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  • ‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’

    07/23/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Jim Gilchrist — one of the founders of the Minutemen Project — said he’s reaching out across America to recruit at least 3,500 volunteers who will go to the border to patrol and cover the “porous areas” between San Diego and Brownsville, Texas. The campaign is called “Operation Normandy,” and it’s set for May 1, 2015, Raw Story reported. “If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be,” Mr. Gilchrist said, Raw Story reported. “However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • Drop in Illegal Immigration Numbers Inflames Activists

    02/13/2010 8:21:15 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 48 replies · 1,179+ views
    Feb. 12) -- The population of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has fallen by 1 million in the past two years due to a combination of the recession and increased law enforcement, according to the latest estimate by the Department of Homeland Security. While activists largely agree that the influx of illegal immigrants is at a welcome ebb, some vehemently contest the accuracy of the agency's figures and remain bitterly divided on what impact they should have on the country's immigration policy going forward.
  • 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...
  • Anti-illegal immigrant group comes to City Hall for raucous protest

    07/30/2008 2:23:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies · 1,153+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2008 | by Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- About a dozen members of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the U.S.-Mexican border in an effort to keep illegal immigrants out, stood on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall today to decry the city's sanctuary policy and demand that Mayor Gavin Newsom resign. They waved signs calling Newsom, District Attorney Kamala Harris and William Siffermann, head of the city's Juvenile Probation Department, "accessories to murder" for the city's now-reversed policy of not turning over illegal immigrant youths arrested for felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation. One Salvadoran immigrant who benefited from the policy, Edwin...
  • Could infighting end Minuteman movement?

    05/19/2008 4:30:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 106+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 5/19/2008 | Kerry Lester
    Anti-illegal immigration group struggling as chapters disband, donations slow "We've lost the battle," said Minuteman project founder Jim Gilchrist. "My intuition tells me … this entire movement will fizzle to nothing by the end of the year." Gilchrist, a former California accountant, founded the project in October 2004. In two years, the grass-roots border-control group had grown to boast more than 200 chapters across the country. Today, Gilchrist says, a host of internal problems are bringing the movement to its knees. More than 20 chapters, including the Skokie-based Illinois Minuteman project, have disbanded, leaving fewer than 180 in operation. Dozens...
  • The conservative movement's new leader (Janet Folger presents the case for Huckabee)

    03/04/2008 1:52:39 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 22 replies · 290+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 4, 2008 | Janet Folger
    ... Yes, Bill Buckley was a true conservative leader. We will miss him as we miss Reagan. But no, the conservative movement is far from dead. It's just had some of its pseudo-conservative dead weight removed... There's a sifting going on, and the conservative movement is still being sifted as those who clamor for last-minute political favor have endorsed the candidate who stands for LESS of what they say they believe. People we trusted. People we loved. But as I've told Gov. Huckabee repeatedly as leader after leader turned their back on the only guy who embraced their beliefs: God...
  • Former Presidential Candidate Reintroduces Secure Fence Act (Duncan Hunter)

    01/24/2008 2:12:41 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 95 replies · 398+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | January 24, 2008 | Monisha Bansal
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) reintroduced the Secure Fence Act Wednesday, which requires the construction of double-layered fencing along America's Southern land border within six months. "Securing our Southern land border remains one of our nation's greatest priorities," said Hunter, who dropped out of the presidential race on Saturday. "When the Secure Fence Act was enacted more than one year ago, the American people were pleased to see that the necessary steps were finally being taken to secure the dangerous and problematic smuggling corridors that exist along our border with Mexico," he said. "Instead of adhering to the law and building...
  • Over and Out: Behind the Scenes of Fred Thompson's Last Stand

    01/23/2008 5:57:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 182+ views
    The Memphis Flyer ^ | January 23, 2008 | Jackson Baker
    COLUMBIA, S.C. --"I'm sad for my Dad," Tony Thompson was saying after plopping down in a booth at the bar of the downtown Hilton. I had been sitting there with Howie Morgan, a sometime campaign hand in Tennessee Republican campaigns and a supporter this time around of Mike Huckabee, who had just finished second to the now fully resurgent John McCain in the South Carolina Republican primary. Having spotted Thompson earlier on a cell phone outside the hotel, I had asked him to join us. It was only about 10 o'clock on Saturday night, but Tony's party was clearly over....
  • Tancredo's impact: GOP race, country more mean-spirited (Laughable barf alert)

