Saturday, February 25, 2006

Chicago Minutemen Protest Mexican Consulate

Jake at Freedom Folks has coverage and pictures from the Minutemen Protest held today in Chicago. Jake wrote: You may be wondering just exactly what is it that Mexico has been doing to warrant this type of response, so glad you asked... vote against America in the UN oppose us in international forums meddle in our labor law stir things up in California offer Mexico as a haven for murderers meddle in our military attempt to win the loyalty of Mexican - Americans, threaten to negotiate with wartime enemies, flood our cities with dubious documents use their consulates to meddle in internal politics and in general, do everything possible to subvert our immigration laws Source: VDare I came across this quote from Adlai Stevenson that I thought was rather apropos ...
We talk a great deal about patriotism. What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility which will enable America to remain master of her power — to walk with it in serenity and wisdom, with self-respect and the respect of all mankind; a patriotism that puts country ahead of self; a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. The dedication of a lifetime — these are words that are easy to utter, but this is a mighty assignment. For it is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
~ Adlai Stevenson, Speech to the American Legion Convention in New York City, August 27, 1952 Quoteland You may rightly wonder what a twenty or thirty people can accomplish. It's ridiculous, right? Pissin' in the wind I believe is the phrase. I mean in a city of three million people, half a million of which are illegal aliens, we're wasting our time right?Nope, we are holding out hope to those who aren't yet brave enough to stand with us. Every protest we've held has drawn more people, and at each protest we find more and more people of every race and color nodding and honking and waving. Sure, we still get flipped off and called rude names, and sure we're told on a regular basis to "go home" or asked if "we don't have anything better to do."But there will always be dumb people, people to stupid or lazy to even care about their country, what really warms the cockles of my heart is that I believe they are a minority. An annoying, obnoxious and vocal minority, but a minority all the same. When I read that Adlai Stevenson quote I was reminded that whenever we protest we are peaceful and cheerful. It is only when those who oppose us arrive that things get ugly. Our guys and gals believe in the rule of law so it's no great shock that that carries over into how they comport themselves in public protests. The other side promotes lawbreaking and anarchy so is it any real shock that arrests only happen when they're around?So to those who agree that this problem is out of control, to those who are afraid they will be called racists and worse (and you will). I'm asking you to come out of the shadows. Stand with us, make this a better country. A country we can be proud of. A final thought, though contacted the big media outlets did not cover us today. Not one reporter came out. Do you know why I think they didn't? Because we're boring. Minutemen don't commit crimes, Minutemen are respectful and smart. Minutemen in other words are boring, yet if the Minutemen were as all fired dangerous as the media would have you believe why weren't they out there covering us today. Because they knew as well as we did that there would be no counter-protesters. It's only when the counter-protesters show up that blood flows and people start getting arrested. What I'm getting at is if you're afraid to come out to something like this, don't be. I guarantee what you'll find are people mostly just like you. People concerned about this country and willing to take a stand for her. If that sounds good to you we'd love to have you! See all the photos here. Jake has links posted to other Minuteman organizations. **This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate please go to The Uncooperative Blogger or Freedom Folks and email us. We will add you to the blogroll, and send you the rest of the info you will need. CAII bloggers: Freedom Folks; The Uncooperative Blogger; Jokers on the Right; Free Constitution; Red Satellites