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he most important issue on the minds of a majority of Americans is a dual propositionsealing America's borders and stanching the flow of illegals across our porous borders. The presidential candidate that captures those issues and gains ownership of them by next spring will become the next President of the United Statesif the people get behind him as they got behind the Great Communicator, Ronald Wilson Reagan, in the winter of 1979-80. The power barons who actually decide who will "win" the White House a year or two before each presidential election had already given the 1980 presidential nod to former Congressman, former presidential adviser and former CIA Director George H.W. Bush. The media jumped on the anointing with its formal ink-stamped blessings, and because they were told he was, assumed Bush was the front-runner by default even though California Governor Ronald Reagan had been making presidential clucking-sounds since he delivered the keynote address at the 1976 Republican Convention.
Bush was the choice of the transnationalist politicians, bankers and industrialists who, in 1979, were less than a decade away from creating a formal world government headquartered not in the UN complex in New York, but in the former League of Nations headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Bush, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, had the endorsement of the CFR, the Club of Rome, the Bilderbergers, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Trust, the Pew Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and most of the international bankers. Bush had been anointed as the man who would lead America through the golden portals to Utopia. Reagan, who was close enough to real power to understand how it worked, knew that David Rockefeller and a handful of powerful bankers and industrialists and their bureaucratic associates on the CFR had learned how to manipulate the electoral process by using third party candidates to drain the votes of the major party nominee they expected to lose. Reagan, who was convinced the CFR and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations were the driving force behind the movement to create world government. Reagan was determined to make globalism the defining issue in the Presidential Debates with Carter. In fact, wiping out the CFR was to be one of the planks in the Republican platform. He figured if he didn't win in 1980, he was still going to make the election count for somethingand, eliminating the CFR would be the next best thing to winning the White House.
Reagan, like most third party candidates today (except those selected by the kingmakers to drain votes from the loser) could not get any meaningful press before he cut a deal with Rockefeller to win the White House. Prior to that, about the only time Gov. Reagan was interviewed was when a reporter wanted to ask him what he thought of Bush's chances against Jimmy Carter. Reagan, the anti-globalist, knew if he won the nomination the globalists would fund the campaigns of several far right third party candidates to drain votes from him so that CFR initiate Carter could win reelection. But the American people flocked to Reagan in such numbers the kingmakers knew they could not keep him out of the White House. Unfortunately, Reagan wasn't as sure of his chances as they were. When the kingmakers offered him a deal, he took it. Reagan made three concessions. First, he agreed to take Bush along as his running mate. Second, he agreed to abandon his crusade against the CFR. And third, he privately agreed to appoint CFR and trilateralists to every key post in his administration. Twenty-eight of the 50 members of Reagan's transition team (the men who would both select, recommend and screen the key presidential appointees of the Reagan Administration) were CFR. Ten others were trilateralists. His transition team recommended, and Reagan appointed, 64 CFR members, 6 trilateralists., and 6 globalists with combined CFR/TC credentials. Three months after his inauguration as the 40th President of the United States, the invisible power behind government decided to "correct the election" and put the man they initially selected into the Oval Office. But Reagan's presidency was Divinely ordained.
He miraculously escaped death at the hand of a psychotic, John Hinckley, and went on to become the greatest president of the 20th centuryand one of the three or four best American presidents in the history of the United States. In her book, "My Turn," Nancy Reagan noted that the curtains in Reagan's room at the hospital was nailed shut because the Secret Service was convinced others were involved. Hinckley is still alive only because the conspiracy notion never caught fire. Lee Harvey Oswald died because everyone knew he didn't act alone.
