Posted tagged ‘secure the southern border’

Americans Must Show Their ID Everyday

September 6, 2010

On Sun, 9/5/10,  Pat Christensen  wrote the following email.  I decided it was good enough to pass on, but I’m not an expert at implementing computer functions, so instead of copying and pasting, I had to re-write it to put in on my blog.   I hope it helps those who are against the Arizona Immigration Bill reconsider their stance on it.  

I’m a Legal American Citizen and I must show my ID when: 

  1. Pulled over by the Police.
  2. Making purchases on my Department Store Credit Card.
  3. When I show up for a Doctor appointment.
  4. When filling out a Credit Card or Loan application.
  5. When applying for or renewing a Drivers License or Passport.
  6. When applying for any kind of Insurance.
  7. When filling out a College application.
  8. When donating Blood.
  9. When obtaining certain Prescription Drugs.
  10. When making some Debit purchases, especially when I’m out of state.
  11. When collecting a Boarding Pass for Airline or Train Travel.

 I’m sure that there are more instances, but the point is, that we Citizens of the USA are required to prove who we are almost everyday.

 Why should people in our country Illegally be exempt?????

 So, why shouldn’t we guard our borders as closely as every other country in the World?  ss

                                                          Go  ARIZONA !!

   

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Mr. President: Leave the Morse’s Line Port of Entry Alone

July 14, 2010

At the Morse’s Line Port of Entry, on the U.S.-Canada border, the border station is located smack-dab in the middle of a Vermont dairy farm. On average, 2 1/2 cars pass through an hour. Basically there are approximately 40 cars per day that go thru this border crossing into Canada or from Canada into the US. 

Note that  the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:  The government, which got $420 million from the federal bailout to modernize land ports like this, wants to spend about $7 million to build an expanded station. To do it, the government says, it needs an adjoining 4.9-acre parcel now used to grow hay and corn.    The government is trying to use the “Eminent Domain” law to confiscate almost 5 acres for this Dairy farms land.

Now, their actions will basically put this family’s Dairy farm out of business, because they need all the acres they have for their cows to graze on.

I am extremely upset with Home Land Security for even considering putting this family, this small business, out of business, just so they can use some pork barrel money, to add on to a border patrol building site, where only 40 cars a day pass thru, and to spend $ 7 million dollars to do it, is crazy.

 Mr. President, I thought your message to the people when you ran for office was that  you were going to help the small businesses?   

Leave this man and his small family Dairy business alone.  Try keeping one promise will you?  Send that $7 million dollars to Arizona, where it’s truly needed.  ss

Obama Orders NASA Chief: Make Muslims Feel Good

July 12, 2010

When 911 occurred I wondered why our National Security system did not react or maybe it just didn’t see that 3 passenger planes took off from airports and then changed their flight plan and the direction they were flying in, mid air.   Evidently our Strategic Air Command (SAC) did not notice or were not notified. 

Now, I thought SAC was supposed to be on constant alert 24/7, capable of seeing any aircraft or missiles aimed at or flying near or over our shores into American air space, but evidently on 911, they didn’t see anything and didn’t react until after the fact. 

Under the circumstances, looking back at their mistakes, especially those of the air traffic controllers in Chicago (which has the East Coast area and the mid-west air space to oversee) would be more alert today, than ever, when looking for anything out of the ordinary, like some plane flying over the USA without a flight plan, and possibly being in the way of other occupied flight routes.

We have all heard the saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” well I would like to know how Colton Harris-Moore, the “Barefoot Bandit” stole a private plane in Indiana, and flew it from near our Northern border  to our  over and past our Sourthern border in American air space, without the plane showing up on radar and without the knowledge of air traffic control. 

Why didn’t SAC send out Air Force jets to escort this plane down to the ground?  Instead it flew unnoticed by a kid (19 years old) who was never trained to fly, nor knew any laws regarding flying a plane in US air space, all the way to the Bahamas basically unnoticed by any air traffic control towers.

