We also posted this same piece again in June of 2007. Looking around us today, we see that nothing, much, has changed, so we felt it might be a good time to post it again. And...may we be so bold as to suggest that we Americans ought to wonder, seriously, WHY nothing has changed.
While we are asking these things of ourselves, maybe we should also ask... how the hell we wound up with two Presidential candiates, from different political parties who are determined to see that the situation, along our southern border, does NOT CHANGE NOW! Looking deeper, still, ought we not ask ourselves if we are truly prepared to cast a precious ballot in favor of either of the candidates when the future of, the security of, and the union of, this country is at stake?
We live in perilous times, dear reader. We have dispatched our tiny military to fight and die in foreign wars to secure two other countries and we are pouring millions into those countries, when all clear thinking individuals know that the moment we pull our precious military out of both those countries they will revert to their former state of "strongman dictatorships" or a nation ruled by "religious fanatics".
Now, I am not besmerching the US Military's role in those middle Eastern nations. And I have never quavered in my support of the war in Iraq, nor in Afghanistan, and I do not do so now. But, it seems to me, we need a "National Home Guard", federally funded, to secure and patrol the southern border, yes, and even the Northern border, too. Our Border Patrol is simple overwhelmed. They cannot do the job that is required today. The invasion from the south is simply overruning the Border Patrol. We need 100,000 to 150,000 US troops on that border to secure it. (I know that is approximately the same number of troops we have in Iraq at the moment!) By securing it... I mean stopping anything that comes across it, "unauthorized", and not coming through "authorized crossing points" and even THEN allowed in ONLY with the proper documentation. That will, of necessity, mean the troops will have to be authorized to use their weapons and use "deadly force", if needs be, to prevent "unauthorized incursions" into our country.
What we have is the massive "breaking and entering" of a sovereign country, on a scale never before seen by mankind. Plus, we have known, for a very long time, the ultimate goal is the retaking of lands, by Mexicans, which the US bought... and paid for... a very long time ago. You won't see that fact reported in the MsM... if at all.
The "Republic of the North" is not some wild conspiracy theory. No. It is actually happening... right now... right in front of our eyes. Mexico is exporting their poverty stricken citizens into the great "money cow" to the north and reaping approximately 1/3 of their national financing from the millions upon millions of "Yankee dollars" those illegal aliens from Mexico are sending back to their "Mother Country". All the while, the drain on our resources is devastating to the US economy.
If the federal government will not act to provide the troops to patrol the border, isn't is about time the border states and neighboring southern states form state militias, arm and train them, and place them along each particular state's portion of the border?
Let's face it. The fence will not be built in time to do any good, if it is ever built at all, which is my fear, frankly. The fence could be nearly completely finished by now. No, I am not kidding. Americans can do almost anything, and in record time, when we set our collective minds and backs to it. The problem is, our own government does not want the fence built and they do not want to secure the border. Otherwise, the fence would be up and the border would be secured by armed US troops with orders to shoot interlopers.
So, go back a couple of years now and read the piece below. It may shed a new light on what you know, and what you have come to believe, about the security, or lack thereof, of our southern border with Mexico. ... J.D. Longstreet
April 2006, June 2007
A few months ago, I ran a post in which I made reference to “Aztlan” an area made up of the Southwestern States of the US and the Northern States of Mexico as a new and separate nation. Many readers thought I was just blowing smoke!