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If the threat of being deported or incarcerated does not stem the tide of illegal immigration, perhaps the threat of completely losing one’s children will do the trick.  While this may sound harsh, it is the consequences of illegal acts perpetrated by the illegal immigrant parents.  The enormous problem I have with this article is that it is titled “After Losing Freedom Some Immigrants Face Loss of Custody of Their Children”  These parents never had freedom. Freedom is only given to the just and the law-abiding citizens in this country.  It is not, and should never, be granted to individuals who were merely able to prolong the consequences of their illegal acts long enough to give birth to children in this nation.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/23/us/23children.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

 

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tall-dark-handsomeWomen.  Suppose you’re single and met a man who just pulled at your heart strings.  He was tall, dark, handsome, well off and said everything you had ever hoped to hear.  Remember, he’s pulling on your heart strings big time.  If after you start dating, he informs you that he has every intention of never being faithful to you.  Would you continue dating him?  Come on.  The guy actually told you upfront what he was apt to do.  He was honest with you, right?

 

Ok, let’s try another angle.

 

“If I can just successfully commit this crime, then my kids will have a better life.”  Do you think that such an illogical statement has ever come to the mind of a bank robber, or an extortionist, or a blackmailer?  What about another kind of criminal: One that doesn’t have children yet, but knows that if they can bear children within the border of the United States of America, they not only have a better chance of getting away with their crime by preying on the hearts of American citizens, and also survive on the welfare programs of our nation.  Meet this nation’s most expensive criminal—the illegal immigrant.  In fact, bearing children in the U.S. is such a better life for “profitable” illegal immigrants than where they came from, that the majority of illegal immigrant parents live in circumstances of poverty and thus reap extensive benefits of our welfare programs.  

 

Heartstrings will bankrupt us all, folks.

 

Let’s be perfectly blunt here.  Do you really think it’s fair for law-abiding citizens to wait, dot their “I’s”, cross their “T’s” and pay the proper price to become citizens of the U.S. while others simply circumvent “the system,” sneaking in like a thief in the night, only to be rewarded?  Yes, REWARDED.  And we reward them in a big way here in the U.S. due to the faulty interpretation of the 14th Amendment.  

 

14th-amendment1The Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1 reads: All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside (bold and italics added).  Our government officials have interpreted this Amendment to mean that if a child is born in the U.S. then he/she is automatically adopted as a citizen of the U.S.  But are they truly subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. under such circumstances?  Now, let’s look at this for a moment.  The consequences of this politically motivated interpretation are dire for our nation.

 

More bluntness here.  Please don’t feel sorry for the illegal immigrants who live in poverty.  They do so because their illegal status makes it difficult to obtain jobs in which they can be gainfully employed.  Statistically speaking, many are very gainfully employed–with a house that’s fully paid for, a car that’s paid for, and tens of thousands of dollars in cash on hand at any given moment.  It’s called drug trafficking work, and apparently it pays very well.  Unfortunately, such “workers” regularly show that they have no income.  (Come on, really.  Would you report your illegal income when you see political leaders who don’t even have to report their legal income?)  As such, these individuals still qualify for much federal and state assistance including medical benefits.  

 

I spoke at length with a senior DEA agent this past weekend.  He gave me a very interesting view on the consequences of this situation. 

 

deaAs a DEA agent he is repeatedly arresting illegal immigrants for drug trafficking (and who are usually guilty of many other crimes as a part of this trafficking).   Unfortunately, he stated that the majority of these traffickers have their wives and their U.S. citizen children as a part of the game.  When the parents get arrested, the children inevitably get placed in our foster care system.  Note that since the income of these drug traffickers is illegal, although quite abundant, many of them make use of our welfare programs such as W.I.C, food stamps and other programs in addition to their ill-gotten gains.  Needless to say, the I.R.S. has no record of a drug trafficker paying taxes on their income either.

 

When a U.S. child is disabled in our nation, they are given disability and social security benefits, but such benefits are paid to their legal guardians, legal or not.

 

In addition, a study released Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by Pew Hispanic Center reported that children of immigrants are twice as likely to live in poverty, which means that they are also living off of our nation’s welfare programs, education and healthcare.  While many illegal immigrants were not permitted to receive welfare previously, many states have passed laws allowing them to receive benefits which were originally intended for our nation’s citizens.  Nearly one-third of their children live in poverty which is double the rate of legal U.S. citizen children.

 

Seven percent of the children enrolling in your child’s school are children of an illegal immigrant according to this same study.  And yet illegal immigrants are typically not property owners (due to lending regulations), thus they do not pay taxes to support their children in school.

 

heartstrings-amnesty1There are approximately 5.5 million children of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. presently who are recognized as legal citizens.  As such, the parents of such children are able to literally live on your dime without contributing to society in the form of taxes, community activism, or contributing to the law-abiding culture of our society. 

