Borderline Scam

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By: Wayne Brown

We have a hell of mess down on our southern borders in Arizona. Opinions are about as plentiful as the cactus surrounding Tucson. Much of it is just partisan politics with logic that has not been thought out to any great degree. Too many take the position as to what the Democrats believe because they consider themselves to be Democrat therefore that is what they believe. That also can be said of the Republicans on the other side of the aisle. It way past time for Americans to wake up and start thinking for themselves on this issue and others. Stop thinking with your hearts and start using the old noodle a bit. The conclusion that you reach might just be in total opposition to how one feels right now.

President Obama is now saying that it is essential that we have a “bi-partisan” effort if there is to be any successful resolution of the immigration issue. He states that the time is now for the Congress to bring forth and pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Have you stopped and asked yourself what that really means? Some of you think that it suggest a solution to fix the current border crisis. Some of you aren’t concerned about the border but your hearts are breaking that we have all these illegals in our country and we are not yet treating them better than the average citizen. So, another welfare step must be taken to remedy that issue.

There are many fallacies in what is being promoted here in the name of compressive immigration reform. Let’s start with what the President is saying about this so-called emergency. The President has made it quite clear that he cannot shut down the border and secure it. He has alluded to that on a number of occasions yet he is calling for comprehensive reform. What he really seems to be sayings is “to hell with the border and its security, let’s focus on the real problem of getting amnesty for these 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants inside our borders at present. That sounds like comprehensive reform doesn’t it but if you think about it very long, I suspect that you will turn away from it as a solution.

In the first place, if you grant amnesty without securing the border, you only expand the urgency and desire to get to America and be part of this citizenship handout process. If we do not secure the border, we do not have a “captive population” on which to judge the virtues of citizenship. In turn, as we hand out amnesty ever so freely, we spit in the face of those who have worked within the system, worked hard to learn English, worked hard at learning the culture of America, shown their desire to be a citizen of America first and foremost with the earned freedoms that come with it. Those that we look at for amnesty bear none of these characteristics and could care less about citizenship as long as they are legal in the eyes of the law. A significant percentage of these people are already convicted felons, drug dealers and runners, people traders, extortionist, and murderers. At the very least, they are law-breakers for they are here illegally.

If the President feels the border cannot be secured now, what will be in a “comprehensive reform bill” that will change that position. Will it be more people? I doubt it in that he has already balked on providing the necessary National Guard support to Arizona indicating that it will not be effective although there is existing proof that it already has been effective in other regions of the border when used. At the present, the border in Arizona is the path of least resistance. Everybody knows that. The illegals know it The drug traffickers know it. The terrorists know it. The President and our Congress knows it. He states that he is doing all that is humanly possible to stop the damn leak in the Gulf oil spill and while that is far from the truth, he is even further from the truth in his assessment of the leaking Arizona border, a situation he has yet to even view first-hand.

President Obama and his super-majority in Congress could have easily pushed a comprehensive immigration reform bill down our throats even without the assistance of the Republicans had he chose to act on it at any time over the past 18 months of his administration. He could have rammed it through into law just like he did the healthcare reform. But, for reasons unstated, he now needs “bipartisan” support to accomplish this task. The reason for this is twofold and as transparent as the nose on the President’s face.

In the first place, after 18 months of stumbling and bumbling, Obama has become a political liability in many areas of the country. Many of those in his on party now shun his support for fear of losing their precious elected positions in the pork-barrel trough. On that basis, Obama has a fleeting majority in the Congress at best these days. As oil spills into the Gulf, that majority will become even more fleeting. So, in reality, there is some truth to his claim that bipartisanship is required if legislation is to pass.

This is also a political football for the President and he doesn’t mind one bit using issues in that manner if they advance his agenda and fed his support base politically. President Obama likes the idea of promoting the immigration issue now just a few weeks in advance of the mid-term elections when he has totally ignored for 18 months. He likes the idea of courting the Latin/Hispanic vote once again with showing his sincere desire to help these people. He likes the idea of backing the Republicans ass to the wall and making them look like bad guys on reform as they hold their ground on securing the border first before considering any other aspect of this discussion.

