WOW! A New United States

WOW! Where do I begin? There are too many topics to discuss and I’m too old and tired to write about all of them. Before I go to the topic I selected let me just say I hope the kid who stood his ground against the crazy Indian beating his drum sues and breaks the backs of every one who falsely accused him of starting the mayhem. The fake news thing is getting way out of hand. As I’ve stated before this is a war and fake news is another weapon being used.

Now, for what I want to talk about. Democrats and never Trumpers played right into Trump’s hand with their reaction to his agreement to suspend negotiations until after the government reopens. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi reacted as expected, i.e. “he caved,” “I hope he has learned a lesson from this,” etc.

What I see is a President who is genuinely trying to solve a serious problem and is trying everything in his power to solve it. He tried to get the democrats to negotiate by shutting down the government. The Dem’s didn’t budge and he saw the hurt put on the precious government workers with all of their job perks and Cadillac insurance plans, and vacations were getting by missing a single paycheck. He changed his demand of money for a wall to trading a wall for DACA. Then he changed it to I’ll take a down payment for the wall and give you DACA. The Dem’s remained steadfast in their resolve to forbid him the wall. Nancy demanded that Dem’s would not come to the table unless the government re-opened. Okay, so let’s try that. We’ll see how it works out. My guess is that Trump will have to use another strategy to get the wall. What he wants is not selfish like the offer the Dem’s put forth, it is simply to do what his job description demands that he do, protect the country and the Constitution.

In the meantime, the Swamp organized a major bureaucracy to call in sick. The Air Controller Union mysteriously decided not to work for free, and three major airports stalled in traffic. Remember when President Reagan fired air-controllers for not doing their jobs? I do. The country survived. Trump’s mistake is in not playing hardball with those government workers who refuse to work. Controllers are not losing their pay, it is merely being delayed. My eyes are gushing alligator tears for these poor people and their union oligarchs. The country went through eight years of reduced air traffic during the great recession and not a single Controller lost his job as a result. I wish I could say the same about all of my friends who were laid off because their company sales dropped to half of what it was before Obama transformed us into greatly confused people.

Every democrat who is solidly against giving Trump his request to build a wall is on record as being in support of the wall. The wall is a way to control people flooding in at a rate we cannot absorb. President Obama’s solution was to load the flood on airplanes and fly them to undisclosed locations in the middle of the night. I am sure the immigration laws do not approve of secretly moving illegals into the country. Who cares about laws anyway? The only ones who care at this time are those who want to use laws to damage Trump. Does the word impeachment strike a bell?. Whenever a law puts a democrat in jeopardy, the law becomes invisible like the hypocrisy of the Department of Justice’s treatment of Hillary on her many violations. They won’t even listen to an argument, she is totally innocent of any wrong doing. The Justice Department is a huge sanctuary for democrat politicians.

Politicians are taking the wrong approach to solving this problem. One idea I have not heard discussed yet is this: Annex Mexico and the eight Central American countries as states in the USA. We need workers, and the people of these countries want to come here. Our companies wouldn’t have to negotiate complicated trade deals to get cheap labor, and politicians would be in heaven with all the new voters they could control. The border will be open and movement between the Americas would be totally unfettered. There would be fewer flags burned because they would be burning their own flag when doing so. We will build a short wall similar to the one in China between Panama, and Columbia at a cost much less than that of the wall between Mexico and the USA. Mexicans would be in heaven since they will in effect be regaining the land they lost during the Mexican-American war. Mexican drug cartels will be happy since their cost to market will be much less. The DEA will be elated at the prospect of taking on the Cartels with early morning raids in FBI style. Democrats will piss themselves with delight over inheriting so many more corrupt towns to control using the Richard J. Daley system of rule. (Actually, I think our upper 48 state democrats will learn some new tricks from their lower nine counterparts.

One problem I have with annexing this many new states is the design of our flag. How would we arrange the stars to expand the field to fifty-nine and still look good?

My conclusion is that the border wall will be completed and paid for by 2020, and the democrats will be taking full credit for it even though there won’t be a single vote from them to approve it. They will still be holding their breath and stomping their feet in anger hoping to stop Trump from doing what is right for America.

