All For the Love of (Illegal) Family

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The following quotes are from a CNN. Com article regarding the journey of an illegal alien mother and her 14 year old son, Jesús, from Guatemala, coming to America to reunite with the boys father, who lives in Mississippi.

It is written for one reason – to tug on the heartstrings of brainless Americans – the kind that read this clap-trap. Yeah, I know – What does that make me.

From Catherine E. Shoichet at CNN.com:

“It is a powerful need: to see the man who shaped your life from afar for almost 13 years. For 14-year-old Jesús and his mother, it was enough to propel them on a dangerous and illegal journey. They made it to America.”

“…cloaked in predawn darkness, they climbed a ladder and scaled a 15-foot-high steel fence to cross into the United States. Border Patrol agents caught them within minutes. After one night in detention, they were released on this morning in late June and dropped off at the bus station…”

“Now that they’ve made it this far, Jesús has no doubt that the moment he’s dreamed of his whole life is near. He is finally going to see someone he’s long looked up to but never stood beside.”

“Voy a conocer a mi papa,” Jesús says. “I am going to meet my father.”

The love story continues, describing the long journey. You see, the two just wish to reunite their family. It’s a tale of love conquering all – even U.S. law.

There is a video that accompanies the article, chronicling their journey.

Here is what the video reveals that the article omits: This kid’s father left them and snuck into the U.S. in 2001. That would make Jesús little more than 1 when the father left. By all accounts, he never went back. The kid says he misses his dad, but how can you miss someone you’ve never met? read more

The Russian Bear and The Care Bear

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

So Obama calls himself “the Bear”. What a joke. Where did he get that? Who gave him that name? No doubt he did, but why? Does he fancy himself some kind of wild animal? Maybe a caged predator, let out to hunt when Mama Bear allows it?

I guess his cage is the White House that he’s constantly trying to escape. I suppose I can sympathize with him a bit about being trapped at the White House.

You know, the place where great past presidents actually had to make Earth changing decisions. Serious, thoughtful presidents who put God and country ahead of themselves. I can see how the Agitator-In-Chief would be constantly haunted by their memory and wish to escape.

So the Care Bear, or maybe the Gummy Bear is loose – out fist pumping the regular folk at some fly-over eating establishment, yukking it up – having a grand ole time. Yes, the regular folk, who have been properly vetted and credentialed as zombified sycophants, in order to get within a mile of His Highness.

Meanwhile, as the Care Bear pretends all is well, the Real Bear – the Russian Bear is in fact loose. Vladimir Putin, the Russian grizzly, who would kill his own young to further his aim, has his hands in virtually every evil being perpetrated, at least in his own hemisphere, if not ours.

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An Obama-Caused Border Disaster

from National Review:

It is a grave error to view the swarming of illegal aliens across our southern border as anything other than a challenge to our sovereignty — a challenge abetted, rather than repulsed, by a president who vows to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” The challenge brings into sharp relief a question I’ve repeatedly pressed (see, e.g., herehere,here, and here): If the states cannot or will not defend themselves, are they still, in any real sense, sovereign?

As expected, the president’s mainstream-media allies portray Obama as a man struggling to manage a crisis beyond his control, a crisis their thin and exhausted playbook instructs them to blame on George W. Bush. Nonsense.

In Faithless Execution, I detail Obama’s immigration lawlessness — at least the very extensive record compiled as of mid-spring 2014, when I had to stop writing in order to make an early June publication date. If you’re keeping track, mid-spring was before the ramping up of the ongoing invasion, which already involves close to 300,000 illegal aliens (less than 20 percent of whom are, according to theNew York Times, “unaccompanied minors”). It was, however, months after what we now know was the Obama “Homeland Security” Department’s solicitation of escort services to help handle an anticipated arrival of 65,000 illegal-alien minors. read more

Alinsky – Improvements Made to the Original Design

by: the Common Constitutionalist

There are things throughout history that one can point to and say, “That changed everything”. Things like electricity, indoor plumbing and gunpowder.

Some we can point to as simply upgrades or improvements to the original design. Things like fuel injection, the self-contained rifle cartridge or Hot Shots Part Deux.

Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton did the same with Saul Alinsky’s teaching of community agitating.

Interestingly, as an aside, what is today called, by most everyone, community organizing, Alinsky called agitating, but as the left often does, somewhere along the line, agitator was deemed too negative – too radical, so it magically became organizer. Who could be against organization? read more

What’s Bigger Than LeBron?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The news has made headlines all over the country and not just in the sports world. Basketball great LeBron James is going home – back to Cleveland, where it all began.

Yes, of course it’s the lead story on all 52 ESPN channels. That’s to be expected, but they’ve been discussing it nonstop on the NFL network, the network dedicated exclusively to football. No not fútbol… football. You know, the real man’s sport. Yeah, that’s a little dig at all you dopey FIFA fans.

Anyway, I even saw a segment about LeBron on the Golf Channel. Really? The Golf Channel?

So, I ask you – what’s bigger, more important, more newsworthy than LeBron? Evidently nothing.

The Twitterverse just exploded over the news. Tweets blasting out – columns hurriedly written in order to be the first to announce this earth shattering news.