What if some terrorists (and they already have, you can be sure of that) came into the US over the unsecured border in the South, like for instance, into Arizona, and then continued on to some small airport that they had already staked out, stole a plane and used it as a missile and flew it into some building, or sprayed some chemical over populated areas, or just flew it into a passenger plane already in the air?

I find that this is an extremely serious national security matter, which evidently has not been addressed, and no one is talking about it.  Our national security was breached when this kid flew a plane a great distance over American territory, and no one noticed.

Just how safe is US air space?  You would think after 911, no one would be able to enter our air space without being identified or shot down, yet a 19 year old kid on a cross country spree of robberies, break-ins, and just plain pranks stole a plane not once but numerous times and no one noticed while he was air bound.  This kid could have been a terrorist, foreign or domestic, it doesn’t matter, he still flew over US air space without being noticed by authorities.  Who in the is running this show? 

With our Southern borders being crossed everyday by illegals, many of unknown origin, I find it disgraceful that our Congress, our Homeland Security Director, the DOJ and our President feel that our Southern border is as “secure as ever”.  They evidently have the same opinion of Air Traffic Control towers, and the Strategic Air Command Center. 

Yesterday, Colton Harris-Moore, the  “Barefoot Bandit” was caught, after a boat chase, in the Bahamas.   He has been on the run for nearly two years and has quite a following on You Tube and Face Book.  It appears that You Tube and Face book fans followed this kid on his mischievous quest, more than the FBI did.

With all our scientific advancements in the United States, it took police in a country definitely not as advanced as ours to catch Colton Harris-Moore, the “Barefoot Bandit.” 

If you want to go a step further, think about who finally caught Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch prime suspect in the murder of a young American teen in Aruba.  The FBI was hot on his trail, but not only allowed him to escape from the US, but also financed his escape before he ended up killing yet another young woman in Peru and escaped to Chili where he was finally apprehended.  I would consider Chili a third world country.  I may be politically incorrect, according to some politician, but my opinion stays the same.

Maybe it’s time that President Obama starts appointing people with leadership abilities, and who actually know something about the job that they are being appointed to, when he selects someone to head an agency like the FBI, the CIA and especially the Attorney General’s position and the Homeland Security Director’s position.

Just this past week NASA Chief, Charles Bolden was given a new assignment by none other than President Obama.  Bolden told the news media that  “Obama wanted me to make Muslims feel good”.  Bolden continued, “ he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering.”  Are you kidding me?

To make matters even worse Bolden has gone on TV Al Jazeera, Bin Laden’s favorite media source, to spread the President’s warm and heart-felt message to the Muslim world.  So, maybe this is the “Change” we were promised, only didn’t know it at the time.

I think it’s time for Obama to “Reach out and make Americans feel good about themselves, including not apologizing for us to the world”.  Now, that would be  “Change.”   ss

Mr. President, Secure Our Southern Border!

July 2, 2010

I got up early this morning.  I thought I would get an early start, go buy some groceries for a Fourth of July celebration that I’m having tomorrow, on the 3rd.  I thought I would prepare the food today, clean the house, and then relax tomorrow and enjoy our company. 

I happened to watch the news this morning, which is a daily habit of mine, and as usual, I’m upset again, about what I see and hear about Illegal Immigration and more importantly about the fact that President Obama still has not secured the Arizona border.

I am truly tired of hearing his campaign rhetoric about the comprehensive Immigration Legislation that he basically is demanding that Congress pass, and of course is blaming the Republicans (again) for not joining him and the House Democrats in passing this urgent (again) Legislation, which they undoubtedly will not read, even if it comes up for a vote.

