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‘It would be funny, if it weren’t so sad, that some of the same people calling for the deployment of the National Guard now were just as vocal about calling others racists for suggesting the

Citizen Staff Writer

The story: The National Guard should be deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border to help combat the recent eruption of “dramatic, terrifying violence” instigated by heavily armed drug cartels and human smuggling rings, the Citizen argues in an editorial.

Your take: No argument from the Citizen’s online community, which supports massive militarization of the border (handslikeclouds wants the deployment of “armored tank divisions”). Many readers note that the Citizen applauded the removal of the Guard from the border last year. (In its editorial, the Citizen argued that the rapid deterioration of security along the border prompted the change in its stance.) Some representative comments:

• “You want (Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio) to stop doing what he thinks needs to be done in one breath, but in another call out the military. . . . What do you fools want?” 4135

• “Interesting that (the Citizen makes) no mention that U.S. drug addiction fuels many of Mexico’s problems.” Red Star

• “Send the Guard; give them bullets for their guns; place them at the border with instruction to interdict and arrest illegals. What’s so difficult to comprehend here?” Don M.

• “This has always been an area where lawlessness prevails until we actually do something to deter it.” FL Burdof

• “We need to seal the border and see what changes. It will take massive will and massive fire power.” Handslikeclouds



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1 Remains in 19th-century graves downdown ID’s as soldiers.

2 Five solar projects get $4 million in grants.

3 Cop’s confrontation with gays during tax protest spurs probe.

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