Well isn’t it amazing the altruisms versus real life issues we find in politics – so much in fact that early on in this nation’s prehistory there were so much studied, entire epochs giving reference over to those who would be in power.
The Age of Enlightenment or simply the Enlightenment is the era in Western philosophy, the includes critical, intellectual, and reasoned thought, scientific, and cultural life, centered upon the 18th century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source for legitimacy and authority.
Developing simultaneously in France, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the American colonies, the movement was buoyed by Atlantic Revolutions, especially the success of the American Revolution, when breaking free of the British Empire.
As for me whilst I study history with emphasis on the character of humankind, let’s just say that most of us around here are simply derailed by some of the behaviors we see in other people that should know better.
We are of the complete reasoning that this Lois Lerner of the Cincinnati bureau of the IRS, just as with her other colleagues, Douglas Shulman and disgraced former Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, and hell Lenny and Squiggy, have been used by the Obama Administration’s well-acknowledged threats of what is referred to as Obama’s culture of intimidation. Interestingly, both said that what the IRS really needs are more people and money to function properly.
With new reports today that the Obama Department of Justice leaked documents intended to smear a whistle blower in the Fast & Furious gun walking scandal. It is now more obvious than ever that this administration has, in the words of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), created a “culture of intimidation” that stretches from the White House down to myriad agencies of the executive branch.
From his language suggesting targeting of enemies to his officials’ attempts to castigate Tea Partiers as economic terrorists, President Obama has presided over an administration that sees his political opponents as unworthy and nasty.
Early in his administration, Obama threatened CEOs of banks, “My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” The White House’s regular meetings with non-profit hit group Media Matters are often designed to help target conservative media ranging from Fox News to Rush Limbaugh.
Department of Justice Inspector General, showing that former US Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked documents intended to smear a whistle blower in Fast & Furious, is only the latest revelation on misconduct from DOJ. The DOJ has also targeted Fox News reporter James Rosen over leaks from State Department employee Stephen Jin-Woo Kim; according to Megyn Kelly, and two Fox News staffers.
The IRS’ discrimination against conservative non-profit groups has stunned Americans, but conservatives have known for years that the Obama IRS targets conservatives. Yes…but consider this and the ramifications – the POTUS uses his culture of intimidation techniques that therefore creates entire agencies within his purview to do unquestionably unconstitutional issues with you at the helm.
In a close review of Breitbart’s Big Government site, Mr. Ben Shapiro, goes to extraordinary lengths to show how encompassing Obama’s Culture of Intimidation is in reality and he lists the agencies here.
As young men, moreover as boys, most of us are taught this little cliché: It may take a long time, even a lifetime to build trust; however, it only takes seconds or minutes to watch it crumble.
We can question and question and subpoena as many people possible; yet, in the final analysis the buck will always stop on President Obama.
Nothing, so help me Lord, has there been such mockery, indecision, and corruption that just seems to go by – and so remarkably so that everyone, except the Ringmaster himself seems to be in awestruck and left wanting.
I will readily admit that in my experience there has never been such excrement – literally feces, dung, and various other remnant parts – floating around a Ringmaster and his Court we refer to as an executive branch of government.
The hilarious oddity given this situation is that either it will be very hard to seize the orchestrating culprits if for no other reason than “We the People” seem to buy what the latest flavor of dung is – or the most monumental excuses are proffered enough for everyone in the world to see the U.S. as complete and utterly incompetent.
And we will be taking challenges for the following two weeks if there is anyone out there who has seen or experienced factions within a government that this one under the leadership of Barack (Barry) Obama (Sotero) and the stupid people who are falling on their swords by the minute…moreover, by the scandal and in doing so what has been lost…nothing!
I really do apologize on behalf of The Contemplative Thinker as well as those who work here that have to put up with me. I beg your apologies my dear readers if it seems as though I am coming undone. Allow me to preempt some thoughts…
Currently we have in the United States investigations going on like parties; subsequently, for goodness sakes people ask yourselves this question: Are we investigating the right people for alleged crimes they’ve committed. If there is anything that we learned from Watergate it was twofold: the first part was aiming at the right person – let’s forget about the little guys and the bugger flickers; and at least President Richard Nixon had enough class to resign before the articles of impeachment were even dry.
