Friday, July 2, 2010
"In recent days, the issue of immigration has become once more a source of fresh contention in our country, with the passage of a controversial law in Arizona and the heated reactions we’ve seen across America."(Click here for text of speech)
Mr. President I have news for you. For many Americans this has been -and never stopped being- a contentious issue since before George Bush was president. Especially for the people of the border states who have had to live with threats to their lives and property for decades now. These folks have,in recent days, seen a severe escalation in violence on the Mexican and American sides of the border.
I'm writing this on July 2,2010 and the morning news told the story of a military style firefight in Mexico only 12 miles from our border in which 25 people were killed. Mr. President there is a civil war going on in Mexico and it is spilling into this country and threatening the security of not only the border states but also our entire nation. Add to this the fact that illegal immigration along the Mexican American border has practically became a hostile invasion. Indeed Mexican Army units have been caught on our side of the border and have even shot at our border patrol. This in my opinion is unconscionable!
Mr. President you have sworn an oath to protect and defend this country and it's people,and yet, your speech yesterday showed weakness, defeatism and a catastrophic lack of leadership. You have said that "the system is broken". No it is not! All that needs be done is to enforce the law. That is exactly what states like Arizona and Missouri have been trying to do enforce Federal law as it regards immigration!
You have said this is a nation of laws,and, so it is. So why is enforcing current Federal law so controversial? It's not controversial when local police routinely arrest other kinds of criminals who have broken both state and Federal laws. Why should it be so in this case? I'll tell you why, because you are driven by left wing political correctness and not by the Constitution. I could go on and on but for now I make one simple request. Mr. President do your job and secure our border now!!!