Monday, November 21, 2005

Minuteman Runs from His Past (or Present)?

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minutemen and Congressional candidate in Orange County, California is attempting to defend himself against the claim that he is a racist. The Chicago Tribune (10/31) reported that

"Gilchrist, 56, is a member of the American Independent Party founded by former Alabama Gov. George Wallace. But he urges voters not to read anything into that.

He says he's no bigot or racist. He's a Vietnam veteran with a Purple Heart and has an `American-Mexican' son-in-law.

He says he just wants immigration laws enforced to keep America strong and united.

On the campaign trail he has backed off previously stated fears of a civil war and mob rule, although he has not said what the country should do with illegal immigrants. He's hoping his emergence as a national leader in the push for a hermetically sealed U.S. border will propel him to the nation's Capitol." (emphasis added).

For a complete copy of the story, see http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/special_packages/election2004/13042233.htm

KJ

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