What’s going on at Homeland Security? What’s going on with Immigration [and] Customs Enforcement?
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah :
“In a three-year period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released more than 86,000 criminal aliens into the American public…These are people that were here illegally, got caught committing a crime, were convicted of that crime and instead of deporting them, they were just released back out in the United States of America.”
“In 2015, 196 of these people were convicted of homicide, and ICE released them back into the public rather than deporting them…124 of those that were released between fiscal year 2010 and 2015 went on to commit homicide…In 2013, ICE released 36,007 criminal aliens…As of September 2014, 5,700 of those individuals went on to commit additional crimes,”
“If the Americans should manufacture a lock of wool or a horse shoe, I would fill their ports with ships and their towns with troops.” William Pitt- Prime Minister of Great Britain( 1766-1768)
“Following the war (of 1812), however, cheap British imports flooded the(American) nation, threatening to undermine local industries. In Parliament, a British minister defended the practice of dumping goods at prices below their actual cost on grounds that outraged Americans. “It is well worth while,” the minister declared, “to incur a loss upon the first exportation, in order, by a glut, to stifle in the cradle those rising manufacturers in the United States… ” (source)
From the time of the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 to the
formation of our Government under a constitution in 1789 there
were in this country no general duties upon imports; in short,
we were living under Free-Trade, and foreign nations were able
to place in our market without restraint every article which we
were liable to buy. After we had secured independence and were united as a confederacy during the years from 1783 to 1789,
when we existed as a union of colonies, this Free-Trade was ac-
companied by most disastrous results. The wares of foreign
countries, and particularly of Great Britain, were dumped upon
our shores, for which our money went abroad until we were
drained of all our specie and had not even a dollar left as a cir-
culating medium. Because of the goods which came from abroad
our own laborers were idle, and nothing but debt and ruin stared
us in the face.
No material and complete revision of our first tariff of 1789
was made until 1812, when it was enacted:
“That an additional duty of 100 per cent, upon the permanent
duties now imposed by law upon goods, wares, and merchandise
imported into the United States shall be levied and collected upon
all goods, wares, and merchandise which shall, from and after
the passing of this act, be imported into the United States from
any foreign port or place.”
And it was further enacted:
“That this act shall continue In force so long as the United
States shall be engaged in war with Great Britain and until the
expiration of one year after the conclusion of peace, and no
longer: Provided, however, That the additional duties laid by
this act shall be collected on all such goods, wares, and merchan-
dise as shall have been previously imported.”
This was the only complete revision of the tariff that has taken
place in our history on account of war. The increase in tariff
rates, coupled with the prohibitions of non-intercourse, threw us
on our resources and resulted in the establishment of many new
industries, which, in spite of the ravages of war, brought im-
mense increase of national wealth and business activity. In a
special message to Congress, February 20, 1815, President Madi*
“Deliberate consideration of the means to preserve and pro-
mote the manufactures which have sprung into existence and at-
tained an unparalleled maturity throughout the United States
during the period of the European wars,”
KAPTUR: MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THE MILLIONS OF HIGH-QUALITY JOBS THIS NATION HAS OUTSOURCED OVER THE LAST QUARTER CENTURY BECAUSE OF FLAWED FREE TRADE DEALS. THESE JOB-KILLING DEALS LIKE NAFTA HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY HARMFUL TO THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, RACKING UP A MASSIVE, MASSIVE TRADE DEFICIT OF $9.5 TRILLION, AND THEY FAILED TO LIVE UP TO THE PROMISE OF CREATING JOBS. INSTEAD, THEY WIPED OUT GOOD JOBS, HIGH-PAYING JOBS ACROSS OUR COUNTRY. TAKE MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, WHICH SHUT DOWN PLANTS ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY FROM CALIFORNIA TO FLORIDA. MOTOROLA SHUT DOWN THOSE OPERATIONS AND MOVED PRODUCTION TO CHINA, TO SOUTH AMERICA, TO EASTERN EUROPE. TAKE WALGREENS, WHICH HAS OUTSOURCED ITS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO MEXICO, TO INDIA, LEAVING ITS ILLINOIS EMPLOYEES JOBLESS. MEANWHILE, SIX YEARS AFTER THE RECESSION, OHIO AND 14 OTHER STATES HAVE JOB MARKETS THAT HAVE NOT YET RECOVERED FROM THE NUMBER OF JOBS LOST DURING THE RECESSION. HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS, MILLIONS OF GOOD-QUALITY, GOOD-PAYING MANUFACTURING JOBS HAVE NOT RETURNED. CITIZENS OF THESE STATES, LIKE OHIO, ARE FIGHTING FOR HONEST EMPLOYMENT. SINCE 1976 AMERICA HAS LITERALLY OUTSOURCED 47,500,000 GOOD JOBS. WE HAVE A BUDGET DEFICIT BECAUSE WE HAVE A $9.5 TRILLION TRADE DEFICIT. WE MUST SUPPORT JOB SEEKERS, MORE LOPSIDED TRADE DEALS ARE NOT THE ANSWER. WE SIMPLY HAVE TO REFORM OUR TRADE POLICIES.
History is full of drama and conflict. A new movie illustrates a chapter of Civil War history when Mississippi citizens followed their conscience and used their limited guns to form a militia and pushback against slavery and economic injustice.
