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John Derbyshire: Will Europe’s “Camp Of The Saints” Produce A Humanitarian Crackup?

The one real question in the world today: whether those rights of man that we hold so dear—of certain men, that is—can be preserved at the expense of others. I’ll let you think that one over …

Tax Day: Americans Pay—Illegal Aliens Get Fraudulent Refunds

Recuperating from the April 15 income tax deadline? Soothe yourself with this: the Main Stream Media  devoted some deserved attention this tax season to the huge tax refund fraud problem—but, as usual, failed to get specific about a key factor: illegal aliens. That’s because the MSM’s allies, the Democrats in government, are gaining enormously from keeping the illegal alien-magnet switch on for as long as possible.

Thus AP recently reported on the “$4 billion” lost every year due to “fraudulent tax refunds.” [$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem, By Eric Tucker, USA Today, April 10, 2014]  The story coincided with a recent video produced by the Department of Justice wherein Attorney General Holder reminds us to not worry, they’re on the case. [Attorney General Holder Calls Tax Refund Fraud and Identity Theft a "Rising Threat", April 7, 2014]

The AP report isn’t specific about what types of “fraudulent tax refunds” are in issue, but $4 billion is definitely a low number compared to the total problem.

The Earned Income Tax Credit alone costs taxpayers a whopping $12-$14 billion in fraudulent payments every year. [$13.6 billion lost in bogus Earned Income Tax Credit claims last year,  by: John Hayward, Human Events, October 22, 2013]

This is especially troubling considering the program pays out in total $56 billion per year—meaning its average “improper payments rate,” as reported by Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (PDF) is around 25 per cent. In contrast, Medicaid fraud, which is very well publicized and has its own federal task force, hovers at around 8-10 per cent a year.

More troubling still: the EITC is the government’s fastest growing entitlement program. Since its start in 1980 the program’s grown 44-fold.[ Defrauding the American Taxpayer, By Edwin S. Rubenstein, The Social Contract, March 20,2013] Compare this to the 8.5x increase in total entitlement spending in the same period.

The credit, which pays out up to $5,800 to a family of three,

Ann Coulter: Don't Primary Republicans —Unless They're For Amnesty!

Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a RepublicanAs those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this to win a Senate majority.

Unfortunately, we have idiots doing the idiot thing, pretending to be "tea partiers," while challenging sitting Republican senators over fairly minor ideological differences. 

Anyone opposing an incumbent Republican for any reason other than amnesty is a fraud or an idiot. Right now, immigration and Obamacare are the only things that matter. Since every Republican voted against Obamacare, that leaves only immigration. 

Conservatives who ignore amnesty while carping about the debt ceiling, TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), the Internet tax bill or Benghazi are too stupid to help their country. 

Suppose the Senate had passed a bill that would cut Texas out of the Union? Would that get your attention, fake tea partiers? Without Texas, Republicans would immediately lose 38 electoral votes, two senators and 24 members of Congress. (Democrats would lose only 12 House members.) 

How would you rate the prospect of repealing Obamacare if Republicans could: never win another presidential election; never win another majority in the House; and never again win a Senate majority? Oh, and how does the expression "President Nancy Pelosi" grab you? 

Would that bill be slightly more important to you than the Internet tax bill? 

Well, guess what? Amnesty will produce the exact same result as losing the entire state of Texas. In fact, merely continuing our current immigration policies will achieve the same result; it will just take a little longer. (But wow, I'm sure glad we got "Octomom"! What a boon she's been  to our American way of life.) 

The population of Texas is about 27 million. With amnestied illegal aliens allowed to bring in their cousins and brothers-in-law under our insane "family reunification" policies, the 12 million illegal immigrants already here will quickly balloon to 30 million new voters—who happen to break 8-to-2 for the Democrats.

Consequently, before running off and staging a primary fight against a sitting Republican, anyone who truly loved his country would ask himself the following three questions: 

(1) Does the incumbent Republican support amnesty? And by the way, "Supports amnesty" includes anyone who says one of the following: 

(2) Is a primary challenge unlikely to flip a Republican seat to the Democrats? 

