Today, we find two articles that are concerning by themselves, but when put next to one another and other events, one can only assume that the federal government is inviting our enemies to attack us. The first article points out that the federal government has alerted local Texas law enforcement that they should "be on the lookout for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico."
Clearly, it is a federal responsibility to control the border; but obviously they have not done so. As a result, roughly 5% of the population of the U.S. is here illegally. It has been pointed out that the southern border could present a potential national security threat, especially after 9/11 - and yet, nothing has been done about this issue. Instead, we have imprisoned border guards that have tried to enforce the law to the best of their ability and have condemned the efforts by Arizona to enforce existing federal law.
So in summary:
- We have known that our porous southern border has posed a serious national security threat ever since 9/11/2001, if not before
- Texas has had a standing a request for more help in securing this border
- The people have been calling for immigration reform to first and foremost secure our borders
- Congress passed a law to secure the borders - but neither a Republican or a Democrat White House has followed through with this
- We now have a very specific threat along this border
- The President still refuses to send any real help
- The President condemns any attempt by local law enforcement to tighten security along this border
What are we to conclude from these actions? At best, it would appear that the Barack Obama Administration is negligent in its efforts to protect our country from an outside attack - which happens to be its number one priority assigned by the Constitution.