Terence Jeffrey from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:25:12 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Terence Jeffrey from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/terence-jeffrey-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey 2058e400210cdcd58b08bf013322f8f8 Biden Wants To Cut Funding for 'Border Security Assets and Infrastructure' by 96% for 08/04/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/08/21/biden-wants-to-cut-funding-for-border-security-assets-and-infrastructure-by-96 Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>President Joe Biden has now revealed there is at least one area in which he is a fiscal conservative: When it comes to providing the infrastructure needed to secure the border, he wants to spend far less than the government currently spends.</p> <p>His administration has presented Congress with a Department of Homeland Security budget proposal that calls for slashing spending on what it calls "Border Security Assets and Infrastructure" by 96%.</p> <p>In fiscal 2021, Congress approved $1,513,000,000 in funding for border security assets and infrastructure. Biden is now asking that Congress approve just $54,315,000 for fiscal 2022. That is a reduction of $1,458,685,000 &#8212; or 96.4%.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 04, 2021</p> 4882279f81c3ff8af052a77c6185ed32 Illegal Aliens Convicted of Homicide Return to the US for 07/28/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/21/illegal-aliens-convicted-of-homicide-return-to-the-us Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In June, the U.S. attorney's office for the district of Arizona charged six individuals who had previously been convicted of homicide in the U.S. with illegally reentering the country.</p> <p>This statistic &#8212; published in the U.S. attorney's monthly report on immigration and border crimes &#8212; shines a revelatory light on our justice system and our border security.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 28, 2021</p> 5654c1ea7f99ae9d64c193febd47efe3 What Type of Speech will Biden Ask Facebook to Suppress Next? for 07/21/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/21/what-type-of-speech-will-biden-ask-facebook-to-suppress-next Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"They're killing people."</p> <p>That was the simple declarative sentence President Joe Biden uttered in response to a question a reporter asked him as he left the White House on Friday.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 21, 2021</p> e5f7d8e6aa01e73f96997a96ddf71796 The Federal Government Spent $19,762 Per Capita in FY2020 for 07/14/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/21/the-federal-government-spent-19762-per-capita-in-fy2020 Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Two years after World War I ended &#8212; in fiscal 1920 &#8212; the federal government spent approximately $6,358,000,000, according to Historical Table 1.1 published by the White House Office of Management and Budget.</p> <p>At the same time, it collected approximately $6,649,000,000 in taxes &#8212; and ran a surplus of $291,000,000.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 14, 2021</p> 68feaec83faa0a2a119f02b2c0b6adc0 Barrett, Kavanaugh and Roberts Betrayed a Woman of Faith for 07/07/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/07/21/barrett-kavanaugh-and-roberts-betrayed-a-woman-of-faith Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Can Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian, run her flower shop in keeping with her faith?</p> <p>The Supreme Court &#8212; with determinative votes cast by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh &#8212; has effectively decided she cannot.</p> <p>"My faith is a part of every aspect of my life," Stutzman said in a sworn statement presented seven years ago in a Washington state court. "I believe that God requires me to apply my faith in all that I do whether that is in my personal life or my business."<p>Updated: Wed Jul 07, 2021</p> 2d9aaeec7179e212f523fd1c19d69696 The Greatest Act of Courage for 06/30/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/21/the-greatest-act-of-courage Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Master Sergeant Leo P. Day, who had served 16 years in the U.S. Army and was then stationed at the Presidio, went out that evening after dinner.</p> <p>He stood on the cliff overlooking Baker Beach and surveyed the scene with his binoculars.</p> <p>To his right stood the Golden Gate Bridge and the majestic headlands of Marin. To his left, the posh neighborhood of Sea Cliff spread along the shore.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 30, 2021</p> 5a4ccef8f6d663fd3a58e37970a17a0d A Timid and Temporary Defense of the Free Exercise of Religion for 06/23/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/21/a-timid-and-temporary-defense-of-the-free-exercise-of-religion Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"This decision might as well be written on the dissolving paper sold in magic shops."</p> <p>So wrote Justice Samuel Alito in the concurring opinion he filed last week in a case that pitted the City of Philadelphia against Catholic Social Services (CSS).</p> <p>The court voted 9-0 in favor of CSS. But the arguments presented were far from unanimous.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 23, 2021</p> ea7c833fdb987653401725e93bc00c6e Biden Wants to Make Catholics Pay for Murder for 06/16/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/21/biden-wants-to-make-catholics-pay-for-murder Wed, 16 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>St. John Paul II &#8212; speaking for the Catholic Church &#8212; stated plainly that abortion is murder.</p> <p>"The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder and, in particular, when we consider the specific elements involved," he wrote in "Evangelium Vitae."<p>Updated: Wed Jun 16, 2021</p> 7d7bf499279b505fc069e8fe276cfb7f Will Biden Nullify This Founding Principle? for 06/09/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/21/will-biden-nullify-this-founding-principle Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Who should control taxation in America? The American citizens who live and work here or politicians who live somewhere else?</p> <p>That question seemed to be settled in 1783 when Great Britain ended its war to stop the United States from becoming an independent nation.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 09, 2021</p> 8e0cf1a0a92e2f4dfb7a8e03b7aabbae Biden Plans to Reduce the Deficit -- in 2030 for 06/02/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/06/21/biden-plans-to-reduce-the-deficit-in-2030 Wed, 02 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Americans, President Joe Biden's budget proposal suggests, should not worry that he plans to significantly increase federal deficits over the next eight years.