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This article paints a very mild picture of the disgust we all have of Jim Gilchrist. Gilchrist better not spend all the money Huckabee paid him all in one place because his glory days are over. Chis Simcox has had his own problems, but I can assure you that Bob Wright mentioned in this article is a true Patriot.

Washington Times

Minuteman co-founder James Gilchrist’s endorsement of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has spurred a backlash among illegal-immigration opponents who say the former Arkansas governor is soft on immigration enforcement.

“Mike Huckabee is pro-amnesty and favors a path to citizenship for illegal aliens currently in the U.S. that would require a lifting of current penalties,” said William Gheen, whose 25,000-member Americans for Legal Immigration sent mass mailings yesterday to more than 300 pro-enforcement groups.

“Huckabee has released an immigration plan that contains the deceptive ‘touch back’ provision that the pushers of amnesty tried on us in Washington this year,” he said. “He wants to trick the nation by having illegal aliens leave for a day to pick up new papers at an office set up across the border and then walk right back.”

But Chris Simcox, who co-founded the Minuteman Project with Mr. Gilchrist and now heads the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, said no national Minuteman group has endorsed Mr. Huckabee, adding that only “one individual Minuteman has personally endorsed him.”

“Jim Gilchrist speaks only for Jim Gilchrist. He does not speak for the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, nor is he nationally representative of most patriots in the Minuteman movement, who under no circumstances could ignore the failed record nor endorse the duplicitous plan recently rolled out by candidate Mike Huckabee,” Mr. Simcox said.

His Minuteman organization totals more than 10,000 members and has chapters in all 50 states.

Bob Wright, who heads the Patriots’ Border Alliance, another Minuteman splinter group, said although Mr. Gilchrist helped move the issue of illegal entry into the U.S. “to it’s rightful place on the national stage,” his endorsement of Mr. Huckabee “is at best disturbing.”

“While I believe it is possible for a professional politician to change his mind on a subject as he becomes more informed, I have serious doubts that is the case with Huckabee,” Mr. Wright said. “His past rhetoric about the goals of Minutemen everywhere has been vicious ? parroting the tired and discredited foolishness that an American citizen’s desire to see the law enforced is somehow racist or xenophobic.”

Mr. Huckabee, who apologized to Mr. Gilchrist for not supporting the Minuteman project when it was first formed, said this week that he was honored to receive the endorsement.

“All of us want a policy where people come to this country through the front door, not the back door,” he said.

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KIRO

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state is unlikely to grant a permit to a man who wants to burn a Mexican flag on the steps of the state Capitol, because of air pollution concerns.

Nick Bradford, of Tacoma, said he wants to burn the flag when the legislative session opens in January, to encourage the state to do more to crack down on illegal immigrants, including allowing local police to arrest people who enter the country illegally.

“Obviously, the protest is intended to get the attention of the public, but also the politicians here, in Washington,” Bradford said. “We can’t always bark at the other Washington and George Bush. We can do things locally here.”

Bradford recently called Visitors Services at the Capitol to ask about burning a flag on the steps, but officials weren’t sure it was allowed.

The Department of General Administration, which operates the building, checked with the Olympia Fire Department, which said any burning would have to be cleared by the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency, department spokesman Steve Valandra told The Olympian newspaper.

“Flag burning is a form of protected free speech, so if he wanted to get a permit to do this, GA would grant it to him, as long as he abided by whatever other preconditions existed,” Valandra said.

But there’s little chance the clean air agency would allow a permit, said Richard Stedman, executive director of the agency.

“Burning a flag produces a lot of toxic materials, such as dioxins, which are contained in the pigments and dyes,” he said. “We would probably cite the person for burning prohibited materials. It’s illegal to burn anything in the urban growth area.”

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About a month ago, Dennis Slater of No More Invasion was attacked by a group of day laborers in the Home Depot parking lot. The police have not made any arrests even though Dennis Slater provided them with photo’s of the attackers and all of them still frequent the Home Depot.

On Saturday, we returned to the scene of the crime. Canoga Park is completely overrun with illegal aliens. They are all extremely hostile and if the police were not on the scene, I am certain there would’ve been more violence.

At the end of part 2, I was surrounded by an angry mob of illegal aliens and anchor babies. If the police didn’t step in when they did, I don’t think I would’ve made it to my car. And if I did make it inside my vehicle, they would’ve trashed it before I had the chance to drive off.

There are lots more videos and photos on this thread over at NoMoreInvasion.com

Part One

Part Two


Small & Mighty took these photos of me as I tried to walk past the horde of invaders.

