Monday, November 16, 2015
Mark Levin Reacts to Paris Attack: Seal Our Borders, ‘Thank God for the Second Amendment’
On his Friday radio show, immediately on the news that terror attacks had occurred in Paris in multiple locations earlier in the day, Mark Levin offered his reaction to the attacks with a warning of what could happen here if the United States didn’t act in the appropriate way.
Levin argued what happened in Paris could happen here and called out a number of so-called “front groups” in the United States.
“You know ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know about you, but I am so sick and tired of politicians telling us we can’t control our border, we can’t determine who is coming into this country. I’m so sick of these ethnic front groups — groups like CAIR and Muslim Brotherhood-associated groups in this country pretending to be civil rights groups and using our laws against us and using our freedom against us. I’m so sick of it.”
“What is going on in France is going to happen here — I truly believe it,” he continued. “I cringe even when I say it, but I know it will. We’re just an easy hit. We’re just an easy target. We don’t secure the border. We coddle people who come here illegally. We have a president who wants to bring in tens of thousands of people from Syria. We can’t even vet them. We don’t know their background. It doesn’t mean everyone is a terrorist.”
Levin then warned about the borders of our country, pointing to the free flow of refugees from Syria into the European Union in recent months and how that might pose a similar threat if we don’t protect our own borders.
“You can’t have this, you can’t have sovereignty, you can’t have security, you can’t have a rule of law, you can’t have a free country if you do not secure your border, ladies and gentlemen,” he said. “I am sick and tired of being lectured by the left, being lectured by Republicans, being lectured by morons on TV. I am tired of it. It doesn’t mean we’re anti-anybody. It means we are pro-us. This is common sense. This is what we call reason.”
The conservative talker also pointed out Europe’s strict gun laws and praised the founders for providing a Second Amendment in our Constitition.
“I want to tell you something else – it is what goes through my mind,” he continued. “I bet it goes through your mind – thank God for the Second Amendment. Thank God for the Second Amendment or we’d be Europe. We would all be disarmed. You know Obama and Hillary, all of the Democrats, most of the Republicans. There would be no NRA. There would be no groups trying to protect us. Thank God for the Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Thanks God because you see this going on – these poor people who were slaughtered going to a sporting event or a restaurant or a concert or potentially a shopping mall — slaughtered as they stand there by these animals, by these barbarians – and none of them are armed, none of them.”
Donald Trump says that Paris attack would have been 'a much, much different situation' if the victims had been armed with guns
It takes the Donald to state the obvious -- even if it makes Leftists faint
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Saturday that the terror attacks in Paris would have been 'a much, much different situation' had the victims been armed with guns.
In the immediate aftermath of the coordinated assaults in Paris, which killed at least 129 and injured 352 more and for which Islamic State has claimed responsibility, Trump called on the Obama administration to reconsider plans to allow thousands of Syrian refugees to be resettled in the United States.
'With the problems our country has, to take in 250,000 people, some of whom are going to have problems, big problems, is just insane,' Trump said at a rally on Saturday in Beaumont, Texas.
He began the event with a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the attacks.
Trump also criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the Islamic State group, saying that the United States should be more aggressive in its approach.
'President Obama said "ISIL continues to shrink" in an interview just hours before the horrible attack in Paris. He is just so bad! CHANGE," Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday.
'We need much tougher, much smarter leadership - and we need it NOW!' he added.
He has been calling for the United States to destroy oil fields the group controls.
Most Republicans candidates have been a bit vague in their reaction to the Paris attacks, with Florida Sen Marco Rubio saying the United States must improve 'our defenses' and 'destroy terrorist networks' and Bush calling it 'the war of our time'.
Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal said the terrorist attacks in Paris serve as an example of why American borders need to be secured.
New Jersey Gov Christ Christie said the terrorist attacks made him reflect on the September 11 attacks in New York City and he's afraid that Americans have forgotten the fear and risk they felt afterward.
Former Pennsylvania Sen Rick Santorum, however, is using the terrorist attacks in Paris to criticize Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama, saying the Islamic State group is a creation of the foreign policy decisions made by the pair.
Democrats, on the other hand, were avoiding much of the conversation early Saturday. But they were certain to be drawn into it later as the party's three hopefuls led by Hillary Clinton were due to hold a second presidential debate in the evening in Des Moines, Iowa.
Britain shows the beneft of having a Conservative government
And note that low unemployment was achieved in Britain in exactly the opposite way to how it was achieved in the USA. The US figures were arrived at by keeping people OUT of the workforce. The British figures were achieved by getting more people IN to the workforce
Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in more than seven years, with record numbers of people in work.
The jobless total dropped by 210,000 in a year to 1.75million – the lowest since before the financial crisis in 2008, according to official statistics.
More people are now working than at any time since records began in 1971, with 31.2million employed in the quarter to September. It means a record 73.7 per cent of the working-age population were in work.
Obama to take legal fight over immigration to Supreme Court
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it will ask the Supreme Court to save its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. The appeal advances a legal confrontation with 26 states during a presidential race already roiled by disputes over US immigration policy.
The Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals late Monday effectively blocked President Obama’s plan to protect as many as 5 million immigrants, primarily the immigrant parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents. It upheld a Texas-based federal judge’s earlier injunction.
The ruling leaves in limbo the future of the program, called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, and promises by Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to go further than Obama to protect large groups of immigrants from deportation.
Clinton promised in May to expand Obama’s executive actions if Congress does not overhaul immigration laws. In October, she also pledged to be ‘‘less harsh and aggressive’’ than Obama in enforcing immigration laws.
Earlier this month, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, said that if elected he would eventually end Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which protects from deportation immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
To date, more than 720,000 young immigrants have been granted permission to live and work in the United States. That program is not affected by the appeals court ruling.
Monday’s 70-page ruling rejected administration arguments that the district court had abused its discretion with a nationwide order and that the states lacked standing to challenge Obama’s orders.
It acknowledged that an adverse ruling would discourage potential beneficiaries of DAPA from cooperating with law enforcement authorities or paying taxes. ‘‘But those are burdens that Congress knowingly created, and it is not our place to second-guess those decisions,’’ US Circuit Judge Jerry Smith wrote for the majority. Smith was appointed to the court by a Republican president, Ronald Reagan.
It’s unclear when the Justice Department will file its appeal or whether the high court will take up the case, but the administration may be running out of time to get a final decision before Obama leaves office in early 2017.
While the appeal moves forward, not much will change for the millions of immigrants Obama sought to help without action from Congress.
When Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program last year, they also rolled out a new set of priorities for immigration enforcement that focused on criminals, those who pose a threat to national security or public safety, and recent border-crossers.
The result is that the average immigrant whose only offense is living in the country illegally isn’t likely to face deportation.
During the last budget year, which ended in September, the administration removed about 231,000 immigrants living in the country illegally, according to internal government documents obtained by the Associated Press. It was the fewest number of deportations since 2006 and a 42 percent drop since a record high of more than 409,000 in 2012.
$1B a year for no-show jobs: How the feds forgot about merit
What's the best place to get a no-show job? The federal government. Uncle Sam pays corrupt or incompetent employees not to come to work - because it's easier than firing them. Never mind the cost to taxpayers.
Congress is trying to get to the bottom of this outrageous waste. But so far, true to form, the Obama administration is stonewalling.
In fact, President Obama and Democrats in Congress are pushing for even more perks and pay hikes for federal workers. But get ready for a battle, because the new speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is vowing to slow the gravy train.
Right now, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is pressing for answers about the $3.1 billion spent on no-show jobs in the last three years. The Department of Homeland Security has paid 88 employees to stay home for at least a year, including three who have been twiddling their thumbs for three years.
The preposterous explanation from the DHS is that the allegations against these workers are so serious they can't be allowed back to work, but not conclusive enough to fire them. The Veterans Administration also kept 46 employees on paid leave for a year or longer with explanations that Grassley calls "vague, incomplete or incoherent."
All evidence that the federal bureaucracy is taking taxpayers for a ride. The corruption appears to permeate every agency, and federal hiring needs to be overhauled.
It's wouldn't be the first time.
Back in 1883, Congress passed the Pendleton Act to replace patronage with a federal civil service where workers would be hired and paid based on merit. There is no "merit" anymore. Scramble the letters. What you have now is a "timer" system. Workers put in time and get hefty salaries and benefits, regardless of work quality and with no risk of being fired. One kind of corruption has been replaced by another.
These workers can't be called civil "servants" - not at their pay scale! Total compensation for federal employees averaged a whopping $119,934 last year, compared with just $67,246 for the average private-sector worker. More federal workers have advanced degrees that command higher wages, but that's a small factor. The biggest difference is in benefits. Federal workers get far richer benefits - 48 percent more than what private-sector workers get, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Wages for federal workers also are increasing faster than in the private sector, but not fast enough for Obama. He's announced that he will hike federal pay come January, by executive order, to go around Congress.
Ryan has better ideas - using the current budget negotiations to freeze bureaucrats' pay, downsize the workforce through attrition and require that workers contribute more to their retirement benefits. No surprise that the American Federation of Government Employees gives him a zero rating.
On the other side, Obama and House Democrats are clamoring for even more benefits for federal employees - the latest is six weeks of paid parental leave. Federal workers already get up to 49 paid days off a year, including holidays, sick days and vacation time. Yet Democrats say federal workers shouldn't have to dip into those days if they have a child. Paid family leave would nearly double the number of paid days off for some workers, putting them on easy street and taxpayers on the road to serfdom.
Democrats argue that paid family leave is needed to prevent federal workers from leaving for other jobs. They must be kidding! Federal workers hardly ever quit - private-sector workers are four times more likely to leave their jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As for getting fired? A private-sector worker faces five times the risk of getting canned.
No wonder the federal employees recently caught logging on to Ashley Madison - a Web site for marital cheaters - still have their jobs. The philanderers included two assistant US attorneys and a counterterrorism expert at the DHS.
It's not just their spouses who are getting cheated. Taxpayers are too.
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