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Ramblings of Conservative Cathy – Flip flopper/Pandering???

The Democrats and some “so called” Republicans like to say that the Republican nominee – Mitt Romney is a flip flopper and panders to those he speaks with. Well he just had a wonderful opportunity to prove this to his detractors but wait – it did not occur. I was shocked – really shocked that once again my nominee stood on principal and demonstrated true character. And if you actually wanted to do some real research instead of just listening and repeating what the talking heads say you would find out that this is how he has always been and I expect will always be!

Below is the transcript of Romney’s speech to the large Latino group of elected officials, NALEO.

Did he change anything he has said previously? NO! Did he pander to the crowd? NO!

If you have been paying attention then you know he said nothing new and he stayed on track and promoted a better economy. Stated as he always has that illegal immigration affects the economy and following the laws and correcting a broken immigration system will improve the economy and he wants to do that as the economy is his main premise for just about everything.

Now his detractors want to say he did not come down on either side of Obama’s election gift to illegal immigrants but I think this phrase says it all and does not side step the issue: “Some people have asked if I will let stand the president’s executive order. The answer is that I will put in place my own long- term solution that will replace and supersede the president’s temporary measure. As president, I won’t settle for stopgap measures. I will work with Republicans and Democrats to build a long-term solution. And I’ll prioritize measures –”
I think that says that he will actually fix the situation and follow what he promotes – legal immigration and securing our border – which he has been saying forever.

And as always you can not beat phrases like this: “Today, I’m asking you to join me, because while we may not agree on everything, we share the same goal, and the same vision. And the same belief in American greatness that draws so many people to our shores. Liberty’s torch can burn just as brightly for future generations of immigrant as it has burned for immigrants in the past.”

This is one of the reasons why Mitt Romney is my choice for President of the United States!

Except from CNN transcript (if there are any errors blame CNN):

MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Appreciate the chance to be with you today and I’m delighted to be here to be invited here at your annual conference. It’s an honor to be among so many elected officials.
I come to you as a candidate of the United States of America. And I will govern from the principle that while this is a land of extraordinary diversity, there are so much more that unites us than there is that divides us.
(APPLAUSE)
ROMNEY: Each of us walks a different path in life, but we are united by one great overwhelming passion, we love the United States of America. We believe in America. We are one nation under God.
Today, we are united not only by our faith in America, we are also united by our concern for America. The country we love is in peril, and that’s why I’m running for president.
Almost four years ago, the American people did something that was very much the sort of thing that Americans like to do — we gave someone new a chance to lead, someone who we had not known very long who didn’t have much of a record, but promised to lead us to a better place.
At the time, we didn’t know what kind of president he’d be. It was a moment of crisis for our economy. And when Barack Obama became to office, America wished him well and hoped for the best.
Three-and-a-half years later, over 23 million Americans are out of work. Unemployed. Underemployed. Or simply quit looking for a job.
At a time when we should be gaining momentum in the economy, we are actually seeing us lose a little bit of it right now. Job growth slowed and this week we learned that the number of job openings has fallen yet again. And as you know, Hispanics have been hit disproportionately hard. While the national unemployment is still above 8 percent and has been for 40 straight months, Hispanic unemployment is at 11 percent.
The middle class under President Obama has been crushed. More Americans are living in poverty today than at any point in American history. Over 2 million more Hispanics are living in poverty today than the day when President Obama took office.
Home values have plunged, our national debt is at record levels and families are buried under higher prices for things like food and gasoline, and yet the president said that the private sector is doing fine.
This is more than a policy failure. It’s a moral failure. I know that the president will say that he inherited the economic crisis, and that’s true.
But we shouldn’t allow the challenges that he faced four years ago to divert our attention from another important fact. The president pursued policies that have made this the slowest recovery since the Great Depression, and he broke promises many people were counting on the build a brighter future. It did not have to be this way.
Just compare this president’s record with the first term of Ronald Reagan. President Reagan also faced an economic crisis. In fact, in 1982, the unemployment rate peaked at nearly 11 percent. But in the two years that followed, just two years, he delivered a true recovery, economic growth and job creation worth three times higher than in the Obama economy.
If President Obama had delivered a real recovery, a Reagan recovery, we would have 5 million more jobs today — 5 million more. And the unemployment rate would be 6 percent, and the economy would be at least 1 trillion larger.
Now, tomorrow President Obama will speak here, and of course, that is the first time he has spoken here since the last campaign. He may admit that he has not kept every promise, and he’ll probably say that even though you aren’t better off than you were four years ago, things could be worse.
He will imply that you don’t really have an alternative. I believe he’s taking your vote for granted.
I’d come here today with a very simple message, you do have an alternative. Your vote should be respected. And your voice is more important now than ever before.
This November, we are going to make a choice. We can continue along the path we are on. Or we can choose a better way. Instead of continuing on with the policies of the last three and a half years, we can revitalize our free enterprise economy, we can lead the world as we have in what we invent and build and create.
Let me make this very clear: this is the only way we can strengthen the middle-class. And this is the only way we can create sustained prosperity. Raising taxes to grow government does not grow the middle-class.
Today, I’m asking you the join me, because while we may not agree on everything, we share the same goal, and the same vision. And the same belief in American greatness that draws so many people to our shores. Liberty’s torch can burn just as brightly for future generations of immigrant as it has burned for immigrants in the past.
We know that the businesses can’t succeed and grow and hire more workers without a more competitive tax system. That’s why I am going to lower the corporate tax rate and reduce individual marginal tax rates by 20 percent across the board.
We also know that our businesses and families need affordable and reliable energy. Producing more of our own energy resources will create jobs in America, and generate greater revenues for the country.
It will also help bring manufacturing back to our shores. You are going to see a manufacturing resurgence if we get that policy right. We know that the economy cannot grow if we are mortgaging the future to pay for the big government programs of today.
Think about that. We can’t keep on borrowing massively more than we take in without putting the country in peril, and so as president, I will rein in spending, and I will get the budget balanced. And I will repeal Obamacare, because we cannot afford another $2 trillion entitlement.
(APPLAUSE)
ROMNEY: Everybody likes free stuff, but there is no free stuff when government has to the pay and it has to tax the American people or when it borrows from future generations. Obamacare is depressing job growth. If priority number one is jobs, you have to get Obamacare out of there.
In one study, 73 percent of a business owners said that Obamacare has made it harder for them to hire people. Think of that. Almost three quarters of small businesses saying Obamacare is making it less likely to hire people. If jobs are your priority, you got to get rid of Obamacare and put in place real reform that works.
Repealing Obamacare and replacing it will give businesses the kind of certainty they need to expand and to hire and to grow. Now, by the way, we can also jump start our economy by expanding trade in our hemisphere.
As you know, however, the president has not completed a single new trade agreement with a Latin American nation and he has failed to crack down on countries like China, who don’t live by the rules.
We know that our kids can’t succeed if they are trapped in failing schools, and that is why as president I will give the parents of every low income and special needs student the chance to choose where their child goes to school.
(APPLAUSE)
ROMNEY: When it comes to education, a choice for every parent means a chance for every child. An effective immigration system can also strengthen the economy as it has since the nation’s founding.
Unfortunately, despite his promises, President Obama has failed to address immigration reform. For two years this president had huge majorities in the House and Senate, he was free to pursue any policy he pleased, but he did nothing to advance a permanent fix for our broken immigration system. Nothing. Instead, he failed to act until facing a tough re-election, and trying to secure your vote.
Last week the president finally offered a temporary measure — he called it a stopgap measure — that he seems to think will be just enough to get him through the election.
After 3 1/2 years of putting every issue from loan guarantees to his donors to Cash for Clunkers, putting all of those things before immigration, now the president has been seized by an overwhelming need to do what he could have done on day one, but didn’t. I think you deserve better.
Some people have asked if I will let stand the president’s executive order. The answer is that I will put in place my own long- term solution that will replace and supersede the president’s temporary measure. As president, I won’t settle for stopgap measures. I will work with Republicans and Democrats to build a long-term solution. And I’ll prioritize measures —
(APPLAUSE)
ROMNEY: — and I want you to also know this, I will prioritize efforts that strengthen legal immigration and make it more transparent and easier. And I’m going to address the issue of illegal immigration in a civil and resolute manner. We may not always agree, but when I make a promise to you, I will keep it. Let me speak about some of the guidelines that I will use in putting together the policy. And as you have heard me say many times it is critical to redouble the efforts to secure the borders. That means both preventing illegal border crossings and making it harder to illegally overstay a visa.
We should field enough border patrol agents, complete a high-tech fence and implement an improved exit verification system. Our immigration system should help promote strong families as well, not keep them apart. Our nation benefits when moms and dads and their kids are all living together under the same roof.

