How to Secure the Border

How can we secure our border with Mexico?  The answer is simple:  Secure the border!

We don’t need amnesty or work verification or bingo or pink elephants or anything else to secure the border.   All we need is the will to do it.

The so-called “comprehensive” immigration reform bill now before Congress is an example of the oldest con game in Washington which goes on decade after decade.  Our representatives tell us,  “Give us what we want and then we promise we will give you what you want.  Trust us.”   Somehow, it never quite works out  for “we the people.”  

How do you cut the bloated federal budget?  Any reasonable person will tell you that you simply cut the budget!  

That isn’t the way it works in Washington.  First, they pass a massive new multi-year budget plan (that, just coincidently, gets rid of the current plan with limits that are just about to kick in).  The new plan is not all that different from the old plan.  It calls for a plethora of new spending in the first couple of years (to get everyone on board).  The cuts come several years down the road but, surprise, surprise, before those cuts ever materialize, a new and “improved” budget plan is passed and so it goes.  

In the meantime, all this new spending has driven up the Current Services Baseline to the point where even the original cuts now are viewed as draconian.

How do you cut welfare spending?  You simply cut welfare spending!  Anybody remember the welfare reform bill that was passed when Clinton was president that was hailed as such a success? The biggest problem with that bill is that it didn’t cut the welfare budget.  There was something in there called “maintenance of effort.”  Very simply, it means you have to keep spending what you are spending right now, forever —  even if there is only one person left on the welfare rolls, or no one at all.

It didn’t take folks long to discover there were holes in that bill big enough to drive a Mack truck through.  And the government keeps trolling for new welfare recipients so the welfare rolls keep getting larger and larger.   A government bureaucracy is the closest thing to eternal life we have on this earth.

We now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our government has the technology to track a flea on a dogs back.  It can tell you the color of the flea’s eyes and how much of the dog’s blood it ate for breakfast.  Furthermore, if that flea used an ATM machine, made a phone call, went on Facebook or used a credit car, we know it.

Seriously, does anyone in their right mind think that the most powerful country in the world can’t secure its border?

We can debate the best way to do that or simply use everything at our disposal: technology, air surveillance and the fence.   We can finish the one we started and build a couple more.  Whatever the cost it pales in comparison to granting amnesty to 10 million low-skilled illegals and leaving the border wide open, which is — don’t kid yourself — what this bill will do.

Let us not forget manpower.  Pass a flat tax and get rid of 95 percent of the out-of-control IRS.  Put all of those out of work IRS agents on the border (let them sweat a little for a change) and arm them with AK-47s, stun guns or whatever.  Just put them to work doing something productive for a change.

Remember the amnesty bill of 1986?  (Those who don’t learn from the mistakes of the past are sure to repeat them.)   Our elected representatives can give you all kinds of reasons why that bill didn’t work.  Some may be valid and we can discuss those when it comes time to pass an amnesty bill but this is not the time!

That bill didn’t work because we didn’t secure the border and we never will with empty promises.

However, the real reason that bill didn’t work is that we allowed our elected representatives to fool us into accepting an empty promise.   We are the problem!  

Let’s be clear:  Democrats want to legalize a hoard of new people because they think they can control them and it will mean new votes.  Republicans want cheap labor. 

The message that should be sent to Washington is “Secure the border first!”  If you can’t get that done, we will send you home where you can get a real job, if you are able.  

First things first!

4 thoughts on “How to Secure the Border

  1. There is nothing anywhere in our late, great Constitution that said or even implied that foreign nationals had the right to come here uninvited, and had the right to a hearing rather than simply being deported. Contrary to what leftists pretend to believe, the Fourteenth Amendment does not grant birthright citizenship. For that matter, for those many, many illegal aliens who commit additional crimes after arriving here, the Constitution grants American citizens (and, by implication, foreign nationals who are here legally) the right to habeas corpus and a jury trial. I submit that illegal aliens have no such rights.
    We could station heavily armed troops on our southern border to repel what is, quite literally, an invasion. They could be ordered to shoot to kill and to do so without warning. We could deport all the illegals here (or let them, deprived of jobs and welfare, deport themselves). We could summarily execute gang members, drunk drivers, and other criminals if they are not citizens of our country.
    As Ms. Chastain said, all that is lacking is the will to do what is right.

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  2. Direct! Politically Direct! Well done, pointing out common sense that is not only not common in Washington D C but is non-existant, with the exception of a few, Jason Chafettz in the House and Mike Lee in the Senate, to name two. Marco Rubio has shown his true colors, as likeable and seemingly conservative as we would want a leader to be, he has proven himself a true Washington D C practitioner, no common sense! Adios Marco!
    I loved the last line in Jane’s article, “…send you home where you can get a real job, if you are able.” Without trust and ethics, I’d never hire any of them, even as septic tank pumpers, if they could handle that, a fitting job for them.

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  3. This nation is under attack in so many ways because we have killed the population of Canada in our Abortion Mills, we continual to try and push Israel to give up their God-given land and we’ve replaced Bibles with condoms in schools. Daniel Webster said, “if we abide by the principals in the Bible our country will continue to prosper.” America was a great country. God help us, please.

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  4. While Americans sleep at the wheel and think what goes on in Washington doesn’t affect them will awaken to a nightmare of a broken country.
    What goes on, on the Hill = an endless spending at the expense of good Americans, and where Progressives will work to destroy.

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