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Yet Another Casualty in Trying to Protect Our Southern Border

By Bobby Eberle

On Tuesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime Zapata was killed while traveling from Mexico City to Monterrey. Drug dealers are suspected in the murder, and it is believed that the shooters knew they were firing upon a diplomatic vehicle. How much longer does this have to go on before the Obama administration gets serious? Not only is there a drug war at our doorsteps, these thugs are bringing it into the United States. How many more times will buildings on U.S. soil be riddled with bullets before our government actually does something?

As reported by Fox News:

Zapata, who joined ICE in 2006, was on assignment in Mexico City from his post in Laredo, Texas, where he had been a member of the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit as well as the Border Enforcement Security Task Force. The two agents were traveling between Mexico City and Monterrey in a car that displayed diplomatic plates.

U.S. officials say the gunmen knew they were attacking law enforcement officers. A law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press the impression comes from comments attackers made before they opened fire on the agents.

And what is our distinguished Homeland Security secretary doing about this? Janet Napolitano along with Attorney General Eric Holder are creating a joint task force. Wow, that's helpful. I have an idea. How about when these drug traffickers are crossing the border (as we know they do all the time), U.S. officials drop a bomb on their vehicles! Do you think that might send a message? Or how about actually taking the fight to them? This is crazy.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) called the attack a "game changer." In his press release, McCaul said:

"This was an intentional ambush against two United States federal agents, which I view as an attack against the United States. Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was killed, and a fellow agent who survived, were pursued by numerous cartel members and run off the road while driving a US government vehicle with diplomat license plates. When the agents identified themselves as American diplomats, the cartel members responded by opening fire on the officers. US law enforcement has operated in Mexico for more than two decades without threat of violence from drug cartels. This tragic event is a game changer. The United States will not tolerate acts of violence against its citizens or law enforcement and I believe we must respond forcefully. This should be a long overdue wakeup call for the Obama administration that there is a war on our nation's doorstep."

As reported in the Brownsville Herald, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said that over 140 Americans have been killed in just the past two years from Mexican drug violence.

Cornyn said the attack on the agents shows that whatever plan the Obama Administration has in place to help Mexico combat violence is not working.

"The momentum seems to be mainly in the direction of the cartels and we need to turn that around," Cornyn said. "It is so important that we have a plan from President Obama's administration for what we need to be doing different, rather than just doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome."

Zapata was only 32 years old. If Obama and his administration were serious, then in the next day, there should be some very visible sign demonstrated (a few buildings blown up, perhaps) to show that drug dealers do not attack U.S. officials. The violence is escalating. The incursions into U.S soil are becoming more frequent. And the death toll mounts. It sure sounds like Obama, Napolitano, and company need to get a clue.

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  1. Liberty4310Comment by Liberty4310
    February 17, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    “Janet Napolitano along with Attorney General Eric Holder are creating a joint task force.”

    Sure, why not study this thing.  That’ll show those guys!

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    • Old BillComment by Old Bill
      February 17, 2011 @ 10:23 am

      Got another idea.  How about if Janet and Eric deputize themselves and form a posse and go stand some Border watch  of course they shouldn’t forget their body armor.  Maybe that would even show them.

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    • fred4Comment by fred4
      February 17, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

      Maybe the two of them should be the task force and replace the two we just lost!

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    • Double AceComment by Double Ace
      February 17, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

      Comment to Old Bill, I would prefer they forget their body armor. I cannot believe Janet N had the audacity to claim our borders were safe. Better than ever. She cannot be that stupid. Can she?

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    • cowgirl2Comment by cowgirl2
      February 17, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

      Could be possible somewhere in the genetic make up Janet or  Eric (possibly both) could be related to Nancy P. ? It certainly would explain the stupidity chromozone they seem to all share? 

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  2. don kingComment by don king
    February 17, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    As much as i dislike Obama and his mob, our side was little better, if at all, when it comes to securing the borders and dealing with the Mexican mess.
    Secure the border and the majority of the drug trade is reduced from a flood to a trickle. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to do this. You simply secure the border for Pet’s sake. Stop worrying about whether or not the Mexicans are going to stop liking us if we squeeze off or stop the flow of illegals to the north. Wake up – they already don’t like us!