(APPLAUSE)
ROMNEY: But today, too many families are caught in a broken system that costs them time and money and entangles them in excessive red tape. For those seeking to come to America the right way, that kind of bureaucratic nightmare has to end. And we can do this with just a few common sense reforms.
As president, I’d reallocate green cards to those seeking to keep their families under one roof.
(APPLAUSE)
ROMNEY: And we will exempt from caps the spouses and minor children of legal permanent residents.
(APPLAUSE)
ROMNEY: And we will eliminate other forms of bureaucratic red tape that keep families from coming together. Immigration reform is not just a moral imperative, it is also an economic necessity. Immigrants with advanced degrees start companies, create jobs and they drive innovation at a very high rate.
Immigrants founded or co-founded nearly half of our top 50 venture-backed companies in this country — nearly half. They are nearly 30 percent more likely to start a business. And that kind of risk-taking is something we need more than ever, because new business startups in America are at a 30-year low.
I’ll work with states and employers to update our temporary worker visa program so that it meets our economic needs. And if you get an advanced degree here, we want you to stay here. So I’d staple a green card to the diploma of someone who gets an advanced degree in America.
(APPLAUSE)
ROMNEY: We want the best and brightest to enrich the nation through the jobs and technologies they are going to create. Now, we also have a strong tradition in this country of honoring immigrants who join our military and put their lives on the line to keep the country safe. Since September 11th of 2001, the United States has naturalized nearly 75,000 members of the Armed Forces. Too many of those patriots died on distant battlefields for our freedom before receiving full citizenship here in the country they called home. As president I will stand for a path to legal status for anyone who is willing to stand up and defend this great nation through military service.
(APPLAUSE)
ROMNEY: Those who have risked their lives in defense of America have earned the right to make their life in America. But improving access to legal immigration is only one part of the equation. We must also make legal immigration more attractive than illegal immigration, so that people are rewarded for waiting patiently in line.
That is why my administration will establish a strong employment verification system so that every business can know with confidence that the people it hires are legally eligible for employment. We can find common ground here, and we have got to.
We owe it to ourselves as Americans to ensure that our country remains the land of opportunity both for those who were born here and for those who share our values, respect our laws and want to come to our shores.

Now, throughout my campaign, I have often had the chance to speak about my dad and how proud I am of him. He was born, as Scotty said, to parents, American parents living in Mexico. When he was 5, they left everything behind and started over in the United States.
His dad, my grandfather, was a builder, and he went bust more than once. My grandfather didn’t make much money. There were times in my dad’s life when he lived in poverty. But my grandfather had big hopes for my dad and tried to help him as best he could.
My dad didn’t finish college. But he believed in the country where the circumstances of one’s birth were not a barrier to achievement. And he was not afraid of hard work. He held odd jobs, putting up plasterboard, selling paint. He was lucky enough to live in America where hard work can turn aspirations into realities.
After he became a man of the business world, he got the opportunity to lead a great car company, and ultimately, he became the governor of a great state, the state of Michigan.
This is my father’s story. But it could be the story of any American. Most of you here today are leaders in your community. Your are here because you have benefited from the land of opportunity, and you want to give back to this country, to fight for its people so they have the same chance to succeed.
We are truly one America. Everyone here has made this exceptional nation what it is today. This is an election about two people. This is not an election about being a Republican or a Democrat or and independent. This is an election about the future of America. I’d ask each of you to honestly look at the last 3 1/2 years and ask whether we can do better. Is the America of 11 percent Hispanic unemployment the America of our dreams? We can do better. We can prosper again with the powerful recovery we have all been waiting for, the good jobs that so many people need and, above all, the opportunities we owe to our children and our grandchildren.
I will do that. I will make that happen with your help and your support. Thank you so much. And God bless this great land. Thank you.

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Obama’s Short-Sighted Campaign and his Idiotic Stand on Gay Marriage

Obama and his team are running a laughably pathetic campaign.  It’s mildly to be expected, the thrill is gone, and you’d have to be dumber than Joe Biden to want to run on that record.  But still, there are some dumb moments…like

Is Newsweek trying to hurt Obama?…also I think Lincoln actually has right to that title.

claiming the New York Times is biased against Obama…uh-huh.

