Feedback by supporters of Veterans for Secure Borders, page 3
Come and visit Beautiful Salinas. Best weather in California, worst place to find work (unless you speak spanish).
Racism is blatent, with English speakers shunned. Mexican music "in your face" from amplified DJ backyards, to sound systems on wheels. Ruthless gangs rule the streets. It was not like this 40 years ago. American values are non-existant here.
I'm now a Democrat rooting for Tom Delay! Round 'em up, send 'em back and close the borders!
Perry Hayden, California, E3, USMC, 1970-1972
I served a majority of my time in the 10th SFG(A). I am now a police officer in Las Vegas, NV. Have been for 12 yrs. I must say that a good 55-65% of the calls we go on involve illegal aliens. These calls range from simple disturbance calls, to hit and run accidents and dui's, to gang shootings and murder and worst of all the sexual abuse of minors. I am dumbfounded at the stance that the federal state and local governments have taken in matters concerning the illegal problem.... Illegal is illegal, period. The borders are there for a reason. To keep an eye on who is coming and going. To keep disease out. To let persons know that they are now in the USA and that they are to conduct themselves according to our rules, laws and culture; and to let anyone know that if they come across our border with bad intentions that we will hit them so hard that it will put a black eye on their grandma's id card.
Well, sad to say, its not happening. Our crime rate has skyrocketed, the financial aspect to our community is huge, astronomical insurance rates, both auto and medical. Our kids can't get kid jobs anymore. If you don't speak spanish you'll end up with extra onions when you ask for none. As a cop, I almost always get the standard reply to my request for "drivers license, registration and insurance please" of any hispanic person...."Uh, me no speak english, you get some one who does"; "I no talk to you till spanish here". The expense of having to call an interpretur to every disturbance call, car stop and interrogation that involves hispanics is taking away much needed funds that could be put into lets say....how about reducing the bottom line on the budget....
Get control of the borders. Reduce the insurance bills but reducing the amount of hit and run accidents and drivers with no valid license on the road; Increase the avalibility of jobs for Americans...young and old alike, reduce the amount of construction defect lawsuits due to the truly unskilled labor that is avalible for these greedy major contractors. Stop the lion's share of meth which turns once descent people into Jerry Springer candidates....
We just need to lose the same political correctness that is killing us here. Tell the major news media to take a hike to the other side if they don't like it. Our country is the ONLY reason they can spew their crap and call it journalism. I must close with one final comment, we need to regain control of our country for the sake of or kids and our grand kids... if we don't, they will be left with nothing.
David Gilbert, Nevada, E-6, US ARMY, 12
We need to "Purge" the "White House" and try to find enough "Honest Americans" to fill the many holes left open by the "Purge".
I am willing to bet that if enough Americans gather on the Boarder,our Government will find reason(s) to send Troops to the Boarder. Not to protect Americans, but to protect the "Illegals". Any takers?
The Government ignores us because we let them.We can`t let this "Handfull of Commis" give our nation away.I think a BIG MARCH is in order. Most of "America" is asleep and dosn't know how bad the problem is. While we are at it, we need to make the "Media" tell the truth, the whole truth and noting but the truth. I think the "Media" is controled by the White House/Pentagon.
Jerry Alexander, North Carolina, E-6, Army, 18 months/Early Out
SHUT THE BORDERS DOWN.
H.R. Sellmeyer, Kentucky, BT3, NAVY, 1951-54
Please list me amoung the veterans who support stronger border control/enforcement.
Randall E. Burns Jr., Texas, Sgt. E-4, U.S. Air Force, 1980 - 1984
The billboards are great,do you have any more rallies scheduled?
Bernard Carroll, California, PFC, Army, 55-58
I fully agree with the volunteer militia. We as americans have always defended ourselves against internal enemies. The over run of the borders is no different! If the elected officials won't take action to protect our way of life, then do we really have any other choice?
Bobby J. McGee, Georgia, E-6, USN / USCG, 1970-78 & 1981-95
My husband is a disabled Vietnam Vet. and I have a stepson in the Marines. After spending some time, on the border with the CA. MMP, the problems with our open borders really hit home. Drugs and people come across at will. There is no government agency willing to stop them! We must support our Minuteman Project across the nation, show up when possible to protests,and write letters to local papers. We need to all work together for our country.
