Murietta Pitchfork Brigade Leader Patrice Lynes Tied To Birchers, Other Extremists


When stories of protests over undocumented immigrants spring up in the news and those stories emanate out of Murietta, California, count on the involvement of patriot groups and extreme political factions. Murietta and neighboring Temecula are enclaves for right-wing extremists and wineries alike.

It should, therefore, come as no surprise to discover that Temecula resident  Patrice Lynes organized and promoted the hate protests that turned buses back earlier this week.


Breitbart News is hailing Lynes as a heroine and a good citizen, citing her concern for public health as the reason for her protests. We beg to differ.

2007: Conservative Exodus Project

Lynes’ signature on the Conservative Exodus Project  petition in 2007 endorses long-held Birch principles. The petition was begun as a message to the Republican party: True “conservatives” would not brook liberal candidates like John McCain or Rudolf Guiliani. This is the petition Lynes signed:

(1) We oppose the third-world invasion of the United States, and reject amnesty and any path to citizenship for illegals. We support deportation, attrition, and massive reductions in legal immigration, especially from the third world.

(2) We oppose free trade, the support of which has become an ideological suicide pact. Free trade is both destroying our economy and undermining our sovereignty. Historically, conservatives have opposed free trade, and they should, but many in the GOP have been “neoconned” on this issue.

(3) We support a moral candidate, critical of secularism, who embodies the virtues of the Christian Western tradition.

(4) We oppose the illegal neocon war in Iraq. The transformation of the Middle East to liberal democracy is Jacobin, not conservative.

(5) We wish to see big government reduced in size – in all three branches – and for many offices and functions to be returned to the states, where they Constitutionally belong.

When that manifesto is compared to general John Birch principles there is no daylight. They are carbon copies of one another. Though the proponents of the Conservative Exodus Project do not come out from behind the general organizational veil, they claim to be ‘concerned conservatives.’ Not coincidentally, their concern dovetailed with Ron Paul’s campaign platform right down to opposition to Iraq and nativist principles.

2010: Anti-Mosque, Pro-EVerify

Before Lynes organized protests over children desperate for shelter and a meal, she was occupied by another project — organizing against a mosque which sought building permits in Temecula. Her opposition was based on the concern that America was being “Islamicized.”  The Southwest Riverside Tea Party, of which Lynes is a member, planned to bring dogs to the protests as a way to offend and harass worshippers. The call to action (which included a call for dogs) restated members’ objection to Sharia law and bolstered enthusiasm by reminding supporters that “ Tennessee was able to stop the Mosque so bring your Bibles, flags, signs, dogs and singing voice on Friday.”

In the end, Lynes’ press encounters over the mosque introduced her to Temecula voters just in time for her run at a seat on the City Council in 2010. She came in fourth out of five candidates that year but still retained her appetite for conservative extremism.

The mosque was granted building permits in late 2010, despite the protests.

e-Verify was another 2010 project. Here is Lynes advocating for its adoption at a July City Council meeting:

Of Note: Much of Temecula’s economy depends upon the presence of migrant farm workers. Vineyards and wineries in the area need workers to pick the grapes which they use to make their wines. Migrants fill that need.

2012: Another City Council run, term limits and Agenda 21 opposition

Lynes tried again unsuccessfully for a City Council seat in 2012, but that wasn’t all she was doing. She pushed for a local ballot initiative to impose term limits on incumbent council members, and began a long journey to force Temecula to drop their sustainability initiatives from their bylaws. In her view, sustainability is an invention of the United Nations to infringe on property rights and suburban freedom, another Birch principle. Lynes also opposes public transit and walkable communities, bike paths and other modern ways to sustain a community’s viability.

2014: Repatriate them!

In an interview with NBC News earlier in the week, Lynes made her views plainly known. Speaking for the angry mob surrounding the buses, Lynes called the protest an “awesome moment for America” before ordering the interlopers home.

“They’re illegal aliens and they should not come here illegally. We have our own children to worry about,” Patrice Lynes told NBC News before a town meeting on the issue Wednesday night. “We want the illegal aliens repatriated to their own country.”

