(Scott Johnson) Even more surprising than fake religion from Pete Buttigieg is fake religion from the formidable Timothy Cardinal Dolan. In his Christmas Eve New York Post column “A Christmas lesson on housing the poor,” Cardinal Dolan writes: “The Son of God was homeless; his earthly parents were immigrants and refugees.” I’m not Christian and mean no disrespect. For the reasons set forth in Paul’s post, however, I doubt Cardinal Dolan has this right and Cardinal Dolan doesn’t set forth an argument on these points.
Cardinal Dolan himself twists Jewish tradition to suit his purposes a bit further along in the column. After discussing Abraham’s hospitality to strangers, Cardinal Dolan writes: “No wonder, as I’m told, Jewish families still set a place at the table for an unexpected guest who might show up for a meal on one of their holy days.”
Here is a good discussion of Jewish hospitality. Consider this related teaching: “Traditional mandates extend to the guest as well. Guests should avoid causing hosts extra work. They should accede to their host’s or hostess’s requests. A guest should not bring along another, uninvited guest. If guest and host are entering the home together, the guest should defer to the host. Leaving together, a guest should exit before the host.”
Source: Fake religion from Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Good news. Hillary is not your president.
ITEM 3: The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported:
- In 1998, 63% of all federal arrests were of U.S. citizens; in 2018, 64% of all federal arrests were of non-U.S. citizens.
- Non-U.S. citizens, who make up 7% of the U.S. population (per the U.S. Census Bureau for 2017), accounted for 15% of all federal arrests and 15% of prosecutions in U.S. district court for non-immigration crimes in 2018.
- The portion of total federal arrests that took place in the five judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border almost doubled from 1998 (33%) to 2018 (65%).
- Ninety-five percent of the increase in federal arrests across 20 years was due to immigration offenses.
- In 2018, 90% of suspects arrested for federal immigration crimes were male; 10% were female.
So much for the urban legend that immigrants are less criminal than natives.
Source: Highlights of the News
Being a writer means never knowing what you might be remembered for. Or how badly. That poem that Emma Lazarus became famous for was forgotten, remembered again, and has been misused, quoted out of context and transformed into a battle cry for open borders and a disastrous immigration policy.
Source: How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong
A lot of people are up in arms privatizing prisons. Here’s an example where the private facilities just seem to work better.
I think some of it may be that private prisons and detention centers can be sued, while government equivalents can hide behind one form or another of sovereign immunity.
SOME OF THE BEST-RUN MEDIUM-TERM IMMIGRATION DETENTION FACILITIES ARE PRIVATE: I’ve toured both a public and a privately-run medium-term* facility ( and reported on them here ). The private one was significantly nicer. I’ve also spoken to a federal official whose job it was to inspect both types.
Source: SOME OF THE BEST-RUN MEDIUM-TERM IMMIGRATION DETENTION FACILITIES ARE PRIVATE: I’ve toured both a …
It never fails. If I write something about immigration or charity or anything related to helping someone else and dissent from the general leftists chorus of “We must have more government help”and “government must distribute the wealth” I’m held to be mean, evil, selfish, and just about the worst person in the world.
Source: Charity That Kills
And there are those who will eagerly take up the White Man’s Burden, and have to be blasted loose from it with dynamite.
*I had the first night of decent sleep in several days (Yes, Dan is home.) And woke up to my friend whose middle name might or might not be Jefferson (he claims it’s not) burning up the phone line. I had NO EARTHLY what he was talking about, since the last days have been rather busy with household/family stuff.
I know. AOC was born “American” so, yeah, Trump misspoke. Is this worse than 57 states? He’s right in the main. That woman loves the country as she wants it to be, with HER in charge. The country as it is? Not so much.
Can’t she just go to one of those countries she identifies with? (They probably wouldn’t let her in, but–) As for the others? Two also have birthright citizenship. But they are not even remotely American. Which is the problem with taking “refugees” who don’t want to be American, but to get stuff from America.
As for me — first generation immigrant, thank you so much — and my house, we’ll be American.
People who are here and want to talk about how terrible America is? LEAVE. Vamoose. Go. We’re not a socialist state that restricts your ability to leave. That’s the whole point.
Fit in or F*ck off. I’ll help you pack your bags. – SAH*
Source: Trump Points Out The Obvious. Everybody Apparently Loses Their Damned Minds by Thomas Kendall
NEW SOCIALIST “IT GIRL” CONTINUES TO PAY DIVIDENDS:
Former ICE Director Tom Homan Leaves Ocasio-Cortez Speechless On Immigration . Homan noted that, while he did not write the policy, he had made “numerous recommendations” to Homeland Security, including implementing a “zero tolerance” policy for illegal border crossers. “Which includes family separation,” Ocasio-Cortez interrupted. “The same as it is with every U.S. citizen,” Homan shot back. “Parent [who] gets arrested with a child.” After a brief pause, a seemingly rattled Ocasio-Cortez said, “Zero tolerance was interpreted as the policy that separated the children from their parents.” “If I get arrested for DUI and I have a young child in the car I’m gonna be separated,” Homan said. “When I was a police officer in New York and I arrested a father for domestic violence, I separated that father from his family.”
Source: NEW SOCIALIST “IT GIRL” CONTINUES TO PAY DIVIDENDS: Former ICE Director Tom Homan Leaves Ocasi…