A common sense analysis of sanctuary cities

The refugees and immigrants who come to America to escape poverty and oppression need safe haven.  The vast majority of them are good, hardworking people, and how they get here is unimportant.  Compassion for immigrants overrides federal immigration laws.

That represents a basic tenet of the liberal mindset, the force behind sanctuary cities.

The number of sanctuary cities expanded rapidly during Barack Obama’s administration.  The Washington Times reported in 2015 that there were more than 340 sanctuary cities in America.  This year, it reported that the number had grown to nearly 500.  According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 279 municipalities refused to cooperate in at least one case during 2016.  That resulted in the release of more than 2,000 illegal immigrants that ICE had been trying to deport.

Those who support the notion of sanctuary cities should consider these points:

1.      Sanctuary cities violate federal law.

Cities and towns that harbor illegal aliens often cite the 10th Amendment, Read the whole thing!

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national-endowment-for-the-arts-logoDonald Trump’s budget removes taxpayers from mandatory tithing to the National Endowment for the Arts. Arts advocates in New Hampshire are preparing to mobilize to fight for the one million they stand to lose. But since it’s just a million, why not ask the Clinton’s for it instead? They were huge supporters of the often fringy, offensive, but still taxpayer funded National Endowment for what passes for Arts.

Or, they could bypass the Clintons, who collected somewhere between $10-$25 million from the Saudis and go right to the Kingdom for a handout.

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Fetus - woman - science

Pro-baby killers depend on the fact that YOU don’t know the fact that “fetus” is Latin for unborn baby. Your gender is derived from your chromosomal makeup.   (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Heh!

“In a message posted to his Twitter page Wednesday, Schneider illustrated how U.S. voters had been rejecting Democrats and voting them out of power long before the 2016 election.”

(H/T: Big Hollywood)

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Is Bernie Sanders right? Are people living under socialism better off? Brazil is a good case study. Felipe Moura Brasil, a journalist and Veja magazine columnist, explains how his country has fared under socialism. – Prager U

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Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner. Image Credit: Daily Caller

NH1 News has a nice scoop about voter fraud in NH’s 2016 election where thousands of-out-of state voters tipped a US Senate seat – but they drink some of the standard NH voter fraud Kool Aide in the story. Too bad. Still, they now have a lot of the issues out in the open regarding the State of NH policy letting non-residents vote.

In this article, the NH Secretary of State claims there about 458 returned same-day voter affidavits of people who voted in on November 8, 2016, without any form of identification. They simply filled out an affidavit claiming domicile at a given address. The ridiculous idea, taken as gospel in NH, that an adult who has attained the age of 18 can show up at a polling place on Election Day without ANY form of identification is simply voter fraud itself. Read the whole thing!

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human_traffickingKate D’Adamo was picked to lead the New Hampshire Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force. But as noted here, D’Adamo is a national advocate for legalizing prostitution, and the two are intimately connected.

Decriminalizing pimping and the sex trade would tie the hands of investigators. The buyers and the sellers would be able to continue their devastating business, while victims would have no clear way out.

This morning the Union Leader reported that on Monday D’Adamo publicly advocated for legalizing prostitution again to the dismay of at least one New Hampshire House rep who said, D’Adamo’s support in that role makes it look as if the Task Force favors it too.  Read the whole thing!

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Burning USS Raleigh on NH State FlagFor Immediate Release
Coalition of NH Taxpayers
8 North Main St #4
Concord NH 03301
March 29, 2017

Concord, NH — The House deadline to pass a budget is April 6th, and the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers is very concerned. Over the past four years, we have seen a net increase under Gov. Hassan of $310 million (2014-15 budget) over the (’12-’13) budget and a $554 million (2016-17) budget over the prior (’14-’15) budget. Now we are facing a House Budget that potentially could be a $700+ million increase.

Now that we are facing the budget horizon, we have seen little evidence that the House is crafting a conservative budget. In fact, it appears that the House is committed to running the State aground financially, and they are preparing to do it, full-steam ahead.

Read the whole thing!

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From The Mark Steyn Show, here’s a SteynPost that starts with Mark’s famous observation on the left’s standard slur – that, when everybody’s Hitler, nobody’s Hitler. By way of illustration, he examines a particularly feeble charge against a Trump counselor.

© 2017 Oak Hill Media Inc/Mark Steyn Enterprises (US) Inc. All rights reserved.

