The DREAM ACT is a travesty and an insult to the thousands of legal immigrants who painstakingly took the time, effort and expense to come to this country legally and embrace the culture, history, values and language of our great country!
Williams is also the pivotal lawmaker, along with his buddy Naifeh who did not support the English language driver's license bill because he wanted to be friendlier and more accommodating to immigrants.
Moreover, Williams felt or knew that foreign companies would not choose TN over another state if the license exam was administered solely in English. That's a bunch of "fish-eggs"!
The world all-over knows that foreign companies want to come to the USA because of the tax rebates and credits given them by those "winning and chosen" states and because foreign companies want to hire American workers who speak English.
Get it right Kent! I am afraid you are out of touch, have been out of touch and November cannot come fast enough.
well what would one expect from the same company that owns and operates the Watermark......um!
I applaud the brave and courageous lawmakers who ARE listening to their constituents and doing the right thing for TN and the USA.
If the federal government cannot do its job, then states have a sovereign right to protect its borders and ensure illegal immigration doesn't continue to deplete its resources.
I mean when I met with Reps. Judy Barker, Mike Harrison, Harry Tindell and Mike Turner, they told me they wanted to be friendlier and more accommodating to immigrants so they would NOT be supporting the legislation that would make the driver's license exam administered in English for safety, for saving taxpayer dollars and for encouraging immigrants to learn English.
When I tried making an appointment with Jimmy Naifeh's assistant, Reta, she told me, "This is an unfriendly bill and you need not waste your time or Rep. Naifeh's time--he is working against this bill.
When I tried to make an appointment with Speaker Williams' staff, I was told to leave a phone number to be called back. Thank God I have not held my breathe as I am still waiting for the return phone call.
Now are those the type of American legislators you'd want in office representing your will?
American legislators effectively working to kill the English language? To keep our roads from being safer? To continue spending your money on multiple languages for the exam? To deter immigrants from learning English? Please!!!!
It doesn't stop in the House either. Several Senators also feel the same way. I'm reviewing my notes to identify which Senators want to be more friendlier to immigrants and will post tomorrow. Several right off hand are Senators Doug Henry, Jim Kyle and Tim Barnes.
To clarify, since legislating is often confusing.
Those WHO VOTED (AYE) (51) were the lawmakers voting to suppress the English language.
Those voting NO (40) are the brave, courageous American statesmen and stateswomen who uphold American values and want to make our country is productive by ensuring people understand English whether it's driving, working in a private business setting or trying to help another motorist on the road. Immigrants must learn English at any cost or pain. The suffering they will endure without English will be tremendous because they will never be able to achieve or even taste the American dream.
Well, funny that the Ds are trying to target the Rs when the Democrats and 14 Republicans voted to suppress the English language by defeating an amendment that would have made the English language the testing language for the TN driver's license.
Contrary to Naifeh's baseless and unsubstantiated repeated comments, NO foreign company cares what language is offered on the exam. They care about tax credits and rebates so they can come to TN and open an office for the foreign company. In exchange for the taxpayer funded credits is that they WILL hire Americans WHO speak English.
These are the lawmakers who voted to suppress the English and discourage immigrants from learning English when they CALL TN (USA) their permanent home and who voted to continue making TN roads unsafe and WHO voted to continue spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
SB3586 by Ketron - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT # 9 BY Campfield PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 5/17/2010
Present and not voting.......................2
Representatives voting aye were: Armstrong, Bone, Borchert, Camper, Coley, Cooper, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, DeBerry L, Eldridge, Favors, Fitzhugh, Ford, Gilmore, Hackworth, Halford, Hardaway, Harmon, Harrison, Jones S, Jones U, Kernell, Litz, Lundberg, Maddox, McCord, McCormick, McDaniel, McDonald, McManus, Miller, Montgomery, Moore, Naifeh, Odom, Pitts, Richardson, Roach, Shepard, Sontany, Stewart, Tindell, Todd, Towns, Turner J, Turner M, West, Winningham, Yokley, Mr. Speaker Williams -- 51.
Representatives voting no were: Barker, Bass, Bell, Brooks H, Brooks K, Campfield, Carr, Casada, Cobb J, Cobb T, Dunn, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fincher, Floyd, Fraley, Harwell, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Johnson C, Johnson P, Lollar, Lynn, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, Mumpower, Niceley, Pruitt, Ramsey, Rich, Sargent, Shipley, Swafford, Watson, Weaver, White -- 40.
Representatives present and not voting were: Brown, Tidwell -- 2.
Note: Rep. Halford DID write a letter to the Clerk that he wasn't aware he voted with Naifeh and meant to vote AGAINST the lawmaker who struck a deal with (then) Republican Kent Williams to usurp the Speakership from Jason Mumpower.
NO OTHER lawmaker (R or D) has replied with a similar explantation to a vote change...
English must be preserved as the language of official government business. Let those OPPOSING lawmakers know how you feel about the English language by finding them at this link.
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