- The late William Lederer wrote the book: Our Own
Worst Enemy. That tome dealt with our boondoggles in Southeast Asia.
He died this past December at the age of 97, but he introduced a compelling
note that Americans prove their own worst enemy.
- If you look back at Vietnam, who started it? What caused
it? President Lyndon Baines Johnson used the "Gulf of Tonkin Incident"
to wage war on Vietnam that killed several million people. What did he
accomplish? He killed several million people and wreaked havoc on their
civilization and ours. He died a very depressed man for his enormous folly.
- When you look at President George W. Bush's provocation
for the Iraq War, you see the same shallow veneer for provoking that conflict
in his "Weapons of Mass Destruction." Saddam Hussein possessed
nothing of the sort. He remained a sandbox dictator. Nonetheless, Bush
created a horrific war that will continue killing and maiming human beings
on both sides for years to come. President Barack Obama buys into the
same horrific stupidity and arrogance.
- Yet, whether Vietnam or Iraq, Americans find themselves
as their own worst enemy. They allow their leaders to lead them by their
'emotional' or even 'jingoistic' noses into the breach of war. The same
- Today, on the contentious immigration front, Americans
allow thousands of employers to employ illegal aliens at a cost of jobs,
taxes, welfare and loss of the rule of law. While 15 million Americans
suffer unemployment, about 10 million illegal aliens enjoy employment.
Additionally, the U.S. Congress pumps another 1.1 million new immigrants
into the country along with green card holders every year. That's over
200,000 every 30 days!
- While the past four presidents did nothing to stop employers
of illegal aliens, neither did U.S. citizens stand up to vote anyone that
would enforce America's immigration laws. Thus far, mass immigration continues
to displace Americans not only out of jobs, but out of their language,
culture and financial stability. The USA stands $14 trillion in debt.
- Chicago Breaking News published a story, "U.S.
plans crackdown on employers of illegal workers."
- "The Obama administration plans to intensify a crackdown
on employers of illegal immigrants with the establishment of an audit office
designed to bolster verification of company hiring records," said
the News. "In an interview, John Morton, chief of U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security,
said the Employment Compliance Inspection Center would "address a
need to conduct audits even of the largest employers with a very large
number of employees." The office would be announced Thursday, he said.
- "Morton said that the center would be staffed with
specialists who will pore over the I-9 employee files collected from companies
targeted for audits.
- "In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010, ICE
conducted audits of more than 2,740 companies, nearly twice as many as
the previous year. The agency levied a record $7 million in civil fines
on businesses that employed illegal workers.
- "Enforcement activity during the Bush administration
focused on high-profile raids in which thousands of illegal immigrants
were arrested and placed in deportation proceedings. Relatively few companies
and their executives were prosecuted.
- "In contrast, the Obama administration has made
employers the center of its immigration policy with "silent raids."
Critics say the policy has penalized small employers while failing to target
- "Morton said the new center would have the "express
purpose" of providing support to regional immigration offices conducting
large audits. "We wouldn't be limited by the size of a company,"
- "The audits, which have affected garment makers,
fruit growers and meat packers, result in the firing of every illegal immigrant
on a company's payroll. Companies say this has hurt them, especially as
they can't attract American workers even during an economic downturn.
- "Ultimately, it is in a company's best financial
interest to proactively comply with the law now rather than to face potential
fines or criminal prosecution for noncompliance in the future," an
ICE spokeswoman said.
- "Morton said ICE was also seeking to expand a program
enabling businesses to work with the federal government to ensure they
are employing people authorized to work in the U.S. Called IMAGE, or ICE
Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers, the voluntary program
includes training and assessments to help a company guard against hiring
illegal employees," the News said. "Morton will also announce
Thursday that Tyson Foods Inc., which employs 100,000 people and has had
immigration troubles in the past, has joined the program, agreeing to an
audit of "a certain portion of existing records."
- "The poultry processor, which says it has already
taken steps to maintain a legal work force, also agreed to establish an
internal auditing process," Mr. Morton said.
- "Morton suggested Tyson could pave the way for other
big companies to join the program," said the News. "Tyson faced
federal human-smuggling charges in a high-profile trial that resulted in
acquittal in 2003."
- "We believe this partnership will enhance our ability
to collaborate with government officials on immigration-related matters,"
said Tyson Chief Human Resources Officer Ken Kimbro.
- "Since ICE initiated the IMAGE program in 2006,
only 115 companies have signed on, with many reluctant to open their books
to government scrutiny and to invest in training and new systems to bolster
their employer-verification process."
- Will ICE enforce immigration laws and will Obama stand
by his oath of office? Like the citizens of Missouri say, "I will
believe it when I see itshow me!"
- Until I see some action, we Americans remain our own
- In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video,
"Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls", Roy Beck, director ofwww.numbersusa.ORG,
graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes
to see for yourself:
- "Immigration by the numbers-off the chart" by
- This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results
of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability
for future generations: in a word "Mind boggling!" www.NumbersUSA.org