Thursday, January 18, 2018

MORT’s meanderings

Questioning President Donald Trump’s fitness
to be the President?  Who is kidding whom?

Seriously Democrats?  What did I miss here?  Was Woodrow Wilson’s fitness questioned?  Or LBJ’s fitness, or Jimmy Carter’s, or Bill Clinton’s, or Barack Hussein Obama’s?  Where was all this holier-than-thou noise-making when it came to questioning the fitness of these way less-than-competent amateurs?

Was Hillary-the-Corrupt’s fitness questioned?  Or John Kerry’s for Heaven’s sake?  Or the Joker, Joe Biden?  Or Tim Kaine’s? Or, any of the dozens of Democrats since Wilson who were nominated for high elective office, thousands of whom were elected – but pitifully few who were actually qualified to fulfill the requirements of a public office, to any degree? Where was all the caterwauling about their fitness?

How about Madelyn Not-so-bright?  And Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee Jackson, Barbara Boxer, Maxine Waters, Jerold Nadler, Jerry Brown and the entire slew of ugly, haughtily-arrogant incompetents with a large (D) after their names, who couldn’t have passed Bellevue Hospital’s Psychiatric entrance exam?  Did I miss the questioning about their fitness?  Was it on the radio, on the TV, in the papers or did it make the news anywhere?  Or, didn’t it exist?

Oh, by the way – did any of these DemocrapDemogogues ever come close to even dreaming about accomplishing what President Donald Trump has achieved in the first year of his term?  – against all the combined opposition of every Democrat, every dissident, every anti-progress Progressive and 99.5% of the unprincipled news media?  Did I hear an admission from any of these trash talkers that their loud protests were utterly baseless – although they know it to be the fact? Nope.

So, would it be terribly unfair to question the fitness of the questioners?  
Just asking?
                                                                                            MORT KUFF  © 1-12-2018
















 


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Should Babies Born to Illegal Alien Mothers, on U.S. Soil, be Automatic U.S. Citizens?

That arrangement is called “birthright citizenship”.

If an illegal alien pregnant woman comes into our country and gives birth on American soil, should that baby get automatic U.S. citizenship?  As of now, we grant citizenship to babies born on American soil, but no where in the U.S Constitution does it state that we should do that, contrary to what some might say.

The people who are in favor of granting “birthright citizenship”, argue that the 14th Amendment to our constitution gives those rights to those babies, but that was not the intent of the wording in the 14th Amendment.  The wording in the 14th Amendment was intended for the freed slaves after the Civil War.  The amendment reads as follows:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside”.

In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by writing:  “Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction,  is by virtue of natural law a citizen of the United States.  This will not, of course, include persons born into the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States........”

The key phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof”, was intended to exclude American-born persons from automatic citizenship whose allegiance to the United States was not complete.  When illegal alien mothers, who are unlawfully in the United States, their native country has a claim of allegiance on that mother and child.  Thus, the completeness of their allegiance to the United States is impaired, which therefore precludes automatic citizenship.  The correct interpretation of the 14th Amendment is that an illegal alien mother is subject to the jurisprudence of that native country, as is her baby.  (this interpretation was taken from the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform).

The only industrialized nations who have this “birthright citizenship” is the United States and Canada.  This is what has attracted this influx of illegal alien mothers giving birth on American soil.  Are we stupid or what?

Since these babies are now considered American citizens,  they are eligible for all kinds of welfare and government handouts and benefits including food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care, and being able to bring in their relatives (called “chain migration”).

The question posed at the outset of this editorial, “Should Babies Born to Illegal Alien Mothers, on U.S. Soil, Be Automatic U.S. Citizens”, should be answered with a resounding “NO”.  We are running a national debt of over $20 trillion, and by us giving all this financial and humanitarian assistance to these “birthright babies” and their immediate families (that's why they are referred to as “anchor babies”), we are causing many hardships on both the federal and state governments. According to the Washington Examiner, the swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, driven by free medical care, education, and a huge law enforcement bill.  And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state, and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit on taxpayers about $116 billion.

If we stop granting automatic citizenship to the babies born on U.S. soil by illegal alien mothers, the flow of illegal immigrants will be dramatically reduced.  That's the humanitarian way to uphold the laws of the U.S. by sending them back to their native countries without granting them U.S. citizenship. Of course, we should make the transition back to their native countries as humanely as possible, but it is something that has to be done in order to protect the sovereignty of our country.  A country without borders is not a country, but just a way station for others to take advantage of our good nature by entering our country illegally and collecting government benefits paid for by U.S. citizens taxes.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann














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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Close the door and then ask, "Who's there?" If you hear a knock


Some time ago, a couple of friends ask if they can come for
a week's visit. I agreed, but now they've been here for over
a month and are beginning to smell.

I went to the authorities when I confronted a stranger in my
house. When I asked what he was doing here, he said he
found the door unlocked and walked in. The authorities have
done nothing about it so far.

I consider the United States my home. Why aren't the
authorities evicting those who have overstayed their visas
evicted, and why aren't they arresting and deporting those
who entered the country illegally.

DACA, Dreamers, or whatever you want to call them, haven't
domiciled here legally and must go.

Anyone vital to our security or economy can petition for a
stay without privileges and get at the back of the line for
citizenship.

Lottery immigration is racist and chain migration should not
be allowed unless it benefits the country.

If the latter is argued to unify families, then the way to unify
them is to send them back to their country of origin.

Not fixing this disparity in immigration continues to be an
insult to the memory of my parents who entered America
legally, assimilating to it's culture loyally and lawfully.

Conservative column from George Giftos



The George Giftos bio:

Service: U.S. Air Force
Retired travel agency executive.
In management for agencies by
Fugazy World Travel
U.S. Industries
Carlson Companies 



















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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Ignorance is Bliss!