The latest major misstep is that Obama is now for gay marriage.  Well, kinda (he thinks it’s a state’s rights issues).  Sorta (he’s not going to push for the Defense of Marriage Act to be overturned).

Now before I lay into Obama for how stupid a move this was, let’s make a few things clear.  First, I have no dog in the gay marriage fight.  I think both sides are stupid.  Marriage is a religious institution and should not be in any legal code.  Legal codes should offer civil unions to any two adults that want one.  That would protect the religious institution from government meddling and would give everyone equality under the law….but as of yet it appears the majority of the nation is squabbling over two options, both equally stupid.  Second, you’re a moron’s moron, if you’re voting for or against Romney or Obama for their positions on gay marriage.  Really you’re just about as dumb as it gets. The economy, foreign policy, the size of government, the sacrosanct nature of the Constitution and private property, healthcare reform, immigration reform, all of these are far, far more important whether or not the government issues a piece of paper when two people love each other (yes there are private property issues entangled with the concept of marriage, but last time I checked Romney seems willing to endorse civil unions that cover all those private property rights, and Obama seems viciously opposed to private property rights for straight couples, gay couples, and single people of all orientations).  So for liberals who are voting for Obama because of this stance, you’re idiots.  And for conservatives who are now voting for Romney (after your first choice, the ever psychotic Rick Santorum dropped out) only because he says marriage is between a man and a woman, you’re also idiots.

Okay, that said, let’s deal with the pragmatic realities of this choice.

First off, let’s dismiss this as Obama making a principled choice.  If it was a principled choice, then the pragmatics of how it will affect his reelection wouldn’t be important, but it’s not a principled stand.  As my friend, The Snark Who Hunts Back, points out it’s a little hypocritical for Obama to say that this is a state’s rights issue when he has opposed the 10th Amendment at every turn (healthcare, enforcing federal immigration laws, voter laws, just to name a few).  And the fact that one in six of Obama’s high dollar bundler’s being gay also makes this ring a little hollow.  (And keep in mind it appears he did this to make a mere 60 million dollars…not exactly a high price for a politician).  (The actual number is about $12 million so far but I figure that the long term effect is going to be in the ballpark of $60 million, but I’ll admit this is a guess).

So if this isn’t a principled move, it’s a political one.  And a very dumb one at that.  One of Romney’s remaining problems was with the marginally unstable Santorum supporters who weren’t going to vote for a Mormon who passed gay marriage in Massachusetts. But low and behold Obama just gave this wacky bunch who considers social issues to be more important than those pesky economic and foreign policy issues that might actually have an effect on their lives a big reason to vote against Obama, even if they’re not still utterly thrilled with an economic conservative like Romney.  So what Obama just did there is shore up Romney’s base.  Did it shore up Obama’s base…not really, the people who this might have made a difference for were already going to vote for him.  So Obama gained $60 million and by that probably saved Romney $150 million in ads designed to appeal to the Santorum-voter base and not alienate the middle.

Gosh…how can I best kill my base and help Romney’s?

So instead of wasting all that money, he just had to have a throwaway line at a college graduation and he shored up the all the Santorum voters who were still on the fence.    “But Romney said he believes that marriage is between a man and a women, won’t that offend the middle?”  I doubt it.   While it’s not a 50-48 split in favor of gay marriage  that’s of an “anyone asked” poll, and registered voters are more conservative than “anyone asked” polls, and likely voters are more conservative than registered voters…so of the voting populace it’s probably still against gay marriage.  Further I think that of those 50% who are in favor of gay marriage, a heavy plurality if not a majority, can say, “I understand this is an issue with lots of religious, spiritual and personal values tied into it” and won’t have a knee jerk reaction against Romney who is in favor of civil unions.

This also hurts Obama.  Why?  Well because of those all important African-American and Hispanic votes.  Yes these are voting blocs that tend liberal, but they are also very socially conservative and very against gay marriage.  African-Americans in North Carolina voted 2 to 1 against gay marriage  and it was these two groups that killed gay marriage in California.  So will this mean that they will now vote for Romney?  Not necessarily, but these are two voting blocs with historically low turnout and if you cross them on an issue like this that statistically they’re very impassioned about it creates the distinct possibility that they may just stay home and not vote (which was already a major threat with African-American voters this election cycle, so this is tipping them over the edge to not vote). Overall I would say that this will translate to a around a 1 point advantage to Romney overall.  Not a lot, but let’s remember how many votes decided Florida.  It is a point that Obama couldn’t lose.

Granted there is a bit of guess work here, but I feel comfortable that my analysis is accurate.

So what does this do to the Electoral College?  Most pundits are pointing out that most of the swing states are socially conservative states.  Well, when you figure in the likely voter polls (as I did here), and that this shores up the Romney base and hurts the Obama base, I would say it moves Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Minnesota back into the toss up category and will probably give Romney the South.  So my guess is that if we took likely voter polls right now it would be somewhere in the ballpark of Obama 187 electoral votes to Romney’s 248 (meaning Romney would have to win Ohio and one other state, or some combination that leads to 22 votes).

This wasn’t a principled or pragmatic move.

And it gets worse for Obama.

RealClearPolitics has the current Senate battle at 46 Democrat, 46 Republican, 8 toss up.  This will probably move anywhere from 4-6 Senate seats from toss-up to lean Republican as most of those toss-up states are socially conservative.  And it could move 1-2 from leaning Democrat to toss up and 1-2 from likely Democrat to only lean Democrat.  In short Obama, in a tight election for control of the House may have just placed the straw that broke the jackass’ back.

Now you could say I’m reading too much into how this will effect the Senate, and you may be right, but if it convinces some of Obama’s base to stay home, as I think it will, this will hurt the Senate votes, especially in states where Romney is expected to win as Democrats will have even further reason not to go vote.  I’m not saying this move guarantees a 60 vote Republican Senate, but it certainly won’t hurt.  (And this will help the battle for GOP control of the House as well).

Again, if you’re voting against Obama and the Democrats only because of the gay marriage issue you’re an idiot.  But the fact of the matter is that both parties seemed filled with people who prove the rule that “People are Stupid” and right, wrong or indifferent you have to take the actions of these idiots when you’re in a leadership position (screw angelic, if all men were intelligent and rational no government would be needed).   Obama made a very stupid move not for principle but for a short-term gain that will hurt him in the long run.  Ignore what side of the gay marriage debate you’re on, this shows that this man is not a good leader.

The Teleprompter made me do it!

