Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Setting the Stage - Part 2 - The UN-Solution

EDITOR'S NOTE

Written back in May of 2006, you would think that in a little over four years, things would have changed by now. The border and illegal immigration was an issue in 2006, and it still is (see the second video I inserted). And there has to be a reason for the UN-Solution, meaning that the politicians are refusing to do anything but continue to try to get amnesty for all of the illegal aliens already in the country.

Some people say that politicians want amnesty for the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens in the country just to eventually get their votes. But what I wrote seems to say that there may be another insidiously sinister reason. I believed way back then that it has more to do with globalism and the ultimate goal of a New World Order, and I'm sticking to it. Just sayin'...

Make sure that you see the PREVIOUS STORIES:
Setting the Stage - The Prologue
Setting the Stage - Part 1: Illegal Immigration: Can We Do the Right Thing?

Setting the Stage - Part 2

The UN-Solution

By John Kubicek

Originally posted Mon May 22, 2006 2:26 am

The United Nations. Have you ever wondered how quite ironic it is that a globalist organization would be headquartered here in the United States, a country that seems to be so pro-sovereignty? We're not just talking about the small crowd attending the John Birch Society meetings, or even the brave volunteers of the Minuteman Project guarding the border with Mexico. Most Americans take our liberties seriously, more or less, if you haven't noticed. And despite the "dumbing down" of our society through the nationalized "educational" institutions (a.k.a. Indoctrination Centers), there are still plenty of us who understand that our liberty ends when we lose our national sovereignty.

And yet, it has almost become taboo, politically incorrect, to be nationalist or patriotic!

As always, the liberals have all the answers. In politically correct jargon, they call it "globalism". They've made sure that Americans adhere to the values of "multiculturalism" through a constant barrage of indoctrination via the educational institutions and the mainstream media. This hasn't happened overnight. A long time ago, after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, I was shocked when I heard Bush 41 (President George Herbert Walker Bush) say something like, "We have a New World Order". At least he didn't say "we now have a One World Government", but it was a sign that there are those that are incrementally bringing us to that point.
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The New World Order and Bush 43 (President George W. Bush)

Despite that address to the Nation that President Bush gave on Monday night, May 15, 2006, regarding immigration, I still do not believe that he, or our government, is really that serious about truly protecting our border with Mexico. In fact, for that matter, there was no mention of our Northern border with Canada. Okay, so the President doesn't want to "militarize" the Southern (or Northern) border. I have to ask, why the heck not? Could it be that Mexico or Canada would go to war with us? No. Would our neighbors think that we were getting ready to invade them? Not likely.

They have been talking about Immigration Reform in the U. S. Senate. They are trying to write a new bill in the Senate, which will have to be reconciled with the House immigration bill passed in January '06. Just last week, the Senate voted to include a 370 mile three-layer fence on our Southern border. But wait a minute, isn't the border with Mexico 1,950 miles? So, excuse me if I say that there truly is no serious desire to protect the border, and therefore, it must still be acceptable if a few more illegal immigrants (and terrorists) get into the United States. So, it isn't just President Bush that lacks the resolve to stop illegal border crossings. The mess with the immigration reform legislation on the Hill isn't showing much of a genuine concern by our House members or Senators, either.

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There has to be a reason for this total lack of resolve to actually find a solution for immigration. There must be an insidious agenda in order for our government to keep looking the other way when it comes to allowing Mexicans, and others (Islamic Jihadists?), to so easily get into this country. Is it possible that the powers that be in the Beltway have decided it's time to take another incremental step toward the one world government? I have heard that there are some, such as the members of the Council on Foreign Relations, that would like a North America without borders.

And meanwhile, the United States seems to depend more on more on the United Nations to resolve other threats to our national security, such as preventing the crazy mullahs in Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Right. Just like the U.N. prevented North Korea from getting nukes. Just like we spent all that time going to the U.N. for more worthless resolutions while Saddam shipped his weapons of mass destruction to Syria. Iran is able to keep stalling while they keep processinig uranium so that they will soon have weapons-grade materials for making a nuclear arsenal of their own. I have to say that going to the United Nations is what I call the UN-Solution, (like the un-cola).

