Friday, June 23, 2006

The groundbreaking began in Arizona this Memorial Day weekend!!!

From the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps.

Here's an update: a number of Mexican nationals have damaged the fence over part of its length. I received the following directly from the MCDC Border Fence Project:

The new fence already was vandalized in 19 places over 3/8 of a mile. Local rancher John Ladd tracked the vandals to a section of the US border fence that was torn down and where they ran back to Mexico. John said "Someone in Mexico must have known what was going on because groups from Mexico that support open borders were there with cameras taking pictures even before we knew of the damage and they have not been back since."

Carmen Mercer, with MCDC was not happy the fence was damaged and said "she will continue to turn her frustration with the lack of law enforcement towards more action…It took a lot of work from many volunteers and a lot of devotion and a lot of commitment over the Memorial Day weekend to get this far."

Despite the vandalism Minuteman Civil Defense Corp forges ahead with its mission…The damage has been repaired and since the vandalism, Minuteman volunteers have been on watch, making sure nobody else crosses illegally to vandalize again.

The communique that I received stated that the Minutemen are re-registering their new volunteer fence-builders and requiring stricter background checks to make sure that no one bent on sabotage can infiltrate their construction gangs.

Furthermore, the sections of the fence that are already up have already reduced local border-related crime:

Local reports indicate that drug and human trafficking has already been reduced. There are fewer vehicles in the area where the fence is under construction—proving again that having a presence and taking positive steps to do SOMETHING to secure the border reduces the flow of illegal aliens, potential terrorists, drug and human traffickers, murderers, rapists and thieves in these areas.
To which I add: You know you're having a positive effect when someone tries, literally, to tear down your work.

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