Whatever you think about Tom Tancredo, the leading protect-our-borders-from-the-hordes advocate in Congress, the man is not shy about speaking his mind. In a wide-ranging interview with Right Wing News, Tancredo makes the case that immigration is ?threatening to the survival of this nation,? that President Bush is ?essentially ignoring the destruction of the nation,? that John Ashcroft ?has done a great job,? and that, with a little willpower, the United States could lock down the borders within a year or two. He also tosses off these curiosities:
There are places right now in East LA & Southern Texas that you would not honestly—there is absolutely nothing that you would say makes them part of the United States of America. They are a separate country—it is separate country—right now, at this moment. [?]
People ask me, "Well of the Islamic Community, how many would you say are really terrorists?" I say, "There are relatively few, less than 10% of the Muslim population that you could categorize as (supporters of) terrorists." 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.