A number of evangelical leaders in America joined on to the Evangelical Immigration Table early. They felt a calling and need to help. But more and more of them are backing away now that they know it is just another left-wing George Soros funded group designed to appear both moderate in its intentions and ecumenical in its outreach.It is not.In fact, as Marjorie Jeffrey writes
According to many “experts”, such as the World Health Organization, and the United Nations, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities, by 2050. Usually left out of the reporting of this statistic, are the determining factors that will be causing people to move off of rural land, and into the crowded cities. What would make so many people leave their quiet, rural community, to go and live in a city, that is becoming evermore crowded, or what would stop someone that is living in a crowded city, from moving to a more quiet, rural community? Surely more than 30% of the people in the world will want to have their own piece of land, with a house, away from the city, in 2050.
What these organizations are not telling you is that a massive shift of the population into cities is not a random projection, but
Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts
Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken drivers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics that could undercut the president’s argument that he is trying to focus on the most serious criminals in his immigration enforcement.
Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last year there were 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one with a conviction classified by ICE as “homicide-willful kill-public official-gun.”
The immigrants were in deportation proceedings, meaning ICE was trying to remove them from the country and could have held them in detention but released them anyway, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which published the numbers Monday. The Washington Times also obtained the data.
“This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “The administration’s actions are outrageous. They willfully and knowingly put the interests of criminal immigrants before the safety and security of the American people.”
The data raised thorny questions about how the government decides which immigrants to detain and which it will release as they await court hearings and final action on deportation.
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“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.” – John F. Kerry
“Fraud flows from the top down.” – Andrew C. McCarthy
“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.” — André Malraux
“Phony scandals don’t come home in body bags.” – Not Your Average Gal @nevergiveup2004
The old flip-flopper is at it again. Hanoi John Kerry was against compliance with a House subpoena on Benghazi before he was for it. After initially cringing from the House summons like a vampire from a mug of holy water, Kerry now tells Congress he looks forward to testifying — if only he wasn’t going to be out of town on the day of the hearings.
The problem for Obama, Kerry, and the Democrats, as always, is how to stonewall an inquiry while appearing to cooperate with it.
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Congratulations on recognizing the evils of radical Islam. At least for the moment.
It seems that after years of calling the right “Islamophobic” for opposing sharia law and terrorism by radical Muslims, the left is finally on board.
In the aftermath of the news that the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has kidnapped over 270 schoolgirls and is threatening to sell them into sexual slavery, the left is calling for blood in the best way they know how: with hashtags. First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama tweeted picture from the White House holding a piece of paper reading #BringBackOurGirls. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also joined the hashtag party, completely ignoring the fact that as Secretary of State she refused to label Boko Haram a terrorist group. The entire left is appalled that Islamic terrorist groups act just like…well…Islamic terrorist groups.
It’s nice to have them…
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By Thomas Sowell – September 20, 2012
The recently discovered tape on which Barack Obama said back in 1998 that he believes in redistribution is not really news. He said the same thing to Joe the Plumber four years ago. But the surfacing of this tape may serve a useful purpose if it gets people to thinking about what the consequences of redistribution are.
Those who talk glibly about redistribution often act as if people are just inert objects that can be placed here and there, like pieces on a chess board, to carry out some grand design. But if human beings have their own responses to government policies, then we cannot blithely assume that government policies will have the effect intended.
The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty. The communist nations were a classic example, but by no means the only example.
In theory, confiscating the wealth of the more successful people ought to make the rest of the society more prosperous. But when the Soviet Union confiscated the wealth of successful farmers, food became scarce. As many people died of starvation under Stalin in the 1930s as died in Hitler’s Holocaust in the 1940s.
How can that be? It is not complicated. You can only confiscate the wealth that exists at a given moment. You cannot confiscate future wealth — and that future wealth is less likely to be produced when people see that it is going to be confiscated. Farmers in the Soviet Union cut back on how much time and effort they invested in growing their crops, when they realized that the government was going to take a big part of the harvest. They slaughtered and ate young farm animals that they would normally keep tending and feeding while raising them to maturity.
People in industry are not inert objects either. Moreover, unlike farmers, industrialists are not tied to the land in a particular country.
LOST IN THE NAME OF NATIONAL SECURITY
Through the enactment of the USA PATRIOT Act and subsequent
executive directives and regulations, essential rights and freedoms
that were once guaranteed to all individuals have been substantially
degraded. Many Americans still do not realize the significance of
what we have lost. The resulting expansion of government powers,
and the erosion of 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th Amendment
rights and freedoms have transformed the United States.
CONTINUE READING AT: http://www.nyclu.org/pdfs/eroding_liberty.pdf