Monday, February 9, 2009

Illegal Criminal Invaders Sue Arizona Rancher

Imagine that you own a 22,000 acre ranch near Douglas, Arizona. Your spread has been a virtual highway for a sizable percentage of the swarm of illegal criminals who have been streaming across our southern border, practically unhindered, for decades.

You have seen your personal property destroyed by the illegal criminals who pass across you land. You have spent God only knows how much of your time cleaning up the refuse that is discarded by our neighbors to the south as they sneak into our country. You have seen your cattle killed by these people, and have had your domicile violated by them as well. You have personally apprehended over 12,000 of these illegal criminal invaders over the last decade, and handed them over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

What if sixteen of these Mexican criminals were now suing you in an American court, represented by lawyers licensed to practice in this country, and who are seeking to take $32 million from you?

Sound like something you would read over at If this were a sane world, probably so. The sad reality is, it is happening right now in Arizona.

Sixteen illegal aliens are now suing 64 year-old ranch owner Roger Barnett in federal court.

They plaintiffs are alleging that Mr. Barnett, who apprehended these sixteen criminals on his private property, and held them at gun point until the authorities arrived, caused them emotional distress and violated their "civil rights." These uninvited foreigners are also alleging other "crimes" on the part of Mr Barnett, members of his family, as well as the sheriff of Cochise County, Ariz., who the lawsuit has named as co-defendants.

One of the few major media outlets that has even bothered to cover this hideous travesty is the Washington Times, and you can read their report on this lunacy here.

"In March, U.S. District Judge John Roll rejected a motion by Mr. Barnett to have the charges dropped, ruling there was sufficient evidence to allow the matter to be presented to a jury. Mr. Barnett's attorney, David Hardy, had argued that illegal immigrants did not have the same rights as U.S. citizens. "

This entire affair is beyond infuriating, to say the least, and for so many obvious reasons. It appears that this nation is slowly letting its sovereignty slide by the wayside.

You really have to wonder how much time a republic has left when it not only refuses to enforce its own borders, but allows non-citizens to use its own court system to bring litigation against its own citizens, even if the litigants have broken the law in numerous ways.

Move over, Mayans. Step to the side, Incas. Make a hole, Roman Empire. It appears things may soon be getting a little crowded on the ash-heap of history.

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When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. -Dorothy Thompson