Before getting into the photos, I’d like to give you my personal feelings on patrolling our borders. These are my own thoughts, feel free to “rip me a new one” in the comments or (God forbid) maybe you’ll agree with the following.
First I’d like to say, “freaking politics”. We all know that the election has brought border patrol into the news-cycle. Take a step back. This post is NOT a political stance. You may strongly disagree with one side or the other. In fact there are many awesome Chivers to our North (Canada) and South (Mexico).
Second the guys in this post are trying to keep drugs and more importantly, potential terrorist from trying to enter our country.
Finally, these guys are currently undermanned and underfunded. They face the obvious dangerous scenarios of stopping armed bad guys. But don’t forget, they also see first-hand the sad situations where children are trying to escape poverty…you think these guys patrolling our borders don’t have children, they do…and they’re only doing the best that they can do in our current politically charged atmosphere.
These guys go out and do a very thankless job.