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Innocent People are Dying and Where is Obama?

Israeli Zaka volunteers carry a body following a shooting attack on a bus in an east Jerusalem Jewish settlement adjacent to the Palestinian neighbourhood of Jabal Mukaber on October 13, 2015. Two attackers opened fire on a bus while another assailant carried out a car and knife assault in Jerusalem, leaving two people dead and five wounded in two separate incidents, Israeli authorities said. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Zaka volunteers carry a body following a shooting attack on a bus in an east Jerusalem Jewish settlement adjacent to the Palestinian neighbourhood of Jabal Mukaber on October 13, 2015. Two attackers opened fire on a bus while another assailant carried out a car and knife assault in Jerusalem, leaving two people dead and five wounded in two separate incidents, Israeli authorities said. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

So other than today being the 240th Birthday of America’s Navy (Yay! Happy Birthday!) there has been a series of unfortunate events over in Jerusalem. Israel is our ally, right? Right. But recently with The Iran Deal it seems like the relationship has been slightly strained… and considering there has been little to no concern from our own President and even some of our own citizens over the last 30 or so hours about these terrible events really shows a lot (Hey.. MSNBC, where’s your coverage of this? OH THAT’S RIGHT! No where.). Yeah, it’s not our country and technically not our people. But these are our allies. We’re suppose to have their backs. Protect them. Step up if and when they need us. We have a common enemy here people… wake up and smell the terrorists please.  Considering the amount of Syrian refugees we’re taking in (mind you we have no idea who these people are), what happened today can happen on our own soil. So do we wait until that day.. or do we do something now? Do something Barack.

Oh. Wait. Something like this has. On multiple occasions. But no one seems to bat an eyelash anymore. Because Bush did 9/11 right guys? It’s our own fault and we were definitely asking for people to die. And the Chattanooga shooting was in no way shape or form terrorism (The shooter’s blog post from a few days before the shooting is a little suspicious…). Iran even has a National Holiday to express their discontent for Israel and our’s existent. Boy Oh Boy how exciting! Many of these individuals have made their hatred very clear for many many years. It’s seriously time for everyone to wake up and realize that terrorism (ISIS included) is a problem and it needs to be dealt with before more lives are lost (and I mean innocent lives).

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So anyway, back to what happened today just in case some of you watch The View all day. Unless you stay up to date with current events then gold star for you! If you want to check out the live blogging go for it.

Four terrorist attacks in the span of 12 hours on Monday have brought Jerusalem to its highest state of alert in years…police briefly shut the entrance to the city after a Palestinian man on an Egged bus stabbed an IDF soldier before being shot dead…A 13-year-old Jewish boy remains in critical condition after two Palestinian teenagers stabbed him nearly a dozen times in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood… a Palestinian woman was shot after stabbing a Border Police officer near the capital’s police headquarters… a Palestinian terrorist was shot and killed near Lion’s Gate, in the Arab Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, after attempting to stab a Border Police officer.

Way too much blood being spilled here out of hatred.

Three people have been killed and as many as 17 others injured – some of them seriously – in two near-simultaneous terrorist attacks in Jerusalem.

There is a video of the second attack that occurred today. Watch it here.

Just horrible.

Just discovered: check out this video of a Palestinian  who accidentally set himself on fire when trying to throw a firebomb at Israeli Forces -> Watch it here. Maybe not so much of an awesome fail, but karma is definitely…

Anyway due to these attacks, Israel has decided that it will loosen its gun policy and allow citizens to arm themselves with guns, in order to protect themselves.

And yes, Palestinians are also fearing for their lives.

 Palestinians say they worry they could be victims of revenge attacks.

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – OCTOBER 13: Ultra orthodox relatives and friends attend the funeral of Isheayahu Krishevsky on October 13, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. Krishevsky was stabbed to death by a Palestinian man earlier today. Multiple stabbing attacks have occurred in Jerusalem and central Israel leaving at least three Israelis dead and many others injured, escalating a monthlong wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

This is an understandable fear. But the effects of the immense amount of terrorism over the years, including these incidents, has instilled fear in everyone else. What else are people suppose to do?

