Long periods of peace and quiet favor certain optical illusions. Among them is the assumption that the invulnerability of the home is founded upon the Constitution and safe-guarded by it. In reality, it rests upon the father of the family who, accompanied by his sons, appears with an ax on the threshold of his dwelling. -- Ernst Junger
It seems that our senators finally got the message that "We, the People" don't want amnesty--we want our borders secured. As Sen. Elizabeth Dole (from my home state of NC, I want to note) said, Americans don't have any confidence that this bill will significantly tighten our borders. "It's not just promises but proof that the American people want." Ma'am, you said it.
We've had years and years of promises, and years and years of illegal aliens flooding over our borders, especially the one with Mexico. Here at The Freehold, we are sick and tired of it. We're also sick and tired of the political pandering that comes from not only the Left but from the Center on this subject.
Now here's an offer to the politicos of all persuasions. Fix the borders--lock 'em down. Start making things unfriendly for the illegals--no more free rides on our tax dollars, no more birthright citizenship to their children, no more "wink, wink; nudge, nudge". Do that, and show us that it will be maintained, and then we can talk about things like guest worker programs.
By now, you probably know that Jericho, the CBS show chronicling what happens in a small Kansas town after a nuclear terrorist attack, has been given a reprieve. I didn't note it here, because by the time I did so it was going to be long out of date, and I figured you'd seen it elsewhere.
Now I know the show has been criticized for starting off slow and having less-than-stellar writing. However it's still better, IMHO, than most of the dreck on the idiot box, and I think it deserves our support. If nothing else, it's gotten some new people to think about the unthinkable, and that's got to be a good thing for us all.
Funny how everyone wanted to buy "cheap, high quality" Chinese goods and save a few bucks. Funny how we've shipped factory after factory, job after job, to China so we could do it. Funny how so many of my neighbors and acquaintances here who used to work in industries like furniture and textiles no longer can.
No so funny how it's turning out, huh?
And if you do think this is funny, just wait until the counterfeit/substandard prescription drugs start turning up. That ought to be a real laugh riot.