Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Selling Our Sovereignty

I would like to share this. I received it in an email from CJ. Many of you know CJ and are familiar with CJ as the author of A Soldier's Perspective. I am interested in any comments or responses you might have regarding this post.
~Tab (aka proudfan)

..."whether you're Democrat or Republican, Legal or Illegal, Immigrant or Native, Left or Right, this is just plain wrong. Why is the US government reporting the whereabouts of AMERICAN CITIZENS to a FOREIGN GOVERNMENT?!! Unless you live in a bubble (or don't watch the news, which is more plausible), you've heard about the minutemen project along our border with Mexico. The goal of the minutemen is to monitor the border for evidence or indications of illegal border crossings and report it to the Border Patrol. They are not supposed to actively engage the border crossers or commit any crimes themselves.
"According to three documents on the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Web site, the U.S. Border Patrol is to notify the Mexican government as to the location of Minutemen and other civilian border patrol groups when they participate in apprehending illegal immigrants -- and if and when violence is used against border crossers." If this wasn't infuriating enough, since when does the MEXICAN government dictate US policy to us?! WE ARE A SOVEREIGN NATION!! Mexico depends on us more than we depend on them. Why are we allowing them to tell us what our policy is or is not with respect to our borders?
Ladies and gentlemen, this type of policy demands a letter to our elected representatives, whether you like them or not. I'm not telling you what to write because you may disagree with me. Whether you agree or disagree, our elected officials need to know our feelings about this issue. If you like the policy of reporting American locations to a foreign government, then tell your Congressman to make sure the program continues. If you agree with me that this is an egregious assault on our privacy and the freedoms we enjoy (and I fight for) in this country, write your Congressman and tell him/her.
Personally, when I write my Congressman I'm gonna feel bad because I've been writing him a lot lately. I told myself I would give him some air and stop writing so much (about immigration, Iraq, gas prices, etc). But, I can't let this pass. The second amendment to our Constitution guarantees to us a "well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State." I have no idea if this is against some sort of law or not, but I do know that it's against the law (Title 10, US Code) for the military to spy on American citizens. I'm sure that goes for the rest of the federal government as well, I just don't know where to look.
If you want to know a little more about what the law of the land is with regard to illegal immigration, read the
Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 . Why isn't our government enforcing its own laws? Okay, that is a whole other topic. But, as a soldier I see this as a national security issue. We're fighting an enemy who KNOWS our southern border is easy to cross.
Okay, I'm all worked up now. I better end this now.-- CJ
A Soldier's Perspective


Anonymous said...

There have been so many things going on lately where I live. Many protestors and even young Mexican kids flying the American flag upside down under the Mexican flag... I am infuriated when I think about this...
I have no problem with immigration -- let's face it -- all of us came here form somewhere.
BUT I DO have a problem with ILLEGAL immigrants who seemingly come into this country and milk services and goods and take employment opportunities away from American men and women. Some people think they only take the jobs that American men and women do not wnat - but that's bogus! It's not that American men and women wouldn't take those jobs -- it's that they cannot afford to take them for the same wages the illegals will work for. And these illegals send most of their money back to Mexico and other places they came from, which hurts our economy more, as if we don't already have enough of our US Dollars poured into other countries.
I intend to write my representatives. I hope others will do the same.

Anonymous said...

i think the protesting needs to stop. it is getting ridiculous. let the people already here stay here and penalize them for being here illegally and breaking American laws. build massive walls and electrify them and put doubled razor wire on top and have border patrol shoot anyone attempting to get in.