"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
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Saturday, May 13, 2006

MinuteMan Caravan Arrives In Washington!

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics:

The MinuteMen have completed their cross-country caravan to Washington last night, and will be holding a rally today.From WND, StetsonTip Freeper Man50D:

Members of the Minuteman Project will stage a rally at the U.S. Capitol today to celebrate the end
of a cross-country caravan meant to protest the flow of illegal aliens across
the border."This is a Trojan horse – a covert invasion," Jim Gilchrist, founder
of the Minuteman Project, said of illegal immigration.The caravan began in Los
Angeles May 3, and participants have been holding rallies in several states
along the way. The caravan's "official pace car" is a 1970 Mercury Cougar dubbed
"The Spirit Of Allegiance."The final rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the
park on the Senate side of the Capitol.Prominent national speakers at the
kick-off rally in L.A. included WND columnist Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, the
founder and president of BOND – the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny,
and social activist Ted Hayes
Of course, the WashingtonPost reports in loving detail how small the MinuteMan rally last night was compared to the "Pro-Immigrant" rally. The two groups had to be kept separate by Washington policemen.From the WashingtonPost, about halfway down the article:
"...The counter-protesters mocked the size of the Minuteman rally, noting that it was dwarfed by the pro-immigrant marches. "They claim to have a million members, but this is their big national rally," said David Benzaquen, 22, an American University student.Gilchrist said the turnout was modest because most critics of illegal immigration are "average Janes and Joes" too busy working to attend rallies. He said their voices would be heard in the 2006 and 2008 elections, predicting that anyone
with an anti-amnesty platform could win 40 percent of the vote..."

Good points, but I'd like to add that alot of the active MinuteMan membership is down by the border. Also ... Messer David Benzaquen can't be counted on to vote. But, we can.

Take a minute to make your voice heard by the CongressCritters:

Christi links with Alipac, here's some contact info, and a recommended message:

Make your first call to Frist's offices and deliver the message "You can forget about ever being President for your support of amnesty bigboy!"

Then we have a simple message for the rest of the Senate. "Freeze! Put down the pen and step away from the legislation slowly. We do not need new laws. Enforce our existing laws. Each member of the Senate that supports any law change allowing illegal aliens to stay will face the voter wrath at the polls and will be brought home.

"Senator William H. Frist (R- TN) 202-224-3344 fax: 202-228-1264 Contact Form

Here are lobbying tips and contact info links

Here's an Easy to use contact tool

The Senate's supposed to take it up again next week, so strike while the iron is hot ... and before they do something incredibly stupid.

**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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