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The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t.
It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don’t.
That’s the divide in America.
It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.
That’s not invective, that’s truth.
And it’s about time someone said it.
The politics of envy was on proud display last week as the president said he would pledge the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He notes that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.
It was the rationale of thievery.
The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.
It is the electoral philosophy that gave us Detroit. It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America.
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Our tax money sailing out our doors!!
Food stamp recipients were selling their benefits online in exchange for money, housing or even art, according to a report federal investigators released Thursday that showed states manage to catch just a fraction of potential fraud in the sprawling program.
Use of the food stamps, now officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has skyrocketed under President Obama, reaching 47 million recipients at a cost of $76 billion last year. But states recovered just $74 million in fraudulent payments the previous year, according to the Government Accountability Office.
GAO investigators reviewed records from 11 states and found they lacked sufficient staff and tools to catch fraud in the ballooning program.
“Such rapid program growth can increase the potential for fraud unless appropriate agency controls are in place to help minimize these risks,” the investigators said in their report.
In one online posting from Jacksonville, Florida, someone was asking for $100 cash in exchange for $228 in food stamps.
One ad from Raleigh, North Carolina, offered 10 days of cooking and cleaning services in exchange for food stamps.
A Charlotte, North Carolina, poster said he would trade food stamps for beer, and a Houston ad proposed exchanging food stamps for a catalytic converter.
It's Official, Obama Broke Law in Bergdahl Swap -- Now What?
It’s always good to hear that there is at least one government agency that’s doing its job, working for the people.
But it’s also very discouraging to realize that nothing is likely to come of it.
The General Accounting Office has issued an official report that flat-out states that the Obama Administration broke the law in swapping five Guantanamo Bay terrorist inmates for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by an Islamic terror group.
“[The Department of Defense] violated section 8111 because it did not notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the transfer,” the GAO report said. “In addition, because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from incurring obligations exceeding an amount available in an appropriation.”
In his role as commander in chief, Obama is not only generally responsible for the actions of the Department of Defense, but he and his White House minions initially bragged of his involvement in bringing home an alleged prisoner of war.
The United States “made an ironclad commitment to bring our prisoners of war home,” Obama said at the time of the Bergdahl announcement in the Rose Garden. “It’s who we are as Americans. Today, at least in this instance, it’s a promise we’ve been able to keep.”
Too bad he couldn’t also keep his promise to uphold the Constitution and the laws of this nation, but since Obama is clearly an “ends justify the means” kind of guy, let’s just assume he knew he was breaking the law again when he traded five murderous villains for Bergdahl.
Let’s also assume that Obama’s people told him that Bergdahl was a traitor who had gone AWOL from his unit and who gives every evidence of being a sympathizer for the Islamist cause — in other words, Obama’s kind of scum.
The only apparent surprise was that the public figured out the scam as quickly as it did.
Now that the GAO has confirmed that Obama broke the law, add it to the long list of high crimes and misdemeanors that we can’t impeach him for because Harry Reid is squatting like a vulture on any legislation that might be bad for his master, King Putt. The Boehner lawsuit doesn’t seem any closer to a courtroom, so once again Obama gets away with it, at least for the moment.
Traveling in Europe this week, I had a chance to see the world through the eyes of the London Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.
The view from Britain was startlingly different than the view from Martha's Vineyard, where President Obama is vacationing.
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There is a consensus in Britain that at least 500 young Brits have gone to the Middle East as jihadists.
There is a clear belief, stated by Prime Minister David Cameron, that the ISIS fighter who executed journalist James Foley on videotape is British. This harkens back 12 years to the beheading of another American journalist, Daniel Pearl, and the fact that a British-Pakistani has been sentenced to death as one of the perpetrators.
The three British newspapers devoted page after page to exploring the scale of British terrorist recruitment, the danger that the terrorists will come home, and clear warnings from the security forces that they will be overwhelmed if they come home in an organized manner.
Something profound is happening when a vicious, radical movement can recruit that many young men from a society that was housing, feeding and educating them. This represents a repudiation of the idea of assimilation on a scale and intensity that will lead to profound public policy changes.
Cameron cut short his vacation and returned to London for emergency meetings. He indicated quite clearly that he was prepared to expand anti-terrorist policies and make them even more aggressive.
It is already illegal in Britain even to look at video such as the beheading of James Foley. This would clearly be unconstitutional in the United States, but it indicates the seriousness with which the British take the threat of radical Islamists.
