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A View of Immigration

Tea Party Tribune - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:47pm

The Majority of The Citizens of The United States of America are Immigrants.

My grandparents, along with thousands of others entered the United States via Ellis Island, where our ancestors placed their names and the names of their children in the Log Book of Immigrants.

Today we have those who’s names are on record of entering the United States along with those of which no such record is found. Some are even here with names that were purchased.

When our ancestors arrived, one of the first items of business was to learn English to allow them to communicate with everyone. America is the only country to my knowledge with no standard language although English is the only required language in the schools.

Today we have a two-fold problem. First we have no idea who is in the United States legally or illegally. Second we cannot communicate with our own legal immigrants let alone the illegal ones. We do have a problem with border security and we need to secure our borders. Today we have elected officials that would like for us to have Open Borders. Open Borders, in my opinion, would serve only one purpose and that is to allow people to come and go as they please. Thousands of jobs would be lost due to elimination of positions, lines at the airports would become shorter due to the fact that anyone would be able to come and go as they please. Cities and States would lose Government Funding because there would be no way to prove legal residents.

Instead of securing our borders we have elected officials that would rather close down the Government than to discuss ways of securing our borders or balancing our budget. These are the same elected officials that want to remove all need for identification to vote. I have always had to supply a proof of citizenship to vote. I believe that it’s time for our elected officials to take responsibility for their actions and do their job or resign. Remember that they work for us and not for themselves or the special interest groups.

Bill Hickman

The Butcher Shop

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Sexual harassment falls in Pakistan as sanitation improves

Liberty Unyielding - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 5:56pm
Bad sanitation can lead to sexual harassment in the Third World. Such abuse is diminishing due to improvements in sanitation in Pakistan, where 44.3 million people have gained access to clean sources of water in recent years. The Christian Science Monitor described recently how lack of access to clean water facilitates sexual abuse: In Pakistan, […]

Dem Rep. Steve Cohen claims Electoral College ‘conceived in sin’ to perpetuate slavery

Liberty Unyielding - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 2:30pm
Along with packing the Supreme Court and lowering the voting age to 16, almost all of the candidates for the Democratic nomination for president have signed on to the idea of abolishing the Electoral College. This in turn has generated a good deal of discussion in the media.

Obama-appointed judge: Illegal who used fake document to get driver’s license didn’t break law

Liberty Unyielding - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 1:32pm
This must be what Obama meant when he said early in his presidency that judicial appointments should use “empathy” as a guiding principle in administering the law. 

New York Vs. Florida, Round #2

Center for Freedom and Prosperity (CF&P) - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:38pm

I used to think Texas vs. California was the most interesting and revealing rivalry among states. It was even the source of some clever jokes and cartoons.

But the growing battle between Florida vs. New York may now be even more newsworthy.

wrote last month about how many entrepreneurs, investors and business owners are escaping bad tax policy by moving from the Empire State to the Sunshine State.

Not that we should be surprised.

Florida ranks #1 for economic freedom while New York languishes in last place.

A big reason for the difference is that Florida has no state income tax, which compares very favorably to the punitive system in New York.

And because the federal tax code no longer provides an unlimited deduction for state and local taxes, I expect the exodus from New York to Florida to accelerate.

What’s especially amusing is that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mother is one of the tax refugees.

Here are some excerpts from a report in the New York Post.

The mother of soak-the-rich Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was forced to flee the Big Apple and move to Florida because the property taxes were so high. “I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north. I’m paying $600 a year in Florida. It’s stress-free down here,” Blanca Ocasio-Cortez told the Daily Mail… Her daughter raised eyebrows with her pitch to hike the top marginal tax rate on income earned above $10 million to 70 percent. She has also gotten behind the so-called Green New Deal, which would see a massive and costly government effort.

The former Governor of Florida (and new Senator from the state) obviously is enjoying the fact that New York politicians are upset.

Here’s some of what Rick Scott wrote in today’s Wall Street Journal.

America is a marketplace where states are competing with each other, and New York is losing. Their loss is Florida’s gain… I would like to tell New Yorkers on behalf of the rest of America that our hearts go out to you for your sagging luxury real-estate market. But you did this to yourself, and you can fix it yourself. If you cut taxes and make state and local government efficient, maybe you can compete… I made more than 20 trips to high-tax states like California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania to lure businesses to Florida. The tax-happy leaders of those states were furious, which made the visits all the more enjoyable for me. They called me every name in the book. But they were the ones who raised taxes, and bad decisions have consequences. The elites in New York and Washington should commission a study of Florida to see what happens when conservative ideas are put into practice. …Florida’s economy is thriving, expanding at a record pace. …There’s a reason Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mom left New York for Florida. And there’s a reason companies are fleeing high-tax states, bringing jobs with them to Florida.

I mentioned above that having no state income tax gives Florida a big advantage over New York.

Courtesy of Mark Perry, here a comprehensive comparison of the two states.

Wow. If this was a tennis tournament, the announcers would be saying “game, set, and match.” And if it was a boxing contest, it would be a knock-out.

The bottom line is that we should expect more rich people to escape New York and move to Florida because they’ll get to keep more of their money.

