A friend of mine from California sent this email to me:
"There used to be good men and women who called themselves Democrats. There probably still are some, somewhere. Sadly, the old Democrat Party has been hijacked by the Marxists and Statists and is now more concerned about redistribution of income and world governance than interested in American exceptionalism. But let's step back in time to June 1952 and read what an old-fashion Democrat once said about immigration and the powers that be.
"'I believe that this nation is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished. I take no issue with those who would praise the contributions which have been made to our society by people of many races, of varied creeds and colors. America is indeed a joining together of many streams which go to form a mighty river which we call the American way. However, we have in the United States today hard-core, indigestible blocs which have not become integrated into the American way of life, but which, on the contrary are its deadly enemies. Today, as never before, untold millions are storming our gates for admission and those gates are cracking under the strain. The solution of the problems of Europe and Asia will not come through a transplanting of those problems en masse to the United States. ... I do not intend to become prophetic, but if the enemies of this legislation succeed in riddling it to pieces, or in amending it beyond recognition, they will have contributed more to promote this nation's downfall than any other group since we achieved our independence as a nation.'
"Who spoke those words nearly 60 years ago? Senator Patrick McCarran of Nevada, Democrat. McCarran was a staunch anti-communist and worked hard to pass many bills in Congress that were meant to prevent undesirable (read that as anti-American) immigrants from coming here. He also joined Joe McCarthy in searching for Communists in this country's government and entertainment industry. Their work was finally acknowledged, begrudgingly and belatedly, as being right on the money. It's true - there were, and are, Communists in Hollywood and Washington, DC. Would anyone deny that today? Not if they were honest. Patrick McCarran, a Democrat, also stood firmly against Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's socialist program known as 'The New Deal.'
"If McCarran's name sounds familiar, that's because the Las Vegas international airport was named after him, Nevada's own native son, the first native-born Nevadan to serve in the US Senate. McCarran was a Roman Catholic whose parents emigrated from Ireland. If only schools taught students about him instead of that other Roman Catholic Irish descendent, Ted Kennedy. If only more Democrats today thought as McCarran did 60 years ago.
"Senator Patrick McCarran - one Democrat who got things right."