    12/22/2007 7:49:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 270+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 22, 2007 | Mike Litwin
    I'll admit it. I underestimated Tom Tancredo. I underestimated the impact he could make as a presidential candidate, particularly as a candidate who was polling, as many of us had predicted, around 2 percent. And yet, I had no idea he could take one issue and, with it, help make the Republican presidential race - and the country itself - an uglier, nastier and more mean-spirited place to be. He didn't do it by himself, of course. He wasn't even the lead player. You have to give that role to Lou Dobbs and the huge audience on his team. Still,...
  • 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...
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jim Gilchrist of Minuteman Project on Immigration, Terror, Elections

    05/31/2007 5:48:19 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 11 replies · 467+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 05/30/2007 | 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,...
  • Jim Gilchrist, live video on the web...right now! 6:10 PDT

    04/27/2007 5:56:36 AM PDT · by roadette · 149+ views
    live ^ | 4/27/07 | roadette
    Go to and click on "see live webstreams." Go to "Jim Gilchrist speaking in San Diego." This video isn't archived is live...right now, 6:10-6:45 PDT
  • 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.
  • Minuteman Project Changes Leadership [Jim Gilchrist is OUT, Marvin Stewart is IN]

    02/26/2007 11:27:40 AM PST · by RonDog · 161 replies · 4,715+ views
    Robert Vasquez, Media coordinator, Minuteman Project | February 24, 2007 | Robert Vasquez, Media coordinator
    . Contact: Robert Vasquez, Media coordinator 208-989-4260 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc., CHANGES LEADERSHIP FEBRUARY 24, 2007 "The MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc.," (MMP) was a concept created to defend the sovereignty of the United States of America. The organization created sought to empower American citizens in the exercise of their constitutional rights to demand redress of grievances from the government's failure to enforce United States Immigration law. While "The MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc.," recognizes the efforts and contributions made by Mr. Jim Gilchrist at the inception of the organization, the MMP Board of Directors has determined that a change of leadership...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • An Open Letter to President Bollinger

    10/10/2006 8:52:24 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 33 replies · 1,536+ views
    Special[ to FreeRepublic ^ | 10 October 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    To: President Lee Bollinger, Columbia University I thought of writing you a letter, but my experience with people as important as you is they seldom answer their mail. So I thought it better to make this a public letter. Those who agree with me can make copies of this and send them in. Let’s review. On 6 October, there was a planned speech by three representatives of the Minuteman Project, an organization which believes that immigration should be legal, and that illegal immigration should be stopped. They were invited by a recognized student group, and Columbia said it would take...
  • Editorial: Columbia U. brownshirts stomped on First Amendment

    10/10/2006 8:39:23 AM PDT · by freespirited · 17 replies · 1,194+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 10/9/09
    There is but one thing more disgusting than the video of campus officials and police standing by as student thugs viciously silenced Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist and the Columbia University students who assembled to hear him speak. That is the unconscionable attempt by Columbia University administrators and the thugs to blame the blatant assault on the First Amendment on the victims whose rights were violated, Gilchrist and his associate Marvin Stewart, and the College Republicans who hosted the two men on campus. Quite simply, during Gilchrist’s speech, a group of chanting demonstrators suddenly leaped on the stage, unfurled a banner,...
  • Minutemen Founder: 30 Million Illegals in U.S.

    07/25/2006 4:15:30 PM PDT · by shining_city · 114 replies · 1,501+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 25, 2006
    The Minutemen border-watch group is coming to New York to demand that the federal government tighten security at our borders – and to promote an eye-opening new book co-authored by Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist. President George Bush once referred to Minutemen volunteers as "vigilantes," but the book promises to give the group "a chance to respond, and to change the nature of the illegal immigration debate in the process,” according to a release from the group. "Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders" is written by Gilchrist and "Unfit for Command" co-author Jerome Corsi. The book hits stores nationwide on...
  • Film of "Minutemen" authors Gilchrist & Corsi from US / Mexico border (what a sad fence!)

