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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 05:38 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 05:38 PM
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Why Our Border Matters By Congressman Tom McClintock

Washington, DC...Every nation has a natural right and responsibility to determine who is admitted to its borders. This is what defines a country and ultimately determines whether its culture, values and institutions will endure. The unique qualities that develop within each country’s borders naturally make some more desirable places to live than others. These differences drive immigration patterns. The more successful a nation, the greater is the demand to immigrate to it.




Most of the world’s 7 ½ billion people live in violent and impoverished countries and it is no wonder that they find the United States an attractive alternative. Yet uncontrolled and indiscriminate immigration from them risks importing the same undesirable conditions to the host country and destroying the qualities that encouraged immigration in the first place.

History offers many examples of great civilizations that have succumbed to this paradox, and the current crisis on our southern border poses a fundamental test of whether ours may soon join them.

America has traditionally welcomed the truly persecuted who have escaped to our shores, but what is unfolding today makes a mockery of our asylum laws. This is not a peaceful caravan of asylum seekers, as many have attempted to portray. A “caravan” is a group of people travelling legally and peacefully through a foreign land. An “invasion” is a group of people attempting to violate a nation’s border by force, whether by military or mob action.

The vast majority camped on our southern border are military-aged males. Authorities have already identified roughly 600 as known criminals and Mexican law enforcement has reportedly arrested roughly a hundred for crimes committed there. The fact that this force has attacked both Mexican and U.S. law enforcement, with several injuries reported, contradicts any claims that as a group they come with “peaceful” intent.

Nor are they “asylum seekers” in any conventional sense. No doubt many are non-violent and simply caught up in the group dynamic of a mob. But poverty and violence in a country does not entitle every person in it to enter ours. Asylum is reserved for those who have been specifically targeted for harm by their own government based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or particular social group, and who have entered directly into this country from their own.

In those instances, asylum is reached by crossing a border and accomplishing separation from that government. A Central American arriving in Mexico has already achieved this and therefore has no call on asylum in any other country. The appropriate request is to the government in Mexico, a request some have already made.

Nothing succeeds like success. If this throng is allowed to muscle its way into the United States, we can expect many and larger groups to follow.

If anything, the crisis should emphasize the importance of completing the border wall that Congress first authorized in 1996 and President Trump is desperately trying to complete. A forceful incursion of our border can only be repelled by the application of equal or greater force – a recipe for violence and bloodshed. The physical separation provided by a wall can prevent that, protecting the officers who place their lives on the line in defense of our law. It also protects the law breakers themselves from the violent conflict their behavior otherwise would make inevitable.

Orderly immigration regulated by law and protected by secure borders is a prerequisite to a prosperous nation. If our immigration laws are not enforced then our borders become meaningless, and America becomes a vast open territory between Canada and Mexico, susceptible to every social, political and economic disorder brought to it. This seems to be the ultimate aim of the American Left and its powerful chorus in the media. We are fortunate in this crisis to have a President obedient to his constitutional command to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

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Merry Xmas to the USA
Posted on: 2018-12-14 18:28:05   By: Anonymous
 


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    Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2018-12-14 18:55:49   By: Anonymous
     

    The only reasons the Liberal Socialist Democrats refuse to fund the wall is because they hate Trump and our country. They are traitors to their oath to defend and protect the Constitution.
    #MAGA2020
    #RemoveAllDemocrats2020
    #NeverVoteDemocrat
    #RemoveEveryRino2020
    #RemoveAllSocialists2020


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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-14 22:04:57   By: Anonymous
       
      The truth is out there.
      Just not yours!!!!
      The fantasy of trump world!!!!

      [Reply ]

        HAHAHAHAHA!!!
        Posted on: 2018-12-14 23:06:18   By: Anonymous
         
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


        [Reply ]

          Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
          Posted on: 2018-12-15 08:38:28   By: Anonymous
           

          The only reasons the Liberal Socialist Democrats refuse to fund the wall is because they hate Trump and our country. They are traitors to their oath to defend and protect the Constitution.
          #MAGA2020
          #RemoveAllDemocrats2020
          #NeverVoteDemocrat
          #RemoveEveryRino2020
          #RemoveAllSocialists2020

          -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          HAHAHAHAHA CROOKED LYING COMEY HAHAHAHAHA
          HAHAHAHAHA OVER 200 LIES HAHAHAHAHA
          NO IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP!
          HAHAHAHAHA CROOKED LYING HILLARY HAHAHAHAHA
          HAHAHAHAHA CROOKED LYING MUELLER HAHAHAHAHA
          #MAGA2020
          #RemoveAllDemocrats2020
          #NeverVoteDemocrat
          #RemoveEveryRino2020
          #RemoveAllSocialists2020


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Re: WTG President Trump!!!
Posted on: 2018-12-14 18:29:32   By: Anonymous
 
If you build the wall "they won't come"! With no wall there is an open invitation and it only gets worse after that!

[Reply ]

    Re: WTG President Trump!!!
    Posted on: 2018-12-14 19:05:01   By: Anonymous
     
    the dumbocrats forget they already voted to fund the wall for the tune of 25 billion in a previous session of congress!

    oh ho!! how soon they forget!! hypocrites!!

    [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-14 18:38:39   By: Anonymous
 
Nice tie.

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-12-14 18:40:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Jessica didn't have a nice tie.

    [Reply ]

      Shovel
      Posted on: 2018-12-14 18:53:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Plenty of photos of immigrants digging under the "wall"..
      The wall is a big con the ignorant buy in to.
      Clue- they can dig under the "wall".
      Wake Up!

      Ole Mac is one long gone lost puppy.

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        "immigrants digging"
        Posted on: 2018-12-14 19:09:14   By: Anonymous
         
        immigrants don't have to dig.

        illegal aliens are what you see.


        [Reply ]

        Re: Shovel
        Posted on: 2018-12-14 20:05:24   By: Anonymous
         
        those are undocumented foreign national terrorists you see digging.

        true immigrants wait their turn to be allowed entry.

        [Reply ]

      Re: Jessica's tie
      Posted on: 2018-12-14 20:01:44   By: Anonymous
       
      Jessica who?

      [Reply ]

        Re: Jessica's tie
        Posted on: 2018-12-14 22:58:38   By: Anonymous
         
        Jessica, you know, the chick that was running against Mc Clintock, but like Hillary, lost.

        [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-14 20:09:41   By: Anonymous
 
The Republocrats do not EVER know what they are talking about!!!

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-12-15 08:35:01   By: Anonymous
     
    McSpineless, you are Trumps bitch. Hope you enjoyed some manhood while you had it.

    [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-15 08:53:59   By: Anonymous
 
Why don't we have a wall on all boarders with foreign countries? The wall is a red hairing to get fear ramped up in people. Look at history of walls. Prior to world war 2 France built a wall to keep the Germans out of France. We now know how well it worked.

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-12-15 12:30:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Are you talking about the boarders like room and board? Please clarify what you are talking about.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-12-15 15:30:18   By: Anonymous
       
      I think he is talking about "a red hairing".

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-12-20 20:27:16   By: Anonymous
         
        To both of you morons, it's "herring."

        [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-12-15 12:31:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Are you talking about the boarders like room and board? Please clarify what you are talking about.

    [Reply ]


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