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BORDER NEWS WATCH: BORDER SECURITY and IMMIGRATION SPECIAL 05_05_13
Obama: We need Mexico more than ever
Grads preferred to grandmas in proposed immigration bill
Border Security. Where Would The Money Go?
Shocking US government leaflet tells Mexican immigrants they can collect food stamp benefits without admitting they're in the country illegally
News links from www.Need2No.us
SBI REPORT: One group 50 to 70 - plus ultralight spotted – Border LE Enforcement INTERESTING AUDIO
Eric Holder To Kansas Governor: New State Gun Law Unconstitutional ā€“ Also see the posts at the bottom of the linked page. Holder-Brownback letter copy is attached to this email.
Poll shows 29 percent of voters think 'armed revolution' might be needed . I certainly hope it is not.
Last, here’s an interesting discussion on what I consider somewhat of a generation gap in national/international philosophy:
News of Import
The virtue of courage is a prerequisite for all other virtues, otherwise one is virtuous only when virtue cost.
Let’s talk about two of the largest gun myths that anti-gun people and groups push, and pro-gun people and groups have refuted with facts. Remember, the-anti gun culture uses fear, emotion and a scorched earth policy to push their agenda, while pro-Constitution and pro-gun factions use reason, history and facts.
first, I have to share this video that gave me chills. It is well worth the couple
of minutes it takes to watch, I suggest you watch it in full screen and then
share it with everyone.
Video on federal reduction of family defense ability (Must-watch short video that left me in awe.)
Myth 1: More Guns Mean More Crime
In reality, an extensive 2004 report by the National Academy of Science was not able to identify a single gun control regulation that actually reduces violent crime, suicides or accidents, Beck said. The NAS panel reviewed 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publication and some of its own empirical work on firearms.
One of the main pillars of the gun control argument is the claim that more gun laws will make Americans safer. Because the facts do not support such a claim, one would think the scales would be tipped in favor of gun rights.
A University of Pennsylvania study also determined that the 1994 assault weapons ban did little to reduce violence while in effect.
Myth 2: Strict Gun Control Works in Other Countries
Anti-gun advocates like CNN's Piers Morgan routinely claim strict gun control has been very effective in other countries like Great Britain and Japan, however, the numbers tell a slightly different story.
Beck pointed out that within a decade after England practically banned all firearms in 1997, crime with handguns had doubled, armed street gangs caused British police to start carry guns and the country still experienced a mass shooting. Additionally, the homicide rate rose dramatically for seven years after the ban ā€” from 1.1 per 100,000 to 1.8 per 100,000.
Australia also enacted strict restrictions on firearms ownership following a mass shooting in 1996. The change in gun violence was so small that it was "statistically irrelevant," Beck said.
On the other hand, Switzerland has the third highest gun ownership rate in the world and a murder rate of 0.5 per 100,000. The country's murder rate is well below Australia, the U.K. and Canada while its gun laws are less strict.
"More gun control doesn't mean less crime."
Good news in AZ, Arizona: Governor Brewer Signed Two Pro-Gun Reforms into Law
On Monday, Governor Jan Brewer (R) signed two NRA-supported reforms into law. These new laws, effective ninety days after the General Assembly's adjournment, will protect the privacy of gun owners and prohibit government-sponsored destruction of seized or surrendered firearms.
House Bill 2326, sponsored by state Representative Eddie Farnsworth (R-12), restricts the ability of any political subdivision from requiring or retaining a record in any form, whether permanent or temporary, of any identifying information of a person who owns, possesses, purchases, sells or transfers a firearm. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets have abused their privileges under the Freedom of Information Act and have jeopardized the safety of law-abiding citizens by publishing the names and addresses of registered gun owners. Contrary to their claims, these media elites have not increased public safety and have instead simply provided a roadmap for criminals to use for their next burglary and firearm theft. HB 2326 will prevent this from happening in Arizona.
House Bill 2455, sponsored by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), requires any firearms forfeited to or confiscated by a law enforcement agency to be sold to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder in exchange for money, new equipment or ammunition. As a result, previously owned firearms that are collected would maintain their value and their sale to the public would help recover public funds when budgets are strained.
