I have a simple question.
Is Mexico responsible for anything?
Admittedly, it is difficult to lay complete blame for the drug violence on Mexico when we (the U.S. citizenry) are consuming the product of, and we (the U.S. government) are arming, the drug cartels. So let’s be generous and say “we” are responsible for 60% of the problem. Seem reasonable? So why do we only hear about our 60%? What about the other 40%?
(Update the below paragraph with “Caravans heading North”…)
Considering the lines outside emigration services yesterday it struck me that Mexico was doing nothing to help “legitimize” the status of the individuals in line. But to Mexico’s defense even if they had I’m not sure it would have been warmly received. In fact, several of the “on scene” interviews sounded more like asylum cases in that the individual would run down a list of how inhospitable and outright dangerous Mexico is. The idea of going back, to them, would be cruel and unusual punishment for crime they did not commit. While I personally enjoy Mexico and find it to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth… I do not necessarily disagree, but it lends to the larger issue.
Is Mexico responsible for anything? If so, what?
Let’s say Canadians were flooding across the border for reasons of escape… (which in some medically related scenarios is not so far-fetched) would we be so tolerant of the Canadian government as to continuously find ways to blame ourselves? And since we’re on that topic… blame ourselves for what? Is it our fault that we cling to the final visage of Free-Market Capitalism in the world and the prosperity it promulgates, thus creating a more desirable alternative than the place these folks are escaping from?
So why are we quiet in regard to Mexico?
Why exactly is it not Mexico’s responsibility to create that same atmosphere for their citizens? (The same applies to all Latin American countries given our current predicament.)
Why should Mexico be absolved of the international cry to improve their economy, create jobs and control crime repeatedly leveled at the U.S.? It’s certainly not a lack of natural resources, ports, or favorable climate… It’s clearly not the lack of population or strong work ethic. So why?
Partly it is a U.S. media predisposed to self loathe U.S. success and prosperity. It simply is not in vogue to appreciate the Capitalist system our country was founded on, assuming they know what that is, or the riches realized from it. The flip side of that is a programmed desire not to criticize Socialist countries, not because it might make the country look bad but because they would have to look in the mirror and re-evaluate their personal beliefs.
The final aspect is Political Correctness and the fear of being labeled racist should anyone step up and offer the truth. They know the first Journalist to speak out loud that ‘Mexico shares the blame for our border problems and must own their economic woes will be labeled a bigot who hates… I don’t even know anymore… Mexicans? Hispanics? Latinos? Mayans? Aztecs? Spaniards? I mean seriously. The world is cosmopolitan. Having a Spanish surname means little here in the U.S. but the census still counts you as Hispanic… Why? Because that’s how the money is handed out. Rest assured, someone would be offended somewhere, so you’d be a bigot somehow.
All I’m asking for is reasoned, rational, discussion.
What I’m saying simply is there must be a focus on other countries responsibility when it comes to their citizenry and internal economic problems.
Unfortunately it seems all too easy to blame the U.S. for all the ills in the world, especially by our own journalists. When I say “easy”, I mean both comfortably and safely. They are comfortable because they believe it, and they are safe because they know as long as they blame the U.S. First… there will be no punishment directed at them from the industry of the offended. The Antifa Fascists will be fine with it, so they know their houses will not be burnt down.
Think about the comments from the EU and how the problems they suffer are always the fault of United States. The starvation and disease in Africa is our fault. The illegal immigration problem right here in the U.S. is our fault… because, like every other country in the world including Mexico, we don’t openly accept just anyone who crosses the border. It’s stunning how the world expects us to bend in every way imaginable while they conduct themselves in a way of “business as usual”.
It’s also stunning that absolutely no attention is paid to how we became a country that could help those less fortunate on our borders… and around the world. But here’s a hint… it wasn’t by giving all of our stuff away.
I am a Capitalist. As such, this is not a cry to seal the borders and not let anyone in, or pull all of our Diplomats home. On the contrary, I like tall fences and wide gates. I expect to have access to the best products at the best prices for my self-determined needs. Having emissaries abroad is important to communicate the benefits of freedom and liberty of the individual as well as aid those who wish to embrace it for themselves in their own countries.
