Feedback by supporters of Veterans for Secure Borders, page 13
I didn't serve my country for illegal aliens to get my health care that I can't even get, and for my taxes to support them on welfare. If they want to be American Citizens do it the LEGAL way. Secure our borders!!!!
Build that fence!!!! Who cares what Vencente Fox wants, this is OUR Country not his!!!!!!
Terence Jackson, Bonney Lake, Washington, Navy, E4, 1979-1985
My email signature is:
I WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!!
"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves." ~~ Winston Churchill
Melanie Wooten, University Park, IA, US Army, Widow of veteran, Unknown; died in one year
I am a Hispanic, with 33+ years as a Deputy Sheriff and Gang Expert in Los Angeles. Of the three "Super Gangs" spawned in the streets of Los Angeles, "Florencia 13", "18th Street", and "Mara Salvatrucha 13", are composed primarily of illegal immigrants. These are not the poor working people of 20 years ago.
The same criminals that traffick in human beings, also traffick in drugs and false documents. This is how the violent "Sureno" gangs fund the bloody distruction of our society. About 600 are murdered by gangs in L.A. each year. These gangs are growing and migrating into cities and towns across the U.S. and their aim is to first seduce and then distroy our children and our way of life.
The ugly backlash against this lawlessness will result in social repercussions against both legal and illegal immigrant Hispanics in the U.S. and more racism. we Hispanics should be the first to speak out against this perversion of our culture.
Sergeant Richard Valdemar, LASD (retired)
RICHARD VALDEMAR, Bullhead City, Arizona, U. S. ARMY, SERGEANT, Active1966-69 & Reserve 1984-86
It takes me 4 months to see a doctor at the Va but an Illegal can straight to the Emergency room. Where is the Justice.
Jim Anderson, lakewood ranch, fl, USN, Aviation Electrician 3rd Class, 1987-1991
I have just gotten off active duty with the Army and now I am in the Army National Guard. I am facing more deployments to Iraq. I am so furious with our goverment I cant see straight. What am I fighting for? Why am I defending this country? Because I love this country. But what is going to become of our homeland while we are all deployed. STOP THE OPEN BORDER POLICY. If you think its a joke go to Europe and visit Kosovo. Figure out what went wrong there. Border control over hundreds of years would have helped. I feel sorry for those people who cant understand what the outcome of all this will bring.
Stephen Powell, Havelock, NC, usa, sgt, 8
The federal government has failed the American people in protecting them from the swarms of illegal aliens from 3rd world countries, including Communist China. It is up to the citizens of this country to make sure that our borders and the U.S. Constitution are protected. I would like to take my hats off to veterans and any others who have retained the spirit of true patriotism by standing up against the special interests who operate our government and spur the best interests of Americans. It time that we, as patriots, do whatever is necessary to protect "America The Beautiful" and the American way of life. Let's stop illegal aliens at the borders and at the voting box.
John O\'Neal, Atlanta, GA, U.S. Army, SGT E-5, 8 years
I am not a veteran, but am a strong veteran supporter.... I will still support your good efforts.
Tom pogue, FT COLLINS, CO, NA, NA, NA
Mr President ... DO YOUR DUTY, SIR!
Mike Allen, Colorado Springs, CO, USAF, Major, 20 years
General Ray Davis has challended all American Veterans to become proactive to help this nation do an about face. He reminded us we are still under oath, and that we have allowed too many domestic enemies within our borders.
President of American Veterans in Domestic Defense (AVIDD) Jim Cabaniss
James Cabaniss, The Woodlands, Texas, Army, Sargent, 1951-1952
It is time that the American "Silent Majority" speak-up about border security and the fact that WE ARE AT WAR. It would be unthinkable during WWII that anyone would think security on our borders was a minor problem. We do have people in power right now that think we are all being
kneee jerk about the situation facing our country. Lets vote them out and vote in "action" people.
Put the National Guard on the Border, they can take advantage of all that area to sharpen their skills. What about it, Congress? where's your guts and fighting spirit?
Norman MacDonald, KERRVILLE,, Texas, USAF, Master Sergeant, 1952-1974
We must preserve our freedom, and do so we must protect our land, not just for those who have done so in the past, but for those who have yet to be born. Our future is secured today.
Rick Bennett, Lebanon, PA, US Air Force, Sgt (E4), 1977-1983
We must put an end to hordes of illegal aliens crossing our borders.
