According to an open letter written by a number of retired border patrol agents, the drug cartels from Mexico have been setting up a vast criminal network for drug sales in America, with the help of American politicians. Reported by Breitbart.com, the letter claims that over 2,000 American cities have been infiltrated by the drug cartels, who operate with semi-immunity. The agents claim that this type of situation cannot have unfolded without the help of various politicians, bought and paid for by the drug cartels. The cartels hire American teenagers, gang members, and ex-military to perform hits and push drugs, which forecasts a scary image of what America is becoming. Much like Mexico, it seems the drug cartels’ power may rival the government’s power before too long.
“Transnational criminal enterprises have annually invested millions of dollars to create and staff international drug and human smuggling networks inside the United States; thus it is no surprise that they continue to accelerate their efforts to get trusted representatives in place as a means to guarantee continued success,” the Border Patrol agents wrote.
“We must never lose sight of the fact that the United States is the market place for the bulk of transnational criminal businesses engaged in human trafficking and the smuggling, distribution and sale of illegal drugs. Organized crime on this scale we are speaking about cannot exist without political protection.”
This relationship between drug cartels from Mexico, and American politicians seems to explain why there has been no serious attempt to secure the border, which illegal aliens, drugs, and humans are trafficked across regularly. The retired border patrol agents claim that America has become the marketplace for drugs, and a major contributor to the international drug trade. This story corroborates what a captured drug cartel member said last year, that U.S. law enforcement has a connection and agreement with some cartels in Mexico which allow them to operate in the United States, and receive guns from the U.S. government, in exchange for information on rival drug cartels.
“Sanctuary cities established throughout the United States discourage even the most basic law enforcement initiatives within their boundaries against these predatory criminals,” they wrote. “Encouraged by Congress and a disinterested mainstream news media, these havens deny the American public their constitutional right to national security and public safety while providing relative safety for dangerous foreign criminals.”
“Congress must abandon their focus on rewarding illegal behavior for millions of persons by the grant of amnesty in favor of protecting American citizens who suffer daily at the hands of these seasoned criminals,” they wrote. “To do otherwise makes a mockery of our laws, and encourages countless millions more from around the globe to do the same. Transnational organized crime nationwide has flourished under these conditions.”
One way to have solved this would have been to actually secure the border years ago. But now securing the border might not be enough, and could rather erupt into an actual war. In addition to securing the border, the war on drugs in America must be ended. Just as prohibition of alcohol in the 1920’s gave rise to the American Mafia, so has the prohibition of hard drugs given rise to Mexican drug cartels. If the drug war was ended, vast amounts of money could be better placed on security, and solving crimes with victims, instead of wasting police officers’ times with arresting the same junkie over and over again, or paying for a drug user to stay in a prison for life. Although it sounds scary that drugs would not be illegal under these circumstances, it could actually help the problem. When you think about how widespread drug use is, and how easy it is to get drugs already, it is easy to think that making them legal would just make things worse. But some say that it is easier for a high schooler today to get heroine than alcohol.
So what if these drugs were allowed to be sold, but only to those over 21, like alcohol? I cannot imagine people who would otherwise steer clear of obviously harmful drugs deciding to do them just because they are legal. Furthermore money that was once poured down the drug war drain could now be used to help people get off drugs, and make sure children do not have access to them. This is what we see when the government makes a rule, only the government is allowed to break it. So now anyone who can buy off the right people in government can sell drugs with impunity. What is the difference between government sanction of certain drug cartels, and the legalization of peddling drugs? The difference is that the latter would not get away with murdering innocents and rivals alike, where-as the former currently do.