Stranger In My Country

How people feel outcasts in their own homeland.

Democrats, and progressives and academics of the left, love to trot out the analogous poem on the statue of liberty. In fact, they like to use the statue as an arbiter of the immigration debacle. Of course that fits with their whole imagery campaign, closely aligned with their propaganda about America. It was just a poem, after all, not a law as they suggest. Law is too much for Leftists to grasp. We know not everyone has innocent or righteous motives. People cannot afford to be that naïve. Believing that all people, even immigrants, should follow the parameters of US law is disconcerting to the Left.

The problem I have with it is the disingenuous lie of it all. “Progressives” stand on that premise that this borderless, open-door policy disguised as a statue in the harbor makes America into some ideal, altruistic society. That actually makes me sick. You know, with the rhetoric that securing the border is unAmerican,

I wonder why it is that we as civil law-abiding people, with generally good aspirations and dreams, are turned into second-class citizens in our own country right before our eyes? It does not seem fair or right. Increasingly, it is clear that their great admiration for those ideals interpreted from the Stature of Liberty do not apply to the citizens who are already here residing all across America. That would be crazy if it were not so.

Think of all the ways conservatives or apolitical people are told that their desires or opinions don’t matter. We are the problem not the solution. Our yearnings are dismissed as irrelevant. But if you are one of the swashbuckling invaders of the US, you are suddenly the intended target of the Statue’s message. You are the new chosen, even though you or I have no choice about it.

That is the idea. Progressives are turning these “immigrants,” or whatever term you want to use, into the privileged class. Then, the only question would be is if it is intentional or not? Naturally, I happen to believe it is.

But if regular American citizens want to internalize those ideals, why do those aspirations stop at waters edge – right at border’s edge? Why do noble attributes about downtrodden and huddled masses only apply to incoming, however they get here?

Maybe someone should inform any real immigrants, perhaps sometime during their naturalization studies, that those perks or aspirations end when you become a US citizen — i.e. an American. So that point at immigrating or transition (illegal status) is as good as it gets. After that you become the problem, the toxic US citizenry. Soon we may no longer be the American dream, we might be dreaming of America.,

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Double standard illegal status

After watching this caravan of illegals headed for the border, It reminded me of something.

I don’t know why it is that having illegals on your doorstep should cause instant knee-jerk sympathy and compassion? That we just have to reach out to save them, as if plucking them out of a pond to rescue them from drowning? Why make them into victims?

And I don’t get why we are compelled to organize, send lawyers into the masses to give them talking points or aid their conspiracy to penetrate our borders, by hook or crook?

No, all that seems to be routine while Americans are disgusted. We were told back when Elian Gonzales was deported that he just had to go back, as much compassion as people may have about it. The rule of law was supreme, they said.

So why is it that, like the old wet foot dry foot policy, that a mere foot here automatically grants you some status, and access to our courts, and has all these benefits? As if the burden of proof is on us as to prove why they need to go back, why they cannot just stay. Of course many leftists want them all to stay — like an entitlement program.

Well, this got me thinking of a parallel to this border crisis. I have the answer, we do have laws and immigration laws. When someone touches ground at JFK from a foreign country, one does not automatically become a citizen. You aren’t granted special status and all these benefits by setting feet on ground, simply by stepping off a plane.

Those people are already documented who they are etc. They don’t get to say, “I’m here now so you cannot throw me out or send me back.” They are not teamed up with a lawyer on arrival to stake their claim of entitlement. I don’t know anyone who would accept that.

Just a thought

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Sicko Soros Election Meddling

Calling all election meddling cops.
Breitbart

Hungary: George Soros Interferes in Election Campaign Through NGOs, Media

“Hungary’s government spokesman Zoltán Kovács has warned that open-borders financier George Soros is interfering in the country’s upcoming election through pressure groups and media outlets.

Speaking on Kossuth Radio on Sunday, Dr. Kovács referenced a recording obtained by The Jerusalem Post which revealed the head of the Soros-funded Civil Liberties Union for Europe admitting to lobbying Germany against Hungary.

The government spokesman said that the audio recording proves that “forces arranged into an international network” are attempting to pressure Hungary into abandoning its NGO transparency law and anti-mass migration policy.”

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/04/04/hungary-george-soros-interferes-election-ngos-media/

Wait for public outcry, and demand for investigations. Waiting……

Introducing the Graham campaign

It seems Graham has got himself a presidential campaign off the ground. No, not Billy or Franklin. Lindsey, ever heard of him? Not Lindsay Lohan. Sure we have, but for being the notorious sidekick to John Juan McCain. A micro-blip on a radar screen.

