Yes, “road signs” have been installed to “help” with the assault on Arizona. Some 15 new signs have been put up by the Bureau Of Land Management, warning travelers that they are in an "active drug and human smuggling area" and to beware of "armed criminals and smuggling vehicles traveling at high rates of speed." Oh, and the signs also suggest that you call 911 if you see “suspicious activity.”
Both President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have insisted that the U.S./ Mexico Border is “big,” and cannot be fully secured. Yet our government is spending our money posting signs in Arizona, warning American citizens that they are not safe in their own country.
In Idaho and Montana, coyotes are not so much a problem (at least not smuggler “coyotes”) as are wolves. In fact, the Western Grey Wolf has been especially menacing to ranchers in these states because the wolves exist in huge numbers, and they like to attack, kill, and eat cattle.
In response to this problem, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game put in place a statewide “wolf management” program, to allow for the legal hunting of wolves. This worked pretty well until a federal judge declared the Grey Wolf to be, once again, an “endangered species” back during the first week of August, and ordered the wolf hunting to be halted in both the states of Idaho and Montana.
This in turn prompted Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch to request help from the Department of the Interior. Yet, to date, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (an Obama appointee) has yet to respond to the Idaho wolf crisis (one could imagine the feds installing some new “Beware of the Wolves” road signs in Idaho – but thus far, there’s been no response at all).
The regional problems with wolves and “coyotes” in Idaho and Arizona speak to a broader nationwide problem with our U.S government. With Barack Obama in the White House, our government has insisted on intruding into the most private and personal affairs of our lives, while it cannot (or will not) provide the most basic and essential services that we need.
Worse yet, the Obama government is one that is upholding the needs and interests of illegal aliens over and above those of citizens, and the needs and interests of animals over and above those of human beings. This ideologically driven Administration may seem to be a dream come true for some liberals, but a majority of Americans are seeing it as more of a nightmare.
Nightmarish Presidents are destined to become “Mr. Unpopular.” But it requires some moral reasoning capabilities to understand how horrifying our nightmarish President has become.
Don’t expect Washington – or the liberal media – to understand.
Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of "Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets." , Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and a frequent guest host for Washington, DC's 105.9 WMAL Talk Radio.