Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Several times we here at The Contemplative Thinker have brought data to support our claim when liberals are stalled during the debate or let us just bring it real now – when it gets too hot in the kitchen rather than leave, reassess, and make qualified recommendations – the liberal stays in and changes the subject.
Nowhere was this more pronounced by facts than during President Obama’s two campaigns for his current office. Realistically now, where are the subjects such as The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the watchful eye of the Justice department’s spying on the personal particulars of reporters.
Again just think of this menagerie of bulls waltzing through a China Shop. We still have a record of offensive demography conducted by this current administration. How about Fast & Furious – or did anyone face trial or discipline when one of the weapons sold through this contemptible and dreadfully run operation was found at the same site of a tragic murder of Brian Terry an on duty Border Patrol agent. Or how about the continual and rather disgraceful display of “My own self-government” that lists President Obama as the number one asset to skirting Congress (Author’s title and emphasis).
Then again with whatever known agencies (NSA, FBI, and CIA) operating data albeit with cameras, credit cards, licenses, or anything rendered public – has anyone seen even a photo of the processing plants in Utah? Who worries, they have their own Court — FISA — that is accountable only to them.
So you do not particularly care for how a law is, albeit written or for what it stands for. Laws written by President Thomas Jefferson during the founding era. Ah the heck with it…let us change it, right Mr. and Mrs. Senator’s.
Disgusting! We have been writing about this rubbish for too long and the emphasis is changed or some liberal minded Representative from Maryland goes public and says, “…that’s a non-issue.”
Therefore we believe it is accountability time. The leaders of this administration have planned, organized, and befuddled everyone with their dishonesty. I wonder about the military…are they fed-up with being shot at, being dictated to by Afghan leaders.
The principles of this Administration are intending to treat all of us with the millennial mind-set. They have been for over five years and it is working. They may call it a “scandal” but I am still uneasy about giving anything to the IRS. How do you feel about knowing that US Attorney General Eric Holder, who has a Contempt charge against him, is gainfully employed by our government?
And here it is, the reason I sat to write was originally Obamacare yet he is betting we will continue to let that issue slide, and now even amidst a squirrelly deal with limiting Iran’s nuclear capabilities a brand new hat has been donned, Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Lord, please help us all!
There should not be any dissenters given this little fact. Has the U.S. government ever created a business entity that experienced success? It is a quagmire indeed when one thinks about the United States inclusive of “The American Dream” and the grandiose amounts of money given away each year in funding nations that do not deserve it. It is very much like yesterdays squib about how illegal immigrants are really abusing the kind system that we offer.
All we are doing here is making an educated statement about how government entities should stay the heck out of private business’. When one takes a mild look at what the U.S. government has done to effectuate business it is a sorry and indeed expensive process to stare at.
We are not big enterprisers’ when it comes to the Social Security Administration. As long as I’ve been alive they have been regulating, stealing, and sure as anything they have created just another hog. Does anyone know what the Federal Aviation Administration does? Regulate? Whew! My father should be rolling in his urn about now – he spent over 30 years with the FAA, although what do they do in regards to the National Transportation Safety Board? These are the gang that goes out and cleans up the human parts, luggage, and try to set a course of how it happened.
Sadly however no agency is not without its bad apples. You come up upon just an arm…it is intact, very little blood albeit sporting a Rolex watch and rings loaded with diamonds. Do you think for a split second that the first person on scene is not going to be the new owners of that property?
Seriously if one were to look at government owned utilities there would be shock. All one needs to do now if look at the various phone companies. Anytime you have a chief executive on 60 Minutes who could not begin to tell you what the small excise taxes are for on your bill, there needs to be a change…another way, the guy is stealing.
Just a couple of severe concerns to pass along to you; When Henry Ford got done with the assembly line and Model T’s, just like his very rich mate Thomas Edison I don’t think this crew sat around talking of money or how to make it.
