Just when you thought the
disingenuous blathering of the elected class, which typically affords
the American people a huge helping of inaction and poor governance, was
as bad as it could get, something comes along that makes their political
opportunism seem almost acceptable. This time the dysfunctional behavior
is between law enforcement agencies and because of it our national
security hangs in the balance.
new report by the Inspectors General of the Department of Homeland
Security and the Department of Justice spotlights a dysfunctional
relationship between agents from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It seems that ICE doesn’t like
working with the FBI on cases involving terrorist financing. The report
alluded to the fact that there were a few reasons why ICE had its nose
out of joint with the FBI, but the one reason that made my jaw drop was
that ICE agents felt slighted where acknowledgment regarding successful
cases was concerned.
How pathetic is it that agents from
two of our chief law enforcement agencies – during a time of war – would
be more concerned with who gets credit for successfully executing their
jobs than actually doing the jobs to the best of their abilities?
All federal law enforcement agents –
as well as most law enforcement officers in the United States (most
firefighters as well) – swear an oath:
"I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I
take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose
of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of
the office on which I am about to enter.”
These agents, by swearing this oath,
put duty above vanity. They accept the mission of serving and protecting
the citizens of the United States while safeguarding its citizenry from
enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Today, these agents are on the front
lines of a conflict that sees our very existence hanging in the balance.
They are responsible for defending our country from the clandestine and
criminal operations of an enemy hell-bent on eradicating the American
way of life – literally. Yet, in the face of this very real danger, a
danger whose threat may very well eclipse that of Hitler’s Nazi Germany,
the security of our nation and the safety of the American people have
been compromised by egos.
I, for one, have had it with the
self-centered, the lazy and the purposefully ignorant. I am angry with
the appeasers, the deniers and the America-haters. I am tired of being
placed into harm's way by the ideologically lazy and the conceptually
dysfunctional. I am tired of having to explain what should be considered
common sense and pointing out what should be common knowledge and having
to do so in the Internet age, when information is just a mouse click
Our nation, our culture, is facing
perhaps the quintessential struggle of our time, a legitimate battle for
our survival. We are facing an enemy – and it is an enemy – that
wants to bring our nation and the whole of Western Civilization to an
end. This enemy is not a misunderstood religious sect or a faction
of oppressed people lashing out because of something we, as a culture,
have done to them. They are an aggressive, fascist sect who hates us and
everything we stand for, going all the way back to the Founders and the
Framers. We are at war and, quite frankly, we did an incredible
disservice to the free world when we failed to secure an accurately
defined and binding Declaration of War after the September 11, 2001
It is outrageous that we have
tolerated, to date, the spittle-infused ranting of the useful idiots of
the American Fifth Column. It is criminal that our government has not
prosecuted, for acts of treason, those individuals and organizations –
both of the media and the civil rights variety – who seek to give
unfathomable advantages (i.e. leaking classified information to the
press, hampering intelligence gathering and facilitating the defeat of
our troops on the battlefield) to those who want to kill us.
These short-sighted, maladjusted, narcissists contribute nothing to the
advancement of true freedom and liberty, here or around the world, and
but for providing the perfect example of how to destroy a republican
form of democracy, their contempt for these principles stands as
testimony to their uselessness.
It is equally, if not more
outrageous that law enforcement agents are engaged in a battle of egos,
a battle for territorial recognition, while ignoring directives
(orders), violating their oaths and abandoning their countrymen because
they weren’t given a gold star for doing the job they signed-on to do.
It is well past time that we, the
average American, demand more from our government and our fellow
Americans. We must take back our country from the influence of
the American Fifth Column, the fringe elements of our society. We, the
silent majority, must shake off the apathy that has rendered
ineffective our constitutionally mandated duty to civic responsibility
and we must do it now, before it is too late.
It is our duty to educate ourselves
on the facts, to discard the propaganda of the deceitful and to condemn
those who disseminate false information – or "spun” rhetoric. We must
attack those political opportunists who will say anything to attain
power. We must expose the American Fifth Column for the minority
anti-freedom, anti-sovereignty, special interest faction that they are.
We must eradicate from our government opportunistic "professional”
politicians and, at the same time, demand that those who enlist to serve
and protect our nation do so selflessly and diligently.
To do this, we, the majority in our
great nation, have to lead by example and that means giving of
ourselves, sacrificing time and treasure and supporting those who are
fighting the good fight, whether it be on the front lines of the Iraqi
battlefields or the informational battlefields of cyberspace and the
media. Bottom line, if you aren’t doing anything to help, you aren’t
As for the ICE and FBI agents who
are having problems getting along and doing their jobs, if you can’t get
over your bloated egos long enough to be faithful to our nation then
quit. There are men and women – better men and women – who love our
country enough to do the job without getting a "gold star.” Just ask any
Gold Star Mother.