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  • Lawmaker believes Legislature should select U.S. senators

    02/10/2010 12:10:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies · 1,434+ views
    The Verde Independent ^ | February 9, 2010 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- A freshman Southern Arizona lawmaker is leading the effort to strip Arizona voters of the right to nominate U.S. senators. The proposal by Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, would give that right to the elected legislators from each party. Only after that process is complete would voters get a say, in the general election, who they actually want to send to Washington. Stevens said his measure, if approved by Arizona voters in November, would be a partial return to the way things were before the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted. Until then, each state legislature...
  • Reply from the $100,000. fence-donor to Chris Simcox

    11/08/2009 4:42:37 AM PST · by Jim Campbell · 13 replies · 2,832+ views
    November 8, 2009 | Jim Campbell
    Draft Indictment naming those individuals who participated in the MCDC Fence Project (Originally submitted November 23, 2008, and thereafter amended October 25, 2009) **************************************************************************************************** The following draft indictment is based solely on prosecution under: CHAPTER TWO - Offense Conduct, Part B- Basic Economic Offenses, §2B1.1. Fraud & Deceit and/or 18 U.S.C. § 1341 for fraud involving the deprivation of the intangible right of honest services. All of the necessary elements are included. Many of these elements were included in my Arizona state court civil complaint which I drafted and filed pro se back in May, 2007. If I were able...
  • Conservatism is the soul of our nation [Chris Simcox challenges McCain]

    11/04/2009 11:40:16 AM PST · by Simcox · 135 replies · 4,658+ views
    www.simcoxforsenate.com ^ | Nov 4, 2009 | Chris Simcox
    Many thanks to Jim Robinson and Hildy who encouraged me to post here. I don't do much blogging or posting other than Facebook so you can go over there to learn more about me and my platform. I am running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. I will be a primary challenger to John McCain. I am a Constitutional conservative. I need your support in our effort to right the wrongs of how our federal government operates and repeal bad laws, regulations and protect states. Thanks for taking the time to read all this and yes I look forward to...
  • AZ 2010: Chris Simcox Opposes Cap & Trade

    07/10/2009 1:28:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Simcox for Senate ^ | 2009-07-02
    Chris Simcox, founder of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by John McCain, has denounced the Cap & Trade bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Simcox said, "The Cap & Trade Bill that squeaked through the House needs to bring a roar of opposition from voters in Arizona and across the nation. This is bad legislation that will, if passed by the Senate, not only bring us much higher costs in energy, as Obama has promised, but it will also bring a heavy cost to our sovereign freedom as a nation....
  • Freedcom Radio 8 pm EDT tonight: Chris Freind, Brian Darling, and Chris Simcox

    05/03/2009 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 12 replies · 317+ views
    BTR: Freedom Radio ^ | May 3, 2009 | Honest Conservative
    Join us for a NiteCap at Freedom Radio tonight at 8 pm EDT for a the fastest two hours in radio with our very special guests, columnist Chris Freind of the Evening Bulletin, Brian Darling the Heritage Foundation's Director of Senate Relations, and Minutemen founder Chris Simcox who is a Republican candidate for the US Senate to replace John McCain. Join us by clicking here at Freedom Radio. Call in if you can at 646 478 5613. {Note: There have been issues for some folks with getting BTR's player to play, so we will be simulcasting as well from another...
  • Hypocrites, Liars and Charlatans: Is the minuteman movement doomed? (Is Chris Simcox ready?)

    04/21/2009 11:47:48 PM PDT · by Fichori · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | Unknown | Jack Sharpe
    <snip> Chris Simcox is the president of one of the largest Minuteman Project spin-off groups, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC). Chris and MCDC split away from Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project over two years ago to become a "project" of Declaration Alliance. Chris hired a slick Washington Consulting company (Diener and Associates) to handle MCDC's finances and raise money for the organization.Before Simcox knew it was happening, he had lost control of his organization to a DC beltway insider's coalition. They took control of MCDC's parent corporation after Simcox was convicted of a weapons violation on Federal land. For the...
  • I Am an American - Chris Simcox video

    04/21/2009 12:43:28 PM PDT · by freemike · 2 replies · 429+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4/21/09 | FreeMike
    He's launching his campaign against McCain! Here's his website and here's the direct YouTube link to his video on that site!Libertas
  • Minuteman founder Simcox to run against McCain [AZ 2010] [the end of McCain?]

