Border policy is to Biden what nursing home policy is to Cuomo.
That requires explanation from no one except Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo.
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That requires explanation from no one except Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo.
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Those who desire the comfort of normalcy have fooled themselves, and likely sold their hearts to slavery.
I think some Muckety-muck somewhere said that. Instead of worrying about the COVID virus, maybe we should start worrying about what Democrats have mutated into.
Mitt Romney put a tweet out days ago. See if you spot the devious flaw in it?
“Despite the differences Americans may have on matters of policy, we share the common goal of ensuring that America continues to be a beacon of hope and freedom for all.” — 10:01 AM · Jan 20, 2021
What pure gibberish. Beacon of hope — who cares about that? Freedom? The Democrats and Left don’t care about all that. It sounds nice but it is not true by any measure.
And there is nothing you can do to make these people care about our country. They only want to beat our heads over it as a useful tool. Other than as a weapon, it has no merit that America is an exceptional country. They compromised that away long ago.
Obama tried to drive the stake in the heart of that. Can we beat it idea into their heads? No, they have to willingly believe that. But it is obvious in everything they do.
They have lost any appreciation for America’s originalism and exceptionalism. Now they only want to be like everyone else. They prefer normalcy over exceptional.
So who in the hell is Romney kidding, and whom is he talking to?
In the first few days, O’Biden attacked and canceled out the 1776 Project. Why take issue with that? I think we know. Why stand against a pipeline now creating thousands of jobs and building the economy? I think we know. Why attach our progress in controlling the border by promising to open the borders? I think we know that too.
Why remove restrictions on foreign interference and equipment in our energy grid?
The National Pulse reported:
”President Biden has revoked a Trump-era executive order that sought to keep foreign countries and companies out of America’s bulk power systems – principally entities associated with the Chinese Communist Party – as part of his “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.”
“The executive order, which executes key tenets of President Biden’s climate change agenda, was released on the former Veep’s first day in office.” Read
Why would Biden do that?
Meanwhile, back at the Fed on December 7, they voted 6-0 to join forces with a scheming green Global cabal.
“Rather Than Focus on Helping the American Economy Prosper, The FED Joins Central Banks in ‘Greening’ the Financial Industry” — Gateway Pundit
“Now the FED is off on another insane journey which arguably has nothing to do with its mandate to the American people. The Hill reported on Dec. 15th:”
But you say, if these people had any appreciation for what America is, they have an awful strange way of showing it. Biden only has appreciation for what he can extort out of it,
As this continues, media is busy commending the brand new O’Biden administration for its return to normalcy. Dan Rather, after being exhumed from his dungeon as a defrocked journalist, says he is enjoying all the quiet comforts of it all.
“As I settle into a Saturday evening I breathe deeply, reflecting on how nice it feels to know that my sanity won’t be tied to the destructive whims of Mr. Twitchy Twitter Thumb.” — 8:59 PM · Jan 23, 2021
Dan, don’t let that security blanket bite you.
What is normal about cancelling restrictions on China and foreign interference with out power grid? Normalcy of open borders? Normalcy of opposing the 1776 Project? Take comfort in that normalcy. The normalcy of selling out America.
Oh, now they also attempt to impeach a president who is out of office.
But if you dare turn on the TV, you will be flooded with the verbiage about normalcy. Isn’t it great to be back in normal? So grab your Orwell and throw another log on the fire.
Ain’t Normalcy grand? I almost can’t wait to see where this normal train takes us next.
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Let me get this straight, the city leaders of Baltimore have come together to rally (support) against President Trump’s criticism. So the leaders cannot find a way to fix Baltimore’s problems and conditions but instead focus on the real enemy, Trump?
But why is Trump the enemy and problem here? And the problems have nothing to do with race, unless you are saying only white people or Trump supporters care about the problems in Baltimore. But that is a horrible thing to say. And that would be insulting and offensive to say blacks or others don’t see or care about the problems with Baltimore.
So let’s unite to defend Baltimore from the president’s tweets. Those big bad Tweets. I don’t know exactly what “we’re going to continue to push forward” means. Maybe they should worry more about Baltimore than Trump.
But the Baltimore Sun is almost as bad. It declared itself the defense for Elijah Cummings. In one editorial deluge, clearly to defend Cummings, they ended the deflection and defense by choosing the rats: “Better to have some vermin living your neighborhood than to be one.” So beside actually calling Trump a rat/rodent, they make a deliberate decision to choose rodents in Baltimore.
Also in the dripping editorial venom, they spun the blame for problems in their city on Trump. Yet Elijah lives in and represents the hood. I guess that makes him immune to responsibility — in the standard Baltimoronic way.
Here is a partial quote:
“Finally, while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are “good people” among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.”
They will not sink to name-calling but then call Trump a rodent. Now they can rally against Trump as the enemy. Meanwhile, President Trump has channeled “$16 billion in 2018 alone to Elijah Cummings’ district in federal grants.” But then call him a rat. That works!
Sorry, they don’t get to blame Trump for the problems in Baltimore too. Though Cummings and his fellow Dems do nothing to fix the crisis on the border. But organize a rally against Trump, they can do that.
