Skip to comments.Tom Tancredo warns America itself 'in mortal danger'
Posted on 05/22/2006 4:14:55 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.
WASHINGTON Two years ago, he was as lonely as the Maytag repairman an obscure congressman trying desperately to raise the visibility of an issue he believed threatened the very security of the U.S.
More recently, he has become a force to be reckoned with, the leader of a powerful House caucus, a Republican who has taken on the president, a man respected for outspoken positions and the political force behind what has become the hottest issue in the nation.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus and the undisputed heavyweight champion of the border security issue in the nation's capital, now tells the whole story of the threats facing the nation, the solutions within its grasp and his own personal quest to awaken the political establishment to the seething discontentment gripping America as a result of illegal immigration.
In his new book, "In Mortal Danger," published by WND Books, Tancredo warns that the country is on a course to the dustbin of history. Like the great and mighty empires of the past, he writes, superpowers that once stretched from horizon to horizon, America is heading down the road to ruin.
English historian Edward Gibbon, in penning his classic "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" (ironically published in the year America's Founding Fathers declared independence from Great Britain), theorized that Rome fell because it rotted from within. It succumbed to barbarian invasions because of a loss of civic virtue, its citizens became lazy and soft, hiring barbarian mercenaries to defend the empire because they were unwilling to defend it themselves.
Tancredo says America is following in the tragic footsteps of Rome.
Living up to his reputation for candor, Tancredo explains how the economic success and historical military prowess of the United States has transformed a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles of right and wrong into an overindulgent, self-deprecating, immoral cesspool of depravity.
His recipe for turning things around?
Without strong, moral leadership, without a renewed sense of purpose, without a rededication to family and community, without shunning the race hustlers and pop-culture sham artists, without protecting borders, language and culture, the nation that once was "the land of the free and home of the brave" and the "one last best hope of mankind" will repeat the catastrophic mistakes of the past, he writes.
Tancredo, born and raised in Colorado, represents Colorado's 6th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his election to Congress in 1998, Tancredo worked as a schoolteacher, was elected to the Colorado State House of Representatives in 1976, was appointed by President Reagan as the secretary of education's regional representative in 1981, and served as president of the Independence Institute. He serves on the International Relations Committee, the Resources Committee and the Budget Committee, and is the chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus. Tancredo and his wife, Jackie, reside in Littleton, Colo.
The vast majority of his career has been on the public payroll.
Easy, tom tancredo follows the lunatic rantings of michael weiner(savage) and not the hopefulness of Ronald Reagan.
Hmm--did he inherit wealth and social position and lots of servants who taught him Spanish?
Right now, I would trust Tom Tancredo on the issue of illegal aliens than I would President George W. Bush.
The illegal aliens will get amnesty for the utilization of false social security cards and the employers who are complicit in the use of these bogus social security cards will get amnesty.
Just imagine if you or I did the same thing, we would be sent to CLUB FED where we would get our chastity violated!
"Notice how Mr. doom and gloom tancredo has never worked in a wealth producing endeavor. "
Kennebunkport wasn't built through the sweat of 9 to 5 labor Dane. When you cast stones, thing about how this applies to your own heroes.
The vast majority of his career has been on the public payroll.
OK. Mine has been working in a wealth producing endeavor, and I agree with him. So? What does that have to do with ANYTHING? Get a grip, you're losing it. Do you even work? LOL
Sometimes I feel the America is in mortal danger from Tancredo. At least the Republican party.
School teacher, what do you find wrong with that?
Neither was tom tancredo's basement theater. It was built with foreign born labor(which tom tancredo admitted, but blamed the contractor, since he was to "busy" in Washington).
If Mr. tancredo would stay true to his rehtoric he would get a sledgehammer and destroy the work, by his own rhetoric, done by bad labor.
I'm glad someone has the moral compass to see where this nation is heading. We are becoming the modern post Roman Empire, and if we don't get back to our moral base, we will end up just like them....defeated, not from without, but from within, through our moral corruptness, self indulgence, and willful ignorance, apathy, and compacency about what's happening around us and to this nation. God help us. God bring us back our common sense.
But it was built initially by labor in the private sector. And the inhabitants of Kennebunkport are upbeat and optimistic about America's future, whereas Tancredo, making his living on the public dole, wants us all to defer to his moral judgments.
No thanks. This country will not move forward by listening to the naysayers and gloom-and-doomers.
He's in the Buchanan mold.
Well your hero Ted Kennedy sure has worked hard in his life hasn't he? What a struggle it's been for Teddy lifting that bottle of booze up to his mouth everyday while he sells out the country.
LOL! Chappaquidick Fats is my hero?
Just get back from happy hour?
You moderates are scared to death of Tancredo. The Bush Open Borders clic here on Freerupublic knows the republicrats are finished if Tancredo runs for president on a third party ticket in 2008.
If the shoe fits Dane.
Notice how everything the guy says is the absoulute truth. That mush hurt you a lot.
So is Tancredo.
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