February 09, 2006

More on Illegal Immigration from CPAC

Tom Tancredo is, of course, a pistol. He's a strong speaker, and one of the important voices right now advocating for immigration reform. His stance is uncomprimising: the border must be sealed as soon as possible, he insists, using both a physical barrier and more efficient deployment of our manpower.

He talks about his experiences as a freshman congressman, bringing this problem to the attention of the country: “I wasn’t a committee chairman. By the way, I’ll never be a committee chairman. I’ve burned too many bridges around this issue.”

He voted against Katrina slush fund, he reminds us. He voted against the President’s Medicare prescription drug policy program.

And he voted against CAFTA. Why is it, he asks, that we no longer have treaties to control trade policies? All our new laws are called "agreements." Why? To pass a treaty, two-thirds of the Senate must vote for it. With a simple change in nomenclature agreements, all they need is 50% plus one vote.

President Bush, he proclaims, is in favor of open borders, and his proposed temporary worker program is sub rosa amnesty. The audience applauds. People filter into the back of the room, and stand there, listening to him speak. It is, of course, an impressive bit of speech-making.

Cheap labor, he tells us, is only cheap for the employer—not for the taxpayer. [I do hear that a lot, but I remain unconvinced, since the figures I hear are contradictory.—ed]

Tancredo has more red meat for us: “God bless Denmark," he proclaims, and the audience goes wild. "No new world order," he thunders. [Does that mean, I wonder, "no coalition-building?" Or does it mean "the Trilateral Commission is going to get my momma?" Unfortunately, NWO is another term with a somewhat flexible definition.]

"You young people are the hope of America," he proclaims. "America is something unique, an ideal worth fighting for.

I commend you to that task."

What I cannot argue with is his exquisite delivery, much as I can't bring myself to condemn every piece of wall that gets covered by his paintbrush.

Posted by Attila Girl at February 9, 2006 10:01 AM | TrackBack

AG, did Tancredo use the NWO expression in connection with the Denmark remarks? If yes, I would venture he's speaking against the Kofi Annan proposal for a worldwide "rules of conduct for journalists" telling them what they can/cannot publish

for our "own good" of course.

Posted by: Darleen at February 10, 2006 06:16 AM

It didn't follow immediately, of course. But the phrase is popular among the black helicopter crowd, and since it was coined by George H.W. Bush in connection with the first Gulf War, I found it troubling.

But you know how I get.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 10, 2006 08:21 AM

I like this man and his commitment to stop illegal immigration. I with President George W. Bush would listen to the people. Most of us do not want the 'guest worker program'.

Great site by the way.

Posted by: Debbie at February 10, 2006 11:44 AM

No, it was not coined by GHWB. I recall my own startlement when he used it though, as it was already in wide circulation and had sinister meanings even then.

Posted by: Desert Cat at February 10, 2006 12:33 PM

Re: Cheap Labor.
Please enlighten us with the figures you hear. Big business is so enamoured of cheap labor, what makes you think the existing crop of illegal aliens will remain employed if they are legalized and employers are required to adhere to the same rules and regulations as for current legal residents. It would be cheaper just to import another crop of illegals. Also what ever happened to respect for law and order? These people are breaking the law you know, along with the employers who hire them. I would also like to hear your objective evidence for the claim that the economy would collapse if all the illegals were forced to leave.

Posted by: Gene at February 10, 2006 02:00 PM

Okey-doke. But I have a question for you: if you were born dirt poor in a Latin American country and had no way of getting work there, but someone offered you a way to go to the States where you knew you'd find work--what would you do?

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 10, 2006 03:31 PM

I'd go where ever I had to go to get honest work. I have no argument with the people comming here, my argument is with the people, perhaps like you, who think that any way they come is OK and we can ignore any law we find inconvenient. I feel very lucky to have been born in the United States of America but, if you read my comment on your other post, you will remember my statement about the equal sharing of misery. If I was born in a third world country I would do everything I could to get out, but being an American, I will do anything I can legally to see that it doesn't become another third world country and that is where we are headed with unchecked immigration.

Posted by: Gene at February 10, 2006 04:27 PM

Hm. Not sure about that. Though we should be kissing the asses of good teachers a bit more, and getting rid of the bad ones.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 10, 2006 11:59 PM

You lost me on that one!! I could feel the wind in my hair.

Posted by: Gene at February 11, 2006 03:24 PM

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