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The Immigration Lie

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In 1776 we declared our independence from England.  At that point our founding fathers considered the colonists to be Americans.  Even then America was a melting pot which came from the majority of the countries in the world.  Today we have people from every country in the world and we are the third largest population in the world behind India and China.  Unlike India and China we have people from all over the world who have immigrated to the United States of America.  The U.S.A. is unique among all nations in that for centuries now people have sought to come here to make a new life. Over the years our laws have changed and now we have an ever growing problem with illegal immigration.

In 2014 I married an immigrant to the U.S.A. and I have learned much about the path to citizenship since that time.  The path to citizenship is paved with dollar dollar bills y’all.  You have to pay the immigration attorney, the government, the courts, the USCIS and I am sure there are others with their hands out. This bunch of monkeys that we have in Washington D.C. will never do a thing to change or reform our immigration laws.  Illegal immigration is a big business which makes billions of dollars per year for attorneys.  What profession is most prevalent in the United States Congress: attorneys.  Illegal immigration will never go away, it will continue to be a problem for the rest of my lifetime and probably the lifetimes of our children’s children.

Until the late 1880’s there were no laws restricting immigration.  If we applied the laws of today to 1776 America many of us would be descendants of illegal immigrants.  Part of my family came to the shores of the New World in the 1600’s the rest immigrated here between the 1800’s and the  1840’s.  In 1882 Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act which severely limited the number of immigrants from China.  After that the legislation flood gates opened and here we are today.  It is worth noting that in 1986 the Immigration Reform and Control Act passed allowing four million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.  Since that time our government has laid out the red carpet and invited immigrants to enter our country illegally.

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If you live in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador and you are barely getting by, and you want to come to America to change your life, good luck.  Go through all of the burdensome steps, try to get a visa to enter the USA. If you are doing well and live in one of those countries and try to get a visa, buenas suerte (good luck).  Chances are the government of the United States is going to invite you not to come to our land on a visa. In the past visas were available for the asking, now, you had better have some connections, some American Citizen connections if you want to legally come to the U.S.  It is easier and sometimes cheaper to pay a dangerous drug cartel a bunch of money to come across the Rio Grande.  Over the past 3 years I have seen some gross injustices with awarding visas to people from these countries. A mother who wanted to come see her dying daughter, a mother who wanted to be with her daughter on her wedding day, grandparents who wanted to see newborn grand kids, all denied visas and for what?

If I want to go to Honduras, I can board a plane and fly there without having to go to the Honduran Embassy.  The same is true for almost every country in the world.  All I have to do is go.  This is not so for the most free nation on the globe.  If you want to come here for any reason, you must first ask permission. Something is not right with this scenario.

We have either forgotten, or we never knew, about the influx of immigrants from Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Italy, China, Japan, and Vietnam, which all happened at different times but caused the same reactions.  These immigrants are stealing American jobs.  These immigrants refuse to assimilate.  These immigrants are dirty rotten thieves and criminals. It was not true then, and it is not true now.  Immigrants are seeking a better life for themselves and their families.

Adult immigrants have traditionally had a difficult time adjusting to a new culture and new language. The Italian immigrants who came here in the early part of the 20th century did not speak English, they did not know or understand our customs, and they did not assimilate into our culture in the first generation.  However, the subsequent generations quickly learned English, where raised with our customs, and assimilated completely into our culture.  Chances are, if you encounter the progeny of those immigrants they will know very little of the “old country” culture, they will not speak Italian, and the customs of Italy would be as foreign to them as they would be to you.

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There are many lies and misconceptions about illegal immigration. Perhaps the worst lie is that the undocumented workers are stealing American jobs.  This is a complete lie with no basis in fact and completely illogical.  You cannot get a job with a company without a Social Security Number.  Undocumented aliens do not have documents and they surely do not have Social Security Numbers.  There are some who are processed and receive a number, but this number is to pay taxes and their card says not valid for work.  There are others who use fake numbers, or stolen cards, but there are very few of them, and if they are caught they will suffer a great perdition.

I know, I know, you have a friend who has a cousin who’s sister’s boyfriend  was in construction and he lost his job because of the damn illegal aliens. This is a lie, your friend’s cousin’s sister’s boyfriend was either out bid, out skilled, or out worked and he lost his job because he sucks. The reason that undocumented workers dominate the construction industry is because they work for less, they work harder, or they are more skilled than the American workers. The immigrant work force is putting capitalism and the free market to the test.  The only choice the American worker has is to step up his game and lower his prices.

The truth is that legal immigrants are stealing American jobs.  Our biggest problem is with the hundreds of thousands of H-1B Visas that are issued every year to people from China, India, Pakistan, and Middle Eastern countries.  Many corporations are hiring cheap labor from H-1B Visa holders.  These people will work for 1/3 of what a similarly qualified American worker will, and they cannot leave that corporation for a better paying job or they will lose their visa.  This is noting more than 21st Century indentured servitude, yet nobody says a thing about it.  Why do we not know about this, why is this issue not being discussed?  The reason is simple, you have been programmed to be angry about people who have come to this country exactly the same way your ancestors came. You have been programmed to be angry at those damn illegal aliens.  Meanwhile, there are true unfair labor practices going on right under your nose and it doesn’t phase you one bit. I have met some of these H-1B workers.  They live in pay by the week hotels, they do not have cars, and they are paid about 1/3 of what you would be paid.  This is why you can’t find a job, and why you can’t receive a raise.  Guess what, there are close to 2 billion Chinese, and over 1.5 billion Indians.  This country will never run out of cheap foreign labor.

