The Border Patrol interdictions statistics were released for fiscal year 2019 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 for the Southwest Border and in the United States. In many categories Border Patrol interdictions were up over fiscal year 2018.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the most alarming statistics:
- 851,508 migrants apprehended to include 473,683 family units
- 126,001 inadmissibles encountered at port of entries
- 976 gang members arrested nationwide
- Nearly 101,000 pounds of cocaine seized (a 73% increase over Fiscal Year 2018)
- Nearly 2,800 pounds of fentanyl seized (a 30% increase)
- More than 83,000 pounds of methamphetamine seized (a 23% increase)
- $75 million of illicit currency seized (a 7% increase)
- Almost 3,000 illicit weapons seized (a more than 150% increase)
Why are Border Patrol Interdictions Up?
Clearly, we have a border security issue. I know that is not a new revelation for those of you who have been following my campaign. I will ask once again, what has our current representative, Ann Kirkpatrick (D), done to fix the border security issues? Simple answer is, not much. She’s just another do-nothing Democrat.
Ann Kirkpatrick has been more focused on the baseless impeachment of President Donald Trump and championing the phony climate change movement, than solving real problems that affect Southern Arizonans every day.
The most recent Border Patrol interdictions statistics indicate we still have a real security problem at our Southern border. That translates into less safety for and a substantial economic impact on residents here in District 2, Arizona and the United States.
11 years in the military and another 7 years as a civilian for the Department of the Army, has afforded me a great deal of experience combating threat, terrorism and terrorist activities. These types of activities are not unlike the criminal activities we are now experiencing at our Southern border. Of the candidates running for Congress this cycle, I am uniquely qualified to address the problems we are experiencing on our Southern Border.
When I get to Congress, I will immediately begin building coalitions with other Congressional leaders to address our border crisis. I will also begin to educate and persuade representatives who do not see border security as a priority, on the necessity of acting immediately to solve this national crisis.
Even if you don’t live in my district, you can support our effort to replace a do-nothing Democrat, Ann Kirkpatrick, in the House of Representatives. Help me get to Congress so I can begin to solve border crisis we all face.
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The 2019-20 Democrat Presidential nomination process has drawn much attention to the Green New Deal. It’s a massive government effort to dump fiat money onto the economy and solve the so-called ‘Climate Crisis’ in one fell swoop. By the way, it’s brought to you by Democrats.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the lead proponents in the Democrat controlled House of Representatives for the Green New Deal. H.Res. 109 currently has 95 co-sponsors. Fortunately, Ann Kirkpatrick is not a co-sponsor, yet (as of 24 Oct 2019). However, she is a co-sponsor of H. Con. Res. 52, Expressing the sense of Congress that there is a climate emergency which demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes.
H. Con. Res. 52:
Whereas global atmospheric concentrations of other greenhouse gases, including methane, nitrous oxide, and hydrofluorocarbons, have also increased substantially since preindustrial times, primarily due to human activities, including burning fossil fuels;
So, you see, it’s not that Kirkpatrick doesn’t believe in man-made climate change. It’s just that she has a very, very vulnerable Congressional seat and understands the Green New Deal is a no go for AZ District 2. She won’t sign on until she entrenches herself in District 2 with one more win in November 2020. That’s a win that, with your help, we’ll deny her.
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Green New Deal
The Green New Deal by any standards except the very far, far left, is a massive government intrusion on the economy. It will have a catastrophic effect on, not ‘climate change’, but your pocketbook and way of life.
Just check out what the Green New Deal intends to unleash on the United States (Source):
- Revive the economy
- Make wars for oil obsolete
- Initiate a WWII-scale national mobilization to halt climate change
- Create 20 million jobs by transitioning to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030
- Invest in public transit
- Invest in sustainable (regenerative) agriculture
- Ensure that any worker displaced by the shift away from fossil fuels will receive full income and benefits as they transition to alternative work
- Enact energy democracy based on public, community and worker ownership of our energy system
- Treat energy as a human right
- Redirect research funds from fossil fuels into renewable energy and conservation
- Build a nationwide smart electricity grid that can pool and store power from a diversity of renewable sources, giving the nation clean, democratically controlled, energy
- End destructive energy extraction and associated infrastructure: fracking, tar sands, offshore drilling, oil trains, mountaintop removal, natural gas pipelines, and uranium mines
- Halt any investment in fossil fuel infrastructure, including natural gas
- Phase out all fossil fuel power plants
- Phase out nuclear power
- Impose a greenhouse gas fee/tax to charge polluters for the damage they have created
Anyone who believes any of the above can be achieved in 10 years is living in a fantasy land. There is no way any alternative energy in development now (Solar, Wind, Magic, etc.) will replace fossil fuels in the next 10 years, or by 2030. Not going to happen.