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Democrats stand on a platform of stupidity. Their latest great idea is to just decriminalize illegal border crossing. In effect, repealing the law.
All that is needed from this piece is one quote. Read the rest of the article here. (The Hill)
“[Section 1325] is shrouded in a history of white supremacy,” said Ur Jaddou, the former chief counsel at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. “It was at the heart of the family separations and the purpose of it was to deter immigration, but if you look at the data it hasn’t worked.”
So the repeal of Section 1325 would deter illegals from coming? How would that work? These people really are sick. Insanity on steroids.
At least former Homeland Secretary, Jeh Johnson, told Democrats the idea is akin to open-borders policy which invites more invasion, as well as a 2020 loser. But do they care? Nope. All right then.
I find it ironic that on the Day we honor D-Day and those who put their lives up to fight WWII, on the same day we are under an invasion from our southern border.
And we still cannot convince Congress to take action, spend money for the wall, or do anything to stop the flow. But they do make the time to pass some sort of Dreamers’ bill. Not a priority to secure the border but Democrats can rally support for that bill!
JOHN BINDER6 | June 6, 2019 | Breitbart
President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released about 5,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States over the past seven days, federal data confirms.
From May 28 to June 3, DHS released 5,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities in various states across the country. The latest federal data, obtained by Breitbart News, finds that DHS, in the last week, released nearly 800 border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. every single day.
The catch and release process often entails federal immigration officials busing border crossers into nearby border cities — as well as flying them into the interior of the country — and dropping them off with the hope they show up for their immigration and asylum hearings. The overwhelming majority of border crossers and illegal aliens are never deported from the country once they are released into the U.S.
Today, there are anywhere between 11 and 22 million illegal aliens living across the country — the majority of which are concentrated in states like California, New York, Florida, Texas, and Illinois.
In the last week, about 2,500 border crossers and illegal aliens of the 5,500 released were dropped off in El Paso, Texas. Another 1,100 were released by DHS in San Antonio, Texas and another 1,100 were left in 1,100 Phoenix, Arizona. Since December 2018, El Paso has been forced to absorb nearly 70,000 of these nationals, while San Antonio has had to take 73,100.
Roughly 800 border crossers and illegal aliens were dropped off in San Diego, California in the last week.
In the last five months, DHS has released at least 196,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the U.S., though this does not count the tens of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens who have been released into the country by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan recently admitted to Congress that “100 percent” of adult border crossers arriving at the southern border with children are being released into the U.S. and eventually given work permits.
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has exclusively detailed at Breitbart News three executive actions the Trump administration and DHS officials could take to immediately end catch and release — including creating additional detention space where immigration court hearings can be heard quickly. Kobach has also warned that wage hikes for America’s blue-collar and working class will not continue while illegal immigration levels are soaring.
At current catch and release rates, by the end of the year, DHS will have freed more than 470,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities — in addition to the projected half a million illegal aliens who are expected to successfully cross the U.S.-Mexico border this year, undetected by federal officials.
Every year, the U.S. admits about 1.2 million legal immigrants with the overwhelming majority, nearly 70 percent, coming through the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign nationals to the country. The mass inflow of legal immigrants is in addition to the hundreds of illegal aliens who are added to the U.S. population annually.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
So about a million illegals in a year. What part of crisis are they not getting? All of it.
The Democrats are so crazy now that they don’t know what fate awaits them. And maybe they don’t care either. They’re so captive to hatred they think everyone is.
They’ve worn out the language, impeachment is all that is left. They can’t show that they were bluffing. They want to be taken seriously. So they have guys like Ted Lieu and Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler out to score political points, to do the dirty work.
Boy are they about to score some points. Only they don’t know or understand the people. They’ve been so disconnected from the people so long that they could not know.
These Democrat hacks are all dug in on their partisan turf and they’ve exhausted all their veiled threats and now it is time for action. That is the part the people will pay attention to… the actions. When they pull the trigger, they actually believe all the people will be right there with them, but they won’t be.
See, the people never saw the cause for impeachment or the phony investigations from the beginning. Only Dems never figured that out. They assumed people would follow them.
I’ve heard the callers on CSPAN lines. They aren’t all with the Democrats. And Dems are not making a great case for what they are doing. Only that they have had these scorched earth plans all along and they are determined to carry it out. Tom Steyer’s apostles.
At that point people are going to say, “wait a minute!” They’ll think with all the big problems we have and a broken southern border with a broken Congress that won’t do anything about it; with all our critical issues right now; and “this is what your number one priorities are? Count me out!” Then they will think: “I’m not going to be a party to it and you aren’t going to use my sacred vote to do it.”
Now have I got the people figured or what? I could always be wrong but I really don’t think so. I bet people will see all this as a miscarriage or misapplication of justice, and turn tail saying “this is not our agenda.” They’ll think “we the people actually do have a full agenda we voted for. Where is that, what happened to it?”
I think it is about to get pretty interesting and the people do have a last word. If this is what government wants to spend all their time and our resources on, it is insulting. The people also want to hear the other side of the story. Up until now it has been one sided. And the other side of it has all the juicy real stuff people care about. They want to hear it, and when they do…..this impeachment talk is going to look pretty silly.
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I read things and some things really bother me. So then is the answer to just stop reading?
