Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The RAISE Act Will Cut Legal Immigration In Half—Here’s Why That’s Good

National Economics Editorial

According to reports from the Daily Caller, Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia are working with the White House administration to create a bill (the RAISE Act) that would fundamentally transform, and possibly fix, America’s broken legal immigration system.

The RAISE Act would not only stop the practice of chain-migration, but it would also cut the number of immigrants in half over the next decade. Should the Act eventually get passed, it would be the biggest change to America’s immigration system since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which opened up the US borders to mass migration from the developing world.

Although many Americans believe that we need to curb illegal immigration into the country, the question of legal immigration is more tricky. In fact, many people think legal immigration is not only harmless, but that it’s an integral to America’s survival—many can’t imagine an America without mass-migration.

You’ve heard the mantra: “America is a nation of immigrants”. This is taken as gospel. To disagree is sinful.

But here’s the deal: we’re all sinners. We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about immigration reform, whether legal or illegal. So, very briefly, I’m going to explain why the RAISE Act hits the nail on the head, why America needs to reform its legal immigration system.


Idaho Democrats won't challenge new request for voter data

Boise:Idaho Statesman

Officials with the Idaho Democratic Party say a recent federal court ruling has limited their legal options to fight a second request from President Donald Trump commission investigating possible voter fraud.

Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Bert Marley said Tuesday that the best recourse is for Idaho citizens to ask Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to deny the request.


German court rules against 'Spaghetti Monster church'


A German court has ruled that local authorities are entitled to prevent a group calling itself the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster from advertising its "noodle Masses" at the entrance to an eastern town.

It's standard practice in Germany for small signs at the entrance to towns to announce there's a Lutheran or Catholic church and detail when it holds services. The "Spaghetti Monster" group, an organization that criticizes religion as intolerant, wanted permission to do the same in Templin, northeast of Berlin.


Justice Dept. to use resources to sue universities over discrimination, document says


The document does not explicitly identify whom the Justice Department considers at risk of discrimination because of affirmative action admissions policies. But the phrasing it uses, “intentional race-based discrimination,” cuts to the heart of programs designed to bring more minorities to university campuses.

Supporters and critics of the project said it was clearly targeting admissions programs that can give members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students, an edge over other applicants with comparable or higher test scores.


Satanist controversy may lead to ban on all displays at Boca park

Boca Raton:News

hey say the devil has all the good music — but he might have one less venue for his dark arts this holiday season.

Boca Raton plans to discontinue a policy that allowed religious displays at Sanborn Square Park each December, including the 10-foot, 300-pound pentagram (a satanic symbol) that made waves in the community last year.


Whitman: Keep your mitts off my voting record (column)

Summit Daily

Folks in my small Western town are divided: die-hard right-wingers on one side and so-called progressives on the other. But both appear to support those "deregistering" from the list of eligible voters for fear of federal intervention in what is a state right.

I see the hard-right folks in Safeway carrying pistols. The progressives hang out in my favorite coffee shop with The New York Times. Both are likely influenced by the myths of the Old West, either consciously or unconsciously. And both are dropping off the voting rolls at an alarming rate; somewhere around 3,000 have deregistered in Colorado so far.


Trouble Brewing in the Democratic Party

The National Patriot

This needs to go viral. This is a must read!

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is finished…or she should be

Last week, her IT officer, one Imran Awan, was arrested as he attempted to flee the United States for Pakistan, with a layover in Qatar…the very country that specializes in being the halfway house for former GITMO terrorist inmates as they reenter their natural workforce in various terrorist fields of endeavor.

Imran Awan had, just a few months ago, wired nearly $300,000 dollars to relatives in Pakistan, and his wife, Hina Alvi, a Congressional aide to New York Democrat Gregory Meeks, soon after that, fled the United States for Pakistan with more than $12,000 in cash stashed in her bag.

Trust me, it get plenty worse.


Man In Wheelchair Struck By Car, Gets Ticket For Not Crossing Road Fast Enough

5 News

A man in a wheelchair claims he was ticketed because he couldn't get across the road during the signal's allotted time and now he's fighting the citation, according to KDVR.

Kyle Wolfe said he was passing through 19th and Lawrence streets in downtown Denver. Wolfe said he started to cross the street when the signal indicated it was his turn to cross.

Wolfe said he couldn't make it through the intersection in the 20 seconds allotted at the light. He said he was 5 feet from the curb when an SUV struck him from behind.