“We should never let border security get in the way of the economy”
Phoenix’ Mayor Greg Stanton has made a comment so outlandish that we recommend it be committed to memory. “We should never let border security get in the way of the economy,” the ambitious leftist declared recently. Stanton was in Washington D.C. last week meeting with mayors of Mexican border cities at the deceptive and extremist 21st Century Border Initiative. (Check out some of the links). Affiliate NDN is a major leftist think tank with a commitment to open borders.
Stanton, like his Arizona República cheerleader Linda Valdez, views Mexico as our route to economic recovery. In fact, Mexico has cost us hundreds of billions in remittances and is a top recipient of U.S. foreign aid, reported at $330 million.
This Cronkite News article,* stunning in its biased approach, was printed in the Phoenix News section of the Arizona Republic, and reports on the meeting.
Stanton must have missed this carefully worded directive from the U.S. Department of State detailing the unpredictability of violent crime including kidnappings, disappearances, carjacking and highway robbery throughout Mexico, even warning that local police have been implicated in some of these incidents. U.S. citizens have been murdered and Mexican border towns have become bloody battlefields. Last year’s figures of nearly 11,000 victims killed since 2007 in the single border city of Ciudad Juarez, (abutting El Paso, Texas) — the vast majority had no involvement in the drug cartels.
The UK’s Daily Mail headlined this report detailing the brutal slaying of Morelia Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta, 36, kidnapped and murdered — after two previous assassination attempts by a Mexican drug gang, one of which killed her husband. She was slaughtered as she drove her young daughter to school. The Arizona Republic was unable to devote space to this tragedy.
Greg Stanton, who was congratulated on his mayoral win via calls from Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano, has higher aspirations. His wife Nicole, also a lawyer, is making her own name among liberal groups. Keep this duo on your political radar. They are calculatingly angling deep into the circles of Dem power.
* Cronkite, an ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication student endeavor is partnered with the equally agendized Arizona Republic and it‘s Gannett-twin dispenser of liberal slant, Channel 12 — now housed in the same building . “Uncle Walter” was responsible for instituting the birth of opinion journalism.