Saturday, April 30, 2016

1 Million Have Now Signed On To Boycott Target Pledge

How confoundedly difficult is it, without Professional help of course counseling you into believing that you may not be what you think you are, to figure out which sex you are?

By Melanie Hunter | April 29, 2016 | 9:41 AM EDT

( – The American Family Association said Friday that its #BoycottTarget pledge has reached 1 million signatures one week after the pro-family group called for consumers to boycott Target stores over the company’s bathroom policy that allows the use of restrooms and changing rooms according to gender identity.

“Earlier this month, the retail giant publicized its policy to allow self-identifying transgender individuals access to store bathrooms and fitting rooms that correspond with their own gender identity,” the AFA said in a statement Friday.

“AFA’s #BoycottTarget initiative has garnered widespread media attention, as AFA continues to maintain that while the Target policy aims to be welcoming to the transgender community, it opens the door for predators and voyeurs who would take advantage of such a policy,” the AFA added.As previously reportedTarget said in a statement on its website last week that transgender individuals are welcome to use any bathroom that fits the gender they identify with.

“We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination,” the retail chain said.

“In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” it said.

“Corporate America must stop bullying people who disagree with the radical left agenda to remake society into their progressive image. #BoycottTarget has resonated with Americans,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said in a statement.

“Target’s harmful policy poses a danger to women and children; nearly everyone has a mother, wife, daughter or friend who is put in jeopardy by this policy.  Predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the policy to prey on those who are vulnerable. And it’s clear now that over one million customers agree,” Wildmon said.

“We want to make it very clear that AFA does not believe the transgender community poses this danger to the wider public,” Wildmon said. “Rather, this misguided and reckless policy provides a possible gateway for predators who are out there.”

Thank You Ms Hunter and CNS.

Target Stock Drops 5%, Brand Damaged By Pro Transgender Bathroom Rules

Walmart hiring additional greeters.
Target’s stock price and its favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms.
The company’s stock was two cents shy of $84 on August 19, when it revealed it would not allow shoppers to use single-sex bathrooms or changing rooms. Instead, all rooms were opened up to anyone claiming to be of either sex. As of 4.00 p.m. Friday, the stock had dropped almost $4.50, down to $79.50.
That’s a huge loss of 5 percent in stock value, costing shareholders roughly $2.5 billion in company value.
In between those two dates, more than one million people had signed a boycott petition sponsored by the American Family Association. Public opinion also shifted strongly in favor of single-sex bathrooms.
The damage to Target’s favorability is also being tracked by YouGov’s BrandIndex service.
By April 27, “The percentage of consumers who would consider buying items at Target the next time they want to go shopping at a department store dropped from 42% to 38% over the past two weeks,” YouGov reported April 29. That’s a 10 percent drop, likely fueled by social-media conversations via Facebook and various news sites.
HT: Snyper 77
Thank You Breitbart and Dapandico

Man Gives Ted Cruz Copy Of Communist Manifesto To Sign, Cruz Returns It With Terrific Response


On the surface, it's a howler, but Try, be factual and direct, don't call them stupid, don't B slap them, and see how far you get, . . . . 

We know from repeated first hand exchanges online with Shrinks and other Mental/Political Health workers.

Our comment box is still open, still waiting, since Feb 2008.

Try it face to face in real time. They'll jump, trying to drown you out, from slogan to slogan as the only defense they own from the structural, self annihilating collisions their collectivist, Statist argument is comprised of.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Study: Cops 3 Times More Likely To Shoot You If You Are White