(3) Am I fairly certain the challenger is smart enough

Sorry, Harry Reid—America Is No Longer A Nation Of Laws. In Fact, It’s No Longer A Nation

“It’s not over,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been quoted as saying about the Cliven Bundy “Ranch War” showdown in Nevada.  After all, Reid says, “We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then walk away from it” —despite the real risk of another Waco or Ruby Ridge . [Sen. Reid on Cattle Battle, KRNV-DT News 4, April 14, 2014. Emphasis added].

Reid’s new-found concern for the rule of law comes too late. America is no longer a nation of laws, but an empire of “Diversity,” where the law is a meaningless fiction if it gets in the way of Political Correctness.

Obamacare is the outstanding and notorious example. No one knows what the law actually means anymore. President Obama has made many unilateral changes to the implementation of health care legislation, including moving deadlines, extending hardship waivers, and granting exemptions to politically important constituencies (like unions). [40 changes to Obamacare…so far, by Tyler Hartsfield and Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute, March 26, 2014. Originally “27 Changes,” updated to “40 changes,” April 8, 2014]  

Of course, Republicans like House Speaker John Boehner and Senator Mike Lee have protested Obama’s actions. Lee has been quoted as saying: “We have a government of one… He is violating the Constitution.” [Obama Has Unilaterally Changed or Delayed Obamacare 24 times, by Rob Bluey, Heritage Foundation, February 17, 2014] But even though Conservatism Inc. talking heads like Charles Krauthammer jeer on Fox News that the law is “whatever [Obama] thinks,” there seem to be no consequences for this flagrant violation of the Presidential oath.

One discreditable reason: Republicans are gun-shy about challenging any legislation that is popular with minorities. And President Obama’s health care legislation continues to enjoy a disproportionate amount of support among Hispanics and especially among blacks. Even during a time of collapsing approval for the Affordable Care Act, 77% of blacks approve of the law, and only 18% disapprove. A small plurality of Hispanics favor the law, while over sixty percent of whites oppose it. [ACA at age 4: More Disapproval than Approval, PEW Research Center, March 20, 2014]

And these figures reflect a low point of Obamacare approval, something which is already changing because of Democrats coming home to support the law. [ABC/WaPo poll: Democratic support for Obamacare surges, plurality of public now supports the law,” HotAir, March 31, 2014]

As many as 61% of Hispanics, compared to 47% of Americans overall, believe it is the government’s responsibility to ensure health care coverage. So Hispanic support for the law, and for President Obama, can be expected to increase, especially because some of their opposition is driven by anger that the President was not being liberal enough. [Support for Obama, health care law has eroded among Hispanics, by Jens Manuel Krogstad and Seth Motel, PEW Research Center, March 27, 2014]

While the Republican Party may gripe that Obama is breaking the law,

Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…Racially Polarizing Politics, Despite MSM Efforts To Lull Whites

Maureen CraigJennifer Richeson

Maureen A. Craig and Jennifer A. Richeson

In all the Main Stream Media propaganda about the desperate need for an Amnesty/Immigration Surge bill, you never hear that the bill will speed up the day when whites are a minority. The research of Northwestern University psychologists Maureen A. Craig [Email her] (a white woman) and Jennifer A. Richeson [Email her](an African-American) shows why [On the Precipice of a “Majority-Minority” America: Perceived Status Threat From the Racial Demographic Shift Affects White Americans’ Political Ideology, Psychological Science April 3, 2014]. Shockingly, it turns out that the great majority of white Americans are not at all like neocon Ben Wattenberg who famously asserted that “The non-Europeanization of America is heartening news of an almost transcendental quality.” [The Good News Is The Bad News Is Wrong, p. 84.] In fact, white Americans are afraid of becoming a minority. Being told about their impending minority status provokes whites to endorse attitudes linked to the political Right.

The title of the Craig-Richeson paper is itself interesting. The standard dictionary definition of “precipice” is "the brink of a dangerous or disastrous situation"—which is exactly what Cassandras have been saying about the impending minority status of whites. Giving up majority status in a democracy has obvious grave implications. No ethnic group in history has ever voluntarily become a minority. Israel, for example, is fixated on Palestinian birthrates and absolutely opposed to a “Right of Return” for dispossessed Palestinians. Given that Palestinians are already a majority in the "de facto state of Israel," a one-state solution would mean that, if Israel remained a democracy, the Palestinians would govern. And that would mean the end of Israel as a Jewish state.

