With Attorney General Eric Holder at the legal helm, and a pro-amnesty chief executive in the White House, it's hard to know how this whole border fiasco is going to end -- and specifically, whether peace will prevail. Mr. Holder's already defined the issue of immigration in terms of civil rights -- and tame-sounding term to the contrary, civil rights movements generally come with an offshoot attachment of chaotic and even violent resistance.
Specifically, Mr. Holder told a Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund crowd in late April that "creating a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in this country is essential. ... This is a matter of civil and human rights," Mediaite reported.
And now, thanks to his most recent comments on national television, we know what he thinks of many of those in America who oppose his viewpoints, and President Barack Obama's policies -- including immigration reform. They're guilty of "racial animus," he said, during a televised and much-reported interview on ABC News.
That's an atrocious viewpoint for any U.S. attorney general -- the highest law enforcement officer in the land, the one who is supposed to stand strong in the ideal of a blind justice system.
But that aside: Look at the rising tensions in America on the border, the forced federal busing of untold numbers of illegals to unannounced locations around the nation, and the ongoing rogue politics of a president who openly brags about his ability to bypass Congress with a pen and a phone, even daring those who oppose him to sue him.
Combine that with Mr. Holder's insistence on an America that's racist -- an opinion that's often insinuated by the president and the first lady. Toss in the announced command center set-up of militias at the Texan border to protect America's "national sovereignty." And throw in tens of thousands of diseased illegal border crossers whose youth is fueling emotional pleas for support in the media.
The recipe that emerges? A stage is being set for a national uprising -- and simmering beneath the surface is the real possibility for violent clashes.
Look a little deeper. Draw the circle even wider.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says neither the Department of Homeland Security nor Health and Human Services will "tell us what's going on" with the 200 illegals sent suddenly to his state, Newsmax reported. Murrieta, California Mayor Alan Long, trying to discern the feds' plans for the buses of illegals they've been shipping to his community of about 106,000, made similar comments. And Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill) said the administration isn't giving him any information about the status of the kids who've been shipped to the Chicago area, ultimately expressing "worry" at all the White House secrecy, Fox News reported.
Meanwhile, let's not forget the ongoing militarization of America's police that has seen law enforcement agencies around the nation buying up military grade equipment, including MRAPs and other armored vehicles, body armor, Kevlars and even weapons and magazines, at an alarming rate from the Department of Defense. Or the simultaneous mass purchases, or requests for purchases, of ammunition by federal agencies, from the Department of Homeland Security to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Agency to the Agriculture Department and even Social Security Administration.
Or the fact that the Department of Defense under this administration put out a training manual that considers those who latch on to the idea of individual liberties and the notion of state's rights -- like tea partiers and traditional patriots -- as potential extremists. From the training manual's section on "Extremist Ideologies," updated January 2013 and obtained by Judicial Watch: "In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples."
Tense times? Violent times coming?
Bluntly, there's a border war being waged and it's putting stressed American citizens at direct odds with a secretive, overbearing government -- a secretive, overbearing, well-armed government that's already proven, on a ranch in Nevada with the Bureau of Land Management, that using weapons to compel citizen obedience isn't an unheard of idea.
Cheryl K. Chumley is a news writer for The Washington Times and the author of Police State USA: How Orwell's Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality.
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