An Open Letter To Jeb Bush…
The Criminality of “Risk Takers” Who Act Out of “Love”
As you contemplate a run for the White House in 2016 I want to proffer you a word of advice… DON’T. True American Conservatives don’t want you. We are tired of establishment GOP candidates that no longer represent the majority of America in a Constitutional or Spiritual realm.
Two weeks ago you gave a speech to a gathering of businessmen/women in which you claimed illegal, criminal aliens were “risk takers” who embraced the “spirit of entrepreneurship” by leaving their own country, their families, their desperate lives, ILLEGALLY crossing the border of a sovereign Nation. You followed up this statement by claiming criminal, illegal aliens chose this route out of an “act of love.” Let me just say Jeb, I agree with you… but not for the reasons you may think.
True the act of illegally entering this country is just a misdemeanor, and maybe in YOUR MIND not that serious of an issue, but an examination of the FACTS diminishes your justification. If we followed your logic, then a drug dealer is nothing more than an “unlicensed pharmacist” and a bank robber is really in essence a “venture capitalist.”
But what should concern you the most are the serious crimes committed once they find refuge in the United States ~ identity theft, fraudulent applications for employment, healthcare, e-Verify, housing and education… just to name a few. Equally important is the cost associated with illegal immigration, a burden carried by the states totaling more than $125 BILLION a year. I’m not even going to address the issue concerning the nearly $85 BILLION a year in untaxed wages sent BACK to their home countries, wages that should be paid to AMERICAN workers and NOT criminals.
You want to talk about the RISKS taken by illegal criminal aliens? What risk? Seriously. The only risk they take under this current administration is the actual illegal crossing into the United States… because once they are here, thanks of Obama, Holder and their liberal sympathizers, the RISK diminishes dramatically. The current political environment concerning amnesty and a weakening/lack of enforcement of our immigration laws virtually assures them they have nothing more to worry about. Even the current occupant of the Oval Office has stated publicly they have no fear of being deported if they sign up for ObamaCare or if they register “Democrat.” What RISK are we talking about Jeb? The risks they take when they commit crimes of rape, murder, arson, robbery? That make explain why in numerous counties across America, especially in California and other southern states, the state and local prisons are filled with illegal aliens who out of an “act of love” took a “risk” and committed crimes against society.
What these people truly represent are cowards… men and women who refuse to stand up and challenge their own corrupt government and leaders~ to risk everything to change the cesspools that make up the countries they come from. The illegal criminal alien breaching our borders come here to take advantage of the RISKS of Americans who stood in her defense to establish a free Nation “of the people, for the people, by the people,” all the while illegally accepting the economic benefits established through the hard work and sweat of Americans.
Nearly 240 years ago a small group of men took an incredible RISK by signing a document that would provide the foundation for the creation of the greatest Nation in the history of the world. That document, the Declaration of Independence, was essentially a death warrant for the Founding Fathers should their efforts to break from a tyrannical dictator fail. But it was a risk they were willing to endeavor.
Since that time Americans have accepted tremendous risks while defending this Nation. Many heroic individuals have given their lives in order to maintain her exceptionalism. I am reminded of a young Navy pilot, who during WWII, risked everything in order to stop Japanese Imperialism across the Pacific. It was during one of his missions to knockout a Japanese communications facility in Chimijima that he was shot down and narrowly escaped capture by the most sadistic Japanese military units. I wonder if you even remember that young man’s name? Let me refresh your memory… Navy Lieutenant George H. W. Bush. The exploits of your father, and so many like him, are recalled in the bestseller, “Flyboys.”
I’m reminded as well of another RISK TAKER… one who left his family and his life in a poor, rural community in Arkansas after joining the Marine Corps at the start of World War II. Shortly after basic training, he was stationed aboard the USS Argonne, docked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Four months later, his ship would be attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy, and while escaping injury, he continued taking risks throughout the Pacific Theatre until the end of WWII. But it wouldn’t be long after that he would find himself once again defending against tyranny during the Korean War. After a tour in Vietnam in the early 1960’s, my father, First Sgt. Bernard B. Dean, retired after 31 years of service taking RISKS to defend this Nation and her people. There are countless stories of Americans who have taken selfless RISKS to secure our freedoms and liberties such as Jeremiah Denton, the American POW who risked his life to blink T-O-R-T-U-R-E in Morse code during a Vietnamese propaganda broadcast, or Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyers, the Nation’s youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, who RISKED his life numerous times to save 12 wounded friendlies and provide cover for another 24 Marines escaping near-certain capture in Afghanistan. This list could go on for quite some time but I believe these examples show TRUE “risk takers” who show the real sense of patriotism to their Nation.
