I think folksinger Woody Guthrie would be rolling over in his grave if he saw what was happening in the American Southwest these days. Guthrie won fame with his song This Land Is Your Land, but today we are losing our land to the drug smugglers and illegal aliens streaming across the Mexican border.
If you doubt me, take a look at this sign, one of several that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has erected along a section of Interstate 8 in Arizona, warning people to stay away from the area, due to the possibility of encountering armed smugglers. This is the same area in which a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a shootout with smugglers a few weeks ago.
Just what in the hell is it going to take to make the United States government realize that it needs to take action to stop this invasion? And that is the correct word for it. Armed criminals from another country are invading the United States, and the federal government’s response is to post signs telling U.S. citizens to stay away!
If a bunch of armed Americans entered Mexico they’d probably be shot down. At the very least, they’d likely spend decades in some Mexican prison. But here, we just tell our folks to stay out of their way.
While the brain dead of the world, who live in some dreamland, are condemning states like Arizona for wanting to enforce existing federal laws about illegal immigrants, people in Arizona are living in a war zone, where even armed police officers are subject to ambush. Phoenix is the kidnapping capital of the nation, and second only to Mexico City in the world, and police statistics show it is almost all related to drug and smuggling activity.
But instead of addressing the problem, the Obama administration is now talking about challenging Arizona’s new law in court. What’s to challenge?
I don’t believe in vigilante justice, but I’m convinced that if Washington doesn’t take serious action to stop this invasion, armed citizens are going to get fed up and take matters into their own hands. And when that happens, nobody wins.
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