The disgust and distrust of the Bush administration is almost universal among Democrats, Independents, Liberals and Progressives - and that certainly includes me; nothing would make me happier than his immediate impeachment and criminal prosecution for trampling on our rights and punishing him and his cronies for their refusal to honor the Constitution, the rule of law, and everything most Americans cherish that made this nation the envy of the world. America was once a nation admired by all but the most oppressive governments - and now we are viewed as imperialists, warmongers, and war criminals for our refusal to comply with international law, all of which the US was a signatory itself - but Bush and company have decided they are above the law, refuse to allow Congressional oversight and still treat the public as if we were here to satisfy their quest for greed and power instead of understanding that the American people are those who they are supposed to represent.
In short, we all know that Bush and his disciples are enemies of freedom and prosperity - and the loathing of those that are destroying our country is also beginning to affect the judgment of their opponents and to me, this is an alarming development. One, of several cases in point:
Federal marriage-for-citizenship sting nets 83 Fla. arrests
AP News, May 09, 2008 17:42 EST
A federal sting of four companies accused of arranging fraudulent marriages for U.S. citizenships, complete with wedding photos of brides in gowns and elaborate fake cakes, has netted more than 80 arrests, authorities said Friday.
Immigrants, Americans and company officials were among the 83 arrested. The immigrants paid as much as $10,000, while the U.S. citizens were offered up to $2,500, U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill said.
The couples were coached on how to pass immigration checks with fake answers, even though in some cases they didn't speak the same language as their purported spouse, officials said. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials who review each citizenship-conferring marriage to ensure legitimacy tipped off federal agents in many cases. MORE
The story itself is self-explanatory; however the interpretation seems to vary depending on who is reading it, and in this writer's opinion, is a no-brainier. When we as citizens succumb to greed and aid an immigrant into this country solely based on profit without knowing anything about the background or even speak the same language of the person in question - I believe that it presents a definite security issue. Case in point:
The Mexican "War on Drugs" toll is mounting, and as President Calderon attempts to reign-in the Drug Cartels that control most of the illegal drugs entering the United States, Mexico is embroiled in a struggle that if they don't receive assistance, could undermine the entire government of Mexico. The Cartel's have responded with violence that targets government anti-drug officials at the highest ranks, and unfortunately, Mexican government officials are being murdered and assassinated at a rate that is shocking the international community:
Mexico's Police Chief Is Killed In Brazen Attack by Gunmen
By Manuel Roig-Franzia
Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, May 9, 2008;
MEXICO CITY, May 8 - Gunmen assassinated Mexico's national police chief Thursday, blasting him with nine bullets outside his home in the capital and dealing a significant setback to the government's campaign against drug cartels.
Edgar Eusebio Millán Gómez, the public face of Mexico's offensive against drug cartels, became the highest-ranking law enforcement official to be killed since the launch of the effort 17 months ago. The assassination could give new confidence to drug cartels blamed for 6,000 killings in the past 2 1/2 years, and embolden other anti-government groups in this violence-plagued nation.
"This could have a snowball effect, even leading to the risk of ungovernability," Luís Astorga, a Mexico City-based sociologist and drug expert, said in an interview. "It indicates terrible things, a level of weakness in our institutions - they can't even protect themselves." MUCH MORE
When you examine the story in regard the marriage scam, please note where these individuals were from and the host of criminal charges that were noted in some of their backgrounds:
"Officials said some of the immigrants had criminal records, ranging from burglary to battery, drug offenses, domestic violence and even aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. They were primarily from Central and South America, though at least one was from Morocco." LINK
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