If the U.N. is so great at resolving world issues, then we must be missing something. We hear all those liberals screaming at our President, playing the blame game, about getting our troops out of Iraq. Ok, so why hasn't anyone suggested that the U.N. send in the guys with blue helmets into Iraq as peace-keepers? Especially now that Iraq has successfully formed their new unity government just last Saturday, May 20, 2006, I would think that a U.N. peace-keeping force would be the ideal form of occupation to prevent civil war in Iraq.

And maybe we should have U.N. blue-helmets stationed down along the border with Mexico, to prevent a civil war here in the United States. Okay, we're not ready for that. Not even the libs in the blue states are ready for that step. But, I am afraid to say, that is the direction we are headed for should this country continue to disregard border security. That's the UN-solution that nationalistic, patriotic Americans never want to see. But, it sure appears to be the road our leaders are going down.

And by the way, are you wondering who constructed that road I referred to above? Do you wonder what the final destination is? You may not have noticed, but there are many things going on in the world right now, and though they may seem unrelated, they aren't. What I've noticed was that all of these things are leading to the same ultimate destiny for mankind. All the roads are leading us to that same final destination, and they must all be downhill because it seems things are increasing in velocity as we get closer.


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Monday, June 14, 2010

Setting the Stage - Part 1: Illegal Immigration: Can We Do the Right Thing?

EDITOR'S NOTE
I was a supporter of George W. Bush until half-way through his second term. That was when I realized he was just another globalist, when the unenforced open borders issue stuck out it's ugly neck, and certain people in Congress wanted amnesty for illegal aliens from Mexico. Guys like John McCain and Lindsey Graham should ring a bell, right?

I have no doubt now that the amnesty legislation that Congress wanted to pass was not only the beginning of the end of the Republican majorities, but it was also the beginning of the Tea Party Movement, when people spoke up and we killed the bill. Just sayin'...


Setting the Stage - Part 1

Illegal Immigration: Can We Do the Right Thing?

By John Kubicek

Originally posted Sat May 13, 2006 4:39 am

Why would people want to risk their lives to come into this country illegally? Is it because the United States of America is the greatest country in the world, with the most freedoms, a better life, a land of opportunity? Or, is it because of the entitlements - from health care to free education - that they can obtain without even being documented?

Realistically, we have to believe that both of the above are true. Just like the rest of us - we all want one or the other or both - our freedoms and entitlements. (It isn't just illegal immigrants that want all the benefits and entitlements of living in the United States of America!)

But here's the deal. I'm all for people having a better life. You will notice, though, most of the nations on this planet don't have an illegal immigrant problem. The only undocumented aliens in most of the countries South of our border are probably tied to terrorism and/or drug-running. However, many of those countries are losing their most valuable asset, human resources. People that want to work, people looking for opportunity, and people that desire the freedom to pursue their dreams. People are running from those countries to come to the United States of America.

So, I've made it clear that I can understand the reasons why the immigrants (legal, or not) want to come to the U.S. They want opportunity, and the freedom to take advantage of the opportunities we are privileged to have here in this great country. Right? So, do I have a problem with immigration? Absolutely no problem - as long as it is LEGAL immigration!