Another lie is these people are criminals.  No, I am not mad at Donald Trump for what he said about the Mexicans coming here to the U.S.  He did not say anything incorrect, or racist.  Mexican is not a race, it is a nationality.  The successful Mexicans are not crossing the Rio Grande on a plastic raft.  The people Donald Trump was referring to are violent drug cartel members who do come here and who do commit crimes.  Your average run of the mill illegal alien wants to come here to improve his or her life and the lives of their family.  Just like my Irish progenitors in the 1840’s.  There was nothing for them in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, or Honduras, so they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly, Hills that is, swimming pools, movie stars.

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The majority of illegal boarder crossings are done by people trying to improve their lot in life.  Many of them eventually obtain a legal status and become productive members of our society.  Some of them do go on to commit crimes, some of them will murder, rape, and steal, but these are mostly isolated cases, just like in our American society.  The violent drug cartel members however skew the statistics. Every single one of them are coming here to kill, steal and destroy. Their crimes reflect badly on poor old Juan Valdez who came here to live with his cousin Pedro and work for his uncle Alberto’s construction company. He might get a little drunk on the weekends and but he is no different than Sid Little who moved to Detroit to make a better life for his family and liked to get a little drunk on the weekends.  The only real difference is Sid Little crossed state boarders in his own country.

It is also a lie, and illogical,  that undocumented aliens are sucking our social services dry.  Come to Harris County Health and Human Services without a Social Security Card and see how far you get. Come there with a fake card, or a stolen card and see how long it takes them to catch you.  Illegals are not getting welfare, food stamps or Medicaid. However, people with visas can receive benefits.

Yet another lie concerning illegal immigration is they are lazy and do not want to work.  Imagine that, people who are stealing American jobs are lazy and do not want to work. That Myth is busted

 

Another lie is that the illegals do not pay taxes and send all of their money back to their home country.  Again, this is completely illogical. I do not know of a state that does not have sales tax.  Every gallon of gas purchased has a federal tax.  Every time they pay rent, register a car, buy groceries, chattel, a car or anything else they pay tax.  Some of them even register their businesses with their state and register with the IRS and receive a Tax Identification Number to pay income tax.

There is not a single illegal alien here that sends all of their money back to their home country either.  These people do send money home, but this money is to help their family.  Here is a question for you doubters.  What I do with my money is none of your business and vice versa.  How is it any of our business what they are doing with the money they have earned?  It is true that billions of dollars go to Mexico, Central America and South America, but multiplied billions more stay right here to be spent in our economy by these illegal aliens.

Finally, the last lie, illegals hurt our economy.  POPPYCOCK!  Most states are not like Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.  These states share a boarder with Mexico, and have millions of undocumented people living in their cities. If we were to suddenly deport these millions of people our economies would suffer greatly.  Whole apartment complexes would become vacant overnight; grocery stores, clothing stores, gas stations, restaurants, bars, and  malls would close their doors.  Neighborhoods would become ghost towns.  Suddenly there would be thousands of cars, left to rot in parking lots, whose owners were simply gone. Utility companies would lose revenue. Construction projects would stop in their tracks, babysitters would not show up for work, houses would go uncleaned, restaurants would lose workers, lawns would go un-mowed, it would be a disaster.  The people who crossed the boarder illegally not only contribute to our economy, they are helping our economy.

Hispanic immigrants who have entered the country illegally are industrious hard working people.  Their politics usually suck, but their work ethic and their desire to succeed are the same as was found in the European immigrants of the 18th 19th and 20th century. They start businesses, they participate in the economy, they are an asset and not a burden to our society.  The only difference between my ancestors, and the illegal aliens of today is time.  When my people came here the manner in which they came was not prohibited by law.  If they came that way today they would be illegal aliens too.

I do not advocate open boarders, however I do not advocate deporting millions of people who are now living here.  We have to stop the illegal boarder crossings, we must close the boarder with Mexico, we must build a wall.  The United States must also reform its immigration laws.  Our immigration system is indeed broken and it is hurting our citizens. We must stop taking in the job stealing H-1B indentured servants, and we must stop allowing people to come into this country illegally; but we must also have compassion for those that are already here.  Since we have allowed this to continue for the last 30 years we must seek a solution for these people who have been encouraged to come.  We must give these immigrants a path to citizenship.  Personally I would advocate a minimum of 10 years waiting time before they are given voting rights but that is a whole other post.

In the raging debate over immigration remember, we are talking about people just like you, people who have families just like you, people who love and laugh and work and play, just like you.  Remember to be compassionate towards them and patient with them because sometime in the distant past, or in the not so distant past, your family were immigrants.

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Insane People Insane World Part 3 The Fuzz

I want to explore the issue of police a little more.  If you recognized the term “the Fuzz” congratulations you are old.  For those of you young whippersnappers who are unfamiliar with that term “the Fuzz” is 70’s and 80’s slang for the police.

Police have way too much power these days.  I believe this power is perceived power rather than actual lawful power.  I think that departments are assuming control where they have no legal authority to assume control.  Look at how the police are becoming militarized.  Today it is becoming more and more common to see police looking like some combat force, rather than the customary neighborhood cop walking a beat.

Good question

Good question

Cops have a tough job, there is no doubt about it.  However consider this, crime statistics keep dropping but the police activity keeps intensifying.  Why do the cops automatically assume I am some kind of felon when they stop me for speeding or other minor traffic violations?  Why do cops think they have a right to ask me for identification?  Why do cops automatically assume I am doing something illegal?  Why do cops come after minor law breakers when they know where the real bad guys are?  Why have cops stopped patrolling for the people and started managing the people? Watch this exchange I found on YouTube.

If you watched the video you saw a young man who was pretty shaken up over his encounter with the police, and no wonder.  The first cop clearly has his hand on his gun.  The second cop looks like he is a gunslinger in the old west with his gun slung low for a quick draw.  I have never been to Middletown, Connecticut but I can’t imagine it is worse than Detorit, Michigan.  Also notice the military type uniform on the police in small town America.  These guys look like they are ready for an invasion not like they are serving and protecting a community.  By the end of the video the young man is shaking so badly he cannot hold the camera straight but he challenges the cops with the constitution they swore to protect against all enemies foreign and domestic.  Unfortunately, they seem to be the domestic enemy.  This young man showed great bravery, but he also was asking for a confrontation.  Police seem to be extremely nervous whenever you video tape public areas or persons.  Especially when you videotape them.  Here is another example.

