More Vital: Cheap Tomatoes or Rule of Law?


By: John Lillpop

As America’s war on terror president, George W. Bush is perfectly right to be obsessed with homeland security as a means for combating terrorism.

Unfortunately, the president’s concern applies only to borders in Iraq and Afghanistan, but not here at home.

Although the president has ordered more than one hundred fifty thousand (and counting) American men and women to serve in harm’s way 10,000 miles from home, and has spent nearly one half trillion dollars of taxpayer money on the war, he refuses to secure America’s borders and to enforce U.S. immigration laws.

The Bush position on illegal aliens seems to be based on the following dangerously naive assumptions:

* Only “good hearted, hard working” people cross U.S. borders illegally, and they come only to do work that Americans will not do;

* Illegal aliens share values observed by most Americans: Family values do not stop at the Rio Grande; and

* U.S. borders cannot be secured until a guest-worker program is adopted to relieve “pressure” at the border.

But how can the president, or anyone concerned with the health and welfare of the American public, advocate on behalf of millions of unknown illegal aliens without the requisite health, background, credit, and criminal checks that must be confronted by those seeking legal entry?

Does this president really believe that non-American Latinos wishing to enter the U.S. should be allowed to do so, at their own discretion and without approval of the government?

Has there ever been a more blatant example of racial profiling?

It is almost as though George W. Bush has forgotten that 9/11 even happened.

It is as though George W. Bush believes that not a single terrorist or potential terrorist has entered America via our unprotected southern border.

Because President Bush refuses to live up to his constitutional responsibility to protect and defend America, even during a time of war, our nation has been invaded by 12-38 million uneducated, third world, non-English speaking criminals.

Our naive president blithely refers to illegal aliens as “good hearted, hard working” folks who come to America only in search of a better life, but the facts do not support those unsubstantiated beliefs.

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