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Mexico's Act of War
WND ^ | Ap 14 05 | Joe Farah

Posted on 04/14/2005 8:42:25 AM PDT by churchillbuff

What would you call it if a neighboring country used its military forces to escort illegal border crossers, including drug-runners, to border areas known to be less secure?

I'd call it an act of war.

And that's what the Mexican government stands accused of doing this week – not just by the Minuteman Project President Bush derides as a "vigilante" movement, but by Border Patrol officers and elected U.S. officials.

President Bush still has a little time to save face – though it is slipping away quickly.

He can change directions, admit that the Mexican border poses the No. 1 national security threat to the United States and take definitive action to secure it, or he can face the almost certain risk of a major terrorist attack on this country with the border providing the entry point.

There are simply no other choices for Bush.

The "cheap labor" argument no longer holds water – not when we are squandering billions on ineffectual homeland security provisions that are rendered meaningless by the openness of the border.

Members of the president's own party in Congress are the whistleblowers on this latest outrage. He can't blame partisan politics. The president's support on every other issue of importance to his administration depends on a quick reversal of his misguided border policies.

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., and chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, had some harsh but appropriate words for Bush's blindness to the border threat:

The president of Mexico is threatening to sue any member of the Minuteman who have contact with a Mexican national, threatening to take the U.S. into the International Court of Justice at the Hague over the passage of Prop 200 in Arizona, and is providing transportation to Mexican nationals trying to sneak into the U.S. ... One could say he is acting in the best interest of his nation. Isn't it unfortunate we cannot say the same thing about President Bush?

Border Patrol sources say the Mexican army recently moved about 1,000 troops to the Agua Prieta region, just south of where the Minutemen are. These troops, the sources say, are diverting all of the illegal alien and drug-smuggling traffic away from the Minutemen.

Only dramatic action by Bush can save his presidency from disgrace.

He needs to place troops on the border to supplement Border Patrol agents. He needs to support congressional efforts to hire 10,000 more Border Patrol agents over the next five years. And he needs to work with Congress on a bill to seal the entire Mexican border with a security fence.

Those should be the minimal conditions Congress requires even for discussion of the president's misguided call for a "guest-worker" amnesty program.

Even if the nation were not facing an imminent threat from cross-border terrorism, this would be the only responsible course of action. But today, after what Americans witnessed Sept. 11, 2001, we all recognize the next attack could be far worse.

It's time for Bush to admit he was wrong – that he made a mistake, that he miscalculated the threat the open border represents.

Yes, he will open himself to criticism by those who will never support him. But he can still win back the tens of millions of responsible Americans who only want what is best for this country.

Time is running out for the Bush administration and the future of his party.

If Republicans don't provide Americans with an alternative and responsible immigration and border policy, the party will go the way of the Whigs and the Bull Moose Party.

The clock is ticking and the bomb that will doom the Republicans and destroy the Bush legacy and kill untold numbers of Americans could go off at any moment.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: actofwar; aliens; bordersecurity; conspirators; farah; flamebaiters; immigration; mexico; wndistabloidtrash
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1 posted on 04/14/2005 8:42:27 AM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: churchillbuff

"The clock is ticking and the bomb that will doom the Republicans and destroy the Bush legacy and kill untold numbers of Americans could go off at any moment."


The sad part is the fact that the democrats are just as much at fault but they won't be the ones to take a fall.


2 posted on 04/14/2005 8:43:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: churchillbuff



3 posted on 04/14/2005 8:45:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us")
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To: cripplecreek
The sad part is the fact that the democrats are just as much at fault but they won't be the ones to take a fall. """

It's expected that the Democrats will try to drill holes in our collective boat. We elect Republicans to fill those holes. If they refuse to do so, why vote for them?

4 posted on 04/14/2005 8:45:20 AM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: churchillbuff

bttt


5 posted on 04/14/2005 8:46:08 AM PDT by trisham ("Live Free or Die," General John Stark, July 31, 1809)
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To: HiJinx; Happy2BMe

Ping the pingers


7 posted on 04/14/2005 8:48:48 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: churchillbuff

"We elect Republicans to fill those holes. If they refuse to do so, why vote for them?"



I guess it's because my only other choice are the hole drillers.


8 posted on 04/14/2005 8:49:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: churchillbuff
President Bush still has a little time to save face – though it is slipping away quickly.

May be Joe Farah should give President Bush the exact time like 8 days, 4 hous, and 32 minutes. (sarcasm).

Joe Farah is a Buchananite bitter loser who made all types of wrong predictions and analysis and this another one of them.

