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Emerging Counter-Culture Conservative versus Progressive McCain

Emerging Counter-Culture Conservative versus  Progressive McCain

Eight years ago I challenged the status quo on illegal immigration without thought of political parties or ideology.  My goal was to bring into peoples’ attention the stark reality of our border insecurity. The two main political parties were part of a three-ring circus with Democrats and Republicans whistled on stage by the Ring Master –main stream media personalities.  Among Progressives like McCain, little has changed.

Today, conservative media personalities seem to be maneuvering to upstage each other. For example: neoconservative Mark Levin has criticized populist Glenn Beck.

In this mix, I consider myself an independent conservative and a CounterCulture Conservative. My mission is, and always has been, to open the eyes of a widely apathetic citizenry.

I agree with Beck when he says that a President McCain would have been no better than President Obama. It partially explains why I’m challenging John McCain in the Republican primary next August.

Progressive McCain voted for TARP, nurtured Cap & Trade, and accepted the scientifically dubious premise that global warming is manmade as well as a clear and present danger to the planet. McCain ‘progressively’ engages in the healthcare debate rather than, as a genuine Conservative, leading a Senate effort to stop it on the grounds that it’s unconstitutional. And, McCain supports the failed organization that is the United Nations birthed during the beginnings by the progressive movement.

Meanwhile, we learn that Obama plans to reduce funding for border security. And, the truth is McCain never wanted to fix our porous borders. Joined by tens of thousands of citizens, I held a Tea Party on the border in 2005. We led the charge to stop the Progressive McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill in 2006. We forced Congress to build over 600 miles of fencing in 2007. The border problem still remains a serious issue regardless of the party in charge that will only improve when voters demand for change are heard.

In 2004, McCain told me, in person, “Chris, what you are doing on the border will bring more trouble than the drug cartels.” Beck was right on the border issue. A President McCain would have been no better than Obama. Today a unified McCain and Obama sit idly by allowing the drug cartels to expand their criminal activities into U.S. cities and essentially control America’s southern border.

I respect the Libertarian principles of Constitution, Freedom and Liberty. My run as a registered Republican will promote the GOP in becoming the party that once again embraces those principles. Among some in the Republican establishment the attitude toward me is “How dare you! Who the hell gave you permission to do this! You’re going to screw the whole damn thing up.”

I fully expected that response. It’s symptomatic of a political party that needs an awakening. And I believe that awakening will be delivered upon it by patriotic voters in 2010 in Arizona.

My response to the GOP establishment, and to Mark Levin, in defense of Beck is that Beck is doing what all good teachers do-what I did as a teacher. He’s starting with the basics – government 101 – and building from there.

My love of the Constitution and my deep respect for the freedom-loving conservatives of Arizona call me to run against John McCain.  He, progressive liberals, and the professional GOP party loyalists should take note. People are demanding that politicians return their government to its Constitutional foundation. In the next election, they will elect Congressional representatives who will protect our free market economic system, our borders, and our national security.

So I’m running as a states’ rights candidate. And I will, when elected, work to protect the state from federal government encroachments. I will work closely with Arizona’s elected representatives to protect the rights of Arizona’s citizens. I will not enter the Senate with the overriding goal of working for the GOP or the federal government. I will go to bring a message from the American people that says, “Keep it simple; stay out of our private lives; do what’s necessary to defend the nation. And don’t impede our industry or stand in the way of our enterprising spirit flourishing once again.”

Chris Simcox


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Simcox Responds to McCain’s No Vote for Sotomayor

Here are some reflections on my appearance on MSNBC-TV today to discuss Sen. John McCain’s “No” vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonja Sotomayor.

I agree with some political commentators who wrote that McCain’s vote may have been an expedient political maneuver because McCain is facing a serious primary challenge. I am that challenge. So I gladly awoke at 4:30 a.m. to support the notion that McCain voted “No” in order to gain, or better, to appease the so-called “”conservative Republican”” votes over “Hispanic” votes in his battle to be re-nominated in 2010.

My point on MSNBC was based on what I believe, and that’s this:

It’s a shame that we still discuss politics in terms of racial or ethnic demography. It’s Sonja Sotomayor’’s association with overtly ethnic supremacist organizations that represents a problem. It should immediately disqualify her as a Supreme Court nominee. Any judge, or law enforcement agent, should be scrutinized closely if they’ve associated with a group that uses racial identification as their primary belief system. Sotomayor’’s association with La Raza, MALDEF, MECHA, et al., should immediately exclude her, or anyone else, from ever being a judge, in my opinion.

