How politicians are robbing citizens of access to the American Dream.
My article today focuses on the lies being told by the swindlers and con artists who, for decades have been making off with the future of our nation and the future of our citizens. These individuals include politicians, lawyers, bankers, corporate executives, college administrators, and even members of various religious groups, union officials and a laundry list of others who have put money and power ahead of their nation and ahead of their fellow Americans.
I have written about the profiteers of immigration- both legal immigration and illegal immigration. Today we focus on the scams and the lies and how to see through them. You will also learn why this is not sustainable and the very survival of our nation is being jeopardized because of this.
We have all heard the politicians exhort potential voters to support their efforts to enable “ America to lead” by bringing in more of the world’s best and brightest high tech STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) professionals and “ Stapling Green Cards onto the diplomas of foreign students!”
Incredibly, when caught up in the moment, the crowds almost always become fired up and become emotional applauding the politician. This is as sensible as Colonel Sanders telling a barnyard of chickens that he has found a new recipe for fried chicken. Of course chickens have tiny brains and cannot understand what anyone, including Colonel Sanders might tell them. What possible excuse do Americans have?
We need to look for the inconsistencies that are the hallmarks of the swindler. Think about the politicians who are quick to talk about “American Exceptionalism.” If they really believe in that concept then there is no need to import the “World’s Best and Brightest” because they are already here! They are Americans!!
On June 16, 2015 Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) posted my article:
In my article for CAPS I included a link to a video of Congressman Lou Barletta “grilling” Jeh Johnson the Secretary of Homeland Security about why it is that when the conversation turns to immigration the administration always focuses on the needs of the illegal aliens and never about how Americans are being impacted and Lou tells Johnson that this is not fair. Johnson’s response was astounding- I urge you to check out the video for which I included the link in that article.
The politicians and the other exploiters are willing to throw caution and, indeed, national security to the wind, to increase their profits even as they rob America and Americans blind!
Meanwhile they are counting on the blind patriotism of the great majority of our fellow Americans. Of course we want America to lead, but then we must ask the question, “What is America.”
I concluded my article with the following excerpt:
On March 24, 2015 Progressives For Immigration Reform (PFIR) posted my article, For All Too Many Americans “the American Dream” Is Now the “Impossible Dream.”
In the moment of euphoria carefully crafted by politicians who talk about America leading, what is being ignored is that increasingly American families are living below the poverty line often through no fault of their own. Why on earth are the citizens of our nation accepting the insults spewed by politicians who claim that Americans are too lazy to do the physically demanding jobs and too stupid to do the high tech jobs? How can America lead when the majority of Americans are getting hammered?
What is America? I would submit that more than mountains, forests, cities, rivers and lakes, that America is comprised of its citizens of every race, religion and ethnicity.
The late crooner Frank Sinatra had a far more eloquent way of making this point in his rendition of the beautiful song, “The House I Live In,” which begins with the question, “What is America to me?” and ends with the words, “especially the people, that’s America to me.”
The title of my January 23, 2015 article for Californians for Population Stabilization sums up the reality being ignored by all too many politicians who were ostensibly elected to represent the best interests of America and Americans, “For America to Do Well, Americans Must Do Well.”
On June 13, 2013 I was interviewed by Neil Cavuto at Fox News on the topic:
The interview ran about 4 minutes and is worth watching.
On April 4, 2014, CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary that asks the questions all Americans need to ask their political “representatives.” My commentary is aptly titled: “How? Why?”
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.
The findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission must be the starting point for any discussion about immigration legislation. That commission determined that a lack of border security, including the visa process. and fraud in the immigration benefits program, enabled terrorists to enter and embed themselves in the United States, as they went about their deadly preparations.
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. In point of fact, our borders and our immigration laws are America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals.
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!