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Are Criminals Worthy of Your Charity?

The good Samaritan
I recently had a good discussion on one of the libertarian pages I frequent. Their post was about Alyssa Milano, the actress, giving charity to illegal immigrants while firefighters had their homes burn down while protecting others. I commented, "The two are unrelated. Also, as I understand the libertarian position, charity is a personal activity that the individual decides on. Not saying she's ma...
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American Sentiment for Immigrants

Violence in South Africa
I often post stories from other countries as I find what happens there instructive. Wisdom is looking at the mistakes of others and learning from them without having to make the same mistakes yourself. This kind of violence is abhorrent. Of course we all know that in the end the choice to be violent or not is an individual one. It's a particular kind of weakness of mind that blames others for y...
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Trump Immigration Travel Ban Upheld

Ban Hate
While I am glad the court upheld the travel ban I still find it shocking it wasn't a unanimous ruling. The authority that Trump used came from Congress itself who decided the president should have the power to regulate immigration in this manner. The majority ruling relies on the law as summarized well below. 2. The President has lawfully exercised the broad discretion granted to him under ยง1182...
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Is immigration about racism or respect?

No human being is illegal
The below video explains correctly that in the early days of America there was no such thing as illegal immigration and that we had open borders. What was controlled was not who came here but who was a citizen. That's why naturalization was originally the purview of the federal government and immigration was up to each state. That changed relatively soon after the nation's founding with legal meas...
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ICE Arrest Makes Me Wonder if Sentimentality Drives Anti-Immigrant Passions

Man arrested by ICE in photo with his granddaughter
The crux of this story is this: A man - in the US for decades but who is not a citizen - was arrested by ICE and is being held for deportation. He was targeted because he had a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction. He was arrested out in front of his house. Now he is being held pending a deportation hearing. That's the basics - but that's not all there is to the story. The man's arre...
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Mexicans seem caught in the middle of something

Young Mexican Killed
There are a few things about this story that interest me even though I realize it is anecdotal. This 19-year-old young man was sent home to Mexico. He was convicted of some misdemeanor crime. The story doesn't give many specifics on that other than to say it was, "...a drug-related minor charge..." and some second charge that information is not given on but which was also a misdemeanor. He was ...
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Fix Your Own Country! We’re Trying!

Colombian Woman with Pictures of the Missing
There is a lot in the below documentary to think about. First is to provide one example of why immigrants leave their home countries and come to America. The second is to demonstrate that the right to bear arms is vital. Third, we see the kernel of how humans formed governments in the first place as threats push them to band together to be stronger than the threats and fight back. I often hear p...
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Trump and his s**t hole comment

Crap hole
It was reported that, during a meeting, Trump called certain countries S**T Holes. He says that he didn't say that. It wasn't recorded and wasn't on the record as far as we currently know. This is just someone who was in the meeting reporting that this comment was said. Trump wanted to know why we are so intent on importing people from these countries. If he did say that, he might be undiplomatic,...
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Terrorism, Immigration, Walls, Oh My!

That terrorist guy
Immigration, terrorism, walls, oh my! No one seems to want to talk frankly about these issues. They get tied up in politics, culture, and bias. If we listen though, there are some really good arguments to be had. Arguments that should inform policy but probably won't. It's not an either/or game. You can remain intellectually honest and be for a wall, for immigration reform, and not against immigra...
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Construction begins on Trump’s border wall prototypes in Otay Mesa

Border wall prototypes
The wall is an interesting subject to me. I don't see it as a bad thing at all. I think nations should have borders. You do. You have a property line, a fence likely, and most certainly your house is made up of walls and your door has a lock on it. You control access to your property. As we discussed the other day with the Petoskey stone public property means that the public owns a stake in it. We...
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Stop Calling them “Dreamers” and Let them Stay Already

Immigration Protesters
First off, before I get into the meat of this, let me say I despise the term "Dreamers". It's political propaganda designed to make people feel bad for trying to examine the actual issue. It's an emotional plea that seeks to make that emotion the only requirement we look at. I'm against such things. This is a real issue, with real people, and it deserves more than a catch phrase or trademarked tit...
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Democrats Mad That Trump Hasn’t Built the Wall

I am in favor of borders. I don't think a nation is a nation without them. I also don't think a culture can survive without them. Borders need to be protected. Due to the unique organization of the United States we cannot protect them with an army. That is the obvious thing to do for most nations. Canada, for example, recently deployed troops to their border to keep illegal immigrants from enterin...
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Trump’s Immigration Order: What’s Really in it?

If you don't let just anyone in your door why should a nation?
This article has to by necessity include information about immigration, but what it's really about is the intellectual dishonesty of the left. They simply say things that aren't true in order to prove their point. They ignore logic and common sense. They ignore history. It doesn't matter if you are for or against Trump or his order, at least articulate your point of view from facts. How many have ...
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