A judge must apply the law consistently and inclusively. Lady Justice is blind to any ethnocentric-biased creed or value system based on race or religion. A Supreme Court Justice’s job is to protect American citizens by ensuring that the laws and practices of the nation’s lower courts remain in -line with the freedoms and liberties claimed for all citizens in the Constitution, and in its amendments.

In a press release several weeks ago, I stated that I would have made up my mind on Sotomayor early in the confirmation process. What took McCain so long? The fundamental issue is about protecting the people, by way of our Constitution, and not allowing one’s life experiences to be the lens through which a judge makes decisions. To rule on the basis of personal bias negatively affects the lives of all our nation’s citizens – citizens whose rights are all protected by our Constitution.

It’s time politicians stop making political calculations about the percentage of ethnic voter groups, and stop taking self-serving positions based on racial, ethnic or religious considerations, as I believe McCain did.

I’m running for the Senate as an independent Republican. I’m not beholdening to, nor am I held captive by, any party system. I am accountable to all the people in Arizona, and first and foremost I must follow the Constitution. I believe in the Republican Party’s stated ideals and platforms, many of which are being under-represented today in Congress. These are the factors that will influence my votes in the Senate.
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Obama’s socialism, A weak national defense

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Troubling news abound in this WSj article and the news that we have a surplus of Army National Guardsmen. A Pacific Warning. Australia prepares for U.S. decline. If Australia is concerned about the security of the Pacific region we know our enemies are also paying attention. Our Western flank and the Gulf of Mexico are already vulnerable security risks, examples being boatloads of drugs and illegal aliens found beached as far north as Santa Barbara. Our southern border and the Gulf coast of Texas and Mexico is rife with organized smuggling operations. The resourceful transportation techniques include cartels utilizing ultralight aircraft, scuba divers and even a small fleet of drug smuggling submarines. Australia is bulking up its defenses in response to our inability to defend the region and understands under the current administration the situation will get worse before it gets better. Obama has no interest in stimulating our economy through a strong national defense and no doubt the enemies of America are plotting to exploit our well advertised weak links in Regional Homeland Security. China owns the Panama Canal and is building military defenses in our back yard. Obama seems to be missing the obvious in addressing border and coastal security. A couple of hundred new special agents are planned to address a major security crisis while tens of thousands of Army reservists are not used to fill the gap to prevent any illegal entry in remote under protected areas. Instead of cutting back on recruitment and actually planning to reduce the numbers of personnel why are we not utilizing them to secure our borders and coasts? People need jobs and we have plenty of work to accomplish along our borders and coastal boundaries; let’s put America to work defending America. A strong defense is for the common good, It’s common sense and it’s Constitutionally sound practice and the mandated responsibility of our U.S. Senate. The only jobs Obama has any business creating and funding are defense jobs because his oath is to protect our life, liberty and our pursuit of happiness. Thank God for those who serve in our U.S. military, the more the better.

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Obama May Adopt Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Border Security Plan

A recent Press release – we are getting everything needed to secure the border – just for all the wrong reasons and way late.

Just weeks after taking office, President Obama has announced he is considering troop deployment to our southern border.

Since 2002, Chris Simcox and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps have been sounding the alarm and warning of the escalating national security crisis that we now face on our border with an increasingly destabilized Mexico.

National Guard troops can be stationed at military bases like Fort Huachuca and can shut down the heavily-trafficked cartel routes in places like the mountains just above that high security military base in southeastern Arizona.

During the recent national campaign, Simcox and MCDC Vice President Carmen Mercer personally delivered a detailed report and plans for securing the border to Obama’s D.C. Senate office, and again after President Obama took office MCDC executives sent a detailed report and plan for securing the border.  With the exponential increase in murderous cartel violence along the border, Mr. Obama is now obviously considering the need to heed good counsel.

Minutemen stand ready to welcome U.S. troops to protect American property owners, law enforcement personnel and even support law-and-order Mexican patriots defending their people along the war-zone border, if necessary.

Since 2002 Chris Simcox has been warning of the crisis which now confronts us.

It is unfortunate that although we in the border security movement warned our officials of this impending crisis when we started the border watch movement after the 9/11 attacks, the government failed to act. Senator McCain and Gov. Napolitano were urgently and repeatedly warned of the accelerating national security and public safety threat at the border by our Minuteman movement, and their inaction has directly led to the proliferation and Fortune 100-like corporate growth of the international drug cartels — which have now also systematically absorbed and control all forms of human smuggling and other forms of contraband, including arms and weapons running.

