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By Dorothy Anne Seese

What's happening on the southern border of Arizona doesn't really affect me or the other 3.1 million folks who live in the Phoenix metroplex directly. At least, it doesn't affect me from the standpoint of having to stay up all night with a machine gun pointed out my window to protect myself from assaults by illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico (most of whom are Mexican, but who knows what nationality each individual is?). No, no, no, bleeding hearts, I don't want to shoot the women and children who are just coming across to get welfare, health care, and other freebies. They aren't the ones doing the real harm, they aren't the ones who are threatening the farmers and ranchers, they aren't the ones who are looting, pillaging, and raping American citizens. They aren't the ones killing the dogs, stealing the trucks and anything else they can get their hands on in someone else's house.

These marauding illegals are men. Many of them are drug-thugs, some are just thieves, some are along for the fun. They're all illegal and the troublemakers thus far are just males.

The U.S. Border Patrol is next to useless. In fact, I can't recall a time when it was very useful, but I do recall when my parents spent eight months in Yuma in the late 1940's and we just heard the term "wetback" now and then. Generally, if one was caught, he was sent home. Deported. Maybe it ended there, maybe they tried again. But with all the freebies that were introduced during the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson to make this a Great Society, we began getting illegals by bunches and carloads.

Did the United States beef up its Border Patrol? If it did, it did not bother to back up what it beefed up.

None of this really became dangerous until around 1990-1992. My last trip to Bisbee was in 1985, when both my uncle Gene and his wife were alive. He told me at that time that the illegals were crossing over from Naco and being a real nuisance by breaking and entering. Gene didn't want to kill anyone, but he would have if someone had entered his home.

Now, in true U.S. government fashion (which during my lifetime has been a form of deranged behavior), our leadership is sending troops from Ft. Huachuca (very close to Bisbee, maybe 25 miles or so) to fight evil in the Middle East, rather than along the border. Ft. Huachuca was once home to the famed 7th Cavalry, but now it belongs largely to the Signal Corps and the communications specialists.

It appears no one has asked the military to get involved with protecting our land from foreign invasion. We citizens used to think that was their job, but it seems that, during the last fifty years, since the Korean conflict, their job has been to meddle elsewhere in the world (always for our "national security" interests, of course). Maybe the U.S.A. just cannot stand the thought of killing people on its own soil, or enforcing laws about immi- gration.

May I remind the Liberal bleeding hearts that the poem below is not part of our Consti- tution, that it is an outpouring of emotion and mushy sentimentality, highly emotional testimony to one's unquestioning, childlike belief in an unrealistic ideological position on mass immigration--an article of political faith, rather than American law or public policy:

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Okay, if New York wants this invasion from Mexico, let them have it. The thoughts ex- pressed in the Statue of Liberty poem by Emma Lazarus in the 19th century spoke of a very different world than we have now. There's no use to come to America to be free if the people born here aren't free. If a person cannot protect life, family and property, they aren't free!

So, where are our great Arizona congressmen? Two Arizona members of the U.S. House of Representatives, freshman Reppresentative from Congressional District 7, Raul Grijalva, and veteran Representative Jim Kolbe of District 8, have the districts that encompass the entire border with Mexico. Jim Kolbe's last memorable contribution to United States efficiency and debt reduction was to recommend abolition of the penny.

Raul Grijalva is off to a grand start, reinforcing the idea that Mexico has rights in this nation, in spite of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase. After all, so we paid for some land? That gives us and our people a right to use it? The Aztlan advocate (in thought, if not in overt deed) Grijalva has already made his stance known. With regard to the critical nature of our border disputes, his loyalties to Mexico clearly stood out as he said:

    "An atmosphere exists in southern Arizona that threatens to ignite in a flashpoint of violence. The words and actions of these groups are evidence of an armed radical racial movement intent on taking the law into their own hands. We cannot allow the complex issues in U.S.- Mexico border policy to be hijacked by individ- uals who have chosen to break faith with our government and take matters into their own hands."

Break faith with our government? HE (Grijalva) took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and then starts a race war, calls U.S. citizens who protect their property a "radical racial movement" and says "we cannot allow...U.S. Mexico border policy to be hijacked by individuals...." Well, if he means our citizens have broken faith with the government of Mexico, he is probably correct, totally correct. If he means the U.S. government has broken faith with our citizens by failing to uphold its duty to protect those citizens, that is also correct. If he means that defending our lives and property, and protecting our constitutional rights is breaking faith with our government, then his under- standing of our government must be that the Constitution is no longer in operation (he may be correct there also). Any way one looks at it, these U.S. citizens have a right to protection from invasions by illegals (or any other lawbreakers) and, if the Border Patrol, Sheriff's Office and local police will not protect them, they have a right to protect themselves against anyone threatening their lives and their property. Politics be damned.

