This past summer, Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser appointed Frances Semler to the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. But to associations like the National Council of La Raza and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the story is more complicated. Semler belongs to another group—The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. Members of the Minutemen volunteer to patrol the U.S.–Mexico border—often armed—in an attempt to keep illegal immigrants from ...

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