The Caravan: Blame, Foreign Aid and Civility
By former Sheriff Richard Mack
This past week we have been saturated with the astonishing story of Central Americans forming a "caravan," as the media has dubbed it, of some 7500 Latinos who are willing to hike, many with their small children, to the United States. The media of course have represented that these thousands are seeking asylum, a new life, freedom, opportunity, a desperate chance to make a living, running from oppression and poverty. Well, that pretty much covers all the bases that will make the average person feel for their plight and condemn the President if he does not allow all 7500 to waltz right into the US of A with all the amenities of citizenship.
However, there are a few problems with this entire picture; first, it is not a caravan. A caravan is "a company of travelers on a journey through desert or hostile regions also : a train of pack animals. b : a group of vehicles traveling together." (Quoting Webster) What it really is; is an invasion, defined as "an unwelcome intrusion into another's domain." So, as you can clearly see, it is much more akin to an invasion than a caravan.
But regardless of its technical definition, there is a very startling phenomenon that has accompanied this story incessantly: The mainstream media, with very few exceptions, has blamed Trump for the entire ordeal. In fact, they blame him for trying to secure our border in any manner whatever and ridicule him for not opening the border to all our Latin American neighbors and Canadians, too. The leftist media want all who desire to enter America to do so unfettered and unchecked... As if there were never a threat of war from international Terrorists. Amazing!
Wolf Blitzer proudly announced a few days ago, amid all the postal "bombs" sent to the "who's who" in extremist Democrats, that CNN was open for business and would continue to report the news in an "honest and fair" manner. Then CNN went right back to work blaming Trump for the divisiveness, the hate, the extreme emotionalism, and all the cruel rhetoric going on in the world. And why not? Two weeks ago they even blamed Trump for the Hurricanes! Yes, insane , but nevertheless true.
The CSPOA denounces this obvious slant from the press. Let's put the blame for this invasion where it belongs: with the corrupt Latin American governments that refuse to allow individual liberty, property rights, and opportunity to their citizens. We have wholeheartedly opposed foreign aid to these "banana republics" or to any other nation for that matter. The American taxpayers have no obligation to send billions of dollars to foreign countries, period! This is not a proper constitutional expenditure; It is unlawful use of public funds. Furthermore, these countries stab us in the back and support the wholesale violation of our laws and national security.
Note: Has anyone ever asked why we pay out billions in foreign aid in the first place? The only logical answer is that such payments are "friendship fees." We pay tax dollars to these countries to be our friends. Well, those payments have proven to be an enormous failure.
The reason these "caravaners" are invading the United States has nothing to do with President Trump. They are coming here because their countries are against free markets, property, a strong middle class and equality and this has destroyed their economy in just the same way that liberals would like to destroy ours.
The CSPOA totally backs the President in ceasing all foreign aid, especially to nations supporting this huge illegal invasion, and putting all that money toward border security and building the wall. If we did just that, then Trump's assertion that Mexico, or Latin America, would pay for the wall would
prove to be true.
Finally, the CSPOA supports the President and Congress in doing whatever it takes to keep this invasion from ever entering the USA. We fully understand why they wish to come here, but as Senator Barack Obama once said, "We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country."(This goes for those waiting for asylum, too!)
We actually support this "once upon a time" Obama wisdom and fully agree that America cannot allow unchecked and unfettered immigration. We condemn the mail bombs and violence and the hate spewing from the political podiums. And we absolutely condemn the absurd one-sided blame game from the media, who ask us all to "come together" and then summarily support Hillary as she said, "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for and all you care about". If you did not know Hillary had said these words, who would you think they were referring to?
Civility begins with you and me and it falls to the person who lost to set the example. The true test of character is how you handle disappointment. Let us all handle personal defeat with honesty and dignity and handle this border problem with a firm resolve for law and order and safety. A
s we pursue solutions for America let us remember to be fair and above all, maintain our dignity as we discuss our differences.
Note: Sheriff Mack lived a year in Guatemala and a year in El Salvador. He also graduated with a BA degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish.
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Red Team Blue Team
by Blaise Dornisch, CSPOA
With rage and great lamenting many of our media, Hollywood, and political elites feign indignance at the mention of violating the original intent of our Constitution. This would be quite honorable, if it wasn't so outrageously hypocritical. These are the same blowhards who have stood by, or promoted the very desecration of our founding documents.
From progressive taxes, to infringements on press, speech, religion, self defense, to undeclared wars, unauthorized search and seizures, murder of innocents, and on and on, this group has facilitated the very destruction, of that they now pretend to defend.
The Constitution was never intended to be waved about like a pom pom, when politically expedient, or when an upcoming election was drawing near.
Our masters, who have usurped when and where the Constitution is to be applied, keep we the useful idiots, at each others throats cheering for the red team or the blue team, completely distracted from their tyranny.
Our Constitution - the very safeguard of All of our individual liberty - was brushed aside well over a century ago, and since that time we have been dependent on whatever privileges our masters mete out.
Now most every election cycle, the red team and the blue team try to outdo each other in pretending to be the better defender of our liberty and Constitution.
Until all of us, "We the People" take an active role in returning the federal government to the 18 specific authorities it possesses as stated in Article I, section 8 and return the rest to the states or the people (9th and 10th amendments), we will live in tyranny, relegated to be a cheerleader for the red team or the blue team, or completely uninvolved.
"The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure."
- Albert Einstein
Principles of Liberty, Part 3
By Rick Dalton
There are certain principles of liberty that are found woven through the written and spoken record of the words and works of the Founders. I have been privileged to serve as an instructor for the National Center for Constitutional Studies (NCCS.net) and to spread these principles far and wide in the US. The Center has gathered 28 principles of liberty from the aforementioned writings and speeches, and I share them now by permission.
We began two months ago with a discussion these
principles, continued it last month and this
month we'll finish it off.
Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.
The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent [to perform best].
- Thomas Jefferson
-A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom. For liberty is to be free from restraint and violence of others, which cannot be where there is no law."
- John Locke
-A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.
They made an early provision by law that every town consisting of so many families should be always furnished with a grammar school. They made it a crime for such a town to be destitute of a grammar schoolmaster for a few months, and subjected it to a heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner that I believe has been unknown to any other people, ancient or modern. The consequences of these establishments we see and feel every day [written in 1765]. A native of America who cannot read and write is as rare ... as a comet or an earthquake."
- John Adams
-A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."
- George Washington
-"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations - entangling alliances with none."
-Thomas Jefferson, given in his first inaugural address.
26 -The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore the government should foster and protect its integrity.
There is certainly no country in the world where the tie of marriage is more respected than in America, or where conjugal happiness is more highly or worthily appreciated."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
-The burden of debt is as destructive to human freedom as subjugation by conquest.
We are bound to defray expenses [of the war] within our own time, and are unauthorized to burden posterity with them.... We shall all consider ourselves morally bound to pay them ourselves and consequently within the life [expectancy] of the majority."
- Thomas Jefferson
-The United States has a manifest destiny to eventually become a glorious example of God's law under a restored Constitution that will inspire the entire human race.
The Founders sensed from the very beginning that they were on a divine mission. Their great disappointment was that it didn't all come to pass in their day, but they knew that someday it would.
John Adams wrote:
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."
For a wealth of material on the Constitution and the exceptional story of America's founding, go to nccs.net.
Documentation can be found in the book
"The Five Thousand Year Leap" published by The National Center for Constitutional Studies.
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