America was set up with tolerance and a measured response to how much human nature it would take from rebellious factions. The United States were set up and anyone who is reading this should take the time to read the documentation that was used in the preparation of the guiding principles. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most astounding documents they relied on. Just a few worthy of mentions here:
The Rights of the Englishmen, just about anything from John Locke and Adam Smith, England during the Middle Ages was an officially Christian nation. Many ideas on how things should be done in law therefore had their origins in Judeo-Christian thought, from the Bible and from Christian theology.
Like it or not folks – however the fact remains that there is far too many references made throughout American history to justify otherwise. America’s social mores and constructs, counter culture analysis, and the way in which we live are the direct results of those who believed this to be true.
Therefore, as we continue to embarrass ourselves in the eyes of the world perhaps there is something that each person would be willing to contribute as a “collective article” here at The Contemplative Thinker. Okay it seems to me that approximately one year ago, or precisely April-May 2012 there was a press inundated with score sheets that Barack Obama carried with him and many people often checked to see if they were on any of “those lists.”
Now when one takes legitimate power entities such as the Associated Press International, Benghazi Libya, the Internal Revenue Service, and the State Department, Justice Department, the FBI, C.I.A., almost every intelligence agency truly known, as well as today’s ‘get back’ by Eric Holder to an AFT agent whistle-blower and hey, why not, Fast & Furious as well, the Attorney General of the United States finding newly acquired information to bring charges…this stuff is in a heap.
For all the ‘Doubting Thomas’ out there…
We have an overwhelming need to express our guts in this issue of The Contemplative Thinker. We of course demand the utmost of civility, decorum, with seasonings of politics tossed rather heavily into our writing concoction.
No one can possibly imagine what being a international whistle-blower is like until we have at least walked in those shoes. Could you imagine what Bob Woodward and Bernie Goldstein as young reporters covering one of the largest political scandals up to that time in history.
I, on the other hand, share a great deal with my colleagues here – especially when it comes down to the complete utter disregard for the very lives of those who have served you. Just look below or go to ‘categories’ and select Benghazi-Gate or Benghazi-gate inasmuch as we have tried to keep abreast of the reports and especially the people involved therein.
This very much brings to my mind a quote by the Father of the Constitution, Pres. James Madison:
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation’s” – James Madison
Barack Obama told the American people that before he went to sleep on the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack (while the attack was still ongoing) he authorized the use of all available resources to help get the situation under control.
During his testimony on the attack Leon Panetta admitted that after he informed Barack Obama of the attack at hie pre-scheduled 5:00 meeting on September 11th that he didn’t speak to the president again that night.
So where Barack Obama was that night and what was he doing that was so important he never called in to see what was going on? The White House isn’t saying:
“On Friday morning, CNSNews.com called the White House press office to inquire about where President Obama was, what he was doing, and who he was communicating with, after 5:30 p.m. on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. At 10:29 a.m. on Friday, CNSNews.com followed up by emailing questions to the White House press office.
On Friday afternoon, CNSNews.com additionally followed up by calling the White House National Security Council press office and also emailing that office the questions. CNSNews.com also followed up on Friday afternoon by again calling the White House Press Office and emailing the questions again to that office.
The White House press office Monday morning confirmed receiving the questions but did not have a timetable for when it could provide answers.
We know that Barack Obama had what he considered to be more important things on his mind, namely the fundraiser he had to attend the next day, and it has been rumored that he simply went to bed during the attack to prepare for his busy day on September 12th. We deserve to know if this is the truth because all that we know at this point is that Barack Obama seemed uninterested in the attack which killed Chris Stevens, Glenn Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods and to me that is a dereliction of duty.
Now we have learned from whistle-blower Gregg Hicks that a special operations force in Tripoli were preparing to fly into Benghazi but were ordered to stand down:
“Hicks also reported that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were prepared to board a C130 from Tripoli before the attack on the Benghazi annex. Gibson received a call saying, “you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”
If this special ops unit was allowed to precede it is likely that Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods would be alive today so the question is; did Barack Obama actually order all available resources to be used to stop the attack or was his order disobeyed? Personally, I find it hard to believe anyone disobeyed a direct order from the commander-in-chief, if they had they would have been held accountable because it would have given Barack Obama the “out” he so desperately needs at this point. I don’t think the order was ever given.
