quidni pro quo

Random musings at random intervals. Erudition not guaranteed.

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Location: El Paso area, Texas, United States

I'm a 40-something Christian, conservative, pro-life, Constitutionalist, motorcycle-riding, pick-up truck driving, wife, mother, state employee, ham radio operator and part-time college student, enlisted in the Texas State Guard. Everything else is subject to revision without notice.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's about time

Statement by Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Attorney General’s Amicus Brief in U.S. v. State of Arizona Case

Wednesday, July 14, 2010   |  Austin, Texas

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s amicus brief in the U.S. v. State of Arizona case:

“All Americans should support today’s actions by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and other state attorneys general in their efforts to uphold the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the right of states to provide for the public safety and security of their citizens.

“The federal government has failed to secure our borders as drug activity and murder rates soar in many border communities. States are left with no choice. Until the federal government secures the border, I expect more states to legislate in an effort to protect their citizens.

“Regardless of anyone’s feelings on the Arizona law, we must protect the 10th Amendment and right of states to legislate public safety to keep families and communities secure. I join Texas Attorney General Abbott in opposing the Obama Administration’s effort to undermine the right of states to protect their citizens and govern themselves.”

Thank you for catching up with us, Mr. Perry.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I've said it before...

If you have the same problem with different people, maybe they're not the problem.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Drug cartels threaten to kill a US Border Patrol agent over Independence Day Weekend

According to reliable sources at the U.S. Border Patrol, a new threat has been issued by the Mexican drug cartels to kill an agent along the southern border sometime over the 4th of July weekend.

The killing would be in retaliation for the shooting of an alleged teenage human smuggler at the Texas border in June. The Border Patrol agent, who was being attacked with numerous rocks, shot at his attackers in self-defense and has been taken off front-line duty; however the Border Patrol agency is standing by the well-revered agent.

The teen that was killed had suspected ties to the local drug cartels and it appears the cartel bosses want revenge.

Aaannd... in so doing, they have de facto declared that the "suspected ties" and "allegations" are indeed true.  Our agent was being attacked by criminals.  He defended himself with the means legally and practically available to him.  His defense was more effective than their offense, which is, of course, the idea behind defense in the first place.  

I believe "Stand Your Ground" and "Castle Doctrine" laws and policies should apply to one's Country, as well as one's personal property.  Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, and our Founding Fathers had it right.

(photo: BP Agent Robert Rosas' memorial. He was executed yards from the border fence nearly a year ago.)


No deployment this time.  But we're on stand-by/ready until hurricane season is officially over in November....