by Mike McGarry
“In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.”
—from the American Declaration of Independence
Having royally had it, on April 1, 2005, hundreds of peaceful but righteously indignant civilian volunteers of the month-long Minuteman Project assembled in the storied southeastern Arizona city of Tombstone to petition their government for a redress of their grievances—probably thinking they’d catch some hell for doing so, but not knowing the holy-half of it.
Those grievances included a long train of abuses and usurpations by the royals: King George Bush (and the several previous kings) and the career politicians of the U.S. Congress. They had abdicated their responsibilities and violated their oaths of office by creating and perpetuating, through their actions and inactions, one of the most lawless, violent and chaotic border regions in the world.
By deploying citizen observers—undocumented border patrol agents—to act as a “neighbor watch” along a 23-mile section of the notorious 262-miles of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, the immediate goals of the Minuteman Project’s organizers were to yank the covers off the shameful failure of border security and to demonstrate to the royals how easy it would be to fulfill their First Obligation: the protection of their citizens.
But royalty has no limits to its arrogance. King George attacked the good citizens of the Minutemen Project as “vigilantes,” during a time when project organizers and volunteers were the subjects of scores of racist death threats, lies and damned lies by the open-borders lobby, castigations by elected officials and vilifications by most of the mainstream press. Concurrently, one of the most pernicious pieces of amnesty legislation—which would have been amnesty number eight—for illegal border crossers was being attempted by the princely U.S. Congress, to courtly applause.
Ours is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny. To prove this, let these facts be submitted to a candid world, including but not limited to:
They have abdicated government here by declaring us out of their protection:
The president called the Minutemen “vigilantes” while they were under constant threats of attack and death.
At best, only one-in-three border invaders is intercepted. Over a seven-month period, in the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector alone, more than 33,000 convicted murderers, rapists, child predators and the like, along with those wanted on fugitive warrants for those kinds of crimes, were intercepted. That means, all things being equal, 66,000 such foreign criminals successfully made it through.
Border invaders designated “Other than Mexicans” (OTM’s), including those from terror-sponsoring countries, are allowed by the government to continue into the interior of the U.S. under a “catch-and-release” policy, with the promise from the intruders that they will appear at a hearing in the future. Almost none does.
One-thousand seven-hundred-and-ninety (1,790) new border patrol agents were striped by King George from his 2006 budget. The 9/11 Commission had strongly recommended 2,000 new agents for that year. The remaining 210 new agents would not cover even the losses of agents to transfers, retirements and from those quitting because of being fed up.
They have consorted with the potentates, dictators, oligarchs and sovereigns and have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws:
An estimated 3,000 fugitive illegal-alien murder suspects, including accused cop killers, are avoiding U.S. prosecution, because Mexico will not extradite for capital crimes.
The U.S. government has refused to return criminal illegal-aliens to their home countries because “those countries won’t take them back.” They have instead released those criminal back into the unsuspecting U.S. population, with tens of thousands repeating their crimes against Americans.
They have been dismissive of the overwhelming opinions of the People:
Poll after poll show American of all stripes want the borders secured NOW!
They have failed to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union and repel invasions, as called for by the U.S. Constitution.
They have excited domestic insurrection amongst us by endeavoring to bring on the inhabitants of our frontier:
Time Magazine has estimated that three-million illegal aliens from all over the world successfully break into the country, annually.
They have refused their assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good:
Almost the entire U.S. Criminal Code relating to violations of immigration law essentially has been ignored.
When referring to illegal aliens whose cross the border via the Rio Grande River, King George was quoted in the book Boy Genius: “Hell, if they’ll walk across the Big Bend, we want ‘em.” (pg 73)
They have kept among us a foreign standing army:
It is estimate that a standing army of 850,000 illegal alien foreign gangsters, thugs, punks and terrorist, including MS-13, the Mexican Mafia, the Russian Mafia, the 18th Street gang and many other criminal organizations, are now entrenched in cities and towns throughout the U.S..
They have failed to establish justice; they have failed to ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare; they have failed to faithfully discharge the duties of their offices; they have failed to exercise their best abilities to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, thereby giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States.
Minuteman-like civilian border patrols were carried out during World War II. My father, uncles and grandfather, then citizen residents of the border town of Bisbee, Ariz., were patrol members. There was no continental invasion then, but there is now, with millions from all over the world pouring across the borders, including some of the world’s most despicable, dangerous and loathsome: people from terror-sponsoring countries, heavily armed international drug traffickers and their agents, and kidnappers of women and children headed for sex-slavery in the United States.
But when as long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
I, therefore, on this day of July 4, 2007, representing We the People of the United States, in their name, solemnly declare our right to be free and independent to do anything we damn well please to secure our rights, our properties, our fortunes, our futures, our posterity, our lives and our country.
Mike McGarry was the media liaison for the Minuteman Project during the first two weeks of April, 2005.