posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 04:11 PM
One sure fire way to get normal thinking people to immediately disregard your opinion is for your opinion to essentially be "Hey, you are tough on
crime and criminals, and that makes me hate you!" I see some of that in this thread.
Joe is tasked with one and only one job: serving the law abiding citizens of Maricopa County. For the folks outside of Maricopa county, your opinions
against Sheriff Joe mean exactly jack and squat in equal proportions. For the minority of folks inside Maricopa County who dislike Sheriff Joe,
complain all you want about him... but the simple fact is that until the majority of residents agree with you and vote for someone else he is still
your sheriff. I don't see that changing anytime soon, either.
This drug cartel head bounty isn't a new thing, either. Anybody who questions the legitimacy of it because the cartel went public with it is
ignorant of the environment along the border. I still keep updated on the goings on along the NM border and will tell you that a number of the law
enforcement agents from New Mexico and from northern Mexico have openly "advertised" bounties on their heads. In fact, Palomas Mexico has
gone through over a half a dozen police chiefs and countless police officers over the past year and a half because they keep getting these bounties
placed on them and ultimately resign and flee with their families. A number of them have been granted asylum in the US over this. Some of those
granted asylum have experienced the deaths of extended family members who remained in Mexico thanks to the cartels offering portions of bounties on
family members of the primary target.
The United States is abutted by a damn third world, war torn nation. Make no mistake, it is a full blown war there and currently the best the US can
do is to try to keep it from boiling over into this country... a task made infinitely more difficult by the morons in DC who are fighting the border
states at every turn when they attempt to protect America from this crap. Personally, I'd 100% support CA, AZ, NM, and TX building a giant
siphon-like, northern access restricted, fenced road along the entire border, then running a fenced superhighway from that collecting siphon road
straight to Washington DC. Tell Mexico that any illegals found outside of the fenced portion of the road will be collected and shipped back while any
who traveled only within the fenced highway are free to move unfettered. Let the whole lot of drug runners, criminals, and refugees end their journey
on the White House lawn and see how long it takes before DC acts. I'm willing to bet that we'd see some "change" happen pretty damn fast if that
scenario presented itself.