Last week, residents held a town-hall meeting in Fort Hancock, Texas — a sleepy agricultural town on the border, about an hour southeast of El Paso, that looks like the bleak set of No Country for Old Men.
A couple hundred people crowded into the grade-school gym to hear a chilling message from Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West.
“You farmers, I’m telling you right now, arm yourselves,” he said. “As they say the old story is, it’s better to be tried by 12 than carried by six. Damn it, I don’t want to see six people carrying you.”
His warning was prompted by the killing of the Arizona rancher, and the spiraling violence a couple of miles away in Mexico in a region known as the Valley of Juarez. The notorious smuggling territory is being fought over by the Sinaloa and the Juarez cartels.
So, the sheriff of a Texas border town is telling its citizen to arm themselves because…
The border is clearly well-defended.
American citizens are already being kidnapped and dragged back across the southern border. Phoenix, Arizona is the kidnapping capital of America – second only in the world to Mexico City.
Really? It comes to this? The arming of it citizens and the acceptance of an American city as the #2 kidnapping location on the planet? This is the Federal government doing its job? But now it wants to control 1/6 of the economy too?
American citizens are being dragged across the southern border! American citizens in border towns are arming themselves against the drug cartels of Mexico!
Really, what does it take to make people wake up and realize the government isn’t doing what it’s Constitutionally obligated to do while, at the same time, it’s grabbing for itself large swaths of the economy it has no right to?
I’d ask if you needed to see Americans killed but that’s already happening. Rockets fired into an American city on CNN maybe? You tell me.
janet worthless napolitano’s only response to the murder of a rancher recently when begged for help on the border was a 25,000 dollar reward. fat lot of good that will do.
the governments job is to defend us. that is what its main job is.
not handing out goodies to constituents and toadies.
not bread and circus.
no. provide for the common defense.
why have we not put massive army national guard on a border grown so wild and lawless that many living near 50 miles of the border fear for thier lives daily?