Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Xendex of Immigration Labels

This was given to me by Steve Merril of Oklahoma City and I just had to share it, with his permission of course.

xenophobia (zen-oh-FOE-bee-yuh) irrational fear of foreigners
xenodeim (zen-oh-DAME) reasonable concern about immigration
xenotrauma (zen-oh-TRAW-muh) shock of too much immigration
xenophilia (zen-oh-FEE-lee-yuh) fondness for foreign things and people
xenopathy (zen-AH-puh-thee) overwhelming identification with foreigners
xenomania (zen-oh-MAY-knee-yuh) irrational foreign attraction, with little regard to effect one’s own nation
xenomels (ZEN-oh-mells) irrational people interested in immigration
xenosophs (ZEN-oh-soffs) people prudent in immigration matters
xenomores (ZEN-oh-mores) people reckless in immigration matters

Armed with these labels, an immigration reformer accused of xenophobia might well answer: “I’m not a xenophobe, I am much too rational. And I do not hate foreigners. In fact, I’m quite a xenophile when it comes to an appreciation of foreign cultures and people, although I do not go to extremes. I am certainly no xenomaniac. Like many xenomels, my xenodeim about the effects of mass illegal immigration on our society leaves me no choice but to be a xenosoph by seeking prudent levels of immigration.”
After accusers tried to sort out all the nuances of the suffixes, perhaps they would decide to just skip using “xen” words altogether.
I found the above during the early 1980s in an immigration book and made a copy of it. I do not know where the book is or what the source was. An exhaustive internet search failed to disclose the original source. However, it is a timely reminder of what the immigration reform movement needs, which is always telling the truth to people about our cause.
According to www.wikipedia.com the word xenophobia comes from the Greek words (xenos), meaning "foreigner" or "stranger," and phobos, meaning "fear."
Please pass this along to others so that we know what to call people who call us racists.

January 14, 2007 Steve Merrill, Oklahoma City

Monday, August 27, 2007

This could easily have been me...

This Could Easily Have Been Me
Neal Ross
27 August 2007

I am pretty sure that, by now, everyone knows that I am pretty opinionated when it comes to the issue of immigration. I truly believe that our government has got to get its collective act together concerning this countries immigration policy or else this country just is not going to survive.

When I say immigration policy, I used to be referring to illegal aliens, not any more. Our countries immigration policy needs to be reformed in regards to any and all who wish to come here, whether it be to become citizens, those who come here temporarily to work, or those who are here with a green card, but have no desire to become citizens.

Every immigrant who enters into this country must be required to obey the laws of this country or they must leave, either voluntarily or escorted home, never to be allowed to come back again. I don't care about ripping apart families, that sob story doesn't cut it with me, not any more.

Today as I was driving home from work, I witnessed an accident. I was driving over a bridge that spans the river that divides two local cities I have to pass through. The speed limit on the bridge is 45 mph and as you come down into town it drops down to 35 mph.

I was in the far right lane, which allows me to make a right turn to continue heading south on the highway that runs through town. As I was slowing down I looked into my rear view mirror and saw a Ford van in the far left lane coming down the bridge at a high rate of speed. I thought to myself, 'That asshole better slow down". Before the thought was finished the van was coming up upon vehicles that were stopped for a red light up ahead.

I don't know if the driver wasn't paying attention, or if he thought traffic was going to start moving, but he never hit his brakes, (I watched for the brake lights). At the last minute he must have realized that there were vehicles in front of him that weren't moving. The van swerved to the right, whether in an attempt to change lanes or to squeeze in between the two stopped vehicles, I will never know. Whatever the case, it didn't make it. It plowed into a stopped Toyota truck going at least 55 mph. It hit so hard the rear end of the van came up off the ground and the Toyota was shoved forward, causing it to rear end a Ford passenger car.

As I was coming down the bridge, I noticed that people were just driving by gawking. I thought, "Damn, nobody is going to stop to be a witness.", so I pulled into a Midas Brake Shop and parked my truck.

As soon as I got out of my truck some of the mechanics at the Midas place were screaming, "The (expletive) driver is running away, get him." About four of them ran over and caught up with the guy and surrounded him, to make sure he sat down until the police arrived.

While I awaited the police I walked over to the side of the road to check out the damage. The entire front end on the drivers side of the van was demolished and radiator fluid was spilling onto the ground. The Toyota's rear end, including about half the length of the bed, was crushed down to were the bumper was imbedded in the rear tires. It had been hit so hard that the spare tire had been knocked loose and was laying in the median. The Ford sustained minor rear end damage, but I know, having been rear ended myself by someone doing only 25 mph, that it was still going to run about $900-$1500 to repair it. The Toyota must have been a total loss.

Finally I looked over towards the driver, and the passenger, who had finally gotten out of the van and joined the driver. Guess what? They were both Hispanic. I am not going to deny that the first thing that crossed my mind was that they were illegal aliens.

Finally the police and ambulance showed up and the investigative officer asked if there were any witnesses. I came forward and told him I saw what had happened and he told me to wait a few minutes while he shot some pictures.

While the investigative officer took his pictures I saw the other officers collecting ID's and info from the people involved in the accident. I never saw the occupants of the van give them anything. I don't know if they didn't have ID, or if they had already given it to the offiecers. I did hear them trying to answer the officers in Spanish and I kept hearing the driver say, No hablo Ingles, (I don't speak English).

Right then my blood pressure shot up. What the hell is this guy doing driving if he cannot understand English? How can he understand road signs if he can't read them. So here we have an immigrant, legal or illegal, who cares at this point, that was driving in a manner that showed total disregard for public safety, and he does not speak English.

To top it all off, they loaded this scumbag onto a backboard and into the ambulance to take him to the hospital. How much do you want to bet he has no health insurance?

I may never know if the driver of that van was an illegal alien or if he was here legally, it doesn't really matter. What matters is that he is guilty of violating numerous traffic laws, and then trying to evade capture after doing so.

The United States does not need people like that coming into our country. I don't care if this s.o.b. is doing a job no American will do. He showed he has no regard for the public safety by his reckless driving.

It could very easily have been me that was rear ended, and that sharpened my focus on this issue. I have seen, firsthand now, how immigrants, whether they be legal or illegal, must be expected to obey our laws. This is still the United States of America and anyone who wishes to come here must respect those laws or get the hell out!

It will be interesting to see if the newspaper makes mention of this accident and whether or not he was a legal or illegal alien. It will also be interesting if I am called to be a witness in a trial if mention is made of that as well.

The thing that struck me as I was driving the rest of the way home is that it could have been me. That van could just have easily have been in my lane instead. The next time something like this happens it might be you, or someone you care about. It is time for every American who cares about our country, or just for their own personal safety, to get off their butts and demand that our government begin representing us, and not the immigrants who have no regard for the laws of our country. Otherwise it may be you or someone you care about that is hurt next time. I have been given a wake up call, don't wait until you get yours. Act now....

