The below letter was prompted by this article from Fox News. Ranting and raving Democrat leaders would be wise to extrapolate … it does little good to rant and rave about port security while advocating open borders elsewhere … and no penalty to those that violate them.
Dear President Bush:
I’ve voted for you twice. I’ve tried to be a supportive citizen. I’ve got to tell you, though, that you are losing me. I’ve listened quite carefully when you’ve talked about bringing terrorists to “justice”. Justice resonates with me … as does security of our country. Both resonate a heck of a lot more than “economics” … and believe me, as an old retired fart, economics matter to me.
On a mini-scale, my home is my castle. Guests come through one of several doors in my house. I call the police on anyone that tries to enter through the windows … or through the doors without an invitation. If the police don’t come, my .32 or 9 mm is near at hand.
The issue, Mr. President, is illegal aliens. Not illegal Mexicans, not illegal Cubans, not illegal Koreans … illegal anythings. The United States of America on a macro-scale is our citizens’ castle. While it is a “shame on us” that we (our government, your administration, Clinton’s administration, your father’s administration, Reagan’s administration … and Congress) has failed to guard our doors and bar our windows, that does not excuse those who have broken and entered .
My daughter, Mr. President, spent a year in Iraq trying to put people back together again that had been injured or killed “defending our country” … and I supported that and continue to support that … but you, Mr. President, aren’t doing more than making a token effort to defend our borders … and you want to forgive those that have violated them. I cannot reconcile in my own mind this dichotomy and I will not forgive you or the Republican Party if you do not do better securing our borders or if you enable legislation that provides any option for illegals in our country besides going home. I don’t care how many years they’ve “gotten away with it”. That is justice, Mr. President.
People, including leaders in your administration such as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff, say it will cost too much to enforce our laws … and that it will damage our economy. I can say the same thing about tax cheats … but you still have the IRS conducting random audits and prosecuting those they find. I submit, Mr. President, that it will cost far more if we do not enforce our laws. You can’t stand proud on staying the course in Iraq while retreating here at home. This is an American issue … not a partisan issue … and you would do well to listen to Joe-average, regardless of party.
Coming illegally into our country should count for more than a DUI, spitting on the sidewalk, jaywalking … it isn’t a felony, but it should be … and a serious one at that.
Secure our borders, Mr. President … clamp down on illegals … then come back and talk to us about the need for a guest worker program that is applied for from outside our borders.