Tom Tancredo is preventing most cancers. If you’re a believer in God and nation, please be part of me in prayer for a pricey good friend, mentor and patriot. Whereas I can’t supply any consolation from his bodily ache and struggling, I’ll do what I can with my phrases to carry up his indomitable spirit.
Three fashionable leaders stand out because the pillars of the America First motion: Pat Buchanan, Tom Tancredo and Donald Trump. Lengthy earlier than Trump triumphantly gained the White Home in 2016 by promising to guard our borders and implement our immigration legal guidelines, Buchanan and Tancredo made these signature points of their presidential runs (Buchanan in 1992 and 1996; Tancredo in 2008). Tancredo was the bridge between Buchanan and Trump, all of whom battled inside and out of doors the Republican Get together on behalf of our nationwide sovereignty.
A former instructor, five-term U.S. congressman, husband, father and grandfather, Tom made all the suitable (and left) enemies within the Swamp. Liberal open-borders shills and Southern Poverty Regulation Heart smear retailers known as him “hardline,” “far-right,” “excessive,” “xenophobic” and “nativist” for doing what any American elected politician is sworn to do: safe the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity first and all the time. He based the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus in 1999 to struggle unlawful immigration and uncontrolled, mass migration. At its peak, the group claimed 104 Home members and seized energy over GOP messaging from the pro-amnesty U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wall Road Journal op-ed web page (whose motto was “there shall be open borders”).
As I’ve written earlier than, lengthy earlier than so many Johnnies-come-lately began waking as much as the dire nationwide safety, public security, public well being and financial threats posed by unbridled unlawful and authorized immigration, Tom led the struggle on Capitol Hill. In 2001, he launched a landmark invoice for a mass immigration moratorium. Within the mid-2000s, Tancredo was mobbed and threatened throughout faculty campus talking occasions for calling out entitled unlawful alien radicals and advocating focused immigration discount limits to fight terrorism.
George W. Bush’s amnesty architect Karl Rove threatened Tom over his profitable opposition to the ruinous Bush unlawful alien giveaway, telling him he’d “by no means darken the White Home doorstep” once more. He triggered the outrage mob and the whole Bush clan when he went after soft-on-borders Jeb Bush (then-governor of Florida) in 2006 and dubbed Miami a “Third-World nation.” (Twelve years later, President Donald Trump would set off the identical triggers when he rightly complained in regards to the flood of immigrants coming from “s—-hole international locations”).
Libertarian former GOP Home Majority Chief Dick Armey brazenly bragged about censoring Tom whereas they served within the Home collectively, telling a Nationwide Press Membership viewers in 2010: “Once I was the bulk chief, I noticed to it that Tom Tancredo didn’t get on the stage as a result of I noticed how harmful he was.” Harmful to the open-borders GOP donor base, that’s. The silencing of true America First warriors by Conservatism Integrated sellouts continues to at the present time, after all. Tom was a defiant cancel tradition canary within the coal mine. He survived and thrived.
What Tom instructed me in 2014 when he ran for governor in Colorado holds true for each genuine America First Republican operating for workplace: “The get together bosses hate my candidacy as a result of it represents a menace to their energy and to the crony capitalists who need the federal government to provide them with low-cost labor.”
Tom’s detractors in each events accused him incessantly of “hate.” However he’s merely a lover of unvarnished reality. On the marketing campaign path, within the halls of Congress and in actual life, he was and is among the most genial and type human beings I’ve had the privilege to know.
As I wrote to him in a textual content message final week whereas he was present process chemotherapy: “I’ll always remember the kindness you confirmed me twenty years in the past after I requested you to put in writing an endorsement for my first guide, Invasion. We have now lengthy shared a love for our nation — and for Colorado, a spot I’ve fortunately shared as a house for the previous 14 years. I used to be so honored to help your run for governor and your struggle towards these making an attempt to destroy this lovely state. The forces of evil tried to cancel your voice time and time once more however your voice won’t ever be silenced. You all the time instructed it like it’s! You’ve gotten served our nation so valiantly and left an indelible mark on the America First motion. Most significantly, you guarded your independence and integrity and all the time put household first.”
In typical humble and cheerful Tom trend, he replied: “Thanks a lot … I want I might all the time reside as much as these accolades. God bless you.” No, Tom. Thanks. We who carry the America First flame are eternally indebted to you. Godspeed.
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