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  • FLASHBACK: Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist endorses Rick Perry for Texas governor

    10/08/2011 3:32:13 PM PDT · by Clairity · 49 replies
    Dalls News ^ | 24 February 2010 | GROMER JEFFERS JR
    "I had to come 1,200 miles to find a governor who believes in a simple principle called the rule of law," Gilchrist said at the Crescent Hotel. "I'm here to encourage all you Texans to stand your ground and get out there and vote for this governor." Gilchrist later added that "Perry has a clear record of decisive action to secure our borders, stop illegal drug and human trafficking trade and is very clearly the right choice for voters in Texas to fight illegal immigration." In accepting the endorsement, Perry blasted the federal government's effort to secure that nation's borders....
  • Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist endorses Rick Perry for Texas governor

    02/25/2010 7:59:13 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 285+ views
    The Dallas Morning news ^ | February 24, 2010 | GROMER JEFFERS JR.
    Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist on Wednesday endorsed Rick Perry for re-election as governor. "I had to come 1,200 miles to find a governor who believes in a simple principle called the rule of law," Gilchrist said at the Crescent Hotel. "I'm here to encourage all you Texans to stand your ground and get out there and vote for this governor." DMN Editorial Board recommendations Gilchrist later added that "Perry has a clear record of decisive action to secure our borders, stop illegal drug and human trafficking trade and is very clearly the right choice for voters in Texas to...
  • Court Victory For Gilchrist (Minuteman Project)

    03/18/2009 3:37:35 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 8 replies · 658+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | March 15, 2009 | Jack Sharpe
    Court Victory For Gilchrist “It was long overdue and warmly welcomed” was the quote made by Jim Gilchrist upon receiving the news, “the hijacker’s case they had fraudulently filed in the name of the Minuteman Project was thrown out of court; on none other, than, Friday the 13th!” There is no doubt Marvin Stewart, Debbie Courtney and Paul Sielski had a very bad Friday the 13th, when they learned Judge Wilkinson threw them out on their ear. Not only that, but once again, Courtney was slammed with a big fat court fine! The sanction was over $ 1,000.00, which is...
  • IRS Approves Minuteman Project, Inc.

    10/13/2008 5:08:05 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 1 replies · 224+ views ^ | Oct. 12, 2008 | Jack Sharpe
    In an expected victory this week the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) granted the Minuteman Project, Inc. a 501 (C) (4) non-profit tax exempt designation, that organization’s president, Jim Gilchrist, announced today. After a three-year review of the organization Gilchrist founded in 2004 the IRS concluded that there were no improprieties or irregularities that would prevent Gilchrist or his Minuteman Project organization from receiving the approval. The approval concluded a long application process and came as what Minuteman legal counsel at Gordon & Rees law firm states “a great victory for Jim Gilchrist and the Minuteman Project, Inc. The non-profit status...
  • Gilchrest Endorses Democrat In 1st

    09/02/2008 7:26:47 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 21 replies · 385+ views
    WBAL ^ | 09/02/08 | WBAL Radio as reported by Robert Lang and Associated Press
    The Democrat running for Congress in Maryland's First District will receive the endorsement of the Republican incumbent he is hoping to replace. more at link
  • Gilchrist May Challenge Sanchez(47th District,CA)

    02/15/2008 3:41:40 PM PST · by kellynla · 9 replies · 99+ views
    orange county register ^ | 2/15/2008 | Martin Wisckol
    Minuteman co-founder Jim Gilchrist has taken out nomination papers to run as a Republican against Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove. (H/T to for beating us to the punch on this.) Do you think one of the nation’s best known anti-illegal immigration activists is going to have a chance in a district which includes Santa Ana, a city with the highest ratio of Spanish speakers in the U.S.? Consider that Gilchrist lives in Aliso Viejo, which is outside of Sanchez’ district. That doesn’t prevent him from running, but he’ll face the tag of being a carpetbagger. Consider that district is...
  • Huckabee Misleading Mailing on Immigration

