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The Left Attempts To Trump The Constitution With International Law

Wednesday, 20. July 2011 7:33

Somewhere, wedged between the reports of the Casey Anthony trial and the debt ceiling talks, there was an interesting story out of Texas that came and went without much fanfare.

It entailed the execution of a man who, 17 years ago, had violently killed 16 year old Adria Sauceda in San Antonio.

What made this case so different were not only the “players” who were involved in this man’s execution, but the “players” who tried to stop it. It is rare to see those in Washington DC take such an interest in a clear-cut murder case out of Texas. It is rare to see the Attorney General and the President of the United States publicly take the side of a known killer.

Why would Barack Obama take such an interest in this Texas case?

First of all, it’s important to know a few facts: Humberto Leal, the convicted killer, is an illegal immigrant who has lived in the United States from the time he was 2 years old. He knows no other home. Humberto has been educated in our schools, has been treated in our hospitals, and has now taken full advantage of our court system. You see, in the last 17 years, Humberto has been given 8 different defense lawyers, most of whom have been funded by the American taxpayer. He has been given the benefit of 45 different trials and appeal court hearings.

Humberto was found guilty at each turn. There has never been a question as to whether or not Humberto actually killed Adria- the forensics are overwhelming. There has also never been a question as to the torture and the horror which was bestowed upon Adria before her death, acts which included inserting a nail-studded stick into cavities in her body.

So what gives? Why would Obama care about this case?

Here’s where it gets interesting….

The official word was that Humberto was not given his international rights. You see, because Humberto was in the United States illegally, it has been argued that he not only has the right to his 8 court-appointed lawyers and his 45 taxpayer funded hearings, he also has the right to declare himself a “Mexican National” and receive his “international” rights as declared by the U.N.

The same liberals who are arguing that people who enter our country illegally “have the right” to healthcare, to education, to entitlement programs, and to be treated as citizens (with driver’s licenses and voting rights), are now arguing that these illegals should also be granted special rights when it comes to capital punishment because they are legal citizens of another country?

Yup.

So we can’t ask illegals for their “papers” or any form of identification if they commit a traffic violation, but if they murder someone, their lawyer can demand that they get special treatment based upon their “papers”?

Is there any logic in the world of liberalism? Does rational thought even exist with these people? How do their brains not explode with the energy it takes to ignore common sense?

The caveat that made this case unique was that Humberto’s defense team, headed by his attorney Sandra Babcock, was trying to keep Humberto alive with international law. You see, Ms. Babcock has been working to get international law acknowledged as a form of justice in this country for years. Folks like Sandra believe that the constitution shouldn’t stand on its own as the source of United States’ law; we must look outside of the U.S.–to places like the U.N.– for legal guidance.

This has been a goal of Sandra’s for years.

From 2000-2006 she [Babcock] served as director of the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, a program funded by the Mexican Foreign Ministry to assist Mexican nationals facing capital punishment in the United States. For her work, she was awarded the Aguila Azteca, the highest honor bestowed by the government of Mexico upon citizens of foreign countries, in 2003.”

There’s an interesting- yet unreported- tidbit that begins to explain Obama’s interest in this case: We all understand that Obama and the radical Left want to see constitutional law more loosely defined so that international law can begin to take hold in our country, but what many of us didn’t know- until now- is that Babcock has been working with a very special partner in Chicago to try to get this goal accomplished.

Who?

None other than law professor Bernadine Dohrn, the wife of Bill Ayers, and the woman who helped to plant bombs in the Pentagon and the Capitol in the 1970′s. Not only was Dohrn a member of the Weatherman Underground, she is the woman who when hearing about the Manson murders of Sharon Tate and others, breathlessly proclaimed, “Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!”

Dohrn is still an activist and PLO supporter who helped to organize the Free Gaza flotillas which entered Israeli waters without the necessary clearance. While Obama has claimed that he “barely knows” Ayers and Dohrn, all research of their relationship has shown that to be a lie. In fact, there is evidence that Ayers may be the “ghost writer” of Obama’s book, “Dreams From My Father.”

Suddenly, it doesn’t seem nearly as strange that Obama became involved in this case, does it?

The case went in front of the Supreme Court– who thankfully sided with Texas in a 5-4 decision– and the execution took place a few days later.

Yet, four of our Supreme Court justices who had sworn to uphold our constitution voted to see international law trump the constitution.

Four out of nine.

Our liberty and our constitution are hanging on by the thread of one justice of the United States Supreme Court.

One.

Let’s hope he has a body guard.

lsm

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Did The DOJ Encourage The Sale Of Guns To Drug Cartels?

Sunday, 27. March 2011 16:51

Project Gunrunner began in 2005 as a pilot project in Laredo, Texas by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). It’s original intent was to stop the flow of drugs and firearms across the border and in the process, control the level of violence by depriving the Mexican drug cartels of weapons.

The mission of this project has apparently “changed.”

You see, like all well-intended government programs left in the hands of bureaucrats, Project Gunrunner is now embedded in a web of controversy. There are allegations that since February 2008, one of the operations within Project Gunrunner- “Fast and Furious”- has been involved in what appears to be a huge scandal, one that has gone unreported by most of the mainstream media- with the exception of CBS News.

Here’s what you need to know….

According to sources within the government bureau, ATF has permitted and facilitated the “straw purchase” of firearms by drug cartels, allowing and encouraging these traffickers to transport them from the United States into Mexico.

Our government is allowing guns to be sold to members of drug cartels? Our government is encouraging these guns to be transferred across the border into Mexico?

Apparently so.

A few agents within the ATF -using the “Whistleblower Act” to grant them immunity from prosecution- are now coming forward to tell their story. CBS News broke this story when they were able to speak to six veteran ATF agents and some of the executives involved. The agents asked to remain anonymous because they fear retaliation. Here’s what they had to say (emphasis mine):

In late 2009, ATF was alerted to suspicious buys at seven gun shops in the Phoenix area. Suspicious because the buyers paid cash, sometimes brought in paper bags. And they purchased classic “weapons of choice” used by Mexican drug traffickers – semi-automatic versions of military type rifles and pistols.