It is something of a relief to MCDC to think that our volunteers may realize a major goal of 7 years grueling activist work, by finally having our posts — we hope and pray — taken over by National Guard and U.S. military deployments adequate to the threat.  From day one in 2002 we have always warned of the threat presented by the ruthless cartel networks, our analyses calling for many thousands of well-armed and supported U.S. troops were reviewed and embraced by alert Congressmen — and now we look forward to President Obama doing his duty and our being honorably relieved of our posts on watch.   The citizen volunteers of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps long for the day when we can certify and report to the American people that our borders are, indeed, secure.  But will the President, in fact, act?

Thus far this year, to all available evidence, crossings are somewhat down, violence is massively up. The cartels are locked into mortal combat among themselves, and with the Mexican military — and the U.S. military is unavoidably needed to secure America’s safety, sovereignty and national security. Now is the perfect opportunity to end the border security issue once and for all, and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps plan is the only practical solution.


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McCain, Napolitano could have prevented cartel war in Mexico

I just had to share the audio from the second half of my internet radio show -it air weekly on Thursdays at 9 pm EST.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Just be sure and listen in on your computer – the station ROCKS, if that is what you like!

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Border Security Stimulus Would Create 2 Million Jobs In 2 Years

It’s been a busy week, picking through the thousand pages of how the federal government, our elected representatives, are figuring they can squander money that they’re going to print out of thin air.
This phony money supports what is nothing less than the US Congress and the new Obama administration abusing the power of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government — the abuse of power is unconstitutional.  This is nothing but a buy-out of existing constituencies, and a co-opting of new collaborators in the dismantling of liberty via privileged programs to support the obedient taxpayer and those who don’t even pay taxes being duped into thinking they will benefit from Robin Hood the Federal Government’s redistribution of wealth.
What would be Constitutional? To provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States.
Now that discussion would be a great place to start.
Instead of creating jobs, much of the proposed stimulus spending goes to keep people in existing jobs, hoping that they and others, like the wealthy, will spend “our” economy into high gear resulting in the re-creation of jobs once lost. But how many of those jobs will come back? And how fast?
Kind of like what is required to be a US congressman or US senator.  It is actually very simple.  We should not be talking about a stimulus bill in the first place.  However, It does gives media something to do.
There should be no discussion about government controlling banking or business.  What we the people should be asking is why the government is not spending the money it has the authority approval and constitutional mandate to employ like a strong national defense.
You can solve the problem through public/private partnerships. If you must go for government job creation, what about creating new jobs and doing it quickly based on a simple formula built on a common and simple required skill set that requires minimal entry level training?
Any discussion or any ounce of energy wasted by any federal representatives is based primarily on a fallacious concept. So, where are the people clamoring to talk about that?  The primary argument should be for national security growing to meet the demands – no one should be wasting time on a stimulus plan.
Our government representatives have yet to meet many of their constitutional obligations and many primary mandates based on their job descriptions have gone unfulfilled and blatantly ignored.
Knowing “something has to be done and will be done ” why has not one conservative or responsible Democrat proposed a plan to create real jobs that have a real purpose and provide a tangible benefit to all Americans?

How about we start with the basic principle responsibility of government, Constitution, Section 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.

We appreciate the work of conscientious conservatives to expose and carve out the unnecessary fat and in many cases rightfully challenging ridiculously obvious campaign support payoffs buried in the stimulus bill — but I have to ask, why is not one conservative leader countering with a real job plan?
If they won’t, then I will.
We need leadership that can think like the common man, with simple, principled and results oriented planning. Is there any conservative in the senate we can count on?
Never mind.
I’ll propose a plan that will create jobs — take it or leave it.
Along our borders and coastal boundaries exists an urgent and severe security threat that should be defined as a crisis by everyone in the government and the media.
This crisis can be effectively countered by immediately employing upwards of 2 million people and engaging them in the work of defending our nation, repairing environmental damage and utilizing service, construction and vocational skills to repair, install and maintain America’s border and coastal security infrastructure.
I think America could be missing a golden opportunity to invest in real jobs for American citizens.
Just a $70 billion investment could support the thousands of well-trained Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement agents by increasing their salaries and with millions out of work these new jobs would be more appealing and prized by young families who are community and security minded.  Jobs would also be created for the seasoned, skilled American worker who still have families to support or who have lost retirement savings and are forced to work longer to retire. With a $70 billion investment we could, for example, afford to immediately increase the salaries of every Border Patrol agent to a minimum of $70,000 a year to reward those who put their lives on the line and the increase in salary will likely encourage recruitment to bolster vitally needed national security efforts in this under-manned force.

