President Trump’s Immigration Dilemma

Immigration problems have plagued the United States for decades. It is not a partisan issue – the problem grows under both Republican and Democratic administrations. The problem has worsened until now it is a full-fledged crisis. However, I am not going to talk much about the overall immigration problem. Rather, I’m going to discuss President Donald Trump’s abysmal handling of the situation and his failure to follow through on his promise to bring the crisis under control.

Let’s not mince words: The illegal immigration crisis is nothing less than an invasion. As I noted in my “National State of Emergency” article of February 21, 2019, under the definitions of multiple dictionaries “the crisis at our Southern border qualifies as an invasion.” I noted: “The influx of tens of millions of foreigners who do not speak our language, who are not here to assimilate, and whose first act in our country is a violation of our laws, cannot be considered anything other than an invasion.”

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Despite subversives like Comrade Cortez claiming that our border detention facilities are “concentration camps,” the truth is our border policy is incredibly lax. We are faced with an enormous crisis – a hostile invasion – that deteriorates further into madness by the day. And this is happening under President Trump’s watch.

In all honesty, President Trump was elected for one primary reason – to stop illegal immigration. On the campaign trail in 2016, the pledge to stop illegal immigration and control the Southern border was repeated so frequently that it became a sacrosanct mantra. The vow to “build a wall” is Mr. Trump’s defining promise.

Yet, two and a half years into the Trump presidency, we are forced to ask some tough questions: Where is the promised wall? Why is the border still wide open and largely undefended? Why are more illegal invaders entering the United States now than during Obama’s presidency? Why are fewer illegals being deported by President Trump than by Obama? Why did President Trump recently call off scheduled ICE raids that would have rounded up and deported some 2,000 families living in our country illegally? Why haven’t the military forces sent to the border by the president been authorized to fulfill their oath to defend their country? Why are illegals still being relocated all around the country by our government? Why aren’t individuals traveling from countries with disease epidemics quarantined and checked for disease before being allowed to roam around the nation? And, lastly, why has there been absolutely no discernable improvement in the border crisis under President Trump?

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If one were a skeptic, he might simply say that President Trump is a liar and never meant to follow through on his promises to secure the border. I believe, however, that the truth is even more pathetic than that. It appears to me that President Trump has achieved absolutely nothing in terms of border security for one basic reason: He is a businessman.

As a businessman obsessed with “making deals” (i.e. making compromises and appeasing all sides), he does not properly regard principles. All that is important to President Trump is making deals, currying favor with opponents, and doing good business. Consequently, he talks a good talk about immigration, but when the time comes to act, he gets bogged down by caring what his enemies think and want. He is willing to delay badly needed action just so he can make what he thinks is a good deal and make all sides happy.

Sometimes, however, a patriot must ruthlessly pursue his principles, not considering the wishes of his enemies – or even of his constituents. Poll numbers and popularity should never be factors in decision making. It is a foolish policy to only act when our enemies approve. We must do what is right, even (perhaps especially) when it is unpopular, difficult, or politically incorrect. A crisis as monumental as the invasion occurring at our Southern border is huge enough to warrant immediate, swift, and uncompromising action without regard to what the press, polls, or pundits think.

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The U.S. Constitution authorizes and requires the federal government – whose chief officer and enforcer is the president – to protect the states against invasion (see Article 4, Section 4). The laws of nature and necessity also grant the president power to act in behalf of the nation. The great Thomas Jefferson explained:

“The question you propose, whether circumstances do not sometimes occur, which make it a duty in officers of high trust, to assume authorities beyond the law, is easy of solution in principle, but sometimes embarrassing in practice. A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means” (Jefferson to John B. Colvin, 1810).

The laws of necessity and self-preservation are the highest laws a patriot can enforce. When one’s nation is being assaulted, the patriot must fight and defeat the assailant at all cost. In this case, our nation is being invaded by people who have zero regard for our customs, language, and laws. They are changing the cultural, racial, and political makeup of the nation. They are bringing with them a storm of crime and disease, as well as a socialist mindset anathema to true Americanism. America has always regulated immigration, and if we don’t do it now, we will lose our country.

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When the country hangs in the balance, what sacrifice is too costly in her behalf? If President Trump really loves this nation, and is serious about his oath of office, he ought not be concerned with what the press says, whether or not he is reelected, or even what the public thinks. He ought to do what is right. And what is right in this case is using every resource and means to stop the bleeding and cauterize the wound. We must halt the flow of unwanted illegal invaders into this country, deport the dangerous element, and prevent future problems by controlling the border.

