How many Drug Tunnels do we have to find before we realize that what we are doing to protect our border, our citizens and our country is just not working. Great, we seized tons of marijuana, almost a record amount. This is not a record we should be proud of, a better record would be zero drugs coming across the border for just one day. That would be a record to brag about. Will it ever happen? Not if we keep going in the direction we are going now.
I read or heard somewhere that we are training Mexican police or border guards or someone in the US to help fight this problem. I am really skeptical about this having any chance of working. Whatever we teach them, no matter what, cannot compete with the corruption that they will face once they go back to Mexico. Drug cartels in Mexico are buying the police, political figures, even whole towns to protect their illegal drug businesses. I remember reading that a Mexican President was actually taking payments from the Cartels to look the other way concerning the illegal drug trade. We have all heard the stories of corruption – what was the name of the Mexican town that named a female college student the police chief because everyone before her had been killed and no one else had the cajones for the job.
I am getting to my point which is that we need to take control of our own side of the border. We have our own laws and rules to be followed and we have our own people to protect. It is time for us to stop hoping that Mexico can make all of this stop and all will be rosy, that just ain’t happening. We need to take all of the money and training that we are wasting on others and spend it on ourselves. I do not have a problem with the people of Mexico, but there is a big problem that is coming across it’s border. I am talking about the drugs that are coming over and under our border. Drugs are not the only illegal contraband coming across from Mexico, I believe that there may be an illegal alien or two also coming over. We need to stop illegal entry of all sort into our country. It is time to take our assets as the greatest country in the world and focus them on a problem that is not just going to go away.