Monday, January 16, 2006

When do we get to start calling it an invasion?

When a foreign army crosses our border and takes shots at our guys, that would normally qualify.
The Mexican military has crossed into the United States 216 times in the past nine years, according to a Department of Homeland Security document and a map of incursions obtained by the Daily Bulletin.
Complicating the situation is that I'm sure that these incursions are not part of official Mexican policy. Corruption is so endemic in Mexico that it's most probably these are local commanders hiring out with drug cartels and coyotes. Unfortunately that same corruption means that official denials from Mexico are to be expected.

We can't do much about the messin Mexico, but we can hold our own representatives' feet to the fire. Don't let them nap on this one.

Our Man, Martin Luther King

Today is a good day to claim Dr. King as one of our own.
Dr. King believed in the principles of the American Founding. He maintained, "We will reach the goal of freedom in Birmingham and all over the nation, because the goal of America is freedom." Throughout American history, racism has posed a peculiar obstacle to the achievement of that goal. However, Dr. King believed that the Founders had set the nation on the right course. He did not reject the principles of our nation because contradictions existed; instead he hoped that racial groups would put aside their differences and acknowledge the principles that unite all Americans. Today, it is conservatives who seek to unite. In a nation divided by cultural diversity, conservatives defend and celebrate the characteristics that we share as Americans. As America drifts from the ideas and ideals of the Founders, conservatives stand with King as believers that the principles of the American Founding are as relevant today as in 1776.
It's also a good day to review the source documents.

I Have A Dream

Letter from a Birmingham Jail