And we should expect more lower-income and middle-class people to also make the same move because Florida’s better policy means more jobs and more opportunity (sadly, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has learned nothing from her mother’s move).

P.S. New York actually doesn’t do terribly in nationwide rankings for pension debt, though it is still below Florida.

Image credit: DonkeyHotey | CC BY 2.0.

The Left’s newfound love of John McCain is just an extension of their hatred of Donald Trump

Liberty Unyielding - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:49am
In fairness to Schumer, he did praise John McCain — at least on one occasion. It was in February of 2017 when McCain and fellow RINOs Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski voted to to reject a Republican healthcare bill that would have supplanted Obamacare.

Cartoon of the Day: Diversion program

Liberty Unyielding - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:59am
Media bias

Another Gillibrand staffer accused of sexual misconduct, but this one remained on the payroll

Liberty Unyielding - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:19am
Marc Brumer, who served as Gillibrand’s communication director, was alleged to have made inappropriate comments toward a female scheduler, The Washington Examiner reported Monday. He ultimately resigned over the allegations in spring 2017.

Is Beto O’Rourke’s celebrity explained by electoral math?

Liberty Unyielding - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:03am
The media love him (so far). He won the presidential announcement fundraising contest (so far). He generates news with quotable gaffes (at least until Joe Biden jumps into the race).

King Heroin

Tea Party Tribune - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:33am

From the Butcher: Normally we edit. Not this time. This is written in a father’s tears, and every word is precious.

My daughter was clean for just over a year from using heroin.
She kicked the dragon square in the balls and I didn’t think she was ever gonna look back for it.

She promised me that she’s NEVER going back to H
She said “Daddy, I don’t want to go back to that stuff ever again”.

I remind her what I told her at the Narcan meeting:
“If you can’t kick the dragon for good I will be the one to zip you up, but I will be with you every step of the way when you need me”.

I don’t know why she didn’t call me like she promised.
It hurts so bad that she didn’t call.

Now before you get all pissy with me for saying that I will zip her up, You have got to understand my daughter’s and my relationship.

It’s a loving relationship that shines.

I would ALWAYS be there to bail her out of whatever she got herself into, but now here I was, a father who was desperate for my daughter NEVER TO USE AGAIN and didn’t know how else to put it.

I thought the Love she had for me would keep her from going back to that drug ever again.

Well, that didn’t happen.
At 5:50 pm I got the call from the Det at Eastlake Police that my daughter was found dead in her bed from an overdose.

I immediately fell to my knees in the snow and began to cry like a baby.

I could not believe that my Tigger had done this.
I tell the Det that I am on my way and got there in record time.

STOP READING HERE cause it’s going to be very descriptive.
Just stop here and know I love her and kept my word to her.

… but on the other hand I need everyone to understand how very bad this shit is so you NEVER have to experience what we are right now.

I walked up the stairs to her room and there was Karisten sitting in her bed.

She had hit such an lethal dose that when she went into a hemorrhaging arrest that she sat up from her pillows she was propped on in her bed, had her arms straight out with a slight bend at the elbow, fists clenched, with her thumbs tucked under her fingers grasping so tight at what looked like she was trying to grab life back in her.

She was all blue faced,veins out, had a little blood from her nose and her teeth were so tight together that her mouth wouldn’t open.

I was told I couldn’t touch my daughter in case there was any lethal powder still on her.

I ask for gloves and glove up cause I’ll be damned if I’m not going to help my daughter One last time or hug her and let her know I Love her.

Well, I kept my word and spread the bag out and carefully placed her in it to say goodbye to her so they can find out what it was that she took.
I zipped her up in her body bag and helped them carefully place her on the cot.

I’m not looking for pity or trolling for comments.
I just want ALL of you to know that no matter who you are or what you do or how perfect you think someone is, that this Heroin shit can come into anybody’s life and destroy it.

Do not be blind to this.

Please, please, please, wrap your arms around your loved ones and let them know how much you care and love them, because tomorrow is never guaranteed and I urge you all to share this post.
Maybe, just maybe, it’ll help another family.

Rest easy Karisten Lyn Shermann.
I miss you so much, my heart is broken, and I LOVE YOU so very very much.”

Credit: Tim Sherman

The Butcher Shop

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Nancy Pelosi smacks down de Blasio’s 2020 bid

Liberty Unyielding - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:05am
Nolan Hicks, NY Post

A word to our newsletter subscribers

Liberty Unyielding - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:52am
As several of you have reported, the featured article headlining our newsletter for the past four days has “Attacking your principles to ‘own the cons’,” by LU contributor Jerome Woehrle. While we are great admirers of Jerome’s work and feel lucky to count him among our writers, the redundancy has not been a reflection of our respect […]

Police in Britain so hamstrung investigating frivolous hate crimes, they can’t respond to real ones

Liberty Unyielding - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 1:56pm
Police in Britain too often find themselves called upon to handle ordeals like that of Susie Green, a transgender rights advocate who was suffered severe emotional damage after a Catholic commentator she was debating on TV used the wrong pronoun to refer to her transgender daughter.


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