Skip to comments.An Angry Border Control Agent
Posted on 06/25/2012 1:09:35 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: This is John in Southern New Mexico. You're next here on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: Listen, I've been following the Supreme Court and what they're doing with the Arizona law. I've spent 25 years enforcing the law on the border. And I can tell you --
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. You spent 25 years enforcing the law, that means you're a border patrol agent or former?
CALLER: I'm a border patrol agent, yes.
RUSH: Current or former?
RUSH: Current border patrol agent.
CALLER: I have been eligible to retire now for a couple months ago, but I'm not going, I'm staying, because there's a lot of work that still needs to be done. However, what the Supreme Court just did, and I'll probably get in a lot of trouble over this, but what the Supreme Court just did, regarding the Arizona law... Title 8 of the United States Code section 1304 small e, everybody go look it up, says that if you're here illegally and you're not a citizen, you have to carry proof of that with you. The law's already on the books. I don't know why everybody's up in arms that Arizona is enforcing it when the US government won't. It makes no sense. I don't know why the Supreme Court did that, but that's what the law says.
RUSH: Well, the Supreme Court did it because the justices that voted the way they did believe in an expanding and all-powerful federal government.
CALLER: Yes, sir. And that's exactly what it is. That's exactly... well, I'm not gonna go there, but that's exactly what it is.
RUSH: It's no more complicated than that. That's why I'm shocked that Justice Roberts is on this side of it. Even though I know, I'm still shocked.
CALLER: That blows me away. But the law is on the books, man.
RUSH: Well, that's the point. It was on the books but they weren't enforcing it. They weren't letting you enforce it, or local Arizona law enforcement was not allowed to enforce it. So Arizona said, "All right, we'll write our own law" that essentially mirrors the statute you just cited, And the court today told them, "You can't."
CALLER: Brother, I'm on the same page with you. I believe that. I'm all in favor of them doing what they're doing. It drives me crazy that the Supreme Court won't let 'em do it. It drives me up a tree. I have never called one of these shows before. I listen to you every day, but I've never called. And this angered me to the point that I... Hell, I've been dialing the phone now for 20 minutes tryin' to get through.
RUSH: Well, I'm glad you did.
CALLER: It's on the books, man! It's Title 8 United States Code, Section 1304(e). It's on the books. It's on the books, and I'm sorry --
RUSH: Yes. If the federal government won't enforce it, it may as well not be there. It doesn't... Look, John, it doesn't make any sense why we aren't enforcing duly constituted laws.
CALLER: Amen. Amen.
RUSH: And this, I would have to think --
CALLER: I'm right there with you, man. I'm right there with you.
RUSH: This has to make your job more dangerous.
CALLER: Like I said, I've been doing this for 25 flippin' years, all right? Nobody has more frustration over this than I do. Nobody. Nobody in the whole damn world. I have refused promotions to stay out in the bushes, to stay out and enforce the law, and that's why I'm staying now. I could retire tomorrow. I could be done. But somebody's gotta do it.
RUSH: But you can't now. At least not that statute.
CALLER: I could go, but I'm very good at what I do.
CALLER: I'm very good at what I do.
RUSH: I like hearing people say that. I love hearing people say they're good at what they do. I believe you are.
CALLER: I love what I do and I'm very, very good at what I do. But it angers me when the country won't do the right thing. And like I said, there are a lot of people who are gonna recognize my voice, and I'll probably get in trouble over this. But that's okay, 'cause I can sign the papers tomorrow and be done.
RUSH: What would happen to you? If you are recognized, what?
CALLER: They'll probably throw me out.
RUSH: Fire you?
CALLER: Probably. Probably. And I have a very recognizable voice, kind of like yours.
RUSH: Right. So you're not allowed to have -- or you're not allowed to express -- an opinion that contrary to the government's?
CALLER: Well, unofficially, no. We're really not. We're not supposed to speak out against the government. We're not supposed to do that. It's kind of like... I mean, we're the closest thing to the military there is.
RUSH: You ever come close to anything to do with Fast and Furious?
CALLER: I'm not gonna talk about that. I'll tell you, I have been shot at, but I don't know who supplied those weapons. But, no, I'm not gonna talk about Fast and Furious.
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: I appreciate talking to you, sir.
RUSH: I'm glad you got through, John.
CALLER: I listen to you every day that I can. Normally I can't because normally I'm in places where I can't even pick up AM radio. But today is my day off. I'm celebrating my anniversary with my wife. So I happened to be listening to you while going down the road to go eat. I'm taking my wife out and we're gonna try to have a good time.
RUSH: Well, I hope you do. I need to ask something. This is acceptable. I've gotta find a way for you to listen to this program when you're not within range of one of our affiliates. Do you have a computer?
CALLER: I'm normally not in range.
RUSH: Well, we can fix that. Do you have a computer?
CALLER: Uh, yeah. Of sorts.
RUSH: "Of sorts." Are you a member of my website?
