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Government can act quickly during national emergencies or in other circumstances when it matters to who's calling the shots.
A few of the thousands of examples include:
Response to tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes or floods.
The Justice Dept. getting a letter from School Board organization and, within days, announcing it would target rogue parents threatening school board members.
Meantime, the border crisis has been going on for nearly a year without being addressed by the federal government. Should this lead us to conclude that this is exactly what the Biden administration wants?
In recent testimony to Congress, the Homeland Security Secretary was asked if he really thinks things are better at the U.S. border than under the Trump administration.
He gave a surprising answer: he said the situation at the border is more in line with U.S. values today than it was under the Trump administration.
That seems to verify that the Biden administration welcomes, or at least do not feel as though there is an issue, with the record number of illegal immigrants who have crossed this year, despite the fact that there is no infrastructure to handle them, many of them are released in the U.S. even though they are infected with Covid, there are many criminals among them, children are being abused, it is fueling traffickers who profit from nearly every person who crosses illegally, illegal drug trafficking is on the rise, it's pouring a record amount of money into the pockets of Mexico's drug cartels, and it costs U.S. taxpayers a great deal of money.
Even before the recent rush, about one in five known prison inmates in the U.S. were illegal immigrants, costing hundreds of millions of dollars a year. That's not to mention the cost in terms of those who are injured, murdered, or otherwise victimized by the worse among those who come to the U.S.
As a candidate, Biden promised one of the first things he would do as president would be to invite throngs to cross the border ahead of those using the legal immigration system. It could well be that what most Americans view as a crisis, is seen by the Biden Administration as "Mission Accomplished."
What do you think?
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