“As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible: avoiding occasions of expence by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it; avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expence, but by vigorous exertions in time of Peace to discharge the Debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen which we ourselves ought to bear.” – George Washington
Even as the Obama administration plans to challenge and undermine Arizona’s new immigration law, the White House still wants state residents to know that it feels their pain. “It’s really a cry of frustration from Arizona,” Homeland Security Secretary — and former Arizona governor — Janet Napolitano said recently. “It’s a frustration ultimately that will only be solved with comprehensive immigration reform.”
But for the majority of Arizonans, the source of frustration is not the absence of comprehensive reform. It is the federal government’s halfhearted enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. And what is seldom discussed in the current controversy is how little — in relative terms — better enforcement would cost.
Star Parker | Is It Racist to Criticize Greece?
Look at what is going on in Greece and you’ll understand what is driving the grass roots uprising taking place across our country.
It’s perfectly clear that big government, welfare state policies drove Greece into bankruptcy and that the path on which our own Democrat controlled government has put our nation mirrors where Greece and other European welfare states have gone.
As much as those on the left want to portray tea partiers as right wing nut cases, or as racists, truth is these are rational, clear thinking Americans who see our beloved nation being wrecked. They are serving as an early warning system that the things Americans hold most dear are in danger.