Who do we trust anymore? Who can Israel trust? Who respects our country and who doesn’t? Who wants us all alive? Who wants us all dead? No one can be sure anymore. These are dangerous times we live in with terrorism a looming threat worldwide. This is an all out war against terrorism and we need to be ready to protect ourselves.

I mean… let’s talk about how many ISIS members probably exist.

Scary… right?

The head of the FBI told Senate lawmakers on Wednesday that more than 200 Americans have tried to join Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria.

I am genuinely scared and worried for the future of our country, our people, for Israel and it’s people and for other countries and their innocent people as well. We can’t trust just anyone anymore. We can’t even trust our own president to do the right thing… his genius Iran Deal violates Federal Law and he has yet to make a statement about the tragedies that took place on the soil of our ally. 

Get out of the White House Obama. You’re not doing your damn job.

UPDATE: I was scrolling through Facebook this morning and came across this article talking about the reasoning behind the terrorist attacks in Israel. I’ll be looking more into it later but I thought I would provide this article for people to read. -> Read it here.

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – OCTOBER 13: (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout from the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Ultra Orthodox ZAKA volunteers clean up the scene of a bus attack on October 13, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Multiple terror attacks have occurred in Jerusalem and central Israel leaving at least three Israelis dead and many others injured, escalating a monthlong wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians. (Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images)

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – OCTOBER 13: (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout from the Israeli GPO, Ultra Orthodox ZAKA volunteers and security forces attend the scene of an attack at a bus stop in Malchei Yisrael Street on October 13, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Multiple terror attacks have occurred in Jerusalem and central Israel leaving at least three Israelis dead and many others injured, escalating a monthlong wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians. (Photo by Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

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“Do you prefer hugging babies vs. killing them?” Oh. And Anchor Babies.

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Hey guys! I hope everyone has been doing well. Sorry I haven’t posted on here in a while I wanted to enjoy the rest of my summer and actually settle into school.

A lot of good things have been going on. And there are a lot of bad things that have been going on. But I don’t want to dedicate this blog post to talk about things that everyone hears about everyday. I don’t want to be a broken record. What I want to talk about today is something a little more personal.

For those of you reading this, you either go to college with me or have gone to school with me at one point or another. For those of you who do attend Gettysburg, you already know about Young Americans for Freedom. And for those of you who don’t – you don’t really need to know much other than the fact that we are a conservative group that is brand new to the Gettysburg College campus. I am the Vice President.

Sunday night we put up our posters. Approximately 80. By Monday afternoon we had posters removed, dismantled, and destroyed. Someone even drew a Swastika on one. Someone even stole one and thought it would be funny to vandalize it, place it on her wall, and put it on her snap story. We were ridiculed, labeled, insulted, and attacked all over Yik Yak. There was even a personal Yik Yak for ME, and there was approximately a 60 comment long discussion about my personal life and why I have the views that I have. The President and I (Who yes. Is my boyfriend. So the hell what people?) put up even more posters. By this afternoon, all of our “controversial” and supposedly “insulting” posters, were torn down. Tonight we had our first meeting. And let me tell you, I am back in my apartment in utter shock and complete dissapointment with the people on this campus that I am surrounded by.

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People came in who wanted to debate laughed at us. They screamed over people. Had horrible attitudes. Spoke to us as if we had no brains, no logic behind the things we believe. Interrogated us with questions we genuinely could not give a full answer to. I am not hurt by this behavior, it is everything that I expected. I am disgusted. You would think that as adults if someone didn’t agree with another person, a reasonable discussion would be able to take place. No screaming. No insulting. No snarky attitude. No eye rolling. It’s disrespectful behavior.

Although the one poster got everyone going offended some people, unfortunately (for you) we’re allowed to say it. It’s our Constitutional Right which liberals and college’s have tried to dismantle and limit for years.

