I love the minutemen! They’re sending a message to our government that this is OUR country and, if they won’t do the job we elected them to do, Americans can and will do it for them. The minutemen have taken it upon themselves to do something about the border problem and are promising to build a security fence along the Arizona border. Congress and the President stand to look very bad if the minutemen do what the government has thus far been incapable of doing, and for a fraction of the cost.
This should be a lesson to all of us. We don’t have to hand over all of our money to incompetent rulers, and hope that they will take care of us. The men and women who settled this great country didn’t wait for someone to do it for them, and neither should we. We’re in a war for our lives with Islamic terrorists, and there’s no time for partisan bickering and politics-as-usual.
Minuteman border watch leader Chris Simcox has a message for President Bush: Build new security fencing along the border with Mexico or private citizens will.
Simcox said Wednesday that he’s sending an ultimatum to the president, through the media, “You can’t get through to the president any other way,” to deploy military reserves and the National Guard to the Arizona border by May 25.
Or, Simcox said, by the Memorial Day weekend Minuteman Civil Defense Corps volunteers and supporters will break ground to start erecting fencing privately.
“We have had landowners approach,” Simcox said in an interview. “We’ve been working on this idea for a while. We’re going to show the federal government how easy it is to build these security fences, how inexpensively they can be built when built by private people and free enterprise.”
Simcox said a half-dozen landowners along the Arizona-Mexico border have said they will allow fencing to be placed on their borderlands, and others in California, Texas and New Mexico have agreed to do so as well.
“Certainly, as with everything else, we’re only able to cover a small portion of the border,” Simcox said. “The state and federal government have bought up most of the land around the border. I suspect that’s why we’ll never get control of the border.”
But he said the plan is to put up secure fencing that truly will be an effective deterrent, and to show how easily it can be accomplished.