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Old 07-21-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the governor of a state have the authority and right to form a militia? I am pretty sure you could find several thousand volunteers in the state of Texas.
From KVOA News - Tucson

Border watch group growing .... The Cochise County Militia is seeking new members.

"Formerly the Cochise Border Crew, they're now a private military company armed with weapons, aimed at stopping illegal immigration. Dan Frazier is patrolling for illegal immigrants and drugs in Tombstone. He's one of 383 unpaid members of the Cochise County Militia." "On the militia's Web site, their fifth rule of engagement reads "Be polite... Be professional... Be ready to kill all you meet"."

Border watch group growing | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

From another story, but still relevant...

In 2009, 968 Honduran children were captured at the U.S. border.
In 2012, the number grew to just under 3,000.
In 2013, about 6,700 were apprehended.,
So Far, In 2014, 16,546.
Honduras, a country that faced a coup in 2009, now tops Mexico for the number of children caught crossing into the U.S.

And this is just Honduras.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:36 AM
 
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Well, since I've been screaming for somebody to do something, I'll take it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:46 AM
 
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I voted for Friedman against Perry because Friedman promised to do exactly what Perry has now done. I'm glad Perry has more huevos than I gave him credit for. Yes, somebody had to do something.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:25 AM
 
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Perry has "seen the light". Back in 2001 he granted illegals in Texas schools in state tuition, while legal foreigners and out of staters paid out of state tuitions. There was a big commotion on this issue because people were questioning why he would grant illegals that right, where they didn't have to pay near as much as legals. Some think all of the border talk on his part is because he will probably run for president, and that's going to pull in a lot of voters. I disagree because, although I don't know when he became this active regarding the border situation, I do believe it's been for a number of years. Politicians are good actors of course (I hear even Ronald Reagan was a good one, ha) but Perry seems so passionate about this. You'll never hear him say anything like "We're having a huge problem with our borders, and frankly, we just don't know what to do. We don't have the manpower at this point in time to control our borders, so we're just going to let them "surge" on through because we need our border patrol changing diapers and feeding babies. Priorities, People!" No, he says he knows how to stop it and has done everything in his power to get that rolling, even hiring private companies to watch the border . Being an Okie, it almost hurts and it's hard to post this, but I'm proud of Perry, and think he's doing a great job. Now, excuse me while I go rinse the taste of that out of my mouth.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:34 AM
 
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Being an Okie, it almost hurts and it's hard to post this, but I'm proud of Perry, and think he's doing a great job. Now, excuse me while I go rinse the taste of that out of my mouth.
I'm a Texan and I have the same reaction. Maybe Jim Beam will help...
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:22 AM
 
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I fully support Rick Perry in this move.

Someone had to step in and counter Obama's DISMAL FAILURE in this issue.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:39 AM
 
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Perry's been governor for 14 years and now all of a sudden he's concerned about illegal immigration? This coming from the same guy who supported and signed into law legislation that guarantees in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Perry's talking out of both sides of his mouth again. Must be preparing for his next presidential fail.
Its funny how people will criticize the Republicans for "flip flopping" yet Obama flip flopped on gay marriage as did Clinton.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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The problem I have been hearing about is that the National Guard do not have the right to stop, question, or arrest anyone. They say the detention facilities are mostly cleared, so what exactly will the National Guard be doing? Some people have said that the Guard will be in essence "customer service", escorting the illegals to the border patrol agents. I agree something must be done, and quickly, but not sure if the National Guard at the tune of $12 million a month is the answer.

Local police and sheriffs are saying they don't want them there and will not help the situation. They want money to train more police and sheriffs instead. That's obviously a long term solution.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:36 AM
 
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I'm happy that Perry has "seen the light"...Hopefully deploying the NG will help with manpower numbers at the very least...We'll see if the big "O" will object and fight this. He might well find a larger "fight" on his hands if he does.
I know that many Texans are ready and able (and armed) to go give support if needed.
Perry also needs to set up those "strategic fences", cameras, and drones he spoke about. We can have many "eyes" on the border by ordinary citizens that way as well.

It will be interesting, to say the least...
DD
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I'm happy that Perry has "seen the light"...Hopefully deploying the NG will help with manpower numbers at the very least...We'll see if the big "O" will object and fight this. He might well find a larger "fight" on his hands if he does.
I know that many Texans are ready and able (and armed) to go give support if needed.
Perry also needs to set up those "strategic fences", cameras, and drones he spoke about. We can have many "eyes" on the border by ordinary citizens that way as well.

It will be interesting, to say the least...
DD
Please, he's all hat/no cattle.

He's been governor since 2001 and has been down in Austin with his boots up on the desk for thirteen years while these people have streamed into our state and he hasn't done a damn thing except make speeches.

He's pathetic.
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