By Rick Oltman, March 6, 2019
Definition of crisis (noun)
1 a: the turning point for better or worse in an acute disease or fever
b: a paroxysmal attack of pain, distress, or disordered function
c: an emotionally significant event or radical change of status in a person’s life
2: the decisive moment (as in a literary plot) The crisis of the play occurs in Act 3.
3 a: an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending especially: one with the distinct possibility of a highly undesirable outcome (a financial crisis, the nation’s energy crisis)
b: a situation that has reached a critical phase (the environmental crisis, the unemployment crisis)
Let’s add to this: “illegal immigration crisis,” “open border crisis,” and “immigration law enforcement crisis.”
While the tiresome and ridiculous political games in Washington, D.C., continue to evolve, there is another equally important development taking place on our southern border: the record numbers of people attempting to enter our country illegally.
On February 26, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told a Congressional committee: There is an ongoing debate about whether this constitutes a border security crisis or a humanitarian crisis. Let me be clear: it is both.
Believe it or not, The New York Times reported Tuesday,
More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, an 11-year high and a strong sign that stepped-up prosecutions, new controls on asylum and harsher detention policies have not reversed what remains a powerful lure for thousands of families fleeing violence and poverty.
The current push is the result of many factors. This time of the year is when the illegal traffic has traditionally increased. But at this time, there is more to it than that. The propaganda that has been, and continues to be, sown in Central America has a lot to do with convincing people to come, because they just might make it.
The Clinton, Bush, and Obama Administrations did little to discourage people from coming, and in many ways, their rhetoric sent encouraging messages.
Today, with the instantaneous communication that is possible, the propaganda and lies and personal messages to those living in regrettably terrible circumstances, encourages millions to try to come.
You can include in these messages of encouragement the debate in the D.C. Swamp over whether or not the border situation is a crisis and the stupid argument about whether walls work.
We are about to witness a wild contest between political factions over whether or not they really want to secure our borders or is it just something they say during political campaigns to get re-elected.
The President, the Senate and the House of Representatives are going to finally deal with this situation one way or another. And the record will be clear as to who supports our laws, our country, and our culture, and who wants to see it disintegrate with mass illegal immigration.
The kickoff for the 2020 campaigns begins in just six months, the day after Labor Day. The border security issue should play an important role in all the campaign debates. Voters on all sides will be watching.
The risk to our country and our culture are real. This is a crisis. But then, history has shown us that people and governments usually don’t get serious about an issue until it becomes an unavoidable problem: a crisis.
That time has arrived.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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