Growing up in small town America in the 70’s we never locked our doors at night, as a matter of fact I never had a house key as a kid, didn’t need one. If I remember right we had a key hidden at the back door by the rock next to the first bush left side of the door under a potted plant, the only potted plant in that area. Basically if you were a thief looking for the house key my folks all but laid out a map. I think the only time the house was locked was when we left town and the key was for the neighbor to feed the dog.
We didn’t have adult crossing guards, in elementary school the fifth graders were given the task of getting kids across the streets safely. I guess school officials figured 10 year olds were bright enough to know how to shuttle the urchins back and forth at the crossings. It was considered quite the honor to be the crossing guard, to wear the orange vest with the hand held stop sign, it was a big deal.
What a small but meaningful way to understand responsibility, I don’t recall anyone ever getting hit at a crossing and we had some damn busy roads.
We didn’t have cops in our schools, there was no need. The teachers and staff were there to handle any problems but we didn’t need law enforcement. High school kids would skip class, smoke in the parking lot and get in fights but it was all handled by the students themselves or the teachers. It was innocent and obnoxious trouble making but we never wished we had a cop around.
We were raised to not be afraid, to be responsible, and have the ability to handle our own problems. We learned that the society we lived in had laws and we were taught to adhere to those laws or face the consequences. There were also the unspoken rules, respect your elders, hold a door open for the ladies, don’t hit girls, and don’t swear in front of Mom.
We lived by the rules, didn’t seem that difficult.
When people don’t abide by the laws of the land and choose to not follow the rules then society breaks down. When a Mohamed shoots up a company Christmas party, or a couple of illegal immigrant adult males rape a 14 year old girl, or a black man attacks a cop after robbing a store, you kinda get the feeling that society has got a problem. But here’s a little secret, Mohamed, Jose, and Deontre’ don’t care about the rules. Each individual was raised a certain way and follows the rules they have learned from childhood to adult, the individuals mentioned above obviously didn’t learn the same lessons as I did growing up.
These are the people that liberals put on a pedestal, the kind of people liberals don’t want banned, the kind of people that liberals want crossing our borders, the kind of people that are the handiwork of our union run public schools, the kind of people who don’t follow our laws because they have their own culture that has it’s own laws.
We used to have wonderful country where for the most part, other than the crazies, people followed societies laws whether written or unspoken. Unfortunately our elected officials have chosen that diversity is the future regardless of the casualties.
We lock our doors now, even when we’re home.by jeffli6 with 15 comments
The head of Mexico’s governors’ association will lodge a complaint with the Organization of American States Saturday accusing President Trump of human rights violations, demanding the OAS help ensure protections for migrants facing raids or deportation from the U.S.
The Washington Times goes on to report that the complaint will be delivered personally, and that the governors also issued a lot of palaver about the economic importance of the border, meaning, open border on the north side (just try to get past a Mexican immigration officer without papers going south) as somehow necessary for both countries.
So now the big concern for the OAS is “human rights” according to these governors. Not the human rights of having to live in Mexico, which is so corrupt and crime-ridden that schoolyard kids are exposed to beheadings, the Mexico of hanging bodies on bridges, or the Mexico of mass graves, often of migrants. Or, the Mexico where governors are found complicit at least in the mass disappearance of college students, as happened a couple years ago. No, the human rights violation here is the election of Donald Trump, his effort to enforce U.S. law and apparently, a newly carved out human “right” to be an illegal immigrant with no detention. keep reading….
For comparison, below is a story from a few years back about an American working LEGALLY in Mexico and the hoops you have to jump through to LEGALLY work in Mexico. Obviously the “Rights” these governors of Mexico are worried about are very one sided.
I spent five years working in Mexico.
I worked under a tourist visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval.
During that six months our Mexican and US Attorneys were working to secure a permanent work visa called a FM3. It was in addition to my US passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country. Barbara’s was the same except hers did not permit her to work.
To apply for the FM3 I needed to submit the following notarized originals (not copies) of my:
1. Birth certificates for Barbara and me.
2. Marriage certificate.
3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation.
