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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 Oct. 4, 2010/ 26 Tishrei, 5771

‘Comprehensive’ Con Artists

By Arnold Ahlert




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | You've got to hand it to our cultural elitists. They are so suffused with a sense of their own superiority, they think they can sell something that almost three-quarters of the public stand firmly against. Thus, it should surprise no one that two of the "anointed few," New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, testified Thursday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration about the necessity of providing amnesty, as Murdoch put it, for "law-abiding, illegal immigrants." Law-abiding illegals? George Orwell would be proud.

I'm just guessing, but I think Americans are beginning to catch on to the idea that status, wealth, pedigree--and intelligence--aren't an "all-inclusive" package. Only a self-involved twit could be oblivious to the blatant oxymoron that is "law-abiding illegal immigrant." And only those with a well-cultivated sense of amnesia could forget that the electorate made their overwhelming disgust with the idea of granting millions of border-busters anything resembling the so-called "pathway to citizenship" quite clear as little as three years ago.

What do most Americans understand that Murdoch, Bloomberg and their fellow travelers don't? We already have a pathway to citizenship. It's called legal immigration. That would be the very same pathway our cultural elitists consider a bridge too far, as they once again elevate shoulder-shrugging expediency, as in "they're already here, so we may as well accommodate them" over the rule of law, as in "do what millions of others have done, and enter the country legally."

And what do they use to bolster their case for wholesale acquiescence to widespread law-breaking? Statistics. "It is nonsense to talk of expelling 12 million people. Not only is it impractical, it is cost prohibitive," testified Murdoch, citing a study which put the price of mass-deportation at $57 billion-a-year over five years. "There are better ways to spend our money," he explained.

I couldn't agree more. Let's spend $57 billion-a-year strictly enforcing the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the last sucker's bet in which complete amnesty was followed up by half-hearted attempts to enforce that law's provisions for border control and taking businesses to task for hiring illegals. But don't take my word for it, just look at far more relevant "statistics:"

Amnesty in 1986? 2.7 million legalized. Amnesty in 2011? 12-20 million to be legalized--assuming our elitist duo of Murdoch and Bloomberg have accurate numbers.

What if they don't? What if the illegal population in America is far greater than the number which ostensibly represents the "conventional wisdom" of our cultural elitists and their media cheering section? Even more telling, how come none of these people ever address the sobering reality that the ongoing failure to enforce the '86 law has directly resulted in a nearly five-fold increase (using the low-end figure) in the number of illegals waiting to be granted amnesty?

Here's why they avoid such "inconvenient truths:" because they truly believe they can sell ordinary, "dim-witted" Americans an amnesty-by-any-other-name pig in a poke. And when they can't, is there a scintilla of doubt in your mind that the words "bigot," "nativist," "xenophobe," and "racist" will become an integral part of their dialogue?

As indicated in Murdoch's above testimony, "mass-deportation" is their principle canard. It paints exactly the kind of misleading picture the pro-amnesty types use to bolster their bankrupt ideology. It is nothing more than a guilt-inducing measure designed to conjure up colorful images akin to the Nazis rounding up Jews and shipping them off to the gas chambers--or as columnist George Will once put it, putting illegals in "200,000 buses in a caravan stretching bumper-to-bumper from San Diego to Alaska."

It is also utter nonsense. Once again: you don't deport whatever number of illegals en masse. You simply enforce laws already on the books which make it economically unfeasible for them to remain in the country, and they deport themselves. That such a method completely destroys elitist attempts to make Americans feel like heartless jackboots is why it rarely comes up elitist discussions.

Canard number two is the familiar "illegals do the work Americans won't do." You don't hear this one much lately. Perhaps it's because telling Americans that some jobs are beneath their dignity while the unemployment rate hovers near ten percent isn't likely to win the Open Borders Crowd many converts.

Yet there is an element of truth in the fact that many Americans do consider some jobs unworthy. Which Americans? I'm guessing it isn't blue collar Americans, or middle class Americans struggling to make ends meet. I'm pretty sure it isn't black Americans whose unemployment rates are higher than the national average, and who are often in direct competition with illegals for the same jobs. It probably isn't the dwindling number of Americans raised to believe any job is honorable, the ones who still teach their children that hard work builds character.

