I was pleased to once again participate in Dr. Stephen Coleman’s political pundit night January 31st 2019. I agree with Dr. Coleman’s efforts to get us talking to each other.
Dr. C. posed the question: Donald Trump, Impeach or Reelect? For now, there are no grounds for impeachment, so my answer is a resounding no on impeachment, and a loud and resounding yes on reelect.
But only if you care about border control, health care, energy policy, national defense and the economy. In other words, everything.
But hold on a minute. The Speaker of the House, Democrat leader and 3rd in line of succession to the Presidency said, “What does Putin (the Russian dictator) have on the President?”
If true—impeach him right now! What are you waiting for? If being in thrall to a foreign power doesn’t rise to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” I don’t know what does.
But first you’d better have hard data. Proof. Otherwise, Pelosi’s comments are nothing less than reckless, destructive and dangerous.
If you want a lying immigration policy, elect a Democrat. Of course, the same could be said for health care, but that is a topic for another day.
Why lying? As you may know, immigration is a federal responsibility.
But Democrats—who love centralized federal authority—-willfully break the law to bring us sanctuary cities and states.
There are 500 sanctuary cities and 3 declared sanctuary states. One is undeclared, and that is New York state. Every one is a giant neon sign saying—
BREAK THE LAW—CRASH OUR BORDER—OVERSTAY YOUR VISA!
Not one prominent Democrat has condemned this and defended federal law, specifically and the rule of law generally.
Given this, why should we believe that Democrats want to control the border?
The evidence is overwhelming that we need a border barrier.
According to the FBI, from 2003 to 2009, illegals committed 25,064
murders in our country.
As of 2014, a DOJ study found that 33% of all federal inmates are illegals.
That same study found that fully 13% of all crimes were committed by
illegals. How many are in state prisons?
The US sentencing commission found that 75% of those convicted of federal
drug offenses were illegals.
According to the US. Border Patrol, apprehensions between ports of entry
are up 81%.
They have stopped 53 groups of 100 or more since October of 2018.
If this wasn’t alarming enough, on January 17th of this year, USBP
seized 705 pounds of cocaine.
Central and South America have corrupt governments, gang violence, and drug cartels.
Mexico has had 250,000 murders since 2006, in a country with a population
of 126 million.
Venezuela is on the verge of collapse, which could result in 8 million refugees.
El Salvador is dominated by gangs.
Mexico is a Narco-State.
One Mexican state attorney general pled guilty to drug trafficking, while
a state governor took bribes to let the cartels operate.
We need a border barrier, and Trump is the man to give it to us.
Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph. D.