Monday, February 09, 2009

It's Come to This

If the ole cliche "you can't make this stuff up" applies anywhere, it applies here:
An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Part of the lawsuit seems to be that he carried a gun and had a barking dog when making the apprehensions. And he wasn't very pleasant to the intruders. Last I checked, being an a-hole is not a crime--it's his property and they were trespassing.

The lawsuit was brought by a group called MALDEF, a garden variety 'illegal immigrants have the same rights as US citizens' kind of outfit. Illegals may have human rights but they forfeit any US rights by crossing the border illegally. It's stunning groups like this aren't shut down for aiding and abetting illegal activity.

When a man cannot defend his own property from an invasion of foreign national vandals the country has officially gone insane. Would the Kennedys put up with such nonsense on their property? How about the Bush family? Doubtful. No, they have private security forces.

BTW, MALDEF doesn't appear to be a recipient of bailout money based on a document search of HR1 but that doesn't mean they won't get something via backdoor channels. Would anyone be surprised?

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