Skip to comments.Ex-Minuteman leaders form new border group [Patriots' Border Alliance]
Posted on 07/06/2007 5:18:58 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Several former Minuteman leaders, angry over the organization's failure to account for hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations, have formed their own border-vigil operation.
The Patriots' Border Alliance, led by Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders fired in May for raising questions about the group's finances, says it will carry on the mission of fighting illegal entry into the U.S. with volunteers who have "chosen to stand down" from MCDC.
In a letter to Minuteman volunteers, former MCDC Deputy Executive Director Bob Wright said none of those terminated by MCDC President Chris Simcox "ever had their dedication questioned or brought even a hint of disgrace or scandal" to the organization.
"Each is a proven dedicated Patriot who has always kept our mission foremost while fiercely protecting the integrity of the organization you and they have built," he said. "All of you know or have served with at least one of these Leaders. You know their quality and integrity."
The Minuteman leaders, including Mr. Wright, were fired after asking for a meeting with Mr. Simcox to discuss a lack of financial accountability. The purge was ordered by Mr. Simcox, who came under criticism last year over similar questions involving how much money MCDC had raised and where it had gone.
Included in the purge were several top lieutenants, most of whom had been with the organization since its April 2005 founding. Those fired in addition to Mr. Wright were Bill Irwin, national operations officer; Greg Thompson, national training coordinator; Stacey O'Connell, a key organizer and Arizona state chapter director; and more than a dozen other Minuteman leaders.
In a May 8 letter to Mr. Simcox, the group said there was a "serious lack of financial accountability" and that MCDC financial information should be turned over to local and state...
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Will the President call them VIGILANTES too?
NO. He is busy pardoning drug runners.
Stop it you Bush basher. It’s people like you who are polluting the Free Republic website !!!
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Vigilantes is Spanish for watchmen.
Demand a border fence! Build it NOW!! Beef up the border patrol and close our borders!
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Courtesy of a pro-amnesty group, no less!!
I've been known to corrupt the minds of simple DUmmies from time to time...
Bush shills, like yourself, are the reasons why Conservatives visit other sites instead of Freerepublic.
Did you find an inaccuracy in his words?
Like how Andrew Sutton gave immunity to a drug runner along with cash, drivers license, and a green card to testify against an agent?
Then have the same drug runner cross the border again with drugs?
Calm down,I’m on your side of the issue. It was a tongue in cheek posting !!!
I should have seen the lack of Sarcasm tag, My bad.
I forgot we were on the same side on different threads.
The dark side got me for a moment....again.
I don’t use sarcasm tags because people who see life the way I do don’t need em :) !!!
Could Andrew be related to Johnny Sutton?