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Buchanan on Immigration

Pat Buchanan believes strongly in protecting the borders of the United States through immigration reform. For those immigrants who are already in this country, Buchanan believes it is necessary to educate them in the social, cultural and moral standards identified with life in the United States. Here's a brief statement by Buchanan on the question of immigration -- both legal and illegal.

During the 45 years leading up to the Immigration Act of 1965, 10 million immigrants came to the United States, and by and large assimilated successfully into American culture. They fought for us in four wars, built our factories, enriched our culture, and helped make the United States the mightiest industrial empire on earth.

But the onset of mass immigration in the 1960s overwhelmed the great American melting pot. Cultural institutions already under assault by liberals who de spise our heritage were unable to as similate the 30 million immigrants who flooded into the U.S. over the past three decades. Ex ploding statistics, swamped social services, and the rise of ethnic militancy tell the sad story.

This year, 1.3 million more immigrants will pour into the U.S. -- 400,000 of them illegal aliens. If America is to survive as "one nation," we must take an immigration "time out" to mend the melting pot.

As President, I will:

• Halt illegal immigration by securing our porous borders and strengthening internal enforcement.

• Stand with the three-in-four Amer icans who agree that mass legal immigration must be reduced by restoring the 20th century average of 250,000 to 300,000 immigrants per year.

• Support a national campaign of as similation to teach newly adopted Americans our culture, history, traditions and English language. To do otherwise cripples American cohesion and keeps the newest members of the American family from full participation.

The major media are announcing in shocked tones:

"Pat Buchanan supports the views of the America First Committee that opposed the United States going to war in Europe prior to World War II."

The media announces this with the expectation that millions of Americans will be absolutely horrified to learn that fact and that they will rush out to vote against Buchanan.

Actually most Americans today have never even heard of the America First Committee.

Recognizing this, the media then rushes to advise Americans that, of all things, the America First Committee didn't think that it was necessary for the United States to go to war against Adolf Hitler and that Adolf Hitler would have somehow over-run the world and gassed not only millions of Jews but Americans and Brits and Latin Americans and blacks and Aborigines and all sorts of other people.

This announcement is thus supposed to seal Pat Buchanan's fate with the American electorate. However, What the modern-day media fails to tell Americans is this:

As late as the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 -- up to the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (which, of course, was in the Pacific, rather than in Europe if the geography books are correct), polls showed that some 85 to 95 percent of the American people were opposed to U.S. involvement in the war in Europe.

The AFC itself was strictly non-partisan and its 850,000 dues-paying members came from both the ranks of the "right" and the "left." Famed "liberal" writers such as Sinclair Lewis, John T. Flynn and Oswald Garrison Villard -- certainly not "Nazi sympathizers" by any means -- were among the supporters of the AFC.

In the Ivy League, a young Harvard student named John F. Kennedy made a $100 contribution to the AFC, encouraging them to keep up their "good work." Over at Yale, a young football coach named Gerald Ford was an early supporter of the AFC.

Both Kennedy and Ford later became presidents of the United States, yet those who are criticizing Pat Buchanan for echoing the views of the AFC have not suggested that Kennedy and Ford were somehow "pro-Hitler" or "indifferent to Hitler" as Buchanan's critics are suggesting.

Some big name military figures were also supporters of the AFC. Most prominent among them was, of course, Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, but General Robert T. Wood and General Hugh "Iron Pants" Johnson were among the outspoken proponents of the AFC in the public arena, Wood actually serving as AFC chairman. Famed flying ace Eddie Rick enbacker was also an AFC supporter -- no "Nazi" either.

A number of prominent American women, including Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of no less than former President Theodore Roosevelt, and novelist Kathleen Norris, one of the most popular writers of her day, were also major figures in the AFC.

The list of big names (and small names, too) supporting the work of the AFC could fill a book, but the names cited here prove beyond any question that support for AFC and its goals was eminently pro-American and not somehow subversive as the modern-day media would have Americans believe.

What follows is a list of the addresses and telephone numbers for those who are organizing the Buchanan for President efforts in those states where officially-recognized affiliates have been established. Also included is the address and telephone number for the official national office of the Buchanan campaign. If an affiliate hasn't been organized in your state, check with the national office to see what you can do on behalf of Pat's candidacy.


