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Old 11-03-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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The U.S. will soon rival the level of corruption in Mexico.

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For the second time in less than a month, a federal officer with the key Homeland Security agency patrolling the U.S. border has been criminally charged for smuggling illegal immigrants from Mexico.

These two cases are part of a growing epidemic of corruption among U.S. law enforcement officials who work along the Mexican border. Government data revealed earlier this year that local police, elected sheriffs and federal officers are collaborating in record numbers with Mexican smugglers who bribe them with cash and sometimes sexual favors.

Fraud was so rampant last year that the government created an internal web site devoted to convicted border agents and the agency began administering lie detector tests to ensure future applicants didnít already work for Mexican smuggling organizations. It marked a shameful chapter for CBP, which combines the inspectional and border forces of U.S. Customs, U.S. Immigration, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services and the U.S. Border Patrol.
Border Agent Corruption On Rise | Judicial Watch
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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Government employees aiding and abetting criminal activity is a direct cause of our governments refusal to enforce it's immigration laws.

Immigration is "broken". It's "broken" by illegal aliens who violate it's laws and by the Federal Government that refuses to enforce it's own laws.

It's almost humorous to watch our government send military troops to every region on earth in-order to protect our political interests, but do little to nothing to enforce our own laws along our own borders.

Considering how much tax money we give the Federal government to protect us, our elected officials are more criminally negligent than the illegal aliens who have been crossing our borders for the last 45 years.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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They hired so many so quickly there were bound to be some sneak in. More focus needs to be put on our borders not on some tribal war thousands of miles away.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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You are both right. Itís absurd, and our government officials should be fired for dereliction of duty. We are paying these crooks to screw us. For all we know, drug cartel members could be working as border agents.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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That is exactly why the military needs to be in place down there!!!
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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As multiculturalism becomes ever more the 'norm' in the US....(and that's the way we supposedly want it), it would be well to remember that 'culture' goes way beyond music, art, and 'festivals'. Culture is behavior....it's values....and culture determines how we look at ourselves, at our society, and at our obligations.

The 'Third World' is a very big place...lots bigger than what we call 'the West'. The third world features some of the most tantalizing cuisine, the most interesting art, the liveliest music, and all sorts of 'colorful' things long forgotten here. It ALSO features a rather fatalistic acceptance of corruption as simply a 'fact of life'....a deep mistrust of government and its institutions....a strong identification with family, 'tribe', and 'in-group' over society at large.....and a strong tradition of 'looking out for your own', since anyone NOT 'your own' is a potential enemy or rival.

It took a LONG time to build the 'artificial' culture of the USA, which emphasizes trust in government, reliance on 'strangers', and a HUGE intolerance of public corruption. As we get more like the third world, our acceptance of corruption and 'lousy' government will increase, just as much as our acceptance of exciting new cuisines and music.

Corruption is simply 'business as usual' for most of the world's population. We're on our way to becoming more and more like most of the world's population..and we're going to get the BAD, along with the good. It would be very naive to believe otherwise.

(Illegal immigration, by the way, is simply one form of 'corruption' in itself....and each year, it becomes more and more 'acceptable', by more and more people..including those in high office.)
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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As multiculturalism becomes ever more the 'norm' in the US....(and that's the way we supposedly want it), it would be well to remember that 'culture' goes way beyond music, art, and 'festivals'. Culture is behavior....it's values....and culture determines how we look at ourselves, at our society, and at our obligations.

The 'Third World' is a very big place...lots bigger than what we call 'the West'. The third world features some of the most tantalizing cuisine, the most interesting art, the liveliest music, and all sorts of 'colorful' things long forgotten here. It ALSO features a rather fatalistic acceptance of corruption as simply a 'fact of life'....a deep mistrust of government and its institutions....a strong identification with family, 'tribe', and 'in-group' over society at large.....and a strong tradition of 'looking out for your own', since anyone NOT 'your own' is a potential enemy or rival.

It took a LONG time to build the 'artificial' culture of the USA, which emphasizes trust in government, reliance on 'strangers', and a HUGE intolerance of public corruption. As we get more like the third world, our acceptance of corruption and 'lousy' government will increase, just as much as our acceptance of exciting new cuisines and music.

Corruption is simply 'business as usual' for most of the world's population. We're on our way to becoming more and more like most of the world's population..and we're going to get the BAD, along with the good. It would be very naive to believe otherwise.

(Illegal immigration, by the way, is simply one form of 'corruption' in itself....and each year, it becomes more and more 'acceptable', by more and more people..including those in high office.)
Excellent post and oh so truthful!
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