Does a 'Constitution-free zone' really exist in America?
Is there really a government law that disallows the Fourth Amendment for 200 million Americans?
In a word...YES!
In February this year, the Department of Homeland Security issued a two-page review of its policy on searching laptops, cell phones and other devices at border checks, ALL designated border checks. BUT, they expanded that border 100 miles inland.
The DHS said that customs and immigration agents can “exercise long-standing constitutional and statutory authority PERMITTING suspicionless and warrantless searches of merchandise at the border and its functional equivalent.”
The story was picked up by Wired magazine and some tech-news and political blogs as another example of the 100-mile “Constitution-free” zone and a violation of Fourth Amendment rights by the current government.
The 100-mile-wide border zone IS applied to any person who lives within 100 miles of a land or sea border—which happens to be two-thirds of the American population, almost every major city in the USA.
YES, TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS LIVE IN THIS ZONE!
Here's the map:
LEGALLY, the 100-mile-wide region is called the “extended border” of the U.S., as defined by Title 8 of the Federal Code of Regulations. The “functional equivalent” border is the area around international airports in the interior region of the U.S.
The DHS ruling from last Friday said its “warrantless searches” applied to the U.S. “border and its functional equivalent,” with no mention of the extended 100-mile border.
DARE WE IMAGINE THAT IS SIMPLY ASSUMED? THAT SUCH A BORDER LEGALLY EXISTS MAKES IT RATHER OBVIOUS THAT THIS "EXTENDED BORDER" IS A PLACE WHERE THE CONSTITUTION FAILS TO PROTECT U.S. CITIZENS, DOESN'T IT, JUST LIKE THAT "FUNCTIONAL BORDER" EXCLUDES CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS?
Two analysis papers from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) from 2009 offer some legal insight into what tactics agents can follow WITHIN THE 100-MILE-WIDE BORDER, and why the DISTINCTION BETWEEN the "extended border" and the other two borders is important.
BUT, IF THEY DISTINGUISH THEM, THEN THEY HAVE TO PLAY BY THE RULES, SO NO, NO "DISTINCTION"! CONGRESS IS WHISTLING IN THE DARK, AS USUAL.
"DEFINITIONS" ARE MADE-UP AS NEEDED, AND CHANGE WITH THE WIND.
Searches WITHIN THE 100-MILE-WIDE BORDER ZONE, and outside of the immediate border-stop location, must meet three criteria: a person must have recently crossed a border; an agent should know that the object of a search hasn’t changed; and that “reasonable suspicion” of a criminal activity must exist.
“Although a search at the border’s functional equivalent and an extended border search require similar elements, the extended border search entails a potentially greater intrusion on a legitimate expectation of privacy. Thus, an extended border search always requires a showing of ‘reasonable suspicion’ of criminal activity, while a search at the functional equivalent of the border may not require any degree of suspicion whatsoever,” the CRS says.
THE CRS WILL SAY AND HAS SAID MANY THINGS, BUT SAYING DOESN'T MAKE IT TRUE.
LATER, WHEN THINGS GO 'WRONG', CONGRESS HAS ALWAYS ACTED 'AMAZED AND ALARMED". MEANWHILE, CITIZENS' RIGHTS ARE MERRILY VIOLATED EVERY NEW DAY.
<<"The argument about a Constitution-free zone may better apply to direct border stops and airports, where agents don’t need to explain why they are searching a computer or cell phone">>...
OR BODY CAVITY?
ONE MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA...THE 100-MILE-WIDE "LEGAL BORDER" OF THE USA HAS BEEN 'LEGALLY' DEEMED A "BORDER STOP"...100 MILES INLAND IS THE EXTENDED BORDER AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THE CRS' "RESEARCH", LIKE THE DOCUMENTS SHOW!
CONGRESS MAY HAVE GENUINELY WANTED A SOLID DEFINITION OF "EXTENDED BORDER" WITH ALL THE RULES WRITTEN IN STONE THAT APPLY THERE, BUT DHS BASICALLY REFUSED TO DEFINE IT, GAVE THE HILL THE RUNAROUND, AND CONGRESS SIMPLY LEFT IT THERE TO BE "DEFINED" ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS!
DHS WON THAT ROUND!
WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO BE PINNED-DOWN ON AN ISSUE, STALL, RIGHT?
OFFER PARTIAL ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS.
OR, ACT CONFUSED?
"EXTENDED BORDER" = 100 MILES INLAND FROM OCEANS, AND LAND/RIVER BORDERS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO.
HOW MANY WAYS CAN ONE DEFINE 100 MILES?
IT'S STILL 100 MILES!
WITHIN 100 AIR MILES OF ALL OUR BORDER AREAS, WITHIN 100 MILES PROXIMITY TO ANY U.S. BORDER, THE "PROBABLE CAUSE" IS ALWAYS, "ARE YOU TRANSPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS OR CONTRABAND/DRUGS?"
THAT IS THE WAY THEY GET BY WITH VIOLATING OUR RIGHTS!
THEY SAY THAT IT'S "REASONABLE TO ASSUME" THAT, WITHIN 100 MILES OF OUR BORDERS, PEOPLE MAY BE AIDING ILLEGAL ALIENS OR MAY BE SMUGGLING IN CONTRABAND OR EVEN AIDING "POSSIBLE TERRORISTS".
CONGRESS IS OBVIOUSLY SATISFIED WITH THE DOUBLE-SPEAK IT GOT ON THIS COSTLY LITTLE "RESEARCH PROJECT".
DOESN'T MATTER IF THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA ARE SATISFIED OR NOT!
"The CRS says the Supreme Court has yet to consider a case involving the degree of suspicion needed to search laptops (OR BODIES, OR VEHICLES!) at the [EXTENDED] border without a warrant or reasonable suspicion."
SURE, HOW SILLY OF ME...WE REALLY OUGHT TO WAIT FOR SOME CITIZEN TO HAVE THE MONEY TO TAKE THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT. THAT OUGHT TO GIVE THE "JUSTICES" THERE A GOOD LAUGH AS THEY DISMISS THE CASE!
