Pedro Gonzalez

About Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez is assistant editor of American Greatness and a Mount Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness.

Why Ocasio-Cortez Can’t Be Wrong

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and other boosters of the latest redistributive fads might want to consider a parable from the ancient political philosopher Xenophon before getting carried away in their self-righteous assumptions. There are two boys, one big and one small. The big one has a small coat, the small one has

By | 2019-01-11T21:02:41+00:00 January 12th, 2019|

Immigration Is Making U.S. Poorer and Dirtier

Pacific Life Insurance, among others, has pulled its advertisements from Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show following his observation that mass immigration is making America “poorer and dirtier.” "As a company," read the Pacific Life press release, "we strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson's statements." Whether one agrees with the truth of a thing, strongly

By | 2018-12-20T08:57:08+00:00 December 19th, 2018|

The Best Argument Yet for Keeping the Caravan Out

At the Huffington Post, columnist Antonio De Loera-Brust loudly identifies as a “first-generation Mexican-American filmmaker, writer, and son of Mexican immigrants.” Because of that, we’re told, he is entitled to pronounce the use of tear gas at the border on would-be invaders as an injustice of the highest order. This sort of special

By | 2018-12-03T19:15:36+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|

The Invaders and Their Allies

There is a war on for hearts and minds of Americans, and it began long before the first shots were fired on Sunday along the United States-Mexico border, when federal agents deployed tear gas against aggressive foreign nationals attempting to force their way into our country. But the media coverage of the border

By | 2018-11-26T23:19:12+00:00 November 27th, 2018|

Against the ‘Other’

Rest in peace, John Allen Chau, a Christian missionary killed while attempting to share the Good News with an uncontacted people known as the Sentineli, habitants of North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal. With the news of Chau’s death I thought back to Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge, standard reading for

By | 2018-11-25T22:16:41+00:00 November 26th, 2018|

No Country for Caravans

No sooner did swarms of foreigners from Latin America arrive at San Diego-area ports of entry than reports came in they were scaling border fences. On a local talk and breaking news radio station, I listened to callers living along the border claim they witnessed hordes of black-haired men sitting atop, or jumping

By | 2018-11-16T01:16:37+00:00 November 16th, 2018|

The Press Is Public Enemy No. 1

Why do Americans entertain the press as safekeepers of democracy? We are not a democracy, nor is such deep trust in the press warranted by history. When George Washington sat at the head of the table at the Constitutional Convention, he allowed no daily briefing of the press and forbade notes to leave

By | 2018-11-09T23:49:39+00:00 November 10th, 2018|

The ‘Sacred’ Walls of Donald Trump

With each step the “caravan of contradictions” takes toward our border, another progressive illusion slips away. Victor Davis Hanson considers this mob, and by extension the events surrounding it, a “paradox, a contradiction, and an irony.” He’s right. The “reasoning” of progressives that leads them to endorse opening our borders to a group

By | 2018-11-05T22:16:01+00:00 November 6th, 2018|

How Progressives Killed Birthright Citizenship

Progressives may very well have set the table for the end of birthright citizenship by executive order or legislation during the 1990s. This was not their intention, of course, but in their unprincipled pursuit of political power, they unwittingly might have choked off all attempts to cover birthright citizenship in a constitutional mantle.

By | 2018-11-01T20:50:25+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|