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Wednesday July 23, 2014
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Now Introducing: The Blame
America First Reading of History

Nancy Salvato
There are many who would like to find fault with our country's Founders and Framers, by pointing out their imperfections and inconsistencies. A common argument is that some owned slaves so they were hypocritical when they talk about the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Some point out that if all men are created equal, that women and blacks should have been given the same consideration. Sadly, those who make these arguments look at the Founders and Framers out of historical context and do not give them proper credit for pointing out that we are born with these rights, and that they are not provided to us by those in positions of leadership. They are unmoved by the words, "in order to form a more perfect union" and do not recognize that our US Constitution was probably the best and least invasive to individual rights that would have made it through the ratification process.

Are We Ready for
The Fundamental Transformation?

Nancy Salvato
Today, within American society, an ideological war is being fought on three fronts: 1) between those who believe in big government (government knows best) and those who believe in limited government (less government means more freedom), 2) those who want the United States to become more isolationist vs. those who want our country to remain involved in world affairs, and 3) those who believe national sovereignty backed with capable power will protect our interests and those who believe in a world government and redistribution of wealth, power, and influence. We are at a pivotal moment in time, not unlike the decade immediately following our independence from England. In the next decade, we could irreversibly change our political system (which many take for granted) to one in which we yield our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence) to the ascendance of a political oligarchy made up of entrenched politicians and unelected bureaucrats who are above the law.


Bordering on Madness
Thomas Sowell
The real issue when it comes to immigration is not simply what particular immigration policy America should have, but whether America can have any immigration policy at all. A country that does not control its own borders does not have any immigration policy. There may be laws on the books, but such laws are just meaningless words if people from other countries can cross the borders whenever they choose. One of the reasons why many Americans are reluctant to keep out illegal immigrants -- or even to call them "illegal immigrants," instead of using the mealy-mouthed word "undocumented" -- is that most Hispanics they encounter seem to be decent, hard-working people. This column has pointed out, more than once, that I have never seen Mexicans standing on a street corner begging, though I have seen both whites and blacks doing so. But such impressions are no basis for deciding serious issues about immigration and citizenship. When we do not control our own borders, we have no way of knowing how many of those coming across those borders are criminals or even terrorists.

The Left’s Dark Money Managers
Michelle Malkin
Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor. Why? Here's why: LaMarche is a militant leftist philanthropist. He's a protected elite -- Columbia University grad, former ACLU leader and Human Rights Watch official -- with ready access to the White House. He and the left's other dark money managers preach transparency and openness, while plotting behind closed doors to secure power at every level of government. LaMarche currently heads the shadowy Democracy Alliance (DA). In internal documents obtained and published this month by John Hinderaker of the Power Line blog, the group currently describes itself as the "center of gravity" for the progressive funding world.

Why Does Anyone Defend
Hamas & Their Culture Of Death?

David M. Huntwork
It boggles the mind and offends the senses that there is even one member of Western civilization who is upset that Israel is pummeling the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Under Ariel Sharon, Israel forcibly removed its citizens from Gaza and turned the land over to the Arabs. Israel has been rewarded for that gesture of conciliation with the abduction and killing of its citizens and the launching of hundreds of rockets into its territory. Such provocations have finally goaded the state of Israel into launching a ground invasion of Gaza to take on the infamous Hamas, a terrorist group famous for hiding behind women and children even as they target the same. Death and destruction is a deserving end to all those who purposefully target, kidnap, and murder young, innocent civilians. That's the tragic event that triggered this latest round of the current conflict. May all those in Gaza who support such practices pay a very severe price for doing so.


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