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The irony of a $20

Are We Ignorant About Our Money?
Neal Ross
August 26, 2007

Sometimes I wonder about the people of this country. I often think they are either naive, or worse, ignorant, about so many things. For instance, everybody spends money, although more and more people are using plastic, in the form of debit and credit cards, instead of cash, or even a checking account.

That being the case, I am pretty sure that everybody has, at one time or another, held a $20 bill in their hand. I would speculate that not many of the realize the hypocrisy of a $20 bill.

Look at a $20 bill and see whose image graces it, Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States. I guess a large number of people did not pay attention in history class, otherwise they would remember the fact that Andrew Jackson fought, and won, a battle to do away with the charter of the Second Bank of the United States.

The Second Bank of the United States held a misleading title. It was actually under private control and was only granted a charter by the United States government. The stocks in the bank were held by private investors, both foreign and domestic.

President Jackson resolutely opposed the bank. He felt that since it had been granted special privileges, such as being a storehouse for public funds with which the bank could use for it's own purposes without paying interest. Jackson also felt the bank possessed a powerful influence on national affairs, yet it had no oversight or higher entity to answer to.

With these concerns, President Jackson commenced to wage war against the bank, with the intent of removing its charter. President Jackson laid out his case before Congress in December of 1829, however Congress ruled that the bank, was in fact, a constitutional institution.

President Jackson was not deterred. In a ploy he allowed the bank to reapply for its charter. When Congress passed the motion, Jackson vetoed it informing the public of the evils of the bank, saying it was "subversive of the rights of the states" and that most of the stock was held by foreigners.

In September of 1833 President Jackson issued an order to have all U.S. deposits removed from the bank and placed into state banks. After doing so, the federal government began to see an annual surplus of about $10 million and, for the first time in the history of the United States, there was no federal debt.

The bank still had one last card to play, and it did. It contracted all its loans which caused a national panic resulting in a flood of worthless paper money. To counter this final offensive in July of 1836, Jackson issued his "Specie Circular" which was a decree that only gold and silver would be accepted in purchasing public lands. Soon afterwards the government began minting a new U.S. dollar and the battle was over, the Second Bank of the United States, was for all intensive purposes dead.

Andrew Jackson was the first and only president to take on the national banking interests and win. He was the only president to ever pay off completely the national debt.

Jackson understood what Thomas Jefferson meant, when years before Jefferson wrote, "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
Therefore, I find it highly ironic, and an insult to my intelligence, that the $20 bill has Andrew Jackson's image upon it.

Look at the very top of a $20 bill and what do you see, FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE. Go ahead and take a look at a $20, nowhere on it will you find the words U.S. dollar. It is a bill issued by another bank, the Federal Reserve Bank, which is the same as the bank that President Jackson fought to do away with.

This bill is worth less than the paper and clothe it is printed upon. It is created out of thin air and printed and distributed by a banking cartel the controls its value by the raising and lowering of interest rates, just like Jefferson warned us about.

If you also look under the seal for the Federal Reserve System you will find the statement, "This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private." All that means is that bill is, by decree the currency that is accepted as the means of paying debts public and private. It is a fiat currency with nothing at all backing it other than governmental decree.

Compare a modern $20 bill to a bill from 1928. On an older bill you will find the following statement, "Redeemable in gold on demand at the United States Treasury, or in gold or lawful money at any federal reserve bank."

That is interesting in both the fact that it was redeemable in gold, and lawful money. Does that mean that the new modern $20 is, in all actuality, not lawful money, and not redeemable for anything? What it tells me is that the money we carry around today is worthless.

I would think that Andrew Jackson would find it an insult to his beliefs and his integrity to have his image upon a worthless piece of paper, issued by a bank very similar to one he fought so fervently to do away with.

I also find it sad that the majority of the people of this country do not find the irony in having Old Hickory grace the money they carry around in their wallets and purses. I guess as long as it pays their cable bills and buys their beer they are content. Sad, truly sad....

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Some Facts The News Never Tells You

Neal Ross

If you watch the news, or talk to people sympathetic towards illegal aliens, you invariably hear heart tugging stories about how these poor people only want to find a better life. You hear how our immigration raids are tearing families apart. Unfortunately, you only hear a part of the story, the part those who support immigration rights want you to hear. What you don't hear, is what I am about to tell you.

Did you know, that on the average, in the United States, 12 Americans are killed by illegal aliens every single day? That is 4380 Americans killed annually by people who should not even be in this country. That is more Americans killed by illegal aliens than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed since President Bush invaded Iraq.

Did you know, that in Los Angeles, 95% of all outstanding warrants for homicide, (which total between 1,200-1,500), are for illegal aliens? Did you know that out of 17,000 fugitive felony warrants, two-thirds of them are for illegal aliens.

A California Department of Justice study reported that in 1995 sixty percent of the Los Angeles 18th Street Gang, whose membership is estimated to be around 20,000, was comprised of illegal aliens.

Did you know that in 1980, our federal and state prisons housed fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens. By the end of 1999, these same prisons housed over 68,000 criminal aliens.

Incarceration of criminal aliens costs an estimated $624 million to state prisons (1999) and $891 million to federal prisons (2002), according to the most recent available figure from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Are you aware that over the past five years, an average of more than 72,000 illegal aliens have been arrested annually on drug charges alone.

Those are just statistics pulled out of reports. Even I will agree that statistics can easily be presented in a manner that allows you to favor either side of a discussion.

Well, let me tell you some names. These are not mere statistics, these are lives that have been directly affected by the actions of illegal aliens.

Does the name Reynaldo Elias Rapalo sound familiar. No? At one time, Miami police had Mr. Rapalo in custody for lewd and lascivious molestation. He was released without checking his immigration status. The next year Rapalo was again arrested, this time for a string of seven serial rapes. Had the Miami police checked his immigration status, they would have found he had overstayed his visa and should have been deported. Their reason for not checking? Detective Delrish Moss states, choosing his words carefully, "because of our large immigration population."

You say that is an isolated case, that these illegal aliens are not the criminals I make them out to be. Then perhaps you could explain to me the following.

Terrance Aeriel, 18, Dashon Harvey, 20; and Iofemi Hightower, 20-allegedly gun down, execution style by illegal alien Jose Carranza

Dani Countryman, 15 yrs-Allegedly raped and murdered by illegal aliens Alejandro Emeterio "Alex" Rivera Gamboa, and Gilberto Javier Arellano-Gamboa

David March, L.A. County Sheriff-shot twice in the head by illegal alien Armando Garcia who had previously been deported twice. Garcia fled to Mexico, where Mexican authorities refuse to honor extradition request.