So he wastes no time going to the same rhetoric famous by another candidate. He’s been running now for a couple weeks and, almost in search of coverage, makes odd statements. Speaking to Chuck Todd, Graham says. See full video interview here.

At 8 minutes in, he goes deftly hypothetical, as if planned, supposing to write the Constitution today. He just happens to have it all thought out, and Todd has to ply Lindsey very little to develop his SNL caliber sketch. (who cares about Hannity & Maddow?)

Todd asks “why is the country [so] polarized?” (will they ask Hillary that question?)

Graham says, “money, and….okay write the Constitution today. I think it’d be a great SNL sketch. You got Philadelphia Hall, you got satellite trucks parked outside. You know Ben Franklin comes outside… (cluckling) I got Rachael Maddow and Sean Hannity jump all over… “don’t give in, Ben.” Just think how hard it is in today’s 24/7 news cycle, talk radio, cable television, and money. There is a group telling you to say no to about everything …and to get into politics, look how many pledges people ask you to sign…

Todd: will you sign any?
Graham: nope, nah.
Todd: you’ve signed pledges before…
Graham: I have

Todd: do you regret it?
Graham: Not so much I regret it that I just don’t want to do it this time. You know if you’re not financially independent, you have to get somebody to help you financially. I think a combination of constant media, 24 hours news cycle with money has made it pretty hard to find common ground.

Todd: so that means were doomed?
Graham: No, I think…its a good question…are we? I don’t know.
Todd: I don’t know if media is going to reform. I always say its a two-way street. Politicians play to the media polarization.

Graham: You’re trying to beat each other and you report things maybe too quickly. Let’s look at it this way, I think there is a market for a better way. When I talk to that young guy there, I said “You’re going to have to work a little longer pal. If I’m president, I’m going to ask you to work a little longer. What do people do between 65 and 67? They work two years longer….

I’m making a bet here that you can talk about problem solving in the Republican primary and still get the nomination. I’m making a bet that you can openly embrace working with Democrats and still get the nomination. I’m making a bet that in a war weary republic you can rally them to keep the fight over there before it comes here. Now, if I lose those bets it doesn’t mean America’s lost, it means that I just fell short. To a young person in politics, listen to what I am doing here, see if it makes sense to you. There is a growing desire by the public at large to stop the BS. I feel it, I sense it and I’m running on the idea if you elect me I’ll do whatever is necessary to defend the nation. I’m running not as a candidate for a single party but for a great nation.

Todd: are you thinking about going third party?
Graham: no, not at all …See at the end of the day, you’re not going to get big thigs done with moderates. There is no hall of fame for moderates. Moderates are nice people but it takes real ideologically purer people, in many ways, to solve hard problems. Did anybody doubt Tip O’Neil’s credentials as a liberal? Did anybody doubt Ronald Reagan’s credentials as a conservative?

Cut/ enough

Bet much? Besides the moderate boilerplate “let’s work together” talk, there was an admission that you cannot get great big things from moderates. You don’t say. So why demonize and attack the same people for holding fast to their principles? I get it, it’s okay when he’s standing up against the Party base. But when they don’t cooperate with him, there’s a problem.

Todd: in 2000 he (John McCain) ran against the Party a little bit harder. [really?]
Graham: Yea but I think, you know, looking back that was sort of an immature campaign. We kind of got off in the ditch a little bit. You know if you want to be the nominee of a party, there’s only so much you can do to run your party down. I love the Republican Party. I believe the conservatism…

Todd: Some conservatives are going to hear what you’re saying and say YOU are trying to run down the Party right now.
Graham: I’m not. I’m actually trying to build it up. Here’s my bet: that Hispanics, if they get over the idea that we don’t like them because we suggest that we don’t, if we could actually get immigration behind us, the Hispanic community is much more aligned with our way of doing business than our Democratic colleagues. I firmly believe that.

Todd: you believe that Hispanics are justified in thinking that the Republican Party doesn’t care about them right now?
Graham: Yes, to some extent I do because just look at the rhetoric. Don’t judge us all by what a few people say. But you have to look at the results…/end

Video

Keep developing those thoughts strategies, Lindsey. You already gave MSM ammo for weeks. None of this is nuclear science but it does show the alignment to McCain, who also is always sucking wind for face time on air. Graham knows you can only beat that party horse so far, you can’t run it into the ground. Are you hiring the same geniuses?

Let’s go back in the time warp machine.