WHILE IT APPEARS THAT DHS IS REALLY HOMING IN ON WARRANTLESS SEARCHES OF COMPUTERS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT CAN ACCESS THE INTERNET OR TAKE/STORE A PHOTO WITHIN THIS 100-MILE EXTENDED BORDER THING, IT WOULD BE STUPID OF US TO THINK THE SEARCH WOULD STOP THERE. TO TELL US THAT ANYWHERE WITHIN 100 MILES OF THE OCEANS AND LAND BORDERS INLAND IS A FAIR-GAME AREA FOR COMPUTER SEARCHES SHOULD TELL US ANYTHING ELSE IS OPEN TO SEARCH. FEW THINGS THESE DAYS ARE MORE PRIVATE THAN WHAT ONE HAS STORED ON A PERSONAL COMPUTER, CELLPHONE, OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE INTO WHICH ONE PLUGS PRIVATE DATA.
IF WE HAVE NO RIGHTS TO PROTECT THESE FROM "SEARCH AND SEIZURE", THEN WE SIMPLY HAVE NO RIGHTS IN THESE "ZONES".
The DHS, which secures the nation’s border, in 2009 announced that it would conduct a “Civil Liberties Impact Assessment” of its suspicionless search-and-seizure policy pertaining to electronic devices “within 120 days.” More than three years later, the DHS office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties published a two-page executive summary of its findings.
“We also conclude that imposing a requirement that officers have reasonable suspicion in order to conduct a border search of an electronic device would be operationally harmful without concomitant civil rights/civil liberties benefits,” the executive summary said.
MORE THAN 3 YEARS LATER, THIS WAS THEIR ANSWER..."WE'LL DO AS WE PLEASE, LIKE IT OR NOT!"
The memo highlights the friction between today’s reality that electronic devices have become virtual extensions of ourselves housing everything from e-mail to instant-message chats to photos and our papers and effects — juxtaposed against the government’s stated quest for national security.
The George W. Bush administration first announced the SUSPICIONLESS, electronics search rules in 2008. The Obama administration followed up with virtually the same rules a year later. Between 2008 and 2010, 6,500 persons had their electronic devices searched along the U.S. border, according to DHS data.
BUT THAT WASN'T ALL THAT WAS SEARCHED, DON'T YOU SEE?
Meantime, a lawsuit which the ACLU brought on the issue concerns a New York man whose laptop was seized along the Canadian border in 2010 and returned 11 days later after his attorney complained.
At an Amtrak inspection point, Pascal Abidor showed his U.S. passport to a federal agent. He was ordered to move to the cafe car, where they removed his laptop from his luggage and “ordered Mr. Abidor to enter his password,” according to the lawsuit.
THEY SEARCHED HIS LUGGAGE, THEN THEY MADE HIM USE HIS PRIVATE PASSWORD.
Agents asked him about pictures they found on his laptop, which included Hamas and Hezbollah rallies. He explained that he was earning a doctoral degree at a Canadian university on the topic of the modern history of Shiites in Lebanon.
He was handcuffed and then jailed for three hours while the authorities looked through his computer while numerous agents questioned him, according to the suit, which is pending in New York federal court.
HANDCUFFED AND JAILED AFTER BEING FORCED TO ENTER HIS PASSWORD?
AND YEARS FROM NOW, WITH THE SUIT STILL PENDING, THERE WILL HAVE BEEN HOW MANY OTHERS THAT GO THROUGH THIS?
DID ANY OF YOU READ ABOUT THIS MAN?
WAS ANYONE IN THE MEDIA OR IN YOUR HOMETOWN OUTRAGED THAT WE CAN ALL BE TREATED LIKE THIS?
ONE JOURNALIST WROTE: "'Its one thing to be searched crossing the border. Its another to claim a 100 mile “Fourth Amendment Exclusion Zone” My answer is to simply refuse to hand over electronics unless they have a warrant and be sure to record the incident if possible. I never imagined when I was 20 years old that in 30 years the United States would be sliding toward a Orwellian quasi- totalitarian state. Sad thing is, 99% of America couldn’t care less. The terrorists won, and our government gained everything they could ever wish for, and more.'"
THE REAL TERRORISTS ARE OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR ELECTEDS, AND THEIR 'AGENCIES'! IF A 'TERRORIST' APPROACHED US TO TAKE US PRISONER AND CONFISCATE OUR PROPERTY, WE HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO SHOOT HIM DEAD!
NOT SO WITH OUR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WHO OVERSTEP THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY AND DO THE SAME THING!
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS: WITHIN THE "EXTENDED BORDER", AND WITHIN THE "FUNCTIONAL BORDER", AND AT THE BORDER CROSSING AREAS, AMERICANS ARE NO LONGER PROTECTED BY THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. OUR GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED, SINCE THE BUSH2 ADMINISTRATION, WARRANTLESS AND SUSPICIONLESS SEARCH AND SEIZURE OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WITHIN A WIDE AND EVER-WIDENING AREA...AND WE HAVE OKAYED THAT BY OUR SILENCE, BY OUR BLIND ACCEPTANCE THAT THIS IS "ALL IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY".
THE HELL IT IS!
IT'S IN THE INTEREST OF A POLICE STATE, A POLICE STATE, A POLICE STATE!
DON'T YOU KNOW YOUR CONSTITUTION, CITIZENS?
DON'T YOU KNOW WHAT THE FOURTH AMMENDMENT CLEARLY STATES?
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
"IN THEIR PERSONS, HOUSES, PAPERS, AND EFFECTS. AGAINST UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURES"... "NO WARRANTS SHALL ISSUE WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE...PARTICULARLY DESCRIBING THE PLACE TO BE SEARCHED, AND THE PERSONS OR THINGS TO BE SEIZED".
THAT REQUIRES NO NEW DEFINITION, NO 'TRANSLATION', NO 'INTERPRETATION'...A CHILD CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THOSE WORDS MEAN!
<<In 2009, the DHS promised to conduct a "Civil Rights Impact Assessment" within four months. More than three years later, the DHS reported the following in a two-page summary:
"We also conclude that imposing a requirement that officers have reasonable suspicion in order to conduct a border search of an electronic device would be operationally harmful without concomitant civil rights/civil liberties benefits."
Basically, allowing you your 4th Amendment rights is being dismissed as a threat to national security.
Even the ACLU is claiming that "as a minimum," officers should need probable cause. Between 2008 and 2010, 6,500 people had their electronic devices searched along our border. This includes laptops, tablets, cell phones, cameras, hard drives, flash drives, DVDs, and others.
