Crisis goes unanswered

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I remember years past when, if America faced a crisis, the president would address the nation, define the crisis and how to deal with the crisis. The people, state governments and the press would be mobilized to help with the plan.

President Obama’s reaction to the crisis on our southern border lacks the transparency and use of the bully pulpit I am accustomed to in America. His administration is having illegal immigrants here shipped around the nation and deposited, with limited input from state and local governments. As the crisis continues, apparently nothing is being done to stop the flow of thousands of people across our border.

What is the impact of Obama’s actions? Just consider America’s already-weak education system. School is starting soon.

Imagine a school district having to deal with 500 students with questionable custodial guardians, questionable immunization records, limited cultural adaptation and marginal English-language skills entering school systems without the awareness of the local authorities.

Consider the impact on welfare agencies, health-care agencies and law enforcement. Illegal-immigrant teenagers already are being recruited into gangs, or smuggled in to beef up gangs in North America.

Democrats such as Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley urged open borders, using the crisis to bash Republicans – until illegal aliens started being placed in his state and burdening his state budget. How quickly his opinion changed. This is a bipartisan crisis!

What is Obama’s plan? Blame Republicans and have Congress write him a check for $3.7 billion. Is this really going to go away and stop if Obama does nothing, or does he want this crisis to continue?

Either this is a plot to ruin America, or Obama heads one of the most incompetent presidential administrations in the history of America.

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Angela H
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Angela H 08/05/14 - 05:57 am
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Cloward and Piven. Read

Cloward and Piven. Read about it.....or read current events for a good practical application.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 08/05/14 - 06:01 am
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they've blissfully frolicked where angels fear to tread

"one of the most incompetent" implies there are other equally or worse incompetencies... perhaps the Wilson administration comes close, but oh, but you sell the O'dministration short
let us give this O'dministration its due- they're the worst, by far... the only competition for the second term is the first term
and its competition shouldn't be just presidential administrations, the comparison field should be open to corporate administrations and any other administrative group... and the O'dministration still is the worst
they are so bad they don't even know they're bad

southern2
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southern2 08/05/14 - 06:43 am
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Angela H

Remember not to upset the pro-invasion sympathizers that write on here. Your comments will be censored like ours were on the Kenny's LTE last Sunday.

Some can't handle the truth!

Angela H
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Angela H 08/05/14 - 07:11 am
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So true, southern2. To some,

So true, southern2. To some, the truth is considered an offensive, personal attack.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 08/05/14 - 10:27 am
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at least Obama ended racism

he didn't lower the seas or part the oceans or cause Muslims to be peaceful, but no country with a black president... oops, excuse me, President, can be considered racist... and even though America can't be considered racist anymore, Holder and Obama can still be...

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/05/14 - 01:05 pm
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LTE

I can agree with this whole LTE, BUT what about ALL of the people who came to New York decades ago. Shouldn't we consider what happened then as a model for this situation? I mean, what is the difference??

Angela H
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Angela H 08/05/14 - 01:12 pm
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The difference is that they

The difference is that they went to Ellis Island, were screened and those who were healthy and could contribute to society were let in, those who couldn't or weren't, were turned away.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/05/14 - 01:32 pm
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AH

"The difference is that they went to Ellis Island, were screened and those who were healthy and could contribute to society were let in, those who couldn't or weren't, were turned away"

Talking about discrimination of the "unuseable disabled". If Ellis Island served this purpose, then perhaps we should treat the Hispanics in the same way.

Angela H
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Angela H 08/05/14 - 01:53 pm
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Discrimination? You bet!

Discrimination? You bet! People don't have a RIGHT to come here. They have to contribute to society to be allowed to come here. I have no problem treating hispanics the same way....problem is, the ones we are talking about aren't coming here by legal means, like those that came to Ellis Island. Their first act in this country is to violate the law, then live in public housing....nice contribution.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/05/14 - 01:57 pm
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"Discrimination? You bet! People don't have a RIGHT to come here"

Don't you want to read this again? Talking about rights, don't we have the obligation to take these people in in the name of being refugees.

Angela H
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Angela H 08/05/14 - 02:04 pm
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Are you aware that about 80%

Are you aware that about 80% of those polled did NOT say they were here as refugees, but to take advantage of the perceived anmesty?

And no....we don't have that obligation. We have an obligation to uphold the Constitution, and protect the citizens of the US.

KSL
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KSL 08/05/14 - 03:12 pm
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Well said, Angela H.

Well said, Angela H.

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jimmymac 08/05/14 - 04:16 pm
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The difference is the current invaders are coming here on their terms rather than by following America's immigration laws like so many did coming through Ellis Island. My grandparents on both sides immigrated coming through Ellis Island. They had to have a sponsor and a job waiting for them. There were no welfare benefits to rely on. They had to speak enough English to pass the citizenship test. Immigrants then assimilated into American society. They followed the law. If the current invaders did the same thing no one would be complaining. Instead they've ignored the immigration process completely and jumped ahead of thousands of people who are immigrating within the law. Why should they be rewarded for breaking the law?

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RMSHEFF 08/05/14 - 05:14 pm
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If you were the immigration czar what would be the standards for immigration to America. Would you allow everyone come here that want to come? Every poor person? It sounds as if you think we should allow all those in the third world to come to America.

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deestafford 08/05/14 - 06:34 pm
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Let's not forget that before the Hart-Celler Act of 1965...

Let's not forget that before the Hart-Celler Act of 1965, sponsored by Ted Kennedy, we had a quota established on the number of people we let in from undeveloped/Third World countries.

The purpose of our laws before this act was to bring only into America mostly those people who had cultures similar to ours and people who would contribute positively to the country.

The policy favored Europeans and Anglophone countries over others. It recognized the culture of a host country can be overrun with an invasion of Third World/undevloped peoples who are uneducated, poor, and lack the desire to assimilate.

KSL
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KSL 08/05/14 - 06:44 pm
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Not only do many not want to

Not only do many not want to assimilate, they demand we cater to them.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/05/14 - 08:36 pm
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They aren't going to be

They aren't going to be deported. They are a good supply of low-cost labor, and business owners like that.

In fact, if all the illegals were deported, it would cause massive problems in our economy. Crops would rot in the field, it would cause food shortages, and many businesses would fail.

So it isn't going to happen.

carcraft
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carcraft 08/05/14 - 09:15 pm
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Look up reconquesta

Look up reconquesta

KSL
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KSL 08/05/14 - 09:30 pm
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Generous "welfare payments"

Generous "welfare payments" need to be ceased. Make fathers pay child support. Limit the number of children people who are not self supporting can collect for.

KSL
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KSL 08/05/14 - 10:20 pm
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And there are hordes of

And there are hordes of people on SS disability who could be working. Perhaps not at what they were previously doing. But there is a ton of talent going to waste. Is there any follow up after being approved to make certain you are not working under the table.

At any rate, the unemployment rates are down because of this administration dumping people into SS disability.

prov227
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prov227 08/06/14 - 12:14 am
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What?

"They aren't going to be deported. They are a good supply of low-cost labor, and business owners like that."

Don't we have child labor laws?

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