Skip to comments.Minuteman Founder and "Unfit for Command" Author to Target Illegal Immigration (Trouble for GOP?!)
Posted on 02/21/2006 10:36:45 PM PST by shining_city
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2006 -- Despite being the former governor of a border state in the throes of an immigration crisis, President George W. Bush has been reluctant to address the issue of illegal immigration, preferring instead to maintain warm ties with Mexican President Vicente Fox. That may change later this year, though, in the wake of a forthcoming book that promises to make security along America's borders the most hotly debated subject going into this fall's elections -- and one that Republicans ignore at their own peril.
Jim Gilchrist, co-founder of the Minuteman Project, and Jerome Corsi, Harvard Ph.D. and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, have teamed up to write a shocking account of the endless flow of drugs, terrorists, and economic refugees at America's borders -- and to expose the Mexican government's open complicity in this full-fledged crisis. The to-be-titled book will be published by World Ahead Publishing and available in bookstores nationwide this July.
The Minuteman Project is a volunteer-based organization that gained national prominence last year for organizing a citizen watch along the nation's southwestern border to report suspicious activity to authorities. While denounced by politicians in the nation's capital -- including President Bush -- over-worked Border Patrol agents privately praised the Minuteman Project volunteers for their efforts.
Illegal immigration is bankrupting states along the border, but this is about more than economics -- we're placing our national security at risk, says Gilchrist, who along with other Minuteman Project volunteers has come under fire while on patrol and carrying nothing more than binoculars and cell phones. Drug lords and violent gangs like MS-13 are streaming into the U.S. from Mexico. Terrorists are also walking in unopposed; our southwestern border is littered with Arabic papers and Islamic prayer rugs.
Politicians who believe that illegal immigration can be ignored must realize that Mexicans and others are dying every day along our nation's borders, adds Corsi, whose book Unfit for Command played a key role in convincing the American people to reject John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid. These economic refugees are often abandoned and left to die by the human traffickers and Mexican soldiers who smuggle them across the border. It's nothing less than a tragedy.
While the GOP has made America's security a winning issue in recent elections, Gilchrist and Corsi's forthcoming book promises to reframe border control in just those terms, as a matter of national security, and one that President Bush and the Republican leadership can no longer brush aside.
About World Ahead Publishing: Headquartered in Los Angeles, World Ahead is the West Coast's leading publisher of conservative books. Our titles include the #1 Barnes & Noble.com bestseller Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed! by Katharine DeBrecht, the news-making Global Deception: The UN's Stealth Assault on America's Freedom by Joe Klein, and the forthcoming Hillary Clinton quote book I've Always Been a Yankees Fan. Visit http://www.worldahead.com to learn more.
Contact Information: To interview Jim Gilchrist or Jerome Corsi, contact Tim Bueler at (530) 401-3285.
Nice. That is enough to keep you up at night.
If this book helps further the national debate on illegal immigration -- and with Gilchrist and Corsi teamed up on it, it probably will -- then I for one am willing to bear whatever political consequences it has for the GOP. This issue is too important and something has to be done before these jihadists haul WMDs across the border.
The gentleman is a welcome figure to this fight.
Oh, so now the MSM will be taking him seriously, since he's taking on W?
This is a win-win situation. At worst it will open up the topic for discussion. At best, it will push Washington to act.
Maybe someone should tell them that Dubya cant run again.
'Islamic prayer rugs' in the desert BumP
Please keep this under your hat! Keep'm stupid and guessing!
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No, but McCain Giulliani and Brownback are.
LOL, de Buillion. Yeah, the libs are insane (or at least moreso than usual) when it comes to Bush, but he should be doing a better job on this issue.
Giulliani, McCain, and Brownback are open-border shills.
I believe that the Beast has already staked out a position to the right of GWB on the border issue- No specifics, of course!
Look for 1 or more candidates in 08 to run on the promise to secure the borders, no ifs ands or buts. May or may not be a good politician OTW. Hillary? Knew you'd think of her.
It's only trouble for the blue-hair liberal wing. It is THE issue of 2008, and NO successful presidential candidate can win by being on the wrong side of this.
Back in 2000 Bush credited Fox with the "success of democracy". After six years Bush still thinks Mexico is a democracy?
He really should start reading the newspapers about now.
|We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.
Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.
For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.
As I speak, we are celebrating the success of democracy in Mexico.
It is a tribute to a promising new president -- and a tribute to a visionary out-going president as well.
Later today, I will meet with the president-elect of Mexico, and begin what I hope is a strong and constant friendship. I have a vision for our two countries. The United States is destined to have a "special relationship" with Mexico, as clear and strong as we have had with Canada and Great Britain. Historically, we have had no closer friends and allies. And with Canada, our partner in NATO and NAFTA, we share, not just a border, but a bond of good will. Our ties of history and heritage with Mexico are just as deep.
George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.
Here is an excerpt of a good critique of that speech:
In equating our intimate historic bonds to our mother country and to Canada with our ties to Mexico, W. shows a staggering ignorance of the civilizational facts of life. The reason we are so close to Britain and Canada is that we share with them a common historical culture, language, literature, and legal system, as well as similar standards of behavior, expectations of public officials, and so on. My Bush Epiphany By Lawrence
Sure. Just pretend Jeb isn't waiting his turn to pander to the hispanics on a national level.
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,
1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
Some people, myself included are telling our congressmen they have too. And that they should not follow Jorge Arbusto off this cliff.
It goes along with your Gonzales quote.
Yeah, but that was then (1995) and this is now.
What does Mexico do for us?
(Other than satisfying 15% of our oil needs.)
Both situations are too high a price to pay for "friends".
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Be Ever Vigilant!
Bob Sheifer asked about immigration in the debates in '04. In fact he said he had more requests by the public on that question than any thing else.
Someone forgot to tell them that...
Hmmmm, I can't help but wonder what's next?! Maybe our OBL big business Saudi friendly Republican friends along with President Bush in Washington D.C. wants Hamas or Al Qadia to take over the IRS and its collections operations so as to show the muslim community just how much America love s them and perhaps let Mexico be in total control of ICE. After all, they have outsourced just about everything else haven't they?! < /sarcasm>
With friends like these, who needs enemies? I wonder how they would like it if THEIR jobs were in danger of being "outsourced"?
I'm through with the bunch of them!
Pigs will fly before we see that.
I don't remember any followup or anything, I think the mods at the debates mostly skirted the immigration issue.
A statement packed with wisdom. Ditto for me as well.
Sounds like an interesting book.
Good for Jim Gilchrist and Jerry Corsi. That book will garner a very large audience.
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