    01/14/2008 10:00:26 PM PST · by Starman417 · 20 replies · 240+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-14-08 | MIke
    This arrived in the mail Monday:Larger image here.Larger image here. While Minuteman Founder Gilchrist has endorsed Huckabee, the Minutemen who are actually building the border fence and manning border outposts has NOT! Confused? Via Marc Ambinder, here's the press release from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps: (Excerpt) Read more at Flopping Aces ...
  • Huckabee and Minuteman Accused of Lies To America

    01/10/2008 12:24:06 PM PST · by pissant · 18 replies · 127+ views
    News Blaze ^ | 1/10/08 | Alan Gray
    Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Minuteman Co-Founder Jim Gilchrist have been documented lying to America by the Washington Times after false headlines ran on Tuesday proclaiming Mike Huckabee would try to remove birthright citizenship from the Constitution. The article confirms that Huckabee lied on CNN about his campaign being contacted about Gilchrist's false statements and Gilchrist lied in a release about Huckabee's immigration stances. Gilchrist put out a press release on Iowa's election eve, under the fake name of "Perry Emerson" that contained several false statements and embellishments of Huckabee's immigration stances. The release claimed Huckabee would try to reverse...
  • Huckabee retreats on birthright citizenship

    01/09/2008 6:45:10 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 210 replies · 727+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2008 | Stephen Dinan
    Mike Huckabee yesterday contradicted his own top immigration surrogate, announcing he will not support a constitutional amendment to end birthright citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal aliens. It was a stark reversal after The Washington Times reported that James Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, said Huckabee promised to pursue an amendment to the Constitution. In an article in yesterday's editions, Huckabee's spokeswoman did not challenge the former Arkansas governor's statements to Gilchrist...But by yesterday afternoon, Huckabee had backed away..."I do not support an amendment to the Constitution that would prevent children born in the U.S....
  • Minuteman group won’t follow Gilchrist’s lead

    12/15/2007 7:05:59 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 117+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/07 | Aaron Blake
    The anti-illegal immigration Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and its political action committee have made it clear that they have not endorsed a presidential candidate, and if they do it will not be former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R). Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist created a stir in the anti-illegal immigration community on Tuesday by endorsing Huckabee, who has surged to the lead in the polls in Iowa but has concerned some illegal immigration hard-liners with his past stances on the issue. Chris Simcox, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps head who originally founded the Minuteman Project with Gilchrist, said in a...
  • Minuteman's Huckabee endorsement draws fire

    12/15/2007 4:04:47 AM PST · by Man50D · 14 replies · 326+ views ^ | December 15, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The surprise decision this week by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist to endorse the candidacy of Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has a drawn sharp reaction from within the Minuteman movement, which split two years ago over funding. Chris Simcox, founder and president of the Minuteman Civil Defense League called Gilchrist's endorsement of Huckabee "unwise." "Jim Gilchrist speaks only for himself – not for my organization and not for the Minuteman movement," Simcox told WND. Gilchrist's The Minuteman Project and Simcox's Minuteman Civil Defense League are completely separate organizations of citizen volunteers seeking to curb illegal immigration. "What raised everybody's...
  • *Illegals Foes Reject Nod to Huckabee* (Sorry, Huck-ites, Not So Fast!)

    12/13/2007 5:18:54 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 70 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman co-founder James Gilchrist's endorsement of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has spurred a backlash among illegal-immigration opponents who say the former Arkansas governor is soft on immigration enforcement. "Mike Huckabee is pro-amnesty and favors a path to citizenship for illegal aliens currently in the U.S. that would require a lifting of current penalties," said William Gheen, whose 25,000-member Americans for Legal Immigration sent mass mailings yesterday to more than 300 pro-enforcement groups.
  • Jim Gilchrist Gives Major Endorsement to Mike Huckabee

    12/12/2007 8:28:38 PM PST · by BillyBoy · 81 replies · 114+ views
    The Minuteman Project Website ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2007 | Jim Gilchrist
    Jim Gilchrist Gives Major Endorsement to Mike Huckabee Tuesday, December 11, 2007 LITTLE ROCK , AR - In Iowa today, former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee received a major endorsement from Jim Gilchrist, founder of the multi-ethnic Minuteman Project. Huckabee said he was honored to receive the endorsement. "No one can question Jim's commitment to this country and the immigration problem. He has mobilized a group of volunteers to go to the border and draw attention to the issue of immigration. All of us want a policy where people come to this country through the front door,...
  • Meet the GOP's Border Control Cross-Dressers

