Saturday, July 17, 2010

Jackson, Wilson, Obama, Mexico & Wrath

Florida was once the possession of Spain. However, Spain was unable to exercise its sovereignty and control its border with the USA and to prevent the Seminoles from raiding into the USA from their Spanish refuge. Andrew Jackson ordered US troops into Spanish territories and drove those raiders well away from our border.

During Mexico's early 20th century revolution, that nation was unable to exercise sovereignty over much of its land and its border with the USA. In 1916 "Pancho" Villa led a raid into New Mexico and murdered US Citizens. President Wilson ordered US regulars into Mexico in an unsuccessful attempt to capture Sr. Villa. Although unsuccessful in that effort, the raids into the USA ended----Until today's incursions by heavily armed smugglers, hit squads and kidnapping gangs.

It is very clear that the USA does NOT exercise sovereignty and control over much of its border with Mexico and, in essence, has turned over large parts of that area to Mexican outlaws. (Since those areas are effectively NOT within the control of governments, citizen militias and committees-of-vigilance should feel free to operate within them to suppress outlaws and terrorists---By any necessary means.) Certainly, equity and Natural Law denies governments any ethical recourse against armed parties (Government or others) who invade areas-outside-the-law to suppress banditry and terrorism.

To paraphrase: "Those who do not study and learn from history will be condemned to repeat it". To put it another way: Must we wait on a Pancho Villa style raid into the USA before we effectively and completely control our Southern border?

Perhaps, we should bring our battle-hardened troops back from Afghanistan (And leave the tribal leaders of that non-nation to kill each other as they have for 1000-plus years) and bring those men and women back to the USA where they would secure our border AND suppress banditry in the free-fire-zone which is much of Northern Mexico.

That would also make it more likely that their votes would be counted in the 2010 and 2012 General Elections as those Union troops did with their 70%-plus vote for Lincoln and the Republican Party in the 1864 election. (Hmmm! Is it possible that this may be a part of Mr. Obama's plans for those elections? His most left wing semi-supporters are critical of his troop use plans; But, may be underestimating the depth of his thinking/plotting.)

Those soldiers might then proclaim (Paraphrased): "If we should have to leave our bleached bones on these desert sands in vain, then beware of the anger of the legions!”

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