At least that is what I was taught and have always heard. However, history revisionists who have been doing their best to re-write American history are portraying the Boston Tea Party as an act of terrorism and not a political protest.
The Obama administration is moving to shut down nine Border Patrol stations across four states, triggering a backlash from local law enforcement, members of Congress and Border Patrol agents themselves.
Critics of the move warn the closures will undercut efforts to intercept drug and human traffickers in well-traveled corridors north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Though the affected stations are scattered throughout northern and central Texas, and three other states, the coverage areas still see plenty of illegal immigrant activity — one soon-to-be-shuttered station in Amarillo, Texas, is right in the middle of the I-40 corridor; another in Riverside, Calif., is outside Los Angeles.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it’s closing the stations in order to reassign agents to high-priority areas closer to the border.
“These deactivations are consistent with the strategic goal of securing America’s borders, and our objective of increasing and sustaining the certainty of arrest of those trying to enter our country illegally,” CBP spokesman Bill Brooks said in a statement. “By redeploying and reallocating resources at or near the border, CBP will maximize the effectiveness of its enforcement mandate and align our investments with our mission.”
Not pleased that his policies were thwarted by the people, Cook went to the City Council again and instituted the benefits anyway, basically telling the people whom he represents that they’re not running the show—rather, he is.Making matters worse, Cook himself cast the tie-breaking vote in the City Council vote that “overrode” the referendum and the will of the people.As a result, various citizens, including pastors, people associated with ministries, and pro-family groups throughout the city, have united and collected the signatures needed to hold accountable public officials who threw out their vote. Just as President Obama has ignored the rule of law and the will of the American people via his abortion pill/birth control mandate, so too the mayor has run roughshod over the citizens of El Paso and doesn’t plan to do anything but continue his stampede.The very mayor who told one woman at a city council meeting, “You can take your freedom of speech outside,” is not about to be challenged.We have to remember—for ideologues, the vision they want to implement is always more important than the people they represent. read more
A Texas man who planted a gasoline bomb at a condominium development under construction in Pasadena was sentenced today to five years in federal prison.
Stephen James Murphy, 44, pleaded guilty in January to conspiring with another person involved in the underground extremist movement ELF to maliciously damage or destroy property.
“I apologize to the court and my fiance,” Murphy told U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real during the sentencing hearing. “I look forward to going home when this is over and leading a good, quiet life from there.”
According to prosecutors, Murphy learned from an unindicted co-conspirator how to construct an incendiary device using a 64-ounce plastic juice bottle, gasoline and a delayed ignition timer.
The two planned on committing arson on behalf of ELF by using the device to burn down the under-construction condo building in hopes of intimidating and inflicting economic harm on individuals and companies they believed were causing harm to the environment, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.