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Should The National Guard Patrol The Border?

by Bradley Matthews

There are reports that the National Guard could be mobilized to round up illegal immigrants. Should they be used to patrol the border? Vote now!

Tell us your thoughts in the comments! For more on immigration, check out Ann Coulter’s Adios, America HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Should the National Guard be used to patrol the border?

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  1. Christine Perry

    Yes, What ever it takes. It’s out of control…

    February 21, 2017,6:02 pm


  2. Sam Wicks Jr

    Jail them like and treat them like mexico did to the US Marine that wandered over the border when he was LOST……

    February 21, 2017,10:05 am


  3. Shelba Herring

    Why not they are already getting paid to defend the US instead of catch and release they could just tell them you can’t cross the border, go back where you came from

    February 21, 2017,1:38 am


  4. Anna

    Whatever it takes!
    Legal American citizens are tired of paying for free room ‘n board, medical, tuition, etc. for illegals who don’t pay taxes!! If we didn’t pay taxes, the IRS would be on our backs!
    The American government allowed the flood of illegals and now we have a mess. The media is making Pres. Trump look like a bad guy. If other countries think America should take in all of these illegals, why aren’t they taking them?
    Let’s bite the bullet and get the job done!

    February 20, 2017,10:39 pm


  5. Martha Miller

    Yes I do Think they should.It will lighten the load of our border agents a tad. I’mn sure the National guard would jump at the chance.

    February 20, 2017,9:04 pm


  6. Camille Gilliam

    Yes i think we are need them until we can get the bad border guards out.

    February 19, 2017,4:05 pm


  7. Ron Allen

    That is what the National Guard is for. They could use their annual training time on the border.

    February 19, 2017,10:58 am


  8. Marcus Hardin

    The men and women of the national guard swore to protect our borders from foreign invaders when they repeated the swaring-in oath. It’s their duty. A resounding YES!!!

    February 18, 2017,11:00 pm


  9. NEIL C. REINHARDT

    NO!  As a former Nat Guard Sgt. (plus 101st Airborne)  I state that as we have jobs, go to school and have the right to have as normal lives as others, Thus NG units should only be used in emergencies!

    February 18, 2017,10:51 pm


  10. David Macko

    The primary function of the fedgov is to protect our God-given constitutionally guaranteed liberties, especially by guarding the border against foreign invaders. If we stop them at the border, there will be no excuse to sacrifice our liberties for alleged security.

    February 18, 2017,9:11 pm


  11. Rob

    Once again I find myself being denied my constitutional right to have my voice heard, I’ve been a republican my entire life, and my son makes three generations that I know of! I guess this is John MCains republicans! I don’t have any desire to be a part of this! Fuck this site, and fuck you cowardous RINO’s! Get you’re heads out of that tight ass!

    February 18, 2017,6:25 pm


  12. Rob

    Once again I find myself being denied my constitutional right to have my voice heard, I’ve been a republican my entire life, and my son makes three generations that I know of! I guess this is John MCains republicans! I don’t have any desire to be a part of this!

    February 18, 2017,6:22 pm


  13. Dale E. Kipp

    WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK OUR SOLDIERS WHERE DOING FOR YEARS ON THE EAST WEST & WEST GERMAN BORDER FOR NEARLY 4 DECADES.
    AND WHAT ABOUT THE NORTH & SOUTH KOREAN BORDER FROM 1952 TO THE PRESENT?
    PATROLING OUR BORDER IS PROBABLY SAFER THAN HELPING CONTROL LOOTERS AFTER A NATURAL DIASTER OR RIOT.
    REMEMBER THE RIOTS OF THE ’60’S & ’70’S? WHO WAS THERE HELPING TO CONTROLING THE SITUATION? THE NATIONAL GUARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN GETTING COMBAY PAY BACK THEN!

    February 18, 2017,5:49 pm


  14. Jeff Richards

    Yes, and should be given orders to shoot to kill any drug smugglers.

