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JULY 28, 2010

edition #401


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I was looking up quotations on government and found a site with so many good ones that instead of listing them here I am instead suggesting you go to this URL:  http://www.quotationcollection.com/tag/government/quotes
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COMMENTARY

A WAY TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
by G T Baker

Illegal immigration has impacted almost all areas of life in the United States.  In some areas it has also increased the operating costs of public services so much that some government agencies are running deficits solely due to providing free services to illegal aliens.  There have even been cases where hospitals have gone broke and closed their door because of the expenses incurred by providing mandated free medical care to illegal aliens.  The huge influx of illegal aliens has also increased the operating costs of school districts, family service agencies, law enforcement agencies, etc, etc, etc, etc.  But wait! 

Maybe there is a way to recover the expenses associated with illegal immigration, at least with respect to Mexico.

The state owned oil company of Mexico is Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).  The United States buys a lot of oil from PEMEX, and that's the key.  What we need to do is require all payments from the US to PEMEX go through an agency of the US government.  That agency would collect data from all the states with respect to the expenses incurred by the states for having Mexican illegal aliens present in their state.  The US government would then provide to PEMEX an itemized and detailed accounting for each Mexican illegal alien present in the US for which public funds were expended.  The total of those expended funds would be deducted from to payments submitted to PEMEX and each state would be reimbursed for their share of the expenses incurred.

Eureka!  Problem solved!  But...., don't hold your breath for this to happen.  If you haven't ever noticed politicians are rarely oriented toward solving problems.  Rather they seem to work toward keeping them going so they will have an issue on which to pontificate and campaign.

Oh well, it's still a nice thought.

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COMMENTARY

MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AT THE RESULTS
by G T Baker

When we hire someone to do a job for us we usually take into account the experience and expertise of the person or business to be hired.  If the information is available we also consider whether or not the hiree has a history of producing good results.

What about Barack Obama?  Did his activities as a community organizer in Chicago result in improved or better conditions in the neighborhoods in which he was active?  Well, now that a little time has passed we can now evaluate the effectiveness of his activities.  Here are some news links referring to the very neighborhoods in which Barack Obama was a community organizer.  Are things better or worse?  You can now make that evaluation for yourself:
>>> http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=7339349
>>> http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/07/series-of-shootings-leaves-7-wounded.html
>>> http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/06/toddler-among-14-shot-overnight-throughout-city.html
>>> http://cbs2chicago.com/local/shooting.shooting.deaths.2.748643.html

There are hundreds of similar examples over the last 3-4 years.  What a hell it must be to have to live where this is going on
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AND NOW FROM 84 YEARS AGO A PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION:

The Montreal Gazette
June 10, 1926

"There are a sort of highbrow type of self-centered educated persons who form a sort of exclusive aristocracy here, there, and almost everywhere.  What their education has done is to show them how little others know.  They constitute an uppish class that sometimes mistakes itself for an upper class, and is proud to be known as highbrow, and as a highbrow is a degeneraic intellectual aristocrat who is the product of an education that should have made him a liberal. 

But it has not done so.  Rather it shows that much learning can be accompanied by bad training, and illustrates and old conclusion that the most learned are not necessarily the best learned.

Sir Robert Falconer
President
University of Toronto
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“A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC

Could there be any more accurate description of today's Liberal Progressive Democrats?
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"By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation."  - Edmond Burke
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"The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country."  Milton Friedman
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The people must also be self-assertive. They must have the spirit of the old Revolutionary War flag: "Don't tread on me!" They must be vigilant against those, at home or abroad, in or out of government, who might wish to trample on their rights. They must be courageous and manly, with a sense of honor, so that in hard times they will stand up and fight, and not slink away slavishly so as to avoid trouble and danger.
Thomas G. West and Douglas A. Jeffrey, The Rise & Decline of Constitutional Government in America
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The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water
. --- John William Gardner (1912 - )
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Our Founding Fathers were greatly influenced by a rather lengthly treatise on the subject of freedom, The Spirit of Laws, by Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, published in 1748.  You can read it for yourself at:  http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=837&Itemid=27
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THE 5000 YEAR LEAP: 

This is a very popular book about how the USA became so prosperous and the beacon of freedom to the world.  You can read it online for free at:http://www.nccs.net/5000-year-leap/_jkgFoe95jlsf4poG/

OR

Watch a video of it at:   http://adlar.com/nccs/ - (click the "start lessons" button)
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Ever hear of The Cactus Cuties?  They sing our National Anthem at Texas Tech:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhQVbf4BhwY

