STOP!

“Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motive.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

President Obama still is refusing to dip more than a toe in the water to defeat ISIS in Syria.  Nevertheless, he wants the rest of the world to open its doors to the Syrian population as it flees the war-torn country.

Worse still, he is doubling down on his plan to bring tens of thousands of Syrians here to be resettled among our population, even though our intelligence chiefs have informed us there is no way to adequately screen out radical Muslim terrorists hell-bent on our destruction.

Compassion is one thing: Stupidity is quite another.  In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, many countries are rethinking their plans to take in these Syrian migrants, since at least one of the attackers was among the recent arrivals and others were never successfully assimilated into the French population. Continue reading “STOP!”

Illegal Immigration Problem: A Four-legged Stool

Our  nation’s problem with illegal immigration can be compared to a four-legged stool.  If one of those legs is cut off or wobbly, it isn’t going to stand, at least for very long.

While some of our presidential candidates have address two or three of those legs, unfortunately none have address all four.  I’m waiting!

The first leg is obvious:  Seal the border.  Almost all candidates have vowed to do that in one way or another.  We are the most powerful nation on earth, though not likely to remain so if the present administration’s policies are not reversed and quickly.  We need to put all our available resources on the southern border while a wall is being built and we need to stop tying the hands of our border patrol agents.   However, we must not neglect our northern border. The use of drone technology and electronic surveillance should be used to maximize the effectiveness of our personal there.   Continue reading “Illegal Immigration Problem: A Four-legged Stool”

“Anchor Baby” IS Offensive — to U.S. Taxpayers

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has brought up another serious problem that is taking our country down, one that is pressing but has been ignored by the political ruling class:  birthright citizenship.

Many of Trump’s opponents in the race for the GOP presidential nomination have tried to sidestep the issue.  Instead of viewing it as a political minefield, they should simply address it head-on.

Forget political correctness!  The term “anchor baby” is descriptive of hundreds of thousands of children who are born to mothers who come here, legally and illegally, for the soul purpose of having a child in the United States which will give them an “anchor” into this country.  It allows those with means to bypass the normal, lengthly immigration process and allows those without means, the ability to stay here indefinitely and tap into our generous welfare benefits, even those who have broken in to our country illegally.   The more babies, the more taxpayer dollars that flow to these families.

This not only is unfair to the millions of immigrants who have stood in line and played by the rules, it is especially unfair to U.S. taxpayers.   Continue reading ““Anchor Baby” IS Offensive — to U.S. Taxpayers”

Outrageous Comments (Who’s Holding the Darlings of the Left Accountable?

Okay, “The Donald” put his foot in his mouth again over the weekend at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.   No one who has been watching him for very long was surprised.  When Trump attacked John McCain and said “He was a war hero because he was captured.”  He then added insult to injury by saying, “Personally, I like people who weren’t captured.” The words were barely out of his mouth before he corrected himself, but it was too late.  The sound bite was out there.  His critics pounced.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Donald Trump has not demonstrated that he has the temperament to be president.   When you put a man or woman in the Oval Office who has the black box with the codes to set off a nuclear weapon within arm’s reach, you want someone who has learned to control his or her emotions.     Continue reading “Outrageous Comments (Who’s Holding the Darlings of the Left Accountable?”

Why Donald Trump’s Star Is Rising (He’s Our Bernie Sanders)

Some are baffled that Donald Trump has ridden a sea of controversy to the top of the polls of GOP presidential candidates.

The same head-scratching is going on in Democrat circles over the irascible Bernie Sanders who is now within striking distance of their crown princess, Hillary Clinton.  How could this aging socialist threaten the planned coordination of their queen?

These two men are as far apart on the political spectrum as any two candidates can be, but they do have one thing in common:  bad hair.  Is America really yearning for a fright wig or a comb-over?

That’s not it. Continue reading “Why Donald Trump’s Star Is Rising (He’s Our Bernie Sanders)”

Obama Surrenders to Iran; Boehner Surrenders to Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave John Boehner a lesson in leadership by risking his political career to come here to address a joint session of Congress. In that speech, Netanyahu made a compelling case for our country standing up to Iran over nuclear weapons.

With the Israeli election just two weeks away, Netanyahu faced enormous pressure in Israel and here in the United States from those urging him to stay home. Nevertheless, he threw caution to the wind and used his time to lecture Barack Obama on the dangers of striking a dangerous deal with Iran which will allow that country to remain a hair’s breadth away from becoming a nuclear power and essentially get nothing in return.

Unfortunately, this lesson was lost on Boehner. Shortly after Netanyahu left the House Chamber, Boehner offered his unconditional surrender to Barack Obama over his illegal amnesty and, in return, got nothing, nada, zilch! Continue reading “Obama Surrenders to Iran; Boehner Surrenders to Obama”

McConnell to Newbies: Drop Dead!

There are twelve new faces in the Republican Senate caucus this year.  Each won a hard-fought victory.

They all made big promises on the road to Washington which they expected to keep.

Without exception, all made definitive statements on the problem of illegal immigration and the president’s plan to create amnesty for millions with the stroke of his pen.   This is a good time to review some of the statements made before and immediately after their elections:

Shelly Capito (R-W.V.) “The president does not have the constitutional authority to grant amnesty to millions of people who have broken the law by entering our country illegally. President Obama’s executive action on immigration is wrong and violates the responsibility of Congress to write and pass laws as outlined in our Constitution. (Facebook posting December 4, 2014)

Bill Cassidy (R-La.) “We must stop Obama … As your senator, I will fight his amnesty plan. Your tax dollars should benefit you, not those here illegally.”  (On-line campaign ad) Continue reading “McConnell to Newbies: Drop Dead!”