Today, Wednesday, May 28th at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time, I will be a guest on the Cindy Graves Radio Show.
Her program is broadcast from Jacksonville, Florida on Radio Station AM600-WBOB The Answer.
Here is the link to her show:
The focus of our conversation today will be my recent article for FrontPage, “Cartel Billboards: A Sign of the Times?”
coupled with an article that was posted on the New York Magazine website yesterday,
This is about “connecting the dots.”
In the days, weeks and months after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 a veritable parade of politicians stood before a forest of microphones at news conferences demanding to know why no one had connected the dots.
The 9/11 Commission was convened to determine how the terrorists were able to enter the United States and embed themselves. It was unequivocally determined that the failures of the immigration system made those attacks possible. Nothing was done to address those vulnerabilities and, in fact, in many ways, we are more at risk today than on September 10, 2001.
Today we are witnessing a massive influx of narcotics into the United States.
We will put this growing threat to America and Americans into context today on this program to connect the dots.
Please forward this e-mail to as many folks as you can- I am attempting to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
In his historic speech before the 3rd Army on May 31, 1944, General George S. Patton said, on the strategy of holding a position:
“We’re not holding anything, we’ll let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly, and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy.”
Pushing back against Comprehensive Immigration Reform is the same as holding position. The time has come for us to advance by demanding that our borders be made truly secure and our immigration laws be effectively administered and enforced.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform violates all of the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission but no one is willing to even consider how the lack of real border security and the lack of real integrity to the various components of the immigration system imperil national security and public safety.
The findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission must be the starting point for any discussion about immigration legislation. That commission determined that a lack of border security, including the visa process. and fraud in the immigration benefits program, enabled terrorists to enter and embed themselves in the United States, as they went about their deadly preparations.
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today! Simply stated, the immigration laws were enacted to save lives and protect the jobs of American workers. In point of fact, our borders and our immigration laws are America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals.
It is not “Anti-Immigrant” to be “Pro-American!”
Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS is supposed to secure those same borders from within. The failures of the DHS to live up to its half of the equation are undermining the efforts, valor and incredible sacrifices of Americas men and women who serve in our military!
If our government’s failures to protect American jobs by securing our nation’s borders and effectively enforcing our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!