"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Concert - George Harrison

For a change of pace this summer we will be doing a Sunday Concert series.
The late George Harrison has always held a special place in my heart.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the Beatles primary songwriters, but most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something", the Beatles' second most-covered song.

George's solo career was marked by a long string of hit singles and best selling Gold and Platinum records.

Here Comes the Sun   (Live)

George Harrison And Bob Dylan If Not For You

What Is Life

Something   (Live in London 1992)

My Sweet Lord  -  HD 

Blow Away

74 Senators refuse to defend the Bill of Rights

74 Senators say: "Screw the Constitution."
Most Senators couldn't be bothered to sign a letter demanding answers
about unconstitutional government spying.

A bipartisan group of 26 U.S. Senators has asked the neo-Fascist Director of National Intelligence to shed more light on the scope of a controversial surveillance program to collect the phone records of tens of millions of Americans with no connection to wrongdoing.

The group, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), said that the bulk collection program under Section 215 of the Patriot Act “raises serious civil liberties concerns and all but removes the public from an informed national security and civil liberty debate.”

The math is simple -
      100 Senators
     -  26 Take away 26 Senators who signed the letter gives us
        74 Senators who could not give a flying fuck about Constitutional Freedom
             and couldn't be bothered to even sign a letter.

Led by Wyden, the group sent a very strongly worded letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper concerning the programs and his claims to Congress.
In our view, the bulk collection and aggregation of Americans' phone records has a significant impact on Americans' privacy that exceeds the issues considered by the Supreme Court in Smith v. Maryland. That decision was based on the technology of the rotary-dial era and did not address the type of ongoing, broad surveillance of phone records that the government is now conducting. These records can reveal personal relationships, family medical issues, political and religious affiliations, and a variety of other private personal information. This is particularly true if these records are collected in a manner that includes cell phone locational data, effectively turning Americans' cell phones into tracking devices. We are concerned that officials have told the press that the collection of this location data is currently authorized.

Furthermore, we are troubled by the possibility of this bulk collection authority being applied to other categories of records. The PATRIOT Act's business records authority is very broad in its scope. It can be used to collect information on credit card purchases, pharmacy records, library records, firearm sales records, financial information, and a range of other sensitive subjects. And the bulk collection authority could potentially be used to supersede bans on maintaining gun owner databases, or laws protecting the privacy of medical records, financial records, and records of book and movie purchases. These other types of bulk collection could clearly have a significant impact on Americans' privacy and liberties as well.
The use of "gun owner databases" is interesting, as it seems like a pretty clear attempt to attract some attention from a group of Republicans who have been outspoken against gun owner databases held by local governments, but who have been strongly in favor of the NSA surveillance programs.

“We are concerned that by depending on secret interpretations of the Patriot Act that differed from an intuitive reading of the statute, this program essentially relied for years on a secret body of law,” the Senators wrote.
See more at Tech Dirt.com

Saturday, June 29, 2013

1984 - U.S. Military blocks access to the Internet

Military Blocks All Articles About NSA Leaks
From Millions of Computers
 The U.S. Army is blocking access to the UK Guardian's website.
All Hail Big Brother.

The Growing American Police State  -  Wake up and smell the growing Orwellian nightmare that is being eagerly written into law and funded by both "Liberal" Democrats and  "Conservative" Republicans.

The Department of Defense is blocking online access to news reports about classified National Security Agency documents made public by Edward Snowden. The blackout affects all of the department's computers and is part of a department-wide directive.

"Any website that runs information that the Department of Defense still considers classified" is affected, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart told U.S. News in a phone interview.

According to Pickart, news websites that re-report information first published by The Guardian or other primary sources are also affected says U.S. News and World Report.

"If that particular website runs an article that our filters determine has classified information... the particular content on that website will remain inaccessible," he said.

Pickart said the blackout affects "millions" of computers on "all Department of Defense networks and systems."

The spokesman told U.S. News that original reports about the leaks may be specifically targeted for the blackout. He admitted that "automated filters are never perfect," and some reports may slip through the cyber blockade.

