Politically Incorrect in the New America

Politically Incorrect in the New America

In case no one has noticed, we are living in the “New America”. I went to bed one night and felt really good about being an American citizen. However, now I’m getting ready to get in trouble the way Michelle Obama did for a similar statement. I felt really good about being an American citizen until I realized that there is something wrong with being an American citizen.
What is wrong? American laws are no longer in the best interest of American citizens. The new Constitutional interpretations seem to favor the undocumented immigrant…I’m using the PC term because I don’t want to get slammed by using illegal immigrant.
The countries of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvadore, and Guatemala have really pulled a big one on us.
Who has ever thought that the U.S. had a law on the books that prevents us from rejecting people who illegally enter our country? And, that we have sanctuary cities that protect and harbor illegal immigrants? Is that illegal?
Then, we get all emotional because these people have endangered the lives of their children and somehow are making the American people responsible. Who sends their children to a foreign country in the hands of criminals and now cry foul that many of us want to send these children and their parents, aunts, uncles, and friends back to their countries of origin? I can hardly make any sense out of the behavior of these people. Child endangerment is a crime in the United States and far as I know, America did not steal these children. We did not steal 11+ million undocumented immigrants and we are not holding them for ransom.

Okay, these undocumented people are claiming rights in a country that is not theirs by citing the 1964 Civil Rights Act. One problem among many is that native born Black people were protesting for rights that were theirs guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. I don’t want to hear this rally cry, “We are a country of immigrants.” Well, in 2014, we are legal American citizens and those who have violated our immigration laws are undocumented and therefore, illegal-meaning they have broken an American law.

Next, since when is a sovereign nation required to change any of its laws based upon people who have illegally entered that nation? If I want to change anything in America, I stay here in America to legally fight that fight, not go to France or Mexico to protest they give me “rights”. Why does this sound crazy to me? Was there a mass illegal migration of American Blacks to any other country during the time when they were lynched, beaten, and experienced many other indignities too numerous to mention? I missed that part of the Civil Rights struggle. To my knowledge, the answer is no…with the help of some justice-minded American White people, American Blacks stayed home, here in America and fought the good fight.

Dream Acts and any other act that does not uplift the plight of so many disadvantaged American citizens mainly veterans, elderly, and children is not acceptable. We are told that they are escaping gangs, violence, poverty, etc. well, guess what? We have families trapped in places like Chicago and Detroit who are dreaming of leaving these cities so that their children can escape gangs, violence, and poverty…American citizens. Doesn’t charity begin at home? What is Washington thinking when there is so much poverty and crime in America and their focus is on illegal immigrants and their plight?

So, I am not in favor of the New America. I am not in favor of accepting other countries’ responsibilities such as thousands of their children having been deposited on our doorsteps. I am not in favor of accepting the demands of illegal immigrants to take care of them because they chose to leave their home countries. O’Reilly stated a figure that 50% of immigrant families in America are receiving government assistance. I won’t go into the hell I experienced trying to get assistance for my parent after his medicine overwhelmed his paycheck . He had only worked for over 75 years and paying taxes and served in the military.
I am in favor of humane treatment for those illegally crossing America’s border: a hot shower, a meal, change of clothes, immediate medical attention, temporary shelter for no longer than two weeks, and a trip back home to your country of origin. Fight your fight for freedom and rights in your country of origin. I guess this makes me politically incorrect in the New America. May God continue to Bless America…she is in trouble. And, American citizens are afraid to speak up even as they watch their own standard of living disappear. Ah, the New America.
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Food for Thought or Ever Think of What’s Happening Now?

Some of you have been reading my “rants” on Facebook. Yet, there are few opinions being posted. I wonder why? Is it because you don’t have an opinion or fear has silenced your tongues?
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am 100% for legal immigration. However, I do believe in home growing your talent as often as possible. We do need the best and the brightest from the world to continue to enrich our national growth.
But, what is troubling to me is that we are not getting the “best and the brightest”. We are fast becoming a dumping ground for many who are being led into a terrible situation here in America.
With the cities and towns of our country being unable to pay their bills and the city councils are struggling to identify more tax dollar opportunities on the backs of already financially strapped citizens, how can we absorb more needy people?
I don’t care if they will “do the jobs that Americans won’t do”. Ever stop to think that if employers are not hiring Americans, it is a bit difficult to determine what a person will or will not do for a decent living wage.
I do have a few more questions:
1. How are so many women and children making a 1000 mile trip through Mexico to be deposited at the U.S. border? Here’s a hint, Walking is the wrong answer.
2. What is the meaning of the word-Invasion?
3. Are we still in a war situation with Al Queda and now ISIS?
4. If 47,000 people have flooded the border in a month, is it possible that the “enemy” is among them?
5. How can we tell who is our friend or foe if people are just walking in and being allowed unhindered access to anywhere in America?