I’d like to think not. Though it is frustrating to see what you must to inform yourself, while not being able to control your blood pressure. That frustration is real and I know a lot of people feel it. I suppose there is some desperation too.
I haven’t found a way to turn it into a comic game yet. Nor do I want to. It’s been a long time but I have read lots of pieces from the Socialists, Marxists and commies. That alone is an effort, with the way they speak about it. I researched much of it in the 90’s seeing what is out there and I have to say, not a whole lot as changed. Even the same graphics they use.
It is almost like peering into a timeless vault where no current events have really affected it, not their thinking anyway. Of course much of it goes back to what Marx and Engels wrote so it really doesn’t change. And their mindsets haven’t changed either.
What I can say to try to sum it up is they are persistent and bold. They believe in this ideology. These are hardliners who, whatever name they prefer to use at present, are actually commies. Most are very aware of it. Some are just rationalizing commies that only think it has not been implemented correctly yet. But the ideology stands as justifiable to them today as it was when Marxism was rolled out. Deaths and failures be damned.
They will not change. The question is how many adherents can they gather to follow along or become their useful idiots? Today should provide some optimism. You know, years ago I used to raise it to liberals and they would mock the mere fact I brought it up. They would claim that is all dead, like Nazism, and for the sake of discussion socialism is an old relic. Or that is what they said.
Today, they proudly boast of socialism and it is adopted by the mainstream Democrat Party. Though old Marxists have told us the only destination for Socialism is Communism. That is where it all leads. But that is not popular to a lot of people, so they would prefer telling people that they have found the right mix, good socialism.
Backup to what I have concluded from what I learned. The important thing is that Marxism or Socialism is both an economic and political system. It combines the two. And you really can’t separate them, as planned. If we don’t keep banging the gong about the evils of socialism, we allow it to continue. Remember the old “Gong Show” where a panelist bangs the gong to stop the act, to end the agony of enduring it? Even when we see those real workd examples in Venezuela, the left ignores the message. Then they tell you that was an outlier. How many outliers do you need?
Another thing on my mind lately is the Brexit situation in the EU. It seems to keep going on and on. Now with a hard date approaching, they are trying to pass a bill to delay it until the end of June. You see them dragging their knuckles in Britain doing everything they can to stop it. But people voted on it, they made their decision. Now it is up to leaders to enact the will of the people. But they just can’t do that. So they stall and complain.
Isn’t it amazing how much in common the USA has with Britain at this time? I notice all the parallels. The same thing applies here. The establishment is kicking and screaming to any major change. They certainly do not like rolling back their power. In both places people made their will known and the establishment promptly ignores or defies it. As if we hadn’t decided. Do you see that timeline running in parallel? In 2016 we had an election, and UK voted for Brexit. The powers of government have been in resistance ever since.
Look at the spread of antisemitism in Europe. The same thing is happening here. But those who stand up against it are called names. We are the problem. Call out or talk about the Islamists and you are the problem, not radical Islamists. Yet that is only a hint of what’s to come. Radicals have infiltrated European countries by immigration, and we now have radical illegal immigration threatening every part of our US border. Organized invasion. They all claim it is a peaceful and beautiful thing to be praised and celebrated. Only it isn’t. There are real costs and consequences. However, we the people should ignore those. In Britain, they tell the people the same thing, “just ignore it, don’t make waves.”
See how much we have in common with the political agendas in both countries?
One would also think that lawmakers in both places would take note of this frustration and stand of the people. But they don’t and dig in their heels instead. They want to wait us out or defy our will. They claim to know better than the pesky people what is good for them. It is amazing the similarities running in parallel.
In Israel, they are trying to route Netanyahu. The same thing applies in the US on a greater scale. Give us more time, they say, and we will get rid of him. We will change things in the next election, they claim. But what about the election in 2016? That didn’t count. They want a mulligan on that. Its the next election, roll out the polls. The Left does not want to solve any of these problems. Actually, it wants to exacerbate and agitate them. They want more friction until they get their way.
When I see the parallels in Britain with ours, I am astonished. The same attitude exists in the people. They are so fed up. The last straw was over two years ago and no one noticed. They call us names, we are the problem not what they are trying to do. Now they want another election to fix things. Fix it? No way.
Here was a statement by an old time rock and roller from the Who. It stunned me. Frontman Roger Daltrey wieghed in on Brexit in 2017:
“We are getting out, and when the dust settles I think that it’ll be seen that it’s the right thing for this country to have done, that’s for sure.”
“It’s got nothing to do with any of the immigration issues or any of that for me. It was to do with much more. The majority of this country felt that their voices weren’t being heard. It would have been nice to do a deal with Europe but they didn’t want to do a deal, and they sent Cameron back with a bag. (More)”
Now in 2019 he spoke up again saying the EU is like being governed by the Mafi. Not a big fan. Yet they keep trying to find a way to drag out Brexit, or stop it altogether. Seems like the whole world has huge denial issues. No wonder the people are sick of it. Elections mean nothing, referendums mean nothing, the will of the people means nothing.
