Ok, let's be honest, Trump is right about the border.
And no, I do not believe that he is fascist and evil like the social engineers in politics would like you to believe for their own motives.
Let's face it, the border needs to be appropriately secured once and for all from illegal immigration.
We need to support our law enforcement agents such as the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in protecting this great country.
Why all the argument about "illegal" Immigration...it's illegal!
By all means, provide amble and robust ways for peaceful-loving people to come to this country legally, especially for family, refuge, asylum, and to escape violence, persecution, and war.
But if someone is here illegally, then Trump is right, we need to see that valid moral law and order is reestablished and not permit violence, crime, and chaos to continue by edict, closing our eyes to it, or even tacit permission.
Whoever calls this fascism is either a liar or possibly some sort of anarchist and dangerous to a civilized way of life, plain and simple.
How do any of our politicians who take the oath of office and swear to uphold our constitution try to get around this?
Here are some statistics relevant to the issue of secure borders:
Human Trafficking: There are 29.8 people in the world trapped in modern slavery or 1 out of every 236! And there are 60,000 victims reported in the United States of America.
Drug Trafficking: Drug trafficking in Mexico is a $50 billion business, and as of 2009, 23.5 million people in the U.S. age 12 and over needed treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse.
Deadly Terrorism: The deadly toll of Terrorism has increased 800% since 2010 with an average of 30,000 people killed annually. "More attacks are happening and they tend to be deadlier than ever."
Violent Crime and Murders: In the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida, and New York, illegal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions, equating to over 7,000 of the murders.
Economic Effects: While undocumented workers do obviously help perform work particularly in some important lower wage jobs for us, there are also many negative economic effects of illegal aliens to consider such as undercutting wages or taking jobs from other who are legally entitled to the work. Additionally, the cost for their healthcare and education that is covered by the American people contributes to the overall staggering national debt.
Overall, while "who we are" and want to be is a compassionate and generous people, there is no reason to circumvent the law and to let people into the country who have not duly applied and been permitted entry and stay.
Shenanigans of "catch and release" or not to deport illegal immigrants "who don't have a criminal record"--is completely nonsensical since being illegal is criminal!
We need to secure our country from human trafficking, drug trafficking, terrorism, murders, as well as the negative economic effects of illegal immigration, while at the same time opening our hearts and the process for vetted legal immigrants to make their way here and become productive citizens.
We are and should be good people, but that doesn't mean we need to be stupid and irresponsible and put at risk our nation's security through unnecessarily reckless open and porous borders. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)