Border Patrol agents have endured several years of a leftist president who held America in contempt. No more.
The Examiner reports, “President Trump’s decision to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and stop the free flow of refugees until they can be vetted better is reviving the morale of customs and border agents, according to the union representing both.
“Morale amongst our agents and officers has increased exponentially,” said a joint statement from the National Border Patrol Council and National ICE Council.”
In a 1790 House debate on naturalization, James Madison opined: “It is no doubt very desirable that we should hold out as many inducements as possible for the worthy part of mankind to come and settle amongst us, and throw their fortunes into a common lot with ours. But why is this desirable?…Not merely to swell the catalogue of people. No, sir, it is to increase the wealth and strength of the community; and those who acquire the rights of citizenship, without adding to the strength or wealth of the community are not the people we are in want of.”
A dozen years later, Madison wrote, “The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family.” [National Review 12/11/2015]
I urge you to contact your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative. Tell them to stand behind President Trump’s defense of our borders and his extreme vetting of persons from Muslim countries.
Senator John Cornyn – https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact
Senator Ted Cruz – https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=email_senator
Representative John Ratcliffe – https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact