The U.S. government has lied to us.

The U.S. government has betrayed the people.

The U.S. government is about to do it again.

For too many years, Washington, under the control of Democrats and Republicans – it really doesn’t matter which – has allowed our nation to be invaded by foreigners.

It has done this in clear violation of the law. It has done this in clear opposition to the will of the people.

In a normal, functioning, self-governing society, there would be a way to correct this problem peacefully through the ballot box. However, the U.S. is no longer a normal, functioning, self-governing society.

In this presidential election year, every single candidate running for the highest office in the federal government supports this blatantly pro-criminal alien invasion policy – every one, Democrat or Republican. The choice is not between a failed policy that is undermining the morale, economic health and rule of law or meaningful reform. The choice is between more of the same criminal behavior by government or worse criminal behavior by government.

This is no choice at all – and such non-choices make Americans less free than their forebears who lived under the crown of England. It’s taxation without representation. It’s rule by an unaccountable government. It’s nothing short of treason by politicians who took oaths to uphold the Constitution and the law of the land.

And nothing short of an outright rebellion, a grass-roots uprising, is going to change the situation.

A report from the Mexican government says the number of Mexicans entering the U.S. illegally increased by 66 percent from 1990 to 2002. Those statistics surely put the crisis in the best light.

It found the number of illegals coming from Mexico each year now exceeds 1 million. The report says about one-third of those who enter illegally, 390,000 annually, achieve their goal of staying in the U.S. The report says the number of Mexicans living in the United States went from 4.3 million in 1994 to 9.5 million in 2002, according to U.S. estimates. It is estimated Mexicans in the U.S. sent approximately $12 billion back to Mexico last year.

As Heather MacDonald reports in the winter issue of City Journal, some of the most violent criminals at large today are illegal aliens. The percentages are shocking. Yet, sanctuary rules in cities around America make these violent felons all but untouchable – free to repeat their heinous crimes over and over again with impunity.

Now, in Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide – totaling some 1,200 to 1,500 – are for illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants, about 17,000, are for illegal aliens.

No matter which poll you examine, at least 60 percent of the American people want to rein in immigration. They want to set new immigration policies. Even higher percentages want the current laws enforced.

But Washington pays no attention. Washington pays no heed. Washington marches to the beat of its own drummer – not to the will of the people, nor even to the laws it itself crafted.

It’s time to take America back – or our children and grandchildren won’t have a country we would even recognize.

It starts with our borders. It starts with the sovereignty of our nation. It starts with respect for the rule of law. And it starts with accountability to the will of the people – American citizens, not special-interest groups, not foreign rulers, not politicians, not multinational corporations, not the rich, not the cultural elite.

The U.S. government is flirting with disaster if it doesn’t recognize the volatility of this issue now.

Not tomorrow. Now.

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