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Run For The Border

I think there was some news about the "Minutemen" in the Messenger this week (something to do with a helicopter crash). That group wants our border with Mexico closed so badly that they are willing to volunteer their time and effort to keep those would-be immigrants out. But I wonder what would happen if a liberal school like Columbia University had a group of Young Republicans and those Young Republicans were to ask the founder of the Minutemen to speak on campus. Well, I'll be. It happened this week. It did not go well as shows.


Anonymous said...

I can understand their passion, but some constraint would have been nice.

wordkyle said...

Why is it only Liberals that use tactics like this to silence voices they don't agree with?

I guess if you can't use logic, you have to shout down the opposition. Just check out the talk shows. That's Rosie O'Donnell's only weapon.

Do any Liberals think that something like this is unacceptable?

fluff said...

Uh, wordk a little trip down memory lane if you the 2004 RNC convention in NYC. Of the 1800 people arrested for protesting Republican policies over 91 percent have been acquitted or the charges thrown out due to police misconduct because lack of a reason to arrest them. Now that's how the Republican Party silences voices it doesn't agree with. Which would you rather have...a rowdy democracy or a police state?

Anonymous said...

I just went to the "minutemen" website. What a bunch of idiots! The young Republican group should be ashamed of themselves for inviting such a group to the university.

wordkyle said...

Rowdy? To storm the stage and disrupt the presentation? Rowdy is the word you use to describe it? How about the physical attacks on Ann Coulter, Phyllis Schafly, David Horowitz, William Kristol and Pat Buchanan? "High spirits"?

As for the arrests in NYC -- without checking the accuracy of your numbers -- it's incidents like the one at Columbia that make police departments nervous. Of course they're going to take preemptive measures. If something violent were to happen (such as what has happened toooo many times before) the NYPD would have been justifiably criticized for not taking stricter measures. (See Democrat National Convention, Chicago '68)

From your remarks I gather that you support what the hooligans did. That confirms what I said in my earlier post: Liberals can't win debates with ideas of their own. They have to physically prevent the opposition from speaking.

Too bad Liberals don't have that kind of attitude about the Islamic terrorists who want to kill Americans.

Anonymous said...

They just went a little overboard on something they feel passionate about. No one was hurt. They are college kids. Hell, I enjoyed it, right or wrong. =) was not a debate. Let's not generalize so much.

wordkyle said...

Anon 8:41: The "debate" I referred to was the conflict of ideas, not a formal debate on that particular occasion. It distresses me that I had to spell out the distinction.

Should violent (and it was violent) protest always be used in lieu of expressing ideas? Is silencing the opposition the only tactic that Liberals have left?

It appears so. Again, are there any Liberals who think that this assault was wrong?

mzchief said...

I believe the Minute men are attempting to prevent potential ILLEGAL immigrants from entering the United States. The Guardian Angel's in the North Eastern U.S. ride subways to prevent potential THUGS from harming (robbing/raping)innocent riders. Neither organization is denying ANY law abiding citizen their rights. Both groups are attempting to prevent specific crimes and make the United States a safer place for the citizens of the United States.

No one should be encouraged or allowed to sneak into the movies just because they know the manager NEVER locks the backdoor. It only makes sense for the manager to lock and guard the door when it comes to their attention that there are MORE nonpaying customers/illegal immigrants than there are paying customers/legal immigrants.

As for people who attend an event for the sole purpose of disrupting the event they should be viewed as nothing more than babbling rabble. Face it, NO ONE would tolerate a group of atheist storming the pulpit of a Christian church during a worship service. If the babbling rabble want to voice THEIR opinion let them organize their OWN forum.

Anonymous said...

Bravo to them for standing up against racism. I admire their passion. We need more people like them.

The minutemen are their site and history.

Anonymous said...

so anon 8:58, am I racist for not wanting a floodgate open for illegal immigrants (read: Mexicans from Mexico) to come to my country, take all the benefits they've taken that I have to pay for, with no threat of expulsion? The Liberals are going to go so far as to drestroy this country because they're lily-livered cowards who won't call our enemies our enemies...

wordkyle: AMEN!! mw

wordkyle said...

8:58 PM: You casually tossed out the word "racist," so I checked for myself. This is what I did find on their website:

"The Minuteman Project is not a call to arms, but a call to voices seeking a peaceful and respectable resolve to the chaotic neglect by members of our local, state and federal governments charged with applying U.S. immigration law.

MMP has no affiliation with, nor will we accept any assistance by, or interference from, separatists, racists or supremacy groups."

PROVE that their racists. Otherwise, all you did was lie to try to make your point.

Typical Liberal.


Anonymous said...

I had no idea David Letterman led the minutemen.

Anonymous said...

hey, 6:39
have you ever listened to "air america"
now thats stupid

Anonymous said...

wordklye...Here's a statement from their website: "Future generations will inherit a tangle of rancorous, unassimilated, squabbling cultures with no common bond to hold them together, and a certain guarantee of death to this nation as a harmonious melting pot."

Now, does that sound like someone who is concerned about illegal immigration or something much deeper? Anyone can go to Wilkipedia for a quick read about the Minuteman Project. Each of us has a right to our opinion on the matter.

wordkyle said...

Anon 5:54 PM: The quote you provided is nowhere close to being "racist." What you described is also called "Balkanization."

And thanks for citing Wikipedia. It states that the Minutemen 1) engage in activities to support and help law enforcement agencies; 2) that anti-Minuteman protesters tried to assault one of its members while he was driving in a van and that two of them got run over for their trouble (local police viewed tapes of the incident and said he was justified); and 3) that one of the main critics of the group is former Mexican president Vicente Fox.

The word "racist" was used to describe the Minuteman Project and it's wrong. It's the term Liberals throw out any time they need a cheap, easy, and inaccurate description instead of resorting to thinking.

By the way, Wikipedia's description of the incident above illustrated how the Liberal opposition once again resorted to violence when it couldn't articulate a decent argument.

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

Anonymous said... only picked out the parts of the article to support your opinion.

It looks like your the one lacking in the critical thinking skills.

Of course, I believe the students crossed the line in their protest, but it was still funny as hell! =)

wordkyle said...

ANON 9:12 PM: You're the one that cited Wikipedia. What I quoted was accurate, both in fact and context. I guess you can try to insult me personally, rather than provide facts that might support your point. That's a good way to prove your argument's credibility.

With all these posts there has been a tremendous lack of proof that the Minuteman Project is racist.

Maybe you should resort to violence to try to shut me up. Now that would be funny.

Anonymous said...

God bless ya wordkyle