"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Forget Illegals! Let's Watch MinuteMen ...

The breaking news of yesterday continues and as usual the dedicated members of the Coalition Against Illegal Immigration are on top of it. Read it and weep!

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics:

Well, our Border Patrol might as well keep an eye on the MinuteMen -- because sure as heck the feds aren't doing much of anything else.

Oops, wait a minute -- the Border Patrol's denying that it ever does any such thing. Here's their statement, StetsonTip HaroldHutchison over at RedState:

Today's report by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols," is inaccurate. Border Patrol does not report activity by civilian, non-law enforcement groups to the Government of Mexico. During a detention of a legal or illegal immigrant that produces an allegation of improper treatment, Border Patrol reports the allegation and allows the appropriate consulate to interview the individual in custody ...(hmmm. I didn't think the MinuteMen took anyone into custody -- FB)
Well, let's see. We know the media lies, and we know that various federal agencies will say anything to save their own sorry selves.

Here's a couple of Chris Simcox' comments:
"Now we know why it seemed like Mexican officials knew where we were all the time," said Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. "It's unbelievable that our own government agency is sending intelligence to another country. They are sending intelligence to a nation where corruption runs rampant, and that could be getting into the hands of criminal cartels.

"They just basically endangered the lives of American people."
Let's take a look at what's true: There is more popular support in this country for border control than there is for either the Democrat or the Republican party. My hunch is also that there's probably more support for any generic MinuteMan, than for any "generic" Congressman.

I heard on KLIF this morning that Bush's approval rating's 31 percent. The low numbers have been attributed it to Iraq, and the perception of a bust economy. The analysis is wrong. The issues are border control and gas prices, and most of the egg-headed pundits and politico's continue to miss it.

Let's put it this way. I'm just a basic average middled aged mom from Texas. I go to church, and to high school band concerts. My idea of a good time is to turn in at 9 pm.

Life is peaceful and I like it that way.

But, our MinuteMen are doing the right thing. I swear, If any federal agency or politician starts to interfere with them, I'm headed to Washington with my grandmother's cast iron frying pan to crack some heads.

UPDATE: Wow! I just heard Rep. Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee blast the administration for permitting tip-offs to the Mexican government! If any of y'all are in her district, or from Tennessee -- you're blessed!

(photo from CBS)

Brian's also writing an eloquent, straight from the hip response to the above BorderPatrol shenanigans. Urbane's posted an intriguing idea about how to use the "writ of Mandameus" from DemediaCratic Nation. A Writ of Mandameus involves getting a court to order an agency to do its job. (I think) And there's alot more at the CoalitionBlog.

**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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