NIMBY

Apparently the Trump Administration has been discussing sending sanctuary seeking oppressed persons of foreign citizenship who cross our borders irregularly to those cities in the United States which have declared they will defy Federal Law in order to provide succor to such unfortunates. My question is, why didn't the Sanctuary Cities demand this long ago?… Continue reading NIMBY

Joe Wilson Day

Before a September 9th, 2009 joint session of Congress, President Obama declared, "Now, there are also those who claim that our [Obamacare] reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false," Obama said. "The reforms I am proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."In response, Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of… Continue reading Joe Wilson Day

Neither xenophilic nor oikophobic

From Reason Magazine:The 'Isolationist' Smear Against Ted CruzI didn't realize Jennifer Rubin, one of the WaPo's pet conservatives, had trashed Senator Ted Cruz as a throwback isolationist from the 1930's. But then I seldom read the WaPo.After the latest Republican presidential debate, the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin argued that Sen. Ted Cruz had undone himself… Continue reading Neither xenophilic nor oikophobic

Cruz? Rubio?

In recent days, Ted Cruz has attacked Marco Rubio on Rubio's well known, and since abandoned, proposal favoring a path to citizenship/illegal immigrant amnesty.Then, Marco Rubio attacked Ted Cruz on Cruz’ (and Rand Paul’s) resistance to NSA's warrantless accumulation of email and phone records from American citizens, going so far as to link Cruz to… Continue reading Cruz? Rubio?

The 34% solution

The border with Mexico is 1,900 miles long. About 650 miles of it are fenced against illegal immigrants. Our President calls the fence "basically complete."It follows, then, that our President defines "basically complete" as 34% complete. Or perhaps less. I'm sure 32% would qualify. Maybe even 25%. In fact, it doesn't matter to the President… Continue reading The 34% solution

Texas invaded?

Los Zetas drug cartel seizes 2 U.S. ranches in Texas Word broke late last night that Laredo police have requested help from the federal government regarding the incursion by the Los Zetas [Mexican drug cartels]. Good luck with that.  This is the sort of thing Eric Holder is suing Arizona about, he's afraid of interference… Continue reading Texas invaded?

AZ to DC

A letter I would like Governor Brewer to send to President Obama.Mr. President,Yesterday you elected to sue the State of Arizona, claiming that our enforcement of an Arizona law will impede Federal enforcement of a nearly identical Federal law. We are disappointed. We hoped you would welcome the assistance, since the general government has clearly… Continue reading AZ to DC

Too smart to say that?

Senator Jon Kyl mentions something President Obama said to him (~3:17) about why Obama won't support secure borders:The White House denies this, "Senator Kyl knows the president didn't say that." Right. It depends on what the meaning of "the" is.  The White House sub-text is: "Obama's too smart to say that,"  but he has not… Continue reading Too smart to say that?