The Dishonesty of using the Racist Label


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barbara jordnaWe are finally having a badly needed discussion on immigration during this election cycle. Unfortunately the main stream media and the Democrat Party try to shout down discussion with cries of racism against anyone who wants to reform our system. Calling opponents racists is a lazy and dishonest tactic but it has been used by Democrats and media during every election for the last few decades because it works on single media source Americans. Not all that long ago a Democrat politician named Barbara Jordan was leading the charge on immigration reform.

Barbara Jordan was elected to Congress in 1972. She was the first woman to represent Texas in the House. Jordan made history by being the first African American woman to deliver keynote speeches at a Democratic National Convention. She was also a civil rights leader. But today her Party and the media would just call her a racist.

Ms. Jordan was a patriot. She was passionate about immigration and her work on immigration was an impetus behind the founding of NumbersUSA twenty years ago. She was the chair of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform Her are some of her philosophies and quotes:

  • Jordan loved her country and held her fellow citizens, all of them, in high regard. Accordingly, she was insistent that, while immigration was beneficial to the United States, her primary concern was how it affected the American people.
  • “Immigration is far too important to who we are as a nation to become a wedge issue in Presidential politics. We have seen that kind of thing happen before, and it is not productive. I, for one, wish that we would do away with all the hyphenation and just be Americans, together.”
  • “There are people who argue that some illegal aliens contribute to our community because they may work, pay taxes, send their children to our schools, and in all respects except one, obey the law. Let me be clear: that is not enough.”
  • “Immigrants with relatively low education and skills may compete for jobs and public services with the most vulnerable of Americans, particularly those who are unemployed or underemployed. Jobs generated by immigrant businesses do not always address this problem.”
  • Cultural and religious diversity does not pose a threat to the national interest as long as public policies ensure civic unity. Such policies should help newcomers learn to speak, read, and write English effectively. They should strengthen civic education in the teaching of American history for all Americans.
  • The Jordan Commission’s reports called for tightening enforcement and cutting legal immigration by limiting family chain migration and eliminating the Visa Lottery.
  • “We decry hostility and discrimination towards immigrants as antithetical to the traditions and interests of the country. At the same time, we disagree with those who would label efforts to control immigration as being inherently anti-immigrant. Rather, it is both a right and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it serves the national interest.”
  • “Deportation is crucial. Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave. The top priorities for detention and removal, of course, are criminal aliens. But for the system to be credible, people actually have to be deported at the end of the process.”
  • Jordan was one of the few courageous liberals who dared to bring up the relationship between mass immigration and falling wages and the negative economic effects of immigration on the working poor, and black workers in particular. Her commission found no national interest in continuing to import lesser-skilled and unskilled workers to compete in the most vulnerable parts of our labor force.
  • Immigration to the United States should be understood as a privilege, not a right. Immigration carries with it obligations to embrace the common core of the American civic culture, to seek to become able to communicate – to the extent possible – in English with other citizens and residents, and to adapt to fundamental constitutional principles and democratic institutions.

Her philosophy on immigration is a common sense approach that most Americans probably agree with. The Democrat Party and the main stream media however do not. The last item above is perhaps the most important. Immigrants come here because they want to be Americans, so they should embrace our culture. This was once referred to as the melting pot. This has been replaced with multiculturalism which has resulted in great harm to our culture.

Jordan wanted be part of a national effort to manage an urgent national problem. That is why the commission’s first report, which took an unambiguous stand in favor of enforcement of legally established immigration limits, was titled “U.S. Immigration Policy: Restoring Credibility”.

There is nothing racist in wanting to protect our border and manage immigration according to our national interest. But with a dishonest media it is an uphill battle.

America’s Most Divisive President


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obama & sharptonBarack Obama was hailed as the first post-racial President of the United States when he was first elected. He said that he would bring together all Americans. We were going to have a golden age of positive race relations. Obama’s words, however, were quite different after assuming office. He has a track record of condemning police involved in shootings that involve blacks before the facts of the case are in. This began with the 2009 arrest of Professor Henry Gates when he called the actions of the police as stupid. In 2012 he used the Travon Martin shooting to lecture America about being racist. Things really heated up in 2014 when Michael Brown was killed. This was the event that the protest group BlackLivesMatters (BLM) was born. The President and many race opportunists helped build BLM on the lie that Brown was shot after he put his hands up in the air. Obama condemned all police forces as being racist even though the officer was completely exonerated. He has used other incidents involving the police and blacks to further his divisive agenda. To make matters worse, his Attorney General Eric Holder began witch hunts and take overs of police forces because they he said that they were racist. He accused Americans of being “a nation of cowards” as far as race relations is concerned.

