Clause 1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States
As it stands today, the government continues to fail its Constitutional duty of defending the United States from foreign invasion. Every year, hundreds of thousands of illegal invaders cross U.S. borders unhindered. The government has neither the will nor the desire to stop them. In fact, the opposite is true.
Let's take a look at the government's latest effort to address this problem:
McCain-Kennedy Amnesty Bill Opens the Border
by James R. Edwards, Jr.
Posted Jul 12, 2005
At a time of sustained, mass immigration, a glut of unskilled foreign workers, unrelenting illegal immigration and fiscal overload, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., propose to flood America with more of the same.
Their recently introduced legislation, S. 1033, creates two supposedly temporary work visas. Those programs are vehicles to legalize all 10-12 million illegal aliens.
Read the rest here.
That's right. Sens. McCain and Kennedy are drafting an amnesty bill with the intent to reward invaders for breaking U.S. immigration laws. Social services, such as welfare, healthcare, edcuation, etc., for llegal immigrants costs the state of Texas an estimated $4.7billion/yr and the state of California an estimated $10.1billion/yr, yet no government agency seems to want to do anything to prevent this.
Illicit drug trade and an increased threat terrorism are other risks of our current "open borders" policy.
In April of this year, A group of concerned citizens calling themselves the "Minuteman Project" gathered along the U.S./Mexico border in Arizona. The MMP proved, beyond any doubt, that beefed up security along the border can help stem the tide of this illegal invasion. What was the government's response? Ordering the Border Patrol to "stand down" to minimize the success of the MMP.
This is yet another example of where the government has seen fit to ignore the U.S. Constitution in the name of political expediency. And, for some unknown reason, we keep electing the clowns that allegedly represent us in government.
When is enough truly enough? When do we start holding elected officials accountable for their inaction?