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  3. knorskeComment by knorske
    February 17, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    I am not usually engaged (knowingly) in gambling, but I bet the “task force” sends a report to the president telling him to very quickly pen and present a heartfelt apology to Mexico for our agents who obviously invaded their country illegally.

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  4. jenerseaComment by jenersea
    February 17, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    Obama has already sided with the Mexicans against Arizona. They will continue to do nothing about the border, just as he will do nothing about the energy policy in this country.  He was even in AZ and said nothing about the violence on the border.  OBAMA does not care, except to get the illegals legal so they will vote for him. 

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  5. ter334Comment by ter334
    February 17, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    “Janet Napolitano along with Attorney General Eric Holder are creating a joint task force.”
    ++++++++++++

    This harkens back to WJC’s days when he “threatened” the terrorists that we would track them down and bring them to ‘justice’!   This was followed by 9-11.  The terrorists are probably still laughing over WJC’s threat of justice.  

    There are 2 issues, and one solution.  The 2 issues are large numbers of illegal immigrsnts who come to work, and increasing numbers of drug cartel members and their very hostile activities.  The solution.  Seal the border, defend the country.

    Being an American does not give me the right to go to anotherr country and do illegal things.  Being an out of work, poor foreigner, or a muslim does not give them the right to come to America and engage in illegal activities.  Being a foreigner in anothr country does not give one diplomatic immunity!  Same is true for the prez.  Hiding his birth certificate does not give him any immunity to a ruling by the Supreme Court that he is inelgible to hold the office of president and thus should br evicted and sent into exile for his own safety!    

    DC has essentially turned America into, not a nation under the rule of law, but a nation of no law.  We are close to being a lawless nation, with special privaledges and laws for our elected officials.  Which they have given unto themselves! 

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  6. ter334Comment by ter334
    February 17, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    Are we heading for an Egyptian type solution to get some real action in America?  Action to shut down the sieve called the southern border, the lawless activities of muslims trying to make their own laws and claiming right this or right that so they can have sharia law, actions to really slash the deficit, actions to put people back to work instesd of just increasing unemployment benefits.  And action to determine once and for all whether O is even qualified/elgible to hold office based on the law of the land.  our Constitution!   The “justice dept” appears to be a sieve itself where foreigners have more clout in DC than do American citizens!  We are in an upside down society.

    The libersls couldn’t pay me enough to vote for O!  I love America too much to do vote for any liberal, especially O!  I did not vote for him before so I am an experienced non-supporter of O!  He has done nothing to change my position and in fact he and his liberal supporters have strengthed me being offended by them!    The choice is really clear.  America or the liberals.  This is a no brainer choice! 

    I happen to be in the majority as a white, Christian, hetrosexual citizen and am deeply offended by decades of being tried and convicted by the press and liberals, without a trial, that I am racist, bigoted against muslims, and homosexuals.  Or illegal immigrants because they are illegal.  Then have the liberals pass open ended laws essentially accusing me of such things–because I don’t agree with the liberals!  For example.  It was the liberal democrats in  the south that passed segregation laws like the poll tax, not me. 

    Personally I would imagine that being poor and uneducated in Mexico or any other country is better, indeed more just,  than being poor and uneducated in the United
    States.  what possible opportunity, other than the lowest paid, fewest benefits jobs are available for them?  After all we have decades where millions of young adults have gone to universities and graduated! 

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    • Double AceComment by Double Ace
      February 17, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

      I think that may be what it will take. I am afraid contacting  your elected representatives whether they are senators of congressman, Democrat or Republican really doesn’t matter anymore. It will change nothing. Politicians aren’t listening to the people, but they will all become interested in what we have to say for a month or so prior to the next election. They will make promises out the wazoo, about how they will look out for us the American voter. Truth is they are all crooked and looking out for number 1. They don’t care about the American people, but they should. At some point we will all get tired of it.  Americans are like rattlesnakes. They don’t want a fight and will run from it, but if you back them in the corner they are a formidable enemy. They will fight with a vengenance. It would be wise for politicians to remember that. Or maybe they can find refuge the same place Hosni Mubarak found it.