Along comes California. The new Governor, Gavin Newsom decided to up and end capital punishment. Well, just a year or so ago the people voted to keep capital punishment and speed up the appeal process. Sure, that sounded a lot like ending the the death penalty. But Newsom doesn’t care about what voters say. In fact, he promised when he ran that he would not let his views influence law or the death penalty. But no, he overturns it all by himself. Will of the people be damned, once again. Promises mean nothing, especially when made on the campaign trail to get elected.
Contrast that with President Trump who is actually trying everything possible to keep his promises and deliver for the people. Oh, can’t have that now, can we? But Newsom will be praised and Trump will be condemned. Every roadblock imaginable is thrown out in front of Trump to stop him. Or even stop his presidency altogether. The will of the people meant nothing when we elected him, it means nothing to them now.
So shift all the emphasis onto the next election. They didn’t accept the results of the last one. Now they want an election to nullify the 2016 election. Meanwhile, obstruct and defy the voice of the people. The people cannot be allowed to make decisions.
The people don’t want impeachment and don’t like the effects of socialism. But force both on the people. Tell us we have no choice. But our choice was never respected.
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Two subjects front and center today are walls and nationalism. But lets look at them first from the Left’s “mainstream” perspective.
Nationalism is a dirty word to progressives and Democrats. You know why. It is now sufficient to state that as a fact. The left already does, they will tell you all the reasons they detest it. They’ve tried to rub it out or stigmatize it.
Well, except when the issue is about nationalism in a foreign country, then it turns to loftier, respectable terms. But for us it is a nasty concept.
The wall hardly needs any explanation now either. They hate it, and have no problems telling you that either. It’s a nasty thing that should be forbidden. It’s been called immoral. Yes, an object saddled with the symbolism of immorality. One prospective candidate said it kills people, and existing walls should come down. The stigma created is gigantic.
But before we put the two of them together, let’s look at the real view in the context of the US. Because, after all, we are talking about this country not some other place.
Nationalism is a pride in the country we live in. It is a sense of loyalty to this country –which I think one would get if one reads the oath of office. A love for the flag and simple pledge and anthem. Patriotism. Appreciation not apathy. Not supranationalism.
Walls are another welcome thing for a lot of reasons. They define boundaries and protect what is in them. The old saying was good fences make great neighbors. Walls haven’t always been bad. In fact, they are used for so many reasons that a wall-less world would seem pretty intimidating. And the walls we are talking about are not to keep people in, as has been suggested by critics. But then borders are another good thing too. Just saying.
Then we need to see it again from the same perspective what Leftists are doing with these two things – as much as they claim to hate them both.
Progressives are all about nationalizing everything. They want nationalized healthcare, nationalized programs and environmental policies on everything. They want nationalized policies that supercede state and local ones. And they want your obligatory pride in that.
They also want to nationalize us under the rubric of servants and serfs of the national government. It is hard to think of something the Left doesn’t want national government to control. All nationalized in one government. Finally, they want that national government controlled by progressives with the same ideological view. That includes the courts, where one court can intervene and control any national policy not satisfactory to the Left.
Basically, they believe in nationalizing everything from roads to healthcare, to diet, to mandates on ponds on your property And, as we saw with the Kelo decision, they want those property owners subservient to the national government authority for what it deems common use – even for more tax revenue.
The bill of rights should also be read only from the national government perspective, along with the notion that our rights are bestowed by the national government, which trumps everything. In fact, think about who is more the nationalist here. Just that they need to control it all. And, as we know, it really is all about control. Nationalized elections too.
But they want people then loyal to that government and more importantly under its nationalized thumb. They want a government, by government, for government. That is the nationalism they seek at all costs.
That wall they hate is a material, physical boundary. But they have plenty of walls that are not material, nevertheless they believe in these walls. These are walls to keep people in. They need walls around the Democrat party to keep people from leaving. They need walls to contain free speech zones, or walls behind which we can practice our faith – like prayer closets. And they want a thick wall of separation preventing people of faith from having any influence in that government. They want walls around Planned Parenthoods. Finally, they like real walls to protect them from other people and to preserve their private utopia, while they force others to live below standards set by their big-government dreams.
What a nationalist wants
Now I want walls to keep criminal elements and invaders out that we have no control over. I want the border to be real, not an imaginary thing. And not just some fictional boundary dishonored from both sides.
I want boundaries determined by geology not ideology. Not some borderless area of lawlessness. I also want laws that protect the nation’s borders, not open them up to meaningless interpretation defined by cartels, smugglers, invasions and radical groups.
I want a nationalism of individual people who are in control of their government, not vice versa. Not mobs that hijack government from everyone else, for their own agendas. I want a Republic not a Mobocracy. And I prefer to keep it as long as possible.
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An ad John McCain ran to Arizonans in 2010 supporting the “fence” as he called it.
“Complete The Danged Fence.”
Two terms come to mind with the ongoing government shutdown: lying and credibility.
What we have today is a National Credibility Crisis. Democrats will not talk now but claim if you just open government they will sit down and discuss it civilly.
But the problem is that we the people have been lied to for years and going back decades. It’s so bad some of us can’t remember a time when politicians were not lying to us.
Democrats are willing, no eager, to negotiate with Asaad, Iran, ayatollahs, Castro, Russia; but they cannot negotiate with the POTUS or Donald Trump. They cannot even negotiate on or talk about one of their first duties: to protect and defend the country.
