Jane

Proud patriot and determined to take my country back! Family has been here since 1624. Grandfather settled Salem, MA and 4 generations later, another grandfather was in the American Revolution. We've been involved in all wars since then defending freedom.

Granting Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants in Return for Military Service

imagesHere’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress: Trade instant citizenship to illegal immigrants if they’ll agree to serve in the U.S. military.

Serving in the military is a high calling and a privilege—certainly not something to be treated as a bargaining chip in immigration politics. Yet these congressmen are trying to sneak this provision into the larger National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out the budget for the Department of Defense.

What’s more, the immigrants in question would be those who are brought to the U.S. as children—often called DREAMers (after the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act).

“Allowing unlawful immigrants to join the military in exchange for citizenship is a radical and perverse incentive that would encourage more illegal immigration of children,” write Heritage experts David Inserra and Cully Stimson.

One of the problems with any amnesty-based immigration policy is that it encourages more illegal immigration. Offering a shortcut to citizenship in return for military service is no different.

And not only would this plan worsen immigration problems; it would also create new security concerns. Inserra and Stimson warn:

They would be required to take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States” even though they are still technically citizens of other countries. And although there have been non-citizens who have served honorably in the U.S. armed forces in the past, the nation is engaged in a unique type of war today against a non-state actor that cannot be easily identified. Additionally, since very little may be known about these individuals, the risk of recruiting dangerous individuals increases. This risk is amplified by the fact that the promise of backdoor instant citizenship may draw individuals who do not actually believe in the mission of the U.S. military.

Senate Dems Ready to Smash 1st Amendment for TV, Radio, Internet

THIS IS THE BILL GLENN BECK WAS WARNING ABOUT LAST WEEK
US ConstitutionNo, the bill doesn’t enforce open censorship yet, but that’s never how it starts. As the recent hysteria over the fake story about Ukraine Jew registration reminds us of the real history of anti-Semitism, you first start identifying and marginalizing your targets before you start killing them. So likewise, the he Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 demands the tracking of so-called “hate speech” without any enforcement yet.

From Inside Radio:

If Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) were looking for a way to rile talk radio hosts, their Hate Crimes Reporting Act seems like a good way to get the job done.  With bills in the House and Senate, the lawmakers would direct the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to “analyze” media outlets — including radio — to determine if they’re working to “advocate and encourage” hate crimes.

Tying their bill to this week’s alleged white supremacist shootings in Kansas, Markey says it is “critical to ensure the internet, television and radio are not encouraging hate crimes or hate speech.”  He brushes aside expected First Amendment arguments, saying “criminal and hateful activity” isn’t covered by the Constitution.  The bill would look closely at discussions related to gender, race, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation.   It doesn’t propose any specific penalties but instead would collect information and report the findings to congressional oversight committees.  The NTIA last did such an analysis in 1993.

Amalgamating “criminal and hateful activity” is an obvious ruse. Tautologically, criminal activity is illegal. But there are all kinds of hateful activity, especially speech, that are completely outside the range of government jurisdiction. In the case of speech, this point is embodied as the fundamental law of the land in the First Amendment.

Basically, Markey wants a tax-fed and official version of the Southern Poverty Law Center. We pay taxes to the government supposedly bound by the First Amendment and the government manufactures libel to blame Christians for alleged “hate crimes” (while actually inspiring hate crimes). It gives the government a new tool to force an “orthodoxy” on the populace in the name of a recent crime that had absolutely nothing to do with talk radio.

Consider how insane Markey’s and Jeffries’ priorities are. The internet is full of porn that could be used to inspire all sort of sexual violence. And, in fact, people convicted of sexual violence are virtually always found to be heavy porn viewers. But is any of that being targeted by Liberals? Of course not! The First Amendment, probably inaccurately, is played up as an absolute protection.

But messages about gender or sexual orientation can be targeted? That is insane.

Republicans Wimping-Out On Repeal Of ObamaCare?