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  7. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    February 17, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    Sadly, in the aftermath of the AZ shooting, John McCain said that Obama is a patriotic American. John McCain would have been far better off if he had just kept his mouth shut. There are far too many libtards in the media, they do not need McCain’s support.

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    • Double AceComment by Double Ace
      February 17, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

      These kind of comments by John McCain are the exact reason that Obama is President. Had someone with some guts, and brains ran against Obama he couldn’t have won. John McCain threw Sarah Palin to the wolves on a couple of occassions because he was jealous of her influence and popularity. John McCain no longer has a place in legitimate politics. Sometimes I get the feeling all the politicians have the same objective. The demise of America and the right to be free. 

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    • Dave.RockComment by Dave.Rock
      February 17, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

      I completely agree with you and Double Ace.  McCain should shue up and just go away.  I can’t believe Arizona citizins continue to vote for him.  If at all possible they should re-call McCain.  He is a completely useless.

      GOD BLESS AMERICA

      Pray for our soldiers.

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  9. poorgrandchildren.comComment by poorgrandchildren.com
    February 17, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    We ended prohibition before the alcohol lords got as rich and powerful as we are making the drug lords so what is the Right Wing’s exit strategy from the quagmire of the War Against Drugs?
    FYI, I am a Tea Party supporter and also ask what is the Left Wing’s exit strategy from the quagmire of the War Against Poverty?

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    • sej222Comment by sej222
      February 17, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

      Not true about prohibition.  Where do you think the Kennedy family got its wealth?
      The exit strategy in any war is victory.  But politicians calling an initiative a war doesn’t make it one.  There is no “exit strategy” in fighting crime.  You seem to be implying we should legalize drugs to eliminate the drug lords.  I love the argument that if you legalize drugs the problems go away.  How about legalizing murder?  We’ve been fighting it for thousands of years, yet it still exists.  If we just legalize all actions, then there will be no crime!  Nirvana!

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  10. cowgirl2Comment by cowgirl2
    February 17, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    what’s it gonna take for our government & president to realize just how serious this border thing is … do we hafta get all rowdy & take up arms to protect ourselves & our families? Cuz alot of people can & just might. Doing anything would be a step in the right direction instead of burying their heads in the sand & pretend it aint no big deal. If Obama lived in Texas he might think it a big deal. Innocent people are being killed & all he seems to think about is the that healthcare bill. Of course, for the rest of his life he will be protected with secret service & have the best healthcare our money can buy. So why should he care? What can you expect when a community organizer was elected president? Prayerfully hoping he is a 1 term president & we can survive this administration…

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    • Dingbat36Comment by Dingbat36
      February 17, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

      We might survive this administration but how the heck do we survive a populace so stupid as to elect such an incompetent boob!

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  11. LostwagesComment by Lostwages
    February 17, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    Anyone who thinks our Federal governance is working for the people of this country, raise your head out of the sand! How blind can you be? On one side you have the demos with Obama care, lying to us about whats in the law. You have a president with a new budget he’s trying to get passed that will spend millions on a high speed train and more millions on Homeland Security installing more body scanners in our airports to harass the American public. While at the same time we have border patrol employees being killed and signs on U.S. soil warning us not to drive into our national parks because of the danger of being killed by the drug cartels from Mexico. While at the same time we have the “New Republican House” reading the constitution and passing the unconstitutional “Patriot Act!” and what about the show on FEMA Camps they took off the air by pressuring the network. Our government?
    Everyone needs to stop watching the network news and start looking up other countries world news. That is the only way to know what is really going on. Things like the all important tax cut for breast feeding your baby. You know, the same breasts that we have to let Homeland Security “check out” when you go through the airport! But, if you are coming into the country from Mexico you don’t have to worry about it, we don’t have Homeland Security and body scanners at the border! You know the place, it where the FBI is telling us that all the WMD’s are coming into the U.S. from and that we face a 100 percent chance of a WMD attack here in America, you know the place, it’s where all the airports have body scanners and Homeland Security to feel you out before you board a plane! The place where we want to extend a hand to others with less, so we don’t guard our borders, and our president lines the streets of Washington DC with other countries flags and bows to murderous dictators, having dinner with them, as the piano plays a song that is an insult to our country! That’s it, you’ve got it! America, the place we once were proud of, that commanded respect, home of the brave, land of the free, One nation under God! That place!

