As professional truck drivers in the United States prepare to face the new FMCSA safety initiative, CSA 2010, I would suggest they prepare for a new battle that will soon be coming their way : the opening of the Mexican border. News out of Washington, D. C. is that President Obama and his administration will soon announce their new plan to reopen the border to Mexican trucks in a final effort to appease Mexico. This is also perfect timing in their quest to grant amnesty to the thirty or so million illegal aliens living in this country. This goes right in line with the President’s harsh words towards the state of Arizona for standing up for their rights to protect their border and citizens.
I would enjoy gathering together 30 million Americans, and on the count of three, we all run across the border into Mexico. I wonder how Mexico would react? Would we be allowed to stay there with no papers, no identification, no visas? Would Mexico allow us to live there in total violation of their laws? We could also make certain that 17% of the Americans who crossed over into their country were convicted felons . . . such as the case in Arizona. Furthermore, if Mexico fought back against us, then we could all go on a rampage and vent our frustration against their unwillingness to allow us to live in their country illegally.
What was it that President Obama said? Oh yea, “The answer isn’t to undermine fundamental principles that define us as a nation.” Am I missing something here? People who break U. S. law, living here illegally and in total disregard to our laws . . . is that not undermining America’s fundamental principles? Mexico does not allow such behavior. In fact, they will execute a “seek and find” expedition and you will find yourself, not just in a Mexican prison . . . but a Mexican military prison. Yet the United States is expected to dismiss those who disrespect our laws, our culture and our heritage and simply be allowed to live and work here just because this is America.
Is safety a real issue for the trucking industry? Is safety a real priority for the FMCSA, D.O.T. and Ray LaHood, the U. S. Secretary of Transportation? Or are they all simply victims of this Presidential Administration?
TheTrucker reports :
“President Barack Obama’s adminstration will soon announce its plan to reopen the U.S. border to Mexican trucks and end a dispute that prompted Mexico to slap duties last year on $2.4 billion worth of U.S. goods, a top U.S. official said on Thursday. President Obama’s team has worked very hard to put a proposal together. We will be announcing it very soon,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told lawmakers.”
How will the FMCSA handle this safety crisis? Will the trucking industry figure out some other way to make American drivers pay for their jobs? Our nation drivers have always been the ones to pay the price, and usually in the name of safety. How can this industry forge ahead with new rules and regulations for trucking safety and be taken seriously, when we are about to open the flood gate to unsafe trucks and equipment? I would certainly hope that the President’s new proposal will have the needed restrictions that would not allow this to happen. Then again . . . we are talking about Obama.
However, let’s not forget George Bush either. Our Presidents’ are bound and determined to undermine the quality of the American way of life. Are we wrong to ask that immigrants who come to America, do so legally? Is the President of the United States suppose to be for the American people, the U. S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights? I really must be missing something here . . .
America is the greatest country on Earth and all are welcome here . . . but when they totally disregard our laws, why are we expected to ignore this violation? Try entering any other country on the planet illegally and see what happens. America is the only country . . . the only country . . . that is not protecting their borders.
The trucking industry is constantly throwing out the term “safety.” Safety this . . . safety that. It is always placing full responsibility on drivers, figuring out further ways to get their greedy little hands in their pocket books. If this administration opens the Mexican border and floods our highways with unsafe trucks and drivers . . . not to mention stealing more jobs from our professional truckers . . . then I say “safety” is just a joke within the American trucking industry.
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