Sources tell CBS News several gun shops wanted to stop the questionable sales, but ATF encouraged them to continue.

Jaime Avila was one of the suspicious buyers. ATF put him in its suspect database in January of 2010. For the next year, ATF watched as Avila and other suspects bought huge quantities of weapons supposedly for “personal use.” They included 575 AK-47 type semi-automatic rifles.

ATF managers allegedly made a controversial decision: allow most of the weapons on the streets. The idea, they said, was to gather intelligence and see where the guns ended up. Insiders say it’s a dangerous tactic called letting the guns, “walk.”

An important part of this story lies in the fact that as of January, 2003, the ATF has been under the control of the Department of Justice.

Yup folks, Eric Holder, our Attorney General is in the middle of this controversy.

This is the same attorney general who has instructed his department to ignore the intimidation of the Black Panthers toward voters on election day, the same attorney general who instructed his department to ignore all “black on white” voting complaints, the same attorney general who has unlawfully decided to no longer enforce certain provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, the same attorney general who, in 2008, “urged” the Supreme Court to uphold Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban.

The same attorney general who challenged Arizona’s controversial immigration law in court, stating that it is “preempted” by federal law- but refuses to enforce that federal law.

That guy.

So our Department of Justice ALLOWED and encouraged gun shops to sell guns to drug traffickers so they could “follow” them and “gather intelligence”?

Yup.

Two of these assault rifles were found next to the body of American border agent, Brian Terry when he was slaughtered in Mexico last December. The serial numbers on the rifles matched those of the guns which were sold to Jaime Avila. We’ve yet to hear from the Justice Department whether or not a bullet from one of these rifles actually killed Terry. Avila and some of his buddies have now been arrested, yet none have been charged with the murder.

There’s more. CBS also reports this:

On the phone, one Project Gunrunner source (who didn’t want to be identified) told us just how many guns flooded the black market under ATF’s watchful eye. “The numbers are over 2,500 on that case by the way. That’s how many guns were sold – including some 50-calibers they let walk.”

50-caliber weapons are fearsome. For months, ATF agents followed 50-caliber Barrett rifles and other guns believed headed for the Mexican border, but were ordered to let them go. One distraught agent was often overheard on ATF radios begging and pleading to be allowed to intercept transports. The answer: “Negative. Stand down.”

CBS News has been told at least 11 ATF agents and senior managers voiced fierce opposition to the strategy. “It got ugly…” said one. There was “screaming and yelling” says another. A third warned: “this is crazy, somebody is gonna to get killed.”

Prophetic.

In December, 2010, before this scandal broke and just a few days before the death of Brian Terry, the Washington Post accused one of the gun store outlets in Houston, Carter’s Country, of illegally selling guns to members of the drug cartels. The next day, Carter Country’s lawyer, Texas criminal defense attorney, Dick Deguerin, took the story to task, airing what appears to be the truth:

“Let me tell you something about Carter’s Country. They have been co-operating with ATF from the get go.” Deguerin says the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms asked Carter’s Country to complete transactions, even when sales people strongly suspected the weapons were headed to Mexican drug gangs. “They were told to go through with what they considered to be questionable sales. They were told to go through with sales of three or more assault rifles at the same time or five or more 9 millimeter guns at the same time or a young Hispanic male paying in cash. It’s all profiling, but they went through with it,” said Deguerin.

Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa was alerted to this Gunrunner scandal shortly thereafter. He initiated an investigation by sending a letter to ATF on January 27, 2011, and again on January 31, 2011.

ATF denied all allegations. Grassley, not content with their reply, then responded with documentation supporting his allegations directly to Eric Holder on Feb. 9 and again in Feb. 16, 2011. A formal briefing of ATF was called by Grassley on Feb. 10. ATF refused to answer anything specific about the actions in question.

Shocking.

There are now five separate but connected accusations against ATF and DOJ officials in what has been dubbed “Project Gunwalker“:

First, that they intentionally allowed to perhaps as many as 3,000 firearms “walked” across the U.S. border into Mexico.

Second, that they instructed U.S. gun dealers to proceed with questionable and illegal sales of firearms to suspected gunrunners.

Third, that they intentionally withheld information about U.S.-sanctioned gun smuggling from the Mexican government.

Fourth, that one of the guns ATF allowed or helped to be smuggled into Mexico was involved in the death of CBP Agent Brian Terry.

Fifth, that they are, now in tandem with the FBI, involved in covering up all ATF and DOJ culpability.

When questioned about the actions of ATF during a Senate Appropriations Committee last week, Eric Holder boldly stated that “letting guns ‘walk’ is not something that is acceptable,” adding that “Guns are different than drugs or money when we are trying to follow their trail. That is not acceptable.

I guess we should be thankful that he knows the difference between right and wrong. Sometimes it’s hard to tell…

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security and the woman in charge of our border, denied any knowledge of this scandal.

Barack Obama also denied knowledge, claiming that the U.S. has “a pretty big government” with “a lot of moving parts”. Funny, but he also “didn’t know” Van Jones was a communist, Wright was preaching anti-Americanism, Ayers was a domestic terrorist, or that his aunt was illegally in this country.

Yes folks, the “smartest president in history” is once again left in the dark.

Coincidentally, after the Tucson shooting of Rep. Giffords, Obama DID mention that with all the violence on the border, we might need to tighten up the Second Amendment just a bit- because it seems that guns, especially assault rifles, are GETTING INTO THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS.

He failed to mention that the DOJ was compliant in this activity.

