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Muth’s Truths: January 26, 2017

Get this:  Yesterday President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order beginning the process of building The Wall and defunding sanctuary cities.

A candidate keeping his campaign promises.  What a novel idea.

His political opponents – and by that I mean primarily CNN – love to try to corner conservatives who support enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws by claiming enforcement will break up families.  And conservatives usually fall for it and stammer all over themselves trying to respond to this purely emotional, not legal argument.

The correct response should be: WRONG!

If someone has entered the United States illegally with their family, is caught, and then deported back to their home country, there is absolutely NO REASON whatsoever why they can’t take their family with them.  There is NO REASON to break up the family.  If a parent who entered the U.S. illegally CHOOSES to leave their family behind, that’s THEIR decision.

And yes, it’s true that some children of illegal aliens are born on U.S. soil while the illegal aliens are in the country and, therefore, are U.S. citizens. As such, they are not subject to deportation and can remain here.

But they are still CHILDREN.  As such, their PARENTS are responsible for them.  And if the parents are deported because they broke our immigration laws, it’s they who have to decide whether or not to leave their American children behind.  Actions have consequences.

I’m not saying it’s not a crummy situation many so-called DREAMERs face.

But the bottom line is that all these bad things that could happen to them are the result of decisions their parents made.  Those parents need to take responsibility for putting their kids in this situation.  They did it.  Getting mad at President Trump is misdirected.

If you want open borders, fine.  Change the law.  Until then, follow it.

Cheers.

Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Professor of Psephology (homeschooled)
Nevada’s #1 Irritator of Liberals and RINOs

P.S.  Have you noticed that when Donald Trump raises the issue of possible voting fraud, political opponents – and by that I mean primarily CNN – respond that there’s no “proof” or “evidence” to back up the claim?

But just because there’s no “proof” doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.  In fact, isn’t it ironic that critics demand proof from Trump that there’s voter fraud yet refuse to require proof of eligibility to vote via photo ID?  How can there be “proof” of voter fraud if people can vote without proving they are who they say they are?  Duh.

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Lottery is the Perfect “Thank You” for Paid Parking on the Strip

A recent column by gaming reporter Rich Velotta pointed out that in the next couple of months some 83% of Strip resorts and casinos will be hitting both tourists and locals with paid parking thanks to a decision last year by the corporate bean-counters at MGM Grand.

Indeed, despite misleading propaganda claiming MGM’s new T-Mobile arena was built with “private” money, the reality is it’s being subsidized by millions of dollars from what amounts to a new mandatory “room tax” on your car. Thanks, guys!

For decades now, Nevada voters have gone out of their way to protect the Strip mega-resorts from higher taxes and regulations.  Remember when smoking was banned in every commercial business… except casinos?

And Big Gaming has successfully defended itself from tax hikes over the years despite the fact that Nevada casinos pay the lowest gaming tax in the galaxy.  At the same time, the industry has worked relentlessly to sock it to everybody else in the state.

In 2015, Big Gaming used its Big Clout and its Big Donations to pressure the Nevada Legislature to pass the Biggest Tax Hike in state history.  Now every business in the state – even those not subject to the new Commerce Tax – is required to report to the new “Nevada IRS” that was created to administer it.  Thanks, guys!

That same monster tax hike doubled the state’s mandatory business license fee for small businesses, jacked up your vehicle registration fees and boosted the sales tax on just about everything you buy except groceries.  Thanks, guys!

Indeed, Big Gaming has gone out of its way to screw everybody but Big Gaming.  What has historically been a benevolent, mutually-beneficial relationship between the industry and the voters has soured to Bolshevik proportions.

Which brings me to the lottery…

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“A nation without borders is not a nation.  Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.” –President Donald Trump on Wednesday in signing executive orders designed to beef up immigration enforcement