I have written before about something that fills me with a profound sense of unease. Armed members of the Mexican Army routinely violate our borders, apparently acting as hired gunmen for gangs of drug smugglers.
The latest happened just a few days ago. Two members of our National Guard directly observed six armed men wearing strange uniforms on our side of the border.
Consul-at-Arms asks a good question. Why in the world are our National Guardsmen serving unarmed on the border?
There is no way for me to know. Maybe the powers-that-be donít want our troops to, you know, shoot some invading members of a foreign military? Because that would be my first guess.
Should we allow the Guard to be armed while on the border? That all depends on whether or not you think it is a good idea to keep corrupt foreign military units and their murderous drug smuggling paymasters on their side.
(Hat tip to Bear Creek Ledger.)