But where is the Reform?
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”
— U.S. Const. amendment XIV, § 1
Every year, 300,000 to 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the United States. Despite the foreign citizenship and illegal status of the parent, the executive branch of the U.S. government automatically recognizes these children as U.S. citizens upon birth. The same is true of children born to tourists and other aliens who are present in the United States in a legal but temporary status. Since large-scale tourism and mass illegal immigration are relatively recent phenomena, it is unclear for how long the U.S. government has followed this practice of automatic “birthright citizenship” without regard to the duration or legality of the mother’s presence.
Eminent legal scholars and jurists, including Professor Peter Schuck of Yale Law School and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, have questioned whether the 14th Amendment should be read to mandate such a permissive citizenship policy. Nevertheless, the practice has become the de facto law of the land without any input from Congress or the American public.
This is where we see a huge disparity between the not-so-able-minded-congressional officials and the majority of the American population. Work with me here folks…what kind of sense does it make to proclaim U.S. citizenship onto people who are not within the jurisdiction of the United States? Furthermore, for those who don’t want it or anything to do with it?
Advocates of maintaining this citizenship policy argue that the plain language of the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment protects automatic birthright citizenship for all children born to illegal and temporary aliens. However, several legal scholars and political scientists who have delved into the history of the 14th Amendment have concluded that “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” means precisely what it states.
The overwhelming majority of the world’s countries do not offer automatic citizenship to everyone born within their borders. Over the past few decades, many countries that once did so — including Australia, Ireland, India, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Malta, and the Dominican Republic — have repealed those policies. Other countries are considering changes.
It doesn’t take much rocket science or even the engineering sector within the U.S.A. to fully understand that there is no apparent reason to grant citizenship – and that in and of itself – would be construed as dual citizenship (especially for the temporary tourists and visitors).
Having stated that then why else would someone even care to do it? Understanding the 14th Amendment is paramount to any desirable debate behind it. You see, unlike today’s Congressional Members who seem to want to fix procedural idiocies by literally giving part of one or one’s nation to the undeserving law breaking illegal’s. Sure they are “undocumented” immigrants simply because one needs correct identification to attain the documents.
Now if crossing the border from Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, or any of the Caribbean islands or for that matter any of the other countries on Earth is beyond reasonable doubt an infraction of the rule of law in the USA; just think of the amount of crime that is committed in the document fraud business!
As for me and quite openly admitted – I truly believe that what the Gang of Eight are doing regarding immigration reform is egregious. For the first part, what precisely is being reformed?
As any responsible mature adult in this country knows – very well – that the media, given the opportunity will spin almost anything out of recognition.
Not that we here at The Contemplative Thinker have taken recent scandals and made light of them, oh contraire! However, we also believe that every newsworthy piece of information be properly scrutinized. (Notice keyword “properly.”)
We would like to caution everyone remotely interested in the George Zimmerman trial to be careful. In those types of public interest matters the big mainstream media outfits hire psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, community organizers, and more of the same of those given to mental manipulation.
What it is that we find interesting up to this point is how “impartial” many of the proposed jurors are?
From Fox News “Among those interviewed was a white man in his 20s who left the courtroom without being asked questions by defense attorneys after he gave answers to prosecutors indicating he would not be impartial. The juror, known as R-39 because potential panelists can be identified only by their numbers, said, “Murder is murder,” even if it is self-defense. Zimmerman, 29, is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense.”
We all have to remember what this is and to keep that in a proper perspective. Unfortunately what we are dealing with is a person’s loss of life. Consequently therefore in order to remain objective keep the entire matter in its proper perspective – there just happens to be another human being who is involved and sees it a much different way.
In other matters… Vote for Border Security hits the Senate floor
While the Committee accepted numerous amendments, none changed the core provisions of the bill and many amendments made the bill worse. In the end, the Judiciary Committee approved the bill, as amended, by a vote of 13 to 5. The Senate will likely take up the bill on the floor in early June.
