Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.
Ted Nugent | Remember the Alamo
It’s easy to understand why Mexico President Felipe Calderon spoke out against Arizona’s new immigration law, if you follow the money.
Illegal immigrants in America send roughly $1 billion in untaxed U.S. dollars a month back to Mexico. Without this money, Mexico would collapse. Oh wait a minute, Mexico is collapsed, which is why Mexico is worse off than Detroit and that Mexicans want to get the hell out of Mexico.
What is ironic is that Mexico enforces the same basic immigration law on its Southern border with Guatemala as Arizona’s new immigration law, which few in the Obama Administration have actually read, but are vehemently opposed to even though Arizona’s immigration law is actually not as stringent as the federal government’s immigration law which no one in Obama Administration wants to enforce.
The reason the Obama Administration does not want to enforce our immigration laws is that they want to make Democratic slaves (voters) of these illegal immigrants by granting them amnesty. When President Calderon addressed Congress and condemned Arizona’s immigration law, the Democrats stood and applauded. Watching that ugly spectacle was a sad and embarrassing moment for America.
Michael Barone | Big Labor Is Humbles by Blanche Lincoln’s Win
How bad a defeat did labor unions suffer when Sen. Blanche Lincoln defeated their candidate and won the Arkansas Democratic runoff last week? That’s like asking how Custer fared at Little Big Horn.
Like Custer, the unions bet heavily, putting something like $10 million into Arkansas to support Lincoln’s challenger, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, since he started his campaign in early March. And they did so for good reason.
Union leaders desperately need Congress to pass their card check bill, which would effectively abolish the secret ballot in unionization elections. Card check would allow union thugs — er, organizers — to collect signatures on cards of a majority of employees and then, presto, the union would be recognized as a bargaining agent, and dues money would come pouring in.