Dear Editor, So state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, and a couple of other Democrats don't want the Minutemen to come to Texas because the Minutemen are vigilantes? Hey, Senator and you other Democrats, the defenders of the Alamo were only vigilantes fighting against the lawful government of Mexico. The real Minutemen who made their stand only some 20 miles from where this letter is being written were vigilantes too! Was Sam Houston a vigilante when he holed up in his office to keep out the evil Democrats who wanted to secede to support slavery? Don't they teach history to people who hold office in Texas? Sen. Shapleigh, wake up!