John Cox for President
The Conservative Voice
May 4, 2006
Election 2008: First Republican Announces Presidential Run
By Nathan Tabor and Jim Kouri
In the midst of all the brouhaha over illegal immigration, one Republican tossed his hat into the ring saying he seeks the GOP nomination for president in 2008.
"Everywhere I go, I'm told that my 'outside the Beltway' candidacy offers a refreshing alternative to the career politicians."
Cox, a youthful looking 50-year old, states that he's pledged to speak at all of Iowa's 99 counties in advance of the June 17, 2006, Iowa Republican State Convention. He's said he's halfway there.
While the politicians in Washington appear oblivious to the desires of the American people for control of US borders and illegal immigration, Cox appears to be taking the lead in dealing with the flow of illegal immigrants from the south. The candidate says he'd go after the employers and thus eliminate the attraction for aliens to enter or remain illegally in the US.
"It's an economic problem," Cox told World Net Daily, saying the Mexican government has inhibited economic growth due to the nationalizing of industry.
"So Mexicans are happy to come up to America to work for $300 a week when American employees would need to make $500 a week," the Republican explained. "Employers love this; they're making money." Said Cox: "What's the answer? You've got to enforce the law against employers."
Cox says if enough employers go to jail and companies subsequently stop hiring illegal aliens, the flood of Mexicans will stop flowing north and many unlawful immigrants will simply go home, according to WND.
The GOP hopeful wants to expand legal immigration at all economic levels to fill unskilled jobs as well as high-tech positions.
"I want these people to put down roots here, to learn English and become Americans," Cox said, adding, "I'm against a guest-worker program; it just creates a 'slave' class."