I anticipate I expect the left wing of the U.S. Supreme Court to favor conferring the rights and protections of U.S. citizens on foreigners. As the author of the above story points out, the decision will be in the historically bifurcated hands of Justice Kennedy known for his unpredictable findings.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Keywords and key phrases: “we the people”, “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”
The rights of citizenship of any country are determined by the government of the country in which the person or persons of interest lawfully reside. It’s not rocket science.
Our Constitution protects we the people of the USA. Not France. Not Germany. Not Mexico. Not Russia. Etc.
Barack Obama is the first Democrat president in history to destroy his own political party.
When Obama entered the office of president, Democrats held a 58-seat majority in the Senate, 256 seats in the House, and 12 state governors.
According to the Washington Times, “[Democrats] lost the House and ceded the majority of governorships in 2010, held serve in 2012 with Mr. Obama’s re-election, then lost control of the Senate in 2014 and control of the White House this year. All told, Democrats have shed 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats, and 12 governorships.” http://bit.ly/2hl0BZP
After leaving office, Obama did not follow the custom of all previous presidents by getting out of the way of his successor. Instead, Obama chose to live in Washington, D.C. to lead a continuing assault on our nation, our Constitution, and our President.
Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, describes how Obama’s community organizing handbook teaches his thugs how to disrupt and bully Congress. I quote from the article:
“Organizing for Action, a group founded by Obama and featured prominently on his new post-presidency website, is distributing a training manual to anti-Trump activists that advises them to bully GOP lawmakers into backing off support for repealing ObamaCare, curbing immigration from high-risk Islamic nations, and building a border wall.”
Obama knows a lot about leftist radical disruption. He was born to communist parents, raised by communist grandparents, and mentored by a well-known communist. Destruction of his own party was not enough. His next goal is the destruction of our beloved nation.
What’s a patriotic American citizen to do?
Holy Scripture informs us, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12
This same chapter of the Bible educates us on how to counter radical leftist community organizers. We are to take a stand against the demonic attacks by Obama’s trained thugs by putting on the whole armor of God.
“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…” Ephesians 6:14-18
Pray for all elected office holders including municipal leaders, to state and county, the Congress, the President and Vice President, and federal judges.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2
The battle is not a political contest. This is spiritual warfare as we have never before known.
There is much written and even more said about President Trump’s proposed wall along the border between Mexico and the U.S. What about the other southern border?
Where was former Mexican President Vicente Fox while Barack Obama gave Mexico millions of dollars to secure Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala?
First, what you don’t know: The Mérida Initiative by which the Obama administration provided $2.6 billion for Mexico to secure its southern border.
According to the U.S. State Department’s website, “The Merida Initiative is an unprecedented partnership between the United States and Mexico to fight organized crime and associated violence while furthering respect for human rights and the rule of law.”
How do the two southern borders compare? The Mexican southern border with Belize and Guatemala runs 697 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.
The United States of America spent $2.6 billion of U.S. tax dollars to protect 697 miles of Mexico’s southern border. This comes to $3,730,273 per mile. Who complained? Certainly neither Democrats nor CNN or any of the other mainstream media, including Univision.
By comparison, our U.S. southern border that runs 1,952 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean, almost three times the length of Mexico’s southern border.
Cost estimates for President Trump’s proposed southern border wall range from $15 to $25 billion. At this point in time, these are ‘guestimates’ because a team of engineers must be assembled to draw up plans and specifications that will tell us the true cost of construction.
So we ask ourselves, “Is it worth it?”
According to the progressive Center for Immigration Studies, “Based on the NAS data, illegal border-crossers create an average fiscal burden of approximately $74,722 during their lifetimes, excluding any costs for their U.S.-born children. If a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers — 9 to 12 percent of those expected to successfully cross in the next decade — the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall.”
The below text was copied verbatim from an email to me from The Convention Courier, Winter 2016/2017 Section 1
It’s easy to idolize people, to put them up on a pedestal and assume they’re better than they are. We see
it with actors who’ve disappointed us (Bill Cosby), with athletes (Lance Armstrong) and with politicians (all of them).
Yes, all of them. Of course, some make their flaws more obvious than others. Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace and Bill Clinton was impeached, but most have failed us in big and small ways. Take conservative hero Ronald Reagan – one of our favorite Presidents here at the COSA office. As a proponent [of] limited government, he vowed to do away with the Department of Education, yet the federal government grew under his administration. (Yes, his Department of Education swelled to an even bigger size.)
