Election Day is rapidly approaching. The concept of elections is fundamental to the democratic process- it is this process that is supposed to keep those elected to office accountable to their constituents. In theory when politicians fail to represent the majority of their constituents, they face being dumped on Election Day the way that an insubordinate employee is fired by his (her) employer.
However, many Americans do not vote and even fewer Americans have ever attempted to communicate their concerns to those elected to represent them at any level of government. Americans must come to take their responsibilities far more seriously!
While the lazy and uniformed American voters are a component of the problem, there are other problems. Campaign contributions have never been more important as political campaigns become ever more costly. The more money an individual, a corporation or a special interest group has to spend on campaign contributions, the more leverage that these contributors have. This is, in my judgement, little more than legalized bribes when politicians lack a strong moral compass or a spine!
It has gotten so bad that perhaps the time has come for our elected officials to add an additional member to their inner circle of staff members- that of “Official Auctioneer!”
On April 21, 2014 the Washington Times published a succinct but extremely disconcerting article, the title of which says it all:
However, Americans want their elected officials to be true leaders. In the face of all of the impediments thrown in the path of those who are supposed to represent us, the time has come for true leaders to emerge.
True leaders take charge and bring people along with them rather than pander to special interest groups and perceived blocks of voters. True leaders understand the burden they must bear to live up to their oaths of office and to the requirement that they truly represent the best interests of America and American citizens.
This need for real leadership has never been greater. We live in one of our nation’s most perilous eras and our best hope is for true leadership to guide our nation through some serious challenges. This is the topic for my commentary for CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization):
The time is long overdue for our politicians to take their oaths of office as seriously as America’s soldiers and law enforcement officers do!
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The importance of our borders and our immigration laws cannot be overemphasized. In the war on terror and transnational gangs, they are our first line of defense and our last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals. They are equally important to American workers who are facing unfair competition from foreign workers, aided and abetted by the administration and advocates for “Sanctuary Cities” and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
The starting point for any conversation or legislation concerning immigration must be the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission which 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.
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.
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.
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!
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