Early September is the season that sports fans most look forward to. Sunday, the National Football League played its first games, the U.S Open Tennis Tournament wrapped up the women’s final and the major networks telecast several key baseball games.
Normally, I’d be positioned in front of my television with my remote in hand to surf around to keep up with the action. But this year, I changed channels with an impossible mission: to avoid watching any of the nation’s hundreds of 9/11 ceremonies. I couldn’t come close to achieving my goal.
From mid-morning to late evening, one tribute followed another with mind-numbing frequency. Beginning live from Ground Zero where Michelle and Barack Obama, Laura and George Bush and Mayor Michael Bloomberg piously lectured us about how stronger 9/11 has made America and ending at New York’s MetLife Stadium and CitiField were the Jets and Mets wore FDNY caps and specially designed ribbons in tribute to those who died a decade ago, the testimonials came rapid fire. [Bush and Obama Shoulder to Shoulder, by Marc Landler and Eric Schmitt, New York Times, September 11, 2011]
To be sure, many of the participants sincerely grieve the horrible losses. Of course I’m saddened for what the families and fellow police and firemen still suffer through today. But anytime politicians gather in group, my hackles go up in anticipation that no good will come from it.
What the nation deserved after 9/11 is, at the least, stricter federal immigration regulations which would ideally lead to a more secure America.
Instead, the Bushes, the Obamas and Bloomberg have been among the most outspoken in favor of amnesty and more liberalized immigration laws. And yes, in case you’re wondering, Laura and Michelle are vocal pro-open borders activists, too.
As one of hundreds of examples of the complete collapse of political will to get realistic about border control in 9/11’s aftermath, I’ll point to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. When Obama appointed former Arizona governor Napolitano, she had earned a well deserved reputation as an open borders advocate. Since Napolitano took office, everything she’s done has helped advance Obama’s treasonous immigration agenda. Recently, Napolitano has conspired with Obama to implement his back door amnesty.
A casual observer to Sunday’s marathon might have gotten the mistaken impression that past and present leaders are overwhelmingly patriotic. But as those like us who follow immigration politics closely know too well, the opposite is true.
I’ve witnessed what a determined America could do at the border. From September 10 through September 14 circumstances put me in Naco, Arizona. During several weeks that immediately followed, inspectors examined every person and vehicle with a fine tooth comb. Only after the most complete checks did those legally authorized to enter the United State get across.
No matter how many American flags Bush, Obama and Bloomberg surround themselves with, they can’t disguise the truth that when it comes to protecting the country from future terrorist attacks through a secure border policy, they’ve failed.