Most conservative citizens, Republican, Independent, or old-fashioned Democrat, are deeply troubled by the sovereignty crisis on our southern border and are eager to get as much news as possible to do what they can to help stem the invasion.
What Is REALLY Happening on Our Southern Border: Chapter and Verse
Read here Zack Taylor’s (The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, Inc.) “Independence Day 2014 Advisory to America”.
It’s not pretty, but read it all. Below is an excerpt on one part of the threat–
“The equation is simple, cocaine and heroin are grown and produced outside of the United States then smuggled across our borders before being placed in the hands of trusted foreign representatives inside the United States for distribution to every hamlet, town and city in America through a network that could teach Wal-Mart a thing or two about distribution. America is the largest illegal drug and alien market in the world and transnational criminals have virtually unlimited resources to protect and enlarge their organizations. Illegal Immigration is a large part of how they accomplish their business model inside the United States which is likely why the War On Drugs failed in that they can replace gaps in the supply chain almost instantly through illegal or legal immigration. The preponderance of the violence in our cities is directly related to the supply of illegal drugs from foreign countries. The root problem is that this organized crime model of illegal immigration is ignored and allowed to flourish.” (Highlighting Forum’s)
Too few House GOP members, however, propose any kind of concrete House of Representatives-driven solution.
The GOP rhetoric of many members, of course, is full of the obligatory blaming of the president (who richly deserves it), but overlooks the complicity of their own leadership in pushing Big Immigration.
We have this old-fashioned expectation that at least Republican nominees for — and incumbents in — the U.S. House of Representatives are there first to protect our liberties. Here is their oath:
‘I, AB, do solemnly swear (or Affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.’ (Underscoring Forum’s.)
GOP election pitches, explicit or implicit, which market the candidate’s deal-making skill and ability to “reach across the aisle” for “common sense solutions” seem tone deaf while the Republic is under siege.
Meanwhile, Back in Maryland and Virginia
Here is a local 10th Congressional District of Virginia GOP committee touting House nominee Barbara Comstock and suggesting she can hustle more for Loudoun County.
What can local Republican apparatchiks be thinking, pushing pork at a time like this?
In fairness, Mrs. Comstock is probably no different from too many other GOP House nominees or incumbents across America in having no discernible concrete proposals for the Congress to try to stem this threat to our citizens’ security.
Only Virginia 7 GOP nominee David Brat has been addressing head-on the bi-partisan open-borders push and the consequences of that destructive policy.
Virginia Representative Bob Goodlatte has a wish list for the president here but no specific recommendations for the House itself to act — to bring to bear its primacy of place in controlling the public purse, or its power of impeaching the president’s servants who can be held accountable for implementing lawless policies.
But we know where Mr. Goodlatte’s heart is.
As Judiciary panel chief Goodlatte reportedly said on June 16 (here via Tony Lee at Breitbart)–
“Goodlatte acknowledged that if there is not an ‘an overwhelming majority’ of Republicans who support various amnesty and immigration bills, then ‘we have to have some Democrats come and support us.’
‘We’ve already passed four bills out of the committee,’ he said. ‘I believe that there is bipartisan support for those and for other bills that would come along behind those bills.’ (Highlighting Forum’s)
Today we received a list here — “No Money Until President Obama Acts” — compiled by immigration-control experts, of 28 steps the president should take to address the border crisis.
The House GOP leadership must resolve to confront the Obama Administration by denying major funds and possibly by the impeachment of subordinate officials – such as the Secretary of Homeland Security — if we are effectively to protect our borders and our sovereignty.
Without substantial public pressure, however, there is little likelihood that the House GOP leadership will risk any kind of confrontation before the November 4 election. They didn’t climb this far up the GOP ladder to start acting like Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher. They came here to learn how to do deals and to listen to donors.
Mark Levin’s Take
House GOP nominee Barbara Comstock has sought and received many endorsements, including, notably, that of Mark Levin.
Nationwide commentator and constitutional lawyer Levin weighed in strongly this week on what should be done about the chaos on our border and on the fecklessness of Speaker John Boehner.
Understand that Speaker Boehner’s proposal for a lawsuit is a dangerous substitute for taking Constitutional action, not a prelude to solving the problem.
Readers can listen to Levin’s comments here and here thanks to the RightScoop.
Does Mrs. Comstock agree with former Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin’s insights on Speaker Boehner’s proposed lawsuit and on Levin’s recommendations about what should be done about the border crisis?
Does any Virginia GOP House incumbent agree with Mark Levin on these two critical concerns?
Does Maryland GOP House appropriator Andy Harris?
If we are looking for models of United States Representatives in action to stem the border invasion, consider Oklahoma’s Jim Bridenstine and Tennessee’s Marsha Blackburn proposed visit to Ft. Sill tomorrow here –
“Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) will visit the HHS facility housing Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) at Ft. Sill, on Saturday, July 12. Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN) will accompany him.After being denied access on July 1st to the federal facility operated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to house UAC at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, Bridenstine notified HHS that he intends to visit the facility. The HHS response included a list of restrictions including no questions during the tour, no contact with staff or children, and no recording devices or photography. Both Congressmen have indicated that they plan to treat these restrictions just as the President treats laws passed by Congress, as ‘suggestions’.” (Highlighting Forum’s)
Readers will recognize that the time-sensitive issues we are focusing on here are those of preserving our Constitution and the safety of our families, not ordinary policy disputes.