Ultimately the liberal or should I say socialist agenda on this issue is to gain quick citizenship for up to 20 million potential voters to whom they are immediately heroes. Immediately, with amnesty, the Democrats stand to gain a voting block of up to 20 million people. If the border remains unsecured, then that potential voting block can only grow larger with each passing day.

The President is currently making poor use of our existing assets that could be employed to fight this issue on our borders. The Border Patrol is not operating either effectively or efficiently and may even be understaffed for the job. The current laws on the books are not being enforced to any significant degree in that operations against employers who use illegal workers is down by 74% on Obama’s watch. With proper use and support of our current assets and laws, we stand a good chance of being successful on this issue. Arizona’s new law can only aid in that success. Don’t talk to me about potential harassment and profiling because I have to prove to every officer who stops me that the vehicle I am driving is legally registered and that I am a licensed driver. There’s not a damn thing wrong with that under the guise of law enforcement.

I will close on this point. Let a group of terrorist cross into America on that southern border then successfully launch a plot to explode a dirty nuclear device in downtown Phoenix and see how quickly that southern border can be secured with our current laws and assets. There has to be a “resolve” to accomplish the task and that resolve must start and the top and work down the organization. Obama has failed at that miserably and he has likely done it on purpose to serve the needs of his precious comprehensive immigration reform. This, good citizens of America ,borders on treason.

 

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Wayne, damned Texan trying to mess with the best, Arizona!

fluk the dems fluk the repubs, and with a jagged stick fluk the worthless scuz bag terrorist perched in the white house illegal alien from shitcago! LOL good thing I'm in a good mood or I'd say what I really think!

I hear your statement loud and clear and I agree. What I want to know is why hasn't Texas joined us in the fight? or have they? but just whispering about it? Blowbama is banking on the votes of the Mexicans who have walked across the border to renew himself in 2012, there is no maybe about that, he'll start sucking for there support like a hoover on an ant pile, getting them in here to accomplish that goal. Here is the plan, start establishing yourself as an illegal in as many names as you can and when (not if) amnesty is granted get all the drivers licenses that you can, start out with long hair and beards for the photo, then changing it up a bit for 5 or 6 more. Get names all lined up and ready to go, to file for social security numbers. I figure 6 is a good number. When the money gets granted just collect all you can and retire in style collecting checks from them under all the names. That's what I'm banking on to profit in this game.

The states want their guard units home, but it's being categorically denied. They were for the states to call to service not the federal jerk wads. I write senators of the 50 states asking them to get their troops back or start doing what barry the back door humper has done and create standing militias from willing citizens to take their place when the event occurs that they are needed comes around the bend. Hidden inside health care reform was a clause for a presidential army to be created, to boost what Bush did by loosing the U.S. Army's Nor Com troops on the streets. I know Texas has the jump because they already have a Texas guard, we the people in every state need to follow suite. We have folks in every state that train on their own dime for these times and would gladly join together to form these ranks. Buying guns and ammo, medical gear, and food stores to keep them up to a year. Living in a hole in the ground is too far fetched for many but I have included bunks for 10 more, still wrapped in plastic the mattresses never been used, I hope they remain empty for all time. Got food storage with tags of 2040 for expiration dates. I've got 2 young men chosen to take over if I die before the crap hits the fan. We train together monthly to become a tight knit team. We are not tea baggers but realists watching the gate. If it's not God who brings on these times, one needs to be prepared if they want to survive what's been in existence against us poor folks, by both parties who greet one another in their dark meeting places meant only for the rich and powerful. Take a look at the plans, they have secure bunkers that only are intended for those with big bucks, the doors to those places will be closed to all others, so it's best one looks to God almighty and prepares himself for the times a coming to this land. It will ultimately be doomsday for the unprepared, 50


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@50Cal...Dusty, I cannot imagine if the Arizona law holds up in court why Texas won't be right there with ya! You had plenty to say there my friend. I can tell you are fired on the issue and I think you should write a good rant to relieve the tensions. Thanks for your great comments Dusty! WB


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Wayne,

It's just like my hub, "Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, and Bono" says legal is legal and illegal is illegal!!!!!!!!!