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The Sad Life of Julia Part I

By now we’ve all seen “The Life of Julia.” The story of cradle to grave socialism and complete and utter dependence in the form of Julia, a fictional woman who is utterly incompetent to do anything on her own.  Paul Ryan accurately called it “creepy” which it is…not only because it shows how Obama views people (especially women) as helpless, stupid, morons who would be lost if not for the greatness that is Obama…and for the fact that Obama seems to be declaring himself Caesar for life (as he seems to be ruling by fiat from when Julia was 3 to still ruling without objection when Julia is 67).  Also over at MSNBC one of their commentators said that we need Obama (again apparently for a lifetime dictatorship) because under a Romney/Ryan plan “she’d be in the grave by her mid-30’s”…this actually may be accurate given that Julia is portrayed as that special class of human being known as “Darwin Award Winner” and if she doesn’t have the cradle to grave socialist government to provide her every convenience in her life.

And while some have already made some great alternative versions to the Life of Julia (here and here and here)….I think it best to just take this head-on and detail all of the problems of Obama’s original piece of propaganda.  Now there are a lot of factual errors, so this will have to be a multi part series of blogs.

Wow she enrolled in Head Start.  Possibly one of the most useless wastes of taxpayer money ever conceived. 

By the way those 200,000 fewer slots are 200,000 new government jobs not created under the Romney and Ryan plans…because we can’t afford to create 200,000 new jobs that do NOTHING!

First off the Ryan plan does not cut the program, it only cuts the growth.  Now Romney, as far as I know, hasn’t suggested killing Head Start, although based on what he has said there exists the strong possibility that he will send the program to the states to be run from state capitals instead of from Washington (which can only lead to greater efficiency and more innovation…at the bare minimum it will cut the rampant fraud that plagues the worthless program).   Further the Romney/Ryan vision give the private sector and private charity time to grow and fill the void in this field, offering the better services at lower costs to everyone.

A word to those libertarians that would kill this program outright.  Now rather than hit Ron Paul at every turn let me just get this out here.  Some conservatives would rather just kill Head Start, or any of the other entitlement programs that we have become dependant on, the fact of the matter is that just killing these massive programs would cause ripple effects through the national economy that can only be negative in the short run.  These programs must be slowly torn apart, sent to the states, and privatized.  However, many libertarians would kill the programs right out, to hell with the immediate negative repercussions that would actually harm the speed of long-term recovery.  Ron Paul and his ilk wouldn’t care about economic common sense like that…no, let’s exist in a universe where actions and consequences don’t have any real connection.  Yes, small government is the best answer in the long term, but just killing everything when we’re so deeply entrenched in an economy based on heavy entitlements would be as disastrous. Also may I say if you listen to Ron Paul long enough you realize that if he were given the chance to, he would make sure his plans were initiated, whether Congress approved them or not…so like Obama, Paul looks to be a dictator who rules by fiat and not by law.  And as a conservative I’m supposed to want this kind of alternative to a real businessman like Romney?  No thanks.

So other fun facts about what another 4 years of Obama would do to 3-year-old Julia.

Well it will be a miracle if she gets to make it to 3 or even gets out of the hospital, no not because of continued support of abortion on demand at the taxpayer’s expense…but because as people stream into hospitals and emergency rooms because of Obamacare (like they do in Canada and Europe) they will become breeding grounds for disease and as TB and MRSA become completely drug resistant and as medical care drops because doctors and nurses leave the field I fully expect the infant mortality rate to rise.  Also expect less infant medical care since finding a pediatrician will become all but impossible.

And as the cost of everything goes up because Obama’s policies cause massive inflation and even further economic slow-down Julia can expect to eat worse, have fewer conveniences and see her parents less as both will have to work multiple jobs (if they can find them) just to make ends meet.

Oh and we didn’t mention food stamps!  The way that program is growing we’ll all be on food stamps if we give Obama another term.  Might have some mild thing to do with the government over regulating agriculture, forcing prices up by paying people to not grow things and even paying people to grow corn for ethanol (you know it only take 1.2 gallons of gas or ethanol to create one gallon of ethanol) which in turns skyrockets food prices (of course most of these programs a long line of presidents and congresses deserve blame, doesn’t mean Obama hasn’t done his fair share in this).

Great early childhood.

Up next let’s see how Obama’s policies will make her adolescence a hellhole.

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The Random Thoughts of September

Did you hear that a Christian nation is about to execute a man simply because he won’t renounce being a Muslim.  They are going to execute him because the Christian religion is the very definition of intolerance, close-mindedness and backwards irrational thinking.  These psychos need to be stopped… What?  I what…oh sorry.  Apparently I got my terms mixed up, it’s Muslims in Iran who are going to execute a man for being a Christian.  Remind me again which is the religion of peace?  Or more accurately which religion is going to try and legislate the murder of a Pagan like me.

Oooh…there’s a new liberal organization called “The Other 98%” its basic argument is that we the middle class (the other 98%) are in a battle against the corrupt and evil top 2%.  But remember the liberals are not engaged in class warfare.  Nor if we were to engage in class warfare it shouldn’t be the two-thirds who make up the upper class, the middle class, and the parts of the lower class that do work and are self sufficient and the third of whiny leeches who live off that other two thirds.  No it’s clearly the rich who are to blame.  And then they put out pictures like the one above and equate basic functions of state and local government as being the same as the irresponsible welfare payments of the federal government and the opposition to the federal irresponsibility as being the same as opposing all functions of the government.  It’s because liberals can’t conceive of good government and bad government, there is only good government to liberals and all that government does is good and should not be questioned but merely goose-stepped to on command.

I love Garofalo’s idea that the GOP is racist because we support Herman Cain.  It’s also interesting we seem to love Alan West, Michele Malkin, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Star Parker, J.C. Watts, Marco Rubio and a host of other known and unknown conservatives who happen to be minorities.  Because racists always put the people they hate near the head of their organizations and in their PR.  You remember all the Jews in the upper echelons of the Nazi Party, and all the blacks wearing white sheets at the Klan rallies?  Don’t you?  Racists always love being around people they hate.  At least in Janeane Garofalo’s world.

But this is part of a much larger point.  Does anyone actually have any proof that the Tea Party is racist?  Nope.  Economic conservatism and lack of listening to bleeding heart  statements, but I have yet to hear anything that can’t be brought down to the cold hard reality of economics, that we can’t sustain a long term welfare state, that isn’t cold hearted because it’s trying to avoid the destruction of the economy.