Meanwhile, Obama and his buddy, Cass Sunstein are concocting a plan that will limit the sale of guns to Americans, putting more constraints on the Second Amendment.

Our President creates the problem and then legislates a way to fix it.

And along the way, he steals our God-given rights.

Beautiful, just beautiful.

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The Dream Act- Illegal Immigrants Win Again

Thursday, 16. September 2010 9:09

Attaching controversial legislation to a defense bill is something that the democrats have done before.

That’s how we got the Hate Crimes Act.

Neither democrats nor republicans want to be on record as voting against the troops, so they swallow hard and vote for a controversial amendment, hoping the American people are sleeping….

You see, while we are sleeping, like thieves in the night, our leaders rob us blind.

Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader and head “thief”, must know that his days in the Senate are numbered. He’s in a tight race with Republican, Sharon Angle, yet he is attaching a controversial amendment- The Dream Act- to a defense bill which would give special preference to illegal immigrants when it comes to college education.

Is this political suicide on Reid’s part or does he naively believe that the American people are a bunch of idiots?

In a nutshell, The DREAM Act, states that a child who is an illegal immigrant will have opportunities for education not shared by children from taxpaying citizens. A kid who lives illegally in Minnesota, for example, will be accepted to the U of M at residential tuition rates, as opposed to a citizen from Indiana, who has to pay full tuition. “So what’s the big deal?” you ask. I’ll tell you what the “big deal” is -$11,630 per year. You see, full tuition in the 2010 school year for an undergraduate degree is $22,724; Residential tuition is $11,094.

Do the math.

The difference for a four year degree is about fifty thousand dollars. We are giving preference to children who’s parents are breaking the law, and penalizing children who’s taxpaying, law-abiding parents choose to live in a different state.

Once again, it doesn’t pay to follow the law. Our government continuously wants to reward the irresponsible. What Harry is proposing is that we, as working taxpayers, not only get the luxury of supporting the illegals’ healthcare, welfare, and primary education, we’ll now be on the dole to help pay for their college.

Not only will these illegal students get financial help with their education, but they will also get preference in acceptance to these colleges due to affirmative action rules. And now that Barack and his merry men have taken over the student loan program, there is no end to the financing and special treatment that could be given to this group of potential voters.

So these illegal students will be forever indebted to the democrat party for their college education…..

Huh.

Why shouldn’t we bend over backwards to finance those who are here illegally?

It’s called consequences, folks. Illegal immigrants know when they break into our country, their life will include a certain veil of secrecy. It’s the choice they’ve made. They purchase fake social security numbers, they drive cars without licenses, they enter emergency rooms without health insurance, they enroll in schools, and some are even illegally voting.

These are all done with great intent.

The common argument is that illegals “just want a better life” for their families, and while that’s a great soundbite, don’t start the violins and the tears just yet. Someone who robs the corner grocery store may also “just want a better life.” Someone who steals your Visa Card number may just be looking for “a better way of life”. Rewarding lawless behavior is sending the wrong message.

One more big issue with the DREAM Act: it clears a path for amnesty, not just for the student, but for the relatives, too. Students would be allowed to sponsor relatives and gain amnesty for many of them. It will obviously encourage more illegals to come across our border to receive this education/amnesty gift, and the cycle will perpetuate.

Look no further than California to see the financial ramifications of this illegal population.

As the violence in Mexico perpetuates and grows, the desire of Mexicans to flee to “safety” is also growing. Who can blame them? But our country is broken, both culturally and economically. We need to get our own “house in order” before we allow a rash of illegals to invade the country and suck it dry.

It’s time that we prioritize Americans.

You see, a sick country cannot help anyone unless it heals itself first.

The United states isn’t just “sick”, it’s terminal.

Harry Reid knows a bit about being terminal. He’s trying to do everything in his power to take the country down with him before January.

I guess “power” is a terrible thing to waste.

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Barack Sues Arizona

Thursday, 8. July 2010 7:50

The gloves are off. President Obama has declared war on the state of Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer because she’s dared to do something that he refuses to do- defend her state.

Hey, isn’t that a governor’s job? Isn’t that part of her job description?

Evidently not. You see, in Obama’s warped, little world, only the federal government should have power, only the federal government should have control. And if the federal government doesn’t find millions of illegal immigrants to be a strain on the economy, then neither should the individual states. Jan Brewer should just sit in her little governor’s office and wait for Obama to decide what’s best for Arizona.

After all, the country is best-run on the dictator’s timetable.

Yes, folks, we’ve about seen it all in the past couple of years, things we never have seen before. This latest lawsuit – The U.S. Justice Department vs. The State of Arizona- is only the latest in a line of head-scratchers that have been thrown our way. Our democrat-run congress just made history by “deeming” a $1.1 Trillion budget bill passed rather than hammering out a real budget.

Cowards all.

We watched a health care bill become law in a process that reeked of corruption, bribes, and skewed laws- not to mention that the bill thwarted the will of 60% of the people.

We’ve seen this same Justice Department, the one run by Eric Holder, dismiss an obvious case of voter intimidation by the Black Panthers as frivolous, although one of the lead prosecutors on the case said that it was a “slam dunk”, one of the easiest cases he had ever worked on.

Hey Eric, have you seen the video of these armed men in their uniforms calling the white citizens, “Crackers”?

We’ve watched as an oil spill has raged out of control while our President has golfed, entertained celebrities, vacationed, and flown all over the country on his “Summer of Recovery” tour. We’ve seen Governor Bobby Jindahl of Louisiana get slapped in the face from this same Obama administration when they refused to give timely federal aide to his state so he could try to save the coastline from certain ruin. The President also refused to lift the Jones Act which would have allowed ships from other countries to help with the cleanup.

I guess Governor Jindahl was supposed to sit in his little office and wait for the dictator to act, too.

