25th April 09:35
MinuteMan Found in Garden Grove
To: Duane J. Roberts email@example.com
I read your article MinuteMan Found in Garden Grove at
In response, I am giving you some words to ponder, then some answers. I
hope this will help you understand, who I think the Minuteman Project
is and what they are trying to accomplish. I haven't joined them yet,
but I am supporting their efforts. So my statements here are mine. With
A|mer|i|can|ism «uh MEHR uh kuh NIHZ uhm», noun.
1 devotion or loyalty to the United States and to its customs and
2 a word, phrase, or meaning originating or more widely used in
American English than in other varieties of English: The term
exclamation point is an Americanism (Mitford M. Mathews).
3 a custom or trait peculiar to the United States.
A|mer|i|can|ist «uh MEHR uh kuh nihst», noun.
1 one devoted or loyal to the United States and to its customs and
2 a person who studies subjects relating to either of the American
continents, such as their history, ethnography, or geography.
Main Entry: rac·ism
Pronunciation: 'rA-"si-z&m also -"shi-
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and
capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority
of a particular race
2 : racial prejudice or discrimination
- rac·ist /-sist also -shist/ noun or adjective
© 2001 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
Main Entry: fas·cism
Pronunciation: 'fa-"shi-z&m also 'fa-"si-
Etymology: Italian fascismo, from fascio bundle, fasces, group, from
Latin fascis bundle & fasces fasces
1 : often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as
that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the
individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government
headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social
regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or
dictatorial control <early instances of army fascism and brutality
-J. W. Aldridge>
- fas·cist /-shist also -sist/ noun or adjective, often cap
- fas·cis·tic /fa-'shis-tik also -'sis-/ adjective, often cap
- fas·cis·ti·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb, often cap © 2001 by
Main Entry: vig·i·lan·te
Etymology: Spanish, watchman, guard, from vigilante vigilant, from
Latin vigilant-, vigilans
: a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish
crime summarily (as when the processes of law appear inadequate);
broadly : a self-appointed doer of justice
- vig·i·lan·tism /-'lan-"ti-z&m/ noun
Main Entry: xe·no·pho·bia
Pronunciation: "ze-n&-'fO-bE-&, "zE-
Etymology: New Latin
: fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is
strange or foreign © 2001 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
The Minutemen Project is open to all persons regardless of race,
ethnicity, creed, religion, etc., otherwise I wouldn't get involved
"The Minuteman Project has no affiliation with, nor will we accept any
assistance by or interference from separatists, racists or supremacy
groups or individuals, no matter what their race, color, or creed."
Have you read the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights?
Is it wrong to not exactly like people who fail to follow the rules or
the laws, established by a society?
If I came to visit you at home, would you prefer I enter through the
front door, or climb in a window?
Is it 'unreasonable' to not like, the burglar who climbs into your
window, and steals money from your wallet, while you are in the shower?
With those questions to ponder, I'll give you a few more:
Do you consider yourself a Mexican?
Are you a Mexican-American?
Are you an American?
My reason for asking, is that I want you to consider where your heart
If your heart is in Mexico, then you might consider moving there.
If you are an American, and you can stand up for the US Constitution,
and the Bill of Rights, then remain in America.
I strongly suggest you take the time to read the Bill of Rights.
The 1st Amendment says that our government cannot interfere with our
The 10th, says where our government doesn't do the job, then we the
citizens, have the duty and responsibility to stand up, as vigilantes,
and do it, until our government can relieve us.
Well, Our government has failed to secure our borders. While they have
guarded the doors, they have left the windows open, and we have too
many people climbing in, and making a mess of the place. I don't know
how you feel, but I think we need to tell the uninvited visitors, the
party is over, the windows are closed, and they must go home.
They can come back again, but please, use the doors, next time.
I am sorry if this creates an inconvenience, but I am tired of people
being allowed to break the laws, while the police look the other way.
The government(s) have allowed the situation to get out of control. The
Minutemen Project and other groups, like it, plan to get the borders
under control and force the government(s) to do their job. The
government(s), need to enforce existing laws, repair the fences, put
equal focus, money and manpower on the borders, as they do to running
the space program and the wars in Iraq and elsewhere.
Also notice above, I didn't say 'lynch mob' or 'posse', I said
vigilante. A lynching, according to California Law, is the taking of a
prisoner from a police officer. A hanging, is when you string them up
by the neck. A posse, is a group of persons, summoned and deputized, by
a sheriff. A citizen, acting under the 10th amendment, of the Bill of
Rights, is acting in the duty of citizenship, and don't need to be
On the subject of the vehicle supposedly hitting the protesters, at the
Garden Grove Women's Center. I find the efforts of some members of the
media to sensationalize the event to be expected. It is interesting to
note the driver was on one side of activism, the protester lying in the
street, also has a website, and he is a lawyer. No doubt he fell into
the van, and faked his injuries. The video does not convince me he was
seriously hurt, but that he was faking it. As such, he should be
prosecuted for filing a false police report. If I was the driver, in
those cir***stances, where I felt in fear of my life and responsible
for the protection of my passengers and my property, I would have
gunned the engine, just the same, to neutralized the danger. If you
choose to protest, you accept the risks.
On the subject of 'illegal-immigrant'. How do you connect the term
'illegal-immigrant' to racism? Legal immirants use the proper border
gates for travel, they don't climb over fences. Is it that you would
prefer more politically correct speech? Hold your breath. I'd prefer
the term 'wetback', except I feel it is too derogatory. 'Undo***ented
person', is too nice. Somebody breaking the law is 'illegal'.
BTW - If you are a Mexican-American, can you provide a Mexican-American
passport? I've never seen one before.
Why can't we all just be Americans?
Peace to you.
BTW - for better participation in this subject, I am emailing you, and
posting in these Usenet newsgroups.
Please respond soon.