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Sarah Palin said last week that, unlike Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, President Barack Obama lacks “the cojones” to deal with illegal immigration and America’s border problems.
I agree. In fact, that’s an understatement. Actually, the only cojones Obama has shown throughout this whole American boundary debacle are those to oppose that fine governor, turn his back on the great people of Arizona, empower drug lords and enable illegal immigration and contraband to continue to run through our borders like gnats through screens.
The opposition that Gov. Brewer has received from the White House is completely unbecoming of any commander in chief who has sworn an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Moreover, it is nothing more than a joke that this present administration opposes Arizona enforcement of immigration laws and yet boasts of “the president’s unprecedented strategic and integrated approach to border protection and security efforts.”
Obama lays claim that White House initiatives “have increased pressure on illegal trafficking organizations, resulting in record seizures of illegal weapons and bulk cash transiting from the United States to Mexico, lowered average violent-crime statistics in states along the Southwest border, and reduced illegal immigration into the United States.”
Even three Democrat congressmen from Arizona recently lashed back, labeling the White House border claims exaggerated at best. Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, sharing the sentiment also of Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Harry Mitchell, denounced the president: “The crisis on America’s borders won’t be addressed with words. I was disappointed to hear the president give short shrift to border-security concerns by saying that our nation’s southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years. That is not a sign of progress; it is a statement on the poor job we have done in securing the border for the past two decades.”
Alas, I think I know to what “the president’s unprecedented strategic and integrated approach to border protection and security efforts” might refer. At last, the president has begun deployment of the 1,200 National Guardsmen that he promised last May to send to four border states (California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas).
But full deployment is not expected until September, and their jobs are only supportive roles – not phalanx defending the actual border.
Compare that deployment to the 1,400 National Guardsmen that Obama sent just weeks after the Gulf oil crisis began. Both the numbers and delay of dispatched National Guardsmen to the border reflect how the president doesn’t even regard the problem as a crisis. Indeed, when the president calls the BP oil spill “an invasion” and illegal immigrants “undocumented workers,” you can bet something is amiss in the Oval Office.
Everyone knows President Obama’s and Congress’ inactivity on America’s southern borders is 100-percent politically motivated. The president knows that he and the Democrats need the vote of the Hispanic majority to maintain power after November, and that any further clamping down on the border would only guarantee their political demise.
It’s too bad President Obama doesn’t share the same sentiment of Joseph Story, who, in his 1833 Commentaries on the Constitution, explains, “The state governments have a full superintendence and control over the immense mass of local interests of their respective states, which connect themselves with the feelings, the affections, the municipal institutions and the internal arrangements of the whole population. They possess, too, the immediate administration of justice in all cases, civil and criminal, which concern the property, personal rights and peaceful pursuits of their own citizens.”
To add insult to injury, two weeks ago it was sickening to watch a federal judge block most of the Arizona immigration-enforcement law just hours before it was to take effect.
And, as if things couldn’t be worse, it has been equally tragic to read that the ACLU is now suing border sheriffs for just doing their jobs. Recently added to liberals’ notorious group of outlaws is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who not only has a bounty by Mexican cartels but now has even the Department of Justice threatening to sue him. (I have said for years that our border agents and patrols are understaffed, underequipped, underpaid and underappreciated. And now they are under attack not only from without but from within our borders.)
Meanwhile back at the farm, or on the border, lone ranger Gov. Brewer commendably and courageously continues to lead a battalion of border-protection officials, on the one hand fighting the feds with state politicians and attorneys, and on the other hand fighting illegals with border agents, sheriffs and other law enforcement.
What a job, huh? Does anyone think she endures those hardships merely for a paycheck? Hardly. Rather, that’s pure, unadulterated patriotism.
Because of her toughness, a new website about Gov. Jan Brewer recently launched and paralleled her prowess with the “Chuck Norris facts,” those satirical and mythical super-sayings or jokes about me and my life (here I am actually demonstrating one from my Texas ranch on YouTube).
A few of my favorites about the Arizona governor are:
Jan Brewer flosses her teeth with barbed wire from the border.
Jan Brewer eats scorpions for breakfast and burps up rattlesnakes.
Jan Brewer taught Chuck Norris how to do a roundhouse kick.
The fact is Gov. Jan Brewer has tougher skin than me. I’ve often said tongue-in-cheek that I would jump over a table and choke unconscious bad political opponents if I were running for office.
I commend Gov. Brewer not only for her courage and tenacity, but for doing what the federal government refuses to do: protect Americans from more border invasion.
A few years ago, then–presidential candidate Mike Huckabee had a little fun filming an election commercial with me in it, and saying: “My plan to secure the borders – two words: Chuck Norris.”
Well, I join millions of others by saying that Arizona’s remedy for securing the borders is three words: Gov. Jan Brewer.
(Among eight solutions to usher in America’s reawakening and renewal, Chuck Norris’ new paperback expansion of his New York Times best-seller, “Black Belt Patriotism,” includes his remedies for our border problems as well as his solution for illegal immigration within our borders.)