By Rick Oltman, June 19, 2018
To look at the leading headlines on many news websites, one would think that the only important issue facing America today is what to do about illegal alien children brought into our country by illegal aliens, many of whom are not their parents.
From aging actors who squeal profanities and the president’s name to get attention for their opening play, to not so funny “comedians” who think beheading is comical, to desperate politicos who need an issue, any issue, to try to win themselves votes in November, the ruckus is ridiculous.
It’s “child abuse.” It’s “Nazi concentration camps.” Or, it’s part of a “revival of cruel, Soviet-era practices… .” Pick your metaphor.
It’s all bunk. But all this attention to our border security issue may be a blessing in disguise, as it continues to highlight the need for more border security for the wall. And it shows everyday Americans how unhinged the open borders mob is.
The open border/amnesty crowds are shrieking about the child detention policy like it is something new. It is not. Faux news outlets have been using pictures of child detention facilities that were taken during the last administration and lying about them being current.
Most of this shrieking is designed to create resentment against the Trump Administration, from which the complainers hope to benefit in November.
The issue of apprehending children with their illegal alien escorts has always been with us, at least since the extensive and continued welcoming messages sent to illegal aliens by the Obama, Bush, and Clinton Administrations.
I saw some detention facilities where children were being held temporarily at a Laredo, Texas, border patrol station over twelve years ago. Yes, they were holding cells. But they were full of toys and all kinds of children’s accoutrement that weren’t paid for by the taxpayer. They were provided by the border patrol agents, many of whom were parents and wanted to make life a little easier on the kids until they were released. You can bet the same thing is happening today.
I am all for reuniting the families, all of them, in their nation of origin, or at least outside of our borders.
But really, these family separations are completely unnecessary.
The best solution for keeping families together: Convince them not to come to our country illegally in the first place, and then they won’t be separated.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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