JUNE 2018 INDEX
Page One – DACA Hoopla
By: Judith LaMontagne
Page Three –Unity or Manufactured Problems?
By Kathleen Hall
Page Four – Spotlight on Suzanne Cruz
By: Judy Palmer
Page Five – All Life Matters
By Scott Dingus
Page Six – Unity in North and South Korea
By: Dennis Jamison
By Judith La Montagne
Liberals are unabashedly twisting the truth concerning DACA and what happens to the children of illegal immigrants or asylum seekers. We don’t see much coverage in the news about the reason these illegal immigrant families are in difficulty. What we do get is a lot of untruthful rubbish.
Again, children are the innocent victims who are being used as foils to further illegal immigration that should have been stopped years ago. President Clinton was the one who actually authorized DACA and not President Trump. Further, the sad pictures of kids in cages date back to the Obama era, but the media are not going to tell us that. After all, the more immigrants allowed into the U. S. the more votes for the liberals. So serious is the media in promoting liberal agendas that they recently put a picture of a menacing Trump looking down on a crying baby. Unbelievably, even though the magazine apologized for the untruthfulness of this image, they elected to run the image anyway. The editors are so immune to the value of truth that they ignored the falsity of their image while using a baby to promote their liberal agenda.
On the 20th of June, 2018, Townhall online magazine quoted that “A recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report confirmed that human smuggling rings are exploiting children in order to prevent the detention of the undocumented immigrants they’re smuggling into the United States. They are pairing children with unrelated adults, knowing adults who enter the United States with children won’t be detained. At least one Honduran interviewed by DHS officials reported that children are kidnapped or adopted then smuggled with their unrelated adult “family member” to the United States. This smuggling practice has bolstered an underground market for counterfeit birth certificates according to the report, which was prepared by the DHS Human Smuggling Cell. Once in the U.S., these children are vulnerable to labor or sex trafficking.”
We are under no obligation to assist asylum seekers, but being the nation we are, we help when we can.
Unfortunately, it seems there is a lot more going on and hidden by the mainstream media than can be seen from the surface.
For the records, this is the official policy on immigration: “It is the policy of this Administration to rigorously enforce our immigration laws. Under our laws, the only legal way for an alien to enter this country is at a designated port of entry at an appropriate time. When an alien enters or attempts to enter the country anywhere else, that alien has committed at least the crime of improper entry and is subject to a fine or imprisonment under section 1325(a) of title 8, United States Code.”
The order, titled Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation, states: “This Administration will initiate proceedings to enforce this and other criminal provisions of the INA until and unless Congress [Italics by author) directs otherwise. It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources. It is unfortunate that Congress’s failure to act and that court orders have put the Administration in the position of separating alien families to effectively enforce the law.”
It continues: “The order still requires illegal alien adults to prove they have a parental relationship with children they are traveling with. In recent years, the Department of Homeland Security has seen an exponential increase in fake “family units” and human traffickers posing as parents.”
For the good of our country and the children involved, we need to be cautious and check out all child-related illegal border crossings. We need more careful scrutiny of potential immigrants, the courage to protect our borders, and no special consideration given to illegals when they break the law. For example, a bona fide member of the violent MS13 gang recently attempted to enter the USA with a two-year-old child.
Jeff Sessions said it well: “If you’re smuggling a child, then we’re going to prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you, probably, as required by law. If you don’t want your child separated, then don’t bring them across the border illegally. It’s not our fault that somebody does that. It should not be necessary to add “America is not the institution that is making your children suffer; it is you.”
We do not have to tolerate anyone who commits illegal acts. There has always been a legal way of entering our country. When illegal immigration is under control, then families can immigrate, obey the law, and enjoy the benefits and responsibilities of our benevolent country. But they must wait their turn just as legal immigrants do. No sneaking to the front of the line. No “pretend” children.
America welcomes only law-abiding immigrants, who can help build our country’s greatness and do it within legal parameters.
Shame on the media and the liberals for turning this sad situation into a pity party for the nation before getting the facts. It is dishonest, unfair, and heartbreaking for the children who are now pawns suffering for their parents’ bad decisions. But illegals had to know that deportation or incarceration could very well be the result of breaking the law.
Once again, it is the children who are the pawns of the liberals and suffer as the media perverts the truth from being told and looks the other way.
Problems Only Overwhelm the Uninformed
By: Kathleen Hall
Children coming across the border aren’t being treated any differently than previously under Obama. But, he didn’t want it known, and the press kept the secret.
