As Jefferbro said so long ago, those that sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.
Here we are in Arizona trying everything we can NOT to talk about profiling or denying it would be used with our new law. And I didn't take any longer than Judge Napolitano to see this law as being contrary to the letter, spirit and intent of our founding docs. And I see it as an endless well of legal challenges we'll probably be paying for for years to come. And I see it as getting us deeper into this national biometric ID thing clearly as though we're being herded. But all of this is noise to me. A bunch of noise.
Why are we willing to compromise any part of liberty when we still don't have a real border wall? See, this is the Federal mandate. This is their job. For them to ask us to make any sacrifice whatsoever when these concessions are nothing less than a rank admission of failure on the Fed's part, is astounding. But it's an admission nonetheless.
They failed us boys and gals. They can't fix it. They screw up everything they put their paws on. Know who can fix it? We can. Two ways. The first might seem trivial or tongue in cheek, it's not intended to be, I'm serious about this. The next way should prove this.
First, we have contractors, we produce concrete right here in state, let's build our own wall and bill the Feds.
Next, and here is an honest plea to our governor Jan, ACTIVATE THE UNORGANIZED CITIZEN'S MILITIA. This force is sanctioned by our state constitution. By law (updated as recently as 1989 IIRC), defines our state militia as including all persons 18-45 years of age. Although this was amended by law to let anyone opt out of the militia for any reason. No oaths, no sign-up sheets, we are already militia by law (unless we opt out), Period.
By our state constitution, the state militia serves at the will of our governor. That's YOU Jan Brewer. They can nationalize our National Guard and ship them where they please but NOBODY HAS LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO ANYTHING WITH THE STATE MILITIA BUT OUR GOVERNOR.
Unless, of course, our governor in her office decides our militias are to be organized under an appropriate state agency like...hmmmmmm...let's see...whom would you guys pick? Maybe our SHERIFFS? Our ELECTED SHERIFFS? Who BTW have the legal authority to (and several of them do) raise POSSES? Gee so that means our sheriffs already have civilian training and integration methods in place. Well, they ARE civilians, sheriffs aren't the military but you get the idea.
If this sounds radical, well, if this stuff is really getting worse, which it seems to be, and we're seeing military style assaults and weaponry deployed against our ranchers and people, which we're learning is happening, well the fact is we can mass more rifles on our border faster than any entity on planet Earth. It's just a simple fact. You know, given as our National Guard is off fighting people killing other people someplace else. If this kind of activity and killing keeps up, we're better off handling it ourselves. Our security is too important to trust to the Feds at this point.
If our governor activates the militia, we can do it organized, legally and instead of infringing on the rights and personal sense of security of our own citizens, we can defend our people, white, black, red and brown. It's not a job that's beyond us in any way. We'll all do whatever posse training our sheriffs have cooked up and just start from there. We can do this for the cost of practically nothing to start.
Circulate this idea around.
Reference: Arizona Constitution Article 16. Section 1. The militia of the state of Arizona shall consist of all
capable citizens of the state between the ages of eighteen and forty-five
years, and of those between said ages who shall have declared their
intention to become citizens of the United States, residing therein,
subject to such exemptions as now exist, or as may hereafter be created,
by the laws of the United States or of this state.