    12/12/2007 4:20:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies · 113+ views ^ | December 12, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Every Democrat running for president thinks anti-illegal immigration activists are all racists and xenophobes. Do we really need a Republican nominee for president who thinks the same way? Breakout GOP candidate Mike Huckabee, the soft-on-border control former governor of Arkansas, scored a jaw-dropping endorsement Tuesday from Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project. Despite a long gubernatorial record opposing employer sanctions and pushing tax-subsidized illegal alien education benefits, Huckabee won Gilchrist's support by unveiling a last-minute, tough-sounding homeland security plan. Trouble is, Huckabee has downright and longstanding contempt for his new bedfellows of convenience. Just two years ago, Huckabee appeared...
  • Minutemen Founder Jim Gilchrist Endorses Huckabee

    12/11/2007 4:59:47 PM PST · by f150sound · 36 replies · 547+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/11/07 | Adam Aigner-Treworgy
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Huckabee announced this morning the endorsement of Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the anti-illegal immigration and border security group the Minutemen. More to come. Huckabee also responded on Romney's ad, outlining differences on immigration. “I'm somewhat flattered as I seem to be the recipient of the first negative attack ad in the Republican Primary," Huckabee said. "That's usually a sign of desperation on the part of an opponent who feels that his only way of winning is to attack and to destroy."
  • Michelle Malkin: Minuteman Project founder endorses Huckabee?!?!?!

    12/11/2007 12:49:00 PM PST · by pissant · 105 replies · 413+ views
    Michelle ^ | 12/11/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update: Here’s the official Huckabee campaign post on the endorsement. A commenter there also notes: Another positive sign is the fact that Roy Beck of NumbersUSA has changed several of his ratings for Governor Huckabee from “red” to “green” in response to his new immigration plan. This is a big turnaround from just a few days before, when Beck characterized the Governor as a “disaster” in the area of immigration. Here’s the new Numbers USA grid: We are entering Alice in Wonderland territory. *** Yeah, you read it right–the founder of the border control group, the Minuteman Project, is endorsing...
  • Minuteman Project Founder Endorses Mike Huckabee

    12/11/2007 10:30:06 AM PST · by pissant · 198 replies · 2,740+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/07 | staff
    Noting that he might not agree 100 percent on immigration with Huckabee, the firebrand illegal immigration opponent said Huckabee's recently released immigration plan won him over. "The governor has a plan and I appreciate his plan. That's why I'm supporting him. He's one of the few who's actually brought forth a plan and gone public with it. It shows to me that he's willing to engage in the tough love necessary to fix this problem," Gilchrist said. Gilchrist, whose organization is separate from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, has drawn protests in appearances at college campuses in recent months for...
  • Legal Challenge to Immigration Law Enforcement Dismissed!

    12/02/2007 5:16:26 PM PST · by P8riot · 14 replies · 161+ views
    Minuteman Project Update | 12/02/2007 | JIM GILCHRIST
    Legal Challenge to Immigration Law Enforcement Dismissed!Rule of Law Prevails in VirginiaA federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that challenged a suburban Washington county's (Virginia) recent effort to clamp down on illegal immigrants, one of the toughest such crackdowns in the country.U.S. District Judge James Cacheris said the plaintiffs (pro-illegal alien invasion supporters) lacked legal standing to challenge measures passed earlier this year by the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.One of the resolutions requires police to check the immigration status of people they detain if they have reason to suspect the person is an illegal immigrant. A second resolution...
  • Jim Gilchrist was supposed to speak at my school, Long Beach Community College at noon BUT...