This video shows why it is necessary to record cops.  Cops are out of control.  They have a perception of power which is not granted to them through the constitution.  I am sick and tired of the idea that because you have a badge and a gun you are my boss.  I am your boss, and you are here to serve and protect me.  That means that I don’t have to identify myself, you must identify yourself.  I am not guilty of any crime, even if you arrest me I am not guilty.  The state has the burden of proving me guilty.  Just because you claim to be suspicious does not mean I have committed a crime.

 I am sick and tired of the idea that because you have a badge and a gun you are my boss

I am sick and tired of the idea that because you have a badge and a gun you are my boss.

You can spend hours watching YouTube videos of cops violating rights, beating innocent people, killing people and falsely arresting people.  It is disturbing and it has nothing to do with race, everything to do with these out of control cops.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZdDWTjvJyM – Arrested for drinking Arizona Iced Tea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuZM056rusk – Arrested for picking his son up at school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7HwWNaWbd4 – Arrested for asking questions at a school board meeting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MhDDqq73pc – Arrested for asking questions, and for asking for a pen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fY20sSeikw – I have no clue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQrvmzRHzaA – Beaten for using a cell phone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8qTRbrC6ws – Beaten for arguing with a friend.  19 different cops in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLNNXCz9-gQ -Beaten for asking for her phone call while hand-cuffed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQvhHdEPINA – Knocked out for smoking a cigarette

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD0qEjnxdYM – Tazered while hand-cuffed for spitting on a cop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKTYcBHJKow – Tazered for being handicapped

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZMUnAJTuFA – Shot and beaten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG9SHQTDIoE – Shot while in bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSPhC916GQM – Killed for rolling up her window

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbI5HHz7fJU – Killed for refusing to give cops his ID

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWQ5lu8jSMc – Killed for camping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pecE_wq4auA – Killed for no reason (warning very graphic)

Another issue is minor traffic violations.  Think about it, do you speed, run red lights, stop signs, make illegal U-turns and commit other traffic violations.  The answer you are searching for is YES, you do.  Everyone who drives has committed minor traffic violations.  I commute roughly 35 miles a day.  I am going to violate the traffic laws from time to time and probably on a weekly basis.  Before you start pointing your finger at me, realize you do the same thing.  If the speed limit is 45 and you are doing 46 YOU LOSE SUCKER, you just violated the law and you are a criminal.  Unfriend me on Facebook, block me on Twitter, send nasty messages to my email, but you are a criminal.  So is everyone else on the road.  I am not a great violator of the law, but I will do 70 in a 60, I will California roll a right turn on red, and certain stop signs.  I will change lanes without signaling, and I will roll down the road sans seat belt.  On the weekends and sometimes during the week I drive for Uber.  Uber is a peer to peer rideshare service which has become very popular in major US cities and around the world.  I probably drive 500-1000 miles a week working Uber.  I am going to violate the traffic laws.

Think about this.  Why are there traffic laws? Most people would say public safety, but I challenge that notion.  If I am doing 70 in a 60 I am probably not going to cause many problems.  Yes, I know, speed kills; but in reality speed does not kill, excessive speed kills.  If I was doing 11o in a 60 now you have a case against me for endangering public safety.  Most speeding tickets are given to people going 10 – 15 miles over the posted limit.  Those folks are not going to cause an accident, they are not endangering other motorists, and they are not endangering themselves in the overwhelming majority of cases.  Nevertheless cops hand out tickets like Jehovah’s Witnesses hand out The Watchtower.  Have you ever asked yourself why?  The answer is clear and undeniable; revenue.  Many cities do not report the amount of revenue they steal from their citizens through “traffic violations.”  If you pass enough laws and ordinances everyone will be guilty and everyone will be forced to pay.  Is this why we have police?

Better get your papers ready.

Better get your checkbook ready.

The Houston Metropolitan area  has over 30 different policing departments, each employees a number of people to keep us safe.  Those people cost money, therefore those departments must justify their existence by writing tickets.  Are they really protecting and serving us?  The bottom line is this, when our rights come into conflict with their revenue our right will be violated.  Everything comes down to money.  Law enforcement in this day and age is very similar to the mafia of days gone by.  They are running a sophisticated and intricate protection racket and every day we applaud them for it.  Cops are not your friend, they are bill collectors with a gun and a badge and you had better watch out for them or you might just be the next Eric Garner.

 

Go ahead, do 30 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Go ahead, do 30 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Insane People Insane World Part 2 The Domestic Front

A note to my 6 or 7 readers:  Sorry for taking so long, this is a huge subject and I fell that if I post everything I write in one sitting you will not read it.  I tend to write 2,000-3,000 words at a time and this seems like a little much.  I have already amended this post and it stands at almost 1800 words and I feel like I haven’t scratched the surface of what I want to say here.  Let me know your thoughts on the subject of the length of my posts; please, and thank you for reading.  (Update: this post is 2,567 words…oops)

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In part one we explored the precarious position of our economy and we discovered without a doubt that our government is lying to us.  Not only is our government lying to us, but it is spying on us.  We now know that the NSA has been keeping tabs on our phone calls and records. FISA can suspend your constitutional right to due process and privacy and tap your phone or put your home under surveillance.  The Patriot Act strips many rights from US citizens.  Drones can drop out of the sky and blow you and your kids up while you are on foreign territory. Yes, I know, that guy was Al Qaeda, and he deserved to die; but he was also an American Citizen, and if they are willing to kill him, they are willing to kill you.  If they are willing to suspend his right to a fair trial, they are willing to suspend your right to a fair trial. What about Osama Bin Laden, he deserved to die too didn’t he?  Did he deserve to die when he was working for the CIA to undermine Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980’s. Oh is that too tin foil hat conspiracy theorist for you?  Well I will save all of that foreign stuff for another post.  Have you been stopped by the cops lately? Check this out —->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qUT2uPVlvg I will warn you, the foul language is not the most offensive thing in this video, not by a long shot.