Obama Wages War on Journalists  -  Alex Jones

Pickart declined to identify the source of the military-wide dictate.

"This is the same as what we did during the WikiLeaks situation," he said. Personal computers used by military employees aren't affected, Pickart said. One of the primary rationales for the blackout is money: "it's costly, it takes a lot of time" to scrub computers of unauthorized, classified material viewed by servicemen while reading online news reports, Pickart said.

"Should any website choose to post information the department deems classified, that particular content on the website will be filtered and remain inaccessible from DoD networks so long as it remains classified," Pickart reiterated in an emailed statement.

"The department does not determine what sites its personnel can choose to visit while on a DoD system, but instead relies on automated filters that restrict access based on content concerns or malware threats. The DoD is also not going to block websites from the American public in general, and to do so would violate our highest-held principle of upholding and defending the Constitution and respecting civil liberties and privacy."

The Monterey Herald reported Thursday that the Army was restricting access to The Guardian's website. A spokesman for the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command confirmed that the policy affected The Guardian, but the scope of the military's blackout wasn't immediately clear.

Our scumbag leaders and the military say you do not
have the right to read this newspaper online.


Saudi Police Crackdown on Holding Hands

Saudi Arabia’s feared Islamic Police raid wedding
after Groom seen holding Bride’s hand
Western women's lib and Gay rights groups are silent when
confronted with the true bigots in the world. 

Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police raided a park in the Gulf Kingdom and stopped a wedding they considered as a violation of conservative local traditions.

Hundreds of visitors to the park south of the capital Riyadh surrounded the newly-wed Egyptian couple to take part in the party before members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice entered the park and stopped the event.

“A source in the Commission said the wedding was stopped because it violated local traditions as the bride was not covering her face and the groom was holding her hand and hugging her sometimes,” Ajel newspaper said.

(Emirates 24-7)

A Religious Police State
Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

277 "Satanists" arrested in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested 277 Satanists during a ritual party in a hotel in the conservative Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported.

Members of the feared Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice raided the hotel in Riyadh and rounded up the participants in the rituals, mostly Saudi men, Sharq Arabic language daily said.

It said the night raid was ordered by Riyadh’s deputy prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz but gave no other details.

(Emirates 24-7)

'Gay club' raided and shut in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police shut a health club after seizing five local gays in a raid triggered by a tip-off about the club’s “suspect ed activities,” a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported.

Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most influential law enforcement authority in the world’s dominant oil exporter, raided the club in the capital Riyadh and arrested the five gays.

“During the raid, they seized five gays, who possessed condoms…some of the condoms contained semen…..the authorities also decided to shut the club permanently,” Kabar newspaper said.

(Emirates 24-7)


Obama spies on 5 million people using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

FOIA documents show CFPB conducting “Warrantless Surveillance” on 5 million Americans’ financial transactions
  • The same Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Obama established on behalf of Commie Elizabeth Warren.

Judicial Watch announced that it has obtained records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) revealing that the agency has spent millions of dollars for the warrantless collection and analysis of Americans’ financial transactions. The documents also reveal that CFPB contractors may be required to share the information with “additional government entities.” [...]

The full extent of the CFPB personal financial data collection program is revealed in a document obtained by Judicial Watch entitled “INDEFINITE-DELIVERY INDEFINITY-QUANTITY (IDIQ) STATEMENT OF WORK,” reports Judicial Watch. 

Issued by CFPB Contracting Officer Xiaoling Ang on July 3, 2012 the IDIQ document’s stated objective: “The CFPB seeks to acquire and maintain a nationally representative panel of credit information on consumers for use in a wide range of policy research projects… The panel shall be a random sample of consumer credit files obtains from a national database of credit files.”

To accomplish this objective, the CFPB describes the scope of the program accordingly:

The panel shall include 5 million consumers, and joint borrowers, co-signers, and authorized users [emphasis added]. The initial panel shall contain 10 years of historical data on a quarterly basis [emphasis added]. The initial sample shall be drawn from current records and historical data appended for that sample as well as additional samples during the intervening years [emphasis added] to make the combines sample representative at each point in time.

