Part of the reason that I voted Conservative this year was because I want my husband to make it home safely to us at the end of each shift. I know that there are a lot of misconstrued stories about this topic. Unions are a hard thing to love all the time - but the real issue is my husband is not equipped to deal with the idiots that could cross into open-armed Canada. Yes, it's wonderful to have the notion that we are a loving, open-minded, non-violent society. But how are we helping our society if we are providing an easy escape and a safe haven for criminals? Meanwhile, allowing our men and women - who are supposed to be protecting us - sit there waiting for them like sitting ducks? Lately, Border officers are exercising their right to refuse work if they feel that they are in danger - which is causing a lot of travellers headaches. But, how many of us would be willing to meet a machine-gun-carrying, angry criminal on the run - with our bare hands? Here is an example of what happens.
I don't know how much I am able to share on the blog - a lot of my information comes from the information that I get from Garnet. But let me tell you -- there are a lot of scary things happening that don't make it into the news. We are close enough to touch some of these criminals - and our Border Guards are left with Pepper Spray and Batons to protect not only themselves - but our Country!
And obviously; "STOP or ....I'll yell STOP again!!" isn't going to work on a brain dead criminal with a machine gun!
Some Articles for you to read:
READ THE 3RD LINE FROM THE BOTTOM! - scary, huh? (**Garnet informed me that this is called "Release and Notify"....so they don't hold the Armed and Dangerous Criminal in custody but rather let him into Canada and notify the Police that he is now in Canada....hmmm, that makes me feel safe. Obviously, when they refuse to work they have their own safety in mind but also the safety of the country!)
From the U.S. point of View
Arm Border Guards