Nah, I err on the caution that a person with that kind of brain is already working on ways of getting out of the combustive engine business knowing full well that there would be future problems.
In the short of it most politicians are either lawyers, or poly-sci geeks that want to be so assuring that they learn the language of the jargon they speak – which really amounts to nothing, except for the “oh you have hurt yourself, let me get you a band aid.
Governments and their workers should stay the heck away from business. Leave insurance coverage to those who have spent 30 or so years in it. Because if you do not…you’ll soon be the pathological liar.
Is this the most “UNAWARE” organization, administration, or collective entity that you have ever seen trying to make anything unscrupulous, scrupulous? We simply cannot hold back any more; what we are about to divulge easily proves that the Obama administration is without question beyond being unaware.
Okay so most people want to know about what I mean with unaware. Being unaware is a condition of not being conscious or uninformed of the situations with which one is definitely involved in. Being unaware exasperates when that person and those under his charter are not knowledgeable or fully aware of all of the information needed to make an accurate assessment.
Finally for definitions sake, for a person to be unaware is “not realizing that something is happening.” Or even worse, pretending to be unacquainted with what is happening – especially when it is under your direction or care.
Bringing up excuses from an already antiquated President Bush’s administration will only go long enough before the reality sets in and shows the true colors of individuals. And it is within those parameters we ask you whether or not this person, Barack Obama, should remain as the POTUS and whether or not many of his cronies should be maintained on the job.
Allow us to show just how ridiculous this “unawareness” has become.
How is it that a person in charge of local and international spy agencies be unaware that those agencies are maintaining data on:
Foreign leaders and Heads-of-State as well as trade partners and enemies of commerce have been victims. An entire nation of people such as the citizens of the United States. Every ally and close war partner your nation has ever had such as the United Kingdom, almost all of central Europe – Germany, France, Spain, and selective information concerning the Baltic countries; China, Russia, nations comprising the Middle East, South America and Central America and of course, not wanting to admit it but have too – Canada.
Being quoted as saying that one is unaware of domestic or international spying, especially when one is Commander-in-Chief is simply nothing shy of unconscionable. Most say it is dereliction of duty; which is an impeachable offense, but what does that charge do to the ridiculous notion of political correctness?
Like it or not this unaware person who was ushered in as President just happens to be African American. Now before getting all riled up at me – let us all be AWARE and look to evaluate what he has done to the other blacks that have political aspirations? This alone brings me to my next point. Is the unawareness by this man and his underlings a planned strategy or just plain arrogance?
This is the very question that we have had since his shady election inclusive of ACORN and big unions. Take a moment and just look at what this person has been or claimed he has been unaware of happening.
Now for Obama’s arrogance and pathological fabricating: This Affordable Care Act (Obamacare, Nat’l healthcare insurance) is just plain getting embarrassing not to mention humiliating. I would love to ask Barack Obama, “Hey Barack, have I ever done anything to embarrass you or yours?
My only discourse at this current time would be, “Man you are stinking up the world! As POTUS you must realize that what you do establishes a reaction toward us. Tone it down.”
Leadership – interesting word and throughout the history of humankind – leadership has been the undoing of anything and everything conceivable to human minds. Good or bad, excellent and worthy of praise wherever there is one or more people going about living and working socially together there will always be that one or more people who want to take the lead.
Far be it from me but in the absence of any real leadership and by that I definitely mean the ability to guide, direct, or influence people properly without the “leaders’” wanton lust getting directly involved. Furthermore when addressing leadership I believe we can also include guidance and direction set by the examples that this nation’s leadership is theoretically one that looks to control other people regardless of the truth, justice, or American way.
Therefore we have no difficulty with naming names, events, or otherwise that has occurred on whoever’s watch. How members of the Democratic Party could be doing almost everything recklessly and without remorse in order to get Hillary Rodham Clinton elected as the next president for us is just unconscionable. This person is so far into the bowels or entrails of the worst things that could ever happen to the U.S.A. are wrong.