White Lives Matter!
Via WaPo:
The conventional thinking about police-involved shootings, and some scientific research, has been that black suspects are more likely to be shot than white suspects because of an implicit racial bias among police officers. But now a new study has found exactly the opposite: even with white officers who do have racial biases, officers are three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white suspects.
The results come from a laboratory project at Washington State University using highly realistic police simulators, in which actors in various scenarios approach and respond to officers on large, high-definition video screens in an attempt to recreate critical situations on the street. The officers are equipped with real guns, modified to fire infrared beams rather than bullets, and the scenarios can branch into conflict or cooperation, depending on the officers’ words and actions.
It’s the third time researchers at Washington State — Lois James, Stephen M. James and Bryan J. Vila — have set up simulations to monitor the differing reactions of police when confronted by white or black suspects. And all three times, they found that officers took significantly more time to fire their weapons if the subject was black, according to their latest report, “The Reverse Racism Effect,” to be published in the journal Criminology & Public Policy. […]
In two previous tests using police simulators, James monitored the neurophysiological reactions, such as brain waves, of both police officers and civilians to deadly encounters. She said in an interview Tuesday that she found that “the participants were experiencing a greater threat response when faced with African Americans instead of white or Hispanic suspects.” But even with that response, in both studies the police and non-police participants were “significantly slower to shoot armed black suspects than armed white suspects, and significantly less likely to mistakenly shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white suspects.”
For the new study, James enlisted 80 patrol officers from the Spokane Police Department, which handles a city of about 250,000. The participants were almost all white (76 of 80) and nearly all male (71), which James said was reflective of the Spokane department, and they had an average age of 40 and experience of more than 14 years. The officers came into the lab on four occasions between August 2012 and November 2013, before the uproar ignited by police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere in 2014. On each day, they would face six scenarios, involving both armed and unarmed suspects who were both black and white. A total of more than 1,500 scenarios were recorded. The officers were not told the reason for the tests nor was any mention made of race, they wore full uniforms to enhance the realism, and they were paid for their time.
Thank You Zip and WaPo

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza's Psychiatrist Arrested


The psychiatrist who treated Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza has been arrested for sexual misconduct with a 19-year-old patient, for distribution of controlled substances, and for questionable billing practices and patient records retention. When detectives investigating the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School talked with Paul Fox in 2012, he told them that he had destroyed any records he had of his treatment of Lanza — two years too soon.
According to the Hartford Courant, the New York Daily News, and the website AbleChild, Paul Fox - the psychiatrist who treated Sandy Hook mass-murderer Adam Lanza - has been arrested for, among other things, conducting a year-long relationship with a 19-year-old client. Fox was prescribing numerous – “three or four” – mind-altering drugs to the patient, according to AbleChild, as well  free drug samples. The patient’s mother reported that, “she was turning into a zombie.”
In 2014 AbleChild filed a Freedom of Information Act request for information on the Sandy Hook investigation, in response to Connecticut Assistant Attorney General Patrick B. Kwanashie's refusal to release the information, for fear that such a disclosure would "cause a lot of people to stop taking their medications."
AbleChild asks several question following Fox's "odd" arrest at this time, among them:
  • Will Sandy Hook investigators request Fox’s billing records for psychiatric “treatment” of Adam Lanza?
  • Why did the state wait a year before releasing the name of Adam Lanza’s treating psychiatrist?
  • Did Adam Lanza, while under the psychiatric care of Dr. Fox or while a patient at Yale Child Study Center, participate in a clinical trial?
  • Could Nancy Lanza’s notes, now being withheld by the state, provide additional information about the treatment Adam Lanza received while under Fox’s care that might expose further violations of FDA clinical trial record retention laws?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mental Health Land: California Businesses Fleeing State Just 1 Month After Minimum Wage Hike

No prob. Just raise the taxes on the ones still there, right Dems?
Not like we didn’t warn them…
[Ed; you can warn prostitutes about infectious STDs as often as you like, too.]
California businesses are already starting to move out of state less than a month after lawmakers raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to reports Monday.
California beat New York bay a couple hours April 4 to become the first state to raise its minimum wages to $15. The new law is a huge victory for advocates who had previously only seen success on the city level.
Now, businesses are already starting to leave the state in response to the upcoming increase.

Thank You Nick and DC. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Congressmen Question FDA On Loosening of Abortion-Inducing Drug Standards

By Lauretta Brown | April 26, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT

( – Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letterMonday, together with 73 of their colleagues to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf, expressing concern and seeking information regarding the recent loosening of regulation of the abortion-inducing drug Mifeprex or RU-486.

The FDA announced a change in their guidelines for Mifeprex in March. The new guidelines reduce the dosage from 600 milligrams to 200 milligrams, decrease the number of required doctor’s visits from three to two, and allow the pill to be taken later in pregnancy, at 10 weeks of pregnancy from 7 weeks.