The only difference now is that Trump wants to fix the problem. The children are given care they would never get in their home country or probably any other because America is such a caring society. The separation issue is not new and is caused by adults knowingly breaking our laws. The Democrats don’t want to solve the problem, but count on changing the voters’ demographics in order to keep power. They know they may not be able to continue to count on today’s better informed black communities, to support them.
Our laws dictate that non-citizen adults, who enter our borders illegally, must be detained and legally charged with breaking the law unless they enter through specified intake points where they request asylum with their children. When Clinton was president, it was decided legislatively that children should not be put through that process, but that children should be separated from their parents for their well-being during that time. Therefore, the separation of families, in these instances, has been an ongoing procedure.
Now President Trump is upholding the law. Therefore, everyone who shows up at the border illegally is being charged – “zero tolerance” – including all children. The narrative of Trump’s detractors decry this separation of the family when, in fact, the family illegally entry into the country caused the family to be separated.
Democrats need to take attention away from so many positive reports about how well our country is doing is so many other areas. They need an issue to distract and focus anger and resistance on at all times. The Left has nothing else to offer as real solutions to our real problems so they spoon out hyperbole.
The Democrats, who now “care” so much about immigrant families, have encouraged broken families for decades. They did this by voting for legislation which encouraged single mothers (most of whom are Black) to have children out of wedlock. With this legislation, the mothers would receive considerably more remuneration without a father’s income. Now, seventy percent or more of our Black youth are fatherless. What hypocrites!
Democrats care only about their hold on power, and they will do or say most anything to achieve it. The Media often are accomplices in these crimes against our country. Without the support of the media, the Liberals could not be as successful as they have been in driving their narrative. Their distortions are taken as truth by so many, while drowning out much needed coverage of critical issues that need out attention.
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Author Spotlight on – Suzanne Cruz
By: Judy Palmer
A voice calls from the mountains, “Make smart decisions. Be wise.” That’s the voice of Suzanne Cruz, noted author, speaker, and writer. Suzanne has shared these ideas and more with her audiences over the years in her seminars specializing about strength in adversity. She speaks humbly and with humor, as when she described how she got her first job.
“I grew up in a small mountain town in California where there was little industry and few jobs. Many people worked for different law enforcement agencies, the local prison, city police, Highway patrol or the Sheriff’s department. Back then, if you could run fast and had no felonies, you could get on the with the Sheriff’s department– well, almost!” Suzanne did get the job and after eight years left to pursue a career in Finance and Real Estate. It was there that she became a passionate fiscal conservative and quickly noticed the disparity in how the public sector and private sector value and seek money.
While the market crash threw her back into law enforcement for another six years, she never forgot how the power of free markets, limited government, and personal responsibility all work to create the individual freedoms we enjoy. When she had the opportunity to again leave law enforcement, she wrote a book. Her book, entitled Vigilant, deals with strength through adversity. With this, she began her public speaking career and continues with it.
“Adversity,” she tells her audience, “is similar to martial arts. We are not necessarily prepared to learn how to positively deal with adversity. Yet with proper training, it can become something we seek as a strength builder. Deftly moving to the side each time you are attacked – while your foe uses his or her energy against themselves – builds confidence. Similarly, the more we experience life’s difficulties, the better we deal with the next problem.”
During Dr. Carson’s campaign, Suzanne signed up to work with the Writers group and Dennis Jamison. He assigned her to lead a unit designed to address negative articles about Dr. Carson. Though Dr. Carson did not continue with his nomination bid, Suzanne has continued to write and speak about conservative issues for this newsletter and many other outlets.
About Suzanne Cruz
She has started her own nonprofit, Liberty Institute USA, Liberty Hall, Sonora, CA.
Liberty Hall is a nonpartisan American heritage children’s bookstore and meeting hall. She puts on three annual events each year, spotlighting great events in early American history. They also provide free American heritage books to underprivileged children, free art and music classes on Sundays and quill pen calligraphy every day.
New this year is the Alexander Hamilton Scholarship fund awarded for Patriotism.
Suzanne and her Liberty Hall are the winds lifting the next generation’s wings. Let’s not leave them on the battlefield alone. Please encourage her and her group by donating online to: libertyinstitute.usa.org.