    11/26/2007 1:39:42 PM PST · by rbosque · 11 replies · 118+ views
    Jim Gilchrist was scheduled to speak at my school, Long Beach City College (LBCC) this afternoon today, 26 Nov but the president of the school supposedly could not get security into the building to ensure his safety, citing that he was too "controversial". If he is too controversial, why was he invited in the first place? I told him that it's too bad some people don't have first amendment rights on college campuses. He just told me "whatever". Next to us and next to the podium where he was going to speak was a display case promoting Aztlan. For some...
  • Happy Birthday To The Minuteman Project - 10/04 to 10/07

    10/30/2007 8:33:39 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 11 replies · 124+ views
    Three years ago, a retired, Orange County account and Vietnam War Veteran, could not get an answer to what seemed like a simple question, “Why has American stopped enforcing it’s immigration laws?” Unable to get the political establishment to take notice, he organized a protest at the local illegal labor site, in Laguna Beach, which in turn lead to the founding of the Minuteman Project. Even though we were told Gilchrist was a racist nut, that Simcox was a criminal; even though MS 13 was going kill us, the ACLU was going to sue us, the border patrol hated us;...
  • CNN’s Roberts Corners Columbia Dean on Ahmadinejad, Minutemen Project

    09/24/2007 2:25:12 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 365+ views ^ | 09/24/2007 | Matthew Balan
    While ABCÂ’s Chris Cuomo played softball with Columbia University president Lee Bollinger on the upcoming speech of Iranian president Ahmadinejad, CNNÂ’s John Roberts directed tough questions to John Coatsworth, dean for ColumbiaÂ’s School of International and Public Affairs. Roberts opened the interview with a question which summarized AhmadinejadÂ’s record. "Here's a leader who's advocated the destruction of Israel, denied the Holocaust, and is accused by our government, the United States government, of supplying both fighters and equipment to insurgents in Iraq, to kill U.S. troops. Why would you ever want him on your campus?" Coatsworth appeared during the 7 am...
  • Censorship of Minuteman Project ending

    07/31/2007 4:10:14 AM PDT · by Man50D · 2 replies · 291+ views ^ | July 31, 2007
    Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project, an organization that concerns itself with the protection and sanctity of the U.S. border, will be given access to public facilities at Compton Community College in California for a town hall meeting under a lawsuit settlement that is being worked out now. Lawyer Michael Sands of the Pro Family Law Center told WND that an agreement with the school should be final shortly. The lawsuit had been filed when Compton officials refused the Minuteman Project permission to use any facilities on campus for a town hall meeting about illegal immigration, border security and other issues,...
  • Minuteman Project Receives Glowing Financial Audit Report

    07/31/2007 1:00:11 AM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 51 replies · 1,180+ views
    CPA firm of Terrence Milaney ^ | July 30th 2007 | Perry Emerson
    The Minuteman Express News by Perry Emerson Minuteman Project Receives Glowing Financial Audit Report The long-awaited results of a financial audit of the Minuteman Project were presented publicly today with a positive audit report that establishes the integrity of that organization and its president, Jim Gilchrist. The audit firm’s “unqualified” report is the most prestigious and complimentary opinion that can be given to a company by the accounting and audit industry in the United States. The audit was conducted by the Burbank, Ca. CPA firm of Terrence Milaney. “I am elated,” Gilchrist said of the results of the two-month-long audit...
  • Gilchrest Files For 10th Term Run

    06/20/2007 8:50:49 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 11 replies · 423+ views
    WBAL Radio ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2007
    A veteran Maryland Congressman has filed the paperwork to run for a tenth term. Wayne Gilchrest represents the first congressional district which includes all of the Eastern Shore and parts of Baltimore, Harford and Anne Arundel Counties. Gilchrest tells WBAL News he wants to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay, fight tax hikes, and enact tougher border security legislation in his new term. Earlier this year Gilchrest was one of two Republicans who voted with Democrats to tie funding for the Iraq War to a troop withdrawal. Baltimore County State Senator Andy Harris is raising money to launch a Primary...
  • Minuteman Project Calls on All Americans: Stop the ACLU ! - July 15, 2007, Orange, CA

    06/10/2007 1:00:19 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 39 replies · 2,853+ views
    June 10, 2007
    Minuteman Project Calls on All Americans: Stop the ACLU ! June 15th PROTEST - Please Join Us! Jim Gilchrist, President of the Minuteman Project to Speak at Protest Event Sponsored by: The Citizens of Lake Forest The Minuteman Project The FIRE Coalition and ALL Activists To peacefully assemble in protest of the ACLU ! Sign suggestions - a limited number of signs will be available: – SAVE LAKE FOREST – STOP THE ACLU – ACLU: TERRORIZING LAKE FOREST – STOP THE ACLU IN LAKE FOREST – Freedom of speech for AMERICANS in Lake Forest WHEN: Friday, June 15th 12...
  • Anti-war Republican faces challenges from left and right