4. College transcripts for every college I attended and proof of graduation.
5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors I had worked for at least one year.
6. A letter from The ST. Louis Chief of Police indicating I had no arrest record in the US and no outstanding warrants and was “a citizen in good standing.”
7. Finally; I had to write a letter about myself that clearly stated why there was no Mexican citizen with my skills and why my skills were important to Mexico. We called it our “I am the greatest person on earth” letter. It was fun to write.
All of the above were in English that had to be translated into Spanish and be certified as legal translations and our signatures notarized. It produced a folder about 1.5 inches thick with English on the left side and Spanish on the right.
Once they were completed Barbara and I spent about five hours accompanied by a Mexican attorney touring Mexican government office locations and being photographed and fingerprinted at least three times. At each location (and we remember at least four locations) we were instructed on Mexican tax, labor, housing, and criminal law and that we were required to obey their laws or face the consequences. keep reading….
“In Obama’s first year in office, the United States resettled three-quarters of Iraqi refugees.
71% of Iraqi refugees are receiving cash assistance. 82% are on Medicaid and 87% are on food stamps. Compare those atrocious numbers to only 17% of Cubans on cash assistance and 16% on Medicaid.
It should be obvious why Obama shut the door on Cuban refugees while holding it wide open for Syrian Muslims (but closing it tightly on Syrian Christians), Iraqis and Somalis (77.4% food stamp use).” here….by jeffli6 with 2 comments
Jorge Ramos is the voice for Mexicans and Latin America in the U.S., he is wildly popular as a reporter for Univision and appears on FOX news frequently. One would think he would pick his words carefully but Trump has him so pissed off Ramos is saying what he really thinks and he thinks the United States belongs to Mexicans. H/T Gateway Pundit for the storyby jeffli6 with 4 comments
United States begins enforcing existing immigration laws, number of asylum seekers/illegal immigrants from South America doubles on Canada’s southern border.
Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.
The number of would-be refugees crossing into Canada at isolated and unguarded border crossings has increased in recent weeks amid fears that U.S. President Donald Trump will crack down on illegal immigrants, and photos of smiling Canadian police greeting the migrants have gone viral.
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Arizona: We need to handle immigration.
Liberals (via Obama): No, we are going to sue you because immigration is a federal issue. States have no say in it.
Trump: Immigration is a federal issue.
Liberals: No, immigration is a state/city issue!
Good timesby jeffli6 with 1 comment
“There’s only one problem with this hostage crisis theory of immigration. It’s insane.
If they’ll go off and join ISIS if we don’t let them in, what happens when we do let them in?
Why would we want to take in people who express their disagreement with our politics by shooting up a gay nightclub or a social service center that helps the developmentally disabled?
When normal people don’t like a policy, they protest or write a letter to the editor. They don’t plant a pressure cooker bomb next to a little boy or stab college students with a butcher knife.
“Let us in or we’ll kill you” is the least compelling immigration argument ever.” here…by jeffli6 with no comments yet
I normally wouldn’t post something like this but;
1. Celebrities use satire and dark humor to attack Trump so I guess this is fair game.
2. Since the
rioters protesters have no control then why should I?
3. It’s anti-Trump but seems to miss the mark.by jeffli6 with 5 comments
“As a Mexican-American who often identifies more with the “American” side of the hyphen, sanctimonious attempts by Mexican officials to lecture Americans about how to stop illegal immigration over our southern border always grate on me.”
“Illegal immigration into the United States is a complicated and explosive topic that should be off-limits to any Mexican leader, past or current.
Why? Because if the presidents of Mexico had the integrity and courage to tackle corruption, modernize government, create jobs, improve their economy, and reform their legal system, there is a good chance that fewer of their countrymen would leave their families, abandon their communities and risk their lives to cross the border into the United States. Once here, they are at the tender mercies of politicians — in both parties — who too often cynically use the immigration issue for their own benefit.
Fox should stop trying to compete with Trump by fighting tweets with tweets, and instead turn his attention to making Mexico great again. He could even hand out baseball caps.”by jeffli6 with no comments yet