What to do while Rome burns
"We ... understand that barring a [weapon of mass destruction] coming across one of our borders and vaporizing a city, our state and federal governments will never do anything serious about illegal immigration or border control. So the burden of doing something meaningful about it rests on the shoulders of common Americans"
Via Neal Boortz.
My libertarian tendencies in favor of limited government have gotten me thinking. Perhaps we should accept the ever-obvious fact that government is the last, most imperfect resort in the illegal alien problem as well as so many other areas. Here are a few ideas about what ordinary Americans can do about illegal aliens and our porous national borders and ports while our elected representatives in Washington, D.C. dither:
Build effective border fences on private land
Join the Minuteman Project Caravan ("Americans Doing the Jobs Congress Won't Do")
Form a posse to enforce the laws
Support the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps as they continue to assist the U.S. Border Patrol by spotting and reporting lawbreakers
Vote out non-responsive politicians (via Michelle Malkin)
Yank the welcome mat on the state level
Ask "Do you hire illegal aliens?" before making purchases.
Avoid those businesses that hire or market to illegal aliens, and tell them why.
If you have any extra time on your hands, might as well express your views to media and lawmakers.
Add your own creative, non-racist, non-violent, free-market ideas in the comments.