The world needs the U.S.

…more than the U.S. needs the world.  And it’s about time we started acting that way:

Approximately 30 countries are refusing to accept the deportations of illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes in the U.S., according to Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar.

While these countries are refusing to accept the deportations of these criminals, the U.S. government is still issuing visas and student visas to citizens of those countries, according to the Texan congressman. There is already a law on the books which allows the U.S. to hold visas from a country that is not taking back its criminals, but according to Cuellar, the U.S. is not enforcing it.

“We’re not enforcing it, which is amazing. So now my intent is to go back to our committee on appropriations and affect their funding until they do that,” Cuellar told Sharyl Attkisson, host of Full Measure, in an interview.

Cuellar, a Democratic member of the House Committee on Appropriations, told Attkisson that the Supreme Court has ruled that illegal immigrants arrested for criminal activity can only be held for a certain period of time before they must be released.

And releasing illegal criminal immigrants puts the U.S. population at risk.

As others have already noted, our response to this intransigence should go beyond refusing to issue any kind of visas to countries that won’t take back their criminals.  We should also halt any foreign aid that goes their way (which we shouldn’t be in the business of anyway), as well as putting a 100% tariff on any goods imported from that country.

The United States has the largest economy in the world and its third-largest population (after China and India).  We have a wealth of natural resources, and technology such as fracking is allowing us to access even more of this potential.  Simply put, the world needs access to our market and economy far more than we need anything from overseas.  Were it not for the debt we’ve recklessly assumed over the last half century (much of it from playing GloboCop), we could stand utterly independent of the world.

Want to make America great again?  Send all known illegal immigrants to Guantanamo Bay (which our last president unwisely all but emptied) until their home nation agrees to receive them.  Let’s stop pretending foreigners enjoy the same Constitutional rights as citizens.  They are endowed with the protection of life, liberty (as long as they are law-abiding) and the pursuit of happiness (subject to being in America’s interest to accept them).  As long as there is a foreign national being held because of their country’s refusal to take back deportees, cut off all access to the United States and its markets.

And while we’re on the subject, killing the H1-B visa is long overdue.

It’s time the American government (all branches of it) put America first.  We don’t need “citizens of the world” running our country.  We need patriotic, hard-headed realists.

The GOP doesn’t seem to have many of those.  Making America Great Again will require action in the 2018 election, too.  Do you know how your representatives are voting?  You should.  Don’t count on Trump to change the direction all by himself.  Even if he did, that way lies future problems with executive overreach.  Punish the globalists in Congress, and give Trump a legislature he can work with.

Then let’s let the world tend to itself for a while.  We’ve been bailing it out since 1917.  After a century, we deserve to shed the role.

Well… who’da thunk?

Note: this is a lengthy post in part because I’m refuting secularists who misuse scripture to justify the ongoing invasion of the West.  If you arrived on this site’s main page be sure to click on “Continue reading” below.

Both a judge in Washington and an appeals panel of the 9th Circus Circuit Court of Appeals have stayed President Trump’s executive order banning entry to the country by people from seven nations considered to be high risk (incidentally, it was Obama who first flagged these nations as problematic).  Both courts claimed there was no evidence to support such a ban.

Truth is, they just didn’t look for any.  After all, pesky facts would get in the way of their legislating AND presiding from the bench:

A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks. These facts stand in stark contrast to the assertions by the Ninth Circuit judges who have blocked the president’s order on the basis that there is no evidence showing a risk to the United States in allowing aliens from these seven terror-associated countries to come in.

Let me repeat that: 72 people from the countries on Trump’s list arrived in the United States since 9/11, and were later convicted of terror-related actions.

This is why I can’t stand the Transportation Security Agency — it’s security theater, not real security.  Real security comes from keeping terrorists out of the country, not from harassing citizens at airports.

This is why I can’t stand the open borders crowd.  Either we are a sovereign nation or we’re not.  Sovereign nations have every right to control who is allowed to enter and under what circumstances.