God forbid we offend you, even if it’s not a direct personal attack. Everything Conservatives do is supposedly offensive. I should wear my YAF shirt tomorrow and see how many people say I’m being offensive just by wearing it. What’s funny is that you, liberals, don’t want to be offended. Even though YAF did not call women murders, pro-choicer’s murders, we still somehow managed to offend you. But in your minds, it’s okay to laugh in our faces when we try to make a statement, or when we say we would keep a child at this age. Call us close- minded. Aggressive individuals. If anything every supporter of YAF kept very calm tonight. Let people speak. Did not raise their voices at people. They remained very calm, cool and collected. I, at some point, had to sit down and keep my mouth shut because I couldn’t handle the hostility and hate towards our club from the opposing side. My face turned bright red because I was so furious.

Apart from YAF, as an individual, this meeting tonight made me realize the kind of people that I am surrounded by on this campus. How far people will go to shut a person up. To attack them. To hurt them. To embarrass them and make them look stupid. To push them to their limit, get them angry.

Sadly this atmosphere doesn’t only exist here at Gettysburg. It’s everywhere. Our generation has become so insanely intolerant of other views that I don’t even think “open-minded” exists anymore. I have lost friends because they decided they can’t associate with someone who has opposing political views. I have been personally attacked. I have been threatened. You know liberals pride themselves on being open-minded and accepting, but when someone disagrees with a view of theirs its just attack, attack, attack. “You’re racist. You’re unintelligent. You’re so arrogant.”

What has happened to this world?

The intolerance is unnecessary and cruel. The hate for conservatives is unjust. I spoke to a girl who attended the YAF meeting tonight who I don’t think is a supporter, but approached me afterwards and genuinely felt sorry for how awful people were towards us.

We knew that we would trigger this type of behavior. If it wasn’t now it would have been later. YAF clubs that are present on “liberal” campuses always gets so much push-back from their communities. But it’s honestly so different when it’s actually happening. Hearing about it is no big deal and doesn’t usually sound so terrible.  It’s kind of hard not to laugh at it now that I’m sitting here writing this approximately two hours after this meeting. Because the intolerance is kind of funny. The anger and hate is kinda funny. They judge and assume immediately. Twist our words immediately. And they don’t give us a chance to speak. It’s funny because they try to take our voices away from us and shut us out. But the more they try to close the lid on this little box we’re all in the harder we push back to keep the lid open.

Some girl tonight said that we have only been successful in becoming “the most hated group on campus”, sounds like alienated a group to me. But hey, so what? YAF isn’t popular anywhere they go by their opposers. Will and I did not bring this club to campus in hopes of being the most popular clubs, and being the most loved individuals. The point of YAF, regardless of what so many people think (and a lot of you probably didn’t bother to even come by the meeting to give us a chance) is to speak up for conservative values and to stand up for our beliefs that have been slandered for so long. Regardless of how we go about getting that attention and getting people to listen to us, that is what the point of the club is. We have to stand out in order to get people to pay attention to us. To start talking about our club, and our beliefs. Therefore sparking a political debate. If we didn’t do any of the things we did we would have ended up being another poster on the wall that no one bothers looking at. We are not sorry for the posters.

But of course. I should know this by now shouldn’t I? My opinions don’t matter! I’m dumb and racist!

“If I only had a brain….”

Anyway. Just a random thought too. The President actually complimented someone who had attended the meeting and instead of receiving a polite “thank you” he got an eye roll and a “ugh, okay cool whatever.”

But there is hope for this. YAF will not be silenced. We have strong supporters. People, Soldiers, who are ready to fight this battle ahead. As hard as people will try, we will never go away. But we will be louder than ever. More passionate than ever. More present than ever. You can’t shut us up anymore and make us sit in a corner and keep our views and opinions to ourselves because enough is enough.  We have had it.

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“Baby Parts! Get Your Baby Parts Right Here, Folks!”

“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

“I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world”. 

“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Does anyone want to know who these quotes belong to?

The famous Margaret Sanger, the founder of the wonderful non-profit organization, Planned Parenthood.

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Margaret Sanger; born in 1879 began her journey, which would end with the creation of the non-profit organization, Planned Parenthood, by advocating for contraceptive pills. Some may look up to her. She’s known as a Democratic hero. She fought for the idea that women should have control over their own body, which many people continue to preach today. Some may believe she is an individual that all women should glorify because of her determination, hard work and the changes she managed to make for women nationwide.

