For the sake of conversation, let's say the threat is absolutely real. It is imminent. There's no ifs, ands or buts about it. The U. S. government has can prove drug cartels are flooding the nation with heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and other drugs. We know illegal immigrants are sneaking into the USA to steal jobs. Terrorists are invading the country to dirty bomb us.

If we have this knowledge, then our President should immediately deploy the military to secure our land and water borders. The Army, Navy and Air Force are highly skilled men and women. Job 1 is protecting our borders over another nation or the sea lanes.

Brian Thomas is the host of Brian’s Beat on 1420 WBSM New Bedford.  He can be heard weekdays from 10am-Noon and Saturdays from 6am-9am.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.