Thursday, August 26, 2010

It’s NOT the Economy, Stupid

“It’s the economy, stupid,” was a campaign slogan of Bill Clinton in his 1992 presidential campaign. He was wrong then and those repeating the phrase today are equally wrong. Why? I thought you’d never ask. National security and border security are the co-number one important issues in America today.

I can understand the feeling that we need jobs and a more robust economy. My wallet has felt the pich, too – and felt it painfully. We cannot, however, always think or vote with our pocketbooks.

Think about it. If we continue to have a porous border, allowing illegal (yes, I wrote “illegal”) aliens to enter this country at will; if we do not close the border to Muslim fanatics who enter the nation to do it harm; if we continue to allow Mexican gangs to flourish at the border – and inside the border (our side); there will be no economy to speak of.  (See this report).
  • It was illegal immigrants who hijacked planes on September 11, 2001 and killed thousands of people – within our borders. The damages from those attacks continue to mount.
  • Beyond the fact that their very presence in the US is unlawful, illegals account for a large number of crimes in this nation, including murder, rape, kidnapping, and even drunk driving. (Read a report here).  

These are only a couple of examples of the need for real border security. A simple GoodSearch study would net many more. It is tied to our national security and our economy.

The immediate response to these thoughts by some liberals might be, “Lovelace is a racist.” Not by a longshot. I’ll let someone else answer the charge, though. In an open letter written to (then) Sen. Bill Frist, retired Border Patrol Agent Daniel J. Stoddard wrote in part:
 It is not racist to want secure borders.  What is racist about wanting secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens, senior citizens, children and other legal residents? What is it about race that entitles people to violate our laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying the price? For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society has resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high. There have already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their supporters. There will be more. (Read the entire letter here.
I say, it is not the economy. Secure our borders. That’s ONE step in securing this great nation’s future.

What do YOU think, coffee drinkers? Is the economy the most important issue in this nation at the moment? If not, what is. Speak up.


Cris said...

I'll have to ponder this one for awhile.

I have always thought the number one reason our nation is in trouble is that we have turned our back on God and His Word!

Gosh you sur got me--I never thought of my self as a racist.

Curt said...

Well, Cris, as Stoddard noted, it is NOT racist to want secure borders.

Regarding turning our backs on God, you are right, but that's not an issue our government (state or federal) can legislate about.

Lady of the Lake said...

Who is that cute guy in the white shirt? His eyes look like they twinkle.

Curt said...

Oh, I'm so embarrassed.