Fighting terrorism requires respect for Islam

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Blog, Extremism, Global Affairs, Immigration | 0 comments

Photo courtesy of Lance Theroux Fighting terrorism requires respect for Islam By Rick Smith How America’s politicians label the fight on terrorism is a critical issue dividing the two political parties. The Republicans have been unrelenting in their attacks on President Obama for refusing to use the term “radical Islam” when referring to terrorism. The GOP has attacked the three Democratic presidential candidates as well for their refusal to...

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We are the golden door of the world

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Immigration | 0 comments

We are the golden door of the world By Rev. Vernon H. Naffier   The words by Emma Lazarus “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to be free…the homeless, tempest tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door” are inscribed on our Statue of Liberty. These familiar words have become almost jaded in our memory. This year hundreds of children threatened by violence and death in Central America fled to...

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Republicans’ temper tantrums over Immigration Reform threaten America’s National Security

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog, Immigration | 0 comments

        Republicans’ temper tantrums over Immigration Reform threaten America’s National Security The Republican controlled House is playing a dangerous game of chicken with President Obama over funding for our first line of defense, the Department of Homeland Security. The Republicans are throwing a tantrum over President Obama’s two temporary emergency executive orders that prevent deportation of undocumented children and the...

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Consider Immigration Reform

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Blog, Immigration | 0 comments

As we consider the issues of immigration reform I think that the punishment facet of the problem should be reconsidered.    A sticking point is the belief that we need to punish undocumented workers for coming illegally and taking jobs from Americans.  I would submit that not one undocumented worker TOOK one job from anyone.  Every one of the jobs was GIVEN to them by someone. The people who gave them the jobs were, at best, people who didn’t...

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Consider Immigration Reform

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Immigration | 0 comments

As we consider the issues of immigration reform I think that the punishment facet of the problem should be reconsidered.    A sticking point is the belief that we need to punish undocumented workers for coming illegally and taking jobs from Americans.  I would submit that not one undocumented worker TOOK one job from anyone.  Every one of the jobs was GIVEN to them by someone. The people who gave them the jobs were, at best, people who didn’t...

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