Democrats = Liberalism = Progressivism = Democratic Socialism = Communism = Equal Misery for All

My Take on Separation

Whenever I have watched news on TV this past week the number of Americans who are undercover communists has sickened me.. Author of the book Rules for Radicals is sitting in hell watching his minions practice his principles. Saul Alinsky laid out the exact methods being exercised by revolting Americans on the streets of America today. It is no secret that Obama used the Alinsky’s principles, but Obama’s methods were better camouflaged.

When I see protesters spewing vile bile at Federal border security people it enrages me, and I think to myself what a failure of upbringing these protesting people had. Where are the grandparents of these separated children? Why did they not speak up when their progeny disappeared in the night leaving helpless grand-babies into their care? If that was my kid leaving my grandkids behind I would have seared his/her ass with rhetoric he never heard me say before. Yes, I would have revolted. You don’t have the fun of making babies, and then abandon them to your relatives just so you can wander off to a better life. What kind of parent does that? “Oh” you say, “one that wants to make a better life for his kids.” Have you ever thought about what kind of life the kid has being raised by step parents? Will they even know you when you finally reunite? Will you recognize your own kids when you finally send for them? What kind of parent pays someone a huge fee to bring their kid over a treacherous journey into a boiling cesspool of crazies protesting America’s terrible policies? How do we know that the people you chose to care for your kid didn’t sell them to a child trafficker just to get rid of the responsibility you left them with?  What was the problem with taking them with you? Oh, it is too dangerous for them to go with you, but it isn’t dangerous at all to allow some stranger to bring them to you later when you feel more secure.

Our immigration laws are so stupid it is hilarious to watch Homeland Security try to follow them. No doubt these laws evolved over the years into what they are today. Diligent-lazy (oxymoron) Congressmen, anxious to fix a problem, probably took major shortcuts to write attachments to the existing behemoth. The result is law that is totally unmanageable. What are we doing about it? Nothing because it is too politically charged to risk tackling the problem with a fresh approach. Why is it so charged? It is my observation that Democrats, and RINO’s who pine for open borders and no laws are at the crux of it all.  This group simply wants the world to return to the state it was in a thousand years ago, or perhaps even ten thousand years ago; think about that. People were free to roam wherever they wanted to go, and they could catch and kill what-ever or who ever to eat without any consequences. My logic tells me that these democrats merely want to return to the Neanderthal age. Let me remind you that slave keeping was a common reward of that age. When captured alive you became either a slave or a meal.

My opinion is that loving, compassionate parents don’t leave their kids behind.

On the matter of separating kids from parents who choose to border-jump as a family I have a slightly different take. If a strange family entered my house without my permission with the intention to stay, I will first ask them to leave, if they don’t turn and run I will give them the option to beat the spray of pellets that will leave the end of my shotgun at a very high-speed.

On the subject of caging children I am less stringent. Why not just let all the babies and kids roam freely once they cross. Let anyone who comes in contact with a child take them and care for them. Well, you said don’t cage them. Placing a child in custodial care is the same as caging. In either case the kid has no parent, and you force him to live under house rules. What would the liberals do?  If the child is with his parent and the parent is a felon and must be incarcerated then send the wife and children with him to prison. If a child arrives without a parent in the charge of a stranger, make the stranger be responsible. The parent allowed this stranger to walk a thousand miles with the kid, why not allow him to care for him while being processed? I suppose the liberals would set up a new bureaucracy for the purpose of caring for these kids. In this system each kid would be assigned to a degreed government paid psychologist who would room with the kid until the process ends.  All would live in an air-conditioned dorm room and choose to eat from a carefully designed menu based the country of the kids origin.

At this time President Trump is using some good psychology on us. By taking a hard stand on enforcing the existing laws he has enabled many shortcomings of immigration law to surface. These shortcomings will aid in defining problems that Congress can solve with new immigration law. That is, if congress will take the time to exercise the brains of its members and not bow to the response from lobby groups that have waited for this moment to present a package ready to go for a vote. The first way is hard, but the second way is easy. The hard one gets us a law that might work, the second way gets them elected without any effort. Which will it be?

