Is Congress going to start passing legislation which will be in keeping with the goals of all Americans?One of the things that we Americans keep wondering is whether or not the Republican dominated House and Senate will pass legislation which is adverse to the President's wishes. We keep hearing they are upset with many things and will be doing a lot about it. So far in the past few months of their tenure they have been weak in getting things done which would put a band-aide on presidential executive orders to stop the bleeding of American values.
We need to address several issues and today Sen. Rand Paul said that he was going to be a filibusterer and delay many things which were put into the Patriot Act which allows temporary violations of individual rights which has been done in violation of the Constitution because exigent circumstances existed because of 911. Well the time has come to address search and seizure provisions which allow searches without warrants if probable cause exists which would harm the United States. There are many other things which the act provides and they need to be addressed with a full airing and discussion of whether or not they should be stricken down for the future.
Additionally, there is the question of immigration policies (or the lack thereof) by Presidential fiat! We are starting to see many border crossings and little stoppage of illegals. The question is tantamount to open borders. News media who report (many do not) say that there is a waiting list of about 5 million people who are legally applying for US citizenship and are put on waiting lists. What is weird is that the illegals who walk across the southern border to not get stopped, no waiting, just come on in! There is hardly any track-age of their where about and over 80% who are given court appearance dates fail to show up and they have melded into the local communities.
We find that states must give driver's licenses, Social Security will give out cards, and then to make matters worse the way that voting is handled, they are given the right to vote!
Much is said on Facebook about issues which plague the illegals, but to have them file for taxes and get refunds when they do not work and do not pay into the system is abhorrent. When you look into the proof of some of the claims it seems that they are untrue and made up by fearful citizenry. Take what you read with some skepticism, check out the facts for yourself. Then, if you are satisfied with your conclusions, by all means speak out! However, do so with putting your sources there for everyone to check themselves.
If Congress does not do something, then again we shall have a shuffling of the deck and many people will once again vote what they think best. The regime will change or shift!
NFL and Patriotism!
The news broke over the weekend that 14 NFL teams took money from the Federal Government to demonstrate their patriotism with troops and the country by showing the Flag.
What a crock!
The NFL lets the Superbowl be played knowing full well there was tampering with the footballs before the game and instead of checking them before play let the game go on! Now they are going to use their righteousness to castigate Tom Brady when they easily could have countered the problem.
These two instances are enough to turn off a lot of fans who have been loyal all these years.
One of the things that makes America different is that we support sports teams with dollars, viewership, and pride in our own individuality. Now, we are being shown the door of decency with a quick slam in our faces. Respect of fans is out the window and the cost of things at the games is outrageous. We are not a bunch of sheep who can be led by the greed of certain people. Maybe we should walk away!
Have a great week, be alert, stay safe, and above all...love thy neighbor, but don't covet thy neighbor's wife!!!