Friday, June 11, 2010

View From The Ditch Bank

YEP, ARIZONA DID IT! I had intended to blog about something else, but that will have to wait until another day. Three things have prompted this blog. First, an undocumented Mexican was shot and killed by Border Patrol agents in San Diego a couple of weeks ago. I heard the news, but didn't pay too much attention to it. Then a few days ago, an undocumented 17 year old boy was killed near El Paso, Texas. By Border Patrol agents. They had responded to a situation involving a group of Mexican citizens trying to enter the United States illegally. While they were dealing with some on this side of the border, the rest ran back across the Grand River, which is now dry, and then began throwing rocks at the agents, from the Mexico side. Now, the Border Patrol agency says these rock throwing events happen regularly, and agents are hurt by them. They reported that the agents told them to stop, but when they didn't they opened fire, killing the 17 year old. He was part of the group that was trying to enter the U.S of A. with out papers. His family said he was a good kid, earning A's and B's in high school and plays on two soccor teams. Maybe he is, but he was still part of a group that were breaking the law. The Mexican government is upset and making threats against the U.S. But what do they do, if someone trys to enter Mexico with out the proper papers.? It ain't pretty McGee. The third event that triggered this blog was this. Yesterday MLWFAE and I were traveling to a southern Arizona town for church purposes, and we were on cruise control, doing the speed limit. No More, No Less. We were passed by some people driving a pickup with Mexico plates. Headed for Arizona. As we discussed the possibility of their having any concerns entering Arizona, we said something like this. IF they have a passport, Visa or whatever papers they need, they don't have to worry about being any where in the U.S., including Arizona. And that is the whole issue. Arizona is only trying to enforce a law that is actually on the books of most, if not all, states, as well as the federal government. My youngest lives in Australia. He had to have paper work in order to enter that country. MLWFAE and I visited there some years ago. We also had to have the proper papers, or we would not have been allowed to enter and visit there. Having the proper papers to visit a country different than the one you are a citizen of requires the proper papers. The above mentioned individuals did not have them. I did not go into all the details of the El Paso killing, nor am I going to. That is not the purpose of this blog. I'm just saying again, breaking the law, is breaking the law, and President Obama or governor Richardson or any one else saying differently doesn't change the law. Mexico government officials are now saying that these two killings are a result of the law being passed by Arizona. So yep! Arizona did it. Even though they actually took place in other states. Sure hope someone don't steal a car some where. I think that is against the law, and since I think so, I may be blamed for it. And that's the View From The Ditch Bank


  1. Here here! I know it might sound a bit harsh and cruel, but in my uneducated opinion, I think people are let get away with far too much with far too little punishment. Maybe if the Boarder Patrols open fire a little more often, people might think a bit more before doing it...

  2. Like I said, I know it sounds a bit harsh, and I probably not conveying this in the manner in which I intend it. I don't mean just kill anyone and everyone that tries to come into the US... I'm not a xenophobe. I'm just saying that people have gotten SO lax on illegal immigrants, maybe a bit tougher and harder stance on it would be good. Stop with all the, "Oh, well, you got through so, that's okay. Hahaha." No one is going to stop doing something wrong if there is no punishment... Like kids when I was in school. There were rules, and when they broke them, nothing happened. There was always an excuse, "Oh, he's from a bad home, we can't punish him", "Oh, she's not good at math, we can't punish her", "Oh, he's Hispanic, if we punish him that would be racist".... etc etc. Stop with all the PC, NAACP, Gay/Lez Liberation, bleeding heart junk, and just treat people like people, criminals like criminals. That's all I'm trying to say.


    ps. And the fact that I couldn't take Journalism, Creative Writing, or Classic Literature and have the count as an English credit in school, yet Spanish 3 & 4, and CHICANO Lit DID.... THAT should say something....


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