During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump correctly stated, “A country without borders isn’t a country.”

Since coming into office, President Trump has made legitimate attempts to remedy the situation, only to be betrayed or undercut by his own party, the courts, the Democrats and virtually the entire media establishment.

Ditto on deporting the illegals already here.

I personally believe it is way past time for Trump to close the border and send a significant number of troops with weapons and clear instructions about defending our border.

This is a border we know is not being crossed just by illegal aliens from Central America, but from Africa and the Middle East — areas of the world known to present a significant Islamist terror threat.

Recent U.S. intelligence indicates ISIS already has attempted or will attempt to enter through our border.

While some will claim that using our troops on the border in that way would be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, I would disagree.

What good is an Army and Marine Corps that are not allowed to defend our own border? Do we only spend blood and treasure to defend the borders and sovereignty of other countries? That’s insanity!

One of the few things government is supposed to do is protect our borders and uphold our sovereignty.

Over the last 40 years at least, the federal government has not only failed miserably, but also, in my opinion, failed deliberately to secure our borders. That includes both parties and several administrations.

Recently, Trump slammed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for not having the interest of the American citizens at heart, and he is right in more ways than one.

But if you think it’s just the national Chamber of Commerce that pushes such things as amnesty, lax border enforcement and cheap labor, think again. Look no further than Nashville and the power that the chamber of commerce and similar entities wield in the state legislature.

Now, to be sure, that power is a result of what I call chamber prostitutes — politicians who do the chamber’s bidding instead of what is best for the legal citizens of the state, in exchange for the chamber’s and NFIB’s (National Federation of Independent Businesses) endorsements and campaign cash.

This is not limited to party, and even many Republicans who brag on their patriotism and conservative credentials are, when you peel back the onion, chamber prostitutes.

The chamber’s power was on full display earlier this year when state Rep. Bruce Griffey, R-Paris, presented legislation (HB1239) to the Employee Affairs Subcommittee in Nashville.

His legislation would have required all employers with more than six employees to use E-Verify, the web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to legally work in the United States.

Currently in Tennessee, only employers with more than 50 employees are required to use E-Verify. Unfortunately, Griffey’s GOP peers — in consultation with the lobbyists from the chamber of commerce and NFIB — wouldn’t support taking it below 25.

The discussion between the members of the committee and the lobbyists for the chamber and NFIB can be viewed on the TN.gov website by going to the committee page and looking up the video for March 19 under HB 1239.

Once you see for yourself how many of the legislators cater to the chamber, you will be disgusted and should be outraged.

The bill did pass the House, but was deferred in the Senate until 2020.

Let’s not forget one of the most powerful players in the chamber both nationally and in Tennessee is the Farm Bureau, which is pro-amnesty and supports taxpayer-funded benefits for illegals.

The guy on TV in the red cap that does the Farm Bureau commercials should be wearing a sombrero, because they seem to care much more about cheap labor and keeping illegal aliens coming to America than doing what’s right for legal citizens.

So, the roots of the problem at the border don’t begin there or even in D.C. They start right here at home and every other state where prostituting politicians strive to please the pimps from the Chamber and NFIB.

Republicans do it for cheap labor, endorsements and cash, and the Democrats do it for largely uneducated and dependent voters, as well as for cheap labor, endorsements and cash.

Remember, not all of the illegals come here “to do the jobs Americans won’t do;” many, in fact, end up on some sort of welfare using fraudulent documents.

Here in Tennessee, we can’t force the federal government to close the border or deport illegal aliens, but we can make our state as unwelcoming to them as possible.

To do that, we have to be more selective about who we elect. On this issue, we elected the right guy for House District 75, Griffey, but he can’t do it alone.

Across the state and in the legislature, we have to clean out the chamber prostitutes and their pimps.

Rather than viewing an endorsement by the chamber and/or NFIB as a good thing, it should raise questions regarding to whom they will actually listen, once elected.

Will they vote to demagnetize our state, or vote to keep encouraging them to come here as the lobbyists for the Farm Bureau, the chamber and the NFIB seem inclined to do?

Facts seem to indicate that the chamber prostitutes and their pimps don’t care about the increases in violent crime, drugs, rapes and diseases brought by the illegals, or that our tax dollars go to pay for it, and that our children have to compete with illegals for jobs.

As Trump shared regarding the families of those who have lost loved ones as a direct result of politicians placing illegal aliens above American citizens:

“I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good.

“I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.”

Corrupt politicians have shown they don’t care about us. Let’s make them care or send them packing!


DAVE VANCE of Stewart County is a member of the local Volunteers for Freedom Tea Party. His email address is dvmaf23@aol.com.

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