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Why does Obama not enforce immigration laws?

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So instead of enforcing immigration laws, Obama’s Administration sues the state of Arizona for trying to force his administration’s hand to follow the law and deport illegal immigrants. 

Instead as reported by AP reporter  JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS they want to find a way around Congress and the states to continue to ignore their duty to enforce immigration law.   http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_immigration_skirting_congress

“The Obama administration, unable to push an immigration overhaul through Congress, is considering ways it could go around lawmakers to let undocumented immigrants stay in the United States, according to an agency memo.

The internal draft written by officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services outlines ways the government could provide “relief” to illegal immigrants — including delaying deportation for some, perhaps indefinitely, or granting green cards to others — in the absence of legislation revamping the system.”

No wonder citizens with respect for the law are fed up with the Administration.  

The Administration seems to focus on helping law breakers rather than respecting and supporting the wishes of law abiding citizens.   I know they do not like Conservative Democrats, like me, who believe the law should be enforced.   Instead as the articles says they look for ways to provide relief to the law breakers.

“This memorandum offers administrative relief options to promote family unity, foster economic growth, achieve significant process improvements and reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization.”

I would propose that any illegal in the country be documented, fingerprinted, and barred from ever attaining citizenship as a consequence of knowingly being in the country in violation of our laws. They should not be able to  benefit from any government agency, other than transportation home to the country of legal residence. 

Law breakers should be punished, not rewarded.  

Those who aid, help, hide or employ anyone illegally in the country, should be held accountable as accomplices or co-conspirator.  I do not expect any government employee to be an accomplice to breaking the law.  

I do not want to break up families, but I do not want to harbor law breakers.  I do not want my government harboring law breakers.  I want my government to establish and honor the law

I would be willing to have them documented and allowed to stay, but as those who arrived here illegally they should be barred from ever receiving any governmental assistance.  As such they should be exempt, but not their employers, from participation in social security.  It would not be fair to withhold retirement fees from their checks and deny them social security payments.  They should have the taxes withheld, and when filing their annual tax return, should have a box to check that said: Documented illegal and when checked the social security withholdings should be part of their refund.  They should not be eligible for any subsidies, earned income credits, or government provided support.

Additionally their presence here as a documented illegal, should not allow them, or their children, to sponsor anyone else for admission into the country.  They can return to their legal residence to join their family, but family members in foreign lands should not be given preferential opportunity to join them here as a result of their illegal activities.

Maybe, if We The People elect enough lawful, and law-abiding Representatives and Senators, we will get immigration reform that punishes unlawful behavior, instead of an Administration that wants to reward law breakers.  

That’s what I think.  Compassion, but not capitulation.

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July 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Focus on the Employers of illegals

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We can not tolerate discrimination.  But we can not tolerate those who knowingly break the law. 

The number of illegal workers who were interviewed for news articles after the judges ruling in AZ yesterday, makes it clear they know they are not here legally.   They know they are breaking US immigration laws.  They know that they can be, and if the Federal government was doing its job should be, deported. 

Focusing on those breaking the law however should be most severely pointed at U S Citizens who are breaking the law and taking advantage of those who are illegally here.   Those who profit  from employing anyone who is here illegally, and thereby become an accomplice to their crime, should be at risk for significant economic penalties.

If we focus on employers of illegals workers we should be able to avoid discrimination claims, and reduce the demand for illegal workers. 

If the judge does not want people to have to carry identification papers we should look at changing state or local laws to require employers to have proof of employment paperwork INCLUDING a thumb print of all employees. We require a thumbprint on loan documentation, I do not see why we could not require a thumbprint as a “signature guarantee” on employment verification paperwork.

Employees always have their thumb print with them.   Employment verification sweeps could then move through the building or job site asking for the name and thumbprint of  ALL employees.   Following the collection of the names and thumbprint of ALL employees, the agencies could then ask for employers to provide the paperwork and thumbprint of all employees. 

