Bush gave the same message to Mexican President
Vicente Fox, who called Sunday to express concern about what he called the possibility of a "militarized" border between the two nations. Bush assured Fox that any military support would be administrative and logistical and would come from the National Guard and not the Army, according to a news release from Fox's office.
I have tried to be optimistic. But I find I no longer trust the President. Is there really such a threat that we need to deploy 1000's of National Guard Troops to the Mexican border? I'm not an expert, but it won't put a dent in the drug trade. It will stop people from entering illegally. I know it is "illegal" but sometimes people break the law on purpose and pay the fine.
My fear is that as in Orwell's 1984, we will soon find that the official stance has changed from not militarizing the border to militarizing the border and that of course was their stance all along.
This is not a time to close ourselves off to the world. This is a time to expand our blessings into the world.