It is early, almost mid-June and the Border Security aspect of the bill was defeated. For the most part, after espousing this ideology for years now, I still do not portend to know or understand what these Senator’s do
for a living.
If I were not a level headed man, I’d start SCREAMING AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE to vote every one of them out. However, there are some newer ones of the lot that appear to be well worth of whatever they do.
Yet I feel relatively certain that the majority of the USA understands what I am referring too. How many Senator’s have died of natural causes in the last two or three years? All things being equal there does exist an
executive branch agency that does have an age rule on when one’s career must change.
The agency is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which still has rules in place for when a pilot is no longer able to fly. Help me here, isn’t that in some violation of at least Age Discrimination laws?
And finally for today…ask yourselves please – if 70 percent of the American public wants Border Security before anything else is going to be done – please help me out again…why would the Senate be so avidly against securing the border?
Therefore we leave now asking everyone who can read, to please read this!
All of the reasons that led to the defeat of the 2007 Bush amnesty remain valid today. When it comes to the economic reasons why it was defeated, those reasons are even more valid today. In 2007, there were 7.4 million Americans unemployed. Today there are 12.3 million Americans unemployed.
It’s important to realize that the 12.3 million number is understating the problem because of the millions that have dropped out of the labor work force. A more realistic estimate of under employed and unemployed Americans stands at about 23 million. It is estimated that 8 million jobs are now occupied by illegal aliens.
What possible justification is there for elected officials, who are supposed to be governing on behalf of their citizens, to support any initiative that would be cause for this trend to continue and grow? How is it in the best interests of the constituencies of the supporters of amnesty to allow 8 million jobs to remain occupied by people who broke our laws, violated our sovereignty and don’t belong here in the first place?
Not only is the employment situation much bleaker this time around, government spending is out control and threatens to bring down the entire economy. How would adding 12 million people to the Obamacare roles improve that situation? It won’t. It will worsen it by billions. State and local budgets are equally strained. Providing social benefits for illegal aliens keeps them that way. We couldn’t afford amnesty in 2007 and we certainly can’t afford it now.
Then there are the brainwashed open borders liberals, and some republicans, who spew the “but illegal aliens do pay taxes”. I’ve already seen this popping up on comment boards and forums. But just like in 2007 when they tried to spread this hollow propaganda, it is false this time around too. Yes they do pay taxes. But what they pay pales in comparison to what they cost.
It’s not just about costs or the economics of illegal immigration. It’s about the rule of law. One set of laws for everyone with no one above the law. The rule of law is a pillar upon which this country was founded.
Amnesty provides a separate set of laws for illegal aliens and puts them above the laws that the rest of us must follow. Amnesty directly erodes this pillar. Especially at a time when the current administration has trashed the rule of law time and time again with bailouts, executive orders, gun running, gun confiscation and on and on. It is clear that the political elite no longer have the consent of the governed and if you don’t know what that ultimately leads to; maybe time for a little research.
So why is amnesty being pushed by our political elite? For the democrats, they want the votes. They will get them too as they very adept at buying votes with taxpayer paid goodies. The vast majority of the illegal alien population is needy. They will vote with their pocket books and put anyone in office that promises them freebies. For republicans, it’s votes too. Somehow they’ve been convinced against logic and history that if they cave to amnesty, they will reap Hispanic votes. History, of course, does not support this.
On a different note…
In a letter to Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), ICE Union President Chris Crane says the Gang of Eight’s bill, S.744, is flawed because it places “new restrictions on interior enforcement.” Crane writes that the bill would make the current situation worse and more hazardous and urges them to reject S.744 and instead focus on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) interior enforcement bill and Rep. John Barrow’s (D-Ga.) border security and interior enforcement legislation introduced in the House.
As for us, the absolute tragedy even discussing this mess of an immigration bill is as follows: What the Hades is the Senate trying to accomplish. Far be it from me, an original Business Management with emphasis in Mass Communication as an undergraduate at university, soon only to change for Organizational Communication.