And then there is the fact that Iran is sending warships to the Gulf of Mexico.  I appreciate the Pentagon’s reaction that they don’t think the Iranians will be able to make it.  It’s probably because the ships are likely of Russian origin and the Russians, while they have their moments, are not exactly known for quality craftsmanship.  Odds are the damn things will sink.  If it makes it here it will likely be stranded, and if they get gutsy enough to fire something off I lay even odds it hits Mexico instead of us.  Oh, and even with a gutless wonder like Barrack in charge I foresee massive naval maneuvers in the gulf, at least a full carrier group daring the gutless cowards to try something…and get killed for their troubles.

Oh and that Iranian cruiser has been promised fuel by Stalin wannabe Hugo Chavez.  Ah, Hugo.  It’s a shame he’s about to die from cancer.  Did I say shame?  I meant godsend.  Usually I don’t attribute bad things that happen to bad people as karma, as karma tends to take longer than a single lifetime to manifest, but moments like this and Johnnie Cochrane dying of a bran tumor just have that wonderful trace of “Karma’s a bitch ain’t it?”  And a vicious bastard like Chavez has it coming.

Obama states Ethics “would not have made it on the list” of his favorite subjects.  This we file under the heading “no shit Sherlock.”  Given that not one of his actions has been ethical (or intelligent) this doesn’t exactly come as a shock.

Newt’s statement that he supported a health care mandate was stupid (and possibly calculated as I now think he has no intention of becoming president, he just wanted to be in the debates so he could help steer the discussion).  But that was nothing compared to Perry calling the entire Republican Party heartless because we don’t support encouraging illegal action and we don’t support economic decisions that will lead to total economic collapse.  Because you know we tend to think that wanting there to be a country here in 20 years for our children to be more compassionate than making destructive choices just so we can feel good about ourselves for a brief moment.

Michele Bachmann continues to be the only person to consistently say the right things about policy issues.  (She also has a terrible tendency of making odd flubs about tangential things).

Christy and Palin need to make Sherman statements so that the donation money can start flowing.

Rudy needs to announce that he is running.

I would love to see a Europe that resembles the U.S. with a single overarching federal government.  But the E.U. needs to go the way of the Articles of Confederation.  Scrap the system, return to the lira, franc, the mark and all the other national currencies.  Next time create a government before you create a currency.  Let the E.U. fall.

I’m sure that another billion to more solar companies (who happen to have close ties to Nancy Pelosi) has nothing to do with corruption.  No, no, nothing at all.

Let’s see government overstepping it’s power in the economic field by raiding Gibson Guitars all over what kind of wood they’re using.  Yes, that’s right ban the use of endangered plants.  You know when it’s actually making them economically valuable that makes encourages people to save them, yes let’s continue bans that don’t help endangered species. 

Ford was bullied out of using a commercial that highlighted the fact that they didn’t use bailout funds.  Go on tell me that Obama doesn’t overstep his powers in interfering with corporations.

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Obama, he’s just not liberal enough

Let’s see.

Just not enough of a leftist

Obama has:
Given us a socialist health care system.
Proposed massive new taxes (1.5 Trillion in fact).
Raised Spending across the board.
Took over or made the government heavily involved with many industries.
Increased regulation of almost every field.
Ended “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (I actually agree with this one, but it’s not generally considered a socially conservative position).
Has instituted massive class warfare.
Never met an environmentalist proposal he didn’t like .
Backstabbed Israel at every turn.
Appeased tyranny at every turn.
Turned a blind eye to illegal immigration.
Supported the teacher’s union.
Supported all unions and given them free license to do whatever they want.
Used executive orders to skip Congress and run the country like a petty dictator.
And appointed more Czars to run more things than I can think of.

And yet….and yet…he’s apparently not liberal enough for the liberals in this country who are planning to run a more liberal challenger against Obama in the primaries.

I have two questions for these people?

One, how exactly do you see Barrack Obama as a moderate? There is nothing this man has done which wasn’t already to the left of LBJ and FDR.

Two. Who are you going to get that’s more liberal than Obama? Mao? Che? I’m not sure if even Marx himself is left enough for these people.

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California, Land of the Crazies, and why the Luthor plan may be the only way to save the state.

Continuing with my astonishment at the absolute insanity that seems to permeate all of society at this point, one must mention California, Land of the Crazies. The state is all but beyond hope, and let’s take a look at why it’s so far gone.

There is no need to go over the obscene welfare state, extreme illegal immigrant problem (a problem so bad that they have become a powerful voting block, despite having no legal right to vote), and the fact that the state has avoided bankruptcy only through budget tricks that make Enron look ethical. These are all known facts. The problem comes in when you consider what California is doing about it…

Well first they elected Jerry Brown. Brown used to be Governor of California back in the 1970’s when he did the same thing to California’s economy that dim Jimmy Carter was doing to the national economy, i.e. destroying it. So it made perfect sense to reelect him again? I’ll grant you the Republican option wasn’t very good, but Brown’s track record is literally that he destroyed the California economy. I don’t care how bad the Republican option is, you don’t elect a man who has already failed at this very job.

But let’s ignore who got elected to the executive branch. The real insanity comes from the legislative branch. Sane people might want to get California’s budget under control, lure businesses back, reduce unemployment, make the cities safer. Something along those lines…but not the lunatics in California.

Let’s look at some of the things that California has busied itself with while the state went to hell.

Well first you have the fact that they decided to tax all the business that Amazon.com did in the state. This was a tax designed to go against Amazon and its business within the state, to tax them, to hurt them. It was backed by businesses whose bottom line was hurt by Amazon and designed to make it so bad that they would not be able to do business in the state—rather than lowering their prices to compete, Amazon would have to raise its prices just to stay profitable. Who suffers here? Amazon obviously, but also the consumer who no longer can find things at cheaper prices online. That’s right, the socialists in the legislature of California conspired with businesses to price gouge consumers. Do you begin to see why capitalists scoff at claims of maintaining fairness by government officials?

This law is unpopular in California. So much so that there is a move to have it overturned by the voters in a special election. In response to its unpopular nature what do the liberals in the state capital do? They move to have the laws referendum votes change to make sure that their business killing, job destroying, consumer hurting law will not be overturned. How wonderfully democratic of them. Did I say democratic? I meant fascist.

Also there seems to be no end to new business regulations coming out of California. Because being one of the five worst states for businesses isn’t enough…apparently the geniuses in California think that the only way to improve the economy is to be the most business unfriendly area in the world! Maybe that will help bring money back into the state.