    06/03/2007 3:52:26 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 5 replies · 430+ views
    FOX45 ^ | June 02, 2007 17:09 EDT
    ELKTON, Md. (AP) -- Representative Wayne Gilchrest, a 16-year incumbent who was one of only two Republicans to vote earlier this year for a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq, is now facing challenges from the right and the left. Baltimore County state Sen. Andrew Harris announced last month that he is planning to run for Gilchrest's seat. Once the second-ranking Republican in the Maryland Senate, Harris is considerably to the right of Gilchrest and says that Gilchrest's anti-war stance will cost him his job. Meanwhile, Queen Anne's County State's Attorney Frank Kratovil, a Democrat and war opponent, plans to announce...
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jim Gilchrist of Minuteman Project on Immigration, Terror, Elections

    05/30/2007 6:25:21 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 3 replies · 249+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 5/30/2007 | David Storobin
    Today I spoke to Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minuteman Project. The most striking part of the interview was how mild his views on immigration truly were. The man has been vilified by most of the Left and even much of the Right, including the White House. He’s supposed to be an immigrant-hating vigilante who dreams of dead Mexicans at night. Instead, he’s an intelligent, mild-mannered person with very reasonable proposals that include supporting a limited H1b temporary visa program for skilled workers and about 200,000 legal immigrants annually. We also covered the War of Terror, U.S. Presidential elections,...
  • Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to Hold the First Meeting of New Los Angeles Chapter

    05/20/2007 1:30:08 AM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 11 replies · 597+ views
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps ^ | May 18, 2007 | Tony Dolz
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to Hold the First Meeting of New Chapter Meeting Day, Time and Location Johnnie's NY Pizza 1444 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, California Monday, May 21st - 7:00 PM (punctual) Bring your MCDC membership card (IMPORTANT) Membership Applications Available at the Meeting Free Parking at the GALLERIA corner of Broadway and 3 rd Street Promenade (This corner is about 50 steps from the restaurant location on 3 rd Street Promenade)
  • Gilchrist Abandons Lawsuit(Minuteman alert)

    04/24/2007 8:23:35 PM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 560+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 24, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist dropped the remaining portions of his lawsuit against fellow anti-illegal immigration activists today, bringing to a conclusion a legal battle for control of the group. Gilchrist has set up a new organization – the Jim Gilchrist Minuteman Project Inc. – and said he is ready to move ahead with his cause. "I am delighted that rather than spending the next two years in litigation and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of (activists') contributions for attorney fees … I can focus full time on the critical issue of illegal immigration," Gilchrist said in a press...
  • Minuteman Announces Issuance of Preliminary Injunction And Dismissal of Action (Gilchrist)

    04/24/2007 2:46:22 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 4 replies · 491+ views
    Minuteman Press Release ^ | 4-24-07 | Jim Gilchrist
    Minuteman Announces Issuance of Preliminary Injunction And Dismissal of Action The Orange County Superior Court has issued a preliminary injunction that orders former Minuteman Project, Inc. advisory board members Marvin Stewart, Deborah Courtney-Peterson and Barbara Coe to stop diverting or spending Minuteman funds. With this much need relief in hand, Minuteman. announces that it has dismissed its action without prejudice to refile the lawsuit if further misconduct occurs. Minuteman Founder and President Jim Gilchrist stated: “I am delighted that rather than spending the next 2 years in litigation and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of contributions for Attorney fees...
  • Minuteman co-founder criticizes both sides in leadership struggle (Simcox)

    04/23/2007 8:43:09 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2 replies · 415+ views
    OCRegister ^ | April 23, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    Anti-illegal immigration activist Chris Simcox split from Jim Gilchrist last year, and favors neither side in Gilchrist's current lawsuit. Jim Gilchrist goes back to court Wednesday, this time hoping to convince Judge Randell Wilkinson not to place his Minuteman Project Inc. into an independent receivership while control of the group is litigated. This tussle with former allies isn't the first of Gilchrist's internal conflicts in the battle against illegal immigration. While Gilchrist was running a border-watch operation with Minuteman co-founder Chris Simcox in April 2005, the two had a falling out. Simcox went on to form his own group. Last...
  • Gilchrist denied control (Full Trial Needed to resolve who controls MMP!)