After the bitter 2016 Presidential contest, many are hopeful about Donald Trump’s term as President. No matter how many good intentions he has, however, Congress will resist and his power as President is limited. We have witnessed Congress blocking improvements over and over. No one has earned the distrust of American voters like our current crop of so-called political leaders. Ideally, Trump will go to D.C. and “drain the swamp” as he so colorfully put it on the campaign trail. We hope he does. But it’s going to take a lot to remove the sludge of ego and corruption from Congress. Adding better leaders and Cabinet members won’t be enough. A change in personnel is only temporary… only a change in structure, that a Convention of States will secure, is permanent.
Thankfully, our Founding Fathers planned ahead. First, they created three separate branches of government to help keep them all in check. That hasn’t worked out too well. Congress doesn’t act as a limiting force in D.C. – this was most obvious when they almost eliminated the ethics office. The Supreme Court has acted well outside its constitutional bounds, deciding controversial cultural issues by fiat. Plus, President Obama has used more restrictive executive orders than his six predecessors.
Fortunately, the Founders also included an “emergency cord” in Article V that citizens can pull if the three branches fail to keep each other in check. Reforming our government requires more than a few appointments; it requires we go back and really restructure the way our Founders originally intended.
Thomas Jefferson warned against having “confidence in man,” but that we should “bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” In other words, our Founders expected us to behave in a manner that is consistent with the Constitution, even though modern politicians have forgotten they can’t do whatever they what, whenever they want.
As Trump and Reagan have both used the phrase so well, we do want to “drain the swamp” of that sort of ego, incompetence, and corruption… and, thanks to our Founding Fathers, “We the People” actually have the power and the obligation to do it. Right now, most of America is fed-up with the federal government and is ready to put it back in its constitutionally intended box.
We may never live through another moment more conducive to the convention than right now. As President Trump said himself in his Inaugural Speech, “Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.” The method to make this transfer of power to the people permanent is via calling a Convention of States, and our time is NOW.
Although I grew up with NASA and the space program. Not once do I recall NASA ever celebrating White Engineer of the Year. Come to think of it, neither can I recall NASA celebrating Yellow Engineer of the Year. There are indeed a great number of brilliant Indian Indians that work at NASA.
In elementary school, we learned about George Washington Carver because of his myriad uses for the humble peanut that dramatically affected the southern economy. Dr. Carver was special because of his accomplishments, not because of his skin color.
The leftist progressive word ‘diversity’ is code for societal segregation. White lives don’t matter; only Black Lives Matter. Right?
One of my counterparts at the Norden Company served our NASA customer back in the early 1970s. He worked with a broad spectrum of skin colors and national origins who were employed at Cape Canaveral, but I don’t remember even once remarks from Ben Houston about the skin color of NASA engineers, mathematicians, and technicians. Not once.
Likewise, Ben never once heard remarks from me about the skin color of Norden Company engineers, mathematicians, and technicians. Not once.
Perhaps leftist progressives dismiss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s wisdom because he was a Republican. Well, that would be consistent with the Democratic Party’s history. The Ku Kluz Klan notoriously targeted and murdered Republicans, about 1/3 of them white, 2/3 black, and the Klan was 100% Democrat.
It appears the spirit of the Klan comes to life once more through the efforts of the leftist progressives employed in federal agencies.
Just as the Black Lives Matter movement renews segregation, so does any emphasis on skin color as though skin color could possibly determine the content of a person’s character or their I.Q.
When our Palacios ISD integrated in 1964, there were no race wars. Integration made PISD a better school system and it opened the eyes of my fellow classmates, brown and white, to the reality that black-skinned students were totally capable of meeting and exceeding the performance of their fellow students.
Recently, Rockwall ISD set aside a day for the 2017 Multi-Cultural Celebration. Sounds good. Right? If you think this is a good idea, you will love living in California where that state has been encouraging segregated societies for many years.
In the New Testament, Acts chapter 2, Jews and Jewish proselytes from all over the known world assembled in Jerusalem to commemorate Shavuot (called Pentecost by Hellenistic Jews). Thousands were assembled and they spoke many languages. But, after the Holy Spirit came upon the crowd, they understood this miracle as though they all spoke with one language.
We’ve had several years of the undoing of the plantation mentality through societal integration. Are we now to entertain resegregation?