Instead of doing this, however, President Trump has vacillated and stalled. It is true that Congress has attempted to thwart his proposals and have deliberately delayed funding a border wall. Yet, President Trump already has the authorization to act, but doesn’t. Perhaps President Trump doesn’t understand that he has authorization to seal the border and defend the nation from invasion. If this is the case, and I believe the president’s obvious ignorance of the Constitution plays a major factor in his failures, then he is unfit for office. And if the president’s cabinet members are advising him against acting to defend the nation and fulfill his campaign promises, then they are not his true friends – and he again proves his lack of political savvy by keeping them around.

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To date, the president’s vaunted border wall is only a couple measly miles long and has done absolutely nothing to stem the tide of invasion from the South. In fact, more illegals are pouring across the border than ever before and large caravans from Central America are announcing their intention to make the trek to the United States. Couple this with the fact that ICE is releasing onto American streets more illegals than ever before and you see how the problem has not changed under President Trump. If anything, the problem has grown worse! Yes, illegal immigration is worse under President Trump than under past presidents.

Last Sunday, the president had an opportunity to do something noticeably beneficial in the war against the illegal invaders. It was announced that ICE would conduct mass raids and deport some 2,000 illegal families. At the last minute, President Trump canceled the raids. Not only does this make him look weak and insincere about stopping the invasion, but it harms our People by allowing a foreign element to reside beside them. It also telegraphs to other would-be-invaders that the federal government won’t do a thing to deport them, so they might as well come here illegally.

As of the moment, and unless something drastic happens, I predict a Trump landslide victory in 2020. However, he is turning off many of his supporters by failing to follow through on his signature promise to build a wall and close the border to illegals. Again, the problem has grown worse under his watch. Not only are hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans still flooding across the border, but now even hundreds of Africans from disease-ridden nations are waltzing across the border. If you didn’t hear, a recent group of 500 or so oddly well-funded illegals from Ebola-infected African states was released into Texas and elsewhere. In all honesty, we have to ask ourselves, what in the world is President Trump doing?!

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It seems that he is doing nothing but flapping his mouth. Yet, the crisis is so severe that we can no longer tolerate mere talk. Talk is cheap. We need action. We need someone who takes his oath of office seriously; someone who cares enough to act to save his nation when he sees it on fire. For all his multitude of character flaws and bad policy decisions, President Donald J. Trump is the best president in my life time. Yet, one flaw that we cannot tolerate is his failure to secure the border. This is unacceptable. America is worth more than that, Mr. Trump. Your failure on this issue is unacceptable.

Now let’s talk about solutions. In actual point of fact, the border crisis could be solved tomorrow. The fix is simple, yet no president – including Donald Trump – has had the courage to take this step. If we want to thwart the invasion of illegals and secure the border, we simply need to place the military on the border with shoot-to-kill orders. Don’t misunderstand, I do not recommend we gun down everyone trying to cross the border; that is a last resort. But placing military on the border with authorization to act in a multitude of ways would solve the crisis.

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Our military possess numerous non-lethal means of crowd control. We can employ these tactics and weapons at the border and use them to repel invasion without actually harming the invaders. For instance, the military has a weapon called a Vehicle-Mounted Active Denial System (or V-MAD) which is a directed-energy weapon that makes your skin feel like it is on fire. The V-MAD’s energy ray doesn’t actually harm you, but it is a marvelous deterrent because no one wants to feel that they are burning to death. The U.S. military has already deployed V-MADs to the Southern border, yet we refuse to use them. Why? Does President Trump merely not have the courage to use these non-lethal means to secure our border? Is he afraid of media backlash? What is he so scared of? Why has he failed to authorize the use of non-lethal methods to immediately secure the border?

Our first line of defense on the Southern border should be non-lethal weapons such as V-MADs. If the invaders persist, after being hit with non-lethal deterrents and passing signs and notifications warning them to turn back, then I believe our military should open fire with lethal weapons. The combination of non-lethal and lethal weapons (and the latter only in last-resort scenarios) is enough to completely bring the flow of illegal immigration to a halt. The problem could literally be under control within days if the president so wished – if he had the will power and courage.

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In my scenario, illegals would first face excruciating pain from a host of non-lethal weapons. If they endured the pain and persisted in their attempts to violate our nation’s borders against all warnings and commands to the contrary, they would then face live fire from well-trained military units empowered with shoot-to-kill orders. I defy anyone to suggest that this level of defense would not work to deter 99.9% of illegals.

