Feedback by supporters of Veterans for Secure Borders, page 20
I live in the small community of Corvallis Oregon. There are a lot of illegal immigrants around this part of the country. I have noticed that they are taking jobs not only in manufacturing but a lot of the fast food chains around here are hiring them. Iíve been noticing a lot of Mexicans moving pipe south of Corvallis, These jobs used to be filled by high school and college students trying to earn a little money to help pay for their education. Now the jobs are lost to them for ever. Why is no one enforcing the laws that are on the books now to prevent this from happening?
Jon Randall, Monroe, OR, usaf, sgt, 1968-1972
Every person crossing the border illegally needs to be arrested, sent to jail for 1 year, and given two options serve 2yrs in Iraq or be taken back to original country. After serving they still donít get any veteran benefits, unless they stay in for twenty plus years.
David Crawfoot Jr, Houston, TX, Navy, E-6, 20
WHat can I do to help. We have to stop these illegals from crossing and we need to somehow make our Government understand what the American people want.
Guy Wilson, Hoschton, GA, Army, PFC, 1979-1982
Followup Submittal. Would be proud to be listed as a supporter of Veterans for Secure Borders! I sup-pose our elected leaders should build upon previous successes in im-migration reform. However, cooking up a massive bill such as SB 1348 behind closed doors and ramming it through the legislative approval process without a full debate by all affected parties is not the proper way. Such elitist leadership is treasonous and overlooks the funda-mental guidelines of Constitution, ignores the will of US citizens, and betrays the trust granted to the leaders by these citizens. All The Best! Steve Hayes
Stephen P. Hayes, Ph.D, Davis, CA, US Navy, Lieutenant (O-3), 1964-1971
this is our country and you made it that way due to your service thank you but we need to protect it now more than ever . thanks tom . fight illegale immagration.and the american way of life .like you did thank again.
Thomas r Harris, St Cloud, FL, o, o, o
Although I have traveled nearly all over the world,and have lived in 5 countries, never in my wildest dreams did I expect the seriousness of our current problems. Quite frankly, I am concerned about where I will be buried and whether or not it will be a part of the Good Ole USA. Thank goodness for you folks who are getting us organized so that we can fight back. God Bless You--Will
Will Roberts, Twin Falls, ID, USN, 2nd Class P.O., 1951 to 1955
We need to secure our borders, identify and document those who are here illegally and then deport them. They should be convicted and put into our prison system if they return illegally and are captured again. If they can't speak English and don't want to obey our laws, we certainly don't want them here.
Don Bailey, Palestine, TX, USN, HM3, 1969-1975
The time has come for action by America's veterans. The time has come to, "Take America Back."
The majority of the members of congress are cowardly politicians, bought and paid for by their big money campaign contributors. They no longer represent the people of America, they represent those that paid for their campaigns. Their loyalty is to themselves, not the nation or the American people.
The American people have demanded that the border with Mexico be secured, why is it not secured?
The American people have demanded that our immigration laws be enforced, why are they not being enforced?
The American people have demanded sanctions against employers that hire illegal aliens, why are employers still hiring illegal aliens?
The answer is because the federal government is no longer deriving their power from the consent of the governed but from big money campaign contributors and this state of affairs is unacceptable for a free people, therefore, it is time for us who took an oath to support and defend The Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, to take bake our government from these cowardly politicians, who are willing to give it away for a few campaign dollars more.
BOB HARAN, Phoenix, AZ, USMC, Corporal, 1968-1971
Passing the comprehensive immigration is cause for a revolution!
Gary Sewing, Litchfield, IL, Army, E-5, Sergeant, 1969-1971
Enforce our laws
Norman Rowan, Barstow, CA, USAF, E 5, 1950 - 1954 4 Yrs
Give the US real Homeland Security.
Be Legal Or Be Gone
Roger G. Thornton, Opelika, AL, USN, MM1 (E-6), 1962-1973
We have to stop all these bills that are going to ruin this great nation.
Guy Wilson, Hoschton, GA, Army, PFC, 1979-2007
what ever happened to the fact that we can't even take care of our veterans and you want to have open borders for illegals??? you want to take care of them...how about taking care of the people that were born here?? is that too much to ask..
joseph eastman, brockton, MA, u.s. army, e-3, 1968-69
It is unconscionable what this President is trying to do! As far as I am concerned, he has commited treason and should be treated accordingly!
Joe A. Shotwell, Eldorado, TX, USN, RMC (E-7), 20 years
Since reviewing your web site, I'm beginning to understand why Bush takes his orders from Mexico City.
William Wright, Mesa, AZ, US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class, 1985- Present
The United States has indeed been invaded.
1.Accepting a foreign language to dilute our own.
2.Accepting foreign culture to dilute our own.
3.Selective enforcement of immigration law.
4.Continual PC attacks against anyone professing sovereignty or independence of the United States.
