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‘Bush doesn’t think America should be an actual place’
Tancredo says president believes nation should be merely ‘idea’ without borders
November 19, 2006
By Joe Kovacs
PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Bush believes America should be more of an idea than an actual place, a Republican congressman told WND in an exclusive interview.
“People have to understand what we’re talking about here. The president of the United States is an internationalist,” said Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. “He is going to do what he can to create a place where the idea of America is just that – it’s an idea. It’s not an actual place defined by borders. I mean this is where this guy is really going.”
Tancredo lashed out at the White House’s lack of action in securing U.S. borders, and said efforts to merge the U.S. with both Mexico and Canada is not a fantasy.
“I know this is dramatic – or maybe somebody would say overly dramatic – but I’m telling you, that everything I see leads me to believe that this whole idea of the North American Union, it’s not something that just is written about by right-wing fringe kooks. It is something in the head of the president of the United States, the president of Mexico, I think the prime minister of Canada buys into it…
“And they would just tell you, ‘Well, sure, it’s a natural thing. It’s part of the great globalization … of the economy.’ They assume it’s a natural, evolutionary event that’s going to occur here. I hope they’re wrong and I’m going to try my best to make sure they’re wrong. But I’m telling you the tide is great. The tide is moving in their direction. We have to say that.”
Tancredo was in South Florida joining the likes of media giants Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter at a four-day event called “Restoration Weekend” which concluded today. The gathering was hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Tancredo pointed to Florida’s largest city as an example of how the nature of America can be changed by uncontrolled immigration.
“Look at what has happened to Miami. It has become a Third World country,” he said. “You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you’re in the United States of America. You would certainly say you’re in a Third World country.”
He said quickly changing demographics can cause big problems, and specifically cited the “Islamization of Europe” in recent years which has led to conflict across the continent.
Tancredo isn’t the only congressman warning about plans to integrate the three nations of this continent.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, denounced plans for the proposed “NAFTA superhighway” in his state as part of a larger plot for merger of the U.S., Canada and Mexico into a North American Union.
As WND reported this month, Enrique Berruga, Mexico’s ambassador to the United Nations, came right out and said a North American Union is needed – and even provided a deadline.
Berruga said the merger must be complete in the next eight years before the U.S. baby boomer retirement wave hits full force.
Tancredo – a heavyweight champion of the border-security issue, and whose new book on how to solve that vexing problem, titled “In Mortal Danger,” became an immediate best seller – just may be elected president, Fox News’s Neil Cavuto said recently.
“Illegals coming into America are sure to be front and center in the next presidential election here,” Cavuto said on a June broadcast of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “and Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo certainly knows it. He owns this issue. And straw polls show that, if he were to run for president, he just might well be president.