Guest Speakers & Panelists

Keynote Speaker
Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, Pennsylvania General Assembly, District 12
Founder, State Legislators for Legal Immigration


Rep. Courtney Combs, Ohio General Assembly, District 54
Jeff Lewis, National Director, FIRE Coalition, co-founder Patriot Coalition
Sheriff Terry S. Johnson, Alamance County Sheriff’s Department, N.C.
(287g participating sheriff, gang crime expert, 30 year SBI Agent, retired) -via Skype
Bobbie Radeck, Ohio Director, Concerned Women for America
Richard Fry, Founder, November Patriots, Kansas Director, 10th Amendment Center
Robert Najmulski, Northern Field Representative, FAIR
Daniel Smeriglio, Founder, Voice of the People USA, Pennsylvania Director, FIRE Coalition
Greg Edwards, Ohio Director, FIRE Coalition
Daryl Klein,Oath Keepers of Ohio

(Click on speaker name for contact info)

National Security Begins
in the Midwest

Saturday, June 19, 2010
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m


yard by Marriott
1 Riverfront Plaza
Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Guest Speakers & Panelists

Senator Dick Kelsey, Kansas Legislature
Rep. Anthony Brown, Kansas Legislature
Rep. Charles Key, Oklahoma Legislature
Kris Kobach, Constitutional Law Professor, UMKC
Sheriff Terry S. Johnson, Alamance County, N.C.
Judy Smith, Kansas Director, Concerned Women for America
Jeff Lewis, National Director, FIRE Coalition
Richard Fry, Kansas Volunteer Coordinator, 10th Amendment Center
Barbara Paulus, Executive Committee, November Patriots

(Click on speaker name for contact info)

National Security Begins
in the Great Plains

Friday, June 4, 2010
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m


Old Kansas Supreme Court

Room 346-S
Kansas State Capitol Bldg.
300 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66612

On Friday, June 4, 2010, the FIRE Coalition, working with our partners at the Patriot Coalition and NovemberPatriots held our first National Security Conference of 2010 in the old Kansas Supreme Court Chambers in the Kansas State Capitol Building, in Topeka, Kansas. Whether it is amnesty for illegal aliens, the nearly 10% unemployment rate, or the rising instances of drug cartel and gang crime along our southern border, our elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels need to work together for the American People. On Saturday, June 19th, we will hold our second national security conference of 2010 in Hamilton, Ohio.

The United States is still being subjected to the largest invasion in world history, and the Republic is at risk of disappearing from the face of the Earth due to the failure of elected officials to uphold and defend the Constitution. Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution guarantees us "protection against invasion." For the past 30+ years, we have seen little more than lip-service to actually secure our borders. State government officials take the same oath to uphold the Constitution as our federal "public servants." That immigration and border security are primarily federal mandates, does not relieve our state and local governments from their responsibility to protect the citizenry of their respective sovereign states.

Working with the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), Arizona State Senator Russell Pierce has just passed the toughest immigration enforcement law in the country, landing on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's desk on Patriot's Day, April 19, 2010. Four days later, it became LAW, and in some respects will be a "shot heard 'round the country" that sovereign states will no longer stand by waiting for the federal government to protect them against invasion. Read SB-1070 here. Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, founder of the State Legislators for Legal Immigration Coalition, introduced HB-2479, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Communities Act on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Other states will soon follow suit, exercising their 10th Amendment Rights, and honoring their oaths of office to uphold and defend the Constitution. Visit RepMetcalfe.com to view the press conference. Click here for the transcript of my speech.

On April 15, 2010, Congressman Walter Jones, (NC-3) and Congressman Christopher Murphy (CT-5) founded, and will co-chair the new "BUY AMERICAN" Caucus, which "aims to strengthen laws that require the federal government to make buying American-made products a priority." "It is time we bring manufacturing jobs back to the American people," said Jones. Read more here.

