No sensible person would allow the situation on our southern border to continue, let alone expand it. But that’s what’s imminent unless there is pushback. The most immediate form of pushback is informed voting. That’s why “It Matters“:
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It’s no longer an exaggeration to say that you need to vote as if your life and the lives of your loved ones depend on it.
We’re not talking long-term here, though we could certainly go there with an argument about statist health care-related rationing leading to end-of-life decisions based on the state’s convenience and not the patient’s and family’s preferences.
We’re talking right here and right now. Innocent children are dead, thanks to our for all practical purposes open borders:
The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence.
The evidence includes admissions from top health officials that the epidemic included multiple strains of the virus, and that it appeared simultaneously in multiple independent locations.
The question can be settled if federal researchers study the genetic fingerprint of the EV-D68 viruses that first hit kids in Colorado, Missouri and Illinois to see if they are close relatives to the EV-D68 viruses found in Central America.
… So far, that virus has been found in nine people — including at least three American kids — who died from illness. It has apparently inflicted unprecedented polio-like paralysis in roughly 50 kids, and it has put hundreds of young American kids into hospital emergency wards and intensive care units throughout more than 40 states. Most of the dead have not been publicly identified.
… The issue is dangerous for scientists because it could spike existing public opposition to the unpopular effort by Obama, Democrats and business-backed Republicans to increase the migration of foreign nationals — including many foreign scientists — into the United States. That inflow is a top priority for the Democratic leaders, who have the power to make life difficult for grant-dependent American scientists who discover politically damaging information.
It’s easy to point all of the blame at the President, and certainly he comes in for his share. But as noted, the pressure for immigration uber alles also comes from “business-backed Republicans” like those who run the Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages.
Where is the public health establishment, which is supposed to be looking out for the nation’s health, politics be damned? The answer, as indicated in the excerpt: They’ve apparently been captured by the politically correct establishment and blackmailed with the implicit threat of funding cutoffs.
UPDATE: Another public health fiasco —
Seeking a more robust defense in the event of a bioterrorist attack on the United States, the Bush administration created a $6 billion fund to prepare the nation for such threats, including the deadly Ebola virus.
The Obama administration, however, has not used the range of tools and budget provided by the post-9/11 project, focusing instead on only three targets and diverting at least $1 billion to other priorities, a review by The Daily Signal found.
Those cries in previous weeks about Congress cutting Ebola funding are awfully hollow — and obviously hypocritical.