June 14, 2009 – One of the most dangerous places on earth is our own 2,000-mile border with Mexico. Our southern border is a drug-war zone, and we’re losing. Know it.image_8547448

Before she became secretary of Homeland Security, former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano declared a state of emergency along the Arizona/Mexico border because of drug trafficking, shootouts and an increasing illegal immigration invasion.

The Justice Department stated that Mexican drug cartels are the “largest threat to both citizens and law enforcement agencies in this country” with gang members loose in nearly 200 U.S. cities.” This in the big, bad, brave United States of America! How can this be?

There isn’t a city in America that has not been scorched by drug-related violence.

In 2008 the drug cartels killed more than 4,000 Mexicans. Almost 500 Mexican police officers and soldiers have been killed since January 2007.

Add to this increasing acts of violence against Border Patrol agents by the well-financed and well-armed drug cartels. They are as evil an adversary as the voodoo terrorist Taliban our soldiers face in Afghanistan.

President Obama has stated he will go after the cartels and increase efforts to combat gang-related crime. Good. But he better be prepared to wage war with them with more than just soaring rhetoric.

I’m aware there are prominent conservatives who make strong arguments in favor of legalizing drugs — for one, that it will take away a tool of organized crime.

I don’t believe that. Legalizing drugs would be like pouring gasoline on a blazing fire in hopes of extinguishing it.

We have all the laws we need to fight drugs. What America needs is the willpower and a renewed warrior spirit to crush evil and evil-doers.

I was ready to serve.

Unfortunately, the president tapped former Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske as his drug czar. Kerlikowske then suggested we tone down our “war on drugs” rhetoric.

I disagree. Too bad you didn’t pick me, Mr. President.

Hippies, dopeheads, corrupt politicos and various forms of human debris hate me, making me the perfect for the job.

As drug czar, I would charge our mayors and police departments to commit to fighting the drug gangs. It would be our top priority. Our inner cities will remain war zones until we commit to taking the trash out.

America needs to better arm our Border Patrol agents and we need more of them.

The governors of the border states should call out the National Guard to assist the Border Patrol in securing the border. As drug czar, I would challenge them to do this today, as I would the governments of Mexico and South America.

Working with the Colombian government a few years back, U.S. Special Forces filled Pablo Escobar with bullet holes. Until assuming room temperature, he controlled 80 percent of all the cocaine shipped into America.

Every American who smokes dope, manufactures, buys or sells meth or uses any illegal drug is aiding and abetting the enemies of America. Case closed.

This spiritual inbreeding and cannibalism must be identified, admitted and stopped immediately. America can and must do this. Good over evil. Next.

Ted Nugent is a Waco-based musician, television show host and bestselling author of two books. Contact him directly at tednugent.com.