“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Notes From Today

The French are going after Rwanda’s President. Don’t get me wrong, he deserves to be punished for what he did. However, read closer, and you’ll see the French are trying to get the UN to prosecute, because French law doesn’t allow it. Don’t be surprised if they go after Rummy using this method if it works.

Hispanics are being urged to use their wallets against businesses that support local illegal immigration ordinances in Farmers Branch, Texas. So much for the “we are law abiding citizens who support the government” argument. The law is designed to keep ILLEGAL immigrants from getting economic support after breaking the laws. So, what is the focus of the “campaign?” The dollars ILLEGAL immigrants bring to business. It probably won’t matter. The ACLU is filing to get injunctions against anit-ILLEGAL-imigration laws across the country—specifically in Hazleton, Pa, and Escandido, Ca. The argument brought by the ACLU? The laws could bring irreparable harm—specifically financial harm—to the community or various people groups. I guess the lesson we are to take from this as a culture is that money makes everything all right in the end.

In a related issue, activists are claiming racial impropriety (…I’m being nice…) against Gov. Rick Perry in Texas. And, once again, the ACLU seems to be leading the charge. Their reason: beefed up border patrols are catching illegal immigrants instead of suspected terrorist. Their conclusion, of course, is the federal anti-terrorism money is being mis-used.

The reports show Operation Linebacker, the program one state security official called the "cornerstone" of Texas border safety efforts, caught suspected undocumented immigrants seven times more often than it apprehended violent criminals and drug traffickers.
Let’s see if I understand this correctly. The number of people watching the border goes up, and more illegal immigrants are caught. Sounds logical to me. No smugglers and terrorists caught? Well, they only have to be right once. Maybe if we can cut the funding because they haven’t been using that route lately? Think they will if we quit watching?

Well, I am off—at least until Friday. I won’t really have internet access to blog between now and then. Everyone enjoy the time.