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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 23, 2010 / 11 Tamuz 5770

Plug the Darn Hole --- In Our Border

By Arnold Ahlert




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | At a recent town hall meeting, Sen. John Kyl of Arizona claimed that president Barack Obama said he wouldn't secure America's borders before securing Republican support for comprehensive immigration reform. The administration denied the charge, but Kyl's standing by his statement. Ergo, someone is lying. My gut reaction? The most facile liar ever to occupy the Oval Office no longer gets the benefit of the doubt.

Vindication of that gut reaction? Try this written response denying the charge from White House Communications Director Dan Pfieffer: "The president didn't say that and Senator Kyl knows it. There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the president has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system."

"Truly securing the border?" Weasel words--and blatantly erroneous "logic" to boot. If an invading army were trying to enter the country through our southern borders, does anyone--besides the terminally twisted thinkers of moonbat moronity--really believe we couldn't "truly secure our borders" in about 48 hours?

Of course, as we all know, some invading armies are "more equal" than others.

That liberals are beyond reason on the subject is unsurprising. They are people for whom law enforcement is a "selective" enterprise, as in, let's sue Arizona for "violating" federal immigration law--a highly questionable premise at best--even as we ignore the ongoing and indisputable violation of federal immigration law known as the "sanctuary city" policy. Those are cities where law enforcement officials are expressly forbidden from inquiring about an individual's immigration status--even if that person has been charged with a felony.

How come the feds aren't suing cities like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Denver, Miami, and hundreds of other towns and cities in direct violation of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996? To wit:

"Notwithstanding any other provision of federal, state, or local law, a federal, state, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, (italics mine) any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual."

Of course as all of us also know, some laws are more equal than others.

Selective law enforcement is corruption--period. And no other issue is more corruptive than illegal immigration. It would be beyond comprehension if the political ruling class in Washington, D.C., already half-way in the tank with respect to calling Muslim terrorists "insurgents," were to suddenly start referring to them as "freedom fighters." Yet Americans are expected to swallow the term "undocumented immigrants" as a substitute for "illegal alien" even though such a manipulation of the language is equally absurd. We are also expected to endorse some sort of "comprehensive" reform, even though we already passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

What did that bill teach us? That selective law enforcement is the ultimate aim of the open borders crowd. Millions of illegal aliens were legalized, but the mechanisms designed to force business to determine the status of their employees, and/or penalize them for hiring illegals, were routinely ignored--wink, wink.

With apologies to The Who, we won't be fooled again.

Illegal immigration is also the primary reason that RINOs must be purged from the Republican party. It's about time "compassionate conservatism" became both compassionate--towards Americans--and genuinely conservative, as in having respect for the rule of law. It's defies logic that the seventy-five percent of Americans steadfastly opposed to comprehensive reform have no effective representation in Congress or the White House. Can anyone name another issue where the sentiment of the overwhelming majority of Americans is routinely ignored? Runaway spending is close, but even Keyensian Kancer takes a back seat to Comprehensive Crazy.

How crazy? Even an all-out Mexican drug war--which has claimed the lives of over twenty thousand people, or a story reported by Fox News that Mexican drug cartels "have set up shop on American soil, maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona from which their scouts can monitor every move made by law enforcement officials"--won't derail the open border crowd. Why? Because Washington D.C. can still be divided into two political parties. Their most accurate names? Cheap Vote Democrats and Cheap Labor Republicans. Who speaks for Americans still silly enough to believe in the Constitution and the rule of law?

No one.

So the border is held hostage by the radicals running the administration, while people like John McCain , Lindsay Graham and yes, even John Kyl, conveniently "forget" that in 2007, they were "for immigration reform before they were against it." Mexican drug cartels are operating inside America.