Those who are already here, must be returned to their home country.
David E. Parsons, Denver, CO, USAF, T/SGT, 1952-1966
I didn't go to Iraq for Mexico or for people that come here and who do not bear alligance to the United States.
Thomas Greco, Thornton, CO, Army, SSG, 12
This is the most disgusting politics and I am sick of it. Cut off their medical, schools and arrest the employers. Jobs dry up they go back home.
Keep up the good work. I am going to contribute to the new fence.
Thomas Huffman, Osceola, Wi., Army 173rd and 1 st Division, Sp/5 Cobat door gunner 173 rd. Airborne Bridgade, 1969 / 1972
To echo Boyles comment, "If you don't have borders, you don't have a country". Granting amnesty again as in the past will only further encourage more illegal entry. The borders MUST be secured and laws enforced.
Richard Butz, Brighton, Colorado, 11th Airborne (Army), Tech 4, 1946-1947
The borders ned secured and now. Even at 70 if need be I would be willing to take a turn at standing gaurd. God bless you for your service.
Marvin Creech, Eldon, Iowa, US Air force, A/1c, 1955-1959
This country is being overrun by ILLEGAL ALIENS. Our basic ways of life are being threatened; our schools, our medical facilities, our welfare systems are going broke trying to care for undocumented ILLEGALS. This must stop and stop now. What is wrong with our federal law enforcement officials when thousands of ILLEGALS are allowed to openly protest in our streets?
There are enough veterans in this country whereby if we would band together at the ballot box we could vote out of office every cowardly, incompetent, bought and paid for congressional representative who panders to ILLEGAL ALIENS. Amnesty, hell no.
Ed Craddock, Conway, Arkansas, USNR, PO2 (E5), 1961-1962
My hat's off to the people who created your home page (and all others who have volunteered their time). The use of the term "defend against invasion" hit home.
Let me know how I can help you awaken other Americans to the importance of the current ILLEGAL IMMEGRATION CRISIS.
William Shill, Colonial Heights, Va, Navy, e-7, 20 Years
When I see the Mexican flag being flow above Old Glory in our nation's high school (with national media coverage), it is time to take a stand.
Roland W. Thompson, Panama City, FL, Navy/Army, cwo, 30
My Father and Uncle Both served in WWII, My uncle earned the Purple heart and a Bronze star. My wife and I both served in the USAF. All of us took an oath upon entering the military and this oath has never been rescended; to DEFEND OUR COUNTRY AND CONSTITUTION AGAINST ALL THREATS, BOTH FOREIN AND DOMESTIC. Our Country needs us to stand together with a united voice, NOW to defend it and the Constitution against this real threat.
First, I do not blame anyone for wanting to live here, they just need to demonstrate that they are willing to obey the law by obeying the immigration law! Secondly they need to be willing to be AMERICAN, and thirdly they need to be contributors to the society, not dependants opon it!
Roy Purkiss, Riverdale, UT, USAF, E-2, 1974-1977
I work as a Peace Officer in New York, and cannot believe our goverments inability to secure our borders, and deport illegals. you have my full support. Semper-Fi. Mike
Michael Argenti, East Quogue, NY, USMC, Corporal, 1977-1981
"I will support the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic"
Robert -Bob- Lang, Oak Harbor, Wa, Army, E-6, 1978-1992
Our elected representatives are not upholding their oath they swore to uphold, our constitution which clearly states, anyone who unlawful enters the US will be arrested and deported, and anyone who hires an illegal will be fined $10,000.00 per illegal and can receive five years in prison! We must remember these representatives who have violated their oath on election day!
John Pinkston, Corona, Ca, Army, Ssgt E-6, 1965-1968
It is high time our government listens to us! We earned the right to live in our great country and make a decent living. I support those who have come into our country legaly, but dispise those who have come here illegaly to reap our countries great rewards and drain our resources that were intended for legal residents and citizens. Enough is enough!
Kenneth D. Johnson, El Paso, Texas, U.S. Army (Ret.), CW2, 1968 - 1989
I am "fighting mad" over the current situation. When you have videos of illegals DECLARING civil war against the U.S. as seen in this video:
And when you have websites like the following which advocate the overthrow of nearly a quarter of the United States I served to defend voluntarily...
And when you have individuals within the federal government who then proclaim one minute that they are truly concerned about terrorism yet turn around and offer amnesty (they are re-wording it now too even) to those who advocate civil war, unrest and violence...