The illegal immigration dilemma is so serious that we must resort to serious, heavy-duty, no-nonsense solutions or lose our Republic. The higher laws of self-preservation and necessity demand that we step forward to save our nation from this massive threat. Thankfully, the Constitution also authorizes the government to act to defend us against invasion. But even if the written law was not clear, common sense dictates the course we must take.

Mr. President, do you have the will power to secure our borders and stem the tidal wave of foreign invasion? Do you really intend on following through on your promise to build a wall and secure the border? And do you, dear reader, care that millions of socialist-minded foreigners are flooding into our cities, changing the political, cultural, ideological, racial, and social makeup of your country? If 30 million illegal invaders infesting your country cannot wake you up and rouse you to vigorous protest, what will?

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We each should honestly ask ourselves if we can afford to continue electing politicians who will not secure the border and enforce the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Each elected representative swears an oath to uphold and defend the principles of that sacred document, and each is accountable. One of those enshrined principles is defending the states against invasion and, as a corollary, ensuring republican style governments throughout the land. These imperatives cannot come to pass when millions of foreigners are busy subverting our nation and polluting our culture.

President Trump faces a colossal dilemma: Will he continue to play politics and try to make a “deal” regarding illegal immigration, or will he do what he was elected to do, what the American People want, what his oath of office to the Constitution requires, and what the laws of necessity dictate and once and for all halt illegal immigration? President Trump is in a better position to secure the border than any other American. If the border remains open, President Trump is also the man to blame. He did not create the problem, but it is in his power to end it if he so desires. So much rests on his personal will power and the persistence of the American People.

From a perspective of two and a half years of Trump, I must voice my skepticism that anything will be done to secure the border. I hope and pray that I am wrong. Yet, as noted, the problem has actually worsened during President Trump’s presidency! If the president cannot, or will not, follow through on his signature promise when the ability to do so is within his constitutional authority and power, how can we trust him to make good on any other promise? And if President Trump cannot manage to press the issue, what other president will be able to do so?

Few things are as vital to our nation’s well-being as securing our borders and ensuring that only friendly immigrants keen on assimilating and becoming real Americans gain entrance to this special land. The people of the world are simply too hostile to traditional American values for us to allow just any of them to come to these United States. We must guard our American citadel at all costs, even if it means fighting fire with fire at the border. The time is long past for President Donald Trump to make good on his adamant vow to secure our borders and make America great again. Was it all talk or is he serious? That remains to be seen. If he cannot follow through on this singular promise, regardless of anything else good he may have done, he is not fit to hold office.

Zack Strong,

June 28, 2019

National State of Emergency

President Donald Trump has declared a national state of emergency in relation to the conflagration at our Southern border. Many past presidents have declared states of emergency, yet the media – and pundits on both sides of the so-called “aisle” – have turned out in droves to denounce the move as “unconstitutional,” an “overreach,” “authoritarian,” and so forth. This article is intended to set the record straight on the legality and constitutionality of President Trump’s decision.


As my readers know, I love the U.S. Constitution and consider it an inspired, sacred document. I consider it a very serious thing to violate its straightforward instructions and injunctions. However, President Trump’s decision to declare a state of emergency in order to once and for all secure our nation’s borders is not a violation of the Constitution or any moral law with which I am familiar. Indeed, President Trump’s decision to secure the border is actually a fulfillment of one of the most important of the Constitution’s promises to the states.

Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution promises: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.”

The phrase “The United States” here refers to the federal government, of which the president is the chief officer – particularly in times of crisis and war. It is therefore a part of the president’s duty to defend the states against invasion, as well as insurrection, rebellion, and so forth, such as when President George Washington sent the military to put down the Whiskey Rebellion during his presidency. And please note that the Constitution does not specify what type of invasion is to be defended against.


Invasion is defined by Google as “an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity.” The trusty Webster’s 1828 dictionary gives us this more complete conception: “A hostile entrance into the possessions of another; particularly, the entrance of a hostile army into a country for the purpose of conquest or plunder, or the attack of a military force. . . . An attack on the rights of another; infringement of violation.”

Under either of these definitions, the crisis at our Southern border absolutely qualifies as an invasion. The influx of tens of millions of foreigners who do not speak our language, who are not here to assimilate, and whose first act in our country is a violation of our laws, cannot be considered anything other than an invasion. It is certainly “an incursion by a large number of people” into our territory. It is also a “hostile entrance” by foreigners and strangers “into the possessions” of American citizens. This hostile foreign element is invading both the private and public property of Americans and the states. And in far too many cases, American blood is spilled, American tears are shed, American property is stolen, and American citizens suffer.