These are just a few points to consider. My burning question is : Why is our Federal Government unable to fulfill its duty (spelled out in the U.S. Constitution) to secure the border?

American Cancer Society: CPS-3 Needs Your Help

I taped a new show today (Sept. 4, 2013) that featured the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Rotary. It was very informative. And, while I will write more about Rotary in a separate post, I want to focus on the American Cancer Society’s survey: CPS-3.
This important survey is seeking participants to help ACS continue its vital work in cancer prevention and cure.

Previous studies have given us ways to fight back against this disease. Did you know that it was an ACS survey that identified second hand smoke as being dangerous to non-smokers? The reason we have warning labels on cigarettes is because of the work done by researchers gleaning information from another ACS survey. One of the studies helped researchers to identify the link between breast cancer and smoking.
These are but a few examples of the importance of the work of the ACS.
What can you do to help? Well, this current survey ends December 2013 and more participants are needed. These are very large surveys that seek to include people of a variety of age groups, racial and ethnic identities. Diversity is very important.

I will list the criteria in another post, but wanted to just give everyone a heads up as to what is happening and how your participation and that of your friends and families may help the ACS to further its mission to eradicate cancer in our lifetimes.
More later. Check out the ACS website: CPS3@cancer.org or call 1-888-604-5888.
ACS is looking for adults 30-65 years old with no personal history of cancer.
Let’s stamp out cancer in our lifetimes.!!!

Is Anyone Awake,Yet?

What in this world is happening in this world, specifically in our cities, our neighborhoods, and our homes? It appears that the American citizen is engaged in a war that has only been declared by the violence that we see, hear, and experience everyday.

We are overwhelmed with stories of shootings, home invasions, molestations, flash mobs, and whatever kind of mayhem imaginable or unimaginable. Why are people losing their minds? Is it in the water, the food, social programming? And, why with all of our technology and so called intellect are there no definitive answers or solutions?

Is it the 24-hour 7-day a week news monster that is bringing all of this to us as a steady diet-our awareness has increased or are we experiencing an upheaval of our society/civilization?

Whatever it is, it is dangerous, scary, and it is Bible fulfilling prophecy. Having faith in my Creator does not make me immune to what is happening around me or to me. It makes me more aware of the importance of being aware of all things physical and spiritual.

Where do you stand today? Faith with awareness or head in the sand pretending all is well?


What Is Going On?

Has anyone wondered “what is going on?” Well, I have and decided that there is so much going on today that it can make one’s head spin. It boggles my mind that as American citizens, we take our citizenship and its responsibility very lightly.

What does it mean to be an American citizen? Sure, many of us vote, but after that, our responsibility is done until the next election. But our participation should begin with the voting in of our representatives.

Have we forgotten to hold our elected officials accountable for their behaviors? Judging from how our country appears to be headed towards becoming a third world country, I will say, most of us are asleep at the wheel as the car continues on its collision course.

I read a book that said that we (Americans) make too much of a big deal about citizenship and that is why we oppose illegal immigration.
This author suggests that there should be no such thing as “American citizenship” to the degree that we want foreigners to follow our rules to enter this country.

I guess what concerns me is that while some of us are asleep, some foreigners who have come here without going through lawful channels, are being given a card issued by their governments (not the U.S. government) that entitles them to make loans, and get educational benefits, and all of the benefits that American citizens are often denied. How does a foreign country come into America, set up shop, distribute a card that gives the foreign illegals the means to access American banking services and privileges ?

What is a sanctuary city? Does this go against foreign immigration policy? Who is watching our borders? And, if we are “at war” how is it that 11 million people just walked in and now demand citizens’ rights? We are frisked at airports for our safety and telephone records fair game for the government to take a look. What part of this am I not understanding?

