ARIZONA RANCHER DEFENDING HIS PROPERTY ORDERED TO PAY $87,000 TO ILLEGAL ALIENS
John G. Winder, The Cypress Times
Okay, it’s official…NOW I’ve heard it all.
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court verdict ordering U.S. citizen and Arizona rancher (property owner) to pay damages of $87,000 for holding a group of illegal aliens at gunpoint back in 2004. On his own property. In defense of his own home.
Picture this. You own your own place. Worked hard to get it, but you did it. You’re a rancher in Arizona, or Texas, or New Mexico or any place in the good ol’ USA and then people start coming onto your property without your permission. We used to call that trespassing. We used to consider it a big deal. Like the sovereignty of our nation.
These people come onto your property at a growing rate. More and more of them day in and day out invade your property. Then they start vandalizing your property. They break into your home. They steal. They kill your livestock. You ask authorities for help. They don’t.
So you start rounding these people up at gunpoint and holding them until law enforcement can arrive. You turn them over to the law.
We used to call that good citizenship.
For 10-years you wage a campaign to turn an ever-growing tide of these same people – which some call undocumented migrants - from traipsing all over your property, killing your livestock, stealing your truck and breaking and entering your home.
Then one day you round up 16 of these “migrants.” You hold them at gunpoint. You have your dog with you and tell these 16 people that if they try to escape, you’ll turn the dog loose on them or shoot them.
We used to call people like this heroes!
Roger Barnett, 64, did just that back in 2004 after battling against illegal aliens who used his private property – his ranch – his home - as a gateway into the United States, and along the way killed his cattle, vandalized his personal property and broke into his home.
So, fast forward and involve the U.S. Justice (HA!) System, get some attorneys into the mix and an organization that defends the rights of whomever and then what you have is a travesty of justice. You have an official declaration that up is down and down is up and that we now live in Bizarro World.
Barnett has been ordered, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the order, to pay those illegal aliens who were in this nation illegally, in Arizona illegally and on Mr. Barnett’s property illegally, $87,000 in damages.
But wait, there’s more Bizarro to come.
A civil trial continues because the 16 people who entered this country illegally, entered the state of Arizona illegally and were illegally trespassing on Mr. Barnett’s ranch, are suing HIM for $32 million dollars.
Civil Rights Violations
Infliction of emotional stress
Actual and Punitive damages
Along with Barnett the 16 illegal aliens are also suing Mr. Barnett’s wife, his brother, and just for grins, the Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona.
The MSM, which continually refers to the 16 as “immigrants,” says they are being defended by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
But these folks ain’t Mexican Americans, unless we’ve now automatically extended the title "American" to them the same we have automatically extended the term “immigrant” to them. Is that all it takes to be called an American now? Just show up. Stand on the soil and you’re in.
Since 1998, Barnett says he has rounded up over 12,000 illegal aliens on his personal private property and turned them over to local law enforcement or Border Patrol Agents.
Barnett said back in 2002 in a Washington Times interview that he began rounding up illegal immigrants after they started to vandalize his property. He said the immigrants tore up water pumps, killed calves, destroyed fences and gates, stole trucks and broke into his home.
“Some of his cattle died from ingesting the plastic bottles left behind by the immigrants," he said, adding that he installed a faucet on an 8,000-gallon water tank so the immigrants would stop damaging the tank to get water.
Oh this guy Barnett is pure evil, EVIL!
“Mr. Barnett said some of the ranch´s established immigrant trails were littered with trash 10 inches deep, including human waste, used toilet paper, soiled diapers, cigarette packs, clothes, backpacks, empty 1-gallon water bottles, chewing-gum wrappers and aluminum foil - which supposedly is used to pack the drugs the immigrant smugglers give their ‘clients’ to keep them running.
He said he carried a pistol during his searches for the immigrants and had a rifle in his truck ‘for protection’ against immigrant and drug smugglers, who often are armed.
Armed Mexican drug smugglers? This Barnett guy is really telling a whopper, isn’t he? Who ever heard of a dangerous Mexican drug smuggler?
A large part of the motivation for establishing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights was to ensure that the property rights of U.S. Citizens would be protected. We hold these rights dear. Correction, we used to hold these rights dear.
Now I suppose we ought to labor under the assumption that we really have no property rights. In fact, those who enter our country illegally and trample on the sovereignty of our nation and the sanctity of our own homes seem to have the rights.
We must use the politically correct term when referring to these interlopers; they are “immigrants” not “illegals.”
We must give up all of our constitutionally guaranteed rights and allow our property to be subject to any violation imaginable lest we offend.
We cannot stand. If we do, we’re held liable by the courts which are supposed to mete out justice.
We cannot speak out. If we do, we’ll forever wear the label of racist.
Feel like you’re still the King of your castle? Does this still feel like America? It makes me want to enter someone else’s country illegally so I can get rights, too.
Feb. 9, 2011