October 03, 2005

Simcox: Mexican Government "Corrupt and Heartless"

Chris Simcox and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps are not backing down from apparent threats by the Mexican government.


The Minuteman group became alarmed when the following statement appeared in the Brownsville Herald on Sunday. It said, "The [Mexican] consulate will be alert for human rights violations or anything illegal, and would be disposed to sue the group for any trespasses."

Now, the Minutemen took that as a threat and lashed out Monday at the Mexican Government, calling it 'corrupt and heartless', saying they don't blame Mexican nationals who are "voting with their feet" by crossing the Rio Grande. The Minutemen blame the Mexican government for the problem.

Chris Simcox, the president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps also said Monday, "Rather than threatening law-abiding, concerned American citizens, the Mexican government should concentrate on making Mexico a country where its citizens want to live instead of a country their people risk death to flee by the millions each year."

Of course, if the federal government took steps to try to protect the border and dissuade illegal immigration to begin with, this would be a moot point.

As the Minuteman carry on being a thorn in the side of coyotes smuggling illegals and drugs, it seems to be merely a matter of time before a violent, potentially deadly confrontation occurs along the border. If an American citizen is harmed—or worse—doing the job of protecting the border that this President refuses to take seriously, George W. Bush's second term agenda may crumble, and deservedly so.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 3, 2005 11:07 PM | TrackBack

"We'll sue you?"

Sounds like a pretty mild threat, especially when coming from a national government...


Posted by: Jay Tea at October 4, 2005 05:54 AM

The Minutemen are heores in my book. They are standing in the gap left open and unsecure by many administrations and congresses. Article I, Section 8 (of the Constitution of the United States) declares, "The Congress shall have the Power To provide for the calling forth of the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;" I have not consulted the Federalist to verify the original intent, but the Constitution does say "armed" invasion. If millions of people entering our country illegaly isn't an "invasion", I don't know what is! Too, the majority of the "invaders" tend toward socialistic programs of entitlement which is socialistic - which to me constitutes an insurrection. The laws of unintended consequences are wreaking havoc with our economy and our people, and our political system.

Seal the borders; round up and deport all of the illegals; shut down the welfare programs; I'll bet the result would be a lot of "recipient" folks would start taking those "jobs that only illegals will take." Stop the free lunch insanity! God says it is good to labor, we're a God fearing nation, so let's get to work!

Posted by: Old Soldier at October 4, 2005 07:40 AM

If a Minuteman is killed or injured by illegals crossing over from Mexico, we should sue the Mexican Government!

Posted by: Tom T at October 4, 2005 08:11 AM