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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Big Brother, border security, terrorism, citizenship
Border apprehensions with Mexico were down 53% in the fiscal year ended September 30 from the previous three year period. This announcement came jointly from the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense. The statistics apparently are emboldening the White House to reduce the number of National Guard troops assigned to patrol the US border with Mexico, and instead increase drone surveillance from the air. The administration also recently announced that it would have unmanned border checkpoints run by a camera and a computer. This White House has been reluctant to protect the US border, and is now using its reluctance to increase use of spy technology.
That border apprehensions were down does not mean success in protecting the border. The question needs to be asked if they are down because there are less illegals crossing or is the stark reduction a result of a dismal lack of protecting the border as a matter of policy. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates there are some 11.2 million illegals in the US. The number of illegals in federal, state and local prisons and jails in 2010 totaled 351,000, and most of them were from Mexico. The Government Accountability Office estimates that 50% of illegals in federal prison were sentenced for immigration and drug offenses, 40% were convicted as a result of terrorism-related investigations.
The cost of the federal government's refusal to protect the border is astronomical. Housing illegals in jails and prisons costs over $1.5 billion annually. The cost of illegals for crime, health care, welfare is estimated by the federal government as $113 billion a year. Amazing that the same government that sold weapons to Mexico's drug lords wants to reduce border patrol in favor of spy drones. The AGAPE Movement of Wichita Falls, Tx., earlier this year submitted a plan to the president and members of Congress that would employ 70,000 veterans to guard the entire border with Mexico at a cost savings of $111.6 billion per year. So far, not a single policy-maker has embraced this common sense plan.
This government is using every opportunity it can to establish methods to spy on Americans under the auspices of "protecting" the citizenry. As troops are pulled out of terrorist hot spots such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and terrorists gain control of countries with White House assistance and approval, the American people are going to be further pressured to give up liberties for so-called government protection. Jesus warned us in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." A government that refuses to secure the borders while at the same time uses the threats it creates to take away liberty is a deceptive and evil beast arising from the sea of people who refuse to exercise their responsibility of citizenship.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!