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====== FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ======

America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
http://www.AmericaFirstParty.org

Wednesday, 11 September 2002

DEFEND OUR BORDERS, DON'T DESTROY OUR FREEDOM

Boulder, CO -"One year ago, the American people were attacked. Using our generosity, technology, and freedoms against us, foreign terrorists entered our nation, mostly illegally, and murdered 3,000 of our citizens. Today we remember. Today, we honor. Today, we re-commit ourselves to the values of our nation's founders and the and the siren call of the everyday heroes of September 11, 2001," said America First Party National Chairman Dan Charles.

The America First Party is deeply concerned that our elected leaders have not learned the essential lessons of 9/11. We believe they have instead used the events of that day as an excuse to promote and implement policies they say will secure our safety and freedom, but instead diminish our freedom and do little to enhance our security.

Mr. Charles continued, "Our National Convention delegates, by resolution, expressed grave concern with certain elements of the Homeland Security Department Bill. This bill grants draconian powers, which attack the very freedoms for which generations of Americans fought and died. We must protect ourselves against those who would attack this nation and her people. We are at a loss to see how allowing the US military to be used against the American people--on the whim of the president defending against multination Islamic terror organizations."

Yet the obvious solution of securing our borders from those aliens legal and illegal of our shores is an ongoing obstruction to the safety and well being of citizens. A closer scrutiny of the hordes of people entering our country has not been attempted, while infringement on the privacy of Americans has been increased to a frightening level.

Reminding President Bush of the easiest way to defend our freedoms and our people, Mr. Charles said in a recent speech, "Mr. President: Do not get involved in an undeclared war with Iraq. Defend our borders. Do not destroy the constitutional rights of citizens of this nation. Defend our borders. Do not give yourself the power to declare martial law. Defend our borders. Do not make Americans fear their own government. Defend our borders."

We applaud those members of Congress who do understand, and condemn those leaders for whom understanding is elusive. Recently, members of the Immigration Caucus confronted the head of Homeland Security over our porous borders. They report that Tom Ridge responded that controlling our borders was "not politically and culturally acceptable."

Mr. Charles added, "Mr. President, you placed your hand on the Bible and took an oath to "protect and defend" the Constitution against all enemies, foreign or domestic, and have the responsibility to do the same for the citizens of this country. Your actions so far have not done that. Political correctness has undermined the responsibility of the government to protect its citizens. Power lust has undermined the responsibility to defend our freedoms. Mr. President, leave our freedoms alone. Defend our borders."

MR. CHARLES IS IN THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA THROUGH FRIDAY AND IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS.

Contacts:
Dan Charles, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2

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