If you watched the video it shows cops abusing their authority.  It seems there are more and more cases of cops absolutely abusing their authority all around this country.  The killing in Ferguson, followed by the choking in New York, followed by the killing of the little boy in Cleveland, it is all ridiculous.  I believe all of these situations resulted in the unnecessary deaths of these two black men, and little boy.  However, these are not isolated to the black community.  White people, Hispanic people, all Americans are subjected to out of control cops.  This has to stop.

 

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If you don’t do what they tell you to you will be beaten.

Ohio family terrorized by an out of control cop.  See the video on Youtube.com

Ohio family terrorized by an out of control cop. See the video on Youtube.com

Beaten by cops in Fullerton CA. Thomas Kelly died after days in the hospital.

Beaten by cops in Fullerton CA. Thomas Kelly died after days in the hospital.

 

How about Ferguson, Missouri? A whole town,  erupted because, well um, because, you see, they uh…why exactly is all of that going on?  Some white crazy ass cracker cop shot a poor innocent African American kid six times execution style.  Now I will not pretend to know all of the details of this issue, I don’t, but for some reason everyone who is participating in the riots in Ferguson knows exactly what happened.  They can burn and loot and kill because they are angry.  They are angry because the Grand Jury refused to indict the cop that killed Micheal Brown.  The fact is I was not there, you were not there, only the cop, the dead man, and now the Grand Jury know w hat really happened, and the Grand Jury refused to indict.   Then we have the whole Eric Garner situation in New York.  That man was also unarmed, also killed by a cop, and he also allegedly committed a minor crime.  Both of these killings are tragic, and shameful, but that does not justify rioting; but you best not say anything against them or you are a racist.

"Hey guys, isn't this just a little bit cliche?"

“Hey guys, isn’t this just a little bit cliche?”

You are also a racist if you think George Zimmerman was innocent.  You are also a racist if you think that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not great reverends.  You are also racist if you say anything against His Holiness Barrack Obama. You are also racist if you think that private companies and churches shouldn’t pay for birth control and abortions.  You are also racist if you think there is something wrong with gay marriage. You are also racist if you think those folks from Mexico and Central America don’t have a right to come here in any way they choose. You are also a racist if you think Katie Kouric is an air head, and you’re sexist too.  You are also a racist if you give a stupid award to a white girl instead of Beyonce.  You are also a racist if you use the word black in front of African Americans.  You are also racist if you call African Americans black.  You are also racist for reading this paragraph.  You are also racist if you don’t have black friends.  You are also racist if you do have black friends but they are not your best friends.  You are also racist if you have black friends and you say you have black friends when trying to defend yourself against the charge of being racist.  You are also racist if you think Eric Holder is a criminal.  You are also racist if you are a Republican.  You are also a racist if you listen to Country Music.  You are racist if you listen to rock music.  You are racist if you listen to classical music because there has never been a great minority composer of classical music.  You a are also racist if you are white and listen to rap music.  You are also racist if you are a white rapper. You are also a racist if you listen to conservative talk radio, or if you have an AM dial on your radio. You are also a racist if you own a gun.  You are also a racist if you don’t find all of this racist.  You are also a racist if you like fried chicken and watermelon. You are also a racist if you don’t like fried chicken and watermelon. You are also a racist if you use fried chicken and watermelon in the same sentence. Congratulations you are a racist.

I konw, I konw, I went overboard, but hey, that is what I do.  The fact is we are all, everyone single one of us, racist.  I know what you are thinking, I am not racist, to which I will reply, yes you are a racist.  Here is a simple test.  Which racial group is the smartest?  Which racial group has the highest achievers? Which race do you prefer to be your leaders? Which race do you feel more comfortable with as industry leaders?  Which racial group make the best on-air personalities?  Which racial group is best at math?  Most Americans would answer their own racial group for the first 5 questions, that makes you a racist.  All of us would say Asian for the sixth question.  You just laughed, and that makes you racist, but I am more racist because I wrote it.  After all these years we still have a problem with race, and it is getting worse not better.  Our first black President is hated because he is black, and he was also voted for because he is black.  The reality is he is only half black, yet he has managed to further divide this country over the color of our skin.  Insanity.  Prior to Obama racial tensions were easing and things were normalizing.  Black people and white people were finding common ground and things were improving.  Now the wheels are coming off the cart.

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Malcom X aka Malcom Little…I wonder if he was my cousin?

 

Slavery was a horrible institution, but it has been over for 151 years.  Think about that.  I am 43, my mother is 66, my grandfather is 90 almost 91. My grandfather was born 61 years after slavery ended.  I have never asked him, but I am guessing he never knew any slaves, but he possibly could have.  Shelia Jackson Lee Democrat congresswoman from mere feet from where I am sitting in Houston, TX claimed to be a slave.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5qR8w2LEtc PREPOSTEROUS, she is only 64 years old! I have a theory on race that I will not expound upon here, but suffice it to say, we are all descended from Noah.  What color was Noah?  Who cares, there are no races except the human race, and as soon as we all begin to realize this truth, there will no longer be racism.  However, there will still be cultureism which is what racism really is.

