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Minuteman Founder and "Unfit for Command" Author to Target Illegal Immigration (Trouble for GOP?!)
Yahoo News ^ | 2/21/06

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; aliens; bookreview; bordercontrol; bush; corsi; elections; gilchrist; gop; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; jeromecorsi; jimgilchrist; minutemen; presidentbush; vicentefox
"Terrorists are also walking in unopposed; our southwestern border is littered with Arabic papers and Islamic prayer rugs."

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.

1 posted on 02/21/2006 10:36:48 PM PST by shining_city
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To: shining_city

The gentleman is a welcome figure to this fight.


3 posted on 02/21/2006 10:38:39 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: shining_city
Every time the RNC (and Co.) calls for donations I explain that the border issue will be one of the most important items in the upcoming fall elections. I don't think they have been believing me. Hmmmm?
4 posted on 02/21/2006 10:39:22 PM PST by zeaal (SPREAD TRUTH!)
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To: shining_city
co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry,”

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.

5 posted on 02/21/2006 10:40:00 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (atheist)
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To: gubamyster; Stellar Dendrite

Interesting.


6 posted on 02/21/2006 10:41:19 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("There they go again...")
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To: shining_city

Maybe someone should tell them that Dubya cant run again.


7 posted on 02/21/2006 10:43:06 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: shining_city

'Islamic prayer rugs' in the desert BumP


8 posted on 02/21/2006 10:43:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: shining_city
..and just what are the DemocRATs proposing to do that will give us compelling reason(s) to vote for them? Nada, zip, nothing.ALL things considered, the only good reason at this point to vote for Republicrats is the DemocRATS.
9 posted on 02/21/2006 11:06:43 PM PST by Apercu ("Res ipsa loquitur")
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To: shining_city

bump


10 posted on 02/21/2006 11:09:01 PM PST by kimosabe31
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To: Echo Talon
"Maybe someone should tell them that Dubya cant run again. "

Please keep this under your hat! Keep'm stupid and guessing!

11 posted on 02/21/2006 11:10:51 PM PST by de Buillion (Give us your perverts, pedophiles, and sodomites. San Francisco wants YOU!)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

12 posted on 02/21/2006 11:11:03 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: de Buillion

:)


13 posted on 02/21/2006 11:12:41 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

No, but McCain Giulliani and Brownback are.


14 posted on 02/21/2006 11:14:05 PM PST by rmlew (Sedition and Treason are both crimes, not free speech.)
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To: de Buillion

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.


15 posted on 02/21/2006 11:16:57 PM PST by shining_city
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To: rmlew
Yea and how does GWB's border policy taint Rudy, McCain or Brownback? Maybe this will help in the '08 elections to get the issue out there so maybe this time one of the mods will ask a question about it at the debates.
16 posted on 02/21/2006 11:20:01 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

Giulliani, McCain, and Brownback are open-border shills.


17 posted on 02/21/2006 11:30:06 PM PST by rmlew (Sedition and Treason are both crimes, not free speech.)
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To: shining_city

I agree.


18 posted on 02/21/2006 11:40:16 PM PST by de Buillion (Give us your perverts, pedophiles, and sodomites. San Francisco wants YOU!)
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To: Apercu
"..and just what are the DemocRATs proposing to do that will give us compelling reason(s) to vote for them? Nada, zip, nothing."

I believe that the Beast has already staked out a position to the right of GWB on the border issue- No specifics, of course!

19 posted on 02/21/2006 11:47:38 PM PST by de Buillion (Give us your perverts, pedophiles, and sodomites. San Francisco wants YOU!)
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To: shining_city

ping


20 posted on 02/22/2006 12:43:30 AM PST by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: shining_city

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.


21 posted on 02/22/2006 3:39:11 AM PST by Waco
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To: shining_city
It is not trouble for the GOP---that's a Dem/blue-hair Republican/RINO talking point.

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.

22 posted on 02/22/2006 5:43:22 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: raybbr; DTogo; AZ_Cowboy; Itzlzha; Stellar Dendrite; NRA2BFree; Happy2BMe; Spiff; Pelham; ...

ping!


23 posted on 02/22/2006 7:10:32 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: shining_city; kevinjdeanna; zeaal; Darkwolf377; AZ_Cowboy; Echo Talon; NormsRevenge; kimosabe31; ...
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.

