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Petraeus: USA Needs Immigration Reform, Washington D.C. is A Security Threat to the Country
breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/14 | Raheem Kassam

Posted on 06/18/2014 1:43:41 PM PDT by cotton1706

CITY OF LONDON, United Kingdom – General David Petraeus, the former CIA director and head of the international forces in Afghanistan (ISAF), has today said that the United States is suffering deeply because of partisanship, and said that the country needs immigration reform.

Gen. Petraeus was speaking on the "After America, What?" panel at the Centre for Policy Studies’ Margaret Thatcher Liberty Conference at the Guildhall in the City of London.

"After America comes North America," he said, discussing how Canada, the United States and Mexico are set to be a formidable force together, "notwithstanding Mexico’s rule of law issues".

"Clearly China is gong to continue to grow and develop, he said, but the former CIA chief was optimistic about America’s future.

"The United States does faces challenges, we do have to get immigration reform… our debt-to-GDP ratio… the deadlock in Washington, etcetera etcetera."

Petraeus, who now works for the KKR Global Institute, spent much of his time discussing how America’s Shale Gas revolution was the most positive thing to happen to the country in a long time. But he noted of the challenges that face America:

"Gerrymandering in the House of Representatives… has [made it] less bipartisan because of the policy divide… what has happened because of the redrawing of districts... there has become a tendency for the red districts to be bright red and the blue districts to be bright blue. This is a real problem.

"The primaries are more important and the general elections are a foregone conclusion. That’s a concern because it does make it more difficult to do what Ronald Reagan cold do with Tip O'Neill… reach across the aisle. It was ultimately what led to the closing of government… to the implementing of sequestration."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens
This man has obviously read very little political history and should shut up.

What they call "partisanship" is the push and pull of different factions and powers.

The legislative, executive and judicial powers pitted against each other; the three parts of the legislature, the president, the senate and the house of representatives pitted against each other; within the legislature, the parties pitted against each other; and even within the parties are different factions.

All these "wheels within wheels" as John Adams called them, preserve the liberties of the people.

But Patraeus comes from the dictatorial, top down society of the military. He should stay out of the affairs of the people.

1 posted on 06/18/2014 1:43:41 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Corporate generals are a threat to the country as well.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 1:47:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706
..."notwithstanding Mexico’s rule of law issues"...

We have our own rule of law issues. His name is Barack Hussein Milhouse Obama.

3 posted on 06/18/2014 1:48:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: cripplecreek

Patraeus is the white version of Colin Bowell. 10 to one says if the Hildabeast gets the nomination that the overrated perfumed prince Petraeus will be her running mate.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 1:50:24 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself")
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To: cotton1706

He says we need immigration reform in one breath and that Mexico has rule of law issues in another. Is Mexico’s issue a failure to enforce issue? It is all so confusing.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: cotton1706

Oh, you horny old goat—go shtup a non com...


6 posted on 06/18/2014 1:54:44 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: cotton1706

Great point and I salute you!

Gridlock is part of the system. It is supposed to be hard to pass legislation. Groups are supposed to meet in the middle and if they can’t, nothing should get done because the law is obviously a bad one.

I do think we need immigration reform. We need to make it easier for the people that want to work here and want to become productive citizens. The amount of tape they have to go through is insanity. I have an Australian client that wants to stay here and he loves this country. He is constantly dealing with idiot gov employees, retarded forms, and people that don’t have a clue. We shouldn’t allow any more leechers in. No more people with their hands out. We need and want producers to enter this country as long as it is not at the expense of Americans. We need an America first immigration policy that favors the people and not greed heads in big business.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 1:57:19 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: cotton1706

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgOHOHKBEqE#t=77


8 posted on 06/18/2014 1:57:41 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: cotton1706


Lecherous, lying has-been.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 1:58:53 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: cotton1706
"After America comes North America," he said, discussing how Canada, the United States and Mexico are set to be a formidable force together, "notwithstanding Mexico’s rule of law issues".

With apologies to Canada and a middle finger to Mexico, I'll never be loyal to anything but an independent, sovereign United States that adheres to it's founding principles. Needless to say, that loyalty is somewhat strained these days.

10 posted on 06/18/2014 2:01:50 PM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: cripplecreek

this unredeemed man needs to come clean about Benghazi


11 posted on 06/18/2014 2:01:52 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: 867V309

he used to unleash under his desk ....tsk tsk


12 posted on 06/18/2014 2:03:49 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: cotton1706
"The United States does faces challenges, we do have to get immigration reform… our debt-to-GDP ratio… the deadlock in Washington, etcetera etcetera."

