THE COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
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Illegal immigration is simply 'share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!
"NO COUNTRY CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT BORDERS"
"JESUS WEPT" An American Story
This is HISTORY you didn't learn in school about the destruction of a nation who could not defend it's borders.
William Wilberforce, the British parliamentarian and abolitionist, told his colleagues, “Having heard all of this, you may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”
1. Duncan Hunter was born on May 31,1948, in Riverside, Calif., where his father was a real estate developer. He and his wife, Lynne, have two sons–one a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq–and several grandchildren.
2. He dropped out of college to serve in the military, where he was an Army Ranger paratrooper in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. He received a Bronze Star for his service in 24 helicopter combat assaults.
3. While attending night school to earn his law degree from Western State University through the GI Bill, he supplemented his income by working in farming and construction. Upon graduation, he worked as an attorney, setting up a private practice in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego and providing free legal assistance to many in the area's Hispanic community.
4. He was elected to Congress in 1980 as a part of the Reagan revolution. As a congressman, he is known for his hawkish views and promilitary stance, serving on the Armed Services Committee, and, more recently, the Select Committee on Homeland Security.
5. The American Conservative Union routinely gives Hunter's voting records high scores for voting for conservative policies and agendas, including a perfect score of 100 in multiple years; conversely, the liberal Americans for Democratic Action has on multiple occasions given Hunter's voting record a zero score.
6. In 1988, he used a sledgehammer to make a point–smashing a Toshiba radio to protest the company's sale of submarine technology products to countries in the Soviet bloc–and advocated barring Toshiba from ever doing business in the United States.
7. In 1992, he was troubled by 399 House Bank overdrafts totaling $129,000, and for three days set up a card table in front of the El Cajon courthouse with copies of his checks, ready to explain each one to any voter.
8. In 2001, he lobbied for a $32 billion increase in current spending, and said the Clinton administration was trying to "conduct an aggressive Ronald Reagan foreign policy with a Jimmy Carter defense budget."
9. Throughout his career, Duncan Hunter has lobbied for more controlled measures along the U.S.-Mexico border, including the installation of fences and border crackdowns; ironically, his younger brother John launched the Water Station project, in which volunteers lug thousands of gallons of water throughout the border's desert to prevent undocumented immigrants from dying in the desert as they attempt to cross into the U.S.
10. He lost his home in the cedar wildfires that raged throughout Southern California in 2003.
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San Diego Union-Tribune
The issues and challenges facing America today require experienced leadership and clear vision. The next American president will assume difficult responsibilities immediately upon taking office, and the challenges facing our nation demand innovative solutions and a commitment to strengthening America's traditional values and ideals.
To be successful, our nation must maintain its commitment to expanding freedom and protecting free institutions around the world. We must also stay focused on promoting the safety and security of the American people, which includes securing our borders and enforcing our nation's laws. And it is important that the American people, with their enormous creativity and tireless work ethic, be given a chance to compete in the global marketplace.
Today's American workers are losing to foreign competition, primarily because of the unfair advantages that have been afforded to our trading partners. An uneven playing field has been created, and our nation's manufacturing base, once referred to as the Arsenal of Democracy, continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate.
The same Arsenal of Democracy that carried Eisenhower's forces to Berlin and brought an end to the Cold War can now be found far from America's shores. The massive production of textiles, steel and machine tools are no longer found in the factories of South Carolina, Ohio and Iowa. This great arsenal can now be found in other industrial countries around the world and, perhaps most ominously, China.
China is cheating on trade, and, in the process, it is buying ships, planes and missiles with American trade dollars, demonstrating that this is not merely a trade issue, but also a security issue. And how is China cheating?
When we enter into a trade deal with China, its manufacturers are given a 17 percent subsidy for exporting their products to the United States. When American products arrive on China's shores, they are immediately levied with a 17 percent tax. Then China devalues its currency by 40 percent.
In order to remain competitive, we must eliminate this disparity and level the playing field for U.S. manufacturers. My administration will stand up to China and other nations by placing countervailing duties against their products when they break the rules. Further, my administration will engage in what I call "mirror trade." A nation that places a 20 percent tariff against U.S. goods will see a reflection of their tariffs when its products reach our shores.
I also believe we must secure our borders and aggressively enforce our nation's immigration laws. As a representative of a border community for more than 26 years, I can offer more than lip service when it comes to addressing the issues associated with illegal immigration and the necessity for border security.
Most notably, I built the San Diego Border Fence - which has reduced the smuggling of people and narcotics by more than 90 percent in our sector - and I wrote the provision of the Secure Fence Act that extends this infrastructure 854 miles across the smuggling routes of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. From our experience in San Diego, we know that fencing works.
As president, I will therefore complete the 854 miles of security fencing presently required by law in six months. The enforcement of existing immigration laws will also be one of my top priorities.
It is equally critical that we enact policies that protect human life and the rights of the unborn. And when we appoint judges, we are handing great power, including the power of life and death, to individual people. Judges must demonstrate discernment and an understanding that the unborn are worthy of protection, or they should not receive an appointment to the bench.
America's continued success demands that we take the steps necessary to strengthen our nation's security, restore our nation's industrial base and protect individual rights, including those of the unborn. This vision, which I will pursue as president, will ensure our nation remains strong and prosperous for future generations of Americans.