Anyway just a thought before diving in toward our planned last installment(s) of just how our elected officials are stealing from us on an hourly basis. Simply calling in the markers that the IRS has “I did not do it…” mismanagement of taxpayer funds alone we have addressed nearly $200 -$300 billion.
And I intentionally left the schemes of “clean energy” out of the mix for a couple of reasons. One, we believe that internal combustion engines and the use of fossil fuels are extremely limited at this time. Two, we believe in the concept of clean energy; albeit, not some product that one very limited individual is going – very unprepared – and then squander an additional one half billion dollars.
On the heels of “Tax Day,” 24 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees have been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in government benefits, including food stamps, welfare and housing vouchers.
The story comes out of Tennessee, where federal prosecutors announced this month that the scheme fleeced U.S. taxpayers out of at least a quarter of a million dollars in government benefits. The corrupt IRS employees did it by making false statements to fraudulently obtain the benefits, which also included unemployment insurance.
No! I know it is not me! What in the devil’s name are our “leadership” involved with knowing that billions of dollars in fraudulent kick backs for electric cars, fraudulent and unscrupulous housing schemes, with (criminal) inmates filing for income on what? Illegal aliens incarcerated and being paid top dollar for what – nothing!
Heck, why do not we all just move over there where the grass is greener and the money never stops flowing; but wait on a minute – how are we, the American public, supposed to say anything about these improprieties? That is of course if one is telling the truth, describing the perpetrator – get my drift here – if we are supposed to be this huge global conglomeration then all of the fictitious stereotypes can’t really exist in reality.
We did have some reflection time after our staff meeting today and we read Ann Coulter’s notion of: We’re in a fight to the death over the country! Are you people awake? Have you heard of this great new thing called Obamacare? We have to win elections! We can worry about “the soul of the party” when we have big, veto-proof majorities in the Senate and House.
Coulter directs her ire at Republicans who support amnesty, such as Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., John McCain, R-Ariz., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.
“IRS Is an Agency in Crisis”
As if the Internal Revenue Service wasn’t in a boatload of trouble already, a congressional committee charged with rooting out corruption in government is investigating the tax agency for blowing tens of millions of dollars on employee conferences.
The probe comes on the heels of the scandal for the ages, in which the IRS targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Organizations with conservative-sounding phrases such as patriot and Tea Party in their titles were singled out by the agency, according to a Treasury Inspector General report that ignited outrage among both Democrats and Republicans alike. Though illegal, this witch hunt against conservatives was rampant at the highest levels of the agency, according to the Treasury watchdog.
This week’s IRS scandal du jour involves $50 million that the beleaguered agency spent on hundreds of conferences for its employees between 2010 and 2012. Media reports began to leak over the weekend attributing the outrageous figure to a Treasury IG report due out this week. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the congressional watchdog that holds government accountable to taxpayers, immediately jumped on it and will hold a hearing on the matter this week.
The conference spending includes $4 million for a 2010 gathering in southern California in which IRS employees stayed in lavish presidential suites that cost American taxpayers $1,500 to $3,500 per night. Attendees also got free alcohol and tickets to see the area’s professional baseball team. To inspire IRS staff, more than a dozen speakers were paid $135,000 in fees, including one who got a whopping $17,000 to talk about “leadership through art.”
Additionally, multiple videos were produced for the conference. One of the videos, posted on the House Government Reform Committee’s website, features IRS employees learning a popular dance called the “cupid shuffle” as they prepared for the California management conference. It’s quite entertaining though enraging that our tax dollars have been wasted on such a venture.
“The IRS is an agency in crisis,” said Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, a Republican congressman from California. “The American people expect that their tax-dollars will be used responsibly and not for financing lavish hotel suites and entertainment for government employees. The Oversight Committee will examine these egregious abuses of the public trust and an IRS culture that shuns accountability.”