Governor Brewer made a statement yesterday, and I happen to agree with her, that Americans are tired (so tired) of Obamas refusal to implement the Federal Immigration laws already on the books, to secure our Southern border.  She agrees with him that we need comprehensive Immigration legislation, as do many Americans, but right now, it is more important to cut off the illegal infiltration of our country by Drug Lords, Gun Runners, Rapists, Kidnappers, and Murderers.  This is an immediate and urgent matter, the lives of Americans are at stake, and the only thing he can say, is “I want immediate Immigration legislation passed”.   It’s always what “He wants”, never mind that 70% of the American public agree with Governor Brewer and the new Arizona Immigration bill. 

I am tired of Obamas repetitive speeches on what “He wants” all the time.   I am tired of this President’s constant immature behavior, his name-calling, and his threats to anyone who disagrees with him, and I’m just tired of him.   He is, in my opinion, by far, the most unprofessional example of a President this country has had the misfortune to have in the White House, and instead of representing the American people, chooses to impose his radical agenda on us all.  He deliberately ignores the fact that he is there to do our bidding, not his own. 

Just a side note here: Yesterday, just 12 miles over the border of Arizona, into Mexico, there was a battle between two Drug cartels, in which 21 people died.  This happened just Twelve miles away from the Arizona border.

The day before, a gun battle on the Mexican side of the border, sent bullets from AK47’s into the outside walls of a City Hall building on the American side of the border.

Last week along the border, in Arizona, the Federal government put up signs (on American soil) warning Americans to “go no further”, because that area has been taken over by the Mexican Drug Lords, and Americans could be killed.

Just how much land are you planning on returning to Mexico, Mr. President?  You keep saying that the border is as secure as it ever was.  Well, I don’t recall the last time that the United States of America, gave land back to Mexico. 

What are you waiting for Mr. President?  When will you start defending Americans on the home front by  “Winning the Hearts and Minds” of the American people?

Democracy Begins With The Power of the Ballot

May 17, 2010

“And let it be said that we are the party of open, honest government that doesn’t peddle the agenda of whichever lobbyist or special interest can write the biggest check. The party who believes that in this democracy, influence and access should begin and end with the power of the ballot”.  Barak Obama, August 28, 2008

 With the passage of the Health Care Bill and the underhanded, manipulative and as far as I’m concerned,  illegal way this Bill was forced upon Americans, I can see why so many are truly angry.  I’m just an ordinary American.  I’m not famous or rich(far from it), but I have had a good education, and have had successes and failures in life.  I do have common sense though, and for the life of me, I can not understand why so many people don’t.  Maybe people don’t  have common sense because they didn’t have proper family guidance growing up, or maybe because they didn’t have a religious upbringing, or maybe it’s because they didn’t get a good education.  For whatever reason, it appears that ”common sense” is not as common,  now days, in the USA.  What we do have is an abundance of betrayal, bribary, cheating, lies, manipulation, threats and retaliation by our elected officials, directed at the American people and aiming at the heart of our Constitution, the foundation of our Republic, and it appears to be taking place on World Wide Cable News. 

As Americans we don’t want to be made fools of, so many try not to acknowledge what is taking place, hoping that if they ignore it, it will certainly go away.  Well, folks “it ain’t gonna happen”, it’s here and it’s here to stay until we defeat it by fighting back.  Others say “let’s give him a chance” referring to Obama (like  he hasn’t had enough time)?  Maybe if he got off the campaign trail and actually acted Presidential instead of like a Community Organizer, America would feel like someone was actually in charge in Washington. 

But to our dismay we have been led down a trail of back room, in the dead of night, unethical, and  in my mind, illegal deals putting the Health Care Bill into Law, by any and all means possible, even though the majority of the American public polled was against the Health Care Bill as it was written.  It has always amazed me at what point a person could be bought.  It seems though the price tag is above and beyond the price of money, and power, the price of Freedom is too high a price to pay, and Congress never had the right to sell what was not  theirs to sell,

So, to say that the Democratic Party is the Party of “Open, Honest” government is just another lie by a group of elected elitiests who have completely ignored their duty to God and Country for fame, money and power.  How were they able to accomplish this? By Americans lack of involvement, until it was too late, to stop them. 

