I would add that not only was Obama's dangerous idea to transfer GITMO detainees to Thomson Prison rebuffed by Congress, but it was UNANIMOUSLY rebuffed by Illinois residents! My Son did not serve 4 deployments in this war on terror to keep us all safe so that Obama, Quinn and Durbin could bring the most evil terrorists to American soil! Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee came all the way from Arizona to testify to the Illinois General Assembly that her Brave Son Marc did not lay down his precious life for his country so that misguided and careless elected officials could bring this terror to our soil!
The taxpayers have funded a state of the art detention facility with ample security, called GITMO, to the tune of 500 million hard earned tax dollars!!! It is infuriating that the most evil terrorists who reside there enjoy volleyball courts and basketball courts! That 500 million is money well spent as land mines surround the prison and act as a formidable deterrent to anyone who might want to break these evildoers out!
God Bless Congressman Frank Wolf for his resolve to not release funds to purchase Thomson Prison!!! He is not fooled by Holder's promise that purchasing Thomson would not lead to the transfer of GITMO detainees here. Understand, if Thomson prison were to be purchased by the Feds, Holder just might keep his promise not to house GITMO detainees at Thomson. However, somewhere a prison will be emptied out and those prisoners will be transferred to Thomson and wallah, now there is an empty prison for Obama and Holder to carry out their dangerous idea to transfer the GITMO detainees to US soil!
Congressman Frank Wolf is a smart man and a man who intends to keep Americans safe! God Bless Him!
I have one more thing to add. My understanding is the residents near Thomson want the feds to purchase the prison because they want the local jobs they have been led to believe will be created!!! Senator Durbin and Gov Quinn want people to believe 1100 jobs will be created by the federal purchase of Thomson Prison. BALONEY! The purchase will create alot of federal jobs! Local jobs will be at a minimum! We already did the math on this when this purchase was discussed before! Further, IF terrorists were to end up in this prison, the scenario is frightening. There is not sufficient land mass surrounding the prison to properly secure it! Add to that the train that runs very close with dangerous chemicals rolling on it and the Exelon Nuclear Facility just 15 miles away.
I have a "safe" idea to create local jobs for the residents living in the Thomson area and for all residents living in Illinois. To my utter dismay and troubled heart, we now have little children getting shot off their front porches in Chicago, the crime rate is through the roof, and Gov Quinn continues to empty dangerous prisoners onto the streets of Chicago due to "overcrowding". Since the taxpayers of Illinois invested 140 million hard earned tax dollars into building the maximum security Thomson Prison, I suggest Senator Durbin and Gov Quinn hire some accountants that know what they are doing and find the money to get Thomson Prison up and running! Little children are getting killed in Chicago! Gov Quinn needs to stop releasing dangerous criminals onto our streets and find a way to open Thomson Prison to house the criminals in Illinois! AND this will truly create local jobs for those poor residents up near Thomson Prison!
Please call Congressman Frank Wolf and thank him for his resolve and his integrity to abide by his oath to keep Americans safe!
Congressman Frank Wolf (202) 225-5136
Please call Senator Durbin and Gov Quinn and tell them to cut the enormous entitlements in Illinois and find the money to open Thomson Prison so the little children in Chicago will once again be safe on their porches.
Senator Dick Durbin (202) 224-2152
Gov Quinn 217-782-0244
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