Rick Shaftan/Declaration Alliance/March 24, 2010
“The Declaration Alliance received the news yesterday of the closing of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Inc. corporate entity.
“Declaration Alliance will continue with its long-time commitment to border security and anti-illegal immigration activism projects in much the same fashion as it has for years. That commitment has included providing funds, communications and logistical support for responsibly organized citizen rallies, educational functions, public advocacy and the famed border watches of the sterling Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Incorporated volunteers. With some necessary structural changes, we at Declaration Alliance will do all we can to continue to keep Minutemen empowered.
"We are saddened by the decision of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Incorporated Board to terminate their corporate entity out of concern for their volunteers' safety and accelerating liability threats, but we certainly understand it. The cynical failure of the federal government to secure our southern border has made the US-Mexico borderline a virtual war zone, and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Inc.'s organized and public patrols are increasingly a target of the violent cartels Minuteman border watches disrupt.
“Unfortunately, citizen activism is experiencing some increase of pressure by undesirable elements seeking to subvert the Minuteman movement's outstanding track record of safety in the field. However, neither enemies to America, nor outsiders whose beliefs are inimical to the patriotic mission and principles of the national Minuteman movement, will succeed in preventing Declaration Alliance and our thousands of supporters across America from pursuing effective activism to address our border crisis.
"Declaration Alliance will continue with all the assistance and support to citizen vigilance on these vital issues we can muster. The www.MinutemanHQ.com website serving the broader Minuteman movement, and other efforts we are associated with in this fight will remain in full swing. The Declaration Alliance's MCDC Project and MCDC Political Action Committee are on-going. A new Amnesty legislative battle is coming before the nation from an out-of-control Congress, and experienced Minutemen across America will meet that challenge. Declaration Alliance will be standing with them. Our nation’s future is at stake.
“We are also pleased to announce that Chris Simcox, who five years ago was a founder of the Minuteman movement to do the job our government failed to do -- secure our borders -- will be rejoining us as honorary chairman and policy strategist. Chris’s continued commitment to the MCDC Project and Declaration Alliance is a strong signal countering those who welcome a weakened America that the movement to secure our borders, halt amnesty and stop the illegal alien invasion will continue, with a renewed and urgent emphasis on political action.
“With the Obama Administration pushing ‘a path to citizenship’ for illegal aliens, Chris’s participation is a sign that Obama, John McCain and the rest of the open-borders crowd that supports amnesty will continue to face an organized force of American citizens determined to save our nation.
“We commend all the leaders and volunteers of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Incorporated for their sacrificial service to American liberty, and encourage them to stay in the fight and stand with us at www.MinutemanHQ.com.