The Green New Deal or the Green New Dumb, as I call it, is just another attempt by Democrats to grab control of your freedom and liberty. I bet everyone in Southern Arizona will be so happy to give up their cars, pay over half their wages in taxes and live in utter poverty just to support a Green New Deal (sarcasm). That’s why Ann Kirkpatrick can’t sign on to this, yet. But she’s over halfway there.
I have one final parting piece of advice for Ann Kirkpatrick (D) AZ CD2. Go outside, squint your eyes a bit and look up at the Sun. That’s what causes climate to change on the Earth. Don’t stare too long.
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The impeachment fundraising scam is still in play for the Democrats. We are learning now that the Democrats are saying they will have to push this impeachment fundraising scam past Thanksgiving and into Christmas. I’m not convinced it will ever come to a vote.
I don’t disagree there is an element of tearing down President Donald Trump in this scam but that is ultimately a losing tactic because the Democrats don’t have any evidence. If they did, we would know it. The Democrats and the news media are one in the same and that information would be out there to support their impeachment fundraising scam.
Ann Kirkpatrick (D) AZ CD2, has and will continue to benefit from this fundraising push. She is among the newly elected Democrats in the House. Irrespective of her margin of victory in 2018, over a weaker Republican candidate, the upcoming election will not be easy for her. If we nominate a solid conservative non-RINO candidate to face her in November she will lose.
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The Democrats’ Presidential candidate will be weak, historically week, monumentally weak. Ann Kirkpatrick will be extremely vulnerable against the correct candidate. That candidate must be able to provide a clear choice on policy. RINO Republicans, like Lobbyist Shay Stautz, who have a long a sordid history working for Democrats, left-leaning institutions and contributing money to Democrats (including mega-Democrat Raul Grijalva), will lose massively. We’ve seen it over and over again in District 2.
Rush Limbaugh always says, “The Democrats will always tell you who they’re afraid of.” Well let me tell you.
- I’m the only candidate she has bothered to issue a press release against.
- I’m the only candidate she has sent her legion of Social Justice Warriors after.
- And, as recently as last week it appears Ann Kirkpatrick has completely redesigned her Official website to highlight constituent service.
You might recall I recently wrote two articles (Going to Bat for You and Constituent Services) about what my Congressional office will be like once I’m sworn in. We know you’re reading our stuff Ann.
Back to fundraising though, understand Ann Kirkpatrick is raising money on the Impeachment fundraising scam and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is too. You might remember Adam Schiff is the Finance Chair of their Frontline program, the DCCCs program to maintain their House majority.
I need to keep raising money to keep up with the Democrats fundraising effort. Congressional campaigns are expensive, and I know Ann Kirkpatrick will continue to attack me. Please don’t wake up on November 4, 2020 with Ann Kirkpatrick still in office and say, “Maybe if I had just given a few dollars to my candidate, we could have won this election.”
I can use your help now. There is so much background work our campaign must do now and in the next few months if we hope to be competitive. Donations in July, August, September and October 2020 will be welcome but they won’t have the same impact as a donation today. You can even make a pledge to give just a little each month. Believe me, those are very helpful because it allows me to budget better.
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Now back to my thoughts on the National Democrats’ impeachment scam.
Impeachment will backfire on democrats if they end up not having the votes and are unable to bring it to the floor of the House. However, once they bring it to the House floor, it will become apparent there are no high crimes and misdemeanors for which impeachment is warranted.
If they do decide to bring it to a formal vote, they will likely have to do it when nobody is paying attention. Christmas is the perfect time for that since most everyone will be focused on family, friends and the holiday, and not what Congress is doing or what the media is saying. When it is demonstrated they don’t have any evidence, the impact to their members will be minimal.
Remember, Democrats are all about one thing, getting power and staying in power. We all know from experience they don’t have a political philosophy set on bedrock. They will change their position on any number of issues to suit their main goal, keeping power.
Since I believe this is an impeachment fundraising scam, Democrats will want to keep this alive until they can’t control the media cycle on it. That will happen when the first wave of Democrat caucuses and primaries begin on February 3, 2020.
So, we see they have a window of opportunity to satisfy their voter base. Democrats have been whipping up their base over impeachment since before President Trump was sworn in. To finally not have a vote could be a disaster for them, unless they just let it all die out for media coverage of the Democrat Presidential Nomination process. January to November is a long time for their base to forget how riled up they were over impeachment.
Once the nomination of their Presidential candidate is complete, they can again push hard on impeachment if it suits them or not since the media will be focusing on their Presidential candidate. He or she will determine if this goes forward at that point depending on how that person decides to go after President Trump leading up to the November election.
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