By Rick Oltman, November 7, 2017
Sunday, November 5, was The National Day of Remembrance for Those Killed by Illegal Aliens. Maria Espinoza’s Remembrance Project held their National Conference in Washington, D.C., this year. And Sunday morning, family members walked to the White House carrying The Stolen Lives Quilts with the names and pictures of Americans who no longer have a voice because they were killed by illegal aliens.
It was the last day of a supremely successful conference for the Remembrance Project. As the co-creator of the National Day of Remembrance, I was honored to be asked to address the families who stood in front of the White House holding their quilts.
Here are my remarks:
In Winston Churchill’s memoir, “The Gathering Storm,’” he tells that President Roosevelt was asking for suggestions about what the war should be called, and Churchill said at once, “The Unnecessary War, as there never was a war more easy to stop than that which has just wrecked what was left of the world from the previous struggle … .”
The Unnecessary War.
I call the victims of illegal alien criminals “The Unnecessary Victims,” for it is easy to stop the influx of illegal aliens into our country by just enforcing our laws.
Churchill rang the alarm bells in Europe for over 6 years, and all it produced was a piece of a paper waived in the air by Chamberlain.
We have been ringing the alarm bells about illegal immigration and the threats to our country for over 26 years, and it has only produced lies and broken promises, which has led to more unnecessary victims whose only fault was being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
We’ve had some successes along the way, but nothing has been more dramatic and game changing than you families of the Remembrance Project with Maria Espinoza.
I have worked all over our country. In dozens of state capitals and here in our nation’s capital. I have worked to pass legislation, stop bad legislation, qualify and pass state initiatives, and I can tell you without hesitation or embellishment that you of the Remembrance Project have done more than any state group, national group, or patriot group to get our laws enforced.
Your efforts and willingness to tell your story of loss has had the greatest effect on our efforts to get our immigration laws enforced, YOU HAVE ELECTED A PRESIDENT!
The work of the Remembrance Project and Maria Espinoza has elected a President who WANTS TO ENFORCE OUR IMMIGRATIONLAWS! Who wants to PROTECT OUR COUNTRY, OUR CULTURE AND OUR CITIZENS from illegal aliens.
And, the endorsements The Remembrance Project and Maria Espinoza have received the past few days are UNPRECEDENTED in our movement!
Kris Kobach, Congressman Steve King, Corey Lewandowsky, Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, Congressman Tom Tancredo, the Reverend Jesse Peterson … Rick Oltman, Steve Bannon, and of course, President Trump, and all the others who spoke to you are testament to the fantastic success you have had in our country.
In 1999, I organized the first congressional hearing on the victims of illegal aliens with Congressman Lamar Smith’s Immigration Sub-Committee in the House of Representatives. When it was over, the committee staffer walked over to me and said, “That’s the best testimony I have heard in my 19 years working here.”
But … no follow-up.
Then 9-11 happened; 19 illegal aliens (because the minute they said there were coming to America to be a student, when they knew they were coming to murder Americans, they became illegal aliens) killed almost 3,000 people in the worst terror attack on American soil, and we thought, finally. This has to result in better immigration enforcement, but only minimally. The influx of illegal aliens continued, and the number of victims of illegal alien criminals continued to grow.
In 2010, working with a patriot group, The Tea Party Immigration Coalition, we came up with the idea of a “National Day of Remembrance” for the victims of illegal aliens.
I chose the Sunday in November that precedes election day the following Tuesday, in the hope that we could remind our elected officials, and all political candidates one more time that it was their job to enforce our laws and protect our people and our country.
A couple years later, I met Maria Espinoza, and from the very beginning, Maria has had my support 110%.
I want to thank you families and Maria and Tim for your self-sacrifice, your tenacity and YOUR SUCCESS!
The politicians and the American people are getting the message. And again, I want to say, NOBODY, NO GROUP, has had the tremendous success you have had!
You have put a man into the White House who is working to get our laws enforced, and to secure our border.
But, he can’t do it alone!
It won’t all come from the top down. We need to keep pushing from the grassroots up! But we are on the right path, and I think we will succeed!
We will MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!
I started with Winston Churchill, and since we still have more work to do, I will finish with William Shakespeare: To the Families of the Remembrance Project and Maria Espinoza, I quote from Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” where Harry the King is encouraging his troops to battle:
“Once more unto the breach, dear friends … once more.”
Thank you and God bless you all.
Sunday was a 25-hour day, hence the “Longest Day of Remembrance.” And let no one forget what has been lost while we work to prevent the creation of more unnecessary victims in the future.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill]
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