Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Injustice Department Strikes Again

Once again, the federal government has punished one of its own border agents after he didn't treat an illegal alien drug smuggler nicely enough.

For those that are too lazy to click the link above and read the whole story, it goes like this: the Border Patrol got a tip that illegals were crossing the Rio Grande with drugs.  Agents responded and caught one of them with a 75-lb backpack full of marijuana, in addition to another 75 pounds of drugs at the scene.  The illegal alien was taken into custody, given immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying against the Border Patrol agent, and the agent goes to jail.

Apparently the agent used a technique of raising the illegal alien's handcuffed hands behind his back to bring him to the ground as he was resisting arrest.  No bruises or marks were found on him (except for where his backpack full of drugs dug into his shoulders) and he did not complain to anyone about mistreatment by the agents.

So right after he was arrested, it would seem that the kid was given access to a representative from the Mexican consulate who then coached him to complain of being beaten and abused.  The Mexican government filed an official complaint.  Internal investigations by Homeland Security and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) did not find any wrongdoing by the agents during the arrest.

But the desk jockeys over at Obama's Justice Department - thousands of miles removed from the situation, and almost a year later - somehow arrived at the conclusion that an agent did something wrong.  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas brought charges, a trial was held, evidence and facts were blatantly ignored, and the Border Patrol agent was sentenced to two years in prison for improper arrest.

This is the same Justice Department that is guilty of badly botching an operation that allowed thousands of American guns to be purchased on behalf of Mexican drug cartels and taken across the border into Mexico, where one of them was used to kill a federal agent.  The DA's office is the same office that brought charges against officers Ramos and Compean for shooting a drug smuggler several years ago, and the same DA's office that prosecuted a local sheriff for shooting out the tires of a van full of illegals that were trying to run him over.

It should be no surprise that, yet again, the Justice Department is wrong.  The gross negligence and outright hostility that Attorney General Eric Holder and his department demonstrates toward actual justice rises nearly to the level of treason.  Holder's incompetence has resulted in lost American lives and the wrongful punishment of American federal law enforcement agents for *gasp!* enforcing the law.  Now, it seems another American will lose his freedom for years simply for doing his job.

Oh, and the illegal alien drug smuggler?  The one given immunity from prosecution?  Yeah, he was probably given a green card as a reward for his attempted drug smuggling and false testimony against an innocent American.

This is just another example of the contempt and hostility that the leftists in charge of the federal government have towards the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law.  The government refuses to do its Constitutionally-mandated job to secure our borders, actively prevents law enforcement agents from enforcing federal immigration laws, and happily rewards illegal alien criminals for smuggling drugs across the border and perjuring himself in federal court.

In many states, if someone breaks into your home, you can legally shoot them full of holes and never be prosecuted in either criminal or civil court.  That makes perfect sense.

The United States of America is home to We the People.  Much in the way that we pay taxes to support police departments to keep our streets safe, we also pay taxes to support our federal government in doing its job to keep our nation safe.  But the cops can't be everywhere at once protecting everyone all the time.  That's why "castle doctrine" laws have been passed that provide immunity from prosecution to those who employ deadly force in the defense of themselves and their property.  Similar challenges are faced by our Border Patrol and other federal law enforcement agents while trying to keep our country secure, and one way we could deal with that is to allow them the use of deadly force - hell, ANY force - to protect the home of We the People.

Because today, if someone breaks into your home and the federal government had its way, you'd have to show that intruder (er...undocumented resident) some respect and treat him nicely, or your ass is going to jail.

Now, folks, does that make any sense whatsoever? 

I'm SICK and TIRED of our federal government actively working against American principles.  We The People don't want people crossing our borders illegally.  We the People don't want those people bringing drugs into our country.  We the People generally don't have a problem with illegal alien drug smugglers getting smacked around a little (maybe a lot) before being tossed back over the border, especially if they're resisting arrest. We the People understand that illegal aliens wouldn't have anything to complain about if they didn't break our laws coming here illegally in the first place.

We the People secure our individual homes with locks on our doors.  The federal government should secure America, our collective home, accordingly.

And in the case of an intruder?

Shoot 'em full of holes.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Occupiers: Clueless or Treasonous?

In cities across the country - and indeed the world - groups of people have gathered to protest banks, corporations and the rich under the "Occupy Wall Street" banner.  In talking with these protesters, one would be hard-pressed to find consensus on the group's mission or what it wants, but generally speaking, they are whining about not being rich - while villifying the rich.

Yeah, doesn't make sense to me, either.

They moan in blogs written on their $1,600 Macbooks about their student loan debt, cry from the comfort of their living rooms about being expected to pay for the mortgages they signed up for, scream out with their $4.50 Starbucks lemongrass frappalattecinos in hand about how life isn't "fair" and that there's so much "inequality" in the world.

They bellyache about their job prospects after studying art, dance, basket weaving, and other worthless crap. They screech in texts sent via their $250 iPhones that they can't afford health insurance, and that life in America is so horrible and terrible, and it's all the rich's fault.

Conspicuously missing from this movement is a clear message about what exactly it wants.  Google "Occupy Wall Street", and next to the link it says "NYC Protest for American Revolution", yet inside their website they say they want to "restore democracy in America", and are fighting against "social injustice".

History shows that revolutions are actions that aim to rid a nation of one system, and replace it with another.  While America is not a pure democracy, it is generally accepted that we have a democratic system in place already.  That hasn't changed since the founding of the United States of America, so it's unclear what exactly they want to "restore".

Taking into account the overarching theme of these gatherings, and everything that the Occupiers themselves have written and said about their protests, one can only conclude that they do indeed want a revolution.  A second American revolution, that would replace the Constitutional republic/democracy that we have today with a socialist, Marxist, or even communist system.  "From those according to their ability [the productive and rich], to those according to their need [the poor limp, lame & lazy]".

In fact, the Communist and Nazi parties in the USA have both declared their agreement with, and support of, the Occupy movement.

Given the demographics and the ideological bent of those involved in the protests, it's not a stretch to conclude that most of them voted for Obama - if they were old enough to - back in 2008.  This would mean most of them are simply clueless and harmless, and just looking for an excuse to complain and rabble-rouse with those similarly situated.  It sure doesn't hurt that there are plenty of young 20-something hippie chicks that are a part of this novel social experiment.  And to me, it's unthinkable that any American with a clue would support a revolution aiming to replace our system of government that is built upon the foundation of individual liberty with one that is more oppressive.

Or, are they smart and intelligent and know what they're doing?  Do they really want to see freedom and liberty and the American way relegated to the past, in favor of a system that guarantees this "social justice" they clamor for?

Thousands of these protesters have already proven they have no respect for the law, given the staggering number of arrests during their protests.  Images of American flags being walked on, and clips of protesters singing "f*ck the USA" are all over the internet.  So is there a real revolution in the making?  Will the Occupy movement turn into something more structured, and will it take action to overthrow the government?  Are they treasonous?

Nah, if they had all of that drive and determination, they'd have good jobs and would be on their way to being rich themselves. I think they're just a bunch of whiny dumbasses.  Nothing to see here.  Obama will lose his keys to the White House next November, and if the Flea Party is still around, they too will fade into obscurity, a slightly humorous yet sad stain on the fabric of history.