But there needs to be rational and reasonable assessments when determining the foundation of problems lest no solutions can ever be arrived at.
Unless that’s the point.
For more on “the point”: La Gran Mentira
(A repost from 8/16/12, since illegal immigration is now being used to destroy the Constitution’s Separation of Powers. It’s dated, but brings up what I believe to be an important question. What are we saying about Mexico? Are we delaying a Revolution south of our Border? If so, to whose benefit? And if we are delaying a Revolution, is it serving to make Mexico, and Latin America as a whole, more Fragile?)
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Your Military Service?
Nope. There are plenty of Socialists (explicitly and/or in action) who have served in the Military. Far too many frankly.
Your Religious Belief?
Nope. In fact, there are a stunning number of Religious fanatics who would like nothing more than utilizing Government Force to make you do what they think is right and proper. The Religious Left is alive and well and they enjoy their ‘strange bedfellow’ relationship with the Socialists. Religion as Government is nothing new… in fact, it’s quite old… and frightening.
Your Participation in the Private Sector?
Nope. There are, sadly, a vast number of people who have participated in the Private Sector who prefer a playing field tilted in their favor through ‘cooperative relationships’ with Government. Force is attractive when combined with the opportunity to profit. Free-Market it is not.
Your having registered as a Republican?
Ha! Nope… If anything, this current election cycle is demonstrating that calling yourself a Republican, and giving your Ideological Foundation no further thought, has brought us to where we are. We are angry at the betrayal by REPUBLICANS who are correctly labeled as Establishment. But we seem to stop there and fail to wonder why we feel this way.
Your love of your Family?
While admirable, no. There are tons of Liberal Leftists who think they love their family. I say ‘think’ because it is my firm belief that if they genuinely understood what Socialism is and the demonstrable track record of the Death, Destruction and Oppression it brings with it, they would protect their family from it at all costs… At least those who genuinely cared about their families.
What makes one a Constitutional Conservative is the understanding, and belief in, the Supremacy of the Individual over Government, the Liberty and Freedom that Supremacy represents along with the Globally Unique standing provided by the absolute brilliance of the United States Constitution… particularly when it prevents you from doing whatever you want, or having to listen to things you don’t like, or tolerate behavior you find offensive.
What separates you from the World of Power Politics Loving Liberals is the recognition that the vast expanse of World History has been one of Slavery, Oppression and Death. It has been Mob Rule cloaked with friendly terms like “Democracy” and “The Will of The Majority” without the understanding that those concepts are only healthy when employed as components of a much larger formula of Government. It has been the rise of Tyrants, always with the will of the people initially. It has been the suffering of the human soul.
What Elevates you above the Social Democrats, and our Fascist Elites, is the comprehension the Constitution of the United States is not a “Living and Breathing” Document malleable enough to accommodation whatever force you wish to apply to those you disagree with… exactly because you’re not really elevated above any other individual at all. It is your understanding that this brilliant document protects us only when it is adhered to. It is your demand that we return to it as written, and if we don’t like some aspect of it we Amend it according to the mechanisms in place within it to do so. You know it’s not up to a Vote… or a Judge… or a President. And finally you recognize we are where we are because we have wandered so very far away from it.
America is not about Mom and Apple Pie…
It’s about much, much, more than that.
Once you truly understand, you will recognize the brilliance which separates The United States from the rest of the World and the inherent Exceptionalism of our design.
The Understanding I speak of is the difference between High Information, Low Information and No Information voters.
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In the United States we have fought our Wars for Freedom and Liberty… but now we are being told we must surrender both to our Government in the name of Security. At this very moment we are being told this by those who desire our approval to lead… I acknowledge, the power associated with knowing anything about any citizen at any time must be intoxication indeed.
There can be no case made where the wholesale collection of Citizen Data does not jeopardize the Freedom and Liberty of all Americans. Not a single one.