 

Dream A Little Dream

When I listen to all the talk about DACA, and about how valuable the Dreamers are to our country I often wonder why they haven’t spoken up about the American Dream. Why don’t the Dreamers exclaim the virtues of America in comparison to their own country? Why haven’t they spoken of the great gifts they received by coming here? In comparison, other immigrants from countries further removed from the USA speak highly of their experiences. Take for example, the speech given by a Vietnamese boy, now a man, who had to flee his country. Luckily he was able to come to America. His love for America was developed by living here, and living with the freedom he didn’t have in Viet Nam.

Let hear something positive from the dreamers. Instead, we watch them demonstrate, hoot, and holler about being sent back to their homeland. They have been given a gift that others did not receive but are eternally grateful for. We don’t put demands on them, yet they proclaim their rights are being denied. What rights? Who gave them these rights? Why do they think they have rights? In school, were they taught in the English language or the language of their home country? Did they receive health care? Did they receive financial aid? Have they asked to become citizens? I can go on asking questions, but my readers will only size me up as a grouchy old man who is racist. I am grouchy, but I am not a racist. I happen to believe we are a country of laws and those who break the laws to cross the border should be held responsible. I also happen to believe that if your parents dragged your ass across the line as a child that you should be given an easier way to become a citizen, but your parents should pay the price for your good fortune. It is they who wanted you to have a better life, and they risked all they had to get it for you, now it is time for them to pay the price.

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Quang Nguyen

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2576024/posts

Thirty-five years ago if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here speaking in English to a large group of patriots, I’d laugh at you. Every morning I wake up thanking God for putting family and me in the greatest country on earth.

I just want you all to know that the American dream does exist and I am living the American dream. I was asked to speak to you about my experience as a first generation Vietnamese American, but I rather speak to you as an American.

If you hadn’t noticed, I am not white and I feel pretty comfortable with my people.

I am a proud US citizen and here is my proof… It took me 8 years to get it, waiting in endless lines, but I got it and I am very proud of it. Guess what, I did it legally and it ain’t from the state of Hawaii.

I still remember the images of the Tet offensive in 1968. I was six years old. Now you might want to question how a 6 year old boy could remember anything. Trust me, those images can never be erased. I can’t even imagine what it was like for young American soldiers, 10,000 miles away from home, fighting on my behalf. 35 years ago, I left South Vietnam to come to America for political asylum. The war had ended. At the age of 13, I left with the understanding that I may or may not ever get to see my siblings or parents again. I was one of the first lucky 100,000 Vietnamese allowed to come to the US. Somehow, my family and I were reunited 5 months later, amazingly, in California. It was a miracle from God.

If you haven’t heard lately that this is the greatest country on earth, let me tell you, IT IS!!! It is the freedom and the opportunities presented to me that put me here with all of you tonight. I also remember the barriers that I had to overcome every step of the way. My high school counselor told me that I could not make it to college due to my poor communication skills. I proved him wrong. I finished college. You see… All you have to do is to give this little boy an opportunity and encourage him to take and run with it. Well, I took the opportunities and here I am. This person standing tonight in front of you could not exist under a socialist/communist environment. By the way, if you think socialism is the way to go, I am sure many people here will chip in to get you a one-way ticket out of here. And if you didn’t know, the only difference between socialism and communism is an AK-47 aiming at your head. That was what I knew and grew up with.

In 1983, I stood with a thousand new immigrants, reciting the pledge of allegiance and listening to the National Anthem for the first time as an American. To this day, I can’t remember anything sweeter and more patriotic than that moment in my life.

Fast forwarding, somehow I finished high school, finished college, and like any other goofball 21-year-old kid, I was having a great time with my life, I had a nice job and a nice apartment in Southern California. In someway and somehow, I had forgotten how I got here and why I am here.

