Top 122 Tom Tancredo Quotes of 2020

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“Civil disobedience is, in fact, a conservative idea, a few steps short of overt rebellion. It honors the rule of law by insisting on good law and rejecting bad law.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Hillary Clinton cannot run away from her own record of incompetence or from the Obama record of abject betrayal.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Living on hypocrisy is not a healthy diet for patriots.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Ignorance is a matter of laziness, indifference, and apathy.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The mainstream media and most of the political establishment are too quick to slander as ‘nativist’ the advocacy of barring of Islamist radicals from legal entry into the United States.”

― Tom Tancredo

“No migrant of any religion has a constitutional right to come to the United States.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Our secular culture is adrift in a sea of relativism, escapism, and self-indulgent inanities, with our media and entertainment elites leading the parade.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Because the worst of all worlds is when you pretend like you have an immigration policy, you make coming into the United States without our permission illegal, and then you actually don’t enforce it.”

― Tom Tancredo

“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.”

― Tom Tancredo

“To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be able to control its own borders. It is controlling your own destiny in a way, and we don’t control our own borders.”

― Tom Tancredo

“When the rule of law is being perverted to the rule of the ‘good intentions’ of unelected judges, it is time for serious study of Thomas Paine and Sam Adams as much as Washington and Madison.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Like 90 percent of Ivy League professors, Hollywood celebrities, and late-night TV hosts, the media are also all in for Obama’s ‘transformative change’ and ‘social justice.’ They’ve never met a race card slander they didn’t like.”

― Tom Tancredo

“It is not an exaggeration to say that under Obama, the naturalization process – becoming a citizen – no longer requires becoming an American. The real tragedy and the real crime of the Obama plan for accelerated naturalization of millions flows from the redefinition of citizenship as a triumph of multiculturalism.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Progressives really do see America as guilty of crimes against humanity, and to them, our ‘greatness’ must be abandoned to atone for those crimes.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Congress should pass a law repealing birthright citizenship for children of foreign citizens, with the sole exception being children of legal permanent residents. Children born to business travelers, foreign students, tourists, and illegal aliens would not be automatically citizens of the United States.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Conservatives have welcomed Trump’s attacks on the establishment, have cheered his boldness, and have applauded his courage. He has taken on hitherto taboo issues like immigration enforcement and has demonstrated the hollowness of what passes for conventional wisdom.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Bilingualism is a great asset for any individual, but it has perilous consequences for a nation.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Trump has given voice to a widespread public feeling of alarm, frustration, and anger over the direction our country is headed. For all of that, conservatives are deeply grateful. America needed a loud, rude wake-up call. No one else has done that, and that accomplishment is huge.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The issue of remittances where we have millions of Mexicans working in the United States sending back dollars. He said they send back 10 billion dollars a year.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of voters.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The Republican Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of cheap labor, satisfying a very important constituency.”

― Tom Tancredo

“We can control our borders, we just choose not too.”

― Tom Tancredo

“If we in fact were to begin enforcing the law against people who are hiring people who are here illegally, we would go a long way towards eliminating the problem.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally, that’s the punishment, deportation.”

― Tom Tancredo

“You know, I’m a Republican, I’m a Conservative, I voted for George Bush.”

― Tom Tancredo

“He can fight terrorists overseas, but he leaves our borders so they can come in here and do their thing.”

― Tom Tancredo

“This issue, if not addressed, leaves any President, including George Bush, open to the criticism that they are essentially ignoring the destruction of the nation and I believe that with all my heart.”

― Tom Tancredo

“We have terrorists coming into the country both through our Northern and Southern borders.”

― Tom Tancredo

“In fact, the place where we have indicted more terrorists or potential terrorists, is our Northern border.”

― Tom Tancredo

“I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries.”

― Tom Tancredo

“We strain to tell Americans and aliens in this country that there’s nothing unique about America, nothing unique about American civilization, nothing that requires their allegiance, nothing of great value that they should sacrifice for.”

― Tom Tancredo

“We have to fight radical Islam wherever it exists. It’s in Afghanistan, it’s in Saudi Arabia, throughout the Middle-East in big numbers and it’s in the United States.”

