Skip to comments.21st Century Minutemen
Posted on 04/22/2005 4:34:55 PM PDT by kingattax
President George Bush called them vigilantes. Self-appointed civil rights activists called them racists. The U.S. Border Patrol fretted that they might injure someone or be hurt themselves. And Mexicos president threatened to haul them into international court.
But the 635 volunteers who compose the Minuteman Project apparently have done what their president, the civil rights hacks, the Border Patrol, and the Mexican government have been unable to do: stem the flood of illegal aliens across a notoriously porous 23-mile stretch of Arizonas border with Mexico.
The barren stretch is a prime illegal entry point along the Mexico-Arizona border, where last year the U.S. Border Patrol detained 490,000 illegal aliens, nearly half of the 1.1 million caught along the two nations entire common border.
Simultaneously, the Minuteman Project has accomplished another major objective as it passes the halfway mark in its one-month campaign as civilian border watchers. Minuteman Project volunteers have drawn widespread interest and attention to the problem of lax protection of the U.S.-Mexico border with news stories reported internationally concerning their efforts.
By last count (April 12), Minuteman Project volunteers had directly facilitated 268 Border Patrol apprehensions along the stretch of border previously noted as the most vulnerable area for illegal immigrants to gain access to the U.S.
The Border Patrol has never been able to shut down the border like we have, said Chris Simcox, a retired schoolteacher and one of the co-organizers. Simcox previously has lobbied for tighter border controls to stop drug dealers, criminals and potential terrorists from sneaking into the United States. Were here to demonstrate that physical presence on the border will seal the border.
The very presence of the Minuteman Project civilian border patrollers appears also to have been enough to dissuade many illegal immigrants from even attempting to cross.
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U.S. Constitution Article 1 Section 8 Clause 15:
"The Congress shall have Power to provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,
The border is open because no one wants to stand up to the HIS PANIC lobby.
We have an all time high illegal immigrant content in our country.
Why and what is the problem?
Not because the borders arent secure. The borders have not been secure in the past and we had no problem. We had no problem in the past because there was not a plethora of job openings at the bottom of the wage scale. Why? Our unemployment seems to be low, at an all time low actually. That is the reason. There are jobs here with no workers available to fill them.
But wait, what about all those people on welfare who are bleeding our country dry? They arent unemployed anymore. They are permanently in the welfare system and do not have to work. Right now being on welfare pays far more than the minimum wage. Who wants to take a pay cut and actually have to go to work when you can stay home? The Federal Minimum Wage is $5.15 per hour, here in Kalifornia it is $6.75 per hour. But wait, how much do these illegal aliens work for? You cannot find people who will do yard work for less than $9.00 per hour. Not bad wages.
But the illegal aliens are taking jobs from Americans, Americans would fill those jobs if the aliens werent coming in. Maybe, but they havent yet. They would rather sit on their haunches and wait for the next welfare plantation delivery.
What is the Problem?
There are two problems, the illegal aliens are criminals. They are in the country illegally. They are breaking the law they need to be deported, NOW. If we need workers, make Guest Worker Passes easy to get. Quit allowing people to break the law. Lesson, if some laws are broken, some respect is lost for all laws.
The welfare system has created a permanent ward of the state class, from which escape is almost, but not quite, impossible. With nothing to do but wait for the next welfare check, people are idle. Idle people have time to get into trouble.
Where do roughly 90 percent of our jail populations come from? The welfare class.
Eliminate welfare, people will work before they starve. Few will turn to crime to support themselves, because in actuality, crime does not pay all that well.
Those that do turn to crime can be rounded up and put where they do not cause problems for the rest of us. There will be fewer openings for illegal aliens, less need for legal aliens, the tax burden will go down as people transfer from wards of the state to productive citizen status.
Allow people to obtain Guest Worker Passes at the border. Monitor their activities and deport them if they violate their pass terms. Illegal aliens caught crossing the border or in the country should be deported after a few months or so on a work team doing public works.
By the way, the Minutemen are not vigilantes, look up the word. They are concerned citizens doing a job the Federal Government is refusing to do. Actually, their energy would be better spent filing Writs of Mandamus requiring the Federal Officers to do their job or resign.
I second that.
Those that do turn to crime should be put in jail where they would have to work. You can work on the outside and be free or you can work on the inside and have no freedoms. (I'm not talking about chain gangs, I'm talking about good honest work).
You have to be appointed to be an activist?
lol...isnt that ridiculous ?
The next bit of rhetoric spewed will be "They tossed burritos into the Gulf"......
Vigilantes is a very abrasive term for one's concerned about our sovereignty using peaceful measures while devoting their time to cover for the lack of Government intervention which is well paid to do the job of these "vigilante's".
Good by me, of course I am okay with chain gangs also.
Great graphic of two hack politicians. Bears repeating.
Sorry Dubya, but that was a stupid thing to say. Very uncharacteristic of you.
Vigilante: One who takes or advocates the taking of law enforcement into one's own hands.
A member of a vigilance committee.
Neither of these definitions applies to the patriotic job the Minutemen are doing. To my knowledge, they have never attempted law enforcement.
President Bush, if you want to call the Minutemen a name, try "watchdogs."
I believe that said "self appointed". I can "self appoint" myself to be pope.
I wonder when the states will be forced by the citizens to enforce their right to protection from invasion.
"You have to be appointed to be an activist?"
Yep. Kinda like when the FoxNews story said that bloggers should be "card carrying journalists" before they should be allowed to blog.
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