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The fall of Western Civilization

I usually keep Saturdays light, with some music or random musing.  I just can’t do that this week.  Not after reading two stories within minutes of each other, both of which herald just how much our governments aren’t serious about their primary duty: protecting their citizens.

Exhibit A: In Sweden, five teenage migrants from Afghanistan have been convicted of gang-raping another teenage migrant.  But despite calls from the prosecution to expel the convicts back to their native country, it won’t happen because “of their age and the dangers they would face in their homeland.”  One of the dangers of Afghanistan is the widespread practice of rape.  By allowing these “youths” to spend less than a year and a half in jail, then return to Swedish society, the government is essentially allowing barbarous behavior to be imported there.

Exhibit B: A man from Mexico who had been deported ten times since 2003 is now accused of raping a 13-year old girl in Kansas.

I don’t mean to imply that such crimes are never committed by citizens.  We already have crime enough from domestic sources.  But it’s increasingly clear that the flood tide of migrants across Europe and the United States is bringing in a large number of what Trump indelicately referred to as “bad hombres.”  A nation that is serious about its sovereignty and security would never allow someone to reenter illegally nine more times after first being caught.  For all the impact they’re being allowed to have, we might as well defund the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the joke known as the “Department of Homeland Security.”

It’s bad enough these people are committing the national equivalent of ‘breaking and entering.’  When that behavior is compounded by assaults and crimes against the citizens living here, it should be dealt with swiftly and harshly.  The dilemma is that I’m one of many people who believe our police need to reduce the instances of abuse of authority… and yet on this important issue it’s as if we don’t even have police.  As Charlie Daniels sang in Simple Man, “I’m the kinda guy wouldn’t harm a mouse, but if I catch somebody breaking in my house, I gotta 12-gauge shotgun waitin’ inside.”  (Full disclosure: mine’s only a 20-gauge, but it now has several stable mates with it.  The Musketeers and I took them out for a spin just this week.)

Scripture says governments are permitted to ‘bear the sword‘ in order to reward good and punish evil.  Punishment is severely lacking in both cases above (and countless others I’ve read and could link to but in the interest of time don’t).  The message all this sends is that these are happy hunting grounds, further compounding the problem.  We need to send a much different signal, and soon.  While I don’t take death lightly, there is an argument to be made along the lines of “shoot a few and the rest will learn.”  Because our governments won’t exercise their responsibility here, I predict citizens will increasingly take matters into their own hands.  When you delegate authority to someone and they fail to get the job done, the boss usually takes that power back.

We need to remember who the boss is for Western republics.  And it’s NOT the jokers in D.C. Mordor.

On fakery, official and non

Apparently, traditional Americans are so evil that their enemies have to do some of the dirty work for them:

Mississippi authorities have made an arrest in the burning of an African-American church spray-painted with the words, “Vote Trump.”

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says Andrew McClinton of Leland, Mississippi, who is African-American, is charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship.

Meanwhile:

(Adam) Saleh’s video of the incident went viral Wednesday, along with his claim that he was kicked (off a Delta flight) “because I spoke Arabic to my mom on the phone.” Shortly afterwards, however, others pointed out that Saleh had a history of making videos about fake anti-Muslim racial profiling incidents and prank videos about planes in particular…

There sure seem to be a lot of these self-inflicted incidents.  One could conclude these people suffer from serious mental derangement in their efforts to paint certain other people as allegedly dangerous.  When you have to burn your own church or spray paint threatening messages on your own buildings, or inflict injuries on yourself in order to accuse others of misconduct, it’s time to reassess your view of the world.  That would require rational behavior, though.

Speaking of rational behavior, it seems it also is sorely lacking in some of the various Western governments’ security departments:

A string of security blunders left a failed Tunisian asylum seeker free to carry out the Berlin Christmas market massacre, it is feared.

