Skip to comments.Vigilantes targeting Mexican military
Posted on 02/14/2004 10:55:45 AM PST by JackelopeBreederEdited on 05/07/2004 5:38:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Troops help drug, people smugglers and will be shot, says leader of armed patrol in Douglas.
DOUGLAS - Rhetoric along the Mexican border here is rising, with a heavily armed group of residents declaring war on the Mexican military, and the mayor thinks chances are rising that someone will get hurt.
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The subversive socialist liberals sure do!
Locked-up thread. I guess someone has a problem with you guys defending yourselfs in Cochise County. I feel that the citizens of your county have every right and should be able to use any means you feel fit to defend yourselfs against this invasion. If the Federal government had done its job, this problem would not exist.
LOL! You did mean that to be funny, right? I believe at least a few Americans have already contacted the White House in regard to defending our borders. But no response has been issued by the President on the subject thus far.
Why do we have foreign military units regularly tresspassing on peoples property for the purpose of enforcing a group of drug smugglers? Bush isnt doing anything about it. That doesnt mean people dont have a right to defend themselves. This guy is trying to call attention to the problem before it gets further out of control. For that you call him stupid.
Meanwhile if you were in their shoes you would just run away and abandon your home right? Otherwise you have to be at the mercy of a foreign military that can come on your property at anytime they wish.
When can a citizen defend himself? When a group of armed thugs tresspasses on the property? When the thugs have surrounded you and are pointing their guns at your head? Do you have to wait till they pull the trigger first?
Give them license to do as they will aside from shooting at you and eventually they wont have to shoot at you. Your right to self-defense will become a moot point.
You're joking, right?
Words of wisdom from the movie "The Patriot" starring Mel Gibson.
I believe in "Peace thru Streagth". If our federal government showed Mexico a little military streagth in defending our borders, we'd have peace in Cochise County.
Only real political pressure would make Washington send troops. I would guess the governors of border states would do something first, like use the national guard.
In an earlier period of American history, you could've said basically the same thing about another group of patriots. That idiot George Washington! What the hell did he think he was doing? Didn't he know that he could've been arrested for being in charge of a ragtag militia group that was killing British soldiers? That idiot!
Good man. I wish them well.
Is he getting fair treatment in the local press?
Sure he has. Bush has given us his grand we-can't-call-it-amnesty plan.
***an ex-Republican base voter***
Why do you say he's an idiot? Have we completely given up our property rights now? If the Mexican military decides to use your property for whatever reason --- drug smuggling being the most common reason they would ---- you are to turn over your property to them?
I don't live in a border state so correct me if I'm wrong but I never hear of border state governors taking a stand against the illegals crashing the border. Some even seem to be in pander mode, for votes I guess.
I do hear them asking for taxpayer money to offset the medical, education, crime, clean up and social program costs the illegals cause the states to incur.
Bush isn't in control over the Mexican excursions into the USA and they are becoming more bold. Fox is testing Bush --- he's seeing what he can get by with and for now he knows he can get by with a lot. I think Bush would have Americans let the Mexicans build their army bases on that land just to keep "positive" relations. We seem intent on keeping the corrupt elites over there in power no matter what the cost.
It's strange too that the Mexican government has it's military crawling all over the border, but Bush is too afraid of that government's reaction to put our military on the border to get them to back down. There are Mexican army guys all over the place --- and it's hard to know all what that's about.