Any employer found to have someone working without proper documentation would be subject to a fine for each non documented worker.  I think $10,000 per worker might be enough to ensure compliance.  

A worker would only be considered documented if the proof of employment paperwork was in order AND the thumb print taken during the sweep, matched the thumb print on file.

Lawful employers will not mind the request.  

Lawful employees should not mind the request.  I would be happy to have my thumbprint on one more document.

Those who profit from using non documented workers, legally in the country, or illegally in the country, will not like the paperwork.  

Dishonest employers should not be allowed to underpay illegals and have society carry the cost of their profit margin from hiring illegally obtained labor.

That’s my thought.  What’s yours.

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July 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Swirl and shoot from the lips

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Swirl and shoot from the lips could be a tabloid headline to show the failure of my Democratic party leadership to get facts before jumping to conclusions.  Today’s headline has the Administration begging someone to take a new job opportunity, after they quickly fired them on Monday in a knee jerk reaction to a half-baked news report.

The Administration seems to want to swirl around to a noise they do not like, assign a label, complain, take actions, and then start to listen.  This is not the first time.  Even the Supreme Court was not afforded the dignity and respect they deserve, when they reached a conclusion the Administration did not like, they got the verbal blast.

The Administration appears prone to respond after having heard only one side of a matter, rather than seeking to hear both sides of a matter to see or accept the arguments from the other point of view that might lead to caution or a different course of action, or perhaps even a decision to choose inaction.

Both Parties do this, but I am more sensitive to MY party doing this.  I think we have put in place leadership from the progressive left, and let them set a framework that leads to half-cooked ideas.  They need  to listen to the more conservative heart and soul of the party, and maybe they would say and do fewer rash things.

The signers of the Declaration said men would rather suffer than endure changes.   The progressive left seem to prefer change, even if it will inflict avoidable suffering.  I do not know why we let them lead.  They do not have my support, nor do they represent me.

We the People need to create change, by rejecting their continued control of our party.  We should vote them out and choose new leadership and representatives.  It seems they will need to lose control of the Congress before they will listen to the conservatives within the Democratic Party.

That’s my thought, what’s yours?

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July 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Today’s Scripture reading: John 1

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” The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’”

What an amazing name:  The Lamb of God.  Even as John introduced HIM at the start of HIS ministry HE was the Lamb.  The sacrificial lamb, who would be a substitute to take the wrath of God for sin upon HIMSELF to set free the people HE loves, and who respond in submission to HIM.

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, and is so amazing to me, and others who are redeemed, not by our work but by HIS sacrificial work on the cross.  An Amazing God, with an Amazing love, and a deep commitment to justice, judgement, mercy, grace and forgiveness.  Oh that more realized their need for forgiveness, and did not think themselves worthy of acceptance based on their goodness.

The enemy of our souls has led them to believe what they want to believe, rather than what they need to believe.  He is happy to deceive, and be the father of deceivers.  Sadly many believe the lie, that they are good enough.  The lie that if their good out weighs their bad, they will be okay with God.  They believe the lie that the way the world looks at a matter is the same way that God looks at a matter. 

They reject the clear word of God that God’s ways are not man’s ways.  They think God should conform to their image, instead of them having to conform to HIS image. HE is merciful to endure with longsuffering the worldly belief systems of men.

Lord thank YOU for leading me to the Truth, to repentance, and surrender.

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July 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm

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Buried in Debt, and digging deeper – The Democrat’s solution

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Buried in Debt, and digging deeper seems to me to be the progressive Democrats solution. 

Our politicians do not want to make the hard choices, they want to get reelected by pandering to the masses.  So instead of doing the right thing, and making hard decisions, cutting expenses to cover this need, (maybe adding government employees to the ranks of the unemployed) they just print more debt for our grandchildren.