The Arizona immigration law is due to take effect at the end of July. Here’s what’s important: Governor Brewer was very careful when crafting this law, knowing that the White House would challenge it. She made sure that her lawyers not only followed the constitution, but also stayed within the constraints of the current FEDERAL immigration laws. While Obama has given speeches claiming that this law will “racially profile” and “discriminate against those who look different”, nothing could be further from the truth. Case in point: The lawsuit put forth by Eric Holder does NOT assert that the Arizona law discriminates or profiles. It merely states that Arizona has no right to usurp federal law.

Once again, Obama is lying to the American people.

Anyone with an ounce of common sense would argue that if Obama won’t do his job by building a border fence and getting military aide to help control the rash of illegals who are crossing into Arizona everyday, then Governor Brewer needs to step in. Anyone with common sense knows that our economy cannot continue to envelop the numbers of illegals who are coming across the borders, stealing from the government dole through education, incarceration costs, and health care.

All Americans should be concerned that the city of Phoenix, Arizona has recently surpassed Bogota, Columbia in kidnappings and is now second only to Mexico City.

Shouldn’t we?

Governor Brewer, upon hearing news of the lawsuit, had this to say: ‘‘As a direct result of failed and inconsistent federal enforcement, Arizona is under attack from violent Mexican drug and immigrant smuggling cartels. Now, Arizona is under attack in federal court from President Obama and his Department of Justice. Today’s filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds.’’

Atta girl, Jan.

The cost of illegals in our country per year is $113 Billion according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The cost to the individual states is a collective $84 Billion. Coincidentally, if you were to take the 48 states that are currently running budget deficits and add their deficits together, the number hits $90 Billion- about the same.

Huh.

Those who support the immigration bill are asking for the government to build the fence, fine employers who knowingly employ illegals, and deport those who are committing illegal activity in our country.

Liberal politicians who are against the new law pretend that they “care” about these illegal folks, but in reality, they only care about the potential votes they can get from this group. If this lawsuit was about racial discrimination, as Obama claims, then we would see a charge of discrimination within the lawsuit, which there is not. If this lawsuit was really about Arizona pre-empting the federal law, then wouldn’t the federal government file a lawsuit against EVERY sanctuary city who are directly defying federal law?

It’s all a smokescreen, folks.

You see, the average American, regardless of political view, seems to “get it” when it comes to illegals. Over 60% of the population agree with the Arizona bill, many of whom are asking their own state governors to enact similar measures. Even legal immigrants support the Arizona law because they came to this country to escape big government and socialism. 60% of Latinos in Colorado support a law similar to the one in Arizona for their own state.

They don’t want to see their new home look like the one they left behind.

We want a fence, Barack. When you told Senator John Kyl that you wouldn’t build the border fence because that would stop Congress from comprehensive immigration reform, that was an act against the federal laws of our land.

You should be ashamed.

But you won’t be. Nothing seems to impede your ideology. Nothing impedes your desire for power. You are a man on a mission, a mission that doesn’t allow something like the silly constitution or some good old-fashioned common sense get in the way.

You are a dictator, not a listener. You don’t respect us.

The November elections?…..They are personal, Barack. They are a mandate on you and what you are doing to our country. Every democrat who’s thrown from office will have you to thank.

We want our country back. We’re determined to get it.

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“The People” Have Become Insignificant

Thursday, 24. June 2010 8:03

“Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

It’s become an old wives tale.

Anyone who still believes that President Obama cares about “the people” is collecting a government check.

This man cares about one thing: Executive Power.

Over 60% of the people were opposed to a Health Care Bill. Obama didn’t seem to hear any of us- He didn’t even recognize the hundreds of thousands of folks who went to Washington this past Fall and marched in his “backyard.” He and his minions were so intent on pushing their unwanted legislation through Congress that they threatened to use Reconciliation to pass it, a measure used only for budget purposes. When that plot was exposed, Obama then bribed Senators WITH OUR MONEY into voting for the bill. Many will rightly lose their jobs because of that vote.

The people spoke and Obama covered his ears.

The majority of Americans have also rejected Cap and Trade. When the EPA declared that CO2, the gas we exhale everytime we take a breath, is a known pollutant, most of us collectively laughed.

OK, “Americans” in Hollywood didn’t laugh.

Sean Penn and Leonardo Di Caprio held a flameless candlelight vigil, along with their mentor, Hugo Chavez.

Climategate dispelled the myth of An Inconvenient Truth and Michael Mann’s “hockey stick graph” and exposed a sinister plot that would redistribute wealth from the United States to other countries in the name of “global warming.” When Congress refused to push Cap and Trade legislation through, Obama went to the EPA and asked them to do the dirty work for him.

The EPA has now stated that if Cap and Trade doesn’t become law, then they will regulate CO2 themselves.

So much for checks and balances. Our Founders would be so proud.

We were told that Spain was the shining example of clean energy. They had implemented a carbon tax, along with “green” energy measures, and it was working beautifully. If America could only be more like Spain, then we, too, could be part of saving the planet.

Recently, reports have come out of Spain claiming that for every “Green Job” created, 2.2 private sector jobs are lost. The government cannot sustain the unemployment levels. Their economy is in such dire straits that it is predicted that they will be the next European country to fall.

Not to worry. Obama has it covered. As oil spews from the BP well in the Gulf, Obama is “not letting this crisis go to waste.” He’s once again pushing a Clean Energy bill- just like Spain. He ordered an illegal moratorium on all deep water drilling over 500 ft., something that the courts ruled was not within his power. He and his executive buddies are appealing the ruling.

They are suing to keep Americans out of work.

The people of America, and especially those who live on the Gulf, are screaming for Obama to listen.

He’s closed his ears to their pleas.

70% of Americans continue to oppose the immigration bill, many of whom are legal immigrants. Once again, Obama doesn’t appear to care.