Being a minority is always problematic given the reality of ethnic conflict throughout history. This is particularly so when groups harbor historical grudges (e.g., slavery and Jim Crow for African Americans, anti-Semitism for Jews). It is especially worrisome in the case of America because the grievance industry promoted by elites in the MSM, the legal profession, and   academe systematically blames “White racism” for all the problems of non-Whites.

It's one thing to be demonized when you are the majority, but a far different thing when you are the minority.

Needless to say, despite Craig-Richeson’s use of the word “precipice”, they do not view whites’ impending minority status as problematic. Indeed, they are eager suggest ways to make Whites complacent about their impending status.

The theoretical framework for the Craig-Richeson paper emphasizes the general finding that people who feel threatened tend to adopt more conservative views. Studies show that whites adopt more conservative political views not only after terrorist events like 9/11, but also when they live closer to black Americans:

[A]n analysis of voter-registration data for Louisiana parishes revealed that the larger the percentage of Blacks in a parish, the greater the percentage of Whites who were registered as Republicans and the lower the percentage of Whites who were registered as Democrats.

But it's still very easy for most Whites to avoid the costs of diversity and multiculturalism—"out of sight, out of mind." The Craig-Richeson study reinforces this observation.

In their first experiment, subjects (all experiments used only whites) were told that California had become a "majority minority" state, while control subjects were told that there were now approximately as many Hispanics as blacks in the US. The experimental subjects reported they leaned more toward the Republican Party and toward more conservative opinions, and this effect was increased among subjects who lived closer to California.

In other words, people living in rural Nebraska, small town Montana or even Portland, Oregon are less worried about the disaster that is unfolding in California and many other

WASHINGTON POST, Refugee Industry, Now Pushing Syrian Resettlement

The top newspaper in our capital city, the Washington Post, is mouthpiecing a Refugee Industry campaign to convince Congress to welcome thousands of Syrians fleeing their civil war. But you can bet they won’t be resettled in Georgetown.

On April 4, WaPo front-paged the suffering Syrians story, with kiddie photos prominent, blatantly written to manipulate emotions:

 WASHINGTON POST, Refugee Industry, Now Pushing Syrian Resettlement

BEIRUT — It was 10 p.m. on a chilly recent Wednesday, and the bars of Beirut were just getting into full swing. So was 10-year-old Mohammed Huzaifa’s working day.

Clutching a vase of red roses, he scoured the outdoor tables for a soft­hearted target. Spotting two women deep in conversation, the round-faced boy sidled up and broke into a wide smile, but was motioned away with a sharp shake of the head.

Mohammed, shivering in an orange T-shirt, repeated the steps with other potential customers until he had sold all 10 of his flowers. A beating from his mother awaits him if he doesn’t sell out, he says, so he often roams the streets until 3 a.m.

In Lebanon, Syrian refugee children find safety from war but new dangers on the streets,By Loveday Morris

On the same day, the Post included a companion sniffler, Syrians are still suffering. Please don’t forget by Beirut-based novelist Dima Wannous.

These articles follow a front-page spreadon December 3, 2013 featuring an injured seven-year-old girl:

John Derbyshire On John Glad’s FUTURE HUMAN EVOLUTION: EUGENICS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Future Human Evolution: Eugenics in the Twenty-First CenturyThe contradiction between the vigorous, unapologetic ethnonationalism of Jews in Israel and the horror of other peoples’ ethnonationalism expressed by Jews elsewhere has been a recurrent topic here on VDARE.com—see, most recently, Is Immigration Really A ‘Jewish Value’? by Kevin MacDonald.

I think this contradiction is not hard to understand. If you are the ethnic majority in a nation, it is natural to wish to maintain the dominance of your ethny; if you belong to a minority ethny, especially one with as sorrowful a history as the Jews, it is just as natural to be hostile to the dominance of any other.

