Mexican Heroes: A Glimmer of Hope in the Fight Against the Cartels

Written by Luke Hamilton on January 24, 2013

SandyHookBookIf you kick a man enough times, sometimes you draw back a stump. And the Mexican drug cartels have been doing a lot of kicking. In rural areas of Mexico, far away from the spotlight of international media and high-profile arrests, the problem of violent drug thugs is being dealt with in an unconventional manner. In the southwestern state of Guererro, citizens are taking to the streets, masked and armed. They are determined to do what the local and national governments have been unable to do: protect innocent civilians.

Since 2006, there have been nearly 70,000 people killed nationwide and residents in the municipalities of Ayutia de los Libres and Teconoapa have had enough. For the past couple of weeks, 800 locals have volunteered to serve as a makeshift militia, setting up checkpoints, enforcing curfews, and arresting alleged criminals. They are not trained or well-armed, but they are determined to correct what their corrupt government has failed to do.

The full version of this column is now only available in Doug Giles’ book, “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, The Police Are Minutes Away”.

Luke Hamilton is classically-trained, Shakespearean actor from Eugene, Oregon who happens to be a liberty-loving, right-wing, Christian constitutionalist. When not penning columns for, Hamilton spends his time astride the Illinois-Wisconsin border, leading bands of liberty-starved citizens from the progressive gulags of Illinois to [relative] freedom. Hamilton is the creative mind/voice behind Pillar & Cloud Productions, a budding production company which resides at He owes all to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whose strength is perfected in his weakness.