You only have to go back to 2000 in his presidential bid for president when McCain dropped this load of manure on the Republican base calling conservatives agents of intolerance. Now his dear friend Lind-see seems to have the same campaign formula. He makes it sound like he is talking about both sides fairly, but it is directed squarely at conservatives, the intolerant ones. After all, being intolerant on the left is a compliment to them. So the comparison doesn’t work.

February 2000, McCain took to the road and the air under the guise of bashing certain politics.

I recognize and celebrate that our country is founded upon Judeo- Christian values, and I have pledged my life to defend America and all her values, the values that have made us the noblest experiment in history. But public — but political intolerance by any political party is neither a Judeo-Christian nor an American value. The political tactics of division and slander are not our values, they are… corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country.

Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance, whether they be Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton on the left, or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right. [CNN transcript]

While he sounded to be swinging at both sides, the main target of opportunity was the conservative right, particularly evangelicals. Everyone knew it then, and now everyone will again with sidekick Graham on the bandstand. They don’t care that in the process they are offending their base, they think that is smart politics. They don’t care about marginalizing voters and any influence that does not align with them.

Though it is very amusing how Lindsey Graham refers to McCain’s campaign as immature and “in the ditch”, doing almost exactly what John was doing. So Lindsey is going to start in the gutter and work out from there. Enter mainstream media.

So now we have to live through a replay of that intolerant, divide and conquer, playing the media fiddle type of campaigning. Right on cue, it’s media chow time which is the point. It’s McCain 2000 3.0. Graham must think we are really dumb to expect us to play along.

Holy Graham crackers, Batman!

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And the Show must go on

Hillary is cranking up the campaign presses but this is her theme in announcing her run.

Hillary campaign

Oh yes, she has decided we need a champion, and she has decided she will be that champion. Oh that smell, I can never get used to it — and hope I don’t.

Americans needed a champion in 2012, to get to the bottom of Benghazi which still hasn’t happened. “Everyday Americans” needed an investigation and explanation of what happened. They got lies about a video and protest in return. Hillary said “what difference at this point does it make anyway?” Champion?

They needed a champion to take on the IRS and the scandal it has become, to stop it from targeting private citizens out of political motives. They needed a champion to stop the usurpation and executive abuse of Obama’s assault on America with his pen and phone. They needed a real Dep of Justice — not a Just-Us department.

They needed a champion to stop the unconstitutional amnesty programs, to force government to enforce the law. They needed a champion to enforce our borders. Anyone? But government told them their perception was the problem.

“We the people” needed a champion to protect us from Obamacare: the creation, the law, the roll out, continued executive fiat, and the damage it is causing. We needed a champion to prevent government abuse of our tax dollars on boondoggles that lost our money.

In short, they need a champion and advocate to protect them from the Federal Leviathan, not someone promising more of the same.

They needed a champion on their side standing up to the tyrant in the White House, and out of control administration with a justice department corrupted from within. They were treated to one scandal after another but told there were no scandals, and that there was not a smidgeon of corruption in the IRS.

What Americans needed and wanted they never got. Americans wanted the ear of their government and got lectures instead. We were told “you didn’t build that”. Obama said we were angry and cling to guns and religion, holding antipathy toward others. We got lectured and called racists. We were told we just didn’t understand Obamacare etc. Middle class Americans and everyone else were lied to, repeatedly. Then they were mocked.

Finally, we got lectured about the Crusades when our national security was threatened, as Americans and Christians were slaughtered in the name of Islamic terrorism. We got an administration refusing to state the objective of Islamic terrorism.

What Americans needed was economic stability but what they got was an assault on the economy and a war on energy, sponsored by their own government.

She tells us what “everyday Americans” really need is a champion. Thanks. Government taking its boot off the throat of the economy and ending its assault on us would help.

So Hillary will stand up for middle-class Americans … from the back of her limousine.

PS: Americans don’t need a champion, they need government to stop its abuse.

Gitmo, open borders and speech

Obama will do anything possible to close Guantanamo, while he refuses to close the borders in this country as problematic.

A planned terrorist attack in Fort Hood must be called something more palatable than terrorism. A woman is beheaded by a coworker shouting Islamic phases, and aligns himself with ISIS, but somehow cannot be labeled terrorism. Yet they commonly label any criticism of certain individuals or groups as hate speech.

Hurt certain people’s feelings and it is “hate speech”. Killing people to terrorize masses of others cannot be called terrorism.

The left pushes the hate speech agenda, and wants to create laws to censor what people can say. But they really want to close Gitmo. Hating Gitmo does not qualify as hate speech.

People can destroy a whole community in Ferguson and call it a “civil rights” demonstration. No civil rights need apply to property and business owners.