In Reagan's case, because they knew they couldn't defeat him, the globalists cut the best deal they could and backed him. In the spring of 1980, 10-term Republican Congressman John Anderson [R-IL] threw his hat in the ring as a moderate liberal, campaigning on a 50¢ per gallon gasoline tax with the revenues being used to shore up the bankrupt Social Security fund which was drained by the Democrats to fund welfare in the 1960s. Where you might think that because he was a Republican and would drain votes from Reagan, Jimmy Carter knew that Anderson was in the race specifically to drain the far left votes from him. That's why, when the televised League of Women Voters debate came up, Carter refused to participate, saying he viewed Anderson's candidacy a "creation of the media." No third party candidate was allowed to share the podium with any major party candidates prior to 1980, and not again until Ross Perot was used in 1992 and 1996 to guarantee that 42% candidate Bill Clinton could win the White House with less than a majority vote and Ralph Nader was used to ek out narrow victories for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.
Tancredo has the Reagan magic. Today, 52% of the American people want our borders sealed and the illegals deported. Tancredo is the only member of Congress seeking the nomination who will do more give lip service to the issue. If the presidential elections were held today, and if Tancredo was the GOP nominee, regardless who he ran against in a two-party race, he would win.
In 1975, when the National Association for Bilingual Education [NABE] was funded as an advocacy group to help implement Title VII of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act, more commonly known as The Bilingual Education Act of 1968 at the State level, Tom Tancredo was a Jr. High School social studies teacher in Denver. Colorado had just enacted the nation's first mandatory bilingual education law. Tancredo watched as Hispanic students were pulled from his English-speaking class and transferred to Spanish-only classes. The law made no sense to Tancredo who was the grandson of Italian immigrants.
To be assimilated into any society, those wishing to become citizens must be able to communicate with the natives. If they can't, its impossible to be assimilated, and they simply become members of a lower class subculture within that society. Tancredo believed the image he had of America as a beacon in the night, drawing people from all over the world and uniting them under one flag and one language would be threatened if America adapted to the immigrants rather than the other way around.
In 1976 Tancredo ran for State office in Colorado to try to undo the damage being done by the globalist carpetbaggers in the National Association for Bilingual Education. In 1998 Tancredo campaigned on immigration control and was elected by 55% of the voters in the 6th Congressional District of Colorado to stem the tide of illegals into the Southwest and to repair an education system that would create a Hispanic subculture to deliberately breed second class citizens. In 2004 60% of the voters in the 6th District sent Tancredo back to Washington.
What makes Tancredo popular in Colorado will make him an early presidential front-runner with Americans who want to "close the doors" and keep what few jobs remain in this country in the hands of American citizens who invested the sweat equity in nation-building, and who have earned the right to those jobs.
However, while Tancredo may be an early favorite of hardworking Americans who want to keep from losing their jobs to illegals who will work for half the wages, the kingmakers need to keep the borders open since the global community demands it. Furthermore, the power barons that own the Federal Reserve know their bank is almost bankrupt because there aren't enough employed taxpayers in America to keep up the payments on the national debtwhich is owed to them. Between the 62.5 million potential workers lost to abortions since 1973 and the loss of 15 million jobs a year since the co-presidency of Bill and Hillary Clinton signed the North America Free Trade Agreement [NAFTA] into law and gave away the industrial strength of America, the bankers need an amnesty programand they need about 30 million newand immediatetaxpayers to replenish the empty coffers in the US Treasury. And they desperately need enough new Social Security and Medicare contributors to make those programs solvent so the politicians on Capitol Hill can continue to steal the social security payments deposited in the treasury by the taxpayers to recreate the welfare generation without the need to privatize Social Security.
The kingmakers can't afford Tancredo in 2008, just as the kingmakers couldn't afford Reagan in 1980. The kingmakers appear to have already anointed Sen. John McCain to be Hillary Clinton's sacrificial lamb in 2008. We got Reagan in 1980 only because the American people wanted him bad enough to fight for him. When the party hacks told the primary voters in 1980 to vote for Bush, they voted their conscience and Reagan won the nomination. He won the electionand he won the Cold War. We need to do that again. If we want a nation in 2008 we're going to have to fight the kingmakers to keep it one. The kingmakers' plan to anoint a president who will surrender our sovereignty to the globalists, making the United States a subservient duchy in the globalist State of Utopia.