German security services face difficult questions after it emerged that Amris, a lifelong criminal, should have been deported months ago

He had been arrested three times this year and his asylum application was rejected, but deportation papers were never served and he disappeared.

The Tunisian radical was known to be a supporter of Islamic State and to have received weapons training.

If you read the full article, you’ll find a tale of massive bureaucratic inertia that resulted in more deaths from jihad.  Hint to the German authorities: when people begin comparing your competence to the fakery and security theater that is the U.S. Transportation Security Agency or ‘border control,’ you’re not being complimented!

So our enemies pretend we’re more hateful than we actually are, and we keep pretending we’re doing something effective to meet their threat.   Sounds like everyone needs a reality check.  These are not the right times for security agencies to be acting like Keystone Cops.

I wonder why that is?

Ohio State University seems to be the scene of the latest outbreak of Sudden Jihad Syndrome:

An Ohio State University student posted a rant shortly before he plowed a car into a campus crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife in an ambush that ended when a police officer shot him dead, a law enforcement official said.

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a “boiling point,” made a reference to “lone wolf attacks” and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Naturally, there was no way to anticipate such action.  After all, Artan had come from Somalia to America by way of Pakistan, like all good peaceful immigrants do.

Even with such a distinguished travel record, Artan claimed in the student newspaper to be concerned over how students might react to him praying during the Muslim prayer times.

I wonder why?

After all, for the life of me, I can’t think of a single reason why Americans would be concerned about Muslim immigrants…

To invert Ronald Reagan’s challenge to Gorbachev, “Mr Trump, build up the wall!” And roll up the welcome mat for a while.

War is interested in you

Leon Trotsky, rival of Vladimir Lenin, is often quoted as having said “you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.”

His ideological descendents (that would be radical leftists) seem ready to put that into practice:

The inbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge was closed by an immigrant rights protest on Wednesday morning, snarling traffic on one of the region’s most important crossings at the height of rush hour.

Delays at the bridge for traffic heading into New York from New Jersey were up to nearly 90 minutes; traffic cameras showed bumper-to-bumper traffic barely inching along.

The protesters apparently chained themselves across the roadway to block traffic, unfurling large banners in an attempt to spread their message. One banner appeared to read “Resist, Organized, Act Up.”

These are not “immigrant rights groups.”  They are collaborators with a full-scale invasion of the United States, which has all but lost control of its own borders.  These invaders have seen there are few, if any, consequences to their outrageous behavior, and so it spreads like a disease.

Neither is this a ‘peaceful protest.’  Snarling traffic into a 90-minute delay potentially puts lives at risk when emergency vehicles cannot travel through the resulting logjam.  This is more accurately called sedition by people who should not even be in the nation to make such a mess.

I believe we are in the early stages of a wave of guerilla-style actions to undermine what’s left of our society.  They haven’t come here to become Americans.  They’ve come here to replace Americans.  The only way this stops is if severe penalties are finally levied against such disruptive behavior.  For instance: the ten people arrested on the bridge should have been taken directly to the airport and deported.  If any were U.S. citizens (highly doubtful), they should be taken before the appropriate level of the judiciary to have their citizenship stripped from them for aiding and abetting sedition, and also deported.  Before leaving, they should be advised that if they are discovered again in the United States, they will be treated as an unlawful enemy combatant not entitled to the Geneva Convention protections, and sentenced to death as an enemy of the state.

As for the rest of the millions of people illegally living our nation, it’s time to remove the incentives for being here.  Absolutely no government benefits should be going to people who have not come here via legal means.  We also have to get serious about the increasing number of cases in which an illegal who has been deported and returns multiple times finally ends up hurting or killing an American.  I know the inevitable analogy is distasteful, but we should consider placing a visible tattoo on anyone caught here illegally.  Not only might that deter entry; it will make it easier to identify repeat offenders.  As for any leftist American stupid enough to take a similar tattoo “out of solidarity” for the invaders, well, let them show that solidarity by being deported right along with them, stripped of their citizenship due to disloyal action against the United States.