What “ineffective remedies,” like a wall or barriers? But Chuck will not tell us what is ineffective about the wall? It works where it is used and has been proven effective. The border patrol and professionals all agree that it is necessary.
The same Democrats voted for it multiple times. Schumer owes the people an explanation since he is staking our security on it, and disrupting our Government over it.
The unfortunate and “unattainable position” is the chronic state of lying to the people. Chuck and Nancy managed to consistently maintain that schizophrenic position for years and years. It’s akin to negotiating with Kathy Bates or Hannibal Lecter.
But it really reminds me of Whimpy from Popeye claiming I’ll gladly discuss paying you tomorrow if you open the government today. People don’t buy it and it’s old.
If they cannot talk now, why should we think they would talk if government is opened? What person could believe that? And whenever they do “talk,” they lie anyway.
Why would they do so earnestly with any credibility in this case? Their main objective thus far has been to lie. They are professionals at it, practicing for years.
Deception is Democrats’ game. They never meant to secure the borders. They never intended to go along with the fence, barriers or anything else. They will promise this or that, if they have to, and then promptly refuse to ante up. So what good is their word?
This is a Credibility Crisis that is also a border crisis. Those who caused and encouraged it refuse to negotiate on a solution to it. Who is indeed holding this country hostage?
Even worse, Democrats care more for the plight of illegal aliens than they do about the government, which is their holy grail. They will put that Government on the line to serve and protect illegals and an open border agenda. It is Democrats’ credibility deficit.
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If Democrats refuse to call it a crisis and a huge debacle on the border, then they have a problem with math and numbers, and history. Maybe history won’t be kind to them?
Here is an excellent editorial from Investors’ Business Daily. Subject: crisis and illegal immigration by the numbers.
1/10/2019 — IBD Editorial
Illegal Immigration: Democrats and the mainstream press accuse President Donald Trump of manufacturing a crisis at the border. The numbers tell another story.
As soon as the words “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our Southern border” left Trump’s lips in his Oval Office address this week, Democrats and media “fact-checkers” were trying to dispel it as a deliberate lie.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump “must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government.”
Border Crossings Climbing
NPR’s “fact check” — like countless others — dismissed Trump’s claim as false because “illegal border crossings in the most recent fiscal year (ending in September 2018) were actually lower than in either 2016 or 2014.”
What they aren’t telling you is border patrol agents apprehended more than 100,000 people trying to enter the country illegally in just October and November of last year. Or that that number is way up from the same two months the year before.
Nor do they mention that last year, the border patrol apprehended more than half a million people trying to get into the country illegally. And that number, too, is up from the year before.
Downplaying Number Of Illegals
Trump’s critics certainly don’t bother to mention that those figures only count illegals the border patrol caught. It does not count the ones who eluded border patrol agents and got into the country.
The Department of Homeland Security claims that about 20% of illegal border crossers make it into the country. Other studies, however, say border agents fail to apprehend as much as 50% of illegal crossers.
Even at the lower percentage, that means that 104,000 illegals made it into the country in 2018 alone.
Is that not a crisis at the border?
Massive Illegal Population
Pelosi and company also don’t bother to mention the fact that there are already between 12 million and 22 million illegals — depending on which study you use — in the country today.
Let’s put that number in perspective.
At the high end, it means that the illegal population in the U.S. is larger than the entire population of countries like Syria, Chile, the Netherlands and Ecuador. Even if the number is just 12 million, that’s still more than the entire population of Sweden, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Ireland and New Zealand.
It is, in short, a massive number.
Here’s more perspective. The U.S. is virtually alone in the world in having such a large share of its population in the country illegally.
An analysis by the nonpartisan ProCon.org found that in 2010 almost 4% of the U.S. population was in the country illegally. The average for 13 other countries it analyzed was just 1.3%.
In France, for example, illegals make up just 0.9% of its population. It’s 0.3% in Germany, 0.8% in Spain, and 0.5% in the Netherlands.
Isn’t having millions in the country illegally, with thousands joining them every day, not a crisis at the border?
Illegals and Crime
Critics also complain that Trump overstated the risk of illegal immigrants committing crimes. They all point to a report from the Cato Institute, a pro-immigration libertarian think tank. Cato did a statistical analysis of census data and concluded that incarceration rates for Hispanic illegals were slightly lower than those of the native-born.
But the Center for Immigration Studies looked at federal crime statistics. It found that noncitizens accounted for more than 20% of federal convictions, even though they make up just 8.4% of the population.
“It is almost certain that a majority of noncitizens convicted of federal crimes are illegal immigrants,” said Steven Camarota of the CIS.
Texas also has been monitoring crimes committed by illegals. It reports that from 2011 to 2018, it booked 186,000 illegal aliens. Police charged them with a total of 292,000 crimes. Those included 539 murders, 32,000 assaults, 3,426 sexual assaults, and almost 3,000 weapons charges.
Even if Cato is right that the crime rate among Hispanic illegals is a bit lower than for natives, that’s cold comfort to victims of these crimes, which would not have happened had the border been more secure. They would likely agree with Trump about their being a crisis at the border.
