Whatever Happened To The Rule Of Law? I Miss That Guy….

30 05 2007

 

Once again it seems that a basic principle of this country is being sacrificed because of the mere convenience of the moment. It is obvious that here in the United States we have a massive illegal immigration problem. I especially have a problem with the new bill though that is coming through Congress, in that it grants amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants that are living here in this country. Now I know that it doesn’t specifically say amnesty but no matter what you call it a rose is still a rose. Now I have NO problem with immigrants. This country was founded on immigration and I love how people just want to come to the United States because of the limitless opportunity that exists here, and for those of you who just assume that I am an ignorant, Mexican hating, conservative, please just stop. I am part Hispanic and my grandfather was an illegal immigrant. I truly sympathize with those people who want to come to this great nation and make a better life for themselves and that speaks to the problem in our current immigration system if we cannot find a better system to let more people come here to make a better a life for themselves, but just giving all of the people in this country who are here illegally a, for all intensive purposes, visa that will never expire is a slap in the face to all of those who came here legally. But to me the more important issue is the state of our nation’s borders. They are in complete disarray and the crime by the borders is very high. If there is going to be any approach to this issue it will have to be in parts. The number one priority of this country should be to secure its borders. A country cannot exist if it cannot define itself as a nation with its own borders and enforce them to keep all threats out. Once the borders are secured, and once we see progress in that area than we can start to focus on dealing with those peoples who are in this country illegally. I know illegal immigrants from all corners of the globe, not just Mexico. I pray that Congress does not pass this bill that coming through its different chambers, because I know President Bush will not veto it. He is asking the members of Congress to stand up to their districts and pass it. I am shocked by his audacity as the members of Congress are elected to REPRESENT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. If the people in their district say that they don’t want it passed than DON’T pass it. If your representative does vote for it than don’t re-elect him, its that simple. I am no racist and I am definitely trying to split families apart but I just want some accountability for the members of Congress who seem to think that they can do what they want whether the people want it or not, and the disgusting claims of the president that those of us who oppose it are trying to create fear in the people is ridiculous. The problem that the president has is that he doesn’t want the people to figure out that he is pandering to the business’ in this country that want the cheaper labor. I don’t know what else to say, I am just so angry that there is such inaction, and finger pointing, and that the “leaders” of this country who we voted in to office, will not even uphold one of the most important elements of our founding, the Rule of Law. Thanks for reading the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!

 

Article on President Bush and Illegal Immigration





The Man of the Hour!

30 05 2007

 

Its finally here! The moment we at The Southpaw have been waiting for! There was a glimmer of hope for us in this already murky field of candidates in that a senior aid and adviser to Sen. Fred Thompson, the former US senator from Tennessee and actor, will most likely declare his intent to run for the position of the presidency of the United States over the Fourth of July weekend. I have kept tabs on Sen. Thompson ever since I heard that he was considering running for the presidency because of the lack of “star-power” in the current field of Republican candidates. He has kept it in the dark just hinting here and there about whether he would for sure be running but it seems all but official now. Sen. Thompson is what I see as a truly conservative candidate who has the “celebrity” to draw on different elements of the voter base to propel him in to office. I don’t really have much more to say, our videos that we have posted are pretty self-evident of his standings on a number of issues and I see him as the most fitting candidate for the job, with Mike Huckabee hopefully taking over in a little over 8 years. Thanks for reading the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always please tell your friends about us.

 Article on Sen. Thompson’s candidacy





Where is the snooze button for these alarmists?

21 05 2007

 

