America is about to be overrun by 100,000,000 new illegal aliens, unless We the People put a stop to it
Here's the tried and true formula for amnesty: If they tell you a number, you've got to triple it. And, if granted amnesty, ultimately, ten times as many will come.
In 1986, Congress told President Reagan that they wanted to amnesty one million foreign nationals who had entered our country illegally. After garnering his signature with false promises of future reforms that included the securing of the border, promises that of course afterwards went completely unfulfilled, more than three million illegals actually took advantage of Washington's generosity.
Enter the factors of three and ten.
How many additional illegals have been drawn here since by our largesse? For more than a decade now, the political elites have admitted to at least eleven million. Putting aside for a moment the mystery of how this number has remained static, considering the fact that we know thousands per day on average have continued to flood across our porous southern border, we'll use this number as our baseline. If they tell you eleven million, you can be fairly certain that there are actually at least thirty-three million illegals now in our country. Those who have traveled extensively, especially in our urban centers, almost uniformly agree with the much higher number.
So, be sure, if the current drive to legalize by the Gang of Eight in the Senate succeeds, the borders will not be secured, and the next wave will completely over-run the country, with one hundred million or more coming here in the next few decades, secure in the knowledge that they will be coddled by the politicians, that our laws will not be enforced, and that most likely, they and their children will ultimately receive the reward of their law-breaking: American citizenship.
We must stop this dead in its tracks NOW. The message must be sent NOW to all of our Congressmen and Senators that any support for this invasion will be a career killer. To use a Texas colloquialism: we've got to 'show 'em the rope and point at the branch.'
We've stopped them before. We can stop them again. And we must.
But it's up to you.
Officials kept the peace by keeping pact with publicBoston Globe
Letter to the Editor
Educators and other leaders often say that if you want people to act like adults, you have to treat them as adults. That’s an aspect of last week’s activities that should not go unremarked.
Just as with the blizzard in February, when drivers were urged to stay off the roads, government officials told us what they intended to do as they pursued the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Equally important, they told us why they were doing it and asked our help in accomplishing it. They said they would update us as conditions changed, and they kept their word.
For our part, we judged their requests as reasonable, and almost uniformly we complied. The video footage I saw showed public safety people treating citizens with respect and concern, and citizens reciprocating.
As someone who had to “shelter in place” at work on Friday, I was relieved by the announcement in the afternoon that I could go home. However, I also realized that officials were thinking about all aspects of the situation.
Our leaders created a partnership with us in addressing the crises of last week. I believe that is one significant reason that the police, firefighters, and others involved were celebrated when the second suspect was captured.
Public safety requires public agreement and participation. I hope that this type of interaction continues to be repeated in future challenges to the safety and security of the Commonwealth.
Gregory A. Baryza
"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government." -- Thomas Jefferson to Maryland Republicans, 1809
Sadly, many good, decent, well-meaning lovers of liberty have become a bit unbalanced by the events of last week in Watertown, Massachusetts. The massive law enforcement response to the bombings at the Boston Marathon, to the murder of an MIT police officer, to the explosive, bloody confrontation between police and the two bombers on the streets of Watertown, is being characterized in some quarters as illegal and unconstitutional. Most particularly, the searches which were conducted while the police were looking for the surviving terrorist seem to be troubling many.
But, in fact, those searches were well within established constitutional parameters concerning what is and isn't a "reasonable" search
. The authorities seem to have faithfully followed accepted legal practices and procedures
First and foremost, those operations were designed to protect innocent human life, because that overriding concern must always precede concerns about privacy or property or lawyers. If impinged upon or destroyed, privacy or property can quickly be restored. But a life, once taken, is gone forever.
The God-given right to life is the supreme right, and it is unalienable. Constitutionally, apart from just war and justifiable homicide, the only way your life can be legitimately taken from you is if you are found guilty of a capital crime by a jury of your peers.
The right to liberty is also unalienable, but it is not without natural limits, limits that are prescribed by the natural rights of other individuals, and by the rights and security needs of the whole body of the people. When you enter into society, any society, but especially one that governs itself by the rule of law and constitutions, you have agreed to accept the limitations on your liberties that are inherent in balancing your rights and liberties against the rights and liberties of others. As the old saying goes, "your right to swing your fist ends at my nose."
We might also say that "your right to swing your door ends at my nose." Your important, absolutely legitimate, God-given right to the privacy of your home does not outweigh the rights of other individuals, of your neighbors, or of the whole community, to be secure in their lives, liberty, and property.
