The Official Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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PHOENIX, AZ —The women of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) will stand watch on the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend in order to curtail the horrendous amount of sex trafficking, sexual abuse and rapes notorious for occurring along porous sections of the southern border. The weekend event is one of many activities led by members of the MCDC Granny Brigade and is scheduled to occur during the month-long, semi-annual Fall border watch operation entitled “Secure America.”

“In order to help Americans protect and defend the flag, mom and apple pie, staples of the American culture, we must first secure our borders,” states MCDC Vice President and Granny Brigade Founder Carmen Mercer. “An organized group of women from the Betty Crocker generation will stand guard on this nation’s border in order to do the job our government refuses to do for its citizens.”

Just this past weekend at the California border, Minuteman volunteers observed a group of illegal entrants in vehicles on the south side of the Jewell Valley and called U.S. Border Patrol agents when the two vehicles approached from the north, thereby preventing their crossing. They also had at night a scout “coyote” approach within 50 feet of one Minuteman post, and volunteers filmed him for an hour with a thermal camera, even as he clearly conveyed information via cell phone to confederates before he spotted the camera and left their sector.

California Minuteman volunteers continue to be posted along that area’s borderline throughout the remainder of this week. The results of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps border watch for illegal alien activities include:

Unlike the U.S. government, the Minutemen have already been implementing a plan for border security that is more than “virtual” and that includes an effective material barrier—by volunteering 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. To educate the public and force federal government attention to the realities of border security, Minuteman volunteers have taken steps to build this fence along the border utilizing state of the art technology with 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, and recently featured in National Geographic magazine.

Mercer concludes, “The trees in the desert should be growing leaves, not being used to hang the undergarments of women assaulted by violent ‘coyotes’ who promised them visions of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness but who exploited them and sexually brutalized them instead. Our presence on the border will help to emphasize that we as Americans will not tolerate sex trafficking, sexual abuse or rape on our borders.”

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