- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It appears that our federal government has abdicated its responsibility to secure our borders and perform its primary task of providing national security for the American people.

Radical, leftist open-borders activists and ultra-liberal members of the Obama administration are working to bypass the laws that our federal and state legislatures have passed to fight terrorists’ entry, illegal immigration and human smuggling. The threats of Mexican drug cartels, radical Islamic terrorists and enemy agents from Russia, China and Cuba against our open borders are real and increasing. In my opinion, it is time to stand up for what is right for our country and the laws that we live by.

DOMINIK GEORGE NARGELE

Lieutenant colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (retired)

Arlington, Va.