Tricia Taylor, 18 yrs old, Detroit Michigan- was smashed into a wall, causing her to lose both legs above the knees by illegal alien Jose Carcamo. Carcamo was driving under the influence .08 and doing between 50 and 75 mph in a 25 mph zone. Carcamo has had 17 violations since 1995. INS had twice begun deportation proceedings against Carcamo, but never followed through.

Jose Soto, 6 yrs old- Run over by illegal alien Jose Ines Morales. Morales pulled the child from under his truck and threw him aside like a piece of garbage and sped off.

Sister Helen Chaska-Raped and then strangled by her rosary beads by illegal alien Maximiliano Esparza. Esparza was convicted in 1988 of robbery and kidnapping in L.A. He served 6 years in prison for that crime and instead of being deported, he was released into society.

Randy Burris-Run over and killed while saving the lives of a young mother and her baby. The driver of the out of control vehicle was illegal alien Ricardo Arriaga-Gutierrez, whose blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit hours after his arrest.

Felix Leon, 5 yrs old-Ran over and killed while riding his bike by illegal aliens Carlos Jaramillo and Domingo Acosta Lopez, both men had previously been deported.

Vinessa Hora, 23-Raped and murdered by illegal alien Faustino Chavez because she rejected his romantic advances.

Troy Payton-Stabbed to death with a butcher knife by illegal alien Abimael Azmitia. Azmitia had been deported only one month prior, had a prior arrest record for domestic violence in Colorado, yet the Judge still only sentenced him to 19-48 months.

James and Emilia Lee, married just six months-Killed by a truckload of 17 illegal aliens doing 90 mph who were attempting to evade pursing police.

Robert Bryant-Killed on the job while clocking speeders in a Denver school walk zone by illegal alien Javier Cruz-Caballero. Caballero was seen revving his engine and taking aim straight at officer Bryant.

I could go on and on and on, I have a seemingly endless list of names belonging to people who have had their liver forever shattered or taken from them, and the names of the illegal aliens who were responsible.

So, the next time you watch the news and you hear some sad story about a family being torn apart by Immigration raids, you just remember Tricia Taylor who is confined to a wheel chair for the rest of her life because some illegal alien got drunk and rammed his car into her legs at over 50 mph. Or you remember Sister Helen Chaska who was raped and strangled so severely that they had to pry her rosary beads out of her neck.

I am not saying every illegal alien in this country is going to rape, kill, or commit some other horrible crime, but unfortunately you usually cannot tell until it is too late. As the number of illegal aliens in this country increases, the odds of you becoming a victim of a crime committed by one of them increase as well.

I am only one voice. I am screaming as loud as I can, saying that something must be done to stop the flow of illegal aliens into this country, this includes those who overstay their visas, not just those who cross our borders illegally.

Now that you have heard the side of the story the media refuses to tell you, you have no excuse not to add your voice to my cause as well. If we get enough voices they will hear us in Washington D.C. and maybe, just maybe they will do something about it. But for now, my throat sure hurts from screaming all by myself.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

How many times, how many crimes????

The following story was shown on my local news channel this evening, so I went to their website and copied it for your enlightenment.

Trestle Fire Suspect May Have Retaliated With Arson
Man Has History Of Breaking Laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Investigators believe the Trestle fire was started with the use of an accelerant, but the fire burned too hot for any other forensic evidence.

Witnesses led the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to Jose Eduardo Moran-Marques, a national from El Salvador.

Originally arrested as a vagrant, federal authorities have charged Marques with lying to investigators about his whereabouts during the time of the fire.

Officers said Marques has a history with run-ins with park rangers and the law -- six times this year -- in connection with illegal camping, drugs and having his dog off its leash.

A witness told investigators that because Marques was angry about being constantly pushed out of this area, he set the fire in retaliation.

Marques went by several aliases, mostly Carlos Martinez Morales.

He spent a year in jail after pleading no contest to three separate drunk-driving arrests in 2005. In August 2001, he was deported from the country.

Marques' attorney did not return calls Tuesday.

The U.S. Attorney's office is keeping Marques in custody to keep him from disappearing as the investigation continues.

How many times are we going to see illegal aliens come into our country and either get deported, only to return, or have run ins with the law, and not be deported, only to later commit crimes?

This was an act of arson that cost the state of California a lot of money, but luckily there was no loss of life involved. That cannot be said for numerous other people who have lost their lives due to the criminal acts of illegal aliens who have no regard whatsoever for our laws.

We just cannot continue to allow these criminals to just stroll into our country. As their numbers grow, so the violence and crime will increase. Soon it could be you, or someone you love who is injured or killed by one of these criminals. What will you do then?

The time to act is now, before you become a victim. You must make sure your elected representative knows where you stand on this issue. You must ONLY vote for those who believe in enforcement ONLY, with no provisions for amnesty.

We are losing our country to these illegal invaders and you are sitting back watching television. I am sick of talking to people who don't care, or worse, do care but are TOO DAMN LAZY to do anything about it.

I work with a large number of Hispanics. Every single one of them knows how I feel on this issue, as I am not afraid to argue the point with anyone who so desires. I know that I am right and I have the statistics to back me up. They have their emotions and propaganda. I do not hate them, I only feel sorry for them because they cannot examine the facts from a logical viewpoint.

What I am trying to say is this, each of you must get involved if this problem is going to be fixed in a manner that will benefit the United Sates, and us as citizens. Your silence is unspoken consent for thousands of illegal aliens to cross our borders every month. Who knows if one of them might be the one who gets behind the wheel of a car while drunk and plows into you or your family some night?

The choice is yours, but don't blame me when it happens, I warned you!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Thoughs from a crazy white boy

Pensados De Un Gabacho Loco
Neal Ross

Every Sunday evening at 9 p.m., Terry Anderson, runs a one hour radio show dedicated to illegal aliens. Terry lives in South Central Los Angeles, and is on the front lines when it comes to dealing with the effects illegal aliens are having upon the United States.

Terry opens his show every week with the statement, “Stupid people of America, if you ain’t mad, you ain’t paying attention!” You can listen to Terry’s show every Sunday if you go to The Terry Anderson Show.

Although I admire Terry and like his show, I, myself, would change the opening to “Stupid people of America, you ain’t paying attention!”

On June 28 the U.S. Senate failed to gain enough votes to pass it’s most recent attempt at immigration reform legislation. Some claim it was partisan politics that stopped this bill. Others say it was a coordinated effort by the public, who voiced their disapproval of the bill. It may also be true that our Senate is just plain dysfunctional and self destructed of their own volition. The fact of the matter is that the bill failed.

Yet we still have an estimated 10-20 million illegal aliens in this country, with more arriving every day as thousands more flood across our open and porous border. The Bush administration has promised to beef up border security and workforce enforcement of immigration laws. However they are playing scare tactics with us as they do so. Director of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, in an article in the Los Angeles Times made the following comment, “There will be some unhappy consequences for the economy out of doing this.”