Placing military forces on the border with either non-lethal deterrents or shoot-to-kill orders would halt the problem over night, making a wall unnecessary. But a wall is the order of the day. While I do not like the idea of living in a walled-in country, I would prefer to have a secured border with a wall than an unsecured border without one. In order to consider ourselves a truly independent, sovereign, and free nation, we must secure our borders and defend our People against the tidal wave of invaders flooding in from around the world. These invaders are changing the ideological, political, social, religious, and racial makeup of this nation – and not for the better.


It almost goes without saying that the president cannot willy-nilly declare anything an “emergency” and then assume the power to “fix” it.  That would be a violation of the concept of enumerated and limited powers. It would be the very epitome of tyranny. However, what we are talking about in the present situation is not an arbitrary case. We are discussing the very security of the Republic.

As noted, the U.S. Constitution – the supreme law of the land and that sacred document which our elected representatives have sworn oaths to defend, uphold, and enforce – authorizes and directs the federal government to defend each of the fifty states in the Union against invasion from without. Since our Constitution directs the government to “protect each of [the states] from invasion,” and the influx of millions of foreigners which includes many criminals, rapists, human traffickers, and drug dealers meets every criteria to be called an invasion, the discussion should end there.

There is a faction in our society, however, that is anti-American and wishes ill to our country. They want to bring about the disintegration of our Republic, the corruption of our culture, and the destabilization of our unique system – the only system that poses a threat to their bid for global domination. This hostile group is a fifth column of Marxist traitors that are supported by Russia, China, and an international cabal of bankers, businessmen, and intellectuals. The domestic wing of this faction is aided in their attempt to weaken America by legions of dupes and brainwashed citizens.


For the record, the Republican Party has sold out the United States regarding illegal immigration, too.

This dangerous group disregards the U.S. Constitution either because it stands in their way of converting America fully into a socialist state or because they have fallen for the carefully-concocted lie that the Founding Fathers were racist, bigoted, and primitive. When they consider the Constitution at all, they think of it as outdated and not applicable to today’s situation. So, for those who disregard the Constitution’s plain mandate to the federal government to defend the states against invasions such as those being launched from south of the border, as well as for those who misunderstand the Constitution, I cite one additional argument in favor of President Trump’s actions.

The great Thomas Jefferson, the most brilliant political mind in history, gave us an ideological gem when he wrote the following to John B. Colvin in 1810:

“The question you propose, whether circumstances do not sometimes occur, which make it a duty in officers of high trust, to assume authorities beyond the law, is easy of solution in principle, but sometimes embarrassing in practice. A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means.”

According to Thomas Jefferson, situations sometimes arise which demand a solution not strictly covered by law, or, indeed, in which no man-made law is sufficient. These include crisis situations – situations that threaten the fabric and stability of a nation. During these climactic events, a “scrupulous adherence to written law” would be suicide. Rather, the “laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger” are the laws which must govern us. Indeed, obeying these unwritten laws is a “higher obligation” than obeying written laws, no matter how well-crafted, well-established, or popular.


To reiterate yet again, I love the U.S. Constitution and witness that the God of Heaven inspired the Founding Fathers to write it. It is the greatest political document in the world. And, thankfully, it covers situations such as that which faces us; namely, the dangerous blaze of chaos that is scorching America because the federal government has refused to uphold its end of the constitutional pact to protect the states from invasion. Yet, for argument’s sake, we also have the “laws of necessity” on our side.

Let me be clear, immigration is a great thing. But when a person immigrates, he must leave his former allegiances behind. When someone comes to America, he must do so with the intention to become an American and only an American. President Teddy Roosevelt once said:

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.

“The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else” (Roosevelt, 1915, in David M. Kennedy and Thomas A. Bailey, The American Spirit: United States History as Seen by Contemporaries, Vol. 2, 268).


In this case, we are not even talking about citizens – but subjects of foreign lands who have no right nor legal permission to be here. And it is clear by the actions of illegal aliens that their allegiance does not run to the U.S. flag. Rather, they come here in droves hoisting aloft the Honduran, Guatemalan, or Mexican flag. They speak their own language and huddle together in groups rather than assimilate. They trespass and break our laws as a matter of course. And why wouldn’t they? After all, they have no allegiance to our nation, our People, or our Republic. We must sympathize with those who desire to come here to escape the unrivaled plague of violence, drugs, and poverty that afflicts Latin America, yet, nonetheless, their actions prove that they are illegal, and often hostile, invaders who care nothing for our laws. And if they do not respect our laws, how can we allow them to come here? To do so is national suicide.