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Hal Netkin has been a longtime opponent of illegal immigration. He runs the www.lawatchdog.com website. He used to live in my neighborhood, although I didn’t know it at the time. Even though I am surrounded by suspected illegal aliens, I guess it wasn’t enough for Hal Netkin because he’s since moved his family to Arizona. I thought you might like to read his latest from the “Ask Hal” page.

Click here to read more, “Ask Hal.”

12/07/07 Email exchange

Dear Hal,

I am an illegal alien MS 13 gang member from El Salvador, and I’m sick and tired of being harassed by Republican candidates for president. Tom Tancredo is even running negative propaganda ads about my friends and me. What should I do?
Li’l Putito.

Dear Li’l Putito,

You should move to criminal friendly Los Angeles with as many of your home boys as possible so that you all will become a powerful voting block in L.A.’s neighborhood councils in order to be able to influence the mayor and city council to protect your gang members (not that they need influencing). In case you didn’t know it, you and your criminals pals can vote yourselves into office even if you are illegal alien criminals — you can even run for office in your own neighborhood council. You should also complain to MALDEF and the ACLU about how you are being harassed and profiled just because of your skin color — they will sue anyone who wants to put you in jail.

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Buck Young of Phoenix, a member of Riders Against Illegal Immigration, carries a sign that equates immigrant-rights activist Salvador Reza with revolutionary Che Guevara during what has become a weekly protest and counterprotest.

“The confrontation has now become essentially a do-or-die situation for both sides, with implications far beyond illegal day labor,” wrote Danny Smith of the American Freedom Riders motorcycle club, in a recent message rallying supporters. “This is no longer a mere skirmish, it is a major battle which we cannot afford to lose. We have succeeded in taking it to a national level of visibility, and now there is no turning back - WE MUST WIN.”

Outside Phoenix store, border debate rages on
Emotional protests at local battleground mirror national fight
The Arizona Republic
Dec. 9, 2007

Watch video of Pruitt Furniture protest.

On East Thomas Road in Phoenix, the national shouting match over immigration unfolds week by week in a neighborhood that has changed in the same ways Arizona has.

Sheriff’s deputies patrol the parking lot at M.D. Pruitt’s Home Furnishings each Saturday, ensuring that no day laborers trespass on the property. Day-labor advocates mount protests nearby, blaring Mexican folk music while children dressed in traditional garb dance on the sidewalk.

Pruitt’s opened 57 years ago, but only recently did day laborers gather in large numbers to seek work on the sidewalks and parking lots of nearby businesses. The subdivisions that stretch back from Thomas Road have seen more and more Hispanic families arrive, changing the character of the neighborhood.

Meanwhile, the country’s roiling debate over immigration continues unabated.

A compromise that would have given illegal immigrants a way to become citizens fell apart in Congress earlier this year amid angry protests.

Since then, the battle has only grown angrier. Citizens furious over government inaction have called for the border to be sealed and for more illegal immigrants to be deported. The battle lines have been drawn.

In Phoenix, those lines lead straight to 35th Street and Thomas, where the owners of a family furniture store say they struggle to understand how such a divisive battle ever erupted in front of their showroom.

After weeks of keeping his distance, Phoenix’s mayor now says he’s prepared to enter the fray. He wants to sit down with the Pruitt’s owners and the laborers’ spokesman to develop a solution to the escalating conflict.

But until a compromise is reached, some involved in the protests worry the conflict could boil over into violence…….

The Reason For Pruitt’s

The mayor weighs in

From the start of the conflict, people hoping to resolve the dispute have sought the help of the mayor.

But since helping to broker the truce last year, Gordon has largely kept his distance. His perceived lack of action drew criticism from all sides, including threats of a recall by the conservative Washington think tank Judicial Watch.

The pressure to act was one of the factors that pushed Gordon to reverse himself last week on Operations Order 1.4. On Thursday, Gordon said he was prepared to enter the fray at Pruitt’s as well.

“Enough is enough,” he said.

Gordon told The Republic he would offer to meet with the Sensings and Reza jointly in an effort to hammer out a long-term agreement.

“I’m asking both sides to provide me, in advance, with a specific list of what it is that each of them want - what benchmarks we’re working toward,” Gordon said. “I will sit down with them as soon as they can get here and work long days, evenings and weekends to help them end this.”

If the sides can’t reach an agreement, Gordon said, he will ask them to enter into binding arbitration with an independent hearing officer.