Let’s look at a “model” for addressing matters of success. Some people use Business plans, others use Marketing plans but to be successful one needs to have a plan.
First, what is the stated objective of the Gang of Eight’s Comprehensive Reform Bill? Once the objective has been publicly stated then as a must the Senator’s in the Gang of Eight must begin to set goals, and more objectives, and then as if on a timeline the narrowing and whittling away to gain on those stated objectives until completion.
We should never do anything halfway insofar as it is just wrong. Just as a reminder for tonight it is important to remember the meaning of objective. Objectives are free of bias, based on facts, observable, exist independently of mind, and at times objectives can also be goals, targets, purpose, intent, and unprejudiced.
Prior to going berserk and launching into a tirade about a few misnomers that are happening especially by the “more seasoned” portion of Congress, that being the Senate there are just a few issues we should address if we ever again have a hope of reclaiming this nation.
Issue #1 – Is the unlegislated supply of arms and machinery of war that is being doled off to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Today we read shockingly for us that,
“Damnable U.S. Senators Send Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood – 20 U.S. Taxpayer F-16 Fighter Jets and 200 Abrams Tanks: While They Crucify Our Christians! Senators Must Be Stopped!”
Lately we’ve been getting our fair share of what we refer to as “Comments of Dissention” where our readers of those nations who are suffering at the hands of radical governments or other mean of religious cleansing. Folks this is just about more than we are able to stand.
Recently whilst poll gathering and reporting we came across a stupefying statistic that we are having serious doubts about now. We read that the only measure of similarities that exist between nations, according to the United Nations, is the notion of religious tolerance, or as reported Religious Rights along with freedom for a person to worship as they wish.
Today we are well-aware of Coptic Christians being persecuted in Egypt; moreover, we now find that other Christians are being decimated in Nigeria, Sudan, as well as regions of the Congo. Now if we tie in the atrocities of violence in Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen again aimed at Christians one would think that the U.S. would be a bit more discretionary on who and where these huge sums of money are being sent as well as whose side the U.S. is taking in Syria.
The following is from an article written by Jennifer Rubin, in the Washington Post:
“Amid the discussion of the feckless White House stance toward Syria and its implications for preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability, we should not lose track of the human rights catastrophe.
In a cruel (maybe clueless?) bit of timing, on May 1 the White House blog recited the following:
On April 23 of last year, President Obama visited the Holocaust Museum, and unveiled a comprehensive strategy to prevent mass atrocities.
In his remarks at the Museum, the President reflected on places where the United States’ efforts had helped prevent or mitigate surges of violence and had saved innocent lives. One year later, the U.S. Government has done… the U.S. Government has done much to keep faith with this commitment. At the President’s direction, we have stood up an interagency Atrocities Prevention Board, which monitors emerging threats, focuses U.S. Government efforts, and develops new tools and capabilities. In January 2013, the President signed expanded war crimes rewards legislation, giving the State Department a new tool to promote accountability for the worst crimes known to humankind. Earlier this month, the United States supported the U.N. General Assembly’s adoption of an Arms Trade Treaty with robust safeguards against export of weapons for use in genocide, crimes against humanity, and other enumerated atrocities.
Oh, but it’s done nothing about 75,000 dead Syrians or Syria’s use of chemical weapons, itself a war crime. The White House’s passivity with regard to Syria is stunning.
Issue #2 – Why are we arming factions of rebels in different nations; furthermore, why are we (the United States) doling out substantial amounts of money, food, and other forms of aid when we should be using these entitlements as leverage.
Issue #3 — What is it with the more seasoned legislator’s referred to as the Senate, doing with the outright plagiarism of a bill (please have a look here or, please read the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.)
Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. The act made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit illegal immigrants, required employers to attest to their employees’ immigration status, and granted amnesty to approximately three million illegal immigrants who entered the United States prior to January 1, 1982, and had lived in the country continuously.