There is however, something worse than racism.  President Obama has spent tremendous amounts of political capital on dividing this country through class envy.  Remember the “Occupy” movement?  In the Occupy movement the 99% were fighting for their piece of the pie.  The idea was that the 1% has the overwhelming wealth in this country while the 99%ers, you and me, do not have hardly any wealth at all. Why should I fall prey to the ideal that another man should share his wealth with me?  What have I done to merit his wealth?  If the top 1% hold 25% of the nation’s wealth is that truly a problem?  Why does the President constantly bring up the subject.  Why does he continually try to pit the wealthy against the poor?  Why are his definitions of wealthy and poor so obscure?

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I have several uncles and they are all successful in their own right, but none of them are rich.  They pay their mortgages, car payments, some of them have multiple houses, one or two have boats, four wheelers, classic cars, etc.  None of them are suffering under any kind of poverty, but again, I have no rich uncle.  Why should they feel anxiety because the guy down the street has more?  Why should they feel like they need to catch up to the millionaire or billionaire down the street? I don’t have that stuff, and I struggle every month to pay my bills.  Perhaps my stinkin’ uncles should kick in and support me.  From each according to his ability, to each according to their need.  Hey uncles, I have needs…I need a boat, I need a four wheeler, or a fifth wheel, shoot, I would even take a classic car or two.

Let’s make it a bit more personal.  Do you have a hard time paying your rent? Phone bill? Cable bill? Electricity bill? Bar bill? Kids soccer bill? Ballet lessons? Baseball lessons? Car payment? Xbox Live subscription? Do you?  There are hardly any Americans left who know what it means to go without.  When I was a kid my family was not wealthy, we were for the most part lower middle class and both of my folks worked.  I did not wear Nike shoes, I didn’t have the cool long sleeve OP shirt, Girbaud jeans, not even Guess jeans.  I did however have a pair or two of parachute pants…please don’t judge me. I didn’t even get Wrangler jeans, I wore Rustlers. I had the knock off Zips tennis shoes. I didn’t play little league, or soccer except for one year of each.  I wasn’t in ballet…I promise, I really wasn’t.  The point is I had to go without, and my kids have had to go without.  Does that mean that George Soros or Bill Gates owe me money.  Should these two fine upstanding American multi-billionaires send some cash my way?  HELL NO!  Do you want to know why?  Bill Gates and George Soros earned their money.  Even if they didn’t earn their money I am not entitled to it in a free market capitalist society.

America employees a free market capitalist model.  That means that individuals and corporations have the right and responsibility to own and conduct business in an open and free marketplace.  Through the years our government has done what they could to stifle and dismantle this system.  The government has increasingly taken control over businesses and industries.  Think about this, almost all homes have mortgages payable to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, VA, or FHA.  Which one or ones of these are not government entities?  If you said none of them you are correct. Fannie and Freddie are both Government Sponsored Entities.  Government Sponsored Entities are created by congress to help people get credit.  Even if you received your loan from Wells Fargo or Bank of America they still use the Fannie and Freddy guidelines to approve your loan and will eventually sell your loan on the secondary market.  What about the radio industry? Television? Electricity, coal, oil, medical, real estate, the National Football League, and Baseball?  All of these industries suffer at the hands of confiscatory government regulation.  The coal industry has suffered greater loss due to regulation than any other industry in history.  I will not bore you with the minutia, but the coal industry has been devastated.  You Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania Democrats had better re-think your voting strategy.  Coal has suffered a greater than 60% decline in the last 5 years due to nothing more than government regulations at the direction of the Obama.  Certain areas of the country are and will continue to experience brown outs due to lack of adequate electricity because of this overreach by the government.  All of this is conducted at the will of a rogue government agency known as the Environmental Protection Agency.  How can this be in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

We are becoming a third world nation.  The gap between rich and poor is increasing.  The middle class is beginning to disappear.  Small business are being driven out and taken over by large corporations.  We are all suffering because of the policies of the ever increasing oligarchy.  There are a few who hold and or can manipulate the power, and they are wielding it against us.  We are losing this country one family, one small business, one vote at a time.

One last quick point.  What is the number one profession of our presidents?  Answer: Lawyer.  We keep electing Lawyers to be our president and things keep getting worse.  A lawyer is like a prostitute, they will sell themselves to whomever puts up the money.  They will argue to win, not because they necessarily agree with their own arguments, but because this is their only tool to gain success.  Lawyers are not leaders, they are manipulators.  If we want real change in this country we need to stop electing lawyers and start looking for candidates who are servants of the people.

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There is so much to say about the domestic front I do not think I can ever finish, but this is a start.  It seems like at this moment these are the most pressing issues on the national scene.  Of course there is healthcare, and immigration both of which are important and I will try to get something posted on these soon. Feel free to share your thoughts.

 

Yay police...I am so glad you are there to serve and protect me from this hand-cuffed soccer mom.

Yay police…I am so glad you are there to serve and protect me from this hand-cuffed soccer mom.

Insane People, Insane World Part 1 The Domestic Front

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O00000 boooooo, Halloween is coming….SCARY!  Trick or treat?  All I have are some tricks. The world is on fire.  At this very moment there are debates raging in every corner of our society about every imaginable thing.  This may seem like an obvious statement, but stop and think about it for just a moment.  Look at YouTube, check out the comment section on almost any video and you will see three major themes no matter what the video is about. Politics, religion, and race. These topics dominate almost all conversations.  There are groups of radical liberals, radical conservatives, theists, atheists, blacks, whites and almost everything in-between.  The way people are treating each other is atrocious.  The “F” word is used more than the word “the” and the names people call each other will curl your nose hairs.  The worst part is all of it, every last bit, is triviality.  We have lost respect for our fellow human being.  We are so caught up in hating one another and demeaning one another that the really important things that we should be doing are being left undone.  Meanwhile, the world is on fire, and there is no sign of an extinguisher anywhere.

