By John W. Lillpop
The World Health Organization (WHO) has ratcheted up the swine flu alert and warns that "all of humanity is threatened" by the deadly disease, which originated in Mexico.
As reported, in part, at Yahoo.com:
"Mexico readied a "temporarily closed" sign — taking the drastic step of ordering a suspension of nonessential federal government and private business activity as it tried to squelch a swine flu epidemic. The World Health Organization ratcheted up an alert and warned that "all of humanity" is threatened.
"The dire warning showed that world health officials are very worried about the potential for massive numbers of deaths worldwide from the mutated virus, even though the epidemic so far has claimed only a confirmed eight lives in Mexico and one in the United States. Roughly 170 deaths are suspected of having been caused by the virus in Mexico.
"The Phase 5 alert, indicating a pandemic could be imminent as the virus spread further in Europe, prompted Mexico to announce the partial May 1-5 shutdown, Mexican Health Secretary Jose Cordova said late Wednesday."
While the rest of the world moves to combat this grave threat in a responsible manner, Democrat politicians in America refuse to enforce the law or take other common sense steps to protect American citizens.
To begin with, President Obama and Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano have ruled out closing the borders with Mexico, which is the source of the wretched disease.
Moreover, the Democrat-majority Senate is scheduled to begin hearings on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform," Washington-speak for amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens, the overwhelming majority of whom are from Mexico, again the source of the swine flu.
Given the fact that "all of humanity is threatened" by disease from Mexico, our political leaders should immediately shut down the border to stop the further flow of illegal aliens into this nation.
In addition, because of the precarious state of the American economy, it should be abundantly clear that America can no longer afford to feed, house, educate, and provide medical care for tens of millions of foreign, non-English speaking aliens who have violated U.S. borders and laws and who have no legal basis for being here.
President Obama and Democrats on Capitol Hill need to place the interests of the American people first and foremost by securing the border, terminating all plans for amnesty, and by deporting illegal aliens already here back to Mexico.
THAT is change that this nation desperately needs!