The Minuteman Project

This is very scary.

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers, some of them armed, are expected to take up positions along the Mexican border Friday and begin patrolling for illegal immigrants — an exercise some fear could attract racist crackpots and lead to vigilante violence.

Organizers of the Minuteman Project said the civilian volunteers, many of whom were recruited over the Internet, will meet first for a rally in this one-time silver mining town, then fan out across 23 miles of the San Pedro Valley to watch the border for a month and report sightings of illegal activity to Border Patrol agents.

Here is their website.

The Minuteman Project is a grassroots effort to bring Americans to the defense of their homeland, similar to the way the original Minutemen from Massachusetts (and other U. S. colonies) did in the late 1700s. Like them, we want to bring to this effort only what few personal possessions we can carry…plus our heart, mind and spirit.
This call for volunteers is not a call to arms, but a call to voices seeking a peaceful and respectable resolve to the chaotic neglect by members of our local, state and federal governments charged with applying U.S. immigration law.
It is a call to peacefully assemble at the Arizona-Mexico border to bring national awareness to the decades-long careless disregard of effective U.S. immigration law enforcement. It is a reminder to Americans that our nation was founded as a nation governed by the “rule of law”, not by the whims of mobs of ILLEGAL aliens who endlessly stream across U.S. borders.
Accordingly, the men and women volunteering for this mission are those who are willing to sacrifice their time, and the comforts of a cozy home, to muster for something much more important than acquiring more “toys” to play with while their nation is devoured and plundered by the menace of tens of millions of invading illegal aliens.
Future generations will inherit a tangle of rancorous, unassimilated, squabbling cultures with no common bond to hold them together, and a certain guarantee of the death of this nation as a harmonious “melting pot.”

Why do I keep thinking of Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” while reading about this? I don’t know about you but I feel much safer knowing their are roving gangs of armed thugs patrolling the border. I guess we can only pray for the day when the Minuteman Project will guard our northern border from those damn canucks who frequently try to skate across!


  1. What’s scary about it? The country is being invaded and citizens are pitching in to defend the borders. Sounds like people’s power in action to me.

  2. By that logic, let’s disband police forces, or at least grant law enforcement powers to all citizens. I just wonder what happens when one of these citizens actually finds an “alien”… can they validate any idenitification, check official records, or even detain someone? And those questions only represent the best case… sort of have to question what might go on in the middle of the desert between a citizen with no sanctioned accountability and the ability to use force versus those with (potentially) no legal standing.

  3. Oh yeah, I liked the phrase at the very bottom of the website:

    “Freedom don’t come for free”

    Indeed, freedom doesn’t come for free either, as it is a singular term. Freedoms don’t come for free, in the plural. Is it ironic that these Minutemen (organizing against those who do not merge into the “melting pot”) seem to have an issue with the use of English? Maybe they just should have stuck to the Korean War Memorial’s version… freedom is never free. Yeah, that sounds… well, like English.

  4. I fear the kind of person who would volunteer for Minuteman border-patrol duty. And having lived in southern Arizona, I say that truthfully. Paramilitary vigilante justice is a bad idea. The police need to be accountable to somebody.

    Freedom ain’t free, yall. That’s why we pay taxes to maintain a professionally trained and disciplined police force.

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