This is the criminal we SHOULD be afraid of.

 Pat Buchanan

The true "State of Emergency" is that a book written by a racist like Pat Buchanan can attain the status of "New York Times Bestseller," and proceed to manipulate the minds of Americans ignorant of the "rest of the story."

Writers will often employ quotes from influential people to set the tone of their book.  If a certain quote has significant shock value, it might appear at the very beginning.  The following quote appears at the beginning of Pat Buchanan's book, "State of Emergency."  It appears between acknowledgements and the first page:

"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities..."
                                     --Theodore Roosevelt, the Knights of Columbus, 1915

Those three little dots at the end of that quote...right after nationalities...tell the rest of the story.  If Pat, his editors, or better yet, anyone who actually read this book researched the rest of what President Roosevelt said to the Knights of Columbus at Carnegie Hall in 1915, they would find that President Roosevelt continued on to say,

"...squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic.

"The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic.

"He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

"For an American citizen to vote as a German-American, an Irish-American, or an English-American, is to be a traitor to American institutions; and those hyphenated Americans who terrorize American politicians by threats of the foreign vote are engaged in treason to the American Republic."

President Roosevelt wasn't talking about Mexicans.  He didn't even mention Mexicans.  He was talking about the flood of immigrants coming to this country from Italy, Ireland, Germany, Poland, France,...from England.  Unless you are of Oriental, Middle-Eastern, Latin-American, or Native American descent, he was probably talking about your grandparents.

Pat Buchanan very, very successfully set the stage for what follows in the rest of his book.  Misinformation, disinformation, and lies at $14.95 a copy.