While I believe W is sincere in his desire to improve the illegal immigration situation, the proposed immigration bill will not do that. Why? For me, it comes down to one simple reason: Rewarding lawbreakers. As an American citizen, if I break the law, I pay the consequences. Non-citizens break the law and they get [...]
Archive for May, 2007
Do not miss Peter Collier’s piece in the Wall Street Journal: Once we knew who and what to honor on Memorial Day: those who had given all their tomorrows, as was said of the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy, for our todays. But in a world saturated with selfhood, where every death is [...]
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In [...]
John at Power Line highlights news from Michael Yon in Iraq. Although there is sharp fighting in Diyala Province, and Baghdad remains a battleground, and the enemy is trying to undermine security in areas they’d lost interest in, the fact is that the security plan, or so-called “surge,” is showing clear signs of progress. The [...]
Dean Barnett: In case you’re keeping score at home, this bill has gone from a slam dunk a week ago to 50-50 today. It’s all because of you. Keep those phone calls, emails and letters coming and this bill will sleep with the fishes soon enough. Go silent, and it will become law.
We will have only more of this outrage with open borders. Michelle Malkin has the details: This is Manuel Flores. He is an illegal alien fugitive from the law. He is accused of raping and sodomizing his girlfriend’s nine-year-old daughter. Nine-year-old daughter. Manuel Flores is free, reportedly headed back to Mexico, because federal immigration officials [...]
The incomprable Terry Teachout: After Fallingwater, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, built in 1951, is probably the best-known modern house in America, if not the world. At first glance the two buildings appear to have nothing in common save their self-evident modernity. Yet Mies’ half-visible glass house and Frank Lloyd Wright’s massive cantilevered concrete [...]
Mark Krikorian notes what many miss in the immigration “They do jobs we wouldn’t and keep food prices down” line of argument: So we’re doing all this to save three cents on a head of lettuce. Thomas Sowell also destroys this argument: The first, and perhaps biggest, fraud is the argument that illegal aliens are [...]
Many thanks to Hugh Hewitt for this excellent work. Please spread the word — we need to know what our leaders are doing, and we need to know and tell them what we think now.
Jay Tea wonders why we do not hold the Palestinians to the same standards we hold the Israelis. When Israel pulled out of Gaza completely, it was an opportunity for the Palestinians to show just what they would do if left to their own devices. And they took it for that — the Gaza strip [...]