President Bush; Pardon US Border Guards Now
If there ever was a good reason for a Presidential pardon, this is it.
Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, not only deserve a pardon, but an apology as well.
The two U.S. border guards shot a drug dealer (in the rearend) who had crossed the border illegally (with 800 lbs of pot) and had assaulted one of the officers. Both men were then were convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for essentially doing their job. Meanwhile the drug dealer received amnesty for testifying against the officers...then, he was arrested AGAIN (for smuggling drugs across the border) and received amnesty AGAIN!
Grassfire.org has a petition headed for President Bush's desk. Please visit their site and sign on.
To: President George W. Bush,
As a citizen of the United States I am outraged to learn that two U.S. Border Agents have been convicted of lengthy prison terms for doing their jobs-- pursuing illegal aliens who cross our border, and I�m calling on you to officially pardon them for their actions.
I am even more outraged to learn that this illegal alien (who was attempting to smuggle about 800 pounds of marijuana into our country), was tracked down by a Department of Homeland Security Investigator and granted immunity for his testimony against these two agents!
This is a terrible injustice, and I urge you to use your considerable authority and power to pardon these two agents and right this obvious wrong!
So far there have been 243,584 signors to the petition.
If President Clinton can get away with practically selling pardons on ebay, Bush shouldn't hear a peep out of the left on this one.
In a totally unrelated story here in Oklahoma during the "Ice Storm of 2007" weekend, a van with 12 Mexican nationals (illegal immigrants) crashed into a semi-tractor trailer on the icy roads where 7 were killed in the accident. News reports today confirmed that the van had left Mexico the day before the accident and all occupants of the van were here illegally, headed for North Carolina.
One must wonder how many "vans" traverse Oklahoma during good weather?
One must also wonder about just how easy it is for other "vans" to cross illegally and unseen with much more dangerous cargo than "undocumented workers" on-board.