Encore of Revival: America, September 4, 2017

Sheriff Joe Arpio was pardoned, as predicted. His case could set precedent to defend future situations in years to come, notoriety only granted because he was prosecuted in the first place.

Trump will end the work permit program for “Dreamers”, children who entered the US illegally with parents who entered the US illegally. Trump has not officially announced, but notified Ryan’s office and the press on Sunday, though Trump’s official announcement will come on Tuesday. Obama’s program being shut down will continue for six months. If Trump were a heartless tyrant, there would not be such advanced notice.

Those at-their-entry-illegal children now understand America’s culture and will retain the skills necessary to more likely re-enter America with better opportunities than Obama’s quick-fix policy ever offered them. Their road ahead will be rough, but without hatred from even Trump’s gentle yet firm hand. The rewards awaiting them at the end of that road will be all the more gratifying and those who supported Trump will applaud the Dreamers when they reach that goal. The road of the American spirit was never easy, it included pressing through the hard times that come with multicultural and international life.

Territories, provinces, cities, counties, continents, and countries need borders as much as homes need walls, bedrooms need doors, and private property needs marking. Suspending enforcement of those rules hurts everyone. Obama could have worked with Congress to make laws for Dreamers, but Obama chose not to help the Dreamers in the long run. Republicans in Congress have had more than half a year to present their Republican president with a bill to help the Dreamers, but they haven’t. Congress still has six months to help the Dreamers.

But, Obama and Republican Congress have done nothing. They delegated action to Trump, who only has the power to enforce or not enforce. By himself, the president, whether Trump or Obama, can’t dictate the perfect law for “Dreamers”. Trump won’t give false hopes because setting up people for disappointment is heartless. It was Obama who had less of a heart by cultivating false hopes in the first place, but not taking action to secure those hopes in the future. Still, there still is time, if Congress actually wants to do its job rather than just talk all the time.

Houston saw a great flood. Evacuating would likely have caused more problems and saved fewer lives. Individuals are responding from around the country. The good guys and bad guys had a chance to show their true colors. In the end, uncompassionate “Churchianity” that wouldn’t open the doors of “Church Ma Hal” lost, along with the mainstream news casters who debated the first lady’s shoes and interviewed victims in shelters rather than helping them. As much as Hurricane Harvey pounded Houston, it utterly destroyed shallow institutions in America and only strengthened America’s spirit.

Economics & Culture

Google Issues Ultimatum to Conservative Website: Remove ‘Hateful’ Article or Lose Ad Revenue | PJ Media

Bots flood government agency seeking comment from human beings | The Olympian

In tit for tat, US tells Russia to close post in San Fran | AP

Smoke seen pouring from Russian consulate in San Francisco | AP

Speak No Evil: Witchcraft’s popularity on the rise in Hudson Valley | Westchester News 12

BLS: Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food and Clothing Combined | CNS News

US revised second-quarter GDP up 3.0% vs 2.7% rise expected | CNBC

Payrolls increase 156,000 in August as job creation cools | CNBC

Federal Gov’t Jobs Down 11,000 in 2017; State Gov’t Jobs Down 2,000; Local Gov’t Jobs Up 12,000 | CNS News

94,785,000 Not in Labor Force; At 62.9%, Labor Force Participation Stuck Near 38-Year Low | CNS News
…Dec 2016: 95,102,000; Record: 62.4% Sept 2015


White House: Trump’s DACA decision coming Tuesday | The Hill

Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay | Politico

Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas’ ‘sanctuary cities’ law | WA Times

Pardoning Sheriff Arpaio | WA Times

200,000 deportation cases quietly ‘closed’ under Obama | Examiner

30 Mexican and Chinese nationals found in a tunnel under the Otay Mesa border crossing | LA Times

Legal Status for ‘Dreamers’ Sought in House GOP Bill | Bloomberg

Border wall prototype contractors selected | San Diego Union-Tribune


Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston | AP

Joel Osteen shuts megachurch amid flooding crisis | NY Post

Houston Curfew Follows Many in Big Cities Facing Disaster or Unrest | NY Times

Mother At Houston Shelter Goes Off On CNN Reporter! | CNN via The Daily Inquisitor

Where is God in the terrible tragedy in Houston? | Fox News
…individuals helping

Donald Trump finally gets something right | Metro
…FLOTUS’ shoes