posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 11:56 AM
i read most of this, but not all.
here's my 2 cents.
i have stated in at least one other thread on this board that i am finally proud of some of the American public again for taking the responsibility to
defend the land and the sanctity of this great nation. i have not been proud of the American public in a long, long time. i thank the Minutemen for
what they are doing and if i could afford to, i'd send them money too. in fact, i've even thought of volunteering.
before you wonder about me, know this, i am half-Mexican. i have relatives in Mexico, i have relatives in the US that have been here for 30-some years
and NEVER filed for citizenship. i wouldn't report them even if i knew where they lived, but i would do my damnedest to talk any of my other
relatives out of coming across illegally.
as far the person who mentioned the problems in South Texas that the Minutemen are causing? well, i'm in South Texas and have friends on various
Police Forces and Border Patrol and i know ranchers along the border. all of them seem either thankful or have no opinion of the Minutemen in this
as far as the drug cartels coming across? these Minutemen know this. they have chosen to do this knowing the dangers full well. if they encounter drug
cartels bringing weapons, drugs or people across, they will have expected it. they know they put their lives at risk, at great risk, and yet, they
continue to defend the sanctity of this nation.
disclaimer- i do NOT think illegal immigrants should be shot on site. i believe they should be detained and deported after a thorough identification
is made. i think Mexico needs to have laws concerning illegal immigration and should partner with the US to put multiple-offenders behind bars IN
MEXICO. i think any citizen of the US should be able to perform a citizen's arrest on any illegal immigrant he/she encounters as long as there is
proof available. if no proof is available, tip the police and border patrol and police and border patrol should be required to follow up on it. again,
i am not of the opinion that people should be killed for breaking this law, the crossing of the border of our nation, but i do think they should be
punished relatively harshly.