Critics argue that the employer sanctions were without teeth and failed to stem illegal immigration. Upon signing the act at a ceremony held beside the newly refurbished Statue of Liberty, Reagan said, “The legalization provisions in this act will go far to improve the lives of a class of individuals who now must hide in the shadows, without access to many of the benefits of a free and open society.
Very soon many of these men and women will be able to step into the sunlight and, ultimately, if they choose, they may become Americans.” Reagan also said, “The employer sanctions program is the keystone and major element. It will remove the incentive for illegal immigration by eliminating the job opportunities which draw illegal aliens here.” Nothing is new with the exception of the nation’s Senators being deceptive.
How many of you believe that the Obama Administration has a few problems. Let’s have a real good look at what kind of problems his administration has so far endured – and yet, let us not leave out what continues to be a lingering problem.
All things being equal from the earliest days of his first term as President of the United States (POTUS) his publicly owned residence and offices, the White House, has continually been bombarded with issues and matters that only the POTUS could take attribution.
From the early days of his involvement with the “South Lawn Beer Garden & Bistro” wherein he meddled into someone else’s affairs whilst trying to assert his corruptive culture between a normal police officer and a former university professor the president brought all of that on immaculately by himself.
Only an exhaustive research of history – long after we’re all dead and gone – will the real truth be known as to whether or not this ploy was used to defer attention away from Operation Fast & Furious, which I portend, has never been fully investigated nor have the perpetrators been prosecuted.
Anyway from Benghazi to the IRS to the phone records of journalists and everyday Americans, it’s not difficult to call up a scandal with investigations pending in Washington. We are of the firm belief that most of what is happening in Washington D.C. is a sculpted version of what the real truth is and will remain.
So now, immigration reform makes for a nice distraction.
But Obama was intent on giving the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill a push as the Senate begins to debate it this week.
Obama claimed that “This bill would continue to strengthen security at our borders”—which the bill simply does not do, despite promises from lawmakers and attempts at amending the legislation.
What the bill does do is give federal agencies more power. Heritage’s E.W. Richardson Fellow, James Carafano, has revealed: this bill lavishes billions of additional spending on the Homeland Security department with no clear requirements on how the money is spent.
At least $2 billion could legitimately be labeled the Secretary’s slush fund. You do realize of course that history has a remarkable way of repeating itself; consequently, the last time I heard of a slush fund was during the final days of the Nixon presidency – and that it was that revelation alone that brought on the Articles of Impeachment for Mr. Nixon.
The truth is, the Obama Administration has already stoked plenty of fear in Americans lately.
They fear being targeted by an all-powerful IRS.
They fear that the Administration could be digging into their phone calls.
And perhaps the most important “Trust-us” nothing to fear is the fact that the US is getting ready to support the rebel factions within Syria.
But the President and his allies in the Senate are saying, “Trust us.” They’re asking the American people to trust that their “comprehensive” immigration legislation—which would give sweeping powers to more federal agencies—will work smoothly. That granting amnesty to illegal immigrants before securing the border will have a different effect than it did last time.
What do you think?
On the “Word” Alert…
Now! Is the time that all of us who truly love our nation and care for the natural resources that so many have lost – their lives for it – now that the seediness bickering is about to rev-up to a feverish pitch, yes now is the time when we – our basic units of Americans; albeit, naturalized or legally stood your toil and immigrated to this nation and enjoy your specific rights legally – now is the time for us to make the most noise.
The great multi-tiered organization commonly referred to as a “think tank” The Heritage Foundation’s experts, scholars, and writers have put the word out – we call it the Word Alert for those words we should be hearing a lot about from our Senate in an attempt for them to debate and pass their portion of the package that goes by the name of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).
This is not the Gang of Eight but the entire Senate whittling away like worker bee’s in an attempt to resolve something that has been put off by our federal government – especially the Senate and House of Representatives – for far too long. Now with over 11.8 million illegal aliens in our country some people want to be lazy about any new process and grant them de facto amnesty. At the same time there are those who believe that no matter or reason why they ended up in the USA illegally, they do not believe there should be any form of amnesty whatsoever.
