In West Texas there are so many Mexican children going to school, who have been sent across the border to escape drug war violence, that the school systems are having a hard time paying their bills.
Even worse, news reports say that thugs believed to be employed by various drug cartels are following school buses, and even walking into school buildings while classes are in session, either to be sure the children of their warlords are protected, or to send a message to parents allied with their enemies that “We can get to you and your children, even here.” Schools are hiring armed guards to prevent violence, even further straining their budgets.
A couple of weeks ago, two Americans employed by the U.S. consulate in Juarez, Mexico were murdered by suspected drug cartel gunmen. That same weekend, at least 30 other people were killed in Juarez. These killings were just a handful of literally thousands associated with drug violence across Mexico, from Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez, and south along the Texas border to Laredo. Even police officers and their families are common targets in the bloody drug wars.
A few days ago, Phil Krentz, a rancher near Douglas, Arizona, found a stash of drugs on his property, which sits on the Mexican border. He alerted authorities, who seized 200 pounds of marijuana and arrested eight Mexican nationals on charges of smuggling. The next day, the rancher’s brother, Robert, was murdered while patrolling his property. Many people along the border believe that the murder was in retribution for the earlier drug bust. The murder has ignited a firestorm across southern Arizona, as people demand action to protect them and their families from further violence. In return, all they have received so far are the same platitudes and empty promises they have received for years.
People, it’s time to take back our border. While our government wastes millions of dollars sending our military men and women to Iraq and Afghanistan to keep people from killing each other on the other side of the world, they are killing Americans right here at home! Our border is overrun with illegal aliens, killers, thieves, and smugglers. Mexico is a cesspool, teeming with disease and vermin, and it is spilling into our country. And yet, we stand by, twiddling our thumbs, as we have for decades, while the problem gets worse and worse.
It’s time to stop being the nice guys playing Big Brother to the rest of the world, and to fight the war we are losing here at home. There is going to be more bloodshed on the border. It’s inevitable. The only question that remains is whose blood will it be? That of American citizens, or that of the scumbags who violate our borders and our people.
We had a saying back when I was in the Army, “Kill ‘em all and let God sort it out.” Yeah, I know that sounds pretty harsh. But maybe it’s time we took harsh action. Because what we’ve been doing up until now sure as hell isn’t working.