The nation’s two largest labor union federations, the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win, announced on April 13 unanimous support for planned legislation that will achieve a wholesale overhaul of the official American stance on immigration. Specifically, the plan would legalize the status of illegal immigrants already in the United States, establish a “worker verification program” (national ID card?), and erect significant barriers to those businesses attempting to bring in foreign-born temporary workers. All three planks of this platform represent compromises among the various supporters, anxious to get something done quickly.
On April 7, when President Barack Obama was winding up an overseas tour that included bowing to Saudi King Abdullah and expressing mea culpas for America’s past sins, his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was unleashing the dogs of war against his political opposition at home: Americans alarmed by his radical policies on gun control, abortion, illegal aliens, nationalizing the economy, and more. A secret 10-page DHS document sent to law-enforcement agencies nationwide is stirring up a political firestorm. Entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” the DHS report (pdf), dated April 7, sloppily (or cleverly and maliciously) demonizes millions of law-abiding Americans, conflating them with violent, criminal groups such as Neo-Nazis and “white supremacists” simply because they adhere to political beliefs at variance with those of the administration.
President Barack Obama stated at a press conference in Turkey last week that we Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Muslim nation, but rather, a nation of citizens who are, uh, bound by a set of values.”
Buried by mainstream media and only reported by Christian and Catholic news sources comes the story of another oversight by another of Obama’s cabinet nominees. Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas, was caught under-reporting campaign contributions from the notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller.
The Transportation Security Administration has decided that because the pilot testing of whole body imaging (WBI) technologies as new airport security measures was so well received and so positive, they will be replacing the standard metal-detection walk-through system now in place with the highly invasive and intrusive see-through whole body images.