But why stop with regulating businesses, when you can regulate individuals as well. If you’re a parent who wants to go out for the night and so you just hire the sixteen year old down the block to look after the kids, guess what, in California you and the sixteen year old babysitter will soon be criminals. Yes, that’s right you can now only hire adults, you have to pay them an hourly wage, have them keep an official time card, pay all the social-security/unemployment/and all other taxes for a full time employee, provide breaks and you must pay them at least minimum wage. Well if you thought teenagers were having a hard time before this in finding a job, apparently in California the goal is 0% for all teenagers. So teenagers won’t have any money to buy stuff, and parents won’t ever be going to movies or restaurants again which will kill the dining and entertainment industries even more. Not to mention is the state telling you who you are allowed to trust your children too, you personally as a parent should have no rights in this area whatsoever, the state knows best.

But the insanity doesn’t even come close to stopping there!

California is about to completely ban Styrofoam! Yes no more Styrofoam plates or cups in any restaurant or store. None whatsoever. This will of course be great for the environment because as we all know Styrofoam takes 700 years to biodegrade. Let’s ignore the fact that wax covered paper, which is what Styrofoam will be replaced by takes 400 years to biodegrade, require more money, over twice the energy (so a larger carbon footprint if you cared about such things), over ten times more chemicals to create (you think wood is naturally that color or consistency) and has far more chemical byproducts in its creation that are all harmful to the environment. To hell if Styrofoam is vastly more friendly to the environment when you actually take everything that is required to make it into account. We need to ban it because we follow the religion of environmentalism which can never be questioned by those little things called facts. This is California the state that destroyed hundreds of farms in central California all to defend an ugly fish no one ever heard of and so evolutionally backward that it can only exist in central California and will die at the drop of a hat. (Has anyone ever explained to environmentalists that the environment is almost designed to get rid of species that can’t adapt and to protect every single species is actually working against the very mechanism of evolution?)

Oh and why stop there? Let’s release thousands upon thousands of convicted felons back onto the streets. I’m sure that will do wonders for the state.

And dare we forget what California is doing to make great strides in education. Let’s make sure that we teach Gay History. But in addition to making sure that we bring up all the gay people in history, we can’t bring anything negative about any single gay person in history. (I’m not sure if this means we have to just ignore Roman history or if we have to portray all the Roman Emperors as saintly figures who wouldn’t ever do anything wrong…but either version seems somehow wrong). Did I miss a memo? Are gay people these magical people who are incapable of doing anything wrong? Because, for all his literary genius I recall that Oscar Wilde was quite the asshole, as was Michelangelo and J. Edgar Hoover. Yes, they’re all people who should be covered in any halfway competent History course, but to whitewash their acts just because they’re gay smacks a bit of 1984. Last time I checked gay people had morons and geniuses, those who were saintly and those who unspeakably evil, nice and cruel, charitable and stingy…why? because they’re human. Sexual orientation does not change the fact that you are a member of the human collective. If your acts are spectacular enough, for good or for evil, that they merit being brought up in a history course they should be brought up. Whether you’re gay, bi, straight, asexual or some category I’m forgetting, if you did something worthy of making history you get put into history, who cares who you’re attracted to. Or as my friend The Snark Who Hunts Back put it “Sorry, I was unaware I had a separate history from straight people.”

And I could go on and on…$150 additional tax for people who live in rural areas to pay for protection from fires that the fire service “accidentally” sets every year, SWAT teams sent to arrest people for selling milk, forcing all teachers to join the teacher’s union, not legalizing a major business in the form of pot use and then taxing the shit out of it, (this list could go on for pages) and dare we forget the banning of Happy meals and anti-Semitic push by the Nazis* who run San Francisco to ban circumcisions (thank god that one failed).

The state is insane! Completely, totally, certifiably, bat shit insane!

Which brings me back to the title of this blog “and why the Luthor plan may be the only way to save the state.” What’s the Luthor plan you ask? Well you probably already know it, you were just hoping I wasn’t going to go here. Most of the lunatics in California are concentrated in two areas Los Angeles and San Francisco, with a few other pockets scattered up and down the coast. In other words the loonies all seem to be west of the San Andres Fault line. What’s the Luthor plan? Well, as you may recall from the movie, it’s the idea that we need to place several large nuclear weapons on the San Andres, detonate them, and let that part of the state fall into the ocean. Good riddance. Yeah, that Luthor plan.

I’m of course joking, but can you really say that there is any logical way of dealing with insanity at this level?

*You may think that my calling the people who run San Francisco Nazi’s is just petty name calling. It’s not. They were making a law to ban a Jewish practice and enforce it with full fascist use of the law. That’s not hyperbole or name calling, using laws to hurt Jews demands that they be called what they are.

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Laws for Conservatives to Pass: Executive Order Oversight

One of the things that makes me like Michele Bachmann is that she has said that if elected one of the first things she is going to do is go through all of Obama’s executive orders and throw out most of them. After all, Obama has been giving executive orders that not only are not popular, that put the whole nation under some loose kind of rendition  (yeah, you nearly forgot about that one didn’t you), executive orders creating more czars than a Bolshevik could possibly deal with, putting in rules specifically rejected by Congress on the deportation of illegal aliens , and of course an executive order that will allow the EPA to shut down power plants.

There's a check or balance missing somewhere here

Let’s see he can veto any law he wants, and now apparently he can write any law he wants on his own, and dare we forget he has the audacity to tell the Supreme Court that it doesn’t have the right to interpret the Constitution differently from him…what do you call it when a single person has all the powers of government invested in themselves?

Now some very, very foolish people have argued that the right of executive orders needs to be done away with. That’s insane. The executive office could never operate if it did not have the ability to issue orders on how to carry out laws. However executive orders are meant to clarify how laws will be carried out, not to write new ones, and certainly not to trump the power of the legislative branch.

Now I would prefer this to be a Constitutional Amendment, and will probably argue for that when I get around to writing a book on all the Constitutional changes that need to be made (but that is years off right now) but for right now it seems that this might only require a law (it may require a Constitutional Amendment, but I’d love to see Obama try to defend some of the shit he’s done with these orders publicly). Congress needs to pass a law that says that any executive order can be taken up by the Senate and voted down by a majority vote. This would return some of the power to the Senate, as the upper house of the legislative branch is supposed to have over the powers of the Presidency in order to check rampant insanity (like what we see with Obama), and offer just another check and balance to the system. Remember it was never supposed to be efficient or powerful.

Now as far as I can tell such a law wouldn’t require a Constitutional amendment since the power of executive orders isn’t exactly a power granted to the president in the first place. So Congress reasserting its right to be the sole legislative authority shouldn’t be a stretch constitutionally (although as I said, this might just make a good amendment anyway).