Obviously, illegal immigration has become a big issue in the United States. It is an issue, because there are some major problems associated with illegal immigration. Here are some of the problems this great country faces right now:
What do we do with the 11 million.... (Oh, 12 million? Or is it 20 million?) ... "undocumented" (illegal) immigrants we have here now? As long as our borders remain unsecured, millions of illegal immigrants have been able to cross the border, undocumented. We don't really even know how many illegal immigrants are already in the United States. That is why we hear numbers ranging from 11 million to 20 million. There is no way to know for sure how many there are, as they are undocumented.
  • How do we find all the immigrants that are undocumented?
  • Do we deport them all back to Mexico or their country of origin? How exactly would we know where to deport them to if they are undocumented to begin with?
  • And, what do we with illegal immigrants if they have "anchor babies" here in the United States? (Anchor babies become citizens of the United States just by being born here.) Do we split up their families by deporting all the illegal aliens even if they have had children that are born in the United States while they are here illegally?
  • Should we make it easier for illegal immigrants to become naturalized citizens?
  • Should those immigrants that are already here illegally face harsh punishment, or should they be given "amnesty"?
It is not fair to U.S. taxpayers when many of the illegal aliens, who generally work for wages "under the table" and bypass tax withholding from their paychecks; yet their kids go to our public schools, they visit hospitals and medical clinics and get free medical care, and many drive cars without licenses and insurance.

Employers that hire illegal immigrants and pay them "under the table" without withholding taxes are breaking the law. Many of the employers breaking the employment laws are never caught, because the existing laws are rarely enforced.

And of course, there is the great debate about whether or not businesses could afford to replace the labor force they may have hired (illegally) if all the illegal immigrants were deported?
The Solutions

While many of these issues are currently being debated in Congress as well as in state legislatures, many Americans feel that we already have some good laws in place, but they just haven't been enforced. New laws that are enacted will not solve the problem if our government still lacks the resolve or the ability to enforce them! Besides, in reality, the only laws and policies that NEED to be written into law, or revised, should be those that strengthen our national security, and that determine how to deal with all illegal aliens that are already here.

First, let's start with the national security issues, because that needs to be the number one priority at this time. We are in a war right now. Our war is not with another country (except for those countries that sponsor terrorism). This war is against radical individuals that use terror as their weapon. In order to keep this country safe, there is no doubt that we MUST be able to prevent terrorists from getting into the United States. Therefore, we must
  • Secure our borders; not just our southern border, but also the border with Canada, and our coastlines.
  • Determine who is already in the country illegally. All foreign nationals need to be documented. The laws and regulations currently in the books need to be thoroughly enforced.

Guarding our borders obviously will not be an easy task, but it needs to be our top national priority. It will require a large budget. We will need to have sufficient technology and equipment in place, along with a very large increase in human resources for border patrol agents, the National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard personnel. Even if we have enough personnel and equipment in place, it will still require building a secure barrier on our borders. We have to make it as close to impossible as we can to keep terrorists from easily crossing the borders into the United States, or for that matter, to be able to escape from the United States following a terrorist attack.

And now to the other difficult question, what do we do with the MILLIONS of illegal immigrants ALREADY HERE? I just don't believe it is feasible to round them all up and kick them out of the country. However, what we could do, is to give them a time limit, from the moment the President signs the bill, to require them to become documented. (Let's just say 30 days.) They should be fingerprinted, photographed, and required to carry a national ID card with their photo and any other pertinent information microchipped (or on a magnetic strip) on the card, which could even include digitized fingerprints. Should they fail to "register" and get the national ID card, then they should have to face stiff penalties including some time in the slammer and having all assets purchased (or stolen), while in the United States illegally, confiscated; and then deport them back to their country of origin. There would be absolutely no "amnesty" for those that fail to initiate the registration process.

Of course, there will be the debate about employers and businesses not being able to afford the additional labor cost of following all the current employment statutes. However, what about all the businesses that are already following all the labor statutes (such as not hiring illegal immigrants and the minimum wage laws)? They are finding it difficult to compete with those businesses that aren't going by the book. Economically, the scenario would not be all that bad if all the businesses followed the rules! With that labor force now being paid under the table - undoubtedly with illegally low wages - the increase in their wages would be added to the national economy, and will just make it stronger. Getting all the employers playing on a level playing field is the only moral thing to do. (And as for the businesses that can no longer afford to stay in business because they have to pay higher wages LEGALLY? Tough toe-nails!!)