    04/21/2009 11:51:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 193 replies · 8,110+ views
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | 2009-04-21 | Jim Small
    Sen. John McCain will face a challenge from the right in next year's Republican primary, as one of the country's most prominent border hawks will announce his candidacy for Arizona's Senate seat on April 22. Chris Simcox, who founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will file campaign paperwork today to formalize his challenge of McCain, who has angered conservative Republicans for his stances on a variety of issues - most prominently, illegal immigration and border security. Simcox will represent a stark contrast in Republican ideology compared to that of McCain, said Eric Johnson, a senior advisor to Simcox and former...
  • Primarying John McCain: A stupendously bad idea [Chris Simcox running for seat] (Barf Alert)

    04/21/2009 10:21:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,714+ views
    The Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance ^ | April 21, 2009 | Susan J. Demas
    It used to just be Democrats who had no use for their losers (see Carter, Jimmy), but evidently some Republicans like that idea, too. Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, is challenging John McCain in the GOP Senate primary next year. Not that this is particularly surprising. The Arizona GOP didn't even back McCain in the GOP presidential primary last year. While McCain certainly has an appeal to moderates and independents like me, working across the aisle on immigration and campaign finance reform, he is a conservative. He's been a vocal critic of President Obama on the...
  • McCain facing 2010 primary

    04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 147 replies · 3,375+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year. Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary. From a forthcoming release: "John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness," Simcox said. "He has fought real efforts over...
  • Striking Changes in Arizona as Illegal Immigrants Flee the State

    05/16/2008 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 254+ views
    The Loft (GOPUSA blog) ^ | May 15, 2008 | Rachel Alexander
    Since Arizona’s local law enforcement began enforcing illegal immigration laws and an employer sanctions law went into effect, illegal immigrants have been fleeing the state in large numbers. The effects have been far-ranging. Commuters are reporting fewer vehicles on the freeways, shortening their rush-hour commutes. What had become a serious transportation problem in Arizona is losing its urgency. English Learner Language (ELL) students started dropping out of school. This helped end a confrontation between the state legislature and a liberal federal judge who had ordered the state to spend more money on ELL classes. Fewer illegal immigrants are using hospital...
  • Response to Minuteman boss less harsh[Simcox returns to UT San Antonio]

    10/30/2007 10:06:05 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 102+ views
    Express-News ^ | 10/29/2007 | Melissa Ludwig
    After a hostile reception in April, Chris Simcox's return Monday to the University of Texas at San Antonio was much quieter, though not entirely free of protest. Simcox, president of the Arizona-based Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, was invited to campus by UTSA's chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas to talk about the values of the Minutemen, often-armed citizens who patrol U.S. borders reporting illegal activity to police. He spoke in the Retama Auditorium at the University Center. A handful of students chanting "Racist, fascist, go away!" interrupted Simcox during his speech, but were led away in orderly fashion by...
  • Minutemen finish border fence on a Palominas ranch

    03/02/2007 2:46:26 PM PST · by Marine Inspector · 12 replies · 731+ views
    The Douglas Dispatch ^ | 03/02/2007 | Jonathan Clark
    Minutemen finish border fence on a Palominas ranch By Jonathan Clark/Wick News Service BISBEE - Eight months after breaking ground on a 10-mile stretch of border fencing at the Palominas ranch of John and Jack Ladd, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps says it has completed the project. Officials with the civilian border watch group report that a team of volunteers finished the final 7 1/2-mile length of five-strand barbed wire fencing on Sunday after working 20 consecutive days on the effort. Volunteers and a hired contractor completed the first 2 1/2 miles of fencing in July after beginning work in...
  • Minuteman consulting charity fined[The Declaration Foundation](Simcox-Minutemen)

    12/05/2006 7:01:06 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 119 replies · 1,947+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    One of the charitable organizations cited by Minuteman Civil Defense Corps boss Chris Simcox on why financial accountability concerns raised by some corps members were unfounded has been fined for failing to keep its own financial records in order, The Washington Times has learned. The Declaration Foundation, a tax-exempt charity created by conservative activist Alan Keyes, who has vigorously supported the Minuteman movement, was fined $6,500 in August and prohibited by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations from soliciting donations until it becomes "properly registered." The Aug. 18 "agreement and order," signed by Declaration Foundation Executive Director Mary Parker Lewis,...
  • Reno Area in Need of a Counter-Freep on June 2, 2006!