One day I was at a gas station, I saw a veteran pumping gas on the other side of the island. I didn’t know what made me do it, but I walked over and asked if he had served in Vietnam. He smiled and said Yes. I shook and held his hand. His eyes started to well up. I walked away as fast as I could and at that very moment, I was emotionally rocked, this was a profound moment in life. I knew something had to change in my life. It was time for me to learn how to be a good citizen. It was time for me to give back.

You see… America is not place on the map; it isn’t a physical location. It is an ideal, a concept. And if you are an American, you must understand the concept, you must buy into this concept and most importantly, you have to fight and defend this concept. This is about Freedom… and not free stuff. And that is why I am standing up here. Brothers and sisters, to be a real American, the very least you must do is to learn English and understand it well. In my humble opinion, you cannot be a faithful patriotic citizen if you can’t speak the language of the country you live in. Take this document of 46 pages… Last I looked on the internet, there wasn’t a Vietnamese translation of the US constitution. It took me a long time to get to the point of being able to converse and until this day, I still struggle to come up with the right words. It’s not easy, but if it’s too easy, it’s not worth doing.

Before I got to know this 46-page document, I learned of the 500,000 Americans who fought for this little boy. I learned of the 58,000 names scribed on the black wall at the Vietnam War memorial. You are my heroes. You are my founders.

When I was eligible to vote, I went out and performed my civic duty. For all of you young people out there, who just turned 18, I encourage you to exercise your duty as an American to be an informed voter no matter where you are or what you do. America fought and died for your rights. DON’T LET HER DOWN!!!

At this time, I would like to ask all the Vietnam veterans to please stand. I thank you for my life. I thank you for your sacrifices, and I thank you for giving me the freedom and the liberties I have today. I now ask All veterans, firefighters, and police officers, to please stand. On behalf of all first generation immigrants, I thank you for your service and may God bless you all and may God bless America!

Try This

It is obvious that President Obama was frustrated during his term. What else would drive him to begin implementing programs like D.A.C.A. to bypass the Legislative Branch, and to violate his Constitutional powers?

This program was a blatant attempt to import people into the country by bypassing immigration laws. It is also well-known that the Obama advertised in Central America for kids to come. Would you allow your kid to travel over a thousand miles to start a new life for himself? My kids wouldn’t even know what the hell I was talking about. Anyway, we are now stuck with thousands of these kids, and President Trump is inclined to cancel this stupid program. I give Trump credit, he is giving Congress six months to solve the problem legislatively by passing Immigration reform laws. Now lets see how the same Congress that frustrated Obama into acting as he did do their job and make something happen. My prediction is they will sit on their legislative asses and collect a healthy paycheck for doing nothing.

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My proposal is this. All of these kids are supposed to be the bright ones that we want, or at least Obama wanted them. If they want to stay in the USA assign them to the Peace Corps. They are smart and resourceful, and they did find the way to America using a little known law that only Obama and Senator John McCain knew about. Once they are in  the Peace Corps I would assign them to their home country with a mission to straighten the place out and make it a great place to live. Once they straighten the place out they could choose to stay home, or if they insisted, we would allow them back with a green card.

Too Many People, Too Soon

There are way too many people in America who obsess about open borders and free-flowing migrations. They envision people wandering from place to place like herds of buffalo. The mass migration from the Mideast into Europe resembled that exactly. Except the buffalo were smarter, they wandered to places they were in before, and knew there was a food supply waiting for them. They would eat the grasses, and when the grass ran out they would migrate to a new place. Eventually, they were back where they started and the grass was plentiful again. People don’t seem to operate that way. They migrate to a place they find better than where they lived, and stay at the new place regardless if it is better or not. I have never heard of any Mideastern natives who wandered back to their homeland from the heaven they moved to.

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What bothers me is why do people so desperately  need to migrate from the land of their birth?  As an engineer, I was taught to look for the root cause of problems in order to solve them. The problem of people fleeing their homeland to another seemingly better country has to have solvable answers. What makes it so bad that a person will leave without thinking about the ramifications of entering another country without a valid passport or VISA?

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One answer is WAR. There is something about bombs landing on your house that makes one think about leaving for a safer place. The root cause of war is way to complicated to solve in the USA. Most of it is the result of poor government, religion, or just plain stupidity.

