Bordering on decline

Since the beginning of the federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2013), it is estimated that 65,000 children (under age 18) have been caught crossing our porous southern border and a total exceeding 100,000 will cross by Sept. 30. Our border agents have been drawn back 70 miles, and now 70 percent of them are tied up with child care and paperwork in processing centers. And it is further estimated the number of people illegally entering our country who are apprehended reflects only 10 percent of those getting through.

Nancy Pelosi recently visited the border interment camps and said these “undocumented” children should be looked upon, as a group, “as the Baby Jesus.”

Google ranks Nancy Pelosi as one the wealthiest members of Congress, at a net worth of $101 million. John Kerry’s estimated net worth is $200 million, and he was reported to own eight homes throughout the world when he ran for president. How many members of the Holy family have they invited into their homes or to their political districts?

We have lists of terrorists who are not allowed to fly into the United States and Ebola carriers who can only fly to super-isolated hospitals via hermetically sealed airplanes. Yet, other groups can fly into Mexico without difficulty and walk across our open border without being deterred.

I once traveled to Rome and saw paintings of the “glory of Rome” at its height, with a population of two million people. The ancient Roman civilization lasted more than 1,000 years, until its borders became an open sieve, vulnerable to the invasion of others. After its decline into the dark ages, Rome had less than 20,000 people left.

Are we next?

Very truly yours,

Michael. B. Lange,