I want to address some of those fires and I want to begin right here at home in the good ol’ US of A.  Now I will warn you, there will be some things that will shock you if you continue reading.  There might even be some colorful language, but we are all adults here and you can handle it. If you want to leave a comment that does not pertain to the topic, or if you want to call me a sexist, racist, bigot, homophobe, or you want to drop an “F” bomb, your comment will not appear below.  If you want to engage me in an opposing view or argument, please come with your facts or you will be crushed by reason and logic.  I do invite you to disagree if you can or you must, but I warn you, I hate rude behavior in a man, won’t tolerate it. Apologies to Captain Call.

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While these inane debates are going on the problems around the world are crushing us and we do not even know it.  Right here at home we are in a dire crisis.  Our government is telling us that unemployment is right around 6%.  There are  33,850,924 people in this country who either do not have a job, or are marginally employed.  If we simply take that number and divide it by the number of people who are employed we get 22% unemployment.  However it is not that easy.  There is much more that goes into the formula.  What does not go into the formula is those workers who have given up looking for a job.  Workforce participation is at a 36 year low.  If we include these unemployed people the rate is over 12 % according to Forbes.   This does not include a break down of unemployment by ethnicity either.  We see that the Black unemployment rate is consistently higher than the white unemployment rate and has been for 50 years.  Not just higher, but twice as high and topping the charts at over 37% just last August according to an insightful article on Free Republic.  http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3050611/posts  This is a small taste of our problems.

The Federal Reserve, which is not part of our government, yet prints our money, has been propping up our economy for years by purchasing bonds at the rate of $85,000,000,000.00 per month.  That is $85 billion or as G. Gordon Liddy would say 85,000 million.  They have since scaled back their bond purchases to around $75 billion.  Oh did I mention that was per month?  $85 billion times 12 months is $1,020,000,000,000.00 or $1.02 trillion or as G. Gordon Liddy would say 1,020 billion.  If that is not scary enough we have over $205,000,000,000,000.00 Yes folks that is $205 trillion.  If you want to find out more about unfunded liabilities check out this frightful article.   http://dailyreckoning.com/205-trillion-in-unfunded-liabilities/

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Let’s talk about healthcare.  Better yet, let’s not.  Just one question: were you able to keep your doctor? Okay, just one more question: how much are you paying for health insurance vs. what you were paying for health insurance?  Okay, okay, one more question: do you think your premiums will go up or down? Yay Obamacare!!!

How about inflation?  The government tells us that inflation is 1.7% however if we used the calculations from the 1980’s our inflation rate would be well over 9% Why the disparity? Well gas and food no longer count in today’s voodoo economics.  Food inflation alone is up over 22%.  Have you bought groceries lately?  What you are now spending $500.00 on at the grocery store used to cost you $390.00.  That is an increase to your food budget of $110.00 per month or an additional $1,320.00 per year.  How many raises have you had in the last few years? Jonelle Marte reveals in the Washington Post on August 28, 2014

Real hourly wages are down for workers at all education levels in the first half of this year compared to the first half of 2013, according to the Economic Policy Institute paper. Pay fell by 1.1 percent for people with high school diplomas, by 1 percent for people with some college, 1.6 percent for people with college degrees and by 2.7 percent for people with advanced degrees. “The last year has been a poor one for American workers’ wages,” writes Elise Gould, an economist with the institute, in the report.

Her article titled Bad News: Wages are down for pretty much everyone highlights the fact that wages in this country have stagnated, but worse than that they are also falling.  Prices are increasing, wages are falling, yet we are in economic recovery?  Does this not make sense to anyone else or am I the only one?

What about the national debt and the deficit?  Many people have no idea what the difference is between the national debt and inflation, but the difference is actually simple.  The national debt is the debt that our country owes to other entities.  For instance, when The Federal Reserve pumps $1.02 trillion into the bond market we the people have to pay it back…with interest, so, add that to the debt.  When China gives us a loan of a trillion dollars here $800 billion there, we have to pay that back…with interest, so, add that to the debt.  Our national debt is over $17,000,000,000,000.00(trillion)

The deficit on the other hand is the difference between what we take in and what we spend.  How about a little exercise?  Imagine you make $3,045 per year, but your expenses are $3,527 that means you spend $482 more per year than you earn.  That doesn’t sound too bad, unless you add a whole bunch of zeros to those numbers. The US will take in approximately $3.045 trillion our of our pockets and into their coffers.  However we spend $3.527 trillion per year as of today, well as of a few minutes ago when I looked it up. That means our deficit is $482 billion per year.  Balanced budget amendment anyone?  The government borrows this $482 billion from outside sources such as The Federal Reserve and China.  This does not include the propping up of our economy that was mentioned earlier.  If we were to pay off the national debt each  American taxpayer would need to write a check for  $153,062.00.  But remember those unfunded liabilities of $205,000,000,000,000.00.  To cover that each of us would need to write a check for $1,753,739.22. We are in the car with Thelma and Louise.  If you really want to be scared for Halloween check this out.  ——> http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Here is a very good visual aid to conceptualize $1,000,000,000,000.00

Here is a very good visual aid to conceptualize $1,000,000,000,000.00

Okay, so, our government is lying to us.  Not just lying but they are lying in a devastating and debilitating manner. Our economy will implode at some point.  Democrat, Republican, Thelma, Louise, it really doesn’t matter.   Both parties have done this to us, and with our consent I might add.  Guess what, the most popular profession among our Presidents is…drum roll please….LAWYER!  Lawyers do not tell the truth, they craft the truth, just keep that in mind.  Folks, we are in a world of hurt in our economy, but thank God otherwise we are doing just fine…right?

Stay tuned for more insanity.

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We Need a Revolution Part 3

Strike the Empire

You know that’s awesome!

This continues number 4 of the things we need to do.  We need a clear platform going forward and we are on plank number 5 of that platform. Please see Part 1 and Part 2 for more information.