“I wrote The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War for professional and personal reasons. As both a historian and an individual, I am on the hunt for ordinary people who commit extraordinary acts. I am especially drawn to those who confront systems of power in unlikely ways alongside unlikely allies. In Civil War Jones County, Mississippi, deep in the so-called “solid” South, some 100 ordinary white farmers banded together to fight against the Confederate Army (a few of my distant kin were among them). Doing so earned them the label of outlaws. But outlaw means different things to different people. To pro-Confederate Mississippians, these were cowardly deserters. The core members of the Knight band, however, viewed themselves as principled Unionists.
In my book, I struggled against writing a “Great Man” history; I did not want to portray Newt Knight as the “Rambo” of Jones County dissent. Rather, I dug deep into historical records from NC, SC, GA, and MS, to uncover the cultural and class roots of those families who contributed the greatest number of participants in the Jones County uprising. I emphasized how earlier historical events—for example, the American Revolution and the opening of the Southwestern frontier—shaped attitudes toward authority and government among these plain folks of the Old South.”
When Sophie’s son, Garrett, develops a mysterious illness, she embarks on a search for answers. This leads her into the controversial world of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) where a sociopolitical battle rages between organic farmers and big biotech corporations. As her desperation grows, so too does her quest for knowledge. And the deeper she goes, a more heightened sense of danger develops that preys on her state of mind, as she attempts to discover the root cause of her son’s illness.
I have warned for some time that government was eyeing up pensions. There is about $19.4 trillion dollars in private pension funds. How will they justify taking over these funds to the people? This is the question debated in secrecy behind the curtain. I have warned that if government seizes pension funds, it will come after 2015.75. The Supreme Court, without any justification constitutionally, just determined how that will be accomplished.
“Why have a totally fraudulent financial system? Dr. Black, who is an expert in white-collar crime, says, “It’s hard to make money with competition. It’s really hard. People who have never been in business don’t understand how hard real competition is. Real competition makes it hard to prosper, but if you rig the system, it makes it easy. The reward for rigging is phenomenal. We are talking every year, hundreds of billions of dollars in bonus compensation. It’s far more than their straight salaries, and it is going to folks that it wouldn’t go to them if they didn’t rig the system. And, no one is prosecuted. They don’t even give back the fraud proceeds, even when they catch them red-handed.”
This means that when banks donate to top candidates in both parties, they are donating fraudulent banker profits. So, both the political system and the financial system are based on fraud. Can fraud destabilize the entire system? Dr. Black, who is also a professor of both economics and law at UMKC, says, “Obviously, it is the worst possible thing to do in terms of stability. The way you rig these things doesn’t just make you wealthy, it creates asset bubbles, massive asset bubbles, the biggest in history...”
“Car owners and drivers become prey for police predators. When a police car is in view, the driver feels fear rather than the comfort of protection. There is fear that, like a spider bearing down on a trapped fly, one will become a victim, not only having to pay the citation tax, but having to waste time in traffic school or having the bear the cost of higher insurance payments.” – Eric Schmitt
Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party.
“Hello, my name is Elbert Lee Guillory, and I’m the senator for the twenty-fourth district right here in beautiful Louisiana. Recently I made what many are referring to as a ‘bold decision’ to switch my party affiliation to the Republican Party. I wanted to take a moment to explain why I became a Republican, and also to explain why I don’t think it was a bold decision at all. It is the right decision — not only for me — but for all my brothers and sisters in the black community.
You see, in recent history the Democrat Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people. Somehow it’s been forgotten that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement with one simple creed: that slavery is a violation of the rights of man.
Frederick Douglass called Republicans the ‘Party of freedom and progress,’ and the first Republican president was Abraham Lincoln, the author of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was the Republicans in Congress who authored the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments giving former slaves citizenship, voting rights, and due process of law.
The Democrats on the other hand were the Party of Jim Crow. It was Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners. It was the Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who championed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but it was Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill.
You see, at the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful big government can be the benefactor of social justice for all Americans. But the left is only concerned with one thing — control. And they disguise this control as charity. Programs such as welfare, food stamps, these programs aren’t designed to lift black Americans out of poverty, they were always intended as a mechanism for politicians to control black the black community.
The idea that blacks, or anyone for that matter, need the the government to get ahead in life is despicable. And even more important, this idea is a failure. Our communities are just as poor as they’ve always been. Our schools continue to fail children. Our prisons are filled with young black men who should be at home being fathers. Our self-initiative and our self-reliance have been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers who control us by making us dependent on them.
Sometimes I wonder if the word freedom is tossed around so frequently in our society that it has become a cliché.
The idea of freedom is complex and it is all-encompassing. It’s the idea that the economy must remain free of government persuasion. It’s the idea that the press must operate without government intrusion. And it’s the idea that the emails and phone records of Americans should remain free from government search and seizure. It’s the idea that parents must be the decision makers in regards to their children’s education — not some government bureaucrat.
But most importantly, it is the idea that the individual must be free to pursue his or her own happiness free from government dependence and free from government control. Because to be truly free is to be reliant on no one other than the author of our destiny. These are the ideas at the core of the Republican Party, and it is why I am a Republican.
So my brothers and sisters of the American community, please join with me today in abandoning the government plantation and the Party of disappointment. So that we may all echo the words of one Republican leader who famously said, ‘free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last.’