• Ted Cruz has now stooped to an all-time low, even for him. It is beyond me how he has even gotten this far and I think the American public is about to start seeing him for what he is: a Lying, Cheating […]

  • As many people squabble about Donald Trump and how he owed the people of Iowa an appearance at the most recent debate, I wonder something completely different: Is this guy scared or is he a genius? If you are one […]

    • Trump is a very smart guy but knows his debating skills among seasoned politicians is lacking. Where Trump is strong is his over all knowledge of the business in general and lets be honest, America is one big corporation. I do believe that Trump needs to mindful of his last Iowa encounter and dont take any of the candidates for granted cause it may very well end up the same.

  • Can the Democratic party make it any more obvious that they ashamed of their nominees for the 2016 election? Their very lacking choice of candidates has been bad enough; as they parade one ass clown after […]

    • You are so right about the debates being hidden! I have yet to watch one live! I did watch the Republican debate and Jeb Bush brought up something that I never even thought of! That if Hillary was elected she might spend her first few months in office going back and forth to the courthouse!

  • Many watched last night’s Republican Debate wondering if anyone could put a dent in Trump’s enormous lead in the polls. I came away thinking much like I have in previous debates which is: how is this guy still […]

  • With such inexperience leading the top of the Republican polls; many Americans are left to ask themselves what legitimate choices do we really have? Just earlier this week on this very site a previous […]

  • With such in experience leading the top of the Republican polls; many Americans are left to ask themselves what legitimate choices do we really have? Just earlier this week on this very site a previous […]

  • In case you were wondering who won the Democratic Debate on Tuesday you can search far and wide to find the right answer but in most cases come up empty. If it were up to CNN they would have you believe that […]

    • Ok, so lets face it. I’m a woman and would love nothing better than to see the first female president in office. Hilary Clinton should not be it! I would have loved a straight answer about anything! The Benghazi debacle is a complete disgrace!

  • A new Congress was sworn in last week.  The first important vote taken by the new House was whether to replace John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House.  Twenty-four members voted for someone other than B […]

  • There has been a lot of debate surrounding former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. There are those who say that what Snowden did when leaking information about the NSA makes him a patriot and there are those who say […]

  • The United States is stuck in a precarious position thanks to the failure of politicians in Washington. The border between the United States and Mexico, long known as the very symbol for why the nation needs immigration reform, is under siege. Thousands of immigrants are crossing the border between the United States and Mexico each day. They come from all across Latin America, in the hopes of finding a better life in the U.S.

    While each day immigrants cross enter the United States in a lawful and legal manner, many, many more cross the southern border illegally. And now, the problem has developed from adults crossing the border to unaccompanied children crossing into Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. Unlike adults, we simply cannot send them back from whence they came. Their parents have essentially left their children on our door step, rung the doorbell and ran away, hoping, knowing that we will care for them. What other choice do we have right now?

    While some may advocate sending the kids back across the border for Mexico to deal with, that is not the humanitarian thing to do. For better or worse, these children who have nobody else to turn to for help are our responsibility. The key now is to figure out a solution so that in a year the immigration problem has not become exponentially worse.

    Some citizens are upset that government aid is going to these immigrant children while American children are starving and homeless too. Honestly, they have every right to be upset but what other choice is there really? Perhaps the outcry from the downtrodden in our society will serve as a wake-up call that the conditions some Americans live in are truthfully not that much better than those that these immigrants are trying to escape. So, what can be done to keep this issue from escalating even further?

    First, we need to secure the border. Without finally closing the holes in our incredibly porous border with Mexico any other steps of immigration reform will be essentially be moot.
    The children who are here need to be cared for. With our current social service system already overburdened I’m not sure it makes sense to place these children there. We should reach out to existing non-profit and for-profit groups to see if they can handle the extra workload these immigrant children will require.
    The pathway to citizenship needs to be reformed. Far too often legal immigrants fall through the cracks and become illegal through very little fault of their own.
    Increase fines on those businesses employing illegal immigrants. If there are fewer opportunities for those who come here illegally to profit (either for themselves or their families) then illegal immigration should start to trend downward.
    Reevaluate and possible increase aid to Latin American countries. If the lives of those living in the southern part of North America are better they will be less inclined to seek a life within the United States.

    Obviously these points are over simplified and each one could merit numerous sub-bullets but it woudl certainly serve as a nice starting point for Congress. Our Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill need to understand that immigration reform is of the highest priority to this nation’s future. Not only is our immigration policy a security risk but it is also an economic risk too. The more illegal immigrants we have in this nation, the greater the drain on our tax base with very little returned to it.

    Immigration reform is a necessity, not some political punching bag. Don’t you think it’s time Democrats and Republicans start working together on this for the betterment of our entire nation? While the Senate passed a reform bill, it is stalled in the House. Don’t you think that needs to change? Shouldn’t President Obama get a bill he can sign versus enacting some half-measure of an executive order?

    Read more from Samuel Genson at The MidWest Wing

    • i think you make some legit points, as long as you realize that not all illegal immigrants are south americans. there are many white illegal immigrants as well, mostly from eastern european countries. i think those who pay taxes and work hard should be able to get citizenship, its more the ones who mooch off the system that are a problem. be careful not to oversimplify the problem and label all illegal immigrants as south americans.

      • Oh, I know that many illegal immigrants are from Europe, Africa and Asia – and that quite a few actually come here legally then become illegal due to our process.

        Right now though the biggest problem in immigration is with our border with Mexico and the surge of unaccompanied children (who ARE from Latin America).

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  • I think congressional candidates should refrain from overly pushing the “family values” look in campaigns. It seems Washington has a way of changing people, or at least exposing them.

  • George Washington said in his farewell speech, “Avoid all foreign entanglements and alliances”, we should get back to that no exceptions should be made.

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    Not so […]

  • Turn is one of the best historical documentaries I’ve watched in a long long time.

  • is it just me or is Harry Reid a bit of a hypocrite? He constantly puts down and insults his own citizens while he and his party support amnesty for 11 to 12 million people who got here by breaking the law.

    • It is not just Harry Reid though – several MOCs act this way. I don’t understand how they are constantly re-elected to represent AMERICANS

  • I have always tried to follow the teachings of my faith, which include the directive to “judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Matthew, 7:1)  This important scripture instructs us to accept the fact that human […]

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