We have a passive invasion and have a lot of "catchup" in store for us.
Jim White, Saint James, MO, USAF, E-5, 1966-1970
Securing our borders is more than just an immigration issue, it is a National Security issue.
Larry McCracken, Kingsville, TX, U. S. Navy, E-6, 17 Years
Good job, I support the American Legion's Solution: Enforce the laws.
American Legion Post 182
Richard Jones, Lugoff, SC, Navy, E-6, 20
After the politicians give our country away, what will our children do?
Frank Fisher, mount airy, MD, USMC, SGT, 1978-1986
Service to one's country is only the beginning fight in preserving our freedom.
Bring back the mandatory draft.
David Powell, Lake Worth, FL, Army, e4, 1965-1968
Certainly, there should be no reason
our borders should not and can not be secured.
Remi C. Savage, Newton, NC, U. S. Army, Sergeant, 1946 - 1948
Seal the borders. NO AMNESTY
Donald Rochnowski, Cherry Hill, NJ, Army, Sgt E-5, 1966 - 1969
WHEN THEY HANDED ME MY HONORABLE DISCHARGE NO ONE TOLD ME I WAS NO LONGER OBLIGATED TO PROTECT THE UNITED STATES FROM ENEMIES = FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC!
Robert Fotheringham, Sorrento, FL, ARMY, E-3, 1970-1972
ya hnow if the government would have let the minutemen do there job about 10years ago..a lot of this would not be taking place today...better yet a few 50.cal at certain places on the border..if you would leave just a couple of bodies for the buzzards and blow flies,the word would get out and the borders would be plum clewar of illegals
DANA WILFONG, GOODLAND, KS, coast guard, e-4, 1967-71
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will prevail.
Winthrop Spofford Sr., Summerville, SC, Army, SGT (P), 1976-1992
Keep your powder dry, events will get worse before they get better. Our borders must be secured, all illegal aliens deported or disposed of and we must take our country back.
We must become proactive. No longer can we sit back and expect our government, law enforcement or military to protect our families, our property and our country.
All politicians who stood with the President, Senator Kennedy, Senator Reed, Lindsay Graham and others must be voted out of office.
There is strength in numbers.
George S. Mabry, Seneca, SC, US Army, SFC, 1968-1970, 1973-1993
I have lived as a foriegner for apporximately 9 years. I have been in countries where if you were ever taken into custody by their authorities, their governments did not have to notify our state department...ever. I do not think the ILLEGAL ALIENS of any shape, size, color, religon, or country who disrespect our soveriegnty and laws deserve one red cent of our benefits. The only thing I would GIVE them is a free pass back to where they came from. If they want to come here to live and become citizens, THEY CAN GET IN LINE WITH THE REST OF THEM.
This is the best, most free, wost welcoming and most giving country on the planet. Let's not turn it into the third world!
Billy Williams, Plymouth, IN, US Navy, MM/PO1, 1980 - 1992
Failure to secure our borders, combined with the continual assaults on our 2nd Amendment rights, is leaving the American people open to be blatantly overrun by criminals and thugs from around the world. The continual teaching that self reliance and self defense are anachronisms by the "Brave new world, government will provide " teachers is even further weakening our country.
There is one historical fact that the revisionists and those ignorant of history fail to realize and that is that the majority of officers in the Continental Army, had been combat veterans in the British Army before the British government pushed them too far. George Washington had been a Colonel in the British Army during the French and Indian Wars.
Brian Tychonski, Phoenix, AZ, Army, 1LT, 1984-1987
we must stop the invasion coming across our borders. Build the fence that we were promised.
norman cray, summerville, SC, us navy, sa ret., 1951 1952
We need to stand firm about our boarders And secure them to the point that we have control of them Everyone send you congressmen a brick and tell them to build the DAM Fence
Jay Colvell, Social Circle, GA, USMC, SgtMaj, 1963-1988
I Stand Proud now and then for my Country and the American People in it
Phillip Rogers, Hometown, IL, Navy, Airman, 1963-1967
The illegal entry of a soverign nation is tantamount to invasion.
Gerald Fonville, Houston, TX, Army, COL (O-6), 35 years
The border MUST be controlled now. This is not meant to stop LEGAL immigration but the many that are not willing to follow our rules and regulations to come here legally.
Gary Crittenden, Big Spring, TX, USMC, SGT E-5, 1968-1972
no amnesty deport all illeagles now
daniel larrow, hilton head, SC, army, e.4, 1976 1980
Speak English or get out. preferbly the later
Jon Randall, Monroe, OR, USAF, sgt, 1968-1972
I fear (and I hope I am wrong) the more pressure we the American public, apply that there will be increased civil unrest, if this happens we need to stand ready to defend our families and our country. I have and continue to prepare for this.
