This is a rather long plea for help – I hope that you can find time to read it all. PLEASE use the embedded links for more information.
D.A. King has – and wants – no association with Peter Brimelow!
The year 2006 has been a very successful year for the Dustin Inman Society [DIS] – which was organized in 2005. Not the least of our accomplishments being the badly needed push we gave to passing…and getting signed into law , Georgia state Senator Chip Rogers’ Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act [ SB 529 ]
State lawmakers all over the country are now doing their best to copy the language and effects of our law.
The law represents more than 18 months work from here and we thank all of you who were able to testify in committee meetings, attend our rallies and write and call the Georgia legislators and the Governor to make your positions known.
I spent nearly every day of the last General Assembly in the Georgia Capitol lobbying and educating the lawmakers on the facts and consequences of illegal immigration. Thank you to those of you who joined me! We know not everyone can take time away from their jobs and businesses.
We should all be very proud. I am. We have been very effective
I am also proud of the fact that as president and founder of the Dustin Inman Society, I was invited to testify at one of the August United States House of Representatives Field Hearings here in Georgia and know that they were instrumental in stopping the amnesty-again that the president, many Republicans and the majority of the Democrats in Washington will continue to push.
Please know that they will begin the attempt again in January. If they are successful, it will mean the end of any semblance of the nation in which we grew up. Most of Mexico and the world want to live in the United States.
I am very uncomfortable to now ask for your help. But I am.
I began studying illegal immigration and our intentionally unsecured borders about five years ago and quit my insurance business in October of 2003 and have spent all of my time since then working here on the crisis. While I was taught that it is rude to talk about your own accomplishments, I am now in a position that demands that I be sure that all of you know what we have achieved since I began my work.
In addition to our being a driving force behind the fight against the very well-funded efforts of the illegal alien/open borders lobby on SB 529, I have managed to get educational columns in many newspapers across Georgia and the nation that seem to be waking people up to the fact that it is OK to object to illegal immigration.
We have organized many successful rallies.
We have also been very successful in getting county governments to begin to take advantage of existing federal tools to fight illegal immigration and employment on the local level and have numerous opportunities to continue to do so all over Georgia.
I hope that you will help continue the work that must be done.
Those who are very well funded in their effort will never stop opposing enforcement of our immigration laws and will continually strive to keep our borders open. They must have a strong opposition…in Georgia and the Southeast…us.
I have made many contacts and friends in the U.S. Congress and the Georgia legislature, I am very proud to say that Senator Rogers is one of my best friends and one of the most courageous lawmakers in the nation…on any level.
Last week, I was happy to have escorted Senator Rogers and three other Georgia lawmakers on a three day trip to the Mexico/Arizona border to show them the nationally suicidal fact that our federal government has refused to protect us from the millions that illegally enter our republic every year.
I have been speaking to Rotary and Kiwanis groups all over Georgia and address political groups on a regular basis, always explaining that we tried amnesty for illegal aliens and employers in 1984 – and that doing so obviously did not stop illegal immigration or secure our borders. I get invitations to do so literally each week I hope to be able to accept these productive, but uncompensated, invitations to speak.
I am not, and do not ever foresee becoming a member of any political party.
While it is very embarrassing to say so, here is the situation:
Since 2003, I have spent all of our savings, sold and borrowed against what few stocks my Grandmother left us and refinanced our home twice to do what I think is right to fight illegal immigration. Surprisingly to me, I have never worked harder in my life.
The last year’s work here was financed by maxing out several credit cards and some donations from people like you…thank you to those of you who have helped.
My wife, Sue, a very understanding and patient soul has allowed me to do so because she recognizes that looming danger to our country and state if people like Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, Jane Fonda , Sam Zamarripa, Jerry Gonzalez , former Atlanta Mexican Consul General [ and Mexican citizen]Teodoro Maus and uncountable others here are permitted to work against the American Dream of secure borders, a common language [ we choose English ] and equal application of the rule of law without opposition.
We are out of money. We were debt free when I made the decision to do what we have done and have no regrets.
In November, Sue lost her job, our only source of regular income. The “office” from which the Dustin Inman Society operates is our spare bedroom in the only house we have ever owned, which we bought in 1984 in Marietta, Georgia.
While I appreciate the many phone calls, letters and e-mails of “thanks for what you are doing D.A…, we need more Americans like you…keep it up D.A.!” I cannot continue beyond this month in the fight that must be fought without your help.
I have never paid myself a salary or compensation from DIS.
If everyone who believes that the fight is worth fighting can spare a donation of any amount, I want to continue to do what I have been doing full time for the last three years.
If everyone who has shown verbal support of our efforts this could send $ 100.00 to the Dustin Inman Society, we will likely have the funding to go on for another year.
Again, any amount will help.
We have PAY PAL linked on the Website and checks or money orders are welcomed at our mail box.
The Dustin Inman Society
3595 Canton Road
Marietta, Ga. 30066You can contact me by e-mail here DA@TheDustinInmanSociety.org
Thank you if you can help, it is humiliating for me to ask.
In December 2005, We applied for 501 c 3 status with the IRS. Last month we received a reply and were assigned 501 c 4 status. Any contribution you are able to make will not be tax deductible. Most of the well funded groups that we oppose are getting millions in tax deductible donations from corporations, and in some cases, the federal government. See GALEO, MALDEF and the National Council of La Raza for examples.
[ I include the “bio” below that I have been using when I speak to groups all over Georgia, let me know if I can help in your community.]
I told you it was a long one….sorry.
D.A. King, a former Marine, is a 23-year resident of Marietta, Georgia. He writes a column on illegal immigration in the Marietta Daily Journal and writes periodically in many other Georgia newspapers including the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
He is founder and president of the Dustin Inman Society. [www.TheDustinInmanSocietywww.thedustininmansociety.org ]
With a focus on Georgia, The Dustin Inman Society is a coalition dedicated to educating the American public and elected officials on the consequences of illegal immigration, our un-secured borders and the breakdown of the rule of law in our republic.
The organization was named in memory of Dustin Inman, a sixteen-year-old boy from Woodstock, Georgia, one of the thousands of Americans who have lost their lives as a result of our intentionally unsecured borders and illegal immigration.
D.A. has been studying our illegal immigration crisis for more than five years and set aside his twenty five year insurance business in 2003 to devote full time to educating people on the facts and consequences of illegal immigration. He is widely regarded as an authority on the issue and has made four trips to the Southwest border in the last two years, the most recent of which being earlier this month as a guide to four Georgia lawmakers.
He has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Live, PBS, Fox News, CNN ESPANOL, Lou Dobbs Tonight, CBS EVENING NEWS and in a 2004 CNN Presents one hour documentary on illegal immigration in Georgia.
He was an invited witness and testified on the effects of illegal immigration in the American workplace to the August U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and The American Workforce at Congressional Field Hearings here in Georgia in August and was invited to address the Emory University Journalism class this year.
He has been featured in news stories in Business Week magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Rocky Mountain News, the Washington Journal, the Christian Science Monitor and other national newspapers.
He has been a guest host on nationwide radio broadcasts and is a frequent guest on numerous radio shows addressing illegal immigration including NPR and CNN.
D.A. lobbies at the county level, at the Georgia Capitol and in Washington D.C. and does public speaking to educate the public.
D.A. works at his own expense. He has spent his savings doing so. He has organized more than a dozen protest rallies against illegal immigration, both in Georgia and Washington, including a rally at the White House in April 2005.
He lobbied in support of the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act [SB 529], signed into law in April.
D.A. and Sue have been married for 24 years. He is not a member of any political party. DA@TheDustinInmanSociety.org