Judging by our government's tendency to expand its powers in the name of national security, this sets down a dangerous precedent: if the Department of the Fatherland (DHS)can arbitrarily suspend one constitutionally-protected right, there's nothing to stop it from suspending our right to free speech, or our protection from cruel and unusual punishment, for example.
All for national security.>>
ALL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY? THIS DOES NOT IN ANY WAY MAKE ME FEEL SECURE!
THE U.S. BORDER PATROL OR DHS CAN SET UP CHECKPOINTS ANYWHERE THEY PLEASE IN THIS 100-MILE-WIDE "EXTENDED" REGION AND STOP, QUESTION, AND SEARCH ANY OF US, AND SEIZE PROPERTY WITHOUT A WARRANT!
THAT IS NOT "SECURITY"! THAT IS DENIAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!
<<Combine this with the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (which allows for the indefinite detention of a citizen on the order of the President without charges or a trial), and you can see that all the check and balances that our Founders created to protect the people from a tyrannical central government have been ignored or outright destroyed in the name of "security." It won't be long until they're in our homes performing "routine inspections" to keep us "secure.">>
WELL, IF YOUR HOME IS IN THAT EXTENDED BORDER, YES, YES THEY CAN!
<<The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution contains a border-related exception to unreasonable search and seizure laws, permitting searches at border checkpoints that wouldn't be permitted elsewhere. But federal statute 8 CFR 287.1 (a)(1-3) defines the border zone for enforcement purposes as encompassing an area within 100 miles of the actual border, with the possibility of extending it further under certain circumstances. >>
HERE IT IS, THE ACTUAL, FACTUAL FEDERAL STATUTE ITSELF...WHO HAS EVER READ IT BEFORE TODAY? WHO KNEW IT TRULY DOES EXIST? WHY WASN'T IT PUBLISHED IN EVERY MAJOR NEWSPAPER IN AMERICA?
BECAUSE IT'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL?
BECAUSE IF PEOPLE KNEW THEY MIGHT GET ANGRY ENOUGH TO DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE THIS?
IF YOU'D LIKE A PDF OR TEXT VERSION OF THIS ENTIRE THING, DOWNLOAD IT FROM YOUR LOVING GOVERNMENT HERE:
FEDERAL STATUTE 8 CFR 287.1 (a) (1-3)
Title 8: Aliens and Nationality
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER B: IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS
PART 287: FIELD OFFICERS; POWERS AND DUTIES
287.1 - Definitions.
(a)(1) External boundary. The term external boundary, as used in section 287(a)(3) of the Act, means the land boundaries and the territorial sea of the United States extending 12 nautical miles from the baselines of the United States determined in accordance with international law.
(2) Reasonable distance. The term reasonable distance, as used in section 287(a) (3) of the Act, means within 100 air miles from any external boundary of the United States or any shorter distance which may be fixed by the chief patrol agent for CBP, or the special agent in charge for ICE, or, so far as the power to board and search aircraft is concerned any distance fixed pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section.
(b) Reasonable distance; fixing by chief patrol agents and special agents in charge. In fixing distances not exceeding 100 air miles pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, chief patrol agents and special agents in charge shall take into consideration topography, confluence of arteries of transportation leading from external boundaries, density of population, possible inconvenience to the traveling public, types of conveyances used, and reliable information as to movements of persons effecting illegal entry into the United States: Provided, That whenever in the opinion of a chief patrol agent or special agent in charge a distance in his or her sector or district of more than 100 air miles from any external boundary of the United States would because of unusual circumstances be reasonable, such chief patrol agent or special agent in charge shall forward a complete report with respect to the matter to the Commissioner of CBP, or the Assistant Secretary for ICE, as appropriate, who may, if he determines that such action is justified, declare such distance to be reasonable.
(c) Patrolling the border. The phrase patrolling the border to prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States as used in section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act means conducting such activities as are customary, or reasonable and necessary, to prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States.
(d) Arrested by federal, state, or local law enforcement official. The term arrested, as used in section 287(d) of the Act (as amended by section 1701 (Subtitle M) of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-509), means that an alien has been:
(1) Physically taken into custody for a criminal violation of the controlled substance laws; and
(2) Subsequently booked, charged or otherwise officially processed; or
(3) Provided an initial appearance before a judicial officer where the alien has been informed of the charges and the right to counsel.
(e) Law enforcement or other official. The phrase law enforcement official (or other official), as used in section 287(d) of the Act, means an officer or employee of an agency engaged in the administration of criminal justice pursuant to statute or executive order, including (1) courts; (2) a government agency or component which performs the administration of criminal justice as defined in 28 CFR part 20 including performance of any of the following activities: detection, apprehension, detention, pretrial release, post-trial release, prosecution, adjudication, correctional supervision, or rehabilitation of accused persons or criminal offenders.
(f) Controlled substance. The term controlled substance, as used in section 287(d)(3) of the Act, shall mean the same as that referenced in the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq., and shall include any substance contained in Schedules I through V of 21 CFR 1308.1 et seq. For the purposes of this chapter, the term controlled substance includes controlled substance analogues as defined in 21 U.S.C. 802(23) and 813.
(g) Basic immigration law enforcement training. The phrase basic immigration law enforcement training, as used in ?? 287.5 and 287.8, means the successful completion of one of the following courses of training provided at the Immigration Officer Academy or Border Patrol Academy: Immigration Officer Basic Training Course after 1971; Border Patrol Basic Training Course after 1950; Immigration Detention Enforcement Officer Basic Training Course after 1977; and Immigration Customs Enforcement Special Agent Training, after 2002; or training substantially equivalent thereto as determined by the Commissioner of CBP or the Assistant Secretary for ICE with respect to personnel in their respective bureaus. The phrase basic immigration law enforcement training also means the successful completion of the Other than Permanent Full-Time (OTP) Immigration Inspector Basic Training Course after 1991 in the case of individuals who are OTP immigration inspectors. Conversion by OTP immigration to any other status requires training applicable to that position.
(h) References to specific titles of officers mean all individuals holding such positions and any individual acting in such position.
(i) Nothing in this part limits the authority of any DHS officers to act pursuant to any authorities that they may otherwise possess.
