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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 28, 2010/ 14 Iyar 5770

Arizona: Progressivism's Waterloo?

By Arnold Ahlert




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "For any lawful contact made by a law enforcement official or a law enforcement agency…where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person…" — the essential clause in Arizona's new immigration law

There are many reasons to be thankful that Arizona has passed a sensible law to combat illegal immigration, but one of the most important ones is this: the bankruptcy of the progressive worldview and the utter abdication of anything resembling journalistic integrity by their media enablers is strutting itself across the national stage.

And absolutely nothing is better than both entities revealing their true colors to the American public.

It is impossible to measure the hypocrisy. The same media which has strained itself looking for any shred of negativity they could hang around the necks of the Tea Party movement, is apparently deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to the unruliness, overt racism and uncontrolled anger of the pro-illegal demonstrators who have branded ordinary Arizonans Nazis and racists for daring to defend themselves against an onslaught of illegal interlopers.

How bad is it ? A Catholic Cardinal, Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, has claimed Arizonans "are reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques." San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, leaders in Mexico, and civil rights huckster Al Sharpton all called for a sweeping boycott of the state of Arizona and Arizona-based businesses. Opponents of the law used re-fried beans to create swastikas and smear them on the windows of the state capitol building. President Obama called the law "misguided" and has asked the Justice Dept. to review it for a possible legal challenge. Several other entities, including the ACLU, are also pursuing the possibilities of lawsuits to overturn the law.

All of this is framed by three realities that opponents of the law willfully choose to ignore: 1. Arizona is currently the primary gateway for illegal aliens to enter America; 2. the estimated number of illegal aliens in Arizona is 460,000 in a state with a population of 6.6 million people — meaning nearly 7% of Arizona's entire population is comprised of non-citizens in the country illegally; 3. 70% of Arizonans are in favor of the law.

No doubt liberals will soon be comparing Republican intentions to repeal the recently enacted health care bill with their efforts to litigate Arizona into submission. Here's why that's an invidious comparison: the passage of the health care bill and attempts to undo the law in Arizona are both examples of a tyrannical minority which is determined to have its way, in complete defiance of a substantial majority of Americans. 58% are against a government takeover of health care, and 60% favor stricter measures to combat illegal immigration.

Once again progressives are showing their true colors: we want what we want and the majority of Americans be damned.

Letter from JWR publisher

The impact of such arrogance on the electorate will no doubt be minimized by a mainstream media which, along with their progressive masters, is now openly taking sides with illegal immigrants against American citizens. Yet such arrogance cannot be contained. Progressives truly believe they are anointed with superior intellect and wisdom, and no matter how such overt demonstrations of it hurt them politically, they literally can't help themselves.

This is one conservative who couldn't be more delighted. The fatal flaw of progressivism is well known even by progressives themselves: the more they reveal their genuine intentions, the more they turn off ordinary Americans. And the more they are aided and abetted by media, the more ordinary Americans come to despise the Fourth Estate as well.

Here's a question for those who might still retain an ounce of journalistic integrity: has it occurred to any of you how easy it was for the open borders/amnesty crowd to organize protests with thousands of participants virtually overnight? Perhaps the significance of that is lost on you, so let me spell it out: for years, Americans have been told that we have 12-20 million illegals in or country. Anyone with a lick of sense knows that any protest movement is a smaller percentage of people representing a much larger percentage of believers who don't actually go out and march. Pro-illegal immigration rallies are always attended by thousands of people. Putting both ideas together reveals an extremely disturbing possibility: the number of illegals in America may be far, far greater than anyone imagines.

How many of the same progressives who are apparently willing to grant amnesty to upwards of twenty million border-busters would still be on board if it were fifty million? What if there are twelve million illegals in the state of California alone? What if the progressive-driven conventional "wisdom" which posits that Arizona's number of 460,000 illegals is "off" by ten or twenty percent — or fifty?

