Immigration vs Discrimination
Well, everybody else with a bone to pick or an axe to grind has sounded off about President Obama's classroom lecture to America about immigration. I guess it is time for me to do the same.
"...The land on which we stand is the only thing we have,
That can withstand the weight of our lives.
So learn to treat the land, like you treat your own two hands,
Honor its strength, cherish the gifts it holds..."
"I don't have time for their judgement and their stupidity; and you know, they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, 'I can't process it', well, no you never will, stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show... you know?"
I begin with the above quote from actor Charlie Sheen to remind myself and my readers that no, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber is probably actually not the most arrogant boor that ever existed. Like Mr. Sheen though, Gruber is clearly suffering from a severe case of unmerited elitism... "Winning!"
Following is William Way's further examination of the political landscape now that Ben Carson seems to be running for President.
Following is another Guest blog... this one from local business owner and Rensselaer County legislator, Todd Tesman. He posted it as a comment on my last blog entry, but I thought it deserved its own space. Some politicians are hacks, some are true public servants; this is one of the good guys.
As we move away from the past election, we weigh the winners and the
losers. Numbers? Numbers worked in some cases where campaign strategies
utilizing demographics, population databases, sophisticated software
programs and information mining like those used by the Democratic Party
in the 2012 presidential campaign that resulted in what should have
been an impossible win. Are we further ahead or less behind? The
Republican Party declared the victor but will the citizens, those that
participated, volunteered enormous time and efforts in the days, months
and even years leading up to November be as victorious? If victory
means the return of our guaranteed freedoms, less intrusion and a move
to restore governance to it's original intent then yes, we are
victorious, but that is doubtful. Indeed, less behind.
following is another guest post from William Way Jr. It was scheduled to release during the week, but in light of it's relevance to Benjamin Carson's documentary/launch of Presidential bid airing tomorrow in this area on the CW at 11:30 AM after Face The Nation, I thought it would be appreciated to publish early:
What? A new Speaker of the House? Who?
In my not so humble opinion Dr. Ben Carson should be nominated and elected to be the next Speaker of The House of Representative in 2015.
Dogs are peculiar creatures. They do things in earnest for no apparent reason. They chase their own tails; they bark at other dogs great distances away, or even sometimes at their own echoes; they howl at train whistles and sirens; and they chase cars. What are they thinking? The car chasing thing in particular has always intrigued me. Does the dog think the car is some kind of big animal? If so, why would it chase such a big animal? What does it hope to accomplish? What would it do if it ever caught the car? I don't think they want to drive. I stopped once to see what a particular dog would do, and it acted like it didn't know what to do, just kind of stood there.
I know it says "Kevin Cail" on the blog's by-line, but following is something new for IMHO, a guest blogger. Meet William W. Way Jr. You may see him popping up on this space once in awhile... Let us know what you think!
Governments exist to provide security for social groups. That's all.
Unfortunately, those who administer governments (elected officials and bureaucrats) too frequently overlook that duty and also expand their efforts far beyond that duty.
Believe it or not people are individuals. They are not groups.
Believe it or not people do not always act in the best interest of other people. People do not naturally have "common" interests.
Believe it or not the absence of a common interest often creates conflicts. People will be disagreeable.
I suppose we should prepare for it. When elections go sour for the left the inevitable sneering voices arise decrying the idea of American greatness. Similarly, when they go sour for the right the doomsayers are always there to proclaim the death of America. One group can see us in the twilight of our greatness, while the other insist it never existed to begin with. The elitists imagine that their ability to see the faults and shortcomings of our founding, our history, and our society somehow proves that they are wiser than the rest of us patriotic fools. Only the enlightened are able to see that we are at best an average country, unremarkable in every way, not great, not even good, not exceptional, not special.
"...Ain't no use jivin', ain't no use jokin'... Everything is broken!"
Like any complicated piece of machinery, things will occasionally go wrong in a society. Less like a piece of machinery, and more like a living organism, societies sometimes have the ability to heal themselves. From the time that the colonies broke free of the rule of Britain, through our unfortunate societal abuses of slavery and Manifest Destiny, the burning of our capital, the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, two world wars, Vietnam, 9-11... we have always found a way to put the pieces back together again and go on. Sometimes all it takes is for the spirit of the American people to be revived by a common enemy, sometimes it requires a national repentance and turning away from an errant or immoral position, sometimes it requires leaders and heroes to show us the way.