And there would be a great benefit to paying this 11-20 million strong labor force above board. It is called taxes. That is a huge, I mean massive, increase in the amount of revenue that the government would then be taking in - and that is what we'll be able to use to upgrade our border security... or maybe even keep Social Security and Medicare from going under (as soon). Keep in mind, much of the illegal immigrant population is on the young side, thus reducing the imbalance we now face because of the increasing number of people that will be retiring soon - the aging baby boomers. And the taxes that the immigrants would be paying will help pay for the services and entitlements that they would be able to eventually receive - legally!

Yes, the solutions I have so far given you may be just reaching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the issues, especially that of how soon they would be able to become citizens (if they should so desire). Well, to solve that issue real quick, this is what we will need to tell them: "Get in line!!" They don't deserve, and they haven't yet earned the PRIVILEGE to become a naturalized United States citizen. Again, back to the need to just keep the laws that we already have regarding citizenship, with enforcement included. There should not be any relaxed requirements for them to become citizens. Hey, immigrants, like it or vamoos. Learn English. Go to school if you have to. Adjust to our cultural heritage. Just do all the things that many of our ancestors did to become good citizens!

Just one more item. It is argued that they either take jobs away from Americans, or maybe they are doing jobs that Americans won't do. Look at it like any other thing in capitalism and a free society: Competition for the job, whether you are a LEGAL immigrant or already a U.S. citizen. And for businesses, compete for the best workers, which may require better wages and benefits to obtain the desired work force. But again, it all needs to be done on a level playing field, both for employers and for the employees!

If we increase our Border Patrol and Coast Guard, and hire a bunch more INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) agents, there will be many more jobs available, which will offset the increase in the legal work force available to employers. And just to help to offset the cost in increasing border security, and the hiring of more INS workers, we could tack on an additional 5% Federal income tax on all guest-workers. (I just picked the 5% number out of the air. That could be determined once we find out how many "new" guest workers we would have and what it will cost to administer immigration policies and increase - or actually have - border security.)

I have yet to explain what the illegal immigration issues have to do with the main topic of this current series, "Setting the Stage". Don't worry, I won't be leaving you hanging on that for very long. But I will give you some profound thoughts to ponder until the next time I write. (A clue.) Have you asked yourself, "how did we get into this mess with illegal immigration in the first place?" Why are there already laws in place, but they aren't being enforced? How could we be in war against terrorism, and have such open, unsecured boarders? The question I'm not going mention is, "who's fault is it?" That is a question that will be answered down the road as we progress through this topic.

Are you having fun yet? Have I made you think? Are you looking forward to my next post? (You should be!) Being that I was at my best today, and the last few days while writing this post, I have no doubt that you'll be telling your friends about this Forum.

And by the way, as I was preparing this post for publication, it was announced that President Bush will be addressing the nation live on prime time TV on Monday, May 15, 2006. The address will be about immigration, so I heard. I am just wondering how much of what he will say will be in lock-step with what I have written today. Not meaning to be arrogant, but I am hoping that it is at least close to my suggestions that I've written about so far!

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Setting the Stage - The Prologue

Editor's note:

I began writing the series, "Setting the Stage," on April 30, 2006. Since that time, the series has received over 8,000 views. I have decided that with the things that are going on in the world right now, it was time to update it and bring it to this venue. You will understand why I am doing this once you start reading it.

As I repost the series here, I am not going to change the text of what I had written (unless it is a spelling or grammatical error I may have missed in the original version). However, I will be enhancing it with multimedia - video or pictures, something I could not do in the original venue - where appropriate. I will be including the dates of the original posts just so that you are aware that anything I wrote a few years ago may not apply any more... or, maybe prophetically, some of it will be almost to the point of being profoundly surreal.

This series will take some reading on your part. But, I know about the readers of my blogs: You are smart people, and you love to read. It is still the best way to gain information. And please remember that the title to this series is "Setting the Stage." The things you will read about are the events that have lead to where we are today. I will also begin each post with an Editor's Note such as this one.  With that, let us begin.