9 posted on 04/14/2005 8:52:48 AM PDT by jveritas (The Left cannot win a national election ever again.)
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To: cripplecreek
"The sad part is the fact that the democrats are just as much at fault but they won't be the ones to take a fall. " The republicans are the ones in power now and the time to seal the border was on 9/12/01.....come on "W" show us you have some stones.
10 posted on 04/14/2005 8:54:14 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society "( Robert Heinlien).)
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To: jveritas
Joe Farah is a Buchananite bitter loser who made all types of wrong predictions and analysis"""

Do you think Bush was smart and correct to call the Minute Men "vigilantes"?

11 posted on 04/14/2005 8:54:54 AM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: churchillbuff
But he can still win back the tens of millions of responsible Americans who only want what is best for this country.

OUCH!

That's gonna leave a mark!

Americans are fed up with being legally forced to fund the destruction of our own country while the US government and it's skirt-hanging political subdivisions play patty cake with each other!

12 posted on 04/14/2005 8:56:30 AM PDT by MamaTexan (NATURAL LAW........If it was good enough for the Founders, then it's good enough for me!!)
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To: churchillbuff
... If they refuse to do so, why vote for them?

And once again, back to your true agenda.

13 posted on 04/14/2005 8:56:44 AM PDT by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: Vaquero

Apparently we have a co president named Vincente Arafat who's too busy promising one thing and doing the opposite and our true president doesn't want to rock the boat.


14 posted on 04/14/2005 8:57:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: churchillbuff

It's also time to b---h-slap his friend Fox and tell him to tend to his own countries problems instead of exporting them here and telling us how to handle them.


15 posted on 04/14/2005 8:58:11 AM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: churchillbuff
I'd call it an act of war.

Me too! This has got to be President Bush's biggest mistake. I pray he realize this error before it is too late.

16 posted on 04/14/2005 9:01:22 AM PDT by Luke (CPO, USCG (Ret))
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To: Luke
.. and before Hillary realizes triangularization
and joins the Minutemen to help.
17 posted on 04/14/2005 9:05:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us")
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To: churchillbuff

Step 1: Lock down our Southern Border.
Step 2: Introduce HUGE fines for employing illegal aliens.
Step 3: Forbid the granting of citizenship to children born of people here illegally.
Step 4: Round up illegals by whatever means necessary and expell them. Do not allow access to driver licenses, healthcare, welfare, food stamps or any public program, except for a one way trip home.
Step 5: Expand, as appropriate, legal immigration AFTER the current crop has assimilated. No one who has ever been deported can legally immigrate.


18 posted on 04/14/2005 9:05:37 AM PDT by conservativewasp (Support John Kerry......... Ho Chi Minh would. Damn! Now I need a new tagline.)
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To: cripplecreek
I guess it's because my only other choice are the hole drillers. No it's not. I refuse to choose between 2 hole drillers. At this point, I plan to go third party, like the Constitution party, next time.

Sure, a Democart may get elected in the meantime. But the GOP is slumping towards the Dems positions on domestic issues anyway. The GOP and the country may need just a such a reminder. To borrow an analogy of principle: "Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it" (Hebrews 12). :)
19 posted on 04/14/2005 9:05:53 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: Luke

The sad thing is we don't have any who will try to stop it. Pres. Bush won'ty try to fix it nor is there anyone in his cabinet who will try as well. Rove tore into Tancredo for bringing up the issue of loose borders. It would be nice to see the Repubs. start acting like Repubs again(communism bad, protect borders, fiscal respon). If a Demoncat in 08 goes to the right of the Republicans they can win.


20 posted on 04/14/2005 9:06:12 AM PDT by Skeeve14 (De Opresso Liber)
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To: churchillbuff
I'd call it an act of war.

I'd concur.

21 posted on 04/14/2005 9:06:31 AM PDT by Terriergal (What is the meaning of life?? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.)
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To: mikeus_maximus

"Sure, a Democart may get elected in the meantime."


And that democrat will work to dismantle everything a conservative belives in.


22 posted on 04/14/2005 9:08:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: churchillbuff

I've been reading the Constitution, and cannot figure out something. How is
it that we are being invaded on our southern border, and there are almost no
members of Congress who are opposing this? There are maybe a handful who
are vocal. What am I not getting?

The Constitution is being trampled upon. Congress, do something!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

http://www.house.gov/Constitution/Constitution.html

Article I.

Section 8.

The Congress shall have Power

Clause 15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of
the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

[and also]

Article IV.

Section. 4.

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican
Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;


23 posted on 04/14/2005 9:11:21 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: cripplecreek
And that democrat will work to dismantle everything a conservative belives in.

