Two border agents sit in prison today with double-digit sentences for shooting a drug smuggler in the ass (which it took them fifteen shots to do). This while child molesters in Vermont get probation. Is this a great country or what?
Now before I go on, I want to be clear: I believe we need a proper guest worker program, and though I'm not in favor of amnesty per se for those who are already here illegally, I would sign on to a path to citizenship as long as conditions were clearly delineated and required that the applicant learned English and demonstrated that he's both assimilating and that his loyalty is, first and foremost, to America.
I should also mention that, as an alternative, I favor annexing Mexico for two reasons:
1) Can you imagine the sort of development we could do if we could just get our hands on that oil and all those beaches?
B) The seven hundred mile border wall Congress approved would be enough to seal off Mexico from the rest of Latin America with enough left over to add those decorative curlicue thingies on each end that Mexicans are so fond of – so we don't invite trouble from the homeowners association.
Perhaps we could call the new country, "Usme," or "Amex," or how about "Mofo?"
OK, they're just suggestions, so shoot me..
Anyway, that said, I am not just opposed to porous borders, I am outraged that President Bush has failed to fulfill his oath to protect this country from foreign invaders, and now I'm even more outraged that he hasn't pardoned these two agents, Ramos and Compean, and ordered them to get re-certified in marksmanship before returning to their jobs. I mean, we pardoned a drug dealer so he could testify against them, but Bush hasn't pardoned agents who were doing their job, even if a little over-zealously?
Now according to Tony Snow, the President will consider amnesty, but it's too late Jorge. Sure, DO IT – months ago, but it's too late to avoid another lasting stain on your miserable record. In fact, I think you do these things on purpose, and that you're actively pursuing the lowest approval rating ever as a mark of distinction. And make no mistake, I believe these men should be pardoned even if they did whatever they're accused of and more. I believe they should be pardoned even if they'd killed the smuggler in cold blood.
So can you imagine how I'll feel if this immune Mexican prevails in his five million wrongful-something suit?