There is an absolute plethora of information now that the whistle blowers are allowed to speak. Until next time…
As tempting as it might be for anyone in Washington to find some way to spin the tragic events of the Boston bombings to advance their legislative agenda on Capitol Hill—and as mentioned in yesterday’s article they will indeed; however, they ought to think twice. That particularly goes for all sides in the immigration debate.
We are irked, therefore, that some of the bill’s supporters are making the case that the bombings in Boston demonstrate that we need the bill so “we can know who’s here.”
Washington should not get ahead of the facts, and it will take some time before we understand all sides to the events in Boston. From what we know so far, it appears law enforcement has conducted a textbook investigation into the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
They gave us the factual information they had, when they had it, and when they could share it. When it comes to tweaking the measures we use to prevent terrorist travel and foil plots, it is far too premature based on what they have told us to draw any conclusions on how to be more efficient at fighting terrorism.
America has had over a decade of experience in battling both transnational and “home-grown” terrorism. There is already plenty of experience to draw conclusions on how to keep this nation safe, free, and prosperous. When it comes to counterterrorism, the single most effective tool is finding the terrorists and stopping them before they kill. That has been the key to success to foiling most of the 54 frustrated plots by Islamist terrorists against America.
Good immigration and border security policies play an important, but supporting role. Generally, the rule is if you have good policies that facilitate legal immigration and travel while providing for public safety and security — they will serve well to help thwart terrorist travel.
In fact, the bill promises “new security” by demanding the government have an electronic system to ensure that we can check out every foreign visitor leaving the country. The problem is the federal requirement to do that is not new— it has been on the books at least 17 years and ignored by three different Administrations. It is still not in place. There is a vigorous debate over if “building this system is worth the security or immigration enforcement benefits it may provide.”
There are national security problems with the bill that we hope to be able to debate at length.
The Boston bombings were a stark reminder that terrorism is still a real security threat. The seriousness of that threat requires we react carefully and thoughtfully in debating key issues to
ensure we do what’s right to solve immigration reform and border security.
Therefore, we contend that we should make ALL MATTERS OF IMMIGRATION REFORM coming from or endorsed by the U.S. Senate be scrutinized to the inth degree. As time continues on we become far more
aware that we do not have a fence — built and completed before they started up again with immigration reform. Furthermore, let’s not forget about the Border Patrol officers, police, law enforcement personnel, and the lot who have paid the ultimate price, with their lives, ensuring our safety.
For example allow us this question: Would you willingly allow Senator’s Schumer, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, or Dick Durbin and many others your PIN numbers to the bank account? Or giving any one of them the keys to your house for a week or month? Sorry folks, I just don’t trust them at all!
Have you taken the opportunity to peruse the talking points scheduled hearings for Friday and Monday before opening the measure up for debate and amendment by the panel, which is controlled by Democrats. Allow us…
* “High-risk” sections of the southern U.S. border with Mexico will be targeted for increased security. Washington would set a goal of catching or turning back 90 percent of illegal entries. A high-risk area is defined as one where apprehensions top 30,000 a year.
Now seriously who has ever set a goal or objective to be less than 100%?
* $3 billion in new funds would be provided to improve border surveillance and detection, add law enforcement officers, and operate aerial surveillance.
It is our understanding that before congress went into recess in December 2011 that this border—security and funding was to happen way before just starting now. In addition, what has all of this talk been about – “Border Security is priority number one” before anyone gets green cards or anything from us?
* Another $1.5 billion in new funds would be used to improve border fencing.
This is a bipartisan effort. This arrangement looks and bleeds pure left hand bribery. Just in reading the first two alleged differences there has already been promises made of 4.5 billion dollars; yet, nothing has been done. Remember the promises of 2011!
* If the 90 percent effectiveness rate has not been reached during the first five years after enactment of the law, a new border commission would be created. It would be staffed by the four border-state governors or their appointees and experts appointed by bipartisan leaders of Congress. But wait…there’s more…
This strangely resembles and sounds like the super committees that were made in the budget crises and spending that enviably led us to the sequester. And just look, we stand more quantum bribery for an additional $2 billion bringing this bipartisan piece of nothing to spending to $6.5 billion dollars.
* The commission would recommend ways to improve security. Washington would provide another $2 billion to carry out the recommendations. (HAVE WE LEARNED ANYTHING FROM PAST ERRORS)
No the records clearly indicate that this approach has been tried before under less duressful circumstances with abysmal results. This is precisely what President Reagan and his Attorney General tried to accomplish with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).
This was originally printed in May of 2006 by the New York Times; however, it should be clearly understood that the Times Report was from an interview with Edwin Meese, AG during the Reagan Administration.
“In exchange for allowing aliens to stay, he decided, border security and enforcement of immigration laws would be greatly strengthened — in particular, through sanctions against employers who hired illegal immigrants. If jobs were the attraction for illegal immigrants, then cutting off that option was crucial.
Beyond this, most illegal immigrants who could establish that they had resided in America continuously for five years would be granted temporary resident status, which could be upgraded to permanent residency after 18 months and, after another five years, to citizenship.
Note that this path to citizenship was not automatic. Indeed, the legislation stipulated several conditions: immigrants had to pay application fees, learn to speak English, understand American civics, pass a medical exam, and register for military selective service. Those with convictions for a felony or three misdemeanors were ineligible.
Sound familiar? These are pretty much the same provisions included in the new Senate proposal and cited by its supporters as proof that they have eschewed amnesty in favor of earned citizenship.”
This is a wolf in sheep’s clothing! Almost verbatim; yet the important matter here is did it work? Well just the opposite happened. Now we have somewhere between 11 to 19 million illegal immigrants who have opted to move to America. Forget about those who have traditionally waited to immigrate. Let’s just ignore their rule of law or change it.
I say this to you…Muscle up America…because our feeble leadership has let us down to the point where massive violence seems to be the only way that members of the Democrat Party – and especially the thugs, charlatans, and people filled with corruption seem to take these very formative issues as though they were nothing.
Predicated upon the premise that “unenforced laws” are useless – we also believe there has been a coordinated effort on behalf of various advocacy / special interest groups to ensure that immigration, naturalization, and customs enforcement officials are literally unable to enforce laws that are already on the books; subsequently, equally at fault is the lack of our own Congressional officials to let conditions go unchanged year-after-year, decade after decade, and generation after generation.
From our Founding Fathers’ perspective, most, if not all, did not think freely immigrating to America was the most concise answer, either. In the late 18th century, the young republic needed a larger population and encouraged immigration, however not without using the proper rule of law.
Immigrant activists are rallying in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, and they are sending a specific message to Congress: quicken the pace of immigration reform.
Organizers estimate tens of thousands of people will gather in front of the Capitol in support of an immigration bill. That could present a stark visual to lawmakers considering whether to support a bill. But activists are also speaking directly to members of Congress and their staffs about their demands.
Over 1,100 members of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement attending this week’s rally are meeting or holding demonstrations at 76 congressional offices, according to spokeswoman Donna de la Cruz. Those include meetings with supporters of the bill, such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), and protests at opponents’ offices.
Activists who made the trip want members of Congress to speed up work on the bill.
“I think that they are making progress, but I do expect more of them. Let’s speed it up a little bit more,” said Evelyn Servin, a community organizer with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, who traveled 18 hours to be at the rally. “I want more from them and I want to make sure our families are included in that.”
This is precisely the reason that we feel the passion that we do about “immigration reform.” These people have come to a country they see as being better than their own; and in fact, made their journeys in the most egregious ways possible.
Now because some lame brained public officials even mentioned the word(s) “pathway to citizenship” “undocumented workers” and “family reunification” we say nothing like a little carrot dangling in front of the donkey.
Essentially what the leaders of this nation have managed to get done are these issues: One, we are at the brink of war with a nuclear armed North Korea; it will not be much longer until the “Mighty Persian Empire” has successfully completed its mission of having more weapons than Israel and perhaps the U.S. could handle.
And here we are – ready to let 11-19 million immigrants obtain legal status and the family multiplier used for family reunification is 3 so ostensibly America is looking at legalizing from 33 -57 million immigrants from the start.
Now before I even go into the “Heinz 57” of you just name it…sexual orientation, identity disorder, gender disorder, LGBT individuals out there that despite confusing the devil out of everyone, yes, they too want their illegal partners to come to America. And the government stirs up caca around gun control.
Please do not confuse Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) with FAIR, The Federation of American Immigration Reform; one is a special interest group whilst the other is a reputable think tank.
It is now overwhelmingly obvious that the Obama Administration has been at work for quite some time seeing to it that the executive branch – rather than do what the majority of the American people want to have done – even Hispanics, Latinos, and everyone south of Mexico wants to see happen.
