I am watching the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group meeting at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The discussion is about terrorism. I am reminded of the quote attributed to Adm. Yamamoto during WWII “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” While there is some doubt as to the attribution, the sentiment was accurate. However, that was 1941.
What about today? Do we dare defend our borders today? What about the Dreamers who are not Americans and entered illegally. I fully understand that they, for the most part, had no choice. They came over with their parents who entered illegally. The burden of the consequences rests squarely on the parents’ shoulders, not the government who enforces our laws.
It is past time for the citizens of the United States to stand up to the illegals and their advocates. The illegals do not have a right to influence the legal process. It doesn’t matter their origin, whether Latin American, Arab, or any other nationality. If they want to immigrate to the United States they must assimilate. It is not incumbent on us to mold our culture to theirs.
Our lax immigration policies have encouraged not only the Dreamers, but the terrorists who want nothing more than to kill everything American; evidence 9-11, San Bernardino, the Boston bombing.
Are we, as Americans, prepared to be “behind every blade of grass?”