Thursday, April 07, 2005

Spirit of the OK Corral

The minuteman project is well underway. The mixed reactions are predictable. I don't know how it will turn out. I DO know that it is inspiring and those who don't find it so should read more (real) American history.

Interestingly enough, the town of Tombstone is full of responsible sidearms again. Sounds like they have a cool mayor! He's quoted in this Reuters piece:
"The Minuteman fall within that long American tradition that includes freedom of speech and the right to bear arms, and I don't have a problem with that." -Tombstone Mayor Andrew Dejournett
This Reuters photo is great. I'm glad a foreign news agency has some eye for inspiring American patriots.

Minuteman Project volunteer Tim Donnely looks south towards Mexico in the early morning light from the bed of his pickup truck at the post he manned overnight at the US/Mexico border west of Douglas, Arizona April 5, 2005. Minuteman volunteers are manning observation posts around the clock for the month of April along the border in the eastern part of Arizona to bring attention to the number of illegal immigrants coming north from Mexico. (Fred Greaves/Reuters)
<< Home 3 Comments:
Blogger Liz said...

That's pretty neat.

12:22 PM, April 07, 2005  
Blogger Rebekah said...

That is so totally American--I'm lovin' it!

4:19 PM, April 08, 2005  
Blogger CA Minuteman said...

I just wish they had spelled my name right! I am the minuteman in the photo. Thank you for your article and posting. I like your take. Spirit of the OK corral. The feeling of being part of history was papable those first few days.

If anyone wants to learn more about what we are doing now, go to:


We need average Americans to activate their citizenship. Use it or lose it!


2:32 PM, May 16, 2005  

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