Am I against immigration? Absolutely Not. However, how do you maintain a sovereign country if the laws are not obeyed and enforced? Why has our government turned a blind eye to sealing our borders? As a world power, can we not protect our borders?  and why is our government making it very comfortable for people who spit in the face of America’s laws to stay here? When we were asleep, were we invaded and now we, the American people must pay the invaders? What is going on? I hear one politician after another saying, “Oh, well, we can’t do anything about it now. Let’s give them…..fill in the blank.” What is going on? Americans need jobs and educational dream acts (free college educations-we have some smart Americans who need a break, too.)

Cheap labor diminishes the worker both legal and illegal. Will the now illegal immigrant still work for low wages once he/she gets amnesty? We will soon see. What are your opinions about any of this article. I have plenty of questions…just seeking clarity and not trying to disrespect or to be hateful to anyone.

Just asking because as an American citizen, last time I checked, the Constitution guarantees my freedom to do so. My belief in human rights does not permit me to act in a cruel or harmful manner but without enforced laws, chaos reigns and civilization suffers. All laws are not good laws, but as a citizen of a sovereign country, there is a process in America that may be used by American citizens to repeal such laws.

Wouldn’t it make sense for people to use their own legal systems to improve their own countries? Or, demonstrate, demand, etc. to put in a legal system to improve their own governance? The countries of many of these illegal immigrants are not poor countries.Some are resource rich with a poor distribution of wealth…fight to change that in your own country.

I don’t recall American citizens taking to the streets of a foreign country demanding “rights”. Are there foreign countries in which American citizens may walk in regardless of that country’s laws on immigration, demonstrate, demand, coerce, falsify records, steal identities, receive free medical and dental care at world class facilities, free education in their native language, public assistance for food and shelter? If so, I want to know…of course, I need to find 11-12 million of my closest friends and relatives to get there so we may make our numbers count.

Well, I love America…this is the home of my forefathers, this is my home. The only country I know to call home. This is where I hope to make a positive difference. So, my 11-12 million closest friends and relatives will have to be content to stay here at home and strive to make positive differences in our home…not to disrupt and disrespect someone else’s home.  Comments welcome, no hatred or prejudice, please.

Amazing Grace

Have you ever taken the time to realize how much grace and favor you receive every minute of your day? Well, I don’t take the time often enough, but lately, it is becoming a habit.

I realize that my life is a gift beyond description. I am thanking Yahweh more often for this life and the gifts of favor and grace that I experience daily. Here’s an example of feeling grateful for grace and favor. As I have sat in a warm bath, just relaxing, it comes to me that somewhere in America someone hasn’t had a bath in a long time. That person is homeless and bathing in a warm tub is neither a priority nor an option. Somewhere in a foreign country, someone is searching for water to drink and the thought of relaxing in a warm bath is beyond comprehension.

Simple example? Perhaps, but I see taking that relaxing bath as Favor from Yahweh. Easily, I could be the homeless person or the person in a property ridden country seeking drinking water. I don’t pretend to understand why I am not one of those two people except through the Grace and Favor of a loving Creator.

It is wonderful and mysterious as to why I have received Grace and Favor and someone else doesn’t seem to get a break. Yahweh is not a respecter of persons, so I know that I have nothing going for me that anyone else couldn’t or doesn’t have when petitioning Him. Maybe that is a part of the mystery: I do pray and often these days. I pray for friends, family, acquaintances, unknown persons and sometimes just use prayer to say a simple “Thank-you, Father Yahweh for Your Son, Yeshua, and thanks for Grace and Favor.


What I've learned from Negative Lessons

I was thinking about some of the negative experiences in my life. I know, what good is there in rehashing the past? Well, it all depends upon how you rehash it and package it.

I’ve learned some of the most valuable lessons from negative experiences:

1. I am responsible for how I respond to negative experiences;

2. I can package them any way I choose;

3. I can make them work for me in a positive manner depending upon my response and my packaging;

4. I will not fight negativity with more of the same. There is a very significant Bible verse that gives me the motivation to go positive on the negative:

Isaiah 54:17 KJV-” No weapon formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”

This life is a journey. There are many pitfalls and stumbling blocks, some of which I have been the sole architect…and repented. Some of those pitfalls and stumbling blocks have been carefully put in place by those who, if they had known better, would not have chosen to work against me or anyone for that matter.

We all have insecurities, but they are ours to live with or to work to overcome. I have learned that the shortcomings of others need not become shortcomings for me. My own shortcomings need not be roadblocks for me. I am learning that Yahweh does answer prayers in His Time and the answers are always for my good.

What are your experiences on this journey regarding stumbling blocks and pitfalls? What has been your response?