National Commitments – Today’s Quote

I thank you very sincerely for your letter and for your offer to transport me towards freedom. I cannot, alas, leave in such a cowardly fashion. As for you and in particular for your great country, I never believed for a moment that you would have this sentiment of abandoning a people which has chosen liberty. You have refused us your protection and we can do nothing about it. You leave us and it is my wish that you and your country will find happiness under the sky. But mark it well that, if I shall die here on the spot and in my country that I love, it is too bad because we are all born and must die one day. I have only committed the mistake of believing in you, the Americans.

Cambodian Prime Minister, Prince Sirik Matak on being offered asylum as the U.S. pulled back from Southeast Asia and his regime collapsed in the face of Khmer Rouge aggression via Obama Facilitates The Rise Of The Caliphate |

Demand Better Candidates – Today’s Quote

There aren’t many honest men or women in Washington anymore.  Politicians get where they are by the sheer force of their egos, not their convictions.  And you know what?  It’s our fault as voters.  We don’t demand better candidates, so we end up getting what we deserve—on both sides of the aisle.”

Brad Thor, Author; from his novel, The Apostle: A Thriller

Change – Today’s Quote

Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.

U.S. Army Veteran, Politician and Entertainment Legend; Clint Eastwood

Carpe Diem – Today’s Quote

The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now.

Bill Cosby

Earned The Right To Be Citizens By Lawbreaking- Today’s Quote

It is also, frankly, in my judgment, a matter of who we are as Americans… to offer the opportunity to those who want to be citizens, who’ve earned the right to be citizens, who are present in this country–many of whom came here as children–to have the opportunity that we all have to try to become American citizens…

An earned path to citizenship for those currently present in this country is a matter of, in my view, homeland security to encourage people to come out from the shadows, to be accountable, to participate in the American experience, the American society,” he said.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson via Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned Right to be Citizens’ | CNS News

Andrew’s Note:  Is it just me, or does it seem like an bad idea when the senior official responsible for border security thinks that all you have to do to earn the “right to be citizens” is break our laws by sneaking past his thousands of border guards.  That’s almost as bad as having a Secretary of Defense who opposes our nuclear deterrent or an Attorney General who refuses to prosecute election crimes on the basis that they were perpetrated by “my people.” 

The Rodman Deterrent – Today’s Quote

…we’re not betting on Dennis Rodman as our deterrent against a future North Korean ICBM threat.

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James A. Winnefeld via Inside the Ring: Directive outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens – Washington Times

Kangaroo Courts on Campus – Today’s Quote

There seem to be a dangerously large number of people who think that the law exists to give them whatever they want — even when that means denying other people the same rights that they claim for themselves.

Dr. Thomas Sowellvia Kangaroo Courts on Campus?

Organic Radiation? – Today’s Quote

Jim Conca, a scientist who worked at the facility from 2000 to 2010, told the newspaper he believes a change from non-organic to organic litter caused a chemical reaction inside a waste drum, releasing the radioactive isotopes.

via Kitty litter switch may have caused leak at New Mexico nuclear waste dump, report says | Fox News.

Not So Great Society – Today’s Quote

Fifty years ago… at the University of Michigan, Johnson had proposed legislating into existence a Great Society. It would end poverty and racial injustice, “but that is just the beginning.” It would “rebuild the entire urban United States” while fending off “boredom and restlessness,” slaking “the hunger for community” and enhancing “the meaning of our lives” — all by assembling “the best thought and the broadest knowledge.”

In 1964, 76 percent of Americans trusted government to do the right thing “just about always or most of the time”; today, 19 percent do. The former number is one reason Johnson did so much; the latter is one consequence of his doing so.

Dr. George Will via Great Society’s decline: The high cost of Lyndon Johnson’s grand project

Not Just In The U.S. – Today’s Quote

The Interior Ministry statement said some migrants were treated by Red Cross staff and five were taken to the hospital. It later said 12 police were injured.The new arrivals to Spain made their way, some hobbling, to the region’s temporary immigrant center, which now contains more than 1,900 immigrants, the statement said, adding this meant the facility was above its capacity

via 700 migrants rush at Spain’s border, 140 breach it – Yahoo News

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