Archive for the ‘National Security’ Category

Preposterous

July 28, 2014

Conservative (though often independent) columnist George Will stunned many when he told Fox News host Chris Wallace: “The idea that we can’t assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous”, adding that the US should handle the problem because it is capable of doing so.

This is indicative of how difficult and emotional the border situation has become and how successful it is to use children for political purposes. It is becoming more and more apparent that Obama is using this influx of children to force his dream of amnesty. This use of children may be less dangerous than Hamas’ use of children as shields, but it is the same basic and disgusting principle.

While George Will is correct in saying the US can handle the estimated 60,000 children that have already crossed the border, the truly “preposterous” thing is that until the border is secured, that number will just increase to the point where the US can’t handle it. There has already been a 117% increase in children crossing in the past year.

It is also “preposterous” that Obama has no intention of securing the border and is now preparing to issue an executive order granting the amnesty he cannot get Congress to approve. Just the reporting of this possibility is sure to entice more to cross illegally. Whether this comes from blind adherence to an agenda or pure political manipulation, the flood at the border will increase as a result.

Seeing those children at the border tugs at everyone’s heart strings, not just George Will’s, but there are more than “8-year-olds” crossing the border. There are cartel members, gang members, and possible international terrorists taking advantage of Obama’s immigration folly. While border agents focus on taking care of children, the border is an open door to all, and that is incredibly dangerous.

Emotions need to be put aside and the border needs to be properly secured before this can be dealt with properly. It is truly “preposterous” that Obama chooses to ignore the consequences of his actions. George Will knows this, but emotions got the better of him.

David J. Hentosh

Ridiculous Reid Rhetoric

July 17, 2014

We have an urgent humanitarian crisis occurring at our southern border brought on by a flow of (mostly) children crossing the border illegally. These children are not evading border agents; they are searching them out in order to get amnesty and the benefits an Obama executive order produced. These illegal crossings cannot currently be controlled or stopped by the totally overwhelmed federal agents assigned to the border. What would you call this?

The border is securesaid Harry Reid recently. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” Perhaps both Reid and Heinrich don’t watch TV, read the papers, bother to keep up with current events, or misunderstand the meaning of “secure”. More than likely, they are both just partisan fools forcing an agenda.

Unfortunately, they are not alone. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, another Democrat, wants us to believe that children crossing illegally and handing themselves over to border agents ‘proves’ that the border is secure. This is as inane as Homeland Security telling us the recent deportation of 40 adults and children (over 60,000 children have crossed in the past 9 months) ‘proves’ the White House means business. It only proves that White House business is amnesty.

The definition of “secure” for many Democrats is as strangely nuanced as President Clinton’s definition of “is”. The White House assures us that border security is at an all-time high, citing the money and guards thrown at the problem as proof. Using that criterion, our public education system should be the best the world has ever seen, yet, many kids are graduating high school still unable to read at an 8th grade level.

Money is not the answer and Reid’s ridiculous rhetoric is an insult – and the whole world is laughing.

David J. Hentosh

Our Government is Failing Its Responsibilities

June 16, 2014

The Preamble to the Constitution tells us very succinctly why our government exists: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence (sic), promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…Our government is currently failing to live up to these basic responsibilities.

Justice” for our government has been ideologically distorted to cater to minorities at the expense of the majority in order to advance the current administration’s policies. The Justice Department, led by Eric Holder, is surrounded in controversy with issues such as aggressive probing of journalists, the IRS scandal, drone attacks, and much more. It has selectively decided what to pursue and not pursue based on politics rather than justice and laws are being rewritten or ignored.

Domestic tranquility” has been severely hampered by the political partisanship pervading Congress. President Obama has established an “us against them” atmosphere for political gain and policies are being advanced that widen the divide in the country.

Providing for the country’s defense is the most egregious failure of our government. Our southern border is open due to policies set in place unilaterally by president Obama resulting in known Mexican gang members as well as possible terrorists entering the country with impunity. Obama’s abandonment of Iraq resulted in al Qaeda taking over and possibly gaining an entire country with its resources to use against us. Iran, on the verge of having nuclear weapons, may easily fill the void in Iraq or aid the terrorists to our detriment. Afghanistan is sure to follow suit when Obama’s declared abandonment comes to fruition. Putin is fearlessly resurrecting the USSR, endangering the U.S. and the entire world.

