Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention came together for the last time to sign the document they helped create and craft. Constitution Day is an opportunity to show our love for the United State of America and the blessings of liberty our Founding Fathers helped secure for us.

The law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. (wiki)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Another half-assed war without an exit strategy.

ISIS is a evil band of thugs. If we're going to fight them, I hope we win. But even a best case scenario will have costs. Operation Desert Storm looked like a quick easy victory for those of us who watched from our living rooms. But it also gave us Osama Bin Laden and Timothy McVeigh.

ISIS already has a lot of enemies and no allies. They are doomed by their own rigid ideology. They will never be more than a nuisance, but our President is now making them our nuisance. Now that US forces are involved, ISIS has a non-Islamic enemy to use in recruitment propaganda and is that much more likely to carry out attacks against Americans.

The most wreckless aspect of this mess is the President's promise to attack targets in Syria. Since our military will not be coordinating with Assad, there is the possibility that pro-Assad forces will be killed by US airstrikes. If something like that happens, the State Department will have one hell of a time convincing Assad or anyone else that it was an accident. My prediction is that the US will be at war with the Syrian government within 12 months.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Citizens United case: Don't bother with a Constitutional amendment.

There is a push to restore some of the laws that were affected by the Citizens United decision. You are very naive if you think any piece of US legislation will keep corporations from attempting to influence elections. They will deal with it the same way they deal with our tax code: through the use of foreign shell companies. If you tell a billionaire who wants to spend $4 million to help a candidate that he can only spend $500,000, then he is going to start eight companies or NGO's in whatever country suits him and have them do his donating for him.

If you ban corporations from contributing to campaigns, they will hand out bonuses to trusted executives, who will then write personal checks to the candidates who will help their company succeed. Money finds a way.

What you should be worried about is how this will affect labor unions and grass roots organizations that can't relocate. When the little guy can't find the loophole, that makes the playing field even more lopsided than it was before.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

GIVE THE WEAPONS OF WAR TO THE SHERIFF ALONE!! Civilian Elected Authority over Military Actions is one of the Hallmarks of our Legal System and True Justice would require the resources to be accountable to We The People first.

credit: 18 August 2014 The Miami Herald
I am going to argue for something that I really didnt want to have to defend; however, because I am aware of certain strategic and National Security issues, I must advocate for at least the Allen County Sheriff, as the Chief Constitutionally Elected Executive Public Safety Officer, to be in command and control of any surplus Military equipment distributed from the Pentagon to LEO or Local Law Enforcement Organizations.

Contrary to everyone's memory apparently is that Fort Wayne - Allen County, Indiana is unique in this Country's Civil Defense and National Defense strategy.
1. We have not one, but three active Military bases within our Metro area.
2. We have one of the few airports that can land Air Force One (1982) that also has both a Air National Guard Battalion and recently announced an additional Active Air Force presence on the base, therefore it is now a Joint Operations Base.
3. As evidenced from the fall out from 9/11 (2001) we also hosted the primary back up to the White House switchboard in Downtown Fort Wayne.
4. We are one of the primary logistics hubs for Military Intelligence and also Public Health and Safety. Why do you think Parkview is now a ten mile campus on the north side of town on the other side of the interchange with its own Service Road access pointe to all Interstate and State Highway connections within a stones throw distance.
5. The GM Plant can be converted overnight into supplying military grade hardware as full time production. Steel Dynamics is just down the road in Whitley County, that is not a coincidence.
6. We hold a "currently defunct" Missile Silo System, and we are holding "Military Grade Chemical Waste" for safe keeping or in case of an emergency.



Oh I could continue, the list is pretty extensive; keeping in mind I despise Conspiracy Theories as much as I do not like the Militarization of Law Enforcement any more than the next person; however I do think that having a Civil Defense force trained by the Sheriff and under his direct and Joint Command with the National Guard would be a positive use of surplus goods from the Pentagon, but they shouldnt be used in everyday Police Work and they shouldnt be left to anyone except someone voted into office by We The People as a Civilian Authority over said Military activities, keep your checks and balances and give the Sheriff his proper due and the People our proper respect.

