If President Bush wants to help fellow Republicans in the upcoming November elections he must start doing more to increase security at the US border because there is a quite, but growing group of people that are mostly Republicans who live in these border states that are making their voice heard loud and clear to their local representatives in Congress about their displeasure at how the Bush administration has handle border security issues with Mexico.
For a President that prides himself as a commander-in-chief that puts the nations security above everything else in his administration, this open border mess leaves me scratching my head because it's only going to be a matter of time before some smart terrorist will enter the United States illegally via the wide open Mexican border and do great harm to our nation.
When this happens, the administration isn't going to have a satisfactory explanation as to how this happened because for the most part they are just ignoring illegal immigration on the borders of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. To make matters worse, it's almost as though they like having these folks come into the US illegally because it does help the US economy. It also helps businesses that can make additional profits because they don't have to pay as much in wages to illegal immigrants from Mexico as they would have to pay American citizens.
Some of these same pro-business issues are showing their face loud and clear in the ports controversy going on right now in Washington D.C. where once again it appears the Bush administration is putting business concerns ahead of the security of the United States.
These are the kinds of issues that drive most Americans crazy when dealing with an ideological politician. While it makes perfect sense to almost everyone in the United States to improve US border security with Mexico, President Bush is more focused on how his decisions will effect the business community than the real possibility that terrorist will use this border weakness against us.
The American people had better hope that the Congress wakes up soon and starts keeping a better eye on what's really going on behind the scene with this administration. The next three years could be a dangerous period, if folks that are more concerned with national security than businesses making money don't keep the pressure on the Bush administration to do the right thing when it comes to the security of the United States.
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