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Preventing Another Terrorist Attack

Tuesday, 07 December 2004 12:00 AM

It is elemental to border security to know who is coming into the country. Today more than 9 million people are in the United States outside the legal immigration system. ... All but one of the 9/11 hijackers acquired some form of U.S. identification document, some by fraud. Acquisition of these forms of identification would have assisted them in boarding commercial flights, renting cars, and other necessary activities.

This is about common sense, and about duty to country, and about enough love of neighbor to want to make sure surprise attack No. 3 never happens.

“Happy are the men, and happy the people who grow wise by the misfortunes of others,” wrote John Dickinson.

Have we grown wise from the misfortunes of our countrymen on 9/11, misfortunes that were enabled by an immigration policy that was and still is way too permissive?

And yet, the proponents of H.R. 10, as it is now stands, refuse to insert vital illegal-immigration provisions.

For his part, House Judiciary Committee Chairmen James Sensenbrenner is in danger of being “rolled” (so says Democratic Senator Harry Reid) for taking a hard-line stand in favor of getting tough on illegals for the sake of America.

Listen, you can’t be “tough” on security and ignore how we got in this mess in the first place.

And Team Bush is a key element in this problem, as well. The “tough on security” party we swept back into power in November has been doing everything in its power since the first days following the election not only to pass this inadequate bit of legislation but also to push for amnesty for illegals, and beyond that, to create a permanent open-borders society under an Americas version of the European Union, dubbed the Free Trade Areas of the Americas (FTAA).

Get real.

I’m thinking again of John Dickinson’s warning that “names [do] not change the nature of things.”

Intelligence measures are not necessarily about intelligence, security measures are not necessarily about security, nor are free-trade agreements necessarily about free trade, unless they really are.

And these aren’t.

Isn’t it time for this ‘America-First Party’ to decide which priority really comes first, America or the New World Order?

Because I’m telling you, some of us in the real America-First lobby are beginning to wonder.

For more information on what you can do to fight the illegal immigration problem, please visit WakeUpAmericaFoundation.com

For you West Coast night owls, every Monday you can catch Steve on Mark Edward’s ‘Wake up America!’ talk radio show on 50,000-watt KDWN, 720 AM, 10 p.m. to midnight; or on the Internet at AmericanVoiceRadio.com

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