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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Quote of the week

“The law is on Donald Trump’s side. Doesn’t mean that the courts will follow it.”

I’ve noted on several occasions the increasing disregard for law, when it comes to seeking political advantage.  Now we have a judge in Washington who thinks he can set immigration policy for the nation (legislate from the bench much?), and the kooky 9th Circus Circuit Court backing him up.

Given that the Supreme Court is evenly divided, 4-4 with a vacant seat the Democrats will do all they can to keep vacant, it appears the pressure cooker has been turned on.

Despite the attempt to politicize even the Super Bowl to jerk emotions in favor of illegal immigration, a majority of Americans believe in what the Trump administration is trying to do.  That’s why he was elected.

The more the Democrats and their accessories in the judiciary attempt to stop Trump, the more people are going to realize we are anything BUT “one nation,” much less “under God.”  (I keep waiting for one of my students to realize when we say the pledge in the morning I never say the word “indivisible.”  Not only do I believe it’s inappropriate; it’s also factually wrong, even from the beginning of the country.)

As this pressure cooker continues to gain steam, it may be the best solution is to encourage the nascent secession movement in California (see… it’s only wrong when southern states try it…), and encourage them to take Washington and Oregon with them.  It should be clear by now this nation is headed for a divorce.  Better to do it peacefully than via bloody contest.  Once separate, we can see whose worldview leads to prosperity, and whose leads to poverty and bondage.

And maybe — just maybe — we can see the restoration of the rule of law.

They say it like it’s a bad thing

The globalists are worried that the nations are waking up to the problems they’ve created:

In the wake of the Brexit vote in Britain and the recent Italian referendum, and with national elections looming in 2017 in the Netherlands, France, and Germany, there is concern that Europe may be inundated by a populist wave, driven in large part by right-wing parties exploiting anti-globalization, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim sentiments…

Polls show that people who have a favorable view of the National Front (FN) in France, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Germany, and the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands tend to be more negative about immigrants, refugees, and Muslims than their fellow countrymen. In addition, they are more euro-skeptic and more wary of globalization than their compatriots.

While the often nasty, nativist rhetoric of Marine Le Pen, the leader of the FN, or Geert Wilders, the founder of the Dutch Party for Freedom, is certainly key to attracting supporters, the intensity and breadth of right-wing, populist sentiments among party sympathizers — as well as a substantial minority of the general public — is notable in France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Here’s how Foreign Policy could have worded the first paragraph to be less biased:  “Recent elections, including the Brexit vote in Britain and the election of Donald Trump in the United States, seem to indicate the electorates in many countries no longer silently accept the watering down of their culture and increasing threats of terrorism just to accommodate the greatest mass migration in world history.  They’ve seen the ruin that globalization and mass immigration has caused, and now they’re saying the push for “diversity” should at least include the idea of a Germany for the Germans, a Britain for the British, a France for the French and an America for Americans.”

The great irony is that in the name of ‘diversity,’ the globalists are really pursuing the lowest common denominator and forcing it onto everyone, everywhere.  That’s the antithesis of diversity!  Each nation should have the sovereign right to determine who gets to live among them, and to require immigrants adapt to their new home, not the other way around.  Such protections cannot be entrusted to what is clearly a transnational elite with no real connection to the people they allegedly represent.

As the article points out, in 2017 there are some key elections in France, Germany, and Holland.  We can expect to hear more name-calling as the transnational press attempts to slander concerned, patriotic nationalists as simple “nasty nativists,” in the manner Geert Wilders is called out in this article.  While I don’t appreciate a lot of things Donald Trump says off the cuff, I’ll give him this: he seems impervious to being bullied away from his positions by the smears of the media minions.  More of us need to follow that example.

What the ‘nasty nativists’ realize is that transporting a person to a new country does not automatically assimilate them into the prevailing culture.  And transporting into the West literally millions of people who have no common framework with Western Civilization — indeed, many of whom actively seek its destruction — is simply a recipe for transnational suicide.

And the more “they” try to cram this down our throats, the more response they’re going to get.  What all these self-appointed elites need to ask themselves is why people increasingly support strident nationalism instead of their preferred program.  In other words, what have they done that makes electing Donald Trump seem a reasonable alternative?  They’ll never be that introspective, though.  So things are only going to get worse.

…and America belongs to those who built it… not the Juan- or Muhammed-come-latelies.

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.’

Priorities

Many Americans sense that we not only live in a more dangerous world than what existed 15 or so years ago, but that our nation has become increasingly unable to respond effectively to those security challenges.

It’s all a matter of priorities…

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UPDATE: As the Instapundit site points out: “Mr. Obama’s two terms really are a case study in how a president can make Jimmy Carter look competent by comparison, aren’t they?”

Blood on their hands

Up front, I’ll note I’m not a fan of Donald Trump.  That said, the concerted reaction to his recent remarks about illegal immigration should be interpreted as a sign that “open borders” advocates realize truth is being told for a change.  For all their talk of compassion, and emotional appeals to images of people just “trying to find a better life,” the reality of illegal immigration all too often includes this:

California woman shot dead at random by illegal immigrant with five prior deportations

More than 100 Citizens of North Carolina Have Been Killed By Illegal Aliens

Illegal immigrant deported 6 times charged in felony hit and run

Illegal immigrants, previously deported six times, kill off-duty Border Patrol agent

Three-Times Deported Illegal Alien Kills Sportscaster In Oklahoma

“Dreamer” convicted of killing two girls spared deportation under Obama amnesty

Our Declaration of Independence says that government exists to protect the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (i.e. the rights to our justly acquired property).  We spend more on “national defense” than the next couple dozen nations combined, and the Federal Government seems determined to create a domestic Panopticon.  Yet we continue to have one of the most porous borders in the world.  That is not an accident.  What’s worse is that a lack of sustained seriousness about this at the national level has encouraged utopianist bleeding hearts at the state and local level to become active accomplices in the process of illegal immigration.  There is no other appropriate term for the now-common practice of declaring “sanctuary cities” that openly state they will not enforce immigration law, or of issuing drivers licenses (a process that should clearly reveal who does not have the privilege of residing in the U.S.).

These policies are DIRECTLY responsible for the death of 32-year-old Kathryn “Kate” Steinle and countless other Americans.  The blood of these victims is on the hands of those who refuse to enforce border security.  Those who blindly follow the emotional appeals of the open invasion borders crowd would do well to remember that charity starts at home, and nothing is more charitable than ensuring one’s fellow citizens are not killed by people who have no right to be here.

As Matt Walsh commented: “Nations that care about their culture, their future, and the safety of their citizens treat immigration with the sort of rigorous, mature, serious scrutiny it requires. But in this country, which is apparently being run by preschoolers in Velcro shoes, we toss law, order, rationality, borders, national security, human life, truth, and assimilation to the side on the grounds that the murderer sorting through your garbage might have happy dreams.”

This issue is but one example of the selective lawlessness and lack of concern for the plight of the average American citizen now displayed by the Federal Government — and by all too many “blue” states and communities as well.  As Bill O’Reilly (another person I’m not particularly fond of) said, the slaying of Kate Steinle by someone deported five previous times, and the failures this represents should shame Congress into action.  Considering the shamelessness of Congress as an institution today, I’m not holding my breath.

When any government becomes destructive of these ends (life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness), it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness…”