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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Open Borders Kill

A real SOB story...     

Maybe the mythical "bleeding heart liberal" can get behind a serious national security issue if it's presented as a real SOB (heh, Save Our Borders) story...  Nah.  The only thing that liberals bleed well is all the hope and life and joy from those they suck dry to feed a nanny state that kills hopes and dreams and lives of the needy while pretending to help them...

But I digress.

“Open Borders”—the words have a ring of liberty, equality, fraternity… but please remember where the last great movement with that catchphrase ended up. As with all great utopian concepts, Open Borders is an idea with many unconsidered (and probably unintended—at least one would hope so)  consequences.

Consider: Public Health.  This article (a pdf) in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons references a few of the dangers.

“…many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease."[JAPS, Spring 2005, p. 6]

No thanks.  Close the borders to these sick outlaws, please, Mr. Bush.

If one critical fault, Public Health, isn’t enough, how about more direct threats? This report by Steven A. Camarota, The Open Door: How Militant Islamic Terrorists Entered and Remained in the United States, 1993-2001, lays out the threat of attack loose immigration enforcement encourages. At the time it was written,

“Including the 9/11 hijackers, 48 foreign-born militant Islamic terrorists have been charged, been convicted, pled guilty, or admitted to involvement in terrorism within the United States since 1993…. Not only were 12 of the 48 terrorists illegal aliens when they committed their crimes, at least five others had lived in the country illegally at some point prior to taking part in terrorism… ”

You notice I have not even attempted to outline the problems of illegals burdening our social welfare systems or contributing (and they do) to tight job markets and pressuring wages lower. Those are all old news to anyone who’s been paying attention.

How about pressure on law enforcement and public safety (apart from health and outright terrorism)? Read Heather MacDonald’s “The Illegal Alien Crime Wave”. MS-13, a violent Salvadoran gang made up ,of illegal aliens that preys on other illegal aliens is bit one of many criminal gangs primarily or wholly made up of “outlaw immigrants”.

Scratching the surface, folks.

What to do…

Talk about the problem.  Find out who works in the political “machine” in your locale—precinct, city, county, state—and let ‘em know your concerns.  Take some friends with you, if necessary.  

Organize a petition in your area calling for your local, state and federal pols to get off their fat ass… ets and plug the leaks.

Write your congresscritters.  Call ‘em.  Email em. Fax ‘em. Let ‘em know that unless they get serious about closing our borders to illegal aliens you’ll work for their defeat in the next election.  Tell ‘em to stand up and do their duty or get their doody outa the way.

Join the Save Our Borders BlogBurst. Just “send an email to kit dot jarrell at gmail dot com and put “BlogBurst” in the subject line.” (Stole that line from Cao, ya know.)

Blogs on board (that I know of so far):

Euphoric Reality TMH's Bacon Bits Part-Time Pundit Social Sense Cao's Blog Ogre's Politics and Views In The Bullpen Ravings of a Mad Tech third world county NIF Kender's Musings Gribbit's Word