We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Provide for the common defense? It says it right there in the Preamble of the Constitution. Basically, one of the federal government's primary roles for this country is not, health care, roads, schools, food stamps, etc. it's to defend this country from threats foreign and domestic. In fact, it's right there in each elected senator and representatives oath of office.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. [So help me God.]
So it seems to me that if you cannot secure our borders against potential invaders, you are negligent in your duties. Nothing else matters if you cannot do this.
It's why I'm against amnesty without first securing the border. If you cannot secure the border why bother doing anything when the problem will just continue.
But if you think I'm just a xenophobe against Hispanics, go for it. I'm just a believer that the government's primary job is to know who's coming in to this country and why.
And it's doing a horrible job.............................
Suspect in Kentucky Discovered to Have Insurgent PastAn intelligence tip initially led the FBI to Waad Ramadan Alwan, 32, in 2009. The Iraqi had claimed to be a refugee who faced persecution back home -- a story that shattered when the FBI found his fingerprints on a cordless phone base that U.S. soldiers dug up in a gravel pile south of Bayji, Iraq on Sept. 1, 2005. The phone base had been wired to unexploded bombs buried in a nearby road.An ABC News investigation of the flawed U.S. refugee screening system, which was overhauled two years ago, showed that Alwan was mistakenly allowed into the U.S. and resettled in the leafy southern town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 60,000 which is home to Western Kentucky University and near the Army's Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. Alwan and another Iraqi refugee, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 26, were resettled in Bowling Green even though both had been detained during the war by Iraqi authorities, according to federal prosecutors.