We hear echoes of the Birch Society in that sound bite. Though Lynes claims to be a registered nurse, her lack of compassion does not comport with the Florence Nightingale oath or the current code of ethics for nurses in the United States.

Dr. Lynes' bio image

Dr. Lynes’ bio image

Family business?

Lynes’ spouse, Dr. William Lynes is a disabled Stanford-educated urologist who now self-publishes novels, children’s books and short stories. The photo to the right is his featured curriculum vitae photo. We are unsure what he is trying to communicate there, but it doesn’t have much to do with the Hippocratic oath as far as we can see.

A brush with the law

Patrice Lynes sued the Riverside Police Department in 2004 for mental distress after she was arrested and detained for 12 hours after police were called to the hospital on suspicion that she had injured her husband and was concealing evidence of the injury. In 2009, a jury found for the police department, leaving Lynes with the court costs and a lingering case record.

Lynes led this week’s particular mission of hate, but she is not alone in her wealthy nativist community. Riverside County is a stronghold for the far, far right wing Constitution Party and related groups. Under the generic “Tea Party” umbrella, these activists view themselves as the “real patriots” and “real conservatives” fighting to save the country from ruin.

This is our summer of ginned-up anti-immigrant action. Lynes and those like her are determined to stoke anger and voter enthusiasm for the midterms by more actions like this. Watch her Facebook page for more updates.

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  • jen

    scary people

  • WeimMom

    Kudos to the people of Murietta for having the courage to stand up to this massive invasion that is costing Americans Millions / Billions!

    Reports are saying it is costing Taxpayers $252 a day, per each alien, yet Veterans are dying while they need to receive the deserved medical care the feds are NOT funding!

    It is NOT hate to defend your homeland, when will the clueless wake up and see what is really taking place?

    • jen

      You sound like a very Christian, pro-life person.

    • OsborneInk

      Yes, let’s just forget all about due process of law because freedom.

    • Karoli

      Lays waste to the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, though.

      “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” should be reinscribed to read “Keep your tired, your poor/your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” with the postscript that liberty is something handed out at the whim of the taxpayer to those outside and inside the borders alike.

      On this July 4th, liberty is for those who are not female, brown, black, or poor. Because the taxpayers can’t be bothered.

      That’s what you said in the context of American patriotism. In the context of Biblical truth, Proverbs 14:31, which reads “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God” clearly also needs a caveat so that it reads “Whoever lifts up the poor shows contempt for the taxpayer, but whoever oppresses the poor is a patriot.”

      Seriously, what a bunch of bullshit you just spewed. Do not dare reply to me with any claim that you are a patriot or a Christian. You just made a joke out of Independence Day.

      Freedom: It’s for white people with money. The rest can go straight to hell. Signed, conservatives

      • Suzanne Longo

        I think Lady Liberty probably has tears running down her face.

      • WeimMom

        There was a time when immigrants came here to create a better life, work hard earning the American dream. Immigrants came to learn English, earn their dream of becoming an American.

        Now, illegal aliens steal across our border, stealing billions from Americans, billions our Veterans can not get for health care, housing, etc.
        Illegal Aliens come for the ‘freebies’, purchasing all their groceries with WIC, Food Stamps eating better than anyone I know. Then off to the money center (lines every weekend) sending 1000s to Mexico!

        “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” was intended for legal immigration, those waiting in line to do it the ‘honest’ way. Those are the immigrants we Americans want, those with morals, ethics and a desire to be an American!

    • Suzanne Longo

      It is a federal law that unaccompanied minors who come from another country, excluding Mexico, must be turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services. The HHS then must coordinate their care, find them a safe place to stay and explains their rights. This law was passed by former President George W. Bush. “Reports say…” What reports say this is costing $252 a day to taxpayers? The small group from Murrieta does not reflect the feelings of all Americans, nor is it a massive invasion. A massive invasion was Pearl Harbor. These are children. You don’t know their story, you don’t know what they are fleeing from. You don’t know how many children died or ended up somewhere else before they got to our border. You are the clueless one.

