May 13, 2006
Minuteman Kooks in Washington
Ted Hayes is on the level of uber freak. Today at a Minuteman Project press conference/pep rally I caught on C-SPAN tonight he spoke of the ancient Aztec practice of ripping the beating hearts out of human sacrifices. What the hell does that have to do with Latin Americans entering the United States illegally? Is there some secret Mexican government plan to establish the practice in the Southwest U.S.? Or is it just demogogery to up the ante in the Minuteman's xenophobia?
These Minuteman guys give me the creeps. They run around along the border playing soldier and come to Washington, D.C. decrying human sacrifice. There's not a hint of empathy for illegals immigrants risking their lives to cross the border. They're not crossing as part of some Mexican government plot to invade the United States. If you think that you're hereby declare you a kook.
In order to maintain the respect for law we must secure the border and not grant amnesty to those who've come here illegally. What we must also do is not be afraid of immigrants and make it easier to have them enter the country legally. Lower the costs of entering and working in the U.S. and you will lower the demand for coyotes to sneak illegals across the border.
"Minutemen Assail Amnesty Idea"