Gallup has conducted a poll to measure race relations each June/July since 2001. The results support the growing belief that public perceptions about race relations in America have taken a devastating hit since the election of Barack Obama. 75 percent of whites and 55 percent of blacks had a positive view of American race relations at the beginning of the president’s first term. In the last July, 2015 survey these numbers plummeted to 37 percent for whites and 31 percent for blacks.

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When the President constantly lectures America that we are racists, and that the police are racists then it makes sense that many Americans believe that to be true. The President’s divisiveness should not be a surprise despite his campaign promises. The Democrat Party must divide Americans to increase demand for their Party. They also do not want to solve problems like racial division because then they would no longer be needed. Ironically it is the blacks who have suffered the most from Democrat policies. They black family unit has been destroyed, most black babies are born out-of-wedlock, unemployment is much higher for blacks and earnings are lower. Abortion is used as a contraceptive by blacks and the Democrats see it as a way to manage entitlement spending. Yet despite all of this blacks overwhelmingly vote Democrat. Hopefully blacks will realize this trap and change their voting patterns.

Brexit Bullets


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  • Congratulations to the Brits for talking back their country.
  • The establishment politicians misread the desire and will of the people. They tried to manipulate the outcome just like the left does here. The media and polls all predicted that Brexit would fail. Supporters were called racists’ and dire financial consequences were guaranteed.
  • The Brits are proud people and wanted their country back.
  • President Obama shamefully tried to bully the Brits saying that the UK would be moved to the back of the queue if they vote to leave the EU. Hillary Clinton and ISIS were also supporters of the UK staying. Sort of validates the decision to leave.
  • Germany’s Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s decision to take unlimited Syrian and Middle East refugees was the tipping point for the Brits.
  • The Brits felt betrayed because of the loss of their culture resulting from the EU’s policies. Prime Minister Cameron campaigned on reforming the EU but failed. When such a bureaucracy is formed and allowed to consolidate power reform is nearly impossible.
  • Americans felt similarly betrayed with Obama’s illegal open border policies. That explains why Donald Trump became the Republican candidate and will become the Presidents.
  • Multiculturalism is a poison to a culture like cancer is a poison to our bodies. The US people welcome immigrants since we are a country of immigrants. But immigrants in the past assimilated into our culture. They learned our language; they went to our churches and lived in our neighborhoods. Today many immigrant groups want to live in their own areas, they refuse to learn the language nor become part of our culture. The Brits had enough of this and Americans have had enough as well.
  • The short term drop in the market demonstrated that financial leaders who run the market aren’t so smart. They bought into the establishment line and “priced in” a loss for Brexit. In the long run the UK will better off because their taxes will be lower and they will purge all of the EU’s regulations.

The Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando is the second largest attack on our soil since 9-11. This is not a hate crime. This is not a lone wolf. This is not a “tragedy”. This is not because of the second amendment. This is Islamic terrorism. Terrorism in the US has been on a steady rise. We are not winning the war on terror. Our President has handcuffed our law enforcement and intelligence agencies by imposing political correctness on them. He has consistently refused to recognize terrorism. PC has no place in law enforcement and homeland security. This must end.

Four More Years of Obama?

Can we really afford four more years of Obama misery? hill&obama The answer is a resounding No! Hillary Clinton has embraced Obama’s agenda, perhaps in desperation. She has abandoned her husband’s legacy of a balanced budget, tax cuts, welfare reform and reducing crime (admittedly these legacies came about because the GOP took over both the House & Senate because of his disastrous first two years). She has violated her country’s trust with her illegal email server, her handling of Benghazi and her influence peddling to enrich herself through the Clinton Foundation.

Let’s look at Obama’s legacy.