I understand the concern. But that's never been irreversable, and they can only do so much in 4-8 years. Right now, the GOP is doing a pretty good dismantling job themselves. Somebody needs to pull the brake.
24 posted on 04/14/2005 9:13:27 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: cripplecreek

I don't disagree with you, but I believe this issue not to be a clear partisan issue. I think you have an equal mix of Republicans and Democrats on both sides of this issue.


25 posted on 04/14/2005 9:13:56 AM PDT by iyaccom
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To: Luke

I think the Goveror of one of these States should formerly request Federal action from the President. Ike didn't have any problem sending the Airborn into AL in 57.

A first step would be to deploy USCG troops and airborn survalience on the border as I believe he could without worrying about DOD deployment on US soil.

Back them up with a USMC "FAST" action response group like we have had at GITMO for years that will hold the Mexican Army there till our AIrborn drops behind them if they "wander over".

Wouln't hurt to have a BN of infantry for show on stage..
Semper Fi


26 posted on 04/14/2005 9:16:25 AM PDT by Phosgood (Kerry was a Shill for Hillery)
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To: cripplecreek
The sad part is the fact that the democrats are just as much at fault but they won't be the ones to take a fall.

You're darn right. If Hillary become President, she will have all those illegal Mexican votes to get her there. Illegals are not dumb; they understand that Democrats will steal the tax payers blind to accommodate them and their numerous family members. So will George Bush, but he has only three years left while Hillary may have a lifetime appointment, as the country will no longer be a Republic by then, but will become more like a banana republic.

27 posted on 04/14/2005 9:16:39 AM PDT by swampfox98 (Michael Reagan: "It's time to stop the flood.")
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To: conservativewasp
You got it.... Why spend a ton of money defending the border? (step 1) Just make it virtually imposable for illegals to survive here.
28 posted on 04/14/2005 9:17:36 AM PDT by Realism (Some believe that the facts-of-life are open to debate.....)
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To: churchillbuff
At this point I am starting to agree with some that think either Fox has something on Bush or Bush just doesn't care about America and our people as much as he cares about Globalism. In any case this alone will be his undoing as well as any and all politicians who support illegal-immigration.

For those that hold out a slim hope that he will change his mind, you will be holding out for eternity because it isn't going to happen. And Bush's legacy will be Impeachment when an attack happens here again and it can be proven the attackers used our open borders.

29 posted on 04/14/2005 9:19:09 AM PDT by JustAnAmerican (Being Independent means never having to say you're Partisan)
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To: mikeus_maximus

I voted for Pat Buchanan in 2000 and was scared straight by our near miss with Al Gore. I like Tom Tancredo but I don't think he has a chance. Look at the way some freepers adopt democrat tactics to attack Tancredo with the race card etc.

Voting against the republicans will only serve to elect Hillary Clinton who the democrats will follow blindly and few republicans will have the cajones to oppose her. Personally I suspect that many republican congressmen will simply fall on their knees and worship Hillary as well.


30 posted on 04/14/2005 9:22:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: churchillbuff

Prison time for employers who hire illegals.


31 posted on 04/14/2005 9:24:54 AM PDT by TigersEye (Democrat. The abortion/suicide party.)
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To: mikeus_maximus
No it's not. I refuse to choose between 2 hole drillers.

I agree, the idea that the Republicans are saving us from the Democrats is a fallacy, since the Republicans have actually been more pro-active on letting illegals into the country lately

32 posted on 04/14/2005 9:25:04 AM PDT by Pa' fuera
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To: cripplecreek
And, pray, tell me, what are the Republicans really "doing" to advance the conservative agenda???

We're being taken for a ride just as blacks are being takend for a ride in the Democrat Party. The Republcians believe that, no matter what, we'll hold our nose and vote for them because they are the "lesser of two evils".

Well, no more. I will not sit here and let you "lock-step" Republicans tell me I'm going to ruin the country if I don't vote Republcian any more. The conservative agenda is NOT being served by either party, and I will no longer roll over and hope and pray that the Republicans will do the right thing.

If the Republican party really stands for what is in it's platform then it needs to perform. We here in "real" Amercia fought hard to get and keep the majorities we now have. I expect my elected officals to fight just as hard.

I would think that by now the Republicans would have realized that even if they adopted the entire Communist Manifesto they would be ripped by the Democrats and the press. It's time for them to adopt the attitude of a great American who, when faced with certain defeat, was quoted as saying "D-mn the torpedoes - full speed ahead!"

