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Minuteman Meltdown

People for the American Way: An Arizona man who mortgaged his house to finance a small fence on someone else's private land along the U.S.-Mexic

borderfence.jpg People for the American Way:

An Arizona man who mortgaged his house to finance a small fence on someone else's private land along the U.S.-Mexico border is suing the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps for putting up cheap cattle fencing rather than an "Israeli-style" barrier, and failing to complete even that.

"Jim Campbell is a great American," declared MCDC President Chris Simcox a year ago, when Campbell gave the group $100,000 for the fence project. Campbell said then, "I can now rest comfortably knowing that I can look the next generation in the eye and say to them: ‘We stepped up and did what we could to preserve the future of your country.'" Now Campbell has changed his tune

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There are so many phrases that give me pause on this one: Mortgaged his house to build a fence? On someone else's land? Incomplete, cheap cattle fencing? An Israeli-style barrier? Oy.

Off the Kuff: Stop the damn fence!

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