E. Solve illegal immigration. There are no easy fixes to illegal immigration. One side would have you believe that every illegal immigrant is here for the American dream the other side will tell you they are all criminals looking for hand-outs while driving drunk. Both sides are wrong. Illegal immigrants span the socioeconomic scale. Some are rotten no good criminals, but last time I checked we grew those here too. Some are decent hard-working people trying to do what is best for their families. Some are running from something, some are running to something. We need to have compassion on these folks and deal with them as people, not as numbers. There needs to be a comprehensive plan which looks at all the issues not just the hot button issues. Yes they committed a crime by coming here illegal, but not all of them are career criminals hell-bent on killing you and your family while selling drugs and running guns. We also need to know how many there are, some say 12,000,000 some say 20,000,000. We need to know. Many of them have been here decades and have a life here, some of them got here yesterday. What is the solution…that is a whole other article, but the questions need to be asked and answered and the problem solved.  We cannot continue to refuse to enforce the laws on the books or be hamstrung by cries of racism by those who think we should give California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas back to Mexico.

F. End discrimination by stopping Affirmative Action Initiatives . I know a few people in the oil and gas industry. All major players in the industry recruit workers right out of college to remain competitive in the industry. I know someone who does this work, and they were instructed not to recruit any white males. They were also told to specifically look for women and blacks. They were additionally instructed to avoid Asians. Hmmm, does this sound right? If I were an Oil and Gas company I would look for the brightest and best individual to help my company remain competitive. If they were black, white, Asian or Hispanic or whatever, I would seek to hire them. Quotas impede excellence and competition. Conservatives believe in equality of opportunity, liberals believe in equality of resources. In America we need to forward the idea of equality of opportunity and eradicate the idea of equality of resources. When a company refuses to recruit an individual because of the color of their skin or what equipment they have between their legs it is wrong; it makes no difference if the individual is male or female black or white. Affirmative Action is discrimination.

G. Fix foreign Policy. Republicans need to embrace the rugged individualistic principles that have shaped Americans and caused them to prosper for over two centuries. We need to export these ideas to our allies and the people of our enemies as well. We do not do this by supporting nations that support and shield terrorists, like Pakistan. We do not do this by inserting ourselves in the struggles of countries like Lybia and Syria. We must help the nations of the world by staying out of their business. This may sound simplistic but consider the alternative. We have been involved in one war or another for the entire 20th and 21st centuries. When does it stop? It stops when we concern ourselves with building our nation and not the nations of Korea, Vietnam, Somalia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, or any other country in the world. Their problems are their own, they do not concern the U.S.A.  We are not the police of the world and we are not its daddy.  We must end all forms of foreign aid to all but a select few countries.  We need to stop arming and enriching countries that we may eventually face on the battlefield.

H. Become Self Sufficient. The United States has the natural resources to be self-sufficient. We must produce all of our own energy, and we can. We must do our own manufacturing, and we can. We must re-establish fair trade with China and we can. We must increase our exports, and we can. We must encourage manufacturing on American shores with tax credits, and we can.  We must get the federal government out-of-the-way to do all of these things, and we can.

These are seven main points in a platform that can help conservatives wrest control of this country from the statist Democrats. I truly believe that most Americans would agree with a platform like this, and the message needs to begin now. Unfortunately there are not very many Republicans trying to advance such a platform because the word conservative has come to describe someone who is mean-spirited, hates the poor, loves the rich, and hates everyone that is not white.  For far too long we conservatives have allowed the liberals to define who we are.  We have lost, utterly lost the public relations battle, and it is time we started to fight fire with fire.   Conservatives need to call a spade a spade and not be afraid of being call racist, bigot, homophobe.  I was encouraged that the AP has taken the word homophobe out of its style book and is encouraging their reporter not to use it.

Conservatives must take the fight to the liberals, and we must take our message to the people.

We Need Revolution Part 2

Don’t mess with the Founding Fathers Yo!

 

We need a revolution of thought in the G.O.P.  We need some fresh perspective, without compromising our principles.  Some Republicans have already begun down this road of compromising principles and we the voters must let them the elected know this is not acceptable.   To continue with yesterday’s post, we will start with number 4.  To recap number 1. Stop the abortion nonsense 2. Stop the spending. 3. Stop the warmongering and now

4. START putting together a sensible and easy to understand platform for the 2016 Presidential election. That platform should include a multi-step plan for getting this country back to its former glory. It should also be simple to explain.

A. Cut spending – we cannot afford to continue to support 47% or more of our population with food stamps and welfare. We cannot afford to send foreign aid all over the world to people who hate us. We cannot afford to support the arts and sciences on the federal level. We cannot afford to pay for education on a national level. We cannot afford the pork barrel spending that is taking place now. We cannot afford another stimulus package with “shovel ready” jobs. We cannot afford the overwhelming size of government.  We cannot afford to bail out companies like G.M. Chrysler and AIG.  We cannot afford to look to government to bail out any company in the private sector.  We also need a balanced budget amendment and spending caps for every sector including the military.  We cannot afford to continue this out of control spending and hope to survive as the worlds only super power.  We must stop deficit spending now.

B. Cut Taxes. When we cut taxes revenue raises. That means the lower the tax rate the more the government collects. We need to eliminate all deductions period, but we also need to eliminate the IRS. How do we do this? It is quite simple, we enact a flat tax. Everyone who works pays 10-15% of their income in taxes. That means if you make $25,000 you pay $2,500 to $3,750 in taxes. If you earn $50,000 you pay $5,000 to $7,500. If you earn $100,000 you pay $10,000 to $15,000, and if you earn $250,000 you pay $25,000 to $37,500 in taxes. It is simple and easy. Right now if you earn $50,000 you hardly pay anything in taxes, and if you make $25,000 you get money back because of silly government welfare programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC. We have to stop the bleeding. Every American should pay something. Even if it is only $50, everyone who works should pay.  We also need to stop stealing Americans money by forcing them to pay their taxes as they go through payroll deductions.  Automatic payroll deduction is a scam.  When you earn your income you should not have to pay your taxes upfront allow the government to overcharge you then rejoice a year later when you get a refund.  A refund is exactly that, it is a refund of the money you have over-paid for your taxes.  Instead your taxes should be paid after you have earned your income.  If taxes are due the following April 15th you should be expected to pay your previous year’s taxes by that date.  If you owe $2500 or $10,000 you should surrender this money to the government by that date.  The way it works now is the government collects your taxes directly from your paycheck, holds it interest free, and refunds you the difference sometime in the next year.  However, if you owe more tax and you are late, you get to pay penalties and interest on that money.  If you do this in business, you will be arrested for fraud, but since our government does it we sheepishly cower before them and ask for more like the iconic scene from Oliver Twist.

