Demanding a Full Presidential Pardon of Ramos and Compean
This is the most time-sensitive message we've sent to date AND certainly one of the most important...
Fellow border security groups have joined us in rallying on this one poignant issue, which serves as the emblem of the Bush Administration's failed immigration policy...the scandalous prosecution and imprisonment of U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.
We've given President Bush plenty of time to consider a pardon, but he's made it clear he's not interested. So now it's our turn to demand a full presidential pardon of Ramos and Compean.
With just over 30 days left of the Bush Administration, time has come to make it clear to the president that we will no longer tolerate his willful ignorance on this injustice!
DEMAND A PARDON FOR RAMOS AND COMPEAN! SIGN THE PETITION NOW!
It's appalling to learn that President Bush has already issued 14 pardons and 2 commutations including the following:
-a gangsta rapper turned drug dealer
-income tax evaders
Not to mention that the Bush Administration has led the charge in bailing out miscreant Wall Street fat-cats, but continues to turn a blind eye to Ramos and Compean who are still serving a combined 23-year federal prison sentence!
Border security patriot, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, opined:
"The fact that the president has neglected to free these men from their imprisonment while freeing drug dealers, embezzlers and other criminals is insulting to the American people. For the sake of justice, let's hope this is not the last round of pardons and commutations."
And conservative stalwart, Phyllis Schlafly, inveighed:
"The severity of these charges and the harshness of the punishment are totally disproportionate to the violation in question. Even the illegal drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila, was sentenced to less prison time than our fellow American border guards!"
HOLD PRESIDENT BUSH ACCOUNTABLE, STOP THE INJUSTICE!
SIGN THE PETITION NOW!
Recall with me the details of this kangaroo court verdict:
*The illegal alien and drug trafficker Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila fled capture by Agents Ramos and Compean after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with well over a quarter-ton of marijuana in transport.
*During the pursuit, Ramos and Compean exchanged gunfire with Davila wounding him in the buttocks. He narrowly escaped and was later apprehended in a separate drug bust while waiting to appear in court. Shockingly, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton--a friend of President Bush--ordered a full-scale investigation of Ramos and Compean and then asked Davila to testify against Ramos and Compean for shooting him. Ramos and Compean were arrested at their homes by Homeland Defense SWAT teams and dragged into court for doing their jobs.
*Wasting no time in using Ramos and Compean as an example, the prosecuting attorney Debra Kanov got the court to ignore critical evidence in the case. Instead, the agents were prosecuted on a technicality which requires U.S. Border Patrol to get supervisor permission before chasing and apprehending drug traffickers! Yes, that's right, Border Patrol Agents have to get permission to protect our borders! Of course, Ramos and Compean responding in self-defense, apparently failed to radio in and ask permission before firing upon and laying chase to an armed Davila...this would be laughable if it were not so scandalously true.
*The court then weighed only one person's testimony as "proof" of Ramos' and Compean's "crime"--the testimony of illegal alien and captured drug trafficker Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila. The court weighed the official incident reports of Agents Ramos and Compean and gave more weight to the story of a proven criminal!
*The court suppressed the fact that Davila was subsequently arrested for drug-trafficking, and granted him a plea-bargain in exchange for his testimony against Ramos and Compean. In addition to the plea-bargain, Davila was given a special Visa to cross the border whenever he wants and treated to top-notch medical care for the injuries sustained during his escape.
*Though Davila was ultimately sentenced for drug trafficking--no mention of the fact that he was also an illegal immigrant--his sentence was a fraction of the harsh and excessive judgment handed down for Ramos and Compean of 23 years!
*Since their imprisonment, scores of legal experts have analyzed the details of the case and concluded overwhelmingly that this was one of the most gross failures of the U.S. justice system in our republic's history--and that the preponderance of evidence suggested cover-up and conspiracy against Ramos and Compean. Two of the jurors gave sworn testimony that they were pressured to deliver a "guilty" verdict for Ramos and Compean. THEN, the DHS Inspector General admitted under oath to Congress that they had falsified an alleged confession by Ramos and Compean!
DEMAND THAT THE RULE OF LAW BE UPHELD...FREE RAMOS AND COMPEAN!
SIGN THE PETITION TO BUSH!
Conservative columnist Doug Patton wrote:
"I will lose my last ounce of respect for [Bush] as my president if he does not pardon Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean before he leaves office. These men put their lives on the line for us just as surely as our brave troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and justice demands a full presidential pardon....It also turns out that this low-life drug smuggler [Davila] re-entered the United States at least 10 different times in 2005 and that he was caught smuggling drugs while he was waiting to testify against Ramos and Compean. These facts were not brought up at their trial."
And border security champion, Congressman Tom Tancredo, declared:
"These are the kinds of men whose government failed and destroyed them - all while they were serving a cause greater than themselves. These men deserve justice. I, and many other members of Congress, have repeatedly called upon President Bush to exercise his power to pardon - but he has not done so."
To be sure, President Obama will NOT consider a pardon of Ramos and Compean in a hundred years! A Bush pardon IS OUR ONLY HOPE for Ramos and Compean! If the president fails to pardon these patriots, they'll serve a combined sentence of nearly a quarter-century. THIS IS INTOLERABLE!!!
AND YET, though over 100 Congressmen have co-sponsored a resolution calling for the full pardon of Ramos and Compean, the Bush Administration is persistent in its deafening silence...
What kind of message does such a scandal send to the U.S. Border Patrol? You guessed it: "Don't do your job or you'll catch hellfire for it from the highest office in the country."
What message does this send to the American people? Yep, right again: "We don't mind spending billions on fighting terrorism around the world, but we're gonna leave the back door WIDE OPEN."
DEMAND A PARDON! SIGN THE BUSH PETITION! SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS!
HELP SUPPORT MMPAC AS WE DELIVER THE PETITIONS TO THE WHITE HOUSE!
Time is running out...only 30 days left before Ramos and Compean are locked away for years to come...because THEY DID THEIR JOB. Stand up for them just as they stood up for us!
For the republic,
P.S. One the most egregious injustices in our country's history was leveled against Ramos and Compean...a conspiracy to make an example of them on the altar of full-scale amnesty goes all the way to the top of the Bush Administration. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! With only 30 days left in Bush's presidency, time is running out for Ramos and Compean...we MUST DEMAND A FULL PARDON NOW!!! Sign the Bush Petition and Support MMPAC as we deliver your petitions to the White House.
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