If we must go to War with those who want to destroy our way of life in order to preserve our Freedom, then so be it. If not for that, why have so many lives been given to defend it?
Focus on those countries and foreign groups declaring harm to the United States, but hands off the Citizenry.
Cease the call for unlimited data collection.
It makes you appear tyrannical… and washes away the profound significance of those lives sacrificed in our past… and in our present.
I should not have to remind any of you, that in this Great Country, Government is subservient to the Individual.
Not the other way around. Leave that for the rest of the world.
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Dateline: December 15, 2015
Coming off of last night’s Republican Debate on CNN, I have a few questions…
Why was John Kasich playing Fruit Ninja the entire debate?
Was it pre-planned by CNN to insert the Kasich Karate Chop for comedic value?
For that matter, Why was John Kasich there… and was that alone for comedic value?
Speaking of Fruit Ninja’s, Did Lindsey Graham actually pee himself when lamenting the absence of George W. Bush?
If it was indeed important to make things ‘foolish’, isn’t ‘jeh…’ being on stage, and Trumps hair on anyone’s head, enough?
In terms of ridiculous, Do ‘jeh…’ and his brother George spend their off hours working on that stupid, shoulder shrugging, laugh?
At what point does Rand Paul just give up trying to explain to the other candidates what privacy means?
Is Marco Rubio really angry about the NSA not legally being able to Spy on American Citizens for over a whole week now? Really?
Hearing myself type that out loud, now that the NSA has a ton of down time should we send them over to share their expertise with the Immigration and Naturalization Service to help teach those ‘rigorous’ folks about The Facebook?
Did Dr. Ben forget there was a debate coming up?
Did Trump utter something of substance?
Does Fiorina realize interrupting all the time makes one look like Karate Chop Kasich? And, that’s not good…
Is Chris Christie doing his debate prep with the Bananno, Massino, Taddeo and Gotti families?
Is Ted Cruz the illegitimate son of Lyndon Baines Johnson… or not?
How did Barrett Baber make the Main Stage?
Inquiring minds want to know.
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So long as they went his way.
He also advocated doing exactly what you intended to do prior to asking permission… if that permission was not granted. The Obama Administration has demonstrated this with Obama Care, Private Schools for Minority kids, EPA regs, etc. etc.
So now the RINO Republican Establishment has also decided to take their ball and go home.
Why? Because we don’t like them.
When John Boehner announced he would resign from Congress at the end of October there were cheers throughout the land by those who believe in the Constitution as it is written and the rule of law for which it is the foundation.
But the ‘election’ of a new speaker was to be gamed.
The Establishment wanted to replace Boehner with yet another controllable Republican. It was thought that shuffling the deck chairs would fool the American Public into thinking they were the beneficiaries of change.
We the People didn’t fall for it.
The few genuine Republicans we have been able to send to DC made our feelings known by not supporting this RINO rehash.
So what is the result?
Boehner has decided to call off the election for the Speakership.
Because he can’t control the outcome.
So he is electing to stick around for a while until he and his cronies can get the result they want.
I think there are some of the Establishment RINO types that truly don’t understand why we despise them.
The only thing They should be wondering about is why wouldn’t we?
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The Republican Establishment, read Leftist/Fascists with “R’s” behind their names, have a single mission tonight as demonstrated by Jeb!’s crying, and calling Trump names, over how Trump is ruining everything…
So what do they do?
1. Attack, Intimidate and Directly Threaten his ‘Big Money Donors’ to get them to withhold their donations?
2. Convince the 26% of the Republican Electorate that he’s terrible because he doesn’t support Illegal Immigration and Big Government?
3. Expose all the ‘skeletons’ from his past, and probably his present, that make him less than a role model?
None of the above will have any effect on Trump’s current Popularity… frankly, Trump could show up, smile, and say absolutely nothing, waiting silently until after the debate to say whatever he wants in front of the 50 microphones pushed in his face. And, he would still lead in the polls.
This is why the Establishment HATES Him.
The only hope any of these candidates have is to sound More Reasonable and promote Policy which Trump Supporters agree with…
This is why the Establishment HATES Him.