    February 18, 2017,5:38 pm


  15. Glenna J. Moore

    PRESIDENT TRUMP, FOLLOWED BEHIND A MAN, WHO HATES OUR COUNTRY// OBAMA DID NOTHING, IN 8 YEARS/ HE WAS FOLLOWING HIS PASTOR WRIGHT’S TEACHINGS ( WHITE PEOPLE ARE DEVILS)// OABAM DID EVERYTHING HE COULD TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY// HE WAS THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT AND THE LAST// OUR COUNTRY CANNOT TOLERATE PEOPLE LIKE OBAMA// HE DIDN’T EVEN CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE// I HOPE THAT HE WILL BE CHARGED, RIGHT ALONG WITH HILLARY CLINTON// WE HAVE A DECENT MAN, WHO IS TRYING TO CLEAN UP OBAMA’S MESS// AS A LEADER, OBAMA DID NOTHING//// GLENNA J. MOORE

    February 18, 2017,5:25 pm


  16. Douglas

    Absolutely not! Border enforcement is a law enforcement function, and using the National Guard in a law enforcement capacity is a violation of the law, specifically the Posse Comitatus Act signed in 1878.

    February 18, 2017,5:23 pm


  17. Glenna J. Moore

    AG SESSIONS, SHOULD FILE CHARGES, STAT/// AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON, FOR RELEASING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION ALL OVER THE WORLD// FIND OUT WHY SHE SOLD AMERICA’S URANIUM TO RUSSIA, HOW MUCH SHE WAS PAID AND WHERE DID THE MONEY GO? THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO DCLARE “MARTIAL LAW” IN ALL AREAS OF VIOLENT PROTESTORS// HILLARY CLINTON, OBAMA AND GEORGE SOROS, SHOULD ALL BE CHARGED WITH INCITING RIOTS, ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY// GET TO WORK, ATTORNEY GENERAL// GLENNA J. MOORE

    February 18, 2017,5:20 pm


  18. Debbie

    As a National Guard mother I say NO. That is not what they were intended for. And David you do not know what you are talking about. There are more NG deployed at any given time then there are full time military. Upwards of 30-70% in any conflict. Just hire more Border Patrol and ICE and then let them enforce the laws. Which BTW ICE is hiring right now. Soldiers don’t get paid enough as it is to add on chasing down illegals.

    February 18, 2017,5:13 pm


  19. David

    Absolutely. The national guard isn’t doing anything anyway.

    February 18, 2017,5:06 pm


  20. Laura G. Holmes

    DPrato, I completely agree with you. I am in the process now of researching how to get on all fifty-state ballots a provision to limit congressmen/women’s terms. I want term limits placed on these people. The only reason John McCain is running his mouth is because he knows his seat is safe because the people of Arizona don’t have a better option. I want to get rid of all Republicans and Democrats who have been there forever and have accomplished nothing (Lindsey Graham is another one). Ted Cruz tried to submit a bill proposing term limits for the Congress, however, it will go nowhere because the idiots will not give up their gravy trains. We the people need to boot them out and get some fresh blood in there with the understanding that they will be fired if they do not do the job for which they were hired. We need to rise up just as we did in November. I think that the National Guard should be placed on the border until the wall is completed! Anyone coming here illegally needs to go. Congress needs to get off their asses and pass immigration legislation. For the life of me, I don’t know what they have done since Trump was elected and now they are on a 10-day break. Give me a break! Get your tails back to work and do something for GOD’s sake. We have had enough of your CRAP!!!

    February 18, 2017,4:25 pm


  21. charlene sullins

    Yes and to control the protesters.

    February 18, 2017,4:17 pm


  22. Irvan Johnson

    NO! The National Guard have been used to help control protesters, but border patrols require specially trained personnel……..training that the Guard has had NO training at all.

    February 18, 2017,3:57 pm


  23. Frank DeFeo

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!! ALONG WITH THE BORDER PATROL…..ON CANADIAN BORDER, AS WELL….

