Arizona Posse Set to Arrest Illegals

The Constitution of the United States of America requires our government to protect this country and that includes protecting our sovereignty. The notion of sovereignty is often brought up by those who disagree with the Bush Doctrine of pre-emption, especially when used to oust genocidal regimes in an attempt to reform the Middle East. Yet, when it comes to their own country, a country that many of them hate, the argument of sovereignty is completely ignored. Why is that? The nitpickers are complaining about how we violated the borders of Iraq (even though it was legal), or Pakistan when we took out three high-level Al Qaeda members in an air strike. But they refuse to defend our rights and in fact some of these same people actually assist in violating our independence. We have a border for a reason and we have laws for a reason and I don’t care if your bleeding heart disagrees with the need for securing the border. It has to be done and it is long overdue.

With that being said, when the government fails to do its constitutional duty, it is not only legal to overthrow the government but it is demanded by our founding fathers. Now, I’m not saying that it should be done but what I am doing is praising those individuals or groups that have took it upon themselves to do something. The first real movement was, of course, the Minutemen and their peaceful assistance in apprehending illegal aliens. The second real effort has recently been organized by a county sheriff and will deploy 100 volunteers including sheriff deputies to patrol the Phoenix area looking for illegal immigrants to arrest.

Breitbart.Com) Volunteers will be drawn from the department's 3,000-member posse, whose members are trained and are often former deputies. "It's important to send the message out to stay in Mexico and don't come roaming around here hoping you're going to get amnesty," said Arpaio, who in years past gained notoriety for putting inmates on chain gangs and issuing them striped uniforms and pink underwear... Arpaio's deputies have already arrested about 120 illegal immigrants using a new state smuggling law. "We're going to arrest any illegal who violates this new law," he said. "I'm not going to turn these people over to federal authorities so they can have a free ride back to Mexico. I'll give them a free ride into the county jail."

Under the law _ as interpreted by the Maricopa County attorney _ illegal immigrants can be arrested and prosecuted for conspiracy to smuggle themselves into the country. The law's authors have said they intended it to be used to prosecute smugglers, not the immigrants being smuggled.

Isn’t that funny…flipping a law to be effective and then have the authors complain because they only wanted a fa├žade of action not actual action?