All too often politicians and journalists make assertions that go unchallenged. It does not take long for such unchallenged assertions to become accepted as “common knowledge” by many people even if their assertions are fundamentally flawed.
How many times have you heard someone tell you that “they say…” When did you ask, “Who is they?”
It has been said that you can judge a person’s intelligence more by the questions that they ask than the answers they give to questions. It has been said that the greatest return we have received from sending spacecraft out into the solar system and beyond is the next set of questions that need to be asked.
I am often asked what we can do to change what is going on in Washington and in our local city halls. The answer is the same- seek opportunities to attend town hall meetings or other events where there will be an opportunity to ask the politicians meaningful questions. Bring along some friends to ask the extremely important followup questions.
Politicians can only get away with playing the “Artful Dodger” for just so long before it becomes apparent that they are “tap dancing” around the questions they are being asked.
Magicians hide their secrets behind blue smoke and dramatic lighting, politicians hide true their goals behind their Orwellian use of language and by flat out lying. Effective questions can do as an effective job of clearing the air and exposing the politicians’ falsehoods as surely as a fan can blow away the blue smoke shrouding the magician’s deceptions.
My most recent commentary for CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) was posted on April 4, 2014 and provides a series of essential and fundamental questions that must be asked of our supposed “representatives” when they make their usual claims about immigration and the supposed benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. While these questions are not all inclusive, they make an excellent starting point. You may want to print this out and bring it along with you to the next town hall meeting you attend. I would also urge you to pass this along to your friends and neighbors to provide them with the ammunition they will need when the opportunities present themselves.
I wish you all, “Happy hunting!”
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The importance of our borders and our immigration laws cannot be overemphasized. In the war on terror and transnational gangs, they are our first line of defense and our last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals. They are equally important to American workers who are facing unfair competition from foreign workers, aided and abetted by the administration and advocates for “Sanctuary Cities” and Comprehensive Immigration Reform,
On July 2, 2013 the Washington Times published my Op-Ed:
In his historic speech before the 3rd Army on May 31, 1944, General George S. Patton said, on the strategy of holding a position:
“We’re not holding anything, we’ll let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly, and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy.”
Pushing back against Comprehensive Immigration Reform is the same as holding position. The time has come for us to advance by demanding that our borders be made truly secure and our immigration laws be effectively administered and enforced.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform violates all of the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission but no one is willing to even consider how the lack of real border security and the lack of real integrity to the various components of the immigration system imperil national security and public safety.
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today! Simply stated, the immigration laws were enacted to save lives and protect the jobs of American workers.
It is not “Anti-Immigrant” to be “Pro-American!”
Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS is supposed to secure those same borders from within. The failures of the DHS to live up to its half of the equation are undermining the efforts, valor and incredible sacrifices of Americas men and women who serve in our military!
If our government’s failures to protect American jobs by securing our nation’s borders and effectively enforcing our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!