Written by Michael W. Cutler
I am very pleased to be provided with this opportunity to provide my perspectives on immigration to a new audience. I am looking forward to writing for this website for quite some time to come and hope you will check out my column frequently.
I love that the website is named “American Outrage.” I am outraged by so much of what our leaders do and don’t do. I sometimes feel that I want to go to my window and scream, at the top of my lungs, “I am mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore!” Of course that image is taken straight from the amazing film, “Network” from so many years ago. It could not be more relevant today.
Ever since the terror attacks of 9/11, which took the lives of many of my neighbors in New York, I have been determined to do what I can to speak out about how our government failed us and continues to fail us. My area of expertise is immigration and this will be the focus of my articles for this website.
If you think that it is important for our borders to be secured and our immigration laws effectively enforced, you may find what I write about will help you to more effectively communicate with your elected representatives and others with whom you may discuss these issues.
If you disagree with the concept of securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws, I am especially glad you are taking the time to read my articles. It is truly upsetting that far too many folks have lost the ability to accept the fact that two parts of the First Amendment many folks seem to have forgotten is to seek redress of grievances and to peaceably assemble. In this era it is inconceivable that anyone not suffering from a flat line EEG would not have grievances. As for the right of peaceable assemblage, this is not only a vital component of the First Amendment but of the democratic process.
Consensus building requires debate, discussion and argument. All that the Founding Fathers required was that this be done without violence- leave your guns, your clubs and your knives at home.
Back when I was on the debating teams in high school and college in Brooklyn, New York, our coaches did not tell us which side of the debate we would be on, until shortly before the debate began. You cannot know your own position until you understand your opponent’s position. I hope that you will at least come to understand the true importance of our immigration laws.
While immigration has been labeled as a single issue, in reality it is a singular issue that impacts just about every challenge and threat confronting the United States and its citizens. Most prominent of those challenges are national security, public safety, criminal justice, the economy, unemployment, healthcare and public health, education, the environment and the critical infrastructure of towns and cities across the United States. Continue reading here.