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  12. c230Comment by c230
    February 17, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    You say we need to have a “few buildings blown up, perhaps to show that drug dealers do not attack U.S. officials.”  Exactly which buildings would you suggest we target?  Mexican government buildings?  Police stations?  What good would that do?  Or do you mean Drug Cartel headquarter buildings?  They operate out of their homes and warehouses.  Come on, try to think things through a bit.

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  13. popaComment by popa
    February 17, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    The exit strategy just might be to keep encouraging more illegals (specifically drug gang members) to enter our once honorable and free country.  Once there so many of them here that ‘we the people’ start to take matters into our own hands the exit strategy is implemented: marshal law, the complete takeover of the masses.   Sad, but I think true.

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  14. c230Comment by c230
    February 17, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    To the comment about half breeds and skunks…I’m all for freedom of speech, but that particular type of talk probably belongs behind the barn rather than on a major conservative website.

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  15. ter334Comment by ter334
    February 17, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    The CR Act of 64 or so says you can’t discriminate against someone because of religion, gender, race, or whatever and they apparently are working on legislation that will say it is illegl to distriminate against sexual preference.   This law is essentially the basis for much social unrest, read lawsuits, in America. 

    Because it limits you believing what you were taught at home.  And what it really says is the majority has to accept the mionority view/lifestyle.  In other words it is legal to discriminate against the majority!  There is no one minority group.  A person can be white, majority, and be homosexual, minority.  We tend to think in terms of race when the word minority is used, but thre are many minorities in America.  As things stand now minorities have more “rights” than the majority.   Congress has actually created a state religion with all this undefined discrimination.  Mionorities, but not majorities, are essentially legal wards of the state, protected classes of citizens.  And they encourage deviate behavior with the govt supporting things like abortion, homsexuality. 

    Why can’t I refuse to hire someone that is homosexual, etc. if I have my own business?  I lose my freedom by having to do what the govt dictates?  And the minority can reject my beliefs in the process but I can’t reject theirs?  All this is just a legal squabble, with morality thrown out of court!  And the govt is dictating a secular minority religion on the whole country.  Seeing two men or two women kissing is offensive to me. 

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  16. Hunter576Comment by Hunter576
    February 17, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    Over and over again, the elected leaders in this once great nation are proving the European and middle eastern pundits right, we are indeed a paper tiger and susceptible to attack from any and all who have grievance with us.  We have proven that we will take no action other then over the airwaves.  It is easy to say we will protect our own, that we will repeal each attack, but unless we take immediate action against each and ever attack against the lowest of our citizens by any other power on earth then we are opening ourselves up to attack, defeat, and extra-national rule.

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  17. GHUComment by GHU
    February 17, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    “And what is our distinguished Homeland Security secretary doing about this?”……NOTHING!
    Oh she’ll probably try to act tough and give a useless speech….and that’s about it. Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder are worthless! They have no real patriotism, like Obama. They would rather defend illegal aliens and the black panthers than protect US citizens. It’s very sad, but Bush wasn’t much better when it came to sealing the border, which I will never understand ……ESPECIALLY AFTER 911. We’ve seen what happens when we gave them  amnesty….Reagan signed Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which didn’t do anything to stop illegal immigrants, it just encouraged MORE to come over the border!
    We need a President who will actually DEFEND AND PROTECT THE USA AND IT’S CITIZENS!