I wonder who he was referring to when he made that comment, the American people, or the businesses that have gotten away with hiring cheap illegal alien workers for far too long?

Whatever the case may be, there are still many people in this country that support increased immigration and amnesty for those illegal aliens already here. I have to ask myself, just what in the world are these people thinking, or are they thinking at all?

Illegal immigration is a bane, a scourge and threatens to be the cause of the downfall of this country if it is not brought under control, and very quickly.

I am not going to go into specifics here, if you want facts read some of my earlier writings on this subject. However the Constitution of the United States says that Congress has the power to establish immigration policy, and it also states that our government is to protect our nation from invasion. It does not say by whom or how, just that they are to protect us from it. I would say that 20 million uninvited people would constitute an invasion.

Our local governments are just as inattentive, if not criminally negligent, in their efforts to deal with the problems caused by illegal aliens. Title 8, Section 1324 of the United States code makes it a crime to harbor an illegal alien.

Section 1324 also states, "All officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws shall have authority to make arrests for a violation of any provision of this section" This was also affirmed in US v Perez-Gonzalez 2002 Fed App 0360, 6th Circ.).

Next. Section 1644 of United States Code clearly states, "Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, no State or local government entity may be prohibited, or in any way restricted, from sending to or receiving from the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of an alien in the United States."

Finally Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides the legal authority for state and local enforcement to investigate, detain and arrest aliens on civil and criminal grounds. The local governments would enter an agreement with state government concerning the scope and intent of the program, yet the authority is there for them to do so. In return they receive full federal authority to enforce immigration law.

If this is the case, why then does Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, Mayor Ron Dellums of Oakland, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, Mayor Carlos Alvarez of Miami, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit, and dozens others declare their cities, sanctuary cities, where law enforcement is not allowed to question a persons immigration status.

These provisions make our cities safe havens for illegal aliens where they know that no matter what they do, they will not be asked about their immigration status. We are told that these policies are in place so that the illegal alien community will not be afraid to cooperate with local police in criminal investigations.

If you have been watching the news at all you will recall the recent execution style murder of 3 young African Americans in New Jersey. A Peruvian national, Jose Carranza, was charged with three counts of murder. Carranza had also previously been charged with the rape of a 5 year old girl then threatening the child and her parents. This is a direct consequence of our cities not determining the legal status of people who are questioned by law enforcement, as Mr. Carranza is in this country illegally.

You can go to Immigrations Human Costif you want to read more stories about how innocent people have been killed because our government refuses to enforce our immigration laws.

Crime is only one area where illegal aliens have an effect upon our daily lives. Illegal immigration also effects the wages of American workers, especially in the areas where illegal aliens are found to be a predominant part of the work force. This is due to the simple concept of supply and demand. When there is an abundance of laborers in a certain skill, the employer has the advantage of offering lower wages and less benefits than he normally would if there were a shortage of laborers for that skill set. This would be true whether or not illegal aliens were a factor. As long as employers have a large pool to draw their workers from, they do not have to offer above average wages to fill job openings.

The illegal aliens who get these jobs, that were normally held by native Americans, only exacerbate the problem because they are more than willing to work for wages that are considered low by native American standards.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, Hispanic workers landed two out of every three new construction jobs in 2006. The vast majority of new construction jobs in 2006 were filled by foreign-born Latinos, many of them who had just recently arrived in the United States.

Pew Report

Those were jobs that just a few short years ago were held by American workers who were paid a decent wage. Due to immigration, both legal and illegal, this countries labor pool has been growing, allowing employers to offer lower and lower wages for what were once good paying jobs.

So the next time you wonder why you aren’t earning a decent wage, you can partially thank the 20 million workers who flood across our borders and take your job, or at least force you to accept a lower than normal wage or lose your job to someone who will.

There is also the fiscal cost of illegal aliens upon our country. While it is true that illegal aliens do not qualify for welfare, the children born to them, under a misrepresentation of the 14th amendment, upheld by an unfit Supreme Court, gives the parents of these illegal aliens access to a whole slew of other benefits that they are not entitled to. It is estimated that there are 360,000 of these ‘anchor babies’ born to illegal alien parents born annually in the United States.

According to the National Research Council, the net fiscal cost of immigration ranges from $11 billion to $22 billion annually. This comes primarily from expenditures in education, criminal justice, and medical care. California alone estimates that the fiscal cost of illegal aliens is $3 billion annually.

National Research Council

Our government claims they are going to finally begin to enforce our existing immigration laws. Let us hope that they do. Immigrations rights activists have already began proclaiming that it will lead to racial profiling and discrimination in the Latino community.

I would like to address that issue as well for just a moment. Our country is called the Great Melting Pot, where we are a diverse country made up of many cultures. Recently that diversity has been declining. The number of immigrants, both legal and illegal from Mexico and other Latin American countries has been on the rise.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, between 1990 and 2000 the diversity among immigrants has declined. Arizona, for example, has seen an increase in immigrants from Mexico from 55% to 67%, and Texas has seen the number go up from 59% to 65%. In fact, Mexico alone accounted for 43% of the growth in foreign-born population between 1990 and 2000. Immigrants from Spanish-speaking Latin America accounts for more than 60% of the growth of all foreign-born population in the 1990’s.

Center For Immigration Studies

While those numbers take into account both legal and illegal aliens, another study shows that undocumented Mexicans make up 5.9 million of an estimated 10.3 million, or 57% of the total. According to the same report, about 80-85 percent of the migration from Mexico has been due to illegal aliens.

Immigration Diversity Report

This is not diversity, this is an invasion. While we still have a problem with illegal aliens from other countries, Mexico, and it’s Latin American Neighbors to the south has been the predominant supplier of that commodity in the United States

Recently, Senator Jeff Sessions, (R-AL) when talking about immigration reform, made the statement, “Now, we think it is not a thought-out policy at all. For example, we believe that in the next 20 years-our staff has worked on the numbers as hard as they can and we think it will add 53 million people into the legally permanent residents of the United States in the next 20 years. If you have 7 (hundred-thousand) to 900,000 illegals enter continually, as CBO projected, you’re talking about 70 million people in the next 20 years, approximately 25 percent of the current population of the United States of America. That is a huge decision for Congress and the Senate to make.

Sessions Comments

Many of these people are, in fact, coming to this country for a better life, as they cannot find decent jobs in their native lands. That does not take away from the fact that the sheer number of them, and the problems that come with them are not a serious problem for this country.

Then there are those who feel that this is their land and our nations immigration laws have no hold over them. People such as Jose Angel Gutierrez, a Professor at the University of Texas in Arlington, believes, “This is our homeland. We belong here. We cannot, we will not, and we must not be made illegal in our homeland. We are not immigrants…We are free to travel the length and breath of the Americas because we belong here. We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It is a matter of time. The explosion is in our population.”

