About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Latest Anti-Illegal Immigration Conflict

Whenever statists talk about either "fighting the deficit" or "following the Constitution" we know they are about to use these terms as weapons against America since they don't give a hoot for either in their normal course of doing their destructive anti-American business.   And of course the preliminary injunction ruling by a federal judge that temporarily blocked some of the illegal immigration fighting provisions by Arizona police under The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (introduced as Arizona Senate Bill 1070 & now simply known as Arizona SB 1070) is the latest example of statists pretending to find importance in following the Constitution.
In both 2006 & 2007 illegal immigration was the hottest topic in our group in that we exchanged more messages on this issue than any other one.  The problem is that illegal immigration is an emotional issue & not one that will sway most people to vote for one candidate over another unless of course you are an illegal yourself & favor bills & politicians who are trying to bring the rest of your family to America free of charge to you.  This principle can only add to the degree to which the rest of us are already outnumbered.
The other weapon that statists like to use on the illegal immigration issue is to question the practicality of deporting 12 million illegals.  I always respond by saying let me see you deport one.  As long as there is talk of not deporting any one there is nothing to fear, but I vividly recall the brilliant Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute explaining that thousands of Pakistanis self deported from NYC right after 9/11 & of course tens of thousands of illegals have left Arizona in the past few months @ just the threat of Arizona SB 1070 becoming law.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has promised to take this matter to the Supreme Court if necessary so it will be around for quite some time.  I refer all of you to ReturnToExcellence.net - under "Classics" on the left hand side of the blog click on the piece (third one from the top) I wrote on September 23, 2006 entitled "Immigration Laws & The Problems With Their Enforcement."  Long time members will enjoy the refresher & first time readers will find it very instructive in preparing  for what will be in the news for quite some time.  The piece was based on an interview that Congressman Frelinghuysen arranged for Carol & me with ICE Special Agent Mark Kelly in Newark. 
To give you an idea of what we are facing the summary of the 2006 piece ends - "The # of illegals has increased to epic proportions in some parts of the country - there are 10,000 ICE agents & 12 million illegal aliens in America."

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