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Nice Loyalist Party Article on our border betrayal
« on: April 25, 2008, 12:24:26 PM »
Border Betrayal

4/21/08 Jerry Collins

Back in May of 2006, congress passed the Secure Fence Act, which mandated building 370 miles of triple-layered fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along the southern border. The act also appropriated billions of dollars to be set aside for the project. Congress mandated construction to commence no later than one year after the date of the enactment. It has now been two years since the act passed, and the DHS has built just 20 miles of this fence, despite the legislative mandate.

How could this happen in spite of the fact that Americans overwhelmingly supported the fence to be built? Why is it that every time similar legislation is enacted, nothing ever happens?

The answer is simple: Our elected officials, at every level, will always neglect or sabotage any and every attempt to do what needs to be done to protect our border. This phenomenon is known Politically Correct Paralysis, and it is the bane of our nation’s political process.

As soon as the Secure Fence Act was passed, it was opposed by a broad range of organizations as being cruel and reactionary. These organizations included the US Chamber of Commerce, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Farm Bureau, the National Association of Homebuilders, Catholic Charities USA, the United Auto Workers, and many more. Former Mexican president, and shadow politician Vicente Fox immediately denounced such a fence as ’disgraceful and shameful”. Most importantly, every civil rights leader and Hispanic group started threatening any politician that supported it. They threatened to slur the politicians as ’racist’ and anti-Latino. They threatened that they would turn the Hispanic vote against the candidates at every level. And in the end, the politicians reacted to all these threats by doing absolutely nothing.

Politicians have become completely paralyzed; scared to do anything that might offend these groups. In California, it has gotten so bad that Governor Schwarzenegger was forced to apologize to these groups for even mentioning that the border needs to be secured. It’s akin to Virgil Goode being forced to apologize to Muslims and attend an Islamic service after correctly fingering Islam as a problem in our nation.

This doesn’t mean that all Hispanics want our borders to be open; it means that a small minority that wants an open border, is much more vociferous than the rest of America. In short, democracy falls in favor of vocal and insidious special interests.

The sad truth is that even if our elected officials promised to throw ten times the amount of money to secure our borders, the end effect will always be the same; the money and resources will never make it to where they are needed out of fear of reprisal from this minority. So as we are in election season, remember this: regardless of what promises our candidates make, the most important issue facing America will ultimately be completely ignored.