“We are deeply disappointed to learn that you have loosened FDA standards governing use of the abortion drug mifepristone, also referred to as Mifeprex or RU-486,” the lawmakers wrote. “This powerful abortion drug has been associated with serious adverse events including hemorrhaging, severe infections and even deaths of mothers who have taken it.”

“At the start of the Clinton Administration, President Clinton issued anExecutive Order instructing the FDA to reevaluate the status of the abortion drug,” the letter stated.

“Then-FDA Commissioner Kessler even urged the European patent-holder, Roussel Uclaf, to submit an application for approval of mifepristone.”

“When mainstream drug manufacturers refused to bring this baby-killing drug to the United States, abortion proponents created Danco Laboratories for the sole purpose of distributing the abortion drug in the United States,” according to the letter. “Finally, the drug was pushed through the approval process in the final months of the Clinton administration.”

The congressmen said that in light of the pill’s history, they are “concerned about the recent changes to the FDA-Approved Regimen and the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Mifeprex (mifepristone) announced on March 30, 2016.”

The letter requested more information regarding the drug and its adverse effects no later than May 20, 2016, including “any reported deaths associated with mifepristone through December 2015” since “current available data on Adverse Events has only been updated through April 2011.”

The letter also requested that the FDA Commissioner provide “a copy of all documents, studies and other evidence used to assess the safety and efficacy of the Mifeprex (mifepristone) changes announced on March 30, 2016” and “a copy of all communications between you, or any member of the FDA staff, and the White House and/or the Office of the Secretary of HHS, regarding mifepristone, Mifeprex, RU-486 or ‘medication abortion.’”

Thank You Ms Brown and CNS.

And speaking of the House sending letters related to FDA and the health and well being of Americans, is there a copy on file of the "What in the Hell do you think you're Doing?" letter you Congressmen sent your fellows in the Senate?

