Sunday, May 28, 2006

Tom Tancredo's New Book Looks Worth Reading

Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) came to Greenville to speak last year, and has done some sound thinking on what is wrong with the open borders policy being pursued by our elites. In fact, it is wrong economically (if we want to keep what little is left of the American middle class), wrong educationally and wrong culturally. With the Senate having sold the country down the river, we must now turn to the House to see to it that so-called Immigration Reform of 2006 does not become the law of the land. I haven't read the book yet, obviously, although I intend to.

Tancredo warns America 'in mortal danger'
Immigration-reform leader speaks out in brand new book
Posted: May 22, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006

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.

[Read the rest here.]

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