“People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.” – Thomas Mann
To understand politics is to understand insanity. At least, that’s what many people believe. I’ve talked to many people–friends, and family–who have no interest in politics. They tell me that all politicians are corrupt, or that there is no point in getting involved because the outcome will always be the same. The primary reason for their lack of interest seems to be their inability to understand motivations. Working backwards, one can identify the motivations of politicians based on their actions, and behavior. And with that, one can identify who is motivated by greed, and who is motivated by altruism.
Thinking about the immigration crisis, I–as well as many other bloggers, and pundits–have come to the conclusion that the reason Obama, and the Democrats refuse to secure the border is because they want an open border. Why else would they expand DACA, and refuse to vote on a bill dealing solely with securing the border? Additionally, they want to grant amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants in order to gain millions of new voters. They claim that we need illegal immigrants because they will do the jobs that we won’t do. That’s ludicrous, and a bit racist, if you ask me. According to CIS, a strong majority of illegal immigrants are on at least one kind of welfare, due to the fact that many of them are uneducated. By giving them legal status, rather than deporting them, we will be furthering our welfare state. There is no upside to amnesty, except for the illegals, who are sucking from the veins of the American taxpayer.
Given all the negative aspects of amnesty, one must wonder why. Well, could it be altruism? If so, it is wildly misplaced. The safest bet, if one understands human nature in the slightest, is that amnesty will contribute to the Democratic Party’s accumulation of power. Power itself often drives powerful people.
So, we’ve established that Obama, and the Democrats want an open border. Now, however, with the threat of ISIS, our open border has become even more dangerous. When asked by NewsMax if Mexican drug cartels and ISIS are communicating with each other, Rep. Ted Poe of Texas, a member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security said:
“In my opinion, yes there seems to be a talking to each other…The drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do…They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States. They’re vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations.”
Army veteran, and former CIA operations officer Joshua Katz seems to agree with Ted Poe:
“ISIS is a group that will do whatever it takes in order to accomplish its goals. It’s very brutal. It’s very aggressive. They’re going to do anything, and if that means working with cartels, if that means working with other enlisted groups in order to attack the homeland, they will do that.”
Additionally, according to Breitbart, the TSA is allowing illegal immigrants to board planes using only their Notice To Appear forms they received when they first entered the United States.
According to the TSA:
“If a passenger can only present a Form I-862, TSA will attempt to establish the passenger’s identity through DHS partner Components, such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).”
Well then, that’s some tight security. Here’s what we know: ISIS wants to drown us in our own blood (as they threatened recently), and we have a wide open border, through which anyone can enter the United States. Obama, and the Democrats want an open border.
One would like to believe that once ISIS reared its head, Obama would have rushed to have the borders sealed, because, you know, the president’s duty to protect us, blah blah. But he has done nothing of the sort. It’s same old, same old for him and his goons. It’s bad enough that we have an open border, letting in drug traffickers, sex traders, violent criminals, and illegals whose presence harms the economy, and the livelihood of American citizens, but now we have an extraordinary threat to our entire country in the form of ISIS. This organization is poised to destroy us, and Obama can’t be bothered to set aside his own agenda to save the lives of Americans.
We are being threatened by a deadly serious organization, and we have a means through which this organization can easily enter our country. They may even be allowed to board airplanes with little more than their Notice To Appear forms. Millions of American lives could be at risk, yet Obama would rather his agenda move forward. To me, that is the most despicable act a president could take.
Obama is gambling with our lives, and his approval is still at 41%. It’s sad how asleep we are.