Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Religious Liberty

If we are just one justice away from loosing religious liberty in the public space, then we have to figure out how to eliminate that risk. Carson said a President has no duty to enforce or carry out Court legislation. The Supreme Court has legislated on abortion, and they have legislated on the definition of marriage for State licensing. Neither of these issues are found within the context of the Constitution, yet the court ruled.

We need leaders willing to challenge the courts, and to remind them they are only one branch of the three. If the Supreme Court takes it upon themselves to decide what is or isn't Constitutional based on tortured logic and invented rights not literally found in the document, and their authority to do so must be challenged by the President and Congress. Once any kind of contract is signed, you can't add inferences or demand rights that were never explicitly cited. The Court can't, and shouldn't be permitted to do this either.

If the Court is the final arbiter (which I don't believe), then lets do away with Congress and let the unelected judges decide what the law should be? Due to activism, the Courts have become political bodies, and should be treated as such.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Myth of Free Trade

Free trade doesn't exist as its a one sided deal. Products come in from other countries tariff free, American exports are either taxed or the importing nation's currency is manipulated to reduce the affordability of our products.

What is being missed, is that you cannot manage this problem without the threat of imposing a tariff to correct errant behavior of trading partners. Critics say this will start a trade war, but looking at trade deficits, we seem to already be the casualty of a trade war.
This is how it works. Raw materials and equipment flow across to Mexico tax free to build or supply factories in Mexico. In return, finished products manufactured in Mexico flow back to the US tax free. Raw materials have less value than finished goods, and the reason our trade deficit continues to grow. Meanwhile, Mexico exports its criminal class and poverty to the United States. The Mexican Government actually provides assistance their nationals to penetrate our border, and has consular offices in the US to help them access the US welfare state. In return, Mexican nationals send billions of dollars in remittances back to Mexico (money orders). So Mexico are actually making a profit on the poverty of their own nationals. What a great deal.......for Mexico.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Strawman of "Mass Deportation"

The "mass deportation" rubric is really a GOP establishment strawman to continue the status quo. The strawman creates the false imagery of a police state to discredit proponents of enforcing our immigration laws. What Trump's plan includes is enforcing immigration law and prioritizing criminals that are currently being released back into US communities. If employers are required to use e-verify before hiring individuals, it will turn off the job magnet and force illegals who either flew here, drove here, sailed here, or walked here to leave on their own. With no access to work or benefits, they have no incentive to stay. I'm so sick of the "mass deportation" strawman being used to discredit enforcement of US laws. There are priorities, strategies, and tactics to turn off the spigot of illegal include building the wall and stopping visa overstays.

If other GOP candidates have published a better plan, other than "its all about love", I'm willing to consider it. I listened to Kasich yesterday on Syrian immigrants, and he went on another moralistic rant and said we need to help bring this dangerous lot of refugees into the US or we should tear down the Statue of Liberty. Really? Kasich had no idea how we would screen dangerous ISIS plants in this group, but said it was our duty anyway. That is easy for an elite politician to say, who has taxpayer provided security and lives behind a security fence or in a gated community.

Friday, September 4, 2015

US Education

The educational model is broken in the USA. Half of US STEM graduates even find work in these fields. Industry claims they need H1B visas to file positions, so something is wrong here. Either US universities are not meeting the mark with educational standards, or we have a nasty mix of corruption between Government and Industry to force US wages down. Yes, college is useful, or was useful, but too many are finding $100K plus in college loan debt is not worthy of 50K per year jobs they are offered.

The 'rounding' of US engineering graduates with expensive communist ideology and propaganda apparently makes them generally too expensive to hire. Foreign technical school graduates are in much higher demand for US industry. That educational model uses a lower cost vocational approach...minus the "rounding" courses required in US university curriculum. Educational costs continue to rise far above inflation levels, while wages continue to fall due to influx of foreign technical graduates with more competitive educations.

I am a retired project manager for a major defense industry. My observation with all this is the failure of industry to accurately define what is required for jobs currently being performed. Generally managers with engineering backgrounds over qualify job descriptions. As a result, they end up with high turnover of bored engineers. They predictably then claim they can't find qualified Americans to fill those positions. It's a ridiculous assertion. The failure is really not understanding the qualifications and training needed for the jobs they need done. They want foreign engineers, and trap them to those jobs with H1B visas