Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Is The American Southwest Now Occupied Northern Mexico?

Audacity has reached new levels in federal court where an Arizona man is being sued for 32 million dollars by illegal immigrants he caught trespassing on his ranch The Washington Times reports as follows.

"Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.

His Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Ariz., is known by federal and county law enforcement authorities as "the avenue of choice" for immigrants seeking to enter the United States illegally.

Trial continues Monday in the federal lawsuit, which seeks $32 million in actual and punitive damages for civil rights violations, the infliction of emotional distress and other crimes. Also named are Mr. Barnett's wife, Barbara, his brother, Donald, and Larry Dever, sheriff in Cochise County, Ariz., where the Barnetts live. The civil trial is expected to continue until Friday."

According to the Washington Times story, Mr. Barnett began rounding up illegals and turning them over to the police in 2002, after the trespassers started vandalising his property, killing calves and even breaking into his house. The well trodden path of the illegals was "littered with trash 10 inches deep, including human waste, used toilet paper, soiled diapers, cigarette packs, clothes, backpacks, empty 1-gallon water bottles, chewing-gum wrappers and aluminum foil - which supposedly is used to pack the drugs the immigrant smugglers give their "clients" to keep them running.

The illegals are being represented by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF). The lawsuit claims that Mr. Barnett held the trespassers at gunpoint, kicked at one of the women and used naughty language. The Washington Times article did not state whether MALDEF is based in Mexico or the US.

Protecting American sovereignty involves not only securing America's borders but empowering those who live along the border to defend their property. There is little doubt that the Barnett's farm became a fearsome place on which to live. The illegals passing through were not little boys stealing apples. They were frequently armed and belligerent, destroying and soiling property as well as intimidating the inhabitants. This lawsuit should never have been filed. To the contrary, the Barnett family should be suing the illegals for property damage and loss of value to their ranch. They should also sue the US government for placing them in danger by refusing to seal the border.

It is not impossible to seal our border with Mexico. It is not even prohibitively expensive. The will is simply not there. The votes of Mexican Americans as well as cheap labour performed by illegal immigrants add up to a powerful set of incentives for politicians and greedy businessmen to throw our border with Mexico wide open. The unmitigated gall of the illegals who sued the Barnetts will metastasize and get worse if it is not stopped now. A significant percentage of Mexicans view illegal immigration as "la reconquista". Groups such as La Voz De Aztlan openly promote reconquest along with anti American and anti Jewish bigotry.

Most Americans support legal immigration. All around the world, coming to America is seen as a golden opportunity. The right to work and live in our country should be a gift bestowed upon those deserving by legally constituted governmental agencies. These agencies are responsible to the American people. Failure to enforce immigration laws is a crime against the American people. If this outrageous process is not reversed, large parts of the American Southwest will cease to identify with the United States. This is a recipe for anarchy. The Barnett family should be applauded and rewarded for defending our borders. They should be compensated for what they have endured and paid to secure their property. At the very least, the lawsuit against them should be rejected for the sake of the Barnett family and for the sake of our country.

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