The US State of the Union Today

The talk all week is preventing a government shutdown due to budget disagreements between the Democrats and the Republicans. Generally, the Republicans tend to cave in order to prevent this and the Democrats get their monetary wants granted. That’s not happening this time around as the Republicans seem to have found their backbone and wouldn’t grant the Democrats all they want just to appease them to the neglect of the real needs facing the country.

The major argument was amnesty to over 800,000 dreamers although some news show it being many more than that. I’m not against allowing people a course of study towards citizenship but why should they go ahead of the line or get a free pass when other immigrants are doing it the legal way, studying their material for immigration, and waiting their turn in line? However, rather than try and find a middle ground the Democrats decide to flash their dominance to the world by going with a government shutdown.  Interesting to note that  the Democrats didn’t seem worried about the fact that it would impact the pay for our already underpaid military. I can’t imagine the stress of not knowing when the paychecks would come again for the wives at home caring for children and trying to make ends meet. Then there are the men overseas living in rough conditions worrying about their families. It certainly points out rather clearly that when it comes to a choice of helping over 800,000 undocumented people get a free ride into citizenship or the families and people who insure we have the safety to live here as citizens, the Democrats have their priorities skewed.

I hope Americans begin to realize that these politicians that are currently seeing to the deprivation of the military’s hard earned income, realize they might have voted for said politicians based on the erroneous assumption that they would represent their constituents.

Something Wrong With These Numbers?

Under the current regime, which we pray will step down without any last-minute drama, things has not been as great as the media and liberals would like to have us believe. Perhaps the hash-tagged, hopeful headlines give them hope that change has happened but hope was misplaced and change didn’t happen for the common good.

There was an outrage over the sad state of medical treatment for our veterans which still isn’t settled to any optimal extent. Various government funding is being pared down. Rumor has it that Social Security will be a victim of this. You know, the only income for some citizens who worked their whole lives and contributed to it. With every incident of gun violence against unarmed citizens, we get a gun control lecture instead of sympathy and encouragement to protect ourselves.

We have been told more than once that ISIS and their ilk are under control. Seems that would be a hard sell in Orlando, Florida, San Bernardino, California, Paris, France, Munich, Germany and this doesn’t take in the isolated assaults on states and countries where people are hurt and killed by people who shouldn’t have been there in the first place or were not followed properly with the safeguards we are supposed to have in place.

So, basically, we are in serious arrears in caring for our own citizens, there is a huge, legal waiting list for citizenship, yet we are supposed to be welcoming to people who can’t be vetted to the tune of thousands per year with free entrance into our country. Interesting, too, is that there should be both Christian and Muslim refugees fleeing but I haven’t heard of resettling too many Christians.

Even though the numbers listed above are seemingly low per state, remember that most of the current attacks were accomplished by few people. One bad apple does spoil the whole bunch . . .

The exiting president still wants to override Congress and Senate and bring in something like 10,000 more refugees. If the proposed Democratic nominee wins, she vows to bring in 500,000 per each year of her term in office. I guess she took pantsuit and refugee advice from Angela Merkel seeing as how well this has worked out in Germany.

Theodore Roosevelt Says . . .

Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907. 
‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’ 
Theodore Roosevelt 1907