Best Quotes from Tom Tancredo

By | May 22, 2020

Civil disobedience is, in fact, a conservative idea, a few steps short of overt rebellion. It honors the rule of law by insisting on good law and rejecting bad law.

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Trump has given voice to a widespread public feeling of alarm, frustration, and anger over the direction our country is headed. For all of that, conservatives are deeply grateful. America needed a loud, rude wake-up call. No one else has done that, and that accomplishment is huge.

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Columbus was above all an explorer, and his historic achievements opened the Americas to trade and the eventual English settlements, settlements which grew into the most successful bastion of freedom and prosperity in human history, the United States of America.

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The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally, that’s the punishment, deportation.

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Living on hypocrisy is not a healthy diet for patriots.

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Our Founders were not naive simpletons. They understood that human freedom is a fragile thing, that ‘eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.’

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When the rule of law is being perverted to the rule of the ‘good intentions’ of unelected judges, it is time for serious study of Thomas Paine and Sam Adams as much as Washington and Madison.

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Hillary Clinton cannot run away from her own record of incompetence or from the Obama record of abject betrayal.

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Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it’s terrible politics. It’s a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.

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Ignorance is a matter of laziness, indifference, and apathy.

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Trump wants to repeal birthright citizenship for children of illegal aliens, so Fox has joined conventional liberal opinion in opposing it. Welcome to Fox’s My Spin Zone.

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ISIS hates the West as an abominable nest of infidels – infidels who reject the Quran and Shariah Law and so must be annihilated. We are the obstacle to the new Caliphate.

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Why is Mexican nationalism a good thing, but putting American interests first needs defending?

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I do not have a 10-point plan or a formula for reversing our accelerating slide into tyranny. But any fool can see what doesn’t work and what has no chance of success.

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We have to fight radical Islam wherever it exists. It’s in Afghanistan, it’s in Saudi Arabia, throughout the Middle-East in big numbers and it’s in the United States.

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The mutating virus of multiculturalism has escaped its breeding ground in elite universities and is now running rampant across popular culture, entertainment, and politics.

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Unlike the Vietnam boat people or Cuban refugees after Castro came to power, the U.S. has no moral responsibility for the chaos in Syria. In fact, just the opposite is the case.

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Welcome to the brave new world of American multiculturalism. From a nation of diverse peoples united by a common culture, we have become a people divided by a common malady.

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Those that clamor loudest for Columbus to be erased from the pages of American history do so far more because of their hatred for America than their love of the Indians.

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Anger is an emotion, not a compass.

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Our secular culture is adrift in a sea of relativism, escapism, and self-indulgent inanities, with our media and entertainment elites leading the parade.

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Political conservatives need to recognize that multicultural politics is converging with leftist politics, and not only on ‘social issues’ like same-sex marriage. Our Constitution is also on the chopping block, and if you don’t see that, you haven’t been paying attention.

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It is a leftist myth that European conquerors and settlers encountered only peaceful, virtuous tribes and subdued them murderously in the name of Christianity and Capitalism.

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Tolerance of true diversity on university campuses – diversity of opinion and belief – has been eroding for decades while alumni and trustees looked the other way.

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The public health ramifications of our scandalous open borders are possibly even more dangerous and far-reaching than the economic and political consequences.

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The issue of remittances where we have millions of Mexicans working in the United States sending back dollars. He said they send back 10 billion dollars a year.

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The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of voters.

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The Republican Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of cheap labor, satisfying a very important constituency.

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We can control our borders, we just choose not too.

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Because the worst of all worlds is when you pretend like you have an immigration policy, you make coming into the United States without our permission illegal, and then you actually don’t enforce it.

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If we in fact were to begin enforcing the law against people who are hiring people who are here illegally, we would go a long way towards eliminating the problem.

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You know, I’m a Republican, I’m a Conservative, I voted for George Bush.

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He can fight terrorists overseas, but he leaves our borders so they can come in here and do their thing.

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This issue, if not addressed, leaves any President, including George Bush, open to the criticism that they are essentially ignoring the destruction of the nation and I believe that with all my heart.

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We have terrorists coming into the country both through our Northern and Southern borders.

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In fact, the place where we have indicted more terrorists or potential terrorists, is our Northern border.

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I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.

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Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries.

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Now how many people in their heart of hearts in that community want to see the demise of this country? How many would cheer, not out loud maybe, but in their heart when things like 9/11 occur and I’ll tell you; it’s a majority among them.

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We strain to tell Americans and aliens in this country that there’s nothing unique about America, nothing unique about American civilization, nothing that requires their allegiance, nothing of great value that they should sacrifice for.

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We have to implant democracies where there are now dictatorships.

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You can bring down governments, you can do a lot of things that are in your own interests even though liberals will get very antsy when you start talking about it.

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To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be able to control its own borders. It is controlling your own destiny in a way, and we don’t control our own borders.

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They view massive immigration as a massive infusion of potential voters for the Democratic Party, and therefore will do nothing, absolutely nothing to stop that flow of legal or illegal entrance into the country.

