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Dear Gang of 8

There should be no discussion whatsoever about changing or amending immigration policy without first securing our border, enforcing current immigration law, and implementing E-verify.  The Boston Marathon bombing perfectly illustrates why we should insist that our borders be secured and our immigration policy vigorously enforced. Our borders are wide open and we all know it.  You have no idea who the millions of illegal immigrants in this country are:  You don’t know why they came, where they’ve been, what they bring with them.  You haven’t asked each and every one of them.  Our current immigration process does just that – so the United States knows that when an immigrant has become a citizen, his background has been checked for criminal records, his blood checked for communicable diseases, his financial records checked for stability, his knowledge of the country, its laws, and his reasons for being here committed to record.  My husband went through that process and became a citizen, it’s not that hard!

The millions who go through that process have declared that they want to be citizens and they obeyed our laws so that they too could be protected by those laws.  Many fled from countries where they didn’t have such protection.  The last idea our representatives should be entertaining is to pile millions of illegal immigrants – who didn’t want to bother with our legal process – on top of the millions who did.  This is already an overburdened process.  How much extra taxpayer funded staff will have to be added to field the paperwork of all the new Amnesty recipients?  How many legal immigrants’ cases will be slowed and pushed aside for illegals to get a cheap ticket at the front?  Why should law-breakers be rewarded?  Why should law-abiding legal immigrants be so slighted?

You should demand that every inch of our border is protected, fenced, surveiled and patrolled.  You should oppose illegal immigrants being given any tax-payer funded services or driver’s licenses which are magnets drawing them here.  You should demand the implementation of E-verify.  This obvious and peaceful solution will have illegals returning to their countries of origin on their own.  The interest of Big Businesses who want cheap labor are not more important than the safety of every citizen and the livelihoods of citizens out of work in Obama’s horrible economy.  You should demand the implementation of voter ID – stand against those who are nullifying the votes of legal citizens with their fraud.  Give these three to five years to work before discussing any Amnesty policy.

The anti-gun bill was killed this week.  People know that where crazy people commit mass shootings and crazy Jihadists commit mass bombings, we need to be able to protect ourselves every single day.  The best defense against both threats are law-abiding gun-owners exercising their right to bear arms, and the government and criminals shouldn’t be the only ones with guns.  Your Amnesty bill should fail for similar reasons because it’s not just terrorists that are a concern.  In my home of North Carolina there are dozens and dozens of crimes committed every month by illegal aliens.  They are drunk drivers, rapists, molesters, batterers and murderers.  We know about the government’s catch-and-release policy.  We know of all the criminals who were released, supposedly in preparation for Obama’s Sequestration.  The purpose of the government is to protect its citizens and part of that is securing our borders and enforcing the law.  It’s obvious, we all know it, every country does it and there’s nothing racially charged or unfair about it.  Stop the push for Amnesty!


Boston Thrives and Terror Will Never Prevail!

Updated 4/19…now that we know the bombers were…wait for it….MUSLIM TERRORISTS!…

Boston Thrives updates

Boston Thrives updates

BOSTON THRIVES by Jude Eden

BOSTON THRIVES by Jude Eden

Last night I was playing music with my buddy Jeff, the other half of our cello-guitar duo Upstarts & Rogues.  I had been thinking about Boston and a couple of songs that I wrote after the  9-11 attacks.  One of them is on our new record, Twain Shall Meet, called “Micha’s Song.”   As I write on the description, “I originally wrote this song back in 2002 to my best friend.  The Towers had been attacked and everything had changed, we were still trying to make sense of what had happened.  I was looking at two halves of a circle – love and death.  I dreamed that if everyone could know that kind of solidity and warmth, complete love and trust, there would be no desire for suicide bombing, mass shootings, war.  But there is always someone who wants to kill and destroy, and as I sing “no more war, no more strife” it is a plea however naive – to the suicide bombers, to the mass-shooters…No more!  And coming back in the end to that friendship…”

And as we practiced last night I sang, and sang “no more bombings…no more terror…no more bombs! until I crumpled into sobs.  How can someone do such a thing? 

Micha’s Song
I wanna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me
Wanna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me my friendWe both know
These kinds of things don’t happen too much
Love that comes without question
Trust without hesitationAnd if everyone had a little bit of what we have
There would be no war
There would be no strife
I’m tellin you I’m tellin you I’m tellin you

I’m gonna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me
Wanna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me my friend

Cause if everyone had a little bit of what we have
There would be no war
There would be no strife
I’m tellin you I’m tellin you I’m tellin you
No more war, no more strife
No more war, no more strife
No more war no more war no more no more
…cause we don’t need no more trouble
We don’t need no more trouble

So I’m gonna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me


Boston Terror and The Cover-Up President

The only thing more sickening than yesterday’s terrorist attack on Boston is Barak Obama’s response to it, and the knowledge that nothing will really be done unless it is despite this administration.  It was a terrorist attack regardless of who is responsible because the terror tactic of bombing – to maim and kill as many as possible – was used.  This is not jumping to conclusions as Obama told us we should not do, it is a factual description, one he himself could not bring himself to give yesterday.