    03/22/2007 10:26:04 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 31 replies · 522+ views
    OC Register ^ | March 22, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    SANTA ANA - A Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist's request to be immediately returned sole control of the anti-illegal immigration group – a ruling that leaves the organization immobilized. Judge Randell Wilkinson also placed restrictions on the three directors tussling with Gilchrist, noting in his order that there were "serious issues concerning the credibility of the claims of both Jim Gilchrist and the defendants…" Gilchrist was ousted from the group in January by the vote of the three directors, who said they were concerned with sloppy accounting and possible fundraising improprieties. The three then...
  • Gilchrist seeks control of Minutemen

    03/21/2007 5:47:46 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 22 replies · 793+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | March 21, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    SANTA ANA – An effort by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist to regain full authority over his group today found a Superior Court judge encouraging the bickering sides to work out their differences. But Gilchrist of Aliso Viejo called the differences among the leaders of the anti-illegal immigration group "irreconcilable." Judge Randell Wilkinson is expected to rule within a week on whether control should be returned to Gilchrist until a full trial is held.[snip]... ...The three directors said they are still open to reaching an agreement with Gilchrist. But he made it clear such a deal wasn't going to happen,...
  • Minuteman Project headed to court over internal fight (Gilchrist)

    03/19/2007 9:31:49 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 7 replies · 362+ views
    KC Star ^ | Mar. 19, 2007 | Martin Wisckol
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - It was a match made in activist heaven. Barbara Coe had toiled for more than a decade against illegal immigration, becoming the gritty grande dame of the movement. Just as progress was sputtering, along came Jim Gilchrist and his two-week Minuteman citizen border surveillance. [snip]....Today, the Gilchrist-Coe partnership lay in tatters. On the eve of congressional debate over legalizing those now in the country without documents - a proposal opposed by Gilchrist and Coe - the fiercest battle for the activists is among themselves.[snip] Internal conflicts began surfacing late last year. Gilchrist bounced a series of...
  • Minuteman Project In Turmoil Over Financial Allegations

    03/13/2007 6:25:40 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 5 replies · 281+ views
    Washintgon Post ^ | 03/13/07 | Sonya Geis
    LOS ANGELES -- The Minuteman Project, an anti-illegal-immigrant organization that has monitored the southern border, is embroiled in a nasty legal fight over accusations of financial improprieties that has splintered the group and probably will sideline it during the busiest time of the year for border crossing. Former leaders of the Minuteman Project accuse founder Jim Gilchrist, 58, of using $300,000 of the group's money to support his pet causes, including promoting a book he co-wrote and funding an unsuccessful run for Congress in a 2005 special election. Last month, saying they are the group's board of directors, they took...
  • Minuteman Project In Turmoil Over Financial Allegations

    03/12/2007 9:25:56 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 47 replies · 865+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Mar. 12, 2007 | Sonya Geis
    LOS ANGELES - The Minuteman Project, an anti-illegal-immigrant organization that has monitored the southern border, is embroiled in a nasty legal fight over accusations of financial improprieties that has splintered the group and will likely sideline it during the busiest time of the year for border crossing. Former leaders of the Minuteman Project accuse founder Jim Gilchrist, 58, of using $300,000 of the group's money to support his pet causes, including promoting a book he co-authored and funding an unsuccessful run for Congress in a 2005 special election. Last month, saying they are the group's board of directors, they took...
  • A Minuteman meets his hour of crisis

    03/11/2007 7:59:30 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 20 replies · 991+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | 3/10/2007 | Jennifer Delson
    Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist was confronted by three associates who had been his closest allies when he arrived at his group's headquarters in Lake Forest in late January. "Jim," said Marvin Stewart, "the board has terminated you as president." Gilchrist recalled that it felt like his heart sank to his stomach, prompting him to instinctively yell, "You're all fired." "No, Jim, you are fired," Stewart said.
  • Murray: Battle For Control Of Minuteman Project Rages (Gilchrist)

