The Dec Page
Sharing a 1,200-mile border with Mexico, Texas has always been and will always be at the forefront of the immigration debate. Two more reasons why Texas can be in the middle of the latest efforts at immigration reform: Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee ranking member John Cornyn and newly elected senator and Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz.
It was on this day in 1836 that the siege of the Alamo came to an end. A group of just 189 Texians had held off 1,500 Mexican troops for 11 days. The defenders of the Alamo ranged from 15 to 56 in age, came from 22 different states and six foreign countries, and included several Tejanos of Spanish or indigenous descent.
Our current Immigration laws have not worked! Just like Obamacare and Roe v Wade, they need to be abolished! At one time slavery was the rule of law in this country. Thank God that law was abolished!
Protecting American citizens against foreign invaders including terrorists is imperative! Continued effort to improve border security on all fronts is a necessity. However, it is not an excuse to delay the following:
As the song goes, they "paved paradise and put in a parking lot . . . mmm, bop, bop." In England, it seems they pave over Medieval churches where the bones of deposed English Kings are interred. News from London today is that the bones of King Richard III (one of the bad ones) have been dug up beneath a car park near Leicester Cathedral.
To say I am a novice surfer would insult "novices" at all sports around the world. I never surfed in my youth but spent a few days surfing in Hawaii and came to appreciate the sport. The feeling of "riding" a wave into shore is like nothing else. I water ski quite a bit, but does not compare to the free push that a natural wave provides.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to provide all new hires and current employees with a written notice about ACA's health insurance exchanges (Exchanges), effective March 1, 2013. On Jan. 24, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that employers will not be held to the March 1, 2013 deadline.
The Affordable Care Act (aka "PPACA" aka "Obamacare) is a massive piece of legislation. The law of unintended consequences preceeds it and guarantees that there will be unforseen goods and bads (mostly bads in my opinion) coming from this legislation for years to come.
In the interest of inaugural amity, here is a potential good.