I said on these pages at the time that they might want to reconsider; that it was actually a shrewd move on Virgil's part, that there is a huge constituency here in the commonwealth and across the country who find his call to arms appealing.
Virgil Goode's office gets flooded with calls regarding immigration issuesOkay. He gets a bit carried away.
Congressman Virgil Goode says his office has been flooded with calls from Virginians concerned about illegal immigration.
He's pleased the Senate defeated its amnesty bill. A three-tiered wall the length of the Mexican border, he believes, would do the trick.
The Congressman fears failing to do so will result in portions of some Southwestern states trying to secede from the nation. (link)
But the underlying fear is out there. We have 12 million lawbreakers living in our midst who hold no allegiance to the USA, and Congress is doing everything it can to encourage another 12 to 25 million to gain easy access. It is a scary proposition indeed.
But to the point, while some said in December that Virgil Goode had destroyed any chance he had of being reelected, others of us just smiled. We knew that he knew what he was doing. Being out in front on the illegal immigration issue in fact guarantees his reelection.
Thinking ahead, since Jim Webb is proving to be an ever-greater embarrassment to the state, how about we ask Virgil to consider ...