Furthermore, how can a nation respect itself and maintain its honor when it cannot defend its own people and protect its homeland? The American People are falling victim to savage drug cartels, human traffickers, and violent criminals for no other reason than that the Marxist clique in Washington, D.C. has deliberately prevented the enforcement of Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution. We are suffering because we have also disobeyed the basic laws of necessity and self-preservation, higher laws even than those codified in the Constitution.

One of the things our founding generation understood was that owning property is a sacred right. Personal private property is absolutely essential to Liberty. Without property there is no Liberty. But a nation’s home territory is also a special thing. If a people’s land is being invaded and taken over by foreigners who have not been welcomed in, who have not paid for the land, who have not made agreements to be there, whose ideology and worldview is contrary to the native population’s, and, whose intentions, in many cases, are hostile, then that people may take extreme action to defend itself and property.


By any honest metric, illegal immigration is a massive crisis – a true national emergency. It is de facto setter colonialism aided and abetted by American traitors and foreign governments like the communist regime in Mexico. Let’s cite some basic facts to convey in a small degree the problem facing us.

According to many sources, Illegal aliens are three times more likely to commit crimes than American citizens. These invaders commit literally hundreds of thousands of crimes annually and at a higher rate than the native population. The number of illegal immigrants as well as Americans who are kidnapped, sold into slavery, and trafficked across the border is also staggering. Nearly 1/3 of immigrant women who attempt to enter the United States illegally are sexually abused, and thousands of American women are raped by illegals. For instance, in Oregon – which is certainly not a state bearing the brunt of the violent crime flooding across the Southern border – some two hundred immigrants (nearly 90% from Latin America) are currently incarcerated for rape. Multiply this across fifty states and you begin to see the problem.

From stealing $4 billion in tax refunds they are not entitled to, to facilitating the drug scourge that afflicts our nation, to bolstering the ranks of criminal gangs, to being the carriers of infectious diseases, to committing violent and non-violent crime by the hundreds of thousands, illegal immigrants are assaulting and deteriorating our nation. The crisis is so terrible that we are seeing anarchy and lawlessness in numerous locations. And though money is the least of our worries, illegal immigration costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

In light of these few facts, we must ask ourselves some hard questions: When is enough enough? When will we enforce the Constitution? When will we mobilize against the horde of foreigners invading our nation? When we will obey the laws of necessity and self-preservation? When is enough enough?


Thankfully, President Donald Trump is trying to stop the flow of chaos across our borders. It is an already uphill battle further hampered by false allegations of Russian collusion, sabotage by members of his own government and cabinet, and a lack of comprehension of the problem by the American People. If we are serious about honoring our Constitution and protecting the states, we must enforce Article 4, Section 4. We must defend each state from invasion, including the invasion of tens of millions of illegal aliens who spit on our laws, dishonor our traditions, bring drugs and diseases into our land, abuse our People, and, all too often, act like parasites that drain the lifeblood out of our Republic.

Whether we bury our heads in the sand or open our eyes, a state of emergency in reality exists. It is not going away. That is, it is not going away unless we demand that it be fixed immediately. Whether we cite Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution and demand that the federal government protect the American People and the states they inhabit, or whether we cite the laws of necessity and self-preservation Thomas Jefferson spoke of, the border must be secured or we will lose our nation. And we will lose it to those who do not care enough about our laws and heritage to come in the front door. Instead, like criminals they sneak through the back door, lie to get free goodies, and team up with cartels and coyotes to swindle us out of our birthright. This dangerous group of invaders must be stopped.

I applaud President Trump’s attempt to secure our border. He has blundered his way into it and has allowed what he calls “the swamp” to nearly engulf him, yet his intention is correct. And he stands on “solid legal ground” in terms of his ability to move to defend the nation. Whether out of legal obligations or the dictates of necessity caused by legitimate crisis, the border must be secured one way or another. If feelings must be hurt and foreign blood must be shed to save American lives, property, and wealth, and the integrity of our nation, so be it. God grant us the fortitude to do what must be done to plug the open sieve that is our Southern border that we may defend our People from foreign invaders. Secure the border. Stop the invasion. Save America.

Zack Strong

February 21, 2019