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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Minutemen called Minute-klan

I'm still working on getting my brain into working condition again. I find that I'm missing a bit of connectedness; that does not however excuse me from cross posting something that required alot of work. I was going to add a little more here and make a point about something....but that disconnectedness just kicked in.....

Cross posted from Right Truth:

This should make you mad, really mad:

As the narrow debate about federal immigration policy continues among politicians, the racist vigilantes of the Minuteman Project have become accepted as a legitimate voice in mainstream politics. These bigots and their less “respectable” far-right allies like the Ku Klux Klan and other neo-Nazi and white supremacist are making the most of it. source

You can go read it all, if you have a strong stomach for rubbish. I prefer to read articles based on truth, like this one, "'Border security first' must be nation's policy":

As a fifth generation American of Hispanic descent, I feel compelled to inform U.S. citizens of the insidious and hidden agenda many pro-illegal immigration organizations are deceptively promoting to millions of Americans. The pro-illegal immigration movement has morphed into a globalist, racially motivated and underhanded theater with an undisclosed cast of characters. The swift shift certainly should be viewed as a political spear that will drive to the heart of this nation's identity, with amnesty for millions of unassimilated illegal aliens so massive it can undermine our national character.

We must not allow the puppeteers to pit us against each other, and against our fellow Americans. We must not allow them to exploit us or suck us into the insane notion that we should reward illegal activity en masse. source

It must be "border security first" ... "then and only then should we debate "paths to citizenship or guest worker programs," where WE the CITIZENS pick and choose who should have the privilege of becoming U.S. workers or citizens. Clearly, the blessings, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship cannot be safely left to the opportunistic politicians, or to those who have arrived flouting the rule of law." You can't believe what politicians say:

Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist says he does not support a compromise immigration proposal by Rep Mike Pence, R-Ind., despite the congressman's claim to the contrary. Pence told a Republican Study Group mini-retreat Monday at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., that Gilchrist backs his plan to form worker-placement centers outside the U.S. source

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is celebrating Flag Day with project entitled “Border Flags” or “Send a Flag to the Border”. It is a direct response to the onslaught on the American Flag this year and the invasion of our southern border with Mexico. The group is celebrating the nation’s independence and sovereignty."

The fake documents issue is one that must be confronted by out government. My pal at Blogmeister USA has a great article, "All Aboard the Illegal ID Gravy Train". I suggest you go read it all, but here is a morsel to wet your appetite:

We all know there are people out there who are willing to provide fake documentation to illegal immigrants. That in and of itself is appalling. What's more appalling, however, is when state employees decide to get in on the action:

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A fifth employee of the state Department of Motor Vehicles has been arrested on charges of selling driver's licenses to illegal aliens and criminals. Cynthia White, 42, of Bridgeport was charged Tuesday with two counts of violating the state Corrupt Organizations and Racketeering Act, three counts of bribe taking, two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree forgery and one count of second-degree forgery.

On the topic of the 'wall' that we all want built, Fishkite does the topic proud:

The Wall

Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” …

They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work. - Nehemiah 2: 17-18

The U.S. Senate recently voted to build a 370-mile fence along the U.S./Mexico border. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) called it “a signal that open-border days are over.” We could agree if the proposed fence weren’t about 1,582 miles too short, covering only 23% of the southern border, and of course leaving another 4,000 miles vulernable to Canadian terrorist cells. This is like building a well by drilling only a fourth of the way down and then calling it “a signal that our days of thirst are over.”

Sessions also quoted from a poem by Robert Frost, saying, “good fences make good neighbors.”

Then, of course, NPR swept in with a guide to the often misunderstood poem and essentially argued that by building a security fence we’re ignoring the laws of nature. What commentator Jay Keyser didn’t say, however, was that we’ve long ignored the laws of this country, a fact which has led us to this debate in the first place. Keyser also failed to note that the neighbor in Frost’s poem wasn’t trying to break through the wall, take the speaker’s job and demand free medical, free education and other benefits. One might suspect the poem would read a little differently if that were the case, no matter how friendly the neighbor was otherwise, or how well he could pick fruit, grill vegetables or landscape an apartment complex. (go read the rest, you really should)

The proposed amnesty bill has been put under the microscope by Common Sense America, and it sounds promising:

We may be watching the slow and painful death of the asinine amnesty bill our lovely Senators tried to sail under the radar of the American public. Forbes reports:

Hopes for a quick compromise on immigration were dealt a blow Tuesday after House Speaker Dennis Hastert said he wanted to take a “long look” at a Senate bill offering possible citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants. Hastert said hearings on the Senate bill should be held before appointing anyone to a House-Senate committee to negotiate a compromise immigration bill.

Later, he said he was unsure what the House’s next move would be. “We’re going to take a long look at it,” Hastert said late Tuesday. (read the rest, you know you want to)

Freedom Folks also says the House will take time with an immigration bill:

Backers of the Senate bill were surprised Tuesday by Hastert's call for a long review, seeing it as an attempt to kill the bill "by a thousand cuts."

"There's a desire to nitpick the Senate bill apart," said Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., a key sponsor. "I think it's unfortunate and I think hearings would only add to that. I don't think that's a good process."

NITPICK - To be concerned with or find fault with insignificant details.

Nitpick? I doubt it, Mel. Unless, of course, you consider amnesty -- which the American people don't want, and a good number of politicians seem unable to define -- an "insignificant detail."

Magnum's Conservative Voice has more on House Republican Mike Pence's Op-Ed piece

Funmurphy's The Blog says border crossings are reduced:

Hmm, apparently sending the National Guard to help seal the border has already had an effect: fewer illegal immigrants are trying to cross, in a mixture of individual discouragement and higher smuggler fees. Let's hope Congress does its part so that they don't waste the time and effort of thousands of National Guardsmen.

Valgerd's Hearth writes about the arrests today, " Finally, sanity on the illegal alien issue"

In a blitz that began May 26, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested nearly 2,100 illegal immigrants across the country. Officials said the raids are aimed at child molesters, gang members and other violent criminals, as well as people like Da Silva who sneaked back into the country after a judge threw them out. The crackdown is called Operation Return to Sender. (go read the entire coverage)

**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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