"Thoughts On Government" - John Adams:  http://www.mikechurch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4551:john-adams-thoughts-on-government&catid=976:documents&Itemid=300054

From the White House economic advisor:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/07/27/tax-hike_hypocrites_106487.html

Well, what are YOU going to do?:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcVopcMPfSs

Just a few of the costs of illegal immigration:  http://www.cairco.org/econ/econ.html

Wake Up America!  It's right in front of our eyes:  http://smartgirlpolitics.ning.com/profiles/blogs/you-want-our-govt-to-keep

How wacky can liberals be?:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyFCo4A4fNM

Recent poll results:  http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1085528

Unbelivable:   http://abcnews.go.com/US/TheLaw/videotaping-cops-arrest/story?id=11179076

Is the bias and bigotry in Academia?  Yes, but probably not in the way you think:  http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=181357

Dear President Obama (video):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE

President Obama, talking crap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRRy-QlQyUw&feature=related

We need a bumper sticker police:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McwFYeQ5xek&feature=channel

Britain's government health system (NHS) moving back toward private service to reduce costs and improve services.  Will we learn?:  http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/26/britains-nhs-to-decentralize-cut-services/

The (phony) Ruling Class -
A MUST READhttp://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the

The mainstream media said it was news, but now we find out it was pure propaganda:  http://www.mikechurch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4796:its-not-a-liberal-conspiracy-we-already-knew&catid=960:public-transcripts&Itemid=300038

Why Liberalism is dangerous:  http://article.nationalreview.com/438657/why-liberalism-is-dangerous/william-voegeli

A $1.47trillion deficit is a spending cut?????:  http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/obamas-lies-about-federal-spending/

Hillary was right:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRXF4Scs0fc&feature=player_embedded

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer tells Obama, "first secure the borders, then we'll talk:"  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/07/27/brewer_to_obama_everythings_off_the_table_until_borders_are_secure.html

Obama's 25 impeachable offenses.... well.... maybe:  http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/25831

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Pro-Life Employee:  http://www.aclj.org/TrialNotebook/Read.aspx?ID=976

Liberals reduced to faking hate crimes:  http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=Mjg1NTI4M2VkZmNjZWNmZWJjOWVjMWNkNGExOWRjMWI=

 The left has repeatedly charged conservative individuals and groups with hatred and violence. BUT, when challenged to produce evidence have not once done so.  On the other hand (bad language):
>>> http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/04/the_lefts_ludicrous_accusation.html
>>> http://townhall.com/columnists/JohnHawkins/2010/03/30/violent_liberal_hate_rhetoric_fifteen_quotes/page/full

Obama's Department of Justice is ignoring a new law aimed at protecting the right of American soldiers to vote:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/28/exclusive-doj-stalls-voter-registration-law-military/

The Democrats new Financial Regulation Law exempts the SEC from honoring "freedom of information" requests:  http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2010/07/28/sec-says-new-finreg-law-exempts-public-disclosure/

The NAACP vs the TEA partys:  http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/racial-politics-black-panthers-say-kill-the-crackers-and-then-accuse-tea-partiers-of-being-racist/

Communists sue Democrat Party:  http://www.thepeoplescube.com/red/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5149

Stealth Amnesty creeps ahead:  http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/541787/201007271906/Stealth-Amnesty-Creeps-Ahead.aspx

This says it all:  http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=69988

More stuff in the style of "big brother" (Orwell's 1984):  http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/41713

It's about tyranny:  http://www.thelandofthefree.net/conservativeopinion/2010/07/28/freedom-from-tyranny-is-our-goal/

Allowing illegal aliens access to the US financial system:  http://www.thelandofthefree.net/conservativeopinion/2010/07/26/obamas-illegal-alien-financial-bonanza/

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How much do you and every member of your family owe on the national debt?

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Seems like the Obama Administration doesn't agree with Lincoln.
Rather, they seem to have adopted the philosophy of:

OF THE GOVERNMENT
BY THE GOVERNMENT
FOR THE GOVERNMENT

RIGHT?



Are you unhappy with the way many things are going in the USA?  If you are then let your elected representatives hear from you.  Our nation is a "representative republic."  In other words a nation where our legislators are supposed to represent your wishes, but, if you don't let them hear from you how are they supposed to know what things concern you?  Generally liberals are more group oriented than are conservatives, and tend to be more activist in nature. That's why things in our country have been becoming more and more liberal in nature, even though conservatives outnumber the liberals.  Remember, our nation only works as our founders designed it to work if the citizens participate in its operation.

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