Brave New Films presents a History of the violations of Posse Comitatus (1878) and there is a an update on pending Legislative Review by Congress included via The Huffington Post which said in part:
.... The White House said it would examine the program, and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel noting that the adoption “by local police departments of military-style tactics and the use of military equipment have provoked concern across the nation for a number of years.”
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is set to chair a congressional hearing on “police militarization” on Tuesday.
Efforts to curb the programs could spark opposition from police departments and lobbyists. “You never know when domestic terrorism or a mass shooting event will hit Smalltown, USA,” Mark Lomax, executive director of the SWAT lobbying group National Tactical Officers Association, told Politico recently......


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mark your calender! Scott Wise is having a townhall meeting.

Who: Scott Wise, Libertarian candidate for US House of Represenatatives, Indiana 3rd District, Dan Drexler, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Allen County, and members of the general public like you.
What: Townhall Meeting
Where: Little Turtle branch of the Allen County Public Library. 2201 Sherman Street, Fort Wayne, IN.
When: September 2nd, 6pm.
Why: The day after Labor Day is commonly regarded as the start of election campaign season. Scott and Dan will be answering questions from the public.
How: I think Dan and Scott will be arriving by car. How you get to the townhall meeting is up to you.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ferguson

1) Sometimes police shootings are justified and sometimes it's a tragic misunderstanding. On very, very rare occasions, police have knowingly committed murder. These cases are very difficult to investigate because they involve suspects who know how police investigations are carried out.
 2) Peaceful protests are great, rioting is bad.
3) Arresting rioters is great, arresting peaceful protesters and journalists is bad.
4) Police officers are civilians, and should not have weapons that are prohibited for civilian use.
5) Here's an idea: All funding for state and local law enforcement should come from the state and local level. If voters in a jurisdiction won't support a bond issue or tax increase to spend $500,000 on an armored vehicle, then maybe the police shouldn't have that armored vehicle. Maybe an MRAP designed to protect its crew from a roadside bomb belongs in the Mideast and not the Midwest.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LP INDIANA: CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS!! ALMOST 700,000 VOTERS PUT ON HOLD!!

My initial response to this was: "Im all for sifting the voter rolls on the one year where there is no election going on, but this is just a little bit ridiculous, then again what do you expect from Republicans anymore, especially one whom was appointed because of a rule change after the last guy committed voter fraud." However after learning certain details I must apologize for misconstruing intentions by the current Secretary of State, whom actually prevented a costly lawsuit from affecting Hoosiers and others in this Country by "accelerating" a plan to filter voter rolls.

As someone whom is liberty minded, when it comes to ballot access whether as candidates, officers, or voters, Libertarians can get really jumpy really fast because we are both itching for that fight, and at the same time, on guard for it always. The other issue is with all the other schemes going on (especially in the South, most notably North Carolina,
and even Ballot fraud in ALABAMA) , now that the one clause (Section Four) of the Voting Rights Act was suspended by the SCOTUS, every one whom is liberty minded is on edge when it comes to disenfranchisement of the voters, by those elected to represent them and by laws or actions which prevent them from excising that essential civil duty to vote. 


Seriously though, CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION, even if you dont get a notice and by all means tell everyone you know that this bullpuckey wont happen improperly again, if you elect Karl Tatgenhorst for Indiana Secretary of State in November.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Statist Reality: My response to Paul Krugman's "The Libertarian Fantasy"

Toledo has had problems with their drinking water. Phosphorus run-off from farms has been causing an algae bloom in Lake Erie, and that's bad. Paul Krugman has cited it as a reason why libertarian economics won't work. Krugman wants you to think that Libertarians think that pollution is no big deal. But pollution is a problem in any modern society, no matter what your ideology is. I think that the good folks of Toledo would be justified in filing a class action suit against farms along the Maumee River. The phosphorus is coming from fertilizer used on crops. And what should make you mad is that a lot of these crops aren't going to be used as food. A lot of corn is used to make ethanol. Most gas stations sell fuel that is 90% gas and 10% ethanol. The ethanol doesn't do anything to make your car perform better or pollute less. It's just there because the federal government has been trying to pump up corn prices. This is to help corn farmers and corporations that own corn farms. I have no objection to regulations to reduce phosphorus runoff, aside from that they would be difficult to enforce. Instead, Congress should stop encouraging farmers to pump chemicals into the ground by ending ethanol subsidies.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Jeanette Jaquish: Necessity or Complacency in FWCS Free Food Program?

