What most of us believe is if you work hard and play by the rules, you will be rewarded with the American dream. Owning your own home, or your own ranch or farm, or what ever your American dream might be. Well Mr. Roger Barnett will argue the American dream is not what he was lead to believe. Barnett was sued and ordered to pay $87,00 to Illegal aliens. Mr. Barnett is a rancher who lives on the southern Arizona border. He has live there and made it his home for years. Mr Barnett is a Patriot in all sense of the definition ( One who loves and defends his Country) that is how a Patriot is defined. Barnett did actually that, defend his Country by detaining 16 illegal aliens who had entered the United States illegally. Mr. Barnett has put up with a lot being on the border. Illegals dumping trash, human waste, cartel smuggling groups, OTM's (other than Mexican) who have entered the United States via his ranch. 16 Aliens were detained by Barnett, and held at gun point or rifle point, so WHAT!! This is his ranch, and he has the right to protect his property. He was sued for 16 million dollars....for Gods sake are you kidding me. What would have happened if these guys were armed drug dealers. He would be laying dead, like his neighbor. Now the claim of Post Traumatic Stress Bull-Crap! You get these freaking anti-America lawyers will claim anything. Lets put the shoe on the other foot, and someone is apprehended gaining entry to Mexico illegally, what then, you going to sue the person who caught you, or do you bring suit against Mexico. Mexico will throw you so far under the jail it will take months to even find you. I do not know what he did or did not do, I know he did not kill anyone, I know he did brutally beat anyone, who he would have been tossed in the pokey. I have no idea what the Arizona law is on protecting ones property, including land, but I bet you one thing, it is not anything like the law in Texas as far as protecting your property,
"Sec. 9.42. DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY. A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect LAND or tangible, movable property:(1) if he would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.41; and(2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:(A) to prevent the other's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; and(3) he reasonably believes that:(A) the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means; or(B) the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the land or property would expose the actor or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury."
I am not advocating by any means that you should go and shoot anyone who is one your property, because I do not, not at all. What I am saying is that you should have the right to detain anyone who is on your property without your effective consent. You should be able to detain them, call the Police or in this case the Border Patrol, or D.E.A. or what ever agency you have to call to get assistance. I do not advocate, beating anyone, but simply holding a someone at gun point just because they do not have a weapon is no reason to get sued. The idea is to DETAIN someone. You do not want to get injured or killed. However you need to have the law behind you in order to be able to do this. So long as you go by the outlines of State law, your covered. Texas State law gives you that power to protect your property, but your neighbors as well.
That is my view on this, people may not agree with me, may some will, again I do not advocate violence unless you are in fear of your life or that of another.
In closing I hope that Mr. Barnett prevails...
I will see you down the road, may God Bless You and God Bless America.