From: Michael Cutler <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: November 30, 2010 12:58:54 PM PSTTo: Michael Cutler <Mcutler007@aol.com>Subject: My commentary, “Searching for National Security”Hi Gang:As you most probably know, I have been affiliated with a number of organizations around the United States that are concerned about our nation’s failures to secure its borders and create an immigration system that has real integrity. One of those organizations is CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) with which I have worked for a number of years.I wrote a commentary for them that they posted on their website today that I want to share with you- I have provided you with a copy of it below.I would ask that you read my commentary and also check out CAPS’ website and that if you like what you see that you pass this e-mail along to your friends and others. I am attempting to create a “bucket brigade of truth!”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 far too many politicians. I implore you to get involved!The first step in problem-solving is to first identify the problems and vulnerabilities and then devise strategies to overcome them.
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.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!”If our nation’s continuing failures to secure our borders and create an immigration system that has real integrity 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.
Border security and the creation of an immigration system that possesses real integrity are neither a “Conservative” issues, nor “Liberal” issues- simply stated, these are most certainly AMERICAN issues!
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!-michael cutler-
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“Searching for National Security”
Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has taken to using x-ray
machines and ever more intrusive physical searches of passengers seeking
to board airliners in the name of national security. We all know that
these procedures were initiated in the wake of the efforts of a 23 year
old Nigerian citizen, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, to destroy an airliner
in which he was a passenger as it prepared to land at Detroit’s
Metropolitan Airport near the conclusion of the flight that had
originated in Amsterdam last Christmas Day. He had hidden explosives in
his underwear that fortunately smoldered but failed to explode, earning
Abdulmutallab the nickname of the “Underwear Bomber.”
As you may recall, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
conducted a press conference the next day and incredibly declared, “The
system worked!” This is yet another reason why I have come to refer to
DHS as the Department of Homeland Surrender!
The lives of the passengers on board that airliner and the potential
victims on the ground under that airliner were not spared by any effort
mounted by any official of the United States government but by the good
fortune that the explosives failed to properly detonate and also because
a passenger on the airliner decided to take matters in his own hands
and restrained “Captain Underpants!”
I was so angered at the preposterous statements of Ms Napolitano that
I wrote a commentary shortly after her news conference in which I said,
“If hope is not a strategy, then dumb luck is not a success!”
Several years ago our government reacted to an earlier attempt to
detonate hidden explosives that were concealed in the shoes of a British
subject, Richard Reid who has come to be referred to as the “Shoe
Bomber.” The reaction consisted of the requirement that all passengers
who seek to board an airliner must remove their shoes and have them
x-rayed. Therefore, it was predictable that TSA would focus on the
underwear of passengers before they boarded airliners after the
Underwear Bomber made his attempt to destroy and airliner in flight.
Last year I jokingly suggested that the TSA would react to the
“Underwear Bomber” by subjecting airline passengers to the “TSA Wedgie”
or perhaps require that all passengers don medical exam gowns with their
backsides flapping in the breeze! I had no idea how close our
government would come to carrying out what I had suggested in jest.
While I am not saying that it is not appropriate for the TSA to
devise strategies to defeat efforts by terrorists to conceal explosives
on their persons, it is that I am angered at how it only took one
terrorist with explosives concealed in his shoes to have TSA require
passengers remove their shoes and a single “Underwear Bomber” now serves
as a justification for controversial searches to be required while the
fact that Richard Reid, as a British subject did not require a visa
before boarding the airliner because Great Britain is one of 36
countries whose citizens do not need to receive visas before seeking
entry into the United States.
The 9/11 Commission was able to identify some 94 terrorists who
managed to enter our country in the decade prior to the attacks of
9/11. Of those 94 terrorists, it was determined that 59 had committed
visa fraud and/or immigration fraud in order to enter our country and
embed themselves in the United States. There have been additional
instances of aliens who committed immigration fraud who were involved
with criminal activities and even terrorism.
Yet virtually nothing has been done to combat visa fraud and/or
immigration benefit fraud and the Visa Waiver Program is being
continually expanded even though the visa process, if properly managed
could offer an additional layer of security for airline travel and for
the security of our nation!
Consider what this means—a single airline passenger with explosives
in his drawers caused our government to spend tens or perhaps hundreds
of millions of dollars on controversial x-ray equipment and conduct ever
more intrusive searches of all passengers boarding airliners throughout
the United States. Yet when dozens of terrorists and even greater
numbers of transnational criminals are found to have committed visa
fraud and immigration benefit fraud including gaming the system by which
our nation naturalizes aliens, nothing is done to address these gaping
holes in a system and this has severe national security implications!
The immigration system must finally have integrity and our borders
must be made secure! The time has long since passed for the system to
be made to truly work- the lives of our citizens and the security of our
nation hang in the balance!
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