The people have asked him to build the fence- we’ve given him our hard-earned money TO BUILD THE FENCE- and now we find out that he has no intentions of doing so. Sen. John Kyl of Arizona had a meeting with Obama where our president told him, “If I build the fence, then you people won’t work on comprehensive immigration reform.”

Translation: Obama ain’t building the damn fence.

Obama told the governor of Arizona that he would send her National Guard troops to help enforce the border. He has yet to fulfill that promise. Yet areas of Arizona, are so dangerous, signs have been posted which ask legal residents to stay away. One in four illegals who cross the border have a criminal record and the federal government is simply ignoring this issue. In fact, they are SUING Arizona over the recently passed state immigration bill, claiming that only the feds have the right to control immigration.

Americans are asking Obama to do something.

Does he listen? Well, it is now being reported in World Net Daily that our president may use little-known executive privileges called “deferred actions” and “parole” to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. These are measures (granted through the department of Homeland Security) that were intended to be used on a case by case basis in dealing with illegals, not as a way to give amnesty to the masses. They grant short-term deportation suspension and in many cases, allow the illegals to apply for employment authorization cards.

Of course, Obama doesn’t seem to care about the fine print when it comes to his agenda.

The ends justify the means.

Eight Republican Senators have sent Obama a letter warning him not to use deferred action to grant amnesty: “We understand that there’s a push for your administration to develop a plan to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States,” they wrote in their letter. “We understand that the administration may include aliens who have willfully overstayed their visas or filed for benefits knowing that they will not be eligible for a status for years to come.”

They concluded their letter this way: “The administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books.”

I’m not sure that the “public’s confidence” could be eroded any more than it already is…

Let’s face it: Our President doesn’t care. Americans can march in the streets, call congressional offices, attend Town Hall meeting, throw Tea Parties- and this man doesn’t blink an eye.

You see, “Government by the people” to Obama simply means , “Government by HIS people”- the people who want “fundamental change” of this country. We, the people, no longer have a role in this government- with amnesty and corruption in place, even our votes have become insignificant. And the legislative branch is no longer a necessary component of government.

The executive branch is now a dictatorship.

Welcome to a world of “hope and change.”

Welcome to “Obamaworld.”

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Obama “Gives” Federal Land To Illegals

Friday, 18. June 2010 8:45

The illegal population in Arizona might just have hit pay-dirt. You see, Barack Obama has just declared portions of land in three counties in Arizona “off limits” to Americans, in essence, relinquishing that land to illegal Mexicans.

I swear.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife have closed a portion of Arizona’s border property to Arizonans, claiming that the land is “too dangerous” to navigate. They have posted signs, warning Americans to beware of human smugglers and heavily armed drug dealers who frequent the area, asking them to stay clear.

Yes, you heard that right. The government didn’t send the National Guard in to protect the citizens of Arizona from the violent illegals as they promised, they closed off the territory to Americans and are basically turning the land over to the criminals from Mexico.

Another broken promise from Obama. Shocking.

The land we’re talking about is a portion of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge which extends approximately 80 miles NORTH of the border- South of Tucson. The sheriff of one of the counties, Sheriff Paul Babeu, said this about the situation: ” I’m telling you as a sheriff that we don’t control that part of the county. My county is larger than the state of Connecticut and we need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it. In fact President Obama suspended the construction of the fence.”

Huh.

Coincidentally, we have recently seen groups of Latino protesters who are claiming that the entire Southern portion of the United States has been “stolen” from Mexico and want to start a revolution of 40 Million immigrants to “reclaim their rightful territory.”

It looks like they just “reclaimed” 3 counties in Arizona.

Hey, maybe can rename this refuge “New, Little Mexico” and build some housing for these illegal criminals who “just want to make a better life for themselves.” Maybe we should build them a school, build a “fake ID” office, set up a welfare payment center, and an emergency clinic- in case they are injured while crossing our border.

Maybe put up a “Welcome” sign and a lemonade stand.

I’m confused. Will the United States continue to be responsible for the upkeep of this Wildlife Refuge or is Mexico going to take over that job?

It’s just so hard to keep it all straight.

Oh, and yesterday, Hillary Clinton revealed in an interview that Barack Obama feels that the federal government is the only body who can determine immigration policy so the Justice Department “will be bringing a lawsuit against the act.”

The federal government is giving away land in Arizona to illegals and suing the state that is trying to keep it from happening?

Really?

This all comes at a time when it started to look like the Arizona Immigration Law was beginning to do its job. While the law doesn’t officially take effect until the end of July, illegal immigrants who reside in the state seem to be leaving in droves.

All on their own. How about that….

Personalliberty.com reports that both legal and illegal immigrants are leaving Arizona. In one school district alone, 95 students have pulled out of the system since the Immigration Law was signed by Governor Jan Brewer in April. In comparison, only 7 students left within the same time frame a year ago.

Hey, no more problems with class size!! Liberals who think the ability to learn is dependent upon the student/teacher ratio should be applauding the results.

So where are these illegals going to go? Oh, don’t worry, there are plenty of neighboring states where they can hide, states who refuse to enforce the current, federal immigration law, instead opting to create more “Sanctuary cities” which harbor illegals and tie the hands of law enforcement. Look for a liberal governor ( or a RINO like Schwarzenegger) and you will find a state that will welcome them.

Hey, there are places like San Francisco, the “city of morality”, which put up a billboard formally welcoming all illegals to their town! How hospitable. They must have tons of extra money in San Francisco to pay for these free-loaders- like all the cities in California.

Illegal immigration supporters can now flock to San Francisco in even greater numbers- What’s not to like? Who doesn’t want to visit a city full of transvestites, drug dealers, gangs, Nancy Pelosi followers, illegals, AND street cars? Who doesn’t want to take their kids to a place where you can see Fisherman’s Wharf AND a nude, gay/lesbian bike race at the same time? Throw in a few gang members and a drug lord and the vacation will be more than memorable.

