Dear intellectual elites: Sovereignty is what ‘America First’ foreign policy is all about

Washington Examiner, October 11, 2017

Sovereignty is a concept that lies at the heart of President Trump’s “America First” agenda. Recently, it has emerged with greater force and clarity. Yet with a few exceptions, the policy establishment does not have the slightest clue what it means.

Most intellectual elites had no idea what the Trump political revolution of the 2016 election meant either. Some, including many Never Trumpers, have continued to pretend they can explain Trump to the masses with great authority, while others foam at the mouth at his every utterance and action.

Certainly, self-styled “smart people” are entitled to remain within their own bubbles and talk only to people who confirm their worldviews. For those who actually wish to understand the world better, the emergence of sovereignty as a more cogent governing concept in the Trump administration is a fascinating development.

To read the rest of the article, please click HERE.

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Defeating the Welfare State

C-SPAN, June 23, 2013

C-SPAN Book TV aired Ying Ma’s most recent discussion about her book, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto. The book talk, titled “A Personal Story of Defeating the Welfare State,” took place at the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley on June 4, 2013.

To view a video of the book talk, please click here or use the player below.

Immigrating to America Is Not an Entitlement

PJ Media, May 15, 2013

–Article by Ying Ma

As the drumbeat for comprehensive immigration reform grows louder, the related public debate has not become any more edifying.  Self-serving Democrats, delusional Republicans, and shameless illegal aliens (who prefer to call themselves “immigration rights activists”) insist that legalizing some 11 million illegal immigrants in this country is the right thing to do and label those who disagree as anti-immigrant and anti-Hispanic.

Amid the finger pointing and political intimidation, some fundamentally flawed assertions have repeatedly surfaced. Below is some common sense that highlights the absurdity of the faulty assumptions.

Immigrating to the United States is a privilege, not a right. It certainly is not an entitlement program.

Read entire article HERE.

Another Look at a Legal Immigrant’s Story

FOX & Friends, March 29, 2012

Ying Ma spoke to FOX & Friends about her journey to America’s inner-city as a legal immigrant and the importance of choosing liberty over the welfare state. This interview is re-posted here due to the widespread interest that Americans currently have in immigration reform.

Please view the three-minute interview HERE.

A Legal Immigrant’s Story

FoxNews.com, April 3, 2013

–Article by Ying Ma

The middle-aged woman representing the American Consulate in Guangzhou, China, said something in English. We could not understand, so we turned to her colleague. He looked Chinese and was supposed to be her translator, but he only spoke our language haltingly. My father tried to help with what little English he knew, which consisted of not much more than “how are you” and “thank you.” My brother and I sat quietly and played our part as the well-behaved children of aspiring immigrants to America. My mother looked on nervously.

We lived in China’s third largest city. Chairman Mao had passed away nearly ten years ago but the stench of his failed totalitarian policies was still everywhere. We lived in an apartment that had no running hot water, no refrigerator, no telephone and no modern toilet facilities.

We applied for immigration to the United States soon after China re-opened its economy to the world in the late 1970s. Now, after about four years of waiting, we had finally gotten to “the front of the line.” But on this day, it was not going to be good enough.

Read the entire article on FoxNews.com.

Ying Ma Appears on the Fox News Channel

FOX and Friends, March 29, 2012

“FOX & Friends,” the Fox News Channel’s morning show and the most watched morning news show on cable television, interviewed Ying Ma today about her book, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto. Co-anchor Gretchen Carlson spoke to Ying Ma about her journey to the United States, the immigration experience and the downsides of government handouts.

To watch the video, please click here.