Again this is one conservative who couldn't be more delighted by a progressive movement which is totally unconcerned with such "details" even if they fundamentally change the nature of America itself. It is vitally necessary that Americans who still buy into hope and change see exactly how progressives define both. They "hope" they can legalize millions of potential left-wing voters as a means of permanently entrenching themselves and their socialist worldview in positions of power — even if it "changes" America into a de facto Third World nation in the process.

And glory, glory hallelujah, they're doing it all right under the electorate's collective noses. The very same electorate which already opposes such nonsense by a two-to-one margin. The very same electorate that progressives and their media hacks refer to as racist, xenophobic, red-necks for daring to oppose the "vision of the self-anointed."

The icing on the cake? It's all going on right after a health care bill an American majority despises was rammed down their throats. It's all going on during a time when our "post racial" president, who ostensibly represents all Americans, has called on "young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again" in time for the 2010 election. And best of all, it's all going on before the 2010 election itself.

It has been said often that the best antidote for political corruption is sunlight. This is one American who hopes progressives continue to "shine," day in, day out. Americans need to see the true nature of those who have far too often successfully masked their true intentions with media-abetted obfuscation. They need to see that same mainstream media willfully divesting itself of anything resembling even-handedness. They need to see millions of illegal immigrants demanding rights and privileges, and who, along with their progressive brethren, are threatening retaliation if those demands are not met.

The circus is in town, my fellow Americans. Take a good, long look — and remember in November.

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Previously:


04/26/10:
Son of Amnesty
04/22/10: Mortgages and Moral Meltdowns
04/20/10: Bashing Christians — Or Gays?
04/15/10: Personal Integri-‘tea’
04/12/10: Fools, Tools and Ghouls
04/08/10: (Tea) Party On
04/05/10: The Triumph of Mediocrity
04/02/10: Two For the Road
03/29/10: The Innate Immorality of Liberalism
03/24/10: The Art of War
03/22/10: I Want My Country Back
03/18/10: A Perpetual Process
03/17/10: American Exhibitionists
03/15/10: A Light Bulb Moment of Clarity
03/10/10: Little Things Mean A Lot
02/03/10: Budgetary Fork in the Road
02/01/10: Liberal Economic Illiteracy
01/27/10: ‘Roe-ing and Wade-ing’ Back to Reason
01/25/10: Arrogance When Up, Denial When Down
01/20/10: Connecting the Educational Dots
01/19/10: The Next Tea Party?
01/15/10: The Myth That Keeps on Giving
01/13/10: Airport Security Begins Away From the Airport
01/11/10: Secrets and Lies
01/08/10: Embracing Bigotry — or Rejecting Bullying?
01/06/10: Hanging by an Ideological Thread
01/04/10: Our ‘Wonderama’ Bureaucracy
12/30/09: A Day Off
12/28/09: Dangerous Myths
12/25/09: I, Me, Mine
12/23/09: A Very Harry Christmas
12/21/09: My Opinon
12/18/09: The Party of Repeal
12/15/09: Privileged Exemption
11/30/09: ‘Settled’ Science and Unsettled Children
11/30/09: American Sharia Law
11/23/09:The Trial (Travesty) of the Century
11/04/09: American Vampires and Their Political Enablers
11/01/09: ‘Opting Out’ of Insanity?
10/28/09: Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer. Brain Required
10/26/09: Communism: Nazism With Better PR
10/21/09: Just Asking
10/16/09: Cost Projections vs. Actual Costs, or Hope and Change vs. Reality
10/14/09: News you can use …
10/07/09: Incremental Insidiousness
10/05/09: MIA: Common Sense and Common Decency
09/30/09: Iran: Bad Options and Unpreparedness
09/21/09: Crying Racism: the Last Refuge of Scoundrels
09/11/09: 9/11 Cannot Be Sanitized
09/08/09: ‘Truthers’ and Consequences
09/01/09: A ‘Paper Trail’ Challenge for the Mainstream Media
08/31/09: Drowning in Amorality
08/26/09: The Republican Recovery Program

© 2010, Arnold Ahlert

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