CAPS Blog - Fred Elbel

Recognizing Dr. John Tanton: A Lifetime of Conservation, Immigration Reform Work

A leading conservationist, Dr. John H. Tanton is considered the founder of the modern immigration reform movement. Dr. Tanton has been dedicated throughout his life to preserving our natural environment and to addressing unsustainable U.S. population growth, a root cause of environmental problems. John Tanton Newsweek, 1989. As an advocate for the environment, Dr....

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U.S. Illegal Alien Population Reportedly Falls Below 11 Million

​In a January 20, 2016, news article, “U.S. illegal immigrant population falls below 11 million, continuing nearly decade-long decline,” it was reported: “The illegal immigrant population in the United States has fallen below 11 million, continuing a nearly decade-long decline that has the potential to reshape the debate over reforming the nation’s immigration system,...

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Illegal Alien Kiddie Colonists Invited by Obama Administration

Would you send your ten-year-old child to travel unaccompanied 1,000 miles from Guatemala to the United States – riding on top of gang-infested trains? It’s quite commonplace south of the border. So much for “immigrant family values.” It’s anticipated that 60,000 children will be sent up – or sent for – to sneak into the U.S. in 2014, and the number is expected to more than double to 130,000 in...

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More Analysis on Cantor Getting the Boot

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost his seat in Congress on June 10, 2014, to economics professor Dave Brat. This is the first time since 1899 that a sitting House majority leader has been ousted. It is a monumental event. Even though Cantor was considered to be a shoo-in by almost everybody, he still outspent Brat by a factor of more than ten to one. Indeed, Cantor spent more at...

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Japanese Choose Sustainability over Growth

The Economist recently published a doom-and-gloom piece about Japan's shrinking population, which declined by 224,000 people last year. While worldwide population is growing by about that many people every day, growth mongers at The Economist are aghast that a country could embrace returning to a sustainable population level. They lament the projection that Japan's population will sensibly...

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Dr. Martin Luther King and the Immigration Impact upon Black America

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. emphasized the importance of a person's character, not the color of his skin. Yet Dr. King recognized the notable income disparity – and the disparity of economic opportunity – between working-class Blacks and their American counterparts of other races. Were he alive today, he would undoubtedly question why 20.5% of African-Americans are unemployed or...

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A Tribute to Prof. Al Bartlett

"Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavor on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?" – Prof. Al Bartlett Professor Emeritus Al Bartlett (1923-2013) died on September 7, 2013. He was 90 years old. As a...

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Categories: environment Tags: environment, Al Bartlett

GOP's Suicide by Immigration

Marco Rubio's Gang of Eight amnesty, if passed, will virtually guarantee the demise of the GOP as we know it, leaving true conservatives to flounder amidst the onrush of millions upon millions of so called "undocumented democrats." The nails are in the coffin, and the GOP has handed Obama the hammer. The GOP conservative grassroots base (i.e., Republican voters) understands that...

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Mainstream Media's Blatant Amnesty Bias

Recently, Fox News threw Marco Rubio round after round of softball questions about his Gang of Eight amnesty bill, the Border Protection, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744. Interestingly, Rubio tried to distance himself from the very bill he helped write. In fact, he couldn't defend S. 744 at all. Perhaps Rubio recognizes his declining poll numbers as reliable...

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The devolution of Sierra Club environmentalism

The Sierra Club was once America's premier environmental organization, founded 121 years ago upon the environmental ethic of John Muir, who remarked that: "The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." Over time, the Club mutated from a principled membership-driven organization into a corporate-structured bureaucracy more concerned about fiscal solvency and...

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