As the conflict escalates, Gordon is determined to prevent Phoenix from experiencing the racial strife that has plagued New York, Los Angeles, Detroit and other major American cities.

“We’re not going to end up with the history other cities have had,” Gordon said. “We have to get through this. We have to do everything we can to remember that this is a caring city that doesn’t tolerate hatred and extremism.”

To read entire article click here.

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By Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, www.WalterMooreForMayor.com

Today the L.A. Times reported the results of a poll it conducted on illegal immigration. The newspaper’s bias — political and financial — shows when you compare the article to the poll itself, and when you look at the wording of the poll.

THEIR HEADLINE LIES

Let’s start with the headline: “1 in 3 would deny illegal immigrants social services.” The headline makes it sound like only 33% would deny illegal aliens welfare, “free” education, etc. Hidden message: if you want to deny them benefits, you’re in some kook minority.

But the actual poll results are quite the opposite. Here are the percentages of people who said they would DENY the following specific benefits to illegal aliens:

In-state college tuition 82%
Food stamps 76%
Driver’s licenses 72%
Public schools 56%
Emergency medical 48%

Quite a difference from the “1 in 3″ proclaimed in the headline, huh? If you were writing the headline, what would it say? How about something like, “Majority favor denying all social services except emergency medical.” Wouldn’t that be more accurate?

So where does the “1 in 3″ figure come from? That’s the number of people who chose “none of the above” when asked which services they would let illegal aliens receive.

THEIR PIE LIES

Let’s move from the headline to the “lying pie.” The article also features a pie chart showing that only 36% of the respondents said illegal aliens have had a negative impact on their communities. The key words are “on their communities,” because the survey included people all over America, not just here in the “Ground Zero” of the illegal invasion. Have illegal aliens ruined Bangor, Maine yet? Probably not. Key West? Ditto.

The results differ dramatically when the question shifts from respondents’ “communities” to the nation as a whole. When asked about problems “facing the country,” 81% said illegal immigration is an important problem. Specifically, 54% said it was important, and another 27% said it was one of the most important problems facing the nation.

HOW ABOUT “ALL OF THE ABOVE?”

Other examples of bias abound. The questions are, for the most part, rigged to minimize the problem of illegal immigration. For example, the poll did not ask people whether they support more border security, sanctions against employers, AND more arrests and deportations, etc.

Instead, respondents were asked on which item the government should focus. Result? You make the percentages for each look smaller than otherwise by forcing people to chose one or the other, rather than “all of the above.” Oh, and get this: people were allowed to support UP TO two items, but they weren’t told that in the question, and they could not support three or more.

CNN DID IT RIGHT

Another way to see the bias in this poll is to compare its wording to the wording of another, objective poll. In October, CNN — unlike the L.A. Times — asked some straightforward questions, and got straightforward responses.

CNN asked, for example, “Would you like to see the number of illegal immigrants currently in this country increased, decreased, or remain the same?” The number of people who said “decreased” was 69%. Quite a different image from the L.A. Times poll, huh? The CNN poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans — 69% — want the number of illegals in this country reduced. Do you remember reading about THAT poll in the L.A. Times? Me, neither.

CNN also asked a question about “sanctuary cities,” like ours. Here is that question: “When state or local police forces encounter illegal immigrants who have not broken any state or local laws, do you think the police should or should not arrest those people and turn them over to the federal government?” The number of people who said the police should turn them over to the feds was 55%. So a majority of Americans oppose “sanctuary city” policies. Shouldn’t the L.A.
Times have made that a headline?

WHY IS THE L.A. TIMES BIASED ON THIS ISSUE?

Why is the L.A. Times so biased about illegal aliens? In a word: money. The L.A. Times is owned by the same company that owns Hoy, a Spanish-language newspaper. The financial success of Hoy depends on having large numbers of people here in California who cannot speak English. So the last thing the L.A. Times wants to do is stir American citizens into enforcing our immigration laws.

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT ALL THIS?

What should you do about all this? Don’t bother writing letters to the editor — they don’t care. Instead, write a check to the Committee to Elect Walter Moore. We need to start replacing the corrupt career politicians in this country. It’s easier to write a check than organize and attend a mass rally. Go ahead: take action.
You’ll be glad you did. Just go to www.WalterMooreForMayor.com and click on the “contribute” button.

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As the debate heats up over whether or not the U.S. Government should provide benefits to undocumented immigrants, most Americans agree that it is not good for the country, according to the American Pulse(TM) Survey of 4,069 respondents. The majority of respondents said “No” when asked if they think undocumented immigrants should be given the following:

Driver’s License (81.7%)
Business License (89.3%)
Housing Assistance (82.8%)
Educational Benefits (76.7%)
and Job Training (73.7%)

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Illegal-immigration protesters and counterprotesters gather Saturday at 35th STreet and Thomas Road near Pruitt’s furniture store in Phoenix. Sheriff’s deputies arrested eight people nearby suspected of being undocumented immigrants.

Phoenix officials feel heat over migration as protests continue
Think tank weighs suit
The Arizona Republic
Dec. 3, 2007

As protests and arrests of undocumented workers continued near a Phoenix furniture store over the weekend, a Washington-based think tank is researching whether to sue Phoenix over its immigration policies.

Judicial Watch, a 13-year-old conservative think tank best known for its lawsuits against the Clinton administration, sent its chief investigator to Phoenix on Friday to review public documents related to immigration.

The group’s visit comes at a time when Mayor Phil Gordon, Police Chief Jack Harris and other city officials are under pressure to take stronger actions on illegal immigration-related controversies. Gordon reportedly spoke with advisers over the weekend about how to respond to mounting criticism over his handling of issues related to illegal immigration.

The Mayor’s Office would not comment on Judicial Watch’s visit to Phoenix, or about the ongoing protests at M.D. Pruitt’s Home Furnishings.

“I don’t have any comment today,” said Gordon’s spokesman, Scott Phelps, on Sunday.

Protesters did. About 200 gathered Saturday near 35th Street and Thomas Road, about half to support the mostly undocumented day laborers who look for work in the area, and half to oppose them. For the first time during the protests, deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested eight people nearby on suspicion of violating immigration laws. None of those arrested were protesters.

Judicial Watch has offered legal aid to a coalition of businesses near 36th Street and Thomas, including Pruitt’s.

For years, dozens of day laborers have gathered near Pruitt’s and along a stretch of Thomas Road, between 32nd and 36th streets. They are drawn to the area by a busy home-improvement store and its customers, who hire them to paint, landscape and do other manual labor.

Many residents and business owners don’t want them there, and tensions have escalated, which last year led to protests and counterprotests……

To read entire article click here.

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Frosty Wooldridge

How can you, average Joe and Mary Citizen change history in favor of your children?s future?

In the following information, you may enjoy media strategies created by top flight journalist Kathleene Parker of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Suggested Media Strategy:

Parker said, ?I consider nothing more important to the immigration-population movement than forcing the topic into the news media because until the media allow a topic to become a key issue, change does not happen.

Parker shows you critical points on how you change history:

?That brings us to a critical point of journalism,? she said. ?There are three parts of any newspaper?still a key source of information for many people and certainly read by politicians?that are read by the most people: the sports pages, the comics and the letters to the editor. Therefore, please do not underestimate the value of a letter to the editor. IT IS FAR MORE VALUABLE THAN PAID ADVERTISING OR EVEN NEWS REPORTS BECAUSE MORE PEOPLE SEE IT. If a choice must be made, always write a letter published over a guest commentary, as it will be read, due to brevity, by far more people?by a factor of 10.?

Parker gives the following advice:

Absolutely confine letters to the length specified by the editorial page. If no limit is set, never, ever write a letter of over 200 words!

Decide at the front end on two to three key points and confine yourself to those.

The more dramatic, definable and defensible letter points are the better.

To increase your chances of getting printed, always lead the letter with a reference to something just published in the publication you are writing to.

Always write your letter within one to two days after your news-hook story appears. Sooner the better!

Recognize the value of holidays to get things into print. Particularly stark times for many newspapers are the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays when they are low on staff, news is often slow, people aren?t writing letters and editors must pickup huge amount of info from the wire just to fill the space.

If you see a particular local controversy, such as traffic problems, water shortages, sprawl, a development controversy, you can sometimes use that as a reason to approach an editor with a well- written guest commentary.

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RGJ

Veterans who served on the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier presented Jim Brossard with a certificate and flag for cutting down a Mexican flag that was flying over a U.S. flag at a Reno bar.

?To fly the American flag underneath the Mexican flag, it just defies everything,? said Wayne Erven, West Coast representative of the U.S.S. Intrepid Association Inc. ?Our flag goes on top. That?s the honor we give our flag.?

Erven, of Pleasanton Calif., gave Brossard the appreciation Tuesday at the James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial in Idlewild Park.

?To go and pull that down, you?ve got more guts than brains maybe,? Erven told Brossard.

