Apparently America (along with the reporters) has moved on and Roger Barnett is no longer newsworthy. He only had to pay $70,000 instead of the earlier $32 million stated in his lawsuit. Well, snap out of it America! When a 64 year old senior citizen (sorry Roger) has to round up 12,000 illegal aliens in ten years time…there is something seriously wrong here. Do the math people. THAT EQUATES TO 100 PER MONTH! He lives just 233 miles from Phoenix, Arizona (ranked second in the world for kidnapping reports filed) and has shown great restraint not using the gun he greets them with, holding them until the U.S. Border Patrol can take custody of them. I guess the twisted court system has me fired up more than anything else. They are concerned about the rights of the illegals who come across our borders. It doesn’t matter that the 12,000 plus have destroyed fences, stole vehicles, killed livestock, and broke into his home! I feel that Roger Barnett could make a strong case against the Federal government of the United States and their negligence to defend him when he was being attacked by members of a foreign nation and they were failing to "provide for the common defense and general welfare of the U.S." (Preamble to the Constitution of the United States). Our Constitution gives the government certain powers that allow it to keep the peace. When crime crosses state borders, federal police agencies, like the FBI, can swoop in to protect the lives of citizens and their property. Where are they? With drug cartels running drugs, guns, and men/women across the borders between Mexico and the United States, don't you think 12,000 illegals constitutes a little protection for Roger Barnett? I'm sure he would "stand down" if the government would "stand up"...for its citizens.
Note: I figure the government owes Roger Barnett for ten years on "active duty" so they should pay the $70,000 and replace his property...for service rendered. You sir, are a patriot!
Note: Our nation will survive in spite of government.
May God bless America…and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 02-25-09