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    • ConnieComment by Connie
      February 19, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

      Worse still, Napolitano is more than a little knowledgeable on the situation in AZ and Mexico but doesn’t give a big bad HOOT!  No wonder AZ got to be the mess it is with her having been their Governor.  Her loyalties are precisely where those of Holder and Obama lie – not within the USA or for the legal citizens who reside here. 

      When the young in America march on DC to rally against the goverrnment…Egypt will pale in comparison.   Our everyday citizen is finally waking up to the reality of those who have been preaching for some time now; realizing they don’t like the smell coming from the east coast, non-state area.  The time has come when we need to take back our country and restore the freedoms our forefathers fought to give and to keep.

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  18. TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
    February 17, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

    What will it take to shut our southern border down?  After these latest shootings, that is the question now, on the minds of the majority of citizens in this country.

    Common sense and good judgment would tell you that we have the answers at hand.  We have a standing army as well as national guard and reserve units, that could be quickly called to guard the border against any invaders. 

    Portable prefab buildings/quansit huts could be air dropped in, every couple of miles, to house the troops. A pair of AWACS (radar) aircraft could fly the length of the borders 24/7.  Every fifty miles or so, an assault heliocoptor, equipped with air-to-surface rockets and heat seeking missles could be stationed along the border as well.

    When the AWACS aircraft (whose radar can pick up baseball sized objects, from thousands of feet up,) spots a moving target such  as a vehicle or individuals crossing north from Mexico, the choppers will scramble and vaporize the targets with rockets.  Nearby troops, can then move in and mop up.

    This senario would happen just a few times and then, the drug dealers, human smugglers and any would-be terrorists would get the idea real quick, that the punishment for illegal border crossing, (their lives) far outweighs the benefits received. Of course, this would curtail, if not stop illegals from crossing the border, just to partake in our government’s yum-yum tree benefits, as well.

    Will this happen?  Not likely.  The reason it will not happen is two-fold.  Firstly, Obummer wants all those illegals to keep pouring in so he can amnitize them and ACORN and SEIU workers will get them illegally registered to vote.  Obummer would then, be a shoo-in for reelection in 2012.

    Secondly, millions of dollars in illegal contributions from Mexican and Columbian drug cartels, have for years, found their way, surreptitiously, into campaign war chests and hidden bank accounts of politicians on both sides of the isle.  Shutting down the borders to the drug cartels, would be bad for business. (fund raising business)

    Politicians have been looking the other way, with regard to border security for many years and through many administrations. The only way this will stop, is when enough American citizens get so fed up, that they demand the borders be shut down and American sovereignty be restored.

    Until then, it will be business as usual in Washington.  

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    • loribmeComment by loribme
      February 18, 2011 @ 3:32 am

      Let Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Tx, take care of Juarez.  White Sands Missile Range can give them a hand.

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    • VirgoVinceComment by Vince
      February 18, 2011 @ 6:12 am

      Sure do like the way you think and wish there was a way to make your ideas materialize, but the reasons they won’t, are dead on!
      Something drastic like this needs to be done just to get their attention, not that hot-air drivel coming out of HSB or obozo!  They’re helping the illegals so their invasion will outnumber us, overpower us and take over control, just like the garbage ‘sheet heads’ are planning! They’re very close!
      Something drastic needs to be done, wish I was young enough to be part of it!   Been a long time since I fired a rifle, or tossed a grenade! 

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    • ConnieComment by Connie
      February 19, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

      Why not gun nests, equipped with high powered rifles and sharp shooters, every mile or so along both southern and northern borders?  Keep the kids in practice while either eliminating or heavily discouraging future illegal crossings from Mexico or via Canada.  Bring our troops home, save the money being spent to protect other countries and use it to protect ours for a change.  Deport all non-citizens without green cards – IMMEDIATELY!

      Besides, those countries who receive our hard earned money hate us with a vengeance.  Cut them off and take care of our own – only those who CANNOT take care of themselves due to poor health and/or advanced age.  It’s time we become a country to be feared and respected – again – instead of one which is hated, sneered and laughed at for becoming the wuss of the world.