    05/24/2006 2:44:16 AM PDT · by rscully · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Nevada Independent Conservatives | 5/24/06 | rscully
    I am a member of NICPAC (Nevada Independent Conservatives Political Action Committee). We are hosting a symposium in Reno, Nevada featuring, among others, Chris Simcox of the Minutemen Project. Apparently, the same people who organized the illegal immigration march have caught wind of this and are planning to protest our symposium (it will be held at the Meadow Wood Courtyard Hotel - next to Wild Oats Market - on Friday, June 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m.) I am asking my fellow freepers to help me organize a counter-protest in support of our symposium. Signs, American flags, and a great spirit...
  • Citizen-built border fence gains steam

    04/25/2006 10:20:26 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 128 replies · 2,871+ views
    WND ^ | 26 April 2006
    Taking matters into their own hands, some activists are working to build a fence along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S. southern border – with or without government participation. Using the slogan "American Citizens Securing the Borders Themselves," The Border Fence Project hopes to raise enough money to build a fence along 90 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border that currently has no physical barrier. According to the effort's website, the "fencing solution" will include the use of near-wholesale raw materials and use volunteer labor to build the structure. Leaders from both parties in Washington have been reluctant to advocate a fence along...
  • Minutemen say volunteer calls pouring in over fencing proposal

    04/21/2006 11:13:30 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 56 replies · 1,484+ views
    KVOA ^ | 04/21/2006 | AP
    TUCSON, Ariz. Spokesmen for a border watch group say volunteer offers to help build border fencing are flooding in. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has said it'll build fencing on the Mexican border unless President Bush militarizes the border and adds new security fencing. Minuteman national leader Chris Simcox says the group has struck a chord with Americans. Its members are conducting border operations to watch for and report illegal immigrants and smugglers entering the country. People have offered to donate or help build a fence, have pledged equipment and say they want fencing on their land. Simcox says landowners...
  • Minuteman Leader Pushes Border Fence

    04/20/2006 4:27:06 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 68 replies · 1,684+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Apr 20, 3:53 PM ET | By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN, Associated Press Writer
    TUCSON, Ariz. - If the government doesn't build security fencing along the Mexico border, Minuteman border watch leader Chris Simcox says he and his supporters will. Simcox, whose civilian watch group opposes illegal immigration, said Wednesday he was sending an ultimatum to President Bush to deploy military reserves to the Arizona border by May 25 or his supporters will break ground for their own building project. "We're going to show the federal government how easy it is to build these security fences, how inexpensively they can be built when built by private people and free enterprise," Simcox said. Congress has...
  • Minutemen announce April border campaign

    02/17/2006 2:16:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 649+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 02.17.06 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman founder Chris Simcox yesterday announced plans for a new nationwide "Secure Our Borders" campaign in April, saying 6,500 civilian volunteers will man observation posts and conduct patrols along 800 miles of U.S. border with Mexico and Canada. Mr. Simcox, president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), said new efforts are being made to better respond to thousands of civilians who are expected to volunteer and a revised leadership structure has been established to meet what he called "the growing needs of continued Minuteman border security operations." Minuteman chapters have been established or are pending in 35 states, he...
  • MEDIA MATTERS 'Minuteman'-like murderers convicted on 'Law & Order' (Hollywood Left Alert)

    11/17/2005 11:59:38 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 37 replies · 1,158+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 16, 2005 | Joe Kovacs
    Two members of a civilian border-patrol group similar to the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps were depicted as guilty of murder in tonight's episode of NBC's "Law & Order."
  • MEDIA MATTERS NBC painting Minutemen as murderers of illegals? (Hollywood Left Alert)

    11/16/2005 5:09:34 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 23 replies · 779+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 16, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Is NBC accusing the Minutemen, the civilian border-patrol group, of murder? That's the charge of the group's president, Chris Simcox, who points to a commercial for tonight's "Law and Order" episode dealing with illegal immigration. Simcox has sent a letter to NBC demanding the network "cease and desist" airing the promo. According to Simcox's Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, the promo includes the following verbiage:
  • Minutemen Urge Declaration of State of Emergency

    10/19/2005 6:13:16 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies · 696+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | October 18, 2005 | Staff
    Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion and against domestic Violence." TOMBSTONE, AZ (October 18, 2005) – Chris Simcox, president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”), today urged Congress and the Bush administration to follow their Constitutional oaths to protect the country from foreign invasion and assault by securing our porous borders immediately. Simcox issued the following statement on the occasion of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration today: “For four long...
  • Minuteman Northern Border Watch Will Be International

