Do I detect encouragement for illegal immigration from the present Leader of the Roman Catholic Church? What if China decides to use its growing financial clout to export 5 million Chinese cadres to Detroit or Rome, for example?
"I exhort all countries to a generous openness which, rather than fearing the loss of local identity, will prove capable of creating new forms of cultural synthesis." — Pope Francis
Why discriminate against legal immigrants or people born in the United States who happen to live outside the state by granting in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants, for example? That is open and blatant discrimination against legal immigrants and people born in the United States in order to appease the special interest group of illegal immigrants.
"Three Montgomery County residents filed a lawsuit against Montgomery College on Thursday seeking to overturn its practice of granting the lowest tuition rates to some illegal immigrants. The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court, claims the college is breaking the law by allowing recent graduates of the county's public schools — regardless of their immigration status — to attend the college at the in-county tuition rate." Online source is http://ww2.gazette.net/stories/01212011/po…
Maryland is thinking about overturning their "Dream Act" which gives ethnic and racial preferences including "in-state tuition rates" for illegal immigrants under the guise of "helping disadvantaged residents." As soon as Americans begin to vigorously oppose special preferences for illegal immigrants, these illegals will decide to return to the country of their origin, where they will thereby end their self-imposed status as "second class citizens." They will self-deport and become, by definition, "first class citizens" again. And, this is the only real path to anybody's dream or hallucination of obtaining automatic citizenship by illegally crossing a border into another country.
Shed a tear for Free Enterprise and American Entrepreneurs!
Hobby Lobby, We may close
By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn't much bigger than most people's living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God's word. From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation's largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.
We're Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I've always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God's laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that's what we've tried to d o. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week's biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest. We believe that it is by God's grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We've not only added jobs in a weak economy, we've raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.
But now, our government threatens to change all of that. A new government healthcare mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don't pay for drugs tha t might cause abortions, which means that we don't cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.
If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY in government fines. Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy. Our government threatens to fine a company that's raised wages four years running. Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It's not right. I know people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it's the same for everybody.
Poor little rich boy Obama. Shed a tear.
Meanwhile, Obama supported rebels are massacring Christians in Syria. Que sera, que sera, Mister "I Don't Give A Crap" Sampson?
Speaking of the IRS scandal, the inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was because Gibson Guitar made contributions to Tea Party candidates. You can bet on it!
I saw two Canadian geese flying north yesterday when Obama and Holder on Air Force One passed them overhead on the way back to the Washington hearings. I overheard one telling the other "Did you see that? He was moving!" The other goose replied, "I bet you would too if you had two assholes and both were on fire."
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