      • OsborneInk

        Yeah, but they have no human rights because they’re not really human. They’re AAAAAALLLIIIIEEEEENNNNNSSSSS

      • WeimMom

        YES it is a massive invasion when you count the millions of already here illegal aliens! I don’t care if they are kids or not, I used to care, however as watch their massive theft of Americans I’ve lost all compassion. Who cares what they are fleeing from, ILLEGAL is Illegal! Sorry, NO more compassion! Our own Veterans can’t get medical care or jobs, yet…. Outsourced Humanity does NOT make you or anyone else a better being, rather quite the opposite!

        Murietta AMERICANS have every right to protest as this is OUR America that is being destroyed by their welfare theft. More and more Americans are losing support as a result and soon more will be protesting as I can assure you they fell the same, just haven’t had the courage YET!

        There is a Revolution on the horizon, one that will divide this nation, NO longer One Nation Under God.

        There are always lines at the Money Center every weekend of Latinos sending 1000s to Mexico, yet purchased cart loads of groceries with WIC and Food Stamps.

        Immigrants stealing billions EITC

        I Have A Plan To Destroy America (Democrat

        Illegal Immigrant Mother of Seven Given Food Stamps, Meds, Housing, and Social Security

        • donedronemebro

          If you have lost all compassion you will never see the gates of heaven

          WWJD? Leave them to starve to death, die of dehydfration, set them loose on the street to fall victims to human slavery and prostitution?

          Glad to see you don’t list yourself as a Christian.

          Oh, how awful those Latinos are, spending all their money caring for their families and helping feed their children

          I bet they will go to hell for that. jesus hates it when people are compassionate and love children and help the poor.

          • WeimMom

            God will not be taking all these illegal aliens either as they are breaking laws, criminals with no morals. Many immigrants are being pushed aside, waiting to come to America the legal, honest way. Shame on all these criminal aliens for taking what is NOT theirs to take.

            That is a sin!

          • donedronemebro

            Where is it in the Bible that it is a “sin” to immigrate into another country? Can you please tell me the book & passage number? Thanks

          • donedronemebro

            Seriously you really think it’s a “sin” to disobey man’s laws? Wow. Don’t even pretend to pretend to be a Christian is you think that US immigration laws outweigh God’s laws about compassion and love.

          • WeimMom

            I am of the Cherokee Nation, in case you don’t know history, the nation that traveled the Trail of Tears! Yes, I had ancestors on that sad trail!

            Their countries overpopulated, funny our elite think the US is overpopulate, wants to depopulate, some as much as 90%; Kissinger, Bill Gates….

            I do NOT support Abortion, rather personal responsibility to ensure babies are not created! I assure you there is crime and violence in the USA, Obama is making it just as corrupt!

            You obviously are NOT smart enough to see what is going on, better do some research as these illegal aliens are mere pawns in Obama’s plan for Socialism. Do the research on Cloward-Piven, he needs a strong, uneducated underclass to overwhelm (Welfare Programs) the US economy, bringing it to it’s knees (Bankrupt), then he can complete his ‘fundamental transformation’. NO one will have a better life as we will be a One World Government, lowering US economy to that of the 3rd world nations. Redistribution of Wealth is for the entire world, not just the USA.

            Cloward-Piven Strategy (Obama has been following every step)
            Much more info on this socialist strategy, NY tried it in the 70’s, did NOT work out so well, went Bankrupt!

            Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger… calls for depopulation

            Rosa Koire, Democrat against Agenda 21 (Austin TX, CA Bay area already implementing)

            Hell NO, Agenda 21 (Bay Area Residents vs City Officials)

            Presentation by Kitty Werthmann, A living survivor of Nazi-controlled Austria, witnessed history during World War II and speaks about history repeating itself with the current state of government in America.

            She talks about growing up in Austria before and after the Nazi party and Hitler took control.

          • Suzanne Longo

            If the President wanted to turn this country into a Socialist country he would have done it by now. I lived in Sweden for a while, which is a socialist country. Everyone there seems pretty happy. They pay higher taxes than we do, but this is what they get – free healthcare, free college, no slums, and everyone has to do two years in the military. By the way, one man cannot turn the US into a socialist country. You are giving Obama way too much credit. There are no FEMA camps – I got a list one day and checked out where they are supposed to be. One place has an airport on it, no one could say where there’s one in my state, because there isn’t one. But I’ll say this, people with your wacky beliefs are what we need to be afraid of. In 2016 we will elect a President and once again see the non-violent transfer of power to the new President and then we will go on with our lives. It’s that simple. That “Kenyan born” Obama will take is beautiful wife and beautiful daughters home and they too will get on with their lives.

