East Arizona, Part 9
And the United States government does absolutely
nothing. Calling 911 works -- in theory -- but when you call,
and call, and call, and even after ten years no one responds,
you have a problem. That stained glass has been in Tombstone for
over 100 years. The gravity of the situation around Tombstone
is extreme. Here
are the people the women and children of Tombstone meet in their
The local Tombstone newspaper is the Tombstone
Tumbleweed and this crisp little weekly paper does its best
to keep the local citizenry alerted to the critical agri-gossip
and town hall intrigues. The newspaper also reports on the flood
of illegal aliens and drugs and modern day Mexican shootouts in
the nearby hills.
The publisher of the local paper has somehow
alienated many of Arizona's political elite by denouncing the
illegal alien flood and the various dangers such a flood of criminality
poses to his town, the state of Arizona, and to America as a whole.
To reduce the level of hue and cry about border
issues, Arizona's civil servants are spending state tax revenues
to buy up land along the Arizona / Mexico border. This then does
make such border land "state property".
In Arizona, one must have a "permit"
to walk on state property. The permit is an official document
and certain persons not possessing such a document when met by
state officials while on state property can be arrested. Anyone
wishing to walk on state property can pay $15 to $25 and -- if
the state agrees -- be issued said permit and they must then carry
said permit with them as required.
Of course, anyone applying for such a permit is subject to a
background check and some people -- the publisher of the Tombstone
Tumbleweed for example -- may not actually be found eligible for
such a permit which is issued at the pleasure of the State of
Thus, the publisher of the Tombstone Tumbleweed is not allowed
to traverse the border lands owned by the state of Arizona (which
is more and more of the border) and discover and report various
events concerning the constant flood of Mexican border miscreants.
However, any illegal alien traversing the same area will not be
arrested by state officials because said illegal alien is an illegal
alien and thus a federal problem.