Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Daily Rant

For some reason the recently discovered tunnel between the U.S. and Mexico has made big news. And yet, there is no reason that this tunnel should be making such headlines. The tunnel was discovered by U.S. Border Patrol Agents between Tijuana, Mexico and Otay Mesa, California, it was more than 1,200 yards long, 5 feet high and 3.5 feet wide. The tunnel is “rumored” to have been controlled by Mexican drug lords and more than 2 tons of marijuana was found in the tunnel mostly on the Mexican side. The tunnel was also used to transport illegal immigrants over the border, or in this case, under the border, illegally into the United States. But, this is the second tunnel found by U.S. Border patrol Agents this month alone, the second tunnel was discovered between Mexico and the United States, west of the San Ysidro, California, port of entry. In fact, more than 20 tunnels have been found since 9/11 in California and Arizona.
The U.S. and Mexican border is 1,900 miles long and there are assuredly hundreds of other such tunnels along this expansive border where illegal drugs and immigrants are being smuggled into this country. What makes this latest tunnel so scary was not the sheer architectural capacity of the tunnel but that it was controlled by Mexican drug lords who hopefully have only used the tunnel for drugs and smuggling illegals, but how can we be sure that the tunnel was not also used to smuggle in terrorists or God forbid a weapon of mass destruction?
It is time for the U.S. Government to wake up and start to protect and defend our southern border. For too many years our nation has been sold-out to big business who want cheap illegal labor rather that paying legal wages to U.S. citizens. Post-9/11, this nation can not allow this illegal and dangerous smuggling to continue. This news story about another illegal tunnel along the border should not be big news because we are so surprised it exists, instead it should be big news because it continues to show how porous and potentially dangerous an open border policy is to our country. We will never win the “War on Drugs,” the “War on Terrorism,” or be able to defend our nation until the government takes serious and immediate actions to defend us from those who want to destroy this country.
-Publius

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