BORDER ENFORCEMENT: ANOTHER TROJAN HORSE
By Dave Hodges
August 19, 2010
“Who will govern the governors? There is only one force in the nation that can be depended upon to keep the government pure and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves. They alone, if well informed, are capable of preventing the corruption of power, and of restoring the nation to its rightful course if it should go astray. They alone are the safest depository of the ultimate powers of government.” -Thomas Jefferson
When does a nation cease being a nation? Certainly, one can argue that when a nation fails to maintain the territorial integrity of its borders, the beginning of the end for its own national sovereignty is at hand. However, the issue at hand is not to debate the illegal immigration issue. Subsequently, and more importantly, when does a nation cease being a civilized and productive place for its citizens to live, work and play? Unquestionably, the clear answer to the question is when the rule of law is not universally and equally enforced and law enforcement officials are free to recreate and enforce the law as they see fit.
Presently, the Federal government is seizing upon the country’s collective desire to control our southern border as a pretense to separate Americans from as much of their money as possible and to further erode American civil liberties while fast-tracking the continued implementation of a police state under the guise of immigration enforcement. For example, President Obama has ordered 1,200 National Guard soldiers to Arizona to ostensibly aid in the protection of our southern border. However, these 1,200 troops will do nothing to secure our southern border from the potential threats posed to the United States by the continued onslaught of illegal immigration, the drug cartels and the possible entry of terrorist cells into our unsuspecting communities. Amazingly, these 1,200 troops will not even participate in actual policing activities as they are being relegated to merely providing administrative support (i.e., secretarial duties) for border patrol agents. In effect, Obama is not placing more immigration enforcement boots on the ground as he is falsely suggesting. Obama is using the border enforcement issue as a Trojan horse in order to continue the installation of a totalitarian government bent on the destruction of United States sovereignty, its culture, and most importantly, its time-honored civil liberties.
Are my accusations leveled against this sitting President unfounded? Consider the case of Pastor Steven Anderson and his encounter with border patrol officials last year. Readers may recall Pastor Steven Anderson’s story as he was returning home to Phoenix from a business trip in San Diego, in 2009, in which he was the victim of an illegal search, physical abuse and an unwarranted arrest at the hands of the United States Border Patrol and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. While in the custody of the United States Border Patrol, Anderson had his face repeatedly rubbed in broken glass, was repeatedly struck and tasered multiple times simply because he refused to show his “citizenship” papers and for his willful failure to submit to a suspicionless search of his vehicle