My Mother, God love her, always said " If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"..... I say.... Sorry Mom!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Getting the Country Back on Track
also advocated a tougher line on illegal immigration -- which he
labelled an “unarmed invasion” -- crime and rioting. He said he would
“take down rioters’ hoods” and advocated a major clampdown on petty
crime, including drugs use, by allowing police to use CCTV cameras and
He also said New Democracy would repeal the
citizenship law passed by the PASOK government in 2010, which allows 2nd
generation immigrants to apply to become Greek citizens. Samaras argued
that the legislation had made Greece a “magnet” for illegal immigrants.
also pledged to push the European Union to change the Dublin II
regulation forcing asylum seekers to be returned to Greece for
processing if it was their point of entry to the EU. “Greece has become a
warehouse for all the undesirables,” Samaras told a crowd of party
members at the Zappeio Hall in Athens.
Samaras called for a
constitutional review and placed great emphasis on political reforms,
such as reducing the number of MPs from the current 300. He said he
would reduce the number of ministries to 10 and would force ministers to
quit their jobs as MPs when they join the Cabinet. The ND leader added
that he wanted to remove MPs immunity from prosecution.
speech –- the second at Zappeio in just four days -– Samaras also
stressed the role of education, the Church and Greece’s armed forces.
suggested that the previous PASOK government had ignored the armed
forces and that it was vital Greeks showed their respect. “We have to
honor our armed forces,” he said. “There is no homeland without
patriotism. There is no patriotism without pride.”
Sorry, this is in Greece. Haven forbid we work on immigration reform or even expect the federal government in our country to enforce the laws of the land.