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Wednesday, October 05, 2005 

Federal Minute Man Project to Help Border Patrol?

(WOIA.com) U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) says the proposal calls for the federal government to spend $100 million over several years to hire, train, and equip 'reserve deputies,' who would patrol the border under the authority of border county sheriffs.

Several border area Congressmen said Tuesday they're preparing to introduce a measure calling for a federally funded, sworn border militia to patrol the country's borders and assist the U.S. Border Patrol.

Why not just increase the funding of the existing border patrol? I don’t really understand what making another Government program… to assist an existing Government program will do? I understand the “Minute Man” project was a huge success and very popular, but making an official and federally bankrolled “Minute Man” project would be less effective than increasing the staff and agents of the existing US Border Patrol, wouldn't it?

P.S. Nice to see someone trying to take this serious though.