To further the discussion, Jeb, let’s talk for a moment about the impact of illegal, criminal aliens in relationship to our economy. Our unemployment rate is outrageous. MILLIONS of LEGAL Americans are suffering from the lack of employment opportunities due to the influx of ILLEGALS! And please don’t give me the tired, old line about how they work the crops and perform jobs no one else is willing to take. Migrant farm workers represent less than .1% of the illegal workers in this country. The vast majority of the illegal population is involved in construction, food service and custodial industries, where pay ranges from $7.50 to $10 an hour, where much of the work is done under the table and never reported. I could mention as well the great many sitting in our Nation’s PRISONS serving sentences for OTHER RISKS they took once here, but I won’t go there. You get the point.
What’s interesting though Jeb, is that in a follow-up interview where you defined ILLEGAL CRIMINAL IMMIGRATION an “act of love,” you also stated that the cost of LEGAL immigration should NOT be higher than the cost of illegal immigration. Well I hate to burst your delusions, but it is EXACTLY that… and of this I speak from experience.
On September 15, 2004, I left the United States for England in preparation for my marriage to my English wife. We had planned to marry on October 11, “Columbus Day” ~ a Day of New Horizons and journey to a New World for her. It was our intention after filing for her Immigrant Visa to come to the States on our honeymoon on October 25 for two months then return to England to await her processing and interview at the American Embassy in London. Well Jeb, that just didn’t happen! On October 23, having shipped or sold everything in anticipation of our move, we were informed by U.S. Customs and Immigration that she was NOT allowed to travel to the States while she had an active visa request in process. The next 11 months of processing, filings, interviews and medical exams were a complete nightmare, to say the least. We finally sought the intervention of Chris Wallace, a Congressional aide for Arkansas Congressman Vic Synder, who assisted us every step of the way, against every roadblock possible. For 11 months we lived in a small flat in Newcastle, England with NOTHING except a futon sofa-bed, a microwave, a 13-inch black-and-white TV and our laptops. We had to buy fresh food and drink everyday as we had sold our refrigerator in anticipation of our move. I cooked on a charcoal grill nightly because we had sold our stove.
Let me make a long story short for you Jeb ~ on SEPTEMBER 15, 2005, one year to the day I arrived in England, we departed Newcastle for the United States. ONE YEAR OF MY LIFE and a cost of $85,000 to get my English wife here LEGALLY! The kicker is that had she flown to the States and we decided on the spur of the moment to get married here, she could have stayed in the U.S. the entire time, coming and going back to England as she pleased. One thing though that is now laughable ~ at every step of the immigration process we were told she was NOT eligible for ANY public assistance, housing/educational benefits or medical care… you know, the very same things every ILLEGAL CRIMINAL ALIEN are given the second they apply. So PLEASE… don’t talk to me about ILLEGAL CRIMINAL immigration and “acts of love” and “risk taking.”
What concerns me too, Jeb, is your support of Common Core, one of the most destructive educational developments since the establishment of the Department of Education. By taking this stance, you have alienated yourself to a whole new segment of American society who refuses to allow their children to be indoctrinated by the government. Common Core represents the complete dumbing down of American children and the destruction of individualism within our public schools. It’s sad to believe that in America, where we once taught Latin and Calculus in high school, we’re now teaching remedial English and Elementary Mathematics in college.
As I stated in the beginning of my letter, if you are considering a run for the White House in 2016, don’t do it. You will be wasting your time and exploiting valuable resources that could be used to elect a true Conservative American. I can assure you I will not offer you my support or vote. And I can reasonably assure you neither will some 40 million of my friends.
Robert P. Dean USMC
The American Patriot Alliance