[22 FR 9808, Dec. 6, 1957, as amended at 29 FR 13244, Sept. 24, 1964; 53 FR 9283, Mar. 22, 1988; 57 FR 47258, Oct. 15, 1992; 59 FR 42415, Aug. 17, 1994; 68 FR 35276, June 13, 2003]
NOTICE THE DATES OF THE FEDERAL STATUTE FROM YOUR GOVERNMENT'S OWN WEBSITE THAT TOOK AWAY YOUR 4th AMENDMENT RIGHTS!
1957, 1964, 1988, 1992, 1994, 2003!
YOU MUST NOTICE HOW FAR BACK THIS HAS BEEN CONSIDERED AND WHEN IT WAS IMPLEMENTED!
Date January 1, 2001
Citation Text 22 FR 9808, Dec. 6, 1957, as amended at 29 FR 13244, Sept. 24, 1964; 53 FR 9283, Mar. 22, 1988; 57 FR 47258, Oct. 15, 1992; 59 FR 42415, Aug. 17, 1994
CFR References 28 CFR 20
21 CFR 1308.1
Federal Register References 22 FR 9808, 29 FR 13244, 53 FR 9283, 57 FR 47258, 59 FR 42415
United States Code Reference 21 U.S.C. 801, 802 and 813
Public and Private Law Reference Public Law 99-509
11 LONG YEARS AGO, AMERICA!
THIS IS 11 YEARS OLD!
THIS ABOMINATION HAS 507 PARTS TO IT, 507 PARTS!
DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE YOUR ELECTEDS READ ALL THIS?
DID YOU READ ALL THIS?
IT ROBBED US!
OUR VEHICLES CAN BE STOPPED AND SEARCHED IF ANY "DEFINED OFFICIAL" WANTS TO LOOK FOR "CONCEALED ALIENS" OR "SUSPECTED CONTRABAND"!
THAT IS HOW THEY MAKE AN EXCUSE FOR THIS!
AND WE LET THEM DO IT!
From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. The George Bush2 administration took them all, and Obama has echoed every step he took. Here are those steps:
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
"AL-QAEDA", "HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS", "ILLEGAL ALIENS", "OCCUPIERS", "LEFT-AND-RIGHT-WING RADICALS", GUN OWNERS....LONG LIST, SAME GOAL: CREATE FEAR, CREATE FEAR, CREATE A STAMPEDE OF THE SHEEP!
2. Create a gulag...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
GUANTANAMO BAY, OTHER "TERRORIST DETENTION CENTERS" THAT AMERICA HAS SET UP AROUND THE GLOBE AND EVEN HERE AT HOME, PLACES TO KEEP THE BRADLEY MANNINGS LOCKED AWAY, PLACES TO HIDE THE "DISSENTERS", THE "SUSPECTED TERRORISTS"...AND NOW, WELL NOW WE HAVE THAT 100-MILE-WIDE, 12-MILES INTO THE SEA ZONE THAT ERASES OUR RIGHTS AND CONTAINS US WITHIN THAT "BORDER", AT THE MERCY OF A FEDERAL STATUTE. THE GULAG FENCE IS COMPLETE!
3. Develop a thug caste...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
DHS, TSA, DEA, FBI, CIA, ICE, FEMA, BORDER PATROL.
AND CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE!
AND WALL STREET BANKERS!
AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE!
4. Set up an internal surveillance system...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
CAMERAS ON EVERY STREET, OVERHEAD DRONES AND SATELLITES, TRACKING DEVICES, BAR CODES, MICROCHIPS, CELL PHONE TRACKING.
<<"Drones, Surveillance Towers, Malls of the Spy State, and the National Security Police"
After scanning their passports and looking at a computer screen in the booth, the agent says to the driver, “Sir, turn off the vehicle, hand me the key, and step out of the car.”
He hears the snap of handcuffs going around his friend’s wrists. Disoriented, he turns around and sees uniformed men kneeling behind their car, firearms drawn.
“To my disbelief, situated behind us are agents, pointing their guns.”
Thirty minutes later, he, too, is handcuffed and in a cell. Forty-five minutes after that another homeland security agent brings him into a room with no chairs.
Finally, in a third room, the interrogation begins, questions about his religious beliefs, military service.>>
THIS REALLY HAPPENED, AND WAS HAPPENING A REPORTED 5 TO 7 TIMES A WEEK ON JUST MICHIGAN'S BORDER WITH CANADA...YES, CANADA, OUR 'FRIENDLY' NEIGHBOR
5. Harass citizens’ groups...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
OCCUPY WALL STREET, STUDENT PROTEST GROUPS, VOTERS RIGHTS GROUPS, "CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISTS", ENVIRONMENTALISTS, EVEN THE 'TEA PARTY'...AND NOW WE HAVE "NO FREE SPEECH ZONES" AS WELL WHERE WE CAN BE ARRESTED FOR PROTEST.
<<In a closing or closed society there is a "list" of dissidents and opposition leaders: you are targeted in this way once you are on the list, and it is hard to get off the list.>>
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
OUR CHILDREN CAN BE BUSSED TO "UNDISCLOSED LOCATIONS" WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE OR OKAY, ALL OF US CAN BE ROUNDED UP AND PLACED IN 'QUARANTINE' FOR IMAGINED 'PANDEMICS', AND DURING 'NATURAL DISASTERS' WE CAN ALSO BE HERDED OFF TO A SAFE FEMA CAMP, "FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION". WE SAW THE MILITARY GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR AFTER HURRICANES KATRINA AND SANDY, WE SAW BOSTON UNDER VIRTUAL HOUSE ARREST, FORCED TO "STAY INDOORS" AFTER THE MARATHON BOMBING, AND WE SEE "MILITARY EXERCISES" WITH TANKS AND HELICOPTERS ALL OVER MAJOR CITIES WITH "MOCK" ARRESTS AND "MOCK" CONFISCATIONS OF EVERYTHING FROM FIREARMS TO FOOD SUPPLIES.
<<Most Americans don't understand yet that the destruction of the rule of law at Guantánamo set a dangerous precedent for them, too.>>
7. Target key individuals...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
RON PAUL CAN WRITE VOLUMES ABOUT THAT. ALL MEMBERS OF STATE MILITIAS, ALL WHO OPPOSE ABORTION, ALL WHO DISAGREE WITH "FEDERAL POLICY", ALL WHO SPEAK OUT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, OUR OWN RETURNING MILITARY/VETERANS...REMEMBER THOSE BROCHURES THE FBI AND 'HOMELAND SECURITY' PUT OUT?
