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Border Fences for Dummies











By Chip McLean

August 27, 2007

Usually when people wish to conceal the truth, they, and politicians especially, will use deflection techniques. Bill Clinton during his two terms in office was a master at playing the deflection game. The Bush Administration has engaged in deflection as well, with the President shrugging off questions about plans to create a �North American Union.� After meeting recently with Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Quebec to discuss the Security and Prosperity Partnership, Mr. Bush chose ridicule as a means of avoiding answering a direct question about the true goals of the SPP, claiming its opponents were using �scare tactics.�

By branding those of us connecting the dots on this move to erase our national borders and sovereignty as conspiracy kooks, Bush is attempting to keep Joe Six-Pack from learning of these plans, and keeping him focused on watching American Idol, or whatever is currently passing for entertainment.

So where does one Mr. Carlos Carrillo fit into all of this? It has come to light that Mr. Carrillo, Border Patrol sector chief of Laredo, made a statement at a Laredo Town Hall meeting, as reported in the Laredo Morning Times, that was to say the least, provocative:

�I�ve said it before and I�ll say it again. The Border Patrol�s job is not to stop illegal immigrants. The Border Patrol�s job is not to stop narcotics�or contraband or narcotics�..the Border Patrol�s mission is not to stop criminals. The Border Patrol�s mission is to stop terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the country."

The Border Patrol�s job isn�t to stop illegal immigrants, narcotics and criminals? Perhaps Mr. Carrillo forgot to read his job description when he was hired in the first place.

In any event, Carrillo has attracted the attention of congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Co), who believes Carrillo should seek employment elsewhere:

�If the Border Patrol is no longer trying to stop illegal entry into our country, border states will have to set up their own border police to halt this flow. I think this will be news to the governors in Texas, Arizona, California and a dozen states on the northern border.�

�Either Carrillo was speaking for the agency or he was not. If he was, then Congressional leaders will need to have a serious �sit-down� with Secretary Chertoff and his Border Patrol Chief, David Aguilar. If he was not speaking for the agency, then Border Patrol Chief Aguilar should remove him for his unprofessional conduct.�

(See Tancredo press release.)

As if Carrillo�s statement wasn�t enough, the illogic used by a court in Kansas would have caused Star Trek�s Mr. Spock to start talking to himself, with a recent ruling in which an illegal alien�s jail term was overturned when they ruled that �while it is illegal to enter the country without permission, it is not necessarily illegal for an illegal alien to remain in the country.� As they say, you can�t make this stuff up, folks.

I agree that Mr. Carrillo should be removed from his position � his �talents� would be better served as a ticket taker for one of the Laredo movie theaters, where the definition of who gains entry should not escape his comprehension. Unfortunately, I see the Bush Administration doing nothing, as stopping illegal aliens from crossing our border has not exactly been one of their priorities. The fact is, Bush & Co., by doing nothing to stop it, have accomplished everything in order to facilitate illegal entry into the U.S. since gaining power. They suffered a setback when their amnesty bill went down in flames recently, due to the efforts of a large grass roots movement to quash it, but make no mistake � they haven�t given up. Amnesty is a major strategy in the move to erase our borders � and there is no question of will it be revived, but when.

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This is all part and parcel of something of which is becoming easier to connect the dots � if one will only look. The NAFTA Super Highway, the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), U.N global taxation, amnesty for illegal aliens, failure to secure the border, the SPP�

The �North American Union� would be a place where borders would be meaningless.

Carlos Carrillo would be right at home.

Related Reading:
1, Bush doesn't deny plans for N. American Union

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Chip McLean is the editor/publisher for Capitol Hill Coffee House. Chip is a former broadcaster.

His interest in politics began at the age of eight, when his parents took him to a Barry Goldwater rally during the 1964 presidential election. In addition to his work at CHCH, Chip's columns have appeared in a number of online conservative publications.

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I agree that Mr. Carrillo should be removed from his position � his �talents� would be better served as a ticket taker for one of the Laredo movie theaters, where the definition of who gains entry should not escape his comprehension.