The CFPB data collection program has been highly controversial since the April 2013 hearing, when Cordray disclosed elements of the venture at a Senate Banking Committee hearing. At the time, the US Chamber of Commerce accused the CFPB of breaking the law by demanding the account-level data without a warrant or National Security Letter.

“The Obama administration’s warrantless collection of the private financial information of millions of Americans is mind-blowing. Is there anything that this administration thinks it can’t do?” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These documents show that the Consumer Financial Protection Board is an out-of-control government agency that threatens the fundamental privacy and financial security of Americans. This is every bit as serious as the controversy over the NSA’s activities.”

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Zimmerman Trial - A World Gone Mad

'I Can't Read'
A political show-trial combined with an indictment
of modern teaching methods.

A World Gone Mad  -  Sometimes I feel like I am in the middle of that Star Trek episode where Captain Kirk is accidentally transported to an Evil alternate dimension.

It appears I woke up in some fucking retard universe of illiterate brain dead people, Democrat political show trials to whip up racial hate and a Big Brother 1984 Surveillance State.

The Evil Mr. Spock

After writing this I think I will take a nap.  With any luck I will wake up back in my own world.

This trial from Hell featured a teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot.

In a painfully embarrassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court.
"Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked.

Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don't read cursive."

It sent a hush through the packed courtroom.

Fat, drunk and stupid

The credibility of the state's star witness is expected to be called into question following a number of tweets she posted in which she talked about the death of Trayvon Martin, getting high, drink driving and her 'court nails'.

The Smoking Gun sent messages to several of Jeantel’s Facebook friends and Twitter followers, 14 tweets (and 13 linked Twitpic photos) were deleted from Jeantel’s "@MsRachel_94" account.

Included in the deleted material were recent posts mentioning her “Court nails” and the time that had passed since Martin’s death (“16months later wowww I need a drink”). One deleted tweet linked to a sexually suggestive series of photos, while another posting included a link to a photo of liquor bottles and the message “Wat will happen I mix everything uhmmmm.”

(ABC News)

From day one Democrats were beating the Race Card about the "evil" white guy Zimmerman . . . then it became the evil White-Hispanic guy.

The worst part is a mouth-breathing public eagerly adopting the party line as presented by a compliant lap-dog media.


Obama Snub - Ecuador to pay for Human Rights training in US

Ed Snowden Alert
Ecuador offers U.S. $23 million a year
for Human Rights education

And God knows we need it considering the Big Brother Surveillance laws passed by Congress.

Ecuador's government thumbed its nose at Washington on Thursday by renouncing U.S. trade benefits and offering to pay for human rights training in America in response to pressure over asylum for former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

The angry response threatens a showdown between the two nations over Snowden, and may burnish President Rafael Correa's credentials to be the continent's principal challenger of U.S. power after the death of Venezuelan socialist leader Hugo Chavez.

"Ecuador will not accept pressures or threats from anyone, and it does not traffic in its values or allow them to be subjugated to mercantile interests," government spokesman Fernando Alvarado said at a news conference reports Reuters News.

In a cheeky jab at the U.S. spying program that Snowden unveiled through leaks to the media, the South American nation offered $23 million per year to finance human rights training.

The funding would be destined to help "avoid violations of privacy, torture and other actions that are denigrating to humanity," Alvarado said. He said the amount was the equivalent of what Ecuador gained each year from the trade benefits.

"Ecuador gives up, unilaterally and irrevocably, the said customs benefits," he said.

An influential U.S. Senator on Wednesday said he would seek to end those benefits if Ecuador gave Snowden asylum.

Snowden, 30, is believed to be at Moscow's international airport and seeking safe passage to Ecuador.

The government has not been able to process his asylum request because he is not on Ecuadorean territory, another government official said.


Never shy of taking on the West, the pugnacious Correa last year granted asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to help him avoid extradition from Great Britain to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sexual assault accusations.

The 50-year-old U.S.-trained economist won a landslide re-election in February on generous state spending to improve infrastructure and health services, and his Alianza Pais party holds a majority in the legislature.

