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May 28, 2014

So-called Mexican “Vigilantes” secured their towns from drug cartels… only then did government step in to “help them”

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The western Mexican state of Michoacan is comprised of decent, hardworking people. Fed up with drug cartel crime and murders as well as police and government inaction dealing with them, these decent, hardworking people did what any self-respecting group of citizens should: They took up arms and rid themselves of the scourge the government was too cowardly to deal with.

Now that residents successfully rid their towns of the drug cartel the Mexican government is sweeping in to “save the day”.

Only governmental saving the day looks the same as it always does.. a lot like the tyranny they just rid themselves of.

In this case residents will be “allowed” too keep their guns… so long as they register their guns, of course.

The ceremony in the town of Tepalcatepec, where the movement began in February 2013, will involve the registration of thousands of guns by the federal government and an agreement that the so-called “self-defense” groups will either join a new official rural police force or return to their normal lives and acts as voluntary reserves when called on. The government will go town by town to organize and recruit the new rural forces.

This is a process of giving legal standing to the self-defense forces,” said vigilante leader Estanislao Beltran.

Not everyone is thrilled with the government stepping in after the fact, demanding all firearms be registered, and those individuals join the new rural police force.

Given the government’s lack of ability to deal with drug cartel violence, many couldn’t care less about the “legal standing” of themselves or their firearms.

We don’t want them to come, we don’t recognize them,” vigilante Melquir Sauceda said of the government and the new rural police forces. “Here we can maintain our own security. We don’t need anyone bringing it from outside.”

There is a lesson here for those willing to see it. A free people does not need permission from government to protect themselves, their families, their communities and their livelihoods. Such a concept is an athema to liberty.

The new rural forces are designed to be a way out of an embarrassing situation, in which elected leaders and law enforcement agencies lost control of the entire state to the pseudo-religious Knights Templar drug cartel. Efforts to retake control with federal police and military failed.

If government is so all-powerful, they wouldn’t need a way out of this “embarrassing situation”, would they?

This (demobilization) agreement is just something to please the government,” said Rene Sanchez, 22, a vigilante from the self-defense stronghold of Buenavista. “With them or without them, we are going to keep at it.

Residents of Canada and the United States ought to listen to the simple wisdom of the so-called vigilantes of the Michoacan state of Mexico. It’s a maxim I’ve stated repeatedly over the years.

The only ones present when criminals strike are we mere citizens… the saviours of government and the police are nowhere to be found until much later, if we are lucky enough to still be alive upon their arrival.

Self-defense is deeply personal, and we must take responsibility for our own safety. Nobody can assume that responsibility for us.

Government cannot provide it for us, no matter how much they try to convince us otherwise.

 

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September 29, 2012

A “human right” to a clean needle in prison??? Don’t be ridiculous…

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Lawyers sure know how to fleece the system.  One of these societal leeches just filed suit against the federal government for the (gasp!) horror of refusing to provide clean needles to incarcerated criminals so those inmates can inject themselves with smuggled illegal drugs.

It’s absurd on its face, yet somehow lawyers like Sandra Ka Hon Chu manage to convince themselves that reality, well, isn’t.

Sandra Ka Hon Chu conveniently sets aside the fact that the very reason these folks are in prison in the first place is because they have violated the rights of others, hence their now being inside a prison system where they have no rights.

Or at least they shouldn’t.

Let’s take a look at just two short sentences uttered from the idiotic mouth of Sandra Ka Hon Chu as they were reported in the Globe and Mail.

Prisoners are entitled to health care just like we all are. … It’s discriminatory when we say we don’t provide them with the tools to protect themselves. It’s a huge public health benefit when you have people coming out from prison with fewer risk behaviours and fewer infections.”

Any 3rd grade kid can see what’s wrong here.  Chu is a nutbar that wouldn’t know logic if it jumped up and bit her in the face.

“Prisoners are entitled to health care just like we all are.”

Yes, they are.

They are entitled to doctors to diagnose their physical illnesses and medicine to treat those illnesses.  Every prisoner in Canadian prisons already has this.  More than a lot of actual Canadians not residing in federal prison, I might add.

It’s discriminatory when we say we don’t provide them with the tools to protect themselves.

That is, simply put, a load of bovine defecation.

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August 22, 2011

Judge says RCMP violated their rights, tosses drug case citing Charter violations

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Let me first state that if you came here expecting to read me bashing the RCMP over another Charter violation, you’re going to be disappointed.  You are correct in your presumption that when I’m writing about the RCMP and Charter violations, it’s usually to tear a strip off them for blatantly disregarding the Charter.

That’s usually the way it goes, and I stand behind every one of those articles holding the RCMP to the standard to which they should be held to.

This time, though, it’s the judge who appears to be out to lunch and not the RCMP.  Did the RCMP do everything 100% by the book? No, they did not.

That being said, my reasoning for disagreeing with the judge in this case will be made clear by the time I’m done.  First, a little background to get you up to speed…

A 14-month investigation into an [alleged] Ecstasy manufacturing plant in Richmond, British Columbia culminated in a search of four homes and one vehicle.  The Richmond BC RCMP’s Drug Squad had done their homework and knew who they were after and why.

A group of men had been producing vast amounts of the drug Ecstasy and shipping it across Canada.

I’ll stay out of the debate over the “War on Drugs” except to say that if someone wants to poison themselves and ruin their lives, they ought to be free to do so.  Legislating morality has never worked in the history of Man.  Prohibitions simply don’t work, not even inside maximum security prisons, so why we continue blindly to believe they can work outside prisons seems pretty insane to me.

That aside out of the way, the manufacture and distribution of drugs is against the law today.  The RCMP was doing their best to enforce that law when they expended 18 months in their investigation of Tin Lik Ho, Qing Hou, Shao Wei Huang, Yi Feng Kevin Li and Kai Lai Kyle Zhou and their Ecstasy production ring.

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