Skip to comments.Bush's Border Blunder - A Friendly ‘Heads Up’ to the Chief Executive
Posted on 04/18/2005 9:39:25 PM PDT by CHARLITE
President Bushs big border blunder was calling a couple of hundred middle-aged citizens vigilantes. The name-calling will blow up and destroy his presidency and Party if ever the Islamists attack again on his watch. The American People are forgiving and trusting, but ruthless and vindictive when ambushed or betrayed. If its found that attacking Islamists came through what used to be our southern border, what happened to President Nixon and the Republicans will look tame.
President Bush doesnt see the irony in telling Israel to control their population within borders point blank while being unwilling to demand the same of Mexico. Why are some borders worth keeping and our own a sham? This open joke may become an open sore after another mass murder of Americans.
If a few civilians in lawn chairs with binoculars cause such an uproar, what would happen if one hundred-thousand armed Americans stood border watch? Minuteman mania? Methinks they protesteth too much.
If a sixty-thousand soldier Mexican Army crossed our border, its a military invasion and act of war. Arent more than six million unarmed Mexicans illegally entering our country an immigrant invasion? Yet, The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion (U.S. Constitution. Article IV. Section 4). More than twelve million illegal immigrants from all over the world have already invaded and more than a million will follow this year. But, the Liberals and weak-it-doesnt-matter-why-on-this-issue leaders cant even call people by their proper names illegal, let alone invaders.
Its like theyre channeling Robert Frost mocking, Good fences make good neighbors. Even the poet asked, Before I built a wall Id ask to know what I was walling in or walling out. And to whom I was like to give offence? Excellent question.
America should wall out the few hundred, or thousand, Islamists who will slip in with the illegals and murder Americans for another, worse 9-11 attack.
The U.S. Government should keep out the millions of illegal workers who supposedly do jobs Americans wont do. The excess labor keeps down the minimum wage the market maintains. Employers will pay working class Americans more or automate - which creates better paying high tech jobs. The national market will adjust, even if that drives up the cost of produce, infamous grapes and lettuce, or whatever. Only allow guest workers when you can actually regulate them.
The cities, counties, states, and federal governments will save billions of dollars paid for social services, education, medical and other benefits. Far more than what illegals pay in taxes, when they do.
The families of America will be protected from the criminal behavior of thousands of illegals.
There will be less internal security threat the day an economic shock or serious depression dumps millions of illegals out on the streets unemployed and desperate.
The U.S can either keep the goose that lays golden eggs, our capitalist economy, for a Munificent Destiny dedicated to foreign investment, or surrender to foreign invasion that ultimately will overload and destroy our economy. Either, the illegals build their own countries with our capital or kill our country because of the cowardice of our leaders.
Nations without borders die. It takes a generation for immigrants to fully master English as their first tongue, discard their un-American cultural baggage, and participate in American Civilization as Americans, not as aliens. A million or so legal immigrants every year can assimilate. Tens of millions of invaders make a minority into a competing culture.
The politicians need to fine, permanently deny citizenship, and put on probation the illegals or ship them out. Anything less allows the every illegal family to birth babies as American anchors to keep them in the country forever without consequences for flouting the laws. Either were a nation of laws or scofflaws.
The humanitarian excuses to pity the families who broke the law to come here but obeyed the rules since then are heart-wrenching. But, its time for either national tough love discipline or national disaster and dissolution. The immigrant invasion will only increase. Todays excuses are tomorrows culpability.
Let a million or two immigrants come in legally to open arms. Give a huge preference to neighboring Mexico. Throw out the weak politicians, write stronger laws for state and federal governments, impeach meddlesome judges, or take action as needed.
If four million mourners rushed to Rome, how many patriots could surge to any spot where the U.S. Government fails its Constitutional duty?
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Furthermore, these Committees of Vigilance have always formed when a government has failed in the function of enforcing specific laws. I'm hardly a "close the borders" enthusiast, but that does appear to be the case here, and it is that, and not any loose application of terminology, that ought to concern the Bush administration.
Gee Dubya, and a bunch of Freepers for that matter, are DEAD WRONG on this issue.
I am afraid it will take another terrorist attack, one clearly through our southern border, to make them see the light.
Great article except for the highlighted portion (I haven't figured out how to draw a line through items yet)which needs to be removed. IMHO
Uh, what highlighted portion?
Never mind, I was a little slow...
I agree about a x-border terrorist attack. I am very urinated at the president now on illegal immigration, but it will be as to nothing compared to how I would feel if a terrorist incident occurs due to his border security neglect.
I love this president, but I desperately wish that he would get as tough on all of these illegals, as he was on the Taliban and Saddam's rotten regime!
GREAT article! Every sentence a truism!
OK, I just don't understand. I was expecting President Bush to support measures to protect us from terrorists. It seems like a no-brainer that we would want to prevent illegal aliens from entering the United States from Mexico. I'm not afraid of Mexicans seeking U.S. citizenship--I'm afraid of terrorists who will pretend to be Mexicans seeking U.S. citizenship. How can we distinguish one from the other if we don't have control of our borders?
I just don't understand President Bush's apparent nonchalance in this situation. He is from Texas. Isn't there a strong awareness of the problem and concern about it in Texas? Why does he appear to be so distanced from this issue?
That's just because they are a handful of people. If there were more, many more, they would be the reason for some urgent action on the part of Gov't to crack down on this kind of immigration.