Ecuadorean officials said Washington was unfairly using the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act, which provides customs benefits in exchange for efforts to fight the drug trade, as a political weapon.

The program was set to expire at the end of this month.

An OPEC nation of 15 million people, Ecuador exported $5.4 billion worth of oil, $166 million of cut flowers, $122 million of fruits and vegetables and $80 million of tuna to the United States under the Andean trade program in 2012.

Termination of the benefits could hurt the cut flower industry, which has blossomed under the program and employs more than 100,000 workers, many of them women.


Immigration - GOP Stabs America in the Back

90,000,000 Americans not working
The "Conservative" GOP could care less about
Americans trying to feed their kids.

With an economy plagued by underemployment, unemployment and outsourcing the GOP refused to block the Gang of Ohco bill written in secret that would legalize and import millions of new workers to compete directly with American citizens for a limited number of jobs.

The GOP had the power to block the bill and protect the jobs of  American citizens.  They refused.

After three weeks of debate, there was no doubt about the outcome. Fourteen Republicans betrayed America and joined all 52 Democrats and two independents to support the bill.

Here are the 14 "Conservative" GOP Senators who voted for the legislation:
Marco Rubio (Fla.)
Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
Jeffrey Chiesa (N.J.)
Susan Collins (Maine)
Bob Corker (Tenn.)
Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Orrin Hatch (Utah)
Dean Heller (Nev.)
John Hoeven (N.D.)
Mark Kirk (Ill.)
John McCain (Ariz.)
Division among Republicans was evident as potential 2016 presidential contenders split. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was one of the Gang of 8, while Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas were opposed to the bill.

Critics, like Sen. Cruz, say border security provisions will never come to fruition if legalization occurs first. He has referenced a similar bill that Congress passed in 1986, which made hollow promises relating to border security in exchange for amnesty for illegal immigrants.

(The Blaze)

Sen. Paul Appears on Fox's Your World with Stuart Varney

The joke is on you.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

DOMA and Voting Rights - Constitutional Federalism in Action

The Supreme Court Supports the 10th Amendment
The Court upholds the right of the states to control their own
affairs in the areas of election and marriage laws.

By Gary;

The Supreme Court must be doing a good job.  In one week they have managed to both piss off and bring praise from Liberals and Conservatives.

The Court is the last properly operating fragment created by the Federalists at the Constitutional Convention.  So naturally both Big Government Liberals and Conservatives will be angry at the Court at different times for daring to be the third branch of government and operate the way Alexander Hamilton and Federalist Chief Justice John Marshall wanted them to.

Gay Marriage  -  Yes and No

The pro and anti Gay marriage sides along with the media missed what I consider to be the main points of the DOMA ruling.  The ruling represents a victory for the cause of state's rights and the 10th Amendment.
The Supreme Court for the first time said the Federal government couldn't discriminate against same-sex couples if their marriage is recognized by a state.
Conservatives argued Gay Marriage
from a religious not Constitutional
point of view.  America is not a
Theocracy where the courts exist
to support Holy doctrine. 

In the case before the court, New York resident Edith Windsor would have been exempt from a Federal estate tax of $363,000 had her late spouse been male.  The Court was simply upholding the marriage laws of the state of New York and equal treatment under the law for all groups.

Ms. Windsor will now get a refund from the IRS of $363,000 plus interest.

Conservatives attack the ruling from a religious, not a legal, point of view. 

The United States is not a theocracy like Saudi Arabia, Iran or Vatican State.  The courts to not exist to support Sharia, Biblical or Buddhist religious teachings.  The U.S. is a secular society with many different points of view from atheist to dozens of very different religions.

Voting Rights

Here is was the Liberals turn to scream at the "evil" Supreme Court for overturning the key elements of the oppressive Voting Rights Act.

Liberals (including most Republicans in Congress) were more than happy to keep fifty year old voting law restrictions in place against selected states.  That way both parties could parade themselves before the voters at election time and boast how "progressive" they are.

Under the Constitution and the Civil Rights Acts passed in the 1860s and 1870s the Congress has the right to protect the rights of the people from oppression by dictatorial state governments.

