If you read about the great civilizations throughout history such as the Romans, the Greeks, the British Empire, you will notice something that preceded the downfall in all of them. They all saw the fabric of society starting to decay. Ideals such as moral values, honor, self-reliance, and personal…
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There are not many conservatives thanking Senate minority leader McConnell for his leadership these days, but that is exactly what Senator Ayotte did as she took to the stage at CPAC. Calling this a “watershed moment” in American history, Senator Ayotte gave a sobering speech regarding the current instability around the world.
On the home-front, too many Americans are out of work, regulations are strangling the economy, Obamacare is killing small businesses, we have a broken tax code, and the President and Senate Democrats just want to keep raising taxes making it harder to hire. At a time when our nation is “drowning in debt” and we are robbing our children of the American dream, national security is no place to find a silver lining. In fact, the dangers are enough to keep her up at night.
The White House has leaked immigration legislation it’s preparing in case Congress fails to craft its own. According to USA Today, 11 million illegal aliens could apply for a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” visa and after 8 years could get a green card. Criminals would be excluded––unless they served less than a year for their crime, or were convicted of 3 different crimes resulting in 90 days in jail. That will hearten the hit-and-run drivers and welfare cheats. Once they get a visa, their families will be in line for visas too. In other words, the president’s plan amounts to an amnesty that vaults lawbreakers, including some convicts, to the head of the immigration line.
The Republicans are squawking, but any plan they would sign off on will end up doing the same thing. Too many have drunk the electoral kool-aid and believe that caving on illegal immigrants will get them more Latino votes. But even if the Republicans’ share of Latino voters reached the 40% George W. Bush got, the Dems would still net 1.5 million more votes if illegal aliens became citizens. That’s not much of a payoff for betraying principle. And reaching that 40% appears increasingly unlikely, given that 75% of Hispanics want bigger government and more services, according to a Pew Hispanic Center poll last April, while a 2011 poll from Moore Information found that 29% think the Republican party “favors only the rich” and Republicans are “selfish and out for themselves.” They are already Democrats no matter what happens with illegal immigrants.
More important, the public discourse about illegal immigration is filled with incoherence, duplicity, and wishful thinking. One problem is the constant confusion of legal and illegal immigration. People justifiably worried about the latter are constantly chided for being “anti-immigrant” and forgetting that America is “a nation of immigrants.” But these are two separate complex problems, and trying to fix both with some “comprehensive reform” will end up with new policies that likely will make both worse. Today legal immigration is marred by “family reunification” preferences that count not just spouses and minor children but parents and siblings as “family.” Two-thirds of legal immigrants have come under these provisions, which take no account of whether or not these “family” members have skills beneficial to this country or are likely to become public charges.
The tweets – which were later deleted – said:
“Even if you beet [sic] me up, I’ll still be young mayor. So what do you achieve..
“To be frank. You’ll always be the looser [sic]. As my boys will pretty much kill you. Pahahaa.”
Mahdi, who attends Stepney Green School, was unveiled as the winner of the young mayoral election at a Town Hall ceremony on January 31. The 16-year-old, who is due to be inaugurated later in February and should serve a two year term, later took to Twitter to apologise for the threats.
“Last week I posted in frustration about my feelings on certain matters. “I realise that this was an inappropriate way to comment about my feelings and apologise if I offended anyone. “I am new to this role and now fully understand my responsibilities…”
The tirade follows Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman proclaiming the success of the elections in engaging young people with local politics. A council spokeswoman said officers were to review the situation before deciding on what action to take. “The role is a high profile one and all candidates are reminded that high standards of personal conduct are required of them during their election campaign and when they are in office,” she added.
Do us a favor, Al-Jazeera, keep her in Qatar, along with Al-Gore. We don’t want either of these leftist dhimmis in America.
Politico Naomi Wolf, the author and activist, is in early-stage talks with the global news network Al Jazeera, POLITICO has learned. Wolf, who currently writes a column for The Guardian, confirmed the news late Thursday night but stressed that the talks were in the earliest stages and that no job offer was on the table. ”It’s extremely informal and very, very preliminary,” she told POLITICO.
vaginacoverWolf is in a non-exclusive employment with the Guardian and has written columns for Al Jazeera and other news outlets in the past. A spokesman with Al Jazeera did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the talks. Al Jazeera, a Qatari-owned news network, bought Current TV from Al Gore earlier this year in an effort to expand its reach in the American market. Al Jazeera plans to announce the launch of an American-based network, called Al Jazeera America, later this year and has set about on a hiring spree to bulk up American-based staff. Wolf would be its first high-profile hire.