    03/05/2007 4:41:52 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 23 replies · 624+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 03/05/2007 | Joe Murray
    "..With 1,200 volunteers accepting Gilchrist's call and a handful of closely-picked advisors assisting the MPP, Gilchrist spearheaded the largest minuteman assembly since our Founding Fathers in 1776. But unbeknownst to Gilchrist, there were some foxes in the hen house. Three of the MMP's advisors, and Gilchrist's close friends, decided that Gilchrist had overstayed his welcome as MMP's president. Last week, Marvin Stewart, Barbara Coe, and Debra Courtney, a.k.a. Debra Peterson voted to remove Gilchrist from the post he has served since MMP came into existence and transfer authority of the MMP's bank accounts, email lists, Web site and letterhead to...
  • The real story of the Minuteman Project takeover! LIVE

    03/03/2007 1:38:44 AM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 3 replies · 750+ views
    The Many Moods of Vince Daniels e-blast ^ | March 2, 2007 | Vince Daniels
  • Board members take over Minuteman border group(Gilchrist Booted)

    03/02/2007 2:11:33 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 16 replies · 482+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    The leadership of the Minuteman Project, whose civilian patrols on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2005 fueled a nationwide immigration debate, is under attack by advisory board members who say they now control the organization. The Rev. Marvin L. Stewart, a Veterans Affairs accounts receivable technician and minister who heads the My Lord's Salvation Ministries Inc., told The Washington Times this week that he had taken over the Minuteman Project because of "gross mismanagement" by James Gilchrist, the group's chairman, and others. He said Minuteman Project leaders have not been able to account for $400,000 of the $750,000 that a direct-mail...
  • Minuteman group splits as founder sues board (Gilchrist denies directors' allegations of fraud.)

    02/28/2007 9:18:14 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 20 replies · 781+ views
    AP ^ | 02/27/2007 | Gillian Flaccus
    SANTA ANA - The Minuteman Project shot into the national spotlight shortly after it was formed two years ago, but now a bitter dispute over its leadership threatens to tear the anti-illegal immigration group apart. Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court last week after the group's board of directors fired him and his executive director over allegations of mismanagement and fraud. Gilchrist alleges in the lawsuit that the firings were illegal and that board members also illegally spent Minuteman money, seized its Web site and stole 20,000 pieces of letterhead.For their part, the board...
  • Minuteman founder wants reins back (Gilchrist said he did nothing wrong.)

    02/27/2007 9:01:44 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 15 replies · 624+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 26, 2007 | Jennifer Delson
    Jim Gilchrist, the Orange County accountant who gained national recognition as the co-founder of a citizen border patrol group, will ask a judge this afternoon to issue a restraining order in order to regain control of the Minuteman Project. Earlier this month, Gilchrist was removed by his board of directors, which accused the charismatic anti-illegal-immigrant figure of abusing his power. Minuteman Project officials said they will detail their allegations at a press conference later this afternoon. The rift, Gilchrist said, "could very well bring an end to the entire Minuteman Project. There are groups around the country with the name,...
  • Ousted Minuteman leader seeks court remedy (Gilchrist Ousted from MMP)

    02/27/2007 11:38:03 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 27 replies · 1,272+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 27, 2007 | Jennifer Delson
    A behind-the-scenes power struggle over control of the Minuteman Project spilled into an Orange County courtroom Monday with ousted co-founder Jim Gilchrist asking a judge to give him back control of the citizen border patrol group. Superior Court Judge Randell L. Wilkinson said he would issue a ruling within a few days. Gilchrist, 58, a national figure in the fight against illegal immigration, was removed as president of the Minuteman Project this month by its board of directors, which accused him of abusing his power and leaving more than $400,000 of the organization's money unaccounted for. Gilchrist, a retired accountant...
  • Constitution Party to Select Candidate By July

    01/02/2007 9:25:56 PM PST · by TBP · 317 replies · 3,204+ views
    Conservative President | Tuesday, December 05, 2006 The Constitution Party, a conservative third party founded in 1992 to serve as a possible ticket for Pat Buchanan to run on, plans to have nominated its candidate for President by July 2007, World Net Daily reports. The party held a national committee meeting last weekend where Howard Phillips, who is the party's founder and three time Presidential candidate (1992, 1996 and 2000), told World Net Daily "The time has never been better for a third party dark horse candidate to grab the White House." Phillips said that the party will nominate candidate next year and among the possibilities...
  • Columbia Students Who Protested Minuteman Speech Could Be Expelled