    07/10/2006 4:26:56 PM PDT · by shining_city · 6 replies · 366+ views
    Here's a very good short video with Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist and Unfit for Command author Jerome Corsi at the US/Mexico border in CA. They're discussing their upcoming book Minutemen and the federal government's refusal to fund the Border Patrol. The film is shot in front of a run down fence that has a huge gap next to it. It's amazing to see how unguarded and accessible the border is in this footage. After viewing this it's a wonder that the poor Border Guard agents who are out there manage to catch anyone sneaking across.
  • Mexican leader faces chilly U.S. relations

    07/02/2006 3:07:55 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 43 replies · 2,498+ views
    Associated Press Writer via Yahoo ^ | 7/2/2006 | By Lisa Adams
    The reason why Mexico is having chilly relations with the United States because we are importing Mexico's poor and the American tapayer is paying for them. Mexico refused to do nothing about the corruption that is pervasive in all levels of government. There is a massive crime wave being committed more and more by Mexican nationals against American citizens. Could this also be another reason why there is a chill between Mexico and the United States?The author of the piece does not touch this.
  • Minuteman founder denies support of bill [Pence claimed backing of immigration compromise]

    06/14/2006 7:03:53 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 24 replies · 647+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | June 14, 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist says he does not support a compromise immigration proposal by Rep Mike Pence, R-Ind., despite the congressman's claim to the contrary. Pence told a Republican Study Group mini-retreat Monday at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., that Gilchrist backs his plan to form worker-placement centers outside the U.S. But Gilchrist clarified to WorldNetDaily his remarks to Pence. "I congratulated Congressman Pence on putting forth alternatives, "Gilchrist explained, "but that does not mean I think the alternatives Congressman Pence proposed are the solution. Quite frankly, I don't." Gilchrist said the "only solution that has any chance of...
  • Unauthorized Migrants:Their numbers and Characteristics

    06/03/2006 11:33:26 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 23 replies · 964+ views
    Pew Hispanic Center ^ | 2005 | Jefferey S. Pascell
    This paper was published last year without much fanfare from the media. It is a briefing paper for the Independent Task Force on Immigration and America's Future. The paper was sponsored by Spencer Abraham,former U.S. senator and who was former Demaprtment of Energy head under President Bush. Also, it was co-sponsored by Lee Hamilton, former Congressman from Indiana. This bipartisan paper gives in delatiled account the costs of illegal immigration to the United States. It gives the cost in education, health care costs and what industries illegal immigrants work in . It is very easy to follow and it has...
  • Minuteman Founder Pens Explosive New Book

    05/15/2006 11:09:55 AM PDT · by shining_city · 26 replies · 650+ views
    Pr Web ^ | 5/15/06
    Forthcoming book "Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders" by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist and "Unfit for Command" co-author Jerome Corsi details the devastating social and economic costs of rampant illegal immigration. The Mexican government's influence is questioned. How will this controversial book impact this fall's elections?Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2006 -- George W. Bush's call to deploy National Guard troops along the Mexican border in an effort to keep out illegal immigrants represents a major shift from the president's own calls for amnesty earlier this year. What prompted this development? The Minuteman Project, the all-volunteer civilian...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 5/6 - 5/7 (not the live thread)

    05/05/2006 7:41:09 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 29 replies · 954+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 5/5/06 | Network and Cable News
    The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: The battle is joined!  Place your bets!  How badly will the GOP lose? Topics: Power Politics: Two Sunday exclusives as former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and DNC Chairman Howard Dean join me to discuss gas prices, the 2006 elections and the war in Iraq. Will record low approval ratings for President Bush and rising gas prices fuel a Democratic takeover of Congress in...
  • Founder of Minutemen targets run for president

    04/30/2006 7:22:13 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 302 replies · 3,996+ views
    WND ^ | 1 May 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minuteman Project, is considering a run for president in 2008 with the Constitution Party. Gilchrist has just returned from Florida where he met with the Constitution Party's national committee. Party Chairman James Clymer told WorldNetDaily the party was excited about the possibility of Gilchrist as its marquis candidate. "Yes, indeed we are interested," Clymer told WND. "Gilchrist spoke to us last weekend in Tampa and our people asked Jim then if he would be the candidate. We think it would be wonderful if Jim Gilchrist would seriously consider being our presidential candidate." Gilchrist told...
  • Gilchrist Angels on CNN: MSNBC

    04/16/2006 11:20:50 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 9 replies · 31,924+ views
    WHITFIELD: Three southern California women are taking the fight over illegal immigration into their own hands. They're call Gilchrist Angels. They named themselves after Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist, and you'll find them at sites where day laborers congregate.
  • Minutemen At ACLU Meeting for Illegal Aliens in Costa Mesa (PICS)

