Yesterday I wrote about the Department of Homeland Security’s new rules of engagement for the Border Patrol and the consequences of BP being required to “play nice.“
A reader sent me the below link after seeing that post – From DHS – New ROE for border patrol – play nice! “Honor first!” along with a simple note which read – “The expendable.” It is a story of the tragic consequences of suffering fools such as Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol.
A man. Arthur Gomez Sr. 39. Husband. Father of six. High school football coach. Church goer. Mentor. Loved and respected by so, so many. He was alive Friday, and then in the blink of an eye he was dead Friday.
His next-door neighbor, a previously deported felon, shot him repeatedly at his home in front of his family after the two engaged in a “verbal disagreement.” Multiple firearms were taken from the home of the murderer.
The new ROE came about after complaints of agents having killed seven people a year for three years in a row along the border. I cannot help but wonder how many other Arthur Gomez’s died last Friday at the hands of people who have no business being here. How many other wives and children and communities are left shattered because of rules set by fools. Nae, by evil.
And when in the quiet of a moment, when looking at this gateway to hell do we Americans stop to consider that we are the actual fools? Fools that we allow this kind of shoddy, pathetic governance here on our homeland, and at the expense of how many?