The following column by the Rabbi was published under “Viewpoint,” for the Southbend Tribune. At the end of the column, is a response from another reader. Take head! BEWARE! (Ed.)
The Jewish story is one of migration. Our American Jewish story is one of receiving safe refuge on this nation’s shores. From our seminal Exodus saga to our waves of aliyah to the land of Israel, we are a people who know the feeling of being expelled and freed, welcomed and rejected. There has been no better example of this part of our history like our coming to the United States. Today in America, we Jews experience the freedom and prosperity most of our ancestors never knew. Our current fortune confronts us with a question: What are we going to do with the freedom we have been given? How will we to channel the prosperity we enjoy?
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive (there is that buzz word again) legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4.
I am still waiting for these mental midgets to define for me “COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM”.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he anticipates as many as 70 of the 100 senators will vote for the measure heading to the full Senate on June 10. Even if it passes there, the proposal faces tough prospects in the Republican-led House, where lawmakers are at work on their own piecemeal approach that could stall a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in this country illegally, (read that more like 20-30 million).
“We are moving forward because we believe in a bipartisan way this is so vital for America, and we’ll have a good bill,” Schumer said, pledging to allow colleagues to amend the legislation,(I SUPPOSE YOU WILL THROW IN THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE as an added incentive huh Chucky?)
It’s Cloward-Piven on steroids.
Illegal immigrant and mother of seven, Marita Nelson, receives $240 in food stamps, monthly medications, $700 in Social Security and a housing allowance. She entered the US by swimming the Rio Grande and has been on government assistance for 20 years.
No doubt, an Obama supporter…
Now she’s on a crusade to help other illegals sign up for their free stuff.
For the record… The Obama administration is paying recruiters to sign up more people on food stamps.
“I regard the reduction in government spending one of the most important issues in this campaign.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, October 19, 1932
“Today, I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.” – Barack H. Obama, February 23, 2009
The promises of both men were hollow and both lied to pander to the masses for political gain. Both expanded government and the cost of government, exponentially. Both of these men trashed the Constitution. One of them is still trashing it.
To millions of Americans, FDR was their hero and nothing anyone could say could alter that belief. His dissenters were relegated to small paragraphs in the history books and long forgotten. But with Obama’s rise to power and the similarities between Obama and FDR in ideology and method, FDR’s dissenters are being revisited. One such dissenter was author and columnist for the Saturday Evening Post by the name of Garet Garrett. In 1938 Garrett wrote a treatise on FDR entitled “The Revolution Was” that has been dug up from the archives and republished from time to time. The treatise was historically enlightening on the one hand, but deeply unsettling on the other. We highly recommend that our readers assimilate the treatise to get a better understanding of what happened during the exalted reign of FDR. Many have said that only his death saved America from FDR becoming His Majesty King Roosevelt.
The biblical prophesy concerning the ancient city of Damascus, Syria may be about to unfold very shortly. This prophesy is found in Isaiah 17:1, where it states, “Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap“. In Isaiah 17:14 this prophesy is further defined where it states, “And behold at eveningtide trouble, and before morning it is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us“.
What is interesting about this ancient prophesy is that not only will Damascus, Syria be utterly destroyed, but it will happen in just one night, and Damascus will never be habitable again, let alone ever be rebuilt. Hal Lindsey, author of, “The Late, Great Planet Earth“, points out in his weekly TV broadcast that over history, many cities have been utterly destroyed — but not that fast.
On January 8, 1959 as Fidel Castro was entering Havana after the dictator, Fulgencio Batista, fled the revolution that Castro had led there was much joy among the Cuban people except for those closely allied with the Batista regime and those who saw Fidel as a communist. Many of them fled and Miami would become an outpost and a hotbed of hatred for Castro.
That year I was a 22-year-old senior at the University of Miami where some wealthier Cuban families sent their sons and daughters for a higher education. I recall discussing the events with a young Cuban, Blas Herero, who was wondering if he should return. I was utterly clueless. Other than reading some articles that portrayed Castro as a liberator, what I knew about Cuba and Castro could have fit nicely in a bug’s ear.
Air of uncertainty is engulfing most matters related to Egypt. Since the Egyptian revolt started over two years ago, the country remains hostage to a barefaced power struggle with many destructive implications that have polarized society in unprecedented ways, perhaps in all of Egypt’s modern history. And while in Egypt itself nothing is sacred and no one is safe from the massive campaigns of defamation, demonization and sheer lies that each political camp is launching against the other, Palestinians find themselves in a most precarious position.
It’s time to take them all and stand ‘em up in a garage on Clark Street.
We’ll show ‘em the ‘Chicaga Way.’
The cast of satraps generally known to the public as the Gang of Eight (how ironic, a term used in early Soviet Russia) and in American parlance can be described as unconstitutional legislative thugs and devout enemies of middleclass America, e.g. their recent production of a proposed immigration reform bill.
