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TGIF – January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

How do we safely stop serial border jumpers?

You can read stories every day about this murderer or that rapist, or ten drug dealers who have been deported 3, 5, 7, or 10 times that went on to kill or seriously injure someone.

It’s infuriating. First it’s a waste of the border patrol’s time and our money. Second, innocent people are killed or victimized by them every time they get in.

These are not strawberry pickers or pool boys. They are hardened criminals like Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, the smirking cop killer whose only regret is that he didn’t kill more cops.

First on the list of course is to harden the borders, but professional criminals know how to get around the walls and fences.

Obviously the best way to keep them out before they can do more harm is to be able to spot them as early as possible, but that seems to be beyond our abilities right now.

That has people asking “Hey, if my insurance company can geo-locate my car, or emergency services can ping my phone or my medical alert button, how can we transfer that technology to criminal illegals the first time we deport them in a way that they can’t remove?”

Suggestions vary from tattooing some sort of code on their faces to freeze branding them to implanting a GPS chip of some sort internally so they could be identified by a hand-held scanner, specialized drone or cell tower that would then send out an alert.

Being able to find these people or even stop them as they cross the border without having to raid a gang headquarters or get into a shootout with them on a public street seems like common sense.

You can already hear the civil rights advocates howling, but it’s a conversation we need to have.

Our million-dollar-plus  Congresspersons.

According to a 2013 article, each person in Congress at that time cost us a minimum of $1.5 MILLION dollars a year in base salary plus staff and office expenses, but not counting perks like health and life insurance. In 2013, that reportedly came to $1,503,265.59 for each of the 535 members of Congress.

Assuming the reporter’s 2013 math and research was correct,  that was then  $804,247,090 a year, total. That’s 80% of a billion dollars.

Rand Paul was on TV yesterday whining about wasteful government spending as a reason not to vote for the spending bill, citing $700,000 stupidly spent trying to find out what Neil Armstrong said on the moon.

We agree that is wasteful, but given the events surrounding the ridiculous DACA and spending bill negotiations,  what kind of ROI are we getting for Senator Paul’s 1.5 million dollar cost?

Hashtag – Putting America last?

America loves creating Twitter headlines, known as hashtags. One that may gain ground if we get to a shutdown is “End the America Last shutdown.”

A lot of favorable things have been said about DACA “kids” but now the issue is starting to attract some negative press.

Many people are wondering why Chuck Schumer’s Senate Democrats seem hell bent to stop funding that keeps our nation running in favor of amnesty for a relatively few illegal aliens and open borders.

Less than one percent of the population falls under the DACA guidelines, even if you take the 3 to 3.5 million person figure that is believed to be a more realistic total.  Does that mean they should be exploited for political ambition?

Democrats have tried to make the budget showdown about the length of another continuing resolution, but if you look past the DACA dog whistle, it’s really about legitimizing open borders and illegal immigration as a whole.

The trouble with using the shutdown as a scare tactic is that we have the comparatively recent 2013 shutdown for context. Everybody can member that other than some high-profile politically motivated shutdowns like the Veteran’s Memorial and national parks, the country survived it quite nicely.

Americans have had a front row seat over the past year to observe how little regard the Democrats have for the country.

An increasing number are beginning to think that shutting down the government would be infinitely preferable to caving in on amnesty and border security.

Seems like kind of a Mexican standoff, doesn’t it?

From → op-ed

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