Tens and tens of thousands of illegals invading our border calls for humanitarian aid. They claim our duty is to meet and care for all the needs of illegals. Aid and security to citizens by enforcing the border laws is suddenly inhumane. Elián González eat your heart out.

“Hate speech” and “racism” labels are acceptable catchall words; their use is encouraged to improve dialogue and debate.

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Ebola ISIS threats – ground zero

On Ebola virus, the strategy is to treat it in Africa so it doesn’t come here. They claim the risk in the US will not be lowered until it is controlled over there. The latest talking point is we cannot eliminate our risk till we contain it there, that’s the only remedy.

On ISIS and terrorism, the philosophy is there’s no threat here so it is not a problem. Don’t worry about it.

Those two contrasts make a huge difference in policy terms. No attention given to the time factor. A failure to act can make a problem incrementally worse. Samantha Powers, who authored “The Problem from Hell” wrote about exactly that problem. In Bosnia she cried for intervention to combat or stop cleansing and genocide, but was summarily ignored. Then along came Bill Clinton’s delayed response, when he finally took action.

A problem from hell could be an incurable virus spreading, or an Islamic terror network raging across the countryside or borders. The existential threat of either is now seen only as a political issue, and responded to by that dictum. The people at risk are held hostage to politics and terrorists’ whims.

This is the type of treatment Obama has given ISIS. First it was a jay-vee team. Then it was a regional problem that didn’t involve us. Then when he does act he does so cosmetically in what I call dud strikes. Just enough to meet the perception of responding to a very real threat he previously ignored.

However, quite a different reaction to Ebola now. He wants all hands on deck but the same underlining problem exists even there. He denied it was a problem, and refused to take precautions. Then he does take precautions here but not banning travel. Let’s not go overboard in response. So he doesn’t cut off travel arguing it is doubtful that it will come here.

Of course that was the liberal talking point all along, even before his reaction. They claimed it did not pose a threat to us. Now he claims he is considering some tougher screening standards. Ya think? More dud strikes? Travel ban, not so much.

Remember when Captain Zero said he was pretty good at killing people? Like everything else he says that ends up on the trash heap of lies. Oh, he might be pretty good at lowering the defenses in this country which will lead to people getting hurt or killed, or sick. But as to preemptively killing people plotting to kill us, he’s on the golf course and at fundraisers talking up his game. Not so much on the battlefield where Islamic terrorists are running wild and free. Don’t try too hard to knockout the real threat, unless it is some obscure virus you need for a diversion of ‘saving lives’. Even that he is not very good at.

So now we have the FBI scanning the homeland for terrorists radicalized here or returning from the IS. We have CDC running around after the fact trying to contain a situation here. But we have everything under control. What is it about both issues that makes one very suspicious?

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Déjà vu on mass immigration schemes

Did Obama’s dreams from his father include the nightmare of the Mariel boat-lift?

But face it, Obama swung the door wide open and he sent out invitations when, by his executive pen, he issued his EO dream policy. He tempted anyone who could find the way to storm our gates.

Bad enough that Castro could concoct such a plan but Obama could orchestrate one right from the Oval Office. Remember Marielitos?

 

They Seized the Moment and Came to America : Immigration: Mariel boat-lift refugees live down their bad image and enter the U.S. mainstream. But 6,000 remain in custody.

May 29, 1990|MIKE CLARY

MIAMI — Ten years ago this month the waters of the Florida Straits churned in prop chop. Thunderstorms occasionally raked the seas with lightning and water spouts, but nothing shut down the 100-mile shuttle between Key West and the Cuban port of Mariel.

People who had never been to sea in their lives hung over the sides of shrimpers and yachts with names they didn’t know, sick from motion and anxiety. But still they kept coming. [/…]

Still, a decade after the most tumultuous wave of immigration ever to sweep over U.S. shores, Americans–especially Cuban-Americans–are still struggling to come to grips with the exodus. [more]

Wikipedia:
The Mariel boat-lift was a mass emigration of Cubans who departed from Cuba’s Mariel Harbor for the United States between April 15 and October 31, 1980.

The event was precipitated by a sharp downturn in the Cuban economy which led to internal tensions on the island and a bid by up to 10,000 Cubans to gain asylum in the Peruvian embassy.

The Cuban government subsequently announced that anyone who wanted to leave could do so, and an exodus by boat started shortly afterward. The exodus was organized by Cuban-Americans with the agreement of Cuban president Fidel Castro. The exodus started to have negative political implications for U.S. president Jimmy Carter when it was discovered that a number of the exiles had been released from Cuban jails and mental health facilities. The Mariel boat-lift was ended by mutual agreement between the two governments involved in October 1980. By that point, as many as 125,000 Cubans had made the journey to Florida.