Social policies encouraged by our current government do not “promote the general Welfare”. These policies promote the “specific welfare” of groups that are politically advantageous for a transformation of America that will do nothing to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”. This transformation is designed to prune our liberties to fit an idealistic agenda contrary to American traditions.

Our government’s failure to live up to these responsibilities is glaring and frightening. If we don’t get our government back to basics soon, there will be no future for our form of government.

David J. Hentosh

Immigration Insanity

June 9, 2014

President Obama has instituted a foolish immigration policy based on nothing more than idealistic, personal feelings. This is aggravating ongoing immigration problems, creating new ones, and sending a message to the world that crossing the border illegally is the easy way to immigrate to the U.S. and receive government benefits. It is insanity.

Obama made it clear to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that many immigration laws currently on the books should not be enforced. He then issued an executive order halting deportation of young illegal immigrants. He has set a personal policy in place that is snowballing into a nightmare.

Border officials and family and immigration court systems are now overwhelmed with children traveling without parents crossing into the U.S at our Southwest border. There has been a 92% increase over last year (47,000 caught since October) of children illegally crossing the border, a direct result of Obama’s executive order. It is predicted that there will be 60,000 or more children caught crossing the border this year.

To deal with this influx, the administration is now going to provide lawyers for these children, helping them fight our laws to remain in the country. This is in addition to having to provide food and shelter. It is certainly admirable, and necessary, to provide aid for these helpless children, but they have been put in jeopardy by Obama’s executive order. Creating a border crossing free-for-all enticed desperate parents to allow their children to set out on such a perilous and illegal journey.

Illegal immigration problems have been exasperated by Obama’s supplanting of existing laws with his own laws. Furthermore, refusal to secure the border, a pre-requisite for reform, continues to be his administration’s stance in discussions of reform. The results of his policies are pouring in across our borders.

We must stop the insanity by sealing the border and allowing real reform, not just amnesty, to be discussed. How much more damage will be incurred before that happens?

David J. Hentosh

Screamers Are Winning

May 28, 2014

Aided by the media, the progressive left has re-defined comprehensive immigration reform as amnesty, but there is nothing comprehensive about it at all. Illegal immigrants are only one aspect of the immigration issue but have now become the sole purpose behind “reform” for both sides of the aisle.

The GOP originally pushed for real reform which, rationally, called for securing the border before dealing with other immigration issues. This idea was beaten down with the race card as if securing the border was a hateful thing to do. Convinced by the media that this was popular opinion and fearing a loss of votes, the GOP caved and has sheepishly allowed the entire issue to be framed as amnesty.

Obamacare became law in much the same way. It was conceived as a way to provide health insurance to the uninsured, less than 10% of the population, and that remained the driving factor. Details were thrown together hastily in order to get the health care law passed by a Congress favorable to Obama. Now, 90% of the population suffers the consequences of allowing our health care system to be idealistically framed and “reformed”.

Abortion has been framed as “pro-choice”; traditional marriage has been framed as “discriminatory”; religious belief has been framed as “offensive”; opposition to Obama policies has been framed as “racist”; skepticism of man-made global warming has been framed as “denial”; and self-indulgent, morally bankrupt social trends have been framed as “progressive”.

This is the means by which the country is being dismantled brick by brick for “fundamental transformation”. The screamers are re-framing issues to advance their agenda while the silent majority, tired of being called names, being shouted down, and being labeled racists, allow it to happen.

Immigration reform could be the last brick dismantled to achieve total “transformation”. Those given amnesty will show appreciation with votes as will those entering the country through a porous border. American traditions will be trashed, a one-party political system will emerge, wealth will be re-distributed until the economy collapses, and a new third-world country will emerge to replace the leader of the free world – all because the silent majority allowed the screamers to win.

David J. Hentosh

Can the U.S. Survive This Foreign Policy?

