Saturday, July 27, 2013

Letter to Speaker Boehner

I just posted the following on Speaker Boehner's website, though he probably won't ever read it or do anything about it, but if you agree, please feel free to copy this and send it along to him or your representatives in Congress as well.


Mr. Speaker,

An unintended consequence of any Amnesty that might get passed, is the ability for individuals to claim citizenship, return to their own country, renounce the US Citizenship and still have their children able to vote in Federal Elections.

I am basing this claim on 18 U.S.C. § 611 subsection (c) that allows for aliens who reside in the United States from before the time they were 16 years old to vote in Federal Elections if, as stated in section (1) of subsection (c), that their parents are or WERE citizens of the United States.  There is no provision that says that they had to be citizens at the time of the birth of the child, only that they have been United States citizens.  This is a poorly written section that provides a major loophole allowing non-citizens to vote in Federal Elections and needs to be closed.

This section is also reiterated in 18 U.S.C. § 1015 exempting these same individuals from any form of civil or criminal penalties for being a non-citizen voting in a Federal Election.

Please consider bringing a bill to amend this section of the law, or a Constitutional Amendment to restrict voting to only those individuals who are citizens by birth or naturalization.

Thank you.

Aliens Voting in US

Lately, I have seen where part of the debate on immigration reform, and the idea of providing Amnesty to illegal immigrants, has focused on the children of these illegal immigrants and aliens.  I got to wondering why there was so any focus on the children.  So, I started doing some research into the US Code, Title 8.  And what I found was quite interesting.

Friday, July 26, 2013

{RANT} Texas Abortion Clinics

So, since Texas passed the recent bill in regards to abortions and abortion clinics, it seems like everyone keeps talking about the clinics that will be closing and how this restricts women's choice and health options.

I sit here and read these claims and think to myself, so why are they really closing?  The MSM likes to keep claiming they are closing because of the ban on 20+ week abortions. The clinics claim that Texas is anti-woman and anti-choice. The pro-abortion (I won't call them pro-choice) crowd says to leave their bodies alone and to let them have the choice.  Others try to use Roe v. Wade to say that the state can't do this.

Well - - - - -

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mexico Border

Often times, I see a huge outcry from certain groups whenever you mention trying to seal the Mexican border.  These groups are usually either Mexican or Latino sympathizers, or liberals saying that they should be allowed to come here.

Two points with that and then we will get to the real need for security.  First, I think that most people that are pushing for border security are not doing so out of animosity towards a specific race or group of people.  Secondly, the idea that people can freely violate the law to come here, and be allowed to stay, and if the Democrats have their way, be offered legal status, is repugnant to those of us that are law abiding citizens and to the millions that have followed the rules and are often left waiting for years to be approved.

The current push for some form of amnesty has to be stopped.  We have done them before, and if we continue to do them, then the tide will never stop.  We will always have to guard the border aggressively and hundreds of immigrants will continue to die each year, while trying to make the illegal crossing.

But, though these deaths are regrettable, my main concern is centered elsewhere at the moment.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

PC and the USA - 21st Century

For centuries, immigrants have come to America to seek the "American Dream" of a better life and a place where they were treated as equals amongst the population. This dream has been fulfilled by many people, we have all heard or read the stories over the years of the "poor immigrant who made good" in the United States.

 How we identify these individuals has changed over the years. In particular, early immigrants would be identified by their country of origin without any reference to being American, they would simply identify themselves and be identified as, say, Irish. This slowly transitioned into the hyphenated version of Irish-American, especially for follow on generations, while the ancestors would still be identified as Irish.

 This type of identification would,and does, imply that there is an inherent trait or characteristic of these individuals based on the country of origin of their ancestors. And this type of identification leads to some serious issues.

Obamacare Database - Privacy Alert

Move Over NSA, Here Comes the Obamacare Big Brother Database (via Tom O'Halloran)

By James S. Robbins Would you trust thousands of low-level Federal bureaucrats and contractors with one-touch access to your private financial and medical information? Under Obamacare you won’t have any choice. As the Obamacare train-wreck begins…