The Border Problems
These are a few of my thoughts on the border problems I would like to know what you think.
The current runaway infiltration on our southern border is definitely the most serious problem in America today. To call this illegal immigration is a misnomer; it is an invasion of refugees from Central and South America. There is a world wide industry of importation of illegal material, undesirable and illegal people across our border.
The 12 to 20 million Hispanics is only a part of the problem. The uncontrollable importation of drugs and other contraband is a more serious problem and needs to be stopped immediately.
This can only be done by putting the military on the border in the near term. After the Borders are brought under control then a proper law enforcement solution can be worked out. There needs to be long sections of man proof fence on the southern border near populated areas. The southern border needs a good road system along the border with paved access to main roads. We need modern technology on the border crossing points. We need to be able to legally handle large amounts of traffic on the border crossings. We have large seasonal surges on the border and we need to expedite traffic during these periods for commercial reasons as well. Use the Wall Mart solution we set up abundant and numerous check registers or gates. The gates can be broken down as express gates and heavy material gates. The express gates can be further broken down to the type of people, passports, papers, visas and permits. These gates can be manned or secured according to the amount of traffic.
The fence line and the border roads need to be done by the US Army Corps of Engineers with augmentation by Military Combat Engineering Brigades (including National Guard units.) The border crossing Facilities needs to be designed using European models and modern technology then built by American contractors and labor. (Competitive bids with civilian accounting firms contracted as program managers). The money needs to be allocated now and we need to seal the borders for security reasons as well as stopping the flow of illegal aliens. These people are not immigrants by any stretch of the imagination. The situation poses grave danger to America.
This pervasive illegal migration into the United States marginalizes the migrant in society, exposes the migrant and the rest of the Hispanic population (legal and otherwise) to exploitation, this has an insidious effect on the rule of law – undermining the very foundations of our democratic society. Unfortunately a very large majority of the American people cannot comprehend the problem. There a number of reasons for this ignorance, mostly caused by apathy, indifference, prejudice and intellectual laziness. Too many Americans are infected with a kind of symbolic compassion that is not founded in intelligent reason. This counterfeit compassion is generated by liberal socialist ideas that have no foundation in reality.
The problem is when the illegals are among us we cannot separate fact from fiction and we are numbed by our basic inner feelings for other human beings. Compassion does not cost anything whether it is phony or real, it makes us feel good and we lose sight of right or wrong. People that are born in America get their freedom too cheap and do not respect America or the Constitution.
Someone that comes from a foreign country and works hard and acquires their citizenship legally should not be marginalized. By being sympathetic to the illegals because of some liberal touchy feely symbolism and perverted form of compassion is disgraceful. The naturalized citizens in America today are by far better Americans than the majority that were born here.
There are four things that keep us from dealing with the issue of illegal immigration.
1). the problem of the general public not having a clue as what is at stake. (Stuck on stupid)
2). the politicians are afraid of alienating the Hispanic vote. (Stuck on power)
3) Big business lobby that does not want to restrict the borders for economic reasons (Stuck on greed)
4) Small business, farmers and general public wanting cheap labor. (Exploitation)
The total disregard for the law is impacting the very core of American values. We see how it already teaches some American businesses to violate the law routinely. Many of these illegals are criminals and once here have very little respect for our law. The gangs and the drug runners laugh at our law enforcement. The poverty and the disrespect in the barrios are generating a source of life time criminals that is worse than the slums in the inner cities ever was.
This is a statement by Newt Gingrich; “Guided by our core values and by the moral and practical imperatives for immigration reform, the hopeful news is that there is growing political agreement around a comprehensive immigration plan that includes total border control, stepped-up enforcement of employment laws, a temporary worker program, and a more aggressive commitment to educating new citizens about U.S. history and the English language.”
Newt is very optimistic but I think that due to the political divide that exists in America today that a comprehensive practical and effective solution is impossible. What we really need is an aggressive program to educate the American public about Us History. We also need to indoctrinate the public on the failure of socialistic liberalism in every society in history. America has sired three generations of summer soldiers and sunshine patriots.
The point is when you do not respect your freedom or the system that granted it, you will destroy that system and the freedom will no longer exist. When you start to disregard the law and you no longer can distinguish the difference between right and wrong you no longer have principles. Every great empire in history has destroyed itself by excesses and loosing sight of the reasons that gave them glory. Integrity has become a dirty word in American politics.
The following is a quote written by Thomas Payne when he was a common soldier in the horrible winter at Valley Forge during the American Revolution.
“THESE are the times that try men's souls. The Summer Soldier and the
Sunshine Patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their
Country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man
and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this
consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the
triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness
only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper
price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an
article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. “
[The American Crisis, by Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776.]