ICE’s detention center budget last year was close to $3 billion. Immigration court costs reached $440 million. That’s a lot of money for taxpayers to pay to hear about an unfair, abusive, inhumane system that we wouldn’t need without policies that give immigrants a great excuse to cross our scantily protected border. Instead of questioning the ethics of the detention system we should question why we lure people here only to lock them up because they never got permission. That's a Democratic Party problem and it’s not going to go away any time soon.
A boycott of our most recognized chain of coffee shops creates division based on an agitator’s dream of a racially intolerant, divided country. In the extremely unlikely event that shunning Starbucks succeeds and hits the company’s bottom line it will hurt the very same people activists seek to defend when they protest economic injustice. That’s why promoting a coffee shop boycott is so fundamentally wrong. It’s a strategy that’s not meant to fix a problem, but to encourage much larger divisions in our society.
There is no way to rationalize or justify the stupid, violent things that mankind does. Years of condemning weapons of mass destruction culminated in another gas attack in Syria that the UN Security Council can’t agree to condemn and is powerless to prevent again. Russia sent a bleak message with the test-firing of a new Satan 2 missile on the eve of an escalating war of threats between the two most dangerous superpowers on Earth. We haven’t destroyed our Earth yet, but that won’t stop us from looking for other worlds to wage war on. The push to militarize the galaxies has already started. Intelligent life on other planets should stop us the moment we show up on their doorstep.
Democrats betrayed immigrants and left them out in the cold after promising a fight to the death for Dreamers. When push comes to shove, spending always comes first for this party and the Democratic yea votes on the omnibus spending bill helped the GOP push this bloated monstrosity through the House and Senate. With that over, it’s time for immigrants to be important again and the Census is the best excuse the party can find to create real Americans from non-citizens.
The Internet isn’t our friend. Prescription drugs kill. Gun control is a non-starter on Capitol Hill. These three truisms contradict everything we hear in the media and from lawmakers desperately seeking a bipartisan win. Don’t expect any of the hype to go anywhere. These are issues meant for press releases and Americans who are clueless about politics, not legislation no one will be able to agree on.