Marielitos, Islamic Terrorists, Washington, D.C. Traitors & Cowards

Just over 35 years ago, in the Spring of 1980, and recent enough to be recalled by our nation’s leaders, the well-meaning but bumbling President Jimmy Carter was in office. In football parlance, Carter was constantly fumbling the ball.   Since November 4, 1979 Islamic terrorists had been holding dozens of American citizens hostage since overrunning our Iranian embassy, and save for one pathetically poor attempt at rescue in which an American rescue helicopter crashed, had been as impotent in this leadership moment as in countless others.

At that moment in history, Spring, 1980, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro decided the Carter administration was the perfect patsy and his prime opportunity to rid himself of undesirables.   Emptying his jails, prisons and mental institutions, he allowed some 125,000 miscreants, misfits, psychotics and criminals, along with a considerable number of good Cuban citizens who fled the suffocating dictatorship as true refugees.   Known as the Mariel Boatlift, these “ Marielitos “ as they came to be known, welcomed aboard the “ Good Ship Miami “ with no screening or vetting. Carter’s folly would become a historical precursor to the unbridled, unvetted, mass importation of criminals, terrorists and unskilled, unmotivated freeloaders from the Middle East, Asia and Latin American by the criminally treasonous Obama administration.

During the early years of the 1980s, an estimated 5,000 of the Carter administration’s unvetted “ Marielitos “ wreaked total havoc and terrorized South Florida with an unprecedented and brazenly violent crime wave.   Wild West-style shootouts in broad daylight in the middle of the city and its neighborhoods, cold blooded murders, gang wars, rapes, violent robberies, and tons of Columbian cocaine gave Miami the ominous title of America’s violent crime capital.

Jimmy Carter left office on January 20, 1981, leaving his successor, President Ronald Reagan, to clean up his messes, including freeing the Iranian Embassy hostages and bringing the violent, criminally insane Marielitos to justice.

This writer knows from personal experience, how wonderful countless numbers of immigrants to America, from Mexico, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and other locales can be.   They have been my friends, my neighbors and my colleagues at work.   Many of them appreciated the American experience and the American dream more than many of the native-born Americans whom I have known.   That being boldly and truthfully said, it is clear that only insanity or pure evil would motivate our political leadership to allow a wide-open border, limitless illegal immigration, and wholesale, unvetted or poorly screened legal immigration from the Middle East or from any foreign nation.

MarielitosWhat “ President “ (quotation marks because this writer deems his presidency to be, for several reasons, illegitimate ) Obama and his administration is doing with open borders, limitless illegal immigration and openly recruiting Muslim immigrants from Middle Eastern nations allowing in all probability hundreds, if not thousands, of Islamic terrorist into our nation, is treasonous and criminal, whether Obama is sane or insane.   However; for our elected members of the Congress and Judiciary to permit this to continue unabated and unchallenged, is equally treasonous and criminal.   This writer questions the sanity of a majority of Members of Congress, as does at least tens of millions of American citizens.

When President Jimmy Carter twiddled his stupid thumbs while the Marielitos tore South Florida asunder in 1980, it was a hard lesson that should have, but was not, learned by our political leaders.   My assessment of “ President “ Obama, is that all this havoc and destruction via mass illegal immigration and the welcoming “ red carpet “ laid out for Islamic terrorists to freely immigrate, is but the latest in a seven-years long string of deliberately destructive actions meant to tear asunder the United States.   Obama’s “ red carpet “ will almost certainly cause America to “ run red “ with the blood of innocents.

As I write, more than two thirds of the House of Representatives, a clear majority of the U.S. Senate, and more than 30 state governors are boldly declaring that Obama’s “ open door for Islamic terrorists “ must be stopped.   But, recent history strongly suggests that this tough talk will likely be followed by a response and inaction as “milquetoast “ and cowardly as Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who figuratively retreated into the fetal position to suck his thumb, when confronted by LGBT terrorists in wake of the passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Act.

Unless our Governors and both houses of Congress invoke their primacy endowed to them in the Constitution, and check the overreach of Obama now, and for the rest of his treasonous term, under what rationale would Conservative voters have, to return to office in 2016, those Republicans and Conservatives elected in 2010, 2012, and 2014, who thus far, have violated virtually every promise they made to Conservatives during their election campaigns?   Are we as voting Americans, going to allow Members of Congress to “ cower in a corner to suck their thumbs “, or are we going to call them out for the cowards many of them are?

The current crisis in 2015 involving the “ recruitment “ of thousands of potential terrorists by Obama from the Middle East, as well as the “ welcome mat “ for millions of illegal immigrants from Latin America to “ come on in and ride the taxpayer gravy train “, is a hundred-fold more dangerous than the crisis involving the Marielitos “ welcomed “ by President Carter in 1980, overwhelming South Florida in an unprecedented wave of crime.

In this writer’s strong opinion, it is well past time for Americans to call upon our state governors to invoke the Tenth Amendment to our Constitution, and nullify the treason and insanity being tyrannically forced down the throats of local and state governments by Obama and Congress. Tell Congress and our governors to “ Cowboy Up “ !   Either we join together and do this now, or all may be lost within less than a year, in the battle to save America.

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Dale Summitt

Dale Summitt, a passionate writer, public speaker and consultant on public policy, Christian advocacy, education and other issues, is Owner & C.E.O. of Trailblazing America, guardian of America's Christian Faith, Constitution and Bill of Rights, by trailblazing new pathways to Liberty, Justice and Virtue. A veteran career educator and a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian, he is a veteran of the Constitutional Conservative side of the " Culture Wars ", during his long and successful career in teaching and educational leadership in both public and private schools. Battling to preserve morality and high academic standards, Mr. Summitt devoted many years to confronting the dark forces of the radical left who seek to indoctrinate students with liberal and immoral doctrines and threatening to destroy our nation from within.

Mr. Summitt is a " true believer " in the Constitutional principles of limited self-government and the preservation of liberty and freedom enshrined in our Bill of Rights, as well as a firm adherent to a Christian worldview. Believing as a Christian educator and writer that education and intellect is wasted on anyone lacking moral character, he is determined to use his writing abilities to help restore the greatness and Exceptionalism of America and preserve the Judeo-Christian culture that has existed since our nation's founding.

Mr. Summitt resides in a rural area of the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas with his loving wife and family. He is constructing a new website and will soon be back online at

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