The British have already begun suspending passports of young men who wanted to go to Syria or Iraq. They have also made it illegal to belong to ISIS.
President Obama has taken a lot of grief for reading his statement about the killing of James Foley and then going to play golf. At least one newspaper put a picture on its front page of the President laughing in his golf cart next to a picture of Foley's grieving parents.
Having now read the President's statement and compared it to the reality of 500-plus young Britons joining ISIS, I think he may have been lucky that people were too irritated by his schedule to pay attention to his statement.
I urge you to read President Obama's full text. It isn't very long. The most delusional line is his assertion that "people like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy." Of course it is freedom and the rule of law that have been rare throughout history, and tyranny and lawlessness that have been common. ISIS and the ideology it represents won't just wear themselves out.
One has to wonder whether the President understands how serious a threat ISIS presents. ISIS is a fact. It is a religiously motivated movement that uses terror as one of its weapons. Beheading people is nothing new in history.
ISIS is much more than a terrorist organization. It is making money out of trading in oil and grain. It is making money from robbing banks and selling stolen artifacts. It is running a significant part of Syria and Iraq.
More important than ISIS itself is the larger movement it represents. It is recruiting people from many countries.
As I have written before, from Boko Haram in Nigeria to Hamas in Palestine to ISIS in Syria and Iraq, we are seeing the same kind of transnational religious radicalism metastasize into a deep commitment to destroy our way of life.
As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said, this is "an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated" -- and a vision that could "fundamentally alter the face of the Middle East and create a security environment that would certainly threaten us in many ways."
The British reports on the number of terrorists they are producing and the potential threat they represent should sober all of us.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration has no strategy for dealing with a threat of that scale.
Teacher On Leave After Instructing Sixth Graders To Perform Michael Brown DEATH SKIT 08/21/2014
Officials at Brantley Elementary School in Selma, Ala. placed a sixth-grade teacher on paid administrative leave on Wednesday after he directed his students to reenact the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Brown, a resident of Ferguson, Mo., died on Aug. 9 after a police officer, Darren Wilson, shot him a number of times.
The reenactment came to light on Tuesday after Jessica Baughn, the mother of an 11-year-old Brantley Elementary student, complained about it on Sound Off Selma, a Facebook page, reports The Selma Times-Journal.
According to Baughn, the unidentified teacher instructed students to research the details of Brown’s death. Where did it happen? How many times did he get shot?
As local school district superintendent Don Willingham later explained, the sixth-grade children then presented a skit about the incident in class. Willingham noted that the Ferguson shooting initially came up in class because the teacher was discussing current events.
According to Baughn, the teacher asked his charges to construct fake paper guns. For bullets, he had his charges use little wads of paper.
Baughn’s son, a white kid named Jimmy Griffin, was the shooter in the skit.
Not content with one racially-charged murder scene, the teacher also had students perform a reenactment of the 2012 incident when George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin.
Black kids played both Brown and Martin, notes the Advertiser.
Baughn was appalled.“I picked him up from school and I could tell something was bothering him. Then he started telling me what happened,” she told the Montgomery Advertiser. “Why would you have sixth-grade students who are 11 years old reenact violence like that? I just don’t understand.”
She said she doesn’t think elementary schoolers should be reenacting or even discussing violent deaths.
“It scares me as a parent, because any one of those children could have picked up their aunt, uncle, grandma or whoever’s gun and pointed it at another child and it went off accidentally,” she added, according to the Times-Journal.
Willingham, the superintendent, was contrite.
“We wish the conversation didn’t have to take place, but it’s been reported to us and we’re addressing it as quick as we can,” he told the local newspaper.
“I did put the teacher on administrative leave with pay, because we wanted to do the investigation,” he added. “It’s standard procedure.”
He noted that the investigation would involve interviews with students.
Audrey Larkin Strong, the principal at Brantley Elementary, also proclaimed that the reenactment was inappropriate for a bunch of sixth graders.
“Brantley’s culture does not support division,” she told the Times-Journal. “We do recognize diversity, but we do not support division.”
Willingham said he expects to resolve the fracas by the end of the week.
He gave no hints concerning what the resolution might entail.
"Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.
Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves." D. H. Lawrence
"The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded." C. L. De Montesquieu
Source: The Spirit of the Laws, VIII, 1752
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