February 29th, 2024
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larry phillipsGUEST COLUMN, Larry Phillips, Kismet


I’m so tired of Democrats throwing this term, “A Threat To Democracy” around and knowingly misinforming citizens that they – the Dems – are protecting Democracy from those horrible Republicans.

What sickness. They constantly project their “crimes against America” onto conservatives. Even moderate Dems are seeing the damage to America caused by their own party.

Welcome to reality, friends.

For instance, let’s just look at the border crisis – just one item of a dozen or more that’s changing – and harming this country and her citizens for the worse.

During the Feb. 7 Congressional hearing – that every Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability boycotted – numerous chief border patrol agents discussed the chaos.

“In 2020, our total encounters were 66,000. That figure nearly tripled in 2021, and then quadrupled last year. We closed last year, 2022, with over 250,000 encounters in Tucson, Arizona. That is a 257 percent increase in just two years…,” Chief Patrol Agent for the Tucson Sector Mr. John Modlin said.

There were so many condemnations by border patrol workers of Biden’s open border plans, it was simply sickening.

Here’s just a slice of Q&As at the Feb. 7 hearing:

“There was somebody that became President of the United States in January of 2021. In January 2021 this gentleman got rid of the migrant protection protocols, the MPP program, he stopped border wall funding, he actually gutted the interior enforcement against illegal aliens, he put a 100-day moratorium to study border security protocols. In your opinion, do you believe these policy changes actually led to the drastic increases in border encounters at the southern border?” Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) asked Chief Modlin.

“The thing I can tell you that goes to the spike that you’re talking about is that in the Tucson sector interview people post-arrest, what became the most common response was that they believed when the administration changed, that the law changed and policy changed and there was an open border,” Chief Modlin answered.

Rep. Donalds responded: “Joe Biden decided not to follow the law.”

And that’s the absolute truth. 

Biden is committing actual crimes against the citizens of America. He does this because he’s been told all these people of color coming into the states illegally will eventually vote for Democrats.

I’ve seen some of those immigrants who have realized Biden is trying to turn America into a socialist state – something many of these illegals are trying to escape. Ha.

But let’s look at the numbers.

Border Patrol has recorded about 5.4 million illegals have be released into the country since Biden was sworn in, where he quickly opened the southwest border on Day No. 1 with his executive orders, which often ignore all laws on the books.

Then there are numbers of “got-aways” where some estimates are around 1.5 million since Jan. 21, 2021, (Inauguration Day).

Let’s use those numbers just for examples of what Democrats are supporting and turning a blind eye toward.

A close number is 6.9 million illegals now scattered into every state, where a majority are getting their housing paid for, all the food they can eat, getting medical treatments, schooling for their children and a government paid cell phone.

They’re actually living better than our homeless, which comprises numerous veterans, but folks, the Democrats don’t care about U.S. citizens.

As I write this op-ed Wednesday afternoon, another Congressional hearing is being held on the border, interviewing the head of Border Patrol and many others, but the Democrats have again refused to attend the hearings. 

They show total disregard of the people living along the border, who have lost their way of life forever. The crisis has buried them through indifference and contempt from the Democrats.

There are only 16 states – out of 57 (according to Obama), actually it’s only 50 states, that have populations above 6.9 million.

Imagine that, Biden and Democrats have allowed 6.9 million illegal immigrants into the country – enough to be the 17th largest state in America.

Massachusetts comes in at 16th most populist at 6,981,974. Think about that, there are enough Biden illegals to replace the entire population of Massachusetts.

And don’t tell me the Democrats have supported this invasion for any other reason than wanting votes for their disastrous, evil socialist-driven agenda. Their actions speak volumes.

Here’s a fact:

On Feb. 9, the House voted to disapprove a bill, which took aim at Washington D.C.’s Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act, which would allow noncitizen residents to vote in local elections.

The vote tally was 260-162.

Fortunately, 42 Democrats joined with their Republicans colleagues in support.

But 162 Representatives of the U.S. House — 162 Congressmen — voted to give illegals the right to vote.


Wouldn’t have seen anything like that 20 years ago.

That’s the only reason Democrats allow the border crisis to continue unabated. Plus, they don’t care about how many of these people heading here die of thirst or rattlesnake bites or in vehicle wrecks running from law enforcement. 

It’s unbearable to people who have a soul to see what’s happening to these teenage (or younger) girls who are being sold into sex slavery – being raped constantly.

And the drugs – up to 70,000 a year dying from poisoning. I remember when Dems rioted at the Democratic Convention in Chicago while protesting 50,000 deaths from fighting in Vietnam.

The Democrats of today, are starting to show their true KKK colors of abuse to minorities.

Who are the real threats to democracy?

GUEST COLUMN, Kim Baldwin, Kansas Farm Bureau


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