What is Washington doing about our border and drug problem? The way I see it they are doing nothing. We have been complaining about the wide open borders for so long, you would think that someone would sit up and take notice.
Illegals from all over the world come in through Mexico and then cross the Rio Grand whenever they feel like walking across.
I cannot understand the thinking of the federal government in not doing their job. We elect them to do the right thing and protect us but they do nothing but go to Washington and sit on their hands. We need for them to get together and forget about which party they belong to. The average American does not care which party an elected official belongs to, they only care if that individual is doing something beneficial for the nation. Are they protecting the people and seeing that the laws are upheld? Are they doing something about the drug problem? The people that are in Washington, D.C., are so worried about following party lines that they forget about who put them there and what is the reason that they are there.
We want to know if our children are being protected and will we have enough money to put food on the table.
We have welfare but no one is doing anything to get people off the welfare roles. Young girls are having baby after baby and have no money coming in and the father of the children can’t be found. There is good reason to place limits on the number of children that an unmarried female can have and still stay on welfare. I have worked in areas where young women would come in with a baby on a hip and two children under the age of five trailing behind her. Ask her who the father of the children is and she may or may not be able to tell you and if she can, ask her is he or they taking care of their children? Nine out of ten times the father of the children will be absent and not caring for his children.
It would be cheaper for those mothers to perform some sort of community work and be paid for it rather than have them sitting at home doing nothing. There could be child care centers set-up to care for the children for so many hours a day while the mothers go to work. This way there would be a service performed and the mother would not be sitting at home watching soap operas. If the mother does not show up for her five or six hours of work then that amount of money would be subtracted from her welfare check or paycheck. One way or another she would know that her check would depend on the amount of work she does.
After she applies for welfare if she has anymore children out of wedlock, then she would have to give the name of the father and he would have to own up to the child. His child support would come directly out of his paycheck and the employer would mail it to the state. If he does not have a job in order to pay for the support of the child, he would be incarcerated.
These women and absentee fathers must take care of their children. The state must get strict and start enforcing the law and help these men and women to stop having these children. There too many preventative methods now for these women to needlessly have child after child, with no apparent way to care for them other than welfare.
Now let’s get to the subject of schooling or education. It is a known fact the the drop out rate is continually growing. More and more of our young people are not finishing high school and if they do finish, the males are not going on the college, so they are truly not prepared to enter a workforce that is becoming more technical as time goes on.
It was a bad thing that the draft was discontinued and a volunteer military replaced it. Two things happened when they did, the crime problem balooned and more young men were put on the street with no visible means of acquiring a job. That left them with only one thing to do in order to support themselves, that was to turn to a life of crime. Working for McDonald’s or BurgerKing would not pay enough.
I have worked in law enforcement and the criminal justice system and I have seen the young men come in without an education or a means of support. I have seen them when they had to fill out certain forms and they could not read well enough to complete the form. It is a pitiful sight to see someone that is eighteen or nineteen have someone help them with their name.
I have seen them sitting in jail, just as happy as a pig in s##t, and glad to get three meals a day. The meals consisted of: Morning, grits or firina and scrambled eggs, and a canned fruit, Noon, a hot meal, and Evening: a cold cut sandwich. This was what they had, day in and day out.
Now lets’ go back up to the top of this article. Why is it there are federal laws on the books that forbid the illegal entry into this country but the federal government does nothing to stem the flow of illegal immigrants? The elected officials don’t listen to the people, they listen to big business. The federal government doesn’t run this country, it is run by big business and until the people stand up and do what has just been started, they will not listen to us. During the elections that just took place last week and many incumbents lost their seats or had a hard time being reelected. Come the general election I think that more incumbents will be shown the door. This will be good, for it will show the ones that have been in office for more than a decade that their jobs are in jeopardy and aren’t as secure now as they once were. This is what needs to be done because there are those that are in Washington, D.C., that are just there doing what big business wants them to do and they are not concerned with our needs. At that time it will be bye, bye see you later.