          • Suzanne Longo

            Please don’t drag God into this. Please stop calling anyone who is not a US citizen an alien. Aliens come from outer space. I’m guessing you were one of the ones who said the surviving Boston Bomber should be sent to Gitmo. So far the only thing I see these kids taking is a shower, a Red Cross blanket (because the Red Cross helps everyone, no matter where you came from) and maybe a few meals during the day. They also get lots of water. Churches are giving them new clothes and shoes. So, if your belief is that God does not love these kids, you have been trumped by the Churches that are helping these kids.

          • WeimMom

            I am very compassionate for Americans, I am very compassionate for our Veterans who can NOT receive proper medical care, dying while they wait (due to lack of funding), Passionate for our brave Marine who is locked away in a Mexican prison as a result of a corrupt, godless Mexican government!

            God helps those that help themselves, that means their governments should be helping their children, Americans will feed our children!

          • donedronemebro

            I don’t remember reading that. Can you help me? I’ve got the Bible right in front of me. I just read that one about the Good Samaritan helping some evil foreigner that was bleeding and dying on the ground. What an idiot he was.

            They should re-name that story/fable to “the idiot Samaritan” so that people know that helping strangers from strange lands is wrong and UnChristian in our Christian nation. I mean the Bible is the basis for our country’s founding rights so we should update the Bible to clarify that it only applies to Americans, I think. Wouldn’t want anyone thinking that it’s what God or Jesus wants.

            Was that part about Americans only helping each other in the Old Testament, or the New one? I’m using the St James version of the Bible. Can you help me find the right passage?

          • Suzanne Longo

            Maybe you should check “Dummies for Christians.”

          • Suzanne Longo

            So you have compassion for American who work full-time but still need SNAP benefits to feed their kids? You know, the Moochers of America. The problems at the VA started decades ago and besides, the unaccompanied children from Central America is not the same thing. The brave Marine sitting in a Mexican jail is there because he got caught in Mexico with numerous weapons. He’s not a POW.

        • donedronemebro

          PS which God are you talking about that wants us to turn away the needy ? The God of money? The God of Koch? The God of Limbaugh?

          • WeimMom

            Not very bright as it was Rush Limbaugh who knew this, rather Bill the caller!

          • donedronemebro

            no clue who the hell you are talking about

            Is he on the KKK radio? How do I tune into KKK radio, anyway? What are the call letters?

          • WeimMom

            Illegal alien!

          • Suzanne Longo

            When you resort to name calling you have lost the battle. Any six year old could explain this to you.

          • WeimMom

            LOL, I hardly think suggesting one is an illegal alien is name calling! Anyone supporting illegal aliens has that right, however they should also adopt and support them vs the taxpayers who do NOT want them here. I prefer to help our own poverty stricken Americans!

            Texas Mother Slams Obama: “What About the Kids in OUR Country?” [WATCH VIDEO]

            Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty


            Outsourced humanity does not make one look good!

          • Suzanne Longo

            Rush Limbaugh? You have to be kidding. That drug addict, serial marriage blowhard? The one with a high school education?

          • WeimMom

            You lost the battle by NOT listening to the ‘caller’ NOT Rush Limbaugh! Sweet hypocrisy as you are the one who resorted to hate speech & name calling of Rush!

            Top Ranking Dem: Border Surge ‘Not Sustainable’ for United States
            Jul 10th 2014 @ 12:38 pm EDT

            The second highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), made a strong statement on Tuesday, calling for the immediate deportation of most unaccompanied alien minors from Central America who are streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border during the ongoing surge. While a few Democrats, mostly from border states, have taking a tougher position on the surge, Hoyer is the highest ranking Democrat to do so.


  • SgtCedar

    Exactly how does repatriation differ from deportation?

    • Suzanne Longo

      I think the difference is people seek repatriation. On the other hand, deportation is not what people seek.