</p> <p>Why? Because he intends to begin reducing them &#8212; but not eliminating them &#8212; nine years from now.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 02, 2021</p> c5081f1777495249bf5d5f75e3588049 This Should Bug You More Than Cicadas for 05/26/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/21/this-should-bug-you-more-than-cicadas Wed, 26 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A reasonable person living in the United States over the past seventeen years might have been occasionally tempted to emulate a type of cicada that lives in the regions around Washington, D.C.</p> <p>This insect &#8212; known as Brood X &#8212; spends most of its 17 years sheltering underground.<p>Updated: Wed May 26, 2021</p> 932f0293cd3f638c2fb067438ed25325 Will Roberts and Kavanaugh Stand With the Unborn or the Unjust? for 05/19/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/21/will-roberts-and-kavanaugh-stand-with-the-unborn-or-the-unjust Wed, 19 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, both nominated by Republican presidents, have both written absurd opinions on abortion laws.</p> <p>The case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, which the Supreme Court will hear this year, could give them an opportunity to redeem themselves.<p>Updated: Wed May 19, 2021</p> e17c2b9e138f22a74d49cf738aa3ffd6 They Failed To Coerce Americans out of Their Cars for 05/12/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/21/they-failed-to-coerce-americans-out-of-their-cars Wed, 12 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Commuting by subway &#8212; or some other form of public transportation &#8212; and commuting by car epitomize two dramatically different lifestyles in the United States.</p> <p>In the former, for example, an American might live in a high-rise building in a densely populated urban area. He rides an elevator to the street each morning and then descends via an escalator to an underground chamber, where he stands on a concrete slab until a crowded train comes along.<p>Updated: Wed May 12, 2021</p> f333fcc60d5b83a0695fef07449dcdd8 Catholic Schools Beat Public Schools in Reading and Math for 05/05/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/05/21/catholic-schools-beat-public-schools-in-reading-and-math Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Here is one demonstrable fact about the difference between Catholic and public schools: Students who study at Catholic schools do better in reading and math.</p> <p>We know this because students who attended Catholic elementary schools in 2019 tested better in mathematics and reading than students who attended public schools.</p> <p>The latest issue of the Digest of Education Statistics, published by the U.S. Department of Education, includes the average reading and math scores that fourth and eighth grade students achieved in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, tests that were administered in 2019.<p>Updated: Wed May 05, 2021</p> 25aa9393efc9282ee57b0d04db2a10a2 America Did Not Transform Afghanistan for 04/28/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/21/america-did-not-transform-afghanistan Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>President George W. Bush stood before the U.S. Capitol in 2005 and delivered an Inaugural Address in which he declared his utopian vision that the United States had a mission to change the world.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">He was wrong. History has now proved it.</span></p> <p>"The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands," Bush said. "The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world."<p>Updated: Wed Apr 28, 2021</p> 90a26c83f5256f921150468fe6970bb8 When Can Government Kick Open the Door of Your House? for 04/21/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/21/when-can-government-kick-open-the-door-of-your-house-e7c8a Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>A 69-year-old woman was walking her poodle in a public park in Northern California in late November. She was not wearing a mask.</p> <p>She walked by groups of people who were.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">A police officer, meanwhile, monitored her movements from the security of his squad car.</span><p>Updated: Wed Apr 21, 2021</p> 911381fd5efdb21262d8610ee95312da 511 Police Officers 'Feloniously Killed' On Duty in Last 10 Years on Record for 04/14/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/21/511-police-officers-feloniously-killed-on-duty-in-last-10-years-on-record Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Do you remember this tragic and horrendous story?</p> <p>It started on the afternoon of April 27, 2018, when a 28-year-old man in Nogales, Arizona, tried to rob a taxi driver. It eventually led to the murder of a police officer.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 14, 2021</p> 54e089fdcc327dd9975eb67073769586 Should Government Track the Miles You Drive? for 04/07/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/04/21/should-government-track-the-miles-you-drive Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>One American gets up in the morning, gets in his car and drives down a congested highway to work.</p> <p>Another wakes at noon and rides a subway to a saloon.</p> <p>Which of these two &#8212; if America's future takes a wrong turn &#8212; would pay what might be called the "Buttigieg tax"?<p>Updated: Wed Apr 07, 2021</p> 0cd07694e03ee989f4850d35ff90990a The Cage Biden Wants for American Children for 03/31/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/21/the-cage-biden-wants-for-american-children Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Is it better for a 3-year-old child to spend more time with a government employee or a mother?</p> <p>President Joe Biden is pushing for a federal program to put preschool children in the hands of the former &#8212; theoretically, as a benefit to the latter.</p> <p>What about summer vacations? Should children have them? Or is it better to keep them in school 12 months a year?<p>Updated: Wed Mar 31, 2021</p> 8622c82ccac76dacd63b613500abd869 Securing America Requires a Secure Border for 03/24/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/terence-jeffrey/03/21/securing-america-requires-a-secure-border Wed, 24 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Noe Victelio Rivera-Batres is a citizen of El Salvador who was convicted of illegally crossing the border into the United States three years ago and then ended up living in Las Vegas.</p> <p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement summarized his story in a press release it put out three weeks ago.</p> <p>Rivera, it says, is a 50-year-old man, who "is a known or suspected member of the transnational criminal street organization known as Mara Salvatrucha or 'MS-13.'"<p>Updated: Wed Mar 24, 2021</p>