    03/19/2006 7:04:38 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 20 replies · 1,451+ views
    Minutemen At ACLU Meeting for Illegal Aliens in Costa Mesa Due to some excellent recon by Minuteman (name deleted), a group of Minutemen, led by Jim Gilchist, attended a meeting organized by the ACLU to encourage illegal aliens to protest the Mayor Mansoor’s plan to have the city police coordinate with ICE. The meeting was lead by female attorney from the ACLU, Benito Acosta, recently arrested at the Cost Mesa City Council meeting, and John Earl a Huntington Beach “Socialist” who apparently did not get the memo from Stalin that the whole thing did not work out after all. Earl...
  • A Reckoning In Crawford Texas - (illegal immigration protest on Sat. May 6th, 2006)

    03/12/2006 10:26:01 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 115 replies · 3,219+ views
    Protest Bush for not stopping the illegal alien invasion Saturday May 6 , 2006 The good citizens of the United States of America with the help of the patriotic media will be in Crawford Texas to lawfully and peacefully demonstrate against George W. Bush's lack of enforcement of immigration law. For calling the Minutemen and other border watchers "vigilantes", for not directing ICE to round up illegal aliens in our cities, for willfully failing to put our miltary on the border, For being a Mexican president and the best friend an illegal alien can have, for putting American citizens last....
  • Minuteman Founder and "Unfit for Command" Author to Target Illegal Immigration (Trouble for GOP?!)

    02/21/2006 10:36:45 PM PST · by shining_city · 42 replies · 939+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/21/06
    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...
  • Civilian patrol founder sees 'revolution' in immigration reform

    02/07/2006 4:07:10 AM PST · by LouAvul · 25 replies · 601+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-7-06
    LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) - His deep green eyes sparkling with intensity, Jim Gilchrist speaks nonstop for more than an hour about the nation's porous Mexican border and the flood of illegal immigration that he says will bring America to its knees. Suddenly, his gaze softens and he talks warmly about his Mexican son-in-law and his half-Mexican "grandbrat." The distinction is not a complicated one for Gilchrist. His son-in-law is legal. The immigrants he targets with his all-volunteer civilian border patrol, the Minuteman Project, are not. That distinction is much less clear for Gilchrist's many vocal critics, who say the...
  • Who thinks jim Gilchrist should challenge Feinstein as a republican? (vanity)

    12/31/2005 12:35:42 PM PST · by Patriot814 · 16 replies · 497+ views
    Since the republicans don't have a candidate and Jim gilchrist did well in the race for Cox's seat, but obviously would've won it if he ran as a republican are reasons why I think he should challenge Feinstein. Who agrees?
  • Minutemen at the Polls (Last week's special election in California was a sign of things to come)

    12/12/2005 1:03:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 1,198+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | John Tabin | John Tabin
    Last week California State Representative John Campbell won a special election to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated when Chris Cox was appointed to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission this summer. But Campbell's victory, which was never in doubt, wasn't the headline of the election. Jim Gilchrist, founder of the volunteer border-watching group known as the Minutemen, ran as an independent on a border-security platform, and garnered about a quarter of the vote, 10% higher than his showing in the 19-candidate "jungle primary" in October. Campbell's share of the vote dropped a percentage point from the primary,...
  • Gilchrist’s showing best by a third party for U.S. House in 11 years.

    12/08/2005 7:35:47 PM PST · by Plutarch · 68 replies · 991+ views
    Ballot Access News ^ | December 6, 2005 | Richard Winger
    Jim Gilchrist, American Independent (Constitution Party) nominee received 25.1% of the vote. The Republican, State Senator John Campbell, won with 44.7%; the Democrat is second with 28.0%. The Green polled 1.3% and the Libertarian polled .9%.Gilchrist’s showing is the highest percentage received by a minor party for U.S. House (in a race with both major parties also in the race) since 1994, when A Connecticut Party polled 26.3% in the First District of Connecticut.
  • Memo From O.C. To D.C. Great Article on Campbell - Gilchrist

    Illegal Immigration: When a one-issue activist from a fringe party holds the Republican candidate to under 45% in GOP territory, it's time to take notice. If you're looking for the Orange County of pop culture and political lore, you'll find it in California's 48th Congressional District. This is the quintessential O.C., from storied beaches to rock-ribbed Republicanism. Outside the college enclave of U.C. Irvine, this is turf where the GOP reigns and its candidates usually win in a walk.
  • John Campbell (R-CA) Elected To Congress As Minuteman Project Founder Jim Gilchrest Polls 25%