IN THEIR OWN WORDS, ON THEIR OWN WEBSITES, OUR GOVERNMENT HAS WARNED US ABOUT THESE PEOPLE BEING "POTENTIAL TERRORISTS"!
SEE THEM AGAIN HERE: ???
<<A little-noticed new law has redefined activism such as animal rights protests as "terrorism". So the definition of "terrorist" slowly expands to include the opposition.>>
<<Professor Walter F Murphy is emeritus of Princeton University; he is one of the foremost constitutional scholars in the nation and author of the classic Constitutional Democracy. Murphy is also a decorated former marine, and he is not even especially politically liberal. But on March 1 this year, he was denied a boarding pass at Newark, "because I was on the Terrorist Watch list".
"Have you been in any peace marches? We ban a lot of people from flying because of that," asked the airline employee.
"I explained," said Murphy, "that I had not so marched but had, in September 2006, given a lecture at Princeton, televised and put on the web, highly critical of George Bush for his many violations of the constitution."
"That'll do it," the man said.
Anti-war marcher? Potential terrorist. Support the constitution? Potential terrorist. History shows that the categories of "enemy of the people" tend to expand ever deeper into civil life.>>
<<Brandon Mayfield, a U.S. citizen and lawyer in Oregon, was mistakenly identified as a possible terrorist. His house was secretly broken into and his computer seized. Though he is innocent of the accusation against him, he is still on the list. It is a standard practice of fascist societies that once you are on the list, you can't get off.>>
8. Control the press...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
SIX MEGA-CORPORATIONS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN DOING THAT FOR DECADES! THE SCREWS ARE TIGHTENED DAILY ON WHAT CAN BE "REPORTED" AND HOW. JFK ADDRESSED THE PRESS BEING OWNED WAY BACK JUST BEFORE HE WAS MURDERED. BEFORE HIM, HOOVER AND EISENHOWER SPOKE OF THE "SHADOW GOVERNMENT" THAT CONTROLLED THE PRESS AND THE MILITARY.
<<Over time in closing societies, real news is supplanted by fake news and false documents. Pinochet showed Chilean citizens falsified documents to back up his claim that terrorists had been about to attack the nation.
You won't have a shutdown of news in modern America - it is not possible. But you can have, as Frank Rich and Sidney Blumenthal have pointed out, a steady stream of lies polluting the news well. What you already have is a BUSH White House directing a stream of false information that is so relentless that it is increasingly hard to sort out truth from untruth. In a fascist system, it's not the lies that count but the muddying. When citizens can't tell real news from fake, they give up their demands for accountability bit by bit.
When Bill Keller, the publisher of the New York Times, ran the Lichtblau/Risen stories, Bush called the Times' leaking of classified information "disgraceful", while Republicans in Congress called for Keller to be charged with treason, and rightwing commentators and news outlets kept up the "treason" drumbeat. Some commentators, as Conason noted, reminded readers smugly that one penalty for violating the Espionage Act is execution. And it is important to remind Americans that when the 1917 Espionage Act was last widely invoked, during the infamous 1919 Palmer Raids, leftist activists were arrested without warrants in sweeping roundups, kept in jail for up to five months, and "beaten, starved, suffocated, tortured and threatened with death", according to the historian Myra MacPherson. After that, dissent was muted in America for a decade.>>
9. Dissent equals treason...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
OUR "LEADERS" HAVE MADE THAT CRYSTAL CLEAR, ESPECIALLY SINCE 9/11.
YOU ARE 'UNAMERICAN' IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THE WAR OF LIES IN IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN, OR THE HEINOUS PATRIOT ACT, OR THE NDAA, OR THE FEMA RULES THAT SUSPEND THE ENTIRE CONSTITUTION AND RENDER CONGRESS A MOOT POINT, "NO FREE SPEECH" ZONES...THE LIST IS ENDLESS.
<<Most Americans do not realise that since September 2006- when Congress wrongly, foolishly, passed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 - the president has the power to call any US citizen an "enemy combatant". He has the power to define what "enemy combatant" means. The president can also delegate to anyone he chooses in the executive branch the right to define "enemy combatant" any way he or she wants and then seize Americans accordingly.>>
DISSENT AND DIE?
<<Even if you or I are American citizens, even if we turn out to be completely innocent of what he has accused us of doing, he has the power to have us seized as we are changing planes at Newark tomorrow, or have us taken with a knock on the door; ship you or me to a navy brig; and keep you or me in isolation, possibly for months, while awaiting trial. (Prolonged isolation, as psychiatrists know, triggers psychosis in otherwise mentally healthy prisoners. That is why Stalin's gulag had an isolation cell, like Guantánamo's, in every satellite prison. Camp 6, the newest, most brutal facility at Guantánamo, is all isolation cells.)
We US citizens will get a trial eventually - for now. But legal rights activists at the Center for Constitutional Rights say that the Bush administration is trying increasingly aggressively to find ways to get around giving even US citizens fair trials. "Enemy combatant" is a status offence - it is not even something you have to have done. "We have absolutely moved over into a preventive detention model - you look like you could do something bad, you might do something bad, so we're going to hold you," says a spokeswoman of the CCR.>>
10. Suspend the rule of law...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
OUR LEADERS HAVE MADE THE STATEMENT THAT "THE CONSTITUTION IS OUTDATED" FOR AT LEAST THE PAST 40-50 YEARS! WE SAW CONGRESS PASSING THE PATRIOT ACT, WHICH EVEN ERASES THE 'POSSE COMITATUS' AND MAKES OUR MILITARY INTO OUR POTENTIAL JAILERS!
FEMA CAN DO ANYTHING IT PLEASES IN A "NATIONAL EMERGENCY", AND EACH PRESIDENT SINCE WORLD WAR 2 HAS KEPT THAT 'NATIONAL EMERGENCY' INTACT AND VALID!
<<The Department of Homeland Security hired and deployed hundreds of armed PRIVATE security guards in New Orleans after Katrina. The investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill interviewed one unnamed guard who reported having fired on unarmed civilians in the city. >>
We can clearly see in raw videos, surveillance cameras, and photos on the day of the Boston Marathon private 'guards' , APPARENTLY from the group "CRAFT"...and, oddly, they all had backpacks, too.