No more attention has been paid than to this announcement.

Not the ever deepening V.A. scandal, where it’s been discovered that tens of millions of dollars in “merit” bonuses and overpayments were paid for clearing up the backlog by effectively killing off our heroes in desperate need of treatment. Everyone but the veterans benefited – down to lowly clerks and support staff.

But that’s not bigger than LeBron. read more

Democrats New Trophy Wife

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Attorney A J Delgado  wrote:

“Democrats have built a brand as the party willing to stand up for black Americans, but the amnesty push shows what a false promise that was. The message to black voters is: ‘Yes, your ancestors endured unimaginable hardships and helped build this country, and we said we’d help you out. But now we have a new trophy wife.’ Meanwhile, the harm to African Americans is not limited to reduced wages, greater competition for jobs, and declining household incomes – now even the black history of suffering is being diluted. Liberal columnist and CNN pundit Sally Kohn penned a column last week arguing that the term ‘illegal immigrant’ is the same as the N-word.”

Last I checked, blacks were originally forced to come to America. They did not receive a Mexican visitor card, food, water and medical care on there way to this country, as are Central American illegals.

Black citizens have begun confronting illegal immigration advocate groups, frustrated and confused why they are being thrown under the bus in favor of this new “protected class”.

One frustrated young black man, speaking to an immigrant activist, said: read more

Establishment Republicans Say Rollover on Immigration

from Breitbart:

While liberal activists keep pushing Democrats to make more concessions regarding the flood of illegal immigrant children across the border, GOP consultants in D.C. are suggesting that Republicans roll over and approve President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion without any concessions.

And they are doing so to liberal outlets like the Huffington Post.

Since only $400 million of those funds would actually go to strengthen border security, Republicans have been wary of giving the Obama administration a “blank check” without getting some concessions, like having National Guard troops on the border or changing a 2008 law that prevents the federal government from immediately deporting illegal immigrants who are not from Mexico or Canada. read more

We Can Learn A Lot from Central America

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So president Obama has asked for almost $4 billion to meet our “Moral Obligation” at the border.

As Sen. Tom Coburn said, “That’s $60,000 per child…”. Eric Erickson wrote that we could send them all back, providing first-class tickets and accommodations for about $8 million.

Yet instead, this out-of-control administration, who has developed a habit of enforcing only the laws it likes, will continue to allow the flood of illegals to cross our border, completely unopposed, while feckless Republicans threatened to sue the president – as if that will do any good or in any way deter Obama from his Cloward and Piven strategy to purposely overwhelm the system.

Now for years, we’ve heard from countless politicians on the left, that we can learn a thing or two from other countries – that America should not only respect but defer to laws of other countries.

Well – I say – that’s not a bad idea. Let’s start with immigration.

Shall we see how other countries deal with those who wish to cross their borders? How about the home countries of the great unwashed showing up on our border?

What if I was to show up at the Guatemalan border? read more

Immigration…I’m Joining the Other Side

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We’ve all heard the saying: “If you can’t beat them, join them”.

Well, regarding the immigration issue, I decided to switch sides. The fight against it is just too hard – no one will listen and I’m rethinking my position on those poor undocumented souls that just want a better life.

So, now that I’m on the pro-immigrant side, I thought I’d better come up with my own immigration proposals that will be good for both sides – for the good and just left, of which I am now a part, and the rest of you Neanderthals.

First: There is no fighting it. Amnesty is going to happen, so we need to accept it and welcome our new brothers and sisters. But it won’t be as easy as that. The “immigrants” must have lived in the United States for at least four years, and pay a fee. Let’s say… $185. That sounds reasonable.

After they’ve met those two criteria, they must then demonstrate that they have a “good moral character”. Only then will they be granted temporary legal status. After say… 18 months, they will be eligible for a green card but they must learn English.

Okay – that takes care of that. Now what about the border? Well, we’ll “invest” in new high-tech surveillance equipment and hire more border agents and staff to support them. read more

The Border: Planned Orchestrated Lawlessness

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On February 4, 2013, the director of homeland security, Janet Napolitano stood on the Mexican border between San Diego and Tijuana and declared, “I believe the border is secure”.

That was only a little more than a year ago.

Ah, those were the days. We were more innocent and trusting back then. Way back then, all of 496 days ago, reporters like Elizabeth Dwoskin of Bloomberg BusinessWeek could write: “This time, those looking to revive concerns about a lawless border must contend with a far different set of facts: the line between Mexico and the U.S. Is now more secure than it’s been in decades. Obama has poured money and resources into border security. In his first term, he spent $73 billion on immigration”.

Wow, $73 billion! Kind of makes one wonder where the money went? And notice she didn’t say immigration enforcement. Still, that’s a lot of money. Let’s do some quick math.

The average cost of erecting the border wall/fence is $3.9 million per mile. The southern border is 1933 miles long. 1933 X $3.9 million is… about $7.6 billion. That’s a little more than 10% of the money Obama “poured” into “immigration”. We could easily afford to build a fence, laced with gold, if that is what the politicians wanted to do, which of course we know, they don’t. read more