One of my favorite lines is from the animated film of a few years ago, The Incredibles.  The little boy is blessed with supersonic running speed but told he can’t use it but he’s still special.  His retort (a great slam against the self-esteem education movement) was “if everyone is special, then no one is special”.

Most adults haven’t learned that lesson – especially those that call everyone “special”

(H/T: Five Feet of Fury)

 

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Patience and Wisdom

Heh!  This morning I thought I smelled skunk when I let one of my dogs back in.  My daughter-in-law who came by said there was a skunk under my car.

I waited until after work to do my errands…

(H/T: Susan)

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You know that old political saw: once given an entitlement, it’s almost impossible to take it back.  In this case, Obamacare and its real payload, Expanded Medicaid.  We’d expect Democrats to defend it – it is THE way to continue to have Government insert itself more and more into the healthcare space.  Presto – universal socialized medicine by incremental stealth.

And the Democrats baked this cake:

(H/T: The Corner)

What floors me is the vigor with which some Republicans, Read the whole thing!

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First off, NH:

As it currently stands, the budget will exceed $12 billion for the first time everThe cost of running state government will be about $9,000 for every man, woman, and child in NH. Is your family getting its money’s worth? Can you afford to pay your share? Here are the numbers from the last budget and the proposed budget:

NH Budget

(H/T: RLCNH)

Those are pretty large increases, given the current rate of inflation (under 2%).  I’ve always maintained that the increase of Government should never be larger than that of the average person’s rise in income.  Which in most cases, is right around the rate of inflation.  And was to we get as reasoning From the UL:

Read the whole thing!

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Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova

From a “Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 23, 2017” in which she takes a shot at Democrats in the US over the practice/accusations of leaking information.

This is the 5th question asked of her by the media (link above), second-to-last paragraph.

Also, I would like to say that if the practice of leaking information that concerns not just the United States but also Russia, which has become a tradition in Washington in the past few years, continues, there will come a day when the media will publish leaks about the things that Washington asked us to keep secret, for example, things that happened during President Obama’s terms in office. Believe me, this could be very interesting information.

She also questioned CNN’s Reputation.

Read the whole thing!

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On Saturday, April 29th, in front of the New Hampshire State House in Concord, there is a Support Trump Rally combined with a Free Jerry DeLemus Rally.  Jerry has been imprisoned without due process on manufactured charges (for over a year). Please show your support for freeing Jerry, and for President Trump, by attending this event.

DeLemus Rally Flyer

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Pile-Of-MoneyThe New Hampshire Department of Education has released a document listing the cost per pupil for public school education in New Hampshire. The report provides details for each district (or SAU) in the state based on these parameters.

The Cost per Pupil represents, with certain adjustments, current expenditures from all funding sources (local, state and federal) associated with the daily operation of schools. Payments to other school districts and private schools have been subtracted. Revenues from the sales of lunches have also been excluded. Cost per Pupil is calculated by subtracting tuition and transportation from K-12 current operating expenditures, and then dividing by the average daily membership in attendance (ADM-A). The report “State Average Cost Per Pupil and Total Expenditures” identifies which expenditures have been included or excluded. The per pupil amount of all expenditures – operating, tuition, transportation, equipment, construction, interest and non-K-12 expenditures is $17,648.76.

So, how much did it cost to educate one child for one year in your town or school district?

Read the whole thing!

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Winning.

Republican John Stefanski this weekend flipped Louisiana House District 42 – a seat held by Democrats since at least 1972 – after Democrats failed to even file a candidate in the race. Additionally, Republicans retained House District 92 on Saturday with a win by Joe Stagni. So for those of you keeping score, Democrats in state legislatures – despite massive interest and spending – have still flipped zero seats and hold even less than they did at the beginning of 2017.

Make them spend a fortune in every race. Sooner or later they will win again but that’s money they won’t have to cause trouble elsewhere.

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Tell me, is it me or is Chelsea Clinton dumber than Maxine Walters?

Might be hard to tell at times.  Whaddya think – are both dead rocks and leave it at that?

(H/T: Gateway Pundit)

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AR-15 PDWThis teenager certainly needed it (reformatted, emphasis mine):

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -Three teenagers were killed Monday, shot by a man as they were breaking into his home. Officers say it happened at a home near 91st and Clearview Drive in Wagoner County. The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office said the homeowner and his adult son were in the home when three males wearing masks and gloves tried to break in at about 12:30 p.m. The homeowner’s son shot the intruders with a rifle, deputies said, killing all three.

“These three individuals came to this residence with the intent to burglarize it,” Deputy Nick Mahoney said, “One was with brass knuckles, the other one was with a knife.”