WE SAW THE NATIONAL GUARD AND LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPLOYED TO POLLING PLACES ALL ALONG THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD AFTER HURRICANE SANDY!
SOME KNOWLEDGEABLE CITIZENS COMPLAINED OF THEIR PRESENCE, A FEW, ONLY A FEW, WHO REALIZED THE CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION INVOLVED IN THEIR PRESENCE THERE.
YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS ONE DURING BUSH2's REIGN OF TERROR:
<<The John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007 gave the president new powers over the national guard. This means that in a national emergency - which the president now has enhanced powers to declare - he can send Michigan's militia to enforce a state of emergency that he has declared in Oregon, over the objections of the state's governor and its citizens. The New York Times editorialised IN 2007 about this shift: "A disturbing recent phenomenon in Washington is that laws that strike to the heart of American democracy have been passed in the dead of night ... Beyond actual insurrection, the president (GEORGE W. BUSH) may now use military troops as a domestic police force in response to a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, terrorist attack or any 'other condition'." Critics see this as a clear violation of the Posse Comitatus Act - which was meant to restrain the federal government from using the military for domestic law enforcement. The Democratic senator Patrick Leahy says the bill encourages a president to declare federal martial law. It also violates the very reason the founders set up our system of government as they did: having seen citizens bullied by a monarch's soldiers, the founders were terrified of exactly this kind of concentration of militias' power over American people in the hands of an oppressive executive or faction.>>
OLD BUSH2 WAS RIGHT!
FASCISM, A DICTATORSHIP IS UPON US!
A POLICE STATE EXISTS NOW!
<<As Americans turn away quite leisurely, keeping tuned to internet shopping and American Idol, the foundations of democracy are being fatally corroded. Something has changed profoundly that weakens us unprecedentedly: our democratic traditions, independent judiciary and free press do their work today in a context in which we are "at war" in a "long war" - a war without end, on a battlefield described as the globe, in a context that gives the president - without US citizens realising it yet - the power over US citizens of freedom or long solitary incarceration, on his say-so alone.
That means a hollowness has been expanding under the foundation of all these still- free-looking institutions - and this foundation can give way under certain kinds of pressure.
Right now, only a handful of patriots are trying to hold back the tide of tyranny for the rest of us - staff at the Center for Constitutional Rights, who faced death threats for representing the detainees yet persisted all the way to the Supreme Court; activists at the American Civil Liberties Union; and prominent conservatives trying to roll back the corrosive new laws, under the banner of a new group called the American Freedom Agenda. This small, disparate collection of people needs everybody's help, including that of Europeans and others internationally who are willing to put pressure on the administration because they can see what a US unrestrained by real democracy at home can mean for the rest of the world.
We need to look at history and face the "what ifs". For if we keep going down this road, the "end of America" could come for each of us in a different way, at a different moment; each of us might have a different moment when we feel forced to look back and think: that is how it was before - and this is the way it is now.
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands ... is the definition of tyranny," wrote James Madison.
We still have the choice to stop going down this road; we can stand our ground and fight for our nation, and take up the banner the founders asked us to carry.>>
<<In 2012, the U.S. government spent more on the Homeland Security agencies responsible for border security than all of its other principal federal law enforcement agencies combined. The $18 billion allocated to Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement significantly exceeds the $14.4 billion that makes up the combined budgets of the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secret Service, the U.S. Marshal Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. In the years since 9/11, more than $100 billion has been spent on border security. Much of that went to the southern border, but now an ever larger chunk is heading north.
That "CONSTITUTION-FREE ZONE" -- up to 100 miles from any external U.S. border -- is the area that the Supreme Court has deemed a “reasonable distance” in which to engage in border security operations, including warrantless searches. As in the Southwest, expect more interior checkpoints where federal agents will ask people about their citizenship, as they did to Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy in 2008. In the zone, you have the developing blueprint for a country not only in perpetual lockdown, but also under increasing surveillance. According to the ACLU, if you were to include the southern border, the northern border, and coastal areas in this zone, it would contain 200 million people, a potential “border” jurisdiction encompassing two-thirds of the U.S. population.>>
WHY WOULD A NATION SPEND THAT MUCH AND ASK FOR MORE, EXTEND A NATION'S BORDERS 100 MILES INLAND ?
ARE THESE MEASURES TO KEEP "TERRORISTS" OUT, OR CITIZENS IN?
WHAT WILL YOU DO, AMERICA?
WHAT SHOULD WE ALL DO?
SURELY THE ANSWER TO THAT IS OBVIOUS...
THE PRICE OF LIBERTY IS HIGH...ARE WE WILLING TO PAY THAT PRICE?
IF NOT, WE WILL BECOME SLAVES TO A POLICE STATE...IF WE AREN'T ALREADY.
IF THIS WERE A DICTATORSHIP?
***UPDATE OF AUGUST 23, 2013***
US-Mexico border to be most militarized since Berlin Wall, boasts old Johnny (I'll say anything you want, Hanoi) McCain.
June 28, 2013
He must have forgotten Ronald Reagan telling Germany to TEAR DOWN THAT WALL!
Maybe we can get some wall-building pointers from Berlin???
Does it matter one whit to the GOP or anybody else that human rights bodies of the United Nations and the Organization of American States have condemned America for building this WALL?
Can all who have condemned ISRAEL for THEIR wall just eat crow now?
Can all who scream for the liberation of 'palestine' see any resemblance to that from here now?
HYPOCRITES...on the HILL and all across this poor nation!
I'm sure the DemoKat turned 'Publican, the little fake 'hero', John-Boy McCain, is being showered with gifties from the big bankers who will make a killing off this "new deal".
Shouldn't take but maybe 2 years for this $46 BILLION to turn into ANOTHER TRILLION for "HOMELAND SECURITY"...yeah, security, right!
Hand it to Hanoi John, he did manage to secure BILLIONS for his Wall Street handlers to supply the equipment and goods to make this a reality right now!
SCORE, SCORE one for the Party of Old White Men!
YOUR price tag for this, citizens is an ESTIMATED $46 BILLION bucks going in!
Eat it and smile, serfs!
DIG DEEP, workers for the STATE, that's just the TIP of the coming iceberg!
