GOP lawmakers float immigration reform plan
The Washington Times
By Stephen Dinan
Saying they want to get the conversation on immigration reform started, top Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced a version of the so-called “Dream Act” to grant young illegal immigrants legal status in the US, though not giving them a special path to citizenship.
GOP Sens. Jon Kyl and Kay Bailey Hutchison said they have introduced a bill that would reward those who take college classes or join the military.
“We have got to get this ball rolling,” said Mr. Kyl, an Arizona Republican who is retiring this year. “We have to have a discussion that is sensible, that is calm.”
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"America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under."
-- RONALD REAGAN, August 23, 1984
Franklin Pierce: "There is no national security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence upon God"
"It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence."
-- President Franklin Pierce, Inaugural, March 4, 1853
"Human law is law only by virtue of its accordance with right reason; and thus it is manifest that it flows from the eternal law. And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an unjust law; in such case it is no law at all, but rather a species of violence."
-- Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae, Ia-Ilae, q. xciii, art. 3, ad 2m.
1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:
11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:
12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:
14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:
15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:
20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:
22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:
24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Exclusive: David Lane explains choice: Be faithful to GOP, or faithful to Jesus
The article "Rove Says Romney Lost Because of those Horrible Conservatives" and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. John Cornyn's interview with Politico are helpful as we try to sort through the 2012 election rout.
Politico reports: "During an interview in his Senate hideaway in the basement of the Capitol, Cornyn told POLITICO that the 2012 elections exposed that the GOP had a 'brand problem.'" It's not clear why the prize pupil of Karl Rove - John Cornyn - feels it necessary to bring up the Republican "brand problem." We'll need to go back a quarter-century to gain perspective. Perhaps Ronald Reagan wasn't perfect, but there's a rationale why he removed a sitting U.S. president - Democrat Jimmy Carter in 1980 - and won 49 states for re-election in 1984 - and it wasn't "the economy, stupid." President Reagan bequeathed to the Republican Party the magnificent, "brand" of:
"Until American churches actually function as outposts of Jesus' heavenly empire rather than as cheerleaders for America - until the churches produce martyrs rather than patriots - the political witness of Christians will continue to be diluted and co-opted" ("Between Babel and the Beast," Peter J. Leithart).
The moderate, mercenary GOP chieftains and lieutenants - the evangelists that constructed and maintain the Permanent Republican Majority - truly believe that their political philosophy and "amoral values" trump the principles and foundation laid by America's founders.
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams
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"Love your neighbor as yourself and your country more than yourself."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Jefferson Smith, 1825
KPCC - Southern California Public Radio
By Ina Jaffe | NPR
If the election results were disappointing for Republicans nationally, they were devastating for the GOP in California.
It wasn't just President Obama's 21-point margin of victory. California Democrats gained four seats in Congress and will have two-thirds majorities in both houses of the state Legislature. But the struggles of the California Republican Party began long before last week.
In the past, Republicans have made history in California — there was the Reagan Revolution and Proposition 13, known as the "taxpayers revolt." But just before this election, California Republicans made history of a different sort.
It wasn't the kind of history anyone would brag about, says Dan Schnur, head of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California.
"When one of the two major parties sees its voter registration dip below 30 percent, that ought to be a warning sign that Election Day is not going to go particularly well," Schnur says.
That's right — just 29.4 percent of California voters are now registered Republicans.
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"That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
We're One Nation Under God.
The first sworn duty of every officer of government is to protect the God-given, unalienable rights to life, liberty, and private property of every person, from creation to natural death.
The God-given institution of one man-one woman marriage and the natural family must be protected.
The right of the people to Keep and Bear Arms shall not be infringed.
Our national sovereignty, security, and borders must be defended.
Our republican form of representative self-government must be adhered to.
The oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States must be fulfilled.