Don Scoby, Mesa, AZ, US Marine Corps retired, SSgt, 1968-1989
I am a Republican who is ashamed of the President who is the head of our party. He has abrogated his duty to "protect" the United States of America with his lack of border policy. I am millions of other veterans and current active duty personnel did not and do not serve for this lack of ideal.
Joel Park, Bakersfield, CA, USN, Rm3, 1961-1967
INDIVIDUAL sovereignty, freedom, and liberty are more precious than life itself, and are what make for quality of life. Our homes and our rights are the only things really worth fighting for. Now in the "Land of the Free" freedom and liberty are in grave danger.
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give ne death!" ---Patrick Henry, from a speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775.
The Philosophy of Liberty, isil.org
von Kidd, Jr., Phoenix, AZ, Marine Corps, L/Cpl, 1979 - 1983
I will be glad to have my name added to your webside as a supporter of securing our borders. I didn't spend 13 months in Korea fighting for what I see those self-serving 'sons-of-bitches' in the White House and congress are doing to our country.
James F. Aldridge, Anderson, SC, USMC, Buck Sergeant, 1952-1954
I was doing research for a paper when I came across this site. Thank you all for your service and committment. This is long overdue, I only hope that the American peoples peace and liberty will be considered, instead of being concerned about the illegal well-being. It shouldn't take an act of Congress to know what should be done. There are too many political bedfellows out there. Since they are not feeling the effect of the illegal immigrants, they are not concerned. Its about time someone makes them concerned!!!
Shonda Kelley, Fayetteville, NC, Army, SFC, 1986-present
SAVE ARE COUNTRY
joe gallagher, aurora, CO, air force, e 4, 1970-1975
Im a vet who has been unable to find a job after my retirement as a firefighter for 25 years.Employers would rather hire an illegal alien at a lower wage rather than an American at a fair wage
Roger Gish, Grants, NM, US Coast Guard, E3, 1973-1977
We've been waiting 20 years for this opportunity. Speak out now or you will be forever silenced.
tim neufeld, okc, OK, Air Force, A1C, 1988-1990
The govt,and their large salaries do not have a clue what it is like to live in a neighborhood where they have taken over. reverse discrimination is the agenda! high cost of health care,welfare,everything they receive that the american pays for and they dont even say thanks! section8 houses and chromed out cars,gangs
douglas white, lakewood, CO, e-4, army, 77-81
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK; I WOULD BE HONORED TO HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE
James Le Fan, Clarksville, IN, USAF, E-6, 12 YEARS
As a Retired Marine, I am proud to serve as an Active Minuteman! We have to stop this invasion now!
Howard (Tom) Root, Vista, CA, USMC, GySgt (E-7) Ret, 1973~1995
The President is my Commander and Chief , but that don't mean I have to agree with him "The President". This dragging his feet on boarder securing is a SCAM. That's why he aloud's our boarder guards to be put in jail. That's BULL SH*T And everyone knows it. I myself would like to see the people of our country to go to the boarder locked and loaded. Even if it means a war between the Mexico and the USA. That should give our fearless leaders a real strong hint that we the people, don't want this to happen. Get off their dead asses and get something done before there is a war with Mexico. The People of our country will not stand by and let it happen. I don't begrudge them for wanting to be in the greatest country in the world at all. But it needs to be legal. If we have to abide by the Laws of this country. Then as it should be for the immigrates. Any immigrates.... Secure our boarders is the number # 1 priority. All Vets know to secure your perimeter FIRST In time of war to begin with. Can you tell I'm Pissed?
Steven Polk, Avoca, AR, USMC, Lclp, 1968-1970
It will take every american to stop this sellout, I was proud to serve my country, however I am not proud of a government that seems set on giving our country away, who make secret deals with mexico and convict law enforcment people when they are trying to secure the border, Ramo and Compean were presents to mexico from george bush, and he still doesn't get it we need a fence that always makes good nighbors. We don't need a NAU and until our government understands that we will not give our soverignty up with out a fight they will continue to sell out america. I took anoath to defend the constitution and this country even with my life and I still take that very seriously!
Kenneth Allen, Tucson, AZ, Army, E-5, 1971-1979
I'm really angry with our government for allowing the situation too grow out of control. We need secure birders and we need to stop the invasion.
Dale Taylor, Brownsburg, IN, USAF, Sergeant, 1975-1979
Our Government Officials have placed our country in a very serious situation, by not securing our borders. Our young workers cannot get work, its depleting our medical institutions, and causing our schools to spend billions to teach illegials children, and leaving ours behind. The crap about americans not want to do the work is wrong, Bricklayers who last year built homes in our community was americans, this year they are illegials and I am quite sure those American bricklayers would love to continue to work. They said so but could not compete against the cheap 3rd country labor.
Robert Shoobridge, Greenwood, IN, Army, Sfc, 20 years