With all these facts laid before you, it is a wonder why anyone who cares anything at all about this country would support illegal aliens and their cause. I question why anyone would vote for an elected representative, all the way from the local to the federal level, who refuses to take action to stop the flow of illegal aliens into this country, and deport those that are here. My only conclusion is that STUPID PEOPLE OF AMERICA, YOU AIN’T PAYING ATTENTION!

What an idiot

If you go to this webpage you will see comments made by Carlos X. Carrillo, chief patrol agent for the Laredo sector. He states that it is not the job of the Border Patrol to apprehend illegal aliens or narcotics smugglers.

So this idiot deserved to hear from me, as his salary is paid by my tax dollars.

This is what I told the misguided gentleman...

Mr. Carrillo,

I read where you made the comment that Border Patrol agents don't have the responsibility of apprehending illegal immigrants.

Sir, what exactly are we paying you for, bird watching? Your statement is akin to saying that it is not the job of the police to apprehend criminals.

If you think it is not your job to apprehend those who chose to violate our nations borders, I would ask that you please remove yourself from the government payroll. I would much rather keep my hard earned money, than spend it, via taxes, on than a person/entity that refuses to do the job it was created for.

Sir, if you choose not to secure our borders by apprehending those who enter our country illegally, I would like to know who exactly is responsible to do so? Our cities have passed 'sanctuary city' policies which make it impossible for local law enforcement agencies to determine the immigration status of those whom they arrest. Therefore the only way to stop this invasion is at the point of entry, which means the U.S. border and the U.S. Border Patrol.

If only this country still had a militia of the several states, we could employ them to enforce Article 4, Section 4, of the Constitution, which states, "The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion..."

It is becoming painfully obvious to many Americans, myself included, that our government has no intention of doing anything serious about stopping the flow of illegal aliens into this country, and removing those who are already here.


On a side note...

As of June 28, when the Senate failed to pass it's most recent attempt at amnesty, disguised as immigration reform we have heard that our government plans to beef up enforcement of our nations current immigration laws.

This is a good thing if the government keeps their promise. The reason I say this is because according to the Washington Times, "Islamic extremists embedded in the United States — posing as Hispanic nationals — are partnering with violent Mexican drug gangs to finance terror networks in the Middle East, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration report."

So, we now have the likely possibility that terrorists are sneaking into our country, posing as illegal aliens. Wouldn't it make sense that we should do all we can to seal our borders for this reason alone?


When I hear the whining sniveling supporters of illegal aliens saying that we cannot round up and deport all the illegal aliens in this country, I want to puke!

One of the reasons they give is that it will cost too much, about $230 billion, according to estimates. That is a lot of damn money, but consider the following. Reliable estimates of the annual cost to American taxpayers to sustain and provide for the welfare of these criminal invaders is, $338.3 billion.

It would cost $100 billion less to get rid of these parasites than it does to keep them here. Once they are gone, and our border is secure, our nation will save that $338 billion annually. Is it just me, or does that make too much sense?

Just a few thoughts for ya'll to ponder...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Letter To S.F. Chronicle

Philip Bronstein,

San Francisco Chronicle

901 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Attention: Philip Bronstein

Dear Mr. Bronstein

RE: Subscription solicitations

For months now I have been getting subscription solicitations via the phone for your newspaper. I tell your solicitors that I am not interested and to please refrain from calling me. The phone calls continued to come regardless of how many times I told them I was not interested in subscribing to your paper.

I finally had enough and contacted your paper via e-mail. I received a reply stating that if I would provide my name and phone number that it would be added to a 'do not disturb' list and that I would no longer be disturbed by solicitors.

I did so and was rewarded with about a week of freedom from your solicitors.

Last night that all changed. I received a call, just as I was about to retire to bed, from a gentleman stating that he had a free offer for a 'new, local newspaper'. He told me all I would have to pay is about $.77 a day for the driver for a 26 week free trial. It sounded good so I agreed. He then passed me to his supervisor to verify some information. The woman concluded her business by stating, 'Welcome to the Chronicle'. I said, wait a minute, do you mean the San Francisco Chronicle? She replied, yes. I told her to forget about it, I am not interested in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sir, I find this recent attempt to solicit my business deceitful and extremely bothering. First of all your paper is not a new publication, having been around for quite some time now. Also, it is most definitely not local, as I live 45 miles north of Sacramento.

Since I have gone to great lengths to try and be polite about these infringements into my time by your solicitors, I feel I owe you an explanation as to why I refuse to subscribe to your newspaper.

It has to do with the Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom. Mister Newsom is unfit to hold the office of Mayor, as he is a scumbag and a criminal with no regard to the laws passed on to us by God, and by the laws passed by the United States.

Mayor Newsom's affair with the wife of his campaign manager violated the law of God as found in Exodus 20:14, wherein it says, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." The Bible goes on to say, “And the man that committeth audltery with another mans wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adultress shall surely be put to death. Leviticus 20:10

Adultery may be commonplace among man in the society we live in, but it is no less a sin in the eyes of God. Mayor Newsom has sinned and is unworthy to hold public office.

Mayor Newsom also supports Gay Marriages, which is also a violation of Gods law and our nations laws as well.

In the book of Leviticus, Chapter 20 verse 13 you find the following, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.”

In Title 1, Chapter 1, Section 7 of the United States Code, the laws applicable to all of us as U.S. citizens, we find the definition of marriage. It states, “In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. “

Therefore Mayor Newsom has once again shown his disdain for the laws of God, and this time for the laws of man as well.

Finally, Mayor Newsom has declared that San Francisco is a ‘sanctuary city’ for illegal aliens.

United States Code, Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapther II, Part VIII, Section 1324 states,

“(A) Any person who—

(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation; “

By making San Francisco a sanctuary city for illegal aliens, Mayor Newsom has violated federal law and is therefore a criminal.

My reasons for not subscribing to your paper are clear. I cannot, with clear conscience subscribe to a newspaper from a city where the people of said city continually vote for a criminal and a scumbag. Until the people of San Francisco change their views about Mayor Newsom, and his policies, I will never subscribe to your paper.

I am asking you to take whatever steps required to ensure that your solicitors do not ever disturb me again with their offers.

I have been polite in the past, the next time might find me a bit more abrasive.

Thank you for your time and efforts in resolving this issue.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Is it your fault this happened?

Dani Countryman, Age 15 raped and murdered by two illegal aliens July 28

Recently in Newark, New Jersey, 4 young adults were lined up against a schoolyard wall and shot execution style. Three of those innocent people died, while the fourth, a sister of one of the deceased survived.

