Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu recently stated thatÂ Mexican drug cartels now control parts of Arizona .Â It won’t be much longer until they control the Phoenix Metro area, unless our politicians get it in gear and start reclaiming the land that they have already surrendered to drug and human smugglers.
This is a foreign concept for this Pennsylvanian, since the only international border we have in our state is a smallÂ maritimeÂ border with Canada. This problem isn’t new in our country’s history. Dave Hardy a few weeks ago noted some of Auto Ordinances early marketing touting the Thompson submachine gun as great for defending against border raiders. But we have to face these problems with the same resolve now as we did back then. It’s a shame we can’t reanimate John J. Pershing. We’d get this mess cleared up in no time.
I would say if the Mexican Cartels are seriously controlling parts of Arizona, it’s time for Brewer to mobilize the National Guard and take them back. That’s a situation that can’t be allowed to stand.