A real Kodak moment.

I spoke with a liberal friend from Arizona yesterday who told me that this immigration law was “a disgrace.” He said that it was America’s fault that these illegals were here because we haven’t secured our border, therefore, we caused the problem and are culpable.

I asked my friend if I was “culpable” if I didn’t lock my house at night and someone broke in and robbed me blind.

He told me that was a bad analogy.

Liberals hate analogies.

Mr. President, the country is clearing pleading with you to build the fence. Enforce the border. Send the national Guard. Stop the insanity. Do your job.

Do your job.

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“Common Sense”- Not In Liberals’ Vocabulary

Friday, 4. June 2010 7:22

I was sitting at our cabin in Northern Minnesota this past weekend when the local 10PM News out of Duluth came on TV.

There was an interesting report, one we’ve heard every year from this area. It highlighted the DNR’s actions to confirm that those who are fishing on the lakes have licenses and life jackets on board their boats. You see, the DNR is allowed to randomly stop and check boats to see if they have their licenses and life vests- often without any reason to do so.

It made me think of Arizona.

Better yet, this newscast interviewed members of the general public, asking them how they felt about the DNR and their policies. All of those interviewed were white males, and each of them expressed support for the DNR and their actions at enforcing the law and “keeping our lakes safe.”

It seems that some people don’t mind being stopped and asked to identify themselves.

Huh.

How do we know that these DNR officials aren’t stopping only those who have nicer boats? How do we know that they aren’t discriminating against boats that are blue or red or small or have white people on board? How many fishermen who are stopped are of Latino, African American, or Indian descent?

And if a boat loaded with Latinos was stopped and asked to show their fishing licenses, how long would it take for a lawyer to step in and call this profiling?

It seems that I can be minding my own business, cruising around a lake on my pontoon, and a DNR official is allowed to approach me and question me, giving me a citation if I don’t have the right life vest count or if I don’t have a floatable device to throw. They are also allowed to hand-pick which boats they stop and which they don’t.

And the ACLU doesn’t care.

Hmmm…..

Interestingly enough, folks in Northern Minnesota tend to vote for democratic candidates. They believe that big government is good, that regulations and unions are necessary, that entitlements are a constitutional right, and that anyone who earns more than they do has “enough” money and should spread the wealth.

Just like President Obama.

In fact, most of them voted for Obama.

While they agree with government regulations of our fishing waters and our lakes, they obviously think that we cannot and should not regulate our borders from illegals…. In their minds, we can ask white men for their licenses without any provocation, but we can’t ask a Latino if he’s in our country legally, even if he has been picked up for a violation.

That would be “racial profiling.”

Where’s the common sense? Where’s the outrage from those who cannot use the “discrimination” defense to their advantage? And isn’t that the mere essence of discrimination- that some are treated differently than others? When does “profiling” only apply to CERTAIN races?

The question looms….when will those who call themselves “liberal” finally understand that they rarely vote with consistent values?

These are the same folks who believe that it’s OK to terminate a viable fetus in the 7th month of gestation but fight to release self-professed terrorists from Gitmo.

Oh, and they protest every time a convicted killer is sent to death row.

They are opposed to a picture ID for voting, yet have no issues with standing inside of an x-ray machine at the airport and exposing their private parts to the screener.

They want all religion banned from schools and public buildings but fight wildly for the rights of Muslims to pray in school and at work.

Let’s face it, liberals don’t really know what they want. Although they claim to stand for the constitution, they will sell their rights in a heartbeat when given government entitlements in return. They favor any and all regulations which benefit themselves, but none that benefit others. They oppose, for example, tax breaks for the rich, even if they, themselves, don’t pay taxes. They want to keep their own Social Security benefits, knowing full-well that their children will never benefit from this program. They believe jailed felons have the right to vote, but actively try to stop the votes from soldiers who are stationed overseas. They want to increase minimum wage, understanding that folks will be laid off in the process.

They want to have their cake..and eat it, too. And then eat some more.

Here’s the problem: Life in the free market doesn’t work that way.

Earth to the Libs: Life in socialism doesn’t ultimately work that way, either.

In fact, the socialist world that liberals dream of is a world in which many of them will be the first to suffer. As we saw in Greece, when a country falls, the unions fall, entitlement programs collapse, and the poor get even poorer.

And so it goes….

Common sense must be thrown out the window if you are a liberal. Rational thought cannot exist. Debate over issues inevitably turns to name calling because logical arguments in a world void of moral clarity cannot win.

How does our country benefit when those at the top levels of government are living without a moral code?

The answer, as we’ve seen in this administration, is not only clear…

It’s devastating.

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“Canadian Terrorists” Force Gov’t Land Grab.

Tuesday, 18. May 2010 7:32

Now that we’ve determined that building a border fence and enforcing laws against illegals is considered “racist”, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, can move onto bigger and better things.

Hey, there’s more than one way to keep a country safe.

Her track record hasn’t been stellar, has it? Under her watch, the “panty bomber” nearly blew up an airplane- and then he was quickly read his Miranda Rights (when did foreign terrorists get Miranda Rights?). A Muslim terrorist planted a car bomb in the heart of NYC and boarded an airplane for his home country despite numerous red flags. Another Muslim terrorist with “red flags” shot up Fort Hood and killed 14 of our soldiers.

Napolitano didn’t rush to Tennessee to help the folks during the floods, she’s defended the delay in helping with the oil rig disaster, and she’s allowed thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants to enter our country, causing drug dealings, crime, and kidnappings to escalate.

That doesn’t sound like a woman who wants to keep us safe.

She has been busy, though…. You see, Janet may not be interested in closing our Southern borders or protecting us from terrorists, but she’s going to be sure to fortify the border with Canada.

Those darn Canadians give us so much trouble.