Meanwhile, ordinary Americans continue attempting to protect themselves. Fremont, Nebraska approved a ban--supported by 57% of the town--on hiring illegals or renting property to them. Predictably, the ACLU has promised to file a lawsuit to block implementation of the proposal. "In a community of 25,000, it's going to be hard to take on the whole country, and it will be costly to do so," said Fremont City Councilman Scott Getzschman, who opposed the measure.

You're half right, Mr. Getzschman. That lawyers will rack up expenses is a given. But if polling data is any indication, Fremont has the overwhelming majority of Americans behind them. And here's hoping that such "green shoots" of resistance begin to pop up everywhere. Here's hoping the federal government has to sue thousands of towns across the landscape.

The American landscape.

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Previously:


06/21/10:
Our Empty-Suit-in-Chief
06/16/10: Betraying Our Children
06/14/10: Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt?
06/07/10: Politically Correct Warfare
06/01/10: Bill Maher's ‘Black’ President
05/25/10: A Mosque At Ground Zero
05/23/10: Libs Stand Tall --- For Mexico
05/19/10: The 'Unintended Consequences' of Liberalism
05/17/10: 'Los' Suns: Stuck on Stupido
05/12/10: Union Audacity: Yes We Will!
05/10/10: Greeks, Leaks and and Double-Speak
05/05/10: Twelve Million Illegals --- or Thirty?
05/02/10: Republicans: Playing Not to Lose Doesn't Cut It
04/28/10: Arizona: Progressivism's Waterloo?
04/26/10: Son of Amnesty
04/22/10: Mortgages and Moral Meltdowns
04/20/10: Bashing Christians — Or Gays?
04/15/10: Personal Integri-‘tea’
04/12/10: Fools, Tools and Ghouls
04/08/10: (Tea) Party On
04/05/10: The Triumph of Mediocrity
04/02/10: Two For the Road
03/29/10: The Innate Immorality of Liberalism
03/24/10: The Art of War
03/22/10: I Want My Country Back
03/18/10: A Perpetual Process
03/17/10: American Exhibitionists
03/15/10: A Light Bulb Moment of Clarity
03/10/10: Little Things Mean A Lot
02/03/10: Budgetary Fork in the Road
02/01/10: Liberal Economic Illiteracy
01/27/10: ‘Roe-ing and Wade-ing’ Back to Reason
01/25/10: Arrogance When Up, Denial When Down
01/20/10: Connecting the Educational Dots
01/19/10: The Next Tea Party?
01/15/10: The Myth That Keeps on Giving
01/13/10: Airport Security Begins Away From the Airport
01/11/10: Secrets and Lies
01/08/10: Embracing Bigotry — or Rejecting Bullying?
01/06/10: Hanging by an Ideological Thread
01/04/10: Our ‘Wonderama’ Bureaucracy
12/30/09: A Day Off
12/28/09: Dangerous Myths
12/25/09: I, Me, Mine
12/23/09: A Very Harry Christmas
12/21/09: My Opinon
12/18/09: The Party of Repeal
12/15/09: Privileged Exemption
11/30/09: ‘Settled’ Science and Unsettled Children
11/30/09: American Sharia Law
11/23/09:The Trial (Travesty) of the Century
11/04/09: American Vampires and Their Political Enablers
11/01/09: ‘Opting Out’ of Insanity?
10/28/09: Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer. Brain Required
10/26/09: Communism: Nazism With Better PR
10/21/09: Just Asking
10/16/09: Cost Projections vs. Actual Costs, or Hope and Change vs. Reality
10/14/09: News you can use …
10/07/09: Incremental Insidiousness
10/05/09: MIA: Common Sense and Common Decency
09/30/09: Iran: Bad Options and Unpreparedness
09/21/09: Crying Racism: the Last Refuge of Scoundrels
09/11/09: 9/11 Cannot Be Sanitized
09/08/09: ‘Truthers’ and Consequences
09/01/09: A ‘Paper Trail’ Challenge for the Mainstream Media
08/31/09: Drowning in Amorality
08/26/09: The Republican Recovery Program

© 2010, Arnold Ahlert

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