Your legitimate right to the privacy of your home also does not outweigh the right of law enforcement officers to be sure that they are not shot in the back as they pursue a dangerous terrorist. Cops are people too, and they bleed just like the rest of us. They also have rights, starting with the right to live.
The primary purpose of government is to protect the lives of the people. And that's exactly what law enforcement personnel did in Watertown. They fulfilled their purpose. The searches that were carried out were not only legal, as even the ACLU has admitted
, they were absolutely necessary to protect the people in their homes, to protect other lives throughout the community, and perhaps even to protect other communities from further attacks. As important as the right to privacy is, it does NOT trump the right to life. (By the way, this is equally true if you're talking about heartless terrorists roaming the streets or heartless killers in the abortion clinics.)
Chances are extremely high that if a terrorist was running around the neighborhoods of the critics they would respond pretty much the same way that the people of Watertown responded. If the tranquility of their community were to be shattered, they would likely be working with police to bring about the speediest, safest resolution possible. They would also likely be giving voice to a heart of deep gratitude toward those who helped restore peace to their town, just as the people of Watertown and Boston have done.
Thank God for those who put themselves in harm's way to protect the innocent. Appreciate them, don't denigrate them.
The founders of this republic were also willing to put their lives on the line to protect the lives and the liberty of their families and fellow countrymen. And they did. But I see no evidence that they thought that the rights to privacy and property trumped the right to life or the overall security needs of the entire community and nation. They had a balanced understanding of the concept of rights. They had a sense of proportion.
In May of 1781, during the American Revolution, when British troops commandeered her house for use as a military outpost, Rebecca Motte, whose husband had died early in the war, was living there with her children. Colonel Light Horse Henry Lee described the Motte estate as being “situated on a high and commanding hill...surrounded with a deep trench, along the interior margin of which was raised a strong and lofty parapet.” When the Americans finally surrounded the house, Mrs. Motte is said to have told Lee and General Francis Marion, “If it were a palace, it should go.” She presented a set of combustible arrows to him that were then used to set the roof on fire. The British promptly surrendered.
When the enemy attacked, Rebecca Motte put the lives of her fellow Americans and the needs of her country ahead of her own rights and material possessions. She kept her balance. She kept a sense of proportion. She understood what was truly important. May we follow her sterling example of reasonable, balanced patriotism and selflessness.
Some musings before this blessed dawn:
What is a miracle? It's the LORD, the Almighty, doing for us what we could never do for ourselves.
The greatest miracle of all, of course, is the Resurrection, the fact that He went to that cruel Roman cross and died for our sins, and then rose again, delivering us once for all from the eternal penalty of our sin, all as a free gift, one that we don't deserve, one that we could never earn.
But every day since has been filled with additional miracles.
America itself - the fact that we were born and live in the land of the free, where there is no king but Jesus - is a miracle, come to think of it.
Miracles are occurring all around us, every day. Even in the midst of trials and encroaching darkness in the world, so much good, good that we could never bring about by our own power, continues to take place.
Take notice, then praise Him and thank Him for all that He is doing for us, no matter how large or small.
And then speak and act as if the Gospel, the Good News, really is. Rejoice! Allow Him to use you to be a miracle in others' lives, especially on behalf of the weak and the helpless, doing for them what they cannot do for themselves.
God's heart is to save, to give, to help, to heal. Be an instrument of mercy and love in the nail-scarred Hand of the God of Miracles.
-- Tom Hoefling
"There are some things you must do no matter the apparent odds, because it is your God-ordained duty to do so, simply because it is right. You must seek peace and pursue it, even though you know that there will never be ultimate peace on this earthly plane, not until the Prince of Peace returns. You must fight for equality before the law, even though you know that in a fallen world such as this, all will not be justly treated. Though you see and know the great power and the constant working of the forces of disunity and dissolution, you must seek to form a more perfect Union, as the oath requires, because that is the purpose of our Constitution, and because our national unity is the security for our liberty. You must work to secure the Blessings of Liberty to Posterity, even though you will never yourself see or know that Posterity in this world. It's all an act of faith in the apparently impossible, and in the unseen, you see, because you believe that in the end God will bless all such righteous efforts abundantly as the good seed that they are, and that it will be of eternal value to Him."
-- Tom Hoefling, March 29, 2013
"Until all men are free under God, secure in their unalienable, God-given, equal rights, the American Revolution is never truly complete."
-- Tom Hoefling, March 29, 2013
"In my public life I aspire to be naught but a figurehead, for the One Who made us, for self-evident truth, for principle, for right, for We the People, for Posterity, to be the truest representation of the foregoing I can be, in the land of the free, the home of the republican, constitutional form of representative self-government that our forebears sacrificed, and bled, and in some cases died, to give us."
