According to The Constitution, our federal government isn’t really specifically tasked with a lot…, but in Article 1, Section 8, Item 1 it states: “The Congress shall… provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States…”
When citizens feel threatened and the federal government is not providing the proper laws…, enforcing the laws…, or generally protecting or providing “domestic tranquility,” “the common defense,” “the general Welfare,” and “the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity,” people will protect themselves.
It’s the American way.
In this instance, a New Mexico militia group detained migrants, who crossed our border illegally, at gunpoint until the Border Patrol could arrive.
I would call these people heroes.
According to Danielle Wallace for Fox News, “An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum-seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, N.M., until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived, according to a report.”
Before we proceed, let’s put this reporting in the proper perspective.
Okay, Danielle. First off, I have an issue with you when you label these people as “an armed right-wing militia group.” Can’t we just say they are a militia group or a group of vigilantes? Do we ever see any other groups labeled as “left-wing” groups? No…, we don’t.
Second of all, the people that were held are described as “asylum-seeking migrants.” The truth is you really have no idea who all of these people are or what they want, and you left out the word “ILLEGAL.” These are ILLEGAL immigrants who crossed our southern border ILLEGALLY.
Okay…, that being said…, let’s continue.
“The militia group, which calls itself the United Constitutional Patriots, said, ‘… it is determined to monitor the border until President Trump fulfills his campaign promise of a border wall or until Congress enacts stronger legislation to make it more difficult for migrants to request asylum,’ Jim Benvie, a spokesman, told The New York Times in a phone interview.”
‘“It should go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone,’ the governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, said in a statement to The New York Times, adding that it is ‘completely unacceptable’ that migrants be ‘menaced or threatened’ upon entering the U.S.”
“The American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement that ‘the Trump administration’s vile racism’ emboldened these groups.”
“Carlos A. Diaz, a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection, would not divulge specific details about the scene in the video or about the United Constitutional Patriots, but said in a statement that Border Patrol ‘does not endorse private groups or organizations taking enforcement matters into their own hands.’”
Well Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham…, let’s begin with you.
It does not “go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone.” In fact, in the nearby illegal immigrant friendly state of California, in section 837 of the California Penal Code, it says, “A private person may arrest another: For a public offense committed or attempted in his/her presence. When the person arrested has committed a felony, although not in his/her presence. When a felony has been in fact committed, and he or she has reasonable cause for believing the person arrested to have committed it.”
So, no, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham…, it does not go without saying.
In addition, you continue by saying that, “it is completely unacceptable that migrants be menaced or threatened upon entering the U.S.” But apparently it is acceptable that some of these (and she left out the word ILLEGAL as well) migrants go on to “menace” and “threaten” law-abiding U.S. citizens.
In my opinion, you are a disgrace of a governor Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and the state of New Mexico should be ashamed for having elected you.
I guess, in the end, people get what they deserve. Good luck with that New Mexico.
Then we have The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) saying in a statement that “the Trump administration’s vile racism” has emboldened these [militia] groups.”
The ACLU has already lost any semblance of credibility it may have had at one time…, but in response I would like to say that the inaction of the U.S. Congress and many prior presidents, along with the actions of many of the current democrat politicians and their supporters, has emboldened these illegal immigrants to put unprecedented pressure on our southern border.
There is no racism being demonstrated here. Being “illegal” is not a matter of race…, it’s a matter of law.
Lastly we have a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection, Carlos A. Diaz, saying that the Border Patrol “does not endorse private groups or organizations taking enforcement matters into their own hands.”
With all due respect…, and I am saying “with all due respect,” Mr. Diaz, patriotic citizens of this country don’t need your endorsement…, and these patriots only “take matters into their own hands” when the government is not taking care of their business for one reason or another.
Hard working, God fearing, Americans don’t need these politicians who have their heads up their backsides to figure out what’s right and what’s wrong…, we already know. We just hope they figure it out sooner than later.
Until that time these patriots will just have to help them do their job…, for their own sakes and ours.
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