Take some advice from a practical, pragmatic conservative leader — secure our borders and coastal boundaries by hiring 2 million citizens to support Border Patrol and the Coast Guard with citizen auxiliary workers.
2 million extra sets of eyes and ears to watch over the security of America’s borders, air space and coastal boundaries. Millions of skilled workers available to install, operate, repair and improve America’s critically necessary security resources; a corps of patriotic, skilled and reliable citizens to repair, construct, maintain and protect our prized natural resources and watch over our critical energy, transportation and information infrastructure.

It can be done, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has set the standard and deployed thousands of volunteers to monitor national security conditions along our borders — and we have done it on the cheap, with effectiveness and have responsibly served our communities and nation proudly with honor.
This kind of taxpayer investment also serves as a strong reminder to the world that we establish ourselves as a sovereign nation and security begins on the shores and land borders of these United States.
I think it’s pretty simple, the model has been created by our organization and the private sector would explode with opportunities in creating local and regional security franchises. A $70 billion investment, would immediately invest in a $50,000 a year salary to hire, over the next 12 months, the first 500,000 citizens to do real work.  The real work would be to organize as a business opportunity a private civilian corps; if you imagine, a first responder type of organization that utilizes the skill, talent and work ethic of our military veterans, law-enforcement retirees and other capable and hard-working American men and women who, with this type of national investment could create a security network unlike anything the world has ever seen.

A $70 billion investment to create and support these 2 million American jobs for 10 years. This is a win -win for the taxpayers, especially if these jobs are combined with other infrastructure improvements, and include public-private partnership investment options for new construction, and installation and repair of existing critical infrastructure.
In the first year, and I mean this year, and stretching into next year this Citizen Security Corps can organize, train, equip and deploy over 500,000 willing American citizens to our northern border and southern borders and coastal boundaries. The American Can-Do attitude could quickly rally to create a national civilian security corps.  With jobs that provide a $50,000 annual starting salary, you can count on that providing a real stimulus to work, and workers who will produce practical and real results.
The Merida Plan, With a $70 billion investment we could Immediately increase the salaries of every Border Patrol agent to a minimum of $70,000 a year to reward those who put their lives on the line and the increase in salary will likely encourage recruitment to bolster national security efforts. $ 500 million that we just authorized to spend in support of Mexico’s efforts to defeat the terrorist cartels will do little to secure America’s borders.

A $70 billion investment in border and coastal security can help us win the war on drugs, protect the youth of America from drugs, gangs and terrorism and will create real jobs for Americans who have real concerns about national security, public safety and the quality of life in their communities. Let’s create a revitalization plan that begins with addressing our most embarrassing, divisive and intractable national problems.
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Reading The Tea Leaves – 2009

This is our our first newsletter of the year, and I know many of you have been wondering about the directions we will take in 2009.

I hope you will take the time to read every word and your
responses are encouraged. The following contains the summation of my thoughts, my feelings, my logic and my intelligence gathering in D.C. of how the Obama administration might deal with border issues. All I can say is that since it’s Christmas and the Holiday season, let’s throw in a dash of hope, a sprinkle of satisfaction and generous amount of determination -we’ll need it.

I have broken down my thoughts into sections that I will
expand upon in my blog over the next weeks and months.

Now that we are seeing the improvements on the border
security front, I feel we should start a discussion about details of a plan for future reform of the “Legal/authorized
immigration system. We can do that in our new forum and I
will do so in my blog.


Obama elect and his cabinet selections have a lot of folks
up in arms and dubious.  Many organizations have expressed their growing concerns about certain appointees to cabinet positions, I’m not as concerned.

After 7 years in this movement I remain optimistic and have
pointed out dozens of accomplishments that back up my
ascertain that we are winning this battle for America’s

I have a different attitude of optimism regarding Obama
and Napolitano and there have been red hot discussions
out there about how his administration will deal with border
security and illegal immigration.  I’ve been reading the blogs
and carefully monitoring news reports as well as info put out by other organizations.

Since the election  you’ve received my measured responses-other than being angry all the time there is the
another way to approach it – with an attitude of hope and
change – I am sincere and will remain so -until Obama
makes a bad move all we can do is encourage him to do
the right thing – what the American people want.
Use this link to let him know how you feel on this issue.

