I ask the members of Congress and all American to read or reread the Constitution especially the Articles that deal with the Congressional Oath of Office. “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” — U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3
The Oath of Office – “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Why am I focused on this because the budget deal is ancient history now, right? Many reasons but one is National Defense and Border Security, which seems to be an afterthought to the Democrats and some Republicans in Congress. Article One, Section Eight of the U.S. Constitution lists 17 separate powers that are granted to Congress. Six of those powers deal exclusively with the national defense. The Founding Fathers and the Framers of our Constitution did not consider national security a minor point for they invested more time and energy detailing and dealing with this issue as a Congressional duty. What has the current set of politicians missed in this directive and constitutional mandate? EVERYTHING! They have ignored it completely or are ignorant of it, either way, that must change.
In fact, National Defense is the only mandatory function of the National Government. Most of the powers granted to Congress are permissive in nature. Congress is given certain authorities but not required by the Constitution to exercise them. Article One, Section Eight gives Congress power to pass a bankruptcy code, but Congress did not enact such laws until well into the 19th century. But the Constitution does require the federal government to protect the nation. Article Four, Section Four states that the “United States shall guarantee every State a republican form of government and shall protect each of them from invasion.” I’m sure some will say, “Roy, illegal aliens do not constitute an invasion.”
Let me address that with a few thoughts and hopefully, you will see my point and position on this very important issue embodied within the call of National Security and National Defense. The current Democrats who are in the majority in the House of Representatives led by Nancy Pelosi have offered a plan that would effectively enable Child Traffickers to enter the United States with incredible ease. If that is not a National Security issue in your mind, what is? That same plan provides a pathway for the members of various Mexican Drug Cartels, members of the MS13 gangs, as well as those who support or are terrorist to enter. It allows for those diseased to bring their communicable diseases into our nation and thereby exposes thousands if not millions of Americans including children and the elderly with deadly diseases. If that is not a National Security issue in your mind, what is?
The plan introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and supported by every Senate Democrat provides the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency with nearly $1 Billion less than requested. That means that the funding provided in this plan would only fund 1,250 beds for adults and migrant children coming across our borders. That would be a reduction in the detention space and cause a serious problem. The result would be that rather than being held in a detention center for a period of time to vet, investigate, and examine them they (adults and children) would be released IMMEDIATELY into the interior of the country. Imagine that, a child trafficker posing as a parent can bring children into this country illegally and for nefarious purposes such as sex slavery and the Democrats plan enables them to fulfill their mission. If that is not a National Security issue to you, what is? It reminds me of the Country Song, “She got the gold mine and I got the shaft.” The Democrats are giving America the shaft!
The economic costs of such a plan through entitlements and welfare once those illegals are released into America’s interior is astronomical. The porousness of the border is or should be a concern for all Americans and all Legal Immigrants. The Drug Cartels bringing in their drugs, recruiting soldiers and the gangs that are coming across at far too high a rate (one is too many) poses a threat to America and Americans. The criminals from other nations including those with terrorist plans against America poses a serious threat to our National Security. The Constitution demands that Congress protect this nation and its citizens.
President Trump has declared a National Emergency to build the promised wall and now we await the courts to rule. You can argue that a wall is ineffective but if you do the research you will find that those countries that have border walls find them highly effective. Prisons do not house inmates within their property perimeters without walls. Business put up walls to keep people out. Property owners, including Hollywood celebrities, people in Congress, the media, and many other rich and famous people have walls. Those walls are effective as a deterrent if by nothing more than making it more difficult for a person to trespass on their property. They funnel people toward the gates or doors through which they must enter and allows for the guardians of those properties and/or nations to vet them and determine their worthiness to enter.
There is a marked increase in adults with children crossing our Southern borders and this will not subside UNTIL we take definitive action to secure the border. Border Security as a part of National Security and National Defense is a mandate of the Constitution for Congress, so Democrats and Republicans do your jobs. Take to heart the factual evidence that your drones and cameras or virtual fences will not deter people. It will give us pictures of who and when they came but then will be filed on the shelf to be ignored. We might have a better count of how many illegals are here but that does nothing for National Security or Defense.
The Democrats in Congress were for a wall when Bush and Obama were presidents but are opposed to one now that Trump is in the White House. That smacks of such blatant partisanship and political impropriety that every American should be angry. Sadly, many Americans do not think through issues, uses logic and reason, but listen to what their pied-pipers pipe and regurgitate those talking points. This is not about Immigration per se, it is about ILLEGAL Immigration and National Defense. This is an Issue that cannot be ignored.
America we can either become a country without borders and followers of the Marxist Socialist ideology and agenda or we can remain the Free Constitutional Republic. The choice is ours and we can only prevent the further destruction of our republic by voting out all the Leftists, Socialists, and RINOs in 2020 and beyond. I hope you join me in Voting for America!
God bless you and God bless America!