Barack Obama arrived on Friday in Toronto for the G-8 and G-20 economic summits. This summit comes amid an unprecedented explosion of red ink in America from an approach to sluggish economies that Obama is recommending to other industrial nations.
With the passage of ObamaCare, the United States has taken another fateful step down the road to fully socialized medicine, the ultimate goal of the American political class with regard to healthcare. Meanwhile, our neighbor to the north, which reached the end of that road over 40 years ago, is being forced by the laws of economics, which no government can repeal, to head in the opposite direction.
The Arizona law requiring that federal immigration laws be enforced has aroused overwhelming support among the American people. Those who oppose the Arizona law embrace a motley group. Cities and states, in violation of the interstate commerce clause, have attempted to impose punitive “tariffs” or “embargos” on Arizona. The President and his cabinet members, none of who own up to having read the law, still find enforcing the federal law — that is, fulfilling their oath of office — impossible and distasteful.
Sealing off the surrounding streets with motor vehicles on Wednesday, April 21, several hooded gunmen burst into a 17-story Holiday Inn and another hotel across the way in the northern city of Monterrey, Mexico’s industrial hub, which has seen a surge in violence recently. Nuevo Leon state attorney general Alejandro Garza y Garza said that between 20 and 30 gunmen abducted four guests, a receptionist, and possibly a security guard. Some reports put the amount of assailants at 50. Because of the vehicles blocking the area, police could not immediately get to the scene.