LPAC Vice Chair Jeanette Jaquish, issued an Editorial last month questioning the reasoning and motives behind Fort Wayne Community Schools enveloping of all students into the free lunch and breakfast programs, made available through certain Federal Grants and funding loopholes.

Personally I will agree with her that the Fort Wayne Community School Board of Trustees willingness to pay almost five dollars a gallon for their milk program and not seeking out other format sources for competitive bidding is a little disheartening and should also make people weary of what else they rubber stamp "because, because" etc., but she didnt even bring that fiscal responsibility issue up.
"•Approved the sole bid of $1,722,855 from Prairie Farms Dairy to provide the estimated 5.7 million half pints of milk that FWCS and 12 private schools will serve next school year. The board also approved bids totaling $3.278 million from three food companies to provide the meat, produce and staples used to prepare school lunches."
  
FWCS fosters dependence through free-meal plan

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Where the Red Fern Grows,” “Bridge Over Terabithia,” “The Grapes of Wrath,” even “Harry Potter” – all have characters in poverty who either refuse or are ashamed to take charity. What will schools do with those books now?
I am deeply disturbed by the unanimous vote of the Fort Wayne Community Schools board to give free breakfast and lunch to all students in elementary through middle school through the Community Eligibility Provision of the Department of Agriculture. I think meals at home are important for families to communicate, bond and learn life skills, as well as show the kids that parents take care of them. I did not like it before when kids who ate breakfast at home had to wait on the bus 15 minutes while the school breakfasting children ate inside, but this is worse. I get up at5:30 a.m.to make hash browns and eggs, 30 minutes later for cold cereal. If I didn't have to make breakfast, would I get up just in time to say goodbye? Or at all?
It is ludicrous. Middle-income and wealthy kids do not need tax-funded free breakfast and lunch. FWCS Superintendent Wendy Robinson said, “This was strictly based on it is the right thing to do.” She says some families are too busy to eat well, and that school meals are the only nutritious meals some children get. I say, “So teach the kids how to make nutritious meals.” A small child can pour a bowl of whole-grain cereal and peel a banana. A 5-year-old can make toast, grate cheese and cut up an orange. An 8-year-old can cook oatmeal or blend a fruit smoothie. A 10-year-old should be able to fry eggs and potatoes. These are skills to be proud of and build upon, and those are inexpensive healthy foods.
I look at the nice cars in the school parking lot and the many overweight children, and I do not think our local population is so absolutely helpless that our government needs to provide free cooked food.
For half my life I was very poor. I learned resourcefulness, and there is not a day that I do not appreciate what I have now. The philosophy behind this CEP program will lead to equalizing everyone and weakening the individual.
Finally, I am disturbed by the unanimous approval. I watched FWCS's next board meeting, and the chair does not even pause after asking for the nays: “All in favor? (pause) Nays?-Motion carries.”
And of course people have responded in kind. Here are some excerpts with links:

EMILY RICO: Statistics indicate that in 2012,23.4 percent of Allen County children younger than 18 lived in poverty. Recent figures indicate that some level of poverty exists in all Fort Wayne ZIP codes.
The Community Eligibility Provision of the US Department of Agriculture school lunch program is an option when more than 40 percent of a school district’s students are certified to receive free/reduced lunches. In 2013, 70.5 percent of FWCS students qualified. FWCS had more than 200 homeless children in its school population. Without free meals at school, many of these children would come to school without breakfast, and some would not have lunch. While it is important to teach responsibility, what is being taught (or learned) at school when a child can think of nothing but his gnawing stomach?
Children can and do endure unfortunate family circumstances and grow up to overcome and better their conditions. But perhaps we can make the way a little easier for someone else in need. The success of all is beneficial to society generally. 

KRISTIN STARK HUFF: ..... Children are at the complete mercy of the adults who surround them. Teaching kids to make their own meals is fine, but the adults in many kids’ lives are too unstable to do so, regardless of their income bracket. Whether they don’t have food in the morning because they are too busy, too poor or too unstable does not matter. Breakfast is essential to developing brains.
Making sure that as many kids as possible eat before and during school is a smart decision for FWCS. Kids who eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch are better able to sit still, pay attention and learn. This results in better test scores, stronger enrollment and better funding for the schools, which benefits all FWCS kids. Better-educated kids result in a stronger workforce and rising level of education and stability for our community.....