But these simple truths need restating, because the very peculiar cultural history of the Western world through the past few decades, leading to the widespread state of mind among whites that I call ethnomasochism, has made them nonobvious.

Cooper Sterling, writing, three years ago on VDARE.com, described a different, but related, contradiction—he used the word “paradox”—also concerning Jews.

Since the 1960s, a prominent group of Jewish public intellectuals has been systematically and unscrupulously campaigning to discredit eugenics—but, in a great paradox, other Jewish intellectuals, and Zionists, have been actively interested in eugenic principles, both historically and currently, to secure the posterity—health and wellbeing—of Jews. Collectively, it amounts to a case of Do As I Say—Not As I Do.

‘Do As I Say’: The Paradox Of Eugenics And The Jews.”

Sterling was summarizing the thesis of a book: Jewish Eugenics, by John Glad.

Glad is a retired Professor of Russian Studies with a distinguished career as a scholar and author. He describes himself in the preface to Jewish Eugenics as “a dyed-in-the-wool universalist” with a long-standing, but not racially-oriented, interest in eugenics.

The main text of Jewish Eugenics—ignoring the bibliography, indices, and front matter—covers 377 pages. It has its origin in an earlier and much shorter book, Future Human Evolution: Eugenics in the Twenty-First Century (2006), which has a mere 111 pages of text.

That earlier, shorter book is the one I’ve just been reading, so this column is a companion to Cooper Sterling’s 2011 review of Jewish Eugenics. Both books, Future Human Evolution and Jewish Eugenics, are available in printed-and-bound format or as free downloads from John Glad’s website.

Future Human Evolution is, as its subtitle tells you, about eugenics in all generality. Only seven of its pages (35-6 and 83-7) are concerned with the Jews, so in writing the later book, Glad expanded that particular topic an impressive 54 times.

Needless to say, in the intellectual culture of the world today, “eugenics” is a scare word, at the sound of which goodthinkful persons are supposed to jump up on chairs, shriek, and clutch their skirts. I admire John Glad for approaching his subject matter calmly and without apology.

He works hard to point out that the obloquy that attaches t

“Pulling A Williamson” —Brendan Eich And Conservatism Inc’s Culture War Collapse

America’s Cultural Marxist Left hates Conservatism Inc. and regularly claims that is racist, sexist, etc. Significantly, however, Conservatism Inc. doesn’t fight back by denouncing Political Correctness as such—instead, it merely seeks to show the criticism is hypocritical, which only ends up strengthening the Left by conceding the validity of the original charge. You can call this reverse political jujitsu “pulling a Williamson” —after National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson, who has made a specialty of it.

Look at the most recent result of a half century of standing athwart history crying “retreat!”: the auto-da-fé of tech innovator Brendan Eich. Eich was forced to step down as the CEO of Mozilla, because he donated $1,000 to California’s anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in 2008. [Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla Corporation CEO, by Sam Machkovech, ArsTechnica, April 3, 2014] Prop. 8 won, but, as our ruling class allows no input from the American people on important issues, was subsequently blocked by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, an appointee of Jimmy Carter (“history’s greatest monster”—The Simpsons.) It survives as the “H8” “anti-hate” motif on Leftist Tumblrs, blogs, and social networking sites

Of course, Barack Obama said marriage was between a “man and a woman” in 2004 and his position on the issue was still “evolving” as late as the 2012 campaign. [Timeline of Obama’s ‘Evolving’ on Same-Sex Marriage, by Devin Dwyer, ABC News, May 9, 2012]. But the goalposts of “social justice” are ever shifting, and many in the Main Stream Media hailed the destruction of yet another Enemy of the People. Still, Andrew Sullivan, who has fought for gay marriage for decades, did capture the reaction of many moderates when he says “if this is the gay rights movement today… then count me out.” [The Hounding of a Heretic, The Dish, April 3, 2014]

This was a hanging curve for the Beltway Right—and, tellingly, Williamson missed it. [The Liberal Gulag, National Review, April 6, 2014].