The more I see people on T.V. or in the news media or the entertainment industry, being totally clueless as to what economic common sense is all about, the more I've come to the conclusion that “Ignorance is Bliss”. That phrase was coined by English poet Thomas Gray in 1742, but it has relevance today in our crazy world of politics and current events. The definition of that phrase is: “it means that something you don't know can't affect you (good or bad). So, you remain unenlightened (sometimes called “blissful ignorance”). But, by being ignorant and clueless, you can be a cause for concern as policies that might be beneficial to the country as a whole, might not come about because of that “blissful ignorance”.

I recently saw a video segment by investigative reporter, Avi Horowitz, who went to the uber-liberal section of New York City called the East Village, to ask some questions. He asked random people walking on the street what they thought of the Trump tax plan. Almost 100% said they didn't like it and that it only benefited the rich. Then he said, here is Bernie Sanders economic tax plan, what do you think of it? What Horowitz did was list the provisions of the Trump plan after informing them it was Bernie's plan. Most all agreed that it was a great plan and should be adopted into law. After their praise of “Bernie's” plan, he informed them it really was Trump's plan, and they had to admit that it was a good plan after all. It seems they had all been brainwashed that anything that had to do with Trump or the Republicans was bad for the country.

I'm sure that most of those people interviewed in the East Village were educated (supposedly) people who really had no clue as to what the provisions of the Trump tax plan was. They were just repeating what they saw and heard on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC etc. and the left-leaning politicians, that since it had Trump's name associated with it, it must be bad for the country. Would you classify that to be in the category of “Ignorance is Bliss”? It seems that many people are lemmings being led to a disastrous end by the liberal elites who will spin any story about Trump and the Republicans and put it in a bad light. After all, Trump and the Republicans are “evil”, according to the main stream media and the Democrats.

Democrat leaders, like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, are predicting that “Armageddon” is just around the corner because of the passage of the Trump tax cuts etc. I'll bet my bottom dollar that they know that that emotionally charged rhetoric is just partisan babble, but in order to try to discredit a meaningful piece of economic common sense legislation, they willfully disparage the benefits that the plan offers to the poor and middle class because they know that this is a winning issue for both the Republicans and Trump, especially for the upcoming congressional and senatorial elections in November, 2018.

Never have I seen such a misinformation campaign conducted by politicians, trying to regain power, by willfully making misstatements of facts for partisan political advantage. Yes, it has been done in the past, but not to the extent it is being used today. In addition, the drumbeat, by some Democrats, to push for the impeachment of President Trump, seems to take precedence over all items that could affect the making of America great again. No doubt, Trump and the Republicans will have to overcome an overwhelming negative news media (a Harvard University report showed that 93% of all stories in the media about Trump are negative) to turn the P.R. of their tax plan into their advantage. It won't be easy, but don't count Pres. Trump out as he generally wins in the end.

Of course, the “proof is in the pudding”, as the old saying goes. If the economy booms, like Trump and the Republicans say it will, it will mean that the Republicans will hold their majorities in the House and Senate come Nov. 2018 (people generally vote their pocketbooks). When that happens, both Pelosi and Schumer will have egg on their faces and will have a lot of explaining to do. As I said before, “Ignorance is Bliss”, but that “willful ignorance” will, most likely, come back to bite the Democrats in the butt big time in future decisions and elections.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann














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Thursday, January 4, 2018

MORT’s meanderings



Attention: LIBERALS 

I believe the time has arrived for to someone to apprize you of the intrinsic value and benefits of learning the lesson of, ‘Tolerance’. I know, I know – it is something you’ve haughtily preached since the twin diseases, HATE & PREJUDICE first appeared on Earth but, you never really subscribed to it. You’ve always been two-faced about ‘Tolerance’; preaching it but, not practicing it. Talking it up while at the same time, acting like the bigoted bastards you really are. Time to get over it. Time to grow up.

Now, pay attention; here’s the key:
STOP viewing people in groups. STOP IT! START viewing people as INDIVIDUALS. They are after all, just that – ‘Individuals’. And as individuals, they are made up of a variety of the stuff that is carried in their DNA chain. They’ve encountered a totally different set of experiences while growing up in more than likely, an entirely different environment that you did. They might have had a different kind of education than you did. They might have been indoctrinated since an early age in a different religion than has been your experience.

They are certainly different in size, shape, gender and make-up from you. Their life experiences in the military or in the world of sports; in the world of the arts; in the world of travel; in their lives of health or illness – these influences will differ in all the vagaries of individual differences that life has to offer. So, how in Hell can you have the temerity to lump them into a broad category simply for the sake of your own comfort & convenience? That is, unless you are comfy making your judgment on the basis of skin color or, some odd physical attribute like a hooked nose, thick lips or slanted eyes. Are you beginning to understand?

Now, presuming that you have opened the window and let in some enlightenment – let’s proceed by dropping the negativity and picking up some positive traits in the hope of converting your vinegar into something a little sweeter like, maybe ‘clover honey’. Let’s try.

First, get out the tool-of-choice, a pad of lined yellow paper. Now, list all the attributes, talents, skills, good points and characteristics of the ‘individual’ you have chosen as the target for your initial foray into the heavy-duty experiment of learning the human skill of ‘Tolerance’.

Next, begin to think of each aspect of this individual’s persona as a stand-alone human quality. This will make it easier to view the individual as a person comprised of many parts. Hence, you will inevitably arrive at the conclusion that it is not necessary nor is it desirable to lump this individual into a ‘convenient’ category. Hey, guess what? You’re becoming TOLERANT. 

                                                       MORT KUFF © 11-3-2018












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