Only You Can Stop Whiteness


Whiteness takes over the 17th Annual White Privilege Conference.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
A specter is haunting America. The specter of white privilege, white supremacy and whiteness. What is whiteness? If you ask the radical education activists at the 17th Annual White Privilege Conference,”whiteness” is the source of all human evil. Also it’s the race of the majority of the country.
The conference with its 2,500 teachers, school administrators and counselors is a bizarre throwback to National Socialism’s ideological indoctrination of every part of society on the evils of one single race. Attendees wore the conference’s version of Nazi armbands with wristbands reading “Got Privilege”. 
But not even the 17th Annual White Privilege Conference was safe from the scourge of “whiteness”.
The hashtag #WPCSoWhite was unleashed complaining about how white the anti-white conference was. Is there any better evidence that white supremacy is so much a part of our lives that white people dominate even anti-white conferences? How are anti-white racists of color supposed to find their voices when they are being stifled by the white supremacist Rachel Dolezals and Shaun Kings out there?
When James W. Loewen, who denounces white supremacy, went over his allotted time at the conference, he was told that “going over time allotted is another example of white supremacy”. Loewen protested that he actually spoke for five minutes less than his allotted time and was accused by Aeriel A. Ashlee, a Korean attendee, of “A white man's defensiveness instead of accepting responsibility”.  
Talking too much about the evils of white supremacy is also a form of white supremacy. 
Heather Hackman, who is also white, but was partly redeemed by having once taught multicultural education in Minnesota (85% white), warned about the “Wizard Behind The Curtain”. According to Hackman, who is white and a teacher, there is too much “whiteness” in teacher education and development”. The sensible response to that would be for Hackman to make teacher education less white by leaving it. But Hackman, like other white participants, seemed disinclined to cut the racial Gordian knot by leaving and planting white lilies or going off to vacation at the White Sands Hotel.
Instead these white people would like to explain how they plan to make education less white.
What is “whiteness” in education? According to Hackman, it’s focusing on things like grades, attendance and proper English in schools. Also “goal orientation”, honesty, hard work, discipline and success. 
If you get rid of honesty, goals, discipline, success, grades, attendance and proper English in schools, whiteness,or as Hackman calls it, “Super-Whitey”, will be defeated. “If I was a white faculty member and unwilling to get with the program, I do not have any business in teacher education,” she declared.
The diverse youth of tomorrow will be illiterate and incompetent. Take that Super-Whitey!
If you still teach education to teachers and you focus on grades, attendance or goals, it’s time to get with the program or be driven out. What will happen to Asian, Latino and African-American educators who still want to focus on goals, honesty and hard work? Maybe DNA tests can be used to determine how much “whiteness” they have before driving them out. Or will the “one drop” rule suffice? 
The White Privilege Conference was sponsored by such diverse institutions and organizations as Bryn Mawr College (48% white, 7% black, 15% Asian, 11% too afraid to report race, no boys allowed), the Germantown Friends School (67% white, 16% black) and other Quaker schools and organizations.
Will the St. Joseph’s Preparatory School (85% white, 6% black) teach students that goals, hard work and proper English are the evil marks of “whiteness”? Will the George School free students from attending classes or getting good grades? Will the Abington Friends School promote failure instead of success? 
Of course they won’t.
Undergraduate tuition at Bryn Mawr approaches $50K. St. Joseph’s Preparatory School runs $16K. No parent is going to be paying that kind of money for their children to be taught to fail.
Instead this destructive racial programming will be tried out on public school children whose parents can’t afford an alternative. And the escalating misery will be sponsored by expensive private schools.
The goal is to transform education to fight “whiteness” while defining any good work and learning habits as “white”. Any teachers and educators who try to teach children to succeed will be driven out.
Children whose parents have the fewest educational options and the least stable homes will pay the price. A two-parent family from Piedmont or Old Field Village will still be able to pass on its skills and work ethic to the next generation. It’s the 17-year-old son of a single mother from Oakland who will lose out. It won’t be the kids at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School coming out with no skills. Instead it will be the graduates of Strawberry Mansion High School who won’t be able to read or write.
It’s almost like this White Privilege Conference is some sort of conspiracy to keep white people in power. 
But when Heather Hackman’s graduates are through teaching as “activists”, their illiterate graduates won’t be able to read, but they will know whom to blame for all their problems. Super-Whitey!
And that’s the real mission here. It’s the same old mission. Create misery. Then provide a target. The left “helps” people out the way that your jealous friend who always sets you up to fail gives advice. The left creates misery in the black community. And then exploits that misery for wealth and political power.
The White Privilege Conference seeks to replace education with indoctrination. It wants to displace the traditional elements of education to teach activism. And the more incapable its graduates are of functioning in the real world, the more activists and protesters the left will net for its movement.
But the White Privilege Conference wasn’t just about denouncing white people. Occasionally it also took a break to denounce Christianity
Activist and author Paul Kivel claimed that “In the United States, there’s seven to ten thousand predominantly white, Christian men, who run the major institutions in our society." That probably sounded better before it was translated from the original German. 
White people run the major institutions in our society. It’s like they’re the majority. Or they have an evil plan for world domination. White people even run the anti-white conference. Even Paul Kivel is white.
There’s no end to how far this whiteness conspiracy goes.
According to Kivel, there’s a “Christian Hegemony” whose ideas “colonize our mind.” Would this also include the White Privilege Conference sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, the FGC Friends General Conference, the Friends Council on Education, the New York Yearly Meeting, the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and, oh yes, the Pennsylvania Council of Churches?
If there’s a “Christian Hegemony” whose ideas are colonizing minds, isn’t the whole While Privilege Conference, which is practically a Quaker franchise, one of those evil ideas? Aren’t the attendees doomed to whiteness no matter how they denounce it and to Christianity and its ideas?
White people dominate an anti-white conference. And even its denunciations of Christianity are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council of Churches. There’s no escape from the great menace. 
We have met the enemy and he is us. And therefore we must wear the armband of shame to confess our privilege.
Can anyone except Rachel Dolezal stop “whiteness” before it takes over America just like it took over the 17thAnnual White Privilege Conference? 
Thank You Mr Greenfield and FPM.

Well, at least Whiteness has Finally (on OPM) been recognized as the Medical Illness it is, needing treatment by professionals (on OPM).
Thank GAIA Psychiatry is on the job protecting us.
Get out your card and say Thank You at FPM, please?

