At least bring common sense to the table
By design … nothing gets done
Published on May 15, 2011 By BoobzTwo In Politics

This is my own personal definition of today’s politics … “one bunch of idiots running around calling the other bunch of idiots, well idiots, known as the theory and practice of governments”. Politics has no constructive use in our daily lives. It is the propaganda mechanism of all governments and is implemented for control and manipulation of the people, to bring them into their political arena. What would we do without our unbiased free press unburdened by oppressive dictators and all, I wonder indeed?

The USG itself is the problem and is why nothing gets done. Every issue we allow them to politically sway us on … well only dismay will follow.  Take a no brainer like border control, if either-side wanted it done, it would have been done a long time ago but that’s politics for you, a fickle bitch lacking mores … and seemingly the guiding light of way too many people. Immigration control is a no brainer too. No one gets into the country through immigration without an investigation and examination but if one comes in illegally … well there is no brain usage here and nothing is expected to get done.

Now we have Mr. Doolittle telling us our wall is complete … to the surprise of most I’m sure. When they are audacious enough to lie to our face with a demure disregard for the world around us (I don’t know where they live?) … talk about gullible. The Democrat Hive and the Republican Hive, how quaint is that, just what we need to solve things. In the face of that we can actually see and hear for ourselves, well this nonsense just defies the bounds of reason and logic is all.

I have a difficult time going back to when Democrat or Republican meant much beyond cesspools and corruption, go figure. Who in their right mind would go to the USG for clarification or direction on anything? It would be tantamount to approaching ‘Common’ for his expert communications, message sending or poetry skills … just doesn’t work for me. Go back to all the elections you can remember and if you do a little time correction and swap “communism” with “radical Islam” … we are still politicizing over the exact same issues and have been for the past 50 years, go figure. Progress sure is something to see, amazing that.


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on May 16, 2011

 

 

 

Politics has no constructive use in our daily lives. It is the propaganda mechanism of all governments and is implemented for control and manipulation of the people, to bring them into their political arena.

Alas. Politics....I think alot of people feel the same malaise.  As I read your article, I passage from Proverbs came to mind. 

It goes something like this: When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

The USG itself is the problem and is why nothing gets done.
I disagree that nothing is getting done. 

For example, Obamacare with taxpayer funding of abortion and the repeal of "Don't Ask;Don't Tell" got through.  

Progress sure is something to see, amazing that.

Ya, change and Progress, but progress to where is the mother of questions.

 

on May 16, 2011

Lula, of course didn't mean ‘nothing’ nothing (common sense here), so I guess it is a matter of degree. I am talking about racism, border control, immigration control, war for unauthentic reasons, illegals from the south, runaway government, runaway spending … bigger ticket items that affect most of us rather than small accomplishments for small groups of people. Things that should not be party affiliated … things that affect America as a whole. … Where indeed …

on Jul 11, 2014

BT,

It's been awhile....

however, I found an interesting article on immigration ...and thought it's worth sharing...

What Does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration?

 

In looking at the debate over immigration, it is almost automatically assumed that the Church’s position is one of unconditional charity toward those who enter the nation, legally or illegally.


However, is this the case? What does the Bible say about immigration? What do Church doctors and theologians say? Above all, what does the greatest of doctors, Saint Thomas Aquinas, say about immigration? Does his opinion offer some insights to the burning issues now shaking the nation and blurring the national borders?


Immigration is a modern problem and so some might think that the medieval Saint Thomas would have no opinion about the problem. And yet, he does. One has only to look in his masterpiece, the Summa Theologica, in the second part of the first part, question 105, article 3 (I-II, Q. 105, Art. 3). There one finds his analysis based on biblical insights that can add to the national debate. They are entirely applicable to the present.


Saint Thomas: “Man's relations with foreigners are twofold: peaceful, and hostile: and in directing both kinds of relation the Law contained suitable precepts.”


Commentary: In making this affirmation, Saint Thomas affirms that not all immigrants are equal. Every nation has the right to decide which immigrants are beneficial, that is, “peaceful,” to the common good. As a matter of self-defense, the State can reject those criminal elements, traitors, enemies and others who it deems harmful or “hostile” to its citizens.