Join the November Patriots and the FIRE Coalition on June 4, 2010 as "National Security Begins in the Great Plains," and in Hamilton, Ohio on June 19, 2010 as "National Security Begins in the Midwest." God Bless America and those that defend Her!


The FIRE Coalition held its second educational event of 2009 on April 13, 2009 at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. "The Voice of York County," WRHI FM 94.3 AM 1340 broadcasted this Town Hall Meeting live! FIRE Coalition S.C. Director Ginny Faircloth did an outstanding job organizing this event.

The negative impact of illegal immigration is felt throughout our country, especially in the Deep South where unemployment rates are at levels not experienced in decades. This town hall style event with special guest speaker, former Congressman Tom Tancredo in Winthrop Coliseum, located on the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina was a peaceful, dignified exchange of ideas and civil dialog. Alamance County, N.C. Sheriff Terry S. Johnson and Lexington County S.C. Deputy Sheriff Ted Xanthakis and his K-9 partner Arcos recieved the Operation FIRE & ICE Distinguished Service Award for their exemplary performance in working with ICE to curb illegal alien crime and protect lives.

Congressman Tom Tancredo started the Immigration Reform Caucus in Congress, and has been a constant voice against the largest invasion in world history, and was a Presidential candidate in the 2008 election cycle. Shortly before leaving Congress, Rep. Tancredo launched The Rocky Mountain Foundation. "Each generation must battle anew to preserve and fortify our Constitutional liberties, our safety and security, and the principles of private property and limited government which underlie our economic prosperity. To advance these goals, we will utilize all available means of education and communication to illuminate and shape the public debates on policy issues confronting the citizens of Colorado and the region."



On January 12, 2009, the FIRE Coalition held its first National Security Conference of the year. Watch these videos to find out what the mainstream media and many elected officials refuse to talk about. PA Rep. Daryl Metcalfe has stated that "national security begins at home." The FIRE Coalition agrees. Until we get back to the rule of law outweighing the rule of men, our country is in grave peril.

The United States is in the midst of the largest invasion in world history. The resulting calamity is outrageous. Twice as many Americans die each year at the hands of illegal aliens than died in the attacks of 9/11/2001.

Families are forever changed by the ongoing slaughter. Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution guarantees us protection against invasion. That includes protecting us from loss of life, loss of property, loss of jobs, loss of the rule of law.

Diseases previously eradicated in the U.S. are now on the rise. North Carolina is experiencing the highest unemployment rate in 35 years. Terrorists and drug cartels have an open-door policy along our borders and ports of entry. Corrupt business leaders are filling their pockets with illegal foreign workers that cost the American taxpayer a whopping $346 Billion each year. Watch these videos, and visit the FIRE Coalition project sites to learn what you can do to stop this tragedy.



Veterans Launch National Education Effort on Illegal Immigration (April 28, 2008)

"With more than 14,000 posts and 2.7 million members, I am asking Legionnaires everywhere to start the national dialogue that needs to happen now," Conatser said. "As a nation at war with operatives sworn to kill Americans, our government must shut down our open borders and take decisive action to address a crippling national problem." - American Legion National Commander Marty Conatser      Read the full press release here.

PDF DocumentPolicy on Illegal Immigration PDF DocumentVote America Booklet
If you do not have a copy of The American Legion’s latest booklet on illegal immigration, download it here!
If you would like a free booklet sent to you, email your address to acy@legion.org.
“The American Legion Policy on Illegal Immigration: A Strategy to Address Illegal Immigration in the United States” is a must-read for voters and political candidates alike. The impact illegal immigration has on crime, terrorism, employment, wages and even public health are all addressed in this comprehensive booklet. More importantly, The American Legion’s common sense strategy to deal with this important issue offers not just a look at the problem but a solution as well.
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The American Legion encourages all Americans to exercise their right to vote. With issues like homeland security, veterans’ health care, illegal immigration and military readiness, the 2008 election is of historic importance.

