Webb: When not to surrender

Webb: When not to surrender

A story broke earlier this week about what transpired April 13 on our southern border near the small town of Clint, Texas. An army sergeant and a private in an unmarked Customs and Border Protection vehicle had set up a hasty observation post north of the Rio Grande River on U.S. territory.

Confronted by Mexican military who crossed onto American soil from Mexico according to the incident report, the soldiers were detained, and one had his sidearm taken and placed into their vehicle.

There are a lot of details that still need to be investigated and explained but the basic premise of the United States soldiers surrendering on American soil to a foreign soldier is abhorrent to say the least.

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To be clear, no American soldier on American soil should ever turn their weapon over to another country’s soldier.

What message does this send to the Mexican cartels, coyotes, migrant organizers inside the United States, illegal aliens and to governments south of the border? Answer: even American soldiers cannot prevent you from crossing into their country. Some might want to dispute this, but take the other perspective and you will find it hard to do so.

In America we have got to bring back our fighting spirit and not surrender on any battlefield including the political.

The almost two dozen declared Democratic presidential candidates are pushing far-left ideas that are antithetical to America and our success as a nation.

On the Mueller report, which was clear that there was no collusion, the Democrats continue to push for more investigations. Do we surrender on this point in the face of two years of intensive investigation?

Of course some Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE (Mass.) and Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg defends Kaepernick, NFL players who kneel during national anthem Journalism is now opinion-based — not news-based Buttiegieg backs NFL players' right to protest during anthem: I 'put my life on the line to defend' that MORE of South Bend, Ind., continue to push for and appease their radical left by calling for the impeachment of President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE.

Many of these candidates support packing the Supreme Court, abolishing the Electoral College and private health insurance. They have embraced many of the policies of socialism openly.

On Earth Day the candidates and other prominent Democrats made their commitments to the Green New Deal which would kill jobs, raise taxes and push the government takeover of major industrial sectors of the United States. They can try to call it whatever they want but these are socialist policies with a high price tag like the $93 trillion estimated for the Green New Deal.

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway: Pelosi is playing Trump 'like a drum' Schumer: Trump was 'agitated' during White House infrastructure meeting Trump, Pelosi exchange insults as feud intensifies MORE told me in a recent interview for “Reality Check with David Webb” on Fox Nation that the White House welcomes a fair clean fight of Medicare versus health care for you, which is the president’s vision.

The administration also welcomes the debate over ObamaCare, which left 28 million without coverage and millions to pay billions in penalties. ObamaCare is a debate about health insurance and Trump wants to talk about health care.

Some elements of what some Democrats call TrumpCare are $500 million for pediatric cancer care, access to treatment programs for opioid addiction having a system that is capable, cost effective and keeps your health care your choice.

The Bernie SandersBernie SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding MORE plan would destroy the doctor-patient relationship. Hospitals would be forced to operate under a government structured system that would limit their ability to provide the levels of care based on the individual needs of the patient. Sanders’s plan would repay hospitals at Medicare percentages.

Conway states further that even Sanders admits BernieCare isn’t free. Americans will be taxed to pay for his “Medicare for All” plan instead of premiums and deductibles. This isn’t a tax on the wealthy. He can’t even keep that promise.

Under BernieCare, which offers free stuff versus freedom private insurance, Tricare for veterans and 60 million seniors and disabled people relying on Medicare would lose.

The CEO of United Healthcare said that Medicare for All would destroy the private health system. Even former President Obama last fall cited Medicare for All as a “good new idea.” Notice that no Democrat is running on ObamaCare. They are past it and so is the country. Approximately 11 million Americans are signed up for ObamaCare and 320 million are not. It was a false premise that the young and healthy would sign up to subsidize the plan. They preferred the penalty which is less, initially. The promise was never fulfilled and nine years after ObamaCare was passed, we still have 28 million Americans without health insurance.

Republicans cannot surrender and Americans must be the foot soldiers pushing them. Surrender to socialism is the proven deadly end of nations. This fact is not up for debate.

Webb is host of “The David Webb Show” on SiriusXM Patriot 125, host of “Reality Check with David Webb” on Fox Nation, a Fox News contributor and a frequent television commentator. His column appears twice a month in The Hill.