Past Features

January 22, 2015

Will the Senate Forbid The
Truth About the Border?
How To Overcome an Obama Veto
"It will earn my veto.
Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol -- January 22, 2015  
 Washington Post -- January 20, 2015
...Obama said that Congress cannot afford to be “refighting past battles on immigration when we've got a system to fix.” If such a bill comes to his desk, “it will earn my veto,” he said...
   Who would argue that we shouldn't know the truth about the border?
    Next week the House will debate passage of the Secure Our Borders First Act of 2015 - H.R. 399.
    This bill takes straight aim at the real problem with border enforcement -- refusal by the Department of Homeland Security to permit any objective measurement of border security.
    Few outside congressional staffers will understand this bill because the mainstream media have refused to report on DHS's bad behavior, or my work on the subject.
    DHS political appointees, and the mainstream media, understand that If you can't measure it, you can't improve it. And they don't want to improve border security.
    HR 399 doesn't do a lot to improve border security directly, but it provides a path to get there - and quickly.
    Veto is Latin for "I forbid". Barack Obama may want to forbid the American people from learning the truth about the border, but it may be possible to find thirteen Democrat Senators who think they should.