Clearly, the House and Senate understand that dealing with the problem of illegal aliens is the single most important issue on the minds of the American people. And, clearly, the American people are not in favor of blanket grants of amnesty like that which Reagan did by signing into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act on Nov. 6, 1986, claiming it would be a one-time deal. The new lawpushed by the AFL-CIO that wanted the borders closed and sealedopened 109 immigration enforcement offices for the purpose of rounding up some 5.4 million illegals living in the shadows of the underground economy in the United States, and paying no taxes. Reagan's offer of amnesty would grant immediate citizenship from those who had been living and working in the United States for , the Reagan Administration believed that between 2.5 and 3 millionwho were eligible for citizenshipwould step from dark and apply for citizenship. In 1985, 54% of all illegals were Mexican. Today, over 80% of the estimated 12.5 to 13 million illegals are Mexican.
Pressured by the labor unions in 1976, President Gerald Ford began to investigate the issue of illegal aliens who had infiltrated the American labor force but were paying no taxesand no union dues. Ford established a Cabinet-level Domestic Council Committee on Illegal Aliens. The December 1976 report recommended that economic sanctions be levied against employers who knowingly hired undocumented workers. It also increased border enforcement. Like the current plan being considered in the US Senate, the report recommended that illegal aliens in the U.S. before July 1, 1968 would be offered a path to citizenship. When Ford left office in January 1977, President Jimmy Carter found the same issues on his plate. Like Ford, Carter knew that enacting a law that granted amnesty to illegals would not sit well with Americansparticularly on election day. So, instead of dealing with immigration issues, Carter listened to his liberal friends and gave away the Panama Canal.
Reagan, a one-time union leader when he headed the Screen Actor's Guild, won the support of the Teamsters Union in 1980 even though the AFL-CIO threw its muscle behind Carter. Reagan promised to close the borders and end the flow of illegals. Like Ford, Reagan believed if you got tough with the people who provided the jobs, the jobs would dry up. Unfortunately, the law didn't get tough enoughnor did the government seriously attempt to enforce it. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 prohibited employers from hiring undocumented workers by fining them $10 thousand. But it was a fine that was seldom imposed under a program to verify the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees through INS Form I-9 that all new employees were required to complete when hired. The I-9 was designed to make new hires prove their eligibility to work in the United States.
Because of a growing animosity towards illegals in the Southwest and the Great Plains agri-belt, the Immigration Reform and Control Act also contained a provision to heightened prohibition on discrimination against authorized workers, such as US citizens or legal aliens with green cards who look or sound foreign.
But the key provision of the law was the amnesty provision that Ford and Carter knew would be a vote-stealer against whatever president signed it into law. The Immigration Reform and Control Act would provided legal residency status for over 3 million illegal aliens who had been in the country for a substantial period of time and/or were employed under the Special Agricultural Workers program. The program would allow additional immigrants to work in agriculture after 1990 if the newly legalized immigrants moved out of the agricultural sector for higher paid work in the construction industry.
The lobbyists for the nation's Agri-giants and construction industry who wanted to keep the borders porous so they would have an ample supply of cheap under-the-table labor pressured Congress and the bureaucracy not to enforce the I-9 regulations. As a result, the I-9 became just one more piece of red tape that only lawful citizens were required to complete. With the border leaking like a sieve trying to catch a bucket of rainwater, the illegals that began filtering across both our northern and southern borders came not only from Mexico and other Central American countries but, after 1993, increasingly from the Mideast.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 legalized 3.9 million undocumented Mexicans with green cards or citizenship. It was supposed to be a one-time solution to the illegal alien problem. Introduced that year was the I-9 form. This simple form was going to solve the problem of illegal aliens coming into this country and taking jobs from Americans. Every job applicant was required to complete an I-9, and produce three pieces of ID to prove the applicant was either an American citizen or a resident alien with documents to prove they were legal. There is a $10 thousand fine per incident for hiring an undocumented worker.
