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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » An Open Letter to the Border Patrol

No, I couldn’t care less about President Spineless’ “Surge Speech”.

Not that His Majesty is in the least opposed to sending more pain in the general direction of the Muj, not to mention that I’m sure that our brave soldiers wouldn’t mind a helping hand, if only to allow them to get some more much deserved and way overdue downtime every once in a while, but unless the RoE changes dramatically from “winning hearts and minds and looking the other way, lest you be charged with war crimes for doing your job”, we can send three million extra troops over there with little to no effect.

All it is is a face-saving maneuver from the most weak-kneed, unprincipled and waffling a-hole of a President in modern times, so he can later say “I tried” when he orders our troops to cut and run and leave the Iraqis to the fate of the Vietnamese boat people.

Just as he can say “I tried” about his un-funded 1/3 of a border fence, his National Guard “coffee and donut runs for the Border Patrol details” deployment to the southern border, and his pathetically insufficient increases in the numbers of Border Patrol agents, Border Patrol agents who are then, subsequently, indicted and convicted to decades in the federal pen if they dare do their jobs.

So he can take his lying speeches and shove them up his arse, even though it means that he’ll have to ask Vicente Fox to pull out for a minute while he does so.

In reference to the Border Patrol, it is my pleasure to, at the request of LC Yochanon, publish an open letter to the Border Patrol, written by Loyal Citizen Doc Farmer.

It’s in the extended entry below the fold, and it makes for an excellent read, not to mention an excellent suggestion to our Border Patrol agents.

Don’t miss it.

An Open Letter to All Border Patrol Agents
Written by Doc Farmer
Monday, January 01, 2007

Dear Border Patrol Agents, Officers, and Employees,

First of all, thank you for your service. Your dedication to this
nation is impressive and humbling. You do a tough job without nearly enough
support from the government, in either manpower or equipment. You catch
illegal aliens and drug smugglers, only to see them back on the American
streets weeks (or even days) later. While you no longer have the infamous
“catch and release” program, there’s still no effective handling of the
massive illegal alien problem by your employer–the United States
government.

However, that aside, you do your best with what you’ve got, and that’s
all that Americans could ask of you.

And yet, you’re getting a really raw deal right now.

Some time back, two U.S. Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose
Compean, tried to catch a fleeing illegal alien at our border near El Paso,
Texas. The guy was apparently a drug smuggler to boot. They fired their
weapons at the vehicle after they noted that there was a gun in the illegal
alien’s possession, but he got away. However, the illegal drug smuggler,
one Osbaldo Aldrete-Davilla, didn’t get away unscathed. He ended up (pun
intended) with a bullet in his backside. While hardly life threatening, I’m
sure that the guy was fearful of brain damage.

This happened back in February 2005. Aldrete-Davilla was caught again
in December 2005, again illegally in our country, again smuggling drugs.

Was he arrested? Nope. In fact, this illegal alien drug smuggling
scumbag obtained immunity from prosecution by U.S. attorneys, in exchange
for his testimony against the U.S. border agents who shot him in the correct
execution of their duties.

What’s worse, and what boggles my mind no end is that these two
honorable men were arrested on the word of a known drug dealer and illegal
alien, convicted, and sentenced to over a decade of incarceration in a
federal prison. Their sentences were 12 years for Compean, 11 years for
Ramos.

Aldrete-Davilla, on the other hand, not only gets no prison time, he
also gets the opportunity to sue the federal government for his breaking of
our laws and the resulting hot lead spank in the posterior that he so
rightfully received.

That’s millions of our (and, by the way, your) tax dollars going to an
illegal alien/drug dealing scumbag, while two men who swore to protect our
borders, who went out on a daily basis to risk their lives so that we could
be safe, are about to be sent to a federal penitentiary. A place where law
enforcement officials who are now residents don’t fare very well,
safety-wise.

There have been many calls for the president to provide a pardon for
these two gentlemen. Fifty-one congressmen signed a letter asking the
president to intervene on their behalf. Well, George W. Bush did issue some
pardons a short while back. However, he was apparently too busy pardoning
convicted drug dealers to get around to pardoning two men who were wrongly
prosecuted and persecuted for trying to stop a drug trafficker who was
illegally in our country.

Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are scheduled to
report to prison on January 17, 2006. Illegal Alien and Drug Smuggler
Osbaldo Aldrete-Davilla is laughing all the way to the bank.

If this isn’t a perversion of justice, I don’t know what is.

There are nearly 30,000 border patrol agents, officers and employees
currently out there, doing a very necessary but very hard job.

Now I, as an American, am going to ask you to do something very, very
hard.

I’m asking all of you, on January 17, 2006, to quit your jobs.

No two-weeks notice, no nice words. Just 30,000 letters of
resignation, handed in all at the same time. Something to the tune of —

—————————–
Dear President Bush,

Due to the incarceration of two of my colleagues in the Border Patrol,
Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, I no longer believe that I can perform my
lawful duties without fear of prosecution by your own federal attorneys and
federal judges. Therefore, I hereby resign my position in the United States
Border Patrol, effective immediately.

Yours respectfully
—————————–

Turn in your guns, badges, vehicles, keys, uniforms, and any other
U.S. government property with your letter, so you don’t get wrongly accused
of stealing and end up in the slammer for that.

I am not talking about a PATCO-type strike. I am seriously and
honestly asking you to lay down tools and walk away. Permanently. You
won’t be breaking any anti-strike laws by doing that. You’ll just be
exercising your right as a free individual to end your employment. If
you’ve got a contract with the government people, break it. They could try
to sue, but I doubt they’re going to flood their already overloaded courts
with suits they’ll never collect a penny from. And if they try to force you
back to work, may I suggest you invite a couple of Minutemen over to your
house? Since Janet Reno’s no longer in a position of power, I doubt very
much that there’ll be any early morning closet raids in any event.

Now, why should you give up your jobs? It’s an honest question.
Here’s a brutally honest answer. Because paid or not, you’ll never be able
to do your job properly. Your own employer is royally boning two of your
fellow colleagues, and if you remain in the Border Patrol, you’re in the
same position (bent over, ankles gripped firmly in hands).

The President of the United States, the chief law enforcement officer
of the nation, is unwilling to override this travesty of justice. This
should worry you. I know it worries me!

Dubya doesn’t even talk a good game anymore when it comes to border
protection. Sure, he has nominally expanded your ranks. However, he’s also
put into place a system that emasculates your ability to enforce the laws
that are already on the books. The U.S. prosecutor and the federal judge
who presided over this charade are both Bush appointees.

I support George W. Bush on the War on Terrorism. In other areas, I
also find him to be a good president. However, he’s dead wrong on the
idiotic non-protection protection of our nation’s boundaries. Protecting
our borders is a necessary element in the War on Terrorism. Why Dubya
doesn’t see that is frankly beyond my ken.

Unemployment rates right now are at historical lows. That means that
you’ve got an excellent chance of finding new jobs quickly. There are a lot
of communities in the country who would gladly pay top dollar for your
training, your expertise, and your dedication to service. Without putting
you in the position of threatening you with imprisonment for actually doing
your job.

Now, those of you who stay on (because I’m certain that some always
do) should remember one very important thing. You may continue to draw a
paycheck. However, you’ll always be at risk of prosecution from your own
employer, for the simple act of doing the job you swore an oath to do.
Think about that. You can keep a job where you have to violate an oath, a
promise before God, to protect American citizens.

Could you really sleep at night, knowing that?

I couldn’t.

I suspect that a lot of people who live near the border wouldn’t sleep
too well either, knowing that you weren’t able to do your job to the best of
your ability.

Moreover, I don’t think you could either. Because you took this job
not to protect politicians or protect corruption, but to protect America.
If you are not permitted to do that, if you’re under threat of imprisonment
by your own boss for doing your job, well, I’d say you’re already in the
wrong job.

Time to find a new one.

4 Responses to “An Open Letter to the Border Patrol”
  1. ohio right wing nut Comment by ohio right wing nut

    amen brother!

    Let the limpdick politicos in d.c. get an actual job give em all guns and badges and put them on the border.

    let Tancredo be in charge at least he talks a tough game.

  2. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    Caption THIS:

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  3. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

    Somebody has spent too much time playing with Photoshop.

  4. LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR Comment by LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR UNITED STATES

    “W” after providing oral service to 50 Demorats in Congress..

    “Should I spit or swallow?”

    How’s that?