Tuesday, July 28, 2015

People who entered the United States illegally may be called "undocumented" in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues.
Both Democratic and Republican administrations have left the border with Mexico porous for years -- porous not just for Mexicans but for anybody else, including terrorists from the Middle East.

Two very different issues have gotten jumbled together in the political stew called "comprehensive immigration reform." The first and most fundamental issue is whether we are going to have an immigration policy at all. The second issue is: Just what should that immigration policy be?

If we do not control our own border, then we do not have any immigration policy. We may have immigration laws on the books, but if anybody can cross the border that wants to, those laws are just words on paper and a bad joke.

Polls showing the surprisingly favorable reactions of some Republican voters to Donald Trump's irresponsible generalities about immigrants probably reflect many people's frustrations with politicians' weasel words on the subject, and politicians' failure to do anything about a festering problem.

The recent murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant with multiple felonies and multiple expulsions, followed by multiple illegal returns to this "sanctuary city," has been galling to many people.
Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign has performed a public service by shining the national spotlight on the problem of “sanctuary cities” which shelter illegal aliens from deportation. The tragedy of Kate Steinle, who died in the arms of her father after being shot by an illegal alien, is that her death was preventable, yet officials have defiantly defended their sanctuary policies.

It wasn’t only the City and County of San Francisco that released the seven-times-convicted, five-times-deported Mexican who killed Kate Steinle; Obama’s ICE let him go, too. ICE has released many thousands of criminal aliens onto unsuspecting local communities instead of returning them to their countries of origin, including 121 who were subsequently charged with murdering Americans in the last five years.

According to government figures compiled by Jessica Vaughan, more than 8,100 deportable aliens (including 3,000 felons) were released by sanctuary cities and counties in just the first eight months of last year. Some 1,900 of those wrongly released aliens have already re-offended 4,300 more times, racking up 7,800 new charges including murder, violent assault, rape and child rape.

The first local sanctuary policy was officially adopted more than 30 years ago by Los Angeles’ notorious police chief, Daryl Gates. Since then, about 300 cities and counties have adopted one or more sanctuary policies, such as: refusing to inquire about immigration status when making a traffic stop or other routine police work; refusing to report a subject’s unlawful status to the appropriate federal agency (now called ICE); or refusing to honor a “detainer,” which is a written request to detain a subject until ICE can deport him.

Counterterror expert: “deradicalization” is “practically impossible”
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Counterterror expert: “deradicalization” is “practically impossible”
Ganor is quite right in saying that “deradicalization” doesn’t work: many such programs are based on the premise that the true teachings of Islam are peaceful, and so all that needs to be done is show the jihadis how they’re misunderstanding the Qur’an and overlooking its teachings of peace, and all will be well. But […]
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iran us relations
Looking into the future, Obama is going to make Hitler look like a goof-off.
“IRAN DEAL WORTH MORE THAN ALL U.S. AID TO ISRAEL SINCE 1948,” By Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart, June 27, 2015
The Iran deal will provide Iran with a cash windfall as sanctions are eased and assets are unfrozen. The total amount is estimated to be as high as $150 billion. If so, the Iran deal would give more cash to Iran than the $124.3 billion U.S. has given in total aid to Israel since 1948.
The exact amount that Iran would gain through the unfreezing of its foreign assets is a matter of some dispute. The Israeli ambassador has put the number at $150 billion; the Obama administration puts the number at $50 billion, since some of...


Scott Walker: Trump Using Old Democratic Talking Points Against Me

By Greg Richter / NEWSMAX
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says Donald Trump is using old Democratic talking points against him when he claims Wisconsin is in terrible shape because of Walker's leadership.

On Monday, Trump tweeted that although Walker currently leads the polls in Iowa, people won't vote for him when they discover his record.

Walker, appearing Monday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto,"  countered 
"The rainy day fund is 165 times bigger than when we took office. Pensions are funded. The state is better," Walker said.

Cavuto noted that Trump says Wisconsin now has a $2 billion deficit.

"Interesting," Walker said. "Those are the Democratic talking points. That they've stopped saying them because they're wrong."
The budget he recently signed finishes with a cash balance, he said.

Trump went into attack mode after a Walker staffer called Trump a "DumbDumb."

Walker said that person, New Hampshire venture capitalist Gregory Slayton, was an unpaid volunteer, and neither any paid staffer, nor himself, would ever refer to any other candidate by such a pejorative.

Walker also said he would be willing to sign a pledge not to run as an independent after RNC Chairman Reince Priebus made the suggestion that Republican candidates might need to do so. Trump has threatened to run as a third-party candidate if the GOP doesn't treat him with respect.

"I'm running because I want to turn the country around, and I believe the Republican Party best matches up with my beliefs and my values, and I would hope that anyone running as a Republican would want to do that," Walker said.