A Short Hike Through Mexico

I use Google Maps on my iPhone a lot when I travel. It lets me figure out how far I have to go, and how long it’s going to take me to get there. Not only that, but it can estimate travel times and distances for a variety of modes of transport—car, public transport, taxi,…

Turning Down The Nuclear Heat

Those of us condemned to remember history are familiar with the name of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North. He was involved in the Iran/Contra affair. In that infamous goat-rope, President Reagan’s merry men secretly sold arms to Iran, which was under an arms embargo at the time. Then they used the profits that they made selling…

8 U.S. Code 1373

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the White House Press Briefing a week or so ago. His subject was sanctuary cities. As I’ve written before, I think that sanctuary cities are discriminating against the American felon. Foreign criminals get special treatment that the sanctuary cities deny to American criminals. How can that possibly be legal?…

I Yam What I Yam

Popeye the Sailor Man was a popular cartoon when I was a kid. He was one of my heroes, because he had no pretense. His motives were transparent. He was just a simple sailor, and I dreamed of sailing the seas. He had a funny accent, he said “yam” for “am”. His song was simple:…

On Breaking Up Families

There are lots of ways to discuss what happens when someone is arrested. You can focus on the actual story … or you can focus on the human tragedy. Sadly, CNN always goes for the wrong story … here is their opener. A 13-year-old girl wailed as immigration agents took her handcuffed father away in a black car.…

Always More To Learn About The Law

I heard the other day that it is not a criminal offense to be an illegal alien, it is a civil offense. Being an ever-curious fellow, I looked it up. To my surprise, the answer is … both. From Findlaw: Improper Entry Is a Crime To be clear, the most common crime associated with illegal…

Work Americans Won’t Do

I keep hearing that the reason that we need workers from Mexico and Central America to pick our crops is because working in the fields is “work that Americans won’t do”. I say that that sentence is chopped off in midstream. How do I know that’s only half a sentence? Because that was the first work I ever did. I worked summers all through…