We at The Contemplative Thinker believe that this path or means to immigration reform has been conspired, planned, and orchestrated right in front of the American people and the entire world.
What can we, or any other citizen of the United States say about “FREEDOM” when our own President, Congressional Members, and special interest groups are enacting rules, policies, procedures, and/or bills and acts? We believe that this approach as ushered in by Senator Patrick Leahy as well as the POTUS is unconscionable. Here is what Thomas Jefferson had to say about it:
This is an interesting thought, if the government through its self-described “Inaction” does allow various things to happen, especially with the current system of illegal aliens, isn’t this really describing the government taking “action” by allowing an invasion and other acts against the U.S. Constitution?
In its latest clandestine effort to protect illegal immigrants the Obama Administration plans to prohibit both federal and local law enforcement officers from arresting undocumented aliens discovered as a result of traffic violations.
This week’s plan being offered is to shield illegal immigrants who break U.S. law by operating a vehicle without a license or driving recklessly, possibly endangering innocent Americans which we all know has happened too many times. A draft policy issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says that agency Chief John Morton intends to prohibit his agents as well as local law enforcement officers from detaining illegal aliens stopped during traffic violations.
It marks the third time this month that a covert plan to shield illegal aliens from deportation gets exposed. A few weeks ago the administration ordered authorities to halt the removal of some 700,000 illegal immigrants who are students while lawmakers construct legislation to officially spare them from expulsion.
And we agree full-heartedly. We’ve all heard about “The Memo” by now; but actually seeing it is another story. Therefore, we’ve decided (unlike Holder, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Janet Napolitano) to give everyone here a look-see and hopefully a read. So here’s the link and please have a look at what easily could have been the “Pentagon Papers.” (Please click here for the Memo.)
And finally we realized that this exact same time last year we had written an openly encouraging article which dealt with America’s law enforcement agencies (LEA) were finally working together – until we got the real truth from too many law enforcement agents from around the country – that the fact of the matter was in reality just window dressing. (Please click here to see this article.)
Never, ever, ever, even in my wildest dreams and imagination did I ever think that I’d be a first-hand witness to a government that is up to a complete different task than what the American people think. What is happening now with the Obama Administration is exactly opposite of what principles this nation was founded upon and to think that as the days go forth those who ‘framed’ our unique government operation are being ignored. The original article was written on September 9, 2010; in an attempt to keep all of us up to date several articles have been consolidated. Thank you.
The “Original Letter” from Senate Judiciary Committee
Border patrol agents are facing salary cuts, gas rationing, and other constraints in the face of budget cuts driven by the sequester even as detained illegal immigrants live in detention centers replete with comforts.
No announced cuts have been made for amenities at detention centers, which include taxpayer-funded health care, dental services, barber services, and bingo and movie nights. Funds for the detention centers come from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
ICE and DHS are under fire for the release of more than 2,200 illegal immigrants from detention, some of which were level one offenders and had to be re-apprehended.
The amenities afforded detained illegal immigrants are numerous and are part of the Obama administration’s detention reform initiative. Over the past four years, millions have been spent revamping detention centers.
One such center is the Karnes County Civil Detention Facility in Texas that opened last year at a $32 million cost to taxpayers. Tours of the facility were given to reporters, and their stories depict a college-like setting in which detainees are housed in dorms or suites that hold eight.
Each is equipped with a television and private bathroom. Soccer fields, basketball courts, and other recreation areas, in addition to a computer lab with Internet access and legal resources, are all available to illegal immigrants.
“Detainees will be free to move through much of the center 24 hours a day. Unarmed staff members, dressed in blue polo shirts and khaki trousers, are known as ‘resident advisers,’ not guards,” according to a New York Times report.
Other detention centers have also been revamped, including one in Essex County, N.J., which has robust indoor and outdoor recreation.
The spending on such amenities for detainees by one DHS agency, while border patrol agents face cuts in their salaries of up to 40 percent by another agency of DHS, does not sit well with the border patrol union.
“It’s another case of misplaced priorities at the highest level of this agency,” said Stuart Harris, vice president of Local 1929 of the National Border Patrol Council in El Paso, Texas.
“It is highly frustrated for our members, when prisoners [are being taken well care of],” said Shawn Moran, the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council. “Agents are facing the loss of their homes. It’s a huge frustration for us.”