If the US government enforced that provision of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we would not have an illegal immigration problem today since it would not benefit the illegals to risk their lives to cross the border into the hostile deserts of the Southwest in search of opportunities since, without a green card, none would exist.
Yet. a decade later in 1996 the amnesty rhetoric sounded pretty much the same. Only, this time, Bill Clinton was creating Democratic voters to help him win reelection. Clinton used an Executive Order to grant immediate citizenship to 5 million more illegalsgiving them voter registration cards that would allow them to cast a vote for the president who made them citizens. But only half of Clinton's new citizens were Hispanic. About 200 thousand of Clinton's new voters were Muslims who entered the country illegally. Some of them were not here because they wanted to experience American independence. Some of them were here only because they wanted to learn how to fly 747s into skyscrapers. Clinton, like Reagan, was being pushed by the AFL-CIO to offer amnesty to illegals to get them out of the shadows and on the tax rostersand under the union badge. (The chart below shows the 5 million illegals Clinton gave expedited citizenship to during the Election of 1996. The first column shows from what countries they came. The third column shows the States they migrated to.)
After three amnesties since 1986, President George W. Bushlike the Democrats in the House and Senateis being pushed by the labor unions (that have never supported him) for still another amnesty program. But the primary pressure on Bush and the GOP is coming from Wall Street, the Fed bankers and the World Trade Organization. The WTO is fighting to open the borders of every nation in the world as they transfer the industrial strength of America to the third world where the human capitalthe unemployed, impoverished masseswho will become tomorrow's consumers eagerly await the jobs that are being exported from America's urban centers to provide them with the income needed to replace the American consumer as the world's most sought after shoppers.
About 1.25 million illegals per year become permanently entrenched in the American economy. None of them become taxpayers although all of them reap the benefits of the sweat equity of lawful taxpaying citizens through welfare programs and other societal benefits including public school and tuition credits to attend local colleges and universities. Every four years another 5 million illegals burrow themselves into the American economy. In the last 12 years, 12 to 15 million more illegals entered the country. Under the bill passed by the House, those who enter the country illegally would be guilty of a felony.
Once again, the US Senate is talking alien-amnesty. While the House bill correctly zeroed in on closing and sealing our borders and punishing those who hire illegal aliens as a means of discouraging illegals from entering the country, the Senate voting the will of their private constituency, the labor unions and bankersis offering amnesty. Where the House bill would criminalize entering the United States illegally, the Senate version would allow those same illegals citizenship with a pricepaying back taxes on the incomes thoy earned working under-the-table. The Senate version of the bill that is favored by Bush would legalize the status of 9.3 million Hispanics while causing another 2 to 3 million to be deported. But, in the 11th hour, Senate Republicans, fearful of voter backlash in November, killed the measure which Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said was a bill he believed Senate Democrats could "dance to."
A one-time amnesty
The president called his amnesty bill a "one-time amnesty." Reagan called it the same thing. So did George H.W. Bush in 1990 with the passage of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1990 which expanded the number of immigrants who could legally enter the country. Congress mistakenly believed that by increasing the number of aliens who could legally enter the country, there would be fewer illegals. Bill Clinton also believed in a one-time amnesty, but not with the passage of the Immigration Control Act of 1993 that created a computer system that would trap illegals by verifying the Social Security numbers and INS status of prospective employees before they could be hired. Clinton used an Executive Order to waive citizenship requirements in 1996, and offered a blanket amnesty to 5 million illegals by granting them citizenship. And, finally, President George W. Bush also called his Guest Worker Program a "one-time" amnesty. What each of these presidents did was akin to discovering your party has been infiltrated by scores of people you didn't invite and don't want; and inviting them to stay only because you don't know how to get rid of themand you believe if you formally invite them, they will bring gifts.
