Thursday, June 24, 2010

Uh, don't we have this backward?

Photo published in Human Events (and elsewhere) of a sign posted in Arizona about 80 miles from the border with Mexico:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding was that the federal government is supposed to protect us from invasion, not the other way around.

This sign is an attempt to restrict U.S. citizens from open land within the territory of the United States, because the federal government is not fulfilling its responsibility to protect the borders. There is no question that the federal government is capable of protecting the borders. We still have a large military with sophisticated weaponry. The federal government, for reasons difficult to fathom, has chosen to effectively cede a strip of land up to 80 miles wide south of I-8 to Mexico.

This is why Arizonans are angry. It's their land (even where it is owned by the U.S. government).

Arizonans should be starting to give some serious thought to secession.


Radomes, Inc. said...

Absolutely bass-ackwards! Here's a task for the AZ National Guard - load your weapons and deploy on the border to take back your (our) territory. It seems to me that this would be a task the governor could undertake - after all, she's the Commander in Chief of the AZ Guard. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see AZ start secession proceedings, and I wouldn't blame them if they did.

Anonymous said...

Ohio has the misfortune of having 2 pro-illegal senators that seem to support open borders. Can you say North American Union or North Americam Community? These two titles mean the same thing - an American union like the European Union.