Border rancher describes issue……..
The urgency to have a wall built at the border may not seem like a
crisis for some, but for those living close to the border, the crisis
is all too real.
One such person is Kari Wade, who, with her family, owns a ranch just
50 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The border rancher recently
responded to a Facebook comment when someone asked, “Where’s the fire”
in regards to the urgency of President Trump to build the wall at the
Just read a comment on another friends post and the comment said,
“Where’s the fire?”…as in reference to building the wall/more
technology on the border states.
Let me tell you where the fire is: The “fire” is finding dead bodies
on your ranch, the “fire” is finding domestic pig ears in your
drinkers when there isn’t a domestic pig for 25 miles, the “fire” is
waking up to unknown people talking in your attic, the “fire” is dogs
barking all night when your closest neighbor is 7-25 miles depending
on the direction to just realize there are people outside your barn,
the “fire” is having to come home after dark and have to carry a rifle
to go feed your livestock after BP tells you that they only caught 9
of the 15 they are looking for.
The “fire” is making a choice…do I take my child with me to a dark
barn to feed and hold the flashlight or lock him in the house, so you
lock him in the house and call a friend to let them know he’s home
alone and if they don’t hear back from me to come check on us.
The “fire” is you don’t feel comfortable letting your child play
outside without being in eyeshot of them. The “fire” is having large
drug busts on your ranch. The “fire” is feeling sick to your stomach
every time the helicopter swirls your house because you know they are
chasing people because you can hear them on the speaker talking to
The “fire” is seeing the BP camera set-up 1/2 mile from your house.
The “fire” is coming home after dark…your children are driving in
front of you as one is of age to drive, and there are officers on your
road watching illegals 1/4-1/2 mile from your house and you have to
call your children and tell them to keep driving, don’t stop at the
The “fire” is coming home to your backdoor wide open. The “fire” is
real for me, my family, and my community.
Be sure to share this with all your friends in states that just can’t
imagine what the problem really is!