Breaking and entering.  Brass knuckles aren’t used for love taps and I bet that knife wasn’t going to be used to carve a heart with an arrow through it on the mantle.  No, these “Smart as a dead rock” thieves meant to do harm to those that wanted to protect themselves and their castle.  However, it does seem they proved that old adage of “Never bring a knife to a gun fight”, especially if you are the one starting it.

Read the whole thing!

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“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

– Robert A. Heinlein (sci-fi writer, from whose “Stranger in a Strange Land” that “Grok” is derived)

And do you think the Socialists that ran Venezuela for the last 17 years took that to heart?  Ummm,

In 2001 Venezuela was the richest country in South America; it is now among the poorest.

And Democrats are the Party of Socialism

(H/T: Instapundit)

 

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“Small businesses employ over 57 million Americans. And yet, the government’s taxes and regulations overwhelmingly favor big businesses at the expense of small ones. Why? Find out in this short video.”

Hint: go ask your Democrat Federal office holder why – watch them bend like a pretzal.

(H/T: Liberty Unyielding)

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Voter Fraud – Brought to you by the Nebraska State Democrats

by Skip March 28, 2017

And rather blatant about it, too – they video’d themselves urging recent refugees to commit Voter Fraud by including voter registration forms.  Which, if they are really recent, deserving of a “Welcome to Nebraska, courtesy of the Nebraska Democrats.  Once again, proving to the rest of us, that the insurge of refugees and illegal aliens, […]

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Really, this is all that it would take – quick, simple, and to the point

by Skip March 28, 2017

“Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,” the bill states. None of that pussy footing around, no politicalese, fulfill’s a campaign promise in fullness […]

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Blogline of the Day – Allahu Akbar or Merry Christmas??

by Skip March 28, 2017

Bill Maher’s Classic Putdown of Islamist Apologists “Every time some bomb goes off, before it goes off, somebody yells ‘Allahu Akbar!’ I never hear anybody go ‘Merry Christmas! This one’s for the flying nun!’” I don’t agree with Maher on most things, but that’s funny right there! (H/T: Instapundit)

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A Long Look At The Changing Global Oil Market

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2017

This is a long read, but if you’d like a (somewhat) independent view of the effects of Trump-inspired infrastructure build outs in the US and the changing geopolitics of oil, this article will provide a good overview. If you’d prefer the synopsis, there’s this. To sum up, oil prices stand neither to go up or down […]

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Trump EO Will Kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2017

Today Mr. Trump is scheduled to sign an order to alter or eliminate job-killing Obama-Era Executive Orders on energy including the Clean Power Plan. The upcoming order goes even farther than axing the CPP, according to Bloomberg’s Jennifer Dlouhy, who got a sneak peek at Tuesday’s order. Here’s what it does: Orders EPA to review and “if […]

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Reminder: The 45 Declared Goals of Communism in America

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2017

The 45 Declared Goals are required reading (and sharing) for anyone who wants to suggest to someone that the Left isn’t just winging it. [From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen – 1963] CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS  45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic […]

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When You See A Mosque, Remember This…

by Mike March 27, 2017

From a National Review article by Andrew McCarthy, we gain some interesting insights: Birmingham, England, is the place that Khalid Masood chose to settle a few years ago, after ‘studying’ in Saudi Arabia, and is where he became further steeped in Islam, until he finally grabbed his knives, rented an SUV, and headed for Westminster […]

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Why The Cheshire County Sheriff Did Not just Create a Sanctuary County in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2017

Cheshire County New Hampshire Sheriff Eli Rivera announced this week that his office would not conduct raids for Federal immigration officials. So has Cheshire declared itself a sanctuary County? Hardly. In the context of the illegal immigration debate a sanctuary town, city, county, or state is a place that will not actively pursue illegal immigrants for deportation, […]

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Since all day kindergarten is now all the rage here in NH, a bit of contrarian advice based on SCIENCE!

by Skip March 26, 2017

At least, that’s what the Progressives keep telling us – ONLY Science should make our decisions for us: Parents wondering whether to wait a year to send their kids to kindergarten, take note: A new study from Stanford University shows that Danish kids who postponed kindergarten for up to one year showed dramatically higher levels […]

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek and Don Boudreaux

by Skip March 26, 2017

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.  To the naive mind that can conceive of order only as the product of deliberate arrangement, it may seem absurd that in complex conditions order, and adaptation to the unknown, can be achieved […]

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