14 September 2007 at 10:17 AM EST

Tancredo editorial in Washington Times

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If you have not already seen the article, Con. Tancredo wrote an editorial that is running in today's Washington Times entitled "Protect America's Children".

Read it here


"The law enforcement policies of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Newark Mayor Corey Booker — who have ordered the police officers under their authority not to inquire as to the immigration status of the violent criminals they arrest, let alone initiate deportation proceedings — are infuriating, but not unprecedented. As outraged as Newark, New Jersey, and the entire country are over the schoolyard executions of Terrance Aeriel, Dashon Harvey and Iofemi Hightower, we cannot deny that we have seen this kind of thing before. There is, after all, a long and bloody tradition in this country of state and local political obstruction of federal law enforcement that pre-dates the Newark massacre...."

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25 July 2007 at 1:08 PM EST

The Illegal Safe Haven

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Flash back to Ancient Rome. Citizenship was originally granted to children born to a Roman citizen father. However, in 212 AD, Roman emperor Caracalla enacted the Constitutio Antoniniana, which extended Roman citizenship to all inhabitants of the empire.

And now look at today's America. We follow a parallel path. Our federal government virtually allowing the same: New Haven openly defies the law declaring more than just sanctuary status but also doling out an I.D. card, a parallel citizenship that legitimizes illegal aliens.

Citizenship gave Romans a feeling of pride, a sense of belonging. But, as everyone received citizenship, the citizenship diluted, altruism faltered, the empire failed. Replace the word Rome with America, and, possibly, a few hundreds years from now, don't turn to page 400 in the history book but to page 950 to make the comparison.

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22 July 2007 at 1:45 PM EST

Richardson Switches Up the Game

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Is Richardson campaigning for or against America?

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Thursday that the United States should increase legal immigration, a position that he acknowledges would likely cost him votes as he seeks the Democratic nomination for president.

Richardson is dooming himself of his grand prize -- the Democratic nomination -- by wanting to give out more of the American grand prize -- citizenship. Tancredo understands: Assimilation and Integration are parts of immigration too.

Anyway, in a separate development, it's time to remind Richardson about the law.

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11 July 2007 at 3:30 PM EST

The McCain Misadventure

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Among others, immigration was a king of problems. In today's New York Times:

Donations were drying up, in part because of Republican opposition to Mr. McCain’s stances on issues like immigration, and the campaign was falling far short of its fund-raising goals.

From the Associated Press via Washington Post:

Republican presidential hopeful and illegal immigration opponent Tom Tancredo said Wednesday that he "can take some credit" for the current campaign woes of his rival for the nomination, Arizona Sen. John McCain.

The Tanc launched "a major grenade" at the McCain campaign. Direct hit.

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20 June 2007 at 9:23 AM EST

Let Bloomberg Enter the Presidential Race

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Now that Bloomberg left the GOP, it fuels speculation that he may enter the presidential race as a high profile third party. His aides said some of his goals would be to address the "major issues — global warming, immigration, a crackdown on illegal guns" (emphasis added).

If Bloomberg enters the race for the presidency -- let him. He'll spend millions more than any candidate highlighting the issue of immigration, as his aides described. Immigration stays in the spotlight. And when immigration enters the minds of the American people, they will think Tancredo. It only helps this campaign.

edit (9:37 AM EST): A recent Rasmussen poll: "Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Arizona voters say that is Very Important for “the government to improve its enforcement of the borders and reduce illegal immigration." When immigration is in the spotlight, the public will think critically about immigration, place it high on a list of the most important issues facing America, and then, most likely, vote in our favor -- not in the favor of some amnesty politician.

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30 May 2007 at 7:32 PM EST

The More the Merrier

Posted by Mike Tate in Opinions | Comments (2) | Permalink

Another candidate is on the verge of entering the 2008 presidential race. And -- who knows? -- more may be on the way. Excellent. The other candidates end up lowering each other, but not us. Unlike opponents, Tancredo has a natural constituency in key states (and across the country) because of his stance on some issues (like immigration). The others compete over the same block of voters. This does not mean that Tancredo isn't gaining new support -- he is. But, our supporters are more likely to stay on the ship until it sinks.

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