The tragedy here is that if we don't solve the problem very quickly, we will relive this "one-time amnesty" offer every six or seven years until the amnesty-citizens are the majority population of the United States and the laws coming from the nation's capital open the door to Mexico wide and the key is thrown away. Mexico will have conquered America without firing a shot.
Solving the problem
Tom Tancredo is one of a small handful of Congressmen and Senators who realizes the problem will not improve by offering illegals amnesty since it is the expectation of amnesty that brings them. A illegal alien shelter manager in Arizona, Francisco Loureiro, noted that he had not seen such a rush of migrants since 1986 when the Reagan Administration let 3.6 million illegal residents get American citizenship. This time, he said, the draw is the new Immigration Reform bill that, in addition to tightening the border, will offer citizenship prospects to between 11 and 13 million illegals. "Every time there's talk in the North of legalizing migrants," Loureiro said, "people get their hopes up. But they don't realize how hard it will be to cross."
Tancredo responded: "Proponents of McCain-Kennedy can call their plan whatever they likeearned legalization, a path to citizenship, bringing people out of the shadows, and similar euphemismsbut illegal aliens aren't stupid. They know amnesty when they see it. And rewarding illegal aliens is amnesty with a capital 'A'. Once again, we have empirical proof to show that rewarding illegal behavior encourages more of the same. New illegal aliens know that they can forge documents to make it look like they've been in the United States for years. And, illegal aliens know our government's record well. They know this won't be the "last" amnesty. Our government must show a good faith effort to secure our borders instead of keeping our doors wide open to more illegal aliens."
Tancredo is right. The policies of the past six presidents has been to leave the door open wide and ask those who want to come in not to enterand then not only not closing and locking the door, but leaving the door virtually unattended as we expect the impoverished of other nations who view America as the Garden of Eden, to stand outside the Garden looking in without stepping across the threshold.
Tancredo also recalled the comments of Juan Hernandez the former Minister for Mexicans Living in the United States. Tancredo said Hernandez told him that the more Mexicans living in this countryboth legal and illegalthe more the federal government would be influenced on behalf of Mexico.
Tancredo noted that the Mexican government-orchestrated Hispanic rally that brought millions of illegals out of the shadows and into the streets of Washington, DC, New York and 58 other key American cities was carried out specifically to intimidate Congress into enacting a broad amnesty bill that contains none of the provisions that are included in the House version of the bill. Adding insult to the American people, hundreds of thousands of illegals who used their protest as a means of demanding citizenship, waved Mexican and Salvadoran flags in protest the crackdown on illegal aliens and the House's plan to close the border and punish American employers who hired illegals. However, the foreign flagstogether with a earlier photo of an American flag hanging upside down under a Mexican flagcreated a backlash against the protesters. In the Washington protest, held as the Senate debated the amnesty issue, the protesters were all carrying American flags. "Today's rallies," Tancredo said, "show how entrenched the illegal alien lobby has become over the last several years. The iron triangle of illegal employers, foreign governments and groups like La Raza puts tremendous pressure on our elected officials to violate the desires of law-abiding Americans and to grant amnesty. As nearly every recent poll shows, Americans want secure bordersnot amnestyand sooner or later they'll elect representatives who will listen to their constituents."
Tancredo is one of a small minority of Congressmen who still represent their voter constituents. Most Senators and Congressmen represent the wishes not of the voters but their contributor constituents. Money talks.
Tancredo knows that if the American voter doesn't wake up and begin voting for Congressmen and Senators who understand their obligation is to the voter and not the fat cat with the thick wallet, the problems that plague this nation will only get worse since most of the problems this nation faces are due to the selling of votes on key issues by greedy, powerful, and very unethical Congressmen whose only allegiance is to the wealthy merchants, bankers, and industrialists who fill their warchests with "campaign treasures"i..e., legal bribes.