Past Presidents Promised To Fix This
Here’s another problem with claims that we don’t have a crisis at the border.
Past presidents all treated it like one.
In 1982, for example, President Ronald Reagan said that “The ongoing migration of persons to the United States in violation of our laws is a serious national problem detrimental to the interests of the United States.”
President Bill Clinton said in his 1995 State of the Union address that “All Americans … are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.” That’s why, he said, “our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders.”
President George Bush, in a prime-time Oval Office speech in 2006, declared that securing the U.S. border is a basic responsibility of a sovereign nation. It is also an urgent requirement of our national security.”
Bush also promised to end the practice of catch-and-release “once and for all.” He said that “people will know that they’ll be caught and sent home if they enter our country illegally.”
President Barack Obama in 2005 declared that “we simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked.” And in 2014 even he admitted there was a crisis on the border — one that he did virtually nothing to fix. (Apprehensions at the border last year were almost the same as in 2014.)
What Is A Crisis?
Yet despite repeated promises by presidents and Congress for the past three decades, the border remains nearly as porous as ever. And catch-and-release is still alive and well. Is it any wonder so many try to cross the border illegally every month?
Isn’t the failure of leaders to do what they all say is necessary to protect national security interests the very definition of a crisis at the border?
Democrats, it seems, want to label everything a crisis. We have a health care crisis. A clean water crisis. A “food desert” crisis. An infrastructure crisis. A homelessness crisis.
Democrats label just about everything a crisis. Why? Because they want to whip up public support for bigger, more expensive, more intrusive government programs.
Everything, that is, except for the very real, long-standing crisis posed by a porous border that each year lets in tens of thousands of illegals.
This article was posted for educational and informational purposes. It certainly does make a case. It is offensive when politicians and leaders continue to deny that there is a crisis at the border. I mean what will it take? Numbers don’t seem to convince them, or reality.
And now with caravan after caravan, who is kidding whom? Who is in denial here? Then again, this is the same Democrat Party that quibbled over the definition of “is.”
I think I know, when a couple kids get sick and die in transit across the border illegally. Or when detainment facilities are overwhelmed and accompanied children are separated from adults. Then that is a national problem worthy of discussion and national outrage.
Except even then they refuse to do anything about it. And when Trump refers to that as part of the whole crisis, then it is time to deny there is any crisis at all.
If, as Democrats repeat in lockstep, this is a “manufactured crisis” whipped up by Donald Trump, then he would have had to start 35 years ago or go back in time to create it. The problem here is there really is a crisis on the border, but Donald Trump did not build it.
There is a lonely phrase in MLK’s “I have a dream” speech.
“You have been the veterans of creative suffering” — a line that preceded King’s more famous dream words.
So I know the context in which it was written. But I just can’t help seeing, in hindsight today, an even wider target for those words. There is a fertile audience.
There are a lot of “veterans of creative suffering” in our country today, maybe not in the same way. Granted to a lesser extent than King’s intent. Nevertheless, veterans of creative suffering… by the very government that was suppose to represent, stand for, and defend their rights.
When a government gives its own people the cold shoulder while at the same time gushes over the concerns of illegal aliens, even before they enter the country, then we have lost.
When securing our border is defiantly called an act of immorality, we have lost.
We have lost when a government by the people for the people has become a government against the people, and against its most vulnerable. We have become witnesses to it when a law like the freedom of information act is transposed into the Freedom From Information. When the objective “for the people” becomes for the self-serving politicians.
And this theme continues on in its incremental desire to control the people, not free them; to tread over them rather than lift them up; seeks to overcome and obstruct the people rather than remove obstacles in their way. A government that plots to remove obstacles in the way of an organized invasion, for the sake of their own political lust for power. A government that has over years encouraged this invasion.
When everyone else in the world is entitled to have a dream but the American people. And their dream supersedes our dream.
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Doing a short and sweet here for the blog. Once again the country of the US is busting a move to make history. And the Left is proudly taking a central role in it. We have now become 51. It is final, the Democrats have founded a brand new state in the nation.
It is called the State of Denial.
No word so far on how many Democrats populate it, growing rapidly as it is. Safe to say most Democrats either live there or are in the process of moving in. Real estate demands being what they are. Square miles of it are unknown, yet is already considered vast.
There is only one problem, it doesn’t really fit in with the United States of America — as unification is not a characteristic. It also infringes on other states but that shouldn’t be a problem. Though make no mistake, it is actually a state in America. Sure it will demand all of the perks of a united state but it is united only with itself;. its only allegiance is to itself.
It should now get entered into the history as such, and credited to Democrats for founding it. It needs its own Wikipedia page. Though its geographic coordinates are still being worked out in real time, its unique presence has already been felt and made known.
So it will be interesting what this new State of Denial brings to the table or what fateful influence it will have on the USA. We will have to wait and see.
Another problem is that it does not particularly believe in borders. It does not accept the Constitution either, except where it can find some twisted agreement with it. And it does not accept the authority and responsibility that the federal government has to secure other states and people from invasions. Nor does it accept the oath of office as written.
But surely it will send as many Congressional representatives to Washington as it can, by fact or fraud…. because “what difference at this point does it make anyway?”
