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Chinese students

High immigration = low living for average Americans

High immigration = low living for average Americans

OCALA, Fla., July 30, 2014 — America is going through some rough economic times. Hardships are felt mainly among the working and lower middle classes, whose median wages have been in decline for decades. During the years ahead, though, things might get worse for white collar workers with the rise of tech-savvy immigrants from Asia.

Hope and Change

President Obama’s ‘hope’ for ‘change’ caused the border crisis

OCALA, Fla., July 29, 2014 — America’s southern border is in chaos. Everyone from San Diego to Shanghai must know that by now. The question, however, is what is causing the crisis. In 2012, President Barack Obama took executive action after Congress failed to pass the DREAM Act. This proposed law is oft-discussed even today. Unfortunately,

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Does U.N. stand for United Nations or Useless Neurotics?

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., July 28, 2014 – Civil unrest in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine (just to name a few), incomprehensible malnutrition and disease in the middle-African country of your choice, the Israeli/Palestinian crisis, and serious immigration issues on the United States’ southern border create a disturbing level of unrest in the world,

King Kigeli of Rwanda

Americans love Downton Abbey, but not real monarchy

OCALA, Fla., July 28, 2014 — It is said that Americans don’t like titles. Or at least not monarchy titles. Of course, not all titles are referred to here. What mother hasn’t dreamed of her son becoming a doctor? The specific type of doctor usually isn’t considered, just so long as sonny can be called

Military in prayer

Religious bigotry is a big problem in the military

OCALA, Fla., July 24, 2014 — For generations, our Armed Forces have been saddled by problems with proselytization. More or less, the matter boils down to superiors forcing their religious beliefs on subordinates. This comes in a multitude of ways; sometimes soldiers are subject to “witnessing” by fundamentalists, and in other cases, the display of

Both sides of the abortion fight

Abortion has saved America (Especially conservatives)

OCALA, Fla., July 22, 2014 — If you think that abortion should be legal, but lean right on other issues, do you deserve a voice in the conservative movement? The answer should be an enthusiastic “Yes!”. This isn’t because the pro-choice perspective is morally superior and therefore impervious to criticism. Not by a country mile.

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Political solutions: When rational thinking just won’t do

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., July 21, 2014 — From the apparent shooting down of Malaysian flight MH17 to the flood of immigrants across our southern border, only one thing is certain: Our response will be random rather than strategic. Since we have divorced ourselves from the concept of being a “Nation of Laws” and replaced

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Dr. Tim Elmore teaches Gen Y about leadership

OCALA, Fla., July 15, 2014 — Just what sort of future does America have? That all depends on the people living in it. At the forefront of social change, and experiencing the first traces of what will one day become our economic mainstream, is Generation Y. According to BusinessDictionary.com, this is “(t)he generation of people

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Why our approach to immigration ‘borders’ on the absurd

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., July 14, 2014 – Our political “customs” are in evidence as we see the immigration issue unfold. Recently, over 39,000 families and 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained for entering our southern border illegally. This latest surge adds to the 11-13 million individuals who are estimated to already reside in our

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