    February 18, 2017,3:54 pm


  24. TheConservativePatriot

    Yeah, I read who posted national guardsmen only have one duty, to be a soldier.
    If that were true, why do we call them out to perform duties in national emergencies???
    Like massive riots, after hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, mudslides, large brush and forest fires. They are their to answer the call of the commander-in-chief of that states national guard, being the governor. Or in case of something proportionally larger… the POTUS.
    We aren’t asking ALL the national guard be patrolling and monitoring the border ALL at the same time. Just take units their turn at it.

    February 18, 2017,3:36 pm


  25. Barb Anderson

    Read Jerry’s comment below..this is what our guard, our militia is for..we have border patrols and guards; they are now being used for what they were hired for and with the blessings of the administration as most of We the People of this country here legally.

    February 18, 2017,3:12 pm


  26. Bob Redman

    Cheaper than building a physical wall. Cheaper still is getting Mexico to secure its side of the border.

    February 18, 2017,3:05 pm


  27. Jerry Branson

    NO, the National Guard is trained for specific duties and not border control issues. We need specifically trained personnel to do the job properly. We also need a lot more electronic detection devises as well. We also need a lot more border crossings. The traffic is horrendous at each one we now have. Haste decreases the thoroughness of the personnel.

    February 18, 2017,3:04 pm


  28. TheConservativePatriot

    Oh, something else I overlooked to say (report really).
    It has been revealed by the federal election committees nationwide, that indeed 2.1 million illegal aliens are registered to vote on the states rolls.
    That doesn’t mean they actually ever did or didn’t vote. But technically they are registered to vote if they chose to.
    How did that happen you might ask. The answer is the simplistic motor/voter laws in some states that does not require any proof of citizenship to get a driver’s license and register to vote at the same place and same time.
    So the next time anyone tells you ‘there is no proof of voter fraud anywhere’, and ‘so and so won the popular vote’, you will know the real whole truth.

    February 18, 2017,3:03 pm


  29. Louise Adams

    I think they should also be used with these violent idiotic
    protesters!

    February 18, 2017,2:50 pm


  30. TheConservativePatriot

    I should explain a bit further on my position on this than I did in my original posted reply. I am not talking about replacing the border service with national guardsmen. I am saying that they can work together in conjunction with one another, to do the best effective job. National guardsmen must train somewhere. And their training can be more enhanced by learning more skills. We could pay them their salaries to go to the nearest base and practice shooting, or we can offer them more trained skills. If it were me, I would opt for the later. Three good square meals a day, a fine place to sleep and more skills learned than I had before. All while getting paid to do it. That’s a good gig.
    Meaning when I go for a private sector job and they ask, ‘what did you learn in the military’? I can say they taught me to operate high sophisticated security equipment and interact with federal law enforcement, and pass a security clearance to effectively be able to do the best job for my country.
    That is going to get the attention of employers, finding a trusted and well skilled highly trained professional worker. Believe me.

    February 18, 2017,2:40 pm


  31. Donald Bender

    HELL YEAH USE THE GUARDS TO SECURE THE BORDER! WITH LIVE AMMO TOO!

    February 18, 2017,2:38 pm


  32. dprato

    This email was sent to the RNC with regards to the ongoing campaign by John McCain to undermine President Trump’s agenda. While it may not have anything to do with this article, it is important, if you agree to send these sentiments to the RNC, White House, and your representatives in Congress who are Republicans. Also, go independent so the RNC understands that without us they have no party and we are not going to tolerate more of this nonsense from establishment Republicans like John McCain. They either get on board or shut up.

    Since you folks have not been able to reign in John McCain who is an absolute disgrace and a glaring example of establishment Republicanism, I am notifying you that I am going to start a Nationwide Campaign to have President Trump supporters leave the Republican Party in protest, make no donations to Republican politicians and encourage President Trump to go Independent in 2020 if he can’t get the support of the Republican Party. Apparently, John McCain doesn’t respect the will of the the people who voted for President Trump as did many establishment Republicans. President Trump is trying to Make America Great Again and he doesn’t need petty politicians like John McCain trying to grandstand and follow the Democratic and George Soros agendas. A total disgrace. This note is being sent to President Trump.

