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Minutemen Are Heroes (Citizens Can Make A Real Difference Alert)
Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 04/08/05 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 04/07/2005 10:14:56 PM PDT by goldstategop

It sounded like a crackpot idea to the political and cultural elite.

Hundreds of citizens, angry about the effects of illegal immigration on our country, would travel down to the Mexican border and do something about it.

The Minuteman Project would attract kooks, said the naysayers. It would encourage racism, they moaned. It would be divisive, others whined. It would provoke violence, some claimed. It would be vigilantism, cried some, including the president of the United States.

Now that we've seen the Minuteman Project in action, we all know it did none of those things.

What it did was shut down 27 miles of border that had previously been used as a veritable freeway for illegal aliens and smugglers.

The Minutemen, about 1,000 strong, helped catch some invaders. But their presence served as a major deterrent to many others, who decided to wait until things calm down in Arizona.

I hope it never calms down.

I hope the Minuteman Project spreads like wildfire from state to state so we can shut down the entire Mexican border with volunteers.

I hope the Minutemen show up the federal government, which claims closing the porous border is just too big a job for all the hundreds of billions we send to Washington.

I hope this movement serves to inspire tens of millions of Americans to similar citizen action.

I hope this project is the final nail in the coffin of President Bush's amnesty plans.

I hope this action brings so much attention to the border that the federal government is literally forced, kicking and screaming, to do its job and close down the border.

I hope when the American people see that all it takes is will power, that they will demand Washington build an Israeli-style security fence along all 2,000 miles of the border.

This was exactly the kind of citizen action I envisioned when I wrote "Taking America Back" two years ago.

The Minutemen are showing us not only how to seal our borders and protect our national security, they are demonstrating how we can take back our country from the political establishment.

In just a few days, the Minutemen have put the national spotlight on the border – even at a time when the world's attention has been diverted by the deaths of Terri Schiavo and of Pope John Paul II.

I love it. I am so encouraged. The Minutemen are my heroes.

I wish I could be there with them.

These are extraordinary men and women who have taken time away from their work and their families and their hobbies to do something for their country. They deserve our praise, not our scorn. Bush should be ashamed of himself. He will live to regret his castigation of these fine people.

For those of us who don't go, we need to be supportive of the Minutemen in any way we can. We need to pray for these fine Americans. And we need to support them with financial assistance.

You can do that by visiting the Minuteman Project website. Give generously. They are fighting the good fight for all of us.

Those of us who have to stay home need to make as much noise as possible about the border. We have to be outspoken in our support of the Minutemen. We need to demand that Washington live up to its obligation to secure our borders and make national security the No. 1 priority. Speak out. Be silent no more.

I'm excited by what I see in Tombstone today. I'm re-energized by it. I hope you are, too.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: abunchofkooks; aliens; borderpatrol; borderwatch; citizenheroes; conservativeactivism; illegalimmigration; josephfarah; minutemanproject; minutemen; securityfence; worldnetdaily
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To: goldstategop

Great post. I was there and I SO want to go back


21 posted on 04/07/2005 10:43:19 PM PDT by occutegirl ("She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Isn't that what conservatives DO? DO things for themselves thtat need to be done?


22 posted on 04/07/2005 10:44:56 PM PDT by occutegirl ("She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott)
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To: grandmastwinkle1
THE U.N.
23 posted on 04/07/2005 10:46:23 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: HiJinx

The hair loss in elected offices this summer will be tremendous.


24 posted on 04/07/2005 10:47:58 PM PDT by B4Ranch ("Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to report every illegal alien that you meet.")
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To: goldstategop

BUMP!


25 posted on 04/07/2005 10:48:31 PM PDT by adam_az (Support the Minute Man Project - http://www.minutemanproject.com/Donations.html)
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To: occutegirl

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1376856/posts?page=77#77


28 posted on 04/07/2005 10:49:56 PM PDT by B4Ranch ("Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to report every illegal alien that you meet.")
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To: EagleUSA

>>A revolution has started and the self-serving politicians are at a total loss of how to go about doing damgage control trying to hide the fact the problem even exists in the first place.<<

The politicians and the media are scared s-less about the Minuteman Plan. If they weren't it would be all over the major news channels. This is the beginning of calm, well thought out peoples non violent uprising against the non performers, ie., major government, the Feds.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/1372121/posts?page=935#935


29 posted on 04/07/2005 10:51:29 PM PDT by B4Ranch ("Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to report every illegal alien that you meet.")
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To: grandmastwinkle1

Screw the bolshevik UN


30 posted on 04/07/2005 10:54:35 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: B4Ranch
You nailed, and it needs repeating. (Disclaimer: I still see things in black and white.)