A Peruvian national, Jose Carranza, who is in the country illegally was charged with three counts of murder. Carranza had also previously been charged with the rape of a 5 year old girl then threatening the child and her parents. On another occasion he was arrested on assault charges stemming from a bar fight. Immigrations officials were aware of Mr. Carranza's immigration status due to his previous arrests. Yet this man was allowed to roam our streets freely because our immigration laws are not enforced.

Why is it that NBC news makes no mention of the fact that Carranza is an illegal alien? NBC's coverage can be found here, and there is no mention of Carranza's immigration status.


FOX News is more complete in thorough in their coverage. There story can be found here,


CNN's coverage calls Carranza an undocumented immigrant from Peru in their coverage here,


This story garnered national coverage before the media learned of the nationality and the immigration status of the murderers.

Another story has been withheld from the media, although it is just as brutal and the perpetrators are once again illegal aliens.

In Milwaukee Oregon, on July 28, Dani Countryman, a 15 yr old girl was murdered by Alejandro Emeterio "Alex" Rivera Gamboa, age 24 and Gilberto Javier Arellano-Gamboa, age 23. Both men are also in this country illegally, having snuck in across the U.S./Mexico border.

Rivera held Dani Countryman down by putting his foot across her neck while his cousin Gilberto raped her. Rivera had been issued an Oregon ID card and avoided deportation, even though he had been arrested for drunk driving four times since 2000.

Why is this story nowhere to be found on any of the major networks? When are the American people going to realize that among those that come across our borders seeking work, are vicious criminals who care nothing for our laws? We cannot determine who is who until it is too late, and another innocent American dies at the hands of these illegal aliens.

We must secure our borders and stop the flow of these people into our country. We must allow our police departments to check the immigration status of those they arrest. When a criminal is arrested four times for DUI and is known to be an illegal alien, yet allowed to remain in the U.S. it says something very wrong about our governments willingness to enforce our laws and protect the lawful citizens of this country. If we truly need more workers to 'do the jobs Americans won't', fine, but let's make sure they come into our country legally with a thorough background check and that they leave after their visa expires. However, we must not allow illegal alien criminals free access to our cities.

I hold every U.S. Senator who supported the recently failed immigration reform legislation personally responsible for the deaths of these poor Americans. I hold George. W. Bush personally responsible for the deaths of these innocent people because he refuses to enforce our immigration laws. Most of all I hold the American people who sit back and remain silent on the issue of illegal immigration responsible for the deaths of these innocent victims to illegal alien criminals.

How many more innocent people must die before America wakes up and puts an end to this madness? You could be the next victim to a drunk driving illegal alien. Your daughter could be the next one raped or murdered by an illegal alien.

It is not too late to make your voice heard. If your elected representative refuses to listen, then make sure your voice is heard at the ballot box. Those who support illegal aliens and their continued presence in our country must learn that we are serious about this issue.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

It Sucks Being Me

It Sucks Being Me
Neal Ross
11 Aug, 2007

I honestly think that sometimes, it sucks being me. It sucks because I care. I blame my father for that. As I was growing up he constantly bombarded me with, what I have come to call, Donald-isms. Every child hears them from their parent, those sayings that they tell you ad naseum until you feel like you are going to scream. My fathers favorites were little tidbits of wisdom such as, “If somebody is paying you to do a job, do it to the best of your ability.”, or “A mans word is his honor.” Unfortunately for me, no matter how hard I tried to screw up my life, those little gems of wisdom apparently had sunk in and I turned out to be a decent person. Now I am paying the price for it.

I find myself in the predicament of caring too much about everything. I care about the quality, and quantity, of work I do on the job. I care about the obvious loss of morality and decency in society today. I care about the way our elected representatives choose to pander to the special interests, while ignoring the effects their legislation has upon the common, working people of America.

I work in a food processing facility, and conditions there are sometimes miserable. It gets hot and humid in the summer, with the inside temperature usually about 5 degrees hotter than what it is outside. In summer when it is 100 degrees outside, it is usually 115-110 inside, with about 95% humidity. When I go to work, I simply do my job. If I am capable, I will help others when I find them having difficulties. I don’t think of myself as anything special, I just do what I was trained to do, and what I am getting paid to do. I am partners with 2 others who hold company records for the amount of apricots processed in a day,(62,000 lbs), and raisins processed in a day, (53, 000 lbs). I don’t complain, I don’t argue, I just put in my hours and go home.

However, I see the new hires come in, mostly younger kids whose parents never taught them those little gems of wisdom that my father taught me. They gripe and complain about everything. For them the baskets of fruit are too heavy, it is too hot, they have to work too fast. Many of them don’t last a week, let alone long enough to make it through the probation period. I find that funny, that a guy who is 49 can outwork a 20 year old kid in the prime of his life. Sad, but true!

My dedication to the quality of work I do comes with a price though. I have bad feet and they ache at the end of 8 hours. I have constant lower back pain and my left knee sometimes feel as though it wants to give out. I just pop some Motrin and go about my job, because that is who I am.

Another thing that causes me great concern is the downward trend in morality in this country. People claim that they are entitled to freedom of speech, and therefore they are allowed to say the things they do. That is true, we are free to say what we please, but the reason I find myself asking, is why do people say these awful things? The lyrics to music today are atrocious. I grew up listening to late 60’s and 70’s rock n roll. Sure the music was anti social in some instances, and sang about partying and women in others. But the music today sounds like it was penned by the devil himself. There is no decency, no respect, and definitely no concern for the amount of profanity used.

Our vision is just as assaulted by the television shows and movies we are subjected to. There is so much gratuitous sex, and violence that they are unfit for viewing. I often wonder what is the reason for creating such filth for people to watch, but then I realize one thing, because it sells and it is all about profits.

I do not see any way out of this downward spiral we are in. You can only place so much blame upon the people who produce this garbage. If they didn’t make a profit they would stop producing it. So the people that go to these movies or watch these television shows are just as much to blame. All I can say is that we have lost our moral compass and that unless we find it, and do it quickly, this country is going to descend into a pit of filth that it will never be able to climb out of.

Finally I care too much about the way our government has strayed from the principles upon which it was founded. The voice of the people is ignored and our elected officials are no longer public servants, they are masters over what we can and cannot do.

I often lay awake at night trying to put together just the right words so that people can understand the way our government has perverted and desecrated the Constitution and the offices they hold. So far I have been unsuccessful as our government continues to ignore the will of the people and caters to special interest groups.

So, yes it sucks being me. I feel like I have a heavy burden upon my shoulders. I sometimes wish I didn’t care, I wish that I was just as ignorant and blind to the truth of what is happening to this country as everyone else is. Unfortunately I am not. I guess that means up until the day I take my last breath it will continue to suck being me.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Video Game Ruling

Violent Video Games and Our Courts

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Whyte overturned a California state law that prohibited the sale of violent video games to children under the age of 18. Judge Whyte found that the law was unconstitutional and that the terms of violence were too broad. He went on to say that the laws proponents failed to show a concrete link between video games and children's behavior, or that the violence in games was no more harmful than what could be found in other media such as television, movies or the Internet.

