Monday, July 19, 2010

Border (In)security Issues

Jonathan Gurwitz of the San Antonio Express-News, points out what's obvious to most of us--that border security is an integral part of national security.  Unfortunately, our ruling class doesn't see it that way:

Meanwhile, Ray Hartwell of the Washington Times explains the legal justification for Arizona's immigration law and what can be done if Obama Administration continues to lean on the Grand Canyon State: 

It's disheartening to read that 93 a democratic president was willing to enforce our nation's border, while our current democratic president files law suits against a state trying to "do the job the feds won't do."

Today's message traffic among my friends brings up some key issues:

Only after either terrorists or Mexican drug cartels kill a bunch of people in the U.S. will there be a serious attempt to secure the border.  It's unfortunate and wrong, but I firmly believe this. On the other hand, it's only a matter of time. There've already been some hints along those lines - like the drug cartel that wanted to blow up a dam in Texas to flood out their rivals downstream. Something like this will be the catalyst for a change we can all believe in.

(More like "cataclysmic change we can believe in").
Too bad that seems to be what it takes to get real movement on an issue.  And then we'll have a "Commission" to figure out why "nobody connected the dots" even though it's been plain to see for years (as was Islamic terrorism). About a year of sanity will prevail, then the Dems, La Raza and the amnesty lobby will crawl back out from under their rocks and start doing the same thing they've been doing in the past.

I recall even thinking this (much to my chagrin) in the week after 9/11. I was very disappointed, but not surprised, that the supposed bipartisan consensus was bonded with Elmer's.

(I don't think the "bipartisan consensus" was even that strong).

Well, the President just said "the border is the safest it's ever been." He's either lying (my preference) or deluded. But I'm not sure which one is worse.
(WTF?!  I don't know which is worse either).

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