I regularly post a commentary on the CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) website to address the many ways that failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce our nation’s immigration laws exacerbate the many challenges that confront our nation and our citizens.
This week I decided to write about two issues, given that this past Monday was Labor Day and this coming will mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
I first focused on the plight of American workers who, through no fault of their own have lost their jobs and are either unemployed or underemployed and losing their tenuous grip on solvency and their ability to support themselves and their families.
Incredibly the administration has taken to the unfathomable tactic of seeking to provide employment authorization to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens whose presence in our country represents a violation of our borders and our immigration laws.
The administration is now seeking to create yet another “economic stimulus package” with the vague promise of creating new jobs. The President is now scheduled to make a speech about his plans in just a couple of days. In point of fact, without creating a single new job most Americans could be working in short order if the administration would simply do something it clearly has no intention of doing- ridding the workplace of illegal aliens who have displaced hard working Americans in a wide variety of jobs in towns and cities across our nation!
I then turned my attention to the way that these same failures create a national security nightmare for our nation even as we take the time to remember the victims of the terrorists who easily gamed the visa process and embedded themselves in our country as they went about their preparation to slaughter so many innocent men, women and children nearly a decade ago.
I keep asking myself, “What will it take to get our ‘leaders’ to live up to their responsibilities and oaths of office and secure our borders and enforce our nation’s immigration laws and place the needs and concerns of Americans of all races, religions and ethnicities over the demands of the special interest groups and others who seek to exploit illegal aliens and foreign workers in one way or another to the detriment of our citizens and lawfully admitted resident aliens?”
If our country is to survive and if our children and their children are to get their share of the “American Dream” the citizens of this nation must take their citizenship seriously!
We the People must be the best citizens we can be, citizens who are worthy of the gallantry demonstrated by our valiant men and women in the military, law enforcement and firefighters, who routinely go in harm’s way in defense of this nation and our citizens.
My goal in writing this and other commentaries is to point out our nations many failings before more victims pay the ultimate price for the incompetence and ineptitude of our government.
The first step in problem-solving is to first identify the problems and vulnerabilities and then devise strategies to overcome them.
If you find yourself to be in agreement with this commentary, I ask that you forward it to as many of your friends and family members as possible and encourage them to do the same. We need to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
The practice of good citizenship does not end in the voting booth, it only begins there.
The large scale apathy demonstrated by citizens of this nation has emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. There is much that we cannot do but there is one thing that We the People absolutely must do- we must stop sitting on the sidelines!
The collective failure of We the People to get involved in make our concerns known to our politicians have nearly made the concerns of the great majority of the citizens of this nation all but irrelevant to the politicians. I implore you to get involved!
I believe our nation’s is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world. However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels or members of other transnational gangs or members of al-Qaeda!
If our government’s failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
Additionally- this summer, on Friday afternoons from 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time, I will be filling in for Tom Garcia as the host on The USA Talk Radio Network’s excellent radio show, “The American Hour.” *
I hope you will be joining my cohost, Paula Lauzon Ostman and me, on Fridays this summer!
Here is the link for this program: