Saturday, May 27, 2006

Minutemen Break Ground on Border Fence in Arizona

Border Fence groundbreaking set for Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Volunteers to BREAK GROUND in AZ!!!

Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) will be conducting a weekend border operation in Palominas, AZ that includes a border watch, Minuteman Border Fence Ground Breaking and repair of existing fence on the US Mexico border.

MCDC is moving forward with plans to build the Minuteman Border Fence. President Bush’s response will not secure the border and the ground breaking will be done on 5/27/2006 Memorial Day weekend in conjunction with the AZ Chapter Memorial weekend border watch operation. We have been working hard to put plans in place for this historic undertaking. Please read the following we have tried to include everything possible for questions about who, what, where and when below.

Many have talked of building a secure fence between Mexico and the United States. Now Chris Simcox and MCDC is taking action again and doing the job the Federal Government will not do.

We are overwhelmed with calls asking:

What can I do to help right NOW?

Donate to Build the Minuteman Border Fence

VOLUNTEER to Build the Minuteman Border Fence

Due to security concerns and respect for the private ranch property made available to MCDC, only registered Minuteman MCDC Volunteers will be able to participate in the weekend ground breaking operation as well as the AZ weekend border watch.

Go to to volunteer and see the latest posts.


Ground Breaking:
Minuteman Volunteers will conduct a Minuteman Border Fence Ground Breaking Ceremony as well as build the fence to local ranch requirements

Minuteman Border Fence Schedule:
Friday Evening 5/26 – Movie under the Stars in Tombstone, AZCries from the Border. A powerful film documenting the destruction of one community in Arizona by the assault of the illegal alien invasion of the USA.Director Mercedes Maharris will attend.
Open to the general public

Directions to Tombstone, AZ From Tucson I-10 E via the ramp on the LEFT toward EL PASO. 38.3 miles , I-10-BL / AZ-80 exit- EXIT 303- toward BENSON / DOUGLAS. 0.5 miles, Stay STRAIGHT to go onto I-10 BL E / AZ-80 E / W 4TH ST. Continue to follow AZ-80 E. 25.4 miles, Turn RIGHT onto 3RD ST. 0.1 miles Turn LEFT onto TOUGHNUT ST. <0.1 miles, End at Tombstone

Saturday 5/27 –Registered Minuteman Volunteers Only.

7 AM – 9 AM – All registered participants check in at the Palominas Trading Post and will be escorted to the ranch after check in.

10 AM – Noon - Groundbreaking Ceremony – includes MCDC volunteers and guests installing new fence and base poles for a 150’ security fence model
Master of Ceremonies - Stacey O’Connell (MCDC)
MCDC Speakers –Chris Simcox PresidentCarmen Mercer, Vice President Al Garza, Executive Director
Additional Guest Speakers -Colin Hanna – President,
Don Goldwater - A Minuteman and Candidate for AZ Governor
Steve King – US Congressman, Iowa 5th District
Ambassador Alan Keyes – Chairman Declaration Alliance
12 Noon - Lunch provided at the border1-3 PM – Continue to install new fence

Some numbers:
Over 1126 people have signed up to volunteer to build the Minuteman Border Fence.More than $380,000 has been donated to a dedicated Minuteman Border Fence fund. National talk radio shows and local talk radio shows are promoting the fence. We are planning to raise $10M for the next phase of the fence.

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps welcomes all those who want to secure America as it leads the way with a bold initiative. One operation alone cannot secure the Border.
What can I do to help right NOW?

Donate to Build the Minuteman Border Fence
VOLUNTEER to Build the Minuteman Border Fence

MCDC will continue to man our posts and watch and report as the Minuteman Border Fence is built. Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has shown that illegal aliens can be stopped with dedicated volunteers sitting in lawn chairs for 30 days. Building a Minuteman Border Fence will help protect all of the American people 365 days every year.

“Should President Bush and Congress fail to fulfill their oaths of office, and meet their Constitutional obligation to protect these United States from invasion, we, the sovereign people of the United States, having suffered a long train of abuses at the hand of a willfully insolent government, do hereby declare that these States ought, should and will be protected by American Minutemen.” – Chris Simcox

Sincerely for America,
Chris Simcox, President
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

If you cannot attend and want to donate or volunteer for the ongoing effort to build the Minuteman Border Fence go to the following link:
Call 520.829.3112 to volunteer.

Or Mail Checks to:
Minuteman Border Fence Dept Code 100 PO Box 131808Houston, TX 77219


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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Senate OKs Border Fence, Backs Citizenship

May 17 3:40 PM US/Eastern

The Senate endorsed a chance at citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants Wednesday but also voted to build 370 miles of triple- layered fencing along the Mexican border in increasingly emotional debate over election-year immigration legislation.

Taken together, the votes gave fresh momentum to legislation that closely follows President Bush's call for a major overhaul of the nation's troubled immigration system.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Urgent: The best news on the immigration debate this week

Dear friend of

The best news on the immigration debate this week did not come from the President in his speech to the nation on Monday (although he did include his strongest support to date for a fence in his remarks). The best news is that Senator Sessions (R-AL) will introduce an amendment to the Senate Immigration Bill that will call for over 700 miles of triple fencing and vehicle barriers -- and that Senate Majority Leader Frist will support the Sessions amendment!

Here are the basic details, taken from an email from Senator Frist:

"One such amendment that will be introduced by Senator Jeff Sessions would meet the demand for real fencing, constructing an additional 370 miles of triple-layered fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along the areas of our border with Mexico that are most often used by smugglers and illegal aliens. This fencing is to be constructed immediately and will be completed within two years of the passage of this border security legislation. This fencing mileage, combined with provisions in the bill on the Senate floor that authorize other technologies asked for by the border patrol to keep our borders fully surveyed so they can intercept those who cross the border as quickly as possible, will go far to enhancing our border security and keeping America safer. I strongly support this amendment."

Please call your senator immediately at both Washington and District offices to urge support for this amendment!!!

Please let me know what reaction you get, if any.

Many thanks,


Colin A. Hanna, President
Let Freedom Ring, Inc. (sponsor of

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

An Open Border -- A Poem by Scott Rohter

An Open Border
Scott Rohter

Take some bricks and build a wall
Make it solid, strong and tall.
Let it stretch from gulf to sea
That safer at home we all may be.
Build it wide from rim to rim
So terrorists and smugglers can’t sneak in;
And make it deep, secure from holes
Through which flow the drugs that wreck our souls.
Stop the drug trade in its tracks.
Keep us safe from terrorist attacks.
And let it stand the test of time
I pray, keep safe this land of mine.

Consider this, that it’s your job
To keep those out who would rape and rob;
From this great cause you cannot run
While so many of us have lost daughter and son.
You ask our children to serve and fight;
They trust their leaders to do what’s right.
And what’s right is this — it’s easy to see;
It’s plain and simple, as one, two, three —
If you’ll keep us safe in the war on terror
An open border is a fatal error.