I see that today (07/20/2010) the Democratic Senators (with two Republicans) decided to borrow more from our grandchildren, to give nearly two full years of unemployment benefits to those who are not back to work.  Up to 99 weeks of paid benefits vs. the 26 weeks that unemployment insurance is designed to cover. 

Let’s think about that.  If the government was a business, that offered insurance, it would pay out for the covered loss and then would stop, or it would go bankrupt.

Paying nearly 4 times the covered benefit, proves that the unemployment plans are not insurance plans but Ponzi schemes.  Unlike most Ponzi scheme’s where current investors funds are used to pay for the withdrawals of earlier investors,  this Ponzi scheme has a real cool feature.  When my party runs out of cash from the current investors they just turn on the printing press and say that future investors in the Ponzi scheme will pay back the debt incurred in exceeding the required payments under the insurance plan.  If it was not the government, someone might be going to jail for this type of activity.

My party seems to be willing, and able, to buy votes with my grandchildren’s income at will.   Where did the men and women of truth and honor go?  If the government did not step in to bury our grandchildren in debt, maybe, just maybe, our society would take a fresh look at it’s consumerism, and rethink the way we live.

Maybe if the government was not taking the role of nanny, then families and “villages” or houses of worship, or some other social group would step in, and maybe, just maybe, some job seekers would accept that employment offer that is “beneath them”, and in the process start back onto their feet in a less consumer driven way.  When the government is handing out the check there does not seem to be much stigma attached to the money, but when it comes from a family member, pride kicks in, and any job is a good job.

Clearly not everyone can have a job in this economy.  But when foreigners have jobs, and Americans do not, then something is wrong.  Americans should be willing to work in any available job.  Hard work pays off.  Sitting at home, should not.  Volunteer labor should be the minimum requirement of everyone who is in week 27+ of unemployment benefits.  Give my grandchildren a break.

That’s the thoughts of this Conservative Democrat.  What do you think?

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July 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Today’s Scripture reading: 2 Timothy 1

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“Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.  That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.”

Hold fast are the key words that caught my attention today.   The world wants to “apply modern interpretations”, progressive interpretations, culturally enlightened interpretations.  The Spirit says “hold fast” do not let go of the pure Word received from the God who does not change.  HIS Word will stand forever.  Not one jot of tittle will change.   HE got it right the first time.  Praise HIS name.

The Holy Spirit will aid in keeping HIS Word.  HE will not allow the meaning, the pure, simple meaning, to be lost to any who are willing to receive the Truth without seeking to bend it to their desire.

HE is God.  The word is not mine to turn aside to my liking.  IT is the Truth, I need to ask the Spirit to help me receive and obey the simple and plain truth of the word.

That many turn from the Truth to their own ways is not new.  It was happening even as the Lord walked walked among men.  HE warned that it would not change.  Heaven and Earth would change, but HIS word would not change.  Lord I thank you for the comfort of YOUR word, and the certainty that YOU will not change YOUR mind.

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July 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm

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Today’s Scripture reading: 2 Timothy 4

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“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;  and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

While written to Timothy I believe these words are for me today.   These days are like the one’s foretold in this passage.  Many “teachers” are itching ears, not teaching the pure truth of the scriptures.  They have created the words of men, and placed them over the Holy Word of God.  They have declared a hidden meaning, to the exclusion of the plain meaning of the Word.  As if God’s intent was to be dishonest like men, instead of open and transparent to those HE came to save.

Lord help me to be ready to speak the truth whenever and wherever YOU open the doors for declaration.  Help me to know how to effectively “convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching”.  Clearly those who are honest in their search need to be convinced.  Those who are deceitful need to be rebuked.  All need to be exhorted to seek and find the truth, and obey YOU, and YOUR Word. 

Help me to be consistent, and faithful, in teaching, sharing, and living YOUR Word.  Help me to be an effectual doer, and not a hearer only, of YOUR Word.

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July 18, 2010 at 7:00 am

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