Yes, we have a lot of things to do in fixing our country and making it great again. We have an economy that is in the dumps; our Healthcare system is horrible and unaffordable; we are no longer the front-runner in world power, foreign trade or industrial might; and we have every other country chipping away at our American culture, hoping for our inevitable destruction.
In my opinion unless we beat terrorism now and completely forever, and continually stamp it out whenever it surfaces, we are just playing nothing more than a delaying action game and will never defeat Terrorism.
The real problem is Islam, for which different factions arise — like Isis, the Taliban and such radical groups that form on their ownseparately, but still connected. Concentrations and efforts should be made to change Islam, so that it can conform to get along with all other civilized cultures, rather than just for Islam, which wants to wipe out all other cultures and religions, and kill all their followers that don’t want to convert to Islam. If the goal of assimilation cannot be accomplished, then Islam should not exist, otherwise terrorism will continue to haunt the world and us forever.
Building the wall is not the total answer to dealing with and ending terrorism, but it is a good start in implementing and enforcing our immigration laws, and helping with this problem of terrorism. As we speak, our northern and southern borders are wide open to refugees, illegal aliens, drug cartels, and criminal illegal alien parolees that have served their time in prison for criminal offenses. The creation of “Sanctuary Cities” are proof positive that for some unknown reason, local and state governments want to keep criminal illegal aliens that have committed felonies, were convicted, served their time in prison and are now allowed to stay in America instead of being deported back to their original countries, as per our Federal Immigration Laws. We can thank our current phony president for loosening our immigration laws and undermining our border patrol guard duties. Believe it or not, we have laws currently on the books to deal with this immigration problem; they just need proper support to do their job effectively.
The border wall definitely needs to be started immediately, otherwise it is most definitely going to be stalled in the bureaucracy of our federal government and will never be built.
The Border Wall will send an important message to the rest of the world, that America means business in keeping our borders secure and will not tolerate illegals aliens, drug dealers, unvetted refugees, and any other type of criminals and terrorist groups.
If this border wall is not started soon, it will be a long time in coming as more and more corrupt politicians will find fraudulent reasons to delay this vital construction. And once again, the American public will continue to suffer.
There is no doubt America was fooled by this POTUS infiltrator and traitor for the past eight years. I have no idea what these Anti-Trumpers are trying to do, but whatever it is, it is not working and ends up being merely “a wannabe distracting element.” The mainstream news media needs to stop publishing these protestors’ antics. The energy to undue what this last administration has done is going to be immense, but with God’s help, along with our support, it can and will be accomplished.
Remember to Keep your Faith, Keep your Gun, and they can Keep their Change.
In God we trust
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Gordon Martines is a former LVMPD detective who has served in many capacities over his 39-year career in law enforcement. He was a candidate for sheriff in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, with the intention of bringing integrity and accountability back to the department, and filed a federal lawsuit against LVMPD in 2011. Martines has appeared on “Face The Tribune” radio show several times and is currently the host of “Open Mic” on Tuesdays and Thursday at 11:00 a.m. He contributes his opinions and ideas to the Las Vegas Tribune to keep the public informed and help improve policing in Las Vegas. Gordon Martines can be contacted via email at email@example.com.