CALLER: I am not.
RUSH: Okay. Well, when we finish here, I want you to hang on, 'cause I'm gonna ask Snerdley to get your address. We'll send you a little MacBook air. It's a great little computer, portable, state of the art. But we're also gonna make you a subscriber to Rush 24/7.
CALLER: You don't need to. You don't need to do that, sir.
RUSH: No, no, no. I know I don't have to, but here's the thing. Every day when this program is over we prepare a podcast of it that is downloadable from our website or from iTunes. We don't put any commercials in it because we don't sell any advertising in the podcast. And you can listen to it on an iPod, an iPhone, or whatever you have in your car.
CALLER: I don't own one of those, so...
RUSH: Well, we'll fix that, too. But regardless, the point is that you, with the podcast, can download it to the portable player and listen to it whenever you have time. You don't have to be in range of the radio.
CALLER: Sir, I very much do appreciate it. But like I said, you don't need to do that.
RUSH: I know. The fun of it is being able to when I don't have to.
CALLER: All right.
RUSH: Now, don't hang up. We need to get all the information to get this stuff to you and some 'structions.
CALLER: And listen. Listen. At my own peril, I'm gonna tell you: You just keep doing what you're doing. We need more people doing what you're doing.
RUSH: I can handle it. I can handle it. I appreciate that. I find it amazing that you are afraid for people that you work for to know that you have said what you've said.
CALLER: Well, probably. Yes.
RUSH: I guess that's...
CALLER: But you know what? You just keep doing what you're doing. We need more people like you.
RUSH: I appreciate that very much. Now, don't hang up.
CALLER: All right.
RUSH: The next person you talk to will be Mr. Snerdley again. That's John from the southwestern part of the country.
Control = Patrol
I thought that was a really good call.
Limbaugh’s callers are usually top notch, but this guy was especially great.
I heard this guy on the radio. You could hear the frustration in his voice.
I hope he used a wrong first name. He gave out information (not specifics) that could ID him.
The pity is that out of 300 million people, so very few actually ever study the laws that upset them so much.
Statutory law is administrative law.
Administrative law IS NOT LAW.
It’s corporate POLICY.
Like at your company - just policy. It’s whatever the corporate officers want it to be.
The real fight for freedom isn’t even being fought in this country - which is addressing how those in government have turned the country into a de-facto corporation.
Unless you want to look at that, stop whining. Because if you accept that the government is a corporation then get this - IF you accept that it is a corporation -
EVERYTHING IT IS DOING IS PERFECTLY LEGAL.
And that includes violating it’s own administrative law, as long as it has “ruled” tha it’s okay for it to violate it’s own law.
Because that’s just a policy that suspends other policies for the good of the company, at the decision of the corporate officers.
And as a de facto employee of said company, your opinion is worth zero.
If the federal government won’t honor federal laws to quell illegal immigration, and refuses to allow that state’s law enforcement to take over, why should a state allow the federal government to do any business on it’s soil?
Why shouldn’t such a state cut the power to the offices of the federal courts, FBI, IRS, and other federal programs?
When the federal government resumes responsibility for it’s constitutional mandate to end illegal immigration, the power could be turned back on.
Obozo just decided that he won’t enforce the Law in Arizona and he will issue orders to underlings to that effect. Doesn’t this constitute an ‘illegal order’? I’d defy the bastard if I were a cop.
“The real fight for freedom isnt even being fought in this country....”
Are you saying that the SCOTUS is also in the pockets of the UN like the POTUS and the members of the American Baath party are?
I've read that it is a big reason illegals are moving out of that State, and crossings are down. Yes, I know many illegals are self-deporting due to the bad job market. Still, would have liked to hear the opinion from a front line BP agent.
“John” has not done a very good job masking his identity.
Hmmmm... took today off, anniversary today, 25 years on the job as of a few months ago, identifiable voice, etc. If I were “inside” it would take me 30 minutes to narrow it down to about 5-people.
I’m not saying the call was not genuine, but this would be a great way to set up a target, or to get yourself at odds with your employer.
Also... he’ll be the guy with the new laptop & iPod. (and even the GREAT El Rushbo will have to send him a federal 1099).
Well the border patrol agent is from New Mexico and not Arizona
Hearing this this morning brought tears to my eyes. I have added John and his fellow officers to my prayer list. They are in mortal danger, almost as much from Washington as from the illegals they are trying to stop. God help them.
Retire right now John.
Before having to let the illegals go I think they should find out if they are employed and the next day raid that business and charge the employer.
They are Border Patrol Agents, not Border Control Agents. There is no such thing as a Border Agent or a Border Control Agent. Border Patrol Agents wear green uniforms and patrol areas north of the Mexican border and south of the Canadian border, usually close to the border. CBP (Customs and Border Protection) agents wear dark blue uniforms and guard the ports of entry.
I guess we’re just not a nation of laws any more.
And the SNAP program...to those who cannot "show their papers"!!