How do you spell hypocrisy?
I was just sent a news article [click here] that I think you will find incredible!
According to the news article that appeared on the Examiner website on September 19th, the government of Mexico is now constructing its own wall to protect its southern border that separates Mexico from Guatemala! Meanwhile when Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed our Congress several months ago, he had the chutzpah to criticize the state of Arizona for daring to deal with the immigration crisis confronting our nation- a crisis the federal government is largely responsible for ignoring and, actually exacerbating!
What was even more astounding was the standing ovation Calderon received from members of the United States Congress!
Here is a link to that shameful episode in American politics:
Do you suppose that Alvaro Colom Caballeros, the president of Guatemala will be heading to Mexico anytime soon to address the government of Mexico to decry the construction of Mexico’s border fence? If he did make that journey, do you suppose any of Mexico’s leaders would give him a standing ovation if he called for an open border or legal status for Guatemalans living illegally in Mexico?
Of course the members of the United States Congress who applauded Mr. Calderon’s condemnation of the state of Arizona for seeking to simply enforce immigration laws to deal with the extreme violence being carried out each day in cities across that beleaguered state (and indeed across our entire nation) by criminal aliens who entered our counry by running the border that is supposed to separate our nation from Mexico are not concerned about the threats to national security or the threats to comunity safety that our porous borders represent. They should be forced to see the videos available at these two links of news reports broadcast by Atlanta-based television station WSB-TV that addresses the national security implications of our nation’s open borders:
Yesterday our nation and our citizens dodged yet another attempt by the open borders advocates in the United States Senate to foist a massive amnesty on our nation under the deceptively named, “DREAM Act.” If the politicians in Washington don’t understand why Americans hate the politicians they need to step back and ask themselves, how many more ways can those elected to represent average Americans betray the trust bestowed upon then by their constituents and fail to live up to their oaths of office and still hope to be re-elected?
A nation’s security begins at its borders. Securing the borders of a nation is not an act of bigotry but an act of commonsense- especially in this perilous era!
As I have often noted, 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!