Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters nationwide believe it is likely the NSA data will be used by other government agencies to harass political opponents. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% consider it unlikely and 14% are not sure.
The government claims it will keep Americans safe. It says it will do so by establishing the most extensive data surveillance system in human history. It also pushes hard to pass Comprehensive Amnesty Reform. Our political leaders seem deliberately blind to this obvious contradiction.
Then, on top of the obvious epistemological blindness of building a security state with open borders, they make it worse by knowingly and deliberately unleashing the IRS on their political opponents like an underfed pack of Dobermans. All of this makes the true values of the current administration apparent. Keeping you down is far more important than keeping you secure.
So we build this gigantic security apparatus. Ft. Meade, MD bristles with antennae that listen to all of your phone calls and their analysts can scan through your credit card transactions before you even get mailed your monthly VISA bill. Yet they still wave Dzohkar and Tamerlane Tsarnaev through the door with no problem even after the Russian Government wrote them directly and mentioned the Tsarneavs directly as potential threats. And then stand there like slack-jawed idiots when the pressure cooker goes off at the finish line of The Boston Marathon. Nothing that happens at Fort George G. Meade has the intent of actually protecting my safety. I’m being spied upon instead.
Our Commander-In-Chief went to The National Defense University and proclaimed that he was winding the War on Terror down. He stated “This war, like all wars, must end. That’s what history advises. That’s what our democracy demands.” This would explain his willingness to open the borders, but it doesn’t explain why the IRS people are getting issued AR-15s. Who are those weapons intended to be used upon? If we no longer have to fear Jihad, why is Peter King demanding that journalists get put in prison for publishing what Edward Snowden gives them on a thumb drive*?
And while the boot gets put to the neck of productive, law-abiding and decent American Citizens, what will this influx of immigration across our deliberately opened borders bring America? What will we get in return for our amnesty? Dr. George J. Borjas gives us an economic analysis. It isn’t pretty.
In 1960, for instance, 59.4 percent of immigrant workers were high school dropouts and 9.7 percent were college graduates. This educational mix was only slightly worse than that of native men, where 49.3 percent were high school dropouts and 9.7 percent were also college graduates. By 2000, however, natives were more likely to have a college degree (28.2 percent versus 25.9 percent), and were far less likely to be high school dropouts (29.4 percent of immigrants lacked a high school diploma, as compared to only 7.2 percent of natives).
Oh, and not only does mass immigration bring in a less well-educated and socialized cohort of people, it also worsens the lives of people already here who struggle to achieve parity with their more educated and wealthy peers. Dr. Borjas explains.
The evidence suggests an immigration-induced 10 percent increase in the number of workers in each skill group has the following effects: it reduces the wage of native workers in that same skill group by 3.5 percent; it reduces the wage of native workers who have the same education but who differ in their experience by 0.7 percent; and it increases the wage of native workers with different educational attainment by 0.5 percent.
And this particularly hammers low income American Citizens.
…the immigrant influx of the 1980s and 1990s lowered the wage of native workers, particularly of those workers at the bottom and top of the education distribution. The wage fell by 7.4 percent for high school dropouts and by 3.6 percent for college graduates. In contrast, the wage of high school graduates and workers with some college fell by around 2 percent. Overall, the immigrant influx reduced the wage of the typical native worker by 3.7 percent.
It’s almost like Mitt Romney won the last election. Our current President doesn’t seem to worry about the poor as he strongly back Comprehensive Amnesty Reform.
So why would 57% of the American Electorate believe that the NSA will be used to attack political opponents of Barack Obama rather than military and ideological opponents of the USA? First, he has already ordered his IRS Waffen-SS to do the same. Second, the Comprehensive Amnesty Reform bill that he has voiced his support for is an assault on the economic opportunity and viability of an already-suffering American Working Class. It is obvious through this choice of priorities that President Barack Obama cares a whole lot more about keeping you in your place rather than whether that place affords you any particular safety or hope.
*-It should be noted that Snowden may well deserve a stay in The Grey Bar Resort and Hotel for violating IT Security laws via the unauthorized thumb drive.