All Life Matters
By: Scott Dingus
We have tossed around slogans over the years that certain people are more important than others. History shows this borne out in the actions of human beings in every culture. “All people are equal, however, some are just more equal,” according to 1984 by George Orwell. And that is confirmed by “society” and the politically-correct crowd. There is a preferred class. According to them, there are the “special people” who are “more special” than others.
However, at the foot of the cross and, in God’s eyes, we are unequivocally equal. We must renew our mind daily to keep the corrupt thoughts from changing our thoughts, and we must take every thought captive to bring us in line with God’s standards.
During the last election, I was labeled as “deplorable” because I could not endorse the Democratic all-inclusive party that wanted to toss God out of their platform, abandon Israel, and encourage abortion without boundaries. So, in their world, I was not “special” at all. In fact, I was less than equal.
Liberal and/or conservative, we cannot have hate in our hearts over differing views; we must realize that we are not each other’s enemy. I must admit that this can be difficult…but we must continue to love people.
Recently, the supervisors at my work learned that if we say something to another person and the other person thinks they are being harassed, then the words are harassment even if they were meant to be a compliment or an encouragement or just an observation. “Are you guilty until proven innocent or innocent until proven guilty,” asked the charismatic chairman of the supervisors’ seminar. Everyone knew we would be guilty. However, he then stated, “that of course, we are innocent until proven guilty”. If it were possible to read the minds of the people in that room, they all would let out a sarcastic, RIGHT!
If the other person deems that you’re harassing, there is no defense because they are allowed to be the judge.
Speaking of judges, history tells a story; the propaganda of the Nazi regime by Joseph Goebbels was intent on demonizing its enemies, to make the regime look great.
The KGB of the Soviet empire and, really, the current day nation of Russia attempted to control the thoughts of its citizens and make its enemies, the enemy. It appears that mankind and its governing political parties need an enemy to fight, someone to be wrong, and a cause to fight for. Nothing unifies people more than a common enemy.
It seems we will fight for a cause, but not fight for ourselves. Recently, we have seen two prominent people take their own lives, despite having money, fame and fortune. Why would they take their own life and leave those who loved them? These are questions that cannot be answered.
In this country, 123 people daily take their own life, including 22 veterans and 1 active duty soldier.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in our country. Many people fight life-threatening diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes…and yet others have seemingly lost all hope, and they want to leave this life before their time.
In God’s eyes, we are all equal and all lives do matter, even the unborn. All people are special! As Scripture tells us, “I knew you in your mother’s womb”. Human Life is not a woman’s right to choose or an unfettered endless life without boundaries. Actions have consequences. We reap what we sow, sow to wind and you will reap a whirlwind. God loves people, and He has not given us just grace, but grace with boundaries so that we don’t destroy ourselves. To save us from ourselves, the Bible in Jude verse 5 reminds us, “Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.” We need to continue to believe and to follow what God says. The Bible is light for our life and a lamp unto our path. Christ laid down His life as a Living Sacrifice. He has instructed us to love all people and to share the Gospel. It provides all cultures with the hope needed in this life and the preparation for the life to come.
Hope in God evens out the classes, makes Him the Judge, and gives purpose to our lives. Now that does matter.
Unity in South and North Korea would favor the world
By: Dennis Jamison
Unity between South and North Korea would favor both nations and the entire world. North Korea today is an impoverished, morally destabilized, and politically unstable nation, especially with nuclear weapons that could strike several global targets. It was created in the mold of the old Soviet militaristic machinations under Joseph Stalin who also sought world domination under communist tyranny. If North Korean leadership can seize upon the vision of the advantages of a free society, its people would benefit the most, without a doubt. But, the absence of the fearful and terrible nuclear threat hanging over the heads of the South Korean people could generate an even greater freedom of creativity and productivity.
Obviously, the Moon-Kim summit was a gigantic step toward peace on the peninsula, as it also represented a deeper realm of forgiveness of the crimes originating from the shadows of the past. Healing will take time. Within the U.S., the healing over the horrors of the American Civil War is still occurring in the twenty-first century, even though the war was fought in the 1800s. Likewise, it is likely that the heart-healing aspects of getting over the emotional horrors of war would take a while in Korea.
The Trump-Kim summit is a gigantic step because it holds the potential for a healing on the planet from the divisions originating from long past global wars. Divisions and divisiveness are not conducive to human potential nor to human progress. Cooperation amidst a healthy degree of transparency and verification in the contemporary world is needed if humanity will develop beyond the twenty-first century.
Perhaps Trump said it best when he stated: “We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”