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"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take away everything you have." - Thomas Jefferson

Friday, March 31, 2006

Que Pasa?

Many Hispanics in America are in the streets protesting against what they see as an outrage. President Bush had the unmitigated gall of referring to illegal immigration into the U.S. what it is, a crime. I don’t know what the percentage is of those protesting that comprise legal Hispanic immigrants versus illegal ones. That any legal immigrant would be upset with the Bush Administration’s proposal to crack down on illegal immigration is beyond me.

If the majority of Hispanics in the streets making a spectacle of themselves are illegal immigrants (“undocumented people” for those liberals who can’t handle anything but P.C. speech) then, they have as much credibility as criminals protesting against their incarceration.

Are we to believe that it is every Hispanic in the world’s right to illegally enter the U.S. and live and work here without needing to comply with the immigration process that the rest of the world throughout history has had to? If so, they have a lot of gall, and should not only be ashamed of themselves for proclaiming such an arrogant, ludicrous case, but should be ignored.

Hispanics, and for that matter all peoples are welcome in America, provided they come to live and work here via legal means. America is not like Europe. America finds her greatness in the diversity of her population. Although it is changing, traditionally European countries were distinctly populated. France was a country of, mainly French persons. Spain was comprised mainly of Spanish, etc. America has been a giant melting pot of persons from different countries and cultures, who have all made their contributions toward making America the great country that she is.

The notion that we owe it to those who sneak into this country the space to live and jobs, healthcare etc. is flat out wrong. It isn’t fair to those who went through the legal immigration process to be here. It isn’t fair to the average American tax payer.

Let me put it this way. If you discovered people helping themselves to your garden, or things in your refrigerator, or putting up tents to live on your property what would you do? You would call the police to have them removed from your property on the charge of trespassing. The same is true with illegal aliens. They are trespassing and should be treated like the criminals that they are. If they really love America, as some of the protestors were proclaiming, they would do whatever it took to be here legally. At the very least they would obtain a green card.

Some Hispanics are also upset with the proposal for the erection of a fence along the U.S. Mexico border. God forbid we should place any obstacles in front of illegal aliens. I see the fence as not only a long overdue, common sense approach, but in this post 9/11 world essential to our National Security. There are some very dangerous terrorists that we need to prevent from being able to sneak into this country. For the sake of national defense, this trumps the argument of Hispanics whose feelings are hurt because other Hispanics, who might plan on sneaking into this country, would be inconvenienced by such a wall.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Easter Bunny's Threat To Human Rights And The Constitution

I received an e-mail from John, who is affiliated with Stop The ACLU blog regarding yet another absurd position that has spiraled out of the false, “separation of Church from State” constitutional principle. I then went over to that blog and read a post entitled “Separation Of Church and State Kills The Easter Bunny”.

I just couldn’t resist posting on this patently stupid idea.

It seems that the city of St. Paul’s Human Rights Director, one Tyrone Terrill, found an Easter display, that a city hall employee purchased and put on display in her work area of a toy rabbit, pastel colored eggs, along with a sign with the message: “Happy Easter” inappropriate and unconstitutional. In Mr. Terrill’s zeal to uphold the imaginary constitutional tenant of “separation of Church and State”, he concluded that such a display favors those who hold to the religion of Christianity as opposed to those who don’t. A clear example of religion imposing itself upon the secular State and so, unconstitutional. Right?

Wrong. Aside from the utter lack of any “Church versus State” clause in the Constitution, Mr. Terrill has demonstrated to the world his utter lack of ability to determine what is of the Church in the first place.

A rabbit that lays pastel colored eggs is hardly affiliated in any way with the religion of Christianity, nor its religious holiday of Easter. Easter is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The bunny rabbit that somehow manages to lay eggs, (and pastel colored ones at that!), has it’s roots in paganism and spring reproductive rites. If anything such a display favors the religion of Paganism.

Nice try Mr. Terrill. So, you are in charge of safeguarding the human rights of St. Paul citizens? That’s a scary thought.

I hope the bogus “Separation of Church from State” movement keeps producing idiots like this one. The brainwashed followers of such a lie serve to expose the absurdity of such a wrong headed Constitutional claim. Support for this anti-Constitutional notion will inevitably fade away leaving the few anti-religion bigots standing out there on their own.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Never Fear, Sharon Stone Is Here!