He started predictably, criticizing “so-called progressives” for their desire to criminalize dissent, recalling not just L’Affaire Eich, but Gawker contributor Adam Weinstein’s call to criminalize global-warming “deniers,” and the recent exclusion of conservative reporter Katherine Timpf from a feminist conference. “Welcome to the liberal gulag,” he wrote.

But falling back on the strained charge of “liberal fascism” misses the point. Of course the Left doesn’t believe in free speech, has grown intellectual lazy, and its driving force is “[protecting] their intellects, such as they are, from the discomfort of contact with nonconformist ideas.” But what Williamson, Goldberg, and other Conservatism Inc. publicists don’t get: the Left’s ideology is perfectly consistent by their own standards.

And, more importantly, Conservatism Inc. does the exact same thing that it decries in liberals—just with a delay of a few years.

For example, Williamson is disingenuous when he writes that Charles Murray was “denounced as a ‘known white supremacist’ by Texas Democrats” for holding heterodox views on education policy” and earning the ire of the Southern Poverty Law Center. [Candidate for Texas Governor Invokes Man Who Believes Women and Minorities Are Inferior, by Laura Basset, Huffington Post, April 1, 2014] Actually, Murray was denounced for believing in the reality of IQ differences among different groups. His “heterodox views on education policy” are much the same as Robert Weissberg’s—whom National Review purged! Editor Rich Lowry even thanked the Leftists who alerted him to Weissberg’s heresy.

Similarly, Williamson says “the Left is coming around—again—on hating Jews, even if Occupy rituals have replaced the traditional pseudo-Roman salute.” [Links in original].

This would probably be news to Adam Weinstein or the rest of the gang

The Legacy of Obama's Illegal Alien Aunt Zeituni

The Legacy of Obama's Illegal Alien AuntZeituni Onyango, President Obama's illegal alien aunt, died this week of cancer and other complications. I hope she rests in peace. America, however, should be up in arms.

Auntie Zeituni is an enduring symbol of all that is wrong with this country's immigration "policy"—or rather, its complete lack of a coherent, enforceable system of laws and rules that puts the national interest first. She was a beneficiary of the welfare state run amok, enabled by bipartisan fecklessness. To the bitter end, she bit the hand that fed her with predictable ingratitude and metastatic entitlement.

Zeituni's 14-year illegal overstay is a reminder that our temporary visa program is an abysmal joke. Like millions of foreign students, business people and tourists to this country, Auntie Zeituni obtained a short-term visitor visa in 2000. It had an expiration date. She was supposed to go back to Kenya in two years after traveling here with her son, who had been accepted at a college in Boston.

But like millions of other "temporary" visa overstayers, Auntie Zeituni never went home. And despite billions spent on homeland security and immigration enforcement, no one ever went looking for her to kick her out of the country after her time was up.

Auntie Zeituni had no job skills, no special talent, no compelling reason to keep her here in America as an asset to our culture or our economy. She didn't value the American Dream. She was a dependency nightmare. She collected $700 a month in welfare benefits and disability payments totaling $51,000. Somehow, Auntie Zeituni also drummed up money to apply for asylum and finagled her way into both federal and state public housing in Boston.

She contributed nothing to this country. The only "work" she did was gaming the system, complaining about her lot and blaming everyone else for her problems while they subsidized her 14-year illegal overstay.

Auntie Zeituni's ridiculous asylum application and what happened afterward are reminders that our asylum and deportation systems are appalling jokes. Auntie Zeituni's bogus request was rejected by the immigration court system. A judge ordered her to return to Kenya in 2003. She appealed. She lost. A judge again ordered her to leave in 2004.

But Auntie Zeituni never went home. Like an estimated 700,000 other deportation absconders, she evaded the judicial order for nearly a half-dozen years and continued to feed

Indianapolis: Shooting By Black Teen Starts “Conversation” About NRA Convention, But Not Black Expo

Just another day in urban America:

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged as an adult with the senseless murder of a 24-year-old newlywed and father-to-be while he was taking a walk last week in Indiana.

Simeon Adams was found hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his neck only hours after the fatal shooting of Nathan Trapuzzano on April 1, according to Indianapolis police.

The software engineer who was expecting his first child next month was taking a morning walk just before 6 a.m. when Adams allegedly shot him twice in a suspected robbery.