The law would have made it a crime, punishable by a fine, for video game dealers to sell M rated video games to children under 18. Many video game stores claimed that the M rating was enough, and it was up to the parents to ensure that their children did not purchase these graphically violent video games.

The law had been on hold after the video game industry's Video Software Dealers Association along with the Entertainment Software Association filed a lawsuit against California officials, asking that the law be overturned because such games are protected forms of expression under the first amendment. Jason Della Rocca, Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association, (IGDA), even went so far as to make the comment that video games are 'an emerging art form'.

Let’s examine the facts now. According to the Entertainment Software Rating Board, http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp, an M rating is given to games for mature content which may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language. That sounds pretty straightforward to me.

I have seen clips from some of these video games like Grand Theft Auto. Not only are they extremely graphic and violent, the sole purpose for playing them is to commit crimes, including killing as many people as you can, stealing cars, and evading the police. These games serve no purpose other than to expose our children to immoral and sociopathic behavior.

Another part of the ruling was that, “the violence in games was no more harmful than what could be found in other media such as television, movies or the Internet.” That may be true, but if you apply the same mode of thinking as the video game industry, it would not be up to theater personnel to check for ID of kids going to see an R or NC-17 movie. That role would be up to the parents, just as it is now up to us to ensure our children are not purchasing these violent video games.

While the courts are at it, why don’t they just allow our kids to go to any adult bookstore and buy pornographic material as well? These books are protected under the first amendment as well, and since it is the parents job to make sure our kids don’t buy them, why should the stores stop any kid from walking in and picking up a copy of Playboy? While we are at it, why shouldn’t a kid just be allowed to walk into the local 7-11 and pick up a six pack of beer? After all, if his parents allow him to go out by himself, it must be assumed that he has their permission to buy beer and pornography as well.

While I agree that the content on some of these video games is no worse than what can be found on some of the movies on HBO or Showtime, that doesn‘t make it any less offensive. Much of what is shown on television and in the theaters is just plain trash with no moral decency. At least the Motion Picture Association has imposed a ratings system that is enforced by the theaters where this filth plays. Should we expect any less from the dealers of video games who choose to sell filth as well?

We as parents can not be everywhere all the time to monitor our children. That is why we have laws that prohibit our children from doing things when they are not under our supervision. They cannot just go out and buy a firearm. They cannot get behind the wheel of a car and drive. They cannot buy pornography or alcohol. They cannot go into an R or X rated movie, and they should not be allowed to buy M rated video games as well.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

So Much Going On

So Much Going On
Neal Ross
5 Aug. 2007

When I first began writing politically based articles and letters I was concerned primarily with two issues, gun control and illegal immigration. They were both areas that I felt comfortable with and I felt strongly enough about them both to write both my Congressman and the President.

I grew up with guns. I had my first Daisy bb rifle at age five and by the time I was ten I could hit bull’s eyes and 50 feet with both a .22 rifle and pistol. By the time I joined the military I was shooting expert with an M-16. I was trained early on to respect a weapon, to treat it as if it is always loaded, and never to point it at anything you don’t intend to shoot. Guns were a tool and there were only as dangerous as the person holding them. So gun control was an affront to me and I felt obligated to write about it.

Illegal aliens are the same way. When I was younger I grew up in a largely Hispanic community in San Jose, CA. They were mostly legal residents, who spoke English, kept their homes well landscaped and their kids were my friends. They were not like the immigrants who come to the U.S. today. These immigrants have no desire to become Americans, even though some of them are in fact naturalized citizens. They still feel as though they are Mexicans first and U.S. residents second. Their loyalty lies not to our country, but theirs. Many of them bring crime and poverty with them and it saddens me that our country is losing its sense of being as we allow more and more immigrants into this country who do not assimilate into our society. In my community, anywhere I go I am subjected to hearing Punjabi, Hmong and Spanish being spoken. I often have to train people at work who have less than 100 words of English in their vocabulary. So the issue of immigration, particularly assimilation is of great importance to me as well.

However, as I began researching for these articles I became aware of more and more issues that confront this, formerly great, Republic we live in. Our way of life, the American Dream, is under attack from so many fronts that I often feel like throwing in the towel and just giving up. I feel so overwhelmed, like I cannot possibly make a difference.

I remember when I was about 6, I attended swimming lessons. After the first day I was bragging to my dad how well I did, how I had learned to float. He said, “So, you think you can swim?”, and then tossed me into the deep end of the pool. After I splashed my way back to the side and climbed out, he tossed me back in yelling, “That wasn’t swimming, do it right!” I didn’t drown and through my stubbornness made it back to the side of the pool again.

That stubbornness, pigheadedness, or whatever you want to call it, is all that keeps me going when I realize what is happening to my country. It just is not in my nature to ‘give up’ no matter the odds of my success.

Yet I still feel I am facing insurmountable odds when I see all the problems that need to be corrected if our country is to survive.

We have a monetary system that is run by elitist bankers who rape and pillage our hard earned wages to pay interest on the money they loan our government to operate. The Federal Reserve System is unconstitutional and no matter how hard I try to explain it, people do not care as long as those dollar bills keep buying them their beer and their DVD’s.

We have an emerging North American Union, a joining of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, being formed by the leaders of these countries and no one wants to see it for what it is. Our sovereignty is being dismantled right before their eyes and they sit back and watch American Idol.

Our president has lied to us, and changed his story so many times about an unconstitutional war in Iraq, yet if you say we need to bring our troops home you are called soft on terror, or unpatriotic. While many Americans begin the summer on Memorial Day by going camping or having a barbecue, they forget that our young men and women are dying overseas in a war that we have no business being involved in to begin with.

Our corporations in search of more profits for themselves have sold out the American workers by moving jobs overseas and hiring laborers who work for a fraction of the cost of Americans. The high tech industries import thousands of H1-B visa workers to take away the jobs from those Americans who have spent time and money on college to work in those fields. Illegal aliens flood our country by the thousands and are hired by unscrupulous employers who then pay them below average wages, forcing American workers to take cuts in salary if they want to keep their jobs. All the while Americans flock to Wal Mart by the millions to buy those “Made In China” goods that are now being found to be unsafe as well as made by workers who took the very jobs that force them to buy cheaply made foreign goods.

Our Constitution is being dismantled by a maniacal president who seems to think it is ‘just a piece of paper’. His many destructive acts include the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and numerous Executive Orders which give him the authority to declare martial law and proclaim himself King George the first. Yet America cowers at the thought of another terrorist attack. The recent failed steam pipe in New York shows the fear level that Americans have concerning another terrorist attack. Yet these terrorists would not have any reason to attack us if we did not meddle in their internal affairs and start wars to overthrow dictators, dictators which we at one time propped up.

