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Why no pardon for heroic border agents?

Yesterday, Bush issued 19 pardons and commuted the sentence of a convicted crystal methamphetamine dealer.  But two US Border Patrol agents who shot an illegal alien in the act of smuggling 750 pounds of marijuana across the border still sit behind bars.

Earlier this month, Border Patrol agents were under fire by more dealers smuggling drugs into our country, but did not return fire.  The case of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean has immobilized those whose task is to secure our southern border.

The President has received requests to commute the sentences of these two heroic agents from Senators on both sides of the aisle.  An appeals court judge has publicly stated the judge and prosecutor in the case may have overreacted.  Still, Bush would rather commute the sentence of a convicted crystal meth dealer than these two who shot a drug smuggler in the act of penetrating our border with illegal drugs.

I guess the crystal meth dealer will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, but Ramos and Compean will continue to rot in jail for defending our country’s border, protecting our children from the poison imported on our southern border.

If you can’t understand how Bush can let this travesty continue, contact the White House and ask for justice for these two American heroes.

Maybe then our Border Control agents won’t feel intimidated by our own government and will once again be able to defend themselves against the forces arrayed against them along the Rio Grande.

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  1. Of all the pardons that President Bush has given WHY has he not given the two border guards, Ramas and Compean pardons.They were only doing their jobs. These guys had good work ethics, got awards for excellent performance and while they tried to stop this drug peddler, they get charged with a crime. The American people are furious that these guys were convicted of these crimes. Where is the fair justice system going in this country? What is the law if a cop tells someone to stop or they will shoot them if someone is running away from them. It’s to shoot if they don’t stop running. How is it any different in this case? These guys have been held in solitary confinement. Have they been unruly in jail? So that’s another question that hasn’t been answered. Mr. President you have pardoned people who have actually broken the law and still you pardoned them, so what is the situation with these two guys. Their families have suffered terribly, lost incomes for their children. Their children ask why? Mr. President my question is to you WHY have you not pardoned these people long ago? Please before your time is up as President, please pardon these two men.

    Comment by Linda Haddock | January 10, 2009 | Reply

    • I agree Linda. Bush’s inaction here is inexplicable and inexcusable. It’s terrible that these two men are sitting in prison for protecting our borders. It’s also terrible that Bush and the DOJ’s treatment of Ramos and Compean are making it impossible for other Border Patrol agents to perform their duties.

      Comment by John Allison, III | January 11, 2009 | Reply

  2. Does President Bush really think he will get immediate response to trouble at any of his functions when he won’t even take care of the Law Enforcement Officials doing thier duty on his watch? That is yet to be seen.

    Comment by Randall Sherwood | January 19, 2009 | Reply

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