I recommend you read the news article that appeared in today's edition of the El Paso Times that should be of great concern to all Americans.
The news report deals with seven bullets that were apparently fired across the border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico. The bullets struck City Hall.
You may have heard about that border- it is the very same border that California Congressman Pete Stark told his supposed constituents was secure. You will notice that I said Stark's supposed constituents because I have no idea who he really represents. Supposedly a political representative does his job by representing the best interests of his constituents. In the Case of Mr. Stark, it is doubtful that he gives a damn about the citizens of the United States who live in his Congressional District or any other citizens of our country, for that matter, unless they advocate for the elimination of our nation's borders and the enforcement of our nation's immigration laws that were, in fact, promulgated to protect our nation and our citizens.
Here is the link to the town hall meeting that was held on June 26, 2010 as it appeared on YouTube:
This is the very same border that President George W. Bush refused to secure and it is the border that is not being secured by the current administration.
The citizens of the United States who reside in Mr. Stark's Congressional district have been deprived of true representation. I sincerely hope that this deplorable situation is remedied on November 2, 2010!
Unfortunately Mr. Stark is not the only one who has such obvious contempt for the citizens of our nation. I can imagine that Secretary of Homeland Surrender, Janet Napolitano may declare that the “System worked” once again! Perhaps she will say that the seven bullets that struck El Paso City Hall had been “borrowed” from the United States and were simply being returned!
The point is that I don not believe that there has been a time in the history of our nation when so many Americans came to feel disenfranchised by their own government. Many pundits and news organizations have described members of the Tea Party Movement as being ultra-conservative. In my experience in speaking before a number of events sponsored by Tea Party groups around the United States, I have actually found Americans of all political perspectives. I have met those who are registered as Democrats and those who are registered as Republicans. I have met those who describe themselves as being political Independents. In my view, I believe that the Tea Party movement is the way that hundreds of thousands of Americans, or perhaps millions of Americans are saying that they want to vote for “None of the Above!”
When Felipe Calderon addressed members of the United States Congress, many of the members of Congress gave Mr. Calderon a standing ovation for demanding that his citizens be given lawful status in our country even though they had violated our nation's borders and laws! He demanded that the federal government take action against the State of Arizona for passing laws that would require local and state law enforcement officials in Arizona to take an individual's immigration status into account when such individuals are encountered during the normal course of law enforcement duties.
Stop and give this insanity a bit of thought.
Mr. Calderon looks at the majority of his citizens and sees money the same way he might look at an oil field or acres of crops swaying in the breeze! For Mr. Calderon, his citizens are his nation's number one or number two most lucrative export! By exporting his citizens they work under exploitive conditions in the United States and send money back to Mexico to enhance the Mexican economy to the tune of tens of billions of dollars.
By exporting his citizens he exports the potential for insurrection- most of those who work in the United States are young and able-bodied men, the same individuals who might well storm the gates in Mexico if they had no prospect for employment in the United States and were confined to his country.
Calderon has convinced his citizens that they have the right to enter the United States, at great personal risk, to distract them from the fundamental truth- Mexico has one of the most vibrant economies of all of Latin America but only a very small percentage of the Mexican population benefits from that economy.
While open borders advocates in the United States assert that the immigration issue is about civil rights they refuse to accept the fact that the average Mexican has no real civil rights in his (her) own country! Demanding that illegal aliens in the United States be seen as the next chapter of the “Civil Rights” movement trivializes what the actual Civil Rights Movement were about- providing full citizenship to citizens of the United States who were the descendants of slaves!
Illegal aliens- irrespective of ethnicity, religion or origins are not entitled to civil rights! They are not supposed to be here!
They are not supposed to vote- (although many do).
Illegal aliens are not supposed to work in a workplace free from discrimination- because they are not supposed to be working in the United States at all! (Never mind that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has issued public service announcement declaring that the Labor Department would insure that illegal aliens be paid proper wages!)
I would remind you that the difference between an immigrant and an illegal alien is comparable to the difference between a houseguest and a burglar!
Illegal aliens including criminals and terrorists are heading north! They are not stopping near the border either! Janet Napolitano has noted that some 230 cities of th
e United States are infested by members of the Mexican Drug Cartels. Other gangs from virtually every country on this planet are operating throughout our nation- from coast to coast and border to border.
Yesterday we also found that Russians, allegedly engaged in sophisticated espionage efforts have also entered our country and embedded themselves.
Terrorists have also entered our country and have attempted to carry out murderous attacks on our nation.
And now bullets are also heading north!
Rather than chastising a true political leader- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and members of her state's legislature, the President of the United States needs to take his oath of office serious and secure our nation's borders and do whatever is necessary to make certain that there is real integrity within the immigration system where immigration benefits and the enforcement of the immigration laws from within the interior of the United States are concerned!
It is time for the politicians in Washington to live up to their oaths of office as well!
It is unacceptable that the citizens of this nation be alienated by their own government especially where border security and the enforcement and administration of our nation's immigration laws are concerned!
I hope that the political leaders of Texas are treated more fairly by the Obama administration than were their counterparts in the state of Arizona!
A country without secure borders can no more stand than can a house without walls!
November 2nd cannot come fast enough!
We the People, throughout this nation must seek opportunities to make it clear to our political “representatives” that we understand their game plan and won't tolerate it!.
I believe our nation's is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world. However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels and members of al-Qaeda!
If reading this makes it difficult for you to sleep now- perhaps you could do something worthwhile- perhaps you might spend a couple of your sleepless hours writing letters to your elected representatives this evening and remind them that Election Day is just months away!
We the People can add to the consternation of these politicians who are failing to live up to their oaths of office by contacting them and making it abundantly clear that election day is coming and they should think of election day as their personal “Day of Reckoning!”
Our government must live up to its obligation of protecting its own citizens and, indeed, all who are present in our country from the criminals and terrorists who would threaten our lives and the survival of our nation and our way of life. In the end, the government is actually those who are elected to act as our “leaders.” Those who fail to truly lead and look out for those they are supposed to represent, need to be sent packing this coming Election Day!
If our country is to survive and if our children and their children are to get their share of the “American Dream” the citizens of this nation must take their citizenship seriously!
We the People must be the best citizens we can be, citizens who are worthy of the gallantry demonstrated by our valiant men and women in the military, law enforcement and firefighters, who routinely go in harm's way in defense of this nation and our citizens.
My goal in writing this and other commentaries is to point out our nations many failings before more victims pay the ultimate price for the incompetence and ineptitude of our government.
The first step in problem-solving is to first identify the problems and vulnerabilities and then devise strategies to overcome them.
Any politician who refuses to work to secure our borders and create an immigration system that has integrity is either corrupt or too dumb to keep his (her) job. Any politician, irrespective of party affiliation who favors Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the outrageous betrayal that this would represent given the national security implications that this program would have, should be shown the door at the next election!
If you find yourself to be in agreement with this commentary, I ask that you forward it to as many of your friends and family members as possible and encourage them to do the same. We need to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
Later this year, each and every member of the House of Representatives is up for reelection. Later this year more than one third of the members of the United States Senate will have to face their constituents. They need to be reminded that they work for us, We the People!
However, the practice of good citizenship does not end in the voting booth, it only begins there.
The large scale apathy demonstrated by citizens of this nation has emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. There is much that we cannot do but there is one thing that We the People absolutely must do- we must stop sitting on the sidelines!
The collective failure of We the People to get involved in make our concerns known to our politicians have nearly made the concerns of the great majority of the citizens of this nation all but irrelevant to the politicians.I implore you to get involved!
If this situation concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!