"Indecent Proposals: Top 10 Most Offensive Quotes from Anti-Immigrant Leaders"
1.) "We need the National Guard to clean out all our cities and
round them up...They have no problem slitting your throat and taking
your money or selling drugs to your kids or raping your daughters,
and they are evil people."
Chris Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman Project and president of
the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. As quoted in the Southern
Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report magazine, Summer 2005.
2.) "Mexican men have a reputation for leering and worse at little
girls, which shouldn't surprise us, since sex with children is
socially acceptable in Mexico."
Brenda Walker, California anti-immigrant leader and publisher. From
VDARE.com article titled "Top Ten Reasons Why the US Should Not
Marry Mexico," January 1, 2007.
3.) "My message to them is, not in two weeks, not in two months, not
in two years, never! We must be clear that we will not surrender
America and we will not turn the United States over to the invaders
from south of the border."
Rep. Virgil Goode (R- VA), at the March for America, Washington, DC,
June 18, 2007.
4.) "I don't care if Mexicans pile up against that fence ... just
run a couple of taco trucks up and down the line..."
Neal Boortz, anti-immigrant talk radio host on WSB-AM in Atlanta on
June 18, 2007.
5.) "Terrorists are also walking in unopposed; our southwestern
border is littered with Arabic papers and Islamic prayer rugs."
Jim Gilchrist, founder of Minutemen Project. From a press release
announcing the forthcoming publication of a new book co-authored
with Jerome R. Corsi, February 2006.
6.) "The brown toxic cloud strangling Los Angeles never lifts and
grows thicker with every immigrant added. One can't help appreciate
the streets of Paris will soon become the streets of LA. However,
Paris' streets erupted while LA's shall sink into a Third World
quagmire much like Bombay or Calcutta, India. When you import that
much crime, illiteracy, multiple languages and disease-Americans
pick up stakes and move away."
Frosty Wooldridge, anti-immigrant author and activist. Summarizing
an address by a KABC-AM talk radio host to the Federation for
American Immigration Reform director's meeting, Fall 2005.
7.) "What we'll do is randomly pick one night every week where we
will kill whoever crosses the border...step over there and you die.
You get to decide whether it's your lucky night or not. I think that
would be more fun."
Brian James, anti-immigrant talk radio host with KFYI-AM in Phoenix.
Suggesting a solution to the immigration problem in Arizona while
filling in for the regular host, March 2006.
8.) "Shoot him."
Phil Valentine, anti-immigration talk radio host, WWTN in Nashville.
Advising Border Patrol agents to shoot undocumented immigrants
during an anti-immigrant rally in Franklin, Tennessee, April 27,
9.) "We've got to make it in this country so (immigrants) can't
exist here...We've got to rattle their teeth and put their feet to
Terry Anderson, anti-immigrant talk radio host with KRLA in Los
Angeles. Speaking at a "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" anti-immigrant
rally organized by the Federation for American Immigration Reform,
April 22, 2007.
10.) "Our enemies are bloodied and beaten. We cannot relent. Our
boot is on their throat and we must have the willingness to crush
their 'throat' so that we can put our enemy down for good. The
sovereignty of our nation and the future of our culture and
civilization is at stake. The United States is a beacon of
salvation unto the rest of the world. Our freedoms, our culture is
mans salvation. If we perish, man perishes."
Joseph Turner, Save Our State (S.O.S), now a staff member with the
Federation for American Immigration Reform. Message sent to Save Our
State supporters on October 7, 2006.
Gabriel Alejandro Cortez
Educational Policy Studies/Ph.D. Candidate
History of American Education