U.S. Rep. DUNCAN HUNTER of California is seeking the Republican nomination for president.
“I went down and listened to him. Damn I wish he had a larger following. He's the one we need.”Yet, this person has not done one thing to encourage others to take a look at Duncan Hunter and still shows no support. It’s curious to me, since he is aware the media and GOP party heads have done all they could to shut out the most conservative candidate in America. He realizes if we are to succeed in electing a man like Duncan Hunter, we, the people, have to get it done.
No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject. Cicero
Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge. Cicero
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute. Cicero
The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth. Cicero
John McCain spent months earlier this year arguing that the United States must combine border security efforts with a temporary worker program and an eventual path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants.
Now, the Republican presidential candidate emphasizes securing the borders first. The rest, he says, is still needed but will have to come later.
"I understand why you would call it a, quote, shift," McCain told reporters Saturday after voters questioned him on his position during back-to-back appearances in this early voting state. "I say it is a lesson learned about what the American people's priorities are. And their priority is to secure the borders."
The shift in approach is likely to draw criticism from McCain's GOP opponents. Immigration has been a flash point in the race, with rivals Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson all seizing on it.
McCain, who has led on the issue in the Senate with Democrat Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, got a wake-up call of sorts in June when Congress again failed to enact a broad immigration proposal that he championed and that split the country.The measure also exposed deep divisions within the Republican Party, and McCain's high-profile support for it hurt him politically. During debate on the issue as spring turned into summer, the Arizona senator saw his poll numbers in some early primary states slip and his fundraising wane. [snip]
NOVEMBER 5--We're not sure what they're inhaling down in Collier County, Florida, but here's the bizarre "information bulletin" prepared by the local sheriff's intelligence bureau about a purported "new drug" favored by the kids. It's an inhalant called "Jenkem," and causes hallucinations and a "euphoric high." Of course, as the bulletin notes, Jenkem users dislike its sewagey taste, which can last for days. That's because Jenkem's active ingredients are urine and fecal matter, hence its street names like "Butthash" and "Fruit from Crack Pipe." Click here to see a video report on Jenkem, via Breitbart.tv. We've tried to speak with the bulletin's author, Lieutenant Al Ganich, but he has not returned TSG calls. Perhaps he's realized that his "CONFIDENTIAL" September 26 report--which is authentic, according to a sheriff's official--may be itself full of ... (1 page)
QUESTIONER: "Congressman, if you were not running, right now, for office, is there a current candidate that you would identify with most and who would you vote for yourself?"
RP: "... there's been some that hinted that they might run... that's Chuck Hagel... I don't know a lot about his other programs, but because foreign policy to me is so important"
"... on the Democratic side, it just happens that Dennis Kucinich is a good friend of mine"
"The resolution recognized “the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world,” rejected “hatred, bigotry and violence directed against Muslims, both in the United States and worldwide”
"LAST weekend, most of the Democratic presidential candidates addressed remarks to a gathering of Arab American leaders assembled at their Quadrennial National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Michigan. An examination of how each of them dealt with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict proved to be quite revealing. But first, to set the context. Over 600 Arab Americans gathered for this year's NLC, sponsored by the Arab American Institute. Among the bi-partisan group were Arab American elected officials and party leaders, and representatives of 41 organizations from 20 states. During the three-day meeting, they discussed key domestic and foreign policy issues, and took a long hard look at how best to prepare and position the community for the 2008 contest.
All of the presidential candidates were invited to speak or send representatives, and some did. On the Republican side, only Texas Congressman Ron Paul responded, delivering remarks that touched on many of the community's concerns. Paul spoke critically of the Bush Administration's adventure in Iraq and its failure to pursue an "even-handed" policy with regard to the Arab-Israeli conflict. His comments were well-received. The fact that none of the other Republicans responded was disappointing to some, but not surprising, since too many of them have rhetorically boxed themselves in with hostile positions on civil liberties, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Mideast in general.
Among the Democrats, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Ohio Congressman Denis Kucinich made appearances; while New York Senator Hillary Clinton, Illinois Senator Barack Obama and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards sent video presentations of their remarks accompanied by senior campaign officials who spoke and responded to questions. Kucinich, a long-time critic of US Mideast policy and an advocate for peace and justice was passionate and a crowd-pleaser, but what was especially striking to me was the way in which the four leading Democrats chose to address the critical issue of Israeli-Palestinian peace."
To follow up, here is a snip from a blogger:
"Ron Paul is very good at telling people what they want to hear, not what they need to know. Ron Paul is very good at objecting in order to establish the “chance for peace”, but he has no plans for war.
Was the United States of America founded on plans for peace? No. It was forged in war. We may hate that fact, but it is one that has to be understood. Freedom is the reward for blood, sweat and tears. It is a costly goal. This is why it has been so rarely had in the history of the world, and why the U.S.A. is a shining example of what is possible if only people have the courage to act in their own defense and retain the wise leadership to take them towards a higher standard. The existence and determination of the United States is the only reason that Freedom exists on the Earth today.
So, someone like Ron Paul irritates me especially, because he proposes himself to be a conservative, but in reality he is a political spinmeister with some very liberal slants. Having a liberal agenda is not all bad — I myself have what many would describe as liberal views — but a liberal agenda when it comes to war, I can not abide."