I'd bet the farm there are two groups of Americans who disdain the kind of labor-intensive jobs illegals most often procure: group number one is the American Moocher class, which believes the government owes them a living, a hand-out or a program. The folks who have mortgaged their dignity for their sense of entitlement. The ones who think working "is for suckers."

Group number two? The very same elitist Americans hectoring for comprehensive immigration reform. The ones whose own kids would never sully themselves by "getting their hands dirty," or working at a "Mac-job." The folks who tell their kids such work is for the "little people," not the sons and daughters of the Silver Spoon Society. The folks who consider it their destiny to tell Americans how to behave "for our own good." The ones who can't understand why Americans would be against "fixing our broken immigration system"--which is broken precisely because these same elitists took a pass on enforcing two of the three provisions contained in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

And now they want to "double down?" Sorry, no sale. No sale to Republican elitists scared to death of losing the Hispanic vote and a source of cheap labor--and no sale to Democrat elitists looking to secure permanent power, not by winning hearts and minds to their ideas, but by legalizing a voting bloc all at once in order to blunt their self-induced alienation of an ever-growing portion of the American electorate.

And above all else, no sale when every thinking American can see the game being played by our ruling class which can seal the border any time it wants to, but holds the country hostage to immigration reform as a condition for doing so.

No sale.

Hopefully November will resemble the beginning of a purge. Hopefully we will see a repudiation of the elitist mindset and its cancerous disrespect for the rule of law, for the desires of ordinary Americans and for the well-being of the country. Those who wish to obfuscate the difference between the line-waiters and the border-crashers, who shamelessly peddle a phrase such as "law-abiding illegal immigrants" need to be sent packing from the corridors of power.

Memo to Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the New York Nanny who wiggled around term limits twice-approved by NY voters so he could serve a third time: clean up your own house. New York City and New York State are cesspools of corruption teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, and the last thing Americans need is a lecture from a guy whose chief claim to fame is banning trans-fat cooking oil in the five boroughs.

Memo to Rupert Murdoch: preach what you practiced. If becoming a U.S. citizen legally was good enough for a "big shot" like you, it ought to be good enough for everyone else. You might also consider that lecturing the same country which welcomed you in is unseemly.

Memo to my fellow Americans: never forget that neither of these men, despite their inflated sense of self-importance, speak for the majority of Americans who refused to be cowed by their "betters." That would be the same majority of Americans who welcome legal immigrants with open arms--even as they thumb their noses at elitist con men and their enablers.

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Previously:


09/29/10:
Why Dems Are Going Down in November
09/27/10: The Unholiest of Unholy Alliances
09/22/10: Two Words for Republicans to Remember: ‘I Won’
09/20/10: Purging ‘Me First’ Politicians
09/17/10: No More ‘Lesser of Two Evils’
09/15/10: ‘Recovery’ Arms Race
09/13/10: ‘Bigots’ in the Majority --- Again?
09/09/10: Giving Voters Something to Vote For
09/07/10: Irresponsible Dems, Incomprehensible Bills
09/02/10: War Weary Americans vs. Implacable Islamists
08/31/10: A ‘Dream’ Debased
08/25/10: American ‘Bigots’ Versus Media Propagandists
08/23/10: Recovery Bummer
08/19/10: An Unholy Alliance of Radicals
08/16/10: You've Lost America, Mr. President
08/13/10: The Twin Towers of Progressive Disconnect
08/11/10: A Far Better ‘National Discussion’
08/09/10: It's ‘Only’ One Dead Nun
08/06/10: Incremental Tyranny
08/04/10: Ground Zero Mosque: Context Counts
08/02/10: The Arizona Ruling: a Gift for November
07/29/10: The United Cities of America
07/26/10: JournoList: ‘Coordinated’ Ideological Bankruptcy
07/20/10: Go For Broke Or Get Out of the Way
07/14/10: You're a Liberal/Progressive if You Believe…
07/12/10: $33-an-hour--For Sleeping On the Job
07/08/10: Extortionist Government
07/06/10: ‘Commerce Clause’ Totalitarians
07/01/10: Another Public School Travesty in MA
06/30/10: Calling YOUR Bluff, Mr. President
06/28/10: A Trifecta of Progressive Corruption
06/23/10: Plug the Darn Hole --- In Our Border
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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