“Men naturally rebel against the injustice of which they are victims. Thus, when plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make the law, all the plundered classes try somehow to enter—by peaceful or revolutionary means—into the making of laws”. — Frederic Bastiat
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu said the Obama administration’s decision to extend the deployment of 1,200 U.S. National Guard troops along the U.S. border with Mexico until Sept. 30 is “pandering” and that those numbers “fall far short” of what military power is needed to keep the country safe.
Babeu noted, for comparison, the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to help defend it against North Korean aggression; U.S. troops have been stationed in South Korea for 58 years.
Babeu is the sheriff of Pinal County in southern Arizona and is on the frontlines against illegal immigration, human traffickers, drug smugglers, and potential terrorists. He was named the 2011 National Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff’s Association on Sunday, June 19.
“What are we doing?” Babeu told CNSNews.com by telephone. “We need 6,000 armed soldiers on our border to protect America. Homeland Security starts at home.”
Babeu said that only 520 guardsmen are deployed in Arizona, a state with a 276-mile border with Mexico and the state that has, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the greatest influx of illegal aliens. In 2010, approximately 212,000 illegal aliens were seized in the Tucson sector of Arizona – or 47 percent of all illegal aliens taken into custody.
“The gravest national security risk that we face is right here with the unsecure border with Mexico,” Babeu said. “Right from the beginning, these 1,200 [National Guard] soldiers fall far short from what’s really, truly needed to achieve a secure border.”
Babeu said that 6,000 troops should be deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border: 3,000 in Arizona and 1,000 in each of the three other border states for a two-year period.
June 25th will mark the 61st anniversary of the Korean War. On June 25m 1950 thousands on North Koreans, using Soviet supplied weapons and t-34 tanks, poured over the 38th Parallel and invaded non-communist South Korea. Within weeks the North Korean People’s Army (KPA) had driven the Republic of Korea Army (ROK) all the way down peninsula to the post city of Pusan. After the United States brought in thousands of troops with the backing of the UN the KPA was driven back across the 38th Parallel to the Yalu River and the border with China. It was then the Chinese entered the fray by pouring almost a million troops across the China-Korean border and drove the U.S. forces back into South Korea. After 3 years of see-saw back and forth battling the two forces ended up facing each other right back on he 28th Parallel where they stand today.
As Sheriff Babeu states we have almost 30,000 U.S. troops staioned in Korea to assist the ROK in the protection of their border. Since 1953 there have been no further incursions by the KPA into South Korea. It is time, as Sheriff Babeu states to put and equivalent number of troops on our southern border to stop the incursion of illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America into the United States.
The Druids and the USAF
The United States Air Force Academy has created a “worship space” on campus for the “Earth-Centered Community,” which, according to the Air Force, includes among other denominations the Wiccans, Druids, Heathens and Pagans.
Col. Robert Bruno, chaplain at the Air Force Academy, told CNSNews.com that the academy created the space in response to a request from a few service members and cadets who belong to the Earth-Centered Community.
“In the Summer of 2009, a small group of Earth Centered Airmen and cadets requested the support of the Chaplain Corps at USAFA to accommodate their religious requirements,” Bruno said in an e-mail to CNSNews.com.
"Our constitutional options are to either directly provide that support or facilitate it,” said Bruno. “Since none of the chaplains represents any of the Earth Centered traditions, direct support was not an option. Therefore, we facilitated it through an outside endorsing agency whose staff are subject matter experts in Earth Centered traditions.”
“Earth-Centered” includes “Wiccan, Druid, Heathen, Pagan, and Native Americans to name just a few,” he said, adding that: “They represent a tiny fraction of the demography of USAFA, the AF, the DOD and America.”
The Earth Centered worship space, which opened in May, is not located in the Academy’s famous Cadet Chapel, but is “an outdoor worship space officially named the Cadet Chapel Falcon Circle.”
“There are at least three such worship spaces at a number of other military installations in the U.S. and overseas,” Bruno said.
The chaplain said the academy, which is located in Colorado Springs, Colo., was required to accommodate the religions, not out of political correctness, but because of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
“There is what I call a creative tension between those two components of that amendment that is not always easy to negotiate,” Bruno said. “(T)he DOD is prohibited from sanctioning any religion as official or unofficial, acceptable or unacceptable, entitled or not entitled, to the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.
Oh yes, the DOD is prohibited from sanctioning any religion. I guess Druids can build another Stonehenge on the USAFA campus grounds, but hoa about a Christmas Tree or Nativity Scene in the town square or the performance of Christmas Carols? These are usually prohibited on public or government grounds, but Wiccans would be able to dance around the Maypole.
Next you will have someone who worships designer clothes. Will the government set up a place of worship for them inside Neiman Marcus?
At a congressional hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said that investigators needed to analyze Christian militants in America because they too might try to “bring down the country.”
In an exchange with witness Patrick Dunleavy, the former deputy inspector of the criminal intelligence unit, New York Department of Correctional Services, Rep. Jackson Lee mentioned the case of a man who blew up an abortion clinic and proposed that this perhaps was an attempt to undermine U.S. law that allows a woman to procure an abortion.
Rep. Lee then said, “As we look to be informational, we should include an analysis of how Christian militants or others might bring down the country. We have to look broadly, do we not?”
Dunleavy answered: “I don’t know that Christian militants have foreign country backing or foreign country financing.”
Lee then said, “I don’t think that’s the issue. The issue is whether or not their intent is to undermine the laws of this nation. And I think it is clear that that is the case. So it’s not — your distinction is not answering the question.”
The hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons was held on Wednesday by the House Homeland Security Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.).
This one gets the bone-head of the week award. Sheila Jackson Lee’s district is in Houston and she represents a predominantly Black constituency and is considered one of the dumbest representatives in the House. It seems that whenever the Democrats want to float a stupid idea they get Jackson Lee to trumpet it.
Dunleavy had a hard time keeping a straight face when Jackson Lee queried him about the Christian militants. Just how many Christian militants are there? Oh, I know that militant song “Onward Christian Soldiers” proposes a jihad against the devil and sin — how scary. And then we have that marching song “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, another example of Christian militancy. Don’t tell me Timothy McVeigh was a Christian militant — he wasn’t. He was an avowed atheist.
Oh yes, there have one or two nut balls in the past twenty or thirty years that have bombed abortion clinics or shot abortion doctors. These folks are not much different the postal employee who walks into the post office and shoots up the place because of some perceived grievance. Should we have an investigation of militant mail carriers?
Radical Islamists are directed and financed by international Islamic and terrorists groups. They have a given mission of bring the United States and western culture down. They want a new Caliphate and the imposition of Sharia Law. They hate the Jews and want to dominate Christians as second class citizens who will have to pay a dhimmitude tax or submit to Islam. The seventeen Muslims who flew those planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania were not financed by the Pope.