The Tea Party people, though they have accomplished more than I believe anyone thought they would, and they have much more work to do, if they are to succeed in the end.  Success for them involves taking back their country from the grasp of the czars, (30 +) radical buddies of Obama’s and it entails removing a President from office whose agenda has always been to replace  our Democracy with Socialism.   More interested in hearing himself talk, by constantly campaigning, he has betrayed the people he was elected to represent, by not listening to what they have to say.

Now, he has encouraged the poor, uneducated, unemployed and those who have illegally entered this country to ban together and protest the legality of the new Arizona Immigration Law, by misrepresenting what it says.   We now have protests and marches all over the country against Arizona and it’s citizens.  Obama seems to forget that the residents of Arizona are part of the USA also. 

He is not protecting the citizens of Arizona from drug dealers, murderers, and kidnappers, by closing the border.  He’s made no attempt to recitfy the situation by continuing to build the wall which already had funds in place to pay for it.  He has said nothing to the people who are marching asking them to go home and wait for him to work something out with Arizona, like enforcing the Federal Law already on the books.  He has done nothing to stop what may well turn into riots during the hot months of this summer, when the unemployed full of dispair, become restless.

Today, the Obama administrations Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State, in a meeting with the Chinese, brought up the problem of illegal Immigration in Arizona, and the new Arizona Immigration Law.  Actually apologizing for America’s Human Rights failures as though China is on equal footing with the US on this issue.   What can this guy be thinking?  Just where has the “common sense” gone??? 

I believe a good education, where one is taught how to analyze the facts before making a descision  is imperative in possessing common sense.  By law most Americans have had an opportunity to get a good education.  Sure, some have not had it as good as others, but the basics have been taught in, I would think, all American public schools.  Students have been taught  that one plus one equals two.  It’s a fact.  We have been taught to look at the facts and come up with the proper solution. One plus one is always and will always be two.  

So, why, is it that this ability to add the facts up properly doesn’t extend to other problems in life?  It certainly should.  It’s at that point, when we aren’t talking about math that a problem and how to add up the facts and come up with the same answers, or the right or common sense answers gets slightly confusing.  Why is that?  Could it be because so many other factors enter into the picture?  For instance if the facts include lies, then how can you add them up and come up with the right answer or the same answer that someone else comes up with?

In the real world we have people coming from all sorts of backgrounds, educational opportunities, life styles, and upbringing, which all enters into how we look at the same facts but come up with different answers.  When lies, or false-hoods become a factor, when people cheat, or hide the truth, or when they don’t follow the rules or break the law then you can not expect to come up with a common sense answer to any problem which presents itself, much less agree on with others, what the answer is and common sense “will” bear that out.

I know this may sound confusing, but bear with me here.  Politicians have a way of either speaking the truth as it is, or speaking “a” truth as to how they want those listening to them, perceive it to be.  Politicians have gotten so good at spinning the truth that no one can actually tell what the “truth” is any longer.  This is where common sense “Must” come in, if we are to survive. 

It is up to each American to take the time, to read about the problems we as a Nation face.  Each of us, by any and all means, which includes TV, Radio, Papers, Speeches, Tea Party Rallies, or by whatever means are available, “Must” gather all the facts about what is going on in our country and then make a common sense decision as to what action needs to be taken and how we must move forward.  I have tried to do this and have come up with facts that I deem to be true which have helped me make some “Common Sense” decisions as to my part in reacting to the “Change” in America, which has been forced upon us by our elected officials in Washington DC.  

It’s not a pretty picture, I must say.  History tells me that it’s my “Duty” to participate and to come up with my interpretation of the facts, based on common sense.  It is my responsibility to decide for myself what is going on in DC and how it will affect my fellow Americans and me, and then I can act on this decision appropriately. 