Liberals use gun buy backs using tax payer dollars in an effort to push their agenda. A recent new law in Arizona Bars Destroying Guns from Buybacks
the Supreme Court heard a case on FOIA that you will want to know about.
Supreme Court: States can deny FOIAs from out-of-state residents
DC Abortionist: Pro-Life Activists Are 'Terrorists'
In response to Santangelo's comment, Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, said, "For Dr. Santangelo to call a 24-week pregnant woman a terrorist, after having just admitted he would leave struggling babies to die after surviving abortion, is a desperate attempt to distract from his own horrific actions.”¯
Human Rights Organizations Honor Avowed Anti-Semite
Lastly I want to talk about Nullification: State Law
vs. Federal Law. (Jim emphasizing this by
bolding this important discussion. Get this, Gov. Scott.)
Southern states did not like the Northern States refusal to not follow Federal Law in the return of their property IE Slaves via the Fugitive Slave Act. South Carolina listed northern nullification of fugitive slave laws as its first complaint when it explained its reasons for secession in an official "declaration of causes."¯
An increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations, and the laws of the General Government have ceased to effect the objects of the Constitution. The States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa, have enacted laws which either nullify the Acts of Congress or render useless any attempt to execute them.¯
The Massachusetts Act called for the removal of any state official who aided in the return of runaway slaves and disbarment of attorneys assisting in fugitive slave rendition. Another section authorized impeachment of state judges who accepted federal commissioner positions authorizing them to prosecuted fugitive slaves. Any person holding any judicial office under the constitution or laws of this Commonwealth, who shall continue, for ten days after the passage of this act, to hold the office of United States commissioner, or any office which qualifies him to issue any warrant or other process under the [Fugitive Slave Acts] shall be deemed to have violated good behavior, to have given reason for the loss of public confidence, and furnished sufficient ground either for impeachment or for removal by address.
Why does this matter? Many states are refusing to implement Obamacare with the Federal Government unable to implement, fund and manage half the country’s Obamacare exchanges, causing even liberals in Congress to say the Affordable Care Act as Obamacare is known as a train wreck to which the Bills sponsor Baucus is retiring from Congress instead of trying to win election next cycle. The 2nd Amendment is in the same situation. Several states are pushing legislation to preempt Federal gun bans or unconstitutional gun laws. Below is an example and the pushback from the US DOJ.
One has to wonder that, while it is OK to violate federal law or state law for one purpose, if a State or person who seeks to protect their rights pushes for change, they are aggressively attacked and sued.
Holder Threatens Kansas Over New Gun Law
Personal Liberty Laws: A Nullification History Lesson
South Carolina House passes nullification bill to make Obamacare a crime
Arizona returning to gold rush roots with bill making gold legal tender
Lead Story: Classic Whistleblower Reprisal
State Department officials engaged in 'subtle intimidation' of Benghazi whistleblowers, lawyer says
Update on Benghazi Whistleblowers
Attorney for State Department witness: Administration stonewalling investigation
Lawyer for Benghazi Whistle-blower: The Administration is Obstructing Justice
State Dept. Denying Clearance to Benghazi Whistleblowers' Attorneys
Special Ops: Forces Were Available To Assist Americans Under Attack In Benghazi
Rep. Gowdy Reacts To Revelation Assistance May Have Been Available for Benghazi Compound
'It is sad that someone would have to cloak themselves in confidentiality for fear of reprisal but that is where we are'
Obama "not familiar" with intimidation of Benghazi whistleblowers
State Department downplays reports of Benghazi bullying
Jay Carney's Response When Asked About Benghazi Whistleblowers: Those Attacks Were a Long Time Ago
Mastermind in Benghazi attack walking free in Libya, sources say
Rep. Louie Gohmert: So Many Muslim Brotherhood Members’ Influencing Obama Admin. to Ignore Radical Islam Threat
Boston Globe: 3 College Students Arrested in Connection with Boston Bombings
Official: Arrested student entered US without visa (He was an Illegal)
Jihadists use Beantown for base, report says
