The border has been an issue for years and nothing has been done by either party. I used to like Napolitano because of her stance on gun rights and the border. As an underling of Obama she has to obey his mandates, so not all of her policies should fall squarely on her shoulders. But she has made some really bad statements since taking of the position of Homeland Security Director.
First, she insulted all veterans, gun owners, and patriots with her idiotic discription of what officials should look for in home grown terrorists.
Basically this is her discription: Ex-military, pro second amendment, disgruntled about big government, anti illegal immigration.
I don't know about you but that sums up my entire family and friends. I do not consider myself anywhere near the league of Timmothy Timothy McVeigh.
Second, after the christmas panty bomber incident she went on tv and said the system worked. Well she was right about the TSA system working, there was no one looking for bombs in panties, but not about the rest of her subordinates. The man's father had come to the CIA and said he he thought his son had become a terrorist and would strike soon. That earned the report a spot on an over crowded desk and was not looked at again till someone remembered it after the attempted attack. Homeland Security was created to promote communication between security agencies and that apparently is not happening. So to come out and say the system worked is just assinine.
Third, and related to the article below, Napolitano stated the border is more secure than ever.
“As governor of Arizona, Napolitano deployed the National Guard to help the Border Patrol do its job… Three days ago, Napolitano told an audience at Arizona State University that the border is more secure than ever," Tancredo said Sunday through his Rocky Mountain Foundation. "I challenge her -- no, I dare her -- to come to this community and try to sell that lie.”
This article below harps on illegal imigration. This is not an illegal imigration issue. Illegal Imigrants do not cross the border carrying weapons. Drug dealers, kidnappers, and coyotes carry weapons.
This man probably came upon drug dealers while he was riding around on his land. We have to lock down the border and if the government doesn't do it, you will soon find a bigger and tougher Minute Men project with plenty of armed volunteers doing it for them.