UPDATE (4/02/11) ~ Here is a Table of Contents for all Setting the Stage chapters posted here so far:
The Prologue (You are here)
Part 1: Illegal Immigration: Can We Do the Right Thing?
Part 2: The UN-Solution
Part 3: Your ID, Please
Part 4: The Evil Axis
Part 5: God's Chosen People
Part 6: Could the Eagle Crash and Burn?


SETTING THE STAGE

Prologue

By John Kubicek

Originally posted Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:48 am

There was once a time that news could only travel at the speed of man's ability to journey across the countryside, continents and oceans. Now, news can literally travel at the speed of light around the world in split seconds. Obviously, the speed at which news can travel has changed our lives. It offers us a great ability to be informed of things going on around us, anywhere in the world where things are happening.

But even more profound has been the amount of information that we are now able to access. Of course, the internet has a lot to do with the quantum leap that mankind has made in the ability to gather and disseminate the news.

I am not all that old, but I do remember very well how most of the news came from a very limited number of sources. There were the big three television networks - ABC, NBC, and CBS - and their nightly news shows. And the local newspapers provided us with the national and world news they received over the wires. One problem at that time was the content they provided to us was limited by a 30 minute time slot, or the size of newspapers and news magazines.

The other major problem with the limited sources of news offered to us was much more insidious. As a matter of fact, that problem with the majority of the mainstream press still exists. However, we now have alternatives. We no longer are limited to the indoctrinating mainstream media. We no longer have to suffer from the mind-numbing, sensationalized, left-leaning, liberal thinking content that the mainstream news organizations offer.

One of the first pursuers of truth, fighters for honesty and moral objectivity, was conservative talk radio. And yes of course, the hero of the airwaves, Rush Limbaugh. And along came another alternative, though at times tending to be a little more to the left: Art Bell, with his late-night Coast to Coast A.M. radio show that thrives on providing a whole new meaning to alternative news and stories you will NEVER hear or read or see in the mainstream press.

At about the same time, the cable TV news industry began to flourish during the 1980's and 1990's. Ted Turner's CNN and Headline News was a major turnaround, which offered 24 hours of news on TV. But it was FoxNews, a new creation that brought us "fair and balanced" news 24 hours a day. Rupert Murdoch's FoxNews network was the silver bullet into the heart of the mainstream TV news. At least it has been from my perspective. My loyalty to Tom Brokaw ended long before his eventual retirement. My dependency on NightLine with Ted Koeppel was finally overcome long before he said his last good night. Even Bill Gates, teaming up with NBC, got into the fray to bring us MSNBC on 24 hour cable. However, I just can't come up with much clever to say about MSNBC. That network was just a little too much like the mainstream media, and I was never one of their fans.

And now, we have the internet. The number of alternatives to the mainstream news is virtually infinite, especially when you count the countless news blogs, uh, like this one will be. While the internet's strong points are bringing us news and information very rapidly and providing us with many alternatives, it's weaknesses are, well, bringing us news and information very rapidly and providing us with many alternatives. Sometimes the truth can tend to be not quite as reliable, because all these news organizations are racing to get their stories on the net first. This can, and does, lead to less validation of sources. And let's face it, when you throw in all the bloggers, truth can become distorted at times. But it does give us the alternatives, and more freedom to choose who we want to listen to and believe.

Now, there is one special news source that I want to mention. And, I in fact want to acknowledge that this person, and his online news media that he founded, is greatly responsible for my inspiration to begin "Our Time to Escape - the johnny2k Blog". That would be Joseph Farah, and his WorldNetDaily.com website. (And when I can eventually afford it, his "G2 Bulletin".) Not only does he and his organization bring us powerful, trustworthy news stories, it is presented from a Christian perspective. Joseph Farah, for many reasons, is one of my heroes.

