American citizens understand the serious economic impact of illegal immigration. In addition to Americans having to compete with illegal immigrants for jobs, the nation as a whole has seen a dramatic depression in wages as we import more and more workers to compete for jobs. Following complete inaction under the Clinton and Bush presidencies, Obamaâ€™s policies have further exacerbated the strain of illegal immigration on the nationâ€™s economy as well as our security.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider whether to overturn the marriage laws of all the statesâ€”as some activist federal judges have already done in some of the states--conservatives are naturally calling for judicial restraint. We must warn the court against another exercise of â€śraw judicial powerâ€ť like that handed down with its infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. That cruel and unjust ruling is viewed as illegitimate by tens of millions of Americans. Young people, especially, are turning against abortion-on-demand. We see this in every pro-life march. And this public outcry is being translated into a bumper crop of pro-life legislation bubbling up in state legislatures.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has taken Dr. Ben Carsonâ€™s name off their â€ślistâ€ť of extremists. Isnâ€™t that charitable? The idea that SPLC gets to sit in its comfortable offices and make lists of Americans to smear ought to be offensive. Liberals are forever re-living the horrors of Joe McCarthyâ€™s â€ślist-making,â€ť but seem to have little problem with SPLC. Maybe that acronym for that outfit, SPLC, should stand for â€śSmearing Pro-Life Christians.â€ť
President Obama has been vigorously pursuing a policy of appeasement in the Mideast for his entire term. He has apparently adopted the view that if we give billions to the â€śdemocracyâ€ť movements within the Muslim majority lands, and back them up with military force where they happen, however tenuously, to gain control, they will support our efforts to crush the â€śviolent extremistsâ€ť in their midst. Heaven forbid we call them Jihadists. We wouldnâ€™t want to offend the overwhelming majority there. White House spokesmen claim, for example, that the Taliban is an armed insurgency, not a terrorist group. (Even though they harbored al Qaeda and are themselves listed as a sponsor of terrorism.)
Our favorite argument of the government school monopolists came from the late Al Shanker, longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Parents are not qualified to judge their childrenâ€™s schools, Shanker said. They lack the essential knowledge.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won resounding reelection in KentuckyÂ on the promiseÂ to stop the Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants. Other leaders in the Senate won voter support by announcing they want to delay EPA ozone regulations because they are too burdensome and costly to businesses that will never becomeÂ compliant with the new rules.
Every American, every citizen of a free country, needs to read, and re-read that sentence. Here is the answer of liberals and socialists to the problem of domestic security. Let the police do it. Let the state protect you. Give all weapons to the professionals who are trained and who can be trusted.
Oil prices are at their lowest in years, and Americans may be tempted to think we are entering a new era of stable, cheap fuel. Indeed, we find ourselves in a phase of temporarily low prices on the oil market rollercoaster. Unfortunately, those easily forgotten high prices will inevitably return, shocking the economy in the process and damaging U.S. productivity. This scenario will replay itself again and again, unless we take steps to avoid it.
No! Thatâ€™s the headline on an editorial inâ€”can you believe?â€”the Washington Post! It gets better. The Post flays President Obamaâ€™s rationale for lifting the embargo on Cuba (the incoming GOP Congress will have something to say about this) and it dissects the Presidentâ€™s White House statement.
When former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) ran for President in 2004, he liked to joke that his campaign was pitched to â€śthe Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.â€ť It was a jab at his rivals, whom he charged with being too cozy with Wall Street, too popular in corporate boardrooms. Long before there was an Occupy Wall Street movement, there was Howard Dean.