Sorry, Josh Ernest, we’re not that stupid–Secure the border!




By Michael Greer

Kathryn Ste

Kathryn Steinle

White House Spokesman, Josh Ernest, when asked if this administration’s policies weren’t to blame for the murder of Kathryn Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, he fingered the Republican’s failure to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform which would have increased border security.

I can’t let him get away with that.

Let’s be crystal clear, if Republicans had passed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” it would NOT have increased border security. No matter what border security measures were in the bill, the ONLY thing implemented would have been amnesty. We’ve been down this road before. We agreed to the 1986 Immigration Reform bill because it promised to secure the border and enforce the laws against hiring illegal aliens.  They just NEVER did it. And because they never did it, the number of illegal immigrants grew from three million to 30 million (if you believe it’s 11 million, I have a lovely bridge to sell you). The ONLY thing they implemented was amnesty. They didn’t even implement background checks or learning English. We’re not Charlie Brown. We’re not going to let Lucy hold the ball AGAIN.

And again, let’s be crystal clear, if the Left REALLY wanted to solve our “broken immigration system”, they would have built a fence, the biggest best fence possible, as a show of good faith to the American people–because that’s what we want. The truth is, they have NO INTENTION of securing the border, regardless of what they put in a “Comprehensive Immigration” bill. Whatever else they put in the bill is simply cover for amnesty.

Republicans wouldn’t pass the bill because the American people let them know, in no uncertain terms, that we want the border secured FIRST.—AND that we know we’re being lied to. We’re just not as stupid as they’d like to think we are. We want a fence, a big, hulking, double fence. Once we’re comfortable that the border is truly secure (after several years) and illegal immigration is truly stopped, we can sit down and talk about what to do with those who are already here.


Texas-Mexico border

The reason Donald Trump is rising in the polls is that he’s talking about the gorilla in the room and he isn’t backing down. I’m not a Trump fan, but I couldn’t be happier because he has forced this discussion. Trump speaking about our open borders, followed by the murder of Kathryn Steinle, has put a spotlight on sanctuary cities and the criminal illegal aliens released onto our streets instead of being deported. The fact that Trump is increasing in popularity indicates just how much people want the border secured.

People are tired of being lied to.

We all know neither party really cares about the “hard working people who just want a better life.” If they did, they’d stop more illegal immigrants from coming and taking jobs from citizens. The Republicans, encouraged by the Chamber of Commerce, wants the cheap labor and the Democrats don’t care about anything but creating a permanent Democrat majority. We know all their “talking points” are utter nonsense. The pro-amnesty spokespeople say fences don’t work. Of course they do. They worked in Israel and they are working in Saudi Arabia. Are there fences around the White House? Military bases? Private homes?

We’re told if we build a fence a hundred feet high, the illegal aliens will just bring a hundred and one foot ladder. Come on! You build a double fence. By the time an illegal alien gets up the ladder, pulls it over to get down the other side, he’ll be surrounded by a dozen border patrol agents. We’re tired of being shouted down.  We’re tired of being lied to.  We want the fence. We want the border secured, truly secured–and–we want it NOW.

I listened to a pro-amnesty spokesperson the other day on the Hannity radio show. He said there was no such thing as a sanctuary city. What? I live in one. How does he think he can get away with such a blatant lie? He then tried to tell us illegal aliens received no benefits whatsoever. He said they didn’t get subsidized housing or food stamps. Of course they do. If they have children they get it all. And the ones coming from South America are being called “refugees”. Not only are they getting every social service, we are sending planes to South America to pick up their family members. This accomplishes two of the Agenda 21, Global Governance, socialist goals; it redistributes our wealth and it creates a permanent underclass that will vote for more of it.

White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest

White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest

We’re told sanctuary cities make us safer. They say if illegal aliens know they won’t be deported, they will be willing to report crimes. The reality is that most illegal aliens are poor, uneducated people who came from countries where they didn’t trust the police or government. They don’t trust them any better here. They are no more likely to report crimes here as they were in their own countries. However, I could accept not deporting people who report crimes, but, please, someone explain to me how we are safer protecting criminal illegal aliens from deportation? How are we safer after releasing hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal aliens into the population?

People were shocked that Kathryn Steinle’s killer had been deported FIVE times. But what shocks them even more is that it’s not unusual. It’s standard operating procedure across the country. Isn’t it the government’s PRIMARY job to protect us?

A reporter also asked Josh Ernest if the White House was going to make any statement about the murder of Kathryn Steinle. He told them they would not be making any statement and referred them to Homeland Security. No, no, no, you’re not going to get away with that. The President had plenty to say about Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. The President sent people to their funerals and had the DOJ investigate. Again, we’re not that stupid. Kathryn was killed by an illegal alien and he wants more of them. The last thing he wants is to draw even more attention to the fact that illegal aliens can just come back if they are deported. He doesn’t want us to look into how many criminal illegal aliens are being released onto our streets.

We’re told this administration has deported more illegal aliens than the previous two administrations. Except the previous two administrations didn’t include those turned away at the border, they only counted those actually issued deportation orders from a judge. We’re told the border is more secure than it has ever been. First, that’s faint praise since they consider adding one more border patrol agent or spending more money (even if it only goes to officer’s pensions not border security) allows them to make that claim. Second, when we have illegal aliens who have actually received  NUMEROUS deportation orders from judges, returning time and time again, the border isn’t secure ENOUGH.

We’re told many things from this administration that aren’t true. It’s time to demand better. It’s time to let them know we’re not that stupid.


Michael Greer

Michael Greer retired from the film/television industry and is the co-organizer of the Santa Monica Tea Party and the Los Angeles Tea Party, on the board of directors of the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights and was a member of the Republican Central Committee for the 41st Assembly District.  Her website is:

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