Why Military Personnel Must Not Be Used to Patrol the Border

The Texas Solution, while slightly imperfect, was a good plank for our platform, but loud, angry, ignorant zealots defeated the “guest worker” proposal by successfully relabeling it “amnesty”.

Several of my friends and acquaintances ask about the possibility of using the Texas National Guard for border patrol. The chief reason we do not want military personnel performing police duties is simply this: it’s a matter of training.

  • Military personnel are trained to kill and destroy.
  • Law enforcement officers are trained to maintain good order.

Many of you won’t remember what happened May 20, 1997, when military

Esequiel Hernandez Jr. High School Student Photo
Esequiel Hernandez Jr.
High School Student Photo


personnel assumed border patrol duty. To the point: Marine Corp Cpl. Banuelos (Hispanic Marine) tracked and shot to death 18 year-old high school student Esequiel “Zeke” Hernandez Jr. who was herding his father’s goats.

Initially, Cpl. Banuelos and his squad claimed “self-defense”, but an autopsy proved beyond doubt the young man was shot in the SIDE with an M16 and established the fact the boy was innocently shooting his .22 rifle AWAY from the Marines. 

Zeke on horseback
Zeke on horseback

Read the full tragic story via this link: http://www.ndsn.org/july97/goats.html 

We do NOT want military personnel performing police duties.
We do NOT want military personnel performing police duties.

Democrats are happy with the outcome of our 2014 Texas GOP Convention, so they have a lot in common with the angry zealots who defeated The Texas Solution.

Read more from The Dallas Morning News about the Democrat perspective on our anti-immigrant rhetoric. 

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/steve-blow/20140528-democrats-won-the-gop-primary-vote.ece

 

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