Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Arizona Rancher's Killing Sparks Calls to Beef Up Border Security
FOXNews.com ^ | March29,2010 | Foxnews.com

Posted on 03/29/2010 5:03:54 PM PDT by metmom

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is under pressure to beef up border security in the Southwest in the wake of Saturday's killing of a rancher in southeastern Arizona.

Three members of New Mexico's congressional delegation have asked for an increase in the Border Patrol's presence in the Boot Heel of New Mexico, about 10 miles from where the rancher was shot to death over the weekend. U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, along with Rep. Harry Teague, say Napolitano's agency needs to take more security steps.

And former Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo, an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration, called on Napolitano to "reject politics and do the right thing" by dispatching the National Guard to the Arizona border.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Colorado; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; bhodhs; border; illegals; poll; rancher

1 posted on 03/29/2010 5:03:54 PM PDT by metmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

There’s a poll to go with this. They actually offered a choice I could vote for.

What Should Be Done About Border Security?
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/03/29/border-security/


2 posted on 03/29/2010 5:05:09 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bcsco; greyfoxx39

ping


3 posted on 03/29/2010 5:05:37 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: metmom

what security


4 posted on 03/29/2010 5:08:06 PM PDT by dalebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: metmom

Send Obama. He can hava a beer fest with the drug dealers.


5 posted on 03/29/2010 5:08:18 PM PDT by Conservative9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: metmom

holy smokes


6 posted on 03/29/2010 5:09:24 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: metmom; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Poll to go with the story, see #2. Thanks metmom

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

7 posted on 03/29/2010 5:11:08 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: metmom

All of the above.


8 posted on 03/29/2010 5:11:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: metmom

What does Nappy care? She used to be Governor of AZ, and she knows wayyyy more about it than us serfs.


9 posted on 03/29/2010 5:11:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: metmom

Our border was violated. Our country invaded and one of our citizens was murdered by an invader. Our worthless excuse of a leader just stopped building the fence on our southern border. This death is on his watch and the blood is on his hands. All invaders should now be considered as armed and dangerous. Teas just sent their national guard choppers to the border. It looks like Arizona needs to do the same.
Stop the invasion now!!!!! Stop it before more of our citizens are killed!!!!! Stop the invasion before the blood bath moves north!!!!!


10 posted on 03/29/2010 5:12:37 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Freedom is worth fighting for even though some never will.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Me, too.

Although, I still vote for the moat filled with piranhas, electric eels, and salties.


11 posted on 03/29/2010 5:14:24 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty

Don’t worry, Nappy is keeping us safe from the dangerous Canadians.


12 posted on 03/29/2010 5:15:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: oldenuff2no

They also need to deport EVERY single illegal that is picked up for whatever reason, no questions asked.

Almost, unless they are wanted for some crime. Then they need to be dumped on some barren island off the coast of Alaska or put in Alcatraz for keeps.


13 posted on 03/29/2010 5:16:34 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: All

You know, I bet most of us here can identify with this rancher, salt of the earth, work a day guy, who was murdered despite being a compassionate soul.

We must keep in mind that he is the latest casualty of illegal INVADER violence perpetrated against citizens of the US and nothing concrete has been done to stop it. The FED threatens and harasses Sheriff Arpaio for taking the tough and RIGHT stand against the issue. I have a feeling that history books will have him saying at one point, “I told you this was happening, would continue to happen and now the blood of thousands are on your hands despite you sitting on them.”


14 posted on 03/29/2010 5:21:45 PM PDT by Molon Labbie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: metmom
Just like the old days of the Cattle drives. The murderers trail was tracked SOuth across the Mexico border, heard it on ABC radio news.

The Feds don't need to provide border security. Leave it up to the Texas State Militia and the Arizona Sherrifs Departments. Soon there won't be one illegal alien who raises his head above the elevation of three feet at the border who won't have someone from Arizona or Texas reach out and touch 'em.

About 6 months of that and we won't have an illegal alien problem.

15 posted on 03/29/2010 5:24:30 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante upagainst the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: metmom; All
We need to build this:

Put these every 100ft:

Dig a 20ft wide water moat along the base, and stock with these:

And have a mini, ultra swift and portable version of these at every post tower:


16 posted on 03/29/2010 5:24:58 PM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

I’m sick and tired of our gov’t taking away our freedoms but denying us security...security, the thing they are SUPPOSED to provide.

They serve themselves, nothing more.


17 posted on 03/29/2010 5:32:49 PM PDT by Irenic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: metmom

Thanks

Strengthen Border Patrol’s stations 7% (422 votes)
Dispatch National Guard 7% (428 votes)
Send in the U.S. military 6% (375 votes)
All of the above 75% (4,493 votes)
None of the above 1% (71 votes)
Other (leave a comment) 3% (173 votes)
Total Votes: 5,962


18 posted on 03/29/2010 5:44:29 PM PDT by ricmc2175
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: metmom

She won’t do a thing. This administrations ultimate goal is to destroy this country as quickly as possible and the more chaos, the better.


19 posted on 03/29/2010 5:57:43 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: metmom

WE need to treat all violent criminals the same. We have a lot of ships sitting in mothballs. Send them off shore a hundred miles and blow up anything that gets near them. Give them all the guns and ammo they want but only half the food they need. Things will take care of themselves.


20 posted on 03/29/2010 5:58:51 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Freedom is worth fighting for even though some never will.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: freeangel

It’s going to backfire on them.

There aren’t enough of them to hold back the angered grassroots populace of the US.