KATHLEEN KEARNS: .... The books she referred to that she believes model the correct way to handle poverty are all fiction. FWCS is reality. Not just when school is in session. These children belong to us 365 days a year.
I am a retired teacher, having served 25 years, .....
Nutritious food is undeniably more expensive than junk food. Recently I purchased enough food to make four dinners, and it cost $67. That provides four well-balanced, highly nutritious meals for one person. The families of whom Jaquish spoke cannot afford that. They are working two and three jobs trying to pay for housing, keep gas in the tank and clothing on their children’s backs.
And while they are doing that, their children are at home alone during the day. Jaquish suggests that children prepare their own meals. I would not want a 5-year-old making toast alone or cutting up an orange as she suggests. I have 10-year old grandchildren whom I would not want at the stove making eggs and potatoes while the adults are away from the house.

PATTI MURZYN: (in response to the original news story)
..... advise Wendy Robinson that there is no such thing as a “free” lunch (or breakfast). .....
.... The article noted the board had approved a little over $5 million for milk meat, produce and staples for school lunches. The students may think they eat for free, but the $5 million bids are proof that it is not “free.”
..... Really? We are all busy, but using “I’m too busy” makes these individuals victims rather than people in serious need of a meal. Those families need to look at priorities and manage their time better instead of asking taxpayers to cover these school meals. This is an extremely poor use of our tax dollars. And now they no longer need to fill out applications (too busy?) for “free” taxpayer-provided meals? Where and how will there be accountability for the tax dollars used? How do you know who is still eligible?
It was also noted that due to a change in an application process “the district will have to develop a new process to help eligible parents apply for free textbooks for their students.” Again, these are not “free,” these textbooks are costing the taxpayers money.....
I know it’s not popular, but there needs to be “ownership” for these individuals so that they take responsibility and show gratitude for the things given to them (and now they don’t even need to complete paperwork). The students (and parents) need to understand they are receiving these meals and books at no charge to them because the costs are being covered out of taxes taken from others so it only appears to be “free” to them. Things that are “free” are generally not as well cared for and rarely appreciated.

 I will add more editorial responses as they come across my purview.

Culinary Advocate Issues Survive And Thrive Cookbook For Food Stamp Recipients

I am posting this as both a matter of fiscal responsibility and constituent advocacy. 

Canadian Culinary Author Leanne Brown released this Good and Cheap: A Healthy Cookbook for Food Stamp Budgets back in June of this year after witnessing the struggle of so many on SNAP benefits to find healthy and nutritious meals for under $4 per day. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/01/337141837/cheap-eats-cookbook-shows-how-to-eat-well-on-a-food-stamp-budget. You can download a 67 page PDF of the cookbook for free and there are also printed copies available in bulk purchases at $4 per copy.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SCHEDULED BUSINESS MEETINGS FROM AUGUST 2014 - JANUARY 2015

Please note that other meetings will be announced but these are the remainder of the Official Business Meetings as scheduled per our current bylaws in order to facilitate better planning and coordination with our members and advocacy with the general public.

15th of September  18:00-21:00 or 6-9p.m.
Kroger Marketplace Village of Coventry
Liberty Mills Road at West Jefferson/US 24 and I69 @Exit 302. 
Food is available for individuals to purchase at their leisure from the food court until 7p.m.
RSVP on our FACEBOOK Event Page Here pretty please and thank you. 

17th of November 18:00-21:00 or 6-9p.m.
Richards Restaurant Inc in New Haven, Indiana
11155 Isabelle Drive next to Lincoln Highway (US 24/SR 14 East) 
between I469 Exit 19 and Minnich Road on the south side.
Food is moderately priced and available for purchase at your leisure.
RSVP on our FACEBOOK Event Page Here pretty please and thank you.

19th of January, 2015 18:00-21:00 or 6-9p.m.
Kroger Marketplace Village of Coventry
Liberty Mills Road at West Jefferson/US 24 and I69 @Exit 302. 
Food is available for individuals to purchase at their leisure from the food court until 7p.m.
RSVP on our FACEBOOK Event Page Here pretty please and thank you.

