Hezbollah and Los Zetas, a Deadly Combination

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Feeling safe here in good ole U.S. of A.? Sure… why not?

 

Yes, there have been incidences of school and other shootings but they appear in no way connected.

 

On the whole, Homeland Security appears to be effective, as we’ve had no successful terror attacks on American soil for more than a decade.

 

So why haven’t we been attacked again? Have the terrorists just given up? Have the Bush and Obama administrations successfully decimated the terrorist ranks to make it impossible for an attack? Is Homeland Security just that good, that they are able to thwart any and every attempt?

 

Well, yes and no. Our intelligence services have stopped potential attacks, some we’ve heard about, others we haven’t, for strategic reasons. We have had some success taking out terrorist leaders and negatively affecting their infrastructure, but don’t count on the terrorists ever giving up. read more

Voters Oppose Dems on Illegal Immigration

Didn’t hear much about lifetime work permits for tens of millions of foreign citizens today in the press conference of House Democratic leaders introducing their comprehensive immigration reform bill.

I think they may have seen internal polls that show the same thing found in dozens of polls that we have conducted this year:

When asked specifically about giving work permits to illegal aliens or millions more legal immigrants (the heart of the Democratic bill), American voters overwhelmingly oppose. read more

Amnesty Brigade Still at Work

 from: Michelle Malkin

The government may be “shut down,” but open-borders Democrats and Republicans are still working to ram through an illegal alien amnesty bailout for millions of law-breakers and their families at the expense of American jobs and American security.

GOP amnesty cheerleader Paul Ryan said late last week that he may plan to introduce a bill even without majority GOP support. read more

House Republicans Work Immigration Behind Scenes

As long as these RINO’s remain in power they will not give up on this issue. This is the way these progressives work. While everyone is distracted by a seemingly major issue like the government shutdown, backroom strategies are being crafted to advance another, no doubt to simply change the color of the lipstick on this pig.

 

from ABC News/AP:

Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republicans are working behind the scenes to advance it at a time the Capitol is immersed in a partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack Obama’s health care law.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, has been discussing possible legal status for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. He’s also been working with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a fellow Virginia Republican, on a bill offering citizenship to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

Reps. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, and Ted Poe, R-Texas, are working on a plan to create a visa program allowing more lower-skilled workers into the country.

Goodlatte and the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, hold out hopes for floor action by late October on a series of immigration bills that already have passed their committees. read more

Dick Durbin; The Dreamer

from:   at TheBlaze:

Update: It’s Friday morning and efforts by TheBlaze to extract an official response on this story from Senator Durbin are ongoing. As of 10:15 ET, there has been no official statement released from the senator’s offices.

It has been two days since a rather unflattering story broke about Alaa Mukahhal, one of Senator Dick Durbin’s “Dream Act” poster children. His website also refers to them as “American Dreamers” and highlights their stories online.

In those two days, the offensive Facebook pages of Alaa Mukahhal have been scrubbed and Senator Durbin has managed to duck or avoid TheBlaze’s efforts to secure a comment on her offensive actions and words.

Before 10 a.m. on Thursday, TheBlaze tried contacting Sen. Durbin’s office in Washington, D.C. In our first request to speak with the senator’s press secretary, we were hung up on. Additional requests for a connection to the lawmaker’s press secretary, Maria McElwain, via a cellphone or email address were not honored. No calls have been returned. read more

Reminiscent of the Nazis

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

For quite some time, Glenn Beck has been speaking of the Romeike family’s plight.

 

In case you are unaware Uwe, Hennelore Romeike and their children are the German family that fled their home country. In Germany home schooling is apparently illegal. To avoid further prosecution they fled to the United States and requested asylum.

 

There is however another German family that has not been so fortunate and that is an understatement. The Wunderlich family of Darmstadt Germany has made headlines also, at least in Europe.

 

The Wunderlich’s have been trying to homeschool their four children for years. German authorities had repeatedly harassed them. At one point they left Germany and settled in France at the home of a friend. But French authorities came and snatched the children claiming they were “left alone” and neglected.