"It's Official: America Is Militarizing the Mexican Border"
June 28, 2013
On Wednesday (2 days before this article was published) , the U.S. Senate voted 69-29 in favor of the so-called "border surge" proposal, an amendment to the Gang Of Eight's comprehensive immigration reform bill that would shove tens of billions of dollars into border surveillance, fencing, and enforcement. The legislation, authored by Republican Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota, cleared the way for the Senate’s passage of the overall comprehensive immigration reform Thursday afternoon, locking up support from 14 GOP Senators.
In exchange, the compromise attempts to allay Republican concerns about border security, calling for a state of "persistent surveillance" along the border with "continuous and integrated manned or unmanned, monitoring, sensing or surveillance of 100 percent of southern border mileage or the immediate vicinity of the southern border." To accomplish that, the legislation would pour unprecedented resources—$46 billion in total—into border security, including:
~$30 billion to double the number of Border Patrol agents along the Southern border, from about 18,000 today to 38,405. That's about 19 agents per mile.
~$8 billion to complete and reinforce a 700-mile pedestrian border fence.
~$4.5 billion in high-tech surveillance technology, including 24/7 use of unmanned aerial drones; six "Vader" (Vehicle Dismount and Exploitation Radar) radar systems developed for the military in Afghanistan; 40 new helicopters; 30 marine vessels; 4,595 unattended ground sensors with seismic, imaging, and infrared capability; 86 towers; and hundreds of cameras, night-vision goggles, fiber-optic inspection scopes, and mobile surveillance systems.
~ $1 billion to expand the E-Verify System, a computerized data network that allows employers to check the immigration status of potential workers, and build a "photo tool" that allows a company to match applicants to photos in the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services Database. (Just 7 percent of employers are currently using the E-Verify system, but the bill calls for the system to be rolled out to all employers within four years.)
~Development of "fraud-resistant, tamper-resistant, wear-resistant, and identity theft-resistant social security cards."
Nearly everyone agrees that these measures are excessive. Even the amendment’s author, Sen. Corker, has said that the border security deal is “almost overkill.” More than securing the border, the primary goal of the amendment is political—the Gang of Eight needed to make big promises on border security to get the Republican votes they need to pass the bill later this week.
“Is it more than I would have recommended? Honestly, yes,” Arizona Sen. John McCain said last week. “But we’ve got to give people confidence.”
The Gang of Eight...remember them!
In the context of proposed immigration reform, The Gang of Eight are four Democratic senators and four Republican senators:
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-CO
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-IL
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC
Sen. John McCain, R-AZ
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY
NOW, BE SURE AND VOTE FOR THESE GOODLY GENTS AGAIN NEXT TIME, SO THEY CAN SCREW YOU OVER SOME MORE!
FACTS, FROM THE FEDS
Things you may not know about all this...
~Private property was condemned to make way for the fence. SOME AMERICAN PEOPLE LOST EVERYTHING.
~Ranchers, farmers and American Indian Tribes lost access to the Rio Grande, cross-border communities were separated.
~The environment was severely damaged and will be further damaged as time goes by.
People living near the wall on THIS side of the border are already howling about it.
~Since 1996, border crossings and apprehensions along the border have DECREASED STEADILY.
NO, America, that evil "brown tide" has NOT risen, it's ebbing!
MEXICO IS ENJOYING AN ECONOMIC BOOM...UNLIKE THE USA.
YOU WERE LIED TO AND YOU SWALLOWED IT AGAIN!
~Those drones they plan to fly around the EXTENDED border, 100 miles inland, are going to be spying on YOU oh, citizens, on YOU. And when the "accidents" from that start happening, don't whine!
~You will need an "e-verify CHIP" once this is done, America, a DOGGIE TAG, a TRACKING DEVICE.
THOU SHALT NOT WORK WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION!
~As the military or private ARMIES hired by YOU, the taxpayers, move into YOUR areas, watch out for an up-sweep of CRIME, of LOSS, of a new kind of "law enforcement" that you may not like.
HIDE YOUR DAUGHTERS! Where private HIRED armies go, so go escalations in rapes!
You wanted "border security", you're going to get it!
~ A GRAND TOTAL of an ESTIMATED (estimated by WHOM???) 11 million "illegals" are in America and they surely are NOT all Mexicans!
Do you have YOUR proper "papers", citizens? Can YOU prove you 'belong' here?
You WILL have to prove that all along that 100 mile-wide extended border!
You WILL be stopped and searched over an over again!
~When the "illegals" numbers began to drop, mega-farmers all along the border began to SCREAM...nobody, NOBODY was stepping up to take those low-paying, back-breaking, dirty little jobs those 'illegals' left behind!
"Bitter Harvest: U.S. Farmers Blame Billion-Dollar Losses on Immigration Laws"
September 21, 2012
<<Roughly 70% of the 1.2 million people employed by the agriculture industry are undocumented. No U.S. industry is more dependent on undocumented immigrants. But acute labor shortages brought on by anti-immigration measures threaten to heap record losses on an industry emerging from years of stiff foreign competition. Nationwide, labor shortages will result in losses of up to $9 billion THIS YEAR, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Ralph and Cheryl Broetje rely on roughly 1,000 seasonal workers every year to grow and pack more than 6 million boxes of apples on their farm along the Snake River in eastern Washington. It’s a custom they’ve maintained for over two decades. Recently, though, their efforts to recruit skilled labor, mostly undocumented immigrants, have come up woefully short despite intensive recruitment efforts in an area with high rates of unemployment.
With the harvest season in full bloom, stringent immigration laws have forced waves of undocumented immigrants to flee certain states for more-hospitable areas. In their wake, thousands of acres of crops have been left to rot in the fields, as farmers have struggled to compensate for labor shortages with domestic help.
“The enforcement of immigration policy has devastated the skilled-labor source that we’ve depended on for 20 or 30 years,” said Ralph Broetje
Farming operations nationwide, from New York to Georgia to California, are reeling from similar labor shortages despite offering domestic workers competitive packages that include 401(k) plans and health insurance. Almost in unison, farmers complain that even when they are able to lure domestic workers to what often amounts to high-skilled, grueling work, it’s not long before they abandon the job.North Carolina, whose four main crops are valued at $2 billion, has seen its labor supply vanish.>>
AMERICAN WHITES, ABANDON THE JOBS!
SO WHY AREN'T THESE JOBS FILLED BY UNEMPLOYED WHITE AMERICANS?
JUST SAY IT!!!
WHITE AMERICANS DON'T WANT THEM!