    February 18, 2017,2:27 pm


  33. dprato

    I don’t think President Trump needs to apologize or offer further explanations when he is enforcing the law. The National Guard would be appropriate until he is able to hire the additional 5,000 Boarder Patrol Agents.

    February 18, 2017,2:20 pm


  34. Michael

    What has been occurring is a foreign invasion, so the use o the military is justified.

    February 18, 2017,2:17 pm


  35. Terry Weston

    Yes the National Guard should do it’s two week training on the southern border. They should be fully armed and equip’d just like if they were going to Iraq or Afghanistan. With full combat pay. As they would be going up against the same people that ambush our Border Patrol agents, rape the women they bring across the border and spread drugs through out this country.

    February 18, 2017,2:12 pm


  36. Jeffery Newbaker

    My thoughts on this are, We have a Military Army, Navy, Coast Guards, Seabees, Marines, FBI, NSA, Police, Sheriff, U.S Marshall, U.S. Rangers etc.. All Of the agencies Took a Oath to protect and serve. We police the world instead of protecting at home. I understand because I served in the Military. We can combined these forces together here at home. Protect our borders with what we have leave the National Guard as a ready force incase of Emergencies, National Disasters. Just a thought!

    February 18, 2017,2:11 pm


  37. Teress

    Give them tasers

    February 18, 2017,2:08 pm


  38. Teress

    Like the idea of this

    February 18, 2017,2:07 pm


  39. Edwin Sheldon

    YES! That’;s what we pay them for – TO GUARD THE NATION!
    You can cut a hole in a fence. You can blow a hole in a wall, or dig a tunnel under it. I don’t see that smugglers would find it profitable to fight the U.S. Military.

    I totally agree with the points made by TheConservativePatriot.

    February 18, 2017,1:50 pm


  40. TheConservativePatriot

    Yes, absolutely. I have been promoting this same idea for two years.
    We can build barracks and buildings to operate out of near the border.
    The guardsmen can get more experience with flying observation drones, monitoring border security cameras, monitoring underground listening devices, flying rotating blade and fixed wing aircraft, riverine patrol boats.
    They (guardsmen) can be rotated in and out to allow all states guardsmen to get a chance to train doing all that in a hot arid environment. Not too much unlike the middle east. only they are not dealing with IED’s and terrorists shooting at them day in and day out. Logically… it’s a no brainer, folks !

    February 18, 2017,1:39 pm


  41. RichRonnie Reimann

    Yes we need all the military to protect America. Have bases all along the borders both north & south. Call of duty 2 yrs. at a time, with married quarters if need for guard as well as permanent full time military. with power to shoot

    February 18, 2017,1:27 pm


  42. Pat

    Until the wall can be constructed, yes, use whatever means are available to stop any more Illegals bombarding our southern borders !!!!

    February 18, 2017,1:25 pm


  43. Albert G. DeWall

    Yes, Yes and Yes!

    February 18, 2017,1:21 pm


  44. Vincent Brackett

    ABsolutely.. Get in line — legal immigration only…

    February 18, 2017,1:13 pm


  45. Tom Cat

    Excellent idea whose time has come! Call up Guard for 12 months per tour.
    Will greatly reduce illegals and provide training that Guard desperately needs!

    February 17, 2017,9:29 pm


  46. Gail

    We need all the military we can put on that border ! But unless you allow them to shoot what good are they ! Do people expect to pay for security and just a smack on the hand! That’s what the border patrol has had to do for 8 years ! It is time to make believers out of these people and send them back to their lands of origin!

    February 17, 2017,6:39 pm


  47. Laura G. Holmes

    Absolutely!

    February 17, 2017,4:50 pm

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