Take a little time out for humor during these troubling political times. So many say vote for Trump anyway, others say #nevertrump so we are fighting ourselves and not Hillary. So just take a deep breath, watch the video and remember God is in charge, He gives us free will, so in choosing to vote the same applies. If you feel deeply one way or another go with your conscience but don’t hate each other for doing the same.
The left cannot allow a “self-made” thought process to take over their dependency plans. If one could work hard and do things for themselves without the government, a new wave of self-reliance may develop and people might break away!
Top-Race Hustler Rejects Ben Carson: ‘Greatest Lie’ is ‘the Myth of the Self-Made Person’
“Hard work” is a dirty term to the radicalized left. The notion that a man or woman can work hard and make a success of themselves in this tough world is an affront to the fanaticism of the modern left. Like the Soviet ideology, today’s “progressive” ideology hinges upon a duty to community, to the state.
We all remember the infamous “You didn’t build that” comment in 2012, right? As he sought re-election, Barack Obama slammed business owners and insisted that those who have made successes of themselves owe their success to government- the ones building the roads and the teachers who educated. “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” he opined.
That sentiment was echoed on Sunday as professional race-hustler and frequent media pundit Marc Lamont Hill blasted self-made man and famed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson for fostering a narrative of self-made success.
Carson has been (rightfully) praised for his rags-to-riches determination in escaping poverty and going on to become one of the world’s most-famous and skilled surgeons. Since retiring from surgery, the famed doctor has begun an ever-climbing presidential bid and his rising popularity has absolutely terrified the liberal media who now take shots at the doctor that never, ever, ever would have been acceptable when discussing Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012.
Reading from an article in the Washington Post that detailed Carson’s appeal, CNN host Poppy Harlow asked commentator Hill if this narrative was meant to appeal to the “white Republican voter.”
Absolutely, absolutely, I mean, Ben Carson — the greatest lie in American history is the myth of the self-made person. Nobody makes themselves. We’re all shaped by communities, by people who struggled and sacrificed for us, by governments that offer safety nets. And what Ben Carson is able to do essentially is reject all that stuff and say that I was saved-
When a fellow commentator interjected, Hill complained of being interrupted and resumed,
Ben Carson is able to say, “I was saved by Jesus and hard work.” That allows him to reject a safety net. That allows him to push back against the expansion of a welfare state. That allows him to resist tax cuts for the middle class and poor and tax hikes for the wealthy. It allows him to create an entire narrative where people say, “Hey, wait a minute, why are you doing this?” Ben Carson can say, “Hey, because I did it myself,” and it makes white voters feel comfortable to say that.
Dr. Carson represents a very dangerous line of thinking for the left. The impoverished black man worked hard and made a success of himself while rejecting the government dependency that is so-readily forced upon black and lower-class communities. To serve as a shining example of private-sector initiative and the benefactor of hard work is a dangerous notion and one that must be targeted for criticism at every turn.
It’s hardly surprising to see but so, so sad.
This is the text shared from Ted Cruz’s website on his Immigration Plan. Shared here to help our readers find it and to open discussion.
Cruz Immigration Plan Summary
“It’s not that we don’t know how to solve illegal immigration. What is missing is the political will to get it done. And, as president, I will get it done. We will secure the borders.” – Ted Cruz
SECURE THE BORDER
A Cruz Administration’s first priority for immigration reform will be to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. We will:
- Build a wall that works. The unsecured border with Mexico invites illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists to tread on American soil. I will complete the wall.
- Triple the number of Border Patrol agents. Securing the border is the federal government’s obligation. I will dedicate the force necessary to do that.
- Increase vital aerial surveillance and other technology along the border. Adding boots on the ground is not enough. Eyes in the sky and other equipment are necessary to find and detain all illegal entrants.
- Finish the biometric tracking system at our nation’s ports of entry. It is disgraceful that our federal government cannot keep track of those who enter the country. I will complete a biometric entry-exit tracking system.
RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW
We need a President who will follow the law, hold those who break it accountable, and take seriously the duty to protect Americans. To restore the Rule of Law, a Cruz Administration will:
- End President Obama’s illegal amnesty. President Obama has issued over 20 illegal executive memoranda rewarding illegality. I will rescind each and every one on my first day in office.
- Increase deportations and end catch-and-release. Our laws are not being enforced. I will restore our commitment to enforcement, public safety, and the Rule of Law by rededicating DHS to fully enforcing the law, including through deportations and returns.
- End sanctuary policies, sign Kate’s Law, and deport criminal immigrants. There are about 340 sanctuary jurisdictions in the United States. They make a mockery of our laws and endanger our citizens. I will end support for these jurisdictions.
- Prohibit illegal immigrants from receiving financial benefits and strengthen E-Verify. American taxpayers should not be funding benefits for those who are here illegally, and American jobs should not go to those who are here illegally. I will protect Americans’ wellbeing by stopping the flow of taxpayer dollars and instituting a strong e-verify system.
REFORM LEGAL IMMIGRATION TO PROTECT AMERICANS
In order to strengthen our immigration system, protect national security, and better serve American workers, we must:
- Suspend the issuance of all H-1B visas for 180 days to complete a comprehensive investigation and audit of pervasive allegations of abuse of the program. New allegations detail appalling abuses of the H-1B visa program – a program meant to create American jobs and spur economic growth. I will suspend the program for 180 days to investigate abuses.
- Halt any increases in legal immigration so long as American unemployment remains unacceptably high. The purpose of legal immigration should be to grow the economy, not to displace American workers. Under no circumstances should legal immigration levels be adjusted upwards so long as work-force participation rates remain below historical averages.
- Enforce the public-charge doctrine. Current law requires legal immigrants to certify that they will be economically self-sufficient. A Cruz Administration will ensure they do not receive government assistance, which defies the law and harms American taxpayers.
- End birthright citizenship. Birthright citizenship was not intended to legalize the children of people who are breaking the law by entering and staying in the country illegally. I will take steps to pass legislation or a constitutional amendment to end it.
Original Page: https://www.tedcruz.org/cruz-immigration-plan-summary/
It worked for Ike, but this was way before the progressives screwed everything up. Now those criminals have more made-up rights than the rest of us. I say deporting sounds good, but how?
Trump touts controversial Eisenhower program as deportation model
foxnews.com | November 11
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump again touted a controversial policy from the 1950s Wednesday as a model for his plan to deport an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.
The program, known as known as “Operation Wetback,” was a complicated undertaking largely viewed by historians as a dark moment in America’s past. It also coincided with a guest worker program that provided legal status to hundreds of thousands of largely Mexican farm workers.
Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly confronted Trump about his support for the program Wednesday night on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“Believe me when I tell you, Mr. Trump, that was brutal what they did to those people to kick them back [across the border],” O’Reilly said. “I mean, the stuff they did was really brutal.”
“I’ve heard it both ways. I’ve heard good reports, I’ve heard bad reports,” Trump responded. “We would do it in a very humane way.” The real estate billionaire also refused to refer to the program by its name, which is now widely considered a racial slur against Mexicans, saying “I don’t like the term at all.”
Trump touted the approach as a virtue of Eisenhower-era program in Tuesday night’s debate.
“Moved 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country, moved them just beyond the border. They came back. Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn’t like it,” Trump said. “Moved them way south. They never came back.” (Read More)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.