21 posted on 03/29/2010 6:05:10 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Irenic

“I’m sick and tired of our gov’t taking away our freedoms but denying us security...security, the thing they are SUPPOSED to provide.”

At least Zero is keeping us safe from “Christian Militias.”

I mean, look how many ranchers and consulate employees “Christian Militias” have killed in the last month. Must be at least . . . Zero.


22 posted on 03/29/2010 6:07:20 PM PDT by Law is not justice but process
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: oldenuff2no

My thought was that some of those isolated islands off the coast of Alaska would work out pretty well. Air drop them and supplies in and let them have at it.


23 posted on 03/29/2010 6:08:55 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: metmom

That would work too.


24 posted on 03/29/2010 6:17:52 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Freedom is worth fighting for even though some never will.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: metmom; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING!

A better headline would be "NM Delegation Pays Lip Service to Border Security."

They are all Democrats who will react to the moment with hand-wringing but turn around and support benefits and rights for illegals. Hypocrites of the first degree. And Teague is using the incident to beg for more money. Tancredo is the only one who believes in taking real action.

25 posted on 03/29/2010 6:39:31 PM PDT by CedarDave (Obamacare, cap/trade, etc. - all have the same goal: Government control and power over individuals)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

If life were fair only the people who should be securing our border but refuse to would be negatively affected but of course, life is not fair.


26 posted on 03/29/2010 7:04:28 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: metmom

The cartels have bought so much of our government that it really doesn’t matter how the public feels. When illegal immigration opponents can afford to pay a billion dollars in counter-bribes, something might get done.


27 posted on 03/29/2010 7:07:27 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: metmom

These poor illegal immigrants are just killing people Americans aren’t willing to kill......


28 posted on 03/29/2010 7:19:59 PM PDT by Feckless (Don't care where he was born. The oath I took said "...against all enemies, foreign and domestic".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


29 posted on 03/29/2010 11:16:50 PM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx

Thanks for the ping, HiJinx. Condolences to the murdered rancher’s family and friends. Great thread. Thanks to all posters.


30 posted on 03/30/2010 4:35:53 AM PDT by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: metmom

Stupid question here. I thought the National Guard was under the authority of the Governor of the State they are in. Why do we have to wait for Nappy’s approval? Can’t Jan Brewer give the order?


31 posted on 03/30/2010 7:35:14 AM PDT by AZHSer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AZHSer

You’re asking the wrong person. I don’t have a clue so no, it’s not a stupid question.


32 posted on 03/30/2010 7:40:22 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: ricmc2175

Now the vote is 76% for “All of the above”, with 29,267 total votes.


33 posted on 03/30/2010 7:41:41 AM PDT by yorkie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx

Maybe you can answer my question at 31?


34 posted on 03/30/2010 7:45:42 AM PDT by AZHSer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: AZHSer

Jan Brewer can call out the state’s NG units for things like riot control, disaster relief, etc. I think this qualifies.

However, if the Governor activates the Guard, then the State pays for it. If the Feds call out the Guard, the financial burden shifts to them.

This was one of the reasons Napolitano forced the issue on her watch.


35 posted on 03/30/2010 9:43:31 AM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
They are all Democrats who will react to the moment with hand-wringing but turn around and support benefits and rights for illegals. Hypocrites of the first degree. And Teague is using the incident to beg for more money.

I have emailed and called their offices many times about border issues. Most of the time I don't get any answer to my emails and on the telephone they act like they either don't believe me or could care less about border issues.

The politicians just want this incident to go away ASAP so they can pursue amnesty and open borders. Running their mouth with their "concern" is just a way to convince many voters that they are handling the situation. I hope people won't let this incident just "go away" ever. The border mess is not being handled by anyone in spite of Janet from another planet saying just the other day that the border is secure.

36 posted on 03/30/2010 9:51:49 AM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support & pray for our Troops; they serve us every day. Veterans are heroes not terrorists!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx

Thank you. That makes sense. If Brewer would put them down there, I think the money spent would balance with the money saved by the illegals not being here to soak up welfare services.


37 posted on 03/30/2010 11:19:06 AM PDT by AZHSer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: AZHSer

Long-term gain on an immediate investment.

I’m sure you’ve driven I-10 through Marana. Have you noticed the sound-proofing barrier between the Interstate and Marana High School? That’s a 30-40 foot high wall and probably went up in a week or less.

Wonder why we can’t do that on the border, as well? No money? Nope. No skilled labor? Nope. No political will? Yeah, there ya’ go.


38 posted on 03/30/2010 11:22:43 AM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx
Yep. We go through there at least once a month. My daughter is with the National Guard MP unit out of Flag. She isn't allowed to drive our car due to insurance reasons.

Even if it took 50 years to build it, it would be worth it. DH has started carrying again and wants me to. Until something like this happens we all tend to sit back and pretend we are safe. Truth is we haven't been safe for some time; from criminal illegals or our own government.

39 posted on 03/30/2010 11:32:03 AM PDT by AZHSer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: AZHSer
Truth is we haven't been safe for some time; from criminal illegals or our own government.

I'm afraid you're right. More and more illegals are coming into and/or through town, and the PD can't be everywhere.

40 posted on 03/30/2010 1:35:52 PM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

Strengthen Border Patrol’s stations 7% (3,915 votes)

Dispatch National Guard 7% (4,072 votes)

Send in the U.S. military 6% (3,589 votes)

All of the above 76% (44,119 votes)

None of the above 1% (768 votes)

Other (leave a comment) 3% (1,866 votes)

Total Votes: 58,329


41 posted on 03/30/2010 9:28:15 PM PDT by Ros42 (Hey Democrats...Hitler would be so proud of you!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson