In a recent speech entitled "The Gathering Storm Of The 21st Century" Senator Rick Santorum fired off a powerful broadside against Islamofacism and it's allies on the radical left. Among the better salient points of his speech were the following.
"I am here again today talking about this issue because Islamic Fascism continues to rear its ugly head. And because it is being joined by others, becoming a hydra. The war is at our doorsteps, and it is fueled, figuratively and literally, by Islamic Fascism, nurtured and bred in Iran...Our growing challenge, however, is that Iran is not alone in its rhetoric, intent or capacity to threaten the security of the U.S. It is important for Americans to know that the threat is more complex, and has grown more complex. The enemy that has to be named is greater than Islamic Fascism...If we really understood the threat at hand, we would not be fighting with one hand tied behind our backs...Are we willing to see the storm gathering around us and act before it is too late? Was 9-11 not enough? Have our memories faded? Or will it take something even more devastating? When Winston Churchill wrote his great history of the Second World War, he began the first volume - 'The Gathering Storm' - with a short description: 'How the English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness, and good nature allowed the wicked to rearm.' We were part of that moment of folly, and we paid a terrible price for it on the battlefields of that war. We are running the same risk today, and we are again acting carelessly, unwisely and we are permitting the wicked to grow stronger and stronger...Many Americans are sleepwalking, just as they did before the world wars of the last century...It's time to wake up...I think people are indeed concerned, and they are right to be concerned. About our enemies...You are sleepwalking into a nightmare. It's time to wake up."
All of this is quite well said. And most of us on the frontlines of the anti-Islamofascist movement would agree heartily. Had he stopped there, all would have been well. However, Mr. Santorum goes further and in so doing reveals just how terribly wrong headed his policy actually is.
"Just as we have seen our neighbors' economies grow as well as our own - we need to work diligently to forge free trade agreements with other countries, as we have seen impressive results with free trade agreements in Israel, Canada, Mexico, Jordan, Singapore, Chile, Australia, Bahrain, and Morocco. Our current partnerships with these countries account for more than $900 billion in two-way trade, which is about 36 percent of total U.S. trade with the world. U.S. exports with FTA partner countries are growing twice as fast as U.S. exports to countries that do not have agreements with the U.S."
Does Mr. Santorum truly not see the inherent contradiction here? The entire "free trade" agenda is all part and parcel of the damnable open borders movement which is hell bent on destroying US sovereignty and merging our nation into a borderless global conglomerate. As Lou Dobbs has so rightly warned us : "The Bush administration's open-borders policy and it's decision to ignore the enforcement of this country's immigration laws is part of a broader agenda. President Bush signed a formal agreement that will end the United States as we know it, and he took the step without approval from either the U.S. Congress or the people of the United States."
The agreement Dobbs was talking about was crafted over a year earlier. On March 23, 2005, then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and Mexican President Vicente Fox met with President Bush in Waco, Texas, to discuss plans for integrating Canada, the United States, and Mexico. During that meeting, the three heads of state argued that the three nations are "mutually dependent and complementary" and need to work together more closely on a range of issues. "In a rapidly changing world, we must develop new avenues of cooperation that will make our open societies safer and more secure, our businesses more competitive, and our economies more resilient," the three leaders said in a joint statement.
This standard diplomatic language was a prelude to a radical proposal calling for the merger of the three nations in several important ways. Under a so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), the nations will no longer have separate borders, but will "implement common border-security." The three nations will no longer respond on the national level to emergencies but will have a "common approach to emergency response." And, in a move that has tremendous implications for the growing immigration crisis, the three leaders agreed that the United States' north and south borders would be eliminated. Under the SPP plan, the three nations will "implement a border-facilitation strategy to build capacity and improve the legitimate flow of people and cargo at our shared borders."
This plan is nothing short of revolutionary. As Dobbs put it on his CNN program, it is "an absolute contravention of our law, of our Constitution, every national value." Though the plan sounds like a new innovation, it is not new. It is the next step in a progression of steps that, in a manner very similar to the process used in Europe to supplant individual nations with the European Union, will ultimately lead to the formation of a new government for the United States, the North American Union. If not stopped, the plan for a North American Union will supplant the former independent states of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. And this is not conjecture. The North American Union is official U.S. policy.
And perhaps worst of all, neo-cons like Santorum are blithely promoting the party line walking in lockstep with the globalist vision. One has to wonder what has happened to conservatism. Once the party of limited goverment and national sovereignty, the Republicrats of today sound more and more like socialistas by another name. Contrary to what Mr. Santorum and his fellow travelers in the neo-con movement would have you believe, the real answer to the crucial issues faced by Western civilization does not lie in turning our world into a political and cultural melting pot. On the contrary. The answer lies in strengthening our sovereignty. In closing our borders. In becoming internally self-sufficient. In rebuilding an economy which has literally been gutted by the free trade movement. In short, in circling the wagons and weathering the storm together. Does Mr. Santorum really and truly believe that the people of Mexico and it's leadership have our best interests at heart? What a joke. If he believes that, then his naivete is shocking at best and disturbing at worst and makes me question his fitness for leadership. If he doesn't truly believe it, then one has to wonder what his true agenda is.
Furthermore, I must beg to differ with the glowing picture of prosperous "two-way trade" which Mr. Santorum presents. The reality is somewhat grimmer. Our trade deficit now stands at about $4 trillion in external debt. We have to borrow nearly $3 billion a day to support it. The dollar has plummeted. And as we go deeper in debt, we continue to lose jobs and diminish our manufacturing base. Many people want to talk about our dependency on foreign oil, and it's a legitimate and real concern. But so is our dependency on the rest of the world for our clothing, our food, our computers, our consumer electronics. The list goes on and on. Our dependency isn't just on foreign oil; we can't even clothe ourselves. Free-trade economists will tell you we're a technology economy, but we don't even produce the technological components that are the foundation of a technology economy. Still others will say we're a service based economy. But the service industry is outsourcing at an alarming rate. The bottom line? Outsourcing is GREAT...if you sitting on the board of directors or holding huge shares. But if you're in the workforce? It's the "giant sucking sound" of your job going down the toilet.
I am truly grateful that Mr. Santorum has awakened from his slumber with regard to Islamofacism and is now sounding the alarm and trying to wake others. Now if we can just awaken the Western world to the deadly danger of globalism and break the vise grip which this ideology has on our political system then we can start to lay a foundation for a stronger, freer, peaceful and more prosperous future. - Martel