Friday, July 15, 2005

Border insecurity

The Minutemen are at it again, according to the Washington Times.
More than 15,000 volunteers will man observation posts and conduct foot and horseback patrols this fall along the Mexican border from Texas to California and in seven states along the Canadian border in a new Minuteman vigil to protest what organizers call the government's lax immigration enforcement policies.
Chris Simcox, who heads the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, said volunteers from throughout the country who are "concerned that the U.S. government must be made to act and take control of our borders" are signing up in record numbers for the new monthlong patrols set to begin Oct. 1. ...
He said the new volunteers will be deployed in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas and that other Minuteman groups will patrol the border regions of Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Vermont and Washington.
By my geography, a couple of states are missing from that list.
But I hardly expect the Alaska border would be a source of problems. And I guess we trust Albertans and Saskatchewanites, so there's no one in Montana. Even New Hampshire's tiny slice of the border is such difficult terrain that they don't expect problems.
But where are the volunteers in New York?
The state closest to Canada's largest cities, Toronto and Montreal.
The state closest to the cities where terrorist groups are known to be in operation.
No volunteers there?
Mr. Simcox, get some people to New York for your project.