Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Simple Statement on Obama's Plan to give Amnesty

I have read headlines from all over the Country about the political ramifications of President (Emperor) Obama's plan to, through and executive order, to grant amnesty to more than 5 million illegal aliens.

These articles are really ridiculous.  What really should be asked are two things.

1) Is it right to move 5 million people, who willfully broke the law to get into this country, be moved ahead of the millions of people all over the world who want to come to the US and are doing it by following the law?

2) Should any president, with the stroke of his pen, circumvent the Constitution, and take away the congressional power to make laws in the United States?

The simple answer to each of these two questions is an emphatic NO.  The rest of this debate is then rendered moot.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How to Not fight Your Enemy

I will admit, I did not watch a moment of the President's speech last night on how he and his administration were going to handle the ISIS threat.  Why?  Because I knew, because I think I know this President very well now, that he would not say or commit to doing what really needs to be done.

Why do you ask?  Because Dinesh D'Souza, despite what you might think, is spot on about President Obama.  Obama adheres to an extremist, liberal view of American History.  I am all but certain that he has read Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.  Obama therefore believes that America was founded at the least under dubious circumstances and at worst its history is ripe with genocide (of Native Americans) and was built on the foundation of slavery and other human rights violations.  This is why the President has signaled a retreat of America as the "Light on a hill" that the world can look to as the example of liberty and democracy in the world.  Thus, because of Obama's perception of US atrocities in its history, Obama does not think that America has the moral authority to be the lead the free world.

He also has absolutely no understanding of the nature of the enemy that we are fighting right now.  I must admit, though, that until recently I did not truly understand radical Islam.  It was not until I read two books over this summer.  The first is Son of Hamas written by Mosab Yousef, who is the son of one of the founders of Hamas and became a spy for Israel and then converted to Christianity.  The second is The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright.  This book traces the roots of radical Islam and how it lead to the attacks on 9/11.  After reading these two books I have come to two conclusions:

1.  Radical Islam, while a small minority of Islam, represents about 91 million people in the world.  They are hard-lined zealots that see the rest of the world both moderate Islam and the Infidel as needing to be conquered, and put under the flag of Islam.

2.  They will never stop.  Their goal is to establish a world wide caliphate, with Sharia Law as the basis for this government.  They are not moderate, and they cannot be negotiated with.  They welcome death in the name of their cause as they then can be called martyrs and hopefully lead others to this extremist view of Islam.

When one couples Obama's reticence to lead the world, along with his lack of understanding of the Islamic world, there was no way he was going to do what needed to be done.  Yes he is most likely going to bomb the crap out of them, but bombings alone have never won a war. Unfortunately, due to his retreat from Iraq he allowed ISIS to gain power. He will not do what needs to be done, and I fear for whoever is the next President of the United States.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

No IRS Corruption Here...

"Not even mass corruption.  Not even a smidgen of corruption."  Barack Obama, February 2, 2014

That is what he said, when asked if there was any evidence of corruption in the IRS scandal that now should be on the minds of all of us.  Here is a short list of items and events that prove (tongue firmly planted in cheek).

Here are a short list of claims that were told by various people in the White House or other places within the administration proven later to be false.  
  1. Soon after the IRS scandal broke, Officials in Washington pointed fingers at the Cincinnati office, claiming that "rogue agents" had spearheaded the targeting.  This claim was proven false and that the targeting of Tea Party groups had been directed from Washington D.C.  Click HERE to read that story.
  2. Democrats claimed that Liberal groups were targeted as well.  While liberal groups were required.  This claim was proven false when IRS agents were questioned by Daryl Issa's committee.  The Daily Caller reported on April 7, 2014 that no Liberal groups were subjected to enhanced scrutiny.
So, the spin coming from Democrats/defenders of the IRS, has been proven to be false.  If there was no corruption or wrongdoing, why then did, when given the chance to clear her name, did Lois Lerner TWICE invoke her right plead the 5th Amendment  against SELF INCRIMINATION.  If there was no hint of wrongdoing or corruption, what does she have to hide?  She should be able to speak about what happened. 

We should take his word on this. Not a smidgen of corruption indeed.

More to come...

No, there is no anti-Israel Bias at the NY Times.

Recently the New York Times published an Op-Ed of a Palestinian who describes the deplorable conditions that he says exist in Israeli prison...