Hillary Clinton (Secretary of State) travelled to Mexico and confessed our sins to the world on foreign soil. “Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the death of police officers, soldiers and civilians … I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility,” Clinton said. Now, I am not going to pretend that I am a Hillary Clinton fan, however, I am going to admit that there is a large element of truth to her “above” words. Through the world’s (which includes the United States) pleasure seeking mentality we have fueled the very economic principle of capitalism, supply and demand, and bestowed power on the Mexican drug cartels. Someone said that, “ by making drugs illegal instead of decriminalizing them (not legalizing, but decriminalizing) we have made the cartel in Mexico almost as powerful as those in Columbia.” I was baffled by the statement…and what it meant…so I looked up the work “decriminalization”. Decriminalization: The act of making a previously illegal activity no longer treatable as a criminal offence. Isn’t that just a struggle with semantics? Who are we trying to kid here? If the War On Drugs has created a higher Demand For Drugs it is because we haven’t truly been at war yet! We have tip-toed around it and sent token sentinels to our borders with insufficient fire power to out-gun the enemy. We have given illegals ease of passage and rights promised only to American citizens (see Constitution of the United States). Our own government has fettered civilian patriots like Roger Barnett of Arizona (see my February 25, 2009 blog) for attempting to defend property using fear of prosecution...by illegals no less! The Obama administration has only promised to buy Mexico a few helicopters and add approximately 350 additional border agents. WE ARE STILL PLAYING! We have 1,989 land miles to guard between Mexico and the United States, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, and that doesn’t even include maritime protection. This administration has decided to call the “War on Terror” a watered down “Overseas Contingency Operation”. “Terrorist attacks” are now “man-made disasters”. Look, there is no such thing as a “misdemeanor drug dealer” and there is no way we are going to call members of Drug Cartels anything but what they are…murderers! We are at war and it has spilled over our borders. Hillary may not have meant to get the reaction she received, however, now that she has opened the door…LET’S FIGHT THE WAR!
Note: When Death comes knocking at your door you are not obligated to let him come in…unless you have a “Death Wish”.
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 03-26-09