These are just a small sampling of some of the things that worry me. I could go on for pages, giving examples of how our country has gone wrong. I only hope that America will wake up to what is going on and demand some change. We need to hold our elected officials accountable for the neglect they have for the Constitution and to represent us, We the People.

I cannot do this alone. I am not capable of being effective on so many fronts. It is like taking one knife full of butter and trying to butter a whole loaf of bread, I cannot spread myself that thin and have any effect on the huge number of problems this country faces.

So I am calling upon you, my fellow citizens to unplug your televisions, grow a spine and become Americans. Become people that our founding fathers would be proud to call compatriots and brethren. If you cannot find it within yourself to do this, and do it soon, I suggest you go out and find a nice pair of shackles, as the chains of slavery are soon to be upon you.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Forget about Roe v. Wade

What Does U.S. Law Say About Abortion?
Neal Ross

Ever since I became interested in politics and our Constitution I have spent hours researching laws and quotes to support the letters and articles I write. As I go along, I find it amazing how many laws there are that people either don't understand, or they are completely unaware of. I find it more amazing how many laws we have that our government is either totally unaware of or they misinterpret.

Up until last week I, myself, was completely unaware that Titles 1 thru 5 of the United States Code contain the laws that govern our government. I always thought that the Constitution was the only law that our government was expected to uphold.

Once I started reading these first five titles of the U.S. Code, I became amazed at some of the information contained therein. I was not so much amazed at the absurdity or the idiocy of these laws, on the contrary some of them made perfect sense. Yet to listen to our elected representatives today you would think that they also are completely oblivious of their existence.

A quick example. Remember recently how our Congress tried to pass legislation defining marriage? They wanted to define marriage as between a man and a woman, and declare homosexual relationships as civil unions. There was a lot of controversy over that, and it never was passed.

The reason I bring this particular example up is this. If you were to go to U.S. Code, Title 1 Chapter 1, Subsection 7 you will find the following;

"In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife."

Why would our Congress even consider trying to pass any kind of legislation which defines marriage, when there already is law that does exactly that? It makes me wonder how many other instances Congress has tried to 'reinvent the wheel'.

However, the definition of marriage is not the subject of this paper, abortion is. Before I go one step further, I am not attempting to sway anyone's personal opinion concerning abortion. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs on that subject. I myself am against abortion, I believe it is a sin against God and completely unethical. However, my purpose here is to define the legal foundation, or lack thereof, for abortion according to existing U.S. law.

In searching the United States Code I used two references. First I used Cornell University Law School's webpage, http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/, as it is easier for me to find the particular statutes I am looking for. I also used the House of Representatives Office of the Law Revision Counsels webpage, http://uscode.house.gov/.

One of the central arguments used to support abortion rights is the definition of a human being, or when a fetus or embryo becomes a human being. Those in favor of abortion rights have given an unborn fetus a scientific name, which in my opinion is designed to take away from the fact that it is in fact a developing human being. They call these unborn fetuses, zygotes. They claim that just because a zygote is alive does not give it full human rights, including the right not to be aborted.

However, if you were to read U.S. Code, Title 1, Chapter 1, Subsection 8 you would find the following;



Sec. 8. "Person", "human being", "child", and "individual" as including born-alive infant


(a) In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the words "person", "human being", "child", and "individual", shall include every
infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development.

(b) As used in this section, the term "born alive", with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut, and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being "born alive" as defined in this section.

I find this extremely interesting because many people have made pro choice a litmus test for them in regards to choosing who to vote for in the upcoming 2008 presidential election. I wonder how the pro choice supporters would feel if they read this statute of U.S. law?

This law states that a "person", "human being", "child", and "individual", shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development".

The requirements for being considered born alive state that they apply "regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion."

One of those requirements is that after being expelled or extracted, the fetus must have a beating heart. According to the online Pregnancy Guide located at, http://www.mypregnancyguide.com/PregnancyTrimesters, "For the first 6 weeks, the baby is called an embryo. The heart, lungs, and brain are beginning to develop and the tiny heart will beat by the 25th day."

If this is true, then by the 25th day a fetus has a beating heart, and it fits the definition of a person according to U.S. law.

According to http://definitions.uslegal.com/m/murder/, the definition for murder is, "A person commits the crime of murder if with intent to cause the death of another person, he causes the death of that person...", and the definition for first degree murder is, "First degree murder is defined by federal and state laws, which vary by state, but generally define it as a killing which is deliberate and premeditated."

If you follow the logic, a 25 day old fetus is considered a person by U.S. law by virtue of it having a beating heart. First degree murder is murder which is deliberate and premeditated. No one accidentally gets an abortion. They choose to do so, making it deliberate and premeditated, the exact terms which apply to first degree murder. Therefore, abortion is murder, according to U.S. law.

To be found guilty of first degree murder, it must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt that:

First, the defendant unlawfully killed [victim];
Second, the defendant killed [victim] with malice aforethought;
Third, the killing was premeditated; and
Fourth, the killing occurred at [location stated in indictment].

To prove that a defendant unlawfully killed a person by having an abortion is simple when you consider that if the abortion wasn't performed the baby would have been delivered and therefore remained alive.

To kill with malice aforethought means to kill either deliberately and intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life. Again, abortions are not accidental, it is a conscious decision made by the mother to end the pregnancy, deliberate and intentional without regard for the life they are about to take.

Premeditation means with planning or deliberation. The amount of time needed for premeditation of a killing depends on the person and the circumstances. It must be long enough, after forming the intent to kill, for the killer to have been fully conscious of the intent and to have considered the killing.

Therefore if you add Title 1 of the U.S. Code as to what defines a person to the definition for first degree murder, you can come to no other conclusion other than this, abortion is first degree murder of a defenseless unborn human.

The simple logic of this conclusion is why I find the fact that our government seems to be oblivious to law so fascinating, and troubling at the same time. Our Supreme Court has already ruled on the subject of abortion in Roe versus Wade.

In Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all laws that restricted abortion were unconstitutional, as they violated the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. They ruled that abortions are permissible for any reason a woman chooses up until the point at which the fetus becomes viable. In rendering this decision the court went against the definition of what constitutes a person according to existing U.S. law found in Title 1, Chapter 1, Subsection 8.

The subject of abortion is always present in the presidential elections. This is particularly true in regards to how a president might select new Supreme Court Justices who might have the chance to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The fact of the matter is, that no matter how the Supreme Court rules, or what laws Congress passes in regards to protecting a woman's right to choose an abortion, but if you follow the laws contained in the United States Code, you have to agree that abortion fits the category of first degree murder, the premeditated murder of an unborn child. Whether or not you believe it is justified matters not, the law is the law, and according to our laws, and the definitions contained therein, abortion is a crime.