 

In America, education is the largest public cost of caring for these children due in part to the language barriers necessitating special teachers, paid lunch programs, and larger class sizes.  This price tag is estimated today to be above 13 billion dollars, not counting any special education programs according to Donald Huddle of Rice University.  An additional $2 billion goes towards special care programs in our schools.  This number is expected to actually be quite conservative given that the cost for education of these children in California alone was posted at $3 billion in 1993.  The illegal immigration population has nearly doubled since then.  Health care is at least triple that cost for the nation both public and private costs combined.  (For more information, click here)

 

Think of the impression that such parents may have on their children.  They begin their relationship with our nation by defying our laws and are financially rewarded for it.  Hmmmm.  I wonder what message this sends to their children?  Go ahead.  You take a guess.  Are they naturally inclined to obey the laws of our nation or defy them?  

 

Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security reported that over 100,000 parents of “legal” U.S. children were deported in 2007, thus prompting them to make alternative considerations prior to deportments.  In other words, the fact that they got away with a crime, but were able to procreate may be reason enough to reward them with amnesty in our nation.  I truly believe that by our government even entertaining the proposal to allow such parents to stay here, they are simply reinforcing criminal acts.  Once you get away with one crime, why not another, and another?

 

How do these children grow up and vote?  Do they vote for the best candidate who promotes honor and virtue?  Or do they vote for the person who’s most likely to keep their parents in the country?  

 

Did you know you’ll now have to work until May 29 of each year JUST to pay your taxes?  You presently pay more in taxes than you spend in housing, food and clothing for your family!  While I’m not one to believe in scarcity, the fact of the matter is our nation is in serious peril.  Contrary to what the Federal Reserve and Congress believe, there is a FINITE amount of money that this nation has at present and that finite amount is in the largest negative balance than ever before.   Millions of legitimate Americans are suffering financially with no “bail out” in the form of food stamps, health benefits, W.I.C. in-state tuition prices, preferential and even mandatory admittance into colleges or FREE education.  Heart strings or not, the crimes of these parents must not be rewarded socially, emotionally, or financially.

Even if we accept the current interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, let’s ask ourselves this question.  Was such a law intended to affect the U.S.-born children of a few thousand, or even tens or hundreds of thousands of immigrants who made the difficult journey and entered our country through Ellis Island or other authorized ports of entry?  If our forefathers had known that 1 million to 3 million illegal immigrants (solely from one country) would attempt to illegally enter our country every year, would they have desired to generously grant birthright citizenship to the children of these same immigrants who flagrantly violate our laws?  Will you be as generous at the cost of the well being of your own family?  It becomes even more painful when we realize that countless illegal immigrants intentionally give birth to “anchor babies” for the specific intent of later legalizing their immigration status.

Not that I give merit to the legal actions of other countries as a basis for our behavior, but it’s interesting to note that in November 2004, Denmark rescinded automatic citizenship due to the unforeseen financial crisis it placed upon their country.  Ireland did so a year prior to that.  Most of Europe was being overrun with immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East and thus are considering the same measures at present.

Bottom line, we literally cannot afford to grant legality in the midst of illegality.   It makes for a horrible relationship.

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Ok, I admit it. I used to hate powdered milk as a kid.  But I have to admit, it’s come a long ways in 30 years, thank goodness.  With the cost of milk nowadays, if you’ve got more than 2 mouths to feed, it can cost as much for milk as it does to fill up your car with gas.  And if you’re a “dairy freak” like I am, you’ll wonder what in the world you’ll do in the event of an emergency when you may be FORCED to use powdered milk regularly.  More on how to use powdered milk here…

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Serious flaws were present with the 20/20 show aired last Friday, April 10, 2009.  This episode was focused on showing the error of private citizens owning guns.  It made a case for the fact that individuals don’t shoot effectively when they are under stress, that children and even teenagers aren’t properly trained to avoid guns, and that gun shows are ideal locations for criminals to buy guns.  Let’s go over their fallacies bit by bit here… 

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Horrific news is coming in today from several sources.  A woman who was repeatedly raped in the presence of MTA employees at a train station in Queens, NY was told by a judge today that those who stood and watched her rape take place had no obligation to help the woman, other than inform their command center that police presence was needed at their location.  (Note: they are only obligated to call the command center, not 9-1-1).  Read more here. 

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Common Courtesy is No Longer Common

 

I’ll admit it.  When I fly, I usually fly first-class due to the fact that I’m a bit claustrophobic.  Sitting in the small seats towards the back gives me a great deal of anxiety, to the point that when I fly, I’m willing to choke up the first class fare.  First class round trip with Delta Airlines is usually around $1500.  I have come to enjoy the perks of actually getting smiles from the flight attendants, complimentary entertainment, padding in the roomy seat from top to bottom, a little beverage prior to leaving, a hot towel to clean my hands with, and access to a restroom close by.  Having endometriosis and problems arising from such a case, sometimes makes that restroom a lifesaver.  

