Forgive the temerity of a former Beltway insider who arrived in Texas just as soon as he possibly could. Have the people back in Washington lost their minds? This is not an unfair question, since Texas Gov. Rick Perry just days ago mobilized the National Guard to defend the nation's southern border. Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution contains some tough language about foreign invasions, specifying that this is a responsibility of the feds, not weekend warriors.
Severe intellectual confusion suddenly seems to have eclipsed even the Washington Redskins as a reliable cause of Beltway embarrassment. Consider the following: "Our border is secure," says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "It's a hell of a pinprick operation," says Secretary of State John Kerry about the Israeli offensive in Gaza. "What exactly are they trying to hide?" asks President Obama on the shootdown of a Malaysian airliner, apparently by Russian separatists in Ukraine.
Seriously, which planet are these gentlemen living on? Or better yet, was it Harvard, Columbia or the Jane Fonda School of Strategy that taught them to react to global and domestic challenges with such consistently sophomoric absurdities? These liberal conceits are only part of a larger heresy - one that defies eons of recorded history, as well as more recent events, to advance the dewy-eyed notion that "borders don't matter." Even worse: the notion that military power is an elusive, amoral concept best consigned to the history book of the 19th century. Let's tackle those heresies in reverse order:
Mr. Obama must know that Russian separatists are trying to hide their likely complicity in the mass murder of nearly 300 innocent air travelers blown out of the sky. The culprits were just sober enough to launch one or more SA-11 missiles, gifts from Vladimir Putin in pursuit of Russian expansionism beyond a border he deplores. Unlike some Americans, Mr. Putin knows what a border means and is not particularly fussy about ends.
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Let's be clear on something here.
Everyone out there , please walk with me for a moment , if you will;....
1. Borders are not secured......Yes?....or....no?
2. Not only drug cartel elements are crossing borders but Islamic-muslim jihadist terrorirsts faction as well ..... al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hammas (among others ) are right now 'planted' in Mejico.......Yes?....or....no?
3. A fissionable material can be carry inside a container as small as a Coca-Cola cam , enough to level a city the size of Chicago.......Yes?....or....no?
4.Transported of such material could be here already , allocated secretly in certain specific key-points (cities,... near defense places,... industrial complex,.... schools/universities/colleges, Christians churches,...communication systems (radio and tv stations),.....water supply,.....agricultural areas,.....just think of the targets.......Yes?....or....no?
5. When the time 'is right'....all, everything, simultaneously, will go off.....and we do not know when is that......Yes?....or....no?
Are we prepared for this?
Do we have effective national security under this current administration?
Are we openly exposed to our enemies?
Do we have domestic enemies working with the enemies abroad?
And that, for short.
Input anyone? Opinions welcome.
HOW Right you are !! .. and 1/2 of this Country are like ostriches with their heads in the sand ..
Wake up folks .. things can change but it has to be done by pressure from us .. VOTE, and Write to your Congress persons ..
I HAVE SAID FOR OVER A YR ART IV SECT 4 IS THE ANS. GOVT IS SUPPOSED TO SEND HELP WHEN OUR STATES ARE BEING INVADED.
TIME TO MAKE THE GOVT PAY VOTE EVERY DEM OUT OF OFFICE
and it will get worst.
Seriously, which planet are these gentlemen living on? Or better yet, was it Harvard, Columbia or the Jane Fonda School of Strategy that taught them to react to global and domestic challenges with such consistently sophomoric absurdities? - - - - Most Deffinately NOT this 'The Real World'
Everyone out there , please walk with me for a moment , if you will;....
1. Borders are not secured......Yes?....or....NO?
2. Not only drug cartel elements are crossing borders but Islamic-muslim jihadist terrorirsts faction as well ..... al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hammas (among others ) are right now 'planted' in Mejico.......YES?....or....no?
3. A fissionable material can be carry inside a container as small as a Coca-Cola cam , enough to level a city the size of Chicago.......YES?....or....no?
4.Transported of such material could be here already , allocated secretly in certain specific key-points (cities,... near defense places,... industrial complex,.... schools/universities/colleges, Christians churches,...communication systems (radio and tv stations),.....water supply,.....agricultural areas,.....just think of the targets.......YES?....or....no?
5. When the time 'is right'....all, everything, simultaneously, will go off.....and we do not know when is that......Yes?....or....NO?
Are we prepared for this? NO!
Do we have effective national security under this current administration? NO!
Are we openly exposed to our enemies? YES!
Do we have domestic enemies working with the enemies abroad? YES!
Most impressive ;...thanks for the support.