― Tom Tancredo

“We have to implant democracies where there are now dictatorships.”

― Tom Tancredo

“You can bring down governments, you can do a lot of things that are in your own interests even though liberals will get very antsy when you start talking about it.”

― Tom Tancredo

“They view massive immigration as a massive infusion of potential voters for the Democratic Party, and therefore will do nothing, absolutely nothing to stop that flow of legal or illegal entrance into the country.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it’s terrible politics. It’s a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The right to kill another person is not a right that I would agree with and support.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Although I am proud of all supporters, especially those legislators who have had the guts to buck the party and support me, there are some supporters who risk more than their political careers. They risk the wrath of extremists and even their livelihood for publicly supporting me.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Refugee policy is only one part of immigration law needing a drastic overhaul.”

― Tom Tancredo

“There is something deeply disturbing about a popular culture that will not forgive the sins of the Confederacy seven generations past but celebrates the teachings and legacies of Che Guevara, Mao Zhe-Dong, and Jeremy Wright.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Organized hatred needs a single target to serve political mobilization, so no distractions can be allowed.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Our Founders were not naive simpletons. They understood that human freedom is a fragile thing, that ‘eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.’”

― Tom Tancredo

“I do not have a 10-point plan or a formula for reversing our accelerating slide into tyranny. But any fool can see what doesn’t work and what has no chance of success.”

― Tom Tancredo

“If House Republicans can’t get border security right, who will trust them on the other bills?”

― Tom Tancredo

“The academic Left has a long history of taking the idea of ‘false consciousness’ seriously.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The genius of Rachel Dolezal’s transracial achievement is that it has nearly limitless applications. Rachel is taking ‘the power of positive thinking’ to a whole new level.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Immigration is not going to be a ‘side issue’ in 2016 – it is the issue.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Welcome to the brave new world of American multiculturalism. From a nation of diverse peoples united by a common culture, we have become a people divided by a common malady.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The mutating virus of multiculturalism has escaped its breeding ground in elite universities and is now running rampant across popular culture, entertainment, and politics.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Political conservatives need to recognize that multicultural politics is converging with leftist politics, and not only on ‘social issues’ like same-sex marriage. Our Constitution is also on the chopping block, and if you don’t see that, you haven’t been paying attention.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The Left not only needs a victim class, it has proven adept at inventing new victim classes as a means of exacerbating social conflict.”

― Tom Tancredo

“As everyone knows, I have never been a fan of George Bush’s presidency.”

― Tom Tancredo

“In 2002, a year after 9-11, as a Congressman, I was banned from the White House by Karl Rove because I told the ‘Washington Times’ that if there is another terrorist attack on our homeland and we have done nothing more than Bush has done to date, ‘Bush will have blood on his hands.’”

― Tom Tancredo

“It’s great that Trump has engendered a heated debate over illegal immigration and our open borders.”

― Tom Tancredo

“We must give Trump credit for asking many politically incorrect questions and challenging mainstream Republican dogma on immigration.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Those that clamor loudest for Columbus to be erased from the pages of American history do so far more because of their hatred for America than their love of the Indians.”

― Tom Tancredo

“As the grandson of Italian immigrants, maybe I am biased, but I think Christopher Columbus, the man who is rightfully credited with bringing European civilization to the Western Hemisphere, deserves the national holiday enacted by Congress in 1934.”

― Tom Tancredo

“It is a leftist myth that European conquerors and settlers encountered only peaceful, virtuous tribes and subdued them murderously in the name of Christianity and Capitalism.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Columbus was above all an explorer, and his historic achievements opened the Americas to trade and the eventual English settlements, settlements which grew into the most successful bastion of freedom and prosperity in human history, the United States of America.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Our own civilization has lost its way, and this makes us even more vulnerable to Islamist nihilism.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The necessity of defining the enemy also leads to the necessity of defining who we are.”

― Tom Tancredo

“To Barack Obama and the American Left, the ‘imperialist’ West is always guilty, and so, radical Islam is seen as at least half right in attacking Western values and institutions.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Americans like optimists and shun ‘doomsayers.’”