THE PRIVILEGE OF INCUMBENCY: Ethics Violations Or Laziness While In Office?

The query you should be asking yourself is: 
"Why arent these seven State Elected Officials subject to the same rules that govern their employees?"

Then again, I do understand that running a campaign while holding that position can become a ethics quandary all on its own: EXAMPLE: "This post is for my job, but its also good news for my campaign. Why cant I do a quick copy paste share from one account to another even if it is on a Government Office Computer and Internet signal?"

The other query comes into play when Elected Officials (not naming names yet) should be in their office working and instead are standing on top of a bank building taking pictures of Downtown Fort Wayne, but I digress.

What about having the issue of their personal laptop using the Government issued WiFi signal while working late in their office one night, does their personal laptop now become Government property?

The overall issue is that our ethics and information tech laws need modified for the times but they do not need to be weakened to accommodate laziness of our Elected Officials while in Office!!




Article excerpt via NWTIMES

Indiana Inspector General David Thomas determined that during (Dr. Tony) Bennett's 2012 re-election bid, he held joint staff meetings between Department of Education employees and his campaign team in Bennett's Statehouse office.

Bennett also used state-owned and maintained calendar software to track official and campaign events on a consolidated calendar, as well as received and responded to political emails from his state account, according to the inspector general's report.

In addition, Bennett directed DOE staff following his defeat to compile a personal contact list that he could use in his new job as Florida Education Commissioner. The final list included contacts from three campaign lists "The 5000," "The Big Hitter List" and the "Red Meat List" that were stored on a state server, the report said.

Thomas found those uses of state property violated a DOE policy Bennett signed upon taking office in 2009 expressly prohibiting any user from employing department equipment for political activity.

But Thomas noted that Bennett could have avoided an ethics violation by not signing that policy statement and instead authorizing himself to use state property as he wished.

That's because the seven state officers — the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor, state treasurer and state superintendent — are not subject to prohibitions on state employees engaging in political activity on state time, Thomas said.

Monday, July 07, 2014

NEXT BUSINESS MEETING

This next meeting will be an informal planning session for the Party on Sunday the 13th of June from 15:00-18:00 or 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Kroger Marketplace on DuPont Road near Coldwater Rd/State Route 327 in their Bistro on the west side of the building facing DuPont Rd. Food is available for individuals to purchase at their leisure from the food court. Please RSVP to our event page please and thank you.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Independance Day

These videos are great, in my humble opinion. If you have kids in the room, you should be spending the holiday with them instead of watching videos on the Internet. If you're offended by this kind of stuff, notify your monarch...oh wait that's right. Yeah, just don't watch this.

IMMIGRATION REFORM: SHIPWRECK BABIES VS ANCHOR BABIES THE NEXT DILEMMA?

Well that was a wierd ass dream .... proving once again, I really shouldnt listen to WOWO's Pat Miller on my drive home from a certain intense medical procedure ..... but given the political punditry climate on the most recent immigration issues, this would become a feasible and definitely problematic solution to the current Immigration debate (if it hasnt happened already), once realized and exposed and tried to be dealt with legally.

What happens when our kids start selling off their American birthright to the highest bidder for a quick thousand dollars or more and a letter of dissolution of Parental Rights which wouldnt be enforceable here thereby making them liable anyway for their offspring? What should our Country's response be when dealing with shipwrecked babies versus anchor babies in the on going Immigration debate?

Now you are probably thinking to yourself,
"I know what an Anchor Baby is but what is a Shipwreck Baby?"

They used to be called War Babies! There are a lot of them in our history and even some currently. What happens when our kids, some whom dont serve in the Military and understand the privilege of our birthright or respect it for that matter, give it away for pennies on the dollar just to get by for a couple weeks, or to get out of jail down in Mexico for their indiscretions scott free? Traditionally, Shipwreck Babies are considered automatic (because our Citizen Birth Parent is viewed as being forced to abandon or chose to leave behind their offspring or because they didnt know they existed) Citizens of the United States, their Foreign Birth Parent (typically a mother) is not and then the Citizen Baby is used to bring them and any of the Citizen Baby's siblings here, to be naturalized.