I don’t suggest such things lightly.  Much like Charlie Daniels’ “Simple Man,” I’m not the kind of man who would harm a mouse, but “if I catch somebody breaking in my house,” I’ve got several tools to deal with the situation.  While my personal home has not had an intruder, the “house” of the United States has been flooded with malicious trespassers.  I’m enraged our nation’s idiotic and self-absorbed “leadership” (in both parties) has allowed things to come to this.  All I’m saying is that we have a brief window remaining in which we can show some backbone.  As the saying goes, “shoot the first ones, and the word will spread.”

If we fail to do that, there will be a lot more violence in the near future, and none of the country will escape the plague of various ‘barbarians inside the gates.’

The sound of one side fighting

…while the other refuses to see–much less respond to–the ever-clearer pattern:

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Far more troubling than the mounting body count and ever-more-frequent attacks is the flaccid response of Western “leaders.”  French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said his countrymen must “learn to live” with terror attacks.  Germany’s Interior Minister warns his nation should expect more “lone wolf attacks,” while studiously avoiding the subject of how so many of those lone wolves are recent arrivals under a disastrously lax and greatly abused refugee policy.

Nor are these attitudes — or attacks — confined to the eastern side of the Atlantic.  Several years ago President Obama touted the ability of the U.S. to “absorb” another 9/11-scale attack.  In the time since, one could argue he’s made the likelihood of one much higher by importing hundreds of thousands of people from the war-torn Middle East.  Certainly we’ve seen the fruit of these attitudes in San Bernardino, Orlando, Boston and elsewhere.  So much for the idea of “fighting them over there.”

These “leaders” don’t care about the deaths of priests, doctors, or children out for a stroll on a national holiday.  All they care about is promoting their globalist aspirations and personal virtue-signalling, no matter the expense to their own people.  Globalists and multiculturalists are by definition traitors to their nation, and given the apparent consequences of their policies should be treated as such.

For the heart-on-the-sleeve hand-wringers out there who reflexively oppose any suggestion that immigration needs a time out, I have a few questions:

  1. How is it “compassionate” to support a policy that clearly results in the random deaths of your own countrymen?
  2. How is it “compassionate” to support a policy that results in seething resentment toward a group of aliens who are encouraged to migrate without assimilating, and live on the public dole?   This is no way to build bridges between peoples!
  3. How is it “compassionate” to allow such a large number of immigrants that your own nation’s cultural norms are threatened in the name of multiculturalism and tolerance?
  4. Is your compassion strong enough to lead you overseas to help, or only something you’re willing to satisfy at the expense of your own community by bringing the problems here?

I’m not immune to recognizing the suffering that goes on in other parts of the world — I’ve seen some of it first hand.  Which is why I’m not a fan of utopian “we are the world” policies that are far more likely to import such suffering here than they are to do anything else.

If our “leaders” want to show their humanitarian side, let them do it by personally going to the suffering areas of the world and working to alleviate and resolve the issues.  But let’s stop pretending the solution to all the world’s ills is to erase all the borders on the globe.  That’s clearly making the world even more of a mess.

Unless we find the backbone to shrug off juvenile name-calling as we do what needs doing to protect our own society, the war drums will only get louder as the Fifth Column gets larger.  If you think what Trump has to say on security and immigration looks scary, just let the trend depicted above continue for another election cycle or two.  His proposals will look downright cuddly compared to his political successor — and the public will be demanding even more hard lines.

There’s NOTHING “compassionate” about taking that path.  We’ve allowed the problems to fester for too long already — there are no easy, painless solutions.  And the longer we wait, the more pain will be involved.

Secure the borders – NOW!

Deport known criminals (including illegal immigrants) – NOW!

Throw the globalist traitors out of office – NOW!