In wake of Boston tragedy, right to privacy at risk
“We think this is a matter of humanitarian interest and even civil rights and the obligation we have as American policy makers in Congress is to consider what is in the long term national interest of America, at a time when we have 90 million people outside the work force, 47 million on food stamps. Shouldn’t we be working to make sure every single American citizen now dependent on the social services of the government be provided the first opportunity to achieve a good job with decent pay with a retirement plan and a healthcare plan”¯
Sen. Sessions: “Gang of 8” would give legal status to 57 million, including non-immigrant visas
Marxist-Backed Immigration Protests Paralyze Downtown LA on May Day
Feds say Mexican women were forced into sex trade in NY, NJ, some had sex 25 times a day
Feds Raid Saudi Diplomatic Compound in Virginia For Human Trafficking
Mexican immigrant busted at border after getting tangled in razor wire
This happened a few months ago: Smugglers hit snag when jeep gets caught on border fence
Case Worker: Illegal Aliens Got Food Stamps by the “Vanload”¯
Food Stamps Exchanged For Drugs, Weapons, Contraband
Income, Asset Limits Ignored To Qualify More For Food Stamps
LAUSD Wants to Buy iPads for 660K Students (CA has the highest Illegal population in the country, should the tax payer being buying an Illegal Alien an IPAD especially when the tax payer cannot afford one themselves?)
The Border Patrol doesn't know how many illegal aliens get away
From far left liberal LA Times: Border Patrol struggles to measure what it can't see
Welfare Spending Now Largest Budget Item (16 Trillion spent on Welfare since the program was created and poverty rates have stayed the same.)
New immigration bill has more waivers and exceptions per page than Obamacare
Gun Control Advocates Revel in Obama's Economic War on Guns
From left of center Business Insider
Obama's Misfire on Gun Control
Unintended consequences: Many states are passing laws to loosen rules on guns.
Homeland Security Actively Collecting Gun Owner Info, Collaborating With States
Docs Show Napolitano Thanked Missouri Governor For Breaking State Law *UPDATE: SENATE FILES REMONSTRANCE
Wayne LaPierre: Not Enforcing Existing Gun Laws, That’s A Crime
Arming untrained teachers puts our kids at greater risk (Training is critical, a gun is a tool and you need to know how to use the tool.)
Meet the Fresh Female Faces of the NRA Who Are Fighting for America’s Gun Rights (Video)
END OF 5/3/2013 NEWS OF IMPORT
"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed. When the British forgot that they got a revolution. And, as a result, we Americans got a Constitution; a Constitution that, as those who wrote it were determined, would keep men free. If we give up part of that Constitution we give up part of our freedom and increase the chance that we will lose it all." --Ronald Reagan
SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST
INFO: EXECUTIVE ORDERS
VIDEOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BORDER WARS
US CBP TUCSON SECTOR STATIONS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY
HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS
NEWS AND DISCUSSION OF U.S./MEXICO BORDER ISSUES:
SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE
BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO
"By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia,' 'the security of the nation,' and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms,' our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy... The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important." - John F. Kennedy
SUGGESTED READING - BORDER BOOK LIST:
ONE IF BY LAND by William R. Daniel (2012)
10 YEARS ON THE LINE: MY WAR ON THE BORDER: 2nd EDITION by Mike Ligon http://tinyurl.com/8evcncy
SIXTY MILES OF BORDER: AN AMERICAN LAWMAN BATTLES DRUGS ON THE MEXICAN BORDER by Terry Kirkpatrick
The SHADOW CATCHER: A U.S. AGENT INFILTRATES MEXICO'S DEADLY CRIME CARTELS by Hipolito Acosta
BOOK: Beneath the Same Sky: An Interview with Author David Ramirez http://tinyurl.com/8sxlanv
OTHER BOOKS TO CONSIDER:
The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton
Wolves At Our Door a novel by JPS Brown (http://www.jpsbrown-horseman.com/works.htm)
Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives by Jose A. Rodriguez
The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower by Robert Baer
"Courting Disaster", How the CIA Kept America Safe (Regnery) by Marc Thiessen
No Easy Day by Mark Owen
2010 BOOK: Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol
End of BORDER NEWS WATCH 05_03_2013