So if I can add a political observation, to what should, hopefully, for me, be a day free from politics, capitalism works and communism has failed everywhere it's been tried, even in this country before it was founded.
The longstanding debate on illegal immigration in this country shifted suddenly this week to an equally emotional debate concerning the Obama administration’s plans to allow up to ten thousand Syrian “refugees”from areas controlled or threatened by ISIS, following the massacre in Paris in which ISIS thugs went on a rampage that so far has resulted in 130 deaths..
Republican opposition is based on legitimate national security concerns and suspicions that the plan is part of an overall scheme to grow the Democrat party, which usually does quite well among Muslims, as it does with Hispanics, and others seeking assistance from government programs such as welfare and foodstamps, and more recently ObamaCare, atleast until the premiums went through the roof, rendering the affordable healthcare act, unaffordable.
It also does quite well with groups that have no desire to leave their own cultures behind them and become Americans in every sense of the word, as previous generations of immigrants have done.
Governor Charlie Baker, who is pretty good at reading the political tea leaves, has resisted accepting refugees in Massachusetts at a time that national polls show that the average person seems to be siding with the common sense pleas to thoroughly vet and screen the mostly male applicants that photos show look like young males in great physical shape, not widows and children, as President Obama condescendingly stated in his remarks clearly aimed at Republican critics, during speeches from Turkey and the Philippines, in the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks.
Widows and orphans Mr President? You mean the kind that we know are being trained to wear suicide vests or pickup a decapitated Christian’s head and proudly parade it infront of a group of adult Muslims like the kind we’ve seen in photos posted on social media sites, while shouting “Allahu Akbar”, which btw doesn’t mean “God is Great”, but “God is Greater”, and that leads to the obvious follow up question: Greater than whom? The Lord Jehovah also known as Jesus Christ to Christians perhaps?
Obviously we are dealing with a religious conflict between those that practice radical Islamic ideology including Sharia Law and we “infidels”, who value our Christian/Judaeo heritage and the freedom and liberties historically inherent in Western culture, including the rights of women to be treated equally under the law..
While the whole world is appalled at the nature of the blatant display of barbarism on the world stage by disciples of this so called “religion of peace”, which now threatens us right here in the United States, including New York City and Washington, D.C., Americans are confused about the behavior of the President and his Secretary of State, John Kerry, as well as the strange behavior of the leading democrat candidate for the Presidency, Hillary Clinton, none of whom will even utter the words “radical Islamic terrorists”.
Reports from anonymous Obama staffers say, the President refuses to even read intelligence briefings on certain groups he thinks are justified in their grievances.
And Kerry implied that last years’ attacks by ISIS on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish grocery store, were justified.
Equally strange and unexplainable is why in the immediate aftermath of the horrendous attacks would the administration be doubling down on their efforts to allow massive numbers of questionable refugees from Syria into the country.
Speaking from Manila, Philipines, President Obama gave the impression he considered Republicans more of a threat than radical Islamic head decapitating terrorists, which is absurd, as well as totally irrational, stating that it is not part of our history to deny immigrants entrance into the country or to require a religious test for entrance, as some Republican candidates for President and members of Congress stated.
And I’m here to tell you he is wrong on both accounts.
From time to time in our nations history, particularly in the beginning of the last century, Immigration has slowed or come to a complete halt as it did under the Immigration Act of 1924 (Johnson – Reed Act) that shaped American Immigration policy until the 1960’s.
Did you get that Mr President? There was no immigration from 1924 – 1960.
And not only are Religious tests given every day in this country, but they are required by Federal Law under section 158 of title 8, US Code to ensure that as many people as possible who are being persecuted for religious reasons are admitted.
|Tom Brady attending President Bush's State of the Union address in 2004|
|Mary Lou Daxland, President of the Massachusetts Republican Assembly (MARA)|