Texas Does It Right- The Feds Do Not Know How

Here we go- the more things change, the more they stay the same. In the 1800s, groups of Texas Rangers roamed the borders of Texas, seeking to stem the flow of Mexican cattle rustlers and renegade indians, trying to ensure that the communities in Texas could have the safety and security that they needed to thrive and grow. Even as a part of the United States, as a border state, Texas was beset by unlawful incursions by Mexicans looking to get rich off the “gringos” to the north.

Now it has come full circle, with the drug cartels seeking routes and safe houses within Texas’ borders. There have been appeals to the Federal government, but these appeals are falling on deaf ears, so Governor Rick Perry has given the Texas Rangers the task of cleaning up the border.

 Special teams of Texas Rangers will be deployed to the Texas-Mexico border to deal with increasing violence because the federal government has failed to address growing problems there, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday.

“It is an expansive effort with the Rangers playing a more high-profile role than they’ve ever played before,” Perry said of the Department of Public Safety’s elite investigative unit.
The forces, dubbed “Ranger recon” teams, are the latest effort “to fill the gap that’s been left by the federal government’s ongoing failure to adequately secure our international border with Mexico,” he said.


Yes, it is true, and it has been intentional, this “gap” that the Feds have left in our security net, but that’s par for the course when you are talking about the spineless Democrats in office today- they are afraid of offending anyone except conservatives. Witness how they bow and scrape to the Islamo- fascists, as well as anyone without a valid visa.

The governor early this year asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for 1,000 National Guard troops and renewed his call last month in a letter to President Barack Obama. The request is bogged down over who will pay for the troops and how they will be deployed.

Perry’s announcement Thursday comes amid increasing border violence, particularly in El Paso, mostly involving people with ties to Mexican drug gangs.
“They’ll be deployed to high-traffic, high-crime areas along the border,” he said. “They’ll give us boots on the ground, put people in these hot spots no matter what or where they may exist.”

Perry said the effort also would focus on remote areas where farmers and ranchers have complained of being overrun by smugglers and gangs from Mexico in numbers that also overwhelm local law enforcement and border patrol officers.

“Washington is shortchanging them, not giving them the support they need,” Perry said. “As a result, we’re having to dedicate our resources to deal with the challenges we have along the Texas-Mexico border and ensuing issues that porous border has created all across state of Texas.”


You bet Washington is short- changing us, and you know what? We are used to being treated like the red- headed stepchild here. We don’t like it, especially when we give more than our share in Blood and Treasure to the Feds and get so little in return- It is OK to sell natural gas that is pumped from Texas wells for less  than we pay in Texas- we are used to that- it isn’t right, but the Federal government has always screwed Texas, and I am sure it won’t stop now.

He said the state would pick up the tab of $110 million, allocated by the Legislature in the past two sessions.

Perry’s announcement drew immediate criticism from U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is running against the two-term incumbent in the March GOP primary.

“Today’s announcement is yet another empty election-year promise from Rick Perry on border security,” Hutchison spokesman Joe Pounder said.

Perry fired back that it was the “height of hypocrisy for someone who’s been in Washington, D.C., for 16 years, who’s had the opportunity to help Texas on our border security, and they’ve been no more successful in delivering the resources and help.”

“So please do that job up there first before you come down here and start criticizing about the state of Texas,” he said.


Now, I don’t agree with Rick Perry about everything, but on this, I think he is right, and Sen. Hutchison needs to stay in Washington and demonstrate how well (or not) she can fight for Texas. So far, I would rate her performance as lukewarm. And that is a shame, because we need all the intelligent people we can get in order to beat back this onslaught against our liberties that the Democrats in Washington are determined to shove down our throats.

“I happen to think we’ve taken advantage of every program that’s been effective,” responded Perry, who has been branding his opponent as someone from Washington out of touch with her home state. “Pointing out one program that has been funded and leaving the 800-pound gorilla — which is 1,000 National Guard troops that we need — I am stunned someone from Washington, D.C., would say they’ve done enough to secure our border.”

Brig. Gen. Joyce Stevens, commander of the Texas Army National Guard, said about 200 soldiers and airmen already have started integrated operations with the Rangers.


The first thing we need to do is secure our borders, doing whatever it takes- the Mexicans used to fear the Texas Rangers, and with good reason- few prisoners were taken, and justice was administered on the spot. We need more of that, in lieu of the soft, squishy, feel- good liberalism our courts have been subjected to for years.

When a Drug Cartel gang tries to set up shop, we need to do a curettage, scooping out the cancer before it spreads, with extreme prejudice- this is something the Texas Rangers used to know how to do right.

I hope they still have the will to do so again, because nothing else will make an impression on these people.

Our borders need to be secure, or like Rome, the Gauls, Visigoths, and Huns of the present day will get past the gate, and tear us apart. And here is something the liberals haven’t thought out-

The Huns will tear apart the Liberals too.

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2 Responses to “Texas Does It Right- The Feds Do Not Know How”

  1. Perry Fan says:

    Good post. Senator Hutchison is a RINO, and her mouthpieces are stupid for attacking Perry so knee-jerkedly.

    • Blake says:

      If she was smart, she would know that she cold best serve Texas by staying put- but no, now she makes that seat vulnerable to a Liberal.
      She needs to be loyal to Texas, and toughen up.