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Day With A Minuteman
In response to the pro-amnesty (is that the ultimate political goal of the rallies?) marches on Monday, the Minuteman Project is starting a 12 city caravan to Washington DC today. It launches off from Los Angeles and will visit Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia before reaching the Nation's Capitol on May 12th where they will ask for tougher border control and laws.
While most of the marchers on Monday wore white t-shirts as their uniform, the Minutemen prefer bulletproof vests.
We hope their caravan is successful. We love when Americans make public displays of their political and concerns. That's when we know (and hope) that democracy is working.
That said, we're curious about this:
"We'll never get a million Americans out on the streets. You couldn't," said Magnotto, founder of the Minuteman spin-off Minutewomen on the Road. "But if one in 100 people that we meet up with kind of get it and see that we're nice family people I will be thrilled."
While the Minuteman Project might debate how many people in the streets across the nation were documented Americans, we're pretty sure the Mall in Washington DC has seen millions of Americans out for issues before.