Our vacationer-in-chief Barack Obama has played golf courses around the world. His wife has sipped champagne in exotic locales. But there's one destination that they haven't hit yet that they should: Cochise County, AZ.
And Sheriff Larry Dever knows exactly where to begin their tour:
Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Ariz., which sits on the U.S.-Mexico border, says if President Barack Obama were to visit that county he would like to take him to visit the grave of rancher Robert Krentz who was shot and killed on his own property in March by an attacker who fled south on foot into Mexico.
The attacker shot both Krentz and his dog after Krentz had radioed his brother to tell him he saw an immigrant who appeared to be in trouble and that his brother should notify the Border Patrol.
"I'd take him to Rob Krentz's gravesite," Dever told CNSNews.com, following his appearance at an event earlier this month at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. "That's where I'd take him."
But there are a few more pleasure-filled hot spots for our first couple to take in as well:
"Come spend two or three days and camp out with one of my ranchers out in the areas where we're getting hammered, and spend some time there," Dever said. "When you're trying to go to bed at night and things start going bump and you know that stuff is moving - that's how you experience it."
Dever said he also would show Obama the evidence of the high traffic flow along the U.S. and Mexico border in Arizona.
"Then I'd take him to the trash sites - the lay-up areas - where people just leave tons of garbage and human waste," Dever said. "I'd take him and I'd show him the trails that come across the border that are as wide as a road and three feet deep from the incessant foot traffic going across.
Simply put, the President has a constitutional job to do in protecting our borders. Citizens' lives are being ruined and destroyed because of his unwillingness or inability to do so.
That's why a trip to Cochise County would be one vacation I would encourage the President to take.