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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Border Patrol Proving Successful

Jeff Hartwick has written an article for Global Politician, "Resounding Success: Minutemen Have Made a Difference on the Border and in Washington" in which he writes:
"In recent days, the Minuteman Project (MMP) has stirred up a lot of controversy for its activity along the U.S.-Mexico border. Liberal activists have been concerned about possible 'human rights violations' against illegal aliens by the MMP volunteers. And even President Bush implied that the Minutemen were 'vigilantes.' But the critics have been proved wrong. The project has thus far been a resounding success." Full article.


  • In spite of attacks by the liberal Bush and his allies the ACLU the American patriots who are not "vigilantes" as Bush lied about them have done a great job in the War on Terror.

    On Larry Elder’s show Wednesday night Larry said that the minutemen had reduced criminal immigration by 75%!. Or the rate of criminals crossing the border was only 25% of what it had been before the Minuteman Project! Sounds very positive!

    Rod Stanton

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:57 AM  

  • vigilantes: members of a vigilance committee; unpaid worker; volunteers; vigilance man

    vigilance: the process of paying close and continuous attention; watchfulness; alertness; vigilant attentiveness

    While on the surface and by strict definition standards, GW's use of the word "vigilantes" to describe the "Minutemen Project" might seem innocuous.

    However, I think any truthful, clear thinking person would agree that the term "vigilantes" usually connotes a much stronger and negative image and is an emotionally charged adjective.

    Not only is it unfortunate that President Bush chose to use this word in the first place, but the Bush Administration isn't backing down from the use of the word. How unfortunate - and potentially damaging to the Republicans. They could be driving a wedge between them and many concerned (over border issues) citizens.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 1:26 PM  

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