Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Scare Tactics

“If you want to scare the American people, what you say is the bill’s an amnesty bill…That’s empty political rhetoric trying to frighten our citizens.”
- President Bush, addressing customs protection trainees in Georgia

If anyone is trying to “scare the American people,” it’s President Bush.

I suppose it’s “empty political rhetoric” to expect the president to see to it that our federal laws are enforced and our borders protected—especially in “time of war,” as he is so fond of pointing out?

Particularly offensive is the “if you don’t want to do what’s right for America" remark. As a tax paying, native born, lifelong American citizen, I have a right to my opinion on this subject. Nobody, especially an agenda-driven lame duck president desperate for a lone mark in his plus column, has any business telling me what to think or how to feel about illegal immigration.

President Bush doesn't own the U.S.A.--but he's determined to give it away.

Americans are a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them. We can read, and what we read in this bill is frightening because of the perils it poses to our national security. We understand the danger we are in from unknown illegal immigrants who have crept across the borders with the firm intention to inflict serious harm upon us. Once legalized via the blanket blessing of the proposed legislation, any terrorists who are already here among us will blend seamlessly into the landscape and remain safely hidden--until the next 9/11 bursts upon us.

George W. Bush swore a solemn oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” I don't see any evidence of that with regard to illegal immigration. Is it too much for the American people to expect that our president actually enforce the law to protect our borders--especially in “time of war”? As Bush quite obviously refuses to do so, is it any wonder that the American people are scared?