Just Reality–An Opinion

Well, back to reality…  Just a few things that are on my mind.

During the manhunt for the Boston bombers, was anyone else uncomfortable with the following?

  • Police sporting full body armor, fully-automatic weapons, riding around on armored personnel carriers?
  • The pseudo “martial law” which suggested / ordered that everyone stay indoors for their own safety?  (I wonder – From the police or from the criminals?)
  • Videos of police breaking down doors and herding the occupants of the houses with their hands over their heads? (definitely without warrants or probable cause?)
  • Police not finding their suspect until the “martial law” was lifted, and a home owner noticed something amiss with his boat?
  • The state of Massachusetts has some of the more restrictive gun laws in the nation, and yet the bombers had no problems obtaining weapons.


The Boston bomber’s family were in this country under a political refugee status.  It is slowly being revealed that the relatives appear to be less than honest people, with shoplifting and fraud being part of their repertoire.  It also looks like they were not political refugees, but just to come to this country to rip the taxpayers off of anything they could get.  I understand that they all were on Welfare for over ten years, and did not hold any jobs to support themselves.

The bombers themselves had grants to go to school, again on the taxpayer’s back.  I’ve seen pictures of them with nice cars & cell phones, all paid for with various assistance programs.  And their friends are no better – they were here under expired student visas because they failed to attend class.

If the above doesn’t scream for reform of both immigration and welfare / assistance programs, nothing else would.

My personal solutions to the above would include:

  • Cancellation of all new student visas.  There are enough students from foreign countries that we have no idea where they are.  Find the slackers and deport them immediately.
  • Return to the policy that a potential immigrant must have an American citizen vouch for them, and can prove that they will be a productive member of society.  We have way too many people gaming the system and getting everything for nothing.
  • Fully investigate all claims for immigration under a political refugee, and deport those who do not pass muster (especially those who are under long-term public assistance, cannot support themselves, and/or have criminal records).

I personally am tired of people committing fraud to enter this country and picking my pocket.

While I’m at it, I’m becoming more opposed to the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform proposals.  I’m sorry to break it to the politically correct, but illegal means illegal, not undocumented.  People broke our laws by crossing our border without the proper authorization, and should be deported.  If I entered any other country illegally, I would be imprisoned, deported, or executed (depending on the country).  To make the illegal legal is nothing more than a political power play, and will weaken this country.

After all, is this a nation of laws, or of feelings?  If we’re the first, then we are strong and can grow & prosper.  If we’re the second, then we deserve absolute chaos and destruction.

I haven’t been following the Gosnell trial too closely – the descriptions of aborted babies is so horrifying that I just cannot stomach it.

I am opposed to abortion on the fact that a person is terminating another person’s life.  I really do not care that there are legal definitions of what a baby, fetus, or cluster of cells represents and what a mother or doctor can legally do during what term of a pregnancy.  This is a developing human life.  The only reason that a pregnancy should be terminated is if the mother is in imminent danger of death, and that survival is not possible.

As a follow up to the above, I find it hypocritical that many of the same people that advocate the right of a woman to abort her baby also state that children are precious.  For example: 

President Obama praises Planned Parenthood (one of the nations leading abortion providers) for their role in women’s health (which includes abortion), and yet making multiple statements that we must restrict or ban guns because we need to save the children.

Let’s talk numbers – First up is the number of abortions in the United States: 

According to the CDC, 784,507 abortions were performed in 2009.  Other years were higher: 825,564 in 2008, 827,609 in 2007, and 846,181 in 2006. 

How does this compare with the total number of murders by firearms for the same years?  From the FBI:  2009 – 9,804, 2008 – 10,195, 2007 – 10,811, and for 2006 -10,225.  Note that the majority of murders (if I’m reading the statistics correctly) are adults (late teens to full adults).

Does this sound like he’s really interested in saving the children?  Not to me…

About Tom Roland

Tom Roland is my pen name for this blog. With that in mind... EE for 35 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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2 Responses to Just Reality–An Opinion

  1. I couldn’t have said this any better. I love the statistics. Something that the left revels in but, does not listen to or adhere too. They want us all to believe that they are for the numbers, but when the numbers do not fit their agenda, the numbers are either wrong or no relevent. It’s time, the people started realizing that the ones that want less for the safety of the people are the democrats and they want nothing more than power over us. Great post Tom.

  2. mabbam says:

    The nations leaders most of which are not elected officials but entrepreneurs are being stifled by a government that is anti just about everything that an entrepreneur would be interested in doing in most of these United States. At first the interest was in cleaning up polluted land air and water which began in the 70’s paid for through the superfunds. Now anything that someone may want to use land, water or air for is forbidden because of environmental impact to the minutest detail. Radicalism in every aspect of society has had a trickle down or trickle up effect on people in general and on government officials who have decided that they have the right along with the power to make these decisions regarding the direction the country will take instead of leaving it up to the electorate because it takes too long. But that is why it was decided among the founding fathers to have a system of checks and balances with 3 branches of government. But because many of those in government are attorneys they are always trying to find a way around rules and regulations. When it starts to affect more and more people in a NEGATIVE way things start to get contentious among the groups involved. The fact that military style tactics were used in Boston and environs to catch the perpetrators is troubling but it doesn’t seem that Obama or Duval Patrick were as determined as were the local Boston authorities to apprehend those responsible. Obama never saw a Muslim who was a terrorist in his own mind because to him something else besides religion is responsible. Duval Patrick was the same way as Obama. Don’t jump to conclusions, wait for all the facts and hope to God it isn’t a Muslim who did this. Pray it is a an angry white man who clings to his Bible. Believes in the sanctity of the second amendment and that the Oklahoma City bomber is his inspiration. Even when evidence is incontrovertible Obama and Duval still had a hard time accepting it which I don’t believe they have or ever will as long as they are in government. It’s going to take many years before society corrects this and I hope that something worse than what we have seen happen since at least 9/11 is not around the corner.
    reply from Wise Conservatism: We here at WC are hoping the same thing. And sadly it has crossed my mind. If we do not start looking at what is going on and where it is coming from, without worrying about who is going to be offended, we are the ones that are going to suffer for this. Thanks for the great and insiteful comment sir.

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