“The administration is making politically motivated, rather than fiscally responsible, selective cuts to immigration enforcement in order to advance its unpopular immigration policy agenda,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies, in an email to the Washington Free Beacon.
“It chose to release thousands of immigration detainees, at least thirty percent of whom had been arrested for crimes, and to remove border patrol agents from duty, rather than find ways to cut expenses in a way that would not compromise their mission,” Vaughan said.
She added that the agency had more than $100 million in a surplus account. That would be enough to cover the sequestration cuts, “which they have now acknowledged that they could have tapped instead.”
Harris said agents in his region are being loaded into vans and taken to vehicles in the field at each post. Agents must complete their shift in eight hours, even if it means they are in pursuit of drug smugglers in the field.
“They are limiting what agents can do,” Harris said. “It’s a hard pill for many agents to swallow. Border patrol agents take pride in what they do. If I’m out in the field, going after drug smugglers, I have to stop whatever I’m doing. They want us to do that.”
Vaughan pointed to other expenses that ICE could cut that do not impact public safety. They include: the travel and entertainment budget; the chauffeur-driven limos for mid-level political appointees; investigations on matters such as stolen antiquities, counterfeit DVDs, and NFL jerseys; free refills and movie nights in jails; and the office of the Public Advocate, “which spends most of its resources advocating for illegal aliens.”
According to Vaughan, CBP does not “need to force the Border Patrol to absorb such a large share of the sequester exercise. They should look at headquarter expenses as well, and slight cuts at the ports of entry where the effect would be a slight inconvenience to travelers, rather than the safety of U.S. communities.”
Border patrol agents, whose morale is now at an all-time low, feel the leadership in the DHS is lacking.
“All Border Patrol agents take an oath of office to uphold and enforce the laws of the United States of America,” Harris said.
“Now, DHS and CBP, by way of their sequestration plans, are not going to allow us to uphold that oath or stay true to what we swore we would do. There simply is not any leadership in this organization. We have plenty of managers, but apparently those at the top have never heard the phrase ‘lead from the front.’”
DHS did not respond to a request for comment.
Not to long ago, the Democratic Party became labeled, to its detriment, as the party of “acid, abortion, and amnesty.” With the Democrats’ values far to the left of the silent majority, McGovern lost in a landslide to Richard Nixon in 1972.
While there are no catchy phrases for the Republicans of 2013, their image problems are readily apparent in national polls. The GOP has come to be seen as the more extreme party, the side unwilling to compromise or negotiate seriously to tackle the economic turmoil that challenges the nation.
We believe that the data provided regarding the GOP might indeed be suspect. As we all know compromising as well as negotiating should start from a level playing field, meaning, each side is in the exact same position when the process begins.
One of the attributes that President Obama has working in his favor and the mainstream-media aptly calls his “Charm Offensive.” Notwithstanding whatever the President’s offensive goes for in all actuality it is not so much “Charm” that he uses as much as it is defined in another way – corruption.
Trying to understand the reasons why Obama was reelected is a match-up that is comparable to the J.F.K. Assassination. How could any person in our nation be caught with using multiple names, multiple SSA cards, bribe people who do not like his initiatives with taxpayer funds, use a position as the leader of the free world to aid and abet what once was a foreign enemy, move combat troops and ordnance around the globe as if he had a Charter to do so. And “NO!” Obama does not have a Charter to do the job of the Congress. Then again we come from an actuality perspective or what some would refer to as reality v. make believe.
Has there ever been a time in this President’s time in office where he came to a negotiating table with clear hands? We didn’t think so. Compromise is basically a very easy process – as long as the parties are playing fair. President Barack Obama does not know anything about fair play. If he did we would not know his position on abortion, birth control, illegal immigration, and same sex marriages.
And as long as I am here writing, I will speak on behalf of those who I consider my colleagues and partners: We have a very difficult time knowing that there were bouts regarding the process of voting and the actual machine used. How much of this reality has hit the mainstream-media. Additionally, why push armed service personnel around while at the same time be unethical about funding these very people.
Quite openly President Obama has made no mystery about his negotiations regarding Defensive spending. Military spending is the lowest item listed on his “not a priority” list. Therefore, when one comes to the compromise table they too should be prepared to give something up. Not so with Barack Obama; it gets worse. Obama fabricates issues like the very topic of this article about the GOP not willing to negotiate or compromise.