A brief description of the Eight Sell-outs of the American Constitution, morality and ethics who have been ensconced in the public welfare power trough collectively for 185 years. An abomination! Their prominence and longevity are products of their many vote-buying years. The Eight Immigration Reform Traitors, and certainly there are many more wallowing in the chambers of U.S. government that have and are figuratively urinating on the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, while figuratively raping middleclass America, the heart & soul of our republic with the distinct intent of destroying said middleclass by conferring amnesty to the 25-35 million illegal alien hordes who are nesting on our lands.
No need for Political Correctness when the individuals that have sworn allegiance to the Constitution to protect Americans and their sovereignty when in fact they are in an attack mode to destroy America’s sovereignty allowing our Republic to continue to descend into a 3rd World multicultural gulag devoid of assimilation…ALL BY DESIGN.
Emotional video resignation by veteran teacher slams ‘depressing gradual downfall of public education’
An impassioned video resignation by a teacher with 15 years of experience blasts the state of public education in the US, which she claims is now more focused on tests than children’s welfare.
Ellie Rubenstein, who taught fourth grade in Highland Park, Illinois, posted the emotional speech last week after hearing that she was going to be transferred to another school against her will.
In the ten-minute footage, posted on YouTube under the user name Iquityoucantfireme, Rubenstein claims she had to ‘get out before her sense of self and self-worth was completely obliterated.’
The former teacher says: ‘Raising students’ test scores on standardized tests is now the only goal, and in order to achieve it the creativity, flexibility and spontaneity that create authentic learning environments have been eliminated.
I worry about America … a LOT. We have become so removed from our heritage, our history, and the core values upon which this country was founded that we have lost our way and we are foundering and in real danger of collapse.
Our culture is now so crude, so repellent, AND repugnant, that the good people of Sodom and Gomorrah would blush — were they to see us today.
America has become the sort of country to which WE (America) used to send missionaries!
There IS a struggle in progress for America — but the soul of the country has long been lost. Nothing much is left today but a hollowed-out husk of a nation that once led the world from the pinnacle of power and influence. Like the Roman Empire, America died at its own hand.
All we have left today are memories of a time of grandeur. And even those pictures from the past are fading into nothingness.
“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.” – Thomas Jefferson (1775)
What a coincidence, the 3 Monkey conference is scheduled to take place this Memorial Day weekend (May 23-26-2013) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The 3 Monkey Society is a group of collectors who share a common interest. Their conference is meant to socialize, hear interesting speakers, trade, and conduct silent auctions for these sets of monkeys which depict a 2,500 year old Chinese code of conduct: Avoid evil in all forms – hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil, if you want to live in peace.
I was taken aback at this news.
I thought the 3 Monkey Conference was taking place in Washington D.C. during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearings over the past few weeks, and the hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil, chief practitioners were Barack Obama, Attorney General, Eric Holder, and former Secretary of State, Ol’ Paint, Hillary Clinton.
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Charles de Montesquieu, French Political Thinker (1689 – 1755)
For the most part, we try to keep our focus on the plight of rural America, but the disease that eats away at rural America has also infected every other part of America. What has infected every other part of America is the pus of tyrannical socialism and the scourge of radical environmentalism.
So why are you acting so surprised and shocked at the scandals that permeate the culture in America’s government, at every level, but more particularly at the federal level? After all, government scandals aren’t new. But then what did you expect after 100 plus years of Progressive indoctrination that has infected every one of America’s institutions with the fetid disease of socialism, a disease that always kills the political body it inhabits. Almost every politician, bureaucrat, or government employee living today is the product of this indoctrination. Virtually, every kid that went to school in our public propaganda system for the last 70 years has received a large dose of collectivism, multi-culturalism, socialism, social justice, radical environmentalism, political correctness, the unimportance of American freedom and sovereignty, a social bill of rights and the virtues of being a good world citizen.
British Soldier Beheaded In London By Attackers Shouting “Allahu Akhbar” –
Update: Police Call It “Islamist Terrorist Attack” –Update: Video Of Attacker Talking…
The British government just announced it is likely “terror related.” Gee, ya think?
Report: British Soldier Beheaded Outside London Barracks
This sort of crap is happening all over Europe, so is it not time for these Governments to kick these rag-headed sand fleas out of the country and sent them packing back to whatever dung hole they crawled out of?
In France they literally clog the streets for Friday prayers (if that is what you want to call it) so that people can’t go in or out of their houses and the French police are instructed not to interfere and not to do anything to insult these fanatic buggers.
There are sections of the city (Paris) where the police don’t even go and these pieces of defective camel crap run their own neighborhoods with Sharia law.
It is the same all over the world, not a peep out of them until their numbers are large enough to start throwing their weight around, and by then it is too late.
“You may not be interested in war, but war may be interested in you.” – Leon Trotsky
If you think about the presidents who we remember and honor the most, it is those who faced war and rallied the nation to victory. Our first president, George Washington, sustained the Revolutionary War for eight long years against daunting odds, including a Continental Congress that often provided little support for the men under his command that were fighting to create a new, free nation.
In an article published May 15, 2013, American historical social scientist Immanuel Wallerstein wrote, “Nothing illustrates more the limitations of Western power than the internal controversy its elites are having in public about what the United States in particular and western European states should be doing about the civil war in Syria.”
