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Sunday, April 17, 2011

'Why Open Borders Make Sense' a lecture by Jacob Hornberger on his April 16th UStream TV Show

Many people ask me where I stand on Immigration. Well, I just listened to Jacob's show from earlier today, and I agree with him 100% and then some. I only wish the recording hadn't gone staticie at about 15 minutes, and still, I listened to the end. I hope you like it.

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"The only solution that will work."
"Federal interventionism" "Welfare Statism" "Out of control federal spending" "Classic Federal Socialism" and Federal Interventionism are controlling Immigration and the free movement of people. Is it any wonder it's not working?

A favorite quote of Jacob's in this presentation is about Immigrant's values and immigrants not adopting our values, he asks and states what are our values? Our values are of liberty!
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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database


Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.

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