Obama wants our opinion on a plan of action – MCDC has a plan and it is likely more detailed than anything Obama has in mind at this point which is why I took the opportunity to send our plan to him – it was the least we could do to help his administration.
All we can do is take a practical and pragmatic approach
to how we realize our goals and how those goals will change
as we comprehensively move through the reform process. After all, I got into this movement to create an
organization that can help lead a reform movement to the
point where we can put ourselves out of business by solving
a problem.
I’ve learned a lot over the past seven years about how to
maintain a tempered and practical approach to the issue.  I
look at all sides, we all need to analyze the situation in the
macro and micro, it is complicated. So with some caution in
mind, and not wanting to overreact I have been sitting
back reading the tea leaves, and here’s what I think 2009
will look like in the border security and immigration reform


I say -Yes we can! I think 2009 will be a good year for border security and continued state and federal reforms regarding the employment of illegal aliens.
As President and spokesperson for MCDC  I have come to
the following conclusions by way of process; consider this a
summation of my conversations, intelligence gathering and
research over the past month.

Which leads me to the game plan for 2009 – at least as
things stand now.

Sorry, but Obama gets a fair chance from me. All we have
seen so far is campaign rhetoric. I do not think he will
overreach for amnesty in his first year and if he does, we are, as movement, on alert and ready to implement our citizen lobbying efforts for 2009.
Instead I see nothing short of a massive enforcement surge
in co-operation with Mexico.


A world war on terror.

A war in Mexico.

Almost foolproof Mexican passports being bought and sold
by terrorists.

Unprecedented anti-U.S. sentiment and outright animosity
from growing number of Latin American governments who
are more interested in working with Russia, China and Iran.
Obama and his cabinet should know well the crisis we face
along our southern border and coastal boundaries.


Napolitano in charge of Homeland Security may just turn out to be the biggest surprise -actually more of a surprise to
others than to me.
Again,I will give her a fair chance to do the right thing and if
she does I will sing her praises.
Napolitano has a tough job ahead of her. She is inheriting a
crisis  which all levels of law enforcement acknowledge as
our greatest threat to national security and public safety.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal alien migrant workers; tens
of thousands of criminals, gang members and drug mules.
Now we know the potential for undetected entry by
thousands of terrorists who have been attempting and
succeeding in their effort to enter our country by any means
they can devise.

Napolitano declared a state of emergency and has called
for exactly what we have stated is the only solution-military
and National Guard presence on our borders.
That move, of course must be combined with a partnership
with Mexico and a commitment to break up violent cartels
engaged in the commerce of buying and selling illegal
drugs; innocent and willing Human Beings in the trafficking
/smuggling operations; weapons, I.D. theft; kidnapping for
ransom; money laundering; and institutional organized

It’s the only logical response, however those who occupy
Washington sometimes act in a less than logical manner.
We’ll have to wait and see.


I’m just reading the tea leaves as I see them and I predict
that Napolitano will respond by implementing  what she
knows must be a tough, measured response and aggressive
deployment of the National Guard to the border.
Military assets have already been in place with more arriving next month and folks in D.C. are keenly aware of the cartel wars raging in Mexico.

I predict some construction of the fences may be halted and some other projects will continue; however I remain confident that Obama and Napolitano are going to take a year to aggressively “pump up” the specific resources necessary in completing border security infrastructure before putting together what I think will still equate to a comprehensive  “light”  plan in a year or two.

I predict a plan to make all guest worker visas or ag labor
legislation set to a new paradigm – a flexible approach driven by demand for citizenship matched with labor demands that can be proven cannot be filled by a U.S. citizen.

All studies show that as the boomers retire and die there will
be jobs available in America -no problem with reality,
however those jobs must first be filled from within by
improving our education system and creating more
mathematicians, technicians and scientists.  We must
develop a culture of accountability by creating a system that is so good  for business that they can’t refuse to use it. More on that in future blogs.

I’ll say it one more time in another way.

Jobs must be filled by U.S. citizens first.

Legitimate legal immigrants are allowed in and matched
with available labor needs.
The entire system needs to be realigned from a family
reunification model to a labor demand based system that
insures appropriate national security screening and intense
enforcement directed at the violator as well as the
employer or accomplices.

We don’t need a guest worker program, we already have
temporary seasonal ag visas, we just need a near foolproof
system of accountability and that can be achieved and I
will expound upon that subject in future musings.

Just a few of my predictions for 2009.
In next weeks Newsletter we’ll address our 2009 action plan.

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