I hope that the retired general clarifies what he himself means when he utters the words "immigration reform."

The first and only priority on the short term is to secure our borders. After our borders are secured, then and only then, should we deal with the tens of millions of illegal immigrants already here.

The second priority will be to identify and deport the criminals and criminal element among the illegals, like gangs, drug dealers, murderers, etc.

The third priority is to come up with a compassionate and fair way to deal with the hard working families who jumped the line to get into our country.

13 posted on 06/18/2014 2:04:04 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: cotton1706

“But Patraeus comes from the dictatorial, top down society of the military. He should stay out of the affairs of the people.”

You also say he obviously has not read what you obviously consider to be the right books.

You denigrate the Military Academies, some of the finest institutions in the nation.

I guess Ike, George Washington and Grant should have stayed out of the affairs of the nation.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 2:07:04 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: cotton1706

Here’s an idea, how about upholding the laws already on the books.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 2:14:36 PM PDT by bgill
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To: billhilly

“You also say he obviously has not read what you obviously consider to be the right books.

You denigrate the Military Academies, some of the finest institutions in the nation.

I guess Ike, George Washington and Grant should have stayed out of the affairs of the nation.”

I did not in any way denigrate the Military Academies. I served in the military. It IS a dictatorial, top-down structure. That’s not a criticism. It really couldn’t function any other way.

George Washington was not a product of a military academy. He learned from the ground up and was also a legislator and farmer. His whole life was NOT in the military. Grant was a failure at everything but the military, he was a terrible administrator and had difficulties dealing with the various parts of the government. Ike proved himself to be an able administrator, working with all kinds of factions and personalities and nations during WWII. He did not give opinions about legislation or decry “partisanship” which apparently only exists when republicans don’t go along with democrats.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 2:16:39 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Barack Obama has done more damage and is far worse enemy to America than Barack Obama.

His time must be concluded


17 posted on 06/18/2014 2:17:51 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: cotton1706
Gen. Petraeus was speaking on the "After America, What?" panel

One World, Globalist.

18 posted on 06/18/2014 2:22:45 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: petitfour

Bammy should leave the US alone and work on fixing Mexico.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 2:24:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: drunknsage

We already got a surplus of laws.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 2:26:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

“After America comes North America,” he said, discussing how Canada, the United States and Mexico are set to be a formidable force together, “notwithstanding Mexico’s rule of law issues”.

Petraeus is right about the NWO North American Union, it is why the borders are not going to be closed....there is already the European Union...African Union...then after this is done with American, it will be on to Central America and South America.

The Army calls this a conspiracy because until it happens, they don’t want any more opposition with the illegals.

Cloward-Piven strategy is to destroy America’s independence by destroying the system with overload in entitlements, debt, and stress enough to implement gun control.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 2:28:17 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kackikat

The Canadian border crossings became tougher after 9/11.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 2:31:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

“This man has obviously read very little political history and should shut up. “

I rest my case.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 2:34:32 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Paladin2

Yes but that won’t stop the NWO.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 2:35:15 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: billhilly

Care to elaborate?


25 posted on 06/18/2014 2:35:32 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

I assume not all of Petraeus’s dastardly deeds have been exposed.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Jane Long
You caught that too. Globalist
27 posted on 06/18/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: cripplecreek

David Petraeus sent weapons to terrorists and left American men to die and participated in the coverup.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 4:31:12 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: cotton1706
"After America comes North America," he said, discussing how Canada, the United States and Mexico are set to be a formidable force together, "notwithstanding Mexico’s rule of law issues

North American Union? Betrayus must be one of them tinfoil hat wearing kooks to believe that conspiracy theory nonsense. I bet he is afraid those black UN helicopters are going to carry him away or that the governments reads his email!

29 posted on 06/18/2014 4:36:14 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: SisterK

Those One World Order folks certainly have deep pockets.


30 posted on 06/18/2014 5:26:30 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: cotton1706

Not really. It would be a waste of time.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 6:01:25 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Kackikat

The Canadian border crossings became tougher after 9/11.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 6:58:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Barack Hussein Milhouse Delano Baines Fitzgerald Obama-- fixed it. The same gang hated Nixon installed Obama.
33 posted on 06/18/2014 7:25:55 PM PDT by gusopol3
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