It was over three hours from when the bombs went off before our President addressed the nation, mustering as much emotion as if he were folding socks.  Let me be clear.  We know what to expect from this excuse for a chief executive.  His response to terrorist Nadal Hassan’s massacre of unarmed men and women in a gun-free zone while screaming “Allahu Akhbar!!!” was to call it workplace violence.  He didn’t want us to jump to conclusions then either.  That was a terrorist attack by a Jihadist, a coward too gutless to meet our brave military on the field of battle.  That he is still awaiting trial is a national disgrace.

We got a similarly cold and monotone response to that preventable horror of Benghazi where our ambassador and the Americans defending him were brutally tortured and murdered, along with the empty promise that the perps would be brought to justice.  We’re still waiting.  The fact that some are entertaining the idea that Hilary Clinton could be the 2016 presidential nominee, blood freshly on her hands and arrogant in the face of questions rightly asked of her, is a testament not only to the newly titled “low-information voter,” but the deep extent of the media’s complicity.  Today’s voters wouldn’t be nearly so low-info if America’s so-called journalists would do their jobs: report and ask hard questions.  They are not doing so with regard to Boston either.  To them, Tea Partiers who commit no acts of violence are just as likely suspects as the Jihadists who always use terror.  This administration has been cultivating this belief system for many years now.  It is perfect Saul Alinsky.

Obama’s flimsy response to terror and violence shouldn’t be a surprise.  The college buddy of domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn is quite comfortable with such tactics if they suit his revolutionary ends.  He had no chastisement for the property-destroying, flea-infested, anti-Semitic rapists of the Occupy movement.  He understood them.  He praised the violent and militant uprisings in Egypt that ousted our ally and peace-keeper with Israel, Mubarak.  He supported the violent and illegal overthrow of Qaddafi, now replaced by more militant extremists.  With such tendencies and sympathies, a stance against terror rings pretty hollow.

Further, Obama has given our enemies – the enemies of freedom worldwide who use terror tactics as a rule – weapons, tanks and planes.  He has invited the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood to the White House.  He has been silent on their crimes against humanity and those of their home countries, Islamic theocracies that condone the subjugation, mutilation, rape, and murder of women, children and gays.  And the media just cannot bring themselves to contrast his sidling up to these monsters while claiming support of gays in America.

What Saul Alinsky taught has chaos at its roots – cause chaos, destroy the system – any system (and any system thereafter – it is a game of perpetual uprising and demolition).   How do you do this in a country where the citizens revel in self-reliance, the rule of law, strength and success?  You destroy the basis of its strength, starting with the family unit.  You say all lifestyles are equal, abortion is a right and label anyone who thinks killing babies is wrong as an extremist.  You indoctrinate and control children through government schools – you tell parents it takes a village.  You bully and feminize the men who would otherwise lead – you do it in the name of faaaaaaairness.  You defame those with a higher faith so that others will not want to ascribe to faith, and they will be more easily controlled.  You undermine law enforcement so that people don’t trust cops and assume they are racist and corrupt.  You stigmatize the one set of heroes in the population who fights to protect the rest – the military.  You tell the people that returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are the most likely terrorists so that everyday citizens will fear them.  You don’t allow real terrorists to be called what they are.  You defend the most violent, racist, misogynistic, homophobic religion on the planet.  You call it a religion of peace. You repeal DADT and then anyone harassed or assaulted by his fellow soldier is just a homophobe whose career will soon be over.  You put women into combat units where the high standards will have to be lowered to accommodate them, and between the two policies you weaken and dilute  the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen.  Then you tell the people it is too dangerous for them to be able to defend themselves with guns.  You tell them they should give up that right.

And when a bomb hits, who will the people turn to?

Let me be clear.  The State, cold and detached much like Obama himself, will be there, dictating, with their press lapdogs telling you terrorism is over and the economy is swell.  They will tell you whom to suspect of violence – Tea Partiers who have no record of violence.  They will punish you for suspecting Jihadists and their long history of violence.

If we are able to pull through this, if we are able to turn this reality around, it won’t be because of any help from Obama and his administration – it will be in spite of them.  It will be because we replace them with better servants of the people.  Luckily we are still fighting to keep our Constitutional rights, to preserve life, marriage, family, our livelihoods, we still respect our veterans and law enforcement and we still look to them to protect us.  But we are fighting tooth and nail and the outcome is anything but certain.

In Boston yesterday, the emergency responders, law enforcement, the doctors and nurses treating the wounded, and the just-everyday-people who helped those in need, they are the silver rays in this dark scene.  Their existence is what shows us that our faith in humanity should still burn bright, that we must keep fighting.  My heart breaks for those who lost loved ones, for those who were wounded and suffered the trauma of this attack.  I am sick about it.  Boston is close to my heart.  It was where my mom and grandparents grew up, where my parents met, where my brother was born.  I’m glad it didn’t harm more people.  I’m praying for all those affected.  I’m praying for our country.

I have not lost faith in my fellows or humanity.  It is Obama and his administration (and its surrogate, the media) – from whom the rest of the country is supposed to take its cues – that has long since lost my faith.  I am hoping that more people are waking up and will help us fight this.  As events like the Hassan massacre and its anything-but-swift justice, the Benghazi attack and Obama’s cover-up, and now the Boston Marathon bombing take place, I hope more people will wake as we sound the alarm that tyranny has its hands around our collective throat and we must free ourselves before it is too late.


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