― Tom Tancredo

“No one can deny that Marco Rubio is an attractive candidate. Rubio has a dream, and he has a strategy to fulfill that dream. He is a more formidable candidate than Jeb Bush because he is articulate and is running as a ‘centrist conservative.’”

― Tom Tancredo

“Rubio is clearly an open-borders Republican. He is the Chamber of Commerce candidate, the ‘more is better’ candidate, and the amnesty candidate.”

― Tom Tancredo

“That Rubio is an open-borders, Chamber-of-Commerce Republican is undeniable from his record, and when conservatives compare any candidate’s campaign promises to his voting record, they believe the record, not the promises.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Rubio’s supporters must believe rank-and-file Republican voters are really stupid – or so desperate they can be persuaded that up is down, a leopard can change its spots, and a dozen bilingual unicorns will lead off Rubio’s inaugural parade.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Limbaugh has been warning us about a deep cultural rot in our intellectual class, an accelerating collapse of standards, and the institutions necessary to support and sustain limited government. Yet, the Beltway consultant class and the party leadership would not listen.”

― Tom Tancredo

“When I first arrived in the U.S. House of Representatives, I naively believed that it was primarily the Democrats who were committed to open borders. But I quickly learned the entire Republican establishment also supported a policy of immigration non-enforcement.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Obama’s most radical goal has not been the transformation of our economy, our foreign policy, or our place in the world. Obama aims to transform what it means to be an American.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The path chosen by Barack Obama and the Democrat Party is the road to ‘small-c- communism’ – and the important thing to understand is that they are quite happy with that choice.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Despite all the evidence that Hispanics are not single-issue voters, Republican candidates are told that if they say harsh things about sanctuary cities, American jobs lost to illegal labor, or scandalous border security, Latino voters will punish them by voting Democrat.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Hispanic citizens know that illegal labor is taking jobs from their children and their legal immigrant friends.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Unlike the Vietnam boat people or Cuban refugees after Castro came to power, the U.S. has no moral responsibility for the chaos in Syria. In fact, just the opposite is the case.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Trump wants to repeal birthright citizenship for children of illegal aliens, so Fox has joined conventional liberal opinion in opposing it. Welcome to Fox’s My Spin Zone.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Isn’t it blatantly racist to assume blacks can’t pass a simple civics exam in the same rates as others?”

― Tom Tancredo

“It is neither racist nor elitist to say publicly what every rational person believes privately – that if you don’t know anything about a subject, you ought not to raise your hand or cast a ballot on the matter.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Let’s summon the courage to insist on a minimal level of civic knowledge for the citizens empowered to decide our fate.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Trump is not a conservative and has no conservative agenda. If elected president, he would not govern as the second coming of Ronald Reagan.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Conservatives have the advantage of knowing how to debate each other on issues, principles, and priorities, and that is where they should engage Trump.”

― Tom Tancredo

“I am the first to admit that I am not the greatest campaign strategist or political analyst.”

― Tom Tancredo

“My policy has always been to say what I believe to be in the best interest of the American people and hope the voters agree, or at least will respect my honesty.”

― Tom Tancredo

“In our 21st-century celebrity culture, we seem to demand an all-or-nothing verdict on any departing figure of public stature.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Muhammad Ali was unquestionably one of the greatest boxers of the 20th century and a sincere advocate for his religious beliefs. In his life, he defeated the best professional boxers of his era, some of them more than once, which meant he was easily forgiven the excesses of his ringside braggadocio.”

― Tom Tancredo

“No, Islam did not free African-Americans from slavery, not in Africa and not in Europe or America. Evangelical Christianity did that.”

― Tom Tancredo

“No, Islam did not lift American blacks out of poverty; capitalism did that.”

― Tom Tancredo

“I have been personally victimized by organized disruption of a public lecture on a university campus – at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michigan State University, and Rhode Island’s Providence College, to name only a few.”

― Tom Tancredo

“In most cases, the only genuine victims of the ‘safe places’ demands for censorship are conservative student groups and their invited guest speakers.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Tolerance of true diversity on university campuses – diversity of opinion and belief – has been eroding for decades while alumni and trustees looked the other way.”

― Tom Tancredo

“This epidemic of student demands for ‘safe places’ to protect against threatening words and ideas would make a great science fiction film, but unbelievably, events seem to be outpacing the political imagination.”

