Opinion| Lawrence David| Alfonso Durazo, Mexico’s Public Security Secretary, announced this morning that three women and six children holding dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship were slaughtered. All were members of the same family.
Another six children were injured and one more remains missing.
U.S. President Trump has been waging a one-man war against the drugs, crime, and human trafficking entering the United States through our southern border.
While he’s gotten no help from Congressional Democrats, he’s been able to piece together funding to build at least parts of the much-needed wall, and he’s encouraged – through the threat of tariffs – Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to enlist Mexican troops in protecting our border.
Still, the drugs keep pouring in resulting in 70,000 American deaths annually. Granted, not all of those deaths are a result of drugs originating in Mexico, but the number is significantly greater than the 500 or so deaths from rifles that Dems want to take away from us – probably by a factor of 100, or so.
Let that sink in. Democrats prioritize severely limiting the Constitutional rights of 300 million Americans over 500 deaths as more important than the 70,000 Americans who will die from overdoses this year.
For Democrats, if it’s in the best interest of Americans, they’re against it. Trump is having none of it.
This morning, President Trump used his Twitter account to, once again, volunteer American military aide to eradicate the cartels plaguing Mexico and the United States.
In February 2017, just weeks after taking office, the AP reported that a leaked transcript of President Trump’s call with then-Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto revealed Trump’s desire to eradicate the cartels at that time:
“You have a bunch of bad hombres down there. You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”
That was prior to the NYC trial of Mexican drug kingpin, El Chapo from where the New York Times reported:
The former president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, took a $100 million bribe from Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime lord known as El Chapo, according to a witness at Mr. Guzman’s trial.
That was in January of 2019 and caused us to raise this question:
That’s a whole lotta of green until you realize that international drug trafficking is estimated to have surpassed $10 Trillion annually worldwide with the United States the most lucrative market.
Even a trillion dollars in payoffs to corrupt officials would be chump change compared to the tax rates that legal corporations are forced to pay by corrupt governments.
That raises the question, given certain U.S. politicians’ intransigence on improving border security, whether El Chapo and/or other cartel leaders have bought their fealty, as well.
That may have seemed far-fetched to casual observers, but current revelations about Joe Biden and John Kerry’s deals with China and Iran throws our comfort level with our elected and appointed officials out the window.
Combined with the theft of $12T dollars from American taxpayers (under the guise of operating deficits), demands an investigation of our ruling class similar to the microscope that they’ve put President Trump under.