The U.S. – Mexican Border and Dr. Ron Paul

   There is no issue that has so frustrated law abiding American Citizens as our policies on immigration.  The U.S. has laws that regulate and establish U.S. immigration policies.    Unfortunately, the federal government that is charged with immigration enforcement frequently violates federal law.  When George W. Bush ( Bush-43) was president,  two of our law abiding federal agents were sent to jail for attempting to enforce immigration law.  It appears that President Bush (43) was more concerned with the welfare of a Mexican drug dealer than our federal agents.  Possibly if we had it to do over, the media would have demanded an answer from candidate George Bush in 2000, when Mr. Bush REFUSED TO ANSWER the question about his use of cocaine.  Both President Clinton and President Obama stated that they had used drugs at one time in their lives.  While I believe in the forgiveness of our sins, I wonder if we should hold our candidates for president to a higher degree of ethics than we do.

   Today the Mexican Drug War is becoming a real war that threatens all American citizens.  Rival drug cartels in Mexico are fighting the Mexican Army, the Mexican Navy, the Mexican Air Force, and the Mexican Federal and state police.  The rival drug cartels consist of the Sinaloa Cartel, the Gulf Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, the Tijuana Cartel, the La Familia Cartel,  the Los Zetas Cartel, and the Beltran Cartel.  The Mexican drug cartel increasingly smuggles money back into Mexico from the U.S. in cars and large trucks because the U.S. can monitor electronic money transfers.

    How much of the 45 Billion dollars generated yearly by illegal drug sales in the U.S. ends up in the private Swiss Bank accounts of our U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators?  Do the American people really believe that all U.S. government officials are free from bribery?

   In the Iowa Republican Presidential Debate, candidate Dr. Ron Paul stated that he is most concerned about the U.S.-Mexican border.  While the U.S. continues to fight a mindless, costly, and never ending war in Iraq, most members of the U.S. Congress seem unconcerned about the U.S.-Mexican Border and the increasingly violent drug wars in Mexico.

                                         R. Van Conoley

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