Over the years the IRS has been in hot water over a series of transgressions. One of the things the agency is well known for is giving incarcerated criminals who prepare fraudulent returns tens of millions of dollars in refunds they are not entitled to. The figure increases annually and at last count the IRS doled out north of $35 million to criminals, according to a federal audit.
A few years ago the IRS came under fire for allowing 1 million foreigners—many in the U.S. illegally— to improperly claim close to $9 billion in tax credits even though they did not provide valid Social Security numbers on their return. Not long after that, the tax agency got in trouble for handing out $33 million in bogus electric car credits.
The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which was obtained by The Washington Post in advance of its release, criticizes the IRS for lax oversight of foreigners who use an alternative form of identification instead of a Social Security number. Many of the foreigners who use the code, known as an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, are illegal immigrants, according to government officials and immigration experts.
In a statement, IRS inspector general J. Russell George, who wrote the report released on Tuesday, called it ‘disturbing’ that more than $11 billion in improper payments were being handed out each year.
However as all like minded people there is an attribution [blame] that we all must take in the effort to achieve the ends of what we asked for, and though it wasn’t done to our satisfaction, we ALL must remember that unlike the old days, we had skilled politicians, practicing doctors, scholars, academics, and experts who took charge and gave it what they could.
It is never easy or welcome to try to reach “yes” with a man and his majority party publically stating, “I will not negotiate…” Therefore, I believe it is an encouragement to stand up and say, “Here is a man that has on his plate the most coveted piece of legislation that can be remembered in American history.”
The man also the POTUS, holds the keys to a law that was enacted illegally. This particular law bears his name on it, which is more like a child or offspring than most of us are incapable of knowing. And as if it or not we face the reality that ObamaCare is the legacy and hallmark of his presidency. He is holding on to this law regardless of what it will cost the country, quite openly he snares at you and I like we are out of the human race. Furthermore, this person has used bribery, collusion, corruptible tactics, and the “Cornhusker Touchdown” (around a $300 million “apportionment” for Nebraska).
Finally concluding my statement it is incumbent upon us…period! We cannot go blaming the G.O.P. for ineptitude because they were not inept. Furthermore, AND there exists the need to discuss this part – in 2012 we picked up a lot of seats in the House and a few in the Senate, surely not enough to hand us clear majorities. Although we are willing to negotiate and come upon a resolution, let us be aware that it is the left side that insists that they will not negotiate.
In short gang we asked for less spending. Let us not go on a witch hunt and take down these Members for doing what we asked them to do. Let us assist them in every way we know how. So let us start by watching our mouths and edifying words that are only appropriate for this cause.
Illustrating that the nation’s perpetual budget crisis has done little to slow down the government’s manic spending spree, the Department of Justice (DOJ) blew north of $58 million on conferences last year.
The figure does not even factor in all of the bloated agency’s extracurricular conferences because it excludes those that cost less than $20,000. One could argue that $58 million is a drop in the bucket for an agency with an annual budget of $28 billion, but these are hard times and the government is supposed to be cutting back on spending, especially for unnecessary things like conferences.
Why bother when it is not your money? Besides, DOJ brass is likely patting itself on the back for slashing conference spending by tens of millions compared to the previous two years. The agency actually reduced its conference budget by $33 million in the last two years and that includes a $7 million cut in conference spending from last year. How big of them!
These alarming figures were recently made public by the DOJ’s inspector general (Michael Horowitz), who presented a congressional committee with the many ways the agency wastes tax dollars. The DOJ watchdog put it quite diplomatically when he told the panel that the agency needs to do a better job scrutinizing conference spending as it attempts to reduce waste and inefficiency in a tight budget climate.
