Why are people like this allowed to stay in Britain?
In the United States, former presidential candidate and journalist, Pat Buchanan is again stirring controversy by trying to give sight to the willfully blind. An open border that allows anyone to come to the United States, he asserts, means the country is headed for self-destruction. Buchanan's figures are irrefutable: one in 12 illegal immigrants has a criminal record; by 2050 there will be 100 million Hispanics (at current immigration rates) concentrated in the American Southwest, as some radicals plot to undo the results of the Mexican-American War. (Since May 2006, Border Patrol agents have arrested more than 160,000 illegals, more than the number of troops currently deployed in Iraq.)
Buchanan criticizes the president and the Republican Congress ("a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce") for caring more about cheap labor than the health and strength of the country. He wants a deportation program and a strict limit on legal immigration until those already here are properly assimilated and those who are committing crimes are deported. He also wants a 2,000-mile, double-line security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, no matter what Mexico thinks. Read all about it in his new book, "State of Emergency: Third World Invasion and Conquest of America."
Abraham Lincoln said that no nation could exist half slave and half free. Neither can a nation exist half united and half disunited.
President Bush says it is essential we win the war in Iraq because our security depends on it. So does winning the war on the home front. When will we start fighting that war and stop the political pandering by both parties?
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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