"Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it."
— George Bernard Shaw
According to a survey done by a Republican candidate in Arizona, illegal immigration is the top issue for 60 percent of the voters. The next highest issue? Education at 9 percent. A national poll by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review found 71 percent of people believe illegal immigration poses a threat to the country and to our national security.
Well, with numbers like that, you might assume that everyone would have returned to D.C. with the inspiration to do something, but I wouldn't put any money on it. They are continuing to "address" it. We see your frustration in the e-mails you send, but it doesn't appear either side is willing to take a stand before the midterm elections. They all want to appear that they are working on it and let us hold out hope that they will actually do something to solve the problem and address the future.
One interesting note comes from Nashville, Tenn., where law enforcement officials will team up with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deport illegal aliens directly from jail. This comes after Gustavo Garcia, who'd been arrested and released more than 14 times, allegedly caused a fatal drunk driving accident. While Nashville police arrested more than 4,200 illegal residents last year, only 151 of those convicted were deported.
Katie Couric made her debut on the evening news. Some of you watched. The newspapers report that she did well. At the end of the broadcast she asked viewers to submit suggestions for a line she can use to end her news. Remember when Dan Rather used "Courage"? That didn't go too well, but she wants to have a go at it. Many of you sent in some really wicked suggestions, but since they were in questionable taste I won't go into them here… but they were pretty funny. We decided to test our luck and get suggestions from you for a tag we could use. Here are some of the best:
"And remember… no matter how bad things get, one act of kindness will make it better."
Linda from SD
"Fair, balanced and… Brian put your pants back on!"
"Until tomorrow, it's the power of Friends."
"Neighbors by chance, Friends by choice!"
Wayne from OK
"Noteworthy news from your neighbors"
Charmaine from FL
"FOX & Friends: Saluting America, our military and you."
"Brian, Steve and E.D.'s legs will be back tomorrow."
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