Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Will Arizona become the “new Alamo?”
In an interesting argument, Arizona is on firm “war footing” if the State wishes to engage in War with Mexico. What? Wait just a minute – hear me out.
U.S. Constitution - Article 1 Section 10 (Read Clause 3)
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
In March 2010 a prominent Arizona rancher was murdered on his property. At the time of his killing authorities found (the day before) 290 pounds of marijuana on his property and tracked footprints back to 8 illegal immigrants and arrested them. According to Fox News – “Giffords said if Krentz's killing is connected to drug cartels or smugglers, the federal government must respond appropriately.
"All options should be on the table, including sending more Border Patrol agents to the area and deploying the National Guard," Giffords said.
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said government has a clear responsibility to aid law enforcement resources at all levels along the border.
"I call on our federal and state governments to work together to bolster the law enforcement resources needed to better protect Arizonans living on the border," Goddard said.
Meanwhile, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer joined U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in calling for federal officials to send more National Guard troops to the Mexican border.”
That was in March and this week Obama sent a token order to send 1,200 National Guard to the border and only half of which will go to Arizona.
In April 2010 a Pinal County Deputy Sheriff was shot and wounded by fire from an illegal drug smuggler with an AK-47. According to AZ Family news – “According to Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, Puroll had been following a group of five men who were transporting drugs. One of the suspects allegedly hid while the others moved on, and Puroll continued to follow the group. Around 4:00 p.m. the suspect ambushed Puroll and shot at him, grazing his left side above his abdomen.
"They've become more aggressive," Babeu said, referring to the ambush. "They're always armed, but we've never had this happen."
US Federal Government authorities have failed to address the problem on every level and in most cases refuse to do so. It is even more distressing that the Mexican Government is aiding and abetting the invasion of their nationals into our sovereign (I use this term loosely) nation. In June 2010, Mexico opened a satellite “Consular” office on the Island of Catalina to specifically issue illegal invaders “matricular ID Cards”. According to the Washington Examiner – “The Mexican government is opening a satellite consular office on Catalina Island -- a small resort off the California coast with a history of drug smuggling and human trafficking -- to provide the island's illegal Mexican immigrants with identification cards, The Washington Examiner has learned.
The Mexican consular office in Los Angeles issued a flier, a copy of which was obtained by The Examiner, listing the Catalina Island Country Club as the location of its satellite office. It invites Mexicans to visit the office to obtain the identification, called matricular cards, by appointment.”
"Handing out matricular cards to Mexicans who are not in this country legally is wrong no matter where it's done," he said. "But on Catalina it will do more damage. It's a small island but there's evidence it's being used as a portal for illegals to access mainland California."
So, as Eric Holder and the US Dept. of Justice sue the State of Arizona to scrap the new law they should take into consideration that Arizona is on sound Constitutional footing in declaring war on Mexico (as a State) and deploying troops to combat the armed and dangerous invaders to our southern border.