied at least seven salmonella illnesses to the eggs. California has reported 266 illnesses since June and believes many are related to the eggs. Colorado saw 28 cases in June and July, about four times the usual number.

Other states have seen a jump in reports of the same type of salmonella. Spikes or clusters of suspicious cases have also been reported in Arizona, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

The CDC said investigations by 10 states since April have identified 26 cases where more than one person became ill. Preliminary information showed that Wright was the supplier in at least 15 of those.

Much of the investigation so far has been centered on restaurants in California, Colorado, Minnesota and North Carolina.

The eggs were distributed around the country and packaged under the names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemp……….”  (Click link for full story) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_tainted_eggs

Associated Press Writers Mike Stobbe in Atlanta, Jeff Baenen in Minneapolis and Associated Press Business Writer Sarah Skidmore in Portland, Ore. contributed to this report.

Online:

Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/WhatsNewinFood/ucm222684.htm

Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis

Egg Safety Center recall information: http://www.eggsafety.org

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Latest Update 8-22-10:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100822/ap_on_bi_ge/us_tainted_eggs

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Court Martial for Military Personnel for viewing WikiLeaks? WTH??

Okay, so if you can’t stop those that Leak the truth, you go after those that ‘might’ read it, right Commies? I thought once “Secret” information was made PUBLIC, that automatically made it DE-CLASSIFIED, right? How can it still be considered ‘classified”?

I wonder what world people LIVE IN these days? Blind leading the blind right off the cliff of reason! Guess “The Powers that be” aka Uncle Sam, will next determine the color of underwear they “Authorize” others to wear! Man, this ‘control’ thang out of DC is getting worse by the day!

News: WikiLeaks website not authorized

III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs

Story by Lance Cpl. Shelby Shields

Date08.12.2010

Date Posted:08.12.2010 21:30

Location:Camp Foster, 47, JP

Many people have heard of the website WikiLeaks, a document sharing website where anyone can contribute leaks of sensitive governmental, corporate, organizational, or religious documents anonymously. Its recent increase in popularity may be contributed in large part to the recent “leak” of classified documents from Afghanistan.

Despite the fact that the information is now available to the general public, the information is still classified. According to Executive Order 13526, section 1.1, paragraph 4, sub-section C, “classified information shall not be declassified automatically as a result of any unauthorized disclosure of identical or similar information.”

“We’re just trying to get the word out to everyone and prevent service members from ruining their careers over this,” said Michael Miglionico, the information assurance manager, Marine Corps Bases Japan. “Luckily so far we’ve had no reported incidences.”

Viewing or downloading these documents without the proper security clearance and authority can result in a variety of repercussions from non-judicial punishment to court martial, loss of clearance and denial of reenlistment.

“Many jobs require a clearance and if you lose that, you will have to be moved to another job, and you will probably be denied re-enlistment,” said Gunnery Sgt. Ruben Martinez, the information assurance chief for Marine Corps Bases Japan.

In addition to the personal ramifications, accessing WikiLeaks on a government computer, even out of pure curiosity, creates what is called “spillage,” Miglionico said. Cleaning up “spillage” takes a lot of IA man hours and even more government money.

While accessing the site from a personal computer may seem harmless, it is actually more detrimental to a service member’s career. Accessing WikiLeaks this way means there was an intent to seek out information that is above the persons clearance authority, and can often be a career ender.

“Just one Marine not being able to do their job hurts the whole shop,” Martinez said. “All because one person is curious.”

“Just because it is on the Internet does not mean it’s not classified,” said Miglionico.

Despite the site’s high visibility on the news, or your own curiosity, the information on WikiLeaks is still classified, and therefore cannot be viewed by unauthorized individuals.

http://dvidshub.net/news/54487/wikileaks-website-not-authorized

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More to chew on: 2008–WikiLeaks exposes wrong doing in Scientology

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Church_of_Scientology_warns_Wikileaks_over_documents

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Color of Corruption v Culture of Corruption

Lisa’s rant for the day:

How party TYPICAL to blame everything on the other side, instead of dealing with the REALITY! Corruption is in BOTH parties and BOTH are to BLAME for this Culture of Corruption. Stop the party blaming and the ‘swamp clearing’, it’s  time to get REAL! Deal with this lack of ethics as it should be dealt with, based on the INDIVIDUAL!