I am afraid it will take another terrorist attack, one clearly through our southern border, to make them see the light.
I have been saying this for a long time now. According to the DC administration, it's not a matter of "if", but a matter of "when" we have another attack. Seems to me that if they believe this statement, our borders would have been secured immediately.
When our economy experiences a backslide, unemployment begins to rise, the additional 12,000,000 people that are already draining our social programs will not only be unemployed, but will continue to cost EVERY taxpayer in this country dearly. Add a terrorist attack to this major drain and I'm afraid we will experience something like we haven't experienced in 76 years(for those mathe challenged folks, that would be the great depression of 1929).
Thank you for the help.
....and here are the wing nuts they are trying to save us from!
Visual communication. Nice job! I mean that. Very professional.
Bush, Frist, etc are a bunch of limp wieners on immigration.
It is time to quite playing games with my daughter's future. I am not raising her to speak mexican, damnit.
They had 1000-1500 signed up. This was for the entire month of April. It is a good bet that many did not show up or sign up due to the negative publicity that began before April 1. With President Bush referring to them as vigilantes prior to the start of the project, what should we expect?
I feel the same way...on both counts. Also, thanks for the GREAT picture!
He is just one opinion although the chief administrator. We all have equal authority in matters of opinion. When enough members of our democracy speak up he will come around.
They are only maybe two dozen hardcore relaxed immigration advocates but they do enjoy one advantage.
Uh huh... You said it FRiend. I would, but I have been suspended once over this topic.
What is killing me is that I know in my heart that he is equipped with the necessary strength and resolve to get real with this immense danger to America....and so I'm floored at his inattention to such danger. Just can't understand his thinking on this one topic....which actually is part and parcel of the entire War on Terror, or it certainly should be.
As another poster just said, "Securing the borders (and ports, I might add) should have been the first thing that was done, right after 9/11." All border crossings should have been suspended immediately until "further notice." Period.
We had the manpower then, and we have it now....to fortify our borders, both north and south. The president should simply issue the order!
Roger Hedgecock was subbing for Rush this morning, and he made a point of saying that if the CIC gave the order to the air training base at Yuma, AZ, to secure that base, it would be done inside of one hour or less. Why not the entire length of both borders? If we have the amazing logistics to move men and materiel from bases all over the U.S. to the Persian Gulf...........150,000 in 2003 and 250,000 in Desert Storm, then we can militarize our borders.............and, excuse me, but to he$$ with Vicente Fox's objections.
You don't have to convince me, FRiend.
If I were CIC, there would be plentiful food for buzzards on the border... know whut I mean?
Na! How many terrorist attacks have we already had? How many were supposedly thwarted by our expensive intelligence? How many non-Mexicans have been reported coming across the border? The government doesn't care about this issue. If Big Brother was ever going to care, there's plenty of reasons already. One more attack will be just another attack. Perhaps I am more pessimistic than you are. :-(
"He is from Texas."
Please!!!! He may have lived in Texas but he's still a New Englander at heart.
Hello???...president Bush???...where are you???
=== If a few civilians in lawn chairs with binoculars cause such an uproar, what would happen if one hundred-thousand armed Americans stood border watch? Minuteman mania? Methinks they protesteth too much.
Uh, sorry ... those aren't the sort of Volunteers we're looking for where the Army of One (World) is concerned.
I'm surprised he didn't call them insurgents. That's what they are, after all.
Two of the 17 or so pics in this photo montage give that impact.
Indexed and Bumped and Pinged and...
I heard a woman call into Hannity suggesting that the President sign an Executive Order establishing the Civil Border Patrol, similar to the formation of the Civil Air Patrol in the 40's. It's a thought.
We here on the border in Cochise County, AZ invite President Bush come down and instead of clearing logs of his Crawford, TX ranch, he can help us clear the tons of illegal alien garbage out of our desert and mountain areas. We want him to expend the same effort he's pictured expending above to haul bags of illegal alien garbage down from the hiking trails and environmentally sensitive areas. We've even got a few "Cochise County UDA" bags with his name written on it, reserved for him just for this purpose. So, how about it President Bush, are you coming down or what?
He's waiting to drive the bus:
Great Scot! You mean to tell me we've gone from the CAL-9 to the FOQNA-24. I didn't realize they could reproduce that quickly...
Excellent stuff charlite.
I hope your photo montage convinces people of what you are dealing with. I was in Mexico for a month last year. It is no consolation I know, but the whole country looks like these pictures - garbage everywhere.
Have you sent your montage to the WH & every member of congress? Might be worth the effort...? I am very sorry for your loses and hope this matter gets the national attenion it so richly deserves.
But, then they'd be burdened with 'govt. oversight'.
I'm repeating myself, but President Bush got elected in Texas, it matters not where he 'came from', he's a Texas politician.
NO body gets elected in Texas by working in any manner against the mexican 'interests' that have built up there over the past several decades.
What is most irritating to me is that the old Mexican families in Texas, Arizona, etc. are as American as I am (or more). But lax attitudes along the border have allowed others, including university elite liberal racists, to seep in and tilt the scale.
Bush is doing just what we should expect of him - the real issue is what will it take to knock him off of that position. Sadly, it just MIGHT take another hit in the heartland (that cannot be denied) to do it.
Today's quandary: Who ya gonna vote for...Hitlery or some hair ball libertarian?