Michael Cutler, a retired Senior Special Agent of the former United States INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) whose career spanned some 30 years, worked as an Immigration Inspector, Immigration Adjudications Officer and spent 26 years as an agent who rotated through all the squads within the Investigations Branch. For half of his career he was assigned to the Drug Task Force. He has testified before over a dozen congressional hearings, provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission as well as state legislative hearings around the United States and at trials where immigration is at issue.
In a recent article in Frontpage Magazine entitled “Immigration Failure — By Design”, Mr. Cutler described how America’s enforcement of immigration policy has all but collapsed after decades of cluttered and inefficient bureaucracy, lack of transparency with regard to both Congress and the American people, and corrupt political agendas. This is a failure that must be laid at the doorstep of the Washington establishment in general, as it was a problem long in the making through many congresses and presidential administrations. The Obama administration, however, has taken several unilateral actions that have virtually emptied the term immigration law enforcement of its very definition. Below is Cutler’s essay in its entirety.
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A recent article in FrontPage magazine examined how Conservatism suffers from a lack of sexy.
In “The Art of Political War” [David] Horowitz observes that progressives have inverted Clausewitz’s famous dictum and treat politics as “war continued by other means.” By contrast, conservatives approach politics as a debate over policy. Conservatives generally and Republicans in particular, either fail to understand that there is a political war taking place, or disapprove of the fact that there is. Conservatives approach politics as a series of management issues, and hope to impose limits on what government may do. Their paradigm is based on individualism, compromise, and partial solutions. This puts conservatives at a distinct disadvantage in political combats with the left, whose paradigm of oppression and liberation inspires missionary zeal and is perfectly suited to aggressive tactics and no-holds-barred combat.
CNN reports on a recent study showing how ISIS is recruiting children as much as possible. These kids can be as young as 8. They are beaten and forced to join ISIS – killed if they do not. If old enough they become foot soldiers, but the younger ones are made to become suicide bombers, as children are more likely to be overlooked as a security threat and thus have a tremendous advantage in surprise.
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These are the death throes of the West’s long experiment with Political Correctness – the romantic embrace of any culture at any cost with no rules
Several countries in Europe, foremost among them Sweden, Germany, and France, willfully invited and accepted in 2015 far more migrants from Middle East war zones than they could handle, let alone pay for. The most generous welfare systems in the world are quickly being drained dry, brutal rape and crime have become epidemics, and there isn’t and never was any plan for assimilation. These are the death throes of the West’s long experiment with Political Correctness – the romantic embrace of any culture at any cost with no rules: it finally ends when you embrace a culture (or religion) that fundamentally despises you and is glad to take everything you give it and then destroy you from the inside. This is a 5-minute, translated Danish report on how Sweden is now irrevocably approaching total civic breakdown. Unbelievable. (link to Jeppe Juhl’s commentary from Denmark on Swedish collapse is below.
Is your health care better now than it was four years ago? How much easier is it to get your prescriptions or doctor’s referrals? How are your premiums and deductibles? Is your insurance company reasonable? If you’re like most Americans, the answer to nearly all of those questions is negative. Health care is no better now, and in many ways worse, than it was before the Affordable Care Act that President Obama strong-armed through Congress and signed in 2010. And one massive reason it’s worse is because of the suffocating tangle of unnecessary regulations that drive insurance companies costs up, causing them to pass the pain along to you.
Now the State is set to do with the cable industry what it has so successfully done with health care, the energy industry, and nearly every other industry it has heavily meddled in: bring it to its knees till it begs for a federal bailout, thus giving the federal government permanent, inexorable control over a primary communications channel Americans have always been able to choose for themselves.
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A recent article in American Thinker by Eileen F. Toplansky lucidly explains how the standard provisions of Obamacare, plus additional “rules” (i.e. executive orders) made subsequently by the president’s pen and Blackberry, created a negative economic situation and then made it worse. As has been the case with central planning interventions into the economies of socialist nations across the world over the last century, the Obama administration’s tinkering with the American health care system has needlessly created more problems than it solved.
To understand how companies used to compete with each other to attract and retain valuable employees, as well as understand how governmental interference into this process with idealistic but clumsy, counter-productive regulations takes some study and patience. However when we take the time to examine the details, we begin to see how businesses’ self-preserving actions make sense, while the government’s counter-proclamations end up actually hurting the American workers they are trying to help. Toplansky’s article, which I’ve reprinted below in its entirety, does an excellent job of making the complex understandable and is well worth the read, as are her supporting links.
When President Obama stages a photo op to publicize signing a measure he claims will “help” American workers, you can be almost certain that “unintended consequences” will outweigh any intended benefits. Lacking even an elementary understanding of how a market economy works, he only makes things worse.
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