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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Look at the Fence!

Thanks to the Minuteman Project, we see here the first pictures of the fence being built by the private sector, on private land, with the cooperation of private landowners, with privately donated funds, on the US-Mexican border in Palominas, Arizona.

The little dog you see at the lower right may be the last living entity to cross without first asking permission of the rightful property owner.

One caller to the Rollye James show stated that his attempt to put up a fence failed, as it was torn down by the government. The property owner erected a fence on his own property, at his own expense, and government workers came and tore it down, stating that they did so because it interfered with migratory pathways.

Fortunately, the matter was taken to court, and the government's action was overruled.

The first version of the fence will stretch for 10 miles. The landowner has made some modifications to the original design, as he has cattle and can not deal with trenches, etc. So we (the Minuteman Project) will be building 10 miles of fortified fencing with rails, barbed wire, concertina wire and railroad ties for vehicle barriers. We do not have a graphic of this design requested by the landowner, but we will soon have pictures!

The first full security fencing of the original design ( see: Fence) will be up on a nearby landowner's property as soon as we can get the steel order placed and shipped.


  • At Sat May 27, 07:19:00 PM PDT, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    Fortunately, the matter was taken to court, and the government's action was overruled.

    Finally! The voice of reason!

    The dog's crossing doesn't much worry me. LOL.

  • At Sun May 28, 03:36:00 PM PDT, Blogger kevin said…

    I've linked this story to my blog.

  • At Sun May 28, 06:18:00 PM PDT, Blogger Cubed © said…


    Oh, yes! I SO needed to hear that the court was on the side of reason!

  • At Sun May 28, 06:21:00 PM PDT, Blogger Cubed © said…

    Thanks, Kevin, I hope your visitors find it as uplifting as I did! I plan to post more pictures as progress is made.

    My greatest fear is that in the Supreme Court's post-Kelo vs. CT decision, given the government's opposition to protecting our national sovereignty and security, that they might find some excuse to use eminent domain to seize private property and tear down the Minuteman fence. They already indicated their willingness to tear down fences on private property (the caller in to the Rollye James show).


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