Monday, February 09, 2009

Rancher Sued By Illegals On Civil Rights Grounds

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The GOP just had another winning issue drop right into their laps:

An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.
Oh baby, this is an issue I'd push incredibly hard and make it the next stimulus bill-type battle. We've managed to regain our footing in the House and almost in the Senate (thank you Senator Specter).

This guy was protecting his property, stopped those who entered it at gunpoint, turned in criminals and is now being sued because of it. There's no one in America outside San Francisco or New York City who couldn't understand that this guy was protecting his property.

If I were Rep. Cantor I'd highlight this issue and make it stay in the news for weeks. Make Obama comment on it and then hammer him if he took the side of illegals. It's golden.

Quoth Allah:

If only the stimulus bill wasn’t so well thought out and efficient, we could have directed a billion or two of that trillion to beefing up security and hiring new BP agents. I guess that’s the price we pay for perfection.
No word on Sen. McCain's stance on this issue.

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