The Names Who Served
One of the primary propagandist tools used by Germany in Mexico was the manufactured myth that Mexico was the rightful owner of the Southwestern states of the U.S. That myth perpetuates almost 100 years later, today, among many Mexicans who believe they have the right to ignore the U.S.-Mexican border to claim employment and other benefits restricted by law to U.S. citizens. At the same time, Mexican narcotics cartels are operating without stoppage by the Drug Enforcement Administration which has not offensively worked in Mexico since one of its agents, Enrique "Kiki" Camerana, and his wife accidentally blew his cover. Camarena was captured by a Mexican drug gang and fatally tortured in 1985, over twenty-five years ago. The resulting absence of an offensive counter-contraband effort by the U.S. neglected by four successive American presidents has produced an unlimited and virtually unrestricted flow of contraband into the United States. The amount of money spent by U.S. citizens on illegal drugs crossing the Mexican border, including property losses and material destruction may exceed $1 trillion annually.
Currently, several So'western state governors are pleading with President Obama to create a major U.S. military presence using either Active Army or National Guard personnel on the U.S.-Mexican border to stop both illegal human and narcotic traffic entering the United States..
QUESTION 1/2: Should the WW1 Mexican Border Service medal be re-authorized by President Obama to award and recognize personnel operating hin harm's way to stop illegal human and narcotics traffic entering the United States from Mexico?
QUESTION 2/2: If President Obama were to re-activate the Mexican Border Service medal should non-military federal personnel, such as the DEA, Customs and Border Patrol personnel also be eligible?