But if the dream I had was any indication of what hasnt been exposed yet in the current debate, and Whiskey Rebellion/Tea Party Hate Mongering, is the fact that our younger generations dont necessarily give a flying donkeys pa-toot as to how or with whom they get laid, especially during Spring Break or Summer Vaca, and if there is a grand bonus check or a get out of jail free card involved, then that is just gravy. Theyre just spreading their wild oats, right? Which would also be one prime reason why safe sex needs to be taught in the Schools, but I digress.

So that brings me back to my original pointe of inquiry, because it already happens, everyday. The problem is we just havent got hit with it in waves like we are right now with these drive and drop offs of a thousands kids per facility. What happens when someone comes here and gets pregnant, or gets one of our daughters pregnant, or our sons get this really hot chica that he met pregnant with twins? The Shipwrecked Babies are technically by law and some would consider Constitutionally automatically United States Citizens by birthright (look at John McCain). There is no backdoor privilege being used here when it comes to Shipwrecked Babies, the Citizen Children are automatically conferred, the issue is their FBP and any other siblings.

So now how do we fix our Immigration situation when we could already be selling it off to the highest bidder without even realizing it? The Dream Act (for those whom were dragged here as kids by relatives without a choice) is beginning to look like a 5 pound bad of red potatoes when you factor in that there is at least the potential for an even larger wave of a 50 pound bag of Yukon Golds, Completely Legal American Children flooding our Social Services and Immigration Networks.

How much are you willing to sell off your birthright for?
A thousand dollars cash or a get out of jail free card?

In ten years time how are you going to explain to your husband and or wife and kids that you are now the proud Padre of Foreign Born Citizens that are as old as they are and they along with their other Parent and siblings are now coming to live with you all, no exceptions? Oh BTW, before you answer that last query with the following retort: "But I got I got a grand for my donation and a letter here that says I am not responsible for the child's well being!!" Guess what, that not notarized/certified and non registered document locally, doesnt apply in the United States of America, one because it would fall under like three felonies to start with and you would be considered under duress when making the transaction and pending agreement too.

So can we can we stop with all the pandering to your base and politics as usual and actually have discussion about Immigration issues and policy rather than spinning our wheels (meanwhile our kids are selling it off to the highest bidder or for their own freedom or even worse yet being violated of their birthright without even realizing that was happening, but the sex was great) and suffering the least among us to brunt the ironies that already exist in our American Law and collective Civil Morals?

Probably not, but it was worth asking the questions anyway!!

One unemployed protestor is angry she "can't get unemployment (video included) because there's so much money going towards the welfare."

The irony of course is that there are a lot of single and married GLBT Families ready willing and more than able to take some if not all of these kids into their homes, with half of the assistance dollars for refugees from the government. And a good portion of us are quasi multi lingual as well, so the adjustment phase will be less cumbersome for the youth as well.

You know what is pretty sad, the fact that were fighting about someone elses kids whom sent them to the USA for safe keeping. Now we have people playing politics with other peoples children. We used to not put children in the line of fire on political debates!

We have Whiskey Rebellion/Tea Party clowns blockading the border to keep them out. When in fact their blockading the busses to send them home. That was just brilliant! Then again look at the source of the outrage as well, Glenn Beck, Faux Noise, and Republicans in Congress running scared for their careers at tax payer expense.

The ones whom get lost in all of this are the least among us, foreigners in a strange land, the orphan, a child. And the last time I checked my BIBLE it said something along these lines:

Exodus 22: 20-23
20You shall not oppress or afflict a resident alien, for you were once aliens residing in the land of Egypt.f 21You shall not wrong any widow or orphan. 22If ever you wrong them and they cry out to me, I will surely listen to their cry. 23My wrath will flare up, and I will kill you with the sword; then your own wives will be widows, and your children orphans. 

Deuteronomy 10:16-20
16Circumcise therefore the foreskins of your hearts,* and be stiff-necked no longer. 17For the LORD, your God, is the God of gods, the Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who has no favorites, accepts no bribes,p 18who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and loves the resident alien, giving them food and clothing.q 19So you too should love the resident alien, for that is what you were in the land of Egypt.r 20The LORD, your God, shall you fear, and him shall you serve; to him hold fast and by his name shall you swear.

Both text are from the New American Bible Revised Edition, NABRE.
via the United States Conference of (Roman) Catholic Bishops.

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