Stop the race baiting, the sexist baiting, party blaming, anti-semitic blaming….No color or sex….just the one doing the crime! It’s past time to CLEAN HOUSE!

ANY elected government official, regardless of PARTY, Race, Sex,  who does NOT follow the ETHICS stated below, or who does any of the offenses stated therein, are committing a CRIME against the people and have broken their PROMISE to uphold this code.

My questions to HRH Speaker Pelosi since HER definition of Ethics and that of the majority serving our nation today, starting with #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, #9, #10,  do not seem to follow that outlined below but more the Communist Party agenda, are:

  • WHAT Code are you referring to?

  • May we have a copy of it?

  • Who’s agenda are you following?

  • What part of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights do you EVER refer to when you open your mouth?

Lenin’s ideal vanguard party would be one where membership is completely open:

“The members of the Party are they who accept the principles of the Party programme and render the Party all possible support. This party could, in theory, be completely transparent: the “entire political arena is as open to the public view as is a theater stage to the audience.”

A party that supposedly implemented democracy to such an extent that “the general control (in the literal sense of the term) exercised over every act of a party man in the political field brings into existence an automatically operating mechanism which produces what in biology is called the “survival of the fittest”.” This party would be completely open to the public eye as it conducted its business which would mainly consist of educating the proletariat to remove the false consciousness that had been instilled in them….

https://lisaintx.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/obamas-transparency/

Code of Ethics for U.S. Government Service

Adopted July 11, 1958

Resolved by the House of Representatives {the Senate concurring}, That it is the sense of the Congress that the following Code of Ethics should be adhered to by all Government employees, including officeholders.

Any person in Government service should:

1. Put loyalty to the highest moral principals and to country above loyalty to Government persons, party, or department.

2. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the United States and of all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.

3. Give a full day’s labor for a full day’s pay; giving to the performance of his duties his earnest effort and best thought.

4. Seek to find and employ more efficient and economical ways of getting tasks accomplished.

5. Never discriminate unfairly by the dispensing of special favors or privileges to anyone, whether for remuneration or not; and never accept for himself or his family, favors or benefits under circumstances which might be construed by reasonable persons as influencing the performance of his governmental duties.

6. Make no private promises of any kind binding upon the duties of office, since a Government employee has no private word which can be binding on public duty.

7. Engage in no business with the Government, either directly or indirectly which is inconsistent with the conscientious performance of his governmental duties.

8. Never use any information coming to him confidentially in the performance of governmental duties as a means for making private profit.

9. Expose corruption wherever discovered.

10. Uphold these principles, ever conscious that public office is a public trust.

[Source: U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee]

http://usgovinfo.about.com/blethics.htm

The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals 1963

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Maxine Waters turn to Quack! Quack! Quack!

WASHINGTON – California Democrat Maxine Waters faces a House trial this fall on three charges of ethical wrongdoing.

The charges focus on whether Waters broke the rules in requesting federal help for a bank where her husband owned stock. She denied the charges Monday.

Persons familiar with the case said Waters is accused of violating: a rule that House members may not exert improper influence that results in a personal benefit; also, the government employees ethics code, which prohibits granting or accepting special favors for the employee or family members that could be viewed as influencing official actions; and a rule that member conduct must reflect creditably on the House.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100802/ap_on_go_co/us_waters_ethics

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Wonder if Waters goose is now cooked? lol….quack..quack…quack

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About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.” “A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.”

“From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”

http://www.arkhaven.org/democracy_countdown.htm

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Raindrops falling on your head? Be Careful, they could belong to the Federal Government soon.

Water is power, and whoever controls the water controls the world!

