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How many deaths before Obama takes border security seriously?

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The shocking discovery of 72 murdered Hispanic migrants on a ranch just south of the U.S. border should be a wakeup call to all Americans the security of our beloved nation begins at home.

Here in Arizona we have seen firsthand the bloody consequences of the crime and violence being imported by criminal aliens across our borders. Peaceful Phoenix has been transformed into the kidnapping capital of America.

A cadre of dedicated state and local officials has attempted to quell the violence. The result has been to watch these local leaders be sued, investigated and harassed by the police powers of the Obama administration.

When will this insanity end?

The migration of farm workers in the 1950s and 60s was transformed into a migration of construction workers, maids and restaurant workers in the 1970s and 80s. But the character of the immigration has changed again, and we ignore these changes at our peril.

Criminal gangs now control the border. Drugs, human trafficking, robbery, extortion and smuggling are profitable motivators escalating violence on both sides of the border.

Until the borderlands of the American Southwest are policed and under the control of authorities, these inexplicably brutal conditions will persist. The drug cartels must be destroyed, and the only way to accomplish this is with serious intervention, manpower and high-tech weaponry.

Obama and his minions ignore the brutality, the pain, the suffering and the long-term consequences of allowing these gangs safe haven in the hopes of scoring political points with immigrant voters.

This issue isn’t about the civil rights of migrants — this issue is about keeping all Americans safe regardless of nation of origin.

This massacre only came to light because a wounded Ecuadorean escaped. With a bullet wound in his neck he struggled to a nearby highway to find a Mexican military roadblock. He told authorities that the migrants’ abductors identified themselves as Zetas. Zetas are a drug gang whose control of parts of Mexico is so brutal even many Mexicans avoid traveling on public highways near their territory.

Amnesty International has called the plight of the migrants crossing from Mexico to the U.S. a major world crisis. Their report called our border "one of the most dangerous in the world," and said every year an untold number of migrants disappear without a trace.

Mass unmarked graves near the border hold the key to a complete accounting of these horrors.

Now Mexican authorities are trying to determine whether the 72 victims in Tamaulipas were killed at the same time -- and why. We may never know.

The future is becoming clear. If the United States doesn’t reverse course and begin to take border security seriously then these gangs will slowly increase their power in the U.S. They are already said to control several U.S. prisons, and neighborhoods in Phoenix and Los Angeles.

The Obama administration’s harassment of local and state officials attempting to secure the border must end immediately. Instead, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security should be assisting these duly-elected local officials in the difficult task. Everyone must work together.

Violence must be met with the swift hand of justice. If we use fences, armed drones and patrols to secure the boarder of Iraq, we need to use that same technology and knowhow on our own border.

The primary objective of the United States Government is to protect our citizens from foreign enemies. These criminal gangs are foreign enemies in every sense.

©2010 Floyd and Mary Beth Brown. The Browns are bestselling authors and speakers. Together they write a national weekly column distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Floyd is also president of the Western Center for Journalism. For more info call Cari Dawson Bartley at 800 696 7561 or e-mail cari@cagle.com.

Floyd’s latest book (with Lee Troxler) is "Killing Wealth, Freeing Wealth," from WND Books. Mary Beth’s latest book is featured at www.condibook.com. Time magazine wrote of Floyd: "Brown has stature among devoted conservatives that almost matches his physical heft (6 ft. 6 in. and 240 lbs.)" See more at Floyd’s blog at www.2minute view.com. To comment on this column, e-mail browns @caglecartoons.com.

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Joseph M. French 09/04/2010 12:26:38
Let's review our Governor's action regarding Illegal Immigrants:
Perry to protect undocumented-immigrant Tuition

Rick Perry, governor of Texas, also expressed his opposition saying that instead of closing the border it should be opened more and through technology support legal and safe migration.

Perry also said Texas has given a blueprint for securing the U.S.-Mexico border to the federal government.
"We know how to deal with border security, and you don't do it by building a fence,"

“I fully recognize and support a state’s right and obligation to protect its citizens, but I have concerns with portions of the law passed in Arizona and believe it would not be the right direction for Texas,”
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James Adams 09/22/2010 00:49:55
Rick Perry is a fake conservative, a blowhard, and in my opinion a traitor, trying to get re-elected at the expense of us all. Gov. Perry has been in office for 10 years now (more if you include Lt. gov seat). The border did not, all of a sudden, become worse in the last 18 months than it was for the last 12 years. Perry is allowing the border to fester, because he needs an open border for the Trans-Texas Corridor (renamed I-35/I-69 corridor projects in Feb 2010) to become a reality. The border wars are not about drugs! They are about who gets to control the tolled roads coming into the US from Mexico. The border is not being fought over by criminal gangs, the fight going on in Mexico is being fought by well-funded Armies.

These armies are fighting with military weapons and military hardware. Show me an operation that can buy a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and I will show you a lucky gang. Show me an operation that can buy as many grenade lauchers, machine guns, grenades, communications equipment and pay regular payrolls, and I will show you an army. The Zetas are just the hitmen, the hired guns. The operations fighting for control are the cartels who hire the Zetas. Cartels such as the Tijuana, Federation, Juarez and Gulf Cartels, until recently, had deep ties with the Mexican Government and have operated like silent partners in Mexico for as long as anyone can remember.

It is no co-incidence the fights began to increase in intensity as the Trans-Texas Corridor started to take shape. The new mexican goverment thought they could declare war on the Cartels and shut them out. The Trans-Texas Corridor is bigger than any transportation corridor being planned in the world right now. We, here in Texas see toll roads and a governor willing to use eminent domain to take the land necessary to build it. Mexican Cartels see routes that reach deeper into the US, and will be more expansive than anything they have ever known... roads that could be under their control.

Lesser trade routes have been fought over since the beginning of time. The only difference about these routes is our governor is not fighting the take-over his friends are getting paid to make it happen. So, even if the main battle stays accross the border, we still lose with a Trans-Texas (Mexico/US/Canada) Corridor. See this Report to Congress dated 2/25/2008:

The real question is, "How much money is Perry willing to take to sell out American Sovereignty in the name of NAFTA and Intermodal Transportation?"
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