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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Civil Rights...NOT!

There has been much blogging about Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, two Border Patrol agents who have been convicted as follows and await sentencing. NOTE: When any topic gets this much buzz in the blogosphere while being glossed over or outright ignored by the MSM, it's a story you need to follow.

Source: Washington Times

A federal jury convicted agents Ignacio Ramos, 37, and Jose Alonso Compean, 28, in March of causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, and a civil rights violation. The shooting occurred Feb. 17, 2005, near Fabens, Texas, about 30 miles southeast of El Paso.

Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, a Mexican national, was wounded as he ran from the agents along the Rio Grande after they said he pointed what appeared to be a gun at them as they tried to apprehend him. Nearly 800 pounds of marijuana, worth $1 million, was found in the van that he abandoned at the river's edge, the Border Patrol said.
Hold it. Wait just a minute. Aldrete-Davila is a Mexican national. What civil rights?

civil rights
the nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially : the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to United States citizens by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress

But gets better...

Mr. Aldrete-Davila, who was given immunity by prosecutors to testify against the agents, also received care at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. He is suing the government for $5 million for violating his civil rights.
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. From my own personal experience, even lawyers don't know (or won't admit) what civil rights are anymore. I asked one (albeit, an immigration attorney) point-blank at a protest a few months ago. She very defensively barked that of course she knew what civil rights are. When I asked her to clarify it for me, she stumbled, then proclaimed that they are human rights.

People who support amnesty for illegal aliens, open borders, and the U.S. as a welfare state for the world are working very hard to make sure that the distinct line between human rights and civil rights is erased in our minds. It would make their work of destroying our sovereign nation oh-so-much easier.

That's why it's so important for us to keep our blogospheric Sharpies furiously writing. Because the lefties won't be content to just erase the definition of civil rights. They won't be happy until they've erased the borders of our great country.

Not on my watch.

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