The Senate will begin debate on the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal next week. Here are four words to watch out for as the Senators make their case—and warnings about what they might mean.
COST – “Cost” is one word that should come up in the immigration debate, because the Gang of Eight’s amnesty proposal has a cost that is simply too high for Americans to bear. Heritage analysis found that amnesty would cost taxpayers trillions of dollars.
Amnesty means that illegal immigrants become legal—and become eligible for Obamacare benefits, Social Security, welfare, and Medicare. But they won’t pay enough into the system in taxes to cover the cost of all these benefits, meaning the rest of the taxpayers will have to bear the burden. This simply isn’t fair to hard-working Americans. Why should any person be made a recipient of these programs when they’ve broken out rule of law to be here?
BORDER – Despite claims of security—and talk of amending the bill—the Gang of Eight immigration bill does not secure the border. Instead, it “delivers nothing new—other than the promise of spending a lot more money and running up our debt.” As James Carafano, Heritage’s E. W. Richardson Fellow, explains: “Amnesty immediately creates an incentive for illegal border crossings and overstays. Thus, the bill’s strategy would drive up the cost of securing the border.” We in particular have a real problem with this aspect of the Gang of Eight’s irresponsible etching of a let’s do now and later when we fill like it…
If memory serves correctly during the defeat of the 2007 Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill (CIR) the actual promise was made by Congress to make an impenetrable US Border from the Pacific Ocean to across Texas. Now they couldn’t be bothered with it not being done; moreover, this is after Gallup’s Poll, Rasmussen’s Poll, Pew Research Centers Poll, and the Fox News Poll which all espouse between 69 to 80 percent of Americans want the border secured and finished before any amnesty or CIR bill.
AMNESTY – Heritage President Jim DeMint has said that it’s a false choice for people to say that amnesty is necessary to immigration reform. Amnesty encourages more illegal immigration, and that is not what immigration reform is supposed to do.
Furthermore, Former Attorney General Ed Meese, Heritage’s Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, reminds us that America has tried this before, and it didn’t work:
“Today they call it a “roadmap to citizenship.” Ronald Reagan called it “amnesty.” And he was right. The 1986 reform did not solve our immigration problem—in fact, the population of illegal immigrants has nearly quadrupled since that “comprehensive” bill.”
Mr. Meese should know insofar as he was part and parcel of that 1986 CIR bill that has proved to be a failure.
“COMPREHENSIVE” – Beware the word “comprehensive.” As Meese notes above, the amnesty of 1986 was also called a “comprehensive” approach to immigration reform. It doesn’t work, and it’s not what we need. We need a separate, step-by-step approach to immigration reform. An approach that works—that the American people can trust—would start with reforming the legal immigration system and enforcing the security measures that are supposed to be in place.
Last week, Gallup asked Americans if they approve of the job that Congress is doing. Not surprisingly, only 16% said they did. Yesterday’s vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sen. Jeff Sessions’ amendment to reduce the legal immigration levels proposed in the Gang of Eight’s bill is a prime example of why that support is so low.
Every member of the committee besides Sen. Sessions voted against the amendment. In essence that is a vote of 1/17 or 0.058 percent of one. In order to make this completely real and accurate the Gallup results support that less than 1/100th of a penny is the favorable percentage of at least Senator Jeff Sessions’ amendment to try to improve the amounts of legal immigrants allowed within the first decade of the Eight’s legislation.
So what do you think a very mild mannered investigative journalist would do when confronted with this kind of reported data? Insofar as the majority of us here at TCT knew something was
up and we have prepared and over-prepared with our information gathering and research.
The Gang of Eight’s bill would grant 33 million green cards in the first 10 years if enacted. Sen. Sessions’ amendment would reduce that number to 23 million.
