Straight Up with Sherri

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

"Vigilantes?"

I am sure you have heard about the minute-men patrolling the Arizona border. President Bush calls them vigilantes. Hmmmmm...

Here is a story from World Net Daily on the events.


Minuteman project
snagging 1st illegals
Private citizens patrolling border area spot aliens even before official start


Excerpt:

"You observe them, report them and get out of the way," Mike McGarry, a spokesman for the project, told the wire service.

Another illegal immigrant was taken into custody Friday after strolling into a camp of the Minutemen.

"He inadvertently wandered into the hornets' nest," Minuteman spokesman Fred Elbel told Reuters.

"But it turned out to be his lucky day," he added. "He was tired and dehydrated and we gave him medical attention, food and drink before handing him over to the Border Patrol."

The Guatemalan man headed for a Bible college in Palominas, Ariz., not knowing it was a camp for the citizen patrollers.



Again, "vigilantes?" This seems more like a neighborhood watch, on a much larger scale. I have to disagree with the term vigilantes. One only needs to refer to the words of George Felos to see this is not true. I mean, HOW DARE THEY! Food and water? Do they not know how BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL it is to be thirsty and hungry. It's NATURAL! Ask Terri Schiavo.....er... I mean Felos... I mean have you heard about what is like to live in Mexico? Who would "want to live that way?"

Case and point:

These citizen patrollers are setting up camp at a BIBLE COLLEGE, and giving people food and water. It's very clear. These are NOT vigilantes.



They are

RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS!

8 Comments:

  • I like your analogy to Neighborhood Watch. There have been reports of some right-wing groups, such as the Aryan Nations, wanting to get involved in this activity. The Minutemen have already rejected their offer to assist. Some of the minutemen are armed with sidearms, but none is reported to have any intermediate weapons. We do not want a war here, we want to stop one. I think we see America's compassion merged with her strength.

    There are those who consider any act of self-defense to be vigilantism. God gave us the right of defense, to do otherwise is an affront to God. This is why we chose to defend Terri, why we defend the weak and oppressed, why we defend our own borders. There are means of immigration; crime is not a very good one. But even criminals are expected to be treated humanely in this country.

    I expect the MSM to have a heyday trying to paint these concerned moderate citizens as right wing extremists (they're not - see link above if you want to see what a real right wing extremist looks like.)

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 2:22 PM  

  • Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I'm interested in reading more about it.
    Snowdancer

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:27 PM  

  • RWNJ - Not only are criminals treated humanely, but illegal immigrant criminals won’t be sent home if they commit their crimes in a “sanctuary city.” You’ll want to read this NewsMax article: Ignoring Illegal Immigration: The New American Way.
    God bless the Minutemen, they have more than illegals trying to undermine them.

    By Anonymous Dee, at 3:06 AM  

  • I think these men are doing some good in America and I am glad that we have them.

    GCD8348

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:08 PM  

  • you obviously don't know much about ALL of Mexico. Just as there are bad places to live in the United States there are some really good places to live in Mexico, or else Americans wouldn't vacation there by the thoousands every year. Or did you conveniently forget about that?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:50 PM  

  • Anon

    Please explain what on earth Nice places in Mexico has to do with people entering the US ILLEGALLY through the Mexican border?

    were you drinking when you wrote this? Or did you conveniently forget to GET THE POINT!?

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 1:15 PM  

  • To our liberal President and his supporters at the ACLU they are vigilantes. To most Americans they are patriots.
    Rod Stanto

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:30 PM  

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