An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals — seeking $32 million in damages — who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Washington Times reported Monday.
The rancher, Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home, the newspaper reported.
Does the government want vigilantism? Because if they do, all they have to do is keep on keepin' on, not doing the job that is required of them, and allowing US citizens to get shafted.
Lotta coyotes out in that part of the country, and I don't mean the border-hopping wetbacks who funnel in drugs and illegal aliens. I'm talking about the four-footed varmint. Now see, back when I was in high school, living out in the country, we had a lot of coyotes as well. And when one of our animals died, a cow, a horse, we would just drag the carcass out into the woods and leave it. A week later, it was gone. Those coyotes will pick every scrap of meat off the bones, and then take the bones to gnaw on.
And a man has a lot less meat on him than a horse does. I figure a pack of coyotes would pick that carcass clean in about two days or less.
Now, we have certain facts that are carved in stone at this point.
1) The Federal Government is willfully negligent in it's duties to secure the border and protect the country.
2) US Citizens are being negatively impacted by the FedGov's negligence, to the point of being threatened in their own homes, losing property to theft from illegals, etc.
3) When protecting themselves and their homes, US Citizens are now being punished through the judicial system by the very illegal aliens they have to protect themselves from. And the FedGov is doing nothing to stop it.
Now, given that we have those three facts carved in stone, what are our options? Because I'm going to give you the option that a lot of people are looking at now that they've been backed into a corner by the willful negligence of the Federal Government - Shoot, shovel, and shut up. Remember that little post I had up a while ago about laws replacing violence? The laws can only replace violence as long as the laws are both adequate and upheld. The moment the laws are weak and discarded, a person has to resort back to violence.
Since the Federal Government has willfully abdicated it's responsibility to secure the border, i.e. discarded the laws, guess what people are going to have to do? And you can be damn sure that there are plenty of ranchers out there who are reading this and thinking to themselves "Well then, I'm just gonna shoot the little bastards and not tell anyone about it!" If it were me who's house was being broken into, who's livestock was being killed, who's property was being restored, I wouldn't be holding people and calling the Border Patrol, I would be making people disappear. And the four-legged coyotes would be getting fat on my property.
Is that what people want? Is that what the FedGov wants? Because that's where we are headed.