You will be watching other serious candidates like Cruz, Paul and Carson. Guys who otherwise would have already been marginalized leaving only Jeb! on Stage…
This is why the Establishment REALLY, REALLY, HATES Him.
The only person who can “Take Trump Out” is Trump, and then… only when he’s ready.
And boy oh boy do the Rove RINO’s HATE Him for it.
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And, Why the Establishment Republicans absolutely Hate Him…
I tapped out a post well over a year ago stating the Establishment Republicans were going to flood the Primary Field with candidates in order to secure the nominee in the early East Coast Primaries.
And, lo and behold, that is what they are doing. Flooding the Field
(If I had a laugh track it would be playing now. Just imagine one. Imagine the one they used in M.A.S.H. I like that one. It’s heartier than the ones they use now. More of a Belly Laugh than a Millennial Snicker.)
What is happening here?
Well… in a Diomedes kind of way, the Republican Establishment has set up a scenario they thought would guarantee them the candidate of their choice.
The have added, read ‘funded’, enough hopefuls in an effort to dilute the field to such a degree as to ensure all the support needed is delivered to secure their Guy, in this case Jeb!, the slot. The Boehner’s and McConnell’s of the world also know that the healthy Libertarian, ‘Conservatarian’, movement is strong in the Western States… and it must be crushed.
So they have orchestrated a Scheme making sure the early primaries continue to occur on the East Coast which not only lean heavily in favor of Liberal Republicans but allow Democrats to cross over and vote in the contests. The latter part of this plan was considered ‘brilliant’ as Hillary was thought to be the anointed Democrat Candidate leaving plenty of Liberal Leftists to vote for Jeb!… kind of RINO Insurance.
But the Establishment is being thrown to the Mares and consumed by their own plan. Que the circus music.
Here Comes Donald, P.T.Barnum, Trump!
And here’s where it get’s really enjoyable…
1. Trump has his own money!
What!? Last Election Cycle the press was lamenting that 1 Billion Dollars had been spent by the Candidates combined… and Trump has Ten Times this amount at his disposal! Why is this funny? Because Candidates are ALWAYS CONTROLLED by those whose money they need. And the Establishment has always used this fact to do as much controlling as possible. They can’t do this with Trump. (Uh Oh…)
2. Trump is an A-Hole!
How is that Awesome? The Donald openly admits he is no saint. He admits he pays as little in taxes as possible… just as we all try to… and he does not set himself up on a moral pedestal from which his opponents can push him off of. The guys is a jerk who fights back. And, we like this. (This role had previously been held by Chris Christie.)
3. Trump is well liked ON THE EAST COAST!
BwwaaHahhaahhhaaaaahahahahahaaaahhaa…. The RINO tactic of front loading the Primaries in States where they can get as many Soft Socialist and Fascist Republican voters to propel their chosen Candidate to the Nomination is being undermined by a Well Liked Rich A-Hole whom they cannot Control. (The Irony is palpable.)
What is the ultimate effect?
It’s my assessment that Trump being involved in this election will do a couple of things. First, it will demonstrate to the Conservatarians that being outspoken while not trying to secure a mantle of ‘piousness’ works well and is received positively by the voters. Second, Trump’s presence will keep the press from painting a picture of Jeb! “running away” with the nomination while only garnering 20% of the party’s support. (That’s 1 out of 5 republican voters for you useful folks.)
In the End, having Trump in the Deal is saving some of the oxygen for those serious, Anti-Establishment, candidates fighting for the soul of the Republican Party.
And those currently in control of the Republican Party Hate Him for it.
Hate, Hate, Hate him.
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The latest Media Spin is Donald Trump is Bad for the GOP Brand.
What Brand is That?
Someone, Anyone, please tell me what the GOP Brand is…
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Time to get out your tin foil hats. Push them firmly down on your head and grab a drink.
Let’s suppose for a moment that roughly 20-years ago, when the idea of the European Union was still young, the support it won from the ‘Educated’ Leftists world over was due to their full knowledge it was Doomed to Fail.
