Good morning all. We hope today finds everyone in good health and spirits.
You know, my Dad, who has been pretty successful in his own right, used to tell me… “Look down the road, son.”
His meaning was pretty simple and actually very good advice.
His meaning behind that statement is that, you never start out on top. This whether you are employed by someone else, or even workin for yourself.
Success comes from a great work ethic, the desire to better yourself and your family, the ability to cope through not just the good times, but the bad too.
It means you have to start at the bottom somewhere. Then through pure determination to see something through, you eventually start climbin the ladder to achieve…success.
So you see, his statement means to not let what happens today hinder your drive to, “look down the road
You have to stay focused, believe in your own ability, and maybe most importantly…NEVER…take no, or, you can’t do it, as an alternative.
Dad never…came from money, quite the opposite. His father commercial fished for a living. Granddaddy day worked cattle as well, plus any other thing that he could turn an honest dollar at to feed and clothe his family.
This was the way of life of our generations past, and sacrifice to better their own family was all the drive they needed to push themselves to keep going.
I remember my Father never being at home much…he worked all the time. Although many of his friends went to work for large companies, back then, the power or telephone companies, but Dad saw an opportunity for agriculture to be his…way out…and eventually it was.
Did this all fall into place? Anything but.
He worked for Ralston Purina. He started off moving chickens at night, which is about the lowest on the totem pole you can get.
He, through another example of his mentality and belief used to tell me…
“You know Doug, when I started out moving, or pullin chickens as we call it, my whole outlook was to be THE BEST chicken puller out there. Whatever you do son, ALWAYS strive to be the best! It doesn’t matter if you’re digging ditches…and if you are…be THE BEST ditch digger out there!”
“IF you keep that mentality, eventually someone in a position of power WILL see you, AND…you’ll get an opportunity.”
He eventually became a flock supervisor with Purina, but still worked on the service crew at night.
He was literally working…daylight to cain’t.
When he retired from Purina to start his own egg company…he was General Manager of the Southeast.
Here was a man who started out with absolutely nothing except…a tremendous work ethic, the mentality for never accepting the word, no, and the vision to… “Look down the road.”
When he sold out in Oct. of 1995, he had over two million birds laying, had his own feed mill to supply the birds with a good quality feed product, and his own hatchery to keep his layer operations in birds.
To get a grasp for what he achieved, the one complex I ran had twelve houses with 60,000 birds per house. EACH house ate between 12-14 thousand pounds of feed per day.
I still find that incredible.
His poultry operation enabled him get into the citrus business, and eventually the cattle business as well.
I, like my Dad, and thanks to him as well, had these same traits. Though not nearly as successful, although comfortable most times, he had instilled in me, to… “Look down the road, son.”
What we’ve accomplished is literally because of the work ethic and never quit mentality that he bestowed on us.
Now, as I, “Look down the road” today, what I see for my children and grandchildren ain’t very pretty, to say the least.
Does our Country today even present the opportunity for our children and grandchildren to… “Look down the road?
Sadly, I don’t believe it any longer does, and the ability to do this and succeed looks more and more bleak daily.
We have become a Nation of political elite, a Nation of politicians for life, a Nation of political arrogance never before witnessed in our Countyry, and a Nation ofso many new laws passed each year, I believe over 40,000 were passed last year alone, that if our politicians, state, local or federal, really wanted to get us, there just has to be a law on the books for them to do so.
Washing your car? Riding your bike? How bout watchin TV in your home?
I hope there aren’t laws against these things, but any more, there are so many, who knows?
How bout this…
Now he MAY have become belligerent, I don’t know, but 84 years old? Bloodied by police? Several police??
What are we coming to?
Which brings me to one point this morning that rubs me the wrong way…although it is but one…
Illegal Immigration into our Country.
Seems the other day, our Director for Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, made the following remarks…
“The approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have “earned the right to be citizens.”
So, in his opinion, these people HAVE EARNED the right…
I’d be willing to bet if I decided to enter Mexico, or most other nations for that matter, their government wouldn’t consider me as having earned the right to anything, besides a kick in the behind getting me back across to my side of the border!
PLUS, even if you do cross into Mexico LEGALLY, in order to take up residence there you have to prove your self- sustainability.
Also, jail time is a must.
