Saturday, July 16, 2005

Crossing The Line

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You may have noticed that I do have a lot of faith in our country as a republic. It does seem that is being eroded by legislation taking decisions away from the individual states. We actually have a national defense that guards our borders. It's not uncommon. Mexico has a very strong national border patrol... watching Guatemala and Belize to the south. But, the lack of response by leaders of both major political parties to recent media criticism of our border security show it is too hot a topic to be handled. Even the U.S. Senate seem to be avoiding the topic.

So, what is a small town New Hampshire police chief to do when he feels the federal government is avoiding action? He decides to charge illegal immigrants with criminal trespassing. 10 others have also been charged in other parts of the same state. A case over this type of arrest headed to court on Tuesday and is being closely watched by many states also wishing to do the same. The government of Mexico is actually paying the attorney fees of the defendant, Jorge Mora Rami­rez.

Who do you think should be in charge of protecting our borders?

6 comments:

RT said...

Well, considering all the terrorist attacks, I think it might be in our best interest to keep a closer eye on our borders...

Fred said...

Clearly, this belongs under the Department of Homeland Security. I think they need to step it up; we're not doing enough nor is it funded properly.

Because of the poor border patrol coverage, a group called the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has been formed to fill in the holes.

Moose said...

There is no doubt that we need to protect our borders. That being said, it seems to me that this police chief is using a state law to keep the people he deems "undesireable" out of his neighborhood.

Vavoom said...

I agree with Moose. That Police Chief sounds a tad prejudiced. Is he rounding up all illegal immigrants or just the "annoying" ones? I believe the federal government needs to do a better job, for reasons of security. I am completely against vigilante minutemen. They are a group of pathetic bullies. I'm glad most of them have gone home.

Teri said...

I am really torn on this issue. I really think the federal government needs to do more. However, there isn't enough manpower or resources given to them to do what should be done. I am concerned about terrorists coming into this country through mexico, but our government doesn't seem to be. I heard about the minutemen and what they are trying to accomplish. I can see good and bad about the situation. They are concerned citizens stepping up and trying to do what our government can't or wont, but I am not sure they have the correct answer either.

dusty said...

i am a firm believer in states rights first and the feds second...if the state does not wish to protect its borders then the feds can take over..someone has to do it..