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Whose Side Is President Bush On?

George W. Bush I abhor Clinton-bashers and Bush-bashers alike. Bill Clinton neither did everything right nor everything wrong. Geroge Bush has not done everything right or everything wrong.

The prevailing attitude in partisan politics is that “my guy” can do anything and I will defend him but “your guy” is always wrong no matter what he does. This is just nonsense. People should learn to actually think and not just follow the crowd blindly. Shouldn’t we hold all politicians to the same high standard regardless of whether they are in our preferred party or not?

My friend from StumbleUpon, Right-Rice, pointed out this story to me.

Why is President Bush siding with drug smugglers in this border patrol issue? Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila plans to sue the USA for $5,000,000. He claims that while illegally transporting 743 pounds of marijuana into the States, the Border Patrol violated his civil rights. What they really did was try to arrest him. When Aldrete-Davila fled, there may have been an exchange of gunfire. Some suggest that the real error is that the agents did not report the incident properly.

Border issues are a nightmare. We need a clear policy that we enforce. Let’s quit passing laws, not enforcing them and then claiming we have a new “law” based on our practice. That is shoddy government.

In the meantime, when our police force try to arrest someone from another country with almost half a ton of illegal drugs, let’s throw them a party rather than throw the book at them. Come on President Bush, get this one right.