The Official Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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WASHINGTON, DC—Leaders of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) are devoting every moment before the last votes are cast on Senate Bill 1639, reminding Senators that “Border Security First” is the overwhelming will of the America people, encouraging the millions of citizens who share this conviction to keep carrying the message to their elected officials. MCDC believes that Members of Congress must be made to fear the wrath of their constituents on Election Day, rather than currying favor of the Open Borders lobby and corporate America seeking cheap labor at the cost of national sovereignty, national security, national prosperity – and public safety.

“The Senate is playing Russian roulette with our nation by invoking cloture and promoting amnesty,” says Chris Simcox, founder and President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.  “They are putting a gun to the head of America’s national security and repeatedly pulling the trigger, gambling against the odds that these United States can somehow sustain indefinitely their political games-playing without taking a fatal injury."

MCDC has been stalwart in advocating that border security be implemented immediately with funds already allocated to the Department of Homeland Security’s treasury through the 2006 Secure Fence Act.  MCDC rejects the Bush administration and Senate’s calls for massive hypothetical spending from hypothetical billions of new dollars for “virtual” border security, proffered in the pending bill as empty-promise “bill sweetener” inducements tied to amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.

Carmen Mercer, Minuteman Vice President, along with Simcox, has been leading groups of citizen activists since April to increase constituent pressure on Capitol Hill before the introduction of Senate Bill 1348 in May.  With 92 chapters nationwide, MCDC’s organizational efforts have included meetings with Members of Congress, e-mail blasts, fax blasts, rallies, print, radio and television advertisements encouraging citizens to contact their elected officials, as well as delivering to all 50 Republican State Chairmen the message that passage of amnesty legislation will have a corrosive and deleterious effect upon Republican candidate support during the 2008 election cycle.

“We are reminding OUR elected officials that this ‘immigration reform’ bill is another citizenship debasing, scofflaw amnesty calamity for America that will not be tolerated by grassroots voters,” states Carmen Mercer, MCDC Vice President.  “Contrary to the false advertising coming from its Senate sponsors, it is far, far worse than ‘doing nothing’ – the harm it will do to the integrity of national security and American citizenship is deep and wide. It will be the most important vote our representatives cast this session, and we will see to it that their constituents make them very, very aware of its magnitude, today and on Election Day.”

Just yesterday, Mercer, along with William Gheen of ALIPAC, met with Senators to discuss the pending bill and the critical issue of border security, beginning with Senator Richard Burr (R-NC).  While they waited, Mercer and Gheen called talk radio shows in the states of these respective Senators, encouraging constituent calls to those offices until meetings were granted with the Senators or their legislative aides.

Simcox concludes, “Cloture is a vote for amnesty, and amnesty is a disaster for America.  Anyone can do the math; we cannot withstand this bill’s proposed increased tsunami of foreign national low-skilled laborers and all their kin – who the federal government has demonstrated utter incompetence in being able to account for in lesser numbers.  Nor can we envision how we are to make citizens of those who in vast numbers advocate exploiting, colonizing and ‘reconquering’ America, but expressly disavow any aspirations or loyalty to ‘Americanization’ in the traditional sense of citizenship.  Make no mistake – we have just begun to fight, and will fight this irresponsible and un-American form of ‘immigration policy’ at the expense of national security and national sovereignty to our last breath.”

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