About Minuteman Border Fence
Minuteman Border Fence is an extension of the citizens' border security group Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. It was created to put steel in the ground and to demonstrate the feasibility of securing the border by building fencing as a part of the Minuteman Movement, the grassroots initiative that seeks to secure America's sovereign territory against incursion, invasion, and terrorism.
The United States is under siege by forces and interests that have the capacity, over time, to destroy our great experiment of responsible self-government.
We are organizing as citizen volunteers, to safeguard our beloved nation from violence, from sedition, from wholesale attack by those who do not love America and wish to see her destroyed or irremediably altered from a nation of liberty, equality, and justice, and a bastion of western civilization. We are recruiting, training, volunteer citizens who will stand as patriots for the promise that is, and ever has been, America to build a border fence.
Today's citizens of the Minuteman Movement, like the original Minutemen of our colonial Revolution, live by the philosophy of America's Founding--including respect for the God-given natural rights to life, liberty, and property.
Minutemen are patriots, loyal to our national motto, E Pluribus Unum, "From many, One." We profess an abiding trust in the capacity of a free, decent people of many origins to unify and become one nation. We exercise the ordered liberty bequeathed to us as Americans, and we solemnly accept the duties attendant to that liberty essential to preserving a regime of, by, and for the people.
If you are concerned about the chaos upon our broken borders, if you believe America should welcome legal immigration but reject colonization and Balkanization, we invite you help us secure the future of our nation for the American people and her posterity.
Join us and support the Minuteman Border Fence.
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps border watches are effective and valuable but it's time we do more. It's vital that we secure our borders in a more permanent way. We need a viable fence. The current fence, pictured at left, is about 9 feet high with thick-gauge sheet metal hindering any attempted crossings, and can be contiguous for up to several miles. However, it can be scaled over, dug under, and riddled with holes. There is a diligent effort by several Minuteman CDC Chapters to repair those holes with sheet metal, rebar, and concrete. Other fences, using steel pipes or 3-foot-high barbed wire, are hardly a retardant at all for human intruders, but are used mostly to prevent livestock from exiting or entering the U.S.
Introducing a More Comprehensive Fence Design!
This fence proposal is not a new idea. Colin Hanna at We Need A Fence has proposed a superlative design, and now the Minuteman CDC is making it a reality. At present, six private land owners are partnering with the Minutemen to commence construction of border fencing on their land. Surveillance cameras on the fencing will be monitored via computer by registered Minutemen across the country. In order to be effective, a fence should not be easy to compromise by climbing over it with a ladder, cutting through it with wire cutters, ramming it with a vehicle, or tunneling under it undetected. No fence can be a 100% impenetrable barrier--but a good design will be time-consuming enough to breach that Border Patrol agents can be alerted and arrive at a point of attempted incursion before any illicit crossing can be completed.
Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman CDC, says fence designers are working to keep costs near $250 per foot. That's where you come in. We need supporters, Donors and Volunteers, to make this happen!
Message from Chris Simcox
"The president is crossing the country trying unsuccessfully to foist his non-amnesty amnesty upon the American people, who have the good sense to know what 'is' is. As the elections across the country yesterday proved, the American people want border security first, border security now and border security before anything else will be considered.
"There is no 'growing consensus' among the American people for granting amnesty for illegally entering this country, granting amnesty to businesses who hire illegally, granting amnesty to illegal aliens for income tax evasion, document fraud and identity theft, or even for the U.S. government playing coyote and selling American citizenship for a $2,000 'fine.'
"There is, however, an overwhelming consensus among the sovereign American people to secure the border first. The urgent need is not for 'comprehensive immigration reform' cum amnesty/guest worker/massive immigration increases. The president is spreading fear and mistrust of the government. The American people are not naive, and this administration and the Senate should stop acting as if we are. We do not trust the president to secure the borders. Let him first prove that he will provide the national security he is sworn to at our borders--then we can figure out what to do with the estimated 12-20 million illegal aliens already in this country.
"When you secure the borders, cut off welfare and social services to illegal aliens at the expense of the American taxpayer, and strictly enforce the laws against hiring illegally, the problem of what to do with the estimated 12-20 million illegal aliens already in this country will drastically shrink in size and scope. The president knows this and so do the rest of our politicians who want to reward their open-borders donors with an unending flood of slave-wage labor. The American people know better than to buy President Bush's spin.
"The Minutemen challenge the president to back up his urgent border security statements by immediately deploying 36,000 armed National Guard, reserve or active duty soldiers to the border to wrest operational control back from international criminal cartels. There is no conflict with posse comitatus as this is not a law enforcement matter but a matter of national security.
"The president should also immediately require every employer to use the 'voluntary' Social Security verification system, as this is the first step in determining the true scope of the illegal migrant worker problem.
"If he will institute these measures to gain the confidence of the American people, he will prove that he is serious about securing our borders. Then and only then will the American people have the trust and confidence in our government to move on to deliberations regarding 'comprehensive immigration reform.'"
Sincerely yours for America,
Chris Simcox, President
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps