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Ic þæt gehate, þæt ic heonon nelle
fleon fotes trym, ac wille furðor gan
"I that swear, that from here I will not
flee a foot's space, my will is to go further,
- The Battle of Maldon, Bede

On Islamofascism:
“We are the last best hope of Western civilization. And so all of the theories that go behind our activities subsequent to these nuclear attacks going off in the United States, they go out the window because when -- when we go under, Western civilization goes under.”
- Tom Tancredo

On No Child Left Behind:
"The goals are great. But it is not the federal government's role to tell the states what to do. When I say there should be local control of schools, I mean you, as a parent, have control."
- Tom Tancredo

On Jimmy Carter’s US School Board:
"There is no constitutional role of the federal government to have the Department of Education. I don’t believe we should have the U.S. Department of Education."
- Tom Tancredo

On Immigration:
The bill's authors "seem to think that they can dupe the American public into accepting a blanket amnesty if they just call it 'comprehensive' or 'earned legalization' or 'regularization,' " said Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., a presidential candidate and strong opponent of illegal immigration. "The president is so desperate for a legacy and a domestic-policy win that he is willing to sell out the American people and our national security."

On Healthcare:
"Helping people join health care associations, or starting health saving plans is a great idea. I support that, as well as allowing them to buy health insurance from wherever they want. That expands individual freedom and opportunities."
- Tom Tancredo

On Taxes:
“A growing chorus of economists and experts argue, and I agree, that the current income tax system is complex and unfair and should be replaced by a flat tax or national sales tax. Simplifying the process would dramatically reduce the costs of compliance, make American companies more competitive, and put billions back into the economy by encouraging investment.”
-Tom Tancredo … Tancredo also spoke at the FairTax rally Tuesday, May 15, 2007 where he declared his support for the FairTax

On Gun Control:
”I fully and completely support the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The failure of the ACLU to defend this right, and of federal courts to make the second amendment binding on the states, as they have made the first amendment and most others, testifies to their intellectual hypocrisy.”
-Tom Tancredo

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There are Three Estates in Parliament; but in the Reporter's Gallery yonder sits a Fourth Estate more important by far than they all. - Edmund Burke

Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe - Pat Buchanan (filling in for Joe Scarborough on 8-9-04) who with Tom Tancredo was ganging up on some college professor who wants illegal immigrants to vote in local elections

Here it is ... the transcript from that Scarborough Country with Pat Buchanan hosting. You can get to the full transcript here but the portion here is pretty good.

During the cross talk Buchanan said "Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe."

Good stuff:

BUCHANAN: I mean, are you a globalist?

HAYDUK: Well, globally...

BUCHANAN: Globalist.

HAYDUK: ... 23 countries in the world permit residents to vote in local elections.

BUCHANAN: What do you think? What do you think?


HAYDUK: What do I think? I think it‘s a logical policy. It‘s a basic fundamental principle.


BUCHANAN: You are a citizen of the world. Tancredo and I are citizens of the world.

HAYDUK: I‘m a democrat with a small D, right?

BUCHANAN: We‘re limited. Tancredo and I only have one country. We‘re limited people. We only have one country.


I joined FreeRepublic on Ronald Reagan's birthday. I'd been lurking over my wife's shoulder for some time but had never joined. On Ronald Reagan's birthday my wife had shown me a thread on Democratic Underground about Reagan. They were trashing him something awful. So I joined DU and started a thread: "Let the Reagan love fest begin." I was sincere about the reasons I love Reagan and initially they all thought it was sarcasm, and all the lib idiots were joining in. My favorite post in that thread read: this is sarcasm, right? So after getting banned from DU, I thought it was the right time to become a FReeper. Besides, I wanted to tell others who would listen why I love Reagan. I got side-tracked on a couple of other threads, so this wasn't my first post, but it was the post I joined to make:

Happy 92nd Birthday to President Reagan
Posted by SittinYonder to mamalujo

On News/Activism 02/06/2003 2:29:24 PM EST · 27 of 54

Reagan was a great president for his policies, to be certain, but I think the thing that makes him so outstanding - the thing that will carry him into the history books long after all those of us who remember him are gone - was his belief in America. His belief in the American people. I still get chills and tear up when I read quotes or speeches where he talked about the spirit of the American people.

"We are the showcase of the future. And it is within our power to mold that future-this year and for decades to come. It can be as grand and as great as we make it.

No crisis is beyond the capacity of our people to solve; no challenge too great."

- January 5, 1974

"We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look." - January 20, 1981

"The lesson of all this was, of course, that because we're a great nation, our challenges seem complex. It will always be this way. But as long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours. And something else we learned: Once you begin a great movement, there's no telling where it will end. We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world."

- January 11, 1989 (Farewell address)

What a great man. What a great vision. What a great believer in freedom.

Happy Birthday. I wish you knew how much you mean to so many of us.

My pirate name is:

Bloody Roger Flint

Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

Six women ferrying a donkey PING LIST:

eyespysomething; NYC Republican