Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama giving Arizona back to Mexico

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently told a Senate committee that the southern border or Arizona was as safe as ever.

“I know that border I think as well as anyone, and I will tell you it is as secure now as it has ever been,” Napolitano said. [Read more]

If this is true then why are American citizens being told to stay out of three southern Arizona counties because it is too dangerous due to armed smugglers from Mexico operating freely in those areas? [Read more]

Imagine that - part of the United States of America is too dangerous for Americans because of activities of illegal gangs and aliens. I never thought that I would live to see this day.

The President of the United States is the person ultimately responsible for the safety of this country and it's people. This is Job 1 for any President. This President, however, is busy taking over the healthcare industry, attempting to take over the financial and energy industries, doling out handouts at a record pace, trying to secure benefits to bail out union pension funds mismanaged by unions, bailing our print media, turning the BP oil spill into a push for cap and tax and in general spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave. He apparently does not have time to take care of his first and foremost responsibility: the protection of this country and her citizens.

(In fairness, Obama has said he will send 1000 troops to help but they will not be on the front lines. In essence they will be uniformed administrative aides.)

As with healthcare and other issues, polls show that the clear majority of American citizens believe this is a serious issue and that the borders must be properly defended. As with healthcare and other issues, the Obama administration and Congress continue to ignore the will of the people.

It is a sad day when citizens of a foreign nation can invade and occupy a portion of our country and our leaders in the White House and Congress do nothing to defend our territory. Rather than pander to the tinhorn leader of Mexico, our President should remember what his job one is and actually do something to stop this invasion. Of course this assumes that Obama can actually stop playing politics and posing for photo opportunities long enough to be a real President.

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