I think the Senate should have the right to look at any executive order and decide whether it is in line with the laws they have already passed. And if not the right to vote it down. If an executive order isn’t brought up within a year of it being issued it will just be assumed to have passed the bar.

Notice what you’re arguing if you don’t like this. You’re saying that a President can just issue orders of how the entirety of the federal government will act and behave and no one has the right to overrule him. That’s effectively a law, a law without any checks and balances involved in its creation. To give one branch, literally one man, that much power is beyond insane.

For generation this power has mostly been used only to fill in the grey area that comes in with enforcing most laws…but then there came Obama who decided that he should just legislate from the Oval Office whenever he felt like it. This is insane. Even if you agree with everything Obama has done, you have to know that someday a conservative will return to the White House, that’s inevitable, do you want someone you disagree with to have this much uncontrolled, unchecked, unfettered power? I don’t trust Obama, but even if you do, can you honestly say you trust every single person who will ever hold that office to not use that power like a dictator? I doubt it. There needs to be a check on this power. And since it is effectively a law, but one that the legislative branch did not pass, it should be held to a lower standard (only half of one branch has to vote it down).

Yes executive orders are a necessary part of the system. But it is a power that can easily be abused and it needs to be curtailed

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Where do we stand with the GOP hopefuls?

So I hear that there’s a GOP debate coming up. Thank God, most of these so called candidates seemed to have dropped off the face of the Earth for the last few weeks. I’m so glad during a major battle over the future of the U.S. economy most of the candidates decided to act as presidential as Obama and not come out with a plan or even for the most part say where they stand. Yes, thank you guys for showing how much of a leader you will be.

Since this is becoming a very wide field of contenders (mostly losers) I’m only going to cover people who are averaging at least 10% in the Real Clear Politics average  (mostly losers…two of whom aren’t even declared candidates). Currently this list is Romney (I’m certainly not thrilled), Perry (religious wacko), Palin (amoral demagogue), Bachman (my second choice by default), and Giuliani (master tactician and the next president of the United States).

Can I get another option?

Let’s start with Romney who is still in front (damned if I know why). Gee it was so nice that during this whole budget debate this man was nowhere to be seen. No plan, no comment, no lending moral support to the GOP. That’s what you call a leader—a man who does not risk his neck to stand on principle.

What is it that I dislike about Romney? Is it that he believes Health Care is a right like any good liberal? Is it that it seems he opposes the 2nd Amendment like any good liberal? Is it that he believes the government can mandate you buy something (like health insurance) like any good liberal? Is it that he supports federal funding for abortions like any good liberal?Is it because he buys into the religion of global warming like any good liberal? Is it because he’s a tax and spend liberal?

I don’t know what it is about Romney…oh wait, I do…he’s a goddamn liberal! If he wants to go challenge Obama for the Democratic nomination, more power to him, but this idiot needs to leave the Republican Party now!

Let me put it this way, convincing me that Romney is conservative is about as effective as convincing me that this parrot is alive:

 

Unlike Newsweek I fully admit my picture choices are completely biased.

Running in second place we have Gov. Perry, who apparently decided that with Huckabee out he could easily slip into the radical-wacko Christian slot for the GOP. Wow, Romney and Perry are the front runners, the liberal wing of the party and the nutty Christian wing, the two wings that need to leave this party and never come back! For instance, Perry in addition to holding a big prayer vigil this week also felt the need to talk about abortion as a state’s rights issue but that he would support an amendment against it…and I think there’s something about gay marriage in there too. Yes, that makes sense, the economy is falling to pieces and we still have that little problem of Islamic Terrorism (and their partners in crime Chinese Tyranny) to worry about…but clearly abortion and gay marriage are the first things we need to deal with. I have no problem with Christians, even Christians who hold moral values antithetical to my own, but I have serious problems with idiots who think their religion is more important than things that actually matter. I have thousands of spiritual issues I think are important and society needs to change, but I guess not one of them is more important than the economy and blowing up evil people. Not one. The crazy Christian wing needs to realize this as well. Economy, foreign policy…right now just about nothing else matters. Perry clearly doesn’t get this.

She would sell her soul for a dime...yours for even less.

In fourth place we have Sarah “I will say anything to further my bank account” Palin. Her clever comment about if the Tea Party was acting as terrorists then Obama would love us aside, I abhor this woman’s lack of principles. I find it shocking that Republicans like this woman. But what’s not to like? The fact that as governor of Alaska she supported raising taxes on corporations? Perhaps that she blamed banks for the financial collapse and not the government for forcing them to make those bad loans. Or that her answer to education is to spend more, like any good liberal would say.  Seeking government subsidies to help pay for her TV show. Maybe it was her supporting pork like the bridge to nowhere.

Or then there’s that little thing about who she likes as a politician. She says she supports the Tea Party. Really? The Tea Party is against amnesty for illegal aliens, against raising taxes, against curtailing free speech, against growing government, against massive spending. All the darling projects of one bleeding heart liberal named John McCain. And Palin endorsed McCain in his run for the Senate. Can’t have it both ways. She either supports the ideals of the Tea Party or she supports the opposite of those ideals embodied in John McCain. She endorsed McCain….but actually she can have it both ways. Why? Because she has absolutely not a single shred of integrity or morals. She will go with any idea, any position, or any group if she thinks it will get her money or power. She’s a demagogue, nothing more. Certainly not stupid, because she has engineered her rise quite well, but certainly not a principled human being either.

Don't disappoint me Bachman

Then we come to Michele Bachman. My reluctant 2nd choice. My second choice because you have to admire her being the only one to take a stand on this debt debate. Take a stand, articulate it and not budge. I believe that’s called character. I agree with her hard line stance that government needs to cut; spending needs to be cut, the size and scope of the federal government needs to be cut. I’m also so what happy with this statement she made during her first debate on her opinion of states that are allowing gay marriage, “I’m running for the presidency of the United States. And I don’t see that it’s the role of a president to go into states and interfere with their state laws.” To me this says she understands that these religious issues are not as important as the economy.

