30 Dec 2019
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I am really bothered by this 2016 debate exchange between Trump and Hillary. This happened when Trump confronted her about open borders.
I don’t want to defend Trump, but he’s right – the Russian hacking thing was a brilliant pivot tactic for Hillary. It got a lot of people to totally disregard the email leaks, & made people feel like if they read it, shared it, or talked about it, they were betraying our country.
You can see how pleased Hillary was that Trump treated it like an immigration issue. But her agenda is about much more than that.
Her “open borders” agenda really is something we should have looked into. I’m looking into it now, and it sure sounds like US hegemony across the Americas. Clinton admitted she’s for ‘open borders’ in paid, private speech: WikiLeaks
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” — HRC
She should have been asked about what she meant by, “hemispheric common market”, and about what that means for national sovereignties.
Are we talking about a vast interventionist project for the western hemisphere? Cuz it sure sounds like it to me. And do any of today’s candidates share this vision? I’d really like to know. I wish journalists were asking better questions. Julián Castro: the US should launch a Marshall plan in Central America
And what role would the Clinton Global Initiative have in all this?
And how does the war on drugs fit into this vision? Especially with people like Mayor Pete talking about building coalitions to fight the drug cartels. Would all of this just end up creating Killing Fields like we have in the Middle East?
Could Hillary’s Open Borders vision lead to reinstatement of the Monroe Doctrine, and what would that mean, since countries like Russia and China are establishing footholds in South America?
US Hegemony aside… I am personally against the open border agenda. Primarily because it would be conducive to human trafficking and would likely lead to further exploitation of migrants. I also have concerns about national security. There are better solutions to our border problems.