When I saw the first "march of the illegals" last year in 2006, I knew it was wrong in more than one way. Everything about it was impossible, from the size of it, to all the matching white shirts and identical little flags, to the total lack of interference by any of our well paid with full benefits public servants.
How could this enormous nationwide protest have been organized and coordinated? It takes years to spread the word from person to person nationwide about anything, if the last five years I've been observing the 9-11 truth movement is any indicator. Without big corporate dollars and professional level coordination, how could a network of non-English speaking illegal status aliens, without computer access or technical knowledge be able to pull off these huge dress alike protests and get the media to show up? How did they even manage to contact each other? Is there an "Illegals Yellow Pages"? It doesn't make sense.
We've had countless well attended peace protests not even register as a hiccup on CNN or any corporate news channel. When the big boys want you out, you're out. Without cash and connections, gigantic movements like this just aren't possible. It becomes quickly obvious that these "protests" have received all the right kinds of help.
Generally speaking, and I'm no history buff, but when a million people from another country cross over the border, isn't that usually taken as a very threatening thing by government? If the word "defense" could ever have been used in it's truest sense by our Defense Dept., they certainly missed their chance. They slept right through it.
Unconcerned with a foreign invasion now totaling well over 30 million, the defense department and the entire federal government continues to sleep right through it even though we've now had a second formal march of illegals in our cities, who were again petitioning our government to redress their grievances. How do non-citizens have the right to demand anything from our government?
I'm confused by our officials total lack of interest in these marches. What exactly constitutes an invasion that would get the government's attention, and what constitutes an invasion that doesn't? I'm not clear on this. Is there such a thing as a "good" invasion? If so, how can we tell the difference and could the DOD possibly be troubled to make a public announcement to clarify which type we have going on here today, and what their official position is on it? We were unaware there was more than one position on these things.
If millions of largely unwelcomed foreigners came here without an invitation, which they did, if they came here knowing they were breaking the law, and they did, if they lay low once they get here, and they do; and if American citizens are suffering the destruction of private property, increased violent crime, a rash of various treacherous diseases, gang violence, murder by car, hospital bankruptcies and closures, and none too subtle economic impacts, which they are, and if the government has no response to this, then it's obvious we need the word "security" redefined. We need the word "law" redefined as well, because it appears there is a sudden and wide gray area where there has never been one before. Is this a natural and expected legal loop hole, or is it an engineered one without the knowledge or consent of 99.9% of America's taxpaying citizenry? Because, it really does matter.
I'd like an answer to that please.
The real problem I see is that during this time of bush's War on terror, where American citizens caught jay walking are now doing prison time on terror charges and absolute strangers who clearly aren't from here, are coming and going, traveling and working, finding housing and funding, receiving free medical care for entire families that follow behind them... our mr. bush is absolutely unfazed by this. Is he or isn't he the terror meister? Does he actually fail to see the glaring rift in our national security in the form of our green light wide open borders? Because without so much as one security briefing under my belt, I couldn't possibly miss it.
With estimates of somewhere between thirty million to sixty million illegal residents living in our country today, and thousands more coming by the week, I'd say we have a big security hole to plug. This isn't something that's happened one or two times, it's happened thirty million times. Successfully. Does anyone else see an opportunity to correct a serious flaw in the security system here?
In spite of what appears to me as a five alarm security breach, our FBI continues to surveil church going peace activists and continues to come up empty handed for any 9-11 terrorists. In fact, we've uncovered precisely zero actual "terrorists". Yet no more than a few miles from any major police department across the country, there are myriad crimes being carried out by illegal trespassers and I don't have to ask their victims if they feel any terror. It goes without saying.
While our federal, state and local law enforcement agencies turn the other cheek to this illegal invasion, they are increasing their brutality on our own citizens, and forcing the constitution up against the wall with it's hands behind it's head. We are stopped, searched, roadblocked, scanned, surveilled, photographed, filmed, ordered, mandated, required, recorded, wiretapped, x-rayed, retina scanned, finger print scanned, flying barefoot, passport chipped, and Federal ID carded to the point that it feels more like Berlin in the 30's than the "land of the free". This phrase needs updating too. This is now "the land of the once free".
Every simple error a legal citizen makes on American soil is now greeted with unneccesary brutality and force, and mandatory sentencing. All crimes are considered terror now. Except, it seems, crossing illegally over our borders. That is no longer troublesome to the authorities. It would behoove the government to make a general announcement when it decides to make major changes of this kind. Illegal trespass during a terror clamp down is NOT considered worrisome, but 5 people handing out home made flyers to end the war in Iraq are getting full workups and security jackets at the FBI.
I am confused.
Something else that confuses me about these highly publicized protests is how foreign trespassers get off petitioning my government for anything. It's a bit surreal. They aren't legal citizens. They don't vote. They can't possibly be greasing the palms of our loyal and dedicated Congress because what kinds of jobs can they have without legal status or the ability to speak English? They simply "broke in" and helped themselves to our country, illegally, without an invitation, and we're footing the bill for it; and that amounts to federal level theft and trespassing at the very least. By every definition of logic and law, they and we alike should expect nothing more than their immediate arrest and deportation upon our discovering them here.
But instead of vans and buses pulling up to surround these illegal residents of our country, they were actually allowed to give dozens of speeches in front of the white house last year, undisturbed by Immigration officials, police, security guards, or hate mongers. They were splashed across televisions and newspapers everywhere, and their illegal status was embraced with teary eyed humanistic warmth. No newscaster, emcee, or famous face, political or otherwise, appeared to rebut the claims of illegal foreign occupiers having some "right" to be here and to demand anything of our government whatsoever. Can you imagine what would happen if a million Americans entered some other country illegally and massed in their streets demanding that laws be passed to accommodate us?
Perhaps our law enforcement people were just as stunned as I was. They were all simply too stunned to move a muscle. That must be it. Either that or the obvious. The bush administration has revoked the borders and is not only welcoming foreigners here to perform next to free labor for major corporate interests, they are assisting them and protecting them from arrest and deportation regardless of the serious crimes and damage being done to our legal citizenry.
I'd say we have a huge variance in our ideas of what national security and sovereignty mean. Can someone please send mr. bush a dictionary? Send dictionaries to Congress too, if you have spare ones lying around. It appears there's an utter dearth of dictionaries to be found anywhere in Washington DC and we, the people, will be happy to help these folks out. And by the way mr. bush, Congress, look up security and sovereignty, and if we're not on the same page anymore, you need to let us know.