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In order to enter the USA legally, one must have a VISA. If you want to immigrate to the USA permanently, you must first get a valid green card. Basically, a green card is issued if a person meets various qualifications set up by law. Most of the requirements are based on the type of workers needed in the country. People with education in sciences and math are highly acceptable. There are five grades of skills each one with lower expectations. There are generous acceptance criteria for relatives of immigrants already living here.

The criteria for granting green cards is one of the root causes for people ignoring the law. There is no criteria for people who don’t meet the primary criteria, i.e. a job skill needed in the USA. That is what our politicians are referring to when they tell us the system is broken. Without a skill you are not needed, therefore not wanted.

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Getting a green card is not the root cause, however. Why does that person want to leave his country? Most will say they can’t make a decent living. Why not?  Probably because there are too many uneducated people who don’t meet the home country’s needs. So why don’t they need more of their own people? Well, the economy is not as strong as it is in the USA. Mexico doesn’t have as much grass to cut, or dishes to wash as the USA. But, we have people in the USA who can cut grass and wash dishes who were born here, why do we need to import this help? One reason is that it is too easy for our people to live off of the government through one of our social programs. But that is just dodging the real question of why doesn’t Mexico have jobs that will pay enough to support its citizens?

Some of the answer lies in their one party system of government. That is a system that is being ported for the USA by Progressives. The Mexican government tends to pass laws that favor the wealthy. Combine that with corrupt government at all levels and as much as 30% of money earmarked for development goes to lining the pockets of officials. There is a complaint of an unequal distribution of wealth (where have we heard that one before?) Supposedly, ten percent of the wealthiest own forty-two percent of the wealth, and the lowest ten percent own 1.3 percent. Central American immigrants can’t be coming to the US to become rich because the income distribution is similar in these countries. You will be leaving poverty to live in poverty. Except, that poverty is defined differently. In Mexico, for instance, people in poverty live on less than five dollars a day. The poverty level is defined as a family of four  living on $65.75 per day. Wow! If I were deciding to leave my poor country for the U.S. I’d be looking at making 13 times more per day as I am at home. Let’s leave now. What is not immediately obvious is the cost of living differences. If I were accustomed to living on five bucks a day, and I was now getting sixty-five bucks, I’d be sending money home. Imagine what someone would be like as your new neighbor if he were to be making ends meet on that meager amount.

Problems with income distribution exist in every country of the globe, so I am not buying that as Mexico’s largest problem. I am buying into their government not doing as well as they should with investing in the country in the form of infrastructure, and by over regulating business in favor of the wealthy.

Since we can’t solve Mexico’s corruption problems the USA have to solve their own illegal immigration problem?  For one thing, we must re-familiarize ourselves with current laws. Second, we will have to secure the border to send a message to the many who want to come here that the door is now closed. I believe that our largest problem is trying to accept too many new immigrants much too fast. We have to stop the stampede of buffalos from running roughshod over our land. we cannot assimilate as many people as the world would like us to in so short a time. We can take many more than we think if we give the process  time. That means we have to make some people unhappy along the way. If they are really interested in getting in they will patiently wait for their turn.

Some of the people we will have to make unhappy are those US citizens who will not work at all. They need to be weaned (CUT OFF) off the generous social programs that force us to raise the minimum wage higher, and higher just so we can say it pays more to have job. Right now, a person working for minimum wage makes less than someone receiving welfare.

In the mean time, we have to create work for people who are untrained to do anything, but to make tacos. I would like to have at least one person to wait on me, to clean my house, to cook my meals, take care of my kids, to drive me around, etc.(I think I just got myself in trouble here, that sounds like my wife). If every working family opted to hire at least one worker our lives would be so much easier, and some of the immigration problem would be solved. Imagine having a worker who would do all that on five bucks a day. (Isn’t that what we fought the civil war about?) The problem with my plan is that most families are working two jobs just to make ends meet.

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That idea to have a  chauffeur really sounds good. That would be the same as having one of those driverless cars, but probably much safer. I’ll have to work on that.

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