Surrender at the Border

July 9, 2010 20:26

A federal judge in Phoenix will now resolve much more than the outcome of an Arizona law. She will also determine whether our sovereign borders still matter. Hopefully she will also decide that surrender is not an option.

by  Oliver North at Human Events

Georgetown, SC – My FOX News baseball hat and sunglasses no longer work as a disguise here in the Carolina low country. As I stepped out of the Kudzu Bakery this morning, a fellow early morning shopper accosted me with an accusation and an inquisition: “You’re from Washington. What the devil are those people up there thinking?”

Unwilling to accept responsibility for what passes for governance in the Federal City and unsure what had raised the ire of my acquaintance, I conceded that we live in Virginia and am indeed “based” at our FOX News Washington bureau. Nonetheless, I demurred at being held accountable for the misdeeds or malfeasance of the potentates on the Potomac.

As it turned out, my interlocutor was a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, now a commercial airline pilot from Tennessee. He’s here because his family’s Florida vacation plans were wrecked by the as-yet unresolved Gulf oil spill. But that wasn’t the singular source of his frustration. “It’s bad enough that these clowns can’t figure out how to stop oil from flooding over a beach in Florida, but suing Arizona because they tried to stop illegal aliens from flooding into their state is just plain crazy.” And just to make sure I got the point he added, “Yesterday we took our kids to Charleston. We went to the Citadel and out to the point where they fired on Fort Sumter in 1861. I’m a ‘Damned Yankee.’ I believe slavery was evil. But the way our government is acting today, I think I understand why the south seceded. ”


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