Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
You would think the police chiefs of Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Salt Lake and other illegal immigrant havens meeting with AG Eric Holder would recognize that they would have a lot less crime to worry about if illegal immigration was stopped. I guess they prefer to drive a wedge between law-abiding citizens and themselves rather than enforce immigration laws.
The BP oil spill off the Louisiana Coast is a twofer for the defenders of drilling our own oil and fighting the environmental menace, whose goal is too prevent progress through regressive taxes and environmental restrictions. The oil spill aptly demonstrates the quantity of oil off and on the shore of our country is far greater than anyone knows or can even imagine. Let's digress for a short lesson in biology: Oil is the by-product of all organic matter so simply put it can be seen as the ultimate waste product or a totally natural fuel for life. Secondly, if the well had been in more shallow water or on land it would have been easier to repair. Good guys two, environmentalists zero.
Monday, May 24, 2010
It's time for the Obama Administration to act on Arizona's new immigration law or step aside. They have had almost a month to consider filing a suit or taking other legal action if they think it is unconstitutional. The truth is the Arizona law is less strident than the Federal statute upon which it is based. It's very possible that Obama knows it will wind up in the Supreme Court and he wants to get Elena Kagen confirmed before it gets there. The Federal Government has abdicated its responsibility on our Southern Border and no matter what side of the issue you are on you are probably not happy about it. So let's get the new law into a court and see how it comes down so our government can be compelled to act responsibly and safeguard our borders.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
You've heard that old saying: Don't count your chickens before their hatched. Yesterday's primary may have had some glitter for conservatives, but down in the pit, where all the real action takes place the Democrats won big. Yea the Tea Party won big in Kentucky, the Democrats and Republicans got smacked around little, but in the seat that really counted (a vote in the House) the Democrats prevailed. They kept the seat of the recently deceased John Murtha, who disgraced himself when he accused the U.S. Marines of cold blooded murder in the Iraqi Haditha shootings. Murtha proved to be wrong on all counts and the all the Marines have been exonerated.(Semper Fi) However, despite Happy Jack's corrupt political life the Democrats have managed to keep the seat until at least the upcoming November elections. The only saving grace is that the candidate had to basically disavow virtually all Democratic positions to get elected. Let's see how he votes. If he supports the Obama agenda the test will come in November. Unlike many I do not think the Republicans can take back either body in the Congress. However, gaining seats in both would be very beneficial and provide Republicans with a better chance of slowing down the Obama agenda without Democratic help.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
It is not without irony that supporters of illegal aliens in America staged their protest on Mayday. It permits them to confuse the immigration issue with those who celebrate the ever-hoped-for emergence of socialism and make it appear that the world is on the side of America’s illegal aliens. But let’s analyze the underpinnings of the illegal immigrant support effort, by comparing it to other crimes. The FBI estimates that there are 15 million reported burglaries committed every year in the U.S. Using the rationale offered for legalizing illegal aliens in America the FBI would conclude that the most sensible thing for dealing with burglary would be to make it legal and to forgive all those currently convicted or in hiding who have committed burglary. Of course if the FBI offered such a proposition they would become a laughing stock and no one would take them seriously. Yet this is precisely what illegal alien support groups are asking our government to do. Ignore the laws that were broken in crossing the border illegally. Ignore the dishonesty inherent in working without proper, and in some cases, false documents. Ignore the inherent crimes involved in using government services by dishonestly claiming citizenship. And perhaps worst of all are government officials who condone this illegal activity and behavior under the premise it is humane and just. Government officials who would say to all those immigrants who are playing by the complicated rules established by our Congress that they prefer to give citizenship to those who have ignored the rules because they are represented by powerful Hispanic groups who can bring their vote if they are granted amnesty. Yes the Mayday protests were only about Mexicans. There was no call to gives illegal Irish immigrants amnesty. There was no call to give non-Hispanic visitors who have overstayed their visa’s amnesty. There was no call to give ethnic Chinese, Koreans or Vietnamese immigrant’s amnesty. The only amnesty discussed over this Mayday was amnesty for Mexicans who illegally crossed the border of Mexico into the U.S. As long as the border remains open and Americans provide material support for illegal aliens there can be no amnesty. Declaring a crime to be legal does not make it so.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
President Obama gave the commencement speech at Michigan University today and among the things he said were he's troubled by the angry rhetoric of those who are trying to make the case that government is "inherently bad." I'm sorry. Didn't Bill Ayers say that? Didn't the Reverend Wright say that? Didn't Michelle Obama say that? He talked about getting outside your comfort zone and then proceeded to show that he cannot. "(It) troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad. One of my favorite signs from the health care debate was one that read "Keep Government Out Of My Medicare," which is essentially like saying "Keep Government Out Of My Government-Run Health Care." Isn't it funny that he only remembers signs carried at Tea Party gatherings? "For when our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it conveniently ignores the fact in our democracy, government is us," he added. I guess he forgot that his supporters, Ayers, Wright, Farrakhan, Castro, Chavez, the fawning mainstream media and almost every Anti-American group all believe America is a "menacing, threatening foreign entity." Conservatives generally do profess love for our country, while it is the President’s compatriots who do not. And last but not least Obama continues to describe America as a Democracy. He is only partially correct when he says "We, the people, hold in our hands the power to choose our leaders, change our laws, and shape our own destiny." Actually we are a Representative Republic. We get to choose our leaders and those we select get to write and change our laws and determine the destiny of the country. The difference between a Democracy and a Republic is easily demonstrated by the recently passed healthcare bill. If this was a Democracy the bill would have failed because more than half the people of the nation (in many polls) were against it. The bill passed because the representatives we chose passed it even though they knew it was supported by less than half the citizens. It will be interesting to see if Obama can take his own advice: "seek out and listen to opposing views on the issues of the day." He hasn’t done it yet. Maybe he will start today.