Archive for ‘Immigration’

July 11, 2012

Is Atlas going on strike?

Contributed by Shell Suber 

The working title of “Atlas Shrugged” was “The Strike.” The plot is based on an intriguing philosophical question in the imagination of novelist Ayn Rand: What if society’s true producers and entrepreneurs were to, by their own choice, just give up on America and leave – go on strike, as it were? What if they became fed-up with the jealousy and greed of an increasingly lazy electorate/government determined to punish over-achievers who, well, achieve too much? What if they got a better offer and just took off? What then?

Some consider “Atlas Shrugged” just another cautionary tale with a far-fetched premise intended to make a dramatic point about trends in society the author finds disturbing, similar to Orwell’s “1984.” But perhaps Rand’s implausible premise is not so implausible after all.

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November 19, 2010

Tragic death exposes illegal immigrant

Contributed by Mary Gasque

The State Newspaper’s reports about Neida Ortega, the woman who was responsible for the death of Columbia firefighter Chance Zobel were upsetting on so many different levels.

The State reported that Ms. Ortega has been living in the United States for 10 years and that she did not have a SC (US issued) driver’s license.  She did have a driver’s license issued in Mexico either.  The articles (here, here and here) further stated that she was picked up at her home before going to work and that her husband had to interpret for her.

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August 9, 2010

Predictions of disaster for GOP’s ‘run right’ playbook?

Contributed by Warren Mowry

A politician should know he’s really in trouble when his two loudest trumpeters are a sportswriter (http://bit.ly/c8CIGx ) and a former theater critic  (http://bit.ly/cG6B18) .

July 14, 2010

Diversity

Contributed by Vince Williams

In my last blog I discussed immigration.  It got a nice little debate going that ties in nicely to this topic, Diversity.  What does it mean when I say our country is diverse and how is that good for us.

America has the reputation of being a problem solving nation.  When the Tsunami hit Indonesia a few years ago nations around the world sent aid in the form of food, medical supplies, shelter, doctors and relief workers.  After about two weeks one the representatives of the Indonesian government was

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July 6, 2010

Immigration and the America Dream

Contributed by Vince Williams

There is a misconception that those people who are most adamantly for a strong immigration policy and against amnesty for the current crop of illegal immigrants, are against immigration in general.  This is just not true.  The life blood of our country is its immigrants.  Every person who comes to this country wanting to be an American renews the hopes and dreams of our Founding Fathers.  These immigrants come here because they have a dream.  This dream is known as the “American Dream.”  What is the American Dream?  It is the desire to live your life in liberty.  It is to be willing to take risks for potential rewards.  It is to work hard for a goal of a better life for yourself, but more importantly for your children.  It is to

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