According to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi securing our border with a physical barrier is immoral and does not represent who we are as a country.
Speaker Pelosi’s House just passed a bill that included foreign aid money destined for use to perform abortions overseas. It also included money for the United Nations Population Fund supporting human rights abuses like China’s forced family-planning.
Human trafficking advocate:
Pelosi’s House does not support a physical barrier on our southern border that’s proven to curtail illegal immigration. More importantly it would hinder significantly human trafficking across our southern border, (see Human Trafficking, Sex Tourism, and Child Exploitation on the Southern Border, 2011, not current but certainly provides an accurate picture of this horrendous atrocity).
Drug smuggler advocate:
It incumbers drug smuggling including deadly fentanyl which according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse was responsible for the sharp increase in 2017 of more than 72,000 US drug overdose deaths. My state of West Virginia had the highest opioid related overdose death rate in the United States. Most of those deaths are attributed to synthetic opioids and heroin. Some are attributable to overprescribing opioids, but too many others are attributed to fentanyl laced heroin. We have entire communities devastated by these drugs. This is real terrorism we allow to cross our borders.
Criminal illegal immigrant advocate:
It will slow the infestation of illegal immigrant gang members. In a June 28, 2017 article, Breitbart reported on 5 Deadly Illegal Alien Criminal Gangs Thriving in U.S.A, “…the flood of unaccompanied minors since 2012 from primarily El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala has provided some of these gangs with a steady flow of members to bolster their ranks.” People are dead and violent crimes are committed because of illegal immigration all of it 100% preventable. A border barrier would go a long way toward prevention of the crimes against Americans (The truth about crime, illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities, The Hill, April 19, 2017 “As Americans, we should only care about three things: (1) are the immigrants in the U.S. illegally; (2) have they committed violent crimes predominantly against U.S. citizens; and (3) had these criminals not been in our country illegally, these crimes, the victimization of our citizens and the costs of their crimes borne by American taxpayers could have been completely avoided.”).
Terrorism is with us. Our government’s most important and moral responsibility is the protection of American citizens. From 2006 to 2015, 67,180 illegal immigrants were apprehended by Department of Homeland Security, including the Transportation Security Agency’s ten countries of interest and four official state sponsors of terrorism. Not all of them were from the southern border, but a significant enough number were. Certainly, enough to support better security at our border including a physical barrier. “We live in an age in which jihadists and other terrorist organizations have the United States at the top of their hit list,” Ira Mehlman, Federation for American Immigration Reform’s media director, tells me. “They understand what our vulnerabilities are, and they will not hesitate to exploit them. Our unprotected borders are just such a vulnerability. Our government has an obligation to take reasonable steps — infrastructure, technology, and manpower — to minimize these threats to our national security.” National Review, Deroy Murdock, January 31, 2018
Speaker Pelosi’s idea of morality includes enabling those desirous of taking the lives of unborn children even to the point of forcing American taxpayers who may hold this practice as absolutely abhorrent and immoral to pay for it. She does not want to protect American victims of human trafficking, the drug cartels, criminal illegal immigrants, or potential deadly terrorist attacks.
Speaker Pelosi, neither you or the foul-mouthed members of “your” house get to define morality for me. Please make sure the American people understand that it’s your morality or lack thereof of which you speak. Not the morality of our country.
Speaker, I recommend a book for you. I was written by Robert H. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline. I’m certain you remember the name. In his Book, he quoted T. S. Eliot concerning modern liberalism, “It is a movement not so much defined by its end, as by its starting point; away from, rather than towards something definite.” Bork added, “What [modern] liberalism has constantly moved away from are the constraints on personal liberty imposed by religion, morality, law, family, and community.” Your morality, Madam Speaker, and that of your house is far removed from my concept of morality and I expect from that of a great many Americans.
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