Skip to comments.America's Third War: Texas Farmers Under Attack at the Border
Posted on 03/03/2011 8:05:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
In Texas, nearly 8,200 farms and ranches back up to the Mexican border.
The men and women who live and work on those properties say theyre under attack from the same drug cartels blamed for thousands of murders in Mexico.
Its a war, make no mistake about it, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said. And its happening on American soil.
Texas farmers and ranchers produce more cotton and more cattle than any other state, so Staples is concerned this war could eventually impact our food supply, and calls it a threat to our national security.
Farmers and ranchers are being run off their own property by armed terrorists showing up and telling them they have to leave their land, Staples said.
To raise awareness, Commissioner Staples launched the website ProtectYourTexasBorder.com. Its a place where frustrated and scared farmers can share their stories.
One Texas farmer, who asked not to be identified, said its common for him to see undocumented immigrants walking through his property.
I see something, I just drive away, he said. It is a problem, Ive learned to live with it and pretty much, Ive become numb to it.
Another farmer, Joe Aguilar, said enough is enough. After walking up on armed gunmen sneaking undocumented immigrants into the United States through his land, Aguilar decided to sell his farm.Its really sad to say, you either have to beat em or join em and I decided not to do either, Aguilar said.
Aguilar's family farmed 6,000 acres of land along the Texas-Mexico border for nearly 100 years.
Our farmers and ranchers cant afford their own security detail, Staples said. Were going to become more dependent on food from foreign sources.
Americans dont like being dependent on foreign oil, they wont stand for being dependent on foreign food.
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Big Sis sees nothing wrong. That demented woman needs to be impeached, tried, convicted, and put in general population with some of these undocumented immigrants that sometimes actually get arrested.
One of my cousins has ranched along the border for years, in Hudspeth County. It used to be that nothing happened along the border. Now it’s No Country For Old Men.
There was a shootout down at Indian Hot Springs a week or two ago. Road crew got sniped at by some riflemen across the river.
I don’t know if you remember the incident that resulted in the arrest and conviction of the two Border Patrol agents, Ramos and Compean, by Bush’s pal Johnny Sutton. For me that was a true low point of Dubya’s regime, pandering to Mexico and throwing two BP agents under the bus to do it. Anyway some of the pursuit of the drug smuggler involved crossed my cousin’s ranch.
Yes, I do. Not one of Bush's better decisions -- in a second term full of bad decisions.
Lot of empty country out there in the Trans-Pecos. Whole lotta nuthin'. Once upon a time, there were Comanches. And now there is illegals and drug trafficking.
The Texas GOP are RINOs. Yeah it is the Fed’s job but Rick Perry doesn’t want to mess up his purdy hair. Kay Bailey and Cornyn are also open border POS.
So, is it legal to snipe illegals trespassing in Texas on a persons property with assualt weapons and other articles of war?
Don’t worry. Sheik Bam Bam and Presidente La Cucaracha solved everything today.
There. fixed it.
Contact your Texas Legislature Lizards (hopefully their GOP) and tell them they better vote yes on HB 295 or they will be marked as “open border sympathizer”.
I asked mine and I have yet to receive a response. I’m in a big Dallas suburb and I suspect my rep has been bought by
some illegal alien employers like some big fast food francisee types. If he votes “no” on 295 I will work tirelessly to see he is defeated in the next election.