Thursday, April 29, 2010


Arizona passes a law to try and control its borders and all we hear are charges of racism. Is it racist to look across the border, see what's happening and say, "Not here!"? Just because the Mexicans that are involved in the wholesale slaughter of other Mexicans in the name of drug profits happen to be Mexican, is it racist to think that Mexicans may be part of the problem?

This isn't racism; it's common sense.

My guess is that the Mexicans that have come here legally don't want this violent insanity to follow them. Furthermore, and this is just a guess, most legal Mexican immigrants will be willing to put up with a little inconvenience to make sure they and their families remain safe.

No one wants to have to deal with the police any more than necessary and most don't like the idea of needing to carry identification with them everywhere they go. It just rubs Americans the wrong way. And it should and will continue to.

Sometimes though, for a short period, we have to do things we don't like to accomplish a greater goal. In this case, to secure our borders and keep our citizens and those that have come here legally safe from the hell that is playing out just across the border.

"Gunmen ambushed two police vehicles at a busy intersection in Ciudad Juarez on Friday, killing seven officers and a 17-year-old girl who was passing by, authorities said.

Chihuahua state spokesman Enrique Torres Valadez said six of the police officers were federal, and one was municipal. Authorities said the police officers in the vehicles were distracted by someone selling items on the street when the gunmen opened fire. The assailants then fled in three vehicles.

Investigators said they don't know why the officers were shot, although they don't believe they were targeted because of any recent arrests they had made.

No one has been arrested but police said they have recovered two of the three cars used in the shooting.

Ciudad Juarez is one of the world's deadliest cities, and a two-year turf battle between drug cartels has left more than 5,000 people dead.

...In the western state of Michoacan, a mayor of a drug-plagued town arrested last year for alleged ties drug traffickers was released from prison late Friday.

Genaro Guisar Valencia, who was stripped by lawmakers of his post as mayor of Apatzingan because of his arrest, told reporters outside the prison in the state capital of Morelia that he would ask the state's legislature to revert its decision.

Guisar Valencia was among 12 Mexican mayors arrested last year in an unprecedented roundup of elected officials accused of protecting drug traffickers in the state of Michoacan.

He's the ninth mayor released for lack of evidence.

An estimated 22,700 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war since December 2006."
Washington Post

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  1. Hmmmm....Archbishop Dolan is starting to get negative feedback in the comments section of his blog entry decrying Arizona's action:

    He's going to find it hard to back pedal now. Either he didn't research this issue closely enough to ascertain that the point in question is ILLEGAL immigration, or he really is a liberal progressive and doesn't care about anything except the gospel of social justice and peace at any price.

  2. I see you were published. Is there a black sedan right outside your door?

    I wonder; is it possible that the Progressives in the church leadership have overplayed their hand?

    Is it possible that their distortions of Church teaching are becoming so egregious that anyone that's even halfway paying attention is beginning to notice?

    I think that we are seeing the split inside the Church starting to play out in public. Every Catholic and all Christians will be facing a choice in the very near future.