While our federal government chooses to downplay the escalating threat of Mexican drug cartels on U.S. citizens, those of us who live on the front lines of this war to protect America’s sovereignty will continue to raise our voices.
Last week, Congressman Francisco “Quico” Canseco introduced the Southwest Cross-border Violence Recognition Act at a press conference in Austin. Unlike many in Washington, Congressman Canseco understands his duty to his constituents. His actions also demonstrate a patriotic adherence to the U.S. Constitution, which clearly places responsibility with the federal government for protecting American citizens from invasion by foreign sources wishing to do us harm. Make no mistake, these violent drug cartel members are terrorizing Americans. Let’s be clear – I mean terrorizing in every sense of the word.
Less than 24 hours after the press conference, a shootout between cartel members and U.S. law enforcement occurred on the border. While the good guys were thankfully unharmed, this latest volley of bullets served as another reminder of the encroaching criminal violence.
I applaud and support Congressman Canseco’s efforts to target cartel violence and fortify our border. Contrary to what Washington tells us, our border is more vulnerable than ever. Let’s hope it doesn’t take more blood and bullets for Washington to realize the enemy is here. We need more federal enforcement and we need it now.