A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Those 1200 National Guard troops Obama is proposing to send to the US/Mexican border will be, for most intents and purposes, in the way of the Border Patrol trying to do their job. Pushing pencils and tapping on keyboards cannot take the place of an armed combat soldier walking guard along that border ready to challenge and “detain,” when necessary, anyone crossing onto American soil.
We desperately need a wall from the Pacific to the Gulf. Not a physical FENCE, not a virtual fence, – a WALL made of bricks and mortar! With a wall there is no excuse that one did not KNOW one was on the US side of the border.
We have US troops patrolling the borders of Iraq, of Afghanistan, of South Korea, and we used to patrol the border between the two Germanies during the recent Cold War. Somehow, we can provide border security for all those foreign countries – but -- we cannot provide border security for the American people who are, after all, picking up the tab for all those border-patrolling efforts by US troops overseas! It makes no sense. At least until you know what is behind the US government’s reluctance to secure the border between the US and our southern and northern neighbors.
I suspect it won’t be long before folks in the southwestern states, especially those along the border, will be building “compounds” to ensure the safety of their families. These would basically be home-built “forts” with walls and armed security surrounding their homes. Much like the old Spanish missions, their homes would become, in fact, walled forts.
Only a fool would believe the US government actually wants the border between Mexico and the US sealed and secured. They do not!
I cannot shake the feeling that there is a pattern in the way the three governments of North America are dealing with border issues.
You may not be aware of the push underway to create a “North American Union” – a single entity made up of Mexico, the US, and Canada. It is important to understand that a North American Union would effectively erase US borders with both Mexico and Canada. It troubles me, enormously, when I conclude that what the current administration and, yes, the Bush administration before Obama, wants/wanted is the free, unimpeded, movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada! In other words – OPEN BORDERS. Of course, open borders is exactly the same as NO BORDERS!
Look, a nation is NOT a nation without borders! It becomes, for all intents and purposes, a NO MAN’S Land, free for the taking. And believe me – it WILL BE taken.
The North American Union will be a new economic and political entity. In fact, the plan is to merge the three nations into one huge Socialist mega-state. As we said, the governments of Mexico, the US, and Canada are quietly forming it now. And yes, it will be the American version of the European Union.
Borders between the three North American countries will cease to exist. The only border on the North American Continent will be around the NAU (North American Union).
The Council on Foreign Relations issued a report, way back in 2005. (Building a North American Community ) In that report it is stated: “To that end, the Task Force proposes the creation by 2010 of a North American community to enhance security, prosperity, and opportunity. We propose a community based on the principle affirmed in the March 2005 Joint Statement of the three leaders that "our security and prosperity are mutually dependent and complementary." Its boundaries will be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter within which the movement of people, products, and capital will be legal, orderly, and safe. Its goal will be to guarantee a free, secure, just, and prosperous North America.” (SOURCE) The CFR Report can be seen at 2005 report .
As we pointed out near the beginning of this article, the US could seal and secure the border between Mexico and the US anytime it chooses. The US government simply does not want the border closed!!
We desperately need a wall along the border with Mexico. There simply is no substutute.
The Border Wall will cost a lot of money, a huge amount of money, in fact. But when we total up the cost, to US taxpayers, for the care and feeding, (including healthcare and education) of the Illegal Aliens already living in the US now, plus, the cost of incarcerating those who commit crimes in our jails, I expect a great portion of the cost of a border wall would be offset.
No, 1200 National Guard troops will not be anywhere near enough. The American public has been tossed a bone as one would toss a bone to a dog to distract him from the nice juicy steaks one is about to grill. Sending those National Guard troops to the border is a political stunt -- and that is all!
Once again, a governing elite is treating US citizens as if we are idiots. It is WAY past time to toss them out on their collective backsides and elect a government that will legislate pulling the US out of any negotiations for a “UNION,” of any kind, on the North American continent and making it illegal for the US government to ever again enter negotiations for the same.
If we are to preserve the sovereignty of the United States of America – we must seal and secure our borders and make sure the idea of a North American Union is crushed – forever!
J. D. Longstreet