John Van Sandt

327 Doctor Hicks Blvd.

Florence, AL 35630

Tel: (256) 766-2826


Ed Wassell

3620 Mere Circle

Anchorage, AK 99515

Tel: (907) 245-5113


Tom Strawn

PO Box 12680

Prescott, AZ 86304

Tel: (520) 776-9473

Russ & Margo Wittenberg

PO Box 913

Carefree, AZ 85377

(480) 488-9098


Tim Miller

12201 Mara Lynn #2306

Little Rock, AR 72211

Tel: (501) 224-1652

CALIFORNIA -- Northern

Robert Drobot

PO Box 1182

Los Gatos, CA 95031

(408) 945-9798

CALIFORNIA -- Southern

Steve Piper

3525 Isabel Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90065

(323) 223-5009


William Shields

315 First Avenue

Wilmington, DE 19804

(302) 999-1094

FLORIDA -- Northeast

Lyle Simpson

434 San Clementi Drive

Orange Park, FL 32073

(904) 215-3562

FLORIDA -- Ocala/Gainesville

Jim McConnell

Box 14194

Gainesville, FL 32604

(352) 375-6483

FLORIDA -- Southeast

Jim Alsis

Box 17876

W Palm Beach, FL 33416

(561) 714-4203

FLORIDA -- Southwest

Sarah O'Brien

1440 Venetin

Cape Coral, FL 33904

(941) 549-8121

FLORIDA -- Tampa

Tom Weaver

(813) 903-8084

FLORIDA -- Orlando

Steve Kessel

3060 White Ash Tr.

Orlando, FL 32826

(407) 273-6301


Tom Hardigree

235 Randall Street

Hartwell, GA 30643

(864) 231-6191

Joe McCutchen

PO Box Drawer L

East Ellijay, GA 30540

(706) 276-2435


Johnny Jackson

PO Box 159006

Honolulu, HI 96830

(808) 853-2413


Guadelupe Lynch

3 North 300 Thatcher Rd.

Maple Park, IL 60151

(815) 827-3639


Drew Ivers

1116 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 243-8200


T. J. Litafik

4 Wilana Court #10

Pikeville, KY 41501

(606) 432-8795


Dottie Watson

100 E William David Pkwy

Metairie, LA 70005

(504) 828-2137


Robert Bowes

9410 Fernwood Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

(301) 469-8614


Bob Semonian

11 Howe Street

Watertown, MA 02472

(617) 923-0727

Bob Regan

1033 Pleasant Street

Leominster, MA 01453

(978) 840-2619

Bill Higgins

35 Pleasant Street

Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-8065


Mark Forton

PO Box 202

Sterling Heights, MI 48311

(888) 286-6808


Moonyeen Bongaards

4220 London Road

Duluth, MN 55804

(612) 470-1004

Mike Maxim

4220 London Road

Duluth, MN 55804

(218) 525-4485


Stephen Cuevsas

PO Box 3381

Bay St. Louis, MS 39521

(228) 466-9178


Janelle Skinner

PO Box 89

Merriman, NE 69218

(308) 684-3348


Shelly Uscinski

PMB #196

816 Elm Street

Manchester, NH 03101

(603) 668-8200


Joe Sansone

PO Box 305

Whitehouse, NJ 08888

(908) 534-6141


David Baltz

7432 Demica Place, NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 856-3530


Ed Heelan

292 Turk Hill Road

Brewster, NY 10509

(914) 279-6757


Diana Haas

1090 Highway 321N

Sugar Grove, NC 28679

(828) 297-5155


Tani Keaveny

PO Box 4012

Bismarck, ND 58802

(701) 250-1879


Tom Piatak

(216) 696-5654

OREGON - Northern

Dan Mason

18070 NW Cornell Road Apt. C

Beaverton, OR 97006

(503) 531-9445

OREGON - Southern

Randy Richards

1895 NW Calkins

Roseburg, OR 97470

(541) 672-8523


Bill Ravotti

1100 Liberty Avenue #206

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 288-2301


Gary Bunker



Randy Reid

1030 Hampton Street

Moulton City, TN 37683

(615) 371-0961


Jeanne Doogs

300 Trinidad Court

Fort Worth, TX 76126

(817) 249-1242


Robin Schaffer

2190 E. 6200 S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84121

(901) 277-7228


Steven D. Feltes

204 North Parkview Drive

Eagle, WI 53119

(262) 594-2763