Historical Errors in Minutemen Piece

RECEIVED Thu., Nov. 17, 2005

Dear Editor,
    I'm dismayed about some of the historical errors printed in this article [“This Ain't No Picnic: Minutemen on Patrol,” News, Oct. 28]. First and foremost is that Texas and the other border states were part of the politically correct mythical Aztlan. I believe that the Comanches, Lipan, and other tribes might have something to say about some Meso-Americans coming into their lands and claiming ownership. The Texas Rangers were vigilantes? Weren't they paid by the republic and then state of Texas to stop predatory raids? I won't argue that there were Rangers who committed crimes against Tejanos on this side of the Rio Grande. There is a border war going on now and most of the victims on this side are of Hispanic descent just like it was then. However this time, they are American citizens.
Carlos R. Garza
USAF (Ret.)
Hudson Bend
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