Trouble Down South Border security is one of the main reasons why we are able to feel a sense of safety in this country. Being from South Texas, I feel that I have a better understanding of the U.S.-Mexico border security issue than most Americans. I generally get the idea that Americans think that the border is secure because the media coverage is so bleak. Even in our recent Presidential debates, I remember hearing little to nothing about the security of our borders and how we are being protected from non U.S. citizens. I was so embittered because this is a very important issue to me. Not a big enough deal is being made about the violence that is leaking over our borders, or the illegal immigration and drug smuggling problem. “The Obama administration and the heads of the relevant congressional committees should sit down together to set some sensible targets for border enforcement, agree on the resources needed to reach those targets, and relentlessly monitor progress towards those goals.” (Alden, Control 120). America needs to better secure our borders with Mexico to ensure overall national security by combating gang violence, drug trafficking, and human trafficking. Our government leaders have the responsibility of ensuring border security for the nation, but they are failing us. I’ve seen the repercussions of poor border security first hand in Texas, as well as the people who have been negatively affected in one way or another. The drug cartels are more violent, active, and powerful than ever before in history. The two most powerful cartels, who are actually feuding with each other, are the Sinaloa and Los Zetas. Their violence and ruthlessness shows no boundaries or mercy. All these gangs care about is money and drugs. Respect for human life is disregarded. Mexico’s border towns were once a place Americans enjoyed to visit and shop, but now, the threat of being robbed, murdered, or kidnapped is so great, our government deters us from visiting those areas in lieu of our safety. “Over 9,000 people have been killed in the drug wars along the southwest border of the U.S. and Mexico between 2007 and 2009, with at least 1,000 of the deaths occurring in 2009 alone.” (Miller 165). For those who own a ranch in Texas close to the border, carrying a gun on them at all times is an absolute necessity. Ranchers have been killed by groups of armed cartel members smuggling over drugs. Living down there, it is not uncommon to hear stories about people having to kill gang members in self-defense, or just pointing their guns at them to scare them away. They are forced to live in fear for their lives every day. Why are people not being helped when they are constantly victims? These Americans need to be protected from foreigners threatening their wellbeing and way of life. There is a huge loophole in the law in which the cartels are exploiting to their full ability. If they do manage to smuggle the drugs over, the product is picked up by trucks and if said vehicle begins to be pursued by law enforcement, all the driver has to do is turn around and drive the truck straight into the Rio Grande River where cartel boats are already waiting to salvage what drugs they can from the “splashdown.” At this point, U.S. officials cannot arrest them or touch them due to border laws. In this way, cartel members are able to escape back to Mexico only to try again, and again, until they ultimately succeed another day. This is why U.S. officials try and do whatever they can to stop these smugglers before they can reach the safe zone. The cartel’s different ways of smuggling the drugs into the U.S. have become extreme to say the least. There have been cases of surgically implanting drugs into humans and animals to be sent over. They have tried everything from using one man helicopters to make a drop of drugs, to launching the drugs over the border with cannons and slingshots. The ingenuity of desperate people amazes me. If it is that easy for gangs
certain amount of calories per day based on your age and gender. Weight loss is certainly possible due to Nutrisystems easy plan, in which the dieter enjoys because it’s stress-free because everything is done for you, and it's customizable. The only down side is that Nutrisystem is expensive to afford.
No longer a diet of all-you-can-eat bacon and scrambled eggs, the new atkins diet is an almost identical as the original diet, in which helps one
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Girding for War: The North and the South
The Menace of Secession
1. Abraham Lincoln was sworn into office March 4, 1861. The backdrop of the occasion was the halffinished
dome of the Capitol building—symbolic of the nation's fracture.
2. At his inauguration, Lincoln made clear the primary goal of his presidency—bring the nation back together.
1. He argued that dividing the country is impossible simply due to geographic reasons.
2. If the South left, how much of the national debt should they take…
that African Americans faced with racism. Ralph Ellison was born up in the North, where racism wasn’t as prevalent, but when he went to college, he moved down to the South for a higher education. The drastic change brought shock to Ellison, which led him to his writing career. Throughout his career, Ellison wrote about what he saw in the south through fictional stories, such as in Invisible Man, where an African American narrator who remains nameless during the whole story goes through how he got…
U.S. History I
North Defeats the South
The North and the South during the Civil War were both very well equip for war considering they used to be fighting together. Although during the Civil War there could only be one side that could excel and show they were better. The North proved this by doing three key events to win the war. The North had Abe. Lincoln, had a better economy, and had won the Battle of Antietam.
Lincoln was well known…
over the next twelve weeks. A) What is your understanding of stress? B) How do you identify stress? C) How do you manage stress?
Thesis Statement 2 or my premise is: Mishandling or mismanagement of stress leads to separation from God resulting in trouble, sin, and in some cases death.
Read Psalm 107 and let’s start to explore what the Bible has to say or imply about stress.
King James Version (KJV)
107 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
will be discussed in these paragraphs. Andrew’s proclamation to the people of South Carolina, The United States bank, And Indian removal. Jackson was enraged if anybody spoke out against the new law. He said he would hang them himself. The states were right to be mad about this new law Jackson had made. Jackson kept a very close eye on the bank and saw what they were doing and how corrupt they were so he shut them down, doing so though state banks couldn’t make large loans to businesses. The indian…
dancer at a club and gets caught up with the drug cartels by stealing from them. She involves Tae-shik in her drug trafficking, without his knowledge and gets in trouble. Suddenly, Tae-shik is framed for murder and his daughter So-Mi is abducted by them. Once an black operations agent for the Korean government, he is determined to take down gang's highly refined Thai street thug, Ramrowan. Now with the knowledge that So-mi is being used by Chinese gangs to smuggle drugs and money. She will be killed…
Kentucky, Wisconsin, and South Carolina have all lowered the drinking age to 18 but only for the people that are apart of the military. South Dakota would lower it to 18 and sell them only low-alcohol to them. Minnesota would only allow 18-20 year-olds to buy alcohol in a bar or restaurant but they will not sell it to them when they…
mockingbird in many ways. The mockingbird is not only a symbol in the novel but also this magnificent bird teaches an important life lesson that should never be forgotten. The mocking bird first symbolizes Boo Radley. Both Boo and the mockingbird cause no trouble. They do not bother anyone and they both keep to their own business. The mockingbird does nothing except make delightful music for everyone to enjoy. In the novel Miss Maudie explains to Jem and Scout that their father was right. Its a sin to kill…
book took place in the 1800’s, specifically throughout 1817 and 1840. This book was mainly about Fredrick’s life as a slave. It also gave a very good insight of the slave life; Fredrick went in depth about his everyday experiences, troubles, and even the ups and downs he faced, including his escape.
The main purpose of “The Narrative Life of Fredrick Douglass” was to make readers more aware of how serious slavery was back then, and to also give readers a better visual and understanding of what…