So we arrive at it again. The continuing hysteria over the THEORY of global warming. Between the ever present propaganda machine that is “The Inconvenient Truth” and now the new film that will be released by Leonardo DiCaprio it seems that there is no stopping the titan of global warming. When is this going to stop? When will society at large finally be told that there are two sides to this debate? It gets worse, because it seems that in Canada they show Gore’s movie and claim that the film is in fact a two sided debate. It would not be academically sound to toss out the theory of global warming because there is not conclusive scientific evidence to discredit. It would be equally irresponsible to see it as complete fact and as the literal end of the world. One of academia’s leading climatologists Reid Bryson calls the latest fears on global warming “absurd”, while other leading climatologists are calling the debate “completely irrational.” Even figures such as the president of the Czech Republic publicly announced that this hysteria will get us no where since we need to look at all the facts. The point is that we do not know enough about our planet and its ever changing atmosphere. I am not calling for a blind eye on global warming because I agree that humanity is exceedingly wasteful and should be more responsible but at the same time, in the US especially, the public needs to educate themselves and than decide as to whether or not they are going to believe in this theory and if so how they are going to act on it. My only fear, since I do not currently subscribe to the theory of global warming, is that this will be become even more politicized and that the government will move to “protect the citizens of our country from themselves.” Sheryl Crow for example claims that we need to impose such radical measures as limiting a bathroom trip to one square of toilet paper. I have no problems if people want to impose that on themselves but in Western society at large we have the freedom as individuals to waste or waste not, and here in the US we do not have a “nanny” government telling us what we can and can’t do in terms of such personal things as that. I see the growing hysteria as being promoted by the media at large but they are not being journalists of integrity by presenting both sides of the issue. I simply wish that there would be more of a civilized and rational outlook on this issue and I could certainly do without anymore comments from those such as Mr. DiCaprio in saying that humanity faces extinction. I believe that the most important thing we need right now is patience. We should let scientists from both sides of the argument conduct more research and draw up more conclusive arguments. As always thank you for reading, let us know your thoughts, and of course tell your friends about us! Also, the picture really has nothing to do with the article I just thought it was hilarious.

Wisconsin Climatologist Article

Canadian Schools Article

 

 





Look at em! All lined up in a row!

16 05 2007

 So  last night was the highly anticipated debate for the various Republican presidential candidates in South Carolina. Now this is the second in what seems to be a number of upcoming debates for these various candidates, who were all nicely organized in a row up on stage, and are desperately trying to win over the hearts and minds of the average rank and file Republican party members in these important primary states. The candidates were much more relaxed and able to tell the viewers and potential voters just how they would be the most capable person to lead the Republican party to victory in 2008. Well as with any debate there are winners and there are losers. Our winners: Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, and Duncan Hunter. Giuliani and Huckabee were without a doubt in my mind the biggest winners last night for a number of reasons. Giuliani was able to be passionate and show that he is tough on terror and that no one better than him understands the horror of 9/11 and that he is resolved to defeat terrorists no matter the cost, and will do nearly anything to keep American lives out of danger. By focusing on his stance against terror and for a strong military he was able to deflect scrutiny and criticism on his pro-choice stance in a very pro-life party.  Gov. Mike Huckabee was also a big winner last night as he was able to not only establish his views on the war on terror and other critical issues but also he, more so than any other candidate, was able to establish something of a connection with the people in South Carolina. He emphasized his being from the South one of the few candidates in the field who is Southern, and got quite a few laughs out of the crowd. He did especially well when he made  a certain joke about spending as much money as, “John Edwards in a beauty shop.” This let people see Huckabee as a real person and as a truly conservative candidate. One that the party has been aching for. Now we move on to the less popular losers. The biggest loser was, ironically one of the skinniest candidates, without a doubt Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Now I personally like the congressmen and I am very proud of him as a Republican and as a politician even though I have disagreed with him on a number of issues. But in my mind he has to be the biggest loser from last night. He in essence blamed America for getting attacked on 9/11, which led to Mayor Giuliani’s emotional and confrontational response in which he asked for a retraction on Congressmen Paul’s part. The congressmen was asked a number of times by the different moderators if he was out of step with his own party and if he should be seeking a nomination elsewhere but he didn’t back down as he stood up for his beliefs. The other loser who in my mind was simply outperformed was Gov. Tommy Thompson. Gov. Thompson’s main problem was that he appeared stodgy and stiff while the other candidates were much more relaxed and personable. One of the nicest things that I found was the restraint practiced by candidates in not referring to President Ronald Reagan every ten seconds. In the California debate a week and a half ago, his name was used more than anything else as each candidate tried to paint themselves as the next Ronald Reagan. So that about wraps up todays thoughts on the Republican presidential candidate debate, keep reading The Southpaw and as always let us know your thoughts!





New and Improved! (No longer old and inferior)

16 05 2007

We are happy to announce the reorganization of RightZING! and RighZING! Radio in to our new public medium, The Southpaw. We will continue our podcasts and posts even on a much larger scale and will continue to hope that you our faithful readers will pass on our blog to the greater public. Starting tomorrow we will resume our postings on various political and social issues, starting with my ideas and analysis of the Republican Presidential Candidate Debate that happened earlier this evening. We look forward to your comments and can’t wait for a more discussions!