We should all plan on hearing much more from this boisterous state, soon. It doesn’t like sitting idle or waiting its turn. It is rather arrogant and its nasty tentacles are long. Stay tuned to see if the 51st state will destroy the other 50.
Already many people are wondering if we should still call the country a union? You may want to put a question mark by that word for future use.
“The Admission to the Union Clause of the United States Constitution, often called the New States Clause, found at Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1, authorizes the Congress to admit new states into the United States beyond the thirteen already in existence at the time the Constitution went into effect.”
[*Note]“The Admission to the Union Clause also forbids the creation of new states from parts of existing states without the consent of both the affected states and Congress”.
But then why should that particular detail apply when they can just ignore, defy and deny the rest of the Constitution — in whole or in part? So I’m still going to refer to it by it’s proper name, (united) State of Denial. No comment from Google or GPS makers yet.
By the way: all the rules you might think should oppose its erection really don’t matter. They don’t apply to it. Rumor is all the news networks are putting a home office there.
The good news is there is no need for an extra star on the flag since they don’t believe in that or the flag. Their trademark symbol would be black bloc or flames anyway.
God Bless America because the Left sure won’t.
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Since we all know just what we are talking about, here is the Senate’s Oath of Office:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
If Senator Schumer or Speaker Pelosi wants to protest their oath, he or she can resign.
There are two distinct issues in this whole scenario: one is the wall and securing the border; and two is the status of Government in this partial shutdown mode.
But Pelosi and Schumer only recognize one as a problem, the government shutdown. Now what is extremely ironic is that they only care about opening government when the first basic, functional duty of that Government is to secure our borders and protect citizens.
Secondly that they took an oath — “freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion“– to “ defend the Constitution… against all enemies, foreign and domestic” The Constitution puts that central tenant of Government on protecting its borders, from invasion, as a priority function of their duties.
Now they don’t want to do that. They want to stand in the state of resistance, which is actually the state of Sedition. But that resistance is against the government of the US. Whether their base has lulled them into that position makes no difference. That is where they all stand. It comes down to either honoring their oath to defend the country or not. Their open-borders base does not want to defend the Constitution and makes no bones about their position of opposition to the administration and duly elected president.
So, by their own efforts, they are in a current state of sedition. That is what it is.
Thus Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer are aiding and abetting the enemy. They are also giving comfort to the broader enemies and invaders of the US, generally.
I found it fascinating how yesterday Nancy Pelosi was made Speaker and then swore in all the Dems by their oath. The skunk in the room was Democrats’ obvious ongoing state of protest with Trump, the administration and our national border security. Yet they stood their claiming to take that oath “without mental reservations.” Which one is it?
Are they proud card-carrying members of the Seditious, resistance Left or are they authentic members of the US Government — with no “purpose of evasion?” It does make sense though that the very first thing Nancy Pelosi would do as Speaker of the House is to defy her oath of office.(and then lead others) I mean it is what radicals do.
They either stand with the Sedition and their radicalized open-border, anti-American base of subversive miscreants… or honor their official sworn oath. But they cannot do both.
They did not take an oath to only make talking points and lies about some fictional “border security” illusion that lives only in their minds. And “technology” does not physically slow down invaders. How many invaders did their talking points repel? Actually, it undoubtedly encourages them. So, what is it about no “mental reservations” they do not understand?
God Bless America because the Left sure won’t.
Hey hey, ho ho… time to build the wall, ho ho!
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The border does have a scientific solution. Its called physics.
Build the wall and secure the border. Don’t build the wall and don’t secure the border.
The problem is that all the technology and electronics do not slow down the invaders. For that it takes the laws of physics. And even using tear gas is only temporary.
requires demands an opposite reaction. Like physical force. We have to physically stop or slow them. They call the wall medieval. It’s just science.
Democrats might have shot themselves in the foot with this shutdown standoff. They refuse to fund the wall. Actually, they refuse the wall, period. It is not a funding problem. It’s a will problem. But they don’t realize who they offended in the process.
They just made the wall the priority of the 2020 election. So Democrats are literally running against the wall. We win that debate. The science deniers have no argument.
It’s a physics problem. But then you cannot negotiate with people that cannot be trusted. Democrats spent 30 years proving they constantly lie. It’s a shell game to them. They tell us “use gadgets and high-tech. Walls are offensive.” So we don’t want to offend or frustrate invaders. Why? The offend us and our border every day. Talking points solve nothing.
But Dems don’t want to apply laws of physics. So they are physics deniers. They tell us physics don’t work. We know what doesn’t work is not using them — or common sense.
Hey hey, ho ho… time to build the wall, ho ho!
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Surf is up for socialism from Leftifornians to Leftiyorkers. Their latest stunt involves comparing Venezuela to the US economy. Right, not a lot of difference between them.
So if they can compare Venezuela’s dire situation to the “evils of capitalism,” then these people really don’t have a clue. Venezuela shows the softness of socialism?
When a Go Fund Me page appears and raises 17 million to build the wall, of course liberals or Democrats are fuming. People should only be able to raise money for lying hacks to take down a SCOTUS nominee or conservative. How dare people support border security.
Though Democrats’ talking points about the wall secures nothing, but costs us billions.
