When a friend with more than 30 years service with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service retired as that agency's Chicago district director, he told me that when I think about this nation's immigration policy I should think of it as being akin to "Alice in Wonderland."
It's all nonsensical.
I was again reminded of his remark when I learned that President Obama gave his blessing to an Oct. 8 illegal alien rally for amnesty - “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform" - on the National Mall despite it being closed to American citizens only days after World War II vets were initially blocked from visiting their open air memorial.
Illegal aliens have contributed nothing to this nation except to improve the bottom lines of their greedy and immoral employers and to keep jobs out of the hands of needy Americans. Yet these job thieves and their advocates, according to the National Park Service, will be able to hold their rally for the same reason WWII veterans were finally permitted to visit their memorial: Their "rights" under the First Amendment.
News reports says about 30 members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, will attend this disgusting display of disrespect for the rule of law and our national sovereignty.
Nearly 2 million Americans have died in the service of this country since its founding, and we continue to place young Americans in harm's way defending other nations and their borders. And for what? So the very democratic principles we claim to represent and promote around the world can be bastardized here at home and sacrificed on the altar of political gain?
Obama mocks the memory of those men and women - and their families - who have sacrificed so much while while wearing the uniform. I can't help wonder how this man is able to keep a straight face during those White House Congressional Medal of Honor ceremonies or when he places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
Many years ago my wife and I visited Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and I recall the tour guide emphasizing that the signers of the Declaration of Independence risked everything for a single idea. Then he asked, "How many of you would risk it all for just one idea?"
That idea, sadly, does not exist in "Obamaland" where the rule of law and national sovereignty are considered outdated concepts. Some argue that Obama should be removed from office, but that would only be a symbolic gesture because the people who put him in the Oval Office are still out there with their plans to to open our borders to the world and destroy the ability to work for decent wages and a respectable standard of living.
That's what Obama and both political parties have come to represent: Economic war against the very same Americans whose votes they seek during each election cycle.
I hope veterans everywhere are as incensed as I am over the arrogance of those who thumb their noses at our laws and then demand "dignity and respect." I urge them to call their members of Congress; then veterans organizations like the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars demanding that those groups publicly condemn today's disgraceful event on the National Mall.