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dabeaner 6 years ago from Nibiru

Hey guys, tell me what you really think! LOL (We need a "LOL" type acronym that also includes P.Off'd.)

But, sorry to say, the tipping point was long ago reached. Wake up calls don't seem to work -- too many people sleeping too soundly. I wish I had some VIABLE suggestions.


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

I think Obama wants to make these all legals, so he himself can finally become legal. hahaha.

Keep on hubbing!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Tom Whitworth...Tom, you and I see an illegal. Obama and Co see a potential voter...read my hub "The Cockroach Factor." WB

@dabeaner...I need an acronym for "plumb mad dog mad!" WB

@eovery...Wooo good one! I guess that means he has seen the Arizona border first hand then! WB


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

It weren't at you Wayne it were at the damn federal government ignoring their law that mirrors Arizona and failure to enforce, I see bad times a coming our way!, 50


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Writer David 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

Wayne, I have said this in at least one hub and I firmly believe it to be so; it is going to take a catastrophic "incident" due to lax border security to secure that border. That is the way our politicians are. Instead of being proactive, they are reactive. Unfortunately, the incident I fear will cause the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans. This will happen because we are fearful of offending the perpetually offended Mexican government. I lay at least 50% of the illegal immigration problem at their feet. Great hub!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Excellent hub. Immigration reform is another term for voter registration. The attempt at reform is meaningless unless the borders can be secured. Don't tell me that we can't secure our borders. This issue concerns every American and it goes way beyond Mexicans coming over for work. We should demand that securing our borders become a reality. I give this hub a thumbs up!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@WriterDavid...sad to say it David, but you are exactly right and too much of America is standing back blind to that fact and demanding amnesty. As you point out, this is the gateway to disaster. Thanks for your comment..need to come see ya! WB

@Bpop...Yes, Polly...Immigration reform and voter registration are ironically spelled exactly the same way. All of this reform and control. All of these environmental laws and look where we are. It's past time for all of this to stop. The change which is being touted here is not a change that America is remotely interested in once they see where it leads. The only good thing I see in the Obama Administration is it is much akin to the Titanic. Watching something of that size sink is awesome but a lot of life will be lost in the process. WB


SilverGenes 6 years ago

As you know, I'm not an American so my question might be a stupid one but here goes: Instead of taking over the job of censoring news information on the oil spill so the American people and the world will hear only what the Obama government deems they should know (personally, I find that horrific), wouldn't Homeland Security be fulfilling what they were supposed to be doing in the first place by attending to this border issue? I may be missing something but hey, it seems to me it doesn't get more insecure that open borders.

And you are right. What a slap in the face to all those who applied, learned, worked and struggled to come to America legally.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@SilverGenes...The Border Patrol is a direct report to Homeland Security. HS has the last word on everything with them, so any shortcomings you see going down in Arizona is probably directly the result of Homeland Security tieing the hands of the Border Patrol. There are some really great people working for the BP and they want to do a good job but their hands are tied and the resources are withheld to get the job done. They have an overwhelming tasks in a very dangerous environment and their first duty is self-restraint. Sometimes when you are bored, Google "Wackenhut" and read how big their contract is to manage and transport detainees in order to free up BP agents for the chase....it's a gold mine for them. They are almost invisible but phenomenally large! BTW...you thoughts are correct, common sense tells you that! WB


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Steele Fields 6 years ago from drexel hill,pa

You are obviously well educated and extremely knowledgable about current affairs. Reading your postings is an educational experience. Thanks for a comprehensive hub about this critical issue that's plaguing our country.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@steel fields...just a regular guy trying to use a little common sense...glad you enjoyed it! WB

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