Unfair to the Fair Tax, Can you “Libel” an Idea?

September 20, 2007

Simply Annoyed
Villa Rica, Ga.
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   Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard of a tax reform plan called the FairTax. Rep. John Linder (R., Ga.) along with 65 co-sponsors in the house has introduced HR-25, The FairTax act of 2007. This bill has created quite a stir in the recent months.

At present six Republican presidential candidates, and one Democrat, have endorsed the plan. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s endorsement of the Fair Tax played well among the crowd and brought him a second place finish in the Republican Iowa straw poll several weeks ago. In addition, the GOP’s newest candidate, Fred Thompson, has said that he would sign the bill if it were passed by Congress. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Hillary will see you now.

September 19, 2007

Well, information about Hillary’s health care plan began rolling out today. The pundits on either side have had much to say. I have heard truths, half-truths and lies. However, being one who does not believe someone on face value I have done some research. Read the rest of this entry »

Where’s The Republic?

June 21, 2007

Republic vs. Democracy

Rule by Law or Mob Rule

We Can’t Be Both

Benjamin Rush said on the ratification of the Constitution on July 9, 1788 “Tis done, we have become a nation.” And just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin replied to a woman’s inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

Sorry Ben, we have failed to keep it. Read the rest of this entry »

Et Tu, Kellogg’s? Take another bite out of Freedom.

June 14, 2007

I heard the most ridiculous thing today. Two obviously socialist, anti-capitalist groups called the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood along with two Massachusetts parents had threatened to take the cereal company Kellogg’s to court. They intended to bring a lawsuit concerning the Battle Creek Michigan based breakfast food’s advertising practices. Read the rest of this entry »

First the Republic, Now the Democracy

June 12, 2007

If the immigration bill passes in its present form, kiss your freedom goodbye. I know I must be a nut. I don’t have any idea what I’m talking about. Well, as long as I retain the freedom to be a nut then every thing is right with the world. However, consider this.

Our Founding Fathers, in their wisdom created a Republic with limited government power. They named it “The Republic of the United States of America”. However, a very sad thing happened on the way to liberty. Read the rest of this entry »

80 billion dollars and we can’t afford to send them back?

May 23, 2007

I’m sorry, did I miss something?

From research completed in 2004, it has been shown that there is a little bit of a difference between the US economic contributions of the Criminal Aliens and the drain they place on legal, social and economic programs. Just a few dollars. About 80 billion annually actually. So, um….how much does a bus cost these days anyway? Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Democrat?

May 20, 2007
Some one posed this question yesterday and I thought, Wow!, what a loaded question. I believe I went beyond the limited scope of their question, but I definitely had an answer for him. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Warming?

May 20, 2007

Original Global Warming Researchers Changing Opinion?

What do you believe is the reason that several of the original global warming research scientists have now changed their opinion and denounce the movement as “hysteria verging on a religious zealousy”? Read the rest of this entry »

You don’t pay taxes – they take taxes.

May 16, 2007

Pay taxes? hah, they take taxes.

I’m not willing to pay taxes at all. The government seizes my earnings. My will does not come into it. Read the rest of this entry »

Immigration: The Heart of America

May 11, 2007

Immigration is and always has been the heart of America.

From the “Native American” to the Colonialists, from the European migration to the exodus from Cuba, immigration has shaped the face of America.

The first immigrants walked across the land bridge which was eventually washed away and is now the Bering Straights. They migrated throughout the Americas and lived secluded from the rest of the world for many years.

Shortly after the “discovery” (can’t really call it a discovery if millions of people already knew about it) of the “New” world, the Europeans (mostly puritans) began migrating to the northeastern parts of what later became the USA. The Puritans, who would probably be called “fundies” today, came to America to freely practice their rigid form of Christianity.  Their British leadership saw this as a win-win. They relieved themselves of the religious enmity found within England while extending their empire and possibly filling the coffers. The life was harsh. Many couldn’t survive the elements. Many more gave up and left for the safety of England. The strong willed and the lucky survived and went on to form our Country.

At the end of the war for American independence, the French began pouring into the Gulf Coast region. New Orleans’ ports became profitable and the region was purchased by the US. The French that inhabited the area predominately chose to remain.

You also have to included the “accidental” immigrant in this discussion. The slaves did not choose to immigrate to the Americas. They were obviously brought here against their will. However, once Abe Lincoln saved the South from themselves, (right. conversation for another time.) they were essentially like any other group of immigrant. They differed only in manner of arrival, set of roadblocks and advantages (of white guilt). But, like most other groups they helped to define American society.

