Those of us who live here in Cochise County wish that it would work that way. Unfortunately, it doesn't. Our sheriff has only 75 deputies to handle a county the size of the state of Connecticutt. The few hundred Border Patrol agents are trying to control very rough country 24 hours a day. The terrain is against them -- lots of man-high scrub and a maze of dry washes that makes their job similar to trench warfare.
They managed to catch about 180,000 here last year, but they privately estimate that 500,000 to 700,000 got past them. That's just for 80 miles of border.
The Border Patrol will not see any reinforcements in manpower or equipment. Dubya's FY 2005 budget proposal cuts their funding by $130 million.
As far as Jack Foote getting arrested -- he would be only one of several hundred suspects and the authorities know it.
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?
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.
We have law enforcement agencies. Yes, we certainly have plenty of ATF, IRS, EPA etc officials. Enough to perform rectal exams on real Americans 24/7/365. But not enough to man the INS or the BP, evidently.
Theirs is the responsibility to defend our borders, not a bunch of trigger-happy "patriots."You should read about the 2nd amd some time. I recall "trigger happy patriots" fired the "shot heard 'round the world" 200+ years ago. And "patriot" was not a term of derision then, the way you put it today.
You want our borders defended? Send a letter to Bush. He's in charge of the military.ROTFLMAO. You are really a card.