Police arrest 16-year-old boy in murder of newlywed, father-to-be in Indianapolis  By Nina Golgowski, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 8, 2014

And just another idiot Main Stream Media response:

Think about this: Indianapolis has seen another rash of homicides this year, the vast majority of them tied to guns….This city should be waging a war against the illegal possession of guns; instead, we get relative silence.

Speaking of crime, what I would do for an elected leader in this community to lead an honest conversation about what it truly will take to address the problem. We need hundreds of new police officers, as well as a substantial upgrade in prisoner re-entry programs, and both will cost dollars. Big dollars.

It’s worth it. But our top leaders need to make that sale, and they need to be willing to talk about spending and taxes regardless of the political consequences.

Tully: Indy avoids hard conversations about guns, violence, by Matthew Tully, [Email him]Indianapolis Star, April 8. 2014

Actually, what Indianapolis needs is an “honest conversation” about race. But it’s not going to happen, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that it’s one of the very few big cities to have a Republican Mayor (Greg Ballard, Message him on Twitter).

Unmentioned in either MSM story: of course, the victim was white. Of course, the alleged perp was black.

The victim, Nathan Trapuzzano, with his widow, and unborn child.

Simeon Adams—the (allegedly, for legal reasons) shooter.

The victim, Nathan Trapuzzano, with his widow, and unborn child.

Simeon Adams—the (allegedly, for legal reasons) shooter.

 

The backstory here: despite its Middle American image, Indianapolis is suffering increasing white flight. The European-American population has dropped from 76 percent in 1990 to 58 percent today.  

Significantly, Indianapolis this year is home to two conferences: both the National Rifle Association, April 25-27—and an annual Indiana Black Expo. July 10-20.  The city government has apparently been refusing to advertise the NRA conference—but it is celebrating the Black Expo from the highest levels

Needless to say, the city government is also far more involved in the Black Expo in another way—providing massive amounts of security and a huge propaganda campaign aimed at preventing attendees from killing each other. 

Also needless to say, despite the Main Stream Media’s loathing for guns and (more importantly) for gun owners, there seem to be absolutely no security concerns over the NRA conference, which bring an estimated 70,000 gun enthusiasts to the city. But—

Visit Indy, the city's tourism arm, normally, promotes its convention bookings. But it has yet to publicize the NRA gathering—an event that has sparked public protests, tight police security and calls to go elsewhere.

[Indianapolis low key about NRA convention, by Jeff Swiatek, The Indianapolis Star, January 21, 2014]

In fact, the city’s officials signed the deal to host the convention back in

Casino Boss And Amnesty Tout Sheldon Adelson: Competition For Thee, But Not For Me

Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a RepublicanBetween having Republican presidential candidates fly to Las Vegas to kiss his ring, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has managed to fit in time to talk Sen. Lindsey Graham into sponsoring a bill banning Internet gambling. 

As you may know, Sheldon Adelson is a CASINO OWNER. Internet gambling would compete with his casino business. 

On the other hand, when it comes to the services Adelson isn't selling, but buying—low-skilled workers—he's for unbridled competition, preferring not to limit the supply even to people who are legally in the United States. (Weirdly, so is Lindsey Graham.)

Adelson is a big backer of amnesty, telling The Wall Street Journal: "It would be inhumane to send those people back, to send 12 million people out of this country. ... So we've got to find a way, find a route for those people to get legal citizenship." 

As Milton Friedman said, "With some notable exceptions, businessmen favor free enterprise in general but are opposed to it when it comes to themselves." 

Adelson is an especially telling example of the self-interest of businessmen on immigration. His newspaper, Israel Today, the largest newspaper in Israel, is wildly patriotic on immigration (and everything else). 

Israel Today has trumpeted the success of the 15-foot razor-wire fence along Israel's 140-mile border with Egypt, triumphantly noting last August that, for the first time, "no infiltrations were recorded from the Egyptian border, compared to 193 from the same month last year." 

Adelson himself had suggested just such a policy to the Los Angeles Times last year, saying he wanted to "Put a big fence around our country." 

