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    Stealing the American Dream

    Stealing the American Dream

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    Written by Raven Clabough
    Friday, 07 May 2010 12:15

    John McManus, publisher for The New American magazine and President of the John Birch Society, launched a speakers tour on Sunday April 5, entitled “Stealing the American Dream: How Illegal Immigration Affects You.” On the nationwide speakers tour, McManus targets a variety of issues related to illegal immigration, including its effects on taxes, jobs, health care, border security, voter fraud, and national debt.

    According to McManus, “if current laws were enforced, there would be millions of jobs for legal citizens, and all that’s needed is for the federal government to adhere faithfully to laws that already exist. Doing so would solve not only the illegal immigration problem but much of the unemployment problem as well.”



    McManus outlines the American problem of illegal immigration by first pointing to the degradation of the Constitution within the past few decades. It first begins with a misinterpretation of the Constitution, which resonates in every aspect of our government, from the improper use of executive orders to the Supreme Court creating laws rather than assuring that they are executed according to the Constitution. For decades, the American government has reached far beyond the realms of their powers, manipulating Constitutional language in order to justify doing so.

    While the explicit nature of Constitutional language should negate the necessity for interpretation, McManus addresses how both Democratic and Republican politicians alike have “bamboozled” Americans with the following:

    * The alleged presence of incidental/implied powersThe idea that it is the job of the federal government to provide for the general welfareIf it is “not prohibited” by the Constitution, it is not off-limits;
    * Interstate Commerce Clause involves more than assuring that there are no interstate tariffs;
    * That the “necessary and proper” clause is elastic;
    * The sanctity of precedence when it comes to Supreme Court rulings;
    * That the “Supremacy” clause reaches beyond declaring the Constitution to be the supreme law of the land;
    * The “people have a right to” more than what the Constitution outlines;
    * Treaty law “supersedes the Constitution”

    Yet with the rampant abuse and intentional misreading of the Constitution under the guise of “interpretation,” simple, clear-cut language like “The United States shall protect each of the states from invasion,” found in Article IV, Section 4, somehow manages to elude our elected officials. McManus points out, if the presence of 12-20 million illegal aliens in the United States does not constitute an invasion, what does?

    But the federal government has dropped the ball when it comes to providing these protections to the American citizens. This is what has forced Arizona’s hand, according to McManus. Unfortunately, the mainstream media chooses to ignore the government’s failures, as well as the monumental costs to America in doing so.

    The costs of educating, incarcerating, and providing medical care to the millions of illegals in America adds up to approximately $36 billion annually. Likewise, what Americans do not pay out of pocket, they pay with their lives. In San Diego alone, one-third of the rapes and murders are committed by illegal aliens, as are one-fourth of the burglaries.

    Perhaps worst of all is the disappearance of American culture through the influx of illegal aliens, who refuse to assimilate to the American way of life.

    McManus points out that the overwhelming response to these figures from Washington, D.C., has been a push for amnesty under the pretext of “comprehensive immigration reform” dating all the way back to 1965, under the “Hart-Cellar Immigration Act.” Even promises from nominal conservatives like President Ronald Reagan and President George W. Bush have been unfulfilled.

    The effort to “fundamentally transform” America, as Glenn Beck puts it, with the imposition of socialism, and, dare I say it, Marxism, is directly related to the drive for blanket amnesty. After all, President Obama has come closer to achieving the radical progressive agenda than any other American president. Providing suffrage to illegal aliens will assure that the socialist Democrats remain in power indefinitely to continue carrying out their agenda.

    If that seems hard to believe, McManus names some of the groups supporting amnesty, particularly SEIU, La Raza, the Democratic Socialists of America, and of course, the Council of Foreign Affairs, a group that McManus asserts is intent on “engineering the decline of our country” by attempting to erode national sovereignty.

    McManus closes by comparing the United States to the Roman Empire. The similarities are uncanny, but most devastating is the realization that the collapse of the Roman Empire came about by an open immigration policy.

    So what solution does McManus propose? Since the Constitution mandates that all bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, “Take back our country through the House of Representatives.” McManus provides his audiences with hope that all is not yet lost.

    The 60-venue tour began on April 5 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and has thus far made its way through Oklahoma, Illinois, and various cities in Texas and Florida. The tour continues in Memphis, Tennessee on May 11 and through Georgia, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, and Iowa, before ending on August 5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    McManus, an accomplished, yet down to earth speaker, is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and has an incredibly impressive and busy career. After having earned his Bachelor’s degree in physics, McManus served three years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. While in active duty, McManus earned an award from the Air Force after designing a component used in fighter aircraft. After working as an electronics engineer for several years, McManus began his long career with the John Birch Society in 1966. McManus has managed to find time to author several books, while regularly appearing on radio and television shows.

    To find out if “Stealing the American Dream: How Illegal Immigration Affects You” is going to be in your area, visit JBS Speakers Tour - Stealing the American Dream: How Illegal Immigration Affects You - Liberty Forest. It is an event sure to increase your understanding of our constitutional form of government, and the dangers posed to our way of life by illegal immigration.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    HK4U,
    I would not expect anything less.

    More Fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD).

    Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theicemanmpls View Post
    HK4U,
    I would not expect anything less.

    More Fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD).

    Carry on.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Friday, September 18, 2009
    The Dangers of Socialism: Beyond Economics
    Steven F. Hayward, writing in a feature in The New York Times "What is Socialism in 2009?" says:

    "If we understand socialism in its strict definition — central economic
    planning and public ownership of the means of production — then the president is
    obviously not a socialist (with a mild caveat for the auto bailouts, the banks,
    etc).