C. Cut Government jobs. The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments — the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Attorney General. Of these positions we do not need Education, Energy, HHS, Homeland Security, HUD Interior, Labor, Transportation or Veterans Affairs. All of those functions could be absorbed by Commerce, Defense, State and Treasury. In addition to these cabinet positions which all have secretaries and under-secretaries, assistants, and huge staffs, there are 38 Czars, 33 of which are not confirmed by Congress. They and theirs staffs can all go!  In addition to cabinet positions and czars there are any number of superfluous agencies and bureaucratic departments that produce nothing but needless waste and regulation.  The  Government is orca fat and needs to go through a couple of seasons of The Biggest Loser, Gillian and Bob style!

D. Make the Military strong but manageable. Imagine if we were not fighting a war. Since your birth our country has been involved in some kind of war.  I really don’t care when you were born, we have been at war somewhere on this globe. We have gone from one major conflict to another since the dawn of the 20th century. Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan, back to Iraq, it goes on and on. Those are just the major ones, Besides these major conflicts there have been dozens of minor skirmishes. We are not the police of the world. The world’s problems are not our problems. They need to work it out on their own!  Yes, I know we have national interests around the world, but that needs to change too, keep reading.

These are the first four points I believe are essential for a strong conservative platform.  I have three more which I will post tomorrow.  We need a revolution in this country, not a revolution with guns and bombs, but a revolution of thought.  A revolution that suppresses emotional solutions to our problems and instead finds a logical solutions based on sound fundamental principles outlined in our constitution and by our Founding Fathers.  Conservative principles which looks first to the private sector and local governments to solve domestic problems and the federal government to manage foreign issues.

Look for Part 3 tomorrow.

We Need Revolution Part 1

‘Nuff Said

That’s right, a revolution, of thought that is…

What should Conservatives be looking for in a Presidential candidate? Should we look for the devastating good looks of a Magical Mormon like Mitt Romney? Come on now, you know he was the best looking candidate in the running this year, and yes I am including Michelle Bachman. Should we go for someone more Gangnam Style like a Bobby Jindal? Should we reach into the Conservative trash bag and pull out a Sarah Palin? Maybe we should go all gangsta and get us a Chris Christie or Marco Rubio? Or how about back to Texas, we can throw in our own Jr. Senator Ted Cruz, or maybe put up another Bush, Jed hasn’t been President yet. (How did a Hispanic fellow get a name like Ted? Come on you Cubans; give your kids better names than Ted! I had a guy from El Salvador do some yard work for me, his name is Dennis…true story.)

Maybe we need to go down a whole different road. Maybe we need a candidate with principles and the ability to convey conservative ideas to the public. When the personality has played out and the novelty has worn off, we need someone who can tell Americans that we are the right choice for the future. We need someone who can deliver the goods from the political pulpit as well as lead with the strength of resolve like Patton.

Here is what the Republicans had better do in the future if they wish to remain competitive.

1. STOP with the abortion nonsense. That’s right, I said stop with the abortion nonsense. Most of the country is pro-life but abortion is still legal. In 1968 we elected a pro-life president, also in 1972, 1980, 1988, 2000, and 2004, yet abortion is still legal. How can this be? Because the President has no power to write laws. Congress is where this battle is important. We cannot be one issue voters. We must elect Congressmen and Senators who are willing to put a bullet in the head of abortion. As of yet, we have not had one.

2. STOP the SPENDING! George Bush started us down the reckless road of out of control spending. How did he do it? By getting us involved in a land war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Suddenly deficits meant nothing and the spending flood gates were opened. The Democrats gladly ran through them and the barn door still isn’t closed.

3. STOP the WARMONGERING. Seriously, do we ever learn? From the Gulf War to Afghanistan and Iraq we have buried ourselves in war debt for no good reason. Now the Chinese are buying our debt and one day, if we are not careful, we will be at war with them too. Check out this site to see the cost of war since 2001 http://costofwar.com/ Just for Afghanistan and Iraq alone each family owes more than $18,500 to pay for our war expenses. Who gets this money? Warmongers get the money, those who have an interest in the war continuing because they are profiting from it. The sad fact is war is expensive, and men and material are required to wage war. I am not against any company making money on the war, they are necessary, I am against continuing a war with no stated mission, and no foreseeable end. I believe President Bush made a mistake going to war against Afghanistan and Iraq. Of course I do not have all of the facts, but I think we can all agree that WMD was a bunch of BS!

3. START getting Dirty Harry mad when the Democrats lie about our agenda. How many times have you seen some dim-witted soft-spoken Republican go on T.V. and not defend himself against egregious Democrat lies, 100, 1000, 158,362??? Republicans need to shed the nice guy image, besides; the Republicans are the only ones who think they have a nice guy image. Romney ran a weak campaign, he didn’t attack Obama’s record, he didn’t attack Obama’s policies, and he didn’t drive home the Conservative agenda. We need someone like Clint Eastwood, not Pee Wee Herman to forward Conservative ideas.

end of Part 1 Part 2 Coming Soon!