What is land without water? What is a farm or ranch without water? What is a Community, County, State, Nation or Country without water? Without water or rights to water,  we humans and those creatures we nurture and raise for our livelihoods are made desolate.

It is time that we understand the true nature of this life bringing compound that can exist in either liquid, solid or gaseous states, which God has given to us FREELY and  how His mighty everyday GIFT is being taken away by the evil and corruption that surrounds us today.

Besides being born of water as are all mammals,  H2O is also a necessity of life to all God’s living and breathing creations and a natural and clean source of energy. Imagine right now your personal and everyday uses for this liquid: drinking, bathing, washing, watering our flowerbeds, yards, pets, crops and livestock grown and raised by farmers for the food and meat we buy in the marketplace, the power of a Hydro-electric plant. Now think of  the water in our fresh water lakes, ponds and streams that some of us stock with fish for personal use or those public areas that we fish from and take the family to for recreational play and down time. Those in rural areas that have water wells are also at risk of loosing access to their water resource, as are those who collect rainwater in cisterns.

Now, imagine a time when the rain water that falls or flows onto our private properties being OWNED by a corrupt government entity that forbids you the use of said water for your personal use, say to grow crops or water your livestock.  Think this can not happen?

It already is people in several states!!!

And now there is a Federal Bill in Congress backed by the list of senators below, who wishes to take it to a NATIONAL FEDERAL LEVEL. Call your state Reps or email them to find out how this BOGUS Bill is or will affect you in your state.

Tell them HELL NO to federal control over our private water rights.

SENATE BILL 787: Clean Water Restoration Act

Official Summary

4/2/2009–Introduced.Clean Water Restoration Act – Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to replace the term “navigable waters” that are subject to such Act with the term “waters of the United States,” defined to mean all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters and their tributaries, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, natural ponds, and all impoundments of the foregoing, to the fullest extent that these waters, or activities affecting them, are subject to the legislative power of Congress under the Constitution. Declares that nothing in such Act affects the authority of the Secretary of the Army or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the provisions of the Clean Water Act related to discharges:
(1) composed entirely of return flows from irrigated agriculture;
(2) of stormwater runoff from certain oil, gas, and mining operations composed entirely of flows from precipitation runoff conveyances, which are not contaminated by or in contact with specified materials;
(3) of dredged or fill materials resulting from normal farming, silviculture, and ranching activities, from upland soil and water conservation practices, or from activities with respect to which a state has an approved water quality regulatory program; or
(4) of dredged or fill materials for the maintenance of currently serviceable structures, the construction or maintenance of farm or stock ponds, irrigation ditches and maintenance of drainage ditches, or farm, forest, or temporary roads for moving mining equipment in accordance with best management practices, or the construction of temporary sedimentation basins on construction sites for which discharges do not include placement of fill material into the waters of the United States.

Senate Bill 787 will change federal jurisdiction over “navigable” water, to give the federal government control over all water everywhere, in municipal reservoirs, and on private lands, and in private wells. This bill ignores state water law authority and the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution. Learn more at http://sovereignty.net

Who Sponsors Bill 787: Senator Russell Feingold and 24 others (See below for list)

Russell FeingoldD-WI

View Co-Sponsors (24)

The POWER of Water

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What is H20:

Water (H2O) is the most abundant compound on Earth’s surface, constituting about 70% of the planet’s surface. In nature it exists in liquid, solid, and gaseous states. It is in dynamic equilibrium between the liquid and gas states at standard temperature and pressure. At room temperature, it is a nearly colorless with a hint of blue, tasteless, and odorless liquid. Many substances dissolve in water and it is commonly referred to as the universal solvent. Because of this, water in nature and in use is rarely pure and some of its properties may vary slightly from those of the pure substance. However, there are many compounds that are essentially, if not completely, insoluble in water. Water is the only common substance found naturally in all three common states of matter and it is essential for life on Earth. Water usually makes up 55% to 78% of the human body

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Properties_of_water

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“Her water broke!”

