Thursday, September 29

WHAT'S GOOD FOR CRAWFORD RANCH OUGHT TO BE GOOD FOR PROPERTY OWNERS ALONG THE BORDER

In the aftermath of the George Soros-funded, Cindy Sheehan-led, monthlong anti-war protest and rank, liberals' love-fest, circus and roadshow outside of President and First Lady Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch, local officials have passed ordinances prohibiting parking and camping along country roads, including those in proximity to the Bushes' property, as well as against "sewage receptacles," which I take to mean porta-potties.

Now then, I must ask, if lawmakers can move so swiftly and efficiently to shield the Bush household outside of Waco, Texas, from the unwashed masses yearning to assault the president's quietide, then why can't Congress protect the rights of American property owners along the contiguous U.S.-Mexico border from illegal aliens, their weapons-carrying smugglers, and the kinds of marauding gangs that jump the border and terrorize American citizens?

Ah, if only the president had bought ranchland in south Texas (or, say, along the New Mexico-Mexico border). If only ... if only it were so.

Then things might have been finally looking up for those Americans neither the president, nor the U.S. Congress, has heretofore sought to protect.


SOURCE: Associated Press (AP) report carried in the "Houston Chronicle" (registration required for online edition).