“We believe that the current budgetary environment demands that the Department search for adequate alternatives to conferences, such as video conferencing, and that it strongly consider restricting its conference spending even further,” Horowitz told lawmakers from the House Committee on Judiciary and Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
His probe also uncovered other areas in which the DOJ is wasting public money and identified more than “$250 million in taxpayer funds that could be put to better use” by the agency. Among them is the inefficient way the DOJ runs federal prisons, duplicative programs that could be combined to save money and an out-of-control division that’s awarded approximately $15 billion in grants and $27 billion in contracts in the last few years.
This is crazy stuff for an agency that was firmly ordered to buckle down on frivolous spending as the country suffers through a never-ending financial crisis. “Avoiding wasteful and ineffective spending is a fundamental responsibility of federal agencies in any budgetary environment,” the DOJ watchdog reminds. “But when times are tight, as they are today, the government must redouble its efforts to make the most of every taxpayer dollar.” Hint, hint Mr. President.
The staff here at The Contemplative Thinker openly hat-tips and sends our thanks to Mr. Tom Fitton at Judicial Watch. It is through that organizations “Corruption Chronicles” that I am able to procure much of the information.
Illustrating just how nonsensical political correctness is it is supported by many experts that the origin of P.C. is found in strict totalitarian, centralized government power, very similar to a dictatorship. The centralization of government is relating to or operating a “centralized system” in which a single party without opposition rules over the political, economic, social, and especially the cultural life of society.
We maintain that being politically correct is normally characterized by the manipulation of language. When a society starts changing or caving in to the pressures of advocacy and special interest groups – it is at this point when the actual manipulation of language occurs.
One should consider the language used by Barack Obama when he campaigned using powerfully evocative words of national restoration and reconciliation. “Hope,” “change,” “fairness,” “justice,” “reform” and “transparency” would usher in a bright new era of “healing” and “unifying” America and the world through this charismatic young leader’s “post-racial,” “post-partisan” presidency. What we got instead was a jarringly narcissistic, supremely demagogic, and corrupt Chicago politician, lacking in both experience and wisdom, and displaying breathtaking contempt for America’s Constitution and its best-in-the-world system of government.
Today, in the rarified but toxic air of multiculturalism and political correctness, all cultures and all values are of equal value. The most ignorant, oppressive, suffocating, women-hating kind of culture – where people’s hands and feet are amputated as punishment for petty offenses – is now worthy of equal respect to Western culture, which has provided most of the world’s knowledge, progress, food, medicine, technology, quality of life, representative government, and liberty. This moral inversion, which proclaims that all cultures are equal, has extended to virtually every area of society.
Homosexuals became “gay,” abortion advocates became “pro-choice” and atheists became “brights,” each euphemism converting a negative association into a positive one. Today, increasing numbers of people refer to pedophilia as “intergenerational sex” and child molesters as “minor-attracted persons” or MAPs. (In Islam, the popular euphemism for pedophilia is “child marriage,” just as adultery is called “temporary marriage.” Really, now.)
But even that awkward and evasive expression was deemed too insensitive toward Islam, so under Obama the euphemizing turned surreal when “war on terror” morphed into “overseas contingency operations.”
Or in other words, by manipulating language – the definitions and ideologies that represent meaning – that disrupts equilibrium politically, socially, behaviorally, and culturally are changed, ergo, the culture. Why doesn’t President Obama realize what an ass he makes of himself when the accused Ft. Hood madman openly considered what he has done as an Islamic jihad? Instead President Obama disrupts an entire nation as he refers to it as “workplace violence.”
Most of this is in response to a Report received by Mr. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, which in itself is based on the official report as performed by the Administrative Review Board (ARB).
The new report by Issa’s committee questions why Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy, who admitted to having a role in overseeing the decision to reject requests for more security in Benghazi before the attack, was never blamed or disciplined by the ARB. Moreover, Kennedy played a key role in selecting the members of the ARB and the staff that helped the ARB do its works, Issa’s report revealed. What did our definition say about a one party show?
The State Department’s internal investigation of last year’s terrorist attack on the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi fell short of the inquiry that Obama Administration officials had promised, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee claim.