However, let’s be transparent here, unlike some of those involved with government. Under current law, the U.S. would grant about 11 million green cards in the next decade, so Sen. Sessions was still offering to DOUBLE the current level, and no one went along.
How many are there of you that believe that there is a disconnect between Congressional members and the U.S. public as a whole – and not just with immigration reform – but also rather just about in all matters.
“After two weeks of “markup,” Senators have done little more than prove to the public that we critics have been right all along about what this immigration legislation would turn out to be.
As amended, this bill virtually assures that Congress will be considering demands for the next amnesty in just a few years” this was the sentiment brought forth by Roy Beck, President and founder of NumbersUSA.
During a long period of research we are not so sure that Congress’s approval rating is that so disproportionate with the American people. Additionally, we do have some (including moi) that believe that the majority of congressional officials don’t care about public policy, autonomy, and anything that resembles sovereignty.
This is an OUTRAGE! The people that some vote into office are supposed to be looking out after our best interests – insofar as our property and the rights to enjoy them. One year ago in 2012 the Congressional approval rating dropped 10 percent twice. The only other time in U.S. history that indicates such low approval rating numbers is around the middle and late 1970s.
However, it has been made abundantly clear through this website that these very people are more into the “rights taking away group,” than otherwise. Just look around you – research clearly indicates that illegal immigration is 60 percent blatantly disregarding America’s rule of law; whilst the other 40 percent is with those international students who just don’t tend to their prearranged agreements.
So as for now I am totally sickened by what wants to be considered as leadership of this nation. Folks from top to bottom, starting with our not so coveted White House that looks as though it will survive the barrage of missiles in the form of Benghazi-gate, AP Press-gate, with other assorted people who are vying for the next White House or Congressional houses still lying through their teeth first to themselves, then for whomever will listen to their chicken—sheeit.
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.
What we meant by our last post – if we had communicated correctly – is that we believe that there is just far too much excuse making, storytelling, and well basic fabrications of the truth that is fed in massive doses either by advertisers or the mainstream media. Life, living, learning, and being aware of these issues are undoubtedly the greatest ideas as done by our Creator.
Therefore we are trying to encourage every person who reads to remember that: A person never stops learning and as long as they are truly living life – with purpose and proactively – then one’s learning should increase exponentially. We have acquaintances here that have been professional students; subsequently, their institutions refer to them as “lifelong learners.”
Still in other circumstances we all have friends who have just been accepted into law school and others that have gone on to train in the medical profession. These are regular folks – your average looking human being that attends Happy Hour a few times a week and others who are coaches of their kid’s soccer team. So how are these people able to do things that others cannot do?
As for me I call it planning. Please don’t misunderstand “oh, just plan to do it” because that would be wrong. There’s even an expression for what I’m trying to convey – “People don’t plan on failing, they just fail to plan.” But don’t you just admire those folks who out of nowhere come up with these new inventions, ideals, and so on?
All of that time we thought they were going along and getting along they were competing in their local science fairs, meeting with other folks with like interests and most of all doing something they’ve always wanted to do. I have admiration for those types of people. Folks, who know absolutely nothing about what they’re getting into, but have the gumption to keep on striving.
We keep writing famous quotes from the Founders of this nation, we try to inspire because the head of our government doesn’t have a clue what it is that we (those who pay his salary) want and need desperately. Are your more apt to get out and work for someone who states, “You didn’t build that…” or with someone who says, “Together we can get that done,” and rolls up their sleeves to kick in.
Many are unaware of Rush Limbaugh’s life and accomplishments. And believe me you don’t need to even like the guy, but one can still appreciate what he’s done. Take for instance a call-in person who was overly gripping about selling his particular brand of cookies and other dessert treats in an open market setting in Northern Colorado. So Rush says, what’s the problem? And this guy goes on and on about how it might rain, its two days before the sale and the guy is also worried about how windy it may become.