April 14, 2014

This administration’s foreign policy has been a terrible failure and the U.S. may never be able to recover from the damage already done. Three more years of this could bring an end to all influence and respect the U.S. once had throughout the world and alienate every ally we ever had.

“Leading from behind” has placed us firmly behind on every international issue and our foreign policies are deliberately designed to keep us behind. Obama’s “fundamental transformation” was conceived with the intent of reducing United States influence and it is succeeding all too well.

Russia is now taking a leading role in world affairs and, convinced of Obama’s impotency, Putin is boldly threatening the security of Europe with aggressiveness in the Ukraine. With no fear of reprisal from Obama, Putin is blatantly resurrecting the Soviet Union from the ashes of the cold war.

Having done little to nothing in response to Putin’s aggression, Obama issued a warning to Moscow this week of “additional consequences” if it fails to reduce tensions with Ukraine. What, exactly, does “additional” mean when there were no consequences in the first place? It is nothing more than another one of Obama’s rhetorical, and useless, responses.

As if that weren’t enough, the administration is on the verge of joining the State Department, headed by sycophant John Kerry, in accommodating Russia’s request (per the Open Skies Treaty) to upgrade sensor packages in planes flying over the U.S. that would allow a significant increase in spying capabilities. Once again, Obama is willing to accommodate everyone but our own Defense Department which is vehemently against such a move.

It is frightening to think what almost three more years of this foreign policy could do to our country. Even more frightening is the thought that voters may not wake up in time to stop four more years of this “progressive” nonsense. If that happens, there is little doubt that the country, and the world, will never recover.

David J. Hentosh

Fear Not – Biden’s Coming

March 19, 2014

Eastern Europe is now experiencing, up close, the consequences of a weak American president. President Obama, hailed as a breath of fresh air and destined to drag the United States into the “enlightened” world, was expected to be a great “Uniter” using nothing more than touchy-feely rhetoric. The bad guys didn’t buy it.

Obama’s foreign policy has been centered on making friends with bad guys, alienating good guys, and using words as a deterrent. Israel no longer considers us a reliable ally and has accused the United States of projecting weakness internationally. Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed at Obama’s sanctions against 11 people (read that again – 11 people!) resulting almost immediately in Russia annexing Crimea. Iran thumbs its nose at Obama every chance it gets and North Korea is firing rockets provocatively into the Sea of Japan. Obama’s answer to growing aggression in the world has been to make cuts to our military.

To reassure European allies concerned about Russia’s action in Ukraine, Obama is sending vice president Joe Biden, the court jester. How reassuring is that? People laugh at the mere mention of Biden’s name. Unless he arrives with a squadron of fighter jets, a few thousand troops, and a missile defense system, there will be little assurance. It will just be another insult to our allies.

The world will be wrestling with the damage caused by a weak American president for quite some time and, unfortunately, there may be much more on the horizon. The leader of the free world is proving to be no leader. Leading from behind didn’t work in Syria and it is now a joke amusing only Putin. Eastern Europe is not laughing. Perhaps Biden will bring a smile.

David J. Hentosh

Dangerous Democrats

March 6, 2014

Ann Coulter cuts through the smoke and mirrors and presents a stark summary that goes against much of the media’s “recollections” of the competence of Democrat president’s dealings with foreign affairs. It does not give one a warm, fuzzy feeling about current world events.

From Ann Coulter

As long as a Democrat sits in the White House, America will be repeatedly humiliated, the world will become a much more dangerous place…John F. Kennedy was in the White House for less than three years and…Six months after becoming president, JFK had his calamitous meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna — a meeting The New York Times described as “one of the more self-destructive American actions of the Cold War, and one that contributed to the most dangerous crisis of the nuclear age”…Khrushchev was delighted to discover that the U.S. president was so “weak”…Lyndon Johnson, famously escalated the war in Vietnam simply to prove that the Democrats could be trusted with national security…that war allowed liberals to spend the next half-century denouncing every use of American military force as “another Vietnam”…Jimmy Carter warned Americans about their “inordinate fear of communism”…His most inspired strategic move was to abandon the Shah of Iran, a loyal U.S. ally, which gave rise to the global Islamofascist movement we’re still dealing with today…Before the end of the year, the Islamic lunatics had taken 52 Americans hostage in Tehran…Twice, when Clinton was president, Sudan had offered to turn over bin Laden to the U.S…According to Michael Scheuer, who ran the bin Laden unit at the CIA for many years, Clinton was given eight to 10 chances to kill or capture bin Laden but refused to act…When Obama took office, al Qaida had been routed in Iraq…A few short years into Obama’s presidency — and al-Qaida is back! For purely political reasons, as soon as he became president, Obama removed every last troop from Iraq…So now, another Russian leader is playing cat-and-mouse with an American president — and guess who’s the mouse…