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  19. stubbypencilComment by stubbypencil
    February 17, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    Why don’t we just legalize drugs and then we wouldn’t have this stupid “war”
     
    Believe in the individual (like Reagan did) and allow our freedoms.

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  20. ter334Comment by ter334
    February 17, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Nothing much do senators, of any party, ever say that is meaningful.  I suppose it is because they, among all the DC types seem to become so beholden to the govt they are afraid of losing their windfall salaries and perks.  And lucrative speaking gigs and positive press exposure. 

    Actually our govt, congress, has been owned by the families of the robber barons of the industrial revolution in the late 1800′s and early 1900s.  We the people have really been sold a pig in a poke about how they represent the people.  All they do is represent the party, and in the words of a former head of the NY Transit Authority decades ago, “The public be damned”!  

    How did the fed res come about?  Was there a financial revolution that demanded reform of the financial system?  The one where there was no national debt, no interest paid to holders of the debt?  No, of course not.  The robber barons probably bought congress and then used this “bastion of political honesty”, that was little more than a wholly owned susiderary of the robber barons, to enact legislation legalizing the robber barons robbing the independence of the fed govt!  By creating the idea of the national debt so these super rich people could lend money to the govt and collect interest.  What this is is  putting the taxing power of .gov to private use. One of the constitutional specified powers of .gov is to put money into circulation.  No mention is made of the need to  borrow from some private bankers!   And the super rich have owned congress ever since since they, and foreign govts now, finance our elections.  And provide untold money and lobbyists to write legislation.  Not for the nation, but for special interest groups, minority splinter groups.  Take the HC bill.  This was not written and enacted for the best interest of the nation, but to help some 30 or so million people without HC insurance.  And to be paid for by taxes on the working class. 

    Perhaps the ND is our best defense dept now?  How are the muslims going to pay off the 14 trillion dollar national debt?  There probably are not enough educated muslims to do this, or to even think in terms of the fact they will assume this indebtedness if they take over our govt?  Take over more than the prez at present?   

    Our political system is still the best in the world because of our Consitution.  What has gone wrong is  our elected officials have not lived up to this fine document for decades.  Our elected officials seem to have banana republic govt on their minds with very little regard for the nation!  Just the public be dammed except special interest groups.  The last election clearly illustrated they should pay more attention, a lot more attention to the special interest group know as the conservative majority!  We have the votes, so turn out their lights, their party is over!  Evict O by SC ruling and send him into exile for his own safety. 

    Is there a single patriot in DC? There is no such thing as an elected patriot! Only those in the military can be considered patriots since they are willing to lay their lives on the line for this nation! Laying your “career” on the line, which none of them do anyway, is an insult to our military personnel!  DC is pretty much a political cesspool with PC as their SOP! Congress and all elected officials are the world’s champion featherbedders of all time!
     

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  21. loribmeComment by loribme
    February 18, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    I have been screaming about the illegal immigrant problem for years now.  I have had to bury two people thanks to illegals.  How many more Americans must we bury because we won’t protect our own borders?   Now, we have dead bp agents.  Great!  Why not just throw our doors open and let thieves, murderers, rapists and other nefarious types free reign of our houses?  That seems to be the message from DC!  Heck, we have an illegal immigrant sitting in the Oval Office right now.

