New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has no understanding of duty or of law. It seems that an armed group of citizen militia caught 200 illegal aliens in the act of illegally entering our nation near Sunland Park, NM, and they detained those illegal aliens until US Border Patrol agents—which those citizens called—could arrive and take charge.
In her response to this, Grisham said,
It should go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone[.]
On the contrary, it should go without saying that regular citizens have both the authority and the duty to arrest and detain until the arrival of formally constituted authority—police or Border Patrol agents, for instance—persons committing crimes in the presence of those citizens. It also should go without saying that that authority and that duty derive from the plain duties of citizenship.
It’s both instructive and illustrative that this Progressive-Democrat does not understand the obligations of citizenship.