One step above the slaves were the Chinese rail-workers. For only the promise of a better life, and the freedom offered by the land of liberty, these individuals endured horrific conditions and treatment. Many were brought here, quietly as slaves, working off family debt or due to a crime committed. They suffered a great number of casualties bringing the Iron Horse across the country, bringing the East and West together.

The potato famine brought another wave. Poor Irish farmers, among others came to America in response to the land grants offered in the sparsley inhabited areas of the country.

Ellis Island served witness to the European exodus. Immigrants from the poorest regions of Europe and many from throughout the world poured through the gates of Ellis Island. 

Immigration changed after this. Most of these groups integrated their culture into the American way of life, learned to speak english within a generation (with the exception of the Chinese), were proud of their American citizenship and held it above their national heritage.  Above all, they were Americans.

Since then, we’ve had the Jewish (whom do not fit in with my catagories) from the WWII era.

Then we have peoples from the Caribbean islands, eastern Europeans, Russians among others including Mexicans, but these groups have remained mostly among themselves. However, given time they will probably assimilate into American society as those did before them.

Immigration has been good for America. It would not be a world leader without it. Immigration resulted in the formation of American culture, art, music, literature, business, economics, innovations, and every other aspect of American life.

Legal immigration, that is. With relatively few exceptions, the immigrants came to America according to the laws of that time. They produced and contributed. They asked only for a way to provide for their family and the freedoms enjoyed by it’s citizens.

Which brings us to our present situation. The Mexican issue has gotten out of hand. It’s estimated that over 200 thousand Mexicans immigrate legally, but over 800 thousand pour across the border illegally each year. This is putting a strain on our social programs, hospitals, schools and among other things, the patience of the average American.

Let’s clarify one thing. These people are not illegal immigrants. They are criminals, period. People who hire them are criminals. Communities which harbor (sanctuary cities) these criminals are committing a criminal act. Individuals or groups that facilitate these criminals are committing felonies. 

They are stealing tax dollars meant for the benefit of citizens. The receive free health care, food stamps, education and a slew of other benefits which are supposed to be reserved for legal residents of the country. Meanwhile, their only contribution being cheap labor. Most of the money earned here is sent back to Mexico, not spent in our economy.

Not only do these criminals break the law entering the country, they continue to break the law once here. These crimes are being overlooked. Either through frustration with the hopelessness of the situation or the ineptitude or disinterest of the Federal authorities. They break local ordinances by having multiple families live in the same small house. Through my job I have witnessed as many as 27 people living in a 2 bedroom 1200 sq. ft. house. Their employment is illegal. Those that employ them are committing felonies. They take, in this area mostly construction jobs. “But they only take jobs others do not want.” What a load of crap. Go up to an out of work painter, roofer or carpenter or someone who’s landscaping business went under because they refused to commit a crime by hiring these criminals. Approach these individuals and tell them that. See if they don’t kick your ass.

I asked a local sherrif’s deputy why they just didn’t go to the local staging area and round them up. He informed me that when they did, they would sit in their jail for weeks and the Feds would never pick them up. They would have to release them after spending our tax dollars housing them in lieu of over crowding the jail. Not only that, but if they see a criminal alien committing traffic violations they do not bother to stop them. It does no good to write tickets, because they just disappear. They do not have drivers licsense. If they take them to jail for that, then the ACLU is all over them. The same for insurance. If you do not carry full coverage and are involved in an accident with a criminal alien you are out of luck. Drunk drivers are let go after sobering up with no further actions.

That’s in the southeastern US. At the border, it’s worse. You have drug dealers and hardened criminals attacking border agents, who have had their authority practically stripped from them. Pregnant Mexicans cross the border, give birth which makes their child a Naturalized citizen. When this child turns 18 he can bring, if they’renot still here, his family. They send their children across to attend our schools, cross for medical treatment. Some, who receive food stamps cash these in and take the money back into Mexico. This situation has to be controlled.

These are not evil people. Most illegals I have met are genuinely nice people. I do not blame them for this problem. They are taking advantage of our screwed up political atmosphere to their benefit and our detriment. Would some of us not do the same if fortunes were reversed?

Good people or not, this has become a severe drain on our economy and our way of life. The Mexicans recently demonstrated and made demands of our government. Criminals demanding of us? Well I, along with the majority of Americans demand the Federal government uphold the laws already in place. We demand the closure of our borders, for our physical, social and economic protection. We demand that these criminals are rounded up and sent packing. We demand that any community illegally harboring these criminals be stripped of all federal funding. We demand that before any discussion of amnesty takes place, these actions must take place. What good will it do to grant amnesty with the borders still wide open. We demand the Federal government do it’s job (another discussion for another day),  protect it’s citizens and the American way of life.

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