Hillary Clinton herself is a Margaret Sanger fan.. let’s hand her a foam finger shall we?

“I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision… I am really in awe of her”

Oh Hillary, Hillary, Hillary. Admiring a baby-hating racist individual? Well done.

Unfortunately the three quotes above portray who Sanger truly is. A woman, who doesn’t really care about women. Only her agenda to create a perfect society with solely pearly white people. If you don’t believe me, look up “The Negro Project” and other information on this Nazi and KKK supporter (Yes, she was in cahoots with the KKKand supported the Nazi’s idea of forced sterilization).

So here lies the first issue with the non-profit organization, Planned Parenthood . Their loving Founder is a left wing baby-hating, intolerant, eugenic, white supremacist. As we all know, every organization, place of learning, company, etc., is built on the vision of their Founders. These are the people they revere and view as role models. 

Take for example:

1. The United States of America- Our Founding Fathers

2. The Ethel Walker School for Girls – Ethel Walker

3. Apple – Steve Jobs

Let me add, there is an award named after Sanger. The Margaret Sanger award is the highest honor that is awarded annually by the non-profit organization. The award “recognize[s] leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement”. So overall, these people LOVE Margaret Sanger.

I don’t know why an organization would name their highest honor after a woman who they don’t respect.

Let me open the next can of worms on this not for profit organization. As we all know, it’s recommended a woman has an abortion within the first 3 months of her pregnancy. But what about after that…?

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You may be wondering what in the world is this photo pasted above. That, my lovely reader, is one of the steps of a partial-birth abortion. You don’t know what that is? Interesting, because the non-profit organization Planned Parenthood, offers them to women! But don’t fret! I will be explaining to you, step-by-step, how this murderous process is carried out.

Step 1:

With forceps, the doctor turns the baby around in the womb to be positioned feet first. The baby’s legs are pulled out into the birth canal. The baby is alive at this point.

Step 2:

The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head, which remains inside the birth canal. The baby’s hands and feet move.

Step 3:

The abortionist stabs the scissors into the base of the baby’s skull. The scissors are spread to enlarge the opening. The suction catheter is then inserted and the brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The head slides out easily.

There have also been cases where the infant begins to fight for their life. Human instincts are a marvelous biological creation.

Now is a time where I hope you will have to physically close your own jaw, because it happened to just drop open while reading this. Take a lap if you need to, I totally understand.

The non-profit organization Planned Parenthood continues to offer this as an abortion option to their patients. You would think that something President Bush made illegal back in 2003 (The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act) would cease to exist. But since when does the non-profit organization Planned Parenthood follow the rules?  They’re simply living out the dreams from their Margaret (yes, that’s a Obama reference). Rules are just for conservatives anyways, who needs ’em, right?!

The quote speaks for itself, the non-profit organization Planned Parenthood is willing to kill infants past 3 months outside of Federal Law making it… murder. Feel free to look up pictures and gather your own information on partial birth abortions now.

Now on to my main point of this entire blog post today. Sorry that it’s so long, just had to get my two cents out there.

News outbreak today, that the non-profit organization Planned Parenthood has been using their partial birth abortions to illegally sell infant body parts, ranging from $30-$100 per specimen. So once again they are not following the rules.

The leaked interview with the Senior Director herself, shed a lot of light on to the organization. If you would like to watch the video for yourself, here it is.

“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part,” Nucatola tells actors posing as organ traffickers. “I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Let’s see what Sean Davis has to say about this.

Sean Davis at The Federalist tweeted, “Weird how clumps of cells magically become ‘intact livers and hearts’ once it’s time for Planned Parenthood to harvest that baby for cash.”

Sorry Planned Parenthood pro-choicer’s, he kinda just called you all out.

But this scandal has nothing to do if you are pro-choice, pro-life, or pro-no opinion. The bottom line is, this non-profit organization is and have been doing just one more terrible thing.

Feel free to read the laws in regards to human fetal tissue:

42 U.S. Code § 289g–2 – Prohibitions regarding human fetal tissue

They can’t even be called a non-profit organization anymore, because they are making a profit off these aborted babies! I will bet my entire life savings these mothers had no idea what this organization was going to do with their baby after it was aborted.