Initially, the Carter administration had an open-arms policy in regard to Cuban immigrants. Cubans were immediately granted refugee status and all the rights that went with it. Additionally, public opinion towards Cuban refugees was initially favorable.

But that soon changed. And speaking of ‘open-arms policy’? Hello.

While maybe much of the country does not remember the Marielitos, the people in the border states like Florida have it etched in their memory. Oh, the riots and crime wave, those were the times. Now we are seeing a systematic breach of the border that looks as though it has no end in sight. So what are we to expect from this?

And there will be consequences, lots of them. Starting with only the immediate expenses and logistics should be enough to choke even the most bleeding-heart liberal. But stop it? It’s too late now. We can only brace ourselves for the affects.

The times they are a changing. If Obama thinks he will escape the fallout of this, he needs to talk to Carter. But then that’s what Obama is doing now, playing politics. While this president believes in fundamentally transforming America, he may have a challenge fundamentally transforming history.

They’ll tell us to sit back, relax ….maybe have a nice Cuban cigar.

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Weird science and broken borders

Obama goes way out on a limb to declare global warming is real because “science is science”. Well, except when it’s not. But Barry can believe in anything that might benefit his political agenda. Weasel Zippers has the story.

“The good news is that the public may get out ahead of some of their politicians,” Obama said, suggesting that as people see the effects of weather disasters like hurricanes and droughts, they might begin to change their minds.

“Those start multiplying, then people start thinking, ‘You know what? We’re going to reward politicians who talk to us honestly and seriously about this problem,’” he said.

News flash for Obama, science and facts are in: the border is being flooded. But I don’t see him concerned about that. O and his pen put out a big “open house” sign and strange how science and math confirms the results. He calls for no emergency actions to combat that.

And unlike Global Warming, that responsibility is in the Constitution. As much as the modern Left sees human beings and population as a huge threat, and cause of every problem we face, it’s amazing how they could not care less about the border.

You’d think anyone would be worried about those numbers and what it portends for our future. Where’s the sustainability plan for that? Where is the strategy to reverse the harmful affects of faulty borders? Meanwhile, Obama also has the largest carbon footprint of any president in history.

Now here’s a real hockey stick

In early 2011, 14 percent of all unauthorized immigrants were from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

In 2011, nearly 3.1 million Central American immigrants resided in the United States, representing close to 8 percent of all immigrants. The Central American born accounted for nearly 8 percent (3.1 million) of the country’s 40.4 million immigrants in 2011. This population has grown more than 60 times its size since 1960, when about 48,900 Central American immigrants resided in the country.

From 1960 to 2011, the number of Central American immigrants and their share of the U.S. immigrant population increased rapidly (see Table 1). At less than 50,000 in 1960, the population more than doubled in the 1960s, tripled in both the 1970s and 1980s, and again nearly doubled in the 1990s, reaching a 2-million mark by 2000 and then a 3-million mark by 2010. The Central-American born share of the U.S. immigrant population also increased – from less than 1 percent in 1960 to nearly 8 percent in 2010. Between 2010 and 2011, the number of immigrants from Central America remained largely unchanged.

As of 2011, approximately 39 percent of the 3.1 million Central American immigrants in the United States had entered since 2000;

The science is settled on how they’ve made the problem worse while talking up amnesty.

Total illegal population
Take Texas, for example: it had 1 million-ninety thousand illegals in 2000, increasing to 1.79 million in 2011. (and add 3 more years to that, plus this most recent uptick over the last months) No doubt Texas’s number has doubled from 2000. Reports are running at a thousand a day.

Yet all they talk about is global warming, ice, polar bears, rising sea levels, hurricanes, and UN reports. But the statistics are loud and clear on their denial about the illegal immigration problem. Sustainability anyone?

While he uses his pen to try to regulate the environment and lower rising sea levels, he uses his pen to increase the levels, and problems, of illegal immigration. The same pen.

You wanted a crisis, Obama? You got one. It’s time people “get out ahead” of Obama and politicians who incubated the problem. I’ll dub him ‘the doctor of weird science’.

I have a “dream”, too. It’s called Constitutional government.

Ref: http://weaselzippers.us/189065-obama-global-warming-is-real-because-science-is-science/
http://migrationpolicy.org/article/central-american-immigrants-united-states
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/05/Leaked-Images-Reveal-Children-Warehoused-in-Crowded-US-Cells-Border-Patrol-Overwhelmed

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