Tancredo: Immigration Threatens Western Civilization
Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo continues to ratchet up the immigration debate with ridiculous hyperboles. His latest, in Arizona yesterday:
Presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo told supporters gathered at a private ranch here Friday that American culture, as well as the fate of western civilization, is being threatened by illegal immigration.
....“There’s an issue that is so much broader than all that, so much more serious. It is the issue of our culture itself, and whether we will survive.”
Then, he warned his audience that what happened at an elementary school in 2004 in Beslan, Russia, ("where Islamic terrorists from Chechnya killed more than 300 people") could happen here:
“I tell you this story for a reason,” he said. “As I come down here through Sierra Vista toward the border, I am telling you that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that guarantees that the same kind of thing can’t happen here in the United States.”
As to specifics of Tancredo's immigration fix, there were no details:
Tancredo did not mention specifics of his own plan for solving the illegal immigration problem. Instead, he said that when people ask him what his solution is, he tells them simply: “Enforce the law.”
Sure. Yet he complains when the law is applied in a manner in which he doesn't approve. Like his call to free the two border agents who killed an unarmed drug dealer (by shooting him in the butt) and then tampered with the crime scene and engaged in a cover-up and went to jail.
“Instead of giving these people a medal for what they were doing on that border, they put them in jail,” Tancredo said. “Does this make any sense to anybody?”
It does to me, Tom.
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