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A short Middle East update 06/05/2011

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Ever since the protests in Tunisia, protests, riots, and even civil wars have broken out across the Middle East. Although the media began to pay less attention after President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down, the Middle Eastern nations are continuing to be part of actions that will shape the future of the world.

There is an all-out civil war in Libya, with NATO forces continuing to perform air strikes.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303745304576364910965100534.html

Yemen appears to be next in line for a new regime. The president of 33 years, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to seek medical treatment.  However, he still refuses to give up power at this time, despite internal and international pressure.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/yemen/8557926/Yemen-rejoices-as-Ali-Abdullah-Saleh-flies-abroad-for-treatment.html

The brave pro-democracy citizens of Syria have continued their protests despite increasingly deadly and bloody attempts to silence them.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/syrian-snipers-fire-as-protesters-retreat-20110605-1fnel.html

In Egypt, there are already calls for a second revolution.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/may2011/pers-m31.shtml

It’s time to play “What’s Wrong With This Picture” 07/08/2010

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The Department of Justice has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s bill, and I want you to know at least a few things wrong with this picture.

  1. The very first thing on the legal challenge reads “In this action, the United States seeks to declare invalid and preliminarily and permanently enjoin the enforcement of S.B. 1070, as amended and enacted by the State of Arizona, because S.B. 1070 is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.”
    1. According to the Tenth amendment to the United States Constitution, any power not given to the federal government through the constitution, is reserved to the states respectively. The Constitution as it stands, does not give the government authority to force a state to allow illegal immigrants to reside in its own state respectively
    2. The Supremacy Clause is about the Federal Government being able to make treaties with foreign countries and requiring the recognition of these treaties in all states within the union. There is no treaty that requires a state to allow illegal immigrants to stay within its own state, so this point is null.
  2. The second point in the challenge starts by reading “In our constitutional system, the federal government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration matters. This authority derives from the United States Constitution and numerous acts of Congress.”
    1. This is incorrect; however, in United States Code Title 8,1227, there is a list of deportable offences. These include criminal offences, entering the country under false pretences, and falsifying documents. According to the Act to Establish the Department of Justice, they are required to ensure that states enforce federal law.
  3. When reading more into the second the phrase “Although states may exercise their police power in a manner that has an incidental or indirect effect on aliens, a state may not establish its own immigration policy or enforce state laws in a manner that interferes with the federal immigration laws.”
    1. S.B. 1070 starts by stating “The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of Arizona. ” The bill states from the very beginning that it is not creating a new law, but creating a way to enforce the laws that are already in place.
    2. Also S.B. 1070 refers to “cooperative enforcement.” This could be referring to enactments from the department of homeland security that can be found here. Within this fact sheet it talks about cooperation with state and local authorities to enforce federal immigration laws. S.B. 1070 is attempting to work with the DHS not work against it.



May 4th, 1970 – 4 Dead in Ohio 05/07/2010

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You’ll likely never learn about this event. It’s an embarrassing part of history.

The National Guard shot into a crowd of students at Kent State protesting the Vietnam War and the corrupt government. 4 students were killed and others were gravely injured – some of whom were not even part of the protest.

No one was ever charged.

What is to stop this from happening again?

Who is Joe Biden? 11/11/2009

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Wow. The ignorance is astounding and frightening. That’s all I can say.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Obama to Address Public Schools 09/07/2009

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Obama plans to address public schools across the nation tomorrow, and this frightens me.  One of the reasons this frightens me is because of the assignments many of the teachers in these schools are required to be handing out.  Things like “How do you think President Obama will inspire you today?”  is just one example of a scary topic.  If I were to try to write an answer to that ridiculous question, I would probably write about how President Obama will probably be trying to convince me that he is right about everything, and that he will push is extreme left-wing views on me and my classmates.

I am worried for these students, because they may not have anywhere to turn towards.  The students that do not want to watch the speech will probably be punished, and those that do not want to watch it but do anyways,  will be punished for not being inspired.  How can this be viewed as a good thing for schools in any sense?

I will be watching the speech tomorrow, and I will not let any single word he says be taken light heartedly.  I encourage everyone that reads this to be sure to do the same.

The truth must prevail, or lies will take us over.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/03/parents-object-obamas-national-address-students/

Who’s Astroturfing? 08/28/2009

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I am an American 07/25/2009

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I know this is not a very long post, but this is something that has begun to creep into my mind more and more often. What is America? I know that we say we stand for freedom and justice, but is that what we stand for?
I am an American, but what does that mean. Does it mean that I believe that our country does everything correctly? Does it mean that I will support my government in everything that is done?
The answer to these questions is NO!!!
When I say I am an American, I mean I believe that I can decide what is best for my family. It means that I do not need the government to tell me what I should or should not do. It means that I will not let others be blinded by what is happening. It means that I can do what I believe is right and best for me and my family. And there is not a thing that the government can do to keep me from doing what I believe is right.

I will be free from government, and free from those that wish to control my life.  Because I am an American!

Welcome! 06/29/2009

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Welcome to A Rising Dawn!

We believe in the freedom of the press and the power of the people.  Here we are dedicated to the American ideals laid out in the US Constitution.  In this blog, we shall share information about events around the world, bills being reviewed and passed by the United States government, as well as other related information.  Opinions expressed in this blog are just that – opinions.  Feel free to express your own!*

*Vulgar and offensive language is not permitted.  Please be civil when expressing your opinions.