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Celebrating Constitution Week

September 4, 2014
Celebrating Constitution Week

Constitution Week, 9/13/14
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The political impact of the Tea Party is a subject which has been debated ceaselessly over the course of the past six years. Even as it has made tremendous strides in mobilizing public opposition to disastrous statist manipulations of the economy and health care, the tangible results of this nationwide experiment in philosophical education and civic action have been ambiguous, at best. Many in the class of newcomers ushered into Congress on a wave of conservative resistance in 2010 have turned their backs on the citizens who voted them into office, in an all-too-familiar pattern of ostensible outsiders being absorbed by the corporatist leviathan which dominates policymaking in the nation’s capital. Even as advocates of liberty gain a more prominent foothold in public debates over these issues-while having their philosophy mischaracterized by the usual suspects-it can plausibly be argued that the scope of government, as well as its manifold abuses, expands with each passing year.

That’s why I believe the most enduring contribution the Tea Party has made to our national discourse and political environment has been its dissemination of knowledge about this nation’s founding documents to the broader American public. It has popularized many of the ideas espoused by invaluable organizations like the Federalist Society, Tenth Amendment Center, and Institute for Justice, as well as individuals like Tom Woods and Kevin Gutzman, prompting millions of Americans to explore the ideological basis for the creation of this country.

That’s why I’m  delighted to spread the word about Constitution Week in New York City, an event explicitly dedicated to preparing liberty-minded individuals and patriotic citizens for a robust defense of that charter of negative liberties so reviled-and wantonly violated-by the current occupant of the White House. Last year, a small group of creative activists banded together to host this grassroots event in the hope of generating a boomlet within the local liberty community. Exceeding all expectations, this event turned into a rousing, standing-room only success. This year my good friend Thomas Nguy, as well as veteran physician and health care consultant Dara Grieger and Constitutional expert Shane Krauser, are hoping to repeat the success of their initial gathering.

That’s where you come in. This event will be taking place on September 13th, but you can order your tickets in advance by purchasing them online. Here’s the link! For less than the price of a typical movie ticket in the borough of Manhattan, you will have the privilege of being prepped for rhetorical combat by some of this nation’s leading experts on Constitutional law, viewing a performance from the fantastic Boston Tea Party Opera, and witnessing a panel composed of legal immigrants who will describe what it’s like living in nations ruled by bureaucrats and dictators rather than natural law. It’s a deal that you simply can’t resist, which is why I urge you to snatch up those tickets while there’s still time.

Inviting Terror

September 3, 2014
Inviting Terror

With the horrific ritual slaughter of yet another American journalist, it’s become clear that the Islamic State, after briefly pursuing the hearts and minds strategy, has reverted to form. Whether we call them ISIL, ISIS, Al Qaeda in Iraq, or the Combatant Vanguard, the essence of this group of sociopaths remains the same, i.e. a nullification of civilization. Which is why preventing any of these death cultists from entering-or returning to-the United States is of the utmost urgency.  Read More »

Honest Labor

September 1, 2014
Honest Labor

As this country celebrates Labor Day, it’s important to reflect upon how our political class continues to shortchange American workers and those who are desperately seeking work but are locked out of opportunities by our government’s disastrous immigration policies. It’s perhaps not surprising that the chief cheerleader for the disemployment of Americans, i.e. President Obama, would use this holiday to tout the ways in which his administration is going to help illegal aliens obtain gainful employment in the United States. Read More »

Plugging The Holes

August 28, 2014

 

Kudos to the Newshour for highlighting the threats posed to America from the unsecured stretch of land in America’s southwest as well as the Rio Grande Valley, which has become a pipeline for illegal immigration from Mexico. The growth of criminal insurgents from south of the border is another issue that needs to be highlighted, as in Ioan Grillo’s magisterial work about Mexico’s global criminal syndicates, El Narco

After listening to Gary Thrasher, it’s not hard to figure out why the morale of American Border Patrol agents is at an all-time low. You can read a transcript of his interview on the Newshour’s website

 

Free Tahmooressi

August 26, 2014
Free Tahmooressi

Kudos to Assemblyman Donnelly for once again reminding us of how our ostensible ally to the south treats American citizens.  For those of you who don’t know, Marine Sgt. Andre Tahmooressi has been languishing in a Mexican prison for over five months for unintentionally violating Mexico’s draconian gun laws. Fox News provided a handy cheat sheet explaining the circumstances of his detention, which I recommend skimming in order to understand the pettiness of these charges, especially in relation to a nation which demands that we accommodate millions of their countrymen who routinely flout much more serious American laws.  Read More »

Corruption In High Places

August 24, 2014
Corruption In High Places

There’s nothing that defines this administration as much as its lack of transparency, and its handling of immigration policy is no exception to this rule. Which is why we recommend reading the account by the Center for Investigative Reporting of James F. Tomsheck’s explosive allegations regarding corruption within the bureaucracy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Of particular interest to our readers is the complicity of pro-amnesty Obama flunky David Aguilar, the current head of CBP, in perpetuating this deplorable situation. Read More »

Fudging The Numbers

August 22, 2014

 

 

For a more detailed explanation of his grand deception, I recommend reading Jessica Vaughan’s CIS backgrounder  exploring this administration’s manipulated deportation statistics.  Mark Krikorian exposed the big lie as early as 2010 in a devastating monograph, How Obama Is Transforming America Through Immigration, which I also highly recommend for those  of you seeking some transparency on this matter. 

 Hat tip: NY ICE

What You Can Do

Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

August 30, 2014
Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

 

Kudos to intrepid investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson for bringing attention to a noble cause. As most of you know, the investigation into the death of Agent Brian Terry at the hands of Mexican narco-insurgents has gone nowhere for nearly the past four years, in no small part due to the obstruction of this administration. Even so, the friends and family of Brian have never stopped speaking out on behalf of justice.

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Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

August 20, 2014
Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Unfortunately, there aren’t many people whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer in one form or another. One of the most heartbreaking forms, as well as one whose research is perhaps the most grossly underfunded, is pediatric cancer. That’s why the need to support those suffering from it is so urgently needed, as in the case of  a beautiful, strong, sweet little girl from Alabama named Emma Grace Mitchell. Read More »

Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

August 14, 2014
Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

With civilization under continuous bombardment, from Nigeria to Iraqi Kurdistan to the kibbutzim in Israel threatened by Iranian-supplied weaponry, it’s time that Americans stood up in opposition to the wave of Islamic terror engulfing the globe. To that end, the indefatigable Pamela Geller will be hosting an AFDI-sponsored rally in support of the Jewish State, as well as the religious minorities facing extermination at the hands of Islamic State barbarians, this Sunday.

You can RSVP at the official Facebook event page!

Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

August 1, 2014
Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

This weekend will see yet another nationwide event opposing the efforts of the Obama administration to flout our current immigration laws. New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement will be leading that opposition locally. 

Joanna Marzullo, founder of NY ICE, provides details for those of you wishing to attend after the jump. 

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Keep The Pressure On! (Overpass Rally in the City of Angels)

July 25, 2014

From our good friends at Jamiel Shaw’s Blog comes word of a regular protest against this administration’s lawless immigration policy and the open borders ideology of its allies and sympathizers. Here are the details, for those of you in the Greater Los Angeles Area, a.k.a. Southland

Los Angeles Overpass Rally Every Friday

Starting Tomorrow 7/25/14
1:00pm – Dusk
Bring Signs & American Flags
 
4th Avenue & 23rd Street
The Bridge Above the 10 fwy
Los Angeles, CA 90012
323-605-8326
 
Come for a few minutes or stay a few hours.


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