Tancredo observed that the "...illegal alien lobby has upgraded its PR, instructing protesters to trade in their foreign flags for red, white and blue. But make no mistake aboutamnesty is an affront to American law and America's tradition of legal immigration. If the protestors really want to honor America's values, they would stand up to lawbreakers and embrace an enforcement-first approach to fixing our broken system. Protesters tried to demonize those who want secure borders because its easier to hide behind nasty names and half truths than to articulate a position. It is not true that the House reform bill was intended to make felons of illegal aliensDemocrats inserted that provision as a poison pill. It is not true that we want to criminalize priests or hospitals that help illegal aliens. The House bill doesn't substantially change the law that has been on the books for 20 years. The House bill does secure our borders and crack down on illegal employers, and it refuses amnesty. Demonizing well-meaning Americans doesn't play well in the heartland. And, its not helpful to Congress as we grapple with this difficult issue."
Tancredo knows there is only one way to stop, or dramatically curb the traffic of illegals into the United Statessomething we need to do today if we expect to still have an American nation and not an international country two decades from now. As Tancredo, the Chairman of the House Global Human Rights and International Operations Subcommittee knows, to stop the flow of illegals it is necessary to seal the borders, eliminate the profit motive, criminalize the act, and disallow legal migration to anyone who has committed what would be construed as a felony in the United States. First, our borders have to be sealed. America's "open-door-but don't-walk-through" policy is an invitation to those who refuse to play by the rulesyet want to live in a nation governed by rules. Second, the profit incentive has to be curbed. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 addressed that problem by creating the I-9 form which was supposed to solve that problem by targeting employers who hired undocumented workers. The punishmentif leviedcame in the form of a $10 thousand fine for each undocumented worker hired. The penalty should be a mandatory minimum two year prison term per infraction for the Chief Operating Officer of any corporation caught hiring undocumented workersand a one year mandatory prison sentence per infraction for all Chief Executive Officers. Bad corporate work ethics start at the top of the food chain, not the bottom. The character of any company is determined by the integrity of its leaders. But, as long as America's agri-giants, its construction companies or any other local, national or transnational corporation that uses undocumented labor is able to lobby Congressmen and Senators and can legally fill their campaign war chestsas Tancredo saidthat Congressman and Senator is beholden to the money, not the voter. And, that's it in a nutshell. The people of the United States needs legislatorsand presidentsthat are beholden to the voters, not the fat cats that use the taxpayers as their personal piggy banks.
As voters we need to wake up. We need to start listening to Tom Tancredo. What he says not only makes sense, its the truth. Its about time we had another president with the integrity of George Washington, the intellect of Thomas Jefferson, the spine of Andy Jackson, and the charisma of Ronald Reagan.
Let's do one more for the Gipper. Together we can elect any Reaganesque candidate we wanton a major party ticket. The voters can reject the party hacks by simply casting their votes for those candidates who will fight for the principles that made this nation great. That means we run them on the major party tickets where they can winand we get behind them and elect them. We forget the third party candidates who talk the talk but lack the ability to walk the walk. They're running for contributions and matching funds. Some of them, like Pat Buchanan come out of it a millionaire. And then they stop running.
Tom Tancredo can win because his issues are the issues of the American people. In 2002, because of his anti-amnesty, hardline immigration policies Tancredo was told by Karl Rove that he was not welcome at the White House (even though President George W. Bush was obligated to invite him to a White House bill-signing regalia shortly after Rove told him not to call). Democrats, who pretend to be against amnesty when they actually favor it, criticize him for his anti-immigration views, claiming he is stoking racism and anti-Americanism. GOP globalists claim he is alienating Hispanics in States like Florida, California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico who would vote Republican if we opened the border. Tancredo admits he's burning a lot of Republican Party bridges but says if he's going to wake up this country and make a national issue out of something that previously was viewed by the political pundits as a State issue, he has to ruffle some feathers.
And that's what we need in the White House...a president who's not afraid to ruffle some feathers.