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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Memorial Day: for those who gave the last full measure of devotion.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that “all men are created equal”. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We […]

Define “Fair Share,” Madam Secretary.

Hillary Clinton recently lamented that the American “rich” don’t pay enough in taxes. One wonders where she gets her data from, because the IRS and CBO numbers show the opposite. “The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues [America currently does] — whether it’s individual, […]

Obama official: we’ll just refuse to take illegals from AZ.

You may have heard about the head of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Morton, basically state that his taxpayer-funded  department, which is sworn to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States, will not actually uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States, in this case by refusing to detain or deport […]

What of Mexico’s immigration policy?

Here’s William Bennett in a must-read commentary regarding the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law: [Mexican President] Felipe Calderón has simply no business lecturing us, lecturing America, about our immigration policies. How does Mexico treat illegal immigrants? See Article 67 of Mexico’s General Population Law: “Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal . . . are required to demand that foreigners prove […]

A rare moment of honesty from your campus MSA.

Every once in a while the pride and arrogant sense of certitude overcomes the well-scripted and politically correct intellectual. In this case it was a “moderate” Islamic follower, a member of University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Muslim Student Association (MSA) who abandoned her carefully crafted code words like “occupation” and “resistance” in favor […]

You can’t win a war if you can’t name the enemy.

This is astounding… creepy too. [Mark Steyn] Last week, the American Association of Pediatricians [AAP] noted that certain, ahem, “immigrant communities” were shipping their daughters overseas to undergo “female genital mutilation.” So, in a spirit of multicultural compromise, they decided to amend their previous opposition to the practice: They’re not (for the moment) advocating full-scale […]

They hate the Arizona law because it could work.

Here’s a great commentary on Arizona’s Illegal Immigration law by Heather MacDonald via the Washington Examiner: Heather MacDonald: Arizona law is hated because it could be effective By: Heather MacDonald Manhattan Moment contributor May 5, 2010 Read more at the Washington Examiner: To understand the hysterical reaction to Arizona’s new immigration initiative, consider the […]

What’s the opposite of Islamophobic?

Here’s Mark Steyn: As for the idea that America has become fanatically “Islamophobic” since 9/11, au contraire: Were America even mildly “Islamophobic,” it would have curtailed Muslim immigration, or at least subjected immigrants from Pakistan, Yemen, and a handful of other hotbeds to an additional level of screening. Instead, Muslim immigration to the West has […]

Great letters regarding Arizona’s illegal immigration law.

Via the WSJ: Regarding Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik’s “Arizona’s Immigration Mistake” (op-ed, May 5): What country on earth allows foreign nationals to roam around without passports, visas and IDs? Who disagrees that boarder sovereignty is a legitimate function of government? Why is requiring everyone to carry identification a problem? David Klemm Phoenix Sherrif […]

An Illegal Immigration Fence.

It’s an old idea, and one to date only halfheartedly implemented: A 300-mile or so border fence. One of the lackluster criticisms regarding such a fence has been cost. It’s laughable when compared to how much money the Congress wastes on unnecessary things (not to mention things not explicitly empowered to it via the Constitution). […]