― Tom Tancredo

“In truth, the ‘populist anger’ fueling Trump’s coalition is fundamentally different from Sanders’ ‘progressive populism.’ The superficial similarities between the two end when they talk about solutions.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Sanders’ coalition of millions of spoiled, narcissistic rich kids and big-government addicts is worlds apart from the Trump coalition, and the two have very little in common.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The media will not admit that Trump’s America and Sanders’ America are as different as Venus and Mars: they represent a very polarized America with two different answers to the question, ‘Who are we?’”

― Tom Tancredo

“Anger is an emotion, not a compass.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Conservatives looking at presidential candidates have to ask what kind of leader they want sitting in the White House.”

― Tom Tancredo

“If voters’ anger is the hallmark of the 2016 campaign, nothing has generated that anger as much as the establishment’s decade-long duplicity on immigration.”

― Tom Tancredo

“It takes real courage and conviction to attack the establishment from within and makes waves as big as a tsunami. Ted Cruz has done that – consistently and successfully – on immigration and other issues like Obamacare, voting rights, and the 2nd Amendment.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The Left wants Islam not only tolerated across the globe but invited and welcomed inside the gates and into our schools, our entertainment, our military our legislatures, and yes, the White House.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The Left hates United States’ sovereignty, capitalism, Christianity, and the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. To the Left, anything that helps undermine those institutions is an ally, not an enemy.”

― Tom Tancredo

“To the Left, Islam, like the rest of the ‘Third World,’ is one of the many victims of Western Imperialism.”

― Tom Tancredo

“To the Left, Islam’s anger and hatred of the West is understandable because they have legitimate grievances against us.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Everyone agrees that there are individuals who are seriously mentally ill and should not have guns.”

― Tom Tancredo

“If you are going to vote in this country, you should be a citizen. To be a citizen in this country, you should know English.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Look at what has happened to Miami. It has become a Third World country. 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.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Honestly, if you are going to run for public office, I think it’s incumbent… to speak up.”

― Tom Tancredo

“If you think data about illegal alien crime is hidden from public, just try to find information on the contagious diseases brought across our borders by illegal aliens from nearly 100 countries.”

― Tom Tancredo

“What do we know about the diseases carried by illegal aliens? Not much, thanks to government secrecy, but we know enough to be worried.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The public health ramifications of our scandalous open borders are possibly even more dangerous and far-reaching than the economic and political consequences.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Folks, the zombies are not on television – they are in Washington, D.C., and they meet at the Capitol Hill Club and call themselves ‘Realists.’”

― Tom Tancredo

“Paul Ryan wants his weekends free? Fine – let’s give him all 365 days free.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The power of Political Correctness is demonstrated by the entire political establishment coming to the defense of open immigration from Muslim-majority nations.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The reality is that we can no longer sleep soundly at night thinking that if we keep the terrorists ‘out there,’ we are safe inside our homes and offices. That illusion is gone.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Americans, unlike their elected politicians, are not stupid.”

― Tom Tancredo

“If President Obama or any president ever attempts gun confiscation in America, there should be and will be a second civil war.”

― Tom Tancredo

“An America disarmed is an America in subjugation.”

― Tom Tancredo

“If we can afford food stamps and housing subsidies, why not gun stamps to help urban citizens survive the next Islamist assault?”

― Tom Tancredo

“We now live in a very polarized nation, divided not between Republicans and Democrats but between those who want to defend our liberties and those who want to defend politically correct stupidities.”

― Tom Tancredo

“ISIS and radical Islam have declared war on us not because of anything we have done – not because we are a friend to Israel and not because we have not yet toppled the bloody Syrian dictator Assad. ISIS and radical Islamists hate us for who we are. The irony is, we ourselves do not know who we are.”

― Tom Tancredo

“ISIS hates the West as an abominable nest of infidels – infidels who reject the Quran and Shariah Law and so must be annihilated. We are the obstacle to the new Caliphate.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Radical Islam’s principles are out there for all to see if they open their eyes. But what are our principles? In truth, they are up for grabs.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Why is Mexican nationalism a good thing, but putting American interests first needs defending?”

― Tom Tancredo
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