Read it and weep here: Crimea River

How Wrong Can One Be?

March 5, 2014

Obama has turned out to be wrong most of the time but that is rarely acknowledged by true believers. For the idealistic, he “has to” be right, therefore, failure cannot occur, but it does and it has – consistently.

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is turning out to be a catastrophe. Almost everything promised is turning out to be wrong while all the predictions heard from Senator Mike Enzi (and others) that were mocked are turning out to be right. Experts were ignored in favor of Obama’s “superior intelligence” and now provisions of the law are being delayed by Obama solely to keep the stink away from campaigning Democrats.

The Stimulus failed to revive the economy but believers claim it a success by saying our economy would be much worse if it was never put in place. Conveniently, that can never be proved, but it allows followers to deny failure and pretend they are right.

Global warming, rhetorically changed to “climate change” to ease embarrassment, fuels Obama’s continuing green policies even though predictions continue to prove wrong. Resent research conducted by the Environmental Policy Alliance shows that buildings receiving green energy certification use more energy than non-green buildings, but Obama’s “green” agenda continues to waste taxpayer money for idealistic purposes.

Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine is a direct result of Obama’s failed foreign policies. His inexperience and lack of decisiveness with Syria broadcast his weakness to the world. Putin has no fear of Obama and is taking full advantage just as Iran played him for a fool and is now on the verge of having a nuclear weapon. Allies (e.g. Israel) have been insulted while enemies have been appeased and USA world leadership and respect is at an all-time low.

Obama was also wrong about: Ushering in a “post racial” and “open door” administration; closing Gitmo; creating shovel ready jobs; Obamacare not being a tax; insurance rates going down; keeping one’s health plan; comprehensive immigration reform in his first term; Benghazi attack caused by video; Al Qaeda being decimated; unemployment reduction; and so much more.

How wrong can one be? For the sake of the country we can only hope we don’t find out.

David J. Hentosh

The Fallacy of Fairness

February 18, 2014

Like children, progressive liberals often scream “unfair” when something doesn’t go their way. In fact, their entire agenda is built around the unrealistic assumption that life must be “fair” in all things and the government must make it so. This has produced a ‘tail wagging the dog’ situation in society, shredding the idea of a “common good” and producing a culture obsessed with victimhood.

Obamacare shattered our health care system and burdened everyone for the sake of 10% of the population that was uninsured. Our borders continue to be unsafely protected for the sake of amnesty for an estimated 18 million illegal immigrants. The institution of marriage is being re-defined to the detriment of the traditional family unit in order to appease less than 5% of the population. Abortion, utilized by less than 3% of the population, is being subsidized by all through taxes, ignoring all moral or religious objections.

While it is admirable to consider fairness for all, it is unreasonable to always expect it and the pursuit of fairness for “victims” often produces unfairness elsewhere. The current push for a redistribution of wealth only considers those without, ignoring any fairness for those who worked hard to achieve their wealth.

To be truly “fair”, those with wealth who pay most of the nation’s taxes should have their vote count more than those who pay no taxes. They have more skin in the game and should receive more representation because of it, especially since those without will always vote to get “assistance” from tax revenues. There are reasonable arguments for this type of higher representation, but those with wealth are never deemed “victims” and, therefore, do not deserve fairness.

Parents teach children that life is not always fair, but it seems that is too often forgotten by adults. The tail wagging the dog will one day find the dog torn away by so much wagging. What will be considered “fair” when that happens?

David J. Hentosh


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