Quickly, and in jest, I read the other day where 4 tractor trailer loads of Americans were stopped at the border and deported for…tryin to slip into Mexico!
I did a post in The Canada Free Press, quite a ways back, actually on April 26, 2010, so let’s see, that’d made me…27 or so! Lol.
The title of the post was…
“The Definition of…Illegal,” and can be found in the CFP’s columnist archives under, Doug Bronson.
A few quotes from that particular post…
According to the Random House Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of the word “illegal,” is as follows: adj. 1- Forbidden by law. 2- contrary to official rules or regulations.
That’s it, forbidden by law. The word itself is not confusing by any means, and in fact, is actually pretty self-descriptive. Illegal is the exact opposite of legal. So where do all the problems associated with this particular word come from?
“Is it just me, or do you feel also, that many of our politicians, the left, and our media really have difficulty understanding this word, illegal? The misunderstanding of the word illegal really seems to become evident when they speak of people coming across our borders without permission. At that point they like to refer to them as “undocumented.” Put simply though, they’re not undocumented, they’re in reality illegal, the exact opposite of legal, which by the way, undocumented isn’t.”
It goes on…
“I wonder if Nancy Pelosi for example, a strong advocate of amnesty for illegal aliens, would consider one of them, or anyone else for that matter, which walked into her home uninvited or without her knowledge, consider this person as an “undocumented visitor?” I’d venture to guess she’d not consider this an undocumented visit, but rather an illegal entry and they’d probably be charged by Mrs. Pelosi with such.
Many people would defend her actions because this event would have taken place at, or in, her home. Good, valid point. No one wants this type of incident taking place at their home, myself included. It’s your home, and it’s where your family comes as well. It’d be preposterous for people you didn’t know to come and go as they please in your home, wouldn’t it?
But in reality, isn’t our country our home too, just a bigger home? Isn’t our country where our families reside as well? Do you love your country any more or any less than your home, and do you want to see them both protected equally? So where does this big difference of opinion lay when it comes to people illegally entering our country, which is our home, without permission? It’s still illegal, no matter how you cut it or spin it. It is not by the farthest stretches of your imagination an undocumented action either. It is though, the exact opposite of legal, isn’t it?
How has our country become “turned upside down” when it comes to the definition of our laws, as well as our fundamental American values? This subject is but one example.
Probably to the astonishment of the left I will say this. I do advocate immigration into our country. I believe the great majority of Americans do also. The problem I and millions of other Americans have with the immigration policy in our country is the fact that so many are coming here illegally. This in itself is the problem.
First, there is no accountability as to who they are. Are they criminals, or even terrorists? No one knows the answer, simply because there is no record of their entry. To me, this is not a viable excuse to be used by our administration when, and if, a tragic event involving an illegal happens.
For whatever the reasoning, our federal government has not “taken the bull by the horns” approach to this problem. We’ve seen the pleas by local law-enforcement, especially along the border, asking for federal assistance in handling the problems arising from this. The locals haven’t the manpower, or the capabilities to combat this alone. Why do such requests go unheeded by the feds?
But One Example of the Cost to the Taxpayer of Illegals
This too taken from the same post…
“Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas (these are 2006 numbers), is the second busiest maternity ward in the U.S. Almost 16,000 babies are delivered there each year, about 44 per day.
A patient survey indicated that 70% of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants. That’s 11,200 anchor babies (American citizens) born every year just in Dallas. The hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million, and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.
This has been documented through Snopes.com.”
Again, this is but ONE example, of ONE hospital, in ONE town, in ONE county, in ONE state! Once more these numbers were from…2006!
What in the world must be the numbers today…nationwide??
So, in my opinion, these “illegals,” Jeh Johnson says DESERVE amnesty, is a crock. Not all, but most, I believe probably don’t appreciate our Country, number one, and number two, many, many more wouldn’t if you took away all these dad-gum giveaways!
With this in mind, I’ve come to the conclusion are Department of Homeland Security is misnamed, to put it very, very mildly.
Something more appropriate, and more fitting is, hmmm., let’s see…how bout the Department of Homeland Insecurity!
Our Department of Homeland Security and ALL Illegals Deserving Amnesty
I did one other post in the CFP titled, “Should Arizona Consider Sovereignty in Regards to Illegal Immigration?”
This one from Dec. 18, 2010.
The link I checked out and it still works.