And when the majority of our armed forces are being sent into a multi-theater battle scenario leaving us hardly anything left here at home for defense...
I honestly believe we should ALL be up in arms over such brazen anti-U.S. "threats"
Lock the borders, arm to defend against riots and... send them home.
Kurt Schanaman, Scottsbluff, NE, Army, E4, 1990-1994
This illegal invasion across our southern border has to stop now! How do we wake our politicians up?? We shouldn't have to beg our elected officials to enforce our immigration laws. The illegal aliens are getting more beligerant and aggressive each day. I predict that they will get violent within the next couple of years.
Robert J. Kemple, USN (Ret), san Diego, Utah, Navy, CWO, 21 years (1960 - 1981)
Maybe if President G.W. Bush had actually served in the military, instead of hiding in the Guard, he'd appreciate what a sacrifice "real" American have made to protect this country and its borders. Maybe G. W. should run for President of Mexico and take that draft dodger Dick "I'm too busy to serve" Cheney with him.
Fred Schotte, Longmont, CO, US Air Force, Sgt, 1971-1975
When Illegal's start marching and demanding rights, waving the Mexican flag in a country they entered illegal, its time to close our borders and demand our elected officals protect our sovereignty. Send those back who did not obey our laws about immigration.
David McCracken, Magnolia, Texas, USAF, MSgt, 1961-1984
I risked my life flying 50 combat missions as a nose gunner over Europe to protect our country and the American way of life. Our governments open boarder policy is an insult to all those who served and all those died protecting our country and all those who died in 9/11. Secure the boarder now!
Walter Markowski, Chino, CA, Army, Seargent, 1943-1945
Glad to know a website like this exists. My little brother is currently serving in Iraq. I was furious when I saw our American flag being removed from flag poles and replaced with Mexican flags.... Our troops are fighting in dying in Iraq, and its a slap in the face of every Vet for protesters to remove the very flag of the country we swear to protect and serve. Those who removed the American flags should have been charged with treason and arrested!!!! No questions asked. Now I see in the Chicago Tribune that Latin muscians are re-recording OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM in SPANISH!!!!!! GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!
Michael&Malissa Harrell, Zion, IL, NAVY, E-7, Michael-1989-present/Malissa- VET
I recently spent a month in AZ. The Dept of Immigration officers are running around playing cat and mouse with these Illegals. If they catch them the load them in a truck and take them back across the border. We must take stronger actions than that, we are being invaded.
Paul Kukuku, Greenbank, WA, Army, Sgt, 1968-1970
I saw combat service during the Korean War. Two of my sons have served in the U.S. Military. One is still an active duty Marine. We fought for the rights and benfits of American citizens (which includes LEGAL immigrants), not for arrogant illegals who enter the U.S. only to take what they can get!!!
Dr. Ken Cole, Glendale, Arizona, U. S. Navy, PO3, 1952-1955 (4 years)
America is getting close to the end. It's seems that our goverment and the ACLU can't give it away quick enough. I pity the poor kids that face the future.
Richard Nicholson, La Vernia, Tx, USMC, E5, 1966-1969
Lets face it, all anti immagration news is being filtered out of the news and the goverment has turned backs on us.I feel the Mexican illegal immagrents situation is so out of control, and our goverment has acted in total contempt,I feel the largest reaction of the American people is soon to come.
If your a veteran of any war, this is hard to swallow. This is a problem we have to win!
Dennis Clark, Ft. Thomas, ky, Army, E4, 1969-1972
This is our turning point.....if the border is not SEALED NOW........as Lincoln said we will commit national suicide!!!!
Will we hand-over the United States and our liberty for cheap labor and goods?
What are we willing to pay for FREEDOM?
Steven Sample, Loveland, CO, USAF, E-5, 1965-1969
I would like to thank other veterans and especially those who retired from the armed forces. Their continued devotion to this country and the protection of our way of life gives me hope for the future.
Justin Love, Eugene, OR, USAF, SrA, 4 years
Its hard to believe, what is happening to our country. Millions of illegials within the US and thousands crossing and breaking our laws every day. Calif, Ariz and Tex, broke from providing free services to these non-citizens, who should be entitled to nothing from this country. They break our laws, then march in the streets, demanding rights. Thats to much, to bold, and intolerable. It needs to stop NOW. I am ready, willing and able to help defend our borders, contact me, when do I leave.
