The first ten amendments were proposed and adopted largely because of fear that Government might unduly interfere with prized individual liberties. The people wanted and demanded a Bill of Rights written into their Constitution. The amendments embodying the Bill of Rights were intended to curb all branches of the Federal Government in the fields touched by the amendments — Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.
The difference between a politician and a pickpocket is that the pickpocket doesn’t get indignant when you tell him to keep his hands to himself.
The first step in saving our liberty is to realize how much we have already lost, how we lost it, and how we will continue to lose it unless fundamental political changes occur.
It’s striking how so many immigration activists don’t seem to particularly like this country. They tell us that America is a teeming mass of racist, sexist, homophobic bigots. But then they insist on bringing the rest of the world to live here. Immigration is how the Left decided to punish America.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
No legal plunder: This is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony, and logic.
Instead of the Census Bureau collecting detailed information about how many rental units have “broken or missing stair railings” (382,000 in 2010) or have had mold in their bathrooms in the last twelve months (1.1 million in 2010), how about the government tell us how many immigrants have committed crimes?
Not only have our post-1965 immigration policies increased America’s welfare, criminal, and terrorism caseloads, but now all Americans are being asked to give up their civil liberties to fulfill Teddy Kennedy’s dream of bringing the entire Third World to live here in America. […] The National Security Act of 1947, creating the CIA, expressly prohibited the agency from engaging in domestic operations. But now we have to spy on “Americans” because of all the al-Awlakis, Tsarnaevs, and Zazis. We have created two huge problems where none existed before — domestic terrorism and government spying — all so the Democrats can win elections and Mark Zuckerberg can underpay his employees.
We have no choice about native-born criminals. We can do something about the people our government chooses to bring here and set loose on the public. Murderous immigrants aren’t a naturally occurring phenomenon, like an earthquake. They are entirely a result of government policy.
Before Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act extended “civil rights” to the entire world, immigrants to America were far more varied. Seven countries each provided 5 percent or more of the total number of immigrants each year — Italy, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Poland, the Soviet Union, and Mexico.