The Official Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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PHOENIX, AZ—The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) continues to criticize the “diplomacy” of President George W. Bush, who while holding a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon today agreed to “do all I can to reduce drug use in my [sic] country”—ineptly seeming to accept sole responsibility for Mexico’s aggressive drug trafficking industry.

Rather than risk offending his Mexican counterpart, who had already insulted the United States over our “drug appetite” on the demand side of the drug trade, Bush utterly failed to stand firm regarding the necessity of a physical fence on the U.S.-Mexico border.  President Bush weakly waved the white flag of surrendered U.S. sovereignty by agreeing to implement “fairer immigration policies” through his “comprehensive immigration reform,” otherwise known as amnesty for illegal entry to U.S. sovereign territory.

“If our President wants to be serious about border security and immigration reform, he needs to look Felipe Calderon in the eye, and tell him to stop encouraging people to cross our borders illegally,” states Chris Simcox, founder and President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.  “Accepting blame for the violent international drug cartels and the vicious drug trade will not keep the Mexican government from providing instruction to its citizens on how to exploit our children, our countrymen, our economy or our social services.”

The President traveled throughout Mexico the last few days, and has refused to seriously confront the critical issues of border security or immigration reform.  He would rather discuss trade practices and continue to permit Mexico to exploit the drug trade and other ways for U.S. dollars to find their way into the Mexican economy without a legal or favorable balance of trade.

Simcox continues, “Drug dealers are terrorists and need to be dealt with as such. U.S. Border Patrol agents and the families of the victims of the crime wave sweeping our country must be outraged at the President's appeasement; Bush overtly refuses to address the criminal element that controls our borders—he apparently dismisses the murders, rapes and abuses inflicted on the American people as just insignificant collateral damage in his continued drive to erase our borders in the name of NAFTA and the impending creation of the North American Union.”

Even while the U.S. Congress “authorized” and then the Bush administration neglected to release funding for a fence on the United States-Mexico border last year, the Minutemen continue to volunteer their time, energy and personal funds in order to build highly effective demonstration security fencing on private ranch land, expensed through private donations obtained from thousands of citizens nationally.  This fence shows the effectiveness of utilizing the fiber optic mesh produced by FOMGuard, USA, also currently in use on U.S. military installations, the DMZ in Korea and the West Bank in Israel.

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) is a peaceful, law-abiding and citizen-led initiative organized to stand watch at our borders and in our neighborhoods, report illegal activities to the proper authorities, and build border fencing on private lands using private donations.  Additionally, MCDC seeks to urge local and federal officials to enforce our immigration laws in order to keep our families and country safe.  MCDC conducts border watch operations that assist the activities of the U.S. Border Patrol, reports employers of illegal aliens, and advocates to keeps tax dollars from being used for illegal alien benefits.

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