    12/07/2005 9:55:06 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 87 replies · 1,840+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 7, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco
    In a race that drew national attention, Sen. John Campbell (R-Irvine) held a wide lead throughout the evening, ending the night with nearly 45% of the vote. But it was Minuteman Project co-founder and first-time candidate Jim Gilchrest of the American Independent Party who drew the spotlight with his one-issue campaign... Gilchrest lost the election, but he found victory in his showing.
  • Congratulations to John Campbell, New Congressman from California's 48th District

    12/07/2005 7:56:36 AM PST · by Checkers · 109 replies · 1,900+ views ^ | December 6, 2005 08:34 PM PST | Hugh Hewitt
    ...What to conclude? Despite massive media attention and around-the-clock boosterism from local radio flaks and know-nothings John & Ken, the candidacy of anti-illegal immigration single issue candidate Jim Gilchrist could only muster 23,237 votes --less than one third of the Graham vote in November of 2004. No "Minuteman" candidate will ever have more favorable conditions than this special election, and still the Minuteman candidate failed miserably. As will a Congressman Tancredo if he mounts a "run" for the presidency. Hard truth: There is a small, but important anti-illegal immigrant vote. It is less than 10% in one of the most...
  • Orange County - 48th Congressional District (Campbell v. Gilchrist) LIVE THREAD

    12/06/2005 7:05:58 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 187 replies · 4,482+ views
    County Election Results ^ | December 6, 2005
    Orange County 48th Congressional District General Election December 6, 2005 Unofficial Results for Election Next Update: 0 Days 0 Hours 54 Minutes 0 Seconds Registration and Turnout Completed Precincts: 0 of 268 Reg/Turnout Percentage Total Registered Voters 405655 Precinct Registration 405655 Precinct Ballots Cast 0 0.0% Early Ballots Cast 0 0.0% Absentee Ballots Cast 0 0.0% Total Ballots Cast 0 0.0% UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 48th District Vote Count Percentage JOHN CAMPBELL (REP) 0 0.0% BRUCE COHEN (LIB) 0 0.0% STEVE YOUNG (DEM) 0 0.0% BÉA TIRITILLI (GRN) 0 0.0% JIM GILCHRIST (AI) 0 0.0%
  • GOP watching Calif. 'Minuteman' election

    12/05/2005 7:24:29 AM PST · by one more state · 24 replies · 750+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | Mon Dec 5, 7:05 AM ET | William M. Welch
    <p>Conservatives who see illegal immigration as the next powerful political issue are getting an early test run barely 100 miles from the Mexican border.</p> <p>Jim Gilchrist, co-founder of the Minuteman Project of armed citizen border patrols that began last fall, has transformed a special congressional election with his call to put U.S. troops along the Mexican border to choke off the human flow.</p>
  • Gilchrist Campaign in High Gear this Weekend (Pics)

    12/04/2005 7:01:36 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 47 replies · 1,249+ views
    Cambell is faltering, John and Ken are on a rampage for being duped by Campbell, the polls are "neck and neck" with the undecideds breaking for Gilchrist. I am cold, exhausted and I got a "dear Jane" email because the boy friend has lost patience with my "little hobby." Say a prayer for us. God Bless the Minutemen And God Bless the United States of America. Jim and Supporters. What fun is is doing "meet and greet" with Jim. People walk up say "It is an honor to meet you, sir." And "Thank you for what you are doing." Legal...

    12/04/2005 2:53:18 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 89 replies · 1,661+ views
    Jim Gilchrist for Congress ^ | December 4, 2005 | Jim Gilchrist
    Lake Forest, CA — Minuteman Project founder and 48th Congressional District candidate Jim Gilchrist – who this weekend garnered the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents 10,000 front-line U.S. Border Patrol agents and employees – today criticized opponent John Campbell for “backsliding” on his support of the California Border Police Initiative. Campbell in a recent media interview confirmed his discomfort and lack of commitment towards the Initiative he supposedly co-sponsors. Campbell has “sold out all of the people who have donated money and who have ‘given their blood, sweat and tears’ to get this critical...

