Sending a Message: Making America Safe Again — The Beltway Times


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America’s most recent election cycle has certainly changed the course of history in more ways than the swift upswing of our overwhelming rejection of political correctness and identity politics. We have seen media outlets that were once trusted sources of vital information devolve into nothing more valid than the tabloids beside the chewing-gum brands at the check-out line of your local grocer. The absurdity of the legacy corporate media was brought to light by President Trump’s campaign. Now that he is in the Oval Office, his administration has steadily brought about the demise of certain networks by playing several games of multi-dimensional chess through the stories they present in an attempt to disprove themselves. The attacks on the Trump Administration are continuing in order to discredit him in one area – but only work to increase the approval of legislation he has passed since the inauguration.

For example, by stating that the media failed to cover terrorist attacks on US soil, CNN rushes to post their archived coverage of all terror attacks over the past year. Then, the general public overwhelmingly approves the legislation on the travel ban as well as showing an increased interest in a border wall. If President Trump uses his words so strategically in order for certain branches of media to spiral into irrelevancy then what message does the language of his legislation send to those whom they address?

With the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Wednesday, President Trump’s first executive order following Sessions’ Oath of Office was expected to be very aggressive in terms of preserving law and order in our country. Make no mistake- President Trump wanted to send a strong message about certain problems that I believe have been on his mind for quite some time. Certainly, upholding these standards just became a lot easier with Sessions as our Attorney General.

Strong immigration policies are Sessions’ forte, so it makes sense that the first executive order would take a devout stance against certain enterprises that have taken advantage of our lax immigration laws. The eradication of these criminal enterprises will hopefully bring about an end to “crime, corruption, violence, and misery” that has not received enough attention from the media over the past eight years.

The heroin epidemic in this country has reached a horrendous level in terms of its casualties. Cartel violence in the border states has increased significantly, but that is not the main cause of death as far as this crisis is concerned. From 2014 to 2015, “heroin overdose death rates increased by 20.6%, with nearly 13,000 people dying in 2015”. This tremendous upsurge in fatalities is the result of the failed immigration policies that have allowed these deadly drugs to flood into our country and continue “destroying the blood of our youth.”

The previous quote from President Trump last Thursday may also have a dual-meaning, and may be directed toward criminal enterprises many Americans remain unaware of. Many eye-opening statistics often go unreported by the larger media networks. The aforementioned heroin overdose epidemic is a hot-button issue for mainstream media, but it is certainly not at the forefront of the law-enforcement agenda if sheer numbers are a way to measure the extent of the problems our country faces on a day-to-day basis.

According the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each and every day. That is a staggering 2,000 children every single day in America, so at least 40 children from each state (on average) are vanishing daily. As far as confirmed abductions, that total amounts to nearly 700 kidnappings per-day. By comparison to the 13,000 people who died of heroin overdoses, the total number of children who never return home is likely much higher. Without a doubt, these numbers are staggering enough to cause a high-level of concern. The Trump Administration is doing everything in its power to reduce those numbers, and with Jeff Sessions leading the Department of Justice, we have already seen progress in terms of the deportation of illegal immigrants and the dismantling of criminal networks that put children at risk:

“These groups are drivers of crime, corruption, violence, and misery. In particular, the trafficking by cartels of controlled substances has triggered a resurgence in deadly drug abuse and a corresponding rise in violent crime related to drugs. Likewise, the trafficking and smuggling of human beings by transnational criminal groups risks creating a humanitarian crisis. These crimes, along with many others, are enriching and empowering these organizations to the detriment of the American people.” – Donald J. Trump – Feb. 9,2017.

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions assumed his role as the head of the Justice Department, there have been several large busts of pedophile rings and drug-trafficking cartels. In California alone, 474 arrests were made in a single day through a collaborative effort between multiple law enforcement agencies. In the days since, we have seen similar busts occur in Texas, Japan, Tennessee, Georgia, and Haiti. This will not be the end of the line either, seeing as human and drug-trafficking are the most lucrative trades of the black-market economy. With a number as large as 800,000 missing children each year, there is a lot of work to be done in acquiring information that will lead to the dismantling of these criminal groups.

We should know by now that President Trump chooses his diplomatic strategies and words carefully. By holding off on this executive order until he knew all of his ducks were in a row in the Department of Justice, it is quite clear that he is determined to eradicate this systematic evil from our country forever. It is only a matter of months or weeks before the realization sinks in for the rest of the country, and only time will tell us how far these networks have infiltrated our society. One outcome is very certain: the swift actions taken by this administration will make America a safer country than in any period in history. After over fifteen years of living in fear of threats both foreign and domestic, I feel that safety and security is the least our citizens deserve from its government.