    06/21/2005 7:24:27 AM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 9 replies · 778+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | June 21, 2005 | Kevin Fobbs
    Minuteman Northern Border Watch Will Be International By Kevin Fobbs When the American-Canadian Conservative Coalition (AC3) announced last week it was joining Chris Simcox and the Minuteman Project to develop an internationally supported citizens border watch project patterned after the successful Minuteman Project of Arizona, American and Canadian media and political observers wondered how this historic effort would work. It was clear from the onset that with both nations sharing a mutual border of over 4,000 miles which are largely unprotected coupled with the release last week of the Canadian Senate Committee on National Security and Defense report which candidly...
  • Minuteman Project plans Canadian expansion

    06/19/2005 7:00:35 PM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 4 replies · 327+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 16, 2005 | Brock N. Meeks
    The civilian-led border watch group known as the Minuteman Project plans to expand its membership into Canada, MSNBC.com has learned. The American-Canadian Conservative Coalition (AC3) has agreed to recruit and field Canadian volunteers who will join with the U.S.-based Minutemen to hold simultaneous cross-border vigils along the Michigan-Ontario border sometime this summer. The joint project will be called “Michigan-Ontario Minuteman Border Neighborhood Watch, according to a Minuteman Project spokesperson. The Minuteman Project came to prominence in April when the group fielded about 900 volunteers to patrol a 23-mile stretch of the Arizona-Mexico border. Earlier this week Chris Simcox, founder of...
  • Group is planning more patrols (ILLEGALS)

    05/30/2005 7:11:42 PM PDT · by Dubya · 15 replies · 600+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May. 30, 2005 | Christina Almeida
    LAS VEGAS - The monthlong Minuteman Project, which monitored illegal immigration in Arizona, is planning similar watches in California and along the Canadian border and will keep up its effort unless the federal government begins military patrols, a group leader said. "It's your country -- take it back," Minuteman organizer Chris Simcox told hundreds of people gathered for a two-day summit hosted by the Las Vegas-based Wake Up American Foundation. Outside, about 200 Hispanic protesters denounced the meeting as racist. Simcox said his group, which claims about 15,000 members, considers the border issue not about race but about national security...
  • Chris Simcox letter to Congress

    05/17/2005 9:53:43 AM PDT · by JoeBob · 26 replies · 813+ views
    Tombstone Tumbleweed ^ | unknown | Chris Simcox
    To: Congress of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC From: Chris Simcox President of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Inc. P.O. Box 1489 Tombstone, Arizona 85638 Almost four years after the terrible terrorist attacks upon our country on September 11, 2001, citizens of the United States remain concerned about our national security, specifically our outrageously porous international border with Mexico. Those who live along the border-state region with Mexico have great concern for their personal safety as well as concern over the lack of border security. Despite repeated warnings from...
  • Tancredo hails "Minuteman" leaders in D.C.

    04/30/2005 6:06:35 PM PDT · by arnoldpalmerfan · 15 replies · 491+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | April 28, 2005 | Mike Soraghan
    The organizers of a group of volunteers who patrolled the Mexican border for illegal immigrants brought their "minuteman Project" to Washington on Wednesday, where they were welcomed by Washington's top crusader on the issue, Rep. Tom Tancredo.
  • Illegal immigration prompts volunteer patrols.

    05/04/2004 10:35:17 AM PDT · by Missouri · 46 replies · 357+ views
    <p>PALOMINAS, Ariz. -- Wearing a camouflage jacket that cloaks the semi-automatic handgun at his waist, Chris Simcox aims his binoculars less than a mile away toward the seven strands of barbed wire that divide this remote desert town from Mexico.</p>
  • Guest Opinion: Media has mislead public about Tombstone group

    12/17/2002 6:08:30 PM PST · by gubamyster · 19 replies · 287+ views
    The Tucson Citizen ^ | Dec. 16, 2002 | CHRIS SIMCOX
    <p>Enough is enough. The mainstream popular print and television media have been sensationalizing my efforts; after all, I did lead them into the trap.</p> <p>You have been completely misinformed. The print media have created a fabrication of my intentions and goals. Folks, you've been had, again!</p>
  • Reply to article over Border Control

    11/26/2002 9:10:36 PM PST · by John "from Minnesota" · 42 replies · 778+ views
    John Brogger
    Jeffry Scott /Staff Glenn Spencer, head of the American Border Patrol organization, aligns his latest surveillance equipment, which includes a satellite video uplink. Spencer says he is counseling Tombstone publisher Chris Simcox and his followers to obey the law. AP file photo Border concerns are not limited to Arizona. The Border Patrol stays busy along the entire frontier with Mexico watching for illegal activity, as patrol supervisor Dan Garibay did in 2001 in Laredo, Texas. By Ignacio Ibarra ARIZONA DAILY STAR Arizona leaders at the state and federal level are calling for investigations into armed civilian patrols along the state's...