Senate Democrats Vote for Building Majority Over Protecting American Citizens


Today’s failure by the United States Senate to move forward the bill that punishes sanctuary cities and violent illegal aliens is an undeniable case of Democratic voting majority protection. Their refusal to protect American citizens is an example of the party’s interests superseding the country’s interests.

The vote, which garnered 54 of the required 60 to be able to push it forward, was labeled as “the Donald Trump Act” by Senators who want to demonize anything that could lead to smart legislation about immigration. It’s important to keep this in mind because the details of the bill itself would not have hurt their cause of bringing in as many left-leaning immigrants as possible. It would have opened the door ever so slightly to additional legislation and that’s a risk they weren’t willing to take.

This is “common sense legislation,” a phrase that the left often uses when discussing gun legislation. The difference is that their version of common sense legislation, such as the legislation that was passed following the Sandy Hook shooting, doesn’t really make a lot of sense. Had the laws passed in Connecticut been in place before the shooting, they would have done nothing to stop the tragedy from happening.

The same cannot be said about “Kate’s Law,” a provision in the bill that would have created mandatory five year prison sentences for anyone reentering the United States if they were previously convicted of illegal reentry or of an aggravated felony. Kate Steinle, who was killed by an illegal immigrant that fell into this category, would still be alive if this legislation had been passed before. That’s common sense legislation, but Steinle’s death and the crimes perpetrated in sanctuary cities and elsewhere in the country by illegal immigrants will never move Democrats to act.

“A vote ‘no’ is to say the next time, the next murderer like Kate Steinle’s murderer comes in, we should not enforce the laws, we shouldn’t have a mandatory five-year prison sentence, instead we should continue sanctuary cities that welcome and embrace them, until perhaps it is our family members that lose their lives,” Senator Ted Cruz said.

To Democrats, people like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez must be protected at all costs.

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez

They’re trying to build a perpetual majority. They realize that the more immigrants they can bring in and legalize, the more loopholes they can create, the easier it will be for them to win back a majority in the Congress and keep a Democrat in the White House. In essence, they consider the victims of illegal immigrants to be acceptable collateral damage for the greater good of progressive causes.

It’s time for the country to enact laws that will protect American citizens. There are ways to properly handle immigration and to expand prosperity of everyone in the country, but blocking common sense legislation that punishes criminals is driven by political motivations that should be disgusting to any law-abiding American including (perhaps especially) legal immigrants.



Why You Can’t Ignore Link Building Anymore


Links are the elements that bind the world wide web together.

That may seem like a dramatic statement, but when you consider the role that links play in websites and search algorithms, it’s pretty hard to dispute.

When you create a website, you begin with a single page. When you add a new page, you link to it from the first page in order to allow visitors to access it. Whenever you add new pages to the site, you must link to them from existing pages in order to allow the content to be found.

Without these links, the pages wouldn’t be seen and therefore, they may as well not be there at all. They make all online content navigable and discoverable. They are the medium which connects all of the information on the internet together.

This process goes for real site visitors as well as search bots that crawl and index a web pages into their directory in order to deliver them in SERPs (search engine results pages). Search bots are only able to successfully crawl and index new pages that are linked to from existing pages. If you didn’t link your content properly, the bots would never find or index any new pages.

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However, links are not just important for navigation and indexing, but are imperative for ranking too, since search engines use links to assess your content’s value.

If another site with an authoritative reputation were to link to you, it’s a signal to Google that your site is also authoritative and you will subsequently rank higher as a result. And whether you like it or not, social signals can’t replace the impact that links make in the SERPs.

The Importance of Relevant Links

This is especially true when the links are on relevant sites. An effective SEO strategy needs to focus on obtaining relevant links. Relevant links drive high quality traffic – traffic that is significantly more likely to convert or become leads, rather than traffic from irrelevant links.

That is why search engines love relevant links; they improve the user experience, which is exactly what Google and other search engines are all about.

If other websites are willing to send their users to your website, then Google is as well. When looking for a link opportunity, don’t get caught up on metrics and numbers, but instead, focus on relevance.

In fact, according to Andre Weyher (an ex-member of Google’s spam team) “it’s more the relevance of the site’s theme in regards to yours, relevance is the new PR.

Relevance is paramount to anything else because these are the links that are truly in there natural habitat. They are links that were built with the pure intent of connecting and bridging pages of the internet in order to create a better user experience and make the Web easily navigable.

So, will backlinks always remain relevant? The short answer is yes, backlinks are part and parcel of the very fiber of the internet.

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