The Minutemen are showing us not only how to seal our borders and protect our national security, they are demonstrating how we can take back our country from the political establishment.

YEAH!

31 posted on 04/07/2005 10:57:22 PM PDT by Henchster
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To: B4Ranch

I sent ya some e-mail....


32 posted on 04/07/2005 11:00:15 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: goldstategop

The government fails to defend the borders, so ordinary citizens arm, organize, and do it themselves.

What a country. This is very cheering, especially after the Terri Schiavo tragedy.


33 posted on 04/07/2005 11:05:10 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Some people march to the beat of a different drummer. And some people tango!)
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To: ClintonBeGone

Ah, another lame attempt by ClintonBeGone to tar and feather the minute men by association.

Your schtick is getting old, and you're doing more damage than help to your 'cause'.


35 posted on 04/07/2005 11:10:09 PM PDT by flashbunny (Every thought that enters my head requires its own vanity thread.)
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To: goldstategop

I'm excited !

"I hope when the American people see that all it takes is will power, that they will demand Washington build an Israeli-style security fence along all 2,000 miles of the border."

excuse me , what they have in Israel (going up) is a Wall ,
a mega Wall, a modern wall. And that is what is needed on our border . Fences can be cut. What we need is a Wall , a wall that can be seen from Space ! With generous , well tended entry points for all legal passage. But as for the rest of the great open spaces , it's high time to close the door (or lose our country as we know it)


36 posted on 04/07/2005 11:10:11 PM PDT by injin
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To: EagleUSA

I don’t think it’s about “elitist unification of the continent”, or anything other high minded intellectual paradigm.

I think it’s about the money, plain and simple. I think our President truly believes that our economic salvation lies in the availability of a class of workers who have to take whatever is offered to them and who can’t stand up for their rights when they are abused.

I believe that he is willing to accept the risk that thousands of us could die because of terrorist infiltration of our country in order to maintain this labor pool.

I believe he is indifferent to the fact that educating, medicating and incarcerating millions of illegal immigrants is costing the taxpayers of this country billions.

I believe President Bush and his colleague, Sr. Fox are both indifferent to the long term damage the separation and disruption of families is having on Mexico and the fact that by using the US for their social problems the government of Mexico becomes weaker and less able to effect positive change in a country that sorely needs it.

I believe President Bush is indifferent to the long-term consequences of hosting a class of people who do not want to assimilate into our culture, and whom we will not permit to assimilate into our culture. Currently there are over 20,000 armed members of the MS-13 “gang” in the United States. If there is ever a real backlash against illegal immigration these people will act “Para La Raza”. We won’t be talking about “unification”. It will be very bloody and a lot of innocent people will be hurt.

Seen in a modern context the Roman Empire fell to what we today would probably call “illegal immigration”. Starting with the abandonment of a string of forts call the Limes, along the Rhine and Danube rivers there was an influx of Germanic people into Roman Gaul. At first the wealthy of the region welcomed them as cheap labor. They never assimilated into Roman culture. When the real throngs started poring across the frontiers a century later the “Roman” legions were composed mostly of German mercenaries who had little interest, beyond their purses, in defending the Roman Empire against their kinsmen. We could go the same way in 100 years or less.


37 posted on 04/07/2005 11:11:51 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (San Francisco - See It Before God Smites It.)
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To: goldstategop
So, what are the odds that "Elizabeth" and "Macy" are government employees in real life?
38 posted on 04/07/2005 11:17:20 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (San Francisco - See It Before God Smites It.)
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To: Army Air Corps

You are coreect...same here.


39 posted on 04/07/2005 11:21:24 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: ClintonBeGone
Wasn't Joseph Farah one of those Y2K survivalists?

Were'nt we all ?
How about posting your patriot resume, so we can compare it to Mr. Farah'S.

40 posted on 04/07/2005 11:33:53 PM PDT by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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