These numbers I’m fixing to give you are from a House Committee report on…HOMELAND SECURITY, in 2006.
Get this guys…
“A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border”
Keep in mind the U.S.-Mexico border runs nearly 2,000 miles.
• During 2005, the Border Patrol captured approx. 1.2 million illegal aliens. All but 165,000 of these were Mexican. Of the non-Mexican aliens, around 650 were from special interest countries. Special interest countries being those designated by our intelligence community as countries that could export individuals that could do harm to our country by the way of terrorism.
• U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Investigations revealed that aliens were smuggled from the Middle East to staging areas in Central and South America, before being smuggled illegally into the U.S.
• Members of Hezbollah have already entered the U.S. across the Southwest border.
• U.S. military and intelligence officials believe Venezuela is emerging as a potential hub of terrorism into the Western Hemisphere. The Venezuelan government is issuing identity documents that could subsequently be used to obtain a U.S. visa and enter the country.
This should be priority #1 for border security and THE reason for shutting off the flow of illegal aliens into our country. Each day that goes by, continues to raise the risk factor in this matter. We’re playing with fire.
• Federal law enforcement estimates that 10 to 30 percent of illegal aliens are actually caught, meaning as many as 4 to 10 million illegal aliens crossed into the U.S. in 2005 alone!
• On Feb. 7, 2006, the Subcommittee convened to examine a particularly troubling into the sovereign territory of the United States by armed individuals who were driving military-style vehicles, carrying military type weapons, and appeared to be wearing Mexican Army uniforms.
• The cartels have cemented ties to street and prison gangs here in the U.S.
• One MS-13 gang member described the ease at which he comes and goes across the border. He decided one year he wanted to go back to Guatemala to see his mother during the Christmas holidays. To save his own money, he turned himself over to authorities here in the U.S. and was flown home to Guatemala under the expedited removal program on the taxpayer’s dime, spent the holidays at home with his family, then crossed the border illegally once again. He claims he has done this several times.
• The cartels have no mercy for women or children.
• The Violent Crimes Institute conducted a 12 month in-depth study of illegal immigrants who committed sex crimes and murders in the time period of Jan. 1999 through April of 2006. This study clearly shows the U.S. faces a dangerous threat from sexual predators crossing the border illegally.
They looked at 1,500 cases in-depth, including serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides, and child molestation…all by illegal immigrants. Police reports, public records, interviews with police and media accounts were all included. Offenders were located in 36 states, with most of the offenders located in States with the highest numbers of illegal immigrants. California ranked first followed by Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, New York, and Florida.
Based on an estimated illegal immigrant population of 12,000,000, and with ICE reports and public records showing sex offenders comprising 2% of the illegals apprehended, the Violent Crimes Institute estimates that there are approximately 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the U.S.
Using these numbers, the Institute concluded that there are 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders coming across the U.S. borders every day. The 1,500 offenders used in this study had a total of 5,999 victims. Each sex offender averaged 4 victims. This puts the estimated victimization numbers by illegal immigrants at around 960,000 for the 88 months examined in this study!
Those numbers are appalling, aren’t they? To have that extent of those types of crimes committed in our country is unforgivable, but to have them committed in our country by illegal aliens is unconscionable
So, in closing, it is pretty obvious that a vast number of these illegal aliens have absolutely NO business being here, much less anywhere else, but to realize that we have government officials calling for amnesty, not for the betterment of the people mind you, but one more voter bloc to be counted on for THEIR political power, THEIR political greed, and THEIR ambition of eventually tellin us when to crap, how to crap, and how much to crap, is unimaginable to me, that “We the People” have allowed this to take place!
I for one am tired of bein part of the silent majority! I’m not condoning violence by any means, but I am condoning not sittin on our butts anymore and to start making yourselves heard…
LOUD AND CLEAR!
I’m tired of political correctness, when the political correctness shoved down our throats is number one, false and wrong, and number two…not beliefs held…by the majority.
So, I’ll continue to, “Look down the road, son, it’s how I was brought up. Sadly once again though, my lookin down the road sure ain’t very pretty.
God Bless all you guys, and God Bless America.
Please be sure to try to keep that smile on your face, and one in your heart!
Love you all…
Oh…I apologize for bein so short-winded this morning. Seems I jus say what comes to mind and…I’m done! LOL!
Doug and Lucky