Sunday, December 24, 2006

Presidential Mercy Needed for Patriotic Border Patrol Agents

by John W. Lillpop

Last week, President Bush commuted the prison sentence of Phillip Emmert, who was convicted on methamphetamine charges and sentenced to 22 years.

See Debra Saunder’s article:

However, before he puts his “compassionate conservative” pen into mothballs for 2006, the president needs to consider the case of two patriotic Americans who need and richly deserve his help.

Specifically, Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, former Border Patrol agents, are scheduled to begin serving 12- and 11-year sentences, respectively, for shooting an illegal alien in the buttocks, and related misdeeds, including failure to file necessary reports.

The illegal alien was a fleeing drug smuggler, racing to return to Mexico in order to escape apprehension. Unlike Emmert and other recent beneficiaries of presidential mercy, Compean and Ramos were simply doing their jobs.

In fact, they were trying to defend America against the influx of drugs smuggled by dangerous criminals from Mexico.

President Bush should commute the sentences of Compean and Ramos before they report for prison next month. These men are American heroes, and should be rewarded, rather than punished, for fighting invading criminals.

Please write President Bush, and thank him for commuting the sentence of Phillip Emmert. Also, please urge the president to deliver a Merry Christmas gift to Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos by pardoning both of these American patriots

To write the president, e-mail the White House at comment @ or mail the White House, 166 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500.

Thank you, and Merry Christmas!