Those limitations are palpable in both language and action. A political and military vacuum created by past US failures and forced retreats after the Iraq war made it possible for countries like Russia to reemerge on the scene as an effective player.
“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson
This week’s congressional hearings into IRS abuse were illustrative of Leftist contempt for Rule of Law. For starters, it seems the only part of the Constitution that Barack Obama (former constitutional-law lecturer that he is) and his NeoCom lackeys know these days is the Fifth Amendment. And they even get that one wrong.
IRS Org Chart Puts Ingram, Lerner at Center of Power
UNDER THE BUS: An official Internal Revenue Service (IRS) organizational chart of the Tax Exempt & Government Entities division from February 2011 offers a more complete picture of the authority Lois Lerner–the now-removed IRS director of the tax-exempt unit–and Sarah Hall Ingram–presently tasked with overseeing the implementation of Obamacare–held as the IRS scheme to politically target conservative groups was hatched (Read Full Story)
Disgraced IRS Chiefs: IRS Needs More Money
In their attempts to shift blame and evade clear answers to questions about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, disgraced former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and disgraced former Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller both said that what the IRS really needs are more people and money to function properly. Two nice Jewisher boys want more of your money, so that they can continue their investigation of YOU… Oy Vey! (Read Full Story)
Student Loan Problems: One Third Of Millennials Regret Going To College Here’s an indication of how burdensome student loans have become: About one-third of millennials say they would have been better off working, instead of going to college and paying tuition… Where? Denney’s ain’t hiring dishwashers and KFC is closing stores all over the country, in order to not have to fund ObamaDoesn’t Care… (Read Full Story)
Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense IRS Scandal: The inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was another targeting by this … Gibson’s chief executive, Henry Juszkiewicz, contributed to Republican politicians. (Read Full Story)
As more information about the IRS scandal trickles out daily, the White House’s involvement is becoming clearer. Those of us who’ve been warning about the demise of freedom with Barack Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally transform” our great nation are about to witness some sad vindication. Will awakened Americans finally join us in saying “enough is enough”?
The president would like us to believe that he only learned about the IRS corruption from watching the news. But we recently learned that the White House was actively working with the IRS on how to roll out the story of this scandal. So, Mr. President, how can you have your staff work on the roll out of the biggest controversy since Watergate, and yet claim that you only heard about it by watching the news with the rest of us?
What is going to happen when the greatest economic bubble in the history of the world pops? The mainstream media never talks about that. They are much too busy covering the latest dogfights in Washington and what Justin Bieber has been up to. And most Americans seem to think that if the Dow keeps setting new all-time highs that everything must be okay. Sadly, that is not the case at all. Right now, the U.S. economy is exhibiting all of the classic symptoms of a bubble economy. You can see this when you step back and take a longer-term view of things. Over the past decade, we have added more than 10 trillion dollars to the national debt. But most Americans have shown very little concern as the balance on our national credit card has soared from 6 trillion dollars to nearly 17 trillion dollars.
Meanwhile, Wall Street has been transformed into the biggest casino on the planet, and much of the new money that the Federal Reserve has been recklessly printing up has gone into stocks. But the Dow does not keep setting new records because the underlying economic fundamentals are good. Rather, the reckless euphoria that we are seeing in the financial markets right now reminds me very much of 1929. Margin debt is absolutely soaring, and every time that happens a crash rapidly follows. But this time when a crash happens it could very well be unlike anything that we have ever seen before. The top 25 U.S. banks have more than 212 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives combined, and when that house of cards comes crashing down there is no way that anyone will be able to prop it back up. After all, U.S. GDP for an entire year is only a bit more than 15 trillion dollars.
The foundation of the Soviet model of trade and investment was centralization under the guise of “universal public ownership”. The entire goal of communism in general was not to give more social and political power to the people, but to extinguish alternative options and focus power into the hands of a select few. The process used to reach this end result can vary, but the goal always remains the same. In most cases, such centralization begins with economic hegemony, and it is in our fiscal structure that we have the means to see the future. Sovietization in our financial life will inevitably lead to sovietization in our political life.
Does the U.S. economy’s path resemble the Soviet template exactly? No. And I’m sure the very suggestion will make the average unaware free market evangelical froth at the mouth. However, as I plan to show, the parallels in our fundamentals are disturbing; the reality is that true free markets in America died a long time ago.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge.
In one major change, the committee voted 17-1 to make a third drunken-driving conviction a deportable offense for the newly legalized immigrants if at least one of those offenses occurs after they are approved for legal status.
But immigrant-rights groups called that a rollback of due-process rights for the immigrants and said a drunken-driving incident shouldn’t cost someone a chance at citizenship.
“We cannot and will not support hard-line proposals that take away discretion and limit an individual’s ability to pursue the pathway to citizenship,” said Paromita Shah, associate director of the National Lawyers Guild’s National Immigration Project.
Overall, the committee continued to maintain the delicate balance struck by the “Gang of Eight” senators who negotiated the 867-page bill: Quick legal status for illegal immigrants, but delaying citizenship rights until after the administration spends more money on border security, puts in place a new electronic verification system to check workers’ status, and enacts an entry-exit system to check visas at airports and seaports.
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. ~ Neal H. Ross