Denice S. Adams
The author lives in Montecito
Aware of Iran’s warnings as Homeland Security braces for a possible attack on U.S. soil, I am reminded that politicians embraced, elected and re-elected have created our sanctuary country with its present dangers. Too many are complacent, self-serving, ignorant, can’t be bothered or give up. Our sanctuary city, county and state openly and proudly obstruct your safety and mine.
Few know or stand for the principles of our country. Few have read or know what’s required to protect national security, including what was set forth in the 9-11 Commission Report. The list is long of what needs to be done.
While I work to inform others hoping to get more residents aware of policy priorities contrary to the best interests of citizens, and of our country, my personal wish list includes:
—Stop encouragement and acceptance of unlawful immigration, chain migration, and resulting demand for housing and other entitlements;
—Stop awarding citizenship to children born to a parent not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and end dual and tri-citizenship;
—Stop unvetted visa issuance and overstays, including to foreign students trained at our expense to then use their knowledge against the U.S.;
—Stop making laws harmful to citizens;
—Support and enlarge Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
ICE is not the enemy. Think about it. About 129 million Americans are paid full-time government workers. However, nationally there are only 6,000 ICE agents to protect the entire country.
Worse, sanctuary states like California and New York, and our local county, block any local cooperation with ICE agents.
Our independently elected sheriff and district attorney directly communicate they do not cooperate with ICE. Our district attorney publicly states she will use her office to protect illegal residents. Moreover, she will not hire anyone who disagrees with her select disregard to enforce of laws. And she wins elections!
The ballot box is where danger starts. A DMV office or store kiosk will issue IDs to most anyone, along with registration to vote with one click. California and New York granting expanded DMV authority results in real threats, and will continue to be a threat to every city large and small in the U.S. if we remain silent.
California proposals to register underage high school kids to vote during class, without parental consent and regardless of citizenship, is another growing threat.
After the recent District 1 City Council election, I learned it is OK, and possible, for everyone over 18 years to vote, because in California no agency at the state, county or city level has any authority to enforce any citizenship law that may apply.
By the way, the federal citizenship requirement putting a voter at risk of felony prosecution only applies to the partisan office of president of the United States. Read again: A California non-citizen is only subject to possible felony prosecution for fraud if voting for the partisan office of U.S. president. Every other position is non-partisan in this state.
With too few ICE Agents, voting fraud is a low priority compared to terrorist threats of a possible missile launch by identified Middle Easterners posing as Mexicans in Tijuana. Missiles fired into Los Angeles threaten 14 million lives.
It’s up to you to ask. Can you find the strength to demand answers?
Before you vote, ask every candidate if each has read the 9-11 Commission Report; ask their position on rescinding state and local sanctuary status, and if cooperating with Homeland Security is a high priority; and ask how each will enforce immigration law unless and until Congress changes it. Ask why our local leaders fail to fund creation of computer intelligence divisions in our local police and sheriff’s departments, while they increase their government salaries, pensions and shorten the work week, with city offices closed on Friday. Ask, ask, ask!
If you don’t have the courage or interest, support persons, media or watchdog organizations who will hold government accountable.