Why am I reluctant? Because all those other comments she’s made about gays and about abortion. Makes me worry just a little about how much she would make them a priority in her administration…mind you not enough that if was between her and Romney or her and Perry or her and Obama I wouldn’t vote for her, but enough that I would still not be thrilled doing it. But there is a way out that will make me put away my reservations. All she has to do is take up GOProud, the real gay Republican organization, (not to be confused with the liberals who are the Log Cabin Republicans) meet with them, agree that gay rights are a state’s rights issue and thus not under the authority of the presidency, and just agree to disagree. (I’d be even more thrilled to hear her endorse my plan to strike the concept of marriage from the law books and leave that up to the churches…but I’m hopeful not delusional). She could even make an announcement with the honorary chair of GOProud’s advisory council, Ann Coulter, that way she would get both the moderate social part of the country and the hard line fiscal conservatives in one moment. Please Michele show me you’re far-sighted enough to realize this is in your and the country’s best interests.

And finally, my man, perhaps the second coming of Reagan to Obama’s second coming of Carter, Rudy Giuliani. The man is not even running yet and he’s already higher than most of the field! I am hoping for an entry into the field by the end of the month with the shock and tactical genius of Sun Tzu himself. And it appears from the signs I may not be wrong. 

Our greatest hope

I will hold out hope for the unstoppable force of Giuliani/Bachmann as long as I can.

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The Dream Act is Dead. Long live the Dream Act. Laws to Pass #6

So this sham of a law to legalize a bunch of people who broke the law died. Primarily because it is beyond stupid to say if you go to college you get to become a citizen.

However, the idea of serving this country leading to citizenship is a good idea. One of the first things the Republicans should do in the New Year is to pass a version of the Dream Act that says quite simply that if you serve in the armed forces for four years, no matter how you got here, you get to be a citizen. (With the obvious exception if you have criminal acts on your records, although you shouldn’t be allowed in the armed forces if you’ve committed a crime). Anyone who wants to serve this country deserves to be a citizen. This kind of honor and sacrifice needs to be rewarded.

The Republicans need to pass this not because it will look good with Hispanic voters (even though it will), they need to do it because it is right. The men and women who serve this country with distinction deserve every honor we can give them; citizenship seems the least of what we can do.

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Yay! Arizona Immigration Reform!

Lot of fuss over the recent Arizona Immigration Law. I support it. Some don’t. But let me explain why not supporting it is not in the best interest of immigrants.

Life in Central and South America is certainly anything but a trip to Disneyland for most of the population. Further, you probably have surmised, from previous posts, that since my goal is always to reduce suffering, the suffering caused by deporting this group of people who are often simply seeking a better life, is uncalled for and should be stopped. However, you’re probably also thinking of the economic costs from border patrol, identify theft, influx of criminal activity, and social services is simply too much of a burden for the American people to have to deal with. All these are valid points, however they are all irrelevant because they mostly take only a short-term look at the problem.

The long-term view needs to look for a way that both the countries of Latin America and the United States can benefit. Now with the refugees from most third world nations, there presently is not way of fixing those countries’ problem right now. North Korea is not going to be fixed whether one freedom fighter stays or leaves, the problems are just too deep. However, most of Latin America’s problems while large, are not insurmountable. For the sake of argument I’m simply going to use Mexico as my preferred example for the rest of this section. What are Mexico’s biggest problems? Corruption, lack of economic opportunity, crime. Now most of Mexico’s crime problems are related to the drug cartels, not going to be solved in one easy step, but if economic opportunity goes up and corruption goes down then the cartels will be less of an issues. As for lack of economic opportunity, I’m sure a good portion of international corporations would love to invest in Mexico for labor cheaper than US workers, but your current average Mexican salary isn’t that low if you consider all that government interference and corruption. So that leaves corruption. Now unfortunately this problem will not ever be solved as the Mexican citizens most driven to find a better life have the option of seeking a better life in the US by coming in illegally.

The current system of allowing illegal immigration in America takes some of Mexico’s most driven people and relegates them to pseudo-slave class in America. Yes, I am saying that if you are arguing to let illegal aliens stay you are arguing for a slave class. Make no mistake I’m calling you a racist. Sadly, for those of you opposed to closing the borders, we got rid of the Confederacy and what it stood for about a hundred and fifty years ago. Am I calling you a racist because it’s the fun new insult for everyone in political debate, I’m saying it because to accept the current system is to suggest that people from Latin America somehow can’t have a working democratic-capitalist system, which anyone can given enough work and support from surround countries (support which we’re not giving right now). Arguing for illegal immigrants right to be abused is not exactly arguing for their best interests–it’s arguing for your cheap head of lettuce and cheaper bill for staying at the hotel, as they won’t have to pass on the minimum wage cleaning costs onto you. If the borders were secured and closed it would have negative effects on both economies, but lets not look at the immediate effects to the US or Mexican economy, because those become irrelevant in the long run. In the long run, with nowhere to go but to fix their own country, with not imposing a constant brain and labor drain on Mexico, the populace of the country would be forced to solve it’s problem, forced to become a more just, more efficient, and probably a more capitalistic country. The end result being two countries with economic and political prosperity, instead of one leaching off the other for its slave class. Are lettuce prices going to go up somewhat? Yeah, but cheap lettuce is a bad argument for the perpetuation of a slave class. Is there going to be emotional suffering in the initial stages of deporting this large population of people who are reasonably trying to seek a better life? Yes. But the suffering of a few million people now with the result of the entire population of the country being prosperous and successful for generations to come somehow does not balance out the suffering imposed on the same populace by perpetually keeping them at the lowest rung of the population economically—by letting them be in the US while we let them suffer in poverty. Long term the only just answer is to close the borders and help Mexico solve its problems.

Now once the borders are closed and secure, I’m not saying there cannot be any kind of worker program, but such a program must be predicated on either short-term work only (say you can only come over for three years and not bring family, thus keeping your long term allegiance to Mexico and working to see Mexico improve itself) or must be predicated on becoming American citizens (this way you could bring family over). This lack of loyalty to either country that the current system perpetuates is destructive to both nations in the long run, because the people involved feel no need to work for the betterment of either society, and thus leads to the decay of both.

But the fact of the matter the only way to solve the legal immigration is if we remove the option of illegal immigration. I’d like to say that Americans are willing to solve problems before they are forced to, but sadly that just isn’t the American way. Until illegal immigration is stopped, legal immigration won’t be reformed.

Now is the new law harsh. Yes. But I don’t see any other way than closing the border that will A. End the slave class and B. Bring Mexico up to first-world status and stability. Now if you have a better way that will work (because Americans don’t solve things until they have no other choice) please tell me. But, don’t say that not actually acting and hoping for reform that won’t come (remember the Moron-in-Chief has put immigration reform off for another year…probably a good thing as he would only come up with “reform” that would only perpetuate the slave class) is a plan. It’s not. It’ merely perpetuating the problem.

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