I was asked by one of the readers of my Blogs to write one concerning the southern borders of the united states and the unchecked flow of illegal immigrants across our borders. The first part of this Blog is to remind my readers that somewhere along the line, unless we are full blooded Native American Indian, our ancestors were once immigrants. The difference between our ancestors and what is happening today is summed up in one ideology, "Illegal versus Legal." Ellis Island was the gateway for immigrants seeking the freedoms and opportunities that America offered. Over twelve million legal immigrants passed through Ellis Island. These Immigrants were not an invading force, rather people hopeful of a new and better life.
THE LEGAL AVENUE: In today's America, the way of becoming a legal immigrant is to obtain a visa before entering the U.S. Get a visa as tourist and then find an employer. Being employed and gaining the support of your employer for a green card status makes your application for citizenship easier. Those who obtain a green card must carry it with them at all times. The green card is valid for ten years, but after 5 years, a green card holder may start the application process for citizenship. Citizenship is not automatic. Background checks will occur. Review of time in America, associations and behavior will all come into play.
THE ILLEGAL AVENUE: Well, unless you're brain dead, or a living the life fantastic and find the news boring and a disconnect from your high life, all you have to do is look at our Southern Border. Unlike most will consider, Mexico is not just the only illegal crossing point. Cuba is another for the coast of Florida, then let's look at our Northern Border. If you are a conscientious individual, holding fast to law an order, you will cross from Canada into the United States through a Canadian/United States checkpoint. Uh-huh. We see how many of those conscientious individuals are at the Southern Borders, don't be fooled into believing all that cross from the north use checkpoints either. However, the overwhelming crossing is coming from the U.S./Mexican Border.
One of the things I tried to investigate throughout history: Was there ever an invading force that sent their women and children ahead to open the doors for the invaders. Depending on what accounts you read, history is vague on that point. Sure, women and children have been trained by Japan and other Asian countries to use bamboo spears to kill as well as guns and grenades. The articles did not state that they were placed in front of the armies, rather it indicated that they were to use it as self defense should the invaders overwhelm their army. One thing is certain, women and children have been used to walk into camps of Allied Soldiers, armed with explosives or grenade vests to detonate, much as Arab terrorist suicide bombers are used in terrorist modern tactics. I have sat with Vietnam Vets and heard how they would see a child walking into camp and yell for the child to halt. If the child stopped, they would carefully ascertain if the child indeed was a bomb or just lost or hungry. If the woman,child or elderly person failed to stop (at this point is wherethe person recalling the incident would become quiet, most times a haunted look crossing their face, sometimes with moist eyes), if the child or woman (even the elderly) failed to obey the command, they had no choice but to shoot. Imagine carrying that around for the rest of your life!
The only other issues I found concerning women and children pertaining to war were requests that women, children and elderly be allowed to leave the town, city or fortified structure, as a request for mercy for them. Other civilizations would sacrifice their children, believing the sacrifice would bring victory to their warriors. Stories of women and children becoming collateral fatalities are prevalent in warfare, especially when bombing is involved. Bombs don't seek out just soldiers, they are indiscriminate as to who their explosive force and shrapnel impact. Yes, I've seen the picture of the maimed and wounded women and children. It hurts to see it, but the United States and Allies don't drop bombs or shoot rockets and missiles just because they like to see the contrails they leave behind. Those who have made it necessary for those bombs, rockets and missiles to be fired are to blame. Behave yourself and we'll just stockpile our arsenal, produce evil...well, we start pulling from that stockpile.
Now, what is happening at the Mexican border and why? To start to answer that question, we first have to understand that illegal crossing isn't something new. However, it was at a point that the Border Patrol and participating law enforcement agencies could capture the majority of those who crossed and put them back on the correct side of the border (to try again). All sorts of vehicle were used by American mules to take money from the hopeful South Americans, only to run when they saw the blue lights coming, leaving the illegals to face the authorities. Illegals would also, working with the Cartels, carry drugs across into America and then carry the cash back across to the Cartels. So we have people illegally crossing our border for various reasons. Now we've been thrown a curve and I have some well thought theories I will lay out. I'm going to catch flack for this Blog and will lose and gain followers. It happens. I do not write Blogs to influence the number of followers I have. I try to throw down the gauntlet for various reasons and events I believe those who read my Blogs need to be informed about. I appreciate my followers, but that's not what comes first. Truth is most important. So here goes!