The amniotic sac grows and begins to fill, mainly with water, around two weeks after fertilization. After a further 10 weeks the liquid contains proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and phospholipids, urea and electrolytes, all of which aid in the growth of the fetus. Amniotic fluid is produced by exudation of fluid through the skin of the fetus up to 14 weeks in pregnancy, when keratinization of skin occurs. During 8–11 weeks, the fetus begin to swallow and urinate, which is why the amniotic fluid consists of fetal urine at the late stages of gestation.

The amniotic fluid increases in volume as the fetus grows. The amount of amniotic fluid is greatest at about 34 weeks after conception or 34 weeks ga (gestational age). At 34 weeks ga, the amount of amniotic fluid is about 800 ml. This amount reduces to about 600 ml at 40 weeks ga when the baby is born.

The forewaters are released when the amnion ruptures, commonly known as when a woman’s “water breaks”. When this occurs during labour at term, it is known as “spontaneous rupture of membranes” (SROM). If the rupture precedes labour at term, however, it is referred to as “premature rupture of membranes” (PROM). The majority of the hindwaters remain inside the womb until the baby is born. Artificial rupture of membrane (ARM), in which manual intervention of amniotic sac is done to rupture the sac, can also be performed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amniotic_fluid

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Bordering on Insanity or Unreality!

From the Patriot Post—This is GREAT!!!

Bordering on Insanity

  • If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor.
  • If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely.
  • If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.
  • If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed.
  • If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again.
  • If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.
  • If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison to rot.

If you cross the U.S. border illegally you get:

  • * a job,
  • * a drivers license,
  • * social security card,
  • * welfare,
  • * food stamps,
  • * credit cards,
  • * subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house,
  • * free education,
  • * free health care,
  • * a lobbyist in washington
  • * billions of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language
  • * the right to carry your country’s flag while you protest that you don’t get enough respect
  • * and, in many instances, you can vote.

Lisa wonders what happens if you get caught crossing into Mexico illegally?? Hmmmmmmmmm…why don’t you google it and find out!

Savage tells it like it is to a TOTAL CLUELESS person!!

Piss on America? I say piss on the IIT!

WHY do the majority of our elected leaders prancing around DC continue to deny Illegal Immigration Trade is a problem or issue?

As I see it, unless these pompous buffoons LIVE along the border and watch the illegals running thru their yards committing crimes as they pass through, THEN they need to shut the hell up and start figuring out how to STOP this, not aide and abet those BREAKING our laws. Turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the crimes being committed against OUR AMERICAN Citizens is a CRIME and DERELICTION of DUTY!

I, like MOST OTHER AMERICANS,  agree and approve of LEGAL IMMIGRATION, but the corruption of the ILLEGAL Immigration Trade must be stopped !! America can no longer afford the HIGH crime rate, the loss of jobs, loss of benefits,  nor the National Security Risks that the clueless ones in DC subject our people to.

On a side note, Eric Holder threatening to sue AZ for their stance on the statewide problem is another FAILED to Launch bunch of crap. Unless they have figured out a way to undermine STATE LEVEL Government, he is pissing in the wind again. This man needs to be replaced!!! Arrogance on this level is purely sickening IMO.

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Mark Levin tells it like it is!!!

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Immigration Debate Flares in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma is far from the border and home to fewer illegal immigrants than much of the U.S. But this heartland state has emerged as the most aggressive combatant of illegal immigration alongside Arizona, thanks to a state lawmaker who has built his political career around the issue.

Arizona sparked a nationwide controversy by approving a law last month that makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and requires police to question people they stop about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are in the country illegally. On Sunday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the federal government was weighing a lawsuit to challenge the law.

But in Oklahoma, meanwhile, state Rep. Randy Terrill, a Republican, has in the past few years pushed through a series of measures to try to drive out illegal immigrants, whom he blames for economic hardship and lawlessness in his state.

“Federal inaction has functionally turned every state into a border state,” Mr. Terrill said. “You are going to see an increasing number of states doing what Arizona and Oklahoma are doing.”

To his detractors, Mr. Terrill is a political opportunist who is using illegal immigration to inflame passions and win votes. To his supporters, he is a model for how state lawmakers can take control of immigration.