    12/04/2005 9:33:00 AM PST · by broberts · 3 replies · 302+ views
    Scooop Radio ^ | 4 December | Bob Cefail
    Here is a link to a great interview done by Jim Gilchrist, founder of The Minuteman Project ( The radio show was on a Florida radio station and is being podcast everywhere. Please post this on your site and get it distributed out. It is an amazing interview. Jim is in the first 20 minutes of the show along with Chris Simcox.
  • Minuteman changes tone (Runs for Congress)

    11/02/2005 1:54:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 478+ views
    Centre Daily ^ | 10.31.05 | MICHAEL MARTINEZ
    Minuteman changes tone LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Jim Gilchrist, founder of modern-day Minutemen patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, is suddenly watching his vigilante rhetoric now that he's searching for votes. He's running for Congress, and despite his one-issue campaign, he captured enough votes as an independent in the Oct. 4 primary to help force a runoff in coastal Orange County. Gilchrist launched the Minuteman Project in April, when his condemnation of lax border control inspired scores of binocular-toting volunteers, some of them armed, to scout for illegal immigrants walking across the porous but perilous Southwestern desert. His movement now has spinoff...
  • 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...
  • 48th Congressional District Primary Election (OC County, CA)

    10/04/2005 10:28:56 PM PDT · by TheDon · 15 replies · 727+ views
    Orange County 48th Congressional District Primary Election October 4, 2005, 10:09 PM Unofficial Results for Election Registration and Turnout Completed Precincts: 92 of 268 Reg/Turnout Percentage Total Registered Voters 402006 Precinct Registration 402006 Precinct Ballots Cast 12810 3.2% Early Ballots Cast 962 0.2% Absentee Ballots Cast 47440 11.8% Total Ballots Cast 61212 15.2% UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE 48th District Vote Count Percentage JOHN CAMPBELL (REP) 29681 48.9% MARILYN C. BREWER (REP) 9607 15.8% JIM GILCHRIST (AI) 6313 10.4% STEVE YOUNG (DEM) 5831 9.6% JOHN GRAHAM (DEM) 2651 4.4% BEA FOSTER (DEM) 2192 3.6% DON UDALL (REP) 1127 1.9% JOHN KELLY...
  • 9 minutes left in CA elections

    10/04/2005 7:47:05 PM PDT · by edcoil · 51 replies · 1,395+ views
    4 Oct 2005 | edcoil
    We have 9 minutes left to see whom replaces Cox for our district, anyone hear how it is going? Any bets?
  • J. Scott Davis vs. Jim Gilchrist

    For California's 48th District U.S. House Representative special election, can anyone provide me with some information on my prospective opponent "Minuteman" Jim Gilchrist?" What is his stance on the Iraq War? I for one firmly support our operation in Iraq! The enclosed link discusses more on this question that I have presented. Please read! J. Scott Davis
  • Tom Tancredo Endorses AIP Candidate Jim Gilchrest Over Fellow Republicans In CA Special Election

    09/29/2005 7:09:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 2,143+ views ^ | September 29, 2005 | Ron Gunzburger
    OPPOSING IMMIGRANTS ... AND REPUBLICANS. Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) -- a 2008 White House hopeful and the leading Hill advocate of imposing a radical crackdown on immigration into the US -- broke with the GOP in the upcoming California special election for the congressional CD-48 seat recently vacated by SEC Chair Christopher Cox (R). Although ten of the 17 candidates -- including frontrunners State Senator John Campbell and former Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer -- are Republicans, Tancredo formally endorsed an ideological ally. Tancredo endorsed American Independent Party nominee Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the "Minuteman Project" of citizen border patrols. "I...
  • Minutemen in Yuma

    09/21/2005 7:46:08 AM PDT · by Bob Haran · 15 replies · 641+ views
    Yuma Sun ^ | september 17, 2005 | Bob Haran
    Farmer, Patriots get patrol help from Minutemen BY BLAKE SCHMIDT, Sun Staff Writer --See Image(s) Below-- Published on: September 17, 2005 Eight members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps of Tombstone came to Yuma for the first time this weekend to patrol an area near the border with the Yuma Patriots, where a local farmer had asked for help with an increasing number of illegal immigrants trampling his crops. The volunteer patrol groups, who were unarmed, helped the Border Patrol capture two groups of illegal immigrants Friday night, and ran into a snag when the Cocopah police told them they...
  • Oportunity for Minuteman Founder to Go to Congress

    09/14/2005 2:43:46 PM PDT · by Free Baptist · 93 replies · 1,221+ views
    Official Email from the Constitution Party | September 14, 2005 | Bob Patenaude
    We received, and some of you may have received, an official email message from James Clymer, Chairman of the Constitution Party, that Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the well-known Minuteman Project along the Mexican border has a real oportunity to go to the U.S. Congress. There will be a special election on October 4, 2005 to fill the seat of the departing Chris Cox. Jim Gilchrist is a candidate, and will run on the Constitution Party Ticket. Constitution Party. 23 North Line Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Tel: (800) 2-VETO-IRS. Email: Why not just help send a message to the...