 

After they regain custody, the family headed back to Germany, where things got a lot worse.

 

According to the HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association), Germany is party to many human rights treaties that recognize parents’ rights to homeschool according to their religious convictions.

 

Yet Germany has simply refused to abide by the agreement. Sound familiar? A government that refuses to uphold laws and treaties?

 

Last month a German Family Court judge signed an order and the government authorities sprung to action. Reminiscent of the SS a team of 20 police, special agents and social workers stormed the Wunderlich home in Darmstadt.

 

When the father, Eric Wunderlich saw a battering ram being carried to the front door he decided to open it. The armed officers rushed in and shoved him into a chair where he was ordered not to move. He said they treated him like a terrorist.

 

Then they seized the four children. When his distraught wife tried to hug and kiss her 14-year-old daughter goodbye one of the agents shoved her away and said, “it’s too late for that”.

 

German officials then took the children to an “undisclosed location” promising the parents, “they would not be seeing their children anytime soon”.

 

The Germans have evidently learned from the past as they confiscated everyone’s passport, children’s included.

 

Yes folks, this is for real. It is not a tale from Nazi Germany and this is what they Romeike family has to look forward to, for the Obama administration is trying to deport the Romeike family, sending them back to Germany for certain harassment and prosecution. All for wanting to homeschool.

 

Despite a United States immigration judge granting the family asylum, Obama and the thugs of the Justice Department are fighting to deport.

 

Yes, Obama, great friend of the immigrant wants to deport.

 

I have a suggestion for the Romeike family. Leave the country tomorrow. Go to Mexico. Change your names to Juan and Juanita Valdez and walk back across the border. No one will stop you. No one will ask why you’re here or check your papers. Settle in any liberal city you wish and enjoy America.

 

Problem solved!

Amnesty Equals Jobs Aplenty

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Great news! For those who haven’t yet heard, there appears yet another added benefit to passing the Senate illegal immigrant amnesty act. The benefits just keep piling up.

 

You may be skeptical now, but after you conservative racists hear the news – even you will support the real Republicans that just want to get things done.

 

For they, not us understand that just saying no isn’t good policy. After all, if the Democrats propose some ridiculous legislation that the country has survived without for 200+ years – Republicans can’t just say no. That would be ridiculous. We must always propose an “alternative”.

 

Like when my 14-year-old son says, “Dad, can I borrow your car?” I can’t just say no. That would be insensitive, and not good familial policy.

 

Anyway, back to the great news.

 

ABC news/Univision recently reported that if the amnesty bill is enacted, “it would add nearly 14,000 new jobs on average in each congressional district” in the nation.

 

Wow! I can honestly say I did not know that. Why didn’t Rubio, Ryan, Jeb Bush and Karl Rove just tell us that in the first place?

 

Let’s see: that’s 14,000 jobs times 435 congressional districts. That equals 1.7 gazillion new jobs! Actually, it is 6,090,000 jobs. That’s still pretty awesome. Where do I sign? Better yet, I’ll just call my Sen. Kelly Ayotte (Judd Gregg in a dress) and let her know – full speed ahead!

 

The ABC news report continued: “no district would see fewer than 7000 jobs created by 2023.” This is impressive – if you believe it.

 

Let’s say we do trust their figures. By the way, the figures were compiled by the “American Action Network”. Surprise – a Karl Rove Consortium.

 

So let’s run the numbers shall we?

 

The numbers are 14,000 (maximum) per district – 7000 minimum. Let’s split the difference at 10,500 jobs. Pretty big number, eh?

 

10,500 jobs per district times 435 districts equals 4,567,500. Whoa, that’s a lot of jobs. But wait, we’re not done.

 

It’s 2013 now. They say we’ll see these results by 2023. That’s 10 years. So 4,567,500 divided by 10 years equals 456,750 jobs created nationwide per year.

 

Now the jobs numbers are released every month so: 456,750 jobs divided by 12 months equals 38,062.5 jobs added nationwide per month. The .5 must be a midget – oops, little person – oops, vertically challenged. Sorry. Couldn’t resist.