“Oklahoma is the gold standard for us. Terrill is leading the way,” said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, known as FAIR, a national organization that is a major proponent of states pursuing measures to curb immigration.

The issue had surfaced only sporadically at the state level since California passed Proposition 187 in 1994 to deny public services to illegal immigrants; the law was later ruled unconstitutional.

In the late 1990s, undocumented Latin Americans began settling beyond the Southwest and California. In Oklahoma’s panhandle, they found work at pig farms. In Tulsa and Oklahoma City, they took jobs in construction and hospitality. Oklahoma’s overall Latino population, both legal and undocumented, swelled 187% between 1990 and 2007, the fastest-growing group. Undocumented immigrants numbered about 40,000 to 100,000 in 2008, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

Mr. Terrill, first elected to the Oklahoma House in 2004 to represent a bedroom community of Oklahoma City called Moore, said his constituents began questioning him about the influx. “I thought, ‘Why not do something?’ ” he recalls, “and I started piecing together a bill.”

His first immigration bill in 2006 was deemed too harsh and failed. The next year, he drafted the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007 to eliminate most public assistance and taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal immigrants and to discourage employers from hiring them. It passed, and is among the most far-reaching illegal-immigrant laws at the state level.

The measure made it a felony to assist or transport any undocumented person for commercial purposes; prohibited illegal immigrants from getting a driver’s license or any form of state identification; and directed local law enforcement to step up cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with the chambers of Tulsa and Oklahoma City, successfully defeated two employer-related sections in federal court, including one that required businesses to verify the work eligibility of individuals hired as independent contractors. The court upheld a provision requiring state contractors to use an electronic verification system to check whether new hires can work legally in the U.S. Another portion of the bill remains stuck in court.

The law created “a culture of fear,” said Richard Klinge, chief counsel for Oklahoma City’s Catholic Charities, which helps immigrants and refugees. He and other advocates said it also provided an opening for anti-immigrant sentiment to flourish in Oklahoma.

Mr. Terrill said his goal was to discourage new illegal immigrants from coming and encourage those already in the state to leave.

The law “is cruel,” said an undocumented construction worker who gave his name only as Gabriel. After 11 years working in the U.S., paying taxes and buying a home, he said, his family life was destroyed last year because his eldest son and then his wife were deported within months of each other after separate police stops.

Mr. Terrill, 40 years old, condenses his views on the issue into phrases, such as, “Flagrant illegal immigration threatens the very integrity of our Republic.”

He won a landslide victory in the Republican primary in 2008, which he said validated his illegal-immigrant crusade.

“I voted for him,” said Yvonne Lowell, a resident of Mr. Terrill’s district, while shopping at a department store in Moore the other day. “Everywhere I go,” she said, there are immigrants who aren’t “paying their fair share.”

Last year, Mr. Terrill successfully introduced several narrower measures, including one that halted Spanish-language drivers’ tests and another that imposed a $5 fee on every overseas money wire transfer.

“My idea is to slowly but surely roll down the welcome mat for illegals,” Mr. Terrill said during an interview at the state capitol. Latin Americans, he said, won’t acculturate as did previous waves of U.S. immigrants.

In coming weeks, Mr. Terrill said he planned to introduce a bill similar to Arizona’s new law, making illegal immigration a state crime. His legislation would add asset-seizure and forfeiture provisions for immigration-related crimes and harsher penalties for undocumented immigrants caught with weapons.

Soon, he plans to attack birthright citizenship, which he describes as the “holy grail of illegal immigration.” The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees that anyone born in the U.S. is a citizen. Mr. Terrill said it was “intended to give freed slaves citizenship,” not confer it upon the children of undocumented immigrants.

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Debate on Illegal Immigration with Mark Krikorian–Fox News

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The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration

Facts, Figures And Statistics On Illegal Immigration

http://www.usillegalaliens.com/

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Center for Immigration Studies

Impact on US born teens

http://www.cis.org/