Donald Deuter, Littleton, Co, AF, MSgtAF, 20 Retired
This is the enmey's flanking counter-attack in the War on Terror. If we lose control of our border, we lose the Southwest. If we lose the southwestern third of America, America will not long survive. Without America, western civilization will not survive, but will fall prey to Islamist barbarians.
George Mellinger, Sioux Falls, SD, Army, Sp4, 1969-1970
Invasion on any scale is unacceptable. In light of recent laws passed and actions taken by the Mexican government that run counter to everything this country stands for we need to react quickly. The fact that our government chooses to not respond to this threat is clearly a violation of the directive outlining the defence of this country against outside forces. The only benefit derived from the illegal aliens is a cheap work force for BIG BUSINESS. By using these people they are driving down the wages of middle class america working men and women. If these people do not want to leave then they need to be forced. In addition to the problems of employment, there is the issue of the free medical care they are receiving which is bankrupting our medical services. I have seen where some hospitals and clinics scattered about the southwest have had to shut down certain services due to being overrun by illegals. I believe that immigration when strictly controlled can be beneficial to all parties concerned. This situation is as much the fault of our own governments blatant disregard of enforcement of laws that had been enacted to protect our way of life as it is the Mexican government and its people.
jesse lloyd, Washington Courthouse, Ohio, U.S.Navy, STG3, 1971-1979
This country is dedicated to freedom, but not the freedom to enter illegally and DEMAND the same rights and priviledges, that those who are here legally, deserve and are entitled.
Runaway illegal immigration is a clear and present danger to the safety and security of the republic and it's citizenry.
Christopher Fowler, North Lauderdale, FL, USAF, e-3, 1981 - 1984
Our son was killed in the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001 and was never found. He was in the Navy serving his country in the Chief of Naval Operations office in the Pentagon.
He left a wife and two small children behind. His son turned three in November 2001 and his daughter turned one in November 2001.
We oppose "earned" citizenship and "guest worker" programs and support reducing immigration and enforcing our borders.
Please remember that some of the hijackers on September 11th were illegals or overstayed their visas. Our son died that day because of them.
Robert Hemenway, Shawnee, KS, U.S. Air Force, A/2c, 1957-1961
You want to be here. You are welcome if you follow the proper procedures. If you wish to come like a thief in the night, be ready to be treated accordingly. Do not abuse my citizenship rights that I and countless others have Defended since this countries inception.
John Williams, Egg Harbor City, NJ, US Army, E4, 1970-1971
Time take USA back from Traitors & Invaders! Count me in!
C S Barwick, Aberdeen, MD, Army, E-5, 1965-1969 Nam 67-68
Proud to be a part of this group. My wife and I are very active with our local Minuteman Project group(Tulsa,Ok.)
Gerald Bockman, Rose, OK, Marines, Sgt., 1966-1970
The situation on our southern border is deplorable and should have been stopped 100 years ago. I firmly believe that the only way to stop this INVASION is to use our military to CLOSE our border. If it becomes more necessary then force, as in leave the bodies where they fall to serve as a deterent, then it must be used.
David Harrison, Earlsboro, OK, Navy, E-5, 1968-1975
It's time for all vets toget together and get rid of all the so called reps in Wash. that are on the take of the Mexican govt.
Garet Wollman, Golden Valley, AZ, USN, RD3, 1955--1958
Without securing our borders we are only inviting trouble in our own country. I served my country to insure our freedoms and am willing to do it again,we are being invaded and it has to stop.
James Fleenor, Chesapeake, VA, Navy, HT3(e-4), 1975-1978
there is a right way and wrong way to enter this country. there are also a right and wrong reason to stay in the country, exploiting it is not one of them.
brad bromwell, sykesville, MD, usmc, lcpl, 2004-2008
As the daughter of a mother who legally immigrated into our country, already speaking and writing English, then became a citizen by passing a test few American students can pass, I'm thankful she's not alive to see what has occured.
We must ensure the safety of our citizens by securing our borders. American tax dollars must be used for Americans - FIRST and foremost!
Rita Hawkins, Keystone Heights, FL, USAR, SGT, 1988-1994
We need to stop the flow of illegal immigration now before foreign interests take us over.
Tom Hardin, Oklahoma City, OK, Army, Spc. 5, 1963-1969