Us women, and our fetuses that are aborted are now exploited by a money hungry company that is suppose to be on our side. Us women are now product providers. We give well formed babies to Planned Parenthood simply to be sold for cash. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like that. I don’t approve of abortion to begin with and I most definitely don’t approve of these immoral actions taken by Planned Parenthood. In the eyes of Planned Parenthood, we give birth to money bags instead of humans now. I

So, Planned Parenthood, you’re big fat liars. You exploit women and fetuses. And continue to support a woman who’s real mission was never a truly beneficial or positive one for society. I do not support your existence and if I had any control over where my tax-payer money went to, it sure as hell wouldn’t go to you.

As a side note, maybe I can get the Margaret Sanger award, I’m sure it would look good on my resume.

UPDATE: There have been Governor’s that have already initiated investigations of Planned Parenthoods in their state. Ted Cruz is also calling for an official investigation of all Planned Parenthood organizations and for Congress to officially defund them. Feel free to take a look at the article.

There was also a previous incident with Planned Parenthood in which they were not complying with laws that prevented sexual predators from exploiting children. They were covering up sex trafficking, which we all know is not a joke. Congress had stepped in and cut funding for a period of time. But the incident was forgotten about and the funding started up again. Now here they are, breaking another serious law. Feel free to take a look at this lovely little scandal too. 

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May you Rest in Peace, Kathryn Steinle.

th With the recent death of Kathryn Steinle, I feel as though the topic of illegal immigration is at its peak. My prayers go out to her family, who suffered a tragic event that no one ever deserves to go through.

If none of you have heard about this incident that took place in California, here is a brief explanation:

“Kathryn Steinle, 32, of Pleasanton, California, who recently moved to San Francisco, was tragically shot and killed Wednesday night as she was walking on the pier — a popular tourist destination — with her father in an apparent random incident.” 

Her murderer, Francisco Sanchez, is a California resident… but also an illegal alien.

On Friday, ICE revealed their records indicate the individual has been previously deported five times, most recently in 2009, and is from Mexico. “His criminal history includes seven prior felony convictions, four involving narcotics charges,” ICE said in a statement.

San Francisco, a “sanctuary-city”, shelters illegal immigrants. Granting them safety from Homeland Security and the possibility of being deported. Which should come to no surprise as to why Sanchez was found there. He doesn’t have a good track record of staying under the radar and avoiding trouble. He was released from a county jail back in April after being taken into custody for a drug-related charge. The city’s officials refused to turn him over to Homeland Security who would have proceeded to deport him for the 6th time. You would assume illegal immigrants would some-what follow the laws if they desperately wanted to remain in the United States. Eh, guess not.

Sanchez expressed sorrow for what happened, indicated that he is guilty, and wants the court to impose punishment as soon as possible.

But then he pleaded not guilty in court?

He claims to have found the fire arm in a t-shirt right beside him on a bench at Pier 14. As he proceeded to pick it up he claims it accidentally went off and the bullet that was released just happened to find its way into Kathryn’s torso. Sounds like a freak accident, right? But it doesn’t help his case that he ingested sleeping pills and therefore can’t remember everything that happened on Pier 14 that night.

Not too reliable Sanchez. 

Now I’m not here to go on about this court case. The justice system will handle this case the way it should (hopefully). But it has sparked a large amount of debate nationwide about illegal immigration. While Obama and his administration stay silent on this incident and  continue to support their immigration policies, we have Donald Trump. A self made billionaire and a labeled racist and Mexican-hater by the left. Trump made a comment about illegal immigration weeks ago which is slowly being validated by incidents such as these ones. Even if Sanchez accidentally shot this young woman, the problem here is that he not only has a criminal history, but was deported 5 times and still managed to make his way back into the United States. So the evidence speaks for itself, Sanchez is a felon.

Just for kicks, and to clarify, here is the famous Donald Trump statement, with some extra clarification for you, my wonderful reader, on what he meant.