    12/23/2006 8:16:44 PM PST · by 2dogjoe · 38 replies · 1,399+ views
    NY1 ^ | December 23, 2006 | NY1
    Some Columbia University students who disrupted a speech in October by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist with a wild protest could be expelled. The school's President Lee Bollinger says the students are being charged with breaking the school's code of conduct, and they will meet with a dean who will decide their fate. Bollinger also says protesters who do not attend Columbia are now banned from campus. Gilchrist was forced to cut his speech short.

    12/18/2006 4:01:25 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 11 replies · 482+ views | 18 December 2006 | Tim Bueler
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 December 2006 CONTACT: Tim Bueler (530) 401-3285 THE MINUTEMAN PROJECT VISIT DEMOCRAT PARTY EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING Anaheim, CA - The Minutemen visit at the California Democrat Party Executive Board Meeting this past week was no doubt a surprise to many. "The visit was prompted by the fact that many of our Minutemen are registered Democrats who believe in securing our borders and stopping the latest amnesty scam in Washington. We were treated with respect and I felt that the Minutemen have long overlooked the conservatives that make up a large part of the Democrat party,"...
  • Mob Rule on College Campuses

    11/29/2006 7:26:33 AM PST · by aculeus · 25 replies · 1,301+ views ^ | November 29, 2006 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    America's college campuses, once thought to be bastions of free speech, have become increasingly intolerant toward the practice. Visiting speakers whose views do not conform to the prevailing left-leaning political mind-set on most campuses are at particular risk of having their free speech rights infringed upon. While academia has its own crimes to atone for, it's the students who have become the bullies as of late. A disturbing number seem to feel that theirs is an inviolate world to which no one of differing opinion need apply. As a result, everything from pie throwing to disrupting speeches to attacks on...
  • A Columbia Expert on Free Speech [Bollinger] Is Accused of Speaking Too Softly

    10/22/2006 8:45:09 AM PDT · by aculeus · 6 replies · 548+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 22, 2006 | By KAREN W. ARENSON and TAMAR LEWIN
    Lee C. Bollinger, the president of Columbia University, is a natural in the classroom, guiding undergraduates through the intricacies of the First Amendment. [snip] There is probably no university chief in America more steeped in issues of free speech than Mr. Bollinger, 60, a First Amendment scholar. And yet, in just the last month, his campus has been embroiled in four separate free-speech controversies: over the language in an ice hockey recruiting flier; a rescinded speaking invitation to the president of Iran; a Teachers College policy on “social justice” that some see as an ideological litmus test; and a brawl...
  • Minuteman Founder Jim Gilchrist Storms Off Debate With Columbia Student Organizer

    10/16/2006 10:15:31 PM PDT · by NewRomeTacitus · 142 replies · 4,285+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | 10-11-06 | Amy Goodman
    AMY GOODMAN: Jim Gilchrist, who was the speaker at the event, joins us now from Irvine, California. He is the founder of the Minuteman Project and the co-author of "Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders". Here in studio in New York, I’m joined by Karina Garcia. She is the political chair of the Chicano Caucus at Columbia University. Her group organized the protest outside the Minuteman event. We asked a representative from Columbia University to join us as well, but they declined our invitation. Let's start with Jim Gilchrist. Can you talk about why you came to Columbia and...
  • Statement of support for the Columbia University students who protested Jim Gilchrist (petition)

    10/12/2006 2:24:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies · 296+ views
    To: The Columbia University administration and President Lee Bollinger On October 4, the College Republicans at Columbia University hosted Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist. The Minutemen are known for inciting racist violence against immigrants. In an exercise of free speech, students unfurled a banner on the stage reading "No One is Illegal", prompting audience members to join them on the stage with another banner with the message, "No to Racism". These peaceful protesters were violently assaulted. We fully support these students' courageous stand against racism and violence and demand that no reprisals are taken against them. Sincerely, The Undersigned