WARNING TO GOP: DO NOT BACK DOWN … WE WANT FULL REPEAL OF THIS CANCER CALLED OBAMACARE!

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Allow me to be as clear as possible right here at the beginning of this commentary.  I don’t like ObamaCare at all, not in the slightest, in any way—shape or form.  Period!  Got it?

ObamaCare is a Marxist/socialist/statist policy and I hate it.

Vladimir Lenin, himself, said:  “Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.”

Ole Vlad knew exactly what he was talking about. ObamaCare warms the cockles of the hearts of all the Marxists in the Democratic Party and believe me, there are a host of them!

There is NOTHING good about ObamaCare.  It is a cancerous assault on the freedom of Americans and it needs to be gone and, frankly, all those who supported it and voted it through the Congress need to be gone along with it.

Here in North Carolina, we’re doing our dead level best to rid ourselves of every Democrat who supported ObamaCare and/or Obama.  At the moment, our chances for success look very promising.

” ObamaCare is a curse! Take your lives and your homes back. Do it now, before it is too late. Take action now. Save yourselves, and your loved ones. Get unstuck, be informed, get peace of mind, stop the depression and anxiety, take charge of your lives for once. Do it now!

Look.  ObamaCare has not even begun to affect your life yet.  The law is so large, so intrusive in your private life that you are just not going to believe the depth of government meddling that attends ObamaCare.  It has yet begun—but it’s coming, I assure you.

And now the GOP is backing away from a total repeal of ObamaCare.  Especially the establishment Republicans.  Now their battle cry is “Repeal and Replace!”

WHAT?  Repeal and Replace?  Are they completely nuts!?

Recently, Rush Limbaugh said:  “The Republican establishment obviously has a campaign game plan involving ObamaCare, and it does not include repealing it, folks.  The Republican establishment apparently doesn’t want to campaign on repealing it.  They want to campaign on fixing it.”

Common Core, the Fordham Institute, and the D.C. Edu-Blob

James Madison

If Congress… may establish teachers in every State, county, and parish, and pay them out of the public Treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union… I would venture to declare it as my opinion… it would subvert the very foundation and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America…

James Madison, 1792

Nearly two centuries later, elected officials of all political stripes still agreed with Madison, the father of the Constitution and author of the Bill of Rights. Three federal laws – including two signed by Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter – prohibit the federal government from funding, directing, validating, or having any involvement with national education standards, testing, or curricula. None of this seems to have dimmed the Washington, D.C.-based Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s fervor for nationalized K-12 standards and tests.

Efforts to model national standards date back at least a quarter century. But previous attempts, one by the first Bush administration that convened governors (mostly from low-performing states) to lead the charge and another by the Clinton administration, took the route usually used to pass laws in our democracy: filing legislation and holding public hearings. Both failed miserably. This time Beltway advocates took another approach – one you probably didn’t learn about in civics class.

The 2009 federal stimulus package included the “Race to the Top” (RttT) fund, a grant competition that doled out $4.35 billion to states and acted as a lever to get them to adopt national English and math standards known as Common Core. These grants were essentially conditioned on states adopting, but that wasn’t all.

The federal government funded two national consortia assembled to develop Common Core-based tests. In their federal funding applications, the consortia pledged to use part of the money to develop curricular materials in direct contravention of federal law. Just in case anyone still didn’t get the message, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, without congressional approval, made adoption of Common Core a condition for states seeking waivers from the dreaded accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.

While Fordham has never wavered in its support for Common Core, the institute was clearly uncomfortable with the perception – though not the reality – of a heavy-handed federal government role in getting states to adopt nationalized standards and assessments. Before President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address, the institute’s executive vice president, Michael Petrilli, sent out multiple tweets begging the President not to mention “Common Core” or “Curriculum.”

But the President did, just as he had in his previous State of the Union Address. And why not? The President was only taking credit for what he made happen. Common Core and national testing are clearly Obama initiatives.