Category: International Issues

Would Closing The Border Actually Work?

President Trump has threatened to close the border with Mexico because of the lack of support from that country in curtailing the increased illegal crossings. The President is doing this to force the Mexican government into action and not to affect a decrease in illegal border crossings since the border is already closed to illegals.

This is the same strategy that the President used when shutting down the Federal Government in order to force through his border wall funding. This did not work then and will not work now. Closing the border for an extended period of time will negatively affect the U.S. economy and I am not talking about just a shortage of avocados. 600 Billion dollars a year in trade crosses our southern border, of that $137 billion is food, the rest in manufactured goods. I doubt the American people will put up with that for long. With the 2020 elections coming up the last thing our President wants to do is create economic problems that would cause pain for hard working Americans. Difficulties that the Democrats and MSM would take advantage of and use to hammer President Trump throughout the campaign.

I know the President sees himself as a tough negotiator and it has served him well in his previous business dealings. If this threat of a border closure does work it will be a win for us but if the bluff does not work and he were to follow through with a border closure it will end up being a disaster for his administration and will jeopardize his chance of reelection. However it is very possible that the Mexican government sees this as only a bluff and may just ignore it. If this is the case it will be interesting to see what the President will do next.

Russian air force planes land in Venezuela carrying troops: reports

According to Reuters the Russians are sending more troops to Venezuela. This could seriously ratchet up tensions between the U.S. and Russia. So much for Trumps’ collusion with Russia.

” CARACAS (Reuters) – Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuela’s main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to media reports, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow. A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one plane left Caracas on Sunday. ”

reuters.com

Why can’t the United states be like new zealand

This past week after the tragedy in Christchurch New Zealand we had our politicians once again take up the call for more gun control.  Like many of these mass gun deaths this one took place in a gun free zone and could have been lessened if there was someone in this mosque who was carrying. The police response time was over 6 minutes from the time they received the initial call reporting shots being fired. This is an incredible amount of time when someone has a gun and is shooting people randomly as is made evident with the death toll at this mosque

When it comes to our typical progressive politicians, they do not let facts get in the way. The same can be said for the politicians in New Zealand who have already proposed more gun control. Unfortunately for the citizens of that country they do not have a 2nd Amendment to protect their rights and more gun restrictions will not make them any safer. Evil people will always find away to commit atrocities such as this and the one thing they all have in common is that they do not obey the law. Unfortunately, our politicians see what New Zealand is doing and wonder why we can’t do the same.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stated via Twitter, “This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States.”

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted out a video of Ardern’s confiscation announcement, adding, “See. It’s not that hard.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted, “Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market. This is what leadership looks like.”

We can be thankful for our 2nd Amendment which helps protect us from mindless progressives who ignore the facts. We have to be continuously vigilant because their unstated goal is gun confiscation.