Yes, folks, Janet is getting tough on illegals in the mighty state of Vermont, that pesky place where gang members and terrorists cross our borders everyday. She’s going to put extra enforcement at the Morses Line border crossing in Vermont, a small point of entry into the United States from Canada which sees…..wait for it….. approximately 3 cars every hour.

It seems that our government is so concerned about this crossing site that it is pouring $8 Million into renovations. The little crossing shack has a few holes in its roof and there is a manual gate that must be opened and closed by a customs inspector upon arrival of a car. The current set-up has served this crossing just fine in the past according to Glen Gurwit, a customs inspector who frequently worked at Morses Line until his retirement. Gurwit went so far as calling the $8 Million of renovations “a waste.”

He said the port is almost exclusively used by local citizens who want to cross to shop, play hockey, or visit relatives.

So why would Homeland Security feel the need to waste millions of dollars at this small, little crossing? Well, the Stimulus bill allocated $420 Million to Homeland Security to modernize border facilities and since they weren’t going to use it on the Southern Border, then I suppose they felt they could use it to keep those nasty Canadians out of America at the Northern border.

Keeping white people out isn’t “racist.”

The border “shack” sits on a piece of land which is adjacent to private farmland and the government would like about 4.9 acres of this farmland so they can expand their customs facility. The government offered the farmer, Mr. Rainville, $39,500 for this piece of land, but Rainville doesn’t want to sell. You see, he feels this piece of land is a necessary component to run his farm as it grows the hay which feeds his cattle.

No problem. The government has told Mr. Rainville that if he won’t sell for their price, then they will simply take the piece of land by eminent domain.

Eminent Domain: Government power to take private property for public use without the owner’s consent.

Thanks to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and her liberal Supreme Court buddies, the government now has that right.

As Gainsville’s son, Brian, explained, “We have a buyer holding a gun to our head saying you have to sell or else.’’

Welcome to the world of socialism, Brian.

Brian, coincidentally, is a public school teacher, a guy who teaches kids about government and civics. Hey, now he has a good lesson to teach his kids: He can show them the differences between freedom and slavery, between capitalism and socialism, between small government and big government.

Between good and evil.

Here’s the irony: Vermont is one of the most liberal states in the Union, a state which actually elected Howard Dean as their governor and Barry Sanders, a socialist, to the Senate. These guys feel that everyone would be so much better off if we’d all just spread the wealth. And the land.

This couldn’t happen in a better place. Maybe the folks in Vermont will finally start to see what happens when socialism runs amok.

Don’t be fooled. Our own tax dollars are being used by the government to buy up and control more and more of our private land.

How much?

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And now, in Vermont, the government will own just a little bit more.

Eminent Domain. This ruling will be used more and more by our government to take whatever land they desire. It will be done in the name of “security” or “the environment” or “protecting wildlife” but is simply a way for this administration to have ultimate control over our property rights.

It’s like taking candy from a baby….

Obama and his buddies love candy.

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Eric Holder- Always Fighting For the “Good” Guy.

Friday, 14. May 2010 19:04

Well, well, well. It seems that Eric Holder, our United States Attorney General, has been caught in a pretty big (and telling) gaffe.

He’s been openly criticizing the Arizona Immigration Bill because in his estimation it “goes too far” and that “we could potentially get on a slippery slope where people will be picked on because of how they look as opposed to what they have done.”

Yet, when questioned in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Eric admitted that he hasn’t yet read the 10 page law. “I have not had a chance to — I’ve glanced at it.”

Really…

So Eric can’t find the time to sit down and read a 10 page bill, yet he can find the time to publicly criticize the bill he hasn’t read?

It gets better.

When asked how he knew what was in the bill, since he didn’t read it, Eric responded, ” I’ve only made the comments that I’ve made on the basis of things that I’ve been able to glean by reading newspaper accounts, obviously, television, talking to people who are on the review panel…looking at the law.”

He got his information from newspapers and TV? Hmmm….I wonder which TV networks Eric watches? Do you think that he got his information from Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck or is it more likely that he’s watching one of his buddies at the Communist News Network? Do you think he’s reading accounts from the newspapers in Arizona, where 70% of the population favors this bill and from the Wall Street Journal, or is it more likely that Eric prefers the New York Times, a paper that affirms his stand on social justice?

Wouldn’t it just have been quicker to read the bill?

Well, of course it would, but if Eric reads the Arizona bill, then he would have to admit that it doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t defy the constitution, and it doesn’t break civil rights laws. If he hasn’t read the bill, then he can remain ignorant.

The communists who now reign supreme in Washington, can’t understand American citizens who want to protect our borders and our culture from the onslaught of illegals who are not only coming to our country, but trying to change the very fiber of what we stand for.

Case in point:

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We will shoot more police in Arizona until we get free?……

I wonder if Eric Holder saw this image when he turned on MSNBC? I wonder if he saw the riots and vandalism which accompanied many of these rallies? I wonder if he believes, as the illegals do, that America “owes them”?

Well, let’s look at the facts…

Eric Holder is a lawyer who believes that the terrorists in Gitmo are being held illegally and has fought for their release for years. He’s the same man who fought to give them civilian trials in NYC. He believes that waterboarding is torture and has threatened to prosecute CIA agents who have waterboarded terrorists in the past. He’s the guy who wants to give Miranda Rights to foreign terrorists, including those caught on the battlefield, yet wants to strip American citizens of their Miranda Rights if they are “suspected” terrorists. He’s the guy who pushed to prosecute three Navy Seals because a foreign terrorist -who burned the bodies of American workers -may have suffered a bloody lip when he was arrested. He’s the guy who refused to prosecute the Black Panthers at a polling site.

That guy.

There’s a chance that Eric made that sign for the illegal Mexican to carry.

