On November 19, the House of Representatives voted 289 to 137 to block Syrians seeking entry into the United States. The bill requires that the FBI chief, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, and the national intelligence director confirm that any Syrian seeking entry is no threat to our country or its citizens. Approximately 50 Democrats supported the measure despite the president’s strong opposition.
President Obama gathered several CFR members to a White House confab to get their assistance in passing the TPP.
There is hardly any right more basic than marrying and building a family. China’s rulers throw a dark blanket over this right. Anyone claiming to be an advocate of freedom should have nothing to do with such totalitarian monsters — and that includes the leaders of our own government who regularly treat them with undeserved respect.
There was a painful irony when France's immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack. And what about us? When, if ever, are we going to close our borders?
Every four years, many good Americans put significant time and money into trying to elect a president who will rescue America from the downward spiral our country is now in and return America to greatness. But how much good does this work on presidential politics actually accomplish? In particular, how much does it accomplish compared to putting similar time and money into other efforts to preserve our freedom outside the presidential arena?