Americans Take to the Streets Over Alien Invasion

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Across U.S., citizens protest insane immigration policy adopted by Obama, Holder.

 By John Friend —

RAMONA, Calif.—During the past week, the crisis along the United States-Mexico border and the invasion of America by illegal aliens has not generated as many headlines as it has in previous weeks. That fact, however, does not mean the situation along the southern border of the U.S. has stabilized or that Americans are uninterested in the latest developments regarding these issues.

In late July, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) ordered as many as 1,000 troops from the National Guard to be deployed along the Texas-Mexico border to deal with the border crisis.

Speaking at a press briefing in Austin recently, Perry stated: “There can be no national security without border security, and Texans have paid too high a price for the federal government’s failure to secure our border.”

Perry’s move appears to be largely symbolic and likely designed to generate support for his future political ambitions. National Guard troops do not have the authority to make arrests and will only be playing a supportive role in an effort to deter Mexican drug cartels, human traffickers and other criminal activity, while referring suspected illegal immigrants to federal Border Patrol authorities.

“Our role is to look for the criminal element,” Lt. Col. Joanne MacGregor, a spokeswoman for the Texas National Guard, recently explained. “We are going to have a very thoughtful, thorough training plan so that everyone knows” what the National Guard’s limitations are.

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Meanwhile, anti-illegal immigration protests are erupting across the nation. On July 26, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Boston, expressing their disgust and outrage at the federal government’s response to the illegal alien invasion of America. Popular Boston-area radio host Jeff Kuhner, who hosts “The Kuhner Report” on WRKO, organized the rally, which he estimated drew close to 10,000 people, if not more.

“I’ve never seen any kind of backlash like this before on any issue ever,” Kuhner explained to Boston.com. “People in this state are livid. They feel betrayed by the political elite.”

Kuhner and other protesters were particularly upset about the allegation that children are illegally entering the U.S., often after making a dangerous trek through their country of origin and Mexico to reach America with the expectation of receiving amnesty and other political, social and economic benefits. “These are not children,” said Kuhner. “When you say child, the implication is 4, 5, 6 [years old]. They’re teenagers—many of them are gangbangers. . . . If you’re 15, you’re not a child. A child is 12 and under.”

Echoing Kuhner’s concerns, economist Michael Snyder, who maintains the popular “The Economic Collapse” website, recently warned his readers that “Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in our major cities” by refusing to protect the American border.

“In many communities, gang activity is already wildly out of control, and some day our cities will burn because of the foolishness of the federal government,” Snyder stated.

Southern California continues to be a flashpoint for illegal immigration protests and other activism against the federal government and the Obama administration.

In Ramona, a small city in rural northeast San Diego County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona recently spoke to the Ramona TEA’d organization, which drew 400 people and roughly 20-25 counter protesters. The venue was filled to capacity, and numerous individuals were turned away at the door.

Arpaio addressed the illegal invasion of America, sponsored and facilitated by the federal government, along with the ongoing crime spree against the American people emanating from Washington.

William Gheen, the president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), and James Neighbors of Overpasses for America, announced plans for nationwide anti-illegal immigration protests in the weeks ahead, largely in response to Texas Representative Luis Gutierrez’s (D) outrageous comments that Hispanics should receive amnesty and American citizenship in order to punish Americans who are against illegal immigration and the transformation of the United States into a Third World country.

“Representatives from among the more than 50 organizations that recently conducted protests against illegal immigration in more than 300 locations nationwide have announced a new large wave of protests to take place October 24-25, in response to Gutierrez’s comments about using amnesty for illegals to punish Americans who oppose illegal immigration,” reads a July 22 ALIPAC press release.

Other protests are scheduled in the weeks leading up to October 24-25 and are designed to target congressional Republicans, who support amnesty.

“It is time for Americans to unify against immigration reform amnesty and to punish outlandish and corrupt politicians like Luis Gutierrez in the 2014 elections,” said Gheen.

Neighbors added: “Representative Gutierrez should resign or face censure by the Congress for his comments that are inappropriate for any elected official or government employee paid by our taxes!”

Democratic leaders in Washington, D.C. and leading leftist pundits, activists and organizations in America are demanding Congress approve the $3.7 billion President Barack Obama has requested to deal with the crisis and coddle the illegal aliens invading America.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) went so far as to compare the thousands of young people illegally entering the U.S. with “baby Jesus” on the popular MSNBC program “Morning Joe,” adding that Jesus “was a refugee from violence,” and that the U.S. has a humanitarian obligation to care for the illegal invaders.

