Anatomy of the Immigration Crisis

The nation’s southern border is an open sieve.  As a result, thousands of people from Central America and countless other countries are storming into the country every day along with untold amounts of drugs and other contraband.  The Border Patrol is helpless to stop it, reduced to playing the role of a nanny due to the increased numbers of adults with minors in tow.

It is a thankless job.  These brave individuals are often attacked physically by those attempting to gain illegal entry and now verbally by some ungrateful members of Congress.  It is a shameful situation! Continue reading “Anatomy of the Immigration Crisis”

The President’s High-Stakes Poker Game on Illegal Immigration

President Trump has been playing a high stakes game of poker with Democrat over the issue of illegal immigration.

After going several rounds with Democrats that included various concessions, he went “all-in,” by announcing that there would be raids to pick up the lawbreakers.  These are to round up people who have had their cases adjudicated and received a final order of removal.  They have been instructed to contact their local ICE office and report with their families for deportation.

Far from being inhuman, these gate-crashers have been given time to get the things together they accumulated here while on what amounts to an unauthorized extended vacation.  They get free transportation home in air conditioned comfort with meals and drinks served along the way, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers — a far cry from how they arrived! Instead of complying with the order, they simply dared authorities to come and get them. Continue reading “The President’s High-Stakes Poker Game on Illegal Immigration”

The Great Congressional Con Games

Have you ever been the victim of a con?  Let me tell you about my experience in France.  My husband and I took the late night Chunnel, the undersea train that goes from London to Paris.  Tired after a day of sightseeing, we were anxious to get our money changed from British pounds to Euros and head to our hotel.

There was no one else around the terminal when we arrived at the glass-enclosed exchange booth.  As my husband handed the man on duty some money, the agent spoke softly but offered to give us a better deal if we exchanged a different amount.  My weary husband could not understand him so he bent down and put his ear to the window as he reached for his wallet.   In doing so he took his hand off the luggage he was carrying, and when he reached back to grab it, it was gone. Continue reading “The Great Congressional Con Games”

Congress Fiddles while U.S. Burns

Legend has it that the emperor Nero played the fiddle while the ancient city of Rome burned for six days, destroying 70 percent of the city and leaving half of its population homeless.

While it is unlikely this actually happened, given that the violin hadn’t been invented yet, it is true that he was an unpopular, evil, ineffectual leader in a time of crises.  Some believe he actually started the fire because he used this opportunity to build a magnificent palace surrounded by lush gardens for himself on the land that had been cleared by the blaze.

Now it’s Congress that is fiddling around while the country is facing, not one, but two crises.   The first is our national debt that has reached a staggering $22 trillion, with no real plan for relief in sight. Continue reading “Congress Fiddles while U.S. Burns”

Lumps of Coal in Taxpayers’ Stockings

Good little boys and girls must wait until Christmas morning to see what Santa brings them for Christmas.  Likewise, good little taxpayers are expected to wait until Christmas to see what they get from Congress in the way of a year-end spending package.

You can expect to be surprised, not delighted, with your gift from the scoundrels we elected to represent us.   That’s how it goes with this grand old game of kick the spending can down the road into the holidays when we are much too busy shopping for presents and decorating our homes to notice.  Sadly it happens every year.

To add insult to injury, the seven remaining bills were put off another two weeks due to the death of George H.W. Bush.  Seriously, we had a national day of mourning, which was befitting a head of state.   So what did they do for the other 13 days besides twiddle their thumbs?  Oh, yes, they went to pay their respects in the Capitol Rotunda, which took all of 15 minutes. Continue reading “Lumps of Coal in Taxpayers’ Stockings”

Lame-Duck GOP to Fix Immigration?

Now that the election is over, we must address the elephant in the room — the issue Democrats seeking office avoided and most Republicans were afraid to discuss.  We must address the migrant caravans making their way toward the United States determined to circumvent the normal entry process.

President Donald Trump was right to send troops to the border to prepare for those who are set to storm the border, shamelessly putting women and children on the front lines.  The president is doing the right thing, but he has been put in a terrible position by activist judges and a do-nothing Congress. Continue reading “Lame-Duck GOP to Fix Immigration?”