-- Tom Hoefling, March 29, 2013
The problem with those of the Libertarian bent, folks who have been heavily influenced by Ron Paul and others, who are trying to surrender the fight to defend marriage and the natural family for us, is that they utterly fail to recognize a number of critically important things:
1) The fundamental nature of the marriage bond and its character as the basis for all human civilization, governance and economy.
2) The moral depravity that the homosexual idea represents.
3) The fact that if you give government over to moral depravity you will have destroyed the possibility of republican, constitutional self-government.
Our first President:
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness — these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.”
— George Washington
Our second President:
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our constitution as a whale goes through a net.”
— John Adams
Our third President:
“No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and . . . . their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice . . . . These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure and order of government.”
— Thomas Jefferson
Our fourth President:
“The aim of every political Constitution, is or ought to be first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.”
— James Madison
To believe that abortion is legal in America you have to believe several monstrous Big Lies:
1. That courts make our laws, even though the Constitution only grants lawmaking power to the legislative branch.
2. That our equal rights come from the arbitrary whims of men and can therefore be alienated, even though our nation's charter asserts just the opposite, that our rights come from our Creator and that they are therefore unalienable.
Any law, judicial opinion, or executive action that denies the equal right of any innocent person to live is lawless. It is null and void.
"This natural law, being as old as mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, from this original.”
-- William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Law of England (1765)
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrong-doing by its prohibitions. And it does not lay its commands or prohibitions upon good men in vain, although neither have any effect on the wicked. It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to attempt to repeal a part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely. We cannot be freed from its obligations by Senate or People, and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it. And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and all times, and there will be one master and ruler, that is, God, over us all, for He is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge. Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature, and by reason of this very fact he will suffer the worst penalties, even if he escapes what is commonly called punishment ..."
-- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 59 - 47 B.C.
"Human law is law only by virtue of its accordance with right reason; and thus it is manifest that it flows from the eternal law. And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an unjust law; in such case it is no law at all, but rather a species of violence."
-- Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae, Ia-Ilae, q. xciii, art. 3, ad 2m.
"Government...should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of natural rights of its members, and every government, which has not this in view, as its principle object, is not a government of the legitimate kind."
-- James Wilson
"[A]ll men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator."
-- Samuel Adams
"Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature."
-- Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists, The Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting, Nov. 20, 1772
"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained."
-- George Washington, 1789
From a citizen of Iowa, to our legislators:
First, let me say that HF 138 is righteous, lawful legislation. It is in perfect accord with the laws of nature and of nature's God.
It lines up perfectly with the stated self-evident natural law moral principles of our national charter, the Declaration of Independence.
It fulfills all of the clauses of the stated purposes of the document you swore before God to support and defend, the U.S. Constitution, and its explicit, imperative requirement in the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments that no innocent person be deprived of life, and that all persons, in every jurisdiction, in every State, be provided with the equal protection of the laws.
It fulfills every word of Article One, Section 1 of the Iowa Constitution which you also swore to God and the people of our great State to uphold.
Contrarily, HF 171 is utterly immoral, completely unconstitutional, and quite obviously unlawful. While defining children in the womb as persons, it fails to provide equal protection to all of those little persons, as the supreme law of the land absolutely requires, without exception.
In fact, it brazenly, explicitly, spells out which disfavored classes of innocent persons can be killed under the color of a lawless "law."
In Roe vs. Wade, abortion-supporting Justice Blackmun and his colleagues in the majority, while openly acknowledging the obvious fact that the Constitution "of course" absolutely, explicitly, requires equal protection for all persons, knew that they needed the fig leaf of the dehumanization of the child, the denial of the obvious, plain-as-the-nose-on-your-face fact that the child in the womb is in fact a human person.
Conversely, the writers of regulatory legislation like HF 171 go far beyond the gross injustice of Roe by admitting to the obvious personhood of the child, and then allowing disfavored classes of those persons to be slaughtered anyway.
Frankly, unlike Judge Blackmun, they don't even have a poor fig leaf. They're standing buck naked and helpless, morally, constitutionally, legally, and politically.
Every one of you who has a conscience that remains in any part un-seared, and a mind that still maintains some connection to logic, moral reason, and basic American morality, I beg you, just start doing the right thing. Keep your oath. Let God strategize the outcome for once. Please.
Adopt the decent, moral, statesmanlike attitude of our wise first President, George Washington:
"If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God."