|MOATS AND ALLIGATORS|
|Saturday, 14 May 2011 22:12|
Last week President Obama gave a speech while standing on the US/Mexico border, during the speech he ridiculed the efforts of Republican congressmen and senators who want to control the wave of illegal immigration into our country. He was quoted as saying that they won't be happy until they get a moat with alligators along the border. "They'll never be satisfied," he said. During the speech he also told a friendly El Paso crowd that it's up to them to tell Congress to pass legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.
While all of the rhetoric that our president is putting out for public consumption may be par for the course in a political campaign, I feel that we Americans need to think things out before getting into the frenzy of a mob. I happen to be a member of the GOP, and to say the least I am not satisfied with the handling of the immigration problem and many other issues. It astounds me when I keep hearing about granting some kind of blanket citizenship to someone who has entered our country illegally. There have been countless people from across the globe who have come to this country and sworn allegiance to our flag and went through the system of checks then became productive and loyal citizens. I feel that it is an insult to those who came into our country legally to reward those who ignored our laws and came here anyhow. I was born in this country, and like the people who later became legal citizens, it is the duty of our government to protect us from all enemies both foreign and domestic. Anyone who has been watching the news recently knows of the drug cartel war that is raging in old Mexico; I can’t understand why anyone isn’t concerned about that violence migrating across the border.
As for moats and alligators, maybe we should place a few around congress and the white house and not allow anyone out until the elected leaders get a handle on the excessive spending that will bankrupt our country if it is not brought under control. There is an old saying about being butt deep in alligators; many Americans are experiencing that dilemma. For those of us that have worked and saved for the future, the games that are being played with our government budgets are placing that entire savings at risk. To say the least I am not satisfied, but I could be if our laws were enforced equally for all citizens and a common sense approach was used in government spending. Until then maybe we should start trapping some big alligators.