Immigration

Immigrant Songs

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SEEKING AUTHENTIC STORIES FROM U.S. NATURALIZED CITIZENS FOR A COLLECTION. Are you a naturalized citizen? For a variety of reasons, some natural born American citizens don’t seem to appreciate the gifts the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights confer upon them simply by virtue of birth.  They have never known anything else, and therefore, have no way to compare with alternative ways of living. Naturalized citizens, as Dinesh D’Souza says, “vote with their feet.”  They may have experienced poverty, persecution, possibly war, or sought a better life by way of education, a fair justice system, or greater opportunity.

2nd Amendment and Guns / Abortion / Economics / etc.

Can Republicans Put Country First? Part 2: Compromise

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Let’s get down to business. You’re not going to like what I say, based on reactions to Part 1 and Part 1.5, but I’m fed up with the endless accusations from both sides of the “conservative” divide.  A Hillary Clinton win is not inevitable, unless we choose to keep fighting.  If you choose to believe the only way to beat her is through Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, despite the truth in both cases, it’s over and we’ve lost.  All of us have lost. I’ve heard if both sides in a divorce are unhappy with the settlement, it’s probably

Election 2016 / Media Bias / Politics

Can Republicans Put Country First? Part 1.5: Election Fatigue

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*UPDATE:  I’m in Facebook Jail until September 6 and therefore, unable to post to Facebook.  Please share my articles to support open exchange of dialogue. ~ Larry Johnson, a moderator for the FB group, The Liberty Conservative posted, “Bye Julie. Glad to see you being kicked out by me ! Traitor !!” I gather he didn’t like Part 1.  Larry appears to be middle-aged or older — old enough to know better than to call names at someone he’s never met. It’s a shame I’m not welcome, Larry, but I’m only interested in open minds and polite dialogue —

Election 2016 / Liberal vs. Conservative / Madison's CPC / etc.

The Delegate Dilemna

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I’m struggling to wrap my head around the political chaos reigning in our country on all sides of the equation.  I know where I fit in as a staunch #NeverTrumpNeverHillary, but truthfully, I occasionally waver. I abhor Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and yet, every now and again I feel a twinge of doubt, because Hillary is evil personified, in my estimation. Trump has stood right beside her, a benefactor and patron all the way.  Once you scratch the surface, his whole campaign is built on lies. There’s just no way around this — neither nominee is a good person,