In a similarly brazen move, the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego County is even threatening to sue the city of Escondido in north San Diego County for rejecting an illegal immigration shelter to be used to house and care for illegal aliens shipped from the U.S.-Mexico border to southern California.

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John Friend is a California-based writer who maintains a blog.

One Response to Americans Take to the Streets Over Alien Invasion

  1. Blaine says:

    Names and sources
    Names

    The battle was fought in the territory of the monastic state of the Teutonic Order, on the plains between three
    villages: Grünfelde (Grunwald) to the west, Tannenberg (Stębark) to the northeast,
    and Ludwigsdorf (Łodwigowo, Ludwikowice) to the south.
    Władysław II Jagiełło referred to the site in Latin as in loco conflictus nostri,
    quem cum Cruciferis de Prusia habuimus, dicto Grunenvelt.[9] Later Polish chroniclers interpreted the word Grunenvelt as Grünwald, meaning “green forest” in German. The Lithuanians followed suit
    and translated the name as Žalgiris.[12] The Germans named the battle after Tannenberg (“fir hill” or “pine hill” in German).[13]
    Thus there are three commonly used names for the battle: German: Schlacht
    bei Tannenberg, Polish: Bitwa pod Grunwaldem, Lithuanian:
    Žalgirio mūšis. Its names in the languages of other involved peoples include Belarusian: Бітва пад Грунвальдам, Ukrainian: Грюнвальдська
    битва, Russian: Грюнвальдская битва, Czech: Bitva
    u Grunvaldu, Romanian: Bătălia de la Grünwald.

    Sources
    The most important source about the Battle of Grunwald is
    Cronica conflictus Wladislai Regis Poloniae cum cruciferis anno Christi
    The most important source about the Battle of Grunwald is Cronica conflictus
    Wladislai Regis Poloniae cum cruciferis anno Christi

    There are few contemporary, reliable sources about the battle, and most were produced by Poles.

    The most important and trustworthy source is Cronica conflictus Wladislai regis Poloniae cum Cruciferis anno Christi 1410, which was written within a year of the battle by an eyewitness.[14] Its authorship is uncertain,
    but several candidates have been proposed: Polish
    deputy chancellor Mikołaj Trąba and Władysław II Jagiełło’s secretary Zbigniew Oleśnicki.[15] While the original Cronica conflictus did not survive, a
    short summary from the 16th century has been preserved. Another important source is Historiae Polonicae by Polish historian Jan Długosz (1415–1480).[15] It is a comprehensive and
    detailed account written several decades after the battle.
    The reliability of this source suffers not only from the long
    gap between the events and the chronicle, but also Długosz’s biases against the Lithuanians.[16] Banderia Prutenorum is a mid-15th-century manuscript with images and Latin descriptions of
    the Teutonic battle flags captured during the battle
    and displayed in Wawel Cathedral. Other Polish
    sources include two letters written by Władysław II Jagiełło to his wife Anne of Cilli and Bishop of Poznań Wojciech Jastrzębiec and letters sent by Jastrzębiec to Poles in the Holy See.[16]
    German sources include a concise account in the chronicle of Johann von Posilge.

    A recently discovered anonymous letter, written between 1411 and
    1413, provided important details on Lithuanian maneuvers.[17][18]
    Historical background
    Lithuanian Crusade and Polish–Lithuanian union

    Main article: Northern Crusades

    In 1230, the Teutonic Knights, a crusading military order, moved to Chełmno Land and launched the Prussian Crusade against the pagan Prussian clans.
    With support from the pope and Holy Roman Emperor, the Teutons conquered and converted the Prussians by the
    1280s and shifted their attention to the pagan Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
    For about a hundred years, the Knights raided Lithuanian lands, particularly Samogitia, as it separated the Knights in Prussia from their branch in Livonia.
    While the border regions became an uninhabited wilderness, the Knights gained
    very little territory. The Lithuanians first gave up
    Samogitia during the Lithuanian Civil War (1381–1384)
    in the Treaty of Dubysa. The territory was used as a bargaining chip to ensure Teutonic support for one
    of the sides in the internal power struggle.
    Territory of the State of the Teutonic Order between 1260 and 1410;
    the locations and dates of major battles, including the Battle of Grunwald,
    are indicated by crossed red swords
    Territory of the State of the Teutonic Order between 1260 and 1410; the locations and dates of major battles, including
    the Battle of Grunwald, are indicated by crossed red swords