I would take Grijalva's statement and interpret it this way for the benefit of United States citizens: "We cannot allow people of another nation to break faith with the United States of America by hijacking their lands, people, property, and rights of self protec- tion." Well, his political career might end rather quickly, but at least he would be worthy of his job and his perks. As it is, there is already some question as to how he got into the position he holds. He has only a bachelor's degree, yet he was Assistant Dean at the University of Arizona at Tucson? Maybe I am antiquated, but when I went to UCLA in the mid-1950's, Assistant Deans had, at a minimum, a Masters degree and were working on a doctoral degree. Should we expect less now than in the 1950's, when there was less emphasis on sheepskins and more emphasis on ability? We're a very degree-conscious society. One of Grijalva's biographies describes him as having been a political activist. For what, Aztlan?

For those of you who are not familiar with Aztlan, it is a secessionist movement to take back the southwestern United States and create a nonwhite"state" or nation for people of color, for Hispanics and Amerindians in particular. I suggest you do a Google search on Aztlan and find out what's moving against us from our southern borders. It may scare you out of your complacency. In the last mayoral election in Los Angeles, I wrote several articles against the Aztlan candidate, who lost the election. He didn't lose because of my articles. He lost because even the Mexican people residing in Los Angeles didn't want a local war.

As usual, California sets the tone for what happens in Arizona, which is why I wasn't very welcome here when, in 1962, I arrived from the Los Angeles area (which, 41 years ago, was still an English-speaking community with law and order). Being just a pretty girl in my 20s, I posed no problem to Arizona and, after a few years, was accepted as an Ari- zonan.

It wasn't until the explosion of the illegal drug business that crosses the Arizona border that things became really rotten. Those who came across to work weren't veritable armies in numbers. Many of those went home. Drug dealers know no borders, and they have no respect for life and no inclination to become law-abiding citizens of either country. Mexico may be happy to get rid of them. We should not be happy to receive them.

While individuals fight both the government of Mexico/Aztlan and the government of the United States for their rights as American citizens, the army based at Ft. Huachuca is headed overseas to fight evil. And there it was, all this time, twenty miles away. It still is.

What a picture of America.

Are Senators McCain and Kyl proud of the State of Arizona? If so, WHY? It seems to me they should be requesting an investigation into the activities of Raul Grijalva, calling for the military to guard our borders, and decrying the race for illegal immigrant votes (we know they vote). Arizona's two U.S. Senators should be taking these actions in order to enable Arizonans to feel safe. The two Senators should be staunchly defending the Second Amendment, since the people themselves arw willing to lay life and liberty on the line to protect their own portion of the country.

No "Berlin wall" will keep the illegal immigrants in Mexico and out of the U.S.A.. What will accomplish this objective is a collective stand by our leadership in Washington and our leaders in Arizona and a return to strict construction of the U.S. Constitution. That and the army, if necessary. If there's bloodshed, better theirs than ours.

As to the Canadians who want no borders, there isn't much of a problem there. Canadians talk a lot, but don't do much.

Immigration, Illegal Aliens, & Latino Immigrants

Disloyalty, Subversion, Sedition, & Treason

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Africa: Black Africa * Africa: North Africa * American Government 1
American Government 2 * American Government 3 * American Government 4
American Government 5 * American Politics * Anglosphere * Arabs
Arms Control & WMD * Aztlan Separatists * Big Government
Black Africa * Bureaucracy * Canada * China * Civil Liberties * Communism
Congress, U.S. * Conservative Groups * Conservative vs. Liberal
Constitutional Law * Counterterrorism * Criminal Justice * Disloyalty * Economy
Education * Elections, U.S. * Eminent Domain * Energy & Environment
English-Speaking World * Ethnicity & Race * Europe * Europe: Jews
Family Values * Far East * Fiscal Policy, U.S. * Foreign Aid, U.S. * Foreign Policy, U.S.
France * Hispanic Separatism * Hispanic Treason * Human Health * Immigration
Infrastructure, U.S. * Intelligence, U.S. * Iran * Iraq * Islamic North Africa
Islamic Threat * Islamism * Israeli vs. Arabs * Jews & Anti-Semitism
Jihad & Jihadism * Jihad Manifesto I * Jihad Manifesto II * Judges, U.S. Federal
Judicial Appointments * Judiciary, American * Latin America * Latino Separatism
Latino Treason * Lebanon * Leftists/Liberals * Legal Issues
Local Government, U.S. * Marriage & Family * Media Political Bias
Middle East: Arabs * Middle East: Iran * Middle East: Iraq * Middle East: Israel
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Military Weaponry * Modern Welfare State * Morality & Decency
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Political Parties * Political Philosophy * Politics, American * Presidency, U.S.
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Religion & America * Rogue States & WMD * Russia * Science & Ethics
Sedition & Treason * Senate, U.S. * Social Welfare Policy * South Africa
State Government, U.S. * Subsaharan Africa * Subversion * Syria * Terrorism 1
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UnAmerican Activity * UN & Its Agencies * USA Patriot Act * U.S. Foreign Aid
U.S. Infrastructure * U.S. Intelligence * U.S. Senate * War & Peace
Welfare Policy * WMD & Arms Control

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