By "our country," he, of course, meant Israel. In America, he wants illegal immigrants pouring across the border

GOP Finally Noticing Obama Regime Lawlessness—But Administrative Amnesty Expanding To Criminals

Almost three years after I wrote Obama Regime's Administrative Amnesty: Impeachment Is The Only Answer, the issue of White House lawlessness is finally, half-heartedly, being noticed in Congress:

  • House Speaker John Boehner has just blamed it for his inability to get “immigration reform” a.k.a. the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge past his own caucus:

Obama has been pressured by Democrats to use executive powers to slow deportations and make de facto reforms to immigration, something Boehner warned would derail any efforts entirely.

“That will make it almost impossible to ever do immigration reform, because he will spoil the well to the point where no one will trust him by giving him a new law that he will implement the way the Congress intended,” Boehner said.

John Boehner: Obama “will spoil the well”, by Tal Kopan, April 8, 2014

(This of course raises the question of just why Boehner wants to “do immigration reform” and destroy his party, and his country.)

So Amnesty may not pass—but the Obama Regime plans to implement it anyway. And it looks like this was the plan all along.

The Regime’s Administrative Amnesty has been ignored (or secretly supported) by treacherous Republicans.

And anti-white, anti-American groups have also received promises from their Minority Occupation Government that the Regime will act within three months if there is no bill on the President’s desk. [ Activists: We want an emancipator, not a ‘deporter in chief,’ by Richard Gonzales, NPR, March 29, 2014]

The Regime is also trumpeting a review of deportation policy. [Obama orders review of US deportation practices Associated Press, March 13, 2014] This review apparently includes ending all actions against aliens who violated deportation orders and even against those who were deported but infiltrated again later. [ Who Should Be Deported, by John Sandweg, Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2014]  

This would effectively end immigration enforcement in the United States…except for aliens with especially blatant criminal convictions.

But never fear—even criminals are preferable to Americans in the eyes of the Regime. An Amnesty is already under way for them too.

It is becoming clear that the Regime’s plan has been more deliberate, detailed, and comprehensive than previously imagined. Step by step, the Regime is seeing what it can get away with.

Initially, it was the Main Stream Media’s pet “DREAMers” who just

Memo From Middle America | The Homeschooling Romeikes Allowed To Stay—To Bolster Administrative Amnesty?

Memo From Middle America | The Homeschooling Romeikes Allowed To Stay—To Bolster Administrative Amnesty?

 

 There’s been a dramatic turnaround for the Romeike family, the German homeschoolers the Obama/Holder Administration was fighting to deport. The Supreme Court refused to hear their case on March 3. So it looked like the end.  But the very next day, the Department of Homeland Security granted the family “indefinite deferred-action status.”

Why did the Obama Regime, after going out of its way to deport the Romeikes, suddenly let them stay? And what are the ramifications?

It may have been due to public outrage. Critics of the Romeikes’ treatment embarrassingly contrasted it with the millions of illegal aliens being coddled by the Administration.

In fact, Obama may see this decision as facilitating his drive for illegal alien Amnesty. He employed a unilateral Administrative Amnesty for the Romeikes—just as he has done for many illegal aliens.

Tellingly, even Michael Farris, founder and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association [HSLDA], the group that defended the Romeikes, doubts it was a great victory for homeschooling. In fact, he sees it as containing the seeds for a future move against American homeschoolers. He writes:

Other than the Romeike family themselves, no one could have been more thrilled than me with the sudden reversal from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which allowed them to remain in the United States…[But] this administrative victory needs to be understood for what it is. It is a victory for the Romeike family alone. No other German homeschooling family can benefit from the administrative grace that was shown in this one instance.

Farris’ concern:

If our government contends that Germany did not violate the principles of religious freedom when it banned homeschooling in order to gain philosophical control over children, then it implies that it would not violate religious freedom or parental rights if the United States decided to ban homeschooling for the same purpose. After all, we would simply be promoting tolerance and pluralism. That is the subtle but dangerous message buried in the Romeike decision.