It was only a matter of time. Americans were enjoying the lack of yet another Hollywood entertainer gracing us with his or her political opinion. But alas, all good things must eventually come to an end. Hollywood actress, Sharon Stone decided to grace her Paris and Israeli audiences with this jewel of Hollywood babble:

"It feels to me that we have an opportunity ... to choose understanding in a new way," she told a press conference in Paris when asked about her trip.

"And it really is just a breath. It's just an agreement that's just a breath. We are not far apart. We can choose to have this alternative kind of growth that is a collective nuance of understanding.

"We are just that breath away from a peaceful co-existence," she added after her visit to Israel as a guest of the Peres Center for Peace, a foundation run by Nobel laureate and former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres.

I have to admit, I’ve read and re-read her quotes and I’m not confidant that I understand exactly what she’s trying to say. It sounds like the sort of leftist, hippy, starry-eyed, the sun is shining and the birds are chirping happy tunes so if we all just hold hands and sing “Kumbya” everyone in the world will live together in peace, joy and happiness claptrap.

If this is her take on the Israel/Palestinian conflict then she obviously either has an over rated opinion of her diplomatic skills or is entirely ignorant about the whole crisis. Experts in the field of diplomacy have tried for decades to solve the Middle East conundrum and have yet to come any where near lasting peace. Israel even gave the Palestinians the Gaza Strip that they were whining about wanting back, and that hasn’t stopped the murderous Palestinian terrorist attacks from being directed against innocent Israeli citizens. I doubt very seriously that the situation was just waiting for the brilliant Ms. Stone to step up to the microphone and solve the whole thing with a few flowery words.

There is the naïve, “we are the world” mentality of the peacenik left, and then there is reality. The reality of the situation is that the Arab world, particularly the Palestinians, won’t be satisfied until every Jew is slaughtered and they can take the land of Israel for themselves. The Arabs won’t be satisfied until every synagogue is destroyed and replaced with mosques. The Islamo-Fascists won’t be satisfied until they can celebrate their victory by bathing their feet in rivers of Israeli blood. And even then they won’t be satisfied. Then they will turn their hate-filled, murderous eyes onto Western Civilization for conquest, and the from there the rest of the world.

You can’t co-exist with these Islamic hot heads in some “we are the world” type of peaceful existence. For these Islamo-Fascist terrorists are like the fictitious “Borg” in the TV and movie series “Star Trek”. All peoples in the world that are not Muslims will either be assimilated through forced conversion or murdered in cold blood.

Ms. Stone’s loopy comments only serve to highlight her as nothing more than another “ugly American” spouting off at the mouth in a foreign land about something she knows little about and has no personal stake in. It smacks of the never fear, an American is here. Don’t worry the solution is really easy. Aren’t you glad Americans are around to untangle your messes!

For an Israeli family who have suffered the terrible loss of loved ones at the hands of demon-possessed, murderous, Palestinian terrorists to have to listen to Ms. Stone’s oversimplification of the situation can be viewed as nothing more than an insult to their intelligence. They know from painful experience that their enemy is not “this close to agreeing to peace”.

One can only hope Ms. Stone’s audience had the fore-knowledge to just laugh her off as just another misguided American Hollywood artist that has an over-estimated sense of their worth beyond the Entertainment realm. Her “ugly American” shooting off at the mouth is a real embarrassment. The world could do with a lot less ugly Americans around smearing their country’s image with their boisterous, arrogance.

The whole Hollywood political scene is so surreal. It’s like these entertainers have a string hanging from their back. While they are standing around at some cocktail party, or some event promoting their latest film, some one pulls on the string, and they break out into anti-Bush drivel, or peacenik appeasement babble.

I remember when I was a kid there were dolls that had a string attached to their back. When you pulled the string, the doll would repeat some phrase. I could be wrong, but I think my sister had a Mrs. Beasley doll(from the TV show "Family Affair") that repeated phrases from the show. Anyways, this is what I am refering to.

For someone who plays a manipulating, panty-less slut in a dress in the movies to pretend that her diplomatic opinion regarding the problem of peace in the Middle East matters is embarrassing. If Ms. Stone is really interested in the empowerment of women, she should seek out roles that honor women instead of ones that reinforce the misogynist “Jezebel” image of women. And by all means, she should definately refrain from playing the “ugly American” role when she is abroad.