How would you react if you saw a woman and child in distress? Come on...you know your heart would go out to them and help them in every way you can! Smart minds south of the border know that Americans are just like that. We care. Now let me play the devil's advocate: I know there is a weak-kneed President in office in the United States who is calling for amnesty. This President didn't make it clear if amnesty is for only those who are here or for all who continue to cross. Now, still playing the devil's advocate, if I overwhelm the Border Patrol, how easy is it going to be for me to be more successful to move drugs and cash across the border because the authorities are pulling out their hair because of all the women and children. Hmm. Who else is crossing? Some of the worst gang members, no doubt under the control of the cartels, who are being allowed to invade our cities, some already fighting severe gang crime, creating an atmosphere of chaos, murder and all types of crimes, and just like the the Border Patrol, our city, state and county officials will be overwhelmed. What happens when this occurs? What is allowed when the nation is in chaos or under siege? Something I spoke of in an earlier Blog: Martial Law (Rule). A President may stay in office beyond their term until he or she declares that the chaos and siege is now under control. Hmm. Yes, I believe the previous scenarios I presented, however, I also agree with those in the know, that state the battle over amnesty is a Democrat and Liberal sledgehammer to beat up on Republicans, especially during election years. With the Democrats, the liberals, this president and Eric Holder all fighting voter I.D. registration allowing for anyone, not just citizens, to cast votes and telling them it is the Democrats who are their friends and helping make their lives better. Without a nationwide law that requires a non-partisan oversight of voter regulations and laws requiring ALL voter must present proper credentials to be registered to vote and then present proper credentials to be allowed to cast votes, the Democrats will have a choke hold on our country.
Now, what can America do to not only stem or stop the flow of illegal immigrants and return them to their own countries? It's ridiculously simple. The President, by law, is the Commander in the Chief and by notifying Congress fourteen days in advance, can call up the National Guard to relieve those in service across the world. You say, if he wants to allow the flow to continue, why would he call them up? Who cares what the President thinks or says. The Governor of the state may also call up the National Guard because of the result of a disaster, such as Hurricane Sandy or to fight off, wait for it...INVADERS! Why, in God's name, haven't the Governors of these states called up the National guard to aide in stopping the invasion of our country by illegal aliens? I would have the National Guard spread across the borders to repel the invaders, by force if necessary. I would also have them rounding up illegals, arresting them and flying them back to their countries with a warning, "The next time you attempt to enter our country illegally, you may return to your country in a box!" Folks, we might as well allow China, North Korea, Iran and Russia to enter our country so this administration to rule they are eligible for amnesty.
NO INVADERS OF OUR COUNTRY (ILLEGALS INCLUDED) ARE TO BE OFFERED AMNESTY. PERIOD! IN FACT ALL INVADERS ARE TO BE REPELLED JUST AS IF A FOREIGN MILITARY WERE ATTEMPTING AN INVASION! AT WHAT POINT DID WE FAIL TO SEE A POROUS BORDER MEANS AN INVASION IS IMMINENT? ILLEGALS ARE AN INVADING FORCE OF OUR SOVEREIGN SOIL! PLAIN AND SIMPLE AND SHOULD BE REPELLED. SANTA ANNA FOUND OUT IT WAS A BAD IDEA! JAPAN PAID A TERRIBLE PRICE FOR ITS INCURSION OF PEARL HARBOR. INVADERS ARE INVADERS WHETHER THEY WALK ACROSS, SWIM ACROSS OR ARE TRUCKED ACROSS. MR. PRESIDENT, YOU ARE GIVING OUR COUNTRY AWAY FOR POLITICAL REASONS AND GOVERNORS, PROTECT YOUR STATE BY CALLING UP THE NATIONAL GUARD! DAMN IT, YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN OBAMA IF YOU DON'T!