[Dangerous Policy Lurks Behind Romeike Triumph [by Michael Farris, HSLDA, March 11, 2014]

I strongly support homeschooling. But, just a few decades ago, American officials had about the same attitude toward homeschoolers as German officials do today. The HSLDA, to its great credit, did much to improve the legal standing of American homeschoolers.

What really bothered Americans about the Romeike case: the fact that the Obama Administration was going after a family of white homeschoolers, who had already been granted asylum, while simultaneously working to Amnesty millions of illegal aliens.

Personally, I support a shutdown of illegal and legal immigration. I don’t think we need immigrants. I don’t believe we are obligated to take in everybody in the world who has a problem in his home country.

But if, for some reason,

Brendan Eich, 1992 Buchanan Contributor, And The New Gay Blacklist

"There is a gay mafia," said Bill Maher, "if you cross them you do get whacked."

Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time," was talking about the gay activists and their comrades who drove Brendan Eich out as CEO of Mozilla. Eich, who invented JavaScript and co-founded Mozilla in 1998, had been named chief executive in late March.

Instantly, he came under attack for having contributed $1,000 to Proposition 8, whereby a majority of Californians voted in 2008 to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage. Prop 8 was backed by the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church and the black churches, and carried 70 percent of the African-American vote.

Though Eich apologized for any "pain" he had caused and pledged to promote equality for gays and lesbians at Mozilla, his plea for clemency failed to move his accusers. Too late. According to The Guardian, he quit after it was revealed that he had also contributed—"The horror, the horror!"—to the Buchanan campaign of 1992.

That cooked it. What further need was there of proof of the irredeemably malevolent character of Brendan Eich?

Observing the mob run this accomplished man out of a company he helped create, Andrew Sullivan blogged that Eich "has just been scalped" by gay activists. Sullivan went on:

"Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole thing disgusts me, as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society."

Yet, the purge of Eich, who, from his contributions—he also gave to Ron Paul—appears to be a traditionalist and libertarian—is being defended as a triumph of the First Amendment.

James Ball of The Guardian writes that far from being "a defeat for freedom of expression," Eich's removal is a "victory—the ouster of a founder and CEO by his own people, at a foundation based on open and equal expression."

Eich's forced resignation, writes Ball, "should be the textbook example of the system working exactly as it should."

Ball seems to be saying that what the gay mob did to Eich at Mozilla is what the heroes of Maidan Square did in driving President Viktor Yanukovych out of power and out of his country.

This is how the democracy works now.

Mitchell Baker, the executive chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation,

National Data | March Jobs: Native-Born Americans Still Trail Immigrants In Obama-Era Employment Recovery

Payrolls expanded by 192,000 positions in March, beating the average for the miserable winter months, but still short of the rebound that many were expecting. With an average of about 90,000 legal immigrants entering the country each month, only 100,000 of this gain may be available for native-born Americans.

The math is depressing. In March more than 9 million native-born Americans were unemployed. At the current rate of job creation it will be 7.5 years before all these native-born unemployed find jobs. By then, of course, the population will be larger. And we haven’t even considered the millions who have avoided unemployment by dropping out of the labor force.

More depressing still: the absence of any MSM chatter regarding the unemployment-busting potential of an immigration moratorium.

One good March sign: the labor force participation rate (LPR) picked up slightly, suggesting that workers are being lured back into the job hunt as hiring expands. Even this positive may pertain to foreign-born workers only, however. As we point out below, over the past 12 months participation rates for native-born workers have declined. Only immigrants have a higher LPR this March than last.

The Household Employment Survey—the only report where immigrant and native-born American employment figures are broken out separately—found a robust 476,000 jobs were added last month. Our analysis indicates that native-born American workers gained jobs at virtually the same rate as immigrants.

In March:

  • Total  employment rose by 476,000, or by 0.33%
  • Native-born employment rose by 402,000 or by 0.33%
  • Foreign-born employment rose by 74,000, or by 0.31%

So native-worker displacement was on hiatus in March. As a result, our New VDARE.com American Worker Displacement Index (NVDAWDI) remained at its February level—109.4. But the displacement of native-born American workers by immigrants during the Obama years is still painfully evident in the NVDAWDI graphic:

April NVDAWDI

Native-born American employment growth is the blue line, immigrant