    In 1385, Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania agreed to
    marry Queen Jadwiga of Poland in the Union of Kreva.
    Jogaila converted to Christianity and was crowned
    as the King of Poland (Władysław II Jagiełło), thus creating a personal union between the
    Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
    The official Lithuanian conversion to Christianity removed the religious rationale for the order’s activities in the area.[19] Its grand master, Conrad Zöllner von Rothenstein, supported by the Hungarian king, Sigismund
    of Luxemburg, responded by publicly contesting the sincerity of
    Jogaila’s conversion, bringing the charge to a papal court.[19] The territorial disputes continued
    over Samogitia, which had been in Teutonic hands since the Peace of
    Raciąż of 1404. Poland also had territorial claims against the Knights in Dobrzyń Land and Danzig (Gdańsk), but the
    two states had been largely at peace since the Treaty of Kalisz (1343).[20] The conflict was also motivated by trade considerations:
    The knights controlled the lower reaches of the three largest rivers (the Neman, Vistula and Daugava)
    in Poland and Lithuania.[21]
    War, truce and preparations

    In May 1409, an uprising in Teutonic-held Samogitia started.
    Lithuania supported the uprising and the knights threatened to invade.
    Poland announced its support for the Lithuanian cause and threatened to invade Prussia in return. As Prussian troops evacuated Samogitia,
    Teutonic Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen declared war on the Kingdom of
    Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania on 6 August 1409.[22] The Knights hoped to defeat Poland and Lithuania separately, and began by invading Greater Poland and Kuyavia, catching the Poles by surprise.[23]
    The Knights burned the castle at Dobrin (Dobrzyń nad Wisłą), captured
    Bobrowniki after a fourteen-day siege, conquered Bydgoszcz (Bromberg) and sacked several towns.[24] The Poles organized counterattacks and
    recaptured Bydgoszcz.[25] The Samogitians attacked Memel (Klaipėda).[23] However,
    neither side was ready for a full-scale war.
    Lithuanians fighting with Teutonic Knights (bas-relief).

    Lithuanians fighting with Teutonic Knights (bas-relief).

    Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, agreed to mediate the dispute.
    A truce was signed on 8 October 1409, and was set
    to expire on 24 June 1410.[26] Both sides used this time to prepare for war, gathering troops and engaging in diplomatic
    maneuvering. Both sides sent letters and envoys accusing each other of
    various wrongdoings and threats to Christendom. Wenceslaus,
    who received a gift of 60,000 florins from the knights, declared that Samogitia rightfully belonged to the knights and only
    Dobrzyń Land should be returned to Poland.[27] The knights also paid 300,000 ducats to Sigismund of Hungary,
    who had ambitions regarding the Principality of Moldavia, for mutual military assistance.[27] Sigismund attempted to break the Polish–Lithuanian alliance by offering Vytautas a king’s crown; Vytautas’s acceptance would have violated the
    terms of the Ostrów Agreement and created Polish-Lithuanian discord.[28] At the same time, Vytautas managed to obtain a
    truce from the Livonian Order.[29]

    By December 1409, Władysław II Jagiełło and Vytautas had agreed on a common strategy:
    Their armies would unite into a single massive force and
    march together towards Marienburg (Malbork), capital of the Teutonic Knights.[30] The Knights, who took
    a defensive position, did not expect a joint attack,
    and were preparing for a dual invasion – by the Poles along the Vistula River towards Danzig (Gdańsk), and by the Lithuanians along the Neman River towards Ragnit (Neman).[3] To counter this perceived threat, Ulrich von Jungingen concentrated his forces in Schwetz (Świecie), a central location from where troops could respond to
    an invasion from any direction rather quickly.[31] Sizable garrisons
    were left in the eastern castles of Ragnit, Rhein (Ryn) near Lötzen (Giżycko),
    and Memel (Klaipėda).[3] To keep their plans secret and mislead the knights, Władysław II Jagiełło and Vytautas organised several
    raids into border territories, thus forcing the knights to keep their troops in place.[30]

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