Monday, June 25, 2012

The New-- Fall of the Roman Empire.

Tom's Journal.

I just wanted to share this good news with muy fellow patriots who still support our U.S. Constitution and fair laws. 

Many folks know that I was a "history buff" since my folks transferred us to a Milwaukee [St. Francis] strict Catholic school on Kinnickenic St., called Sacred Heart, for a few years before they bought the farm in Racine Co.  Once I learned to read well, I was a sponge, soaking up all kinds of books, to where my mother called me a book worm, etc., and made fun of me.  I wasn't trying to show off -- I just loved reading and learning -- with a VIVID imagination!  So, after I read the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire,[and there will soon be ANOTHER 'Roman Empire' thru which the Anti-Christ is said to rise soon-- Beware-- ten in book of Revelation, etc]  -- years later, I drew a parallel  to our own country and noticed the many similarities-- kind of spooky!  It's a well know equation of being in bondage, rising to a pinnacle of wealth, prosperity, then drugs and alcohol, depravity-- leading to down fall.  We also know that the average life span of all cultures/ nations, is about 200 years! So... go figure, friends, we are running out of time, and also in God's 'dirt list'.  Thank the Liberals, goofy, socialist, Dems, especially, and the 'destroyer in the WH' for running us off a cliff !!  We can also thank ourselves for sitting on our hands and not doing the research, and vetting the candidate, who came from no where, with no history or college records !!!  Hello!  Hey,  I made huge mistakes too in the past, and voted for the wrong man, so I bear culpability for ur situation too, shame on me.

But God, the FATHER, forgives in a huge way, IF we repent of our evil ways and TRY to fly straight, with the Bible as our guide, thanks to Salvation from Christ on the Cross.  Friends,  I didn't learn all these things in one day -- but studied many years-and also helped by many books, smart men, etc.along with the power of the Holy Spirit, so...YOU CAN DO IT TOO!  You don't want to miss that last plane, or helicopter, out of here.. do you?  I want a 'sure thing' -- not a 'skin of your teeth' chance type of landing, please.  My heart is too old for all this excitment... Ha! 

The good pastor and his lovely wife stopped over by our home this morning to get to know us better, as we are newly married, etc., and we compared back grounds, likes and dislikes.  Great fellowship!  I gave him a small present, a "tool" only in friendship, one brother to another, freely, with no expectable of favor in the future.   I told him that God has blessed me, and I wanted to just share something valuable in my eyes with him.  Doing stuff like that makes me feel good inside.  We expressed interest in becoming members of that church U.P. here. He said he comes from the South and doesn't care of the cold weather up in the Great Northern tundra... lol.   Actually, I enjoy the beautiful Summers up here very much.  But this Winter-- if it comes for us-- I will make sure that I have some nice, very WARM clothes !!  Woo Woo!  I am shopping for that stuff already.
   And now I will lay in the sun for a while and read a new book about obama... and hope I don't get sick right after I visited the Chinese restaurant.  Terri had to go to work today.  I bought her some milk. 

Warm Regards,

Supreme Court Splits on Arizona Immigration Law

Monday, 25 Jun 2012 10:22 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants on Monday, rejecting the Obama administration's stance that only the U.S. government should enforce immigration laws in the United States.

The nation's highest court, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy, unanimously upheld the state law's most controversial aspect, requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop.

But in a split decision, the justices also ruled that the three other challenged provisions went too far in intruding on federal law, including one that makes it a crime for illegal immigrants to work and another that requires them to carry their documents.

"Arizona may have understandable frustrations with the problems caused by illegal immigration ... but the state may not pursue policies that undermine federal law," Justice Kennedy wrote in a 25-page opinion.

Kennedy said the mandatory nature of police checks did not interfere with the federal immigration scheme, and found unpersuasive the Obama administration's argument that this portion of the law must be preempted at this stage.

He said it was improper to block that provision before state courts had an opportunity to review it, and without some showing that its enforcement conflicted with federal immigration law. Kennedy also left open the possibility for future constitutional or other challenges to the law once it goes into effect.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer hailed the decision as a victory for supporters of tough immigration enforcement.

“Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10th Amendment and all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens," Brewer said in written statement. "After more than two years of legal challenges, the heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented in accordance with the U.S. Constitution." SB 1070 is the official name of the Arizona law.

“While we are grateful for this legal victory, today is an opportunity to reflect on our journey and focus upon the true task ahead: the implementation and enforcement of this law in an even-handed manner that lives up to our highest ideals as American citizens. I know the State of Arizona and its law enforcement officers are up to the task. The case for SB 1070 has always been about our support for the rule of law. That means every law, including those against both illegal immigration and racial profiling. Law enforcement will be held accountable should this statute be misused in a fashion that violates an individual’s civil rights."

U.S. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, both of Arizona, also applauded the ruling.

“While we still want to fully review the Supreme Court’s decision, today’s ruling appears to validate a key component of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070," read a statement released by the two senators. "The Arizona law was born out of the state’s frustration with the burdens that illegal immigration and continued drug smuggling impose on its schools, hospitals, criminal justice system and fragile desert environment, and an administration that chooses to set enforcement policies based on a political agenda, not the laws as written by Congress. We will continue our efforts on behalf of the citizens of Arizona to secure our southern border. We believe Arizonans are better served when state and federal officials work as partners to protect our citizens rather than as litigants in a courtroom.”

The decision in part was an election-year setback for President Barack Obama. It went to the heart of a fierce national debate between Democrats and Republicans over the 11.5 million illegal immigrants the U.S. government estimates to be in the country.

Obama has vowed to push for comprehensive immigration legislation if re-elected on November 6. Opinion polls show Hispanics, now equal to 16 percent of all Americans, overwhelmingly support Obama.

Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney opposed the administration's challenge to the law.

Arizona, on the southwest border with Mexico, two years ago became the first of half a dozen U.S. states to adopt laws to drive illegal immigrants out. The high court's ruling cleared the way for other states to adopt similar laws.

About 360,000 of the country's illegal immigrants, or 3 percent, reside in Arizona. Most of the state's nearly 2 million Latinos are in the United States legally.

Obama this month announced an important change in federal immigration policy ahead of the election contest Romney, who has taken a tough stance against illegal immigration.

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who were brought into the United States as children could be able to avoid deportation and get work permits under the policy change announced by Obama. Most illegal immigrants in the United States are Hispanics.
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