33 posted on 04/14/2005 9:25:22 AM PDT by Conservative_Rob
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To: cripplecreek
And that democrat will work to dismantle everything a conservative belives in.

as if the RINOs aren't already doing just that

34 posted on 04/14/2005 9:26:06 AM PDT by Pa' fuera
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To: cripplecreek

Remember what the country learned after 4 years of Carter? :)


35 posted on 04/14/2005 9:27:34 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: churchillbuff
The Real Mexico.
36 posted on 04/14/2005 9:28:21 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Diogenesis
"Don't worry, this Minuteman nonsense will blow over in a few weeks.

Then it'll be back to business as usual, and we'll pass the guest worker amnesty."


37 posted on 04/14/2005 9:29:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: mikeus_maximus

Hillary is a whole lot smarter than Carter.


38 posted on 04/14/2005 9:29:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: churchillbuff
The Illegals set up business's up here in CT and underbid everyone else. Meanwhile they don't pay Taxes, Insurance, Workmen's Comp., Fair Wages, etc they drive American Contractors out of Business. Meanwhile if one of their family members get sick or hurt they use Medicare, Food Stamps, Welfare, and all social services they can get.
39 posted on 04/14/2005 9:30:48 AM PDT by Bigfitz (The mind is like a parachute works best when open)
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To: conservativewasp
There is no political will or huge outcry from the populace to do any of those things you listed. Without at least one of those nothing will get done.

The only way any action will take place on this issue is to go to the courts. Here's an interesting idea which some municipalities are trying:
RICO lawsuits

40 posted on 04/14/2005 9:31:05 AM PDT by webstersII
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To: mikeus_maximus

I what we are learning after 4 years of Pres Bush is that not all "conservatives" are the same. Why not allow a Demoncat president so at least maybe the Repub. congress will hold that person to the fire. Not the case today. Congress will not stand up to the Pres and do the right thing. Hell, put Hillary in and lets hold her accountable. Something we can't do today.


41 posted on 04/14/2005 9:31:47 AM PDT by Skeeve14 (De Opresso Liber)
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To: cripplecreek
The sad part is the fact that the democrats are just as much at fault but they won't be the ones to take a fall.

Everyone knows that the Democrats hate America and are trying to destroy it. We were counting on the Republicans to save it. That might not happen. If the border is not secured the Rats win. In the meantime, it will destroy our Party. That doesn't even factor in the destruction it will cause our nation. The Republicans are the only ones who can stop this thing but most of them are fiddling while Rome burns.

42 posted on 04/14/2005 9:33:47 AM PDT by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: Terriergal

I suggest we hold off going to war with Mexico just now. But that's just me.


43 posted on 04/14/2005 9:36:20 AM PDT by jbloedow
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To: jveritas
Joe Farah is a Buchananite bitter loser who made all types of wrong predictions and analysis and this another one of them.

Ad hominem attacks against Farah won't change the facts in his editorial.

You can call everyone you want a "Buchananite" but it won't do a thing to quell the invasion nor save the Republican Party from shooting its foot off.

44 posted on 04/14/2005 9:37:54 AM PDT by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: Spiff
The Republicans are the only ones who can stop this thing but most of them are fiddling while Rome burns.


U.S. Constitution Article 4 Section 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,

and shall protect each of them against Invasion;"


U.S. Constitution Article 1 Section 8 Clause 15:

"The Congress shall have Power to provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections

and repel Invasions;"


45 posted on 04/14/2005 9:38:50 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: conservativewasp

I couldn't have said it any better. I think your talking points need to be sent to everyone in Congress and the administration.


46 posted on 04/14/2005 9:42:29 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: churchillbuff
Do you think Bush was smart and correct to call the Minute Men "vigilantes"?

YES.

47 posted on 04/14/2005 9:42:58 AM PDT by jveritas (The Left cannot win a national election ever again.)
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To: Travis McGee

Finally, a touch of reality Travis.


48 posted on 04/14/2005 9:43:51 AM PDT by jveritas (The Left cannot win a national election ever again.)
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To: churchillbuff
G.W. Bush is fast becoming the Al Gore of the republican party..
Even Hillery Clinton can see that Check Mate is possible on this issue..
What good is a republican party that is so watered-down it stands for nothing..
Realists are watching the Republican Utopian rhetoric, words are not enough.. what they are is carnival barker salesmanship.. to the RUBES..

The truth is its the democrats turn. Hillery Clintons turn.. And the border issue will make it SEEM like Bush DID NOT do it on purpose.. Elect Hillary , of course.. because of elitist protocol..

49 posted on 04/14/2005 9:44:30 AM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: jveritas
Do you also think that Bush is "smart and correct" allowing millions of criminals to run around flouting our Laws and leaving our borders porous while trying to fight an amorphous terrorist threat?
50 posted on 04/14/2005 9:46:43 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Sooner or later, you have to stand your ground. Whether anyone else does or not. - Michael Badnarik)
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