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The right to kill another person is not a right that I would agree with and support.

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Although I am proud of all supporters, especially those legislators who have had the guts to buck the party and support me, there are some supporters who risk more than their political careers. They risk the wrath of extremists and even their livelihood for publicly supporting me.

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The mainstream media and most of the political establishment are too quick to slander as ‘nativist’ the advocacy of barring of Islamist radicals from legal entry into the United States.

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Refugee policy is only one part of immigration law needing a drastic overhaul.

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There is something deeply disturbing about a popular culture that will not forgive the sins of the Confederacy seven generations past but celebrates the teachings and legacies of Che Guevara, Mao Zhe-Dong, and Jeremy Wright.

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Organized hatred needs a single target to serve political mobilization, so no distractions can be allowed.

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If House Republicans can’t get border security right, who will trust them on the other bills?

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The academic Left has a long history of taking the idea of ‘false consciousness’ seriously.

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The genius of Rachel Dolezal’s transracial achievement is that it has nearly limitless applications. Rachel is taking ‘the power of positive thinking’ to a whole new level.

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Immigration is not going to be a ‘side issue’ in 2016 – it is the issue.

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The Left not only needs a victim class, it has proven adept at inventing new victim classes as a means of exacerbating social conflict.

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As everyone knows, I have never been a fan of George Bush’s presidency.

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In 2002, a year after 9-11, as a Congressman, I was banned from the White House by Karl Rove because I told the ‘Washington Times’ that if there is another terrorist attack on our homeland and we have done nothing more than Bush has done to date, ‘Bush will have blood on his hands.’

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It’s great that Trump has engendered a heated debate over illegal immigration and our open borders.

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We must give Trump credit for asking many politically incorrect questions and challenging mainstream Republican dogma on immigration.

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As the grandson of Italian immigrants, maybe I am biased, but I think Christopher Columbus, the man who is rightfully credited with bringing European civilization to the Western Hemisphere, deserves the national holiday enacted by Congress in 1934.

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Our own civilization has lost its way, and this makes us even more vulnerable to Islamist nihilism.

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The necessity of defining the enemy also leads to the necessity of defining who we are.

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To Barack Obama and the American Left, the ‘imperialist’ West is always guilty, and so, radical Islam is seen as at least half right in attacking Western values and institutions.

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Americans like optimists and shun ‘doomsayers.’

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No one can deny that Marco Rubio is an attractive candidate. Rubio has a dream, and he has a strategy to fulfill that dream. He is a more formidable candidate than Jeb Bush because he is articulate and is running as a ‘centrist conservative.’

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Rubio is clearly an open-borders Republican. He is the Chamber of Commerce candidate, the ‘more is better’ candidate, and the amnesty candidate.

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That Rubio is an open-borders, Chamber-of-Commerce Republican is undeniable from his record, and when conservatives compare any candidate’s campaign promises to his voting record, they believe the record, not the promises.

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Rubio’s supporters must believe rank-and-file Republican voters are really stupid – or so desperate they can be persuaded that up is down, a leopard can change its spots, and a dozen bilingual unicorns will lead off Rubio’s inaugural parade.

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Like 90 percent of Ivy League professors, Hollywood celebrities, and late-night TV hosts, the media are also all in for Obama’s ‘transformative change’ and ‘social justice.’ They’ve never met a race card slander they didn’t like.

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Limbaugh has been warning us about a deep cultural rot in our intellectual class, an accelerating collapse of standards, and the institutions necessary to support and sustain limited government. Yet, the Beltway consultant class and the party leadership would not listen.

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When I first arrived in the U.S. House of Representatives, I naively believed that it was primarily the Democrats who were committed to open borders. But I quickly learned the entire Republican establishment also supported a policy of immigration non-enforcement.

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Obama’s most radical goal has not been the transformation of our economy, our foreign policy, or our place in the world. Obama aims to transform what it means to be an American.

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It is not an exaggeration to say that under Obama, the naturalization process – becoming a citizen – no longer requires becoming an American. The real tragedy and the real crime of the Obama plan for accelerated naturalization of millions flows from the redefinition of citizenship as a triumph of multiculturalism.

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The path chosen by Barack Obama and the Democrat Party is the road to ‘small-c- communism’ – and the important thing to understand is that they are quite happy with that choice.

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Progressives really do see America as guilty of crimes against humanity, and to them, our ‘greatness’ must be abandoned to atone for those crimes.

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Despite all the evidence that Hispanics are not single-issue voters, Republican candidates are told that if they say harsh things about sanctuary cities, American jobs lost to illegal labor, or scandalous border security, Latino voters will punish them by voting Democrat.

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Hispanic citizens know that illegal labor is taking jobs from their children and their legal immigrant friends.

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Congress should pass a law repealing birthright citizenship for children of foreign citizens, with the sole exception being children of legal permanent residents. Children born to business travelers, foreign students, tourists, and illegal aliens would not be automatically citizens of the United States.

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