Monday, December 21, 2015

Outrageous Politics

My monthly book club just adjourned. As usual there was not a consensus about the book reviewed. Instead, the conversation wandered from immigration to President Obama to Mr. Trump. The discussion invaded and overwhelmed the latter half of our meeting. Obama was praised for his many good contributions , and particularly the 17 million newly insured. With one or two exceptions, the club members favor the Liberal/Progressive agenda. I am the only Conservative voice. No one else at the table seems wants to discuss the consequences or side-effects of that agenda. Nearly all of the club members do not  consider the  consequences to be a problem. 

Within the blink of an eye our current leader became an arrogant, ego driven zealot determined to advance his private agenda no matter what. How this characteristic was overlooked before his first election will someday be the subject of countless history books. Even after his personality problems were learned, he was elected again. He was actually selected in favor of several more suitable candidates. Doesn't that indicate there is something wrong with our election system. Mr. Obama was, at the end of his first term, clearly  a proven failure - but was elected anyway.  What happened? I have several good friends that voted in both elections for Mr. Obama. All of them now say it was the dumbest thing they ever did. They finally understand that he is a very intelligent person that has been educated by family, friends -  and radically liberal teachers during his entire life. He arrived on the scene with a carefully crafted ideology, a like able personality, and promised extravagant changes. It was "snake oil". But it was believed by many Americans tired of the mythical big business types.   Immigration From The East.
The cure for America's immigration woes is very complicated. The Liberals want to let anybody into our nation who wants to come. The Conservatives prefer some kind of scheme to restrict and meter immigrants. 
Within the blink of an eye our current leader became an arrogant, ego driven zealot determined to advance his private agenda no matter what. How this characteristic was overlooked before his first election will someday be the subject of countless history books. Even after his personality problems were learned, he was elected again. He was actually selected in favor of several more suitable candidates. Doesn't that indicate there is something wrong with our election system. Mr. Obama was, at the end of his first term, clearly  a proven failure - but was elected anyway.  What happened? I have several good friends that voted in both elections for Mr. Obama. All of them now say it was the dumbest thing they ever did. They finally understand that he is a very intelligent person that has been educated by family, friends -  and radically liberal teachers during his entire life. He arrived on the scene with a carefully crafted ideology, a like able personality, and promised extravagant changes. It was "snake oil". But it was believed by many Americans tired of the mythical big business types.  
The old (now defunct) system set a limit of immigrants from each foreign nation, accepted only those who were formally sponsored by an American citizen, and who promised to learn English within an acceptable time, and who filed an application on arrival to become an American citizen. The agreement should include that if American citizenship was not achieved within two years time, the immigrant would be return to the exit country. Others, who wished only a temporary time limited visa for the purpose of visiting or working had only to renew and extend his or her visa, or leave the country. 

I understand that our former and discarded system was overwhelmed by the number of immigrants that arrived. Regardless, the Conservative voices would like to have our government devise something similar.

Our borders and immigration controls now are 100% porous. The flow of  immigrants from the Europe and the middle east is choking our ability to feed, house, and find work for them. The same increasing number of Muslims is overwhelming many of our established communities, and is bringing with them - in most cases unknowingly - our radical Muslim enemies. This uncontrolled immigration from the east must become controlled. 

Immigration from The South. This has created a separate, but similar,  problem. The border between Mexico and the United States has not effectively prevented people from Mexico, Central America, and South America from illegally crossing the border to the United States. It is now estimated that there are between 10 million and 30 million illegal, undocumented people from those areas living in America now. More arrive everyday. Most have little or no schooling or developed skills. The only jobs open for them are menial jobs that American workers avoid, and they are scarce. A significant number of them are subsidized by American Federal and State welfare. So many that the American welfare system is also overwhelmed. The situation will require a different method of control than that required in the east.  

Immigration From The West.
There has also been a large increase in the number of immigrants coming from the west. This would include India, South East Asia, China, Korea, Japan, and etc. Interestingly, many of them arrive with more knowledge and more education. They tend to be seeking additional education, better jobs, and a real desire to become Americans.

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