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And a last question for Rick Perry…

Rick Perry

Governor Perry, You are a man of action who doesn’t like to waste time in debates. America has a major problem with drug cartels on your Texas border with Mexico. Do you think the Texas Rangers are a match for these drug cartels, and if so, would you name the newly defeated Mexico “New Texas”? If the Obama administration disapproved of this law enforcement action, would you have Texas secede from the United States? If the Texas Rangers really are a match for the cartels, and you really are a man of action, then why haven’t you deployed them to at least secure the Texas border with Mexico?

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  1. Durk Pearson
    November 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Once upon a time, about 90 years ago, America had a terrible problem: booze truck drivers were machine gunning each other in our city streets and there was collateral damage to innocent bystanders. That all instantly disappeared when alcohol prohibition was ended. Poof! Gone! At no cost to the taxpayers! In fact, it brought in taxes! I’ll bet that there are a lot of American farmers who would love to have some new legal crops. Of course, the DEA and prison guard unions wouldn’t like it…

  2. Carey Page
    November 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    The Rangers are a match for the cartels just as they were in the 1870s when they took out Don Juan Cortinas of Matomoros who was terrorizing the ranchers from Brownsville to Laredo, stealing cattle to export to Cuba, and hanging Texas sheriffs (read Ferhenbach’s book, Lone Star. The only thing preventing a solution is the modern-day rules of engagement (Federal law).

    Texas has spent over $400 million in border security efforts, mostly to enhance State and Local law enforcement with modern equipment and competitive weapons.

    The Rangers and DPS already assume much of the neglected Federal function, particularly on the part of the border from Van Horn to El Paso, Texas.

    • November 25, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      If that is so they why was Perry so actively unsupportive of the Governor of Arizona when the people of Arizona tried to enforce Federal law in Arizona regarding immigration? I also find it difficulty to square this with his support for in-state tuition for illegals.

      Perhaps the border efforts in Texas were in spite of Perry, instead of because of him.

      • December 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm

        A big reason is the tort law aspect in the AZ. Texas has made huge strides in tort reform. BTW, Perry was supportive, just that it was not right for TX with the lawsuit provision. Many seem to gloss over that fact.

        The instate tuition was overwhelmingly supported by the legislature by 97% and Perry had just taken office when he would have signed it.

  3. November 18, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Wrong question, as the Texas Rangers are already down there. Better and far more interesting question would be his thoughts on using Special Operations teams in Mexico to “neutralize” drug cartels if elected. If Mexico wants to be a failed state, perhaps it is time to start using the military tools designed to deal with failed states against them. I think it is in our not so distant future. Cheers –

  4. November 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I agree with you. This calls for more than a “police action”. It is a war and calls for wartime rules of engagement. This would include dealing with foreign nationals from enemy countries illegally in our country in time of war.

    • Citizen K
      December 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      He has stated that it would be in conjunction with the Mexican government.

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