Is there a border crisis? Yes.
All crises have three things:
- a solution,
- an expiration date and
- a lesson for your life
There are three questions to answer:
1 – Will you be a responder or a reactionary?
2 – Are you looking forward to the day when the crisis will be resolved, or are you looking backward to fix blame?
3 – Are you willing to learn the cause of the crisis or will you choose to be willingly ignorant?
Rahm Emanuel, while chief of staff to the president, infamously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” We knew what he meant. Mr. Emanuel understood that it is at the moment of crisis that the most change can be effected. In any crisis there is opportunity for change on both sides of a conflict.
“The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.” – Sun Tzu, Art of War
Wise responders will be a part of the solution, but reactionaries will exacerbate the crisis.
In a recent meeting over the border crisis, Governor Rick Perry invited President Barack Obama to visit the border to see firsthand the severity of the problem. The president’s reaction? The president of the United States of America laughed and giggled. Can there be any doubt as to the man’s mental insanity?
Unless united in purpose, the Congress can do nothing. Republicans control the House of Representatives while Democrats control the Senate.
As the end of World War 2 came near, Hitler’s madness became evident for all to see. Finally, his army generals understood they had to stop the fighting or all of Germany would be destroyed.
Democrat lawmakers like Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar go against party leadership to uphold the common interests of his constituents. Congressman Cuellar recognizes this border crisis negatively affects all Texans, whether Democrat or Republican.
When the ship of state is sinking, you don’t check the politics of the ship’s crew. You will work together to save the ship and lives aboard. Our ship of state, the United States of America is under siege by a flood of immigrants flowing incessantly over our southern border. They are chiefly refugees fleeing Central American countries, drug smugglers, sex traffickers, terrorists and still others.
I have come to strongly suspect our president of mental incompetence. It is, therefore, imperative Democrats and Republicans work together to resolve this crisis and further guard against future border crises.
In the above video, Texas Governor Rick Perry says, “This president, I will suggest, is totally, absolutely either inept or is making some decisions that are not in the best interest of the American citizens.”
The America we love is in crisis. Therefore, to preserve our republic and our liberty, we must unite – Democrats working alongside Republicans – to develop a solution upon which both parties can agree. This solution must be constitutional and in harmony with our common history.
By working as one people, we can accelerate the expiration date of this crisis.
If we are willing to revisit past foreign policies, we will learn from our mistakes, with respect to financial support of repressive Latin American regimes.
For example, why does our government provide military financial aid to the country of Guatemala, a country that would massacre its own citizens to unlawfully seize their land? I speak of the Chixoy hydroelectric dam massacre.
Our national motto is E Pluribus Unum – A People United.
On occasion of an earlier national crisis, founding father Benjamin Franklin said, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”