THOSE JOBS ARE TOO HARD, TOO DIRTY!
NO ONE WANTS THE JOBS THE 'ILLEGALS' LEFT BEHIND!
Americans will NOT apply for farm work, for field work, for work they feel is beneath them!
That's why 'illegals' were so welcome by the big businesses! They worked for almost NOTHING, and since they've dwindled, food prices have RISEN! PRICES OF ALMOST EVERYTHING HAS RISEN!
When mega-farms and manufacturers, hotels, the "service" industries, have to pay MINIMUM wage and STILL can't find workers, they make YOU pay, America!
CROPS ROTTING IN FIELDS NEVER REACH YOU!
I DON'T BELIEVE YOU GET IT!
~JUST 2 YEARS AGO, THE GOP/PARTY OF OLD WHITE MEN, SANG A DIFFERENT TUNE BUT DID ANY OF YOU READ THIS???
<<In Texas last year, Republicans signed off on a party platform that calls for a national guest-worker program. And just before the GOP convention in August, the Republican National Committee approved a platform on immigration that calls for a guest-worker program.
“We feel strongly that there has never been a greater need for federal leadership for immigration reform,” says Walden. “The United States farmer is still the most efficient in the world, and if we want to be in charge of our food security and our economy and add favorably to our balance of payments, we need to support a labor force for agriculture.”>>
Read more: http://business.time.com/2012/09/21/bitter-harvest-u-s-farmers-blame-billion-dollar-losses-on-immigration-laws/#ixzz2clm2nhcc
CAN YOU SEE THAT THE GOP SUCKS UP TO WHOMEVER IS BADGERING THEM THE MOST?
THEN, CRISIS AVOIDED, THEY MOVE TO CUT THE VERY THROATS OF THE ONES THEY JUST BUTT-KISSED!
~ALL THAT RICH FARMLAND ALONG THE RIO GRANDE, yeah, all of it, THAT USED TO BE MEXICO, EVERY INCH OF IT!
So, those of you who whine about ISRAEL giving back ANY CONQUERED LAND, LOOK OUT!
AMERICA CONQUERED ALL HER LAND!
Remember THIS, too, please...America was NOT a presence here 2000 years ago as ISRAEL was in her neck of the woods!!!
'MEXICANS' were here for THOUSANDS of years before America was 'born'!
We called them by their TRIBAL names back then!
And NO ONE spoke ENGLISH!
~ THOSE "ILLEGALS" WERE PAYING INTO AMERICA'S COFFERS WHILE THEY WERE HERE!
WE'RE NOT MAKING THAT MONEY LIKE WE USED TO ANYMORE!
<<On average, immigrants, including the undocumented, pay nearly $1,800 more in taxes than they receive in benefits.
Households headed by undocumented immigrants paid $11.2 billion in state and local taxes in 2010. That included $1.2 billion in personal income taxes, $1.6 billion in property taxes and $8.4 billion in sales taxes.
Those "illegals", because they worked so cheaply and didn't make waves, lowered the price of products used by highly educated consumers by 0.4 percent of GDP.
Without them, the U.S. will not have enough new workers to support retirees. Seventy years ago, there were 150 workers per 20 seniors; 10 years ago, there were 100 workers per 20 seniors. By 2050, there will be only 56 workers for every 20 seniors. The U.S. needs these TAXPAYERS, to help fund Social Security and Medicare and new workers to fill retirees’ positions and even to help provide their health care services.>> U.S. GOVERNMENT STATISTICS! GO LOOK THEM UP!
~ NONE, NOT ONE, of those "undocumented workers" qualify for unemployment or medical benefits. Anyone who tells you different is a LIAR.
~ONLY 29% of immigrants come from MEXICO!
SURPRISE!!! That's 2012 stats!
ASIANS are now the leading group of 'immigrants'!
~"Illegals" will live in houses and apartments, mobile homes, and converted farm buildings or tenements that NO ONE ELSE will live in, which WAS a boom for landlords who were a lot less than ethical, but these rentals and sales boosted the economy until the downturn of immigrants starting in 1996.
Immigrants will rent old storefronts, create thriving communities where it was DEAD before.
Or they DID...
Ottumwa, Iowa, a 30,000-person city southeast of Des Moines, which according to The Wall Street Journal, saw its taxable property value double in the last 10 years after making a concerted push to bring in new immigrants.
Even some people in Texas, once known as Mexico, realize the impact of walling and drones along the border!
"The border wall is an international embarrassment."
Well, you wanted border patrol, you wanted to stem the "brown tide" but what you did NOT know is all of the above.
No, NO, America, it never was about the maybe 11 million "illegals" taking American jobs, nor was it about them getting freebies from the government (they CAN'T for EIGHT YEARS, even if they apply for citizenship, UNLESS they have kids BORN here, and if they DO, those kids are as much a U.S. CITIZEN as any of you whose European runaway ancestors came here ILLEGALLY about 400 years ago), it was about redirecting your short attention spans AWAY from the REAL problems, away from the TREASON, the RUINING OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY that is master-minded up on CAPITOL HILL! It's a RUSE, a mere distraction.
There is no way on this earth that a lousy 11 million people can create the chaos CONGRESS has told you the influx of Mexican people, who are NOT even the MAJORITY of "illegals" anymore, has caused!
DO THE MATH! LOOK AT THE FACTS THE STATS THEY THEMSELVES HAVE PROVIDED!
THEY KNEW LESS THAN 1/4TH OF YOU WOULD EVER FIGURE THIS OUT, OR GO LOOK THINGS UP FOR YOURSELVES.
THEY'VE COUNTED ON YOUR APATHY AND IGNORANCE FOR 200 YEARS NOW!
AND THEY WERE RIGHT!
Enjoy your overhead drones your identity chips, your dwindling economy, your high-priced food, your eyesore "new Berlin Wall", your private armies pushing you around, the militarization of the southern border for 100 miles inland, your higher taxes to pay for all this, your hypocrisy, your ignorance of the facts that will make you wish you'd never even heard of "homeland security" or "border patrols" IN 2 OR LESS YEARS FROM NOW.
You asked for it you got it!
DO NOT WHINE!
WONDER WHERE THE NEXT WALL WILL BE?SEPARATING AMERICA'S LOW-INCOME FROM HIGH-INCOME?
SEPARATING THE SENATORS FROM THE COMMON FOLK?
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