  • Our nation’s debt has more than doubled to over $20 Trillion.
  • There are 14 million more Americans that are no longer in the workforce since Obama took office. The real unemployment rate peaked at over 16% and is still over 10%.
  • There are 45 million people receiving food stamps. This was 28 million before Obama took office.
  • The median household income has declined by 3% under Obama. For blacks it is 6% lower.
  • The average deficit per year has been $914 Billion.
  • The percent of Americans below the poverty level grew from 18.5% to 20.7% under Obama, for blacks it grew from 34.7% to 37.1%.
  • The morale in the military is at all time low levels. Military readiness has suffered considerably under Obama. A Military Times poll found Obama’s popularity at a dismal 15 percent among soldiers in 2014.
  • The progress in Iraq was squandered by Obama’s political decision to pull out all troops without a transition plan.
  • The average growth in GDP under Obama has been 1.5%, which is paltry. He is the first President to not have a year with 3% growth.
  • Our esteem in the world is at record lows. Nations do not trust us because of Obama’s lack of leadership. Democrat ex-President Carter said “I would say the U.S.’s influence and prestige and respect in the world is probably lower than it was six or seven years ago.”
  • Our educational system has continued to slide. Teenagers in the U.S. slipped from 25th to 31st in math since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Despite his promise to bring us together Obama has been one of the most divisive Presidents in history. Fifty-three percent of respondents said race relations have gotten worse under Obama.
  • Obamacare has been an utter failure. When ObamaCare was passed, we were assured that it would provide insurance for 32 million people who didn’t have any coverage. Four years later, it looks like ObamaCare has covered far fewer new people, between 10% and 20% of what was promised, and about half of those were through an expansion of Medicaid—a burden that will eventually bankrupt the states—rather than through ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges. Many working Americans have their health insurance lost coverage and many work fewer hours.
  • Obama failed to reform immigration. He has told the Border Control to not enforce our laws and he has told States the same. Over 2.5 million illegal aliens have entered the US during Obama’s term.
  • Obama and Secretary Clinton failed to recognize the threat that Russia poses to the world.
  • Obama bypassed Congress and made an illegal treaty with Iran lifted sanctions with them. Essentially he gave them billions of dollars to accelerate development of nuclear weapons.
  • He refuses to acknowledge terrorism but rather calls acts of terrorism such things a workplace violence or lone wolf killings. Since taking office, the U.S. has either been attacked or threatened by attacks by Islamist at least 11+ times. After 9-11 we did not have any terrorist attacks under George Bush.
  • 2015 was a record-setting year for the Federal Register, according to numbers the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., released Wednesday.
  • The number of federal regulations has proliferated under Obama. For 2015 the number of proposed rules and notices amounted to 81,611 pages, higher than 2014’s 77,687 pages and higher than the all-time high of 81,405 pages in 2010. These regulations help explain the anemic job growth and GDP growth.
  • The President & Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to protect the Benghazi mission dispute repeated warnings and ignored requests for additional security. The result was an Islamic terrorist attack on the compound resulting in the death of the American Ambassador and three other Americans on 9-11-2012. Obama, Clinton and several of Obama’s staff repeated a lie that the attack was due to a YouTube video. Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that the video story was debunked, lied to the families of the four dead Americans who were victims of the terrorist attack and told them that the attack was due to the video.
  • The ATF “Fast and Furious” scheme allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which were used in crimes, including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. This was a scheme to help Obama’s war on the 2nd Amendment. Eric Holder, Obama’s Attorney General who oversees the ATF lied about this claiming that he was not aware of it. Holder told Congress in May 2011 that he had just recently heard about the Fast and Furious gun walking scheme when there is evidence he knew about it much earlier.
  • Obama used the IRS to target his enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when. Lois Lerner was in charge of the tax-exempt division of the IRS and oversaw this. Rather than firing her she was put on leave. Commissioner John Koskinen has lied and stonewalled Congress about this but was not fired. The IRS released the conservative groups that were targeted only after being forced by court action.
  • The Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014 is a reported case of negligence in the treatment of United States military veterans. CNN reported on April 30, 2014 that at least 40 United States Armed Forces veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix, Arizona, Veterans Health Administration facilities. An internal VA audit released June 9, 2014 found that more than 120,000 veterans were left waiting or never got care and that schedulers were pressured to use unofficial lists or engage in inappropriate practices to make waiting times appear more favorable. Obama did not hold anyone accountable and in 2016 there have been little or no improvements.
  • Obama traded five Muslim Terrorists for “POW” Bowe Bergdahl,a soldier who deserted his post.