So Twitter slaps a big warning on the Wall petition and fundraiser telling everyone that Twitter and their “partners” have determined it too risky to link it. They say they are protecting their users from “potential” malicious threats by blocking the site. Now raising money to build a wall to secure the border is a huge threat. Orwellian.
However, the leftist shadow campaigns which sprung up as petitions and fundraisers in response to the Wall fundraiser have naturally not been deemed a threat. So open borders are no threat to national security either. Encouraging lawlessness is Christian compassion.
But there is a problem every time the left tries to outdo itself on talking points. They have been so far over the top for over ten years that no one could take them seriously anymore. Still they need to come up with new language and comparisons all the time, because the last stuff they shoveled out has already gotten old. So “Buyer Beware!”
In fact, if we haven’t gotten the loud and clear message yet, between media attack dogs and the rowdy fascist left, reality is that they have finally mainstreamed radicalism.
In Venezuela they call the organized gangs extorting conditions “the Colectivos.” By George, I think I will start calling Democrats here the Collectivos.
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Criminal convictions include murder, manslaughter, and assault
On Monday, December 17th, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) ICE Air Operations (IAO) flight departed El Paso, Texas carrying 36 Cambodian nationals, of whom 34 are criminals, to their home country of Cambodia in accordance with their final orders of removal.
*Criminal convictions included two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, accessory after the fact of a homicide, sexual assault, three counts of sexual offenses, child abuse, domestic violence, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated robbery, two counts of assault, arson, auto theft, two counts of robbery, robbery with a gun, two weapons offenses, theft, larceny, stolen property, fraud, and five drug convictions.
“As a result of continued diplomatic efforts in coordination with our partners at the Department of State, the implementation of visa sanctions, and the tireless efforts of the ERO Removals Division, removals to Cambodia increased 279% from Fiscal Year 2017 to Fiscal Year 2018. However, there are still nearly 1,900 Cambodian nationals present in the United States with a final order of removal, of whom almost 1,400 are convicted criminals. This most recent removal flight took 34 criminals, many convicted of the most heinous possible crimes, off our streets and made our communities safer.
We will continue these efforts to carry out lawfully issued final orders of removal, prioritizing as always the removal of threats to public safety,” said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Executive Associate Director Nathalie Asher.
The flight arrived in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, December 18th, where the Cambodian nationals were turned over to Cambodian authorities.
Published at ICE.Gov
All right then. ^* But otherwise harmless illegals who were obviously only looking for a better way of life to just improve themselves. Or something.
With all the powers of my unofficial capacity, I am formally declaring Friday, December 21, 2018 “National Wall Day.”
That is all.
God Bless America
I figure it this way: there are some percentage in the country who are not pulling for America but instead actively working or hoping against the country in some way. Now I conservatively peg this number at between 21-30% of the people. This probably fluctuates according to external circumstances at a given time. For example, it might be particularly higher during something like Vietnam protests, or other contentious events, while being at a lower tide at say the 9/11 attacks. I see an ebb and flow to it.
I’d say it is flexible.which would mean that the more stirring the times are the more that number is on the upper side or increases. The more settled the times the better.
But I don’t see the same dramatic results from positive circumstances. I don’t see that those help to unify as much as those negative circumstances tend to increase the American angst. It could also be a little like the swing-voter effect, from one side to the other.
At any rate, with that premise it doesn’t take much to consider all the ways a hostile foreign power might want to take advantage of these trends or tides of opposition. Indeed they are always looking for ways to extort the present situation for sinister gains.
It also occurs to me that this extortion should be used by our own government to capitalize on those unifying good things to boost pro-American sentiments. This is something Trump seems to be tapping into, whether it is due to this strategic theory or not. He seems to try to extort good circumstances for positive gains to the country.
But on the left, they do almost the polar opposite. They use negative events, situations, animosities, circumstances or anxieties for their political gains. (against the country)
Considering the way this left operates in their tactics, it reminds me so much of the exact way our arch enemies operate. For instance, Putin is an opportunist who finds a way to extort any negative situation — even some positives — to us for his personal gain.
So I am seeing the same formula between Putin and how Democrats operate. Of course I don’t think it is by coincidence. They both use similar political tactics. Anything bad for America is to be converted into political gain for them. They are so much alike.
Naturally, I think the conservatives and Republicans have to do a much better job using positive things, wherever we can find them, as positive influences for America. And convert negative things or events into positive results. We must start politically operating more like opportunists. This does not come easy for people used to relying on basic truth to sort things out, who are much more reserved about ‘using’ circumstances for political gain.
But why should we be timid about doing that? It is for a good cause. It is to better the country, right? Not that progressives want to really benefit the country. Tearing it down and apart has been their trademark. That is not their objective, but it is ours. And we should not run away from that motive.
Why should we be restrained in the face of an outright assault on our Republic? Why be hands off in the face of foreign invasions; whether orchestrated from hostile states or powers, or by hoards of people amassing against our borders — whatever the motives.
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This one tells pretty much the whole story.
Or is that the Image of the Weak?
Someone suffers from severe chronic wall phobia.
While we are at it, let’s go with this James Woods for tweet of the week.
Hey, socialists, I got some “Baby, it’s cold outside” for you.