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National Guard wrong for Texas border patrol

I am totally surprised that conservative Gov. Rick Perry wants to call in the National Guard to protect his border in Texas. Our National Guard has been in how many wars? Fire zones? How many nights away from their families? And this?

Why doesn't he just contact the militias and have them protect the border? They won't shoot children, but they certainly would “herd them up and return to sender” at minimal taxpayer expense – detention sites and transportation back.

This seems to be the better solution to me.

VAUNETTA BARNHILL

Fort Wayne

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