Limbaugh recognizes the problem immediately and confronts the guy saying, All right then…what are you afraid of…c’mon really? Then this guy starts arguing with Rush about how to sell items. Rush gives him the “if you are in the preparation stages why are you talking yourself out of succeeding…when 75 percent is already done?” Dejected the guy mutters a few odd words to Limbaugh, something like, “He’s not the one dealing with the elements,” capitalism sucks!
Well all we heard was Rush talking to one of his producers or his go-to guy Sandy stating, “Well it wouldn’t hurt us to at least help…” and just about as sure as anything…early Saturday morning Rush Limbaugh and his mates went out for coffee and cakes and just a few cookies. So what they were in Northern Colorado! The rest of this story is about you and how are you feeling today, encouraged or defeated?
Life, living, learning, and being aware of these issues are undoubtedly the greatest creation as done by our Creator. We are sure that there are those who go on with the business of being there or just mere existence. Then again, we are certain that there are those who are living this matter we call life.
Living in this sense is the proactive means of getting the most out of life hopefully using the unalienable rights that we have been blessed with – or using the skills each one of us possess to advance in our understanding, meaning, and above all wisdom and knowledge.
Therefore who are we to ever cut our Creator short? It is not necessary to be a full of yourself as a walking witness for any religion on our planet – insofar as this certainly could be the sure highway to hell. Mind you it does not make anyone more or less saved or in touch with their god. In fact, the amount of war, killing of innocent people, and those innocently being killed who are in uniform, the infrastructure’s or entire cities, government offices, and the demise of complete cultures are no more because of man’s inability to get along with _______. Whom?
When I think back of popular myths – the Crusades – and therefore evaluating what the real motives were behind every party involved, it does not come back to god. When one focuses on the amount of wars the USA has been involved in and then totals the amount of killed in action, missing in action, or worse, wounded in action it is amazing that we are still all around.
Now let’s switch our focus on to us – those US citizens as of right now. Back up to the 1st and 2nd paragraphs again – and we need to ask ourselves are we living? Ditto learning and being proactive? Are we getting the most out of the skills that we have been blessed with?
As a matter of due-diligence, please accept what we say here as good; perhaps, a little misguided but with a little coaxing each could inspire many great works. How easy is it to say, “I can’t afford to attend college?” Probably about as hard as it was for a guy to take a marking pen and inscribing on a piece of paper, “I now have a B.S (science) degree, $25,000 in student loans, and still no job!” (Different photo used..)
Now just for the brief stretch why should a person who can communicate a given notification, the use of proper color management, an earned Bachelor of Science degree, someone who thought this person was worth advancing $25K too, and let us all be aware that he still is unemployed. This reminds me exactly of illegal immigrants who after graduating high school wear signs that state, “What Now?”
We believe that the brain matter is in touch; albeit, further to that we also believe that the individual who made the sign is far too smart to be standing out on a street corner holding a sign – and that sign of complaint. Now we wouldn’t be saying this about a person who used the same energy, even less communication skills had he contacted a flower distributor and was surrounded by those white buckets full of flowers for sale.
Between the guy announcing that he has a degree and student loan debt, and the clad in mortar boards and graduation robes signing “What now” we allow this much: pursuant to our earlier article this past week entitled, Trust No one, not even your Government we tried to establish the following notion.
Of course, Obama’s presidency is following what is called the Cloward-Piven plan to a tee—that is, creating a crisis where the welfare state, through an unsustainable debt, collapses the economy, creating an economic apocalypse whereby the central planners can then easily usher in a totalitarian Marxist state.
The American Dream is still alive and well to those who choose to attain it. We argue corporately that there isn’t any less “rocket-scientists” now than there was in our nation in 1900, 1950, or 1980s. In fact, we believe that there are considerably more.
Americans need to pry ourselves away from what is free or appears free – stop being the welfare state we’re getting known as – and think of things perhaps in a more empowered way such as, “I need to find work…it is not coming to my door, therefore, I must go out and think again on those lessons I learned in college.” Am I using the skills I’ve been blessed with?