And the comment above about the “American diplomatic mission at Benghazi…” sounded the ugly banging of bells within my head. Why you might wonder or even ask? From the onset of hostilities at Benghazi, Libya we (the public) were lead to believe that this diplomatic mission was in fact a U.S. Embassy. We look forward to reviewing this matter with you.
Few would have believed that when Barack Obama said he would “fundamentally change America,” it would actually make things worse – much worse. Have you ever wondered what the truth is behind: IRS scandal, Fast & Furious, Benghazi-gate, and now comes Obamacare! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be asked your opinion on illegal immigration or gun control?
This latest video montage from Fox News and now disavowed by the network as the work of a rogue associate producer, has democrats and some republicans claiming it is biased against the President and reminiscent of 1930′s propaganda (See above page in Media).
The video, which takes a look at where the nation stood on jobs, prices for food and energy, the national debt, and government assistance programs, compares how far we’ve come (or fallen) since President Obama took office.
Propaganda? Maybe. Probably. It is, after all, the mainstream media.
But facts are facts, and instead of making this about the journalistic integrity of organizations that have long since lost their credibility with a large segment of Americans because they are clearly in the business of entertainment and not news reporting, perhaps we should actually consider the content of the message itself.
Obama – Then and Now – Key Statistics comparing 2008 and 2012:
National Debt Then: $10 Trillion Now: $15.7 Trillion (Up 57%)
Jobless Rate Then: 7.8% Now: 8.3% (officially)
Food Stamp Dependence Then: 28.2 Million Now: 46.2 Million (Up 63%)
Price of Gas Then: $2.50 /Gal Now: $3.68 /Gal (Up 47%)
Price of Beef Then: $2.35 /lb Now: $3.01 /lb (Up 28%)
Price of Bacon Then: $3.75 /lb Now: $4.60 /lb (Up 23.3%)
Price of Bread Then: $1.97 Now: $2.05 (Up 4%)
Families with no Savings Then: 18.% Now: 23.4%
Something needs to be said about this situation, regardless of the Congressional hearings, the multitude of rubbish that has been passed on through the media, press, television, and Congressional committees we need to learn as a nation although some of those issues we learn about are not worthy of a second mention.
No one ever said that learning would be easy, in fact some of the most sincere learning we do is a result of something tragic that happens to us. Without further adieu I read the majority of this article at The Foundry, the blog that The Heritage Foundation uses for its experts to communicate in writing. Hat tip to Helle Dale for her wonderful coverage of these events with the ability to maintain humor.
While official commemorations of September 11, 2001, are going on and Americans continue to grieve and honor the lives lost 12 years ago, those who lost their lives in Benghazi, Libya, one year ago today must not be forgotten. This day also marks the anniversary of the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods.
The U.S. went to war against al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban government that sponsored them just one month after the attacks on New York and Washington. Yet, one full year after Benghazi, a multitude of questions remain about the circumstances of the deaths of these four brave Americans, and to date no retaliation has taken place, no one brought to justice. No one at the State Department, which failed to offer them sufficient protection for their mission, has been held to account.
“Our moral obligation is to defend and protect Americans,” said former Congressman Allen West (R–FL), speaking at The Heritage Foundation’s event “Benghazi: Another Tragic September 11 Anniversary.” “If we don’t, we will be a lesser nation.” Despite the efforts of five congressional committees to unearth the facts of Benghazi, numerous questions remain, and a subsequent investigation of embassy security indicates that the deficiencies that led to Benghazi have still
not been fixed.
We still do not know what Stevens was doing in Benghazi on September 11—with minimal security on a day when the risk of attacks on Americans was especially high. We have not heard from most of the State Department employees, the security staff, or the CIA personnel posted to Benghazi about their firsthand accounts of the attack. As Steve Bucci, director of Heritage’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, noted yesterday, we still do not know why the strong military ethos of not leaving any American behind was overruled and military action aborted.