“When Mexico (meaning the Mexican Government) sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you (pointing to the audience). They’re not sending you (pointing again). They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs.They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people! But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”

What can be simpler or more accurately stated? The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc. This was evident just this week when, as an example, a young woman in San Francisco was viciously killed by a 5 time deported Mexican with a long criminal record, who was forced back into the United States because they didn’t want him in Mexico. This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States.

In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government. The largest suppliers of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs are Mexican cartels that arrange to have Mexican immigrants trying to cross the borders and smuggle in the drugs. The Border Patrol knows this… On the other hand, many fabulous people come in from Mexico and our country is better for it. But these people are here legally, and are severely hurt by those coming in illegally. I am proud to say that I know many hard working Mexicans—many of them are working for and with me…and, just like our country, my organization is better for it.

Well said, Trump.

But you’ve got people working, which supports our economy. Some of them are genuinely good people. So what’s really the issue?

The unemployment rate, as of this year, is at a low 5.3%. Unfortunately, The Obama Administration’s statistics don’t include those who have completely dropped out of the work force and are solely depending on welfare for support (Thank you Obama for encouraging people to depend only on welfare! You are so wonderful!).

Today, 6.9 million fewer Americans are working or looking for work. This drop accounts for virtually the entire reduction of the unemployment rate since 2009 because those not looking for work do not count as unemployed.

The employment statistics are entirely different discussions I can leave for a different day, my point is that we still have a large amount of unemployed American citizens of all colors, shapes and sizes (what have you). There is an estimated 8 million illegal aliens in the work force. Those are jobs being taken away from our legal citizens.

Now, if you’re a liberal reading this, before your head explodes with rage for either my use of words or your interpretation of my realistically nonexistent racism, I’ve heard one of your arguments on this specific statement before.

“The jobs that ‘undocumented workers’ have are jobs that our people wouldn’t ever take because they’re dangerous, too difficult etc.””

Overall, not jobs our people would want. In my defense, I don’t think liberals or conservatives should speak for what unemployed Americans would do for money. I know what I would do if I was a 30 year old unemployed woman living in a shelter with 3 mouths to feed. But that’s me. My point is that there are about 8 million jobs that our people don’t have the opportunity to get, or even be exposed to, because illegal immigrants block their passage way. Their option to A) be unemployed and potentially rely on welfare or B) have a job even though its a difficult one and be able to support yourself and/or your family, is already decided by these people. Our citizens don’t have the option to circle B because someone else has already snatched the pencil right out of their hand.

From Ann Coulter herself “We have our own poor people to take care of.” 

Now, as for the criminal statistics. Under the Obama Administration, in 2013 ICE released 36,007 illegal felons who were awaiting deportation from the United States.  And for some of those released, they were facing multiple criminal charges. To be more specific: of the total number of individuals, there was a total of 88,000 convictions. Including:

As of March of this year, ICE released an additional 30,588 illegal aliens with a criminal record, back into our country. *Insert shocked face here*

First question that comes to mind, what in the world is Obama doing? Does he not understand we still have crime in America and the last thing our country needs is more felons running loose on American soil? Especially when they’re not even legal citizens so these are crimes that can be very easily avoided and prevented?

Sadly, I’m not a mind reader. But I would really love to know the truth of what his real intention is here.

According to the 2013 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, 198,394 illegal aliens (from all over the world, not just Mexico) were deported due to criminal status. The total of those removed even without a criminal status in 2013… 438,421. Now is when you say “holy cr** that’s a lot of people!” because believe it or not, it really is. These are just those that are deported, unfortunately Homeland Security can’t get a hold of every illegal immigrant residing in our Nation. And we also can’t tell you how many have potentially returned to America after being deported.

So coming away from that you can only imagine the large percentage these people can account for in our estimated 319 billion population count from 2014.

Technically speaking, every individual that just decides to hop the border without any documents or permission from our country, is a criminal from the get go. But when the left uses the word criminal, they tend to mean those selling drugs, raping people, murdering others, etc,. Breaking the law makes you a criminal. Illegal immigrants break the law by illegally entering this country. Period. End of story.