 

By contrast, regular fare is about $500 nowadays.  The seats are crowded both side to side and front to back which is even further emphasized when you are 20 to 30 pounds overweight.  I can feel the metal through the seat “cushions” grating on my back and buttocks for the entire flight.  The flight attendants are noticeably less attentive—sorry, but I’ve found that to be the case on countless occasions.  There are almost always loud and rowdy children in the regular fare seats (Yes, I DO love children, just not ornery ones who are seemingly ignored by their parents throughout an entire 4 hour flight).  And there are 2 bathrooms being shared by hundreds rather than a small handful in first class.

 

So today when I read on the news that a man on a Delta flight was arrested, put into handcuffs and spent 2 days in jail for his anxious response to a bathroom emergency on an international flight, I was absolutely disgusted. 

 

delta-joao-correa1Apparently,  of Concord, OH really had to go.  But when his pathway was blocked by a beverage cart, he requested to use the business class restroom.  He was refused. I find this completely ridiculous on so many counts. 

 

1) I have seen regular fare customers frequently use the first-class restrooms without so much as a cross look from a flight attendant.  Delta does not practice any semblance of consistency in enforcing this ludicrous FAA regulation.

 

2) It seems apparent that the flight attendant would rather the man degrade himself and put passengers at risk by having a urination accident in his pants, than move the blasted beverage cart or allow him to use the business class restroom.  I mean really, just how clean and safe would YOU feel knowing that a man just peed uncontrollably (or worse) on the floor near you on the airplane?   Talk about a bio-hazard!  The man was clearly desperate to use the bathroom for Pete’s sake!  Do they teach these flight attendants to be inhumane before allowing them to work an international flight? 

 

3) With so many individuals out of work at present, you would think that any company would have the pick of the litter in selecting conscientious and courteous individuals.  This flight attendant represents Delta and the business culture perpetuated by Delta.  

 

4) Apparently the man’s request to use the business class restroom on an international flight was against FAA regulations.  For one, I firmly believe that most flight attendants are just as ignorant of real FAA regulations as most of the local police departments are of U.S. Constitution law.  So having a flight attendant taking a stand based on a supposed FAA regulation is hard to swallow.  (See http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=94191 and http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56544 for more evidence that police just don’t know the law.)  And besides, are you kidding me?  The government now gets to tell people where they can pee???  And hey, we even get to pay for such ridiculous rules!  I suppose they’re going to try and tell us it’s for our safety.  That’s right.  Keeping bad guys from the business class section of the plane will certainly save lives.  Or perhaps they were trying to provide some in-flight entertainment for the rest of the passengers as they watched a 43 year-old man be degraded by having to ask to use the potty like a 1st grader.

 

Personally, when I spend so much money to ride in a more expensive class, I’d like to presume that such a premium price gives me access to a bathroom when I need one.  Then again, I’d like to think that the toilet seat would actually be bigger than a Frisbee as well (One can dream, can’t they?).  However, I would NEVER deny someone else from using that same bathroom in an emergency simply because I spent more for my ticket than he did.  After all, while I may be a “first class passenger” that doesn’t negate me from being a human being.  

 

To see the complete article go to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30108454/

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hillary-clintonAfter hearing enough of the inflated and downright false statistics of the guns in Mexico being provided by the U.S., I’ve decided to get right down to the facts.  First of all, when you hear these statistics, consider the source.  I personally believe that anything that comes out of the mouth of Hilary Clinton or Dianne Fienstein—especially when it has to do with guns or self-defense–to be dramatically skewed. 

 

Of all the guns in Mexico, simply because there are some U.S. guns, does not mean they have all come from legal channels in the U.S.  Gun smuggling goes both ways.  In the event that the U.S. government issues guns to the Mexican Military in an effort to fight whatever wars rage in their land, it’s important to note that such guns would come with a caveat to be used for such purpose.  The fact that they are still ending up in the hands of drug-runners and immigrant criminals is not a reflection on the U.S. government, rather an expose on the corruption of government officials in the U.S.  In addition, according to Mexican Congressman, Robert Badilla, over 150,000 Mexican military members have abandoned their military duty and have taken their guns with them.

 

truth-guns-mexicoThe saying has been spread about by truly ignorant politicians and their loyal subjects (a.k.a. the mainstream media) that 90% of the guns in Mexico came from the U.S.  This is yet one more example of a lazy, knee-jerk media we have reporting our news to us today.  In fact, 83% of the guns in Mexico do not even have serial numbers or can even be traced via U.S. technology as they come from Asia, Israel, South Korea, China, Spain and Columbia.  However, of the guns that have been found WITH serial numbers, 90% OF THOSE GUNS have come from the U.S.  This fact means that only 17% of the guns found at crime scenes in Mexico have come from the U.S.!  And that my friends, is how such a ridiculous rumor has been perpetuated.

 

For more information on this topic go to http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/02/myth-percent-guns-mexico-fraction-number-claimed/

 

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