The Supreme Court rightly decided that using 50 year old data to control selected states for political purposes was unconstitutional.  Again, this was a victory for the 10th Amendment right of states to control their own affairs.  If that power is used to oppress a group then the Federal Courts are there to seek justice.

The 10th Amendment
So-called "Conservatives" are beating the anti-gay marriage drum.  So bet it.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion . . . on a state by state basis that is.  The Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA effectively upholds the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights. 
The Court is saying that an All-Powerful Federal Government cannot discriminate against or unfairly tax people legally married under state laws.  This is yet another case where so-called "small government" Conservatives want the Federal Government to dictate policy to the states.  The ruling is actually a victory for Constitutional Federalism.

The Federalist Papers #78
"The interpretation of the laws is the proper and peculiar province of the courts. A constitution is, in fact, and must be regarded by the judges, as a fundamental law. It therefore belongs to them to ascertain its meaning, as well as the meaning of any particular act proceeding from the legislative body."
Alexander Hamilton

Democrats and GOP vote to collect your DNA

Alex Jones: Arrest Rep. Peter King,
Not NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

Democrats and GOP vote to collect your DNA
The bi-partisan march to a Big Brother Police State continues.
It is a myth that Liberals & Conservatives do not work together.

In a move lawmakers say takes a “sensible approach to fighting crime,” New Jersey Senators approved a bill that would require DNA testing for people convicted of a disorderly persons offense.

The legislation is only expected to affect a small percentage of offenders but we all know it’s only a matter of time before the DNA of every citizen in America is entered in the Federal database.

The New Jersey bill is co-sponsored by state Sen. Nicholas Sacco, D-North Bergen, and Paul Sarlo, D-Wood-Ridge.  In the 40 member State Senate, Liberal Democrats and Conservative Republicans joined forces by a vote of 35-3 to approve the bill.

DNA would be required from anyone convicted of a “more serious disorderly persons offense,” such as domestic violence, shoplifting, prostitution and some drug-related crimes reports Infowars News.

“DNA is one of the most powerful tools we have to identify perpetrators and exonerate those falsely accused of crimes,” Sacco said. “A more expansive DNA database will enable us to solve investigations with greater speed and accuracy. By adding certain serious disorderly persons offenses … this legislation only affects a small percentage of offenders and takes a sensible approach to fighting crime.”

Currently, the federal government and 28 states authorize the practice of collecting DNA samples from people arrested in connection with serious crimes.

In a Supreme Court ruling earlier this month arguing the legality of a Maryland state law authorizing warrantless DNA collection from people who had been arrested but not yet convicted, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority, “taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee’s DNA, is like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.”

However, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a stern dissenting opinion, arguing that the Fourth Amendment forbids searches without reasonable suspicion to gather evidence about an unrelated crime.

“Make no mistake about it: because of today’s decision, your DNA can be taken and entered into a national database if you are ever arrested, rightly or wrongly, and for whatever reason..Solving crimes is a noble objective,” he concluded, “but it occupies a lower place in the American pantheon of noble objectives than the protection of our people from suspicionless law enforcement searches. The Fourth Amendment must prevail.”

According to Justice Scalia, “DNA testing as it is actually practiced is to solve cold cases, not to identify the suspect in custody.”

The American Sheeple
The Sheeple bleat baaa, give up their Liberty and keep voting for the same jokers over and over just because the political whores have that magic "D" or "R" after their names.

Now Paul Ryan backs immigration "reform"

Paul Ryan to Americans:  "Fuck You!"
"Conservative" GOP Congressman Paul Ryan, the former vice-presidential candidate, is emerging as his party's leading champion of immigration reform in the House of Representatives.  Ryan has been meeting with House conservatives to persuade them to support "reform" of the immigration system, a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and importing more workers into America.  (Reuters.com)

Obamacare makes it cheaper to hire non-citizens
  • With massive poverty and unemployment among American citizens, both parties fall all over themselves to pander to citizens of foreign nations and give them the jobs and wealth of native born Americans of all races.

As the Washington Examiner's Philip Klein recently reported:

"Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead."

THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked five different U.S. Senators about this problem. These five senators, all Democrats, voted to cut off debate Monday night on the revised immigration bill, but none of them knew if the bill would create a financial incentive for some employers to hire amnestied immigrants instead of American citizens.

"I don't know. I'd have to look at it closely," said Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. "I just haven't read it that closely to know."

Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said he thought the Affordable Care Act's fines would apply no matter what. "I'd have to look at the ACA, but I don't think it distinguishes" between citizens and those on a path to citizenship, Blumenthal said. But then he said he wasn't quite sure. "I mean I'd have to look. You're asking a legal question. It's not an opinion question," Blumenthal added. "I don't recall any distinction in the law. But that's a good question. I'd have to check."

Senator Tom Carper of Delaware said he was too busy to answer the question. "I don't have the time to drill down on it right now,"

See more at:  The Weekly Standard.

What the Hell is the Republican Party?
We have:
90 million Americans not in the labor force.

Massive underemployment, unemployment and outsourcing.

Record food stamps and poverty.

So instead of telling American workers the GOP will seal the borders and protect their jobs, Republicans join with Democrats and corrupt business interests to legalize and import millions of new "legal" workers to compete directly with American citizens for work.

Both Democrats and Republicans in Washington are worthless crap.  The time has come for a new American Party that represents the average citizen instead of the corrupt Leftist Beltway Elites in both parties.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rand Paul - Ted Cruz in 2016

Rand Paul Unloads on Immigration Bill
Is it really too early to push for a 2016 Dream Ticket?

In an interview with Breitbart News, Constitutional Federalist Senator Rand Paul attacked the insane Gang of Eight Bill that was written in secret.

When asked if there is a concern that government bureaucrats may take advantage of nonspecific language in the complicated 1,200-page immigration bill, regardless of the intention of any given provision’s author, Paul said, “Yes, that’s what I’ve been saying for a few weeks now, that there are some similarities with Obamacare.”

“This Gang of Eight bill delegates a lot of authority to the administration," he explained. "So, with my amendment, ‘Trust But Verify,’ we tried to get that authority back and keep it in Congress, where Congress would vote on whether the border is secure.

“Ultimately, whether or not these people become citizens, under the Gang of Eight bill, is up to the president,” Paul continued. “I don’t care if it’s a Republican president or a Democratic president. That’s too much power for one person to have."

"So, I would have kept that power with Congress and said Congress has to vote whether the border is secure before we keep moving forward. I would make even the initial process of giving work people visas dependent on a secure border," he stated.

Paul told Breitbart News he supports immigration reform but cannot bring himself to vote for this bill because to him it does not mean real immigration reform.

“I think the turning point for me was when the Gang of Eight Republicans began to say that legalization of the undocumented workers here would not be dependent on border security,” Paul said. “That’s really the opposite of what I’ve been saying and the opposite of what conservatives have been saying. Really, immigration reform should absolutely be dependent upon border security and, really, border security first."

"When they started really admitting to that, that’s when I became disturbed," he said in reference to the reversal on making amnesty contingent upon securing the border. "Then, when my amendment which would have had border security first was voted down, and all the Gang of Eight voted against it including all the Republicans, I really knew that we didn’t have much chance of getting a bill that was going to be acceptable to conservatives.”

Paul said another “fundamental problem” with the Gang of Eight bill is that it will not actually end illegal immigration because the worker visa programs it contains are not enough to fix the problem. “In order to prevent illegal immigration you have to have a working work visa program,” Paul said. “This bill does the opposite. This bill actually sets limits for the first time on ag worker visas."

"So, it is said that three or four hundred thousand people come in to pick crops each year. This says you can only have 100,000 under the work visa program. That being true, what that means is, three or four hundred thousand will still come in to pick crops each year and they’ll be illegal, which means in another decade we’ll have 10 million more," he claimed. "I don’t think this bill actually fixes the main part of the problem we have and that’s not enough work visas."

Paul thinks the special interests behind the bill are what has driven it to this point in the legislative process, but said he thinks this bill does not have a chance of passing the House of Representatives.

For the full interview:  Breitbart News.