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.

You can read the speech here.

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

24 posted on 02/22/2006 7:28:38 AM PST by raybbr (ANWR is a barren, frozen wasteland - like the mind of a democrat!)
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To: Echo Talon
Maybe someone should tell them that Dubya cant run again.

Sure. Just pretend Jeb isn't waiting his turn to pander to the hispanics on a national level.

25 posted on 02/22/2006 7:29:41 AM PST by raybbr (ANWR is a barren, frozen wasteland - like the mind of a democrat!)
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To: Stellar Dendrite; gubamyster; HiJinx
Maybe we could just convince W. to do his sworn duty?


U.S. Constitution Article 4 Section 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,

and shall protect each of them against Invasion;"


Invasion: \In*va"sion\, n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See Invade.] [1913 Webster]

1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.


26 posted on 02/22/2006 7:44:40 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: shining_city; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...
Click to see other threads related to illegal aliens in America
Click to FR-mail me for addition or removal

27 posted on 02/22/2006 8:04:46 AM PST by HiJinx (~ Proud Poppa and Dad ~ Grateful Husband ~)
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To: Echo Talon

Some people, myself included are telling our congressmen they have too. And that they should not follow Jorge Arbusto off this cliff.


28 posted on 02/22/2006 8:07:33 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Proud Dad of Twins, What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger!!!!!!)
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To: Travis McGee
Travis, have you ever seen this?

It goes along with your Gonzales quote.

29 posted on 02/22/2006 8:19:36 AM PST by raybbr (ANWR is a barren, frozen wasteland - like the mind of a democrat!)
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To: raybbr

Yeah, but that was then (1995) and this is now.


30 posted on 02/22/2006 8:39:26 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: raybbr
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.

What does Mexico do for us?

(Other than satisfying 15% of our oil needs.)

31 posted on 02/22/2006 9:11:09 AM PST by TaxRelief (Wal-Mart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: raybbr
What I'm hearing from this White House is that if we want to keep our "friends" happy, we must allow unlimited illegal immigration from Mexico, even if it's bankrupting our states, etc., and we must allow an Arab-based company to get its foot in the door of our ports...

Both situations are too high a price to pay for "friends".

32 posted on 02/22/2006 9:14:25 AM PST by janetgreen (Washington fiddles while America is invaded!)
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To: HiJinx
Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant!


33 posted on 02/22/2006 9:17:12 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Echo Talon
Maybe this will help in the '08 elections to get the issue out there so maybe this time one of the mods will ask a question about it at the debates.

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.

34 posted on 02/22/2006 11:05:10 AM PST by WatchingInAmazement ("Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," prof. Vernon Briggs, labor economist Cornell Un.)
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To: rmlew
No, but McCain Giulliani and Brownback are.

Someone forgot to tell them that...

35 posted on 02/22/2006 1:05:36 PM PST by Iscool (Start your own revolution by voting for the candidates the media (and gov't) tells you cannot win.)
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To: janetgreen
..... Both situations are too high a price to pay for "friends".

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>

36 posted on 02/22/2006 2:08:01 PM PST by Ron H. (Tancredo has been Right all along on securing American borders!)
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To: Ron H.
Saudi friendly Republican friends along with President Bush

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!

37 posted on 02/22/2006 6:27:59 PM PST by janetgreen (Washington fiddles while America is invaded!)
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To: Travis McGee
Maybe we could just convince W. to do his sworn duty?

Pigs will fly before we see that.

38 posted on 02/22/2006 6:52:30 PM PST by Pelham ("Borders? We don' need no stinking borders!")
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To: WatchingInAmazement
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.

I don't remember any followup or anything, I think the mods at the debates mostly skirted the immigration issue.

39 posted on 02/22/2006 7:12:24 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Pelham

Yep.


40 posted on 02/22/2006 8:37:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: janetgreen
I'm through with the bunch of them!

A statement packed with wisdom. Ditto for me as well.

41 posted on 02/23/2006 8:15:46 AM PST by Ron H. (Tancredo has been Right all along on securing American borders!)
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To: shining_city

Sounds like an interesting book.


42 posted on 02/23/2006 9:09:35 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Good for Jim Gilchrist and Jerry Corsi. That book will garner a very large audience.


43 posted on 02/23/2006 2:37:14 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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