I read an article published by CNSnews today. It is an interview with an Arizona sheriff who is not as well known as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has just had a million dollar price put on his head by the Mexican drug cartel who wants him killed by anyone who wants the million dollar reward. How can this be? A lawless group of drug runners and criminals puts out a "hit" on an American sheriff who has the gaul to work hard and enforce the laws of his state and nation and arrest members of the Mexican drug cartel. For this he deserves to be murdered by any thug who can get a crack at him? How can this be in this nation of ours…the one created to be a nation of laws that protect its citizens?
The other Arizona sheriff, Paul Babeau of Pinal County, Arizona wonders at the way his county and state have been betrayed by the national government he probably was sworn to protect as well as his state and county…his question is this: Has our own (national ) government now become our Enemy? It seems that way with the events that have recently occurred. Babeau says that the federal government under the Obama administration is not seeking to help the local law enforcement agencies which are under so much fire in Arizona regarding the illegal aliens flooding into their state but rather the Feds are discouraging the local law enforcement people by targeting them for prosecution for enforcing the law of the land and of the state of Arizona. A lawsuit against the Arizona immigration law recently passed in a desperate attempt to protect the citizens of that state was pursued by Attorney General Eric Holder in a strange turn of events that leaves many United States citizens with mouths agape, asking "Who’s side are you on?" Just in the past days, a Liberal judge (Clinton appointee) ruled that Arizona’s law is mostly to be discarded. Illegal aliens danced and demonstrated in the streets of Phoenix celebrating the federal judge’s ruling. In a weekend incident, a probably- illegal alien charged onto some atheletic field (also illegally) carrying a Mexican flag. How can these things be??? Have we gone so far down the tube of lawlessness that our own national government IS truly our enemy???
Some statements by Sheriff Paul Babeau are worth considering: " What’s very troubling is the fact that at a time when we in law enforcement and our state need help from the federal government, instead of sending help they put up billboard-size signs warning our citizens to stay our of the desert in my county because of dangerous drug and human smuggling and weapons and bandits and all these other things and then, behind that, the drag us into court with the ACLU…..so who has partnered with the ACLU? It’s the President and (the Attorney General) Erik Holder himself, and that’s simply outrageous."
Another statement by Babeau in this CNS interview conducted by phone last week: "If the President would do his job and secure the border; send 3000 armed soldiers to the Arizona border and stop the illegal immigration and the drug smuggling and the violence, we wouldn’t even be in this position and where we are forced to take matters into our own hands."
Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Arizona also weighed in on this interview: "The bigger picture is while what’s going on in Arizona is critically important, what comes out of this and happens here will affect our entire nation in terms of our ability to protect our citizenry from a very serious homeland security threat. People who come across my county are not staying there. They’re going everywhere in the USA and a lot of them are bad, bad people."
The article also reported that 250,000 were detained in Arizona in the last 12 months for being in the country illegally but that number only reflects the number actually DETAINED…there is a much higher unknown number of illegal aliens who have crossed our border and are in the country right now as illegal aliens. The Customs and Border Protection also says that 17 percent of those detained already had criminal records in the United States. Both Babeau and Dever want to remain in the legal fight over the law which many legal experts say will end up being resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court.
A web site… (BorderSheriffs.com) (or google "Border Sheriffs Defending Those Who Defend Our Borders") ….has been launched by the non-profit, Iowa based Legacy Foundation to raise money for Babeau’s and Dever’s defense. Both sheriffs say that the outcome of this case will have national significance. "For us," say the two men, " this is a public safety matter and a national security threat." If you go to the website, you will also find a place to donate to this cause and also the snail mail address of the group in Iowa who have joined in this legal battle of the two Arizona sheriffs.
And I say… How can this be? How can we have fallen so far that we are in such a situation regarding the invasion of our borders by dangerous and criminal illegals who are delivering all sorts of criminal activities into our seemingly helpless nation and its border states….due to the Federal Government becoming as much of an Enemy as those who are involved in the Mexican Drug Cartel and other criminal elements from that nation?
We all thought our Federal Government was sworn to protect its citizens from "dangers domestic and foreign" but clearly we are not being protected!!!