07 May 2007 at 11:06 AM EST

Tancredo in Arizona on Friday

Posted by Mike Tate in Arizona | Comments (1) | Permalink

Congressman Tancredo was in Arizona on Friday, after the debate, for a campaign rally. Isaac, who traveled with the Congressman to Arizona for the event, told me, "It was awesome. It was inspiring to see that so many people would come to such a remote location to show their support for Tancredo."

Here's a news article about the event last Friday:

Border security is not just about illegal immigration, Tancredo said. It is also a matter of national security.

He told the audience about his trip in 2004 to Beslan, Russia, shortly after Islamic terrorists from Chechnya killed more than 300 people there during a three-day hostage siege at an elementary school. He recalled visiting the school, which was still smoldering after a bomb blast, and seeing townspeople digging hundreds of graves for their dead.

"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."

"And why could it happen?" he asked. "Because our borders are not defended."

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