In attendance for the presentation was Daryl Saldausky, a veteran and former crew member who lives in Reno, and a couple of Brossard?s friends.

Brossard said he has no regrets.

?If I hadn?t done that then I?m afraid it wouldn?t have gotten done,? he said. ?I was ready and fully willing to accept any consequences, legally or any other, that might have come in my direction.?

Brossard made national headlines in October when video was broadcast of Brossard cutting down the U.S. flag that was flying about a Mexican flag. The action came after raids on 11 area McDonald?s restaurant led to the arrest of more than 50 illegal immigrants.

Broussard said he received hundreds of phone calls from people around the country who thanked him. He also has been on many radio talk shows and news programs, he said.

?It?s just unfathomable to me that I?ve done something to deserve this,? Brossard said.

The U.S.S. Intrepid participated in World War II and the Vietnam War. It was hit four times by Japanese kamikaze and once by a torpedo.

?There are some good sea stories about that,? Erven said.

The ship, which is docked in New York City, is now the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum.

The U.S.S. Intrepid Association has a flag program that raises from the carrier?s flight deck to give to towns and vets. Brossard?s flag was raised this past July 12, Erven said.

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They overwhelming passed this bill to fund 700 miles of fence before the last election and before their failed attempts at amnesty. Now they’ve taken away the funding in committee. These Democrats and Republicans aren’t fooling anyone. They all need to be thrown out of office!

CAPS

Political maneuverings are threatening appropriations that are essential to construct a fence and provide other components of border security.

The House-Senate conference committee dropped a $3 billion plan for border security from the 2008 Defense Appropriations Conference Report. The measure, which had passed both houses, would have been used towards completion of 700 miles of border fence, added 23,000 more border patrol officers, and beefed up surveillance along the US border with Mexico.

A similar level of funding is included in the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, but that bill is currently awaiting conference consideration, and its passage is less certain than that of the defense bill. Moreover, there may be attempts to remove the requirement for constructing a fence.

Please CLICK HERE to learn more and to help keep us secure.

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Click here for a slide show of the photos I took during the march in Los Angeles.

WorldNetDaily

Protest rallies against the controversial Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America were held successfully in nine U.S. cities, marred only by a drive-by shot fired without causing injury into the home of the organizer of the Atlanta march.

Organizer Jim Stachowiak of Freedom Fighter Radio explained that a 9 mm gunshot round was fired into his suburban home Saturday at about 5:40 a.m. on the day of the marches.

Stachowiak told WND no one in the home was injured by the gunshot and Atlanta police were called.

The police removed the round for analysis and filed a report on the incident. No suspects were identified.

Stachowiak told WND he had no proof who may have fired the gunshot, although he felt confident it was done in anger to discourage his efforts to organize the protest.

Despite the incident, Stachowiak attended the Atlanta March for America, which began on the state capitol steps and proceeded to the CNN world headquarters as planned.

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I don’t know why Lou even bothered to talk to these whack jobs. Besides Enrique Morones, some of you might recognize the other brown supremacist in the video above. It’s Manuel, the pretend indian of the extremist hate group Mexica-Movement. Manuel says to Lou “How come you blame our people on 911.” Every time he opens his mouth he makes a fool of himself.

Here’s a poem by the leader of the Mexica Movement, Olin Tezcatlipoca. I think his first name really is Olin but like a lot of these guys he uses a pretend Aztec last name. I don’t know what he does for a living, but Olin looks like a sleazy mechanic at Jiffy Lube. The kind of guy that charges you for an air filter he doesn’t actually replace.

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Dennis Slater is a friend of mine. He heads the Southern California group No More Invasion. Lately they have been protesting sanctuary churches, but they also protest day labor sites. They do this almost every weekend in an attempt to get people to hire legal workers at temporary employment agencies.

Ironically, this attack occurred on Dennis’ last scheduled protest. He and his fiancee are expecting the birth of their son very soon so he wanted to take a short break.

This Saturday Dennis Slater was ganged up on by a dozen or more day laborers as they were ending their protest. Most of the NMI members had just driven off when the attack occurred. The day laborers threw bicycles, paint cans, and rocks larger than softballs at Dennis until he was on the ground. Then they beat and kicked him. His head was split open by a large rock and it took eleven staples to close the open wound. He lost a lot of blood. His eye was bruised and his arm was cut up badly. They only let up on their attack after Dennis fended them off with pepper spray. They meant to kill him.

