A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Know the enemy within our borders

Know the enemy within our borders from Debbie at Right Truth

Do these statements sound familiar? (1) "Americans are starved for leadership when it comes to illegal immigration." or (2) "Illegal Immigration has been an issue that politicians have repeatedly considered too big a problem to rectify without a `comprehensive' approach." Yes? Well, 'the Minutemen have successfully shown that a relatively small and modestly equipped group of determined American citizens can make a huge impact on the flow of illegal aliens coming into the United States.'

But beware of the enemy within our borders who are fighting against us, against the Minutemen and against secure borders.

"Decades of federal and state neglect in dealing with America's sovereignty has birthed the Minuteman Project in southern Arizona." [snip] Despite the dramatic reduction of illegal crossing in areas the Minutemen have patrolled and despite the lives saved by the Minutemen simply being present on the border, the organization's noble effort is vilified by some within their nation.

Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union have taken notice of the Minutemen Project. The ACLU has actively worked to thwart the Minutemen's efforts to protect American sovereignty. ACLU supporters have identified Minutemen patrolling points and routes to illegal border crossers. The American Civil Liberties Union has staged
numerous protests against those who are simply (and peacefully) trying to exercise their right to peaceful assembly, to exercise free speech, and to preserve their country. In desperate futility the ACLU has tried – and continues to try - to portray the Minutemen as violent racists.

The President of the United States has also taken notice of his `fellow Americans' efforts to secure America's southern border. In fact, President George W. Bush has identified and labeled those `fellow Americans' which comprise the Minutemen Project as `vigilantes.' This single, misguided, and blatantly false statement has seriously damaged President Bush's credibility among his base as well as patriotic Americans of any political ideology. The harm of his ill-chosen words on the Republican Party in the 2006 and 2008 elections is yet to be realized. The President of the United States believes that US Citizens non-violently exercising their right to a secure an autonomous America is a bad thing? -- Allan J. Ashinoff, source
Why is it that when American citizens dare to stand up for what they believe is right, they are called racist and vigilantes? Why is it that some in the United States government are actively working AGAINST us, the Minutemen and secure borders?

'Border Patrol Agents have been told not to attend Minutemen meetings, told not to apprehend illegal aliens in Minutemen patrolled areas, and have reported the Minutemen's patrol stations to the Mexican government. Disgusting.

The US House of Representatives recently voted on the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (House Roll Call 446). Congress passed H.R. 6061 by a 283-138 margin with ten member's not voting (dereliction of duty?) and one (playing it safe) answering present. It is commendable that 64 Democrats broke party lines to honor their oath to serve the United States over their personal or party interests. But the vote to try to assert American sovereignty in the House was mainly along party lines with 131 Democrats voting not to extend the existing wall between the US and Mexico an additional 700 miles.
More on the enemy within our government.

Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, Cynthia McKinney, and Charles Rangel ... were among the 131 who voted against extending the border fencing ... 8 Republicans ... betrayed the public trust ... anyone who chooses not to try anything reasonable (like a physical barrier or proof of citizenship when voting) to preserve the country is truly the domestic enemy of every American citizen. [snip]

In no small part to the efforts of the Minutemen, the Americans for Legal Immigration and other concern citizens group like them, the Border Fence Act of 2006 has passed through the House of Representatives, was approved by the Senate 80-19 (along party lines once again), and was signed into law by President Bush. The politicians have been made to set aside (albeit temporarily) their own ambitions and motives to conform to the will of the American people on the issue of illegal immigration.
Is that true? Did we really win a victory and did the politicians 'set asice their own ambitions? I don't think so. I think some of the votes for the fence were completely political, coming right before the November elections. Some politicians felt that had to vote for the fence to get elected again. But after the elections it will be back to business as usual.

Elections are coming up in less than a month. I will keep immigration and terrorism at the forefront when I cast my votes. We need to get these enemies out of office and put good, strong, Americans in office who will listen to the will of the people and vote accordingly. What say you?

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more.Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

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