Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Minutemen Are Back...

And you're gonna be in trouble. Seriously, they're stepping up their border patrolactivities for October starting this weekend. Put this with the news that they've been armed while monitoring illegal aliens, and you've got a recipe for some sort of disaster in the next 30 days. The question is, what will the government do about it? Can we count on the people who let down our own citizens in New Orleans to keep Billy Joe from going off half-cocked and blowing off some poor guy's head? How is this even legal? And this isn't all...more news after this story:

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Sept 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. militia group will launch a month-long sweep for illegal immigrants along the border with Mexico this weekend, stepping up a campaign that has raised fears of violence.

Volunteers plan to gather at seven sites between San Diego, California, and Brownsville, Texas, throughout October to scour the deserts for illegal immigrants and report them to the U.S. Border Patrol so they can be arrested.

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps began their controversial patrols in Arizona in April and spin-off groups later held similar operations in California.

Now, for the first time, the Minutemen are taking their protest to all four U.S. states along the porous 2,000-mile (3,200-km) border with Mexico beginning on Saturday.

The Minutemen, who take their name from an American Revolution militia, are keeping the specific locations secret for fear they might attract protesters, who clashed with breakaway militia patrols in California.

"It is being very tightly controlled this time because the opposition has blatantly said that they are going to direct violence at our volunteers," Minuteman founder Chris Simcox told Reuters in a telephone interview.

The other news is that the leader of these assholes is now running for Congress. I don't know enough about Orange County. Does this guy have a chance? If so...Jesus.

James Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, has thrown his hat into the ring as an "American Independent" for the seat in Orange County being vacated by Rep. Chris Cox (R-CA) who accepted the job as SEC Chairman. Gilchrist is a veteran marine who received a purple heart in Vietnam.

Posted by crimnos @ 11:38 AM

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"American Independent??" WTF is that?? As opposed to a regular independent???

Hmm. These guys are crackpots.

Posted by Blogger james @ 6:18 PM #
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