Precinct 333

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Mexicans Demand End To Rubber Bullet Use -- Sounds Good To Me!

Mexican lawmakers are up in arms over the use of non-lethal rubber bullets against damp-vertebraed invaders entering the United States from their nation. They want the Fox government to demand that the practice stop. Sounds good to me -- real bullets are a better alternative for dealing with lawbreakers.

What is particularly outrageous about this is that the Mexican government approved the policy back in 2001. My outrage is twofold. The first aspect is my outrage over a policy they asked for and approved. But the second part is the fact that we kowtowed to the Mexicans and allowed them any input on our border security issues when Mexico does next to noting to prevent the illegal incursions by its own citizens.

Living in a post-9/11 world, we have to recognize that border control is key to national security. The Houston Chronicle recently documented the failures of our border control/immigration policy, which has allowed some 400,000 illegal immigrants to disappear while on parole pending a status hearing. Many security experts expect the next group of terrorist attackers to have entered through Mexico -- probably posing as Mexicans, carrying fake birth certificates and real matricula consular cards.

So I don't care whether the Mexicans approve of our policy or not. We need to use real bullets. And if that means dead border crossers, that is too bad. It's a matter of national security.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License.