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Last Chance to Impact Border Fence

From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott, President, Grassfire.org Alliance

6/6/2008

Dear Scott,

Next Tuesday, Ron De Jong and I will be on Capitol Hill presenting
your petition to key members in the House–demanding that our
borders be secured.

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent you, and promise
that when I stand at the podium on Cannon Terrace, surrounded by
boxes of petitions, I will deliver a powerful and poignant message
to leadership that grassroots Americans will prevail in moving the
government to build the double-layered fence as promised.

I believe a strong grassroots presence will also stimulate The
Fence By Date Certain Act–a critical piece of legislation that
seeks to restore the original mandates in the Secure Fence
Act–most notably the promise to build 800 miles of double
layered fencing.

That’s our goal with this delivery–which is why I want to make
certain we do everything in our power to make it our best presentation
to date…

But as usual, I need your help.

Scott, Tuesday afternoon, I want to present at least 250,000
petitions to Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC). Right now we are about 20,000
petitions shy of this quarter-million goal.

With your help I want to make one final push over the weekend
to reach this dazzling goal.

++Action Item–Rally your friends

Forward this message to 25-35 friends and family urging
them to take action by signing our petition demanding the
fence be built as promised, by clicking here:

http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?u=7965&PID=15783708

I would love to represent your friends and family at this upcoming event.
Please impress on them the importance of this issue, and what ultimately
is at stake!

Thank you for taking fast action with me.

Steve

++Help Grassfire Secure the Fence:

http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=7962&CID=242&RID=15783708

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By Scott

Mid 50's, male, conservative, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, returned full time missionary (83-84). have no children of my own, 3 sisters and one brother, 9 nieces, 4 grand children. Two associate degrees in Automotive and Diesel technology and Computers and Electronics. I am now self employed

One reply on “Last Chance to Impact Border Fence”

The politicians who voted for the Secure Fence Act were primarily interested in the symbolism of a wall, not its substance, otherwise they would have checked to see if the original San Diego border wall had worked. In fact, it hadn’t. The Congressional Research Service concluded that the border wall “did not have a discernible impact on the influx of unauthorized aliens coming across the border in San Diego.” Recent Border Patrol statistics bear this conclusion out. Fiscal year 2007 saw a 7% increase in illegal crossings in the San Diego sector. In contrast, during the same year crossings border-wide dropped by 20%. The Del Rio sector, which like the rest of Texas east of El Paso has never had a wall, saw a 46% drop. The unwalled Rio Grande Valley saw a 34% drop, bringing illegal entries in that sector to a 15 year low. Even Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff recognized the border wall’s ineffectiveness, saying, “I think the fence has come to assume a certain kind of symbolic significance which should not obscure the fact that it is a much more complicated problem than putting up a fence which someone can climb over with a ladder or tunnel under with a shovel.”

Congressman Jones is best known for his efforts to change the names of French Fries and French Toast to Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast in the congressional cafeteria to punish France for refusing to support the invasion of Iraq. In the real world the border wall is an expensive failure, but it sure looks great behind the candidate in a campaign ad. If demolished homes and bulldozed wildlife refuges clash with the rhetoric of protecting the homeland, they are simply ignored. When the Border Patrol says it only takes 5 minutes to get past the border wall, Representative Jones calls it “a foolproof barrier on the border.”

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