Tori L. Stordahl, California
Forty years ago we had national leadership with vision, and we surged in outer space and landed on the moon. And returned. Sadly, today, with a lack of leadership, and a 'legally blind' immigration policy we basically no longer have a border to our south.
The cry of some that we are all racists is a joke, particularly when it comes from La Raza. For these few, that is all they have in the way of an argument since they are pushing hard to the north and elsewhere to help make America safe for the Mexican drug cartels. As a Minuteman volunteer, I am not backing up one inch.
Alan E Coffey, Arizona, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army, l964-l988
Here's a Thought on your billboard: you need to put one of those in Crawford, Texas near where Bush's Rach is: a 1600 acres ranch just outside of Crawford, Texas. Located 18 miles southwest of Waco, Crawford is about 90 miles north of Austin Convenient to Fort Hood for those flights in on Air Force One. The ranch itself, eight miles northwest of Crawford, is in an area known as Prairie Chapel.
Actually Bush should be investigated and impeached for treason, sedition and sabotage of what he is doing to the taxpayers and this country.
Linda McDaniel, Indiana
Welcome to the undeclared war on Americans.
Davi Rodrigues, California
I have been reporting suspected "illegal aliens" to local police and BICE Tip-Line for three years. I can't say that my actions have been recieved favorably by either public agency. My next step is to have a sign made and march in front of city hall and other areas to expose public "malfeasence" on the local, state and federal level officials.
Daniel Tillett, Virginia, E-4, Navy, 1961 -1964
I have lived under an official Oath for more than 25 years to do my Duty helping Veterans at VA Medical Centers, and to Honor and respect the Laws of the United States of America, and to Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States - against ALL enemies, both Foreign and Domestic. Our Elected Officials swear the same Oath, but it is they who have "sold" our Nation and the future of our Children to the Foreign Invaders and to their Governments. God Bless America.
Michael J. Bruning, Arizona, HM3, U.S. Navy, 1969-1971
Living close to the border I have seen this coming for some time. I find it difficult understanding Bush's agenda. But then again it is what the New World Order (CFR, World Bank, IMF, UN et al) demand. I for one will not lay down and allow it to happen.
R.H. "Tex" Houston, Texas, SSG E-6, Army, 1962-1974
I have been writing politicians 10 years about this, and 70% or more of Americans have polled support for border security and immigration reform since 1992, and every year since. This is NOT the country I fought for.
Michael G. O'Brien, Colorado, SP5, US Army, 1968-70
I am a member of the National Minutemen and was on the border during the April muster. I also belong to the Utah Minutemen.
R. J. Regan, Utah, SSG RET, US ARMY, 1962-1974
Yes, I love the USA, our culture, society, the land. But, after being forced out of my home state of California due to the horrid social and economic conditions caused largely by MILLIONS of illegal aliens I have lost ALL loyalty to the federal government of for and by an elite class.
If a new breed of Founders arose, people with the answers and new ideas to recreate the federal government, I would do as some of the Founders advocated and topple the regime that is leading the USA down the abyss to calamity.
Scott Kelley, Nebraska, STG-3 (E-4), USN, 1974-1977
Congratulations for your website,you and every war hero. I am an American first of Mexican descent,and I learned to love this Country because it was formed with so many lives and sacriface, this illegal invasion its getting worse every day, they are trashing our Country, and talking about "reconquista" - meanning take the borders and cities back. Thanks a lot; I am pretty sure you will be a wonderful influence for good Americans like our Minutemen.
Maria Newton, California
I am a 100% disability vet from Viet Nam.
Freddie W. Puckett, Arizona, e-3, Army, 3 years
What can I do to help?
David Alan Schwarz, Tennessee, SSgt, USAF, 1984-1999
Having watched the collapse of the CA and AZ border I only wish I was more fit so I could actively pursue the protection of our borders. As it is, I will support your efforts and those of the Minutemen.
Norman D. Weibel, California, Sgt.(E-4), USMC, 1951-54