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America Wants Legal Immigrants

America Wants Legal Immigrants

I am the proud son of immigrants from Bangladesh. I was raised in New York City, which has benefited enormously from the energy and ambition of the millions of people born abroad who’ve chosen to make it their home. But I also believe that America’s immigration system needs to work for America, and right now, that is simply not the case. We need a new immigration system. So what should it be? We’re often presented with two stark choices: Severe…

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Who Are the Most Powerful People in America?

Who Are the Most Powerful People in America?

If someone suggested to you that Americans should reject representative government and return to the rule of kings, you would laugh. “This is America,” you would say. “In our revolution, we got rid of monarchy.” And, of course, you’d be right – but only to a point. Monarchy is making a comeback – though not in the way you think. Let me explain. A king is one person. Get rid of him and you might get your freedom back. But…

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The American Trinity: The Three Values that Make America Great

The American Trinity: The Three Values that Make America Great

Race and ethnicity have defined every nation on earth. Except one: the United States of America. It is defined by values. So, to understand America, you have to understand American values. They are: 1. “E Pluribus Unum” 2. “Liberty” 3. “In God We Trust.” I call this “The American Trinity.” I made up the name, but I didn’t make up the values. They are on every American coin. The first, E Pluribus Unum, is Latin, meaning, “Out of many, one.”…

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Pakistan: Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?

Pakistan: Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?

Can you name this country? It is the fifth largest democracy in the world. It has nuclear weapons. And it’s home to millions of religious extremists. It is both a leading fighter against and a major supporter of terrorism. The answer, of course… is Pakistan. Its unique makeup poses a question that should preoccupy everyone: Can two diametrically opposed forms of society — a free one and one based on religious Sharia Islamic law — exist in one nation? A…

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Discipline = Freedom

Discipline = Freedom

There are no shortcuts. There are no hacks. If you want to take the easy road, I promise you: it’s longer and more painful than the hard road. I know. I’ve lived it. I’ve ventured down the easy road at times in my life and it never led to anywhere good. The positive things in my life always came when I faced the biggest challenges. I joined the Navy. I took the hard road in the Navy and made it…

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If You Hate Israel, You’re No Friend of the Jews

If You Hate Israel, You’re No Friend of the Jews

Imagine a group of people who work to destroy Italy because, they claim, Italy’s origins are illegitimate. Imagine further that these people maintain that of all the countries in the world, only Italy doesn’t deserve to exist. And then imagine that these people vigorously deny that they are anti-Italian. Would you believe them? Now substitute “Israel” for “Italy,” and you’ll understand the dishonesty and absurdity of the argument that one can be anti-Zionist—that is, against the existence of a Jewish…

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Why Can’t America Fill a Pothole?

Why Can’t America Fill a Pothole?

From left-wing Democrat to right-wing Republican, everyone loves infrastructure. We all want safe bridges, smooth roads, and world-class airports. So why can’t we have them? Why are America’s bridges falling down, our roads riddled with potholes, and many of our major airports dilapidated? Why can’t the United States build or repair infrastructure like European and Asian countries do? The answer is not complex. America doesn’t have better infrastructure because of two groups: environmental activists and labor unions. What has happened…

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Israel’s Legal Founding

Israel’s Legal Founding

Of all the countries that have come into existence in the last century, no country’s birth certificate is more legitimate than that of Israel. One reason is that many of the men who founded the country — Theodore Herzl, Ze’ev Jabotinosky, David Ben Gurion, Menecham Begin, and Yitchak Shamir — were either lawyers or had legal training. They were obsessed with “making it legal.” Unlike almost every other country, lawyers, not generals, were the midwives of Israel’s birth — or…

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Why Isn’t There a Palestinian State?

Why Isn’t There a Palestinian State?

If Israel just allowed the Palestinians to have a state of their own, there would be peace in the Middle East, right? That’s what you hear from UN ambassadors, European diplomats and most college professors. But what if I told you that Israel has already offered the Palestinians a state of their own – and not just once, but on five separate occasions? Don’t believe me? Let’s review the record. After the breakup of the Ottoman Empire following World War…

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Who Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Who Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

If the Nobel Peace Prize was given out to people who truly made the world a more peaceful place, one group would win every year: the United States military—the US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines. Now, you may be thinking, how can you award a peace prize to a group whose purpose is to fight wars? Fair question. I’ll tell you how: because the reason we are free, the reason anyone on earth today is free, is ultimately thanks…

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