This is all I have time to write for now, but I believe I have made my point. You will soon be reading my future posts that will further explain my motivation and inspiration for writing this particular blog topic, "Setting the Stage". This post is the background setting for a stage that has actually been under construction for thousands of years. There is a spiritual conflict that has been going on, the ultimate battle between good and evil, and the final act may be upon us much sooner than many people think, or want to believe.

(If that last sentence disturbed you, I don't really apologize. But so that I don't leave you hanging, let me take this opportunity to quickly lead you to some very insightful information before I close. If you haven't already, you should start reading my forum topic, Our Forty Days of Purpose! You will find out about God's Perfect Plan for us when it is "our time to escape"!)

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

It was a Memorial Day celebration through commemoration

By John Kubicek

After a 12 hour shift at work yesterday, I finally got home just before 11:00 a.m. And then I hunkered down, in my man-cave, and went to WORK! It was Memorial Day, and I wanted to do all I could do to honor our troops, both the living and the fallen, the vets and active duty. I had remembered the words I had read early Monday morning that said, "Don't just celebrate. Commemorate." Those words rang in my head all day like the ringing of the Liberty Bell. The Fox & Friends weekend crew calls it an "ear-worm" that you just can't get out of your head for a day or more.

So, I put off my "celebration" for awhile while I worked on my "commemoration" for our troops. I wrote on twitter (and helped to start the new tag, #MemorialMonday), put up a couple of youtube videos, and well, I multitask very well. It was truly a day well spent. And I really believe that if they were still around, guys like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington would have been patting me on the back, and maybe even have had a hug or two.

And finally, I was able to take some time off. I prepared a music mix CD featuring 4TROOPS, along with some patriotic music I had acquired just after 9/11. I did that quickly, so I didn't know quite how it was going to sound. Well, I grilled some chicken last night while listening to the CD... I ended up listening to the 80 minute CD TWICE while doing my cooking. And I didn't even burn the food! (In fact, it was delicious, to die for as they say.)

"To die for food" is one thing.... To die for FREEDOM is something else! There are so many that have done that, and that was what yesterday was about. And I want to tell you, that the living active duty service members and the vets also should be honored on Memorial Day, because they are also those that are or were WILLING to die in the fight for Freedom if that was what it took.

In those 160 minutes of listening to that awesome CD (twice), I had a lot of time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made both to create this great country and then to keep it together. And yes, I had tears rolling down my face. When I was in the USAF, it was peacetime... although the Iranians had taken Americans hostage, and a bunch of guys from Hurlburt Field died in the attempt to rescue the hostages... Some of the Army Rangers that didn't come back were my neighbors. Eglin AFB, where I was stationed, went on high alert. President Jimmy Carter's peace agenda was plummeting into the abyss of failed plans. That was a time when I wasn't sure what I would be asked to do, but I was ready and willing.

For a brief few moments, way too brief, I finally forgot about all the troubles facing our great country and this world, and I did something I had not done often enough recently. I prayed. I thanked God for all He has given us. I thanked Him for all those that have been in our lives - all too briefly - that made the ultimate sacrifice at some point. And I said, "Thank you Lord for using me in whatever way you need to help spread the Word." And that is what I believe I am doing.

I had my best Memorial Day celebration ever through commemoration of those that have fought to gain and keep our freedom. Thank you, Lord, for waking me up! With that being said, let me now give you a video that I came across this morning, featuring 4TROOPS singing, "For Freedom":




Can I hear a big HooooRAH for that one? You betcha! And now, for another very touching video that I found in a tweet this morning:



Oh, you say you want to see the videos I put on youtube yesterday? Sure, we can do that!

May 31, 2010 - 10 in 10: Veterans FOR FREEDOM!





May 31, 2010 - Freedom: This is what it's all about! Honor our vets today!



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Do those videos help to explain what I was saying above? But don't just wait for Memorial Day 2011. Honor the troops, both living and not, EVERY day in any way you can.

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