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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Volunteers to Patrol San Diego Border

Click here for the story.

Volunteers will begin patrolling the California-Mexican border this Summer. This is an excellent example of private citiziens taking up a duty that the government has failed in.

Far too often, Government fails - at taxpayer's expense - in the duties its sets upon itself. We can look not only at the issue of border security, but in the many failed and flawed domestic programs that Big Government has sponsored throughout the years.

The Minuteman project is the ideal example of how local communities can often come together to be more effective than Federal or State agencies.

The opposition will claim that the minuteman project didn't accomplish anything during its brief deployment along the Arizona-Mexican border. They say that the reduced number of illegal crossings was accomplished by a combination of increased border patrol agents, sheriff deputies, and other law enforcement agencies.

What the opposition fails to realize is this is the exact point that the Minutemen have been making: that increased people along the border will have an effect in reducing the number of illegal aliens coming into our country.

Our government should greet the Minutemen with open arms. They should help provide them with training and deputization. These people will supplement the numbers of our border patrol agents, and they will do it for zero cost to the government.


  • Yes and if it’s really successful perhaps President Bush can create another form of administrative bureaucracy to regulate it. He could call it the Department of Homeland Minutemen or the Bureau of Vigilantism.

    By Blogger Robert Owen, at 5/05/2005 1:39 PM  

  • Woo-Hoo! Glad to have them come. We need all the attention drawn to this as we can get!

    This, combined with Ray Haynes and Rescue California (Border Initiative), is a great start.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2005 10:16 PM  

  • Thank God for the Minutemen and thank God for Arnold! There are still some conservatives in the GOP.
    Little did I know when I voted for Bush in 04 that he was a closet liberal? I thought he wanted to win the War on Terror. Not join up with the ACLU (vigilantes indeed) and surrender to Al Queda.

    Rod Stanton

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/06/2005 4:17 AM  

  • I think it's important to note that while the Administration says they oppose these guys, they are not doing anything to stop them. Bush is being a politician and pretending to oppose these guys so that the media doesn't come out and blast him. Bush wants to keep the media attention, when it comes to him, on his reform agenda; the fact that these guys are moving forward and the Administration doesn't have to do anything is a win-win from Bush's perspective (the fact that this can happen and Bush doesn't tick off the Mexicans is another bonus)

    On the flip side, Schwarzenegger is coming out in support of these guys, but isn't really doing anything to support them. His approval rating is dipping below 50%, his reform agenda is starting to buckle, and he needs anything he can get to strengthen himself - making a few positive comments opposing illegal immigration, which is easily a 60-40 issue if not better, goes to that.

    Before we jump on board or denounce these guys, let's watch and see how events play out. For myself, I'd prefer if this is succesful and the government has nothing to do with it at all - it would be just another example of why the government is not the answer to all our problems.

    By Blogger Chris Mays, at 5/06/2005 8:54 AM  

  • I think it's important to note that while the Administration says they oppose these guys, they are not doing anything to stop them.

    Excellent insight! I hadn't picked up on that, thanks.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/06/2005 9:33 AM  

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