(P)resident Obama: Accessory To The Crimes Committed By Illegal Aliens?


The grim findings unveiled by a House congressional hearing.

Michael Cutler

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security conducted a hearing on the topic, “The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy: Families and Survivors Speak Out on the Real Cost of This Administration’s Policies.”
I urge you to watch the entire video of that important hearing. And then I recommend that you provide information about that hearing to as many folks as possible.
The witnesses at this hearing were: Sheriff Charles Jenkins of Frederick County, Maryland; Michelle Root, the mother of Sarah Root; Laura Wilkerson,  the mother of Joshua Wilkerson; and Bishop Minerva Carcaño of the United Methodist Church.
The timing of the hearing could not have been better because the day before, on Monday, April 18th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the administration's implementation of the DAPA program (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents). A CNN news report, “Supreme Court divided on Obama's immigration actions,” focused on this program, which is a follow-on to the DACA program (Deferred Action, Childhood Arrival), which largely paralleled the failed DREAM Act.
To provide my perspectives on the use (or, rather, misuse) of prosecutorial discretion, I wrote an op-ed for Fox News Latino, “Obama Invokes Prosecutorial Discretion to Circumvent Constitution and Congress” that was published on June 17, 2012 -- two days after President Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden to proclaim that “since Congress failed to act” he was going to take action. Of course to Obama, his concept of a "failure of Congress to act” was the refusal of Congress to pass bad legislation. When Congress votes down bad legislation, they most certainly are acting.
Obama also deceptively said that this was about children, kids and young people, even though illegal aliens as old as 31 years of age could apply for this program, provided that they claimed that they entered the United States prior to their 16thbirthdays. Without any interviews or field investigations being conducted, fraud likely permeates this program that has an approval rate of more than 95%.
In my Fox News Latino piece, I noted that what Mr. Obama referred to as “Prosecutorial Discretion” should be more properly referred to as “Prosecutorial Deception.” Incidentally, I cannot pass up the opportunity to note that while the term “alien” has come under attack by Obama and his supporters, the open borders anarchists, the term “DREAMers” is derived from the acronym for the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors” Act. 
The “a” in DREAMers stands for “aliens.” How remarkable that when it suits the purposes of these individuals, the unpalatable suddenly becomes more than acceptable. Hypocrisy is alive and well in the Orwellian lexicon of this administration and the lexicon of Hillary and Bernie, who would succeed him.
The congressional hearing that was conducted on the heels of oral arguments at the Supreme Court illuminated the level of carnage that Obama's executive orders, policy decisions and misuse of prosecutorial discretion has unleashed on America and Americans.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee, opened the hearing with his statement that set the stage and the tone for what would follow. used one of Rep. Gowdy's statements as the title for the article “Trey Gowdy: More Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Crimes At Large in the U.S. Than The Population of Pittsburgh.” Gowdy noted that simply stating that there are more than 350,000 known criminal aliens at large throughout the United States is a statistic and statistics are often not persuasive, so he thought he needed to put that huge number in perspective. And, indeed, he did.
Just as used a statement from Trey Gowdy as the inspiration for the title of its article, I decided to use a statement made at that hearing by Rep. Lamar Smith as the inspiration for the title of my piece today.
Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas had previously chaired the House Immigration Subcommittee and the House Judiciary Committee. I have had the privilege of working with him for many years beginning when he arranged for me to participate in my first hearing in 1997 on the issue of Visa Fraud and Immigration Benefit Fraud and the way that these two issues undermine national security -- and played a role in the two 1993 terror attacks in the United States.
Smith's understandable outrage at the April 19th hearing became readily apparent when he stated rhetorically that he wondered if President Obama might be an accessory to the crimes committed by illegal aliens since he has implemented policies that he knows are going to result in the loss of life to innocent Americans, noting that the administration had released from custody some 100,000 aliens who had been convicted of committing serious crimes. He also noted that although it has been estimated that illegal aliens account for about 3% of the U.S. population, they account for 30% of all murders -- making illegal aliens 10 times more likely to commit murder than anyone else.
