Los Angeles, CA - Most Americans commemorate 9/11 with flowers, plaques & poems, but Marine combat veteran Jim Gilchrist offers a more pro-active memorial. Soon after 9/11, recognizing that the hijackers were all illegal aliens, Gilchrist formed The Minuteman Project, and began putting volunteer observers on the borders, giving the lie to politicians' claims that it couldn't be done.
This year, Operation Sovereignty volunteers will begin operations in Laredo, TX, on September 11, the five-year anniversary of 9/11.
Though derided by politicians and pundits, Gilchrist has struck a resonant chord with grassroots America. Polls show in excess of 80% of Americans agree with The Minuteman Project, and with tens of thousands rallying to the call, America's response has been reminiscent of that day in April 1776 when colonial Minutemen mustered to meet the British at Concord Bridge.
"The Minuteman Project offers volunteers the opportunity to do the job that government won't do - secure our borders and enforce our laws, and I am exceedingly proud of the patriotic Americans who volunteer to respond at their own expense," says Gilchrist.
Since the Minuteman Project began, volunteers armed with binoculars and cell phones have embarrassed lax politicians, inept bureaucrats, and corrupt functionaries to prove to America that our borders CAN be secured. Ignoring cries of "vigilanteeism," millions of Americans have expressed support for the Minuteman Project, and a national debate has been forced on issues which politicians and bureaucrats have foolishly ignored for decades.
Previous Minuteman Project border operations were for 30 days. This year, Operation Sovereignty will last a full 60 days, through the November election cycle.
"We plan for politicians to feel the heat, as Minuteman Project volunteers shine light on the government's corruption and dereliction of duty. We hope to help voters un-elect politicians who have voted for amnesty and mass illegal invasion, and to help them elect leaders who will actually honor their Oaths of Office and vote to protect our borders, our jobs, and our national security," says Gilchrist, and adds, "We hope and believe that any politician bureaucrat who fails to support border security will be in jeopardy of losing his or her job! But whatever the politicians do, we will not shirk our duty to keep America's national sovereignty secure!"
Details on the event are as follows:
Who: Jim Gilchrist, Minutemen Project Founder
What: Operation Sovereignty
Where: US/Mexican border, Laredo, TX
When: Operation Sovereignty begins: 9/11/06
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