Nor, as Johns Hopkins professor Mary Habeck noted, do we even fully understand who the enemy is or what motivates him. Contrary to the law-and-order approach to terrorism adopted by the Obama Administration, Habeck argued, al-Qaeda aspires to a global insurgency and is not simply dedicated to toppling individual governments in the Middle East and North Africa. Therefore, the U.S. and its diplomatic posts and military facilities continue to be targets.
As we mourn those who fell 12 years ago and those who died in Benghazi one year ago today, this country should renew its moral resolve. President Obama now argues the moral case for intervening against the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons. One year ago, the moral case to come to the defense of Americans under attack was not a top priority—but it should have been.
No one really believes that Congress must approve every use of force, but what is distinctly odd is that popular consensus covers extremes at both ends. Presidents routinely use force to protect American nationals abroad and to respond to specific, limited threats.
Everyone also agrees that presidents do not need congressional approval to defend the nation from attack or the threat of attack. We do not believe or condone this statement whatsoever. Indeed, we have given the president control over a world-destroying nuclear power with no legal barrier at all between his decision and his launching warheads. Somewhere between saving a kidnapped citizen and destroying the world, arguments over presidential authority arise.
Sure there are a lot, perhaps too many restrictions on how a president uses the assets of the United States military to ‘protect and serve.’ This of course is some very bad news for us.
We believe that the president should have some discretionary power when it comes to defending the nation from immanent attack by foreign entities. However, who decides what and from whom an inherent attack comes from and by what degree?
Surely one could argue that approximately 20 million foreign and without proper documentation settling at will in the United States could constitute an inherent attack on the U.S.A. Now if anyone reading this gives even a second thought to that notion, then shall we propose that 20 million Islam jihadists who believe in full Sharia law (mercy killings, genital mutilation, ad nauseam) moved into the nation’s borders?
I just wanted to make this as real and genuinely honest as possible. How does this statement faire with you?
“Presidents routinely use force to protect American nationals abroad and to respond to specific, limited threats.”
Now as for us we find that to be unequivocally false. Maybe if we were to ask the families of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, or indeed the loved ones of those heroic retired Navy Seals, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who stayed their course and darn near won. Also Sean Smith was one of four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack Please someone tell me who was looking out for their protection?
While we are in these matters we ask the White House to provide us with the outcome of Agent Brian Terry and various other dedicated men and women who have been in Harm’s way. Brian Terry.
On August 7, 2008, Mexican troops crossed the border into Arizona and held a U.S. Border Patrol Agent at gunpoint. Agents stationed at Ajo, Arizona said that the Mexican soldiers crossed the border into an isolated area southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who has not been identified. The Mexicans withdrew after other U.S. agents arrived on the scene.
On numerous occasions Patrol Agents have been fired upon from the Mexican side of the international border. Intelligence gathering has discovered bounties being placed on Patrol Agents to be paid by criminal smuggling organizations upon the confirmed murder or kidnapping of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. In 2008, intelligence learned of a two-million-dollar contract for the murder of a Border Patrol Agent.
In 2009 Border Patrol Agent Rosas was murdered in an ambush while on patrol; a bounty may have been paid to the assassins.
“Presidents routinely use what…”
Agent Aguilar died in the line of duty after being struck by a vehicle driven by a suspected narcotics smuggler.
Border Patrol Agent Jefferson Barr was shot and killed in Texas while attempting to arrest four suspected drug smugglers near the Rio Grande River. It is actually quite depressing compiling this list knowing that no one in government gives a hoot.
Responding to a question from a reporter, secretary of state John Kerry says this afternoon that there would be no need for military action if Assad gave up his chemical weapons – “but he isn’t about to do it, and it can’t be done, obviously.”
Russia, not missing a beat, took the answer and proposed a diplomatic solution – all Syrian chemical weapons will be handed over to an international team.