Think about it what you want....
John Titor: "I realize my claims are a bit ridiculous but my intent is not really to be believed." "You must realize that why people are
fighting is more important that what they are fighting with. The conflict was not about taking and holding ground it was about order and rights. They
were betting that people wanted security instead of freedom and they were wrong."
Group Vows to Oppose "Minutemen"
LAST UPDATE: 6/24/2005 10:56:19 PM
Posted By: Jim Forsyth
Several south Texas civil rights activists today announced plans to
stop the civilian volunteer organization called the "Minutemen" from
holding a planned anti illegal immigration operation on the Texas
Mexico border in October.
"This is nothing short of a brazen call to arms against our
government," Antonio Diaz, who attended the Minutemen organization
meeting in Goliad Monday night, told a city hall news
conference. "This leaves no doubt in my mind that this group is one
extremely dangerous, anarchist organization."
Many activists expressed concerns that the Minutemen would 'stop
Hispanics on the streets and ask for papers,' and some compared the
volunteer group to Adolf Hitler's Nazi party.
"When I was at the meeting in Goliad on Monday I was thinking, 'the
National Socialist Party in Germany, otherwise known as Nazis, must
have started like this'," Diaz told 1200 WOAI news.
The organization said it will urge elected representatives ranging
from the San Antonio City Council to the Texas Legislature, to pass
resolutions against the minutemen, which Rosa Rosales of the League
of United Latin American Citizens says has 'no respect for the rule
"This is a human rights issue, and that's the way it should be
treated," Rosales said. "They are violating human rights."
The San Antonio group is one of many forming across Texas to oppose
the Minutemen in the wake of it's organizing effort in Goliad this
week. The Contra MInuteman Coalition was formed Thursday in Corpus
Christi with the same goal.
"The modern day Minutemen is a problem to American justice and the
American system," veteran labor activist Jaime Martinez said.
Many of the demonstrators carried signs reading "Amnestia," demanding
amnesty for illegal aliens now in the U.S. The news conference was
held behind a banner showing the Statue of Liberty behind a barbed
wire fence and carrying the message, "No Human Being is Illegal."
"I don't want to be stopped in the streets here in San Antonio
because I sound foreign or look foreign, by a stranger who will stop
me and ask me for papers," Martinez said.
The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps said they have no plans to 'stop
people and ask for papers,' and simply want to be 'an extra set of
eyes and ears' for the U.S. Border Patrol and other authorities
trying to diminish what volunteers see as a growing problem of
There were no complaints of civil rights violations when a Minuteman
chapter patrolled the Arizona-Mexico border in April, although the
effectiveness of the group in preventing illegal aliens from entering
the U.S. from Mexico is debated.
Members of the anti Minutemen coalition cited President Bush's
comments during an appearance with Mexico's President Vicente Fox in
Waco in March in which he called the MInutemen 'vigilantes.'
Minuteman organizer Chris Simcox says he hopes to form four Minuteman
chapters in Texas, and have the volunteers patrolling the Texas
border this fall.
[edit on 26-6-2005 by Roth Joint]