    But if we step back a moment and consider “socialism” more broadly
    as a step increase in political control of or intervention in the economy —
    whether it be through a revival of Keynesian-style stimulus and things like
    “cash for clunkers” subsidies, or through a government semi-takeover of the
    health care sector — then the charge appears more salient.

    The serious conservative critique of these socialist-like forms rests, in
    one sentence, on the cognitive barriers to government commanding or allocating
    resources effectively, which means we can expect very poor results, resembling
    the sluggish, centrally directed economy of Britain in the 1970s."

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    The Experts

    The following guest experts are featured on the new Coral Ridge Ministries documentary Socialism: A Clear and Present Danger.




    Jay Richards
    Author of Money, Greed, and God: How Capitalism Is the Solution, Not The Problem" and Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute "The fruits of socialism couldn't be worse. In fact, there's no political ideology that's ever killed more people than the socialist experiment. And so, from a Christian perspective, just from a generically moral perspective, the idea that socialism ought to have some kind of promise for redeeming human beings or helping us, it's absurd. Just look at the record."


    Kay Arthur
    Author, Bible teacher, and Founder of Precept Ministries Answering whether the early church in Jerusalem, which had "all things in common," is an example of socialism.

    "This is not communism, this is not socialism, this is Christianity. This is caring for one another. And it’s not the government controlling it; it is the Spirit of God within me, directing me to be led of God's Spirit to help the body of Christ, and not only to help the body of Christ, but to help others."


    Rep. Michele Bachman
    (R-MN) "We're now spending money on a scale that no one has ever seen before. In history we've seen this happen just before the fall of Rome, where government raided its treasuries in order to grow a bigger bureaucracy. That's now happening in the United States. We have to reverse course immediately or it could mean the sinking of our civilization."


    Charles Colson
    Prison Fellowship Founder “When you depart from the Bible and you … come up with your own humanistic understanding — whether you call it Marxism or Freudianism or any of the isms which all lie in the ash heap of history at the moment — what you’re doing is leading people into tyranny.”


    Wendy Wright
    President, Concerned Women for America "The Bible teaches charity, that each one of us are to give. And sadly, the politicians that promote socialism do it as if they're the ones being kind. But really, they're spending other people's money in their kindness."


    Dr. Del Tackett
    Host of Cross Examine (A new TV program from Coral Ridge Ministries) "An economic free enterprise system is the engine of society, and when we begin to pull the spark plugs out of it through regulation and taxation, well, there's only one thing that's going to happen, that engine will begin to sputter."


    David Horowitz
    Former communist and author of Radical Son "Everybody on the left actually believes that it's social institutions that are the problem, not people. And people are really good and they want to get along with each other, but it’s capitalism that divides them; private property makes them racists and exploiters. Nonsense, people do that."


    Marvin Olasky
    Former communist, Provost of The King's College, and Editor-in-chief of World Magazine "Socialism does a horrible job of helping the poor. It usually leaves the poor much worse off than they were before. And we now have the advantage the people a century ago did not have of actually seeing socialist systems in operation. Socialist systems utterly failed in the Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe."


    Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr.
    Co-author of Personal Faith, Public Policy "I don't believe that the Bible teaches socialism. I think that that is a mental construct that folks have tried to superimpose on the Bible."


    Steve Forbes
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes, author of How Capitalism Will Save Us "Government socialism manifestly does not work. If it did, the Soviet Union would’ve won the Cold War."


    Joshua Muravchik
    Author of Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism "Socialism has kind of proved itself to be bankrupt, but it’s not dying out in the intellectual world."


    Dr. Richard Land
    President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention "The Bible teaches that we are to care for our neighbor, we're to be compassionate to our neighbor, but it's one thing for you to give out of compassion to someone who's less fortunate. It’s an entirely different thing for the government to confiscate your property and give it to someone else."


    Dr. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary "If you talk about socialism, the problem is that it's really making an economic system do what only the Gospel of Christ can do. And no economic system can deliver on those promises."


    David Noebel
    Founder and President of Summit Ministries, author of Understanding the Times "The death toll of the whole 20th century is basically [based on] a socialistic experiment. Nazism was socialistic, fascism was socialistic, communism was socialistic, and those three alone were [responsible] for the death toll into tens of millions."


    Kai Chen
    Native of China and former member of the Chinese National Basketball team "Communism does not just physically destroy people. Surely they do. They destroy 80 million people under Mao—80 million people perished in peacetime because of starvation, persecution, murder, all that. They destroy your soul."


    Joseph Farah
    Founder of WorldNetDaily.com "Karl Marx, as a human, as a real life historical figure, was a monster by any standard you want to measure it. I don't think anybody watching this program, if they understood his life, could come to any other conclusion.

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    Very distinguished list and right to the point commentaries.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Very distinguished list and right to the point commentaries.
    Michele Bachman, and distinguished in the same sentence is an oximoron. Michele is nuts.
    the John Birch Society? I am going to vomit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theicemanmpls View Post
    Michele Bachman, and distinguished in the same sentence is an oximoron. Michele is nuts.
    the John Birch Society? I am going to vomit.
    Why did you look in the mirror?
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by theicemanmpls View Post
    Michele Bachman, and distinguished in the same sentence is an oximoron. Michele is nuts.
    the John Birch Society? I am going to vomit.
    The John Birch Society is head and shoulders above the communist groups and causes you favor.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by theicemanmpls View Post
    Michele Bachman, and distinguished in the same sentence is an oximoron. Michele is nuts.
    the John Birch Society? I am going to vomit.
    Michele Bachman is the best thing that has happened to MN in a long time. A constitutional conservative with the moxy to take on the uber left. A shining light of resistance in the darkness of the impending government takeover of your entire life.

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