“What is a mere individual to do? Live as sane and decent a life as you can, love your family and friends and understand that everybody is in this together." 

 · Ron Smith

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Tuesday
Jul292014

The words “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” that grace the Statue of Liberty symbolize America’s guiding light hope, inspiration and freedom.

These words come from New Colussus, the sonnet written by Emma Lazarus, an American poet born in New York City (1849-1887), written for an auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now presides.

Lazarus’s work was cast in bronze, mounted on the inside wall of the pedestal, is now known as the Statue of Liberty poem, and those famous last lines have become part of American history.

And so it is that the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses illegally crossing our nation’s southern border day after day, yearning to “breathe free” and be embraced by America, has reached a crisis of epic proportion.

These are not our children yet they have become our problem.  And these are not all children: 90% of these illegal immigrant “children” are teenagers. Thousands of men and women, many pregnant, are also illegally entering the US every day.

It’s no coincidence that research has revealed that the murder rate in Central American nations is declining rapidly. But I digress…

A recent A CNN/ORC International poll revealed that a majority of Americans surveyed support making it easier for the United States to return the “migrant youth.”

Yet despite nearly 70% of Americans wanting the “immigrant children” deported, President Obama is working furiously on unilateral action on immigration.  

“Unilateral” is defined as “decided by one party; decided or acted on by only one involved party or nation irrespective of what the others do,” and “accounting for only one side.”

Another example of we, the people, being ruled rather than represented.

Congress is chewing on Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to “deal with the crisis of unaccompanied youths”; Senate Dems are proceeding with their $2.5 billion bill; and House Republicans are working on a scaled-back deal that would come in well under a billion dollars—only $695 million for the remainder of the fiscal year that ends September 30th, costing the taxpayers more than $11,000 per day.

Then what? No doubt more taxpayer dollars will be funneled to what most Americans don’t want.

So while Obama is working on an amnesty act that Republicans are warning could provoke a constitutional crisis, the flood of illegal immigrants continues across the border.

We are witnessing an immigration crisis and a crisis in leadership and it's not likely that either crisis will end any time soon.

 

Monday
Jul282014

Say it ain't so.

But it is...

Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

 

Thursday
Jul242014

President Obama hasn’t responded to my email yet but I did get this message from the White House today —along with the masses of uninformed voters who put him there and those scalawags who have been snared by the IT Email Auto-Response Czar.

There’s an option to unsubscribe but this is great grist for my mill. And, The White House has asked me to pass it on. It’s my civic duty.

Brace yourself: The VP has the white board marker. Yep, that’s the headline of this missive. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.

The VP has the white board marker:

"Over the past couple years, administration officials have picked up a marker and taken to our 'White House white board' to explain how to fix our immigration system, break down how health reform helps your day-to-day life, and outline exactly what our budget's paying for.

"Today, Vice President Joe Biden is taking the pen, and he's talking about something he knows like the back of his hand:

"The current state of our country's crumbling roads and bridges -- and exactly why it's so important to invest in them right now.

You're going to want to watch this one. Take a look, and pass it on: 

"Our roads and bridges do far more than get people and goods from Point A to Point B.

"A high-quality transportation system keeps jobs here in America, allows our businesses to grow, and keeps down the prices of household goods.

"Our country's infrastructure crisis isn't a far-off problem: 65% of our major roads are rated in less than good condition. 25% of our bridges require significant repair or can't handle today's traffic.

"It looks like Congress is going to act soon to pass a short-term resolution that would continue to fund the projects fixing our roads and bridges -- but we need to solve the problem, not just kick the can down the road.

Watch the Vice President explain the need for a long-term investment, and break down exactly what our plan looks like.

"Then, be sure to pass this one on."

This is what passes for information for we, the people, from the White House.  “America’s Happy Warrior”, as Obama called VP Joe after winning the last election, has the white board marker.

Imagine what it cost the taxpayers to put together this boowah, bushwah, blah blah about the "current state of our country's crumbling roads and bridges" and "why it's so important to invest in them right now."

How about the national debt, our failing foreign policy, unemployment, illegal immigrants, growing inflation, the fact that studies have shown that medical bills are one of the major causes of declaring bankruptcy in the U.S., and our spiraling status as a Super Power?

That's what should be on the White House White Board and that's just for starters. And “America’s Happy Warrior” shouldn’t be the one with the pen.

Pass it on.

 

Wednesday
Jul232014

Thinking of Ron today as I do every day. We need the Voice of Reason now more than ever as the World is watching America.

"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not."

The Gospel According To John, 1:5, KSV