 

So even assuming the numbers are accurate, it no longer looks so impressive, does it?

 

Quick recap: they want us to agree to legalize a minimum of 11 million illegals immediately to gain 38,000 phantom jobs a month. It’s the most absurd argument I’ve heard yet.

 

Are the experts compiling this magical data the same geniuses that can’t even accurately predict the employment numbers next month, much less a year or 10 years out?

 

One would have to be a complete moron to buy any of this crap! The pro-amnesty crowd is desperate, plain and simple. They know an overwhelming majority of voters are against it. They are trying to pull out any lie they have to to try to sell this smelly pile of manure.

 

This is one fight we are winning and can win if we just keep up the pressure.

Republicans vs. Conservatives

 

One difference between the two major parties is that Democrats harness the energy of their base to fight legislative battles; Republicans make end-runs around their base to obviate their energy.

Let’s examine the GOP’s strategy for dealing with immigration.  Instead of harnessing their energy to fight amnesty and hang it around the necks of Democrats in the red state electoral landscape next year, they are trying to outflank the conservative base with subterfuge in order to pass amnesty.  National Journal has an inside story of the strategy:

House Republicans head home for the August break having done little to pass immigration reform, falling well short of Speaker John Boehner’s goal of voting on legislation before next week’s monthlong recess begins. But far from a failure of leadership, top House Republicans are casting the inaction as a tactical play designed to boost reform’s chances.

Keeping immigration on the back-burner helps avoid a recess filled with angry town-hall meetings reminiscent of the heated August 2009 protests where the backlash against health care reform coalesced. Doing nothing also starves Democrats of a target, Republicans argue.

“August was a central part of our discussions. People don’t want to go home and get screamed at,” a House GOP leadership aide said.

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No Fault Immigration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We must pass “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”. If not for us, than for the children. No, not our own, but the children who are in this country through no fault of their own.

I’m speaking of the children of illegal aliens, undocumented aliens, undocumented immigrants, undocumented workers, undocumented citizens.

A report called “Shattered Families” (dun-dun-dun), from the Applied Research Center concluded that 5000 children of illegal immigrants (I added illegal) are in U.S. foster care due to the deportation of their parents.

The report contends that if current trends hold, 15,000 kids will be “ripped” away from their parents.

The LA Times wrote that law enforcement often doesn’t allow detained illegal immigrant parents (I added illegal, again) the opportunity to make arrangements for the care of their children. The Times article concluded by saying: “We live in a country defined both by its proud immigrant heritage and by its enduring commitment to families. Ultimately, immigration reform will not be successful unless it protects children, prevents families from being torn apart and shows the world America means what it says when it speaks out on the importance of respecting human rights.”

Pardon my callousness, but I have a solution. A) If you sneak into our country and get caught be prepared for the consequence (not that there are any consequences. I’m not buying that centers study). B) It’s a novel idea, but if you’re deported, take your kids with you.

There is such an outcry over this illegal immigrant family “unification”. Have they given any thought to actual American children?

What happens when a child gets “ripped” away from a single parent that goes to prison?

The DOJ estimates that 2.3% of American kids and a whopping 6.7% of black American children have at least one parent in prison. Where are all the bleeding heart advocates for these poor kids? They are left parentless through no fault of their own. Where are the lawmakers to waive parents sentences in order to reunite families?

How is breaking into a home and stealing a TV different than breaking into a country and stealing a Social Security number, not to mention thousands of taxpayer dollars every year?

If you wish to talk real heartbreak, think of the single military moms and dads that have to leave their children behind as they are deployed overseas.

Estimates are upwards of 30,000 single moms have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Often times, during deployment, they must also fight to retain custody of their children, with often no one state side to fight on their behalf.

But they chose that life. They chose to join the military. They must’ve known this could happen.

True, but the same could be said of someone who chose to commit a crime. It’s a choice. It’s also a choice to sneak across our border.

I can’t blame someone for doing so, but don’t whine if you get caught and are sent packing.

But fear not, unlike the children of the military or American criminals, you potential “New Americans” have the President, the Senate, Congressional leaders and La Raza advocating for you.