Friday, August 08, 2008

Invasion

Article IV, Section 4 of the

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."

Nathan Teodoro has brought to my attention that this section of the Constitution is repeatedly not being enforeced:

Border patrol agent held at gunpoint
A agent was held at gunpoint Sunday night by members of the Mexican military who had crossed the border into Arizona, but the soldiers returned to without incident when backup agents responded to assist.

Agents assigned to the Border Patrol station at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the international border in an isolated area about 100 miles southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who was not identified. It was unclear what the soldiers were doing in the United States, but U.S. law enforcement authorities have long said that current and former Mexican military personnel have been hired to protect drug and migrant smugglers.

"Unfortunately, this sort of behavior by Mexican military personnel has been going on for years," union Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) said on its Web page. "They are never held accountable, and the United States government will undoubtedly brush this off as another case of 'Oh well, they didn't know they were in the United States.'

"It is fortunate that this incident didn't end in a very ugly gunfight," said the local's posting.

The NBPC represents all nonsupervisory personnel among the agency's 16,000 agents.

What will it take?

When the barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia were bombed in 1996, the US did nothing.

When the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed in 1998, the US did nothing.

When the USS Cole was bombed in 2000, the US did nothing.

When the US was attacked in 2001, President Bush took decisive action.

Yet as the lead story in this post shows, our sovereinty is directly being assaulted (as opposed to the indirect assault by the flood of ).

What will it take? A gun fight between poorly armed Border Agents against Meixan soldiers holding automatic weapons?

, I ask you: what will it take to uphold the Constituion?


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