If you’re an illegal alien in Mexico, they will deport you immediately, no ifs ands or buts. They don’t want you there if you’re not a citizen. So if Mexico can enforce their own laws, what prevents us from doing so?

I understand the process of legally coming into America is a difficult, tedious and long. My grandparents themselves are immigrants. But here is what our country needs to do, which simply has not been done. It is way too easy to get into America and build a life for yourself. People can’t just come and go as they please, The United States is not your late night booty-call.  Our founding fathers and us American’s (who actually like America and are proud to be American’s) work too hard for it to just be stomped on and our benefits taken advantage of. What’s the point of filling out all the paperwork when you can just step right in?

Our nation sends the wrong message to foreigners by allowing illegal immigration to continue.  We need to close the boarders so people that are deported once (or multiple times), or want to make their way into this country, can’t just step over a line and consider themselves American citizens. Don’t get me wrong, our immigration system desperately needs improvements and I support legal immigration. Without it we wouldn’t be the wonderful diverse country we are and always have been. But we can’t fix that until we deal with the real issue.

Close the boarder, get the illegal aliens out, and put in place a better more productive immigration system  so that those with good intentions, determination to work hard and be true Americans can come and legally live in this country! There has been talk of a pathway to citizenship… personally I don’t know what to think/feel about it. But you can decide for yourself.

Just as two extra fun fact, Mexico’s biggest drug lord “El Chapo” has escaped from prison. Let the games begin!

You should also check out Megyn Kelly’s opinion on Obama’s complete and utter silence on Kathryn Steinle’s death. I think she really deserves a round of applause for that one.


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My Journey to Conservatism

For those of you who let your thumbs linger and click on the link to this blog – Welcome! You have made the very brave decision to step into the world of “Alissa’s mind”, or should I say, the political section of “Alissa’s mind”. I have made the decision to step away from my fairly liberal Facebook niche, and share my ideas on here instead. With that being said, you’ll either love or hate what you come across here.

To begin: My name is Alissa López and I am a rising sophomore at Gettysburg College. As a young Latina growing up in New York City, the most liberal state one could ever possibly live in, many people would think I was a hardcore dedicated liberal. Part of that is true. I was a liberal for almost 19 years of my life. Knowing absolutely nothing about politics and the history of The United States I listened to what my family, friends, CNN and MSNBC told me was the opposite of the right choice (hah, get  it?). I had this biased distorted view of conservatism. The only exposure I ever had to the right was one of my old friends in high school. But I never even gave her the opportunity to explain WHY she was a conservative because I simply didn’t care to know. I was happy in my own little world thinking that I was the smarter and more moral person for my political beliefs. I didn’t want people to think I was a racist, a homophobe, and/or an unintelligent bigot. I wanted to continue to fit into the political world of my generation.

I went on my merry way, still not knowing anything about politics but continued to say “I’m a democrat”. I was an Obama fan and a Fox News hater. The middle of my freshman year of college, I found myself in a relationship – with a conservative boy born and raised in Columbus, Ohio (which, believe it or not, is one of the most beautiful states I’ve ever been to with the nicest people!). Being a political science major, an intern for a congressman, and all the while having a job for a strategy group that supports conservative leaders, politics is pretty much his entire life. So now here you have an uninformed liberal voter dating someone who is the complete opposite of her. Recipe for disaster, or no?

I did the one thing that liberals tend to pride themselves on (but rarely do it) which was keep an open-mind. I valued this boy’s opinion, and I knew he was extremely intelligent. So I asked questions, did my own research, attended a Young America’s Foundation conference and had the opportunity to hear from influential, well-respected and knowledgeable political figures. Many people will say I did this because I’m “blinded by love”…whatever that means… but I’m a young woman completely capable of thinking for myself. I know what I believe in and I know what I don’t.

So here I am, a conservative Latina woman who is way more informed than she was 5 months ago. Who knew the words hispanic, woman, and conservative could go together in the same sentence in a positive way?

So that’s all you really need to know about me. As for my blog, I’ll be covering different topics, ranging from book reviews/commentary to political issues, Hillary Clinton and so on. I hope to expose you to a different side, one that is unecessarily slandered by liberals. Here are my views and ideas. Here are the facts.