It is clear that you are a very focus observer, and so understand reality as it is,...we, both and many others out there, should and must continue sharing our writing with others...perhaps that will play well at the end...the galaxy only knows.
GOD BLESS THE GOOD PEOPLE OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY !
Sincerely, and respectfully, Daniel
Any Time - - Any Where - - Any How We can get the 'word-out' will help . . . .
A plan is needed.
When Obumo was in Texas raising $$$$$ , he said he did not have to go to the border because his people had been there. A little note..***even tho Obumo's "people" were at the border , they never talked to anyone. Perry is sending Natl Guard. So now Obumo will send his people to the border to give him an assessment of whether it is necessary to send the Natl guard. But does not need an assessment to say he will start sending planes to Central America to bring their slums to the US. Obumo spent more $$$$$$$ on the use of Air Force One this last month on fundraisers, than he /Dems want to spend on border patrol. OUT OF TOUCH. OUT OF CONTROL. SEEMS MORE INTENT ON HELPING TERRORISTS, ENEMIES OF THIS COUNTRY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO DESTROY IT. I GET THE FEELING HE LOOKS AT THE DISTRUCTION HE HAS CAUSED THIS COUNTRY AND THE WORLD AS A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT. Exactly why Geo Soros bought him.
sr williams, We need to get Soros out of our country. He is a wanted man in other countries plus he is wanted for war crimes in Germany. He is an ex nazi. Seems they all fled to this nation.
Borders do matter! They are very important to a soverign country. You can't let every tom, dick, and harry in. They must be investigated for crime, and if they are able to financialy take care of themselves after becoming a citizen and LEARNING ENGLISH, until they can find a job. No welfare, or government handouts. That's been the way for a long time, what and when did this change?
To Everyone on this discussion...
"We the People..." are becoming an extinct species, the fight against the Constitution is in full battle and the Combatants are our supposed leaders! Fighting to contain all of our so called freedoms with their illegal Legislation, Liberal Ideals, Partisan Hatreds. We can fight and win this War in one of two ways, 1 through the Constitution itself or 2 through all out Revolt. The latter will cause "Martial Law" for certain, then the Constitution will not matter and it will depend on the outcome of the Bloodshed and Blood Letting. We must somehow get our forces together, work on our Legislators both State and Federal to get back on the Constitutional front and depend on Article v of the Constitution itself. A "Constitutional Convention"
A Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution, also called an Article V Convention, or Amendments Convention, is one of two procedures for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution described in Article Five of the Constitution. The other method is a vote by two-thirds of each house of Congress.
In recent years some constitutional scholars have argued that state governments should call for such a convention. They include Lawrence Lessig, Sanford Levinson, Larry Sabato, Jonathan Turley, and Mark Levin.As of 2014, there is an active nationwide effort to call an Article V Convention. Citizens for Self-Governance, through a project called Convention of the States, is promoting Article V legislation in all 50 states. In March 2014, Georgia became the first state to pass the group's Convention of States application.Alaska and Florida followed suit in April 2014. Similarly, the group Wolf-PAC chose this method to promote its cause. Their resolution passed first in Vermont in May 2014 and a month later in California; as of late June 2014, Wolf-PAC's resolution is still pending in eight other states.
According to Article V, Congress must call for an amendment-proposing convention, “on the application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States," meaning 34 state legislatures would have to submit applications. Once an Article V Convention has proposed an amendment or amendments, then the amendment or amendments would have to be ratified by three-fourths of the states (38 states) in order to become part of the Constitution.
Congress has the power to choose between two methods of ratification: ratification by the state legislatures, or instead ratification by state conventions called for that purpose. In contrast to those separate state ratification conventions, a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution would be a single federal convention. While there have been calls for a second federal convention based on a single issue such as the Balanced Budget Convention, it is not clear whether a convention summoned in this way would be legally bound to limit discussion to a single issue; law professor Michael Stokes Paulsen has suggested that such a convention would have the "power to propose anything it sees fit". All 27 amendments to the Constitution have happened in a procedural sense by going through Congress and not through proposal by state legislatures. (this is From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Our Political Mechanism in the Federal Sense have become the Masters of the Country and believe they are above the law, damn the laws... The Constitution is a most complicatedly simplistic resolution for our Dilemma, Obumba is an expert on how to cut corners, cheat and whittle away at the Articles that he don't like, but if he ever is impeached and tried for treason, it is most certain the split-tongued reptile will "Plead the 5th". The Tea Party must become one and not many, too many split factions using this name are out there trying to change things. One force is the mighty force and we must unite to create this force...