So, it up to everyone to get involved, we cannot leave it up to the present elected officials in DC, to correct the wrongs that have been done, because they are the culprits.

We need new and honest representatives in Washington, men of character (not characters), men of honor to lead the American people out of the darkness and into the light once more.  We can do this starting with the primaries and work our way up the ladder to the mid-term elections. 

As our President said, The party who believes that in this democracy, influence and access should begin and end with the power of the ballot”.  Barak Obama, August 28, 2008

 Finally he and I can agree on something.  ss

Will Obama, Step Up And Secure the Borders?

May 13, 2010

I have been watching Cable news for the last few days and am quite upset with what is going on in response to the new Arizona Immigration law.   Obama preempted Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s scheduled press conference last week, where she was going to announce her decision to sign the new Immigration bill into law.  In his speech, at a naturalization ceremony for 24 members of the military, Obama made the following statement about the Governors decision to sign the Immigration bill, “Our failure to act responsible at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others. That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe”. 

I cannot tell you how upset this President has made me.  Then I think who am I, that he should even care what I think?  My answer, to myself, surprised even me.

I’m a Patriotic American citizen, President Obama is supposed to “REPRESENT” me.  He is supposed to “PROTECT” me, as an American citizen.  He is supposed to be “HONEST” with me.  He is supposed to “LEAD” the American people.  He is supposed to be “PROUD” to be the Commander and Chief.  But what has he done?

He is more interested in “DIVIDING” than he is in “UNITING”.

Obama has been more interested in “REPRESENTING FORIEGNORS” than the people he was elected to represent.  He is more concerned with “PROTECTING” the rights of Illegals, than he is at protecting the LIVES of Americans.  He is more interested in “LEADING” the Global community than in Leading Americans according to the Constitution.  He is more “PROUD” of being Black than he is at being part Black and part White, a fact that he could have used to Unite Americans.  He seems to have forgotten that he is both Black and White.

His thinking is Racist, yet he constantly accuses others,  “Whites” of being racist.  He is more interested in driving a wedge between Blacks and Whites than he is in bringing the Country together.  Consider Martin Luther King, Jrs. words  I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”. 

Yet, Obama has, with his comments about the new Arizona Immigration Law, deliberately misled all those who believe in him as a leader.  He has divided the American people.  He has convinced them that the new Immigration Law is Racist, that it involves racial profiling, even though, it plainly states in the Law that no racial profiling will be tolerated, it is prohibited.

He completely avoids mentioning that the new Immigration Law in Arizona was passed to help protect Arizona residents, Hispanic and White, from drug dealers on killing sprees, and from Kidnappings that have been in so many numbers that Arizona is second in the World, only behind Mexico City as the Kidnapping Capitol. 

He has refused to do anything to help these people,  American citizens, White, Black and Hispanic, who are legally here, by continuing to build the Wall, which was started a while back, to help keep the majority of Illegals out of the country.   He refuses to secure the Borders.  Foreignors do not belong here unless they come in legally.  It’s the Law and Obama has no interest in enforcing the Law.   Now, why is that? 

Why would the President of the United States of America not give a damn about protecting the American people?  Maybe some news media person might consider asking that question, that’s if there are any left who actually care about reporting “NEWS”.

Obama has, because he knows that he has the “power of words”,  used those words, to encourage  those, many who are Illegal (and as far as I’m concerned, do not have the right)  to march and protest in our country.  He has welcomed their misconception of what is a right of an American citizen, and what, if any, are the rights of visitors to our country, much less what is the right, IF ANY, of an Illegal alien, in our country. 

I can assure you that Illegals DO NOT have the right to demand that America changes it’s Laws to satisfy their wants and needs. 

No President, no Czar, no Congressman, no Illegal, and no misguided American, can tell me that it is “Illegal” for me to demand, as an American citizen, that the Law of the Country, my country, be enforced and “NOW,”  and if I know anything, I know this;  that it is “My” right to speak out.   ss