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  22. marysteeleyorktownvaComment by marysteeleyorktownva
    February 18, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    Let’s not forget the preventable victims that are killed, raped, molested or robbed, right here “in” the U.S.!
    Then there is the preventable financial costs!
    If you think letting 8 million illegals work here is no big deal, think about this-
    1-Most illegals that come for work send most of their money back home so OUR businesses and economy loses revenue and ends up laying off workers! When those workers are laid off they can’t spend either and that cycle only gets worse!
    2-Wouldn’t you like your health care costs to go down as well as cut the costs for everything we buy, it won’t as long as 8 million “illegals go to the ER and we pay for it” as Obama admitted to, because hospitals have to pass those costs on to individuals and businesses, and businesses pass that on to individuals and every other business so we pay more for everything on multiple levels, not to mention what our state and federal government has to buy!
    3-States that rely on sales revenue takes in a lot less revenue that effects everything, everybody suffers, schools, programs, salaries and a lot fewer contracts that could grow businesses so they can hire more workers!
    4-Then you have our unemployed that can’t make ends meet that need help!
    5-Many of our unemployed end up homeless, including veterans that come back and can’t find work!
    6-Most of those 8 million illegals are working with stolen identities that costs a lot of time, often years, and a lot of money for their victims to get it straight, if they ever do because illegals can go from job to job where the majority of businesses don’t bother checking, which takes less than 2 minutes to type it in!
    So cheap labor isn’t so cheap after all!
    And many have employed wanted people, including violent felons, and never know it!
    It’s not fair for us to pay those prices for something preventable, fast, free and as easy as verifying your employees!

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  23. bgannyfComment by babs
    February 18, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Maxine had the perfect solution – and it makes a lot of sense to me.  Dig a moat all along the border between US states and Mexico. Fill the moat with water and alligators.  Borders secure.

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  24. VirgoVinceComment by Vince
    February 18, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    That’s a great idea babs (and Maxine), the Rio Grande isn’t near wide enough, deep enough or long enough!
    BUT, then we’ll have an alligator problem and still need a fence to keep them in and along the moat, so they don’t eat pets and people that come to gawk and disturb the gators, in which case, they should be eaten!   LOL!
    Seriously, that’s a great idea!   That’s a job for the Army Corp of Engineers!  They’ll get the job done in just a few days, but of course, we have to bypass Congress, or it won’t get done, like all the other important stuff, like ‘why do pigs fart!’
    Ask a moslem, they know all about pigs, they’re first cousins!

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  25. docktaComment by dockta
    February 19, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    How about Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was murdered on US SOIL by Mexicans?!  Where are they in that investigation besides deporting the aliens caught at the murder site?!  Why has Napolitano NOT provided any information to Terry’s family?!  WHY THE COVER UP?!

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  26. EdwardComment by Edward
    February 21, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Don’t expect much from Napolitano or her illustrious leader Obama. Both have their heads so far up their own arses that they don’t even know when the sun shines.
    Good idea!  Put both of them in a car with diplomatic plates, escort them about 200 miles inside Mexico, then leave them there. They can tell everybody that they are diplomats and the rest of us can hope they both get what Zapata got.

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  27. cynicalobserverComment by cynicalobserver
    February 22, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    Our troops are supposed to protect the USA not the rest of the world. Bring them home and go after these criminals south of the border.

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  28. lrgonComment by lrgon
    February 23, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    The Bureau of Alcohol Tabacco and Firearms (BATF) my be culpable in the shooting death of a Border Patrol agent according to this story:http://thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/crime/6431-atf-linked-to-border-agents-murder

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  29. cynicalobserverComment by cynicalobserver
    February 24, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    The same would go for the authorities who do not issue concealed weapons permits to qualified law abiding citizens who are victims of crimes. They re also culpable and accessories to these crimes .

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  30. MattyComment by Matt O'Connor
    February 24, 2011 @ 8:08 am

       One GAINT wall , Stiffer punishments for illegal aliens, Military presence, with fully automatic weapons.

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  31. nutcaseamericanComment by nutcaseamerican
    February 24, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    Now if this had been an illegal alien (sorry I meant undocumented democrat voter) shot by that same ICE agent, Obummer would have been all over it like Rosie on a cheeseburger!

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  32. uglybadComment by uglybad
    September 12, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    I think it’s time to get out of the UN, pull ALL our troops out of those countries that voted against the USA in the UN and post those troops along our borders, set up mine fields for the first 100 yards on OUR side of the border and shoot anyone that makes it through!
    Why do we put up with the “other” languages? This in America, English is OUR language, that our fore fathers, when they came to American had to learn OUR language and was proud to do so, plus learn our constitution and was proud to do that also!
    I’m glad that there are still people coming to America and willing to do it the right way! I say welcome, to the others, Good Bye don’t come back!

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