Congressman Smith came up with some additional staggering and infuriating statistics. He noted that of the 100,000 aliens that Obama had released from custody, 473 had been previously convicted of committing homicides, 375 of these criminal aliens had been convicted of kidnapping, 890 of these released criminal aliens had been previously convicted for committing sexual assaults and others of this stellar group of “pre-citizens” (the term I decided to use when, during the Carter administration all INS personnel were told to stop using the term “illegal alien” to describe aliens illegally present in the United States) had been previously convicted of committing 10,731 assaults.
Let us remember that we are discussing known crimes and convictions. There is no way of knowing how many additional crimes have been committed by these aliens released in Obama's-sanctioned “prison-break.”
As bad as these statistics are, Smith went on to report that since the release of these criminal aliens, many have gone on to further their criminal careers by committing 124 additional (known) homicides from 2010 until 2014 and an additional 1,423 sexual assaults.
Trey Gowdy noted that people tend to not pay attention to statistics so he decided to compare the number of criminal aliens currently at large with the population of a major U.S. city.
I recall attending a memorial service for Holocaust victims a number of years ago. Alan Dershowitz, the noted attorney, addressed those in attendance at New York City's magnificent Temple Emanuel. He quoted one of history's tyrants, Joseph Stalin, who said, “One million deaths is a statistic. One death is a tragedy.” Therefore, Dershowitz suggested that when dealing with mass murders we should consider the loss of each and every individual life as a separate and discrete murder.
In keeping with this concept, two of the witnesses who testified at the congressional hearing, as I noted at the beginning of this article, were Michelle Root, the mother of Sarah Root, and Laura Wilkerson, the mother of Joshua Wilkerson.
Ms. Root and Ms. Wilkerson both lost their children to illegal aliens.
The title of a news article posted on the day of the hearing was based on Michelle Root's poignant and heart-breaking prepared testimony at the hearing: “Mother of Daughter Killed by Illegal: His Bail Was ‘Less Than it Cost to Bury My Baby.’
The illegal alien in this case was released on bail and it is believed he fled to his native Honduras, availing himself use of the “escape hatch” foreign criminals and terrorists frequently avail themselves of: the ability to flee our nation to escape the long reach of the law.
The day after the hearing CNS News posted a report about the compelling testimony of Laura Wilkerson at that hearing in an article that summed up the anguished mother's demands of our elected “representatives.”
Wilkerson’s prepared testimony provided horrific details about the torture and murder of her high school student son by Hermilo Vildo Moralez, an illegal alien.
Sheriff Charles Jenkins of Frederick County, Maryland discussed how since the “surge” of “unaccompanied minors” the high schools and even lower grade schools have witnessed a massive increase in gang activity by those aliens who flooded across our southwest border. Sheriff Jenkins noted that the majority of those gang members who have been arrested arrived across that border after 2013.
He also explained how effectively law enforcement can combat these crimes and gangs when local police partner with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). He also noted that often the members of the ethnic immigrant community are the victims of the violent crimes perpetrated by alien criminals. This fundamental fact served as the predication for my February 17, 2015 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) commentary, “Effective Immigration Law Enforcement is ‘Pro-Immigrant,’ Compassionate.”
I have testified numerous times before House and Senate hearings on the nexus between immigration and national security and public safety. I am often asked if I believe that appearing at these hearings is worth the effort. During this most recent hearing I was pleasantly surprised and gratified to hear Congressman Steve King of Iowa talk about how years earlier, when I was a witness at a similar hearing, he had asked me if I knew how many people were killed each year by illegal aliens. I responded by saying I did not have a definitive number, but that I was certain that it would be a multiple of the number of people who died on September 11, 2001. Rep. King then said that because of my response he decided to enlist the GAO to conduct two studies about my response and found that I was correct.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and participated in this hearing. His final statement in his prepared testimony will serve as the conclusion for my commentary today:
By releasing known criminal aliens and refusing to secure our border, the Administration has sent a clear message to the American people that their safety and security are far less important than ensuring that these individuals remain here. I want to see these dangerous policies stopped, and I will continue working to stand in the way of President Obama’s pen and phone. The real costs of illegal immigration are something no family should be forced to pay.
Thank You Mr Cutler and FPM.