Now we see footage of a Mexican teacher in LA, a guy who stood in front of a large audience and encouraged a Latin American Revolution inside of the United States, claiming that they need to look to leaders like Chavez for inspiration. He claimed that the Latinos are in a “global struggle” against Capitalism and Imperialism, and that the United States is “stolen, occupied land” which rightfully belongs to Mexico.

This man teaches our children.

We pay his salary with our tax dollars.

During his “speech” the teacher explains his stance on immigration: “Why is it that these frail, racist, white people want to keep us out of this country? It’s not simply because of the color of our skin, it’s not simply because they want to exploit us. It’s because on this planet, right now, 6 Billion people are at the forefront of the revolutionary movement of La Raza (A Latino organization meaning “The Race”).” He ranted about the nine, left-of-center governments which occupy Latin America today, and their belief in the “domino theory” of Che Guevara, that all governments will one by one fall to this ideology through revolution. According to this teacher, Latinos in America are the “Northern front of a Latino revolution”, and he called for the “40 Million potential revolutionaries in the belly of the beast” to become professional revolutionaries and continue the fight against evil capitalism.

This man teaches our children.

We pay his salary with our tax dollars.

As a member of the “frail, racist, white people”, I’m officially offended. How dare this man and his “revolutionaries” stand on the soil of OUR country and publicly denounce everything that America stands for and then expect to collect paychecks and entitlements the following week from the same government they have just denounced?

How dare they?

Is it “free speech” to stand up and incite violence toward the United States? Or is it treason?

Where’s Eric Holder? Somehow, I believe that he is at home, watching the video of this teacher, and privately cheering.

In fact, this LA teacher is probably in line for a promotion to become the new Superintendent of the LA School District……

Don’t be fooled, folks. November, alone, will not solve the issues that now face our country.

The quote, “Freedom is not free” has never been more appropriate than it is today.

Where in the world is the public outrage?

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Outlawing Illegal Immigration is Common Sense

Friday, 7. May 2010 8:55

I read an editorial in the Washington Times today which made me smile from ear to ear.

Finally, someone in the media has some common sense.

The editor sarcastically wrote that all those who illegally break into the Phoenix Suns basketball arena to watch a game, should be given amnesty.

Brilliant.

As he stated, “Imagine if thousands of people were sneaking into Phoenix Suns games without tickets. The management would quickly crack down on the “undocumented spectators.” Security personnel would engage in “profiling” – singling out younger male fans wandering around without obvious seats. They would want to see some “papers” – ticket stubs. Those lacking documentation would be deported out of the arena, or, in some cases, arrested.

Shouldn’t those less fortunate be given an opportunity to see every basketball game? Why should this sport only be accessible to “filthy rich” guys who can afford to buy the seats? And don’t you think that some underprivileged basketball fans would love to sit in the front row and be hand-delivered popcorn at the game?

Gosh, life just isn’t fair.

The owner of the Suns, Robert Sarver, enthusiastically supported his team wearing the Los Suns jerseys to show solidarity toward the illegal community and to protests what he feels is an immoral law. It appears that Mr. Sarver believes that passing legislation which simply reinforces existing federal legislation and gives law enforcement the right to enforce current law, goes against “our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law.”

Really?

If illegals have a right to send their children to our schools and we are forced to educate them, if they can walk into our hospitals and we are forced to treat them, if they can use fake social security numbers and we aren’t allowed to arrest them, then what exactly IS against the law for these people? Can they walk into a restaurant and demand food without paying because they “have a right to eat”? Can they break into someone’s home and find an empty bed to sleep in because they have a “right to shelter”?

Food and shelter are “basic” rights, too.

Can they break into a Phoenix Suns game and demand a seat?

Where do we draw the line? When do we use some common sense to solve our problems instead of using stupidity and emotions?

I have a good friend who’s a die-hard liberal- she works in a downtown office building as a secretary. She believes that we need to allow these illegals into our country because “they are just looking for a better life.”

So I turned the tables on her.

I asked her if the homeless folks who walk the streets outside of her building everyday want a good life, too?

“Yes, of course.”

I continued, “Let’s say that every time it got very cold outside or one of these homeless people were hungry, they came inside of your building. And let’s just say that whenever they came inside to warm themselves or feed themselves, the building manager went around to everyone, including you, and required you to put $5 into a hat.”

Not asked- “required”.

“How long would it take before you started to get upset? How long before you lost your compassion for the homeless and started to wonder why they didn’t just go down to the local church for shelter? How long before you began complaining that these folks were taking advantage? ”

My liberal friend told me that I was being ridiculous, that my analogy was completely off-base.

Was it?

Liberals seem to lack the ability to think rationally. As long as a law doesn’t directly affect THEM, they don’t seem to have a problem with it. There is no long term thought-process, no ability to think about consequences. Their world consists of “Me, Myself, and I.” A law is great as long as they don’t have to pay or abide by it.

Oh, they profess that they are the party that helps the world, helps the poor, cleans up the environment. They just want someone else to pay the bill.

Mr. Sarver thinks illegal immigration is great– just not in his basketball arena. He’s a businessman, after all, and he needs to make a profit in order to live, in order to pay the salaries of the players, in order to continue to run the team.

That’s called capitalism.

If he turned over all of his seats to those who “just want a better life”, then Mr. Sarver would lose money and be forced to sell the team.

That’s called socialism.

That mirrors our country, exactly. If illegal immigration was just a matter of “being nice” and helping folks out, then we’d all be applauding. The problems stem from the fact that our country is bankrupt. We cannot sustain the legal citizens we have today. We have 10% unemployment, states which are on the threshold of bankruptcy, a drug problem that is bringing violence over our border, and an unsustainable national debt.

Truth be told, we can’t afford the illegal population.

Mr. Sarver, or Perkins Restaurants, or Target stores, or Best Buy, or the local drycleaners couldn’t afford to give out free services to everyone who walked through their doors.

It’s not a civil rights issue.

It’s a common sense issue.

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