The Heritage Foundation report alarms that it will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion net dollars if we permit legalization of presently undocumented immigrants. It is a lot of money – almost 42% of the U.S. GDP in 2012 – so it sounds scary. The authors of this report, Robert Rector and Jason Richwine Ph.D., innocently add [...]
Comment of the Day
Apr 04, 2013
The Republican National Committee prepared the Growth and Opportunity Project report suggesting using more digital media. The problem is with the message, not with the media. Americans in general, both Democrats and Republicans, adopted many socialistic concepts which are clearly different from the concepts of the Founding Fathers, and contrary to the free market political system that built the wealth of this nation in the first place. For Democrats this pro socialistic shift is natural, as – similarly with European social democrats – they seek policies mitigating harshness of the capitalistic system. For Republicans, formally standing for a smaller government and more liberties for individuals, adopting socialistic concepts (support for our clearly socialistic immigration law is the most obvious example) it is a split personality disorder. They do not need experts in digital media. They need Dr. Phil.
Divorce government from marriageMore
Mar 23, 2013
The gay marriage issue has nothing to do with social values, but a lot with values measured in dollars. Why do gays want the same marriage rights? Because the government created so many entitlements and tax discounts associated with family that being gay plainly means higher costs of living and more bureaucratic hassle. The question is, should we extend the current government interference into family matters to the homosexual relationships, or should we realize that we went too far and that we need to back off and eliminate all together most of the regulations and tax discounts intended to strengthen American families? On this occasion, one may notice as well that American families were strong before government took upon itself a task of helping them. After about fifty years of government help we have more than ever disintegrated American families. The best way of addressing the same sex marriage dispute is by divorcing government from the marriage issue.
We do not need family sponsored immigration visasMore
Mar 16, 2013
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina is trying to limit immigration visas available now for family members of permanent residents and U.S. citizens. In general, it is good direction. However, the question is should politicians in Washington make decisions of this kind. If an American marries a foreigner, that foreigner should have a visitor’s visa with permission to work for the duration of the marriage. No immigration visa is needed for two people being happy together. The immigration visa is needed if a foreigner wants to use our welfare system. This is exactly what we do not want. However, if a foreigner married to an American legal resident or a citizen lives and works here for a prolonged time - let us say five years - this person should automatically qualify for a green card. In this approach we do not need limits; we do not need immigration bureaucracy.
We need a guest worker lawMore
Mar 04, 2013
If today we grant green cards to all illegal immigrants, surprisingly many would pack up and return home. They would do this knowing that when the economy improves, they would have the freedom to come back. Staying here is not such a value as the freedom of doing so. Formalizing the alien worker status is the key. Not all people allowed to work here will stay permanently. Returning to their countries, they will be the best ambassadors America can have. For example, allowing this free labor traffic with Latin America would result with many Latinos having seed capital to start their businesses there. Even more, it would inject into their, often corrupt, political system millions of influential people familiar with freedoms we have in the U.S., and forming grass root demands for system changes there.
Conservatives and liberals are much alikeMore
Jan 24, 2013
Liberals are just socialists. Conservatism as we have it today is like a once young attractive woman, who a few decades ago pledged to be faithful to the ideas of limited government and freedoms of individuals. In the meantime, for many short-term benefits this woman went to bed with religious bigots, with nationalists, with military complex, and with whomever else came along promising political power. This woman is still attractive to some, but respected by no one. Liberals want an authoritarian government executing their ideological preferences. Conservatives want an authoritarian government executing their ideological preferences. The ideological preferences are different; the yearning for a totalitarian government is the same.
Terrorists won againMore
Jan 18, 2013
The whole world turned theireyes to the hostage drama somewhere in the middle of Sahara. Seeking recognition, a group of fringe terrorists did what terrorists usually do - took a group of foreign experts hostage. The political leaders in London, Oslo, Paris, Tokyo, and Washington got busy. The market got hectic not knowing how things would end up. Some people died and media will speculate for a few days if this was avoidable. Terrorist got what they wanted: recognition. It is just about time to realize that some parts of the world are politically unstable, and there is not much we can do about it. If you want to go there to work you best prepare get your wife that you might not come back alive. And, if some fanatic militants kill you; there is no news worth reporting.
Immigration crisis ever unresolvedMore
Jan 15, 2013
Marco Rubio tries to find a middle ground between water and fire. It looks like that he is more a politician for the sake of staying in politics, than a statesman not afraid of boldly using water or fire when needed to do something important. Mr. Rubio hopes to enhance his political career by riding the immigration issue. The last several years have proved that there is no compromise between fierce nativists and proponents of more open immigration policies. Compromise is not the way to resolve our immigration mess.
The Gang of 8 prepared the immigration reform proposal. The intentions are noble. The proposed measures promise improvement, but the concept and mechanics of how it should be done look like a Rube Goldberg masterpiece. When an engineer is given an assignment, first he or she tries to understand what the objective is – what [...]
Several weeks ago a former Florida governor, and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Jeb Bush whizzed throughout the media announcing his new book about immigration, “Immigration Wars. Forging an American Solution”, written together with Clint Bolick from the Goldwater Institute. At that time very few people had a chance to read the book, and a few [...]
My seventh open letter to Mr. Mitt Romney on immigration Dear Mr. Romney, The immigration issue is about America defining itself at the beginning of the 21st century. Is America a place where people born here are entitled to cutting coupons from the wealth accumulated by previous generations? And, should they guard this wealth from [...]
My sixth open letter to Mr. Mitt Romney on immigration Dear Mr. Romney, Why do we have as many illegal immigrants as we have, not five times less or five times more? Our borders are so porous that almost anybody who wants to come, could come. Why have only 11 million immigrants (or whatever the [...]
My fifth open letter to Mr. Mitt Romney on immigration Dear Mr. Romney, We have not one documented incident of national security being endangered due to Mexicans crossing the border illegally, but everyone seems to be eager to spend my tax money on militarizing the border with Mexico. Without even considering the cost, if we [...]
My fourth open letter to Mr. Mitt Romney on immigration Dear Mr. Romney, We can effectively seal the borders. The Soviet Union did it, so it is doable, likely with the same outcome. We can easily identify most of the illegal immigrants here simply by compiling records already available to the government: social security, tax [...]
My third open letter to Mr. Mitt Romney on immigration Dear Mr. Romney, Now, as it was in 1924, many Americans are against immigration, as they feel that immigrants take away from them jobs that they could have, at better pay than immigrants, if immigrants were stopped at the border. This approach mirrors the anger [...]
My second open letter to Mr. Mitt Romney on immigration Dear Mr. Romney, Being so vocal against illegal immigration, did you do your homework to find out how we ended up having this mess to begin with? Can you disclose your reasoning process? Before the Immigration Act of 1924, legal immigration was allowed for Europeans; [...]
My first open letter to Mr. Mitt Romney on immigration Dear Mr. Romney, You stated many times that illegal immigrants should return to their countries of origin and get back in line. Why do we need a line to begin with? I grew up in Poland, then a socialistic country where the government ran almost [...]
Posts by Category (recent first)
Posts by Category (oldest first)