|Twin Towers by LuFrank|
Ten years ago today brave people performed heroic acts. May God grant them peace in this life and the next.
We need Barbs on our Berries
Michael Savage delivered a lesson from nature, and I recount it from memory: If you look closely, strawberries and other succulent fruits have barbs on their skin, and they are there for a reason: To protect the soft, juicy insides from predatory insects.
We need to learn that lesson. We are exposed to outside predators, but our barbs are turned inward. We are lacerating ourselves. Ten years later and no successful attacks, but we are prisoners in our own country.
We need to bring the GWOT home to North America. We have a conveyor belt of criminal gangs running from Central America northwards and back south again. It's past time to go GWOT on that, a direct threat to our national security and to our southern neighbors as well. Bring it home and aim it outwards, while simultaneously doing away with the state-sponsored civil liberty abuses, airport groping, and police state tactics.
We could start by blocking suspicious people from entering the US and restricting immigration from groups of people known to blow things up, kill others and breed virulent America-haters. Yes, I’m talking about discrimination.
Our government is inept at sorting out the good ones from the bad ones, so better to restrict immigration to groups with a proven track record of assimilation. Because we refuse to discriminate about who comes in, we all get treated like criminals, and America-haters who make it in hide behind the constitution. Meanwhile, we all suffer under a presumption of guilt.
Trust, but E-Verify
Enforce E-Verify hiring and go after the dirty businesses who hire illegals. It can all be done through audits, avoiding the propaganda pictures of poor immigrants being rounded up at meat packing plants. Hit the employers with $50,000 fines for each illegal hired, and businesses will start hiring American workers again and many illegal immigrants will self-deport.
Put our Military on the Borders
If that’s not a national defense function I don’t know what is. As a side note, I would also like to see the TSA functions privatized so we can collapse the ill-conceived and horribly-named Homeland Security Agency and return the other functions back to where they came from or eliminate them altogether.
I also think the US Army’s experience in tracking down bad guys, discovering and following rat trails, and generally sorting out the good from the bad by mapping out criminal and terrorist networks would be highly valuable to law enforcement in tracking down arms smugglers, drug traffickers and criminal gang activity.
We should figure out how to leverage that without violating Posse Comitatus. Chopping soldiers over to civilian agencies for a non-shooter consultant tour of duty would benefit our hardest hit areas.
We The People established the federal government to defend our united states and guard our liberties. Instead, it now violates them in the name of national defense. We need to demand our nation point its police powers and instruments of defense at the criminals and leave the rest of us the hell alone.