As a general example let’s say that Obama comes in requesting 5 trillion dollars over the next ten years primarily to help fund his pet project Obamacare. Congressional officials say “hum, let us think about that, we thought we made ourselves clear when we stated “no further spending.” You see as long as Obama has plans in his head – that he has not shared with others, say like Solyndra or some other clean energy act, which we have not been notified about he is in fact arriving at the bargaining table with a no fair play attitude.
On another matter:
Although both the House and Senate are currently in recess, the self-appointed “Gangs” in each chamber are expected to introduce legislation the week of April 8, upon returning from their two-week Easter break.
Once legislation is introduced, pro-amnesty Members of Congress are expected to rush it through the relevant committees and to the respective floors for a vote, giving the American people little time to learn about the contents of the legislation before it’s passed.
In fact, the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee has already said he intends to “proceed to comprehensive immigration reform with all deliberate speed,” and has indicated he will not hold any additional hearings on immigration once the Gang of Eight introduces its amnesty legislation.
Now is the time to voice your opposition to amnesty! Many Members are at home in their states and districts during this break hosting town hall meetings.
Find and attend a meeting near you and tell them the American people deserve a fair and public immigration debate, and better than another failed amnesty that will do nothing to get unemployed Americans back to work.
Or so it would seem to us. We have had it with these people who want to be leaders albeit, do not have the training, knowledge, or wisdom to be leaders. We’re going to be looking into the ideals of immigration reform – a topic we believe is rather an easy one; but no, no, no, as long as there are activist members of congress who think that it is “un-American” to force immigration laws (Nancy Pelosi) as well as a Secretary of the Department of Homeland Securities (Janet Napolitano), and a president who willy-nilly signs executive orders calling for amnesty – where exactly do the American people come in?
The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), now referred to as Legacy INS, ceased to exist under that name on March 1, 2003, when most of its functions were transferred from the Department of Justice to three new entities – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – within the newly created Department of Homeland Security, as part of a major government reorganization following the September 11 attacks of 2001.
After 1890, the Federal government, rather than the individual states, regulated immigration into the United States, and the Immigration Act of 1891 established a Commissioner of Immigration in the Treasury Department. Over the years, these matters were later transferred to the purview of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor after 1903, the Department of Labor after 1913, and the Department of Justice after 1940.
Now trying to be as fair as possible the people responsible for this last action ostensibly are those ‘democratic elites’ we wrote about yesterday. If there is any difficulty in understanding up to this point, it is important to remember that from 1940 until March 1, 2003 the INS was transferred to the purview of the Department of Justice.
In 2003 the administration of immigration services, including permanent residence, naturalization, asylum, and other functions became the responsibility of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
(BCIS), which existed only for a short time before changing to its current name, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The investigative and enforcement functions (including investigations, deportation, and intelligence) were combined with INS and U.S. Customs investigators, the Federal Protective Service, and the Federal Air Marshal Service, to create U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The border functions of the INS, which included the Border Patrol along with INS Inspectors, were combined with U.S. Customs Inspectors into the newly created U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The 2000 documentary Well-Founded Fear provided the first and only time a film crew was privy to a behind-the-scenes look at the INS asylum process in the U.S.
Let’s look at what congress is charged with – constitutionally. Under Article II, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution it is stated:
[The Congress] is to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the Subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
It all looks quite simple to us – that is, all congress is charged with doing was putting a uniform set of rules of naturalization and see to those rules affects and consistencies. Easy as pie. Can you imagine if only for a moment what if a reasonable and responsible congress saw to it that their lawmaking was executed to the fullest extent of the law?
I want to be able and sit back and tell you all is well – but the fact remains that it simply is not. All one needs to do is look at paragraphs one and two of this writing to see how knee jerk reactions cause unintended consequences to happen throughout the entire nation.
It is important to note that just about on a decade basis – once every 10 years or thereabouts – some irresponsible and unreasonable member of congress is back at it again. Press anyone of the links in the first three paragraphs and scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see more Acts, Bills, and other attempts to get things regarding immigration changed.
After all is this precisely what is going on in Congress and the executive branch of government right now? It does not take a lot folks to determine what has worked and what hasn’t worked.
America does not have a control of the amounts of immigrants that are already unaccounted for; subsequently, as refugees pull up in ships, or Florida’s famous law as to whether or not the illegal trying to escape Cuba has his feet on wet land or dry land assists tremendously in determining where that person originated.