America for Sale to the Highest Foreign Bidder
I caught Letterman the other night when Donald Trump was on. He was saying since our dollar is devalued and everything we have is now a world wide bargain, foreigners are buying up all the real estate. He admitted he’s inflating prices to get his best deal, and they’re happy to pay it.
Today Mike Cutler brought another related story to our attention. We have done several pieces on the marijuana farms being cultivated all over our national parks and forests by Mexican Drug Cartels.
Well, kiddies, there's a new game in town.
Headline: Dealers Turn Vineyards Into Pot Farms
Quote: "Authorities believe some of the buyers are living in Mexico and their vineyards are producing tens of thousands of illegal marijuana plants - a crop that could easily surpass grapes in value this year........in one case, drug operatives approached a farmer who didn't have his farm listed for sale. He resisted until, asked to name a price. He threw out a figure: $263,000 for 27 acres and no building. The buyer showed up a few days later and bought the property in cash,"
This is Washington State! Well, I suppose it might keep them off our 'public' lands.
What will we do when there is no more private land except in the hands of foreign nationals?
This ain’t your daddy’s USA anymore.
Here's Mike Cutler's take on it.
"We then come to the second article that I have attached below, about how Mexican drug traffickers have taken to a new tactic of buying up precious land that had been used for the cultivation of vineyards to be used to grow marijuana within the borders of the United States!
There had been previous news reports about those same drug organizations growing marijuana in national parks of the United States and now, without adequate enforcement by the federal government, we are witnessing a continuing expansion of Mexican drug traffickers growing ever increasing quantities of marijuana within the United States!
With all of this ongoing madness, neither major candidate for the Presidency has been willing to address the issue of border security and the creation of an immigration system that has real integrity that protects our nation and honors those lawful immigrants who have abided by the laws of the United States and have made the effort to legally become part of our nation.
Just as I blame our government for the lunacy to be found in the one-sided relationship that exists between the United States and Mexico, I blame the citizens of our nation for the current state of affairs in the political process!
My dad used to tell me that I would teach people I encountered, how they should treat me. The first time he told me this, I was a bit confused, so I asked him to explain what he meant by that. He told me, "Mike, if you accept abusive treatment by anyone, you are encouraging that abuse. You need to quickly establish limits and make it clear that there are situations that are utterly unacceptable to you. By making it clear to those you deal with, you will force people to treat you the way you want to be treated!"
We the People must take that lesson and employ it with our elected representatives. We the People must make our voices heard! This is not a Liberal issue nor is it a Conservative issue- this is the way that all Americans must force those politicians who purport to represent us, to truly represent us!
The stakes are far too great for us to allow the status quo to continue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!"