How can this be? After all, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States assured the American people less than one week ago that our "southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years," notes IBD in "Shootout at El Paso City Hall."
But that was teleprompter happytalk disconnected from reality.
With each passing day, it becomes more and more clear: The Obama White House has become an impediment to the lives and liberties of Americans in Texas, not to mention in Arizona and in all the border States.
Weakness at the border is not unrelated to weakness in Washington. Physical violence spilling over from Mexico into our land is not unrelated to constitutional violence spilling over from Washington into our land.
The lesson seems clear: Americans who remember who they are as creatures of resistance in their national heritage and in our human identity must rise up to throw off the oppressor -- whether he be across the border in Mexico or across the border in D.C.
It's 120 days until election day Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.
Yesterday we celebrated our independence from an alien power imposing its will upon America. In this November we do so again. And there is no artificial timetable for withdrawal from the field of battle, Mr. Oppressor. Let freedom ring.