Posts Tagged ‘US Border Patrol’


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Border Crisis and Leviathan


Wednesday August 6th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:04am PDT   •   0 Comments

As Robert Higgs demonstrated in Crisis and Leviathan, the state exploits crises to expand its power. The current situation on the U.S.-Mexico border represents an escalation in that government manufactured the crisis. Young Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Salvadorans are coming because they believe they will get in the country and receive amnesty, based on clear…
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Federal Abuse Has No Borders


Wednesday June 25th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:20am PDT   •   0 Comments

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security, deploys a budget of $12.9 billion, an increase of 6.45 percent from fiscal year 2013. CBP has an internal affairs division to deal with misconduct, but according to an investigation by McClatchy news service, CBP’s internal affairs division “is…
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GovGuns.con


Monday December 17th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:00am PST   •   4 Comments

Jaime Avila Jr., who purchased guns illegally as part of a government sting operation, has been sentenced to 57 months in prison. That prompts a meditation on Operation Fast and Furious and the federal bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Fast and Furious began with the belief of U.S. President Barack Obama and Felipe…
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