Most of the perpetrators are easily identified but so far no one has been arrested. After the attack, the 100+ day laborers in the parking lot ran away. Dennis has a Lawyer working with him already.

Click here for more photos and reports.

The attack on Dennis was lead by the individual seen in this old video spitting on a woman and assaulting several others.

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“The job of rebuilding California from the devastating fires MUST be guaranteed for the American Worker.

We cannot leave it to President Bush and a Congress and Senate that get barely an 11% approval rating from the public, and who have a proven track record of serving trans-national and domestic elitists and profiteers to deny protection to the American worker. We must see to it that not a penny of tax-paid federal and state funds is paid to any company that hires illegal aliens on the cheap instead of hiring American workers.”

California Homes Scourged â?? American Workers Will Be Burned Next
American Chronicle

November 1, 2007

In November of 2005 the city of New Orleans lay in ruins following Hurricane Katrina. The devastation held one positive prospect; it raised hope that local and evacuated New Orleans workers would get work in the massive reconstruction project. Those hopes were quickly dashed. Voice of America reporter Greg Flakus quoted New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin as saying that in the reconstruction of New Orleans, using federal tax funds, the city was being â??overrunâ? by illegal alien workers. These concerns were being echoed by many people in New Orleans and many more who were driven from the city by Hurricane Katrina two months earlier. The way the federal government handled many aspects of the recovery left many people reeling with anger to this day.

It is now 2007. Hot Santa Ana winds from the desert funnel through passes and canyons in the Southern California mountains, giving the menacing winds hurricane-like force. Couple these hot winds with dry brush and sparks â?? some accidental and some intentional â?? and the result are demonic fires that devour thousands of acres of land in a flash. The fires that still rage in parts of Southern California prompted the evacuation of over half a million people and burned nearly 2000 structures. Unlike Katrina, the response from firefighters and the communities has been swift and effective. Contrary to the disgrace of one-third of the police force in New Orleans abandoning their posts (and some participating in robberies), disaster responders and law enforcement in Southern California have been phenomenal and heroic. Leadership from Californiaâ??s Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner was immediate. Contributions from individuals quickly began to pour in. KFI-640, a local radio station, was among the first to open their hearts and pocket books with a $100,000 donation. The Red Cross immediately set their personnel in high gear. What remains to be seen is what role the federal and state governments will play in the reconstruction efforts, and if we have learned anything since Katrina.

Will history repeat itself? Will tax-paid federal and state funds paid to companies for the rebuilding of property and lives be used to hire cheap illegal aliens instead of American workers?

A Katrina reconstruction analysis exposed massive corruption, fraud and political opportunism.

At the onset of the Katrina reconstruction, President Bush said that “as many jobs as possible should go to the men and women who live in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.” Indeed, rebuilding the region — its levees, roads, energy grids, and homes — is to become the work of those affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermathâ?.

However, the Bush Administration acted in ways that encouraged a different segment of the U.S. population to do this work â?? illegal aliens. On Sept. 8, Bush issued an executive order lifting the Davis-Bacon Act, which mandates that construction workers on federal contracts be paid at least the average wage in the region. At that time the prevailing average wage was about $9.00 per hour. Bushâ??s order effectively dropped wages to near minimum wage, acceptable almost exclusively to illegal aliens. Marcela Sanchez, writing for the Washington Post of September 22, wrote that the decision was followed days later by a Homeland Security Department announcement that it will not apply sanctions toward employers who hire people unable to provide proper documentation. Essentially, President Bush encouraged companies receiving tax paid federal funds (our money) to displace higher-paid American workers with illegal aliens and assured their crooked employers that they would not be prosecuted……..

The job of rebuilding California from the devastating fires MUST be guaranteed for the American Worker.

We cannot leave it to President Bush and a Congress and Senate that get barely an 11% approval rating from the public, and who have a proven track record of serving trans-national and domestic elitists and profiteers to deny protection to the American worker. We must see to it that not a penny of tax-paid federal and state funds is paid to any company that hires illegal aliens on the cheap instead of hiring American workers.

A coalition of concerned Americans, representing Liberals, Conservatives, members of various political parties, conscientious businesses, American citizens, naturalized citizens, legal immigrants, men and women, labor union members, all of them caring about the forgotten victim, the American worker, will see to it every brick is laid, and every nail is hammered by one of us, the American worker.

Turn your attention to the goals of this coalition. Visit the website, www.AmericanWorkers.us. There you will get the information you need to bring relief to the victims of the devastation of this fire and to the American workers who are prepared to rebuild this state.

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