The second thing he affirms is that the manner of dealing with immigration is determined by law in the cases of both beneficial and “hostile” immigration. The State has the right and duty to apply its law.


Saint Thomas: “For the Jews were offered three opportunities of peaceful relations with foreigners. First, when foreigners passed through their land as travelers. Secondly, when they came to dwell in their land as newcomers. And in both these respects the Law made kind provision in its precepts: for it is written (Exodus 22:21): ’Thou shalt not molest a stranger [advenam]’; and again (Exodus 22:9): ’Thou shalt not molest a stranger [peregrino].’”


Commentary: Here Saint Thomas acknowledges the fact that others will want to come to visit or even stay in the land for some time. Such foreigners deserved to be treated with charity, respect and courtesy, which is due to any human of good will. In these cases, the law can and should protect foreigners from being badly treated or molested.


Saint Thomas: “Thirdly, when any foreigners wished to be admitted entirely to their fellowship and mode of worship. With regard to these a certain order was observed. For they were not at once admitted to citizenship: just as it was law with some nations that no one was deemed a citizen except after two or three generations, as the Philosopher says (Polit. iii, 1).”


Commentary: Saint Thomas recognizes that there will be those who will want to stay and become citizens of the lands they visit. However, he sets as the first condition for acceptance a desire to integrate fully into what would today be considered the culture and life of the nation.


A second condition is that the granting of citizenship would not be immediate. The integration process takes time. People need to adapt themselves to the nation. He quotes the philospher Aristotle as saying this process was once deemed to take two or three generations. Saint Thomas himself does not give a timeframe for this integration, but he does admit that it can take a long time.


Saint Thomas: “The reason for this was that if foreigners were allowed to meddle with the affairs of a nation as soon as they settled down in its midst, many dangers might occur, since the foreigners not yet having the common good firmly at heart might attempt something hurtful to the people.”


Commentary: The common sense of Saint Thomas is certainly not politically correct but it is logical. The theologian notes that living in a nation is a complex thing. It takes time to know the issues affecting the nation. Those familiar with the long history of their nation are in the best position to make the long-term decisions about its future. It is harmful and unjust to put the future of a place in the hands of those recently arrived, who, although through no fault of their own, have little idea of what is happening or has happened in the nation. Such a policy could lead to the destruction of the nation.


As an illustration of this point, Saint Thomas later notes that the Jewish people did not treat all nations equally since those nations closer to them were more quickly integrated into the population than those who were not as close. Some hostile peoples were not to be admitted at all into full fellowship due to their enmity toward the Jewish people.


Saint Thomas: “Nevertheless it was possible by dispensation for a man to be admitted to citizenship on account of some act of virtue: thus it is related (Judith 14:6) that Achior, the captain of the children of Ammon, ‘was joined to the people of Israel, with all the succession of his kindred.’”


Commentary: That is to say, the rules were not rigid. There were exceptions that were granted based on the circumstances. However, such exceptions were not arbitrary but always had in mind the common good. The example of Achior describes the citizenship bestowed upon the captain and his children for the good services rendered to the nation.


* * *


These are some of the thoughts of Saint Thomas Aquinas on the matter of immigration based on biblical principles. It is clear that immigration must have two things in mind: the first is the nation’s unity; and the second is the common good.


Immigration should have as its goal integration, not disintegration or segregation. The immigrant should not only desire to assume the benefits but the responsibilities of joining into the full fellowship of the nation. By becoming a citizen, a person becomes part of a broad family over the long term and not a shareholder in a joint stock company seeking only short-term self-interest.


Secondly, Saint Thomas teaches that immigration must have in mind the common good; it cannot destroy or overwhelm a nation.
This explains why so many Americans experience uneasiness caused by massive and disproportional immigration. Such policy artificially introduces a situation that destroys common points of unity and overwhelms the ability of a society to absorb new elements organically into a unified culture. The common good is no longer considered.

A proportional immigration has always been a healthy development in a society since it injects new life and qualities into a social body. But when it loses that proportion and undermines the purpose of the State, it threatens the well-being of the nation.

When this happens, the nation would do well to follow the advice of Saint Thomas Aquinas and biblical principles. The nation must practice justice and charity towards all, including foreigners, but it must above all safeguard the common good and its unity, without which no country can long endure.

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