If you have not seen the Leon Panetta Interview on O’Reilly dated 10/07/2014 you must. You Must.
I’m watching it Live… you will probably have to
Go find it. NEVERMIND!
HERE IT IS.
I realize Panetta is a Hillary supporter and all of this is to make room for Her run in 2016… but the level of discomfort during this interview is fantastic.
GO FIND IT
Grab a Beer… and some Popcorn.
It is THAT good.
We have been told repeatedly by the Current Administration and the Department of Homeland Security “The Borders Are Secure”.
Given the latest “Flood of Illegal Immigration” I once again question what I thought I knew.
It is evident I don’t know what ‘Secure’ means.
If my House is ‘Secure’ does that mean it could suddenly be flooded with people I don’t know? Apparently so.
If I’m ‘Secure’ in my possessions, does that mean I should expect random Individuals to overwhelm me at any second and take all of my stuff? Sounds like it.
If I’m ‘Secure’ in my person, does that mean any roving group can force themselves on me and do what they wish? Well… I guess… Yes.
I need to buy a new, updated for 2014, dictionary.
I wonder if I should get one in English? May be ‘Secure” means something completely different in Spanish…. or in Liberal Progressive, neither of which I speak.
1. Free from danger or attack: a secure fortress.
2. Free from risk of loss; safe: Her papers were secure in the vault.
3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons: Only one telephone line in the embassy was secure.
4. Free from fear, anxiety, or doubt.
5. a. Not likely to fail or give way; stable: a secure stepladder.
b. Firmly fastened: a secure lock.
6. Reliable; dependable: secure investments.
7. Assured; certain: With three goals in the first period they had a secure victory, but somehow they lost.
8. Archaic Careless or overconfident.
tr.v. se·cured, se·cur·ing, se·cures
1. To guard from danger or risk of loss: The troops secured the area before the civilians were allowed to return.
2. To make firm or tight; fasten. See Synonyms at fasten
3. To make certain; ensure: The speaker could not secure the goodwill of the audience.
4. a. To guarantee payment of (a loan, for example).
b. To guarantee payment to (a creditor).
5. To get possession of; acquire: secured a job.
6. To capture or confine: They secured the suspect in the squad car.
7. To bring about; effect: secured release of the hostages.
8. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
“Doing Nothing is Unacceptable.” – Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) regarding Immigration Reform Bill
Well… apparently not.
Demonstrably, “living in the shadows” here in the United States is better than the alternatives for those who choose to do it.
“Doing nothing” is exactly the right thing to do until the borders are secure. In other words… Border Security must be sole and separate from any other legislation, and must be accomplished to everyone’s satisfaction prior to initiating possible alternatives for individuals who have chosen to “live in the shadows”.
So, Doing Nothing is quite acceptable, Senator.
Particularly when the alternative requires us to yet again trust the government to perform on the promises they make. And particularly if “Doing Something” must contain any form of legitimization for those who broke the law in coming here… even when it was the best choice they felt they had.
Where else in the World would this be tolerated?
Mexico? Switzerland? Norway? If you think so, you should check out their immigration policies and get back to us.
First the Tall Fence… not the promise of one.
Then, and only then, the Wide Gate.
Words are cheap, and our politicians continuously remind us of that while hoping we forget.
Right now the folks living in the shadows seem to think it’s pretty OK… or they would vote with their feet and return to their respective countries.