Your hat still on?
Now that the EU is, in fact, Failing…
Let’s suppose that the very ‘Educated’ Leftists world over who supported the EU twenty tears ago DO NOT WANT TO SAVE IT because it’s Failure was the desired outcome.
Marx stated that Capitalism must collapse and Marxism/Socialism/Democracy/Progressive Leftist Liberal ideology would rise from the ashes by default.
European Leftists believe Social Democracies to be “Capitalist”. The EU is a collection of Social Democracies.
Let’s combine this with my belief that the latest Trade Agreement which our politicians seem determined to shove down our throats, just like Obama Care, is actually a lifeline for our Socialist Friends over in the EU.
If I’m correct, then this explains why our homegrown ‘Educated’ Leftists also do not support the passage of this Super Secret Trade Legislation. They, with their Fellow Travelers across the pond, want the EU to collapse because they believe that it will result is a Massive Win for Socialism/Marxism.
OK… if you haven’t passed out yet, you can take your hat off.
For the record, I also oppose the Trade Act. But I haven’t read it… and neither have any of our supposed representatives who are trying to convince us it MUST BE PASSED. My default position on all things I have not read is not to agree to it. Pretty simple. I should also state that I do not believe that the obvious outcome of the collapse of Western Socialist Democracies (calling them Capitalism does not make them Caitlyn Jenner) is finally the rise of the ‘right kind of’ Communism. The Social Democracies world over deserve to fail because of their predictably inane ideas. The idea U.S. tax dollars should go to save them from their fate is outrageous.
In the end, I refuse to continue to be a Subject of Socialists…
But it seems that too many of our elected officials see our ‘friends’ across the pond as allies… instead of ideologically challenged associates. This issue is the perfect light in which to view those who we support.
In fact, any one of those who are supposed to be representing us who ask us to support the Super Secret Trade Legislation which neither they nor anyone else has read should be drummed out of politics altogether.
(As a note: Mr. Ryan… you have not read this Act. So STFU.)
You want our support?
Make the Trade Legislation Public.
Allow Us to Read the Trade Legislation. You MUST Read it… because IT’S YOUR JOB.
Allow all of Us to Discuss the Trade Legislation.
Then do what we ask you to… unless it’s in conflict with the Constitution.
I know this would change the current, and clearly comfortable, paradigm of “You’re all too stupid to know what we’re doing.” Gruber Government. But that’s the “Change” we demand. And WE get to Demand things here in America… Or at least we used to.
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I subscribe to the idea that when you hand someone BILLIONS of American Taxpayer’s dollars they should be OVERTLY on board with whatever it is America Wants… and that’s before the BIG WET SLOPPY KISS they should be giving all of us ON THE NATIONAL STAGE.
I too happen to believe that those countries who Beg for our money should also get on board with the Supremacy of the Individual over the Group… in others words, American Exceptionalism. They should not only speak highly of us, but we should expect them to reform, change, modify or whatever you want to call it, their behavior when it comes to their individual citizens.
This applies to ALL forms of assistance as far as I’m concerned. Military… Food… Financial… Technological…
No more accepting our Billion’s in hand-outs then running to the microphone and screaming “Death to America”. No more taking our money and then using it to dig tunnels into Israel… or buying stones to throw at your women… or duct tape to strap gays in a chair so you can throw them from a rooftop… or spending it on subversive marxist campaigns on college campus’ inside the U.S… etc… etc…
Enough is Enough.
You want our Sugar… Get on Board.
Here’s the Rub…
When we have abandoned that which made us Exceptional, namely our Enlightened approach to government which placed the Individual First, we have no moral high ground upon which to stand.
We must change things here at home before we can reclaim the lofty position of Leader of the Free World. Because right now we are indeed just another Democratic Socialist Nation among many…
And, there is absolutely nothing exceptional about that except being absolutely horrible.
So there you go.
It’s not “Isolationist”… It’s “Anti-A-holist”.
On this subject Rand is Right. Cruz is Close and Rubio is… well… Rubio.
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