American Legion Post 1111, 9959 Wadsworth Blvd., Broomfield, Colorado is hosting the three-day event. Denver’s own Frosty Wooldridge, author, & talk-radio host of “Connecting the Dots,” and the Colorado Director of RAIA, Mr. Greg Williams will be introducing our guest speakers, including Monica Ramos and Joe Loya, wife and father-in-law of former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio “Nacho” Ramos, and numerous federal, state, and local elected officials.

The FIRE Coalition agrees with Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe that “National Security Begins At Home.”, and hear SLLI Coalition members from the Colorado Legislature. Send your state legislators to join.


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God Bless America and those that defend her.

Commander Neville of the North Carolina Dept. of the American Legion explains the Legion's position on illegal immigration to a crowd that included federal, state, and local public officials, veterans, and concerned citizens. The FIRE Coalition's Presidents' Day National Security Conference was very productive. Experts from across the country spoke on a variety of national security issues. (From left to right): Peter Wagner, author of "Dark Side of Illegal Immigration," and project director for Victims of Illegal Aliens for Family Security Matters Foundation, Mr. Mike Mears, Director of State Legislative Relations, Legislative Action Committee, Concerned Women for America, Ms. Phyllis Nemeth, Political Director for the FIRE Coalition,and California State Director for Concerned Women for America, Jeff Lewis, National Director, Federal Immigration Reform & Enforcement Coalition, FIRE Coalition, Commander Richard Neville, N.C. Dept. American Legion at the podium, North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert "Bob" Edmunds, U.S. Representative Walter Jones, 3rd District, N.C., Judge Rebecca W. Blackmore, 5th District Court, Pender and New Hanover Counties, N.C.

Congressman Walter Jones discusses the issues with (left to right) FIRE Coalition National Director Jeff Lewis, North Carolina FIRE Coalition State Director James Johnson, and Burlington/Alamance FIRE Team Leader Ricky Lee.

Congressman Jones spoke for several minutes about the threats to our sovereignty, Constitution, and children's future. Congressman Jones also expressed his gratitude to veterans for their service, and praised the American Legion and FIRE Coalition for their work. VIEW PHOTOS HERE



The FIRE Coalition assembled experts from across the country on Presidents' Day, Monday February 18, 2008. Federal, state, and local officials gathered at the North Carolina Department of the American Legion State Headquarters in downtown Raleigh, N.C. to discuss a variety of national security issues. Watch the videos of the speeches and presentations below. Transcripts will be available in the coming days. The FIRE Coalition is working with Members of Congress, state and local officials, and partner organizations across the country to inform and educate our elected officials and the public about the serious threats to our sovereignty and Constitution the illegal alien invasion and other issues pose. FIRE Coalition leadership will be following up with those in attendance to develop workable solutions to these problems with a focus on the best interest of the American people.


Honorable Robert "Bob" Edmunds (VIDEO PART 1, PART 2)
Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

Congressman Walter Jones 3rd District, N.C. (VIDEO PART 1, PART 2)

Judge Rebecca W. Blackmore 5th District, New Hanover County, N.C. (VIDEO PART 1, PART 2, PART 3)

Commander Richard W. Neville American Legion, North Carolina Department (VIDEO PART 1, PART 2)

Greg Dority Managing Partner, Sterling Security, Washington, N.C. (VIEW VIDEO)

Mike Mears Director of State Legislative Relations, Concerned Women for America (VIDEO PART 1, PART 2)
Legislative Action Committee

Phyllis Nemeth California Director, Concerned Women for America (VIEW VIDEO)
Political Director, FIRE Coalition

Peter Wagner Director, Victims of Illegal Alien Crime Archive (VOIAC) (VIDEO PART 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Author, “The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration”

James Johnson State Director, North Carolina FIRE Coalition (Included in Justice Edmunds segment)

Jeffrey Lewis National Director, FIRE Coalition (Included comments and introductions throughout conference videos)