Originally posted by inbound
Dont the ends justify the means on just about every thing we do?
NO. When you use that line of thinking, then any tactic at all is kosher. That's the sort of thinking that lead to atrocities of the Holocaust
variety. Or leaders like Idi Amin who rule through terror.
As far as who lives and dies- that would be up to the those who are committing the crime.
In what way? Simply wanting to better the existence of your children will be a capital offense? If they're drug smugglers and they start shooting,
then yes, all bets are off. But some here, not you necessarily, are advocating something much more sinister...killing everyone who crosses our
borders illegally... That's would be an atrocity. East German border guards, though in the reverse, used this tactic... I'm sorry, that's not an
America I want to ever see.
I just cannot see how securing our border with men carrying guns is anarchy and a discard of law and order. Law and order is what "end" we
are trying to achieve.
In and of itself, no it's not leading to anarchy. But that's not what is being put forth here. A bounty on the heads of illegals, that's what is
being advocated here. They payed bounty on the scalps of Native Americans once, too... Plus ce change, plus ce meme chose. If it takes the US Army
to secure the border than so be it. I'll not have an issue with that...
But for groups of armed vigilantes to do this? No...that's where I draw the line. That's where the anarchy will come from. Groups of armed men
wandering around killing those they deem illegal, or undesirable...what's to stop them from deciding I'm undesirable, or you?
You have any idea what happens to you if you try to illegally immigrate to mexico? Its a felony and 5 years in a mexican prison. good luck
Yes. ...it's their country, and their laws. I have no real issue with it being a felony either. Don't get me wrong here, I'm as anti illegal
immigration as you could possibly want...but I don't think killing them is the way to go...
Just out of curiosity, do you have any ideas on putting a stop to whats going on down there?
There's a reason I don't work in the State Dept.... ...and it is spilling over into the US. I don't like it, it should be stopped. But that is a
law enforcement, and military, issue. That's their job. Not ours, unless you happen